Miles Unum, Author at UFOP: StarBase 118 Star Trek RPG

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Simming Encyclopedia: A community effort

simencThe 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 speculation continues

If you have been following the Starbase 118Kirk and Harrison, from TrekMovie.com forum topic, New ST: Into Darkness Trailer, regarding the upcoming Star Trek movie, you’ll definitely be interested in what Damon Lindelof recently said about the villain in the movie.

We all know that Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the villain, but who is his character? Some have said that it’s Khan. Others believe it’s Garry Mitchell. The official reports identify Cumberbatch’s character as John Harrison, a terrorist from within Starfleet.

The producers have worked hard to keep the villain’s true identity a secret. The real shame would be that there is no secret identity and that what we’ve been told is all there is to the character. Whether I like J.J. Abrams’ version of Star Trek or not, I have to give him credit for his past projects, and especially the 2009 Star Trek movie, all of which surprised me and those with whom I’ve spoken. I feel confident in saying that there’s more to “John Harrison” than we know.

During an interview with the LA Times, Mr. Lindelof seemed to allude to the complexity of Kirk’s nemesis. He went on to explain that he wants the audience’s experience to be the same as the crew of the Enterprise. When Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and our other beloved heroes face their tormentor, we, the audience, will share their feelings, according to Lindelof.

In less than two months, we will have the answers to our questions about John Harrison, but until then, let the speculation continue on our forums.


March Recruitment Statistics

Each month, the Publicity Team posts the number of applications our community received for the current year and how those applicants found our group. This summary will give you an idea of how we are reaching new applicants and how we can improve our efforts to reach new audiences. If you’re interested in helping with our publicity efforts, click the link above to check out the Publicity Team’s wiki area, and then the link to the Publicity Team’s Yahoo! Group where you can sign up to be a part of the team.

We also want to keep you apprised of the number of graduates from the Starbase 118 Academy. Unfortunately, not all applicants graduate from the Academy because they either do not respond to roll call or do not complete the Academy requirements. The Training Team makes every effort to involve all applicants and to encourage them to complete the training.


February Recruitment Statistics

Each month, the Publicity Team posts the number of applications our community received for the current year and how those applicants found our group. This summary will give you an idea of how we are reaching new applicants and how we can improve our efforts to reach new audiences. If you’re interested in helping with our publicity efforts, click the link above to check out the Publicity Team’s wiki area, and then select the link to the Publicity Team’s Yahoo! Group where you can sign up to be a part of the team.


January 2012 Applications and Referrals

Each month, the Publicity Team posts the number of applications our community received for the previous month and how those applicants found our group. This summary will give you an idea of how we are reaching new applicants and how we can improve our efforts to reach new audiences. If you’re interested in helping with our publicity efforts, click the link above to check out the Publicity Team’s wiki area, and then the link to the Publicity Team’s Yahoo! Group, where you can sign up to be a part of the team.

A special thank you goes to Captain Turner for gathering this data.


January 2012 Academy Graduates

Each month, we want to keep you apprised of the number of graduates from the Starbase 118 Academy. Unfortunately, not all applicants graduate from the Academy because the either do not respond to roll call or do not complete the Academy requirements. The Training Team makes every effort to involve all applicants and to encourage them to complete the training.

 

 

A special thank you goes to Captain Toni Turner for gathering this data.


Nominate Starbase 118 and a member of our group for a Simming Prize!

We need your help to publicize our group and to spotlight the excellent writers we have at Starbase 118. The nomination process is simple and will only take a few minutes of your time. Submissions can be made at this link until Saturday, February 18th.

After you have nominated Starbase 118, please fill out the form again for a simmer in our group who you believe stands out above the rest. We have many excellent writers, and this is another opportunity to recognize them. In addition to giving a reason for their nomination, it would be very helpful to include a link to one of their sims on their ship’s Yahoo Group.

In conjunction with David Ball’s Ongoing Worlds Blog, the Simming League is hosting this recognition of service, quality, and dedication within the simming and online role-playing community. The Simming Prize, first awarded in 1999, is officially known as the Simming League Prize for Simming and Online Role Playing in Memory of Seth Cotis, and it is the highest award issued by the Simming League. Up to five citations are presented annually to individuals, sims, clubs, and organizations. The Simming Prize is given in memory of Seth Cotis, founder of Starfleet Legacy Alliance and long time leader within the Simming League.


December 2011 Applications and Referrals

Each month, the Publicity Team posts the number of applications our community received for the previous month and how those applicants found our group. This summary will give you an idea of how we are reaching new applicants and how we can improve our efforts to reach new audiences. If you’re interested in helping with our publicity efforts, click the link above to check out the Publicity Team’s wiki area, and then the link to the Publicity Team’s Yahoo! Group, where you can sign up to be a part of the team.

 A special thank you goes to Captain Turner for gathering this data.


December 2011 Academy Graduates

Each month, we want to keep you apprised of the number of graduates from the Starbase 118 Academy. Unfortunately, not all applicants graduate from the Academy because the either do not respond to roll call or do not complete the Academy requirements. The Training Team makes every effort to involve all applicants and to encourage them to complete the training.

 

A special thank you goes to Captain Toni Turner for gathering this data.


Starbase 118 awarded the Platinum Rook Award!

Starbase 118 has been awarded the Platinum Rook Award for having more than fifteen years of excellence in role playing. Formed in June 1994 by Fleet Admiral Tristan Wolf, Starbase 118 was a live sim Star Trek role-playing game. Over the last seventeen years, the group has grown exponentially and moved to e-mail based sims.

Very few role-playing organizations can boast about the longevity of their group, and the Total Drama Website decided to recognize Starbase 118 with the Platinum Rook Award for its seventeen years of excellence.

The Total Drama Website was established in 2011 and strives to list the best role-playing groups for all genres for those who love the drama of online role play. Their list contains chat, forum, and e-mail role-playing groups to make it easier for people to connect with other role players around the world.


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