November / December 2013 Schedule

November 30, FSF Radio 2 – Post Thanksgiving. Hosted by FSF Who.

December 7, FSF Radio LIVE! Hosted by FSF Margo 9pm ET.#FSF Channel.

December 14, FSF Radio 2 – December SOTM Episode Hosted by FSF Sail.

December 14, FSF Minecraft Gathering Hosted by FSF Falk 9pm ET.

December 21, FSF Radio Live hosted by FSF Margo 9pm ET#FSF Channel.

December 24, FSF Radio Theater “An FSF Carol” hosted by FSF Radio 2 Team 9pm ET#FSF Channel.

Dates, Times and events are subject to change.

FSF Welcomes FSF Falk as its Executive Officer

The FSF Welcomes FSF Falk as its executive Officer. FSF Merlin interviewed him and here is the transcript of that interview.

FM What drew you into simming and in what year?

FF Originally, I got into simming in 1996, on the now-defunct Star Wars Sim Group on AOL. I first learned about it when I think I was doing searches for Star Wars stuff on AOL, and stumbled across it. I then joined a group called FSG later that same year. I took a break during college, I think I stopped simming for about 4 years out of the 5 so I could concentrate on my 2 degrees. I resumed simming after graduating and moving to my first job location, and found FSF in 2004, and the rest is history up to this point.

Full interview can be read here. FSF Welcomes FSF Falk as its new Executive Officer

The FSF Welcomes FSF Falk as its Executive Officer

The FSF Welcomes FSF Falk as its executive Officer. FSF Merlin interviewed him and here is the transcript of that interview.

FM What drew you into simming and in what year?

FF Originally, I got into simming in 1996, on the now-defunct Star Wars Sim Group on AOL. I first learned about it when I think I was doing searches for Star Wars stuff on AOL, and stumbled across it. I then joined a group called FSG later that same year. I took a break during college, I think I stopped simming for about 4 years out of the 5 so I could concentrate on my 2 degrees. I resumed simming after graduating and moving to my first job location, and found FSF in 2004, and the rest is history up to this point.

FM Once you became part of the FSF did you ever envision it becoming what it is today?

FF When I joined FSF, I had no initial desire to do anything but be a player. Now, I’m the FSF XO. Never once did I imagine myself being here, or the FSF being what it is right now. There’s been up and downs, but for the most part the group has been constant.

FM Since joining, what are some of your fondest memories with the group?

FF Not a tough one, meeting Margo and marrying her. Can’t get much better than that.

FM Did you ever see yourself as the Executive Officer of the FSF?

FF Not at all. I honestly, originally, never even saw myself as becoming a host again.

FM How do you feel about being the group Executive Officer?

FF I enjoy it quite a bit, it lets me interact with everyone I’ve gotten to know over the years as a host and FCO slightly differently, but all toward the same goal: Making FSF a fun place to be.

FM What do you envision in the near future for the FSF?

FF Lots of fun, I think we have a good group of people leading FSF, and Titan and I are willing to try anything, including thinking outside the box when it comes to new games.

FM Do you have some words for the group as a whole?

FF Everyone: Have fun, simming is about enjoyment of role playing, and creating characters. This is where we all come to relax and enjoy ourselves, and just remember to keep doing that.

Alpha News – November 2013

This month has been a exciting month for all of Alpha fleet.

The USS Cadecus has become a live sim. This is a change from message board to a live chat sim on AIM. She sims on a Friday night at 8pm ET till 9pm ET. Come along and show your support for the sim she is currently looking for crew to join her fine roster.

The coven of the moon made her return to live simming on the 22 of October. Join them at 8 pm ET on a Monday night for a fun filled magic sim.

The USS Phoenix an outstanding message board game is still looking for extra crew. Currently she is engaged in a interesting joint plot with Starbase 35. The sim boasts some amazing talent and meets once a month on the First Wednesday on IRC for a joint posting session. Once again the Sim of the USS Phoenix is up for sim of the month please show your support for her and bring home award for Alpha fleet.

