The STARDATE magazine (always spelled in capital letters within the magazine, and FASA published altogether five volumes of the magazine, two of them. FASA’s game introduced the notion of “reference stardates” based on Gregorian . science-fiction magazines such as Starlog and GDW’s Challenge magazine. FASA Star Trek Stardate Magazine – Understanding Warp Drive. File Information. Author Morrus; Uploaded Saturday, 16th November,

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The philosophy also motivates their actions on a personal scale, with individuals engaging in schemes and intrigues to enhance their personal power and that of their extended family, and generates traditions like starship officers being promoted as a result of assassinating their superiors.

This wound up being the last issue published, as Reluctant Publishing went out of business shortly thereafter. So I recommend you not be put off by the high price stwrdate this package. Starvate Learn how and when to remove this template message. When the game was published the only filmed material starrdate the Romulans were the two original series episodes “Balance of Terror” and “The Enterprise Incident”. At this time, FASA was scheduled to publish two products which conflicted with this view: Ford — and references to “human-fusion” and “Imperial” Klingons.

The magazine began to refer to itself as “The Science Fiction Gaming Resource” to reflect its expanded coverage of role-playing and fighting games and lesser amount of fan fictionas well as its expanded size usually over one hundred pages per issue.

In contrast, the Klingons in Star Trek: The Mission -class transport, a shuttle-style, warp-capable ship designed for small crews and short missions, is similar to the small, long-range, shuttle-style runabouts introduced in later Star Trek series.

The first edition of the game included a tactical starship combat game, which would later be redeveloped into the Starship Tactical Combat Simulator.

The Motion PictureDerf -class survey ship, Larson afsa destroyer, Loknar -class frigate, Nelson -class scout, Northampton -class frigate, the so-called Reliant -class cruiser the FASA name for the movie-era Miranda -class cruiserthe Mission -class transport, Royal Sovereign -class battlecruiser, M’benga -class hospital ship and the Sagan -class science ship an upgrade of the canon Oberth-class starship.

FASA Star Trek Stardate Magazine – Understanding Warp Drive

This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat FASA developed its game in the mids, when the only new on-screen Star Trek material was the second through fourth movies, and fans received new material in magqzine forms eagerly. Steve Jackson Games Articles lacking reliable references from September All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking in-text citations from February All articles lacking in-text citations Articles with multiple maintenance issues All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from July Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references.


The magazine’s first seven issues two were “double issues”, making the run five in total were originally published by FASA.

Stardage from ” magazlne Ford’s Klingons at least those serving in their space fleet believe that when they die they will serve in a “Black Fleet” in the afterlife. A few designs were made for ships mentioned in canon but not seen.

The game’s basic rule system provided a simple system for moderating space battles, in which each player assumed a role in the battle, typically by manning a station on the ship’s bridge.

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Romulans were one of the Federation’s chief antagonists in Star Trek: The Next Generationfeatured in many episodes, and a canon explanation of their origin was given in that series. The Motion Picture the only movie featuring Klingons to have been released when the novel and game supplement were first published. Retrieved from ” https: Orion RisingComics: Vulcansfor example, gained a natural bonus to their Psionic Potential score, a measure of their heightened psionic skill.

The most notable columns in the magazine at this point were “Ask Starfleet Command ” the letters column, focusing on rule clarifications”Making Your First Million” an “active” supplement to Trader Captains and Merchant Princes and “Jaynz Ships of the Galaxy” new starship designs to use with the game, often relating to one of the new adventure modules published in each issue.

Voyager and Enterpriseseveral subsequent theatrical films and a library of novelisations – FASA’s interpretation of Star Trek has not been forgotten by a significant number of die-hard fans. Sign In Don’t have an account? Ford designed his Klingon society to provide a logical basis for the actions and statements of onscreen Klingons in the original TV series, as well as the differing appearance of the Klingons in the original series and magazne in Star Trek: Game elements which either were never introduced into what later became canon Star Trekor which differ significantly from how canon Star Trek presents them, include:.


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Ford[3] differs mgaazine from later canon. Each planet in the game’s atlas had a code that – coupled with the character’s merchant skill and some luck – allowed players to buy and trade across the galaxy. The game introduced a number of starship classes which were not based on those seen in the stardatee, though many of them borrow heavily from the starship design standards set in the original TV series and first two movies: Mwgazinewhich included a scenario wherein the Federation preemptively attacked the Klingon and Romulan empires.

The Loknarwhich predates the NX-class starship design, bears a more than passing resemblance to the titular ship in Star Trek: Romulan-fusion Klingons also exist Ford’s Klingons contacted the Romulans before humans and possibly other hybrids such as with the Orions, whose space abuts both the Empire and the Federation. Barton reviewed Star Trek: They included, but were not limited to: They typically held senior posts on a starship bridge, and visited alien planets as part of landing parties.

FASA’s game introduced the notion of “reference stardates” based tasa Gregorian dates, similar to a standard fan practice for constructing stardates. Notwithstanding the avalanche of canon material which has come since the mids – the television series Star Trek: David DeitrickJaynz Ships of the Galaxy.

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Given the fact that few stars are visible at night on most of Klinzhai due to cloud cover, they have a mystical reverence for “the naked stars” and believe they remember acts of courage staddate under them. They borrowed freely from each other – the game includes background from the book Star Trek Spaceflight Chronologywhile the book Mr. Learn how and when to remove these magazne messages. Ford’s Klingons not only appear in the supplement The Klingons for the game, but also in his Star Trek novel The Final Reflectionwhose story is told almost entirely from a Klingon perspective.