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"Star Trek Adventures finally corrects the injustice of not having a Star Trek game around at the same time Star Trek Discovery is ripping through TV sets and data streams.... the gaming experience feels exactly like Star Trek. Sit on the commander's chair, take a deep breath, and engage. Star Trek is not just back; it is here to stay." RPG.net review

Starfleet Needs A New Crew!

Welcome to your new assignment, Captain. Your continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before…

Star Trek Adventures takes you to the Final Frontier of the Galaxy, where new discoveries await keen explorers of Starfleet. Your duties may take you to the edges of known space, or to Federation colonies in need, to the borders of neighbouring galactic powers or into the eye of interstellar phenomena. Your ship and your crew epitomise the best Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets has to offer, and you are needed more than ever.

A new threat looms from across the Gamma Quadrant, as it is confirmed by Commander Sisko and his crew that the Dominion, led by the Founders, represent a significant threat to the Alpha Quadrant. Tension is already high in the region of Bajor and Deep Space 9, as the Maquis continue to act against the Cardassian-Federation peace treaty, with Captain Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager preparing for their mission in the Badlands. It is a volatile time for the Federation and new crews have never been in higher demand.

• Create your own Star Trek stories of discovery and adventure on the Final Frontier with 368 pages of content. Full colour PDF. 

• Complete 2d20 game system from Modiphius Entertainment adapted for Star Trek Adventures, used in Mutant ChroniclesConan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, John Carter of Mars and the Infinity RPG.

• An extensive exploration of the United Federation of Planets and its galactic neighbours in the Alpha, Beta and Gamma Quadrants.

• Guidelines for Gamemasters old and new, on how to run an adventure of exploration and discovery for the crew of a Federation starship.

• A full catalogue of aliens and antagonists including Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, the Borg and the Dominion.

• Brought to you by a team of expert Star Trek writers including writers from previous editions of Star Trek roleplaying games and other gaming talent.

• Personal logs and intercepted communications by Starfleet Intelligence provide a new perspective on Star Trek and its events. 

Keep hailing frequencies open to see the full range of forthcoming Star Trek Adventures  products. Hardcover supplements await along with lots of accessories including miniatures, maps, gaming tiles, dice sets and the Borg Cube Collector’s Edition game box.

™ & © 2017 CBS Studios Inc. © 2017 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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November 09, 2017 8:06 pm UTC
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How much of the errata is fixed in the second printing?
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Chris B November 09, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
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All of the reported errors :-)
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November 10, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
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Looks like the copy I got from MM was the first run, then. C'est la vie. I have a printer and label paper. XD
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Guy H September 27, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
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Are there any plans for a TOS rulebook?
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Chris B September 28, 2017 10:43 am UTC
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Hi Guy there is a TOS based introductory box set coming in the spring and we are considering options for next year. All the books are written with a historical perspective allowing you to run TOS era games using the provided technology and ships and the rules are identical.
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Scott N September 26, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
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So when will you make a POD available, it would be faster to get than you guys distributing the books through USA Retailers as you're slower than snails. I have seen companies way faster in distribution than you guys.
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Chris B September 26, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
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There is a POD of the printer friendly version coming, however the main print run is on its way to distribution soon. The full colour version is a very complex print job which not every printer can manage and would require extensive time on development and approvals with a separate printer (delaying it well beyond the main print run) plus due to the high print costs we would have to make it much much more expensive than the main print edition. You can't rush major licensed projects they sometimes take longer to get approved. :-)
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Stu F October 26, 2017 11:49 am UTC
Try living in the UK, everything gets here eventually, very little of it gets here quickly. It's really nice for us to have a proper UK games company, we can get a hold of books decently quickly for a change, not having to pay insane postage which effectively doubles the price if we want to order directly from a company is good too. From the UK perspective FFG are awful with shipping and distribution, Green Ronin aren't much better, Paizo aren't that bad and as a rule smaller companies are all over the place. As a result I've given up and mostly switched to buying pdf's far more often even though i prefer hard copy. The UK isn't even that big a country, distributing across your comparatively vast homeland must be a logistical nightmare. Go easy on Mophideus man, i'm sure they're doing their best.
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Scott N November 11, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
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Well considering Star Trek is a USA original production, it would be like UK buyers waiting on Dr. Eho stuff from the USA.
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Chris B November 11, 2017 11:11 pm UTC
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It is actually on sale and has been in the USA for a while now with more stock on route. In fact most of the biggest US roleplaying games are not printed in the USA but in China or Europe despite those being original USA productions. It's cheaper for a US company to print a book in Europe (let alone China), pay to sea freight it to the USA than it is to print it in the US. We don't print hardbacks in the UK either they're produced in Eastern Europe. UK and US printers no longer have the integrated sewing & binding departments which means they have to farm this work out and that then adds a lot of cost to the production.
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Alex G September 21, 2017 11:23 pm UTC
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So will there eventually be a Star Trek Discovery supplement, once the show has hit the screens a few times?

