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An Archer, By Any Other Name

Prisoner Archer

Human captain well-known in the Klingon Empire. Jonathan Archer was convicted of conspiracy and sentenced to a life of hard labor on Rura Penthe.

Klingon Klingon icon  Personnel Personnel
Gender: male. Species: Human.
Command & Staffing abilitys: Alternate Universe 22nd Century
Classification: CIVILIAN
Skills:  • Diplomacy  • Physics  • Honor  • Navigation  • May report to Rura Penthe.

List of "personas" for Prisoner Archer:
- Jonathan Archer (32 V 74) from Broken Bow Broken Bow
- Jonathan Archer (33 V 33) from Live Long and Prosper Live Long and Prosper
- Jonathan Archer (0 P 177) from The Enterprise Collection The Enterprise Collection
- Jonathan Archer (0 VR 211) from Homefront III Homefront III
- Jonathan Archer, Covetous Commander (ST2E 13 R 107) from In A Mirror, Darkly In A Mirror, Darkly - ST1E compatible
- Jonathan Archer, Headstrong Captain (ST2E 8 R 106) from To Boldly Go To Boldly Go - ST1E compatible
- Jonathan Archer, Heroic Diplomat (ST2E 15 V 43) from The Undiscovered Country The Undiscovered Country - ST1E compatible
List of mirror universe related cards for Prisoner Archer:
- Commander Archer (31 V 41) from The Terran Empire The Terran Empire

Characteristics: Prisoner, Affiliation Klingon affiliation, 22nd Century 22nd Century, Captain, "Rura Penthe"-related personnel, Human species.
Requires: Rura Penthe.

Card logging info: First edited by Telak at Mar 28th, 2017. Please support openCards and validate game text of this card!

This Card-Review was written by Paddy Tye and was published first on "The Continuing Committee (" at Mar 25th, 2017.

”You are in contempt of this tribunal. Since you have such admiration for the prisoner, you will join him on Rura Penthe for a period of one year. Remove them both.”

It had already been teased on Operate Dilithium Gulag, and now we have a personnel with “Prisoner” in the title. Prisoner Archer isn’t the first “off-color” personnel we’ve seen over the years – and he’s in good company with two other Starfleet captains (so far) also appearing as Klingon affiliation. Many of these off-color affiliated personnel have caused debates over the years – was Data ever affiliated enough to the Collective to warrant a “Data of Borg” being made? Is it justified by 0.68 seconds of temptation? I’m sure the preview card of Centurion Kirk has no doubt caused similar debate (am I allowed to talk about that yet? Oh well, too late!). In the case of Prisoner Archer, his “affiliation” to the Klingons was represented by the honorable, high integrity actions with which Kolos defended him at his trial (saving Klaang for example) as well as his brief stint as a laborer at Rura Penthe.

The main benefit of this version of Archer, other than adding “star power” to the 22nd century Klingons (they already have a Klingon Phlox after all), is to kick-start the draw mechanic on Operate Dilithium Gulag. While you can spend the game acquiring captives for point based bonuses, either getting to an opponent to grab a captive or waiting for an opponent to hit a capture dilemma before getting a capture-based draw engine running is just too slow a tactic in the modern game, and would likely see a capture-based deck massively outpaced by a speed solver. Prisoner Archer is designed to bridge this gap.

Today’s other new cards, Skalaar (with his download of Captured - plus a SECURITY-downloadable Captain for anyone looking to make use of Taking Charge) and Prosecutor Orak (with his download of Internment) are designed to further complement the Klingon capture strategy, so you can pick up additional captives and send them to Rura Penthe.

With these last pieces of the puzzle in place, we provide below an example 22nd century Klingon deck – feel free to add more personnel as they get revealed!

by Prisoner Paddy, Broken Bow designer and In Contempt