Saturday, December 30, 2017

Science Fiction RPGs in 2018

Cryptic brainstorming for 2018 blogging.

Under Fandom:

  • Star Trek Adventures (and related RPG / Wargame material)
  • Star Wars d6 (and related RPG material)
  • Doctor Who 

Under Kitchen Sink Settings:

  • Hero System's Terran Empire
  • Fading Suns
  • Stars Without Number
  • Traveller
  • Eclipse Phase
  • Mindjammer

Under Systems:

  • FATE
  • PBTA
  • Hero System
  • Stars Without Number
  • Starfinder

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Star Trek Adventures: Online Resources


With the release of Star Trek Adventures, it's a good time to pause and reflect on what a good time it is to be a Star Trek gamer. As good as the Star Trek Adventures RPG book is, there's a tendency to make reference after reference to episodes of Star Trek from various series and seasons -- which can be very frustrating when trying to get a grasp of what past or future significance in the timeline those references are, er, referring to.

Fortunately, there are Wikis to help you with that.

1. Memory Alpha (repository of much Star Trek canon information)
2. Memory Beta (repository of much Star Trek non-canon information)

Furthermore, you have the option of going to Netflix to check out the exact episode that's being referred to, once the reference has been made. In my account, I have access to:
  • TOS (even the animated series!)
  • TNG
  • DS9
  • Voyager
  • Enterprise
  • TOS Movies; TNG Movies
For those who might be looking for online material concerning ships and stations, there are two YouTube channels that I recommend:

Star Trek Ships
1. TrekYards (which covers many ships from Star Trek's past, present, and fandom, along with reviews of the current series Star Trek: Discovery, and related shows like The Orville.)
2. SpaceDock (which also covers many ships from Science Fiction, including Star Trek)

All this and more are online to help your prep for campaign and adventure creation in Star Trek!