This Card-Review article was written by openCards user MidnightLich and was published first on "The Continuing Committee (trekcc.org)" at Apr 27th, 2018.
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Curator Quarren.
Quarren is a male Non-Aligned Kyrian from the 31st century, and curates the Museum of Kyrian Heritage. He's a trained archeologist with significant experience in field work, with both the SCIENCE-classification and Archaeology x2. His special skill, allowing cards to be special downloaded from the discard pile, represents his talent for historical study. From his work with the Voyager Encounter Holoprogram, we know he is a gifted holoprogrammer; his Computer Skill x2 and download of Holo-Projectors demonstrates this talent. Honorable, intelligent, but aging, he has the respectable attributes of 8 INTEGRITY, 8 CUNNING, and 4 STRENGTH.
In your First Edition decks, he's quite a valuable addition to almost any strategy. He's a native of his museum, so he'll be able to report there for free along with his holographic recreations. You can download him using Quark's Isolinear Rods, having him in play as early as Turn 2. In a Revised Voyager deck, his special skill is invaluable; no longer do you have to stock multiple copies of events like Biosphere Toxin or Earn Your Rank!. His special download of the Holo-projectors will be useful in a Revised deck, or a Children of Light deck as a supplement to Kejal.
And while he does have a icon, it's not impossible to get him into play in other decks. Imagine how useful his special skill would be in an Original Series deck! There are thirty-two (32) cards with a special download icon. With Curator Quarren in play, you can still access those cards even if you've discarded them. It might make including some of those more situational cards in your deck easier to swallow, since you can use them even if you throw them away.
Next Friday, May 4th, 2018, you'll be able to use Curator Quarren for yourself when Metamorphosis is released. What will you do with him?
by Charlie Plaine, Metamorphosis Designer