A few months ago, I wrote about one of my favorite tabletop roleplaying games, Star Trek Adventures. I had mentioned that I was excited to see what they would be releasing next. Well, that time has finally arrived. Modiphius Entertainment has given us new details on three Star Trek Adventures books scheduled for release this year. Two supplementary books and one book of missions. So let’s dive right in and see what they are about!
The Sciences Division
The first book featured is the long awaited Sciences Division source book. It completes the trilogy of books about the different divisions of Starfleet. As the name states, The Sciences Division will cover both the Sciences Division and the Medical Division. In addition to new talents, and equipment for characters that belong to both of these groups, there are also rules for the Starfleet Exploratory Division. The book also includes stats for some of the most famous scientists in Star Trek lore (such as Carol Marcus and Noonian Soong). They also will introduce new rules for creating diseases and aliens made of pure energy or stranger things.
But the thing I am most excited about is that for the first time, there will be instructions on how to introduce every Star Trek fan’s favorite inter-dimensional, omnipotent imp: Q. For me personally, the introduction of Q into the the game is more than worth the price of the book. The Sciences Division is scheduled for release on February 19th on Modiphius‘ website and DriveThruRPG and is priced at $34.99 USD.
The Alpha Quadrant
The next book is titled The Alpha Quadrant. As the name suggest, this book will expand on the Alpha Quadrant of the galaxy, continuing the trend from the previous Beta Quadrant book. The Alpha Quadrant will cover the Cardassian Union, the Maquis, and the Ferengi Alliance. It will also discuss starbase Deep Space 9.
In addition to that, the book might start to cover more of the franchise’s timeline, perhaps even up to the Dominion War that dominated so much of Deep Space Nine’s history. But the part I am most interested in are the species write ups. I played a Ferengi character in Star Trek Online, and I am a sucker for more character options. The thought of having playable Cardassians and Ferengi makes me incredibly excited. With the book hinting that it may take us into the Dominion War as well, I can hardly wait until the book comes out. But wait I must, as the book will be released in July.
Strange New Worlds
The last book scheduled to be released this year is a mission compendium entitled Strange New Worlds. The book contains ten original missions to play through with your crew. These missions will take place various strange alien worlds and other “weird environments.” The adventures are written by a wide variety of people; some have experience in Star Trek lore such as Christopher L. Bennett who wrote The Captain’s Oath and Greater Than the Sum. Others have a long history of tabletop gaming like Jason Bulmahn, who was a developer on Pathfinder. We’ll be able to see what sort of missions are in store for us in August.
That’s it for Modiphius’ Star Trek releases for this year. But don’t forget they have an ongoing living campaign with new adventures every month or so that you can download. I’m running it right now, and I can tell you that I’m having a blast doing it. All this can be found at Modiphius’ website. Good luck on your mission!