Starship Deck Plans Links Compendium

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 deck plans.

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 deck plans.

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 starships, players always want to know where to find the bridge, engineering, Jeffries tubes, etc.

That’s where ready-made deck plans help. The Star Wars rule books (regardless of edition) help with this, as they often feature deck plans for smaller ships, but the place where I consistently come up short is with frigate-class 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 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 deck plan links.  If you know of a deck plans site that isn’t listed here, please add it in the comments or email me at nuketown@gmail.com and I’ll add it to this list.

General Interest Deck Plans

Traveller Deck Plans

Star Trek Deck Plans

Star Wars Deck Plans