The second Run-off Round of the Top Sims Contest is now open. This is an open poll, all members are eligible to vote, and your votes will determine which of the six sims will go on to the final round of the Top Sims Contest at the end of the year.
So head over the Top Sims Contest and vote today.
And while you’re at it, be sure to congratulate the winners of the previous rounds:
Round 9: LtCmdr Jalana Laxyn and Commander Tal Tel-ar (USS Apollo)
Round 10: LtCmdr Ethan Brice (USS Apollo)
Rounds 11 and 12: LtCmdr Katy Orman (Starbase 118 Ops)
The Simming League has been in existence since 1997 with the goal of promoting and assisting with the hobby of simming by offering services to simmers, sims, and clubs. The group hosts SciWorld and the Tournament of Simulations, which are community events focused on simmers and sim groups, as well as maintaining the SimEnc (the Simming Encyclopedia).
UFOP: StarBase 118 was recognized by the Simming League in 2006 and again in 2011 with the Simming Prize, while our very own Captain Diego Herrera of the USS Vigilant received the Simming Prize individually in 2012 his work developing our internal community.
As you can see, our group and the Simming League have built a strong relationship. And to assist our friends at the Simming League with building a more detailed wiki, we need your help with expanding the SB118 page on the SimEnc. Our SimEnc wiki page promotes our group and shows other RPGs and prospective members just how talented we are. In looking at our own group’s wiki, it’s obvious that we have some very talented members, and we need you to show off your skills on our SimEnc page also.
In addition, if you’ve previously been a member of another RPG, be sure to stop by that group’s SimEnc page and see if you can add anything of substance. Ask your simming friends to do the same!
By helping to grow the SimEnc, and beautify our StarBase 118 page, we can not only help an ally in the simming community but also promote our organization and contribute to a public record of our accomplishments.
Head to SimEnc now and add something!
The Simming Encyclopedia is one of the broadest databases for simming organizations to document and catalogue their history. Even though being one of the longest running simming organizations out there, our page is quite scarce. Fleet Admiral Wolf has called upon volunteers to help flesh out our public history. Located in the forums, he has laid out a starting plan to help us attain that goal. Can you help? Head to the forums for instructions on where to begin!
Once again, some more trivia brought to you by the minds of your very own news team. Despite all the episodes of TOS that you might have seen, this list of tens might surprise you…
From real “cosmic bowling”, to a red faced first impression, this Tens list from Anders and Curtis of i09 has some interesting twists that might get you thinking. To take a look, just give the mouse a good ‘ole clickety-clack right here!
Many of the folks who were hardcore DS9 fans may claim to know everything about the series, but this list of epic facts from the series that you may not know from Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders may enlighten even the most dedicated fans.
From the first object to have traversed the wormhole, to the original casting call for the role of Sisko, there are a few things on here that might peak your interest. Did you know that Terry Farrell, the actress for Jadzia Dax, had all of her trill spots drawn on by hand by the lead makeup artist Michael Westmore? He thought so highly of his intricate spots that he would number each set of designs for each show, placing a roman numeral on Dax’s collarbone before each show. This random fact and more can be found by clicking here!
For the first time in UFOP:SB118 history, an Intelligence specific award has been created by the Captain’s Council as the newest duty post award.
The science fiction satirist Harry Harrison has passed away at the age of 87. Harrison is best known for his novel “Make Room! Make Room!” adapted into one of the Science Fiction classics “Soylent Green” and a series of comical SciFi books Stainless Steel Rat. Harrison started his career as an illustrator for EC Comics in early 50′s. In the 50′s and 60′s he was the main writer of the Flash Gordon series.
Harrison was also well known as a huge advocate of Esperanto and translator for the language that lost its importance because of internet and international use of English as the main World Language – but it still has its place in the history. Some of the best written obituaries are from The Guardian written by another SF great Christopher Priest and one published by BBC News.
Rest in peace Sir, your works will continue to entertain through often dodgy characters and always fresh and the entertaining escapades you created for them.