Wesley's STCCG card of the day #257

Hi, folks,

with only three workdays to go before I can take my annual holidays (no fears: I'm not traveling...), I could rather take a good look at this:


Mission, planet, Federation, rare AU.
30 points, span 3
Music + Youth + CIVILIAN x2 + Female + Male
"Risa: Have a good, relaxing holiday on the pleasure planet."
A mission? I'd rather say a "no mission". But you can get some points for it and, if you don't take the word "holiday" too seriously (Picard showed how it works ;-) ), you can even discover an artifact or two. Now the requirements are rather strange: Youth + Music are not used that often, and I don't understand the point about taking a female there, with all these girls wanting Jamaharon already on the planet ;-). But the skills aren't that hard to get in a Fed deck. After all, you're usually playing Wesley (Youth) and Picard or Data (Music), right? And you also normally have a MEDICAL (For Feds this means a female, unless you're playing Tarses, but I don't think you're doing that) The point around here is that you need 2 CIVILIANs. And these are hard to get if you want to do anything constructive besides Risa with them. Alexander Rozhenko should qualify. He's not the worst Redshirt (at five points for a Death Yell!) and he also brings Youth and his masculinity (if that already counts ;-) ) with him. Complement this with Amarie (female musician who, fortunately, also is CIVILIAN) and you have a two-person team for this particular mission.

But if you do use these two, do't forget to throw in several non-aligneds (at least Roga Danar and Vekor) to get skills for Qualor II Rendezvous, which, with Amarie already present, is a kind of bargain.

The rest? Oh, you want to solve four more missions? Too bad. I don't know any mission that complements this selection well enough to be worth recommending. Maybe in the next expansion, we should see some more missions that can make use of the till-now neglected skills, but at current time, this is not enough for a full deck's complement.

And the Jamaharon factor? You get a portable Male's Love interest. Not too bad, but don't forget to make full use of it. Send some Redshirt in a Runabout to visit the Cytherians and then have him get some feelings and instantly return to Risa (without his ship). How convenient if you just built your outpost here... This way you get 15 points per trip and even get your crew back.

In this case, you're not even that interested in the missions, so you could as well build your deck around Risa + Qualor (+ 3 Cytherians). Yet another idea for Nick, eh? (BTW: This one also works to retrieve a love-interested male from a distant planet you never intended to visit...)

Favorite combo(s):

- Risa + Outpost + Jamaharon + your stranded male

Ratings for : RISA SHORE LEAVE

Wesley's rating:                6.0
Cole's rating:                  4.5
Conner's rating:                ---
Data's rating:                  5.0
Hal's rating:                   6.1
Jack's rating:                  6.9
Nanite's rating:                4.0
Nouwa's rating:                 4.5
Q's rating:                     7.0
Ranger's rating:                5.2
Ray's rating:                   6.0
Rothspar's rating:              5.0
Tania's rating:                 4.5
Tony's rating:                  5.0
Wa'Qah's rating:                5.0
AVERAGE RATING:                 5.3

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