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  1. I'd love a Starfleet Core of Engineer's ship/series. I loved the books/stories and would love to see that stuff on screen. I'd also love to see something spin off from the future setting of Discovery. I love the fun new tech stuff I'd love to see a show about the 15th generation of the Enterprise or something.
  2. The crew of the Juneau find themselves in New York, 1969, living normal lives unaware that anything is wrong, until the world starts shaking. It's been fun watching people flesh out their alter egos. This post from @Elijah Deckett is a good example of every reacting the confusing situation presented to us, without the normal structures of a Starfleet crew. ((Train, En Route to New York, July 11th, 1969)) Deckett was taking a few days off work and decided to head into the 'Big City' for some R&R, hoping that maybe a day walking around, shopping and people watching would help him decide his future plans. He loved the community he was apart of, some of the people within it were like a second family to him, but he felt like he needed....more. some small part of him knew he was destined for...something, anything that meant he could help people. Then there was his dancing. He loved Ballet with a passion but the chances of it becoming a career were so slim, besides, you couldn't really help people in that line of work. Deckett: oO Maybe i could become a dancing police officer? Fighting crime in my pointe shoes and taking down bad guys one pirouette at a time! Oo Elijah chuckled to himself as he boarded the train, glancing around for a place to sit. He spotted one next to a man across from a woman, he somewhat recognised the two from around town. As he sat with them made small talk, enjoying the small moments of silence and the thundering lull of the train. He learnt the woman, Aria, was a professor and the man beside him, Peters, a novelist. Aria was currently explaining what she taught. Oddas: Just a Combinatorics course, all about counting, the students either get it or they don't. Deckett: You make it sound so simple, like teaching someone something new is a walk in the park. I've always had a great amount of respect for teachers, especially the ones who had to put up with me. ::He chuckles before turning to Peters:: How about your work? Written any interesting characters lately? Peters: response Stelek: Do you enjoy doing that? Peters: response Deckett: ::Shrugs:: I work as a bouncer, not nearly as interesting and important as you two. Oddas: I'm afraid we don't get to clubs very often - this one ::she nodded playfully at the woman next to her:: doesn't like to go out. Elijah let out a quiet chuckle as he watched the two interact, brushing a few strands if hair from his eyes. Deckett: They aren't everyone's scene, but i found there a sort of an.... infectious happiness that comes with those places. The music, the laughter, everyone gathering to have a good time and let loose. Peters: response As the man grinned at his passenger, the train began to shudder, just slightly more than it usually did. The shudder grew until the train was rocking violently, metal screeching against metal as the shaking grew in intensity. Random Person: Earthquake! Suddenly Elijah was on his side and falling, he thrust his arms out blindly and manage to break his fall slightly. He hit the ground-or rather wall-hard, hard enough that he knew his side would be covered in purple bruises in a few hours. The first thing that hit him was the fear, overwhelming shock of what had taken place flooded through him and his hands shook with the force of it. A thousand voices screaming at once, praying, begging, crying, so many-too many-too much! He took a deep breath and focused on himself, focusing on hus aching side, his hands his breathing, his heartbeat. Elijah steeled his resolve and, groaning at the effort forced himself onto his hands and knees. As he stood the broken glass dug into the callused palms of his hands, leaving little . Decket: Okay, I need everyone to remain calm! Is anyone hurt? Oddas/Peters: response He took a moment to survey the damage before rushing to help people, sitting them up and checking them for any injuries. Thank fully the majority of the passengers had superficial damage, mainly minor cuts and bruises, but everyone seemed to be in shock or scared. Deckett: Proffessor, i need you you to check to see if people have concussions, check their eyes and try to keep them conscious. Peters, I need you to look for a first aid or anything to help cover peoples cuts. Oddas/Peters: response. He took time going to every passenger and speaking to them, using a soothing voice to try to calm them down. He found the more people he calmed down, the more the fear in him subsided. After about ten minutes, everyone had been tended to and the situation seemed relatively under control. He approached his companions and placed a hand on both their shoulders. Deckett: You two okay? Peters/Oddas: response TAG/TBC Ensign Elijah Deckett Security Officer USS Juneau J239709ED0
  3. Thank you both for putting in the work on this. You two did great. ~Patrick
  4. Is there any coordination of the world building to provide a common direction and to prevent contradictions? Does the Wiki team handle this or do they just handle the technical aspects of the wiki? ~Patrick
