Wesley's STCCG card of the day #281

Hi, folks,

Classics time again:

Classic COTD #14

KURLAN NAI... no, not another title SNAFU ;-)


Artifact, rare
Place in hand until played once as an Interrupt card on any ship. That ship travels into the future (disappears for up to 5 turns). Pre-announce the return time.
"Craft from the future, stolen in the past by Berlingoff Rasmussen for his own gain."
The basic function of this Artifact is that of a glorified Temporal Rift. Instead of just sending a ship two turns away you can select any number from 1 to 5 turns. And as you can announce the exact return time, you can even be a bit more selective like returning a ship "next turn, after I finish my card play phase" or "At the end of your turn, right after you move the Borg Ship". Of course you can only select events that must happen, i.e. the start or end of a phase or a turn.

But even this half-flexibility gives you a variety of options. Unfortunately most of them are not that strong or require extra cards to work. Let's see what we have:

And that's about it here. Not too much and the extra power over the basic Temporal Rift is just too specialized to make this card really useful for the much higher effort required to get it into play.

Wait, there's one more ability not mentioned on the card but on a different one: Investigate Time Continuum. You can use the Pod to solve that mission. And you can even make a really fast concept out of this.

Try the following:

  1. ) Excavation with Time Travel Pod underneath.
  2. ) Investigate Time Continuum with Interphase Generator underneath
  3. ) Pegasus Search with Cryosatellite containing Rachel Garrett
  4. ) Restore Errant Moon

You don't even care what crew you have in your draw deck as long as it's good enough to solve most Dilemmas! Each mission done solves the next one. (Actually, the Restore Errant Moon is only present to allow for a The Higher... or a similar nasty). Add any ship and a number of Transwarp Conduits and you might actually get the fastest deck ever seen. But careful, your opponent can use the engine himself and you'll be in deep trouble if you can't get there first. So you might want to seed a few Dilemmas yourself at Excavation just in case..., after all, you know what you put there ;-)

Favorite combo(s):
Ratings for : TIME TRAVEL POD

Wesley's rating:                6.0
Allen's rating:                 7.6
Cole's rating:                  6.825
Data's rating:                  8.5
Drew's rating:                  7.6
Gowron's rating:                7.8
Hal's rating:                   5.0
Jack's rating:                  7.4
Lakanta's rating:               7.5
Nanite's rating:                8.0
Nouwa's rating:                 7.0
Picarde's rating:               6.0
Q's rating:                     6.5
Ranger's rating:                7.0
Ray's rating:                   8.8
Tania's rating:                 6.5
Tony's rating:                  9.5
Wa'Qah's rating:                8.0
AVERAGE RATING:                 7.3

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