Every so often I get the desire to run a short Star Trek-like game. Assemble a new crew on a new ship and have some adventures. This goes all the way back to days of playing Star Frontiers.
I might do a couple of one-offs this summer. Not sure yet really. A natural choice, of course, would be Starships & Spacemen but I am still partial to White Star. I also like the idea of maybe doing my Black Star game. Maybe mixing in some Realms of Crawling Chaos and Mutant Future for that Cthulhu in Space feel.
But what has really gotten me in the mood is Pintrest.
Weird I know, but I am totally addicted to "pinning" pictures of Starships.
This one grabbed my attention so much that I just HAVE to use it somehow.
It is a "kit-bash" of the Ambassador-class Enterprise C and NSEA Protector.
I rather like it.
Credit to the ship goes here, http://www.mcfergeson.com/hobbycorner/2015/04/23/the-uss-mystic-a-kitbashed-starship-from-star-trek/
Since his ship is the NX-3000 Mystic, I could make mine the NCC-3120 USS Protector.
Hell. I even considered picking up the models on eBay to make my own, but my painting skills are terrible. I could never do it the justice it deserves.
Not to steal too much from Voyager or even Event Horizon, but my basic outline would be that while testing their new Warp-13 capable engines (shout out to the Omega-13 from Galaxy Quest) the USS Protector is transported ...somewhere... and in this section of space the stars are right and there are horrors.
I would add other technobable details like the curvature of the warp nacelles and how this ship uses triberyllium instead of trilithium in it's warp core. Maybe it is a design upgrade the Federation got from the Thermians. (All from Galaxy Quest). So start off as a regular Trek-like game, and then BAM hit them with the horrors. Hey, maybe the Theramins are evil. Who knows really.
Lots of ideas here.