Star Trek - Interest Check


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Hi my fellow RPGers!

I'm just trying to gauge interest - would anyone be interested in playing a Star Trek-themed campaign here in the boards?

The group will be the bridge officers of a Miranda-class (Science vessel) Federation ship in the year is 2369 (towards the end of TNG and beginning of DSN, before VOY).

Some things will happen on the first mission that will throw the group for a loop, not exactly the same but kind of how the VOY crew got stuck on the Delta quadrant.

In terms of system, I won't use any. If we have to roll anything, I will simply call for a percentage of chance based on the details of the background of the person.

What I mean, therefore, is that this is mostly an RP-heavy campaign, with mostly Mind's Eye and I may throw in a tactical map if truly needed.

Characters will be created heavily based on their background, and I may ask for some more specific details like rank, specialty, main skills, quirky skills, etc.; race-wise, most people should be human. Other human-like races may be okay, but I will refrain from anything too unique like Data or Odo.

Players aren't required to have Star Trek knowledge, but honestly it would help - and probably would be more enjoyable too.

Creativity will be the main thing here.

If this is something you'd be interested in being part of, please let me know. If I feel there's enough interest I will open recruitment.

Thanks and Happy July 4th!


Dotting for interest. Do you know which ruleset you will be using, or is it just freeform?


@Eric: I won't be using any system or rulesets... At maximum, if needed some random chance of something, I will call a percentage roll.


I'd be interested. I've been rewatching all the series lately and was considering trying the RPG but couldn't justify splurging on another set of hardbacks. This sounds good!


"Fascinating." Definitely interested.


Very interested. I realize that you want a majority of humans, but I admit ,if I got in on this, I'm tempted to play at least one of the standard species that's a member of the Federation at the time period you're setting this in if it's possible. If not, Still interested ;)


Personally, thinking Vulcan. ;)


I am interested.

Scarab Sages

I'd be interested as well.

If you're looking for the bare minimum of an RPG, may I suggest Lasers & Feelings?. It's literally a single-page RPG with a Star Trek theme created by John Harper, the guy who created Blades in the Dark. It would provide a way to resolve situations where its more exciting if the outcome is uncertain.


Interesting suggestion, Branding. If I end up running it, I might make an adaptation of it. Still debating since interest seems kind of slow, but it might be the weekend, so I will wait another week at least.


DSN and Voyager are my favorite trek shows, so I think this is the perfect time period for me. I'd be interested in playing an engineer -- how would you feel about a half-vulcan or half-romulan character?


My favorite is TNG :) I would prefer most if not everybody to be Human, but can be persuaded in maybe one exception for the group if the background is satisfactory. However, there's not even a remote chance I'd consider a Romulan or half-Romulan.


What about a human engineer who is secretly a member of section 31?

I love DSN most of all because of the splendid long-form story telling. It's one of the few arc-centric shows, unlike LOST, GOT, X-files, BSG, etc. that really sticks the landing of the finale and is great to re-watch. That 10 part finale is one of the best things ever on TV in my opinion.


Unfortunately it's a no for section 31 (or Maquis, or anything of the sorts), but we're still not recruiting or anything. I'm still gauging if there's enough interest for me to see good backstories - so far it seems we have about 7 people, which isn't encouraging, but I will let the interest check run for this week to decide if I will open a recruitment or not.


Lapyd wrote:
Unfortunately it's a no for section 31 (or Maquis, or anything of the sorts), but we're still not recruiting or anything. I'm still gauging if there's enough interest for me to see good backstories - so far it seems we have about 7 people, which isn't encouraging, but I will let the interest check run for this week to decide if I will open a recruitment or not.

Are you saying 7 is too few because you assume that most won't start or finish characters, or that you're intending to potentially run a game with 12+ players or something like that? I'm going to have to tentatively withdraw interest if it's the latter and we're thinking about a group more than 6 -- I respectfully don't think that would work at all -- I think 4-6 max works in my experience of DMing on these boards.


I just want a party of 4 or 5. I'm saying that I expect at least two or three times this number to actually get a good chunk of backgrounds and people interested in a RP-heavy game.


I am very interested in this format. I am not interested in a new set of rules, but some good old SciFi RP would be right up my alley.


Ok people, thanks! Recruitment thread is up; if we get at least three solid applications we will be a go. I will take up to 5 or 6 people assuming their applications are solid enough.

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