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Choose one of the ships below to start your playtest voyages. Our Living Playtest will begin with adventures testing the core mechanics and then will evolve into a playtest campaign where your actions will also inform an ongoing storyline.
By participating in the playtest, you are agreeing to play these adventures to provide feedback on all elements of game play through avenues we provide.
The U.S.S. Lexington's voyages are set in the 23rd Century and act as a prequel to the 24th Century missions of the three ships above.
If you represent a retailer and would like to find out how to be part of our retail pre-order via your local distributor, and be featured on our Retail Starbase Locator, please sign up by clicking on this button, you will also be sent the playtest pack so you can play in store!
STAR TREK ™ ADVENTURES LIVING PLAYTEST LAUNCHES WITH THOUSANDS OF GAMERS WORLDWIDE AND STELLAR WRITING LINE-UP LED BY NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR DAYTON WARD
Written and Developed By Famed Star Trek Novelists and Game Designers, Players Will Make Star Trek History as the Course is Plotted for Exploration and Adventure
LONDON, ENGLAND (December 1, 2016): Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, announces the missions for the Star Trek Adventures™ living campaign playtest, to develop the first official Star Trek RPG in more than a decade, are now live with more than 5,000 players and counting.
Thousands of players around the world will adventure through the Star Trek universe like never before in an epic storyline written by New York Times Bestselling Star Trek author Dayton Ward and Scott Pearson (Star Trek novellas: The More Things Change, Among the Clouds, Terra Tonight), developed by Nathan Dowdell (Black Crusade, Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Corvus Belli's Infinity: The Roleplaying Game and Robert E Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of) and lead writer David F Chapman (Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Roleplaying Game, Conspiracy X 2.0, Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG). Joining them are an interstellar line-up including writers from all previous editions of the Star Trek roleplaying game, as well as big names from across the tabletop gaming industry including:
Shawn Merwin (Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition: War of Everlasting Darkness, Halls of Undermountain, Dungeon Delve), Jim Johnson (Lord of the Rings RPG, Mage: The Awakening, Shadowrun Augmentation), Jacob Ross (Legend of the Five Rings, Mongoose Traveller, Kaigaku), Patrick Goodman (Shadowrun: Fifth Edition, Shadowrun: Street Legends, Shadowrun: Storm Front), Ross Isaacs (Line Developer Star Trek RPG (Decipher) and Star Trek: The Next Generation Roleplaying Game (Last Unicorn Games), Ian Lemke (Changeling: The Dreaming, White Wolf Publishing, Earth Down), John Snead (Mindjammer: Traveller, Eclipse Phase, Star Trek Next Generation RPG Last Unicorn Games.), Dan Taylor (IDW Publishing’s Star Trek comics), Bill Maxwell (Fading Suns, Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Mage: The Awakening), Tim Beach (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (Red Steel, Maztica Campaign Set, Hail the Heroes, Dungeons of Mastery, City of Delights) and Andrew Peregrine (Doctor Who, 7th Sea, Victoriana)
As well as Aaron Pollyea (Battletech), Oz Mills (Fantasy AGE Bestiary, Dragon Age: Faces of Thedas), Ade Smith (Mutants and Masterminds: Atlas of Earth Prime - Northern Europe, Rogue Gallery. Fainting Goat Games: Extreme Earth), Chris Huff (Mutants & Masterminds Freedom's Most Wanted, DC Adventures RPG Heroes & Villains Volume 1, DC Adventures RPG Heroes & Villains Volume 2), John Kennedy (Ninja Crusade 2E, Infinity Tabletop Roleplaying Game, Myth Board Game), Kevin Mickelson (Mask of Death, A Learning Time, A Frightful Time, A Miraculous Time) and Ryan Schoon (Fragged Empire, Edara: The Steampunk Renaissance, Baby Bestiary), with many more still to be announced.
The playtest gives fans of the legendary television series and films the opportunity to contribute to the development of the game; to sit in the captain’s chair, seek out new life and new civilizations, give all they’ve got to a warp core breach, or explore their own adventures in the Star Trek universe.
The living campaign begins with playtest missions and will continue with the release of the core rulebook in the summer of 2017. The living campaign takes place in the Shackleton Expanse, an area of space vastly unexplored by both the Federation and the Klingons. Starbase 364, Narendra Station, named after the battle of Narendra III where the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C was destroyed, serves as the keep on the borderlands for excursions out into the frontier of space.
As the crews of the U.S.S. Venture, U.S.S. Bellerophon, U.S.S. Thunderchild, explore strange anomalies and discover new life while uncovering an ancient civilization and mysterious technologies, those aboard the U.S.S. Lexington will shape historical events for those very ships.
Modiphius is still seeking diverse writers and artists for STAR TREK Adventures to help contribute to this fantastic voyage. If you'd like to take part please send your credits and links to existing work - click on the button below.
MODIPHIUS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING STAR TREK™ ADVENTURES, A NEW ROLEPLAYING GAME & MINIATURES LINE
Starfleet Academy Intake 2016 Launches August 4 at Gen Con with Living Campaign Playtest Registration, Free Capt. Kirk and Picard Miniatures
LONDON, ENGLAND (July 21, 2016): Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, is excited to announce today the development of Star Trek Adventures, the first new official Star Trek roleplaying game to be produced in more than a decade. The news comes as Star Trek fans worldwide celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016.
