Star Trek Minis – Storage

I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few character miniatures for Star Trek in the last year, and still have a few left to paint. In my quest to find a good way to transport them to and from games, I settled on cases designed for Essential Oils. Initially I was using some smaller cases, but then I decided to try a larger one, so I ordered one from Amazon that looked good.
Clicking on the small picture below, which is an Affiliate link for me, will take you to the one I bought if you are interested.

The first thing I have to say is that none of the photos adequately show how sparkly this thing is. My first reaction when I opened up the package and pulled it out was “Holy crap, I’m going to need my sunglasses to use this thing!” I happened to have a spare Starfleet emblem hanging around, so I glued that onto the lid just to give it a bit of a Star Trek feel and to detract a little from shine.

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FallCon 32 – Reflections

I attended FallCon 32 this year as a guest host running Star Trek Adventures by Modiphius Games as part of the RGP Alliance group. Despite living in Calgary my whole life and being into gaming since high school, I have never attended FallCon before. Partially that’s because it’s main focus is on board games and I’ve always been more interested in Roleplaying Games, which they have just added in the last couple of years. Also, I was just never that interested in going to conventions of any sort.

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Those that have met me a few times have realized that I have a certain preference in Tee Shirts. In fact, complete strangers have been know to stop and comment on them. What can I say? I like big mugs, I cannot lie :).

Aside from the pictures on the shirts, they are also wide enough across in the shoulders and long enough to fit me comfortable, and are of a good weight.

And, giving away my secret, I get them through Clothing Monster. I go mainly for the wildlife shirts, but if you like dogs, they have a shirt for just about every breed imaginable.

So here is an incomplete selection of my shirts, I’ll add more photos as I get them. Enjoy 🙂

RPGA-Con 2019 Game Master Profile

It’s my first YouTube interview. I’m Game Master for a Star Trek Adventures session, “The Tribble with Klingons” at this year’s RPG Alliance Convention. It’s an adventure I put together that takes place immediately after the Star Trek Animated Series episode “More Tribbles, More Troubles”

The small but mighty USS Locksley crew has been requested by Capt. Kirk to track Capt Koloth’s new D7 battleship which attacked the Enterprise with a new stasis weapon mere hours ago. Tribbles were used to thwart the attack, more information on Koloth’s next destination and the weapon is wanted.

Enjoy the video, and check out the other Gamemaster video’s on the RPG Alliance YouTube channel.

Tickets for my adventure, and other games can be found at Table Top Events.

Star Trek at FallCon 32

FallCon 32
September 27 – 29, 2019

I will be attending FallCon for the first time this year, and I’ll be running a couple sessions for the Star Trek Adventures Roleplaying Game from Modiphius as part of the RPG Alliance group.

I’ll be running a Starter Adventure with Pregenerated characters, so no previous experience is necessary. My games run on Saturday September 28th from 2 pm until 6 pm and on Sunday September 29th from 11 am until 6 pm.

The adventure I’ll be running is “Signals“:
A month ago, Starfleet picked up an unusual alien signal emanating from the Seku system, deep inside the Carina Nebula. The runabout Susquehanna was initially dispatched to investigate, but the crew failed to report and is presumed lost. Starfleet must investigate the source of the signal and locate the missing runabout.

The RPG Alliance group is running several other games as well, such as Conan, Star Wars, Rocket Age, and The Expanse. We’ll also have a Community Booth where you can stop by and ask us any questions you may have.


Check out the RPG Alliance Fallcon page for additional details and descriptions of the games being run.

Star Trek Adventures at the Calgary Expo 2019

I recently volunteered to run a couple sessions of the Star Trek Adventures Roleplaying game at the Calgary Expo. I suspect the reaction of some of my family and friends was probably along the lines of “How the hell did that happen?”

For those that don’t know me that well, I would describe myself as a sociable introvert. I don’t generally like crowds, and I seldom initiate conversations with people I don’t know, but once I’ve been introduced to someone, if we find we have something in common, then I can be somewhat talkative and sociable.

So, how did I end up at the Calgary Expo running games for complete strangers?

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Star Trek Character Miniatures – Retro Sci-Fi Girls

I picked these miniatures up a couple years ago from Hasselfree Miniatures while looking for Battlestar Galactica characters. It has been more years than I care to figure out since I last painted any character miniatures, and I didn’t want to start right off the bat with the expensive sets of Modiphius Star Trek Adventures minis. I’m quite happy with how they turned out.

HFSFMP04 Retro Sci-Fi Girls (3)   The photo from the Hasselfree website
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Star Trek Adventures – Starter Set

I recently ran the first adventure in the three adventure mini campaign from the the Star Trek Adventures Starter Set from Modiphius Entertainment. Overall we had a good time playing through it and it worked quite well. Here are a few random observations and questions that came up along the way. I’ve also tried to avoid any major spoilers for the adventure.

The first thing I noticed is that the Starter Set comes with five pregenerated Player Characters and one Ship. The Quickstart Guide which is available for free on the Modiphius website has the same five pregenerated PCs plus one additional one, the Denobulan Science Officer.

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Omni-Stand System by Corsec Engineering

This is a follow-up/companion article to my “Corsec Bases and Rods with tweaks” posting that I did back in November of 2015. I’ll repeat the first three paragraphs from that posting and then go on to show in more detail both the standard way that the system can be used and then add some additional information on some of the tweaks I described in the earlier post.

Over the years I’ve tried out several different types of stands and bases for my miniatures, but I think I’ve finally settled on the using the Omni-Stand system from Corsec Engineering.  What I like about it is that it is very versatile, especially when combined with a few accessories from a fine tool store like Lee Valley.

There are three main parts to the Omni-Stand system, the base, the supporting rod, and the mount, all of which are interchangable, which means you can use the same miniature for multiple games and just swap out the base, going from a round base with 30 degree firing arcs for something like Full Thrust, to square bases customized for use with the X-Wing Miniatures Game.

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