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    Starship USS Yorktown, NCC-1717

    Crew Roster

    Command
    Commanding Officer: Capt. Sundri Parvinder Singh. A Sikh woman of late middle age, she is stocky but fit, dark-skinned, with a plain face, warm smile, and black hair just going to gray. She speaks in a cultured, New Punjabi-accented voice, and has a friendly, easy manner and bright eyes that miss nothing. The first woman named to command a Starfleet vessel typically wears a gold uniform shirt with the two-and-a-half stripes of her rank, and black pants and boots. She can speak pretty fair Japanese.
    Lt. Cecilia E. Bennett, Navigator and acting New Crew Liaison Officer; a slim, elegant young Englishwoman. Shares quarters with Dr. T'Var.
    Lt. Kendin, Helmsman, an Algolian male.
    Lt. Guillaume Vaudreuil, Command Subsystems Officer and Relief Helmsman. A tall, middle-aged French officer of average build with a graying beard.
    choie - Lt. Ve'ne'ko'nia'onn (Lt. Onn), Helm Officer. Sidonian female.
    Lt. JG Luisa Guzman, Relief Navigator. Pretty, young Colombian woman.
    Lt. JG Faraz Pourtash, Helmsman, Persian male. Shares quarters with Ens. Mikhail Trigorin of Engineering (Original player: Zuul).
    Lt. JG Melissa Tsu, Chinese female. Relief Navigator.
    Lt. JG John Brooks, American male. Navigator. A talented flutist; plays with Kylah in a trio at Fujishiro's funeral.
    Ens. Horst Leventhal, Relief Helmsman. A young German man; would like Pourtash's job back.
    Ens. Ben Cooper, Shuttle Pilot and Relief Helmsman. A muscular young American man. On-again, off-again boyfriend of Lt. JG Collins.
    Yeoman/1 Masum Topçu. Captain's Yeoman; Turkish male.
    Spec/1 Doug Bentley, Phaser Control technician. American male.
    Spec/2 Jonathan Carr, Phaser Control technician. Alpha Centauri VII male.
    Crewman Nahida Farunia, Command Subsystems technician. Kuwaiti female. Married to Ens. de la Paz, Security.
    Crewman T'Pas, Command Subsystems technician. Vulcan female.

    Security
    First Officer and Chief of Security: Cmdr. Pablo Echevarria Vargas. A tall, balding Peruvian with an aquiline nose and an aristocratic air. Vargas is a difficult superior: he expects excellence in his subordinates, demands results, and is accustomed to getting his way. He is also the ship's reigning chess champion.
    general_urko - Lt. JG Booker Graham, Assistant Chief of Security. Human male. He shares quarters with Ens. Mahmoud, a friend from their days aboard the USS Invictus.
    Lt. JG Ryan Jones - A trim, fit black man about a decade younger and a head shorter than Ens. Graham, with a strong handshake and an upbeat, vigorous manner.
    Lt. JG Tadeusz Kawecki, a Polish man in his mid-thirties with a trim Van Dyke beard
    Ens. Haakon Kjaerstad - A tall, handsome blond Norwegian who seems eager to please. He led the Security team on OC3 on the second day, but is later demoted.
    Ens. Euterpe Terezis, female. Assigned to the Photon Torpedo Launch Bay. Young, quiet, rather shy Greek woman. Used to room with Collins.
    Ens. Faisal Mahmoud, a short, tough Libyan male. A very capable young officer; a friend and former shipmate of Ens. Graham, with whom he now shares quarters.
    Ens. Carlos de la Paz, a tall Mexican male. Married to Crewman Farunia, Command.
    Ens. Mary Three Crows, Amerindian female.
    Ens. Josiah F. Russell. Human male; a beefy young American. Boarded the Eruunlac ship; later guarded Lt. Cmdr. Ebling in plainclothes on Omicron Ceti III.
    Ens. Jeanne St. Croix - Also a plainclothes guard on OC3. From Rouen, France.
    Ens. Terrance Thayer "Two Tons" Rawlings - The biggest human in Starfleet uniform Kylah has ever seen, a head taller and quite a bit broader and more muscular than Graham himself; it looks like it took about an acre of red duryon fabric to make his shirt. He is a black American with a shaved head and goatee.
    Ens. Yuanhong Li - A young male Chinese officer.
    Spec/1 George Fox - Helped find the wounded Kylah on Anubis.
    Spec/2 Fred Bartlett; Spec/2 Alex Nivens (badly wounded aboard Eruunlac ship); Spec/1 Daniel Smith and Spec/3 Aidan Williams (both came aboard at same time as Ens. Graham).
    Crewman Felice Dobson, a young, stolid Canadian woman and Spec/2 Nivens's girlfriend; Crewman Emil Markovich, a middle-aged Czech male. Spec/1 Ji Coringu, a Kobliad woman, who served with Russell on Omicron Ceti III.
    Spec/2 Vasosz, a Borothan male.
    Crewmen Alexandra Harper and Ari Friedman - Also plainclothes guards on OC3. Harper is a trumpeter with the Lyceum, and played "Taps" at Fujishiro's funeral.
    Crewmen Harbaoui and Wallach - Helped find the wounded Kylah on Anubis.

