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Exploration Deck Preview

Every time a new Planetary System is discovered during games of Star Trek: Ascendancy, draw and resolve a card from the Exploration Deck. Perform a sensor scan of the types of cards found the Exploration Deck.

 

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Explore Strange New Worlds...

Every time a Starship or Fleet discovers a new Planetary System, the player will draw a card from the Exploration Deck. These cards add to the thrill of discovery and tell the story of what the ship’s crew encounters in the new system. They may find an untouched, pristine world, ready for colonization or they may encounter a fully-formed independent civilization that has already developed the planet. They may make a fascinating scientific discovery, earning an immediate benefit for their society or they could face a deadly crisis which will test their crews and threaten their Starships! If your Ship or Fleet discovers a Hazardous Planetary System, all Ships must Brave the Hazard first.  If your Ships do not survive entry into the new Hazardous Planetary System, place an Exploration Card face down on the System.  The first player to Brave the Hazard will be able to resolve the card. ...

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Romulan Preview

The Romulan Star Empire is the final of the three civilizations players can choose to play as in Star Trek: Ascendancy. Subvert your rival and take what is yours! Observe how the cunning Romulans play in the game and what differentiates them from the other civilizations.

 

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The Romulan Star Empire

“If we go to war, let us be sure it is for the right reason." -- Commander Tebok In Star Trek: Ascendancy yours is the guiding voice of the Romulan Senate, leading your people to their rightful place in the Galaxy. As Praetor, will you demonstrate your superiority and dominate your foes through Galactic Supremacy, invading and controlling the other players’ Home Systems? Or will the natural preeminence of Romulus guide you to victory through Cultural Ascendancy, dedicating your society to Romulan principles? Romulans are cautious and calculating, often shunning the greater Galaxy in favor of their own culture. These attitudes influence the Romulan player’s game in the form of two Special Rules displayed on the player’s Control Console. ...

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The Klingon Empire

“A leader is judged not by the length of his reign but by the decisions he makes." -- Kahless In Star Trek: Ascendancy you may take control of the control of the Klingon Empire and guide it with a firm hand. Will you walk the path of the warrior and win by establishing Galactic Supremacy, invading and controlling the other players’ Home Systems? Or will your walk the path of the philosopher and achieve victory through Cultural Ascendancy by redeeming Culture Tokens, representing dedication to your civilization’s ideals?  Klingons are single-minded in their pursuit of victory. This is reflected in the Special Rules that apply to the Klingon player. These rules appear on the player’s Control Console. ...

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The United Federation of Planets

“We are explorers. We explore our lives day by day, and we explore the galaxy trying to expand the boundaries of our knowledge. And that is why I am here: not to conquer you with weapons or ideas, but to coexist and learn."  -- Benjamin Sisko In Star Trek: Ascendancy you command of one of the great civilizations of the Galaxy.  Each civilization has a unique play style as befitting their nature.  Will you be victorious and achieve Cultural Ascendancy by redeeming Culture Tokens, representing dedication to your civilization’s ideals?  Or will your win by establishing Galactic Supremacy, invading and controlling the other players’ Home Systems? One of the civilizations you may play in the game is the United Federation of Planets.  The Federation is committed to scientific exploration and peaceful expansion. &nb ...

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Federation Preview

The United Federation of Planets is one of the three civilizations players can choose to play as in Star Trek: Ascendancy. Take a closer look at what makes the Federation unique and how they play in the game.

 

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Stellar Cartography Preview

Striking out from their respective Home Systems, each faction will establish optimal Space Lanes and discover new Space Systems, building a unique map of the Galaxy.  In this way, the game board for Star Trek: Ascendancy will never be the same from game to game!

 

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Stellar Cartography

Striking out from their respective Home Systems, each faction will establish optimal Space Lanes and discover new Space Systems, building a unique map of the Galaxy.  In this way, the game board for Star Trek: Ascendancy will never be the same from game to game! The galactic map is made of up of System Discs, each Disc represents a unique Planetary System or a mysterious Interstellar Phenomenon.  These Discs are linked together by Space Lanes of various lengths.  Space Lanes represent optimal warp corridors through deep space.  By establishing these Space Lanes and discovering new Systems, players expand, building the game board until their network of Systems and Space Lanes connects to another civilization’s network. ...

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Released Summer 2016

Gale Force Nine is pleased to announce the summer release of Star Trek™: Ascendancy, the strategy board game of exploration, expansion and conflict between the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire.  The competition for supremacy widens later this year with introduction of two expansion sets, the Cardassian Union and Ferengi Alliance. 

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