Attended: Alex, Andrew, Nenad & Scot
Venue: Scot’s place
Covers events on Stardate 37885 to 37888.
The Rutan is diverted to lead an investigation into possible Cardassian sabotage aboard the USS Mawson, currently being field-tested in Sector 218. A blackmailed Andorian crewmember is discovered to be behind the plot.
This episode was an attempt to ape a JAG episode I had really enjoyed years before. It didn’t work as well, mainly because the NPC motivations didn’t translate well into the new setting, and I struggled to adapt.
The incomplete Mawson, with a name partly inspired by an Antarctic Call of Cthulhu campaign we had played in and loved, was intended to be a candidate for the Rutan’s replacement. But the players didn’t like it, so the Mawson is still up on the shelf.