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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FASA had previously written supplements mmagazine GDW ‘s Travelleran association which influenced the early structure of the Star Trek game, particularly in character generation. The decision was sudden, and according to FASA staff, motivated by two factors.

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Similar to the character generation procedure in Travellerplayers used dice rolls on various tables to determine skills acquired before joining Star Fleet, and then those gained by their shipboard assignment helm operations, sciences, medical, communications, etc.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They typically held senior posts on a starship bridge, and visited alien planets as part of landing parties. The game’s basic rule system provided a simple system for moderating space battles, in which each player assumed a role in the battle, typically by manning a station on the ship’s bridge.

In contrast, the Klingons in Star Trek: 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. Most campaigns with civilian or non-Star Fleet characters were based entirely or in part within the Triangle. Many players therefore were dismayed when Star Trek: Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

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:. Subsequent seasons had stardates beginning with 42, 43, etc.


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Please help improve it or discuss these magwzine on the talk page. Retrieved from ” https: Paramount revoked FASA’s license to publish the official role-playing game in The Motion Picture the only movie featuring Klingons to have been released when the novel and game supplement were first published. This game, so far, is my pick of the best role-playing system of This leads to a belief that the proper role of species not part of a komerex is to serve those that are, and the Klingons have subjugated many of these servitor species kuve in their conquests.

Paramount Picturesthe company with the right to grant licenses to produce Star Trek -related materials to other companies, gave its stamp of approval to many printed works, and there were no claims that these materials were or were not canon.

Stardafe Next Generation was growing increasingly popular and Paramount wished to exert greater control over its property and derivative works.

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Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. A few designs were made for ships mentioned in canon but stardatr seen.

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Vulcansfor example, gained a natural bonus to their Psionic Potential score, a measure of their heightened psionic skill. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Neither language, as expressed in the game, is the same as later depictions in the Star Trek series. Barton reviewed Star Trek: This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Ford designed his Klingon society to provide a logical basis for the actions and statements of onscreen Klingons in the original TV series, as well as the differing appearance of the Klingons in the original series and those in Star Trek: The Loknarwhich predates the NX-class starship design, bears a more than passing resemblance to the titular ship in Star Trek: Orion RisingComics: Retrieved from ” http: Steve Jackson Games Real World article written from a Production point of view.


Stardate was a gaming magazine with an unusual publishing history. The game introduced a number of starship classes which were not based on those magxzine in the series, though many of them borrow heavily from the starship design standards set in the original TV series and first two movies: Most player characters were assumed to be members of Starfleet, engaged in space exploration missions.

From issues 8 to 11 of which 9 to 11 are referred to in the publishing notes as “Volume 2″publication was taken over by Associates InternationalInc. XX, with the numbers starting just above Because of the simplicity of the game’s structure, all of the supplements, regardless of their stardae, could be easily re-set to suit a different era.

The Next Generation began to air in with what they saw as “changes” to a pre-established universe. During a role-playing session, if the adventure called for a space battle, role-players had the option of using this standalone game to determine the outcome of the battle.

The Triangle supplement later introduced a set of color maps, allowing players to know exactly how long it would take them in game time to travel between star systems. Given the fact that few stars are visible at night on most of Klinzhai due to cloud cover, they have a mystical reverence for “the naked stars” and believe they remember acts of courage performed under them.

The canonical explanation of the differing appearance of Klingons in the original TV series was first joked about but left unexplained in the Star Trek: Stardatw ships have saucer sections and outboard engine nacelles, Klingon ships have a primary hull with a command section at the end of a long boom, and Romulan ships look like birds to various degrees.

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