Wesley's STCCG card of the day #249

Hi, folks,

is it a classic one again? S'pose so.

Classic COTD #5


Personnel, Klingon, rare
Integrity 8
Cunning 7
Strength 9
V.I.P., Leadership x2, Diplomacy, Honor. Command Star (*).
"Son of M'Rel. Leader of the Klingon High Council after defeating the Duras forces in the Klingon Civil War of 2367-68."
The big Klingon guy. And for the leader of the High Council, he IMHO actually is too weak, game-wise. He should be a Klingon Picard equivalent, having at least one skill besides the fave Klingon Triad, Leadership, Honor, Diplomacy. After all he must have done something when he was younger.

His dual Leadership serves exactly one purpose: Alien Abduction, of whose requirement he can fill two thirds instead of just one. But at 10 Klingons with Leadership (not counting Toral) and three more non-aligned crew who have that skill, a Klingon deck should not have too many problems with this Dilemma, anyway, so the second Leadership's value is very close to nil.

The rest of the skills can be used for several missions, though none of them requires all three and only 3 missions can at least use Leadership plus one of the others.

The Investigate Disturbance mission is of course tailored for Gowron who only needs either 23 more Integrity or Biology to complete the mission. With Kurn and Kurak, two of the better Klingons, 14 Integrity are already provided and nearly any two more Klingons will complete that team. Or, just send Divok (best Klingon Medical) with his High Council chairman, and have the two resolve that problem alone. A 35er for two people is quite okay, but nearly the only real application for Gowron. I'd rather use Governor Worf, who has several extra useful skills and can also supply a much-needed AU icon in case I want to use the Fek'lhr.

Favorite combo(s):

- If any: Gowron + Divok + Kurak + Roga Danar + Vekor. The only Klingon five-person crew that has at least some chances at successfully doing missions.

Ratings for : GOWRON

Wesley's rating:                6.5
Cole's rating:                  6.7
Conner's rating:                6.0
Data's rating:                  8.0
Hal's rating:                   8.5
Jack's rating:                  8.5
Nanite's rating:                6.0
Nouwa's rating:                 7.0
Q's rating:                     7.5
Ranger's rating:                8.4
Ray's rating:                   8.5
Rothspar's rating:              6.5
Tania's rating:                 ---
Tony's rating:                  8.0
AVERAGE RATING:                 7.3

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