[Unnatural Selection] Unnatural Selection (US)

Regular expansion of 54 virtual cards published by The Continuing Committee (2013-08-16).

Overview card types:
DilemmaEventInterruptMissionPersonnelShip
16
11
5
5
15
2
   Overview rarities:
V
54

UCT-IDNamesort iconRarityTypeAffiliation
ST2E 29 V 1Adopted AuthorityVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 2Artificial Ability (first print)VirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 3Cadet ReviewVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 4Challenging RevisionVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 5Identity TheftVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 6Incorporeal ParasiteVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 7InquestVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 8Soul SearchingVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 9Staffing ShortageVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 10Stone-cold BluffVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 11Terminal ResignationVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 12The Needs of the FewVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 13The Needs of the ManyVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 14Tormented DreamsVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 15UpstagedVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 16War GamesVirtualDilemma
ST2E 29 V 17AugmentationVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 18Coordinated LarcenyVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 19Display of WealthVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 20Ill-gotten GainsVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 21Indelicate RepairsVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 22Organized CrimeVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 23PortentVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 24Security PrecautionsVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 25Tactical AdvantageVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 26To Rule in HellVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 27Waken Superior SleeperVirtualEvent
ST2E 29 V 28Ambitious IntellectVirtualInterrupt
ST2E 29 V 29Deleted SubroutinesVirtualInterrupt
ST2E 29 V 30Left with No ChoiceVirtualInterrupt
ST2E 29 V 31Pooling ResourcesVirtualInterrupt
ST2E 29 V 32Signs of SentienceVirtualInterrupt
ST2E 29 V 33Ariannus Passage, Loot Adrift VesselVirtualMission
ST2E 29 V 34B'omar Sovereignty, Traverse Restricted SpaceVirtualMission
ST2E 29 V 35Ceti Alpha V, Forge SettlementVirtualMission
ST2E 29 V 36Rigel X, Locate Mysterious ContactVirtualMission
ST2E 29 V 37Torga IV, Strained NegotiationsVirtualMission
ST2E 29 V 38Brian EvethersVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 39Dala, Con ArtistVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 40Icheb, Genetic WeaponVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 41Joaquin, Superhuman LieutenantVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 42KatiVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 43Marla McGivers, Superior WomanVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 44McPhersonVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 45MobarVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 46One One, Efficiency ExpertVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 47OttoVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 48Sobi, Felicium DealerVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 49T'Jon, Felicium AddictVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 50Udar, "Smike"VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 51Yuta, Last of Her LineVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 52Zero Zero, Efficiency ExpertVirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 53Combat Vessel, Heavily ArmedVirtualShipNon-Aligned icon
ST2E 29 V 54Translocation RaiderVirtualShipNon-Aligned icon

Unnatural Selection: Full of Firsts

by Charlie Plaine, Chairman

16th August 2013

Unnatural Selection is an expansion of firsts, and today we're going to talk about many of those firsts as we discuss some of the cards you'll find in this fifty-four (54) card expansion releasing on Friday, August 16, 2013. Yes, you read that right. For the first time, we're releasing a Second Edition expansion with no build-up. The entire expansion is available to download, for free, right here and right now. Go check if you don't believe me, but come back when you're done. We still have a lot to talk about.

Are you back? Good. Okay, let's talk about this expansion. The Continuing Committee is proud to release Unnatural Selection, our twelfth standard virtual expansion for Second Edition. This expansion is available online and free at trekcc.org, and is legal for play in all formats one week from today on Friday, August 23rd, 2013. Unnatural Selection is an expansion all about making decisions and offering choices, including a new option for how to win the game. We're excited to release it and excited to see how it shakes things up for Second Edition.

Before we get into discussing the many firsts that are part of Unnatural Selection, let's address the big one we've already talked about. We've decided to release this expansion this way (without our traditional build up) to give players the most time possible to play with the cards ahead of the 2013 World Championship in October. This was something that was discussed both internally and publicly, and in the end we felt that the best decision was to get the cards out there. Players have just under two months to study and practice with the new cards before they will be used at Worlds, and we're eager to see what effect they have.

But this isn't going to become a regular thing, either. We aren't planning on using this "Drop and Go" release method again, and are working hard to make sure we're planning out our releases more carefully in the future. We feel that we can do a better job planning releases to coincide with major events so that we don't have such difficult timing conundrums in the future, especially now that we're planning out our expansions more in advance.

And don't worry! We'll still be bringing you lots of content include deck lists, articles, and card reviews over the next few weeks as we lead up to the World Championships. You'll just be getting the content in a bit of a reverse order - expansion first, articles second. But there will still be plenty to enjoy!