Monday, July 20, 2020

Star Trek: Ranger

Player Characters:
The Crew of the USS Ranger, Federation scout ship:
Aaron as Lt., j.g. Cayson Randolph, Operations Officer
Andrea as Capt. Ada Greer
Anne as Cmdr. Zephyr Westerly, Science Officer
Billy as Lt. Cmdt. Sobek, Ship's Counselor
Dennis as Lt. Osvaldo Marquez, Medical Officer
Paul as Cmdr. D.K. Mohan, Chief Helmsman

Synposis: The Ranger is sent to locate a missing ship, the Burnell, which had disappeared while investigating an alien signal within a dangerous nebula.

Commentary: We played our first session of Star Trek Adventures by stating a slightly modified person of the adventure "Signals" from the Quickstart rules, tailored for the Original Series era. We still have a ways to go before with have the system down. The basic mechanics are simple but their are a lot of points of interaction and a definite strategy to best use of the Momentum economy. Still, I think it's a good system with a the capacity to play very cinematically.

FASA's Star Trek game supplied some of the details to help convert this adventure from TNG era to TOS. The missing runabout of the text became a Pulsar class warp shuttle. A crashed Romulan warp shuttle was of the Praetor class.

The Ranger Class Scout ship used by the characters is likewise a FASA invention.

1 comment:

Dick McGee said...

Aw, how nostalgic. I always thought the Ranger class was the most adorable of the FASA ship designs.