Star Trek Ascendancy game 4

Link to canonical rules:

STA chat thread:

Players: @Canadian_Errant @Delwayne @RossM @Lordof1 @Assussanni - please make sure you’re “watching” this thread.

My intention this game is to experiment with the Borg: I’ll set up without them, but whenever a player first controls six resource nodes (of any type), I’ll shuffle the Borg exploration cards and system discs into the decks. (If this seems like a truly terrible idea, now’s a good time to object.)

Random player order:


As last time, I’ll go down the order asking for faction picks, then back up again asking for homeworld locations in the starting pentagon. (Assussanni gets no effective choice because they will have no neighbours at that point, and when we get back to Delwayne there will only be one spot left.)

Feel free to use the PM thread to tell me your picks in advance.

Factions available: Andorian, Cardassian, Federation, Ferengi, Klingon, Romulan, Vulcan

Delwayne: Andorian. RossM?

Are we standard start or humble beginnings?

Standard start.

Federation please

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@Canadian_Errant: Cardassian, Ferengi, Klingon, Romulan, Vulcan.

Vulcan, please

Lordof1 picks Klingon. @Assussanni: Cardassian, Ferengi, Romulan?

Romulan, please.

@Lordof1, where should your homeworld be? Then Canadian_Errant and RossM.

Rargh! We claim C for the mighty Klingon Empire!



I claim E for Vulcan

Hmm. Next to the Klingons or next to the Klingons?

D please

First player is @Delwayne with card 3.

@RogerBW asked for a die roll:
Commands 1 and 2:

Space lane: d3+1: 4
System: Lytasia (PRO-4)
Exploration: Peaceful Meditation (take 1 Culture or destroy a ship of yours here for 3 Production.)

take the culture.
commands 3 & 4, in and out of warp to another system (from home)

@RogerBW asked for a die roll:
Space lane: d3+1: 3
System: Magna Roma (PP-3)
Exploration: Iconian Probe (H5; if any ships survive take 2 Research.)

Ship lost on a 5+: d6: 6