After nearly a decade we are getting a new RPG for Star Trek. It his been all the way back to the late 90’s if you were not a fan of the minorly popular Star Trek RPG by Last Unicorn Games since there has been a new Star Trek game out there for RPG players. The best news here for Star Trek fans is that this time around Modiphius will be captaining the helm of the ship.
So what should we expect ? Here were some of the key questions that they provided about the upcoming game.
Which Star Trek shows will the game cover?
Star Trek Adventures will cover Star Trek the Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise as well as all of the original and Next Generation films. It does not include the new reimagined films by JJ Abrams.
What game system will it use?
The roleplaying game will use Modiphius’ 2d20 system also being used forConan, Mutant Chronicles, Infinity and John Carter of Mars. Click on the links above to check out free previews of some of these games.
When will it be out?
Star Trek Adventures will be out Summer 2017 but there will be details of a pre-order announced in the coming months.
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Can I play a Klingon or other non-Starfleet characters
The core rulebook will focus on playing human and alien Starfleet characters There will be supplements that introduce other playable character races including Klingons.
Will there be ship combat?
Star Trek Adventures will have a simple ship combat system for use in the roleplaying game. You’ll find out more about this in the playtest.
Can I play Captain Kirk, Picard or other characters?
Yes there will be pre-generated characters for many of the well known personalities from Star Trek including Picard, Kirk and more, but the focus will be on creating your own stories in the Star Trek universe.
Are you keeping it authentic?
Yes, Star Trek Adventures is being written by a team of Star Trek experts who are staying true to the Prime universe. We’ll announce the writing team soon.
How are you going to address the Prime Directive?
In Star Trek Adventures characters will have good reason to follow the Prime Directive, but as in the shows and films, sometimes this duty will be challenged. You will find out more in the playtest.
Will it be combat focused or more like the shows?
In Star Trek Adventures the ability to solve problems, deal with moral dilemmas, unearth conspiracies or ancient mysteries, will be as important as being able to command a ship in action or lead an Away Team under fire.
Will this be a Kickstarter?
No, there will not be a Kickstarter. Star Trek Adventures will be available through a pre-order via the Modiphius webstore and local gaming stores next Spring.
Will you be making ship miniatures?
No, there are already some great official Star Trek ships available like Star Trek: Attack Wing
Will there be Living Campaigns once the game comes out?
There will be Star Trek Adventure Living Campaigns running each year with organised play events in stores and special events at major conventions.
One other note is it sounds like there will be a wide range of Maps and minis they plan on releasing to play this game.
There will be a wide range of Star Trek Adventures miniatures including many of your favourite characters as well as generic crew, away teams, boarding parties and aliens. Accompanying the range will be geomorphic map tiles of Federation, Klingon and other ships, space stations, lost colonies, ancient ruins as well as dangerous and mysterious worlds to explore.
So are you excited ? Yes no ? on the fence ? I myself might look to get in on a game or two of this. But I am not sure if it is something I will be picking up. But I will keep you up to date on if I change my mind. It will take some playing to pull me over to the must get its side of the house I think. If anyone can sway me to the captain chair it would be Modiphus. They have a history of great story games.
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