Star Trek Adventures New Sourcebooks!
Been playing some of this lately, and it's really good, one of the most fun games I've played for quite a while. Anyway . . .
A big new product was announced this week! Thatâ€™s right, the first sourcebooks for Modiphiusâ€™s Star Trek Adventures. The first is The Beta Quadrant Sourcebook. If youâ€™re not that into Star Trek that youâ€™ve actually tried to find canonical maps of the galaxy (which is hard to do because, well, they didnâ€™t really write the original show with a map in mind) and you only know of the Alpha Quadrant from its frequent mentions in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, you might not know that a good deal of the stories from Star Trek are actually in the Beta Quadrant. It is the quadrant of the galaxy that includes the Klingon Empire and Romulan Star Empire as well as the home planets of the Vulcans, Andorians, and Humans (technically, the Sol System is on the dividing line between the Alpha and Beta Quadrants). This sourcebook includes character creation information for the Benzites, Bolians, Efosians, and Klingons and information on the ships of the Klingon Empire, Romulan Star Empire, Gorn Hegemony, Orion Syndicate, and civilian craft. The book will be available in May of this year with a retail price of $34.99.
Also out in May is The Command Division Supplemental Rulebook. This book includes expanded rules for social encounters and diplomacy including new 2d20 Social Conflict options. It goes deeply into what the Command Division is like in Starfleet and how officers of that division fit into the overall structure. Optional rules for running an entire fleet as an Admiral are also included, but itâ€™s not stated if you must take the Starfleet Admiral Vow of being evil or, at best, a morally grey jerk (which is pretty evil for Starfleet). Ship designs for the Nebula, Sovereign, Steamrunner, and highly demanded NX classes are included along with shuttles and support craft along with new character traits for piloting and command. This book does not yet have an announced page count, but the hardcover will also retail for $34.99.