Ten Forward Fridays: Overlookers

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.
The final Delta Quadrant species for the month is the Hierarchy/ Overseers. Seen in Star Trek Voyager 6×04 Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy with a couple other appearances following. The official name of this species is never given, but they are referred to as “Overlookers” and “Overlooker aliens” in various scripts. The species is interesting for its government: a strict Big Brother style that micromanages all decisions. Individuals raised in such an environment are going to have some quirks.

Like most Delta powers, there’s a lot of room for a player to customize this species, making it their own in terms of personality and culture. Overlookers are advanced and intelligent and likely varied in potential talents, if hyper-specialized in their personal tasks. And like most Delta powers, the trick is working one into a game set elsewhere in the galaxy. There are the usual ways: wormholes, spacial warps, Q, experimental propulsion systems, Borg transwarp corridors, Traveller warp field manipulation, and the like. Perhaps a ship stole the schematics for Quantum Slipstream Drive from the U.S.S. Voyager‘s computers and attempted to replicate the device.

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