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From the back cover
The frontiers of the Federation
In the Federation core worlds, life is almost utopian... but on the frontier, it's balanced on a knife's edge! See if you can survive the adventures of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, where empires clash, smugglers flourish and intrigue runs thicker than blood on a Klingon's blade. Everything you need to experience this shadowy new dimension of Star Trek Roleplaying is in this book!
Star Trek: Deep Space 9 includes:
  • Complete, easy to use Icon System rules
  • Five new templates (Bajoran, Cardassian, Ferengi, Klingon, Trill – including rules for Trill "past lives")
  • Eight new Overlays (Colonist, Diplomat/Politician, Maquis/Rebel, Merchant, Mystic, Pirate/Smuggler, Spy, Warrior)
  • Dozens of new Background History packages
  • New Skills, Advantages, and Disadvantages
  • A description of Deep Space 9 itself, including detailed write-ups of the station's crew
  • Rules for creating and using outposts and space stations along the frontier
  • Extensive discussion of life on the frontiers of the Federation and in other major societies, including discussions on how to set and run your series in these tumultuous border regions
  • New ships, including the USS Defiant, Danube-class runabout, and Bajoran, Cardassian and Dominion vessels
  • "Idol Threats," an introductory adventure

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Core Game Book is a source book for the Last Unicorn Games Star Trek RPG.

  • Introduction
  • Frontiers of the Federation
  • Character Creation
  • Traits
  • Tactical
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Deep Space Nine
  • Missions on the Frontier
  • Keeping the Peace
  • Rewards
  • "Idol Threats"
  • Stations and Starships
  • Technology
  • Aliens
  • Creatures
  • Appendix: Starfleet Characters
  • Index

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