Starships

Starship Creation

This section also applies to starbase creation.

Stats

Choose one of these profiles:
• Power+2 prestige+1 1-armor weakness+1
• Power+2 prestige+2 0-armor weakness+1
• Power+1 prestige+2 1-armor weakness+1
• Power+2 prestige+1 2-armor weakness+2

Class

Federation ships come in many sizes: small, medium, large, huge

Choose its class:
Small (rank 1): destroyer, science vessel (NX, Defiant, Oberth), K-7
Medium (rank 2): frigate, light cruiser (Miranda, Intrepid), Regula 1
Large (rank 3): TOS heavy cruiser (Constitution, Excelsior, Nebula), Deep Space 9
Huge (rank 4): TNG heavy cruiser (Galaxy, Sovereign), Spacedock

Name

Choose its name. Pick a name that is indicative or evocative of the duties of the ship. Some quick name ideas: city name like Boston or Philadelphia, animal name like Shark or Wasp, leader name like Washington or Mandela, scientist name like Curie or Nash, geographical feature like Niagara or Danube, aspirational word like Dauntless or Intrepid, distinguished Naval personnel name like Morris or Reuben James, famous doctor like Pasteur or Jenner, famous inventor like Edison or Da Vinci, famous battle like Yorktown or Tiananmen, mythological figure like Callisto or Artemis

Extra credit: create a registry number and dedication quote for the ship. I like to look up the name on Wikipedia and see if there are any numbers associated with the name, like the length of a river or a year something important happened to a person. A source like Barlett's or Wikiquote provides the quote.

Strengths

(this section may be incorporated into the Miracle Worker's improvements)

Choose its strength or strengths:
Fast, rugged, aggressive, tight, huge, explorer, responsive, uncomplaining, capacious, workhorse, easily repaired. Choose as many as its power.

Look at the Workspaces page. Depending on which playbooks are in play, choose as many workshops or improvements as its size rank.

Looks

Choose its look or looks:
Sleek, vintage, pristine, powerful, new, flashy, muscular, quirky, pretty, handcrafted, garish. Choose as many as its looks.

Weaknesses

Choose its weakness or weaknesses:
Slow, fragile, sloppy, lazy, cramped, picky, guzzler, unreliable, leaves a wake, rabbity. Choose as many as its weakness.

History

For each point of prestige, invent a story about the ship's previous adventure. See Missions for inspiration.

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