    Science
    Science Officer: Lt. Cmdr. Abdi Roble. An older, almost gaunt Somali man, grave in manner, with a quiet voice but a puckish sense of humor. An astronomer by specialty but an excellent all-around scientist.
    Lt. Cmdr. Sonak, Assistant Science Officer. A male Vulcan with his race's characteristic reserve. His scientific specialty is organic chemistry.
    (Lt. JG Fujishiro Tomoe Iota - Assistant Science Officer and Physics Officer, Japanese female. Roomed with Hayes (original player: Pleonast). Badly injured on Sakathian mission and left comatose; died shortly after the Aelyrr mission.)
    Lt. Katrin Gunnarsdottir, Icelandic female, geologist. Near retirement.
    Lt. Gennadi Antonov, Russian male. Sensor specialist.
    Lt. Vivien Devereaux, French female, planetologist. A talented chess player.
    Lt. Joseph Bancroft, American male, astrophysicist. Chief Engineer Cheverez's husband. He is tall and trim, in his early 30s, with thick, sandy-colored hair, bristly eyebrows but a neatly-trimmed beard.
    Lt. Gral, Tellarite male, botanist. Also a talented chess player. Went orbital skydiving with Rangin at Beta Antares IV.
    Lt. Bibi Mukherjee, Indian woman, stellar cartographer. Called Sickbay when Kylah appeared ill in the Gym.
    Lt. Paul Waterman, American male, astrophysicist. With Lts. Bancroft and Mukherjee, closely monitored Novy Rostov's stars.
    Lt. JG Faith Ngaka, botanist. Diminutive female native of Botswana.
    Lt. JG Melissa J. Ryan, Canadian female, cyberneticist. Dislikes Ens. Sathev. Practices aikido in the Gym with Transporter Chief Belinda Brady while Graham teaches Kylah self-defense.
    Lt. JG Geoffrey Park, Korean male. Botanist. Went orbital skydiving with Rangin at Beta Antares IV.
    Lt. JG Uliennai, Jenezite female. Sensor specialist.
    WES – Ens. Rachel Anna Hayes - Xenosociology Officer, human female. Shared quarters with Fujishiro.
    CatInASuit - Ens. Velir Rangin - Xenobiology Officer, Coridanite male. Shares quarters with Ens. Gordon of Engineering. (Original player: Appleciders).
    Ens. Giya, Deltan female, chemist. Considered resignation over Starfleet's proposed celibacy oath.
    Ens. Chris Johnson, American male. Sensor specialist. Went orbital skydiving with Rangin at Beta Antares IV.
    Ens. Frederick Mayhew, Canadian male. Geologist. Young; bearded.
    Yeoman Catherine Peters, Human female. Administrative aide to the Science Officer.
    Yeoman Bridget O'Shea, Human female. Tall, shapely, red-haired Irishwoman. Friend of Lt. Vaudreuil's.
    Spec/1 Tovek, Vulcan male, lab tech.
    Crewman Horell'in, Bolian female, lab tech.
    Crewman Joe Peller, Human male, lab tech. Lent his picnic basket to Graham.