Starbase 35 is growing strong but still looking for more people to join its ranks. Currently she involved with the USS Phoenix in a joint plot that is exciting. Come; join this miss fitting crew in breaking new ground and proving to Starfleet that they are fine officers. Starbase 35 sims at 6pm ET on a Saturday on IRC channel #starbase 35. Starbase 35 brought home sim of the month this November. Well done to all her crew and hosts. A huge thank you to all of alpha fleet for their support and votes.

The USS Aquinas sims Monday nights at 9pm. Join the crew of this action packed sim as they break new ground and try to explore new worlds at every turn. This exciting and fun sim has a great crew and is always fun to take part in. Act now and join her crew while they are still looking for people to join there fine roster.

Star Fleet Delta Makes a welcome return to simming this fine message board sim boasts a huge amount of talent and promises to be fun for everyone. They are looking for crew and would love to have you join them in there exciting adventures.

Sim Surrey was taken by the fantastic and exciting USS Aquinas sim congratulations to them and there crew of fine players.

New Sim: Star Wars: Shadow Squadron

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a Galactic Empire tried to keep a tight hold on an entire galaxy. Wanting to be free from the tyrannical rule, a Rebellion rose up against this Empire, leading to a civil war. Only the bravest would stand against such a might as this Galactic Empire.

The Federation Sim Fleet’s newest sim, Star Wars: Shadow Squadron, puts you in the early days of this galactic civil war. Join Shadow Squadron, a special ops group of soldiers that excel at a variety of different theaters of operation. Flying various fighter craft, they are essential to the Rebellion that hopes to restore peace and democracy to the galaxy.

Star Wars: Shadow Squadron is in Space Fleet and is a forum-based simulation. If you’re interested in this new sim, check out their website or contact game hosts FSF Who or FSF Falk.

Congratulations to the October 2013 Community winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the October 2013 community awards!

Sim of the Month (for November 2013): Starbase 35
Community Award: USS Ghost Rider
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award: (for September 2013) USS Aquinas

Excerpt from the Summary:
When we last left the crew of the Aquinas they were sitting in space with Taskforce Delta licking out wounds from the previous battle. With repairs and the injured almost completely taken care of Lieutenant Daniel was ordered by Colonel Connell to prep a team to board an inbound ship that the crew hasn’t been informed about at large. The last of the injured are being treated in sickbay and repair is 98% complete.

To read the full summary USS Aquinas

USS Aquinas – Summary of The Month September 2013

When we last left the crew of the Aquinas they were sitting in space with Taskforce Delta licking out wounds from the previous battle. With repairs and the injured almost completely taken care of Lieutenant Daniel was ordered by Colonel Connell to prep a team to board an inbound ship that the crew hasn’t been informed about at large. The last of the injured are being treated in sickbay and repair is 98% complete.

All the members of the Away Team (Everyone except the CO and XO) will be arriving in the Shuttle Bay preparing to board an Arrow Class runabout that has been refitted for Marine Boarding and Landing Operations. The team will be briefed by the Colonel once everyone has arrived there.

Having successfully boarded the unidentified Defiant Class starship, the members of the away team separated to cover more ground. As the engineering group arrived in Main Engineering they quickly found a door that had been sealed with no apparent way to enter the room. At the same time, another team entered the bridge and began looking around. As Daniels began downloading the ship’s log, he ordered Ensign Pilot to return the ship to normal condition as the ship was at red alert when they arrived. As the ship’s lighting returned to normal the sealed door in Engineering unsealed.

As Daniel set the self destruct for 5 minutes and activated it, the Borg were reported in Engineering. With most everyone running to Engineering to save Amun, a couple people ran to the runabout and started preparing for takeoff. With just a minute or so remaining, the rest of the away team boarded the runabout and took off, heading back to the Aquinas. Borg had jumped onto the runabout as it was leaving and interceptors launched from Aquinas, shooting the Borg off the runabout. After successfully clearing the Borg, the Defiant Class Ship, detonated and exploded. The away team on the runabout, arrived back at the Aquinas and parked, where the Captain and the Colonel were awaiting them.