Aaron Pollyea writes, “In this series, Continuing Missions will publish some of the original and side canon starships that I had written up for inclusion in the Utopia Planitia sourcebook that didn’t make the cut. Many of them will be original creations that I designed to help fill in gaps in canon where I felt starships needed to be. Others because they are from beta canon and Star Trek Adventures doesn’t have the rights to use them.” Fair enough!

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  1. models of the Federation class show up in Picard Season 3 (the bar scene, alongside “the fat ones” aka galaxy class models), so its at least quasi-canon.

    1. It was already kinda canonized alongside some of the other FJ designs as a ship whose class shows up on displays in the TOS movies

  2. Very interesting.

    I’ve been doing a series of videos on Star Trek Adventures spaceframes with the help of my friend on YouTube, Housecoat Gaming. He hosts the vids and provides lore, I make the stats. And we did a video on the Federation-class, here: https://youtu.be/G6EfkT_uaYM?si=VwM2ol6w5mNUwdJy

    We may need to do a follow-up vid, discussing this article and the differences between this version and ours.

  3. Very interesting.

    I actually came up with my own statblock for the Federation-class, with the help of a friend of mine, and we posted it on YouTube under his account, Housecoat Gaming. If you want to watch it, it is Tethys Shipyard 36, as we have been doing a whole series of these ever since Utopia Planitia came out.

    With the introduction of this article, my friend and I might need to do a follow-up vid discussing this article and the differences between our statblocks.

  4. Interesting. Do you have a template for this style of write? The BC Holmes starship creator doesn’t export to a sheet like this where one can write such back story.

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