    Engineering and Operations
    Chief Engineer: Lt. Cmdr. Edgardo Cheverez, male. Originally from the Philippines, the Yorktown is his second assignment as Chief Engineer. A small, stoop-shouldered older man with a ready smile and a booming laugh, he'll tolerate some non-regulation things if the job is done well and you show initiative. He's a highly knowledgeable troubleshooter who's not afraid to delegate. Married to Lt. Joseph Bancroft, astrophysicist.
    Lt. Vielar, Assistant Chief Engineer. A tall, female Skorr. She is particularly skilled with warp drive dynamics.
    Lt. Thalen - Communications Officer; young Andorian male. A bit of a gossip. Friends with Bennett. Chairs the Lyceum, the ship's arts, literary, cultural and performance group.
    Lt. Lars Dahlquist - Warp field specialist; a handsome Swede, dating Hayes.
    Lt. Robert Mille - Martian-born male. Warp field specialist.
    Lt. Granai - Tiburonian female. Life Support and Environmental Systems specialist.
    Lt. Timur Dosmukhambetov, Chief Computer Officer. A heavyset Kazakh man with a magnificent mustache.
    Lt. Hans Meyer - Shuttle maintenance crew chief. A middle-aged Austrian man.
    Lt. JG Demei Xiang - Chinese female engineer. Commanded prize crew of captured Eruunlac ship.
    Lt. JG Nilo Paulo Coimbra - Brazilian male, expert metallurgist. A tall Brazilian man of average build, with dark curly hair and striking brown eyes, he is part of the Novy Rostov landing party.
    Lt. JG Ade Soerjosoemarno - A stocky, older Indonesian man; relief Communications officer.
    Lt. JG Mark Ferguson - Transporter specialist; originally from Maine. Does not seem to particularly like Ens. Kylah.
    Lt. JG Ernesto Garcia - Communications officer. A native of Nicaragua, with dark wavy hair and a shy manner, he has experience in cryptography and cryptanalysis from a previous assignment to the Office of Starfleet Intelligence.
    Lt. JG Gallaya - Assistant Quartermaster. A young female Rhaandarite officer.
    Choie - Ens. Kylah, Assistant Communications Officer. A recent graduate of Starfleet Academy; half-human but raised by members of the Elasian Royal Family. Shared quarters with Collins.
    Ens. James "Jim" Delaney, Engineering Specialist - Young human male originally from Heinlein L5 colony. Rooms with Ens. Sasok. Demoted after Omicron Ceti III mission (Original player: What Exit?).
    Ens. Sasok - Warp field specialist; Vulcan, male, black. Rooms with Delaney.
    Ens. Mikhail Trigorin - Impulse drive maintenance and deuterium fuel management specialist. Friendly, talkative Russian man; married with kids. Rooms with Pourtash, who is slightly younger.
    Ens. Sathev - Environmental systems specialist. Saurian male; only Saurian in the Yorktown's crew.
    Ens. Oscar Rico - Guatemalan male. Impulse drive specialist. Married to Transporter Chief Belinda Brady. Leads the Lyceum's book club for novels.
    Ens. Charles Gordon - American male. Black, stocky, quiet. Deuterium fuel specialist. Rooms with Rangin.
    Ens. Emebet Woizera - Ethiopian woman; environmental systems expert.
    Ens. Meredith Davis - Australian woman; Communications specialist.
    Ens. Akinola Serowe - Young, wiry man originally from Botswana. A general systems technician, he is recommended to Graham by Mahmoud ("I know a guy....") for his resourcefulness in finding just about whatever may be needed aboard.
    Ens. Vijay Patel - A solemn young India-born Communications officer.
    Transporter Chief Binh Nguyen - An older Vietnamese man.
    Transporter Chief Bill Harrison - A white-haired American man with a craggy face and heavy build.
    Transporter Chief Belinda Brady - Married to Ens. Rico, also of Engineering. Practices aikido in the Gym with Science Lt. JG Melissa J. Ryan while Graham teaches Kylah self-defense.
    Spec/1 Therin - Andorian male; shuttlecraft maintenance tech. Appears to have absolutely no interest in becoming a chief.
    Spec/1 Jeremy Miller - British male; Communications specialist.
    Spec/2 Malcolm Travers - American male; life support systems specialist. Has been in Starfleet for about ten years. Delaney served as his advocate at Captain's Mast for charges resulting from a bar fight on Morra III.
    Spec/3 Solveig Larsen - Norwegian woman; deuterium fuel specialist.
    Crewman/3 Bill Sawyer - American male; Mess steward