Also, any chance of a Klingon supplement (and do you need a hand with the Klingon language stuff)?
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Chris B September 22, 2017 9:41 am UTC
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It's not included in the license at the moment, but you never know.

Yes we have a klingon book already in the works - with a campaign as full crew of klingons!
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Alex G September 22, 2017 11:06 am UTC
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When FASA created their Star Trek Roleplaying Game, way back in the day, the Klingon supplement became one of their most popular titles, almost outselling the core rulebooks. And all they had were TOS, TAS, the first movie and John M Ford's book "The Final Reflection" to go on.

This time around, there's fifty years' worth of Klingon mythology, culture, cuisine and languages (plural) to go through. Not to mention so many different forms, from TOS human form and Human-Klingon Augments, through to the hairy brow-ridged leather bikers we know and love, all the way up to the ridged giants of Discovery.

The authors' work is definitely going to be cut out for them. :) Qapla'!
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Matthias B September 19, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
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One suggestion: A couple of pregenerated characters would be great. I think both the TOS-era and the TNG-era crews shown in the interior art would make fine pregens.

Two errors I've found:
- The rank table on page 54 is wrong, although this error is understandable because the costume department in the shows was not very consistent with the number of pins for the admirals. The (2 star) fleet admiral should be rear admiral, the 4 star fleet admiral should be admiral and the 5 star fleet admiral should be fleet admiral. The chief warrant officer is a special case because of Chief O'Brien, who had been wearing the pins of a lieutenant during most of TNG. Then he got the single hollow pin in DS9. His rank in DS9 was Senior Chief Specialist (=Senior Chief Petty Officer).
- If I am not wrong every starship should that 59 points (including refits) in systems for a 2371 campaign, but the Constellation, Constitution and Defiant classes get 58 and the Nova class gets only 55 points in systems.
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Nathan D September 19, 2017 9:59 pm UTC
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With the ships, those are deliberate (though relatively small) variations - the Constitution is an older generation of design, even with refits (no other spaceframe is as old in the corebook), replaced by newer Excelsiors that stayed in service for many decades. The Constellation is a flawed design that never quite lived up to its potential, the Defiant is an unusual experimental design that exceeds a normal limit (It has Weapons 13, 12 is normally the max), and the Nova is infamously underpowered compared to other ships of the time.
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Chris B September 20, 2017 11:28 am UTC
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Hi the rank diagram is taken directly from CBS archives and approved by them :-)
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Matthias B September 20, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
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Well, if that's the case...
But more often than not the usage in the episodes contradict the entries in the archives. An examples: According to the archives the hollow pin and its counterpart in VOY, the single black bar of the provisional rank insignia used by the former Marquis members, stand for chief warrant officer but were used for senior chief petty officer (TNG/DS9) or crewman (VOY).
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Chris B September 20, 2017 3:00 pm UTC
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We have to go with what CBS tells us is canon. You're free of course to determine otherwise when you run your own game :-)
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Matthias B September 20, 2017 3:17 pm UTC
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Even if that contradicts the canon (as shown in the episodes and the movies)? ;)
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Matthias B September 21, 2017 3:33 pm UTC
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I disagree, because the both Miranda and Excelsior classes were in service for a very long time. Based on the design of the Constellation class it should have entered service around the same time as the Miranda class. The year 2285 is only based on the fact that the USS Hathaway was comissioned then, but I really doubt that the Hathaway was one of the first of this class.
BTW according to Memory Alpha production notes from TOS suggest that the Constitution class first entered service in the mid-2220s. And production notes from TNG suggest that the USS Galaxy was comissioned in 2257.
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Scott N September 26, 2017 8:56 pm UTC
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You also should have included the TOS sleeved insignias, they did not use the pins.
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Kate B September 30, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Alas, that's how RPG licensing agreements generally work these days. Long gone are the halcyon days when West End Games or FASA basically created a massive swath of Star Wars or Star Trek canon all by themselves.
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Phil B September 11, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
I like that its the Voyagers uniforms that are worn on the title xD
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September 04, 2017 1:16 am UTC
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Two questions:
1: If I buy the print+PDF bundle through Modiphius, is there any way I can get it added to my DTRPG library?
2: How serious are the errors in the current print run?
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Chris B September 05, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
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Hi there if you email support@modiphius.com we can organise it. The errors are approx 2 pages of errata - already fixed in the PDF and we provide a pdf of errata for people getting the print book. Nothing serious in terms of rules :)
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September 01, 2017 4:07 am UTC
Full size preview isn't working and I can't read anything on the quick preview (though that's the site's fault). I never buy a book without reading its table of contents first.
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Chris B September 05, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
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Hi we're working on a fix
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John S August 29, 2017 7:02 pm UTC
The Full-size preview does not work
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Martin G August 23, 2017 10:51 am UTC
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Just bought this and a lot if the PDF is just squares interspersed with words. once I reach the Contents page. The Errata is fine...but what the blazes?

