Wesley's STCCG card of the day #295

Hi, folks,

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.
Integrity 5
Cunning 9
Strength 12
SECURITY, ENGINEER, Computer Skill, Biology, Leadership, Command Star (*).
"Angosian male. Biochemically altered into a formidable perfect warrior ranked Subhadar."
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 points:
  1. He's a SECURITY. You always need that and there are very few that actually get you something beyond just filling the classification need.
  2. He's non-aligned. Which means you get to use him in every deck.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Favorite combo(s):
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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