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Cardassians and Ferengi Hit The Tabletop

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Oct 5 2017

The Cardassian Union and Ferengi Alliance have arrived for Star Trek: Ascendancy!

Star Trek: Ascendancy is a modular board, exploration, territory building game set in the Star Trek universe. It has action point allotment, card drawing and dice rolling mechanics. It core game comes with 3 faction: United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Empire.

Two new expansions each add a new faction: The Cardassian Union and the Ferengi Alliance.

The Cardassian Union run their superior war machine with utmost efficiency and a firm hand. The Cardassian conquest is driven by two special rules: Occupation and Annexation. The Annexation ability grants them 1 culture each time they successfully invade a new planet. The Occupation rule prevents Cardassian controlled systems from generation production unless their ships are in orbit in that system. The Cardassian Union’s Advancement deck grants benefits such as starting with 6 Command Tokens or counteracting their Occupation rule by gaining the ability to draw production from their Culture nodes. The Cardassian Union will play well with players who want to run a strong military engine driven by conquest.

The Ferengi Alliance is an economic powerhouse that understands war is good for business. The Ferengi’s bottom line is reinforced by two special rules: Only Latinum Lasts and Profit Over Profundity. Only Latinum Lasts allows the Ferengi to buy Culture for 5 Production. This ability is countered by their Profit Over Profundity rule which prevents the Ferengi from building any Culture Nodes. Additionally, Ferengi never add their Ascendancy level to Hegemony attempts. The Ferengi Commerce Authority Advancement allows the Ferengi player to earn 1 Production for each rival Controlled System that has a Ferengi Ship in Orbit. The Ferengi Alliance will attract players who prefer running a profitable economy while maintaining trade agreements with the other factions.

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Star Trek: Ascendancy Expansions  – $35

Boldly go where no one has gone before. In Star Trek™: Ascendancy, you control the great civilizations of the Galaxy, striking out from your home worlds to expand your influence and grow your civilization.  Will you journey for peace and exploration or will you travel the path of conquest and exploitation?  Command starships, establish space lanes, construct starbases, and bring other systems under your banner. With more than 200 plastic miniatures and 30 star systems representing some of the Star Trek™ Galaxy’s most notable planets and locations, Star Trek™: Ascendancy puts the fate of the Galaxy in your hands.

  • 2 – 3 Players with core game, each expansion allows an additional player
  • 90 – 180 Minutes
  • Ages 14+

~Will you force your opposition to bow to your commands or buy your way to glory?


Author: Matt Sall
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