Colony Campaigns in STA, Part 1

I’ve been thinking hard about how Federation colonies work in Star Trek and what stories you can tell with them. Partially this is because I have a Federation colony in one of my games that’s set in the Gamma Quadrant and I want it to play a big role. That means I have my creator’s hat on and over the next few weeks I’ll be outlining my GM advice and my new mechanics for a colony-based campaign. Feedback welcome!

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Captain Picard Day and the Fenris Rangers

It’s Captain Picard Day! This year for the day commemorating my favorite Starfleet captain, I’m looking back at all the aspects of the Star Trek: Picard series. I loved watching it and have lots of cool ideas from the series so I thought I’d take a look through what’s out there and make some new character options while I’m at it.

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Lower Deck Roles

I’m very excited about the new slate of Star Trek shows coming to CBS, especially the animated Lower Decks show about junior officers aboard the U.S.S. Cerritos. It got me thinking about running a campaign of junior officers, something that I’m doing right now, and wishing again that there were character roles appropriate to those sorts of characters. So, I made some!

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More Medals for STA

The recent medal tracker displayed on Continuing Mission has inspired me to take another look at the awards and commendations in the Command Division Supplement. It’s a great option that provides some color to the game’s Reputation system, not to mention it’s a way to fundamentally “level up” your character’s abilities, which is something that players often want more of in Star Trek Adventures. Of course, nothing is ever final in RPGs and this list of awards could always be longer. To that end, here are some additional awards for your campaign to inspire and reward your players.

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STO Spaceframes: Even More Science Vessels

We’re exploring strange new worlds and new civilizations today, as well as featuring a space whale that has nothing to do with Eclipse Phase! Today I’m looking at some of the flashiest, fanciest science vessels in Star Trek Online, some of which are fan-favorites from the extended Star Trek canon in books. Check them out and expand your game’s science capabilities!

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STO Spaceframes: Tier 5 Cruisers

Welcome back to another addition to our growing list of Star Trek Online spaceframes! I’ve got to keep up on this because they keep adding more ships, but today I’m going to talk about some spaceframes that have been around in the game for quite a while.

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Delta Quadrant Review, Part 2

I’m back with the second half of my Delta Quadrant sourcebook review. Last time I talked about the information chapter and the species of the Delta Quadrant. Today, I’m continuing with the starships and antagonists you’ll find there. Spoiler alert: there are a lot of threats here, and a lot of them are Borg.

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Delta Quadrant Review, Part 1

Well, we’ve come full circle. What started with the Beta Quadrant and Alpha Quadrant, then continued more recently with the Gamma Quadrant. Now we’re at the final slice of the Milky Way Galaxy, the Delta Quadrant Sourcebook and what a finish. Folks, if you like Voyager and/or Borg then you are in for a treat. If you just want new ideas, fresh stats, and innovative mechanics then read on as well. Come for a ride and see just how far this thing goes.

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STO Spaceframes: Agents of Yesterday, Part 3

Alright! We’re at the end of our run of Agents of Yesterday, the time-displaced expansion for Star Trek Online. The first post in this mini-series just looked at starships of the 26th century and what options you had. The second post looked at eight different spaceframes that feature in the expansion, both 23rd century vessels and the 26th century versions they inspired. Today we’re going to look at one of the story’s most compelling details: time travel.

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STO Spaceframes: Agents of Yesterday, Part 2

I’m back today with the next post in my Star Trek Online series, bringing you spaceframes from the game’s Agents of Yesterday. Last time I went over the rules for starships in the 26th century but today we’re going to be looking at some specific spaceframes from the expansion.

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