    Medical
    Chief Medical Officer: Dr. Miriam Villa, Lt. Cmdr. A petite, middle-aged American woman with a friendly smile and black, spiky hair going to gray. She looks after the good health and fitness of a large and diverse crew.
    WES - Dr. T'Var, Lt. - First Assistant Chief Medical Officer; Vulcan female. Shares quarters with Lt. Bennett.
    anthonydlangford - Dr. Nathaniel Bennett, Lt. Assistant Chief Medical Officer; Human male. A handsome, young and highly gifted surgeon with a strong personality.
    Dr. Helen Noel, Lt. Cmdr. - Ship's Psychiatrist. A smart, beautiful brunette. Formerly served aboard the Enterprise. Good friends with Dr. Villa.
    Dr. Giancarlo Bucci, Lt. - Medical researcher specializing in virology. A plump Italian man with a bone-breaking handshake. Shared quarters with Dr. Brownlock. A talented chess player; also has more than a few secrets.
    Ens. Carlos Alvarez, a young Argentine male. Medical research tech.
    Ens. Nell Carmichael, medic. Manned the Life Sciences post on the Bridge while in Anubis orbit.
    Nurse Sarah Perry - Ship's Nurse. An older black woman, originally from Deneva.
    Nurse Michelle Brown - A brisk, plain-faced woman in her thirties, originally from San Diego.
    Nurse Aram Gadalian - A beefy Armenian man; born and raised on star freighters.
    Nurse Ellen Mills - Human female from Deneb VII.
    Spec/3 Orapin Anand, Thai female. Med tech. Plays the khim dulcimer when off-duty, including in Fujishiro's funeral service.
    Orderly/2 Helisel - Rigellian orderly.
    Orderly/3 Dina Billingsley - A young Human female, with dark hair, a broad, friendly face and a spray of freckles across her nose. Helps Kylah after her return from Sigma Iotia II.



    IN MEMORIAM

    anyrose - Lt. JG Jeremi Collins, Assistant Chief of Security. Human female. Shared quarters with Ens. Kylah. Reassigned to USS Theseus.


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    Major compartments and facilities

    Auditorium, Ship's - Deck 8
    Arboretum - Deck 22 ___ __
    Armory - Deck 6________________
    Auxiliary Bridge - Deck 6
    Auxiliary Computer Core - Deck 18
    Bridge - Deck 1
    Brig - Deck 6__________________
    Captain's Office and Quarters - Deck 2
    Cargo Bays - Decks 9, 10, 22
    Communications Center - Deck 6____
    Conference Rooms - Decks 2, 7, 17____
    Crew Lounges - Decks 8, 13, 20___
    Crew Quarters - Decks 4-7, 17-18
    Engineering - Decks 6, 7 (Main), 19____ _
    Environmental Systems - see Life Support
    First Officer's Office & Qtrs. - Deck 17___
    Galleys - Decks 2, 8, 20___________
    Guest Quarters - Deck 6
    Gymnasium, Ship's - Deck 8
    Laundries - Decks 8, 18__ __
    Life Support - Decks 3, 8, 13, 21_____
    Machine Shops - Decks 19, 20______
    Main Computer Core - Deck 7
    Medical Lab - Deck 7_________
    Mess Halls - Decks 8, 20 ______ _____
    Morgue - Deck 7________________
    Observation Lounges - Decks 11, 12, 13
    Officers' Quarters - 2, 4, 17
    Physics Laboratory - Deck 2
    Recreation Areas - Decks 8, 21___
    Sciences labs - Decks 2, 3, 18____ ___
    Sciences Main Office - Deck 2__ __
    Security Office - Deck 6
    Shuttlebay - Deck 19
    Shuttlecraft maintenance - Deck 20
    Sickbay - Deck 7
    Swimming Pool - Deck 8
    Transporter Rooms - Decks 7, 21
    Wardroom - Deck 2
    Waste Reclamation - Decks 9, 10, 20
    Xenobiology Office - Deck 3
    Xenosociology Office - Deck 3
    Vault, Ship's - Deck 6
    VIP Quarters - See Guest Quarters

