Collecting STO Spaceframes So Far

I’ve been really enjoying working on all the different ship types in Star Trek Online and bringing them into Star Trek Adventures. It’s a fun process to open up different options and to see where there are holes in official and fan-created spaceframes. The posts are scattered around slightly but here’s everything so far.

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Happy Enterprise Day!

Today is January 17th, otherwise written as 17/01 (besides in the U.S.) which makes it the perfect day to celebrate the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701! This is a great tradition that I’m glad exists and to celebrate it I’ve come up with a set of new spaceframes from the era of the original Star Trek series.

Jester Dave has previously come up with a bunch to supplement the Constitution class and the Miranda class in the core rulebook. I gathered together his era-appropriate spaceframes in a single pdf for your convenience. Below that is a new pdf with six different spaceframes from the tumultuous Battle of the Binary Stars in the pilot of Star Trek: Discovery. These are the Cardenas class, the Engle class, the Hoover class, the Malachowski class, the Nimitz class, and the Shepard class. Use them for your TOS-era Star Trek Adventures game or as leftover spaceframes from a previous era. And give me feedback by all means!

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Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook Review

There’s another sourcebook out for Star Trek Adventures and this time we’re headed beyond the bounds of the Federation entirely. Having covered the main areas of the Star Trek universe, we’re now through the Bajoran wormhole and into the Gamma Quadrant.

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STO Spaceframes: Pilot Escorts

We’re getting into the more complicated options for spaceframes in Star Trek Online in the spaceframe project. Starting at Tier 5 there are some advanced starship types that I have different rules for. Today I’m presenting rules for pilot escorts and would love some feedback. Post your ideas in the comments!

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STO Spaceframes: Federation Cruisers

Back today with another set of spaceframes for Star Trek Online! Last time I went over how to handle variant designs for different spaceframes and I had just one example of the process. Today, though, I’ve got twelve (!) different options for you, including a brand-new, from-scratch spaceframe (the first in this series). Enjoy!

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Challenge Maps for Star Trek Adventures

There are tons of Star Trek games out there and one of the most popular (for good reason) is Star Trek Timelines, a mobile game that’s pretty addictive. The storyline isn’t my favorite (and hardly enters into playing for me) but all the characters are fun to level up and assemble. There’s also missions which are a great tool for Star Trek Adventures Challenges.

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Holodeck Adventures: Thumbnail Guides

I wrote previously about how you can use holodecks in Star Trek Adventures but I’m about to delve into these photonic realms again! It’s a tricky task, telling a story while you’ve already got a story going on, but these thumbnail tools are my means of keeping it all straight.

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Alpha Quadrant Review

I’ve been looking forward to this one, folks. For many science-fiction settings the geography of the setting isn’t so critical but the quadrants of Star Trek are as integral as transporters and phasers. The Alpha Quadrant sourcebook is a great opportunity to delve into that setting, then, and this awesome sourcebook.

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Crossovers in Star Trek Adventures

One thing that I’ve really enjoyed creating for Star Trek Adventures is writing options for non-Starfleet campaigns. It’s a big ask, though, to start a brand new campaign just to try playing Klingons, Cardassians, or Romulans. There’s another option, though: a crossover!

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Ten Things to Know About Star Trek Adventures

I’ve written other “Ten Things to Know…” posts, and they’re always pretty fun. I see them as short lists you can send to a group to pitch them on a game you want to try or just prep them for a game you’ve already decided on. They’re short and sweet and today I want to give that treatment to Star Trek Adventures, a game that I’ve grown to love and appreciate.

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