Technology cards are a new variant in the FFG edition. To play with technology, shuffle the special deck of Technology cards and deal two to each player. Each player must then choose one to place facedown in front of him or her. At the start of every player's Regroup phase (not just the offense's), each player has the option to research techs by placing one of his or her ships on one of his or her tech cards. The tech can be completed if there are enough ships on it to equal or exceed its research number.