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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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.

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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:. 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.

They included, but stadrate not limited to: The Role-Playing Game is a skill-based system in which etardate skills are determined by time spent in previous service.

September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved from ” http: Over the next several months FASA rejected four different designs for the game, largely because they all focused too much on combat, which did not fit with Gene Rodenberry’s vision of a more utopian future; the fifth design team, a freelance group that ffasa themselves Fantasimulations Association, was finally able to provide a workable design, and this team consisted of Guy McLimore Jr.


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The Next Generationfilmed materials assigned stardates in a different and more systematic way. Also, the game takes most of its fictional history between the present day and the 23rd century from the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronologywhose contents are almost totally contradicted by later canonical materials especially the film Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Enterprise as being due to a viral infection caused by an attempt to infuse Klingons with the superhuman DNA of Khan Noonien Singh and his followers a variation of the human-fusion idea. After issue 6 of the third run, the next issue carried a new title, StarDrive and a restart of both Volume and Issue at 1.

The game supplement Trader Captains and Merchant Princesfirst published inintroduced “the Triangle”, a lawless area wedged between the space occupied by the United Federation of Planetsthe Klingon Empire and the Romulan Star Empire.

For example, assuming no modifiers, if a player had a skill of 45 and rolled 33, the character was assumed to have been successful in that action. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.

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Strdate stardates in the original series were arbitrarily assigned, but tended to be larger for episodes produced later in the series’ run. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paramount revoked FASA’s license to publish the official role-playing game in FASA later developed that system into a more complex standalone game, the Starship Tactical Combat Simulatorsimilar to a tabletop wargame. First Contact and the series Enterprise. 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 rise of the Internet, in particular, has given voice again to fans of the FASA version of the Klingons and Klingonaaseenthusiasm for the komerex zha and Klingon nomenclature epetaisutai — a Klingon worldview and Klingon honorifics respectively, both created by John M.

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They mistakenly thought that most players took magazien the roles of characters from the TV series, not their own new characters, and believed that violence-based solutions to problems should not be offered even as a sub-optimal way to solve problems in the game. Supplements provided additional rules for characters in the Klingon Empire and Romulan Star Empireinterplanetary trade and commerce, starship design, and campaigns focusing on other non-Starfleet players. Most notable among these was FASA’s conjecture of the Ambassador-class starshipwhich somewhat resembles a modified Enterprise-class cruiser with Excelsior nacelles; in canon the Ambassador is a precursor to the Galaxy-class starships.

Real World article written from a Production point of fsaa. The first edition of the game included a tactical starship stxrdate game, which would later be redeveloped into the Starship Tactical Combat Simulator. Fordwas a book that notably influenced later Paramount productions.

This section does not cite any sources. February Learn how and when to remove magxzine template message. FASA’s game introduced the notion of “reference stardates” based on Gregorian dates, similar to a standard fan practice for constructing stardates. The Role Playing Game”. XX, with the numbers starting just above