  5. Yeah, this is one of those things that always bugged me a bit, or at least it did once I was old enough to view these kinds of thing with a bit more of an analytical eye. It makes sense from a production and writing standpoint, but it results in what feels like a lack of depth to the world. Think of your friends and family. How many are fans of 17th and 18th century culture? Sure, we have more disposable income with leads to more popular culture items to consume than they did 300-400 years ago, but as we move towards a post scarcity culture, and then add in countless other cultures producing art and media, the vast majority of people have to simply be fans of 24th century media and art. I think it does come down to an ease of writing, especially for us. When you're trying to put out a post as it approaches midnight, and you want to drop in a cultural reference for flavor, it's just easier and quicker to make it something from our own time period instead of coming up with something out of thin air. This actually leads me to an idea. @FltAdml. Wolf if someone were inclined to work up some kind of list of various pieces of media for players to reference and expand on, as a way to bring in 24th century culture and media, would there be an existing venue for this? Would it just be a wiki project, or is there a "world building" group that handles the background world to keep everything consistent? ~Patrick
  6. Yeah, I'd have to go with either Cardassian or Romulan. Mostly because they are fairly close to a Federation standard already. They'd need to weed out the blatant corruption and or dictatorial trends, but I think they already feel comfortable with the basic concepts. ~Patrick
  7. We play by e-mail. Each ship/station has a google groups list (two actually, one for IC posts and one for OOC chats) that we use to play. ~Patrick
  8. As with Jalana, it depends on the character with me. My Trill doesn't follow any religions (I swear I'm not copying you @Jalana). My Secondary follows the Kerelian faith. Of my PNPCs my Marine at the Embassy is Catholic, and my Betazed follows the Betazed faiths. So far it's a back ground thing for my Kerelian and my Betazoid, I haven't found a good method for bringing it to the fore yet, I really don't want to force it. ~Patrick
  9. This is a hard question and I'm not sure I have a good answer to this. All of those options are designed as antagonists for the Protagonist, The Federation. Each of those species, ideally, occupy a specific kid of role. The Ferengi sit as an opposite on the economic scale of the Federation. The Klingons serve as a violent mirror to the Federations, supposed, pacifism. Romulans are the Machiavellian mirror to the Federation's White Knight, while the Cardassians are the mirror for Starfleet specifically. The Breen are a mysterious enemy, and the Tholians are the personification of Alien. The Borg, not listed here, represent simply a force of nature. All of these antagonists are there to serve as mirrors or foils for specific aspects of the Federation as originally designed. As such, in many cases, they aren't fully fleshed out. The Cardassians may actually be the best defined because DS9 used them consistently for 7 years. One of the things I think Star Trek suffers from is a lack of Allies that don't run counter to the ideals of the Federation. The alliance with the Klingon's always seemed to me to be a hand wavy way to solve the problem of "We accidentally created a culture that loves war, will fight at the drop of a hat, and really is up to [...] that the Federation really can't condone, but we don't want every episode to be about the War with the Klingons. So we've created an alliance and it fails whenever we need a good straight up fight, only to be restored again." The Ferengi aren't really an enemy, they're more the comic relief bad guys, but mostly because we can always pay them off. One of the issues that arose as Star Trek developed and evolved, is the pure as the driven snow Federation became more realistic, they started including those problematic aspects into the Federation themselves, making the External mirrors more redundant. A Hawkish wing of the Federation (Klingons) willing to fight anyone for supremacy, Section 31 (Romulans), a handful of Admirals willing to commit coups (Cardassians). I think in the end I'd probably take the Dominion, if only because they are big enough that if you keep your head down you can probably lead a moderately OK life. The rest are just stress upon stress.
  10. @Sal Taybrim It's Risa, so yeah, probably. ~Patrick
  11. Well you should have gone to your 5 year last year. Now you just have to take a plain old vacation. ~Patrick
  12. @Brayden Jorey What year did Brayden graduate, he can always make the excuse to go back for the reunion. ~Patrick
  13. Yep, back home to visit family on Trill. Some time with family in the country is always welcome. Most of my PNPCs would probably take the resort. ~Patrick
  14. For a Mobile Station kind of ship I would want a good 50 to 100 decks. The Chariot class only has 19. I'd want the ship to just feel massive. Maybe some of the lower decks could be a kind of docking extension allowing other ships to dock directly with the Mobile Station. I'm not sure. For game purposes there would need to be some definite trade offs so it was just able to do everything. ~Patrick
  15. Oh yeah, if it was a full time ship you'd need everyone. I would feel obligated to let prospective crew know that mission types will be skewed in a specific direction so no one felt stuck. For the Science and Engineer only, I more meant if say My posting at the Embassy wanted to do something out of the box we could run a mission where everyone draws up a new SNPC, as we have a standalone mission on a different ship to better run a mission type that we wouldn't normally really run. In that case, for a single mission I could see encouraging most people to draw up a specific type of character to best fit what would be happening in that stand alone mission.
