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


I really enjoyed seeing how a combat situation impacted the little guys. I've never really thought about how stressful that has to be!

Posted on 2017-04-02 at 23:50:24.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: some facts and details...


Romulans and Klingons are both known to have cloaking technology.

Romulans and Ferengi are both known to employ disruptors (though they are not the only ones).

The unidentified vessel appears to by Kuldar in origin, though it is a noticeably older model than the rest of the ships present. The energy signatures are all wrong, however, suggesting some mishmash of technology.

The weapons are far stronger than anything we have come to expect from the Kuldar or Rytain, though the Peregrine easily outclasses this ship.

We are currently outside of phaser range, though within torpedo range.

Other questions, feel free to shoot at me, post in the Q&A, etc.

Posted on 2017-03-31 at 23:56:28.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: there ya go...


...let's post!

Posted on 2017-03-31 at 16:05:32.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty
Subject: back on track...


Stardate 2365.02.11
USS Peregrine, Bridge - 1030



OOC: I'm breaking some normal rules by putting words in a few characters' mouths. Please forgive me, but I'd like this game to return to normal operation seamlessly, and I'm not quite sure yet which players are planning to join us. If you have objections, we can of course edit.


Though his outward expression remained stoic, Silas felt a small tremor of exhilaration - perhaps even of apprehension - as the Peregrine fell out of warp. The momentary shudder of the ship culminated with an explosion of details on the viewscreen as the Sabre class vessel returned to normal space.

Judging from the size of the asteroids in the viewscreen, they had come out of warp a bit closer to the summit site than the crew had intended - and, if he were being honest, a bit closer than Silas would have preferred. The massively extensive asteroid field just screamed "textbook ambush" to Drake, and he would have preferred to have had a better look before approaching so close. But there was little to be done about that now.

"Mister Lasad," the Captain spoke, "give me a full sensor analysis of the surrounding area, paying special attention to the asteroid field."

The handsome operations chief nodded as his fingers flew across his console. "Aye, sir."

"Mister Berk," Drake spoke again, "I want a full breakdown on the disposition of all vessels within sensor range in this system." For the briefest of instants, the tactical chief's gaze met the Captain's before glancing at the ambassadors for an additional split second. The unspoken request by Silas was to determine any potential threats by the Kuldar or Rytain forces, though saying so out loud would of course be considered offensive.

Berk clearly knew what Silas was looking for, however. "Aye, sir," he acknowledged before working on his own console.

"Tochi," the Captain began, "set a course for the rendezvous point, bring us in at one quarter impulse."

The Trill was all business, as was to be expected. "Aye sir," he replied. "Course laid in, engaging impulse engines now."

As the data began to roll in, Silas felt another shiver. "Here we are," he spoke quietly, to no one in particular. "Here's to hope and peace."

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

Stardate 2365.02.11
KDF Stormspike, Bridge - 1035



Tactical Officer Gullen looked up from his console. "Captain," he spoke, "the Federation vessels have arrived in system and are en route. ETA is fifteen minutes to desired range."

The Captain nodded seriously. "Brothers," he spoke to the small crew, "the moment of our glory has arrived. History will not know our names, but the victory of our people will be built on what we do here today. Strike hard, strike fast, create chaos among them. If we do our duty, we will assure the eventual victory that we so richly deserve against these scum."

He gazed around the room, a serene expression on his face. Raising a fist, he spoke one final time. "Strength and honor."

The handful of crew raised their own fists in reply. "Strength and honor," came the chorus of replies.

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

Stardate 2365.02.11
USS Peregrine, Bridge - 1050



The Peregrine cleared the asteroid field without incident to reveal the greenish ball of Gamera III, with Gyaos Station - the actual location of the summit - appearing as a small shadow orbiting in front of it. As was fully expected, fleets from both the Rytain and Kuldar had taken up formations in opposing points. While both peoples seemed to follow similar philosophies - ships smaller than even the Peregrine, with crew compliments of probably twenty or fewer (largely due to the fact that neither people had much cause for deep space missions) - there were certainly different design aesthetics at play. The Rytain vessels were constructed of a alloy with a gleaming silver color, and were pointed, yet flowing, in appearance. The Kuldar ships, on the other hand, were much darker in color - a flat, dark gray - with a stubby, thick design.

Sensor data revealed that both fleets were comprised of the newest technology that each people had to offer; this was also no surprise. Neither faction would stomach the slightest loss of face, and neither would dream of deploying outdated, inferior vessels to this important meeting.

Gyaos Station had been signaled, and the two Federation vessels were locked into approach vectors for docking, when suddenly, the excrement hit the air distribution device.

An audible alarm sounded, jostling Drake from his thoughts. "Captain," Berk's voice rang out. "An unidentified vessel has just decloaked near the Rytainian fleet, and is on an intercept vector with them! Range, four hundred twenty thousand kilometers. Heading one hundred forty degrees, mark one one five."

The TAC officer's voice was tight. "Sir, they appear to be charging weapons."

Silas felt the surge of adrenaline hit him like a wall of electricity. "Red alert!" He barked. "Shields up! Bring our own weapon systems online, and prepare to fire."

Why would a lone vessel execute an attack like this? he wondered internally. And a cloaked vessel, at that? Certainly, this was technology far beyond the Kuldar or the Rytain.

"I want that ship onscreen, and give me a sensor breakdown of it right now," the Captain ordered. "Open hailing frequencies," he continued, his own voice clipped.

"Attention, unidentified vessel," he began in a stern tone as the viewscreen shifted to a magnified view of the aggressor. "This is Commander Silas Drake of the USS Peregrine. I hereby order you to..."

"Captain, they are firing disruptors!" Berk interjected. At that moment, purplish energy bolts ripped out from the decloaked ship and slammed into two of the Rytain ships.






Posted on 2017-03-31 at 16:04:37.
Edited on 2017-03-31 at 16:08:25 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: it's coming...


I should have it up during business hours today.

Posted on 2017-03-31 at 10:41:19.

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


...about how long it has taken me to post?

That's fair. It's in progress now. Hope to have it up tonight.

Posted on 2017-03-27 at 23:29:14.

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


I'm back, folks. I have a Drake post almost ready to go. Prepare to woof forward to arrival at the Gamera system. Let's get to the meat of this story!

Posted on 2017-03-13 at 00:41:40.

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.

 
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