Nope, Voyager can't make a colony ship, Voyager is
a colony ship. Making a colony automatically destoys Voyager. It doesn't end the scenario though. You could could plant a colony and try to expand your empire in the Delta quadrant and eventually some of your decendants may reach Earth.
Running out of resources and having Voyager scrapped does end the scenario. As does getting Voyager destroyed in battle obviously.
The idea is to find a way to accquire enough resources, either by treaties
, or by trade
, to keep Voyager maintained long enough to reach Federation space. The colony comp is just a way out, an alternate way to survive if things get tough with the aliens you meet. The goal is to make contact with the Federation, one way or the other.
I think this struggle for resources fits with the theme of the series, especially the first season. A lot of the early episodes centered around Voaygers search for resources to survive the trip home. And several times they faced the tough decision of whether to give up and find a planet to settle in the Delta quadrant. I tried to capture both of these points in the scenario.
[ May 20, 2002, 03:17: Message edited by: geoschmo ]