Ten Forward Lounge Schedule

Anyone who watched Star Trek: The Next Generation could tell you where the center of the social community of the Enterprise-D was — the Ten Forward Lounge. Needed a drink? Ten Forward. Needed a sympathetic listener? Ten Forward. Just wanted to hang out and pass the time? Ten Forward.

For many years, the same was true here at the Federation Sim Fleet. The Ten Forward lounge was a hub of community activity for the entire fleet. In recent years, it had fallen a bit in disuse. Now, FSF is dusting off the bar stools, throwing a new coat of paint on the walls and announcing a new schedule for when gamemasters will hold open chats in the lounge.

You”re of course welcome to stop by anytime during the day or night, below is a list of times through out the week when FSF gamemasters will hold open topic chats in the AIM room “Ten Forward.”

7:00pm-8:00pm- FSF Katana
8:00pm-9:00pm- Adm Shuni
10:00pm-11:00pm- FSF Poe

7:00-8:00pm- FSF Lowell
8:00-9:00pm- FSF Blackjack
9:00pm-10:00pm- FSF Scarlett

7:00pm-8:00pm- FSF Bourne
8:00pm-9:30pm- FSF Rebel

7:00pm-8:00pm- FSF Esrom
10:00pm-11:00pm- FSF Merlin

USS Deliverance Re-Launch

Space, the new frontier. 100 years have passed since the destruction of Vulcan by Nero, a Romulan bent on vengeance who traveled back in time, attempting to exact his revenge. He altered the course of history in the Milky Way galaxy, setting up a scenario much different than the galaxy Nero came from.

The Klingons, having been soundly defeated by Nero, have dwindled to nothing more than space pirates. They raid and loot merchant vessels, and will attempt to destroy any military vessels that they can find. Their cloaking technology makes them the perfect race for ambushes, and their warrior ways make them a fierce adversary. They no longer hold any substantial power in the Alpha and Beta quadrants.

The Breen have filled in the power void left by the Klingons, and are the main foe of the Federation. They are secretive, and their ships match the size and power of the larger Federation ships. There is much to learn about this enigmatic race.

The Cardassians retain control over Bajor. They discovered the wormhole, and allow commerce in and out of the Gamma Quadrant. Lately, however, they?ve been demanding sizeable chunks of latinum as payment to use the wormhole, leading to a stand off with the Federation and Romulans.

The Dominion was defeated in the 2 year Romulan/Federation Gamma Quadrant war. Both sides incurred heavily losses, but the war only lasted for a few months within the Alpha quadrant. Fearing that the Dominion would attempt to rebuild, the Federation/Romulan alliance obliterated the Founders? homeworld, leaving noone living save Odo on Terrok Nor, and a few other founders who were sympathetic to the Alpha Quadrant species. Since this occurred, commerce has been thriving in the Gamma Quadrant, as hundreds of planets have been freed from Dominion Rule.

The Romulans are long time Federation allies. They filled the void left by the destruction of Vulcan, and have filled many roles within the Federation. Their homeworld was recently destroyed by their star going supernova, but thanks to Spock (from the future) telling what happened, noone was left on Romulus or Remus, and they had already set up a new homeworld in an adjoining system. They retain most of their original characteristics, but are a steady friend to the Federation. They serve freely onboard Federation vessels, and work within the scientific community of the Federation.

The Federation was altered drastically by the destruction of Vulcan and most of the Vulcan race. 100 years later, there area approximately 2 million Vulcans located on their colony. They contribute to the scientific community, but rarely serve onboard Starfleet ships or in the Federation government. This allowed the Federation to pursue a long and healthy relationship with the Romulan Empire (now called the Romulan Alliance). Because of this 80 year relationship, the Federation is slightly more militaristic. They may not always attempt to find the diplomatic solution, if it would require too much resources and effort. As such, they have invaded and control a few planets that attempted to engage them in war, most notably the Tholians.

The USS Deliverance is a large Frigate, designed to patrol the Federation borders, and respond to any threat against private and merchant vessels in the area. It was commissioned 10 years ago, and is currently commanded by Captain Robert Falkla, a veteran of the Dominion Wars, and of the Breen Skirmishes. They are patrolling along the Cardassian border, protecting merchant ships from raiding Klingon Pirates, as well as being part of a show of force against the Cardassians. Also patrolling near them are a few Romulan cruisers, as well as a Federation Heavy Cruiser. These ships all make up task force bravo, commanded by Admiral Riker on his flagship, USS Kelvin-C, an Enterprise-class vessel that is larger than a Romulan Warbird.

This is a chat based sim that will be meeting on Wednesday nights at 8pm EST on AIM/AOL. We are set to launch on May 27th and have several openings available.

If this interests you please contact one of the hosts using their AIM screen names “FSF Falk” or FSF Scarlett”.

Star Tweet Winners

Thanks to everyone that gave entries! To see the full list, go here

Of all of the entries, these were the ones that were outstanding.

From Unused Bagels:
JTiberius: Wow. That thing’s really going to town on Ensign Ricky.
Dem_Bones: @JTiberius yeah, glad we slathered him with meat paste before we teleported down.

From FSF Bailey:
Kirk: “Alright boys, we are about to boldly go where EVERY man has gone before.”

From FSF Lensman:
Kirk: “We’re here to seek out new chicks and new skimpy costumes. Let’s boldly go, gentlemen.”

From NobleSlug:
Charlies Angels, they ain’t.

And the chosen winning entry:

From Ku-Monster:
PointyEars:On AT w/ @CapnHotpants and @NotAMiracleMan tweeting from tricorder. @CapnHotpants is searching for “new life” most likely Orion.

Thanks to all for participating! Next Star Tweet will be posted soon!

SciWorld 2009

SciWorld 2009 is this week, starting May 12 and running through May 14. As a supporting member of the Simming League, FSF invites all it”s members to participate in this wonderful online event.

What exactly is SciWorld? It is the annual online simming and role-playing convention hosted by the Simming League. No need to travel or pay registration fees to attend our convention – just log on and take part. With three days of sims, games, chats, trivias, and more, SciWorld is THE annual online convention for and celebration of simming & online role-playing.

Celebrate your hobby; Make new friends; Meet today”s top clubs; Find cool things to do. It”s all open to you, all free, and all online.

Follow the link for the schedule of events.

New Contest: Star Tweet #1

With the release of the new Star Trek movie, there is now a new contest that will, hopefully, become a regular part of the FSF Community. What is it?

Well, what happens when you mix Star Trek with one of the biggest online social experiments? Why, it’s Star Tweet!

The contest is simple. With each following contest, there will be the posting of a picture. Each week, you”ll be asked to either provide a caption or give conversation dialog. BUT there is a catch! You must provide these responses in 140 characters or less, just like you would if you used Twitter! Posting them in a style that you would find on Twitter would be good, too. And whatever you do… make sure that you post something both tasteful and funny!

The goal is for you to post something funny! All responses will be looked through and the top 5 entries will be chosen and posted to the FSF front page at the end of the contest. Each photo will allow for 2 weeks of entries.

To give an entry, simply post a comment to the blog post in question. It’s that easy!

Check out the contest on the FSF Community Blog at Star Tweet #1 of events.