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Borg Preview

Borg Assimilation is a game expansion for GF9’s Star Trek: Ascendancy. A game expansion adds new content and challenges to your games. The relentless Borg are invading. An unstoppable foe, the Borg’s goal is to assimilate every advance civilization in the Galaxy as they seek to perfect their race. Learn how the Borg impact the game, the threat they pose to your civilizations and the rewards you may reap if you can defeat them.

 

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Borg Assimilation

“You can't outrun them, you can't destroy them. If you damage them the essence of what they are remains; they regenerate and keep coming. Eventually you will weaken, your reserves will be gone... They are relentless." -- Q The Borg are invading Gale Force Nine’s Star Trek: Ascendancy hobby board game! The Borg Assimilation expansion adds an all-new threat the game. The Borg are an independent menace, attacking players’ ships and assimilating civilized worlds; and if they are not dealt with, they could overwhelm the Galaxy. Can the great civilizations put aside their rivalries long enough to face the Borg as a united front? Or will they try to combat the Borg onslaught individually, seizing Borg technology for themselves to further their own agendas of galactic supremacy? The Borg can imperil the game in two ways. Player ...

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Ferengi Exploration Preview

New Exploration Cards from the Ferengi Alliance Player Expansion introduce new opportunities for profit and loss. Enter into negotiations with the new Ally cards found in this expansion.

 

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Ferengi Alliance Exploration Cards

The Ferengi Alliance Player Expansion for Star Trek: Ascendancy introduces new opportunities for profit and loss with ten new Exploration Cards to add to the Exploration Deck. While the main focus of Player Expansions is adding everything required to play as a new civilization, every player has the benefit of playing with new System Discs and Exploration Cards. The Exploration Cards in this expansion introduce a new mechanic, Diplomacy Tests. A Diplomacy Test is passed when the player rolls a die and adds their Ascendancy to the result, if the total is higher that the Diplomacy Number printed on the card, the test is passed and that faction has established diplomatic ties or avoided a political crisis.   Most of these new Exploration Cards are a new card type, Ally. When a potential Ally is encountered, that civilization must pass an immediate Diplomacy Test in order ...

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Ferengi Systems Preview

The Ferengi Alliance Player Expansion adds new worlds and phenomena to discover. Audit our sensor logs and review our assessment of some of new worlds found in the expansion.

 

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Ferengi Alliance System Discs

Each Player Expansion for Star Trek: Ascendancy adds ten new System Discs for players to explore and exploit. One of those new worlds is Ferenginar, the Home World for the Ferengi civilization, but there also are nine other worlds and phenomena to explore. Of course, the Player Expansion also comes with everything else players need to add these new System Discs to the game, including more Space Lanes and Resource Nodes. Hupyria is home to a species of towering and physically powerful humanoids. Hupyrians are prized as bodyguards, especially among Ferengi, due in large part to their sense of loyalty as well as their vow of silence. Huypyria is also a leading producer of beetle snuff, a favored intoxicant in Ferengi society. The production of this lucrative export, in conjunction with the versatility of the native workforce, makes Hupyria a prime location for targeted investment.   ...

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Ferengi Preview

The Ferengi Alliance is the second in a series of player expansions for GF9’s Star Trek: Ascendancy. A player expansion contains everything you need to add a new civilization and another player to your games. Negotiate, exploit and profit from alien cultures to grow the fortunes of the Alliance. Enforce the Trade By-Laws and sound fiscal policies of the Ferengi with a flotilla of Marauders and Trading Vessels, overwhelming lesser civilizations with under-performing investment portfolios. Do you have the lobes for profit?

 

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The Ferengi Alliance

“That's who I am. That's what I do, I'm a businessman, and more than that, I'm a Ferengi businessman. Do you know what that means? It means that I'm not exploiting and cheating people at random. I'm doing it according to a specific set of rules - the Rules of Acquisition." -- Quark In the second player expansion for Star Trek: Ascendancy your financial acumen guides the growth of the Ferengi Alliance from the Tower of Commerce. As the leading business authority it’s your duty to seek out opportunity, exploit new customers and grow the bottom line until your economy dwarfs the so-called “culture” of other civilizations. Beyond that, a flotilla of Marauders, commanded by profit-hungry DaiMons, stand ready to enforce your mergers and acquisitions across the quadrant. To a Ferengi, profit is everything and the special rules for the ...

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Cardassian Exploration Preview

The Cardassian Union Player Expansion adds new ten new Exploration Cards to the game. Our probes brought back a detailed scan of the cards found in the expansion.

 

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Cardassian Union Exploration Cards

One of the most exciting things a Player Expansion adds to Star Trek: Ascendancy is a new sense of adventure and discovery in the form of new Exploration Cards. The Cardassian Union Player Expansion adds ten new cards to the deck, introducing new challenges for civilizations as they explore the Galaxy. The Cardassians are an aggressive people; their hunger for vital resources puts them in conflict with species across the quadrant. That aggressiveness theme carries through to the new Exploration Cards in the form of "Confrontations". A Confrontation is a Crisis Card that immediately puts rival players into conflict, forcing a choice between immediate hostilities, gunship diplomacy, or surprise annexation. If the Confrontation occurs in the early days of a civilization’s expansion, it could lead to a long and fruitful peace or decades of interstellar war. If a Confrontatio ...

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