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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less.

Posted by Rogue Leader
Rogue Leader
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Mon 18 Sep 2023
at 12:49
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

Checking to see if there's any interest in a GM-less game of Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log, using the tables included in the rules to generate our ongoing missions. You would need access to the rulebook to play.

My idea is this: each player plays a single character aboard their own ship. Per the rules, any station that doesn't have a specific character generated defaults to the ship stats (System + Discipline). You'd stat up your preferred role, and everything else defaults.

The ships are all mysteriously pulled to a previously undiscovered Caretaker array, and all are damaged in transit. Surrounding the array is a veritable ship's graveyard to dig through. Besides spare parts to fix your ship, what other mysteries will be found? What about the array itself?

Once everyone's ships are in working order, the fleet can begin to try and find their way home, but the convoy will only be as fast as the slowest ship (lowest Engines stat)

An underlying idea is that everyone's ship is the "best" at something. Maybe your ship is part of Starfleet Corps of Engineers. Maybe you're a medical vessel. Maybe you're an Orion pleasure yacht that would be perfect for hosting diplomatic functions or First Contact meetings. Regardless, everyone is going to have to agree to work together for everyone to survive.
This message was last edited by the user at 17:24, Tue 19 Sept 2023.
LoveStudGeo
member, 130 posts
Wed 20 Sep 2023
at 16:10
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

Intriguing. Would you be open to someone new to the rules? I've got the book but still learning. If it helps though a vet of the LUG series of Trek
Rogue Leader
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Thu 21 Sep 2023
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

Absolutely! I'm not an expert yet either. We can all wade in and figure them out together. The goal here is to tell a fun story collaboratively.
jstabel
member, 94 posts
Thu 21 Sep 2023
at 15:39
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

Which Captain's Log are you planning to use? There's one for each series so you'll want everyone to have the same one.
Smoot
member, 193 posts
Thu 21 Sep 2023
at 16:32
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

This is interesting.
Rogue Leader
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Thu 21 Sep 2023
at 17:02
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

In reply to jstabel (msg # 4):

There's one set of rules with four different cover options. The rules themselves are exactly the same for all versions.
Cubalibre
member, 126 posts
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Thu 21 Sep 2023
at 17:04
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

Wish i could buy the rules - the book is like almost 40 bucks! Perhaps a trip to Amazon?

Update - got the rules & didnt have to use $$$...Reading it now!
This message was last edited by the user at 17:52, Thu 21 Sept 2023.
jstabel
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Thu 21 Sep 2023
at 17:04
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

hm, I might have misread that then. Okay sounds interesting to me.
Rogue Leader
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Thu 21 Sep 2023
at 18:23
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IC: Star Trek Adventures Captain's Log GM-Less

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