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Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: okay okay


Sorry for sucking. Trying to get back active.

Posted on 2017-01-17 at 13:26:45.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: woo!


I am also back, folks.

Sorry. holidays, vacation, more holidays... but I'm here. Post no later than Friday, hopefully before.

Ody, I agree with others. Not enough time is one thing. Not good enough? Psh, please.

Posted on 2017-01-04 at 12:50:45.
Edited on 2017-01-04 at 12:51:27 by t_catt11

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: No Tannehill


And Miami on the road... Let's go Jets for Thursday.

Posted on 2016-12-15 at 08:38:34.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: Nope


On vacation.

Oakland
Pittsburgh
Indianapolis
Philadelphia
Denver
Carolina
Cincinnati
Detroit
Minnesota
Miami
San Francisco
New Orleans
Seattle
L.A. Rams
Dallas
New England

Posted on 2016-12-08 at 16:44:56.
Edited on 2016-12-11 at 06:45:37 by t_catt11

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: meh


Dallas

Posted on 2016-12-01 at 16:48:15.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: I'm gone...


Sorry folks... I'm about to head down to dance with the Mouse (aka Disnew World). I'll be out for two weeks.

Posted on 2016-12-01 at 15:26:05.

Topic: Grugg
Subject: dude


Thank for the update. We miss you something fierce, Gruggles.

Posted on 2016-11-26 at 12:53:01.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: typical duties...


Here is the typical breakdown of responsibilities among the bridge duty stations.

Operations: Primary sensor operation. Primary communications operation. Responsible for power distribution ("boost power to the shields, mister Jones!"). Responsible for coordination of damage control teams and efforts. Secondary for shield operation, due to the ability to allocate power. Operation of tractor beams. Secondary for the launching of sensor probes.

Tactical: Primary responsibility for shield operation. Responsible for the firing of weapons (phasers and torpedoes). Analysis of sensor data for potential threats. Analysis of sensor data for firing solutions. Responsible for changing the ship's alert state (green, yellow, red). Secondary for communications (the ability is here, but is typically the job of operations). Responsible for coordination of internal security.

Helm: Responsible for all actual navigation and flight of the ship. Responsible for coordination of all shuttle operations.

Science: Primary for the launching of all sensor probes. Analysis of sensor data for a wide spectrum of data. Integrates with other departments to enhance and assist in the completion of their duties.

Posted on 2016-11-26 at 12:34:39.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: well


Detroit
Dallas
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
Chicago
Atlanta
Baltimore
NY Giants
New Orleans
Buffalo
Houston
Seattle
Oakland (hope I'm wrong on this one)
New England
Denver
Philadelphia


Posted on 2016-11-24 at 02:37:16.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: offended?


I'm not at all offended. I think that you may be missing the point of a society that includes other species, but really.. it's a tiny detail. Play like you want.

A senior chief petty officer is "senior chief". A master chief petty officer is "master chief". Awkward, perhaps, but it's the way that it is.


Posted on 2016-11-24 at 02:34:56.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: a couple of things...


Darnit, Toporov keeps calling to me to post for him...

Regarding the use of the term "Mister" (this is briefly mentioned in post #3, page 1, of this Q&A):

While Chief Cook can obviously feel any way that she wants to feel, I take issue with the idea that "Mister" is an antiquated or sexist term. To the contrary, there are two ideas in play here.

1) this game is set in a slightly more "military flavored" Trek universe than you might see in the television shows.

2) the term "mister" is absolutely ubiquitous, and on board a vessel, is pretty much detached completely from gender.

Think about it. In the Federation, there are many species - let alone those in the known universe that are not part of the Federation. Many of those would logically have vastly different views on gender than would humans; some societies would be matriarchal, some would be gender-neutral, some would be genderless, some have multiple genders.

Note that we have a Rigellian in Security - "his" gender is "exomale"; Rigellians actually have four genders.

The use of both "mister" and "miss" would lead to a far greater chance of causing personal offense if used incorrectly. And what do you call a being that has no gender? Or one that has a gender that does not map to one of the two binary settings that humanity defaults to? A term like "sentient" seems awfully artificial. "Sentient Cook, report to Sickbay". C'mon.

