From the back of the book:
The Price of Freedom gives players and narrators alike a detailed overview of this grand interstellar experiment. From Vulcan to Alpha Centauri, from Starfleet Command to it's Advanced Technology division, this book serves as the indispensable UFP game reference. Along with its companion volumes, Planets of the UFP: A Guide to Federation Worlds and Planetary Adventures, Vol.1: Adventures in Federation Space, The Price of Freedom gives players the most complete picture yet available of this noble and far-flung alliance.
The Price of Freedom includes:
- Comprehensive discussions of Federation history, membership and politics, including information on each of the founding member worlds.
- A detailed look at Starfleet, its operations, and its numerous branches. Fourteen new vessels are detailed, including the Sovereign, Akira, and Steamrunner classes.
- A new UFP organization - the Merchant Marine - complete with uniforms, character creation rules, and new templates and overlays.
- Guidelines for playing non-Starfleet Federation personnel, including new templates, overlays and background histories.
-Treatments on the Federation economy, never-before-seen UFP technology, Federation colonies and much, much more!