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The STARDATE magazine (always spelled in capital letters within the magazine, and FASA published altogether five volumes of the magazine, two of them. FASA’s game introduced the notion of “reference stardates” based on Gregorian . science-fiction magazines such as Starlog and GDW’s Challenge magazine. FASA Star Trek Stardate Magazine – Understanding Warp Drive. File Information. Author Morrus; Uploaded Saturday, 16th November,

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Stardate Magazine

December Learn how and when to remove this template message. The game system was percentile based, meaning that for every action or test desired, players had to roll two ten-sided dice to generate a starcate number from 1 to Real World article written from a Production point of view. Paramount revoked FASA’s license to publish the official role-playing game in Voyager and Enterpriseseveral subsequent theatrical films and a library of novelisations – FASA’s interpretation of Star Trek has not been forgotten by a significant number of die-hard fans.

Voyager used stardates corresponding to the season of TNG that was airing at the same time, then progressing forward after TNG went off the air DS9 season 1’s stardates began with 46, and Voyager season fasaa episodes had stardates beginning with The Next Generation and subsequent TV series, as well as the later movies, have a culture and traditions based more on a cross between the vikings and Japanese Samurai or, rather, Western imaginations of themfocused on personal and familial honor and placing value on sacrificing their magazien for the causes they serve.

Over the next several months FASA rejected four different designs for the game, largely because they all focused too much on combat, which did not fit with Gene Rodenberry’s vision of a more utopian future; the fifth design magazinee, a freelance group that called themselves Fantasimulations Association, was finally able to provide a workable design, and this team consisted of Guy McLimore Jr.


The Captain determined the strategy, the Engineer was responsible for power management and allocation to different systems magaazine as weapons and shields, the Helmsman for firing weapons, the Navigator for managing deflector shields, the Communications Officer for damage control and so on. The Role-Playing Game is a skill-based system magaazine which stardatee skills are determined by time spent in previous service. They mistakenly thought that most players took on the roles of characters from the TV series, not their own new characters, and believed that violence-based solutions to problems should not be offered even as a stardatte way to solve problems in the game.

Ford’s Klingons not only appear in the supplement The Klingons for the game, but also in his Star Trek novel The Final Reflectionwhose story is told almost entirely from a Klingon perspective. The game introduced a number of starship classes which were not based on those seen in the series, though many of them borrow heavily from the starship design standards set in the original TV series and first two movies: Contents [ show ].

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There were also rules on buying and selling stock on the Federation stock market. Game elements which either were never introduced into what later became canon Star Trekor which differ significantly from how canon Star Trek presents them, include:. The Role Playing Game.

Sign In Don’t have an account? This lawless area was popular with players as it allowed them to escape the strict parameters of a military campaign. They are guided by a philosophy expressed in their klingonaase language as komerex tel khesterexroughly translated as “that which is not growing is dying”; komerexreferring to any structure growing and expanding its control over its surroundings, is also their word for their empire komerex Klingon.

Most campaigns with civilian or non-Star Fleet characters were based entirely or in part within the Magazime. The Next Generationfeatured in many episodes, and a canon explanation of their origin was given in that series.


Before developing interstellar travel, Romulan science concluded they were not native to their planet, leading to a social and religious goal of building a “Road to the Stars” to find the “gods” that placed them there, leading to the establishment of the Romulan Star Empire.

David DeitrickJaynz Ships of the Galaxy. McCoyScottyetc. Views Read Edit View history. Supplements to the basic game introduced players to the rudiments of the Romulan and Klingon languages. Science afsa Star Trek. They are the descendants of Vulcans who did not agree with Surak ‘s doctrines of logic and emotional suppression, instead choosing to leave Vulcan and travel through vast distances of space to their new home on Romulus.

This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Many players therefore were dismayed when Star Trek: Like satrdate role-playing games of its era, players had to roll dice to determine the beginning attributes of their character.

Star Trek: The Role Playing Game – Wikipedia

The Role Playing Game”. When the game was published the only filmed material featuring the Romulans were the two original series episodes “Balance of Terror” and “The Enterprise Incident”. Many players blamed the studio for its abrupt dissolution of FASA’s licence as well as Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry for retconning of what had been seen as established Star Trek lore. FASA’s game introduced the notion of “reference stardates” based on Gregorian dates, similar to a standard fan practice for constructing stardates.

Fordwas a book that notably influenced later Paramount productions.

The game’s depiction of the Klingonsthe result of work by science fiction author John M.