There were plenty of communities that were happy to live under the umbrella of the federation without giving up their particular vision; so a wealthy yet remote colony where the core families want their children to take over the family business, not that much of a stretch
The issue of canon, in this case I am shooting for that four color, fist in your face, raise the shields! kind of action that reminds one of the classic series.
If there are any issues that rub a player the wrong way or would prefer towards one aspect of canon or another, then I am all for it.
There is so much Trek to work with...a pocket or alternate universe would make sense...but not needed at this point.
I am just filling a niche...you can see I have been throwing out potential beyond fantasy and mutants for the Old School System, trying to show folks that a basic system can be applied to the just about anything.
Honestly I think it is the lack of defined on paper choices that have been scaring away the little fish from the out of the box game potential...without the titles of fighter, thief, cleric, etc. most folks get lost I think...though not completely sure.
The plan for the mission, I am planning for it to fit very nicely as if part of the original series...though not aboard the Enterprise. There were many other ships. Not all of them went out for five years and not all of them went across the galaxy. But this should be fun.
By the show canon there were not many aliens on star fleet ships, but we all know that there were many aliens and some all alien ships, so this sort of acceptance is reasonable in my book...so a federation ship with all four star fleet foundation races present, especially for a mission like this, makes sense to me
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
― H.P. Lovecraft