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[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 descendingRarityTypeAffiliation
    ST2E 29 V 1VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 2
    Artificial Abilityimage (first print)
    VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 3VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 4VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 5VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 6VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 7VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 8VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 9VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 10VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 11VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 12VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 13VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 14VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 15VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 16VirtualDilemma
    ST2E 29 V 17VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 18VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 19VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 20VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 21VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 22VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 23VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 24VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 25VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 26VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 27VirtualEvent
    ST2E 29 V 28VirtualInterrupt
    ST2E 29 V 29VirtualInterrupt
    ST2E 29 V 30VirtualInterrupt
    ST2E 29 V 31VirtualInterrupt
    ST2E 29 V 32VirtualInterrupt
    ST2E 29 V 33VirtualMission
    ST2E 29 V 34VirtualMission
    ST2E 29 V 35VirtualMission
    ST2E 29 V 36VirtualMission
    ST2E 29 V 37VirtualMission
    ST2E 29 V 38VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 39VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 40VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 41VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 42VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 43VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 44VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 45VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 46VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 47VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 48VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 49VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 50VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 51VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 52VirtualPersonnelNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 53VirtualShipNon-Aligned icon
    ST2E 29 V 54VirtualShipNon-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!