The R.I.S. PI gains one shield and a Crew Upgrade slot compared to a generic Romulan Scout Vessel. As a special ability, the Pi may perform a Scan Action as a free action. If you do so, you must place an Auxiliary Power Token beside the ship. The Captain of the Pi is Bochra, who complements his ships special ability. If Bochra is assigned as the captain of a Romulan Science Vessel, if there is a Scan Token beside your ship, during the combat phase roll +1 attack die and +1 defense die.
Covert Mission is an Elite Talent that may be fielded by any captain. It allows you to place 1 Mission Token on this card (max 3) during the End Phase of each round. As an action you may discard Covert Mission to gain +1 attack die for each Mission Token on it for your first attack this round. Patahk is a Crew Upgrade that adds +1 attack die for one attack. While Pardek, the other Crew Upgrade, is an Action that allows you to target a ship at Range 3. Your ship cannot attack the target ship, and that ship cannot attack your ship this round. All three of these upgrades bring valuable strategies to the Romulans. Adding attack dice is something that the Romulans will definitely benefit from, while attack cancellation will help ensure long-term survival.
The first two Tech Upgrades in this pack focus mostly on defense, while the last packs an offensive punch. Distress Signal may be discarded to roll +2 defense dice if there is a friendly ship within Range 1-2 of your ship with a hull value greater than your ship. Graviton Field Generator on the other hand, allows you to discard it to add one Shield Token if your ship is not cloaked, although you cannot exceed your ship’s starting shield value. When all else fails Self Destruct Sequence is available to try and take down your opponent along with your own ship. As an Action you may destroy your ship and target every ship within Range 1 of your ship. Each target ship suffers 1 damage. Most opponents will take care to stay far away from your ship for fear of taking damage from the resulting explosion.
The Romulans have proven themselves to be secretive and crafty, all of which can be seen in the R.I.S. PI. The Romulans will stop at nothing to ensure the success of their covert missions. Even when all hope is lost, they still remain dangerous and are willing to blow themselves up to avoid being captured or having Romulan secrets fall into enemy hands. Join the Romulans on a Covert Mission by using the special scenario included in the pack or dream up your own adventures.
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