Happy New Year! Have you made your resolutions yet? I have; to do better at the poll of the month! How am I going to do this? By considering which duty post I would like to do if I wasn’t already a doctor… I’m going to urge you to do the same! New year, new me and all that.
So, let’s start off with the red shirts! Helm/Com/Ops offers a chance to explore the galaxy as a pilot, whilst also being the first to hear the goings on at the bridge, and keep in touch with the life of the ship at Ops. It’s really the catch-all role; one to suit all your variable needs!
Security and Tactical are more than just going pew-pew; it’s also about preventing the need to go pew-pew in the first place. You’ll also be the first to lead investigations, defend away teams and make sure that everyone is up to date on their training; there’s more to firing a phaser than just pointing and shooting (not much, but still!)
Engineering is critical to making sure the ship doesn’t fall apart (literally), and perhaps crawling around in Jefferies’ tubes, getting down and dirty in the bowels of the ship could be your new jam!
Science; the final frontier (that’s the saying, right?) – do you look good in blue? Or do you just really like tricorders? Science is a great place to discover new things about the galaxy, and about yourself.
I may be biased, but everyone should be a doctor – then nobody would get injured, and if they do; at least we are sorted! We also get cooler tricorders than Science, with removable doohickeys, and cool teal coats.
Want to make sure the ship doesn’t fall apart (metaphorically) – join the ranks of Starfleet’s counsellors. Are you a friendly ear? A good listener? Do you give good advice? Then perhaps you can avoid the dangers of the front lines (well, sometimes) and listen to those that do’s problems?
Now there are a few roles that I can’t go into as much detail for; Intelligence, the Marines, civilians, but if you are thinking of doing a new character, or swapping your existing character, into one of those, or any of the above; we want to hear about it in the comments below!