Region of Space – Certain mission locations are known to be in the same region of space (as defined in the mission lore). Also, other cards may form locations that belong to a region (e.g., the Alpha Quadrant end of the
Bajoran Wormhole creates a location in the Bajor Region). Whenever a regional card is being added to the spaceline, it must be placed (or inserted) next to another location in the same region, if possible.
Some cards, such as ❖ Space, Gaps in Normal Space, Blade of Tkon, and the Q dilemma, allow non-regional locations to be inserted between regional locations. Such inserted cards are not considered to be part of the region (unless specified on the card).
Thus, for example, a ship is “in the Neutral Zone” only when it is actually at one of the Neutral Zone mission locations listed below.
The following regions of space are defined for pre-Deep Space Nine cards:
Beginning with the Deep Space Nine expansion, regional missions are clearly identified in the lore as regional (e.g., Alter Records, “Bajor Region • Bajor”).
The following additional regions now exist: the
Bajor Region, the Cardassia Region, the Badlands Region, the Demilitarized Zone, the Mirror Universe • Bajor Region, the Mirror Universe • Badlands Region, the Nekrit Expanse Region, and the Briar Patch Region.