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A Guide to Trek, from the RPGs: 4. Timeline: A History of the Future

Note that the timeline focuses on major political/military history up to the eras of TNG/DS9/VOY; I haven't summarized the major events of DS9 and Voyager yet, but I'll come back and edit it in if need be. (I also haven't included the timeline of events from Enterprise, as they don't quite jibe with the rest of the canon history, but I can write it up if people want.)

The Enterprises )

Part 4: The Timeline )
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A Guide to Trek, from the RPGs: 3. The Academy

Everyone in Starfleet - with perhaps a few special exceptions - has graduated from Starfleet Academy. So, what do we know about it?

Part 4: Starfleet Academy )
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A Guide to Trek, from the RPGs: 2. Ranks

Before I go on to the big info dump about the Academy, let's have a quick look at ranks in Star Trek.

Part 2: Ranks in Starfleet )
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A Guide to Trek, from the RPGs

I've been a Star Trek nerd from way back, and although I've never really been into TOS-era Trek before ST XI, I've been playing RPGs and email sims set in the Trekverse for many years.

part 0: the backstory! )

So, given that I have a lot of this stuff lying around my house, I thought I'd summarise some of the details likely to be particularly useful for fic writers. Of course, many of these books are set during the TNG-DS9 era, and of course Star Trek XI is a reboot anyway, but it may prove helpful.

Relatedly, I also highly recommend Memory Alpha, which is kinda Wikipedia-for-the-Trekverse. Highly recommended as a fact-checking/canon-checking resource.

So, the posts in this series are compiled from: the Star Trek RPG sourcebooks I own (published variously by Last Unicorn Games and Decipher), various wikis such as Memory Alpha and its expanded universe sister site, Memory Beta, and any other sources I have to hand (like the Technical Manuals, Encyclopaedias, and so on).

All posts in this series will be tagged with the canon:star trek tag, to aid in finding 'em.

part 1: this way to the first instalment: our solar system )

Whew! Okay. Hope people find that useful; I shall continue summarising as I pore through my stacks of books. I need more desk space.

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