Several RPGs have been set in the Star Wars universe, with Fantasy Flight currently publishing three different ones right now. However, the Star Trek universe has been largely ignored. That’s about to change, as Modiphius Entertainment is publishing the new Star Trek Adventures, which is now available for pre-order.
Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Star Trek Adventures Roleplaying Game. The first official Star TrekRPG in more than a decade, the game is now available for pre-order. The game releases around Gen Con in August and will be available in friendly local game shops in September.
Along with the game, fans will have their choice of a variety of limited edition and collectible options and accessories, including:
- “1701-D” Collectible Core Rulebook, featuring a rendered piece of art of the saucer section of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D on the cover
- “Away Team” Standard Edition Core Rulebook
- Four sets of miniatures including The Original Series crew, Star Trek:The Next Generation crew, Klingon and Romulan sets
- Giant “Starfleet” Edition Gamesmaster Screen
- Q-Workshop custom dice in three colors – “Command Red,” “Operations Gold” and “Sciences Blue”
- Starfleet Geomorphic Deck tiles to recreate scenes onboard ships or starbases
Fans who want to collect them all, and more, will covet the Limited Edition Borg Cube Boxed Set, which features the 1701-D edition of the Star Trek Adventures Core Rulebook, the four sets of miniatures, the three dice sets, exclusive giant “Borg” Edition Gamesmaster Screen, a poster map of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, Momentum and Threat game tokens, a pad of character sheets and a foam tray for storage of the miniatures. The Limited Edition Borg Cube has an approximate SRP of $500 with a smaller Borg Drone bundle at $318. A host of pre-order bundles are also available such as the Starter Bundle, PDF Collection, Miniatures and Dice Bundles see the full collection here: https://www.modiphius.net/collections/star-trek-adventures
Modiphius has also outlined a series of forthcoming game supplements, including the Beta Quadrant, the first in a series of sourcebooks for each galactic quadrant, set for release Q1 of 2018 and three division guides: command, operations and sciences, which will give players more options for their characters and more information about how these divisions operate within Starfleet. The Command Division supplement will release in late 2017 and will unveil a slew of new starships for players to crew.
Star Trek Adventures will use the Modiphius 2d20 game system (Mutant Chronicles, Infinity, Conan, John Carter of Mars) designed by Jay Little (Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, X-Wing Miniatures Game). Modiphius is also sculpting an accompanying Star Trek miniature figure line, the first to be produced in 17 years. Resin 32mm-heroic scale hobby figures will feature classic Star Trek characters and crews, boarding parties and away teams. Geomorphic tile maps of burning Federation ships, mysterious colonies and embattled Klingon cruisers will set the scene for dramatic new voyages on the Final Frontier.
Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek Adventures is slated for a Summer 2017 release and the playtest crews will be listed in the Star Trek Adventures book manifest.
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