I've gotten the Conan stuff from Morphidius and not had problems with opening and reading the text in all that, so why the problem with this one. Very disapointed. Hope it can be fixed ASAP...
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Chris B August 23, 2017 12:32 pm UTC
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It sounds like your file has corrupted on download Martin please try again no one else has reported the issue. Also try a different pdf reader if that doesn't work
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Martin G August 23, 2017 1:04 pm UTC
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Tried a delete of the files and to re-download. No joy. :(

However, if I can get a physical copy of this book in the future I think I'll feel better regardless. Are you doing that for the core book and future supliments?
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Chris B August 23, 2017 2:00 pm UTC
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Yes the print copy is shipping now from modiphius.net and will be in stores late september. All future supplements will be in print. Try a different pdf reader as there should be no issue with the file
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August 14, 2017 4:02 pm UTC
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Did the print copy include all the updates the corrected PDF has? 2nd is on page weight of the paper. Is it thicker like Mutant Year Zero?
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August 14, 2017 4:02 pm UTC
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Did the print copy include all the updates the corrected PDF has? 2nd is on page weight of the paper. Is it thicker like Mutant Year Zero?
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Matt H August 18, 2017 12:10 am UTC
I'm curious about this as well. I don't want to spend the money on a hardcover book filled with typos like the first pdf version.
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Joel G August 19, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
My print of the LE Core has the errata corrections.
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David G August 20, 2017 6:25 pm UTC
I believe they stated the print copy does not include the errata.
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Chris B August 23, 2017 12:45 pm UTC
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The print copy does not include the errata, that will be fixed on a later print run. All pdf's will be updated for free with any errata found just as with other releases.
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David R August 12, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
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This looks incredible. I will have to get the hard cover.
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Bast L August 10, 2017 1:50 am UTC
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Hello. Page 93 says that games are likely to take place in one of three Eras: Enterprise Era, Original Series, or Next Generation. However, there seem to be no ships, and few other details for Enterprise Era. I'm wondering if this is an oversight, or intended. Will the pdf be updated with Enterprise Era ships (Starfleet and Alien), or is that going to be in a supplement (or just not coming)?

Also, some of the focus examples are very broad, like Infectious Diseases, while others are not only narrow, but seem to fall under the broader focus, like Virology. What gives?
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Chris B August 10, 2017 1:41 pm UTC
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Hi there, Enterprise era starships will be in the Command Division supplement, including the NX class and the Daedalus class. The Command Division supplement is our ‘ships book’ with a load more Federation starships available for play and is in development at the moment, and should be hitting stores in the new year.

Focuses are as broad or specific as you’d like them to be. As players you get to name your Focuses, as there’s no hard and fast list you have to choose from. Examples in the rulebook are there to inspire and suggest ideas – Star Trek technobabble isn’t always the easiest to come up with.
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Bast L August 10, 2017 7:28 pm UTC
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Thanks for clarifying. I'm enjoying the game so far, and my players seem to be as well. Looking forward to the supplement ( I'm using someone's homemade NX ship from reddit atm).

I'll say as something hopefully constructive, the ship rules are a bit difficult to find information in. I actually keep two copies of the pdf open, one on my tablet, one on the monitor, in order to quickly get info from weapons and see what actions are available. I think the issue is having the large list of ships between the two areas which cover ship rules. If they were together, it might make it easier. Though, of course, if I was running at a table instead of roll20, I could just put a bookmark in each area.
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Pierre S August 04, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
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Some minor quibbles for you: your updated Star Trek .pdf comes in a .zip file, which is probably no longer needed these days as transmission speeds are so phenomenal, unless grouping a great many files in one.
Also when I open the .pdf, the initial view appears to be 4 pages per screen. Maybe this is to highlight the 2-page map spreads, but to read the book it is inconvenient. You may consider next time to set one-page as the default. I often switch to page-scrolling mode instead because often the page flicks to the next uncontrollably when I scroll to the bottom of the first (at a large, readable zoom setting), and in this scroll setting I get more control.
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Jonathan B August 02, 2017 9:18 pm UTC
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Thank you very much for the corrected PDF!
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