  16. That would also be an interesting ship type to have. Some kind of cut down Olympic class ship to get things started while the regular hospital ship are still in transit. Game wise I wonder what a specialize ship would be like. Limiting mission type would lead to some sense of repetition, and would limit your crew choices. I wonder if a crew could do a "Everyone make an SCE or Science SNPC, we're doing a spin off mission this go round" kind of thing from time to time.
  17. For the game, I've been ruminating on the idea of designing something that would fit in as both Base and Ship. A Large ship that can serve as a mobile outpost of sorts. It could go into a sector that doesn't have much Starfleet presence and set up shop. It could serve as a diplomatic and exploration hub, but also be mobile enough that it could change location to suit the continuing story needs of the crew. Maybe build in a sort of embedded defiant class ship that can break off and be the mission ship for the Larger hub ship (Like the Thor is for the Embassy). Make the big ship low combat capable either through low mobility (more plausible) or low weapons (less plausible) so it's not feasible to just take the big ship to every mission. But it would make for an interesting mix of missions available for the ship. The Big ship gets diplomatic, first contact, scientific, and serves as the Downtime hub for the crew (making it big gives the crew enough space to personalize it and make pieces of it their own without stepping on everyone's toes). The Little ship handles the combat missions, and goes to the places where Big Ship wouldn't fit or be appropriate. == Also, I would love a straight up Carrier kind of ship. Take an air craft carrier and convert it to a star ship. It can handle it's own defense, but it's offense is really it's ability to field full fighter wings at a distance. ~Patrick
  18. Oh the Klingons, how I have such conflicted feelings about you. As far at the poll goes, use our status as Friend to do what we can to convince them to change their more troubling ways. I've always had issues with the Klingons, they feel too one note to me. I've never been able to figure them out or find any way to connect with them personally. ~Patrick
  19. I would love a Star Trek crossed with West Wing show (So while not Starfleet, it would be focusing on the Federation Council and government). I think a Ground Facility would be interesting but they'd need to find a way to give them agency when everyone can come and go as they want. While not a ground facility I think maybe setting it at UP might be neat. ~Patrick
  20. Picking one, I'd pick the mek'leth. That said, I have complicated opinions (surprise surprise). Based on the fact that most any melee weapon used in the Star Trek universe is most likely needed to be used on a ship, you're going to want something shorter that a full length weapon like the lirpa, and the ahn-woon would need space to be able to use properly, something a narrow corridor or a jefferies tube might not allow. I'd want something I could carry on my that could be sheathed and out of the way 99% of the time, which limits the list down to the shorter side, daggers and knife variants. I'm not actively interested in a blades ability stab, stabbing generally requires you to be in too close, and needs to be super precise (most epee hits in modern fencing are on the hands and forearms, if we're in a knife fight and you try to stab me in the torso, I'm going to step back out of your range and attack your arms until you can't hold your weapon). I want something that can chop and slash. I actually like the Andorian choice except it is way too short, and because of how you hold it, with the point being down, slashing is very hard. In the end, I'd prefer something similar to a kukri, something good at slashing, but do to the forward weight of the blade is good for chopping as well, the mek'leth gets closest to this ideal. So in summary, I watch too much Forged In Fire. ETA: Also, I miss my fencing days. ~Patrick
  21. For those who may have been following my decent down rabbit holes, I have posted the document to the Species Guild forum group looking for comments and critiques. If you have a chance and are interested take a look. ~Patrick
  22. I am now actively researching how terrioir is described, how different varieties of grapes are classified, and how wine is made. Once this is done, I'll move on to spirits, probably starting with gins as I know the least about those. Even if this is never actually approved for use in game, I now must see this through. I may be lost. ~Patrick
  23. Oh lord, this is a rabbit hole I could get lost down. If no one hears from me in a week send help.
  24. Yeah, I think my general rule of thumb with names is if I replaced the Species (Bajoran, Bolian, Trill) with Terran, would it make any sense. In the OP example of a Bollian Soufflé, if I told the replicator Terran Souffle would that be enough information to get an answer (in this case I would bet not, unless the replicators work on a default setting that allows them to dispense some generic option when given a generic request. But Terran Souffle wouldn't let the replicator know if I meant sweet or savory, and any number of options below that). The Spring Wine example. If I ordered Terran Spring Wine I wouldn't be giving nearly enough information at all. French, Italian, Spanish, German, American, would need to be known at minimum, beyond that you could specify type of wine, locality within the region, and even down to the vineyard. We do thing kind of thing every day without thinking about it much. After my post above, I'm not going to try and create a wine lovers guide to Trill, just to see if I can come up with something that seems internally consistent. (Don't look at me like that, I find this kind of thing relaxing) ~Patrick
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