Talk:Star Trek: The Next Generation Role-playing Game

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TNG vs. DS9[edit]

User:Genesis asked the following in a comment in the mainpage source: "This article appears to be about two Star Trek games by Last Unicorn Games, Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. This should be clarified by someone who knows the relations between the games."

I can clarify, but I don't really know enough to put it in the main article. LUG was granted rights to all four (at the time) television series and the characters therein -- but some weird provision of the contract required them to be treated as separate licenses. So, the plan was to release four main RPG books, all using the same system, but each with a different title and no references to the other three. It's seemed pretty silly to those of us playing it at the time.

Since they all used the same system, it's really more like four different campaign settings -- but you needed at least one to even create a character; there was no universal player's handbook or anything like that.

LUG lost the license(s) to Decipher before the Voyager and TOS books could be released, which is why only TNG and DS9 appear in the article.

Now, whether we should have separate articles on the two "games" (TNG and DS9), with the indication that they both used the LUG "Icon" system, I don't know.

-- Powers 15:04, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Addendum: according to Memory Alpha, the TOS sourcebook was released before LUG lost the license. I've updated the infobox accordingly. Powers 15:09, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I've added the information to the main page. Hope I got it right -- Genesis 16:57, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
It looks all right, with the understanding that this info is just my recollection and not (yet) sourced. Powers 19:55, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

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