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Memory-beta

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Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek content.

A roleplaying game (commonly abbreviated RPG) is an organized set of rules for simulating actions as characters in a fictional setting, in this case the Star Trek universe, with most particpants taking on the roles of such characters and usually one person administrating the game as moderator/referee/game-master.

To date have been several licensed Star Trek RPG's:

  • FASA's Star Trek: The Role Playing Game
  • Last Unicorn's Star Trek: The Next Generation Roleplaying Game, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Roleplaying Game, and Star Trek Roleplaying Game
  • Decipher's Star Trek Roleplaying Game

Each typically has a core rules set and additional volumes or products providing additional material for wider areas of interest, prominent aliens, adventure scenarios and campaigns, etc.

Note: This list does not include secondary licensed games, such as the RPG set in the Star Fleet Battles universe. It also implicitly refers to human-moderated "paper and pencil" games.

RPGs in the Star Trek Universe

In 2151, Crewman Elizabeth Cutler of the Enterprise set up a roleplaying game set on a fictional version of Mars. The game was played in the mess hall by James Anderson, Travis Mayweather, and Hoshi Sato (replaced by Ethan Novakovich after contact with the Fazi was made), with Cutler as the Game Master. After a rocky start, the players soon found themselves enjoying the game. (ENT novel: By the Book)

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Episode Movie Book Game
Novel Comic Anthology Reference
Novelization Manga Omnibus RPG
eBook Audiobook Miniseries Duology

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Guild Wars

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From GuildWiki

A role-playing game (rpg) is a type of game in which the players take on the role of a character with a specific class/profession (or combination) and adventure using that role in the game world. A hallmark of role-playing games is gaining experience through adventuring and then using this experience to make the character stronger.

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GTA

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From Grand Theft Wiki

The Rocket Launcher in GTA IV

The Rocket Launcher or RPG is a weapon that has appeared in almost every Grand Theft Auto game since the first.

The rocket launcher is an extremely powerful weapon, capable of destroying almost anything capable of being damaged. The chief advantage of this weapon is its destructive power and area effect (with its blast being capable of inflicting heavy damage several meters away from the point of impact). Although its rockets self-destruct after traveling a certain distance, its range remains impressive. The weapon's disadvantages are its slow aiming, and its potential to seriously injure or kill the operator if a rocket detonates at close range. Its weight is also an issue — the protagonist will be slowed to a walking pace while the rocket launcher is equipped and in all games exept Grand Theft Auto IV the player cannot jump with it.

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GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

In GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the rocket launcher resembles a US Army M72 LAW rocket launcher, with some aesthetic differences (the weapon is held by a handle on the bottom and fired through a scope, unlike the real life M72 LAW).

In the rest of the GTA III Era (GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas & GTA Liberty City Stories) the rocket launcher resembles a Russian RPG-7 portable anti-tank rocket launcher. It is a useful weapon for starting gang wars in GTA San Andreas, as its splash damage can be used to kill a group of three enemy gangsters in one shot.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

In the GTA IV era, the rocket launcher again resembles the Russian RPG-7 portable anti-tank missile launcher, however it is not fitted with the PGO-7 optical sight usually seen on the launchers.

The Rocket Launcher can be purchased at the back-alley gun shops for $15,000 and each rocket will cost $5,000. The Rocket Launcher cannot be obtained from Little Jacob in GTA IV, however, in The Lost and Damned, Johnny can obtain a Rocket Launcher from Terry's weapons van. This weapon is available in multiplayer via helicopters, which instantly give players an RPG and full RPG ammo upon entry. This is the most powerful weapon in the game, able to take on cars, trucks, enemy players, motorcycles, and even the fearsome Annihilator gunship.

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GTA III

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV

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ST Expanded

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The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

A roleplaying game (RPG = Role Play Game) is a game in which players create roles that they act out, or "play", as part of the overall game. Numerous Star Trek RPG systems can be found including:

Forms of interactive fan fiction and the term "play-by-email" also apply as RPGs. Many fan-created RPGs are covered elsewhere in this wiki. See: Fan fiction.


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Starwars

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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

A roleplaying game (RPG) is a type of game where players assume the roles of fictional characters via improvisations. At its core, an RPG is a form of interactive and collaborative storytelling. Whereas cinema, novels and television shows are passive, RPGs engage the participants actively, allowing them to simultaneously be audience, actor, and author.

Tabletop roleplaying games

In a tabletop RPG, participants play the parts of characters in an imaginary scenario that is organized, adjudicated, and sometimes created by a "gamemaster" or "GM," whose role is both to describe the setting and and cast of characters for the players to interact with, and to adjudicate how these interactions proceed. He or she may also be responsible for advancing some kind of storyline or plot, albeit one which is subject to the somewhat unpredictable behavior of the players or outcome of the dice rolls.

There have been, to date, two producers of licensed Star Wars roleplaying products. West End Games, produced Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game from 1987 until 1998. The creation of background material for the West End Games' game line had considerable influence on consolidating the formerly disorganized Expanded Universe into a coherent fictional universe. Wizards of the Coast took over the license and has produced its Star Wars Roleplaying Game from 1999 until the present. Apart from these official games, unauthorized free "conversions" of the Star Wars setting for other roleplaying systems have appeared online.

The webcomic Darths & Droids is a parodic work based on the premise that the Star Wars story is an evolving campaign being played by players in a new setting invented by their GM.

Computer roleplaying games

The term roleplaying game is also used for certain video games where the player takes on the role of a character in an imaginary world, and makes choices which advance a story. These games are often based on the "table-top" or "pencil-and-paper" RPGs described above, and describe characters using their rules. However, without the improvisation of a human gamemaster and other human players, the storyline tends to be slightly more restricted.

While many Star Wars video and computer games have storylines and elements of roleplaying, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords are the only single-player computer roleplaying games set in the Star Wars galaxy. Both games are based on the mechanics of Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars Roleplaying Game. However, the creation of 'modifications' has led to an expanded RPG universe where one would not exist. Such an example includes Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy which has various groups implementing RPG modifications to turn a free-for-all into a roleplayable universe.

Another type of computer roleplaying game is the "Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game", or "MMORPG", where numerous players take on characters and interact online. Star Wars: Galaxies is the only Star Wars MMORPG. Its rules are not derived from either of the table-top RPGs.

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