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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Success or failure was determined either by rolling against a set difficulty target, or a player’s own skill, or a hybrid of both, adjusted by circumstances.

Armaggedonwhich included a scenario wherein the Federation preemptively attacked the Klingon and Romulan empires. Similar to the character generation procedure in Traveller starxate, players 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. Science fiction Star Trek. Neither language, as expressed in the game, is the same as later depictions in the Star Trek ffasa.

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The philosophy also motivates their actions on a personal scale, with individuals engaging in schemes and intrigues to enhance their personal power and that of their extended family, and generates traditions like starship officers being promoted as a result of assassinating their superiors. At this time, FASA was scheduled to publish two products which conflicted with this view: 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 International tasa, Inc.

Views Matazine Edit View history. The game’s designers built their “game universe” magazone there was no official canonand they borrowed heavily from ideas in the Star Trek original series, the Star Trek animated series, fan fictionand the works of the late Star Trek novelist John M.

Because of the simplicity of the game’s stardahe, all of the supplements, regardless of their “era”, could be easily re-set to suit a different era. The Role-Playing Game is a skill-based system in which character skills are determined by time spent in previous service.

Romulan-fusion Klingons also exist Magasine Klingons contacted the Romulans before humans and possibly other hybrids such as with the Orions, whose space abuts both the Empire and the Federation. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Sign In Don’t have an account? 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 wtardate Klingon nomenclature epetaisutai — a Klingon worldview and Klingon honorifics respectively, both created by John M. Paramount Picturesthe company with the right to grant licenses to produce Star Trek -related materials to other companies, gave its stamp of approval to gasa printed works, and there were no claims that these materials were or were not canon.

The stardates in the original series were arbitrarily assigned, but tended to be larger for episodes produced later in the series’ run. Notwithstanding the avalanche of canon material which has come since the mids – the television series Star Trek: Voyager and Enterpriseseveral subsequent theatrical films and a library of novelisations – FASA’s interpretation of Star Trek has not been forgotten by a significant number of die-hard fans.

They borrowed freely from each other – the game includes background from the book Star Trek Spaceflight Chronologywhile the book Mr. The rulebooks also provided systems for governing personal combat, space and planetary exploration, and the first edition provided rules for combat between starships; second edition moved the starship combat rules into a separate boardgame.

Dates before use negative numbers before the slash. Beginning with Star Trek: The game system was percentile based, meaning that for every action or test desired, players had to roll two ten-sided dice to generate a random number from 1 to The magazine began to refer maagazine itself as “The Science Fiction Gaming Resource” to reflect its expanded coverage of role-playing and fighting games and lesser amount of fada fictionas well as its expanded size usually over one hundred pages per issue.

Ford’s Klingons not only appear in the supplement The Klingons for the game, but also in his Star Trek novel The Final Reflectionwhose story is told almost entirely from a Klingon perspective.

There were also rules on buying and selling stock on the Federation stock market. The distinct design of several of those ships, notably the Chandley -class frigate and the Loknar -class frigate, have made them popular in non-canon Star Trek folklore.

This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Retrieved from ” http: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Mission -class transport, a shuttle-style, warp-capable ship designed for small crews and short missions, is similar to the small, long-range, shuttle-style runabouts introduced in later Star Trek series.

Though generated prior to the commencement of play of the first gaming session, these attributes are adjusted depending on the character’s species. The Role Playing Game”. Over the next shardate 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 called themselves Fantasimulations Association, was finally able to provide a workable design, and this team consisted of Guy McLimore Jr.


December Learn stwrdate and when to remove this template afsa. The decision was sudden, and according to FASA staff, motivated by two factors.

Vulcansfor example, gained a natural bonus to their Psionic Potential score, a measure of their heightened psionic skill. 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: Later supplements allowed players to generate characters in Star Fleet Intelligence, Klingon and Romulan military personnel, Orion pirates, and civilian merchants.

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: They are the descendants of Vulcans who did not agree with Surak ‘s doctrines of logic and emotional suppression, instead choosing to leave Vulcan and travel through vast distances of space to their new home on Romulus.

This game, so far, is my pick of the best role-playing system of Ford[3] differs greatly from later canon. This article is about the game published by FASA. They sent letters of protest to the studio, and to contemporary science-fiction magazines such as Starlog and GDW ‘s Challenge magazine.

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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. The Klingons seen in Star Trek: Stardate was a gaming magazine with an unusual publishing history.

The Next GenerationStar Trek: FASA later developed that system into a more complex standalone game, the Starship Tactical Combat Simulatorsimilar to a tabletop wargame. A few designs were made for ships mentioned fsaa canon but not seen.