Wesley's STCCG card of the day #295
I'm back from the Essen game fair (that other Decipher game called me
for duty as tourney director) and while I'm at it I could as well do
a COTD, or do you think otherwise ? (Anyone saying yes here will get the
point from Q)
Uh, what's up? A classic? Now that I just got a hand on some shiny real
QC cards? Drat.
Classic COTD #18
Personnel, non-aligned, rare.
SECURITY, ENGINEER, Computer Skill, Biology, Leadership, Command
"Angosian male. Biochemically altered into a formidable perfect warrior
My copy of this card would probably not even be legible anymore if I
would not have played with sleeves from the first day on - this guy has
seen more play than any other personnel. And he merits it by several
- He's a SECURITY. You always need that and there are very few that
actually get you something beyond just filling the classification need.
- He's non-aligned. Which means you get to use him in every deck.
- He got Leadership. And unlike most other cards in which I don't
consider Leadership a big deal (unfortunately they are almost always
OFFICERs), here the Leadership can be of good use. A single personnel
is not a match for our Roga unless it were Data or Fek'Lhr, but the
latter is not relevant for the use I just want to explore as she'll
just never be there...
Try this: WNOHGB plus a Love Interest under every mission. Put Roga on
a Runabout and send him to the end of the spaceline. If somebody winds
up on the remote planet, send down Roga to finish the job. If your
opponent seeks greener pastures across the middle of the spaceline - well
that's what the WNOHGB is for. Six personnel of his for one of yours and
you can always order him back. Especially good tactic in a slower deck
when you get him out early.
- What would you wish to complement a SECURITY Leader? The ability to
fix something - either persons or things. At least for "things" we can
get something here - Computer skill and ENGINEER. Good enough, especially
if you add a Nutational Shields to your Klingon Armada.
- 12 STRENGTH. Highly useful in any battle-oriented...
Federation-deck !!! You need a low number of characters for an acceptable
Strength, so why not send your non-aligned guys on a quick punitive
strike? A staff star also helps here. Combat Vessels, Husnocks and the
new Zalkonian Vessels are just the right stuff to play your enhancers
on. Oh, almost forgot to mention 2 classification for the Naiskos.
- The remaining shebang. 5 Integrity just avoids the Firestorm, Cunning
9 takes care of Thought Fire (though I'd prefer 8 because of
Hunter Gangs) and Biology can also be useful sometimes.
And Roga's biggest enemy? Yuta. At a Yuta number of 2, he'll stand out
in any Feddie or Romulan deck so he's an easy target. Not what you'd like
for a useful character.
- You can combine him with nearly any card though the quick non-affiliated
Strike Force with Roga, another non-aligned and a Combat (or Zalkonian)
Vessel + Bynars is probably the most surprising for your opponent when
used in a Fed deck.
Ratings for : ROGA DANAR
Wesley's rating: 9.2
Allen's rating: ---
Cole's rating: 8.0
Data's rating: 9.9
Drew's rating: 9.8
Hal's rating: 9.9
Jack's rating: 9.3
Mot's rating: 10.0
Nanite's rating: 9.0
Nouwa's rating: 9.5
Picarde's rating: 9.0
Q's rating: 9.0
Ranger's rating: 9.5
Rothspar's rating: 9.999555
Tania's rating: 9.5
Tony's rating: 10.0
AVERAGE RATING: 9.5
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