Episode 9: Star Trek RPG by FASA

Space is big, really big, but Star Trek by FASA is definitely bigger. Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the awesome spectacle that is the Save for Half Podcast crew Trekkin it up! With an Easter egg that you don’t have to wait for the end of the show to catch, because DM Jim is in da house! On top of that we have DM Jeff! Who is that, you say, well only the Trekkin-ist Trekkie to ever go on a Trek. You will get to hear about all the Trek you can eat! Learn the secrets of a forty year old game and then feel good about it later. So don’t walk, run! Unless you’re carrying scissors, then walk — to your local podcast dealer and download Save For Half Episode 9! Supplies are limited, act now!

No DM Mikes were harmed in the making of this podcast — despite his ominous silence…

Links mentioned in this show:

Star Trek RPG Resources: Frylock’s Gaming & Geekery
https://gsllc.wordpress.com/fasa-star-trek-rpg-resources/

The Old Dragoon’sBlog (DM Jeffís Blog)
http://theolddragoon.blogspot.com/

Royal Manticoran Navy
http://www.trmn.org/portal/

Star Trek: The RPG on Memory Alpha
http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Role_Playing_Game_(FASA)

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2 Responses to “Episode 9: Star Trek RPG by FASA”

  1. I really enjoyed this discussion. I never used the AP system myself when running this.

  2. One possibility to help explain a shoehorned character history can be found in the Voyager 6th season episode “The Good Shepard.” It’s the episode where Janeway tries to bolster those under performing crew from the lower decks on that survey mission.

    One of the science team, Mortimer Harren, had multiple advanced degrees. He had signed onto Voyager for the year of practical experience he needed to get into a research institute. Of course his plans were ruined by Voyager’s loss in the Delta Quadrant.

    Like Harren, maybe the characters took less challenging roles in other departments to allow them to focus on their interests. Similarly, it could be the plum postings on ships could be very competitive, and unless you are in the top 10% at the Academy you need some real ship duty under your belt before you get what you really want.

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