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Star Trek Adventures: Core Rulebook

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"Star Trek Adventures finally corrects the injustice of not having a Star Trek game around at the same time Star Trek Discovery is ripping through TV sets and data streams.... the gaming experience feels exactly like Star Trek. Sit on the commander's chair, take a deep breath, and engage. Star Trek is not just back; it is here to stay." review

Starfleet Needs A New Crew!

Welcome to your new assignment, Captain. Your continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before…

Star Trek Adventures takes you to the Final Frontier of the Galaxy, where new discoveries await keen explorers of Starfleet. Your duties may take you to the edges of known space, or to Federation colonies in need, to the borders of neighbouring galactic powers or into the eye of interstellar phenomena. Your ship and your crew epitomise the best Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets has to offer, and you are needed more than ever.

A new threat looms from across the Gamma Quadrant, as it is confirmed by Commander Sisko and his crew that the Dominion, led by the Founders, represent a significant threat to the Alpha Quadrant. Tension is already high in the region of Bajor and Deep Space 9, as the Maquis continue to act against the Cardassian-Federation peace treaty, with Captain Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager preparing for their mission in the Badlands. It is a volatile time for the Federation and new crews have never been in higher demand.

• Create your own Star Trek stories of discovery and adventure on the Final Frontier with 368 pages of content in the full colour PDF. 

The Star Trek Adventures Hardcover Colour Book comes in a full colour edition with black text on a white background exclusive to DTRPG!

• Complete 2d20 game system from Modiphius Entertainment adapted for Star Trek Adventures, used in Mutant ChroniclesConan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, John Carter of Mars and the Infinity RPG.

• An extensive exploration of the United Federation of Planets and its galactic neighbours in the Alpha, Beta and Gamma Quadrants.

• Guidelines for Gamemasters old and new, on how to run an adventure of exploration and discovery for the crew of a Federation starship.

• A full catalogue of aliens and antagonists including Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, the Borg and the Dominion.

• Brought to you by a team of expert Star Trek writers including writers from previous editions of Star Trek roleplaying games and other gaming talent.

• Personal logs and intercepted communications by Starfleet Intelligence provide a new perspective on Star Trek and its events. 

Keep hailing frequencies open to see the full range of forthcoming Star Trek Adventures  products. Hardcover supplements await along with lots of accessories including miniatures, maps, gaming tiles, dice sets and the Borg Cube Collector’s Edition game box.

Don't forget to pick up your FREE Star Trek Adventures Character sheets!

™ & © 2017 CBS Studios Inc. © 2017 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Exclusive Star Trek Hardcover book!




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Jack K May 20, 2018 3:45 am UTC
I just purchased the PDF version, and I have to say that one thing is really upsetting me. I can't even begin to understand how you can sell a PDF in 2018 and not have bookmarks? I can't even add my own bookmarks to make up for this glaring oversight, which would, itself, feel like insult to injury were it not for John D, below, claiming that an earlier release of the file DID have bookmarks. I really hope that an updated version will be made available soon, as this is really not acceptable.
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Jeremy M May 20, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
The white on black version of the pdf has bookmarks, the fact they didn't put them in this one is pretty annoying.
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John D May 21, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
The white-on-black PDF uploaded on May 16 does not have bookmarks, actually (well, it has three, but that's hardly sufficient).

I've emailed Modiphius's customer support as well as commenting here. The bookmarks in earlier versions of the PDFs were excellent, and I am really hoping that Modiphius can restore them (and the higher resolution scans; the resolution on the May 16 PDFs is dismal) as soon as possible.
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Samuel W May 22, 2018 1:31 pm UTC
Hi Jack and John

We're working to fix this at the moment as well as some spelling and grammar edits we've had highlighted to us, and will get an update out shortly.

Thanks for your patience.
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John D May 23, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Thanks for the update; I'll look forward to the new files.

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Jack K May 25, 2018 3:56 am UTC
Thanks for the update, I'm glad to hear this is being rectified. So far I like the game and the book, but I absolutley can not stand navigating PDFs without bookmarks.
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John D May 29, 2018 1:23 pm UTC
Any word on when we can expect the files with bookmarks and proper image resolution? Thanks.
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John D May 18, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Thanks for the updated May 2018 PDFs, but I have a few questions:

1. Where are the bookmarks? The previous files all had great bookmarks, but they're missing from this version. Could we have them back, please?

2. Is it just me, or is the resolution on some of the art poorer than it was in the last version? For example, I used to be able to read the sample character sheet on page 5, but now it's all blurry. A lot of the other art looks more pixelated too, including the front and back covers themselves. If I'm not imagining things, is it possible to get the art at a higher resolution again?

3. This may seem like nitpicking, but STA is such an outstanding game design-wise—my favorite Trek RPG so far!—and yet there are so, so many typos in the core rulebook's text. I realize/realise American and British orthography and grammar are often different, but I'm not talking about such variances; I'm talking about far too many sentences that contain errors of punctuation, capitalization,...See more
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John D May 18, 2018 9:24 pm UTC
Addendum: It *isn't* just me: the resolution of many of the images is decidedly lower in this version of the PDF. (I checked against other, earlier versions of the file, and the difference is clear to the naked eye.) In addition to giving us back our bookmarks, could we pretty please have the nice higher-resolution art back? Thank you.
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Joe M June 01, 2018 11:26 pm UTC
I'm just noticing this as well; I realized the files were about 2/3 the size when I opened it up I asked myself "did the cover get blurry, or do I need to clean my screen?"

