Welcome to Ten Forward Fridays, where a new playable species is presented for the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game, filling in some gaps until official material can be released.
This week’s Delta Quadrant species, is the predatory Hirogen, who live for the thrill of the hunt.
The Hirogen had an interesting arc in Voyager, being teased before their first full appearance. The species had a cameo in 4×14 Message in a Bottle before fully debuting in the subsequent Hunters. The species was featured in eight episodes, including the two-part story The Killing Game 4×18 and 19, making them one of Voyager‘s most persistent foes.
Hirogen hunting packs are widespread, and could conceivably be found in any region of the Delta Quadrant. Given how widespread the ancient Hirogen were, it’s also possible several small hunting packs could have made their way to the Alpha or Beta quadrants over the course of several generations. To say nothing of a single Hirogen ship pursuing desperate prey through a wormhole to the far side of the galaxy. The Hirogen might be an interesting guide through a region of space they have designated their “hunting grounds”, or an ally in the pursuit of a mutual enemy.