    Deck Plan

    Deck 1 - Bridge
    Deck 2 - Captain's Office and Quarters, Conference Rooms, Wardroom, Galley, Officers' Quarters
    Deck 3 - Life Support, Sciences Main Office, Sciences Laboratories (including Biology, Botany and Physics), Xenosociology Office, Photon Torpedo Launch Bay
    Deck 4 - Officers' and Crew Quarters, Crew Lounges
    Deck 5 - Crew Quarters, Chapel
    Deck 6 - Auxiliary Bridge, Security Office, Brig, Armory, Ship's Vault, Communications Center, Crew Quarters, Guest/VIP Quarters, Engineering
    Deck 7 - Main Engineering, Crew Quarters, Main Computer Core, Sickbay, Medical Laboratory, Morgue, Transporter Rooms, Conference Rooms
    Deck 8 - Ship's Auditorium, Crew Lounges, Mess Hall, Galley, Laundry, Life Support, Recreation Area, Gymnasium, Swimming Pool
    Deck 9 - Cargo Bays, Waste Reclamation
    Deck 10 - Cargo Bays, Waste Reclamation
    Deck 11 - Forward Phaser Control Room, Sensors, Observation Lounges
    Deck 12 - Observation Lounges, Inertial damping system
    Deck 13 - Crew Lounge, Observation Lounges, Life Support, Dorsal interconnects
    Deck 14 - Water tankage
    Deck 15 - Deuterium tankage
    Deck 16 - Deuterium tankage, Turbolift Maintenance
    Deck 17 - Aft Phaser Control Room, Conference Room, Officers' and Crew Quarters, First Officer's Office & Quarters, Water tankage
    Deck 18 - Auxiliary Computer Core, Crew Quarters, Laundry, Sciences Laboratories, Shuttlebay Control, Waste Reclamation, Power distribution subsystems
    Deck 19 - Engineering, Shuttlebay, Machine shops
    Deck 20 - Crew Lounge, Mess Hall, Aft Galley, Machine shops, Shuttlecraft Maintenance, Waste Reclamation
    Deck 21 - Life Support, Recreation Area, Transporter Rooms
    Deck 22 - Arboretum, Cargo Bays
    Deck 23 - Antimatter storage pods
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    The Rules
    (First posted July 20, 2010)

    1. Have fun!

    2. Your posts should just be about what your own character is thinking or doing. Let other players write about what their characters are up to, and I’ll handle the rest of the universe (it’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it).

    2a. Write using third person (except in dialogue) and mention your character, even if only by last name, at least once per post.

    2b. You can say your character is going to try to do something, or (if he or she has the authority to do so) order another character to do something, but then leave it to me as to how it turns out. If you write, for instance, something very simple and easy like "[My character's name] brushes her teeth," that's fine. Or even "She fires her phaser," that's fine too. But "She fires her phaser and hits and kills the bad guy" presumes too much. If the action is complicated or depends upon skill, chance, luck or cooperation by others, just write what you're trying to do, and not the end result.

    3. Respect the continuity of previous posts in this game, and of Star Trek generally. Don’t create or refer to other characters, planets, ships etc. not already established in ST or in the game without checking with me first.

    4. This is a role-playing game, and I encourage you to write about anything which gives further meaning and depth to your character, both on- and off-duty.

    5. Only ST televised episodes and movies are canon for purposes of this thread. The J.J. Abrams movies, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and any ST books over the years, are not canon for us, except to the extent that I incorporate particular elements of them (for instance, from ST:TAS, the existence of Edoans, and Spock’s well-developed background from the episode “Yesteryear”).

    6. There is no Rule 6!

    7. The Game Master (GM) may introduce additional rules, as needed.

    8. Please do your best to ensure correct spelling and grammar.

    9. Use ST in-jokes sparingly.

    10. Other than agreeing for it to appear on Mellophant in the first place, you retain copyright to everything you write.

    11. Please spell out ranks ("Commander") if referred to without a name, but abbreviate if immediately followed by a name (“Capt. Kirk,” “Mr. Spock” or "Cmdr. Scott"). Here are the proper rank abbreviations in ascending order: Spec., Ens., Lt. JG, Lt., Lt. Cmdr., Cmdr., Capt., Fleet Capt., Cmdre., Rear Adm., Vice Adm., Adm., Fleet Adm.

    12. Please check the setup and game threads, and post in the game thread, at least every other day.

    13. Don’t use the “Reply with quote” function in the game thread, to preserve narrative flow.

    14. When a player has, despite three warnings, persisted in conduct which the GM has asked him or her to stop, the GM may discharge the player from the game. The player will thereafter not post in either the setup or game threads; if the player does so, such posts may be removed by the GM. The former player may ask the GM to be reinstated no earlier than one month after discharge. The GM has sole discretion as to warnings, discharge and reinstatement.

    15. Any questions? PM or email me if you wish privacy, but if it’s something that you think might interest the other players, by all means post it here in the setup thread.

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    Invitation to play
    (First posted July 6, 2010)

    In one week, I'll begin a Star Trek role-playing game (RPG) here on Mellophant, along the lines of What Exit?'s highly successful Lord of the Rings D&D campaign. The rules would be a blend of FASA, Decipher and Last Unicorn ST games' rules for easy, seamless play. Players will be newly-assigned junior officers aboard a Starfleet ship not already centrally featured on ST. I'll help you create your own player character (PC). The Captain and First Officer would be non-player characters (NPCs), at least to start.

