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John Stater
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I may not care for canon ... but I do love Cannon.

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Rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation with my daughter, I've noted that many plots involve malfunctions on the Enterprise. One wonders if there's not an unconscious subplot that the Galaxy-class cruisers are real lemons.

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Keeping up with my blog post schedule, I have a new installment of my My Trek series.

In this post I go over a couple rule additions I came up with to determine starting character rank and rank and character advancement using Grenadier's 1978 Star Trek RPG rules.

https://landofnod.blog/2019/01/11/my-trek-part-3/

Just a quick fly-by today to wish folks a Merry Christmas! Be good to one another and yourself - stay safe and have fun.

I salute the pure majesty of a grilled cheese sandwich. Bread + cheese + fire. Beautiful.

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In the past month, I've done something that I haven't done in a decade. I've designed game stuff that was not going to be for sale! I needed a mini-break from "professional" writing and design, and boy was it nice. It's an old school Star Trek campaign that I will almost certainly never run, designed just for the pure fun of making it. Most of all, it was liberating to plunder the internet for images I could use with no regard to where they came from or who owned them - just fun, cool stuff for my eyes only. It's a blend of the old show, the animated series, some bits from Star Trek Phase II and some non-Trek stuff that I liked and thought would blend well.

Were I to actually run the campaign, the "crew" (original characters) would start off on a one year mission on a Hermes-class scout, and then using the rules I wrote, would be promoted to better vessels (and maybe higher rank) until they get to work on a Starship-class vessel (assuming they survive that long) like the USS Enterprise.

The "cover" is below. I plan to do a couple blog posts on what I did, since it did include some rules for starship battles and some add-ons to the old Grenadier Star Trek RPG that folks might find useful.

And now ... back to NOD 35 (which is almost finished, I swear)
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During the Federation-Klingon War, the commandant of Rura Penthe had a perfect record - no escapes. Of course, a surprising number of military installations and Klingon squadrons in the sector were destroyed ... but the high command certainly could not blame Klink for things that happened outside his prison.

My shitty "photoshop" of the day. Coming soon at Land of Nod, a series of posts on a Star Trek campaign I'm developing and will almost certainly never run ...

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Heads up - I have the physical, hard cover Blood & Treasure Monsters II up for sale now at Lulu.com.

As always - buy a hardcover and send me your receipt and I'll provide a link for a free download of the PDF.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-stater/blood-treasure-monsters-ii/hardcover/product-23817603.html

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Playtesting my Spaceship Battle game - decided to get a little goofy ...

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