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- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Starship Deckplans Links Compendium

by Ken Newquist / February 28, 2011

One of the big differences between running a fantasy campaign and a science fiction campaign is that when playing SF, I find myself constantly looking for starship deckplans.

With a fantasy campaign, many of the maps revolved around buildings, dungeons or overland adventures, and those sorts of maps were easy to knock out over lunch. Failing that, I had plenty of maps from 20+ years of Dungeons & Dragons that I could fall back on.

With my Star Wars campaign though, the adventures are split between world-based exploration and starship- or space station-based combat. Starship based adventures represent perhaps 1/8 to 1/4 of the encounters I run, but when I do run them I often find myself scrambling for deckplans.

The big reason there is that it takes more effort to come up with a rational-seeming starship. A dungeon can be as simple as a series of rooms, but with a starship players always want to know where to find the bridge, engineering, jeffries tubes, etc.

That's where ready-made deckplans help. The Star Wars rule books (regardless of edition) help with this, as they often feature deckplans for smaller ships, but the place where I consistently come up short is with frigate and larger vessels. I don't expect anyone to map out the Death Star (though I'm sure somewhere, somehow, someone is working on it) but a few detailed plans of light and heavy cruisers would be helpful.

I'm still searching for those, but over the last few years I have accumulated a goodly number of starship deckplan links. Here are some of the best, which I'll be featuring in an upcoming Knights of the Dinner Table column. If you know of a deckplans site that isn't listed here, please add it in the comments or email me at and I'll add it to this list.

The Traveller Deckplan Page

Brook's Traveller Lowport

Peter's Traveller Page

Serenity RPG resources and deckplans

Colonial Chrome: Deckplans for Star Wars freighters, speeders, starfighters and capital ships.

Ki-Ryn: Future Armada: Extensive collection of starship maps, ranging from tramp freighters to space stations to battleships available for purchase.

Star Wars Deckplans Alliance: Lots of freighter- and starfighter-class maps.

Star Wars Maps: A collection of battlemaps and starship deckplans. Useful for minis games or RPGs.

The Star Trek LCARS Blueprints Database: A variety of Star Ship deckplans and blueprints.

Cosmographer 3: Traveller Starship Deckplans