    Sometime in the next week, please post here:

    1. If you want to play, what species, gender and shipboard assignment (any and all) would interest you. I'd like to have at least one player in each shipboard department, if possible, so that the player characters (PCs) can easily form a landing party/away team, or at least the nucleus of one, but please don't feel limited by what other potential players post here. Humans are preferred (they apparently make up the majority of Starfleet, after all), but just about any Federation member species may be chosen. If you go with a Human, what racial or ethnic group would you like to play?

    2. In what era would you prefer the game to be set? Mention as many as apply; also tell me if there's an era of ST for which you have a particular aversion:

    ENT
    TOS
    TAS
    TOS movies
    TNG
    DS9
    VGR
    TNG movies
    Since VGR (ST's "present day")

    3. Any other questions, comments or reactions.

    The game will not be set in the same alternate timeline or multiverse as last year's J.J. Abrams-directed ST movie, since there will very likely be sequels and I'd rather not get whipsawed on canon, continuity, etc.

    Several Mellophant members and other online friends have already expressed an interest in taking part in our game. I can't guarantee that everyone who posts here will be able to play initially, but there will be a waitlist for any extra folks. I'm thinking of starting with six players, but may add more.

    Thanks for your interest!
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    1) Male, Human or Vulcan, Engineering or Science. Ethnic group doesn't matter, maybe generic 22nd century brownish person from an L-5 or Lunar Colony.
    2) I greatly prefer TOS
    3) No questions yet.

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    I'm in. A human in engineering, Jack Fisher. TOS preferred.
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    I'll play.

    I can do: (in order of preference)
    Male, ferengi, business owner
    Female, vulcan, wife
    Female human, first officer
    Female, betazoid, security chief

    I've watched all of DS9, TNG, Voyager and all of TOS, I think.

    I haven't watched any of Enterprise and most of the movies.

    I haven't played an RPG before, so I'll learn as we go along.

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    Quote Originally posted by Heffalump View post
    I'll play.

    I can do: (in order of preference)
    Male, ferengi, business owner
    Female, vulcan, wife
    Female human, first officer
    Female, betazoid, security chief
    ....
    Thanks. There would be no Ferengi business owner aboard the ship; as I wrote, everyone will be Starfleet officers. And the First Officer will be an NPC, at least to start, as I wrote. Of all the ST you've watched, do you have any preference(s) as a backdrop for the game?

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    1. Male. Human of Persian extraction. Helmsman.

    2. ENT, TOS, but I'm flexible.

    3. None at the moment, other than pleasure you're going to be doing this.

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    Human (Japanese) Female. Science preferred, Engineering acceptable, Tactical, not so much. Basing this character concept after my character in Star Trek Online, for which I have a detailed background setup. Rather than cluttering this thread (and leaving something for us to talk about in-character), I'll pm Heir directly for consultation.

    I prefer TNG or later, but I have nothing against TOS. My character concept should work in any ST time period. I've watched 99% of TOS and TNG, and about half of DS9, VGR and ENT. I've seen the movies, at least the earlier ones, but not all the later ones.

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    Hi there!

    Male, half Human, half Betazoid, medical officer.

    I've seen pretty much all episodes of TNG and later so I'd be most comfortable one of them.

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    Okay... Vulcan male, medical or sciences department, engineering possible. Security feasible if I can roleplay a character who logically concludes that ends justify means.

    No specific preference as to setting.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bryan Ekers View post
    Okay... Vulcan male, medical or sciences department, engineering possible. Security feasible if I can roleplay a character who logically concludes that ends justify means.

    No specific preference as to setting.
    Wow. I know you. You registered here just for this?

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    1. Species: a) Edoan b) Vulcan c) Benzite (genetically altered to breathe N2/O2 d) Human
    Gender: Male
    Assignment: a) Science b) Engineering

    2. Era: Earlier, preferably like TOS, TAS, ENT. No aversions; limited DS9 knowledge, but I've seen the rest.

    3. I've done a bit of D&D and Hero (15 years ago) but no RPGs. I don't know the rules mentioned (The rules would be a blend of FASA, Decipher and Last Unicorn ST games' rules for easy, seamless play).

    I'd like to try!

    I didn't even know I already had an account here!
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    Quote Originally posted by Laughing Lagomorph View post
    Wow. I know you. You registered here just for this?
    I registered here for the Middle Earth campaign. I don't think I've even posted outside of this subforum.