Fans of the legendary Star Trek television series’ and films will not only boldly go to the final frontier, but they will shape the voyages and missions through the Star Trek Adventures living campaign playtest. Each player will experience the game differently based on the ship they are assigned to and attendees of Gen Con will have the exclusive North American opportunity to choose their ship, as well as claim a free Captain Kirk or Captain Picard miniature, while supplies last, when they register for the playtest. Registration will take place daily at the Modiphius booth #2737 in the Gen Con exhibit hall August 4 – 7, 2016.
Additional sign-ups will launch online from early September at www.modiphius.com/star-trek and fans in Europe will have their chance to claim Kirk or Picard at the Modiphius booth at Essen-Spiel in Germany in October and at Dragonmeet in the UK in December. The living campaign playtest will launch in the fall.
“Since I was a kid I dreamed of sitting in the captain’s chair and boldly going on my own voyages,” says Modiphius Entertainment’s publishing director Chris Birch. “With Star Trek Adventures we can all explore our own stories in the worlds of Captain Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, Archer and many others.”
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 and metal 32mm-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 in 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. Sign up for Starfleet now at www.modiphius.com/star-trek
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STAR TREK Adventures Miniatures
There will be a wide range of Star Trek Adventures miniatures including many of your favourite characters as well as generic crew, away teams, boarding parties and aliens. Accompanying the range will be geomorphic map tiles of Federation, Klingon and other ships, space stations, lost colonies, ancient ruins as well as dangerous and mysterious worlds to explore.
The figures will be single piece and multi-part, and available in collector's blisters as well as crew packs giving you whole away teams or bridge crews from different eras. As you can see from the scale picture example above they are 32mm iand made in a soft resin. These two initial figures of Captain Kirk and Picard will be available to those signing up for the official playtest at the Modiphius stands at GenCon, Essen Spiele and Dragonmeet and later as part of various sets.
Here's some quick answers to questions you may have!
1. Which Star Trek shows will the game cover?
Star Trek Adventures will cover Star Trek the Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise as well as all of the original and Next Generation films. It does not include the new reimagined films by JJ Abrams.
2. What game system will it use?
The roleplaying game will use Modiphius' 2d20 system also being used for Conan, Mutant Chronicles, Infinity and John Carter of Mars. Click on the links above to check out free previews of some of these games.
3. When will it be out?
Star Trek Adventures will be out Summer 2017 but there will be details of a pre-order announced in the coming months.
4. Can I play a Klingon or other non-Starfleet characters
The core rulebook will focus on playing human and alien Starfleet characters There will be supplements that introduce other playable character races including Klingons.
5. Will there be ship combat?
Star Trek Adventures will have a simple ship combat system for use in the roleplaying game. You'll find out more about this in the playtest.
6. Can I play Captain Kirk, Picard or other characters?
Yes there will be pre-generated characters for many of the well known personalities from Star Trek including Picard, Kirk and more, but the focus will be on creating your own stories in the Star Trek universe.
7. Are you keeping it authentic?
Yes, Star Trek Adventures is being written by a team of Star Trek experts who are staying true to the Prime universe. We'll announce the writing team soon.
8. How are you going to address the Prime Directive?
In Star Trek Adventures characters will have good reason to follow the Prime Directive, but as in the shows and films, sometimes this duty will be challenged. You will find out more in the playtest.
9. How much will it cost?
We haven't confirm the pricing yet, but you can expect similar pricing to other core books, supplements and miniatures we have produced.
10. Are you looking for writers or artists?
If you have been professionally published as a writer in the tabletop games industry or commercially published as an artist yes please contact us through www.modiphius.com/contact - please include a link to work.
11. Will it be combat focused or more like the shows?
In Star Trek Adventures the ability to solve problems, deal with moral dilemmas, unearth conspiracies or ancient mysteries, will be as important as being able to command a ship in action or lead an Away Team under fire.
12. Will this be a Kickstarter?
No, there will not be a Kickstarter. Star Trek Adventures will be available through a pre-order via the Modiphius webstore and local gaming stores next Spring.
13. What size are the miniatures?
They are 32mm to match other popular scale miniature figure lines.
14. Will the roleplaying game require miniatures?
No it does not require miniatures to play, however many gaming groups like to use miniatures to represent their characters, show their relative positions etc. You will be able to use our geomorphic map tiles recreate key scenes from your missions above Federation ships, boarding Klingon cruisers, or exploring strange ancient ruins.
15. Which miniatures will you be making?
We will be making miniatures of all the well-known characters from the shows and films, as well as generic crews, Away Teams, alien races, boarding parties and more.
16. Will you be making ship miniatures?
No, there are already some great official Star Trek ships available like Star Trek: Attack Wing
17. Will it be similar to the previous Star Trek roleplaying games
Star Trek Adventures is a completely new design and will be bringing to life many important aspects of the Star Trek stories in new ways that we think you are going to love.
18. Will there be Living Campaigns once the game comes out?
There will be Star Trek Adventure Living Campaigns running each year with organised play events in stores and special events at major conventions.
19. Who are the artists working on Star Trek Adventures?
Initial Graphic Art on this page is by Cristic Balanescu and the CGI art is by Dávid Metlesits. We have a large number of amazing artists coming together to work on the game including many familiar names from the world of Star Trek. We will be using graphic artwork and CGI instead of stills from the films and shows.