So the idea is that "mister" is a term that already existed in the English language, which is what is spoken in Starfleet. It has evolved, at least in military use, as a generic title for a person. Yes, "mister" and "miss" still have technical definitions that are gender-based, but aboard a ship, those are secondary definitions.

As a Chief, Cook would have been in Starfleet for well over a decade; this would be so utterly ingrained that I doubt she even hears the word. Again, play her like you want, but know that the term is truly gender neutral aboard a twenty-fourth century Federation vessel.


Regarding Ensign Blackmon - as Eol pointed out, she was a PC super briefly, but little was written about her; I'm fine if you edit pretty much anything about her.

Posted on 2016-11-23 at 10:37:31.
Edited on 2016-11-23 at 10:40:34 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: well


I would love to do so. As a matter of fact, there are one or two that I've come close to posting for already.

Then again, it seems to be a challenge for me to keep the game on pace posting for Drake...

Posted on 2016-11-22 at 00:47:23.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: well


I would love to do so. As a matter of fact, there are one or two that I've come close to posting for already.

Then again, it seems to be a challenge for me to keep the game on pace posting for Drake...

Posted on 2016-11-22 at 00:47:11.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: about time!


About time I had a good week. If KC hadn't choked away a game they should have won, I might have run the table.

Posted on 2016-11-20 at 23:02:17.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: ugh


Here I am, preparing for them to poke me in the eye as usual, but...

Carolina

They actually won one, how about that? Now for the rest.

Buffalo
Pittsburgh
Dallas
Detroit
Indiannapolis
Kansas City
Minnesota
N.Y. Giants
Miami
New England
Seattle
Washington
Oakland


Posted on 2016-11-17 at 13:09:45.
Edited on 2016-11-20 at 10:30:59 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: oi


Changing the name of this game to Star Trek: Interstellar Bugaloo.

Posted on 2016-11-17 at 13:04:14.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: lol


Alien love interest, indeed...

No worries on the post, Boo Boo - feel free to just edit. Just wanted to make sure there was no confusion.

Posted on 2016-11-17 at 12:53:45.
Edited on 2016-11-17 at 12:55:05 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: heh


Silas is a hardass for sure, but a lot of that has to do with him trying to be the best officer he can be. He's not always a "strictly by the book guy" (see the Tesenblen situation), but most of the time, doing the right thing as the Captain means following the book and expecting that of others.

I see him as a lonely guy prone to the occasional bout of melancholy. This job is all he ever really wanted out of life, but he never expected to be alone forever, either. He doesn't let his guard down easily, and the only woman he was ever serious about died, so Starfleet is his life. He's not prone to opening up, so he has few really deep, meaningful friendships.

Posted on 2016-11-17 at 12:47:07.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: let's clarify


Boo Boo, I think that your post has an incorrect timeline for Crane's punishment. Let me clarify in case Drake's language was not clear. This punishment covers thirty-one total days.

Days 1-3: brig, bread & water
Days 4-17: confined to quarters save duties. no off days. extra duties.
Days: 18-31: extra duties.



Posted on 2016-11-17 at 12:13:25.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty
Subject: musing


Stardate 2365.02.09
USS Peregrine, Captain's Mess - 1428



The room was now empty save the Captain, who sat in moody silence at the table. With a slightly irritated expression, he dismissed the holographic data readout that still hung suspended in the air above the table.

Silas sighed as the vision of Chief - no, petty officer Crane, he reminded himself, being led away to the brig popped into his mind's eye. He saw the sadness and resignation on her face, saw Lieutenant Berk doing his best to remain neutral and impartial, and the memory made him feel hollow.

Drake had not failed to notice the expressions around the Captain's Mess when he had handed down the punishments - particularly that of the bread and water restriction. It was an ancient punishment, one that he had given the maximum allotment allowed by Starfleet... and one that he had never even heard of another Captain handing down. His officers has been surprised, and likely a bit taken aback; hopefully, it was clear now to everyone that Silas meant business when it came to discipline.