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    Quote Originally posted by CornerCase View post
    I didn't even know I already had an account here!
    Mellophant is pretty much what is left of DoMeBo. We are basically a Game Board and a large Chat Room with a small message board inbetween and a nice front page. The Gamers are a mix of game only and active messageboard members.

    So welcome and take a look around or just enjoy the game.
    You are also welcome to start games here. One bonus, we can at least post pictures in thread here for maps and etc.
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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    Thanks. There would be no Ferengi business owner aboard the ship; as I wrote, everyone will be Starfleet officers. And the First Officer will be an NPC, at least to start, as I wrote. Of all the ST you've watched, do you have any preference(s) as a backdrop for the game?
    OK, let's try this again.

    Would Female, betazoid, security officer work? Or any other officer is OK with me too.

    I'm not sure what you mean by backdrop. Like what time period as to the series? If so, I like the later series TNG and later because there's more cool stuff invented and more species discovered. In TOS I don't think there were betazoids yet. And no holodecks and stuff. Is that what you meant, or am I way off-track?

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    Quote Originally posted by Heffalump View post
    OK, let's try this again.

    [1] Would Female, betazoid, security officer work? Or any other officer is OK with me too.

    [2] I'm not sure what you mean by backdrop. Like what time period as to the series? If so, I like the later series TNG and later because there's more cool stuff invented and more species discovered. In TOS I don't think there were betazoids yet. And no holodecks and stuff. Is that what you meant, or am I way off-track?
    1. Yes, that could work.

    2. My "backdrop" question referred to question 2 in the original posting of this thread. If we go with a TOS-era game, I don't think that would necessarily preclude a Betazoid character. Although they weren't shown in TOS, the year that Betazed joined the Federation has never been established: http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Betazed. It's a big quadrant and we might just not have met any aboard the Enterprise.
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    We never met a Deltan until ST:TMP and we know hundreds of races were part of the Federation already in TOS. A Betazoid should not be impossible. A Klingon or Gorn would be messing with known facts but not a Betazoid. If we go with TAS and the old FASA game we also get Kzin I believe.

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    If we're going to have Vulcans and female officers, a Kzinti on the crew would be...interesting to say the least.

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    Heck of a security officer but a bit dangerous for peaceful away missions.

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    Just don't eat a salad in front of him.

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    Quote Originally posted by Heffalump View post
    Would Female, betazoid, security officer work? Or any other officer is OK with me too.
    A Betazoid security officer? Do you enjoy inflicting pain on others?

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    Quote Originally posted by What Exit? View post
    If we go with TAS and the old FASA game we also get Kzin I believe.
    What does this mean? The acronyms are not familiar to me. I didn't understand them in the OP either.

    Quote Originally posted by Pleonast View post
    A Betazoid security officer? Do you enjoy inflicting pain on others?
    Why yes, how did you know?

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    FASA was a game company that work and sold a Star Trek Role Playing Game in the 80s and 90s. It is defunct I believe.

    TAS = The Animated Series: Some consider is non-canon, most of us don't really care.
    TOS = The Original Series.
    TNG = The Next Generation
    TMP = The Motion Picture
    etc.

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    Quote Originally posted by What Exit? View post
    FASA was a game company that work and sold a Star Trek Role Playing Game in the 80s and 90s. It is defunct I believe.

    TAS = The Animated Series: Some consider is non-canon, most of us don't really care.
    TOS = The Original Series.
    TNG = The Next Generation
    TMP = The Motion Picture
    etc.
    Oll korrect. Thanks.

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    For those who might not be as "Trekkie" as others, an excellent Star Trek reference is the Memory Alpha wiki.

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    Quote Originally posted by What Exit? View post
    FASA was a game company that work and sold a Star Trek Role Playing Game in the 80s and 90s. It is defunct I believe.

    TAS = The Animated Series: Some consider is non-canon, most of us don't really care.
    Quote Originally posted by Pleonast View post
    For those who might not be as "Trekkie" as others, an excellent Star Trek reference is the Memory Alpha wiki.
    Thanks to both of you. Sometimes I think I might be a Trekkie since I've watched several series multiple times, but I don't know near as much as a true fan.

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    Quote Originally posted by Heffalump View post
    Thanks to both of you. Sometimes I think I might be a Trekkie since I've watched several series multiple times, but I don't know near as much as a true fan.
    Hey you probably know more than I do, I really only know TOS and the movies. I know a lot about these but nothing compared to Elendil's Heir and so many others.

