INTRODUCTION: I’m a gamemaster for a Star Trek Adventures series set in the Star Trek Online setting. Occurring roughly 25 years after the events in Star Trek: Nemesis, the Star Trek Online setting introduces new conflicts with the Klingons, the Romulans in the wake of their homeworld’s destruction, the Borg, and others. In this era of increasing conflict, Starfleet officers must defend the Federation while continuing to explore strange new worlds and upholding the values on which the Federation was founded. In order to bring life to this campaign setting, many people in the Star Trek Adventures subreddit, myself included, developed statistics and overviews for the new ships included in Star Trek Online.
The Ships of Star Trek Online series begins with the Odyssey-class starship, designed for Cryptic Studios by Adam Logan based on a submission by Adam Ilhe. The Odyssey-class U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-F, first appeared during Star Trek Online’s second anniversary event in 2012.
OVERVIEW: First conceptualized in 2404, the Odyssey-class starship was envisioned as an extension of the Constitution-class design lineage of a large, multi-role cruiser. Due to its size and power, the Odyssey was classified as a dreadnought. In peacetime, it serves the role of an explorer on long-term deep-space missions. In wartime, the class acts as the hard-hitting core of large starship formations, though it can also conduct solo operations. The Odyssey-class ship has an optimal crew of 2,100 and can also comfortably carry crew members’ families during peacetime.
CAPABILITIES: The Odyssey-class starship is designed to maintain a slender subspace profile, and its warp core is both larger and more efficient than that used for the Galaxy-class ship of the previous generation. This allows the ship to maintain a cruising speed of Warp 8 and an emergency warp speed of Warp 9.994. It is also fitted with an advanced quantum slipstream drive, first tested on the USS Voyager and later installed on Vesta-class starships. While the slipstream drive cannot be maintained for more than a few minutes, it allows the Odyssey¬-class ship to traverse the entirety of Federation space or travel thousands of light-years in a matter of minutes.
Like the Galaxy-class cruiser, the Odyssey-class starship can separate its primary and secondary hulls, allowing it to evacuate family members during an emergency or use multi-vector assault tactics against enemy ships during military operations. Each section carries batteries of Type XIV phaser arrays and multiple torpedo launchers, typically equipped with a complement of 250 quantum torpedoes.
DEPARTMENTS (YORKTOWN-CLASS SCIENCE VARIANT)
DEPARTMENTS (SOJOURNER-CLASS OPERATIONS VARIANT)
DEPARTMENTS (ENDEAVOUR-CLASS TACTICAL VARIANT)
- Phaser Arrays
- Quantum Torpedoes
- Tractor Beam (Strength 4)
All Odyssey-class ships have the following Talents:
- Improved Hull Integrity
- Quantum Torpedoes
- Command Ship
In addition, Odyssey-class ship captains may select the Saucer Separation Talent.