Campaign of the Month: January 2012
Star Trek Late Night
Humans, perhaps the most widespread species in the Alpha Quadrant, hail from Earth or one of its many colony worlds along the borders of Federation space. Compared to many other starfaring species, their civilization is very young, having developed over only about 6,000 years. For most of that time, their homeworld was divided among hundreds of nation-states, each vying with the others for power, prestige, and wealth. Wars and other forms of violence were frequent. On several occasions Humanity nearly destroyed itself in ‘world wars’; the last of these, World War III in the year 2053, involved repeated use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. However, out of the ashes of this devastation, a Human named Zefram Cochrane developed Earth’s first warp drive and initiated contact with other civilizations. Relations with other species revitalized Earth, eventually allowing Humans to transform it into a paradise and to become one of the principal founders of the United Federation of Planets.
Over the past three and a half centuries, Humans have exerted a profound influence on Alpha Quadrant society. The Federation, in which they are the primary participant, has become a utopia and a bastion of scientific and social progress. Human culture and language pervade it, and thus influence many other governments and civilizations. On the Federation frontiers and beyond its borders, they, along with their Federation partners, have established dozens, if not hundreds, of colony worlds.
Physically, Humans are mammals who stand about 1.5 to 2 meters tall. Like most other humanoid species, they have four limbs [two legs, two arms]. Their skin color ranges from pinkish to dark brown, with many variations in between. Because their genetic material is compatible with that of many other humanoid species, they can crossbreed with little difficulty. Their physical characteristics are considered the baseline to which most other species are compared.
- Fitness 2(5)
- Coordination 2(5)
- Intellect 2(5)
- Presence 2(5)
- Willpower +1
- Psi 0(5)
- Force 0(5)
- Essence 0(5)
- Culture: Human 2(3)
- History: Human 1(2)
- World Knowledge: Earth or Other Homeworld 1(2)
- Athletics 2(3)
- Science: [Any] 1(2)
- Language: Federation Standard [Fluent/R/W] [+4]
- Two Extra Courage Points [+8]