His original thought had been to give a full week in the brig, but truth be told, that would have harmed the department more than Silas was comfortable doing. Better to make the point clearly in a shorter amount of time.

Better, that is, if he hadn't managed to alienate the crew too much.

Silas shook his head ruefully. Even Tochi - his closest friend aboard the Peregrine, and someone who the Captain believed he enjoyed an excellent rapport with - had given him a look quite akin to one of betrayal. That look stung even worse that the expression on Crane's face as she was led away.

Drake frowned. Lieutenant Zai had the right to disagree, but at the end of the day, the responsibility fell to Silas to ensure that everyone did their duty. The punishment had been harsh, but he truly believed that it had also been quite fair - had Crane foolishly opted for a court martial, she would have easily faced eighteen months on a penal colony to go along with her dishonorable discharge. Three days of bland rations were a far cry from that. After all, it's not as if there were any doubt of Crane's guilt, nor any excuse for her actions.

So why, then, did he feel so conflicted?

Had this been one of his ancestor's ships, the punishment would have been worse. Were this the Golden Hind, Crane would have been ecstatic to have received a thorough lashing followed by her current punishments, rather than that worse fates that often awaited those who tried to subvert their Captain. Then again, this was no seventeenth century Terran barque; with the possible exception of the occasional dark fantasy following a particularly bad day, Silas would never consider something like a hanging or beheading for mutinous actions.

Now regarding Jacobs, on the other hand...

Silas chuckled and took his feet. There was work to be done; now was not the time to indulge such macabre fancies.

With his back ramrod straight, Drake spun and exited the Mess. His crew would do their duty, as would he.

***********************************************

Stardate 2365.02.09
USS Peregrine, Bridge - 1435



Fortunately, there was little left to do in Alpha shift. Silas sat in the command chair as beta shift began to filter in. It had been entertaining to watch the poorly contained enthusiasm of a young, red-haired petty officer prepare to take her first shirt at the helm. Tochi was patient and kind, while this Petty Officer Owen was... well, rather bouncy.

It was clear that the newest helmsman of the Peregrine was just itching for the chance to take control, and Ensign P'Tammah seemed to not object. Silas watched with a bit of a twinkle in his eye as Tochi observed her go through her checklist, but eventually, the Captain began to feel like the proverbial third wheel.

"Lieutenant Zai," he spoke, "it seems that you have the situation here well in hand. I sincerely hope that you have a boring, uneventful shift. You have the Conn."

With that, he exited the bridge and headed for the ready room. He would need to log the events of the Mast, and as always, there was paperwork to be done.




Posted on 2016-11-17 at 12:09:59.
Edited on 2016-11-17 at 12:15:57 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: lol


I just wrapped my post, as well, but you beat me to it. I'll edit mine and remove Drake being sour about the request.

Posted on 2016-11-17 at 12:00:44.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: fyi


I'm working on a post, myself. (about time)

Posted on 2016-11-17 at 11:09:19.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: well done


Nice post, Brennus! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's fun to "see" how other characters perceive events and people.

To Asovil, Drake is apparently a seething ball of anger; to Berk, he's stony and unapproachable. Of course, neither have been around him long, and as a result, haven't seen other parts of his personality. So their impressions are quite fair, yes?

As for being a semi-central character... that's entirely up to you, sir. As the CTO of a Saber class vessel - and a -P variant, at that - combat and tactics are central to our missions. As such, Berk can expect to be right in the middle of a LOT of the plot. I can say with certainty that he's going to be thrust into the spotlight very soon... I'd rather not have to NPC him.



Posted on 2016-11-10 at 23:49:53.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: naw


Baltimore
Green Bay
Denver
NY Jets
Philadelphia
Tampa Bay
Minnesota
Carolina
Houston
San Diego
Arizona
Dallas
New England
NY Giants


Posted on 2016-11-10 at 10:39:42.
Edited on 2016-11-13 at 00:20:19 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: sigh


Thanks a LOT, Eol. I just spent forty-five minutes reading up on OCS in Trek.

I figured that it had to exist, but with so many non-canon sources, it sucks to research.

Posted on 2016-11-10 at 10:35:32.

 
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