Star Trek: The Card Game was released in 1996. There were only two series released, Basic and Starfleet Maneuvers. A third series was rumored to be in the works, Alien Encounters, it was never released. There is also a German printing version of the Basic Set called Star Trek: Das Card Game, was released by Modern Graphics. The set composition is believed to be the same, although there are different promos for that set.
Not enough half-naked green chicks or extraneous personnel who can be sucked dry by salt creatures. That's our biggest complaint about Decipher's Star Trek: The Next Generation Customizable Card Game. While it's pretty cool and all, it needs more of the hokey stuff that only the original Trek can provide. Since Skybox is working on a game based on the classic TV show ("Where No Game Has Gone Before", Notes & News, Inquest#8), we thought we'd clue them in to the kind of stuff we want to (but probably never) see in Star Trek card games. We think you'll fined that we've captured that special magic that made the TV show so...special. Are you taking notes, Skybox? Here we go!
Skybox took what Inquest stated in their article and used several of the suggestions. They also created several cards based on their "suggested" cards. One of the funniest suggestions that was used was "Shirtless Kirk". This became a promo that was given to Inquest which they distributed to subscribers and at the newsstands in issue #19. What is even funnier is the abilities of the "Shirtless Kirk" cards is nearly identical.
Other suggested cards were changed to suit the game:
Doctor Not a...
I'm a Doctor, Not a ...
Cheesy Camerawork - Direct Hit!
Familiar Scenery - Home Court Advantage
Oddly Familiar Culture
The other are area Skybox took notes was with the crew card. They created a lot of crew cards. This included using unnamed crewman pictures and giving them names. They also used employees of Paramount Pictures/Viacom and Fleer/Skybox.
Fleer/Skybox Game Designer & Director of Card Games
Lieutenant Steve Domzalski
Fleer/Skybox Game Designer & Creative Manager
Lieutenant Ron Perazza
Lieutenant Karen Greene
Yeoman Karen Greene
Nurse Cheryl Thomas
Paramount/Viacom Writer for Paramount/Viacom TV shows
Lieutenant Thom Parham
Paramount/Viacom Approved comic book scripts between 1995 and 2000