Sunday, July 24, 2016

On Star Trek Adventures - The Roleplaying Game and Miniatures by Modiphius Entertainment

Modiphius Entertainment recently announced that they will be publishing a new set of Star Trek roleplaying rules along with an official miniature line featuring characters of the popular franchise!

When I received the official press announcement I was thrilled that Star Trek will finally receive a brand new official roleplaying game in more than a decade and even its own proper miniature line covering both named and unnamed characters! For those interested in knowing more about this upcoming roleplaying game by Modiphius Entertainment, please read on ...

The Star Trek Adventure Roleplaying Game

The roleplaying game named Star Trek Adventures will cover Star Trek the Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise as well as all of the original and Next Generation films. It however does not include the new reimagined films by JJ Abrams. The game will use the popular Modiphius' 2d20 system which was also well-received for Conan, Mutant Chronicles, Infinity and John Carter of Mars. 

As with the television series and movies, Star Trek Adventures will combine both swift combat actions with the abilities to solve problems, deal with moral dilemmas, unearth conspiracies or ancient mysteries. With both of these elements being as important as the other, the game will offer you an authentic representation of the franchise. To further ensure the authenticity, Modiphius Entertainment has gathered a talented team of Star Trek experts who are staying true to the Prime universe. Names of the writers involved will following soon.

The core rulebook will focus on playing human and alien Starfleet characters. There will be supplements that introduce other playable character races including Klingons and the like. Captain Kirk, Picard or other characters will be available as a pre-generated characters but the focus will be on creating your own stories in the immersive Star Trek universe. 

The Star Trek Adventures Miniatures

Although the actual roleplaying game doesn't need miniatures but sure we all like our miniatures, they have decided to also release their own official miniature range featuring all the well-known characters from the shows and movies but also useful generic crews, Away Teams, alien races, boarding parties and more. On the matter of ship models, Modiphius Entertainment has decided to not make those as there are already some great official Star Trek ships available like Star Trek: Attack Wing

The figures will be single piece and multi-part, and available in collector's blisters as well as crew packs giving you whole away teams or bridge crews from different eras. As you can see from the scale picture example above they are 32mm and made in a soft resin. These two initial figures of Captain Kirk and Picard will be available to those signing up for the official playtest at the Modiphius stands at GenCon, Essen Spiele and Dragonmeet and later as part of various sets. 

Playtesting and Release Date

This new announcement is yet another sign that the experienced team behind Modiphius Entertainment directed by Chris Birch is able to convince the owners of very popular franchises such as Star Trek, John Carter of Mars, Mutant Chronicles, Conan and The Thunderbirds to name a couple of the big names of their experience, quality and determination in creating the best games for fans worldwide. 

Modiphius Entertainment says: "Fans of the legendary Star Trek television series' and films will not only boldly go to the final frontier, but they will shape the voyages and missions through the Star Trek Adventures living campaign playtest. Each player will experience the game differently based on the ship they are assigned to and attendees of Gen Con will have the exclusive North American opportunity to choose their ship, as well as claim a free Captain Kirk or Captain Picard miniature, while supplies last, when they register for the playtest. Registration will take place daily at the Modiphius booth #2737 in the Gen Con exhibit hall August 4 - 7, 2016. 

Additional sign-ups will launch online from late August at and fans in Europe will have their chance to claim Kirk or Picard at the Modiphius booth at Essen-Spiel in Germany in October and at Dragonmeet in the UK in December. The living campaign playtest will launch in the fall."

Star Trek Adventures will be out Summer 2017 but there will be details of a pre-order announced in the coming months by Modiphius Entertainment so keep an eye out for those! The game will not be crowdfunded through Kickstarter or other crowdfunding websites.

So if you're as eager as I am about Star Trek Adventures, make sure to keep yourself updated by subscribing here at Modiphius Entertainment and may you live long and prosper!


HoldFast said...

Cool! I'm very interested in the minis but I already use GURPS for my Star Trek RPG rules.

Wargame News and Terrain Blog, said...

I'm also in for the miniatures but the roleplaying book could come in useful for some more background information and idead. Looking forward in seeing the miniature renders!

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