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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…

“We’ve received a message from Narendra Station that a runabout  called the Susquehanna has gone missing in the Carina Nebula, deep within the Shackleton Expanse. The Susquehanna was  investigating an unusual alien signal that originated from the nebula  when all contact was lost. We have been ordered to enter the  nebula, find the runabout, and determine the origin and cause of the alien signal. Starfleet has also advised that Romulan and Ferengi ships have been sighted in the region, so we should exercise  caution since they may well have detected the alien signal as well.”

This is a FREE 30 page Quickstart for the Star Trek Adventures Roleyplaying game, and contains an introduction to the main game’s core rules, plus “Signals” a self contained adventure with six pre-generated characters for you to enjoy.  You will also need:

  • At least two 20-sided dice (d20) per Player, and several
  • 6-sided dice (d6) to serve as Challenge Dice
  • A set of six chips or tokens for Momentum
  • A set of twenty chips or tokens for Threat
  • The pre-generated characters found in the back of the booklet.

Inside the main Star Trek Adventures core book you’ll find:

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. 
  • 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 StarTrek 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 Trekand its events. 

Keep hailing frequencies open to see the full range of forthcoming Star Trek Adventures Collection. 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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Gareth B January 06, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
After reading mostly negative comments about the 2d20 system on forums, I previously delved into the 2d20 Conan and was pleasantly surprised and my players love the system. In my experience, its charms only emerge in practical implementation. From reading through the core book, Star Trek seems to be a slightly more flexible implementation of this system adapted to a sci-fi setting. The 6 core stats and 6 Disciplines are flexibly linked together depending on the situation. For example, if a PC wants to manipulate a Warp Drive they would use the Engineering Discipline but the core stat they link it to depends on the task in some cases it requires 'Daring' if the engine room is on fire, 'Fitness' if they need to weld heavy plates onto a failing warp drive or 'Reason' if they want to build a new component from the ground up etc. Additionally, success beyond what's required for task completion provides 'momentum points' which can be spent by the PC or pooled for the party to use in succeeding at other tasks that are...See more
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eric K November 02, 2017 6:16 pm UTC
I understand why there is no print version. It's OK, I bought the core book and adventures. These are printer friendly. -Thanks! The game is wonderfull. -Great job. Can't wait for the physical books.
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Markus H October 14, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
thanks for this quickstarter. i wanted to use this adventure, but i cannot print it :( why this version :(
ok i know its free but this is uncool :(
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Will H October 03, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
"STA QSR is for tablet only, not for print," because nothing keeps the group focused like a GM screwing around with an iPad. He can check his email when he gets a chance. While he's at it, the players could all just use "dice apps" on their phones. Better yet, everyone could all Skype in. From respective Moms' basements. In their underwear... Ah, screw it, we'll play xBox when we wake up.
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David B October 03, 2017 7:28 am UTC
The PDF files like these are not intended to be printed out, read electronically. The sections that are intended to be printed out such as handouts i.e. the character sheets, have white backgrounds.

I'd agree that an ink friendly version would be useful for those like me who would want a paper copy.

Other wise it looks fine to me. The PDF follows the design of the original core book, on my iPad it clear and readable.
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Paulo R October 03, 2017 3:34 am UTC
It has the same colors that the core book, and same layout!

Also contain a new adventure, not Xerxes!
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Will H October 03, 2017 5:17 am UTC
How long you been working for Modiphius, Paulo?
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David B October 03, 2017 7:16 am UTC
Paulo doesn't work for Modiphius, at least he's never told us if he does. ;)
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Frederic M October 03, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
That's great if the QSR has the same layout than the Core book. I am interested in this game BUT I need a great Voyager expansion book!! TOS, DS9, STE and in a little measure, TNG, are not my preferred ST universes.
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Paulo R October 09, 2017 10:19 am UTC
I´m not working for Modiphius

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Will H October 03, 2017 2:38 am UTC
The cruddy production (saturated colors on a black background) is so toner/ink robbing that it's worth a review. Seriously, is everyone in game production so far on the spectrum that they can't grok that tabletop RPGs are not typically run from electronic devices? Keep your unusable promo: I can keep running "Far Trek" or d6 Space, both free and both quite excellent.
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Frederic M October 03, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Wow!! What a harsh comment!! The STA QSR is for tablet only, not for print. It's no use to bump off this new game. You like to play ST with other games, it's great. So why such rage??
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Rich E October 03, 2017 1:23 am UTC
Horrible graphic choices! Prepare to kill a few ink cartridges. Reading in PDF (white/colored text on BLACK background) is a literal headache. Yuck.
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eric K October 02, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Great! How about a low ink version?
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Chris B October 10, 2017 11:44 am UTC
As a free product we want people to experience the core book as they will get it, the relevant sections that need to be printed have been provided as printer friendly items (including the character sheets) whilst the rest is as you would find the core book to be.

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Darren M October 17, 2017 1:31 am UTC
Chris, here's the issue though. I would like to run STA at a convention next year. I'd love to be able to print out a few quick starts to either keep at the table or hand out to potential new players. With a low ink version would allow me to do that. I really don't want to be passing my iPad around the table for others to reference.
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Chris B October 17, 2017 9:37 am UTC
That's why we gave the handouts and characters sheets as printer friendly items as usually players don't need more than this if you're teaching the game. We are considering it but the design team are stretched getting priority projects finished and doing a printer friendly version is not as simple as turning off a layer and pressing save. It's several days work followed by approvals and changes, edits etc. At the moment we're getting the next major Star Trek books completed in time for launch. In the meantime the core book is exceptionally cheap and includes a full printer-friendly edition :-)
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