I'm hoping they fix that. I should have a higher-res backup somewhere, but it won't have the latest errata.
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John D June 03, 2018 12:46 am UTC
I will confess to some frustration. The first PDF, released last July, was clearly not ready for prime time. Okay, it happens, and PDFs can be updated.

Modiphius has been reasonably good about updating the files as errata become known, but this latest "update" contains no bookmarks, and blurs the otherwise fine art and cartography.

This is not how a professional publisher should behave, even in a niche market. Sure, mistakes happen, but Modiphius was made aware of the error—their error, remember—a full two weeks ago. Since then, we have not received any updated files fixing the mistakes they introduced. How long does it take to add an already existing table of contents, or to restore the image resolution at which they'd already published the document?

I'm not trying to be grumpy, but I don't feel we're being treated well as customers, and this is the sort of thing that significantly affects my decision as to whether to buy any more Modiphius products.
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March 21, 2018 12:40 am UTC
There's 3 files associated with this:


The third one keeps giving me an error when I try to download it.
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sergio P March 19, 2018 1:20 pm UTC
Could anyone tell me if the Watermarked PDF only option is printer friendly?
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Patrick G April 09, 2018 5:43 am UTC
You get both standard and printer-friendly versions.
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Kai G March 11, 2018 10:14 am UTC
How can I upgrade my purchased PDF to the core book and get the discount?
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Chris B March 11, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
Email :-)
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Charles S March 02, 2018 11:01 am UTC
I bought my book from Modiphius directly. We have just finished a short 4-session game using one of the adventures from Voyages vol. 1. I enjoyed the system and think it plays really well. I'd happily run more adventures and encourage people on the fence about the game to jump in. It's definitely worth it.
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Curtis H June 14, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Charles S.,
How did you find your players? I am having difficulty in finding players for the game. Any suggestions?
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Joseph K February 25, 2018 7:01 pm UTC
Have had two players make characters, on first glance the characters/sheet/creations look like it is simple. That is not the case (which is a good thing).

Character creation has averaged around an hour, again a good thing. Because of the depth of the character creation a player doesn't end up being a cookie cutter (the PCs aren't clones of characters from the shows).

Only issue that seems to have come up both times has been with Virtues. My players were wanting more examples and "Can't I just choose one?" type of question. I haven't done a decent search but an "official" type hand out might end up being a boon.
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Jonas R February 17, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
I just want to play missions with the miniatures like a tabletop game. Is this covered by the rulebook?
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Samuel W February 19, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Hi Jonas. Those rules are in development and are intended to be released in the Operations Division supplement.
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Jeremy M January 16, 2018 4:39 am UTC
There are no bookmarks in the black on white text version pdf. Any chance we can get those added.
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Donovan G January 11, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
So, for a bit of backstory, my "crew" and I were running a game in the old Decipher system. I was the Storyteller, running a game about the adventures of the USS Akira, launched from Utopia Planitia in 2368. And we enjoyed it, to a point, as convoluted as the rulebooks were. Certain things didn't always line up and not everything made sense but we tried anyway. Then, near the start of December last year, I saw an interesting line in the DriveThruRPG newsletter email. "Star Trek." Intrigued, I looked further. Star Trek ADVENTURES? A new system? I looked at the free resources and was intrigued, so I bought the full core book on faith.

So the short version is that we moved all of our resources over to STA and haven't looked back. My crew is intrigued to see what else is coming!
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Robert L December 10, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
When you make updates, can you please include a version number in the file names so that we can figure out which is the updated file and which is now out of date? At the moment there are three files, one is white on black and two are black on white and there is no apparent way to tell what the differences between them are.
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bill P December 08, 2017 9:59 pm UTC
What do the covers look like for this printed version? The included pictures above show the insides, but not the covers.
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Jim J January 03, 2018 10:12 pm UTC
Same cover as the PDF and the standard edition hardcover.
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Christopher J December 07, 2017 2:08 pm UTC
The black-on-white PDF has no front and back cover, and is 340 MB. Which is weird, given the white-on-black pdf has both covers and is only 36 MB. Also, the notice from Modiphius said the PDF was updated but the time stamp still shows July.
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Christopher J December 08, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Never mind, they updated the update!
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Miguel M November 19, 2017 2:41 am UTC
As the printing is updated are the PDF's also updated here?
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Chris B November 19, 2017 12:10 pm UTC
They are yes!
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Daniel M November 09, 2017 8:06 pm UTC
How much of the errata is fixed in the second printing?
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Chris B November 09, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
All of the reported errors :-)
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Daniel M November 10, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
Looks like the copy I got from MM was the first run, then. C'est la vie. I have a printer and label paper. XD
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Guy H September 27, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Are there any plans for a TOS rulebook?
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Chris B September 28, 2017 10:43 am UTC
Hi Guy there is a TOS based introductory box set coming in the spring and we are considering options for next year. All the books are written with a historical perspective allowing you to run TOS era games using the provided technology and ships and the rules are identical.
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