Wesley's STCCG card of the day #279

Hi, folks,

as I said, no more QC cards until they atually come out, instead:


Personnel, Federation, rare.
Integrity 7
Cunning 8
Strength 3
V.I.P., Empathy x2.
"Betazoid mother of Deanna Troi. Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Scared Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed."

This card, in black border or WB Alpha, is a somewhat valuable collector's item, because of the "Lwaxanna" misprint (which also occurs on the Wind Dancer card in these two editions). For game value however, I could imagine better cards. Like Tam Elbrun, who, for example, has three less attribute points on the one hand but gets me an extra Honor and the ability to use a Captain's Log on Gomtuu. So let's not stick too much with the actual Lwaxana (whose greatest asset is Majel Barrett on the picture) but take a quick delve into one of the more complex skills in the game: Empathy. If I am right there is no skill mentioned that often outside the context of mission requirements, but nearly all of these cards are AU. Before that, Empathy was merely a skill useful in some specialized deck constructs.

But now we have:

In total there are a few reasons to include an Empath in your deck (Cardassian Trap, Eyes in the Dark). But there is very little reason to use any double Empath unless you really count on a certain personnel and fear Frame of Mind (rarely played) or want to use Gomtuu as a Spaceline blocker.

So Lwaxana doesn't make the cut. Much less with Maques and Tam Elbrun showing her how better double Empaths look like.

(One little QC card however works in Lwaxana's Favor: That guy who cannibalizes female Empaths to enhance his Diplomacy - forgot his name; He can benefit of the fact that Lwaxana will still retain one Empathy when he's done draining.)

Favorite combo(s):

- Just forget this section for today.

Ratings for : LWAXANA TROI

Wesley's rating:                3.0
Allen's rating:                 5.0
Cole's rating:                  4.5
Data's rating:                  6.0
Drew's rating:                  ---
Gowron's rating:                3.0
Hal's rating:                   7.5
Jack's rating:                  7.0
Lakanta's rating:               5.0
Nanite's rating:                2.0
Nouwa's rating:                 5.0
Picarde's rating:               ---
Q's rating:                     7.0
Ranger's rating:                6.0
Ray's rating:                   3.0
Tania's rating:                 5.0
Tony's rating:                  7.0
Wa'Qah's rating:                8.0
AVERAGE RATING:                 5.25

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