Starship chess

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by SchwEnt, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 5, 2005
    So I’ve been thinking about Starship Chess, with chess pieces represented by various starships. I’m thinking mainly TNG era because there is more of a variety of ships.

    Can you help me out with suggestions?

    The Pawns could be Runabouts or shuttles (maybe even Workbees)

    The King could be SpaceDock or a Starbase. Or a Galaxy class ship? Or the Queen should be a Galaxy class?

    Knights could be Defiant class.

    Bishops, maybe Nebula class or Excelsiors? Akira class?

    Rooks… I don’t know.

    What other ideas or suggestions do you have?
  2. Jimi_James

    Jimi_James Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 9, 2007
    Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky
    I wouldn't include shuttles or runabouts and instead use the Miranda class as Pawns.
    King=Galaxy Class
    Queen=Sovereign Class
    Knights=Defiant Class
    Bishops=Nebula Class
    Rooks=Excelsior Class

    For the opposing side I would use a mixture of various alien classes.
    Queen=Borg Cube
    Knights=Dominion Battlecruiser
    Bishops=Romulan Warbirds
    Rooks=Cardasian Galor Class
    Pawns=JemH'dar Fighters or Klingon Birds of Prey depending on your preference
  3. sunburn800

    sunburn800 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 11, 2008
    daytona beach Fl
    I once had a dream of this very same idea only it was just starships in various colors no shuttles.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  4. EmperorTiberius

    EmperorTiberius Captain Captain

    Feb 7, 2009
    I had this idea a while back. I remember I wanted Defiants to be Knights because they are so manuverable. I remember I had trouble deciding how to fit other classes. My idea for the King was the mashroom starbase as well, I think that's the easies one to make. You will not be able to fit all the ships in there.
  5. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 5, 2005
    With TNG era ships, I think there are more ships than pieces on the board.
  6. eighthgear

    eighthgear Cadet Newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    Kings should be some for of station - that would explain their strategic purpose in the game, as well as their (relative) lack of motion. Either something like the Earth Spacedock or DS9 (yes, it is a Cardassian design, but it looks cool). For Queen, I would go with the Galaxy. I agree with those other assignments you have for the Federation side, though perhaps the pawns can be of the Oberth class instead of the Miranda. Also, for some reason I feel like the Excelsior would be more of a Bishop and the Nebula wold be more of a Rook.
  7. Vendikarr

    Vendikarr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 17, 2001
    What would you use as the pieces?

    Perhaps the Star Trek Micro Machines from the '90s?
  8. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 5, 2005
    Sure. I bought all of them back in the 90s and still have 'em sitting around.