By Jim Johnson, STA Project Manager
Art byline Art by Michele Frigo & CBS Studios Inc.
If you’ve seen the press release about Modiphius Entertainment’s newest Star Trek product, the Captain’s Log Solo Roleplaying Game, you may be wondering: “What is a solo roleplaying game?”
Putting it simply, a solo RPG is a pen-and-paper roleplaying game that can be played by a single player, without the need for other players or a gamemaster. Using the rulebook and components including guidance, story tools, random tables and worksheets, players can unlock the most incredible stories in a solo setting. Some consider solo RPGs a form of guided journaling or tools for creative writing; both are correct..
For Captain’s Log specifically, we’re talking about creating expansive and amazing Star Trek stories, inspired by the franchise’s many incarnations and eras of play. The game’s contents and tools can be used to tell stories inspired by various Star Trek eras, from the earliest days of the Federation in the 2100s to the 32nd century and beyond, and by any Star Trek culture, species, or situation.
You can choose to set your game at the dawn of Earth's tentative steps to exploring space between the 20th and 21st centuries; or move along to the "Five Year Mission" period during the 2200s when illustrious captains like Georgiou, Pike, Kirk and Kang commanded starships that pushed the known boundaries of space exploration; the 2300s when the Klingon Empire and Federation forged peace and had to navigate the challenges that followed; all the way up to the far future depicted in the recent seasons of Star Trek: Discovery. The possibilities truly are endless!
You choose everything about your character! Their species, role, rank, allegiance, gender, skill set and so much more. Whether they are a Human Technician or a Ferengi Commodore, any type of character you can imagine is possible when playing Captain's Log.
You can plan it and play it all by yourself. No need to find a gamemaster or other players to play with – you can play right away, with your favorite beverage and writing tools at hand. You can play at any time and at your own pace! Plan missions centered on Deep Space 9 over a lazy weekend, or take 15 minutes to squeeze in that all important scene for your captain. Captain's Log is ready any time, anywhere for your imagination to go wild and discover all that's possible
Our future posts will delve into more detail on how Captain's Log works, including how to use the tools in the book to create your captain; their starship or space station; how to set up the story you want to tell and so much more!
Brace yourselves for an exciting ride into a bold, new frontier of Star Trek storytelling and roleplaying. I cannot wait to read and see the stories you create with Captain's Log!
Preorder your copy of the Captain’s Log Solo Roleplaying Game now and receive the final PDF right away and start creating your own Star Trek stories!
Thanks for reading this article, and thank you for your interest and support of Star Trek Adventures! Keep frequencies open for news about Captain’s Log and other Star Trek Adventures product releases. Live long and prosper!
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