Most of us are uncertain when we are called upon or take up the mantle of Gamemastering for the first time. Naturally we turn to the internet to find tips and tricks on how to prepare. These are my oft-overlooked suggestions for new and first time GMs.
Star Trek Adventures, however, has a mechanism built into the game that makes playing with smaller numbers not a hindrance to the more epic scenes people may have grown accustomed to playing. I personally have found these rules helpful in experimenting with one-on-one sessions that are able to explore some of the deeper issues for which Star Trek has always been known, such as “Measure of a Man” (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2, Episode 9) or the personal growth of a character like “It’s Only a Paper Moon” (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 7, Episode 10).