Link Update

Given how much time I’ve spent on the below two sites, I felt it only natural to add them to my expanding list of links.

Both Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator On-Line Database and Archive and Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator are focused towards the oft-maligned RPG segment of Trek fanon–covering the FASA RPG for the most part.  Both webmasters have turned their sites into detailed repositories on Federation and Alien starships as they would exist in those universes.  Pictures, Schematics/Blueprints and game-specific specs are included for nearly every ship listed.

I myself have found it fascinating, particularly so for the various alien races who haven’t been given much ‘official’ exposure, or who have merely been glossed over.

Can check them out by clicking on the links below, or under the ‘blogroll’ section on the right hand side of the page.

Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator On-Line Database and Archive

Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator

 

Also want to recommend you head over to YouTube and check out two videos here and here.

 


Have a good one!

 

 

The Gorn are coming!

A lot’s been going on lately on my end.  The release of Call of Duty: Black Ops (the first CoD where I’ve bothered to delve into MP) and the start of another new job (temporary for now, hopefully permanent though!) being prime among them.

I’ve been working where I can on material for another major update–“Birds of a Feather…..Part II”.  This would contain publications on all three canon Romulan ships (the Bird of Prey from TOS, the D’Deridex from TNG/DS9 and the Norexan from “Nemesis”) plus publications on 2-3 non-canon designs from the TNG/DS9/VOY + Future eras.

From there, my Romulan work would take me back into the TMP era, of which I’ve found a wealth of material to expand upon. I’m nearly finished with this, however the reason for the continued delay–as is most often the case–is that I stumbled upon a design which I would love to incorporate, but doing so would require editing of one or more existing publications–in this instance, the one on the D’Deridex.

I didn’t find much Romulan material that would fit in the ‘Lost Era’ or early TNG time period, so when I wrote the publication on the D’Deridex, I described it as “the first modern ship class of the Romulan Imperial Navy to be encountered since the infamous Tomed Incident in 2311.” This obviously would have to be changed if I ever wanted to write something on say, the warbirds involved in the Battle at Narendra III.

So, while I continue to work on that, I felt it imperative to put up an update in the meantime–given how long I’ve spaced them out as of late.

This one, as the title suggests, is focused on the Gorn–a race that’s seen even less exposure than the Romulans and the Breen.  While their ships are huge, larger than many Federation, Klingon and Romulan designs, they are technologically inferior to the above powers and just slightly ahead of the Cardassians. Scroll to the ‘Editor’s Annotations’ of this first Gorn publication to discover more about my reasoning behind this.

MD-31 Class Battlecruiser

 

Hope you enjoy this…….promise to have the Romulan ‘mega-update’ I described ready soon!

 

 

Still alive….

Rumors of my/this blog’s death have been greatly exaggerated…..

Have been feeling a little burnt out as of late, but am hoping to get back in a rich, creative mood here with the help of some of the Lost Era novels as well as the recently released  “Zero Sum Game”–the first novel in the new Typhon Pact series that picks up following the critically acclaimed Destiny series.

To that end, I have the pleasure to present the Exeter class Battlecruiser, an Excelsior based design that fits into the Lost Era along with the Centaur.

Exeter Class

 

Enjoy!