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STAR TREK ADVENTURES digs into “Native Soil”

Less than two months after my previous Star Trek Adventures standalone campaign, Better Days, Modiphius has just released my latest campaign:

Star Trek Adventures: Native Soil

Assisting an archeological team on the planet Avalon leads to a shocking discovery and entangles the crew in a momentous cultural dilemma.

Your orders are to assist an archaeological team being led by an old friend of one of the ship’s command personnel. The planet’s original civilization was wiped out thousands of years ago by a radiation burst. Thankfully, the planet is no longer in danger and a new civilization has since flourished there.

The away team provides support at the digsite and are present when survivors of the original civilization are unearthed, held in stasis. This discovery will help answer a great archaeological puzzle, but poses an even greater challenge when the revived ancients make claims to the planet now inhabited by a new civilization.  

Avalon is an independent colony and the Federation cannot dictate a solution, but the crew are invited to mediate in an attempt to relieve the impasse of ideals and demands. The away team’s advocates face difficult choices and protests from both sides–can they calm the situation and find a solution agreeable to all parties?

Although this is a standalone adventure, a one-page mission brief provides inspiration for continuing the mission.

This 22-page PDF adventure for the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game is written by Christopher L. Bennett, and is set during The Next Generation era with the player characters being the crew of a Starfleet vessel. This adventure also contains advice on adaptation for use in campaigns based in other Star Trek eras.

This may be my newest release, but it’s one of my oldest story ideas, which I’ve reworked for various series over the years. I discuss its origins in my latest article for the Modiphius blog:


Native Soil is available as a downloadable PDF at:

I’ve got two more STA projects written and waiting their turn, one approved and one still pending approval. They’re both interestingly different, and I look forward to announcing them.

  1. Marc Hart
    October 20, 2022 at 9:19 am

    You have done several standalone adventures, but have you attempted something like Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore’s Shackleton Expanse?

    • October 20, 2022 at 9:57 am

      That sort of thing is more of a collaborative effort spearheaded by the STA creative team. Whether I get tapped for something like that is up to them.

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