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    1. Sigma Iotian - Jeremi Collins - Security (or astrometrics if there are too many cops)

    (helluva Parisi Squares player)
    2. TNG
    3. Where might I find the basic rules for the gaming system you're using - I've only ever GURP'd
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    Quote Originally posted by anyrose View post
    1. Sigma Iotian - Jeremi Collins - Security (or astrometrics if there are too many cops)
    ...
    (helluva Parisi Squares player)
    2. TNG
    3. Where might I find the basic rules for the gaming system you're using - I've only ever GURP'd
    FASA, Last Unicorn and Decipher rulebooks are all out of print now, I think, but can be found on Amazon, eBay, and the like. You don't need to own any to play the game, though.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zuul View post
    If we're going to have Vulcans and female officers, a Kzinti on the crew would be...interesting to say the least.
    Quote Originally posted by What Exit? View post
    Heck of a security officer but a bit dangerous for peaceful away missions.
    Quote Originally posted by Zuul View post
    Just don't eat a salad in front of him.
    It's been too long since I've read any Niven - what's the salad issue? Also - TAS had it wrong - that's not at all what a Kzin should like - Kzinti should be furrier, like feral cats

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    Quote Originally posted by anyrose View post
    It's been too long since I've read any Niven - what's the salad issue? Also - TAS had it wrong - that's not at all what a Kzin should like - Kzinti should be furrier, like feral cats
    I thought Niven himself wrote that episode?

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    Quote Originally posted by What Exit? View post
    I thought Niven himself wrote that episode?
    Correct: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slaver_Weapon. But there will be no Kzinti on the crew of my ship.
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    Quote Originally posted by anyrose View post
    It's been too long since I've read any Niven - what's the salad issue? Also - TAS had it wrong - that's not at all what a Kzin should like - Kzinti should be furrier, like feral cats
    They're deeply revolted by eating plant matter. This is one of the things that makes them strongly biased against Vulcan males, since they're showing their weakness through vegetarianism. If you're ever trying to keep one of their telepaths from reading your mind, just picture yourself eating a big yummy salad. It'll make them physically ill.

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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    ...But there were be no Kzinti on the crew of my ship.
    That is, there will be no Kzinti on the crew of my ship. And no more barfy smilies, please.

    I'm still waiting to hear from two Trekker friends who just signed up for Mellophant but have been having problems establishing their accounts. When they've posted, I'll announce the initial set of players, and we'll get started with character generation.
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    1. Human, male, from England's green & pleasant land - I'll take any position that needs filling

    2. any era is ok by me - kinda partial to DS9, as you might have guessed

    3. nothing for now - looking forward to this!
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    Welcome, ds9writer!

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    Quote Originally posted by Pleonast View post
    Welcome, ds9writer!
    Thanks! Glad to be here!
    Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?

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    somewhere I have Jeremi's character sheet from an old GURPS ST campaign - are you interested?

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    Not just yet, thanks. Still waiting on one more prospective player, and then I'll choose the starting six.

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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    Not just yet, thanks. Still waiting on one more prospective player, and then I'll choose the starting six.
    I'm confused, I see 11 other posters in this thread already. Are only 6 starting?

    What Exit? 8
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    Yes. As I wrote in the OP, "Several Mellophant members and other online friends have already expressed an interest in taking part in our game. I can't guarantee that everyone who posts here will be able to play initially, but there will be a waitlist for any extra folks. I'm thinking of starting with six players, but may add more."

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    I´m not at home right now, so I can´t play immediately, but I´d love to get on the waitlist- Human from Tycho City, and either engineering or a diplomacy specialist. My preference is TNG, since I´m most familiar with it, but anything´s fine.
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    OK, thanks!

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    Hi Everyone!

    Had a few transporter troubles. Thanks to all who helped me with the posting problem. Much appreciated!

    Fav ST would be TNG and DS9. Never watched ST Enterprise. Not a big fan of the movies.

    My character: human, female, social sciences, anthropology and intercultural relations.

    More later.

    WES

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    Thank you, everyone, for your interest. It was very hard picking just six players. If you weren't selected, I'm sorry; I just don't think I could keep the game interesting for more people at one time. I'll put you on the waitlist for any future vacancies, if you like. You're also welcome to continue to post in this thread with questions, thoughts or observations once the game is underway.

    Our initial players and their departments aboard the TOS-era Constitution-class starship USS Yorktown will be:

    Zuul - Command
    What Exit? - Engineering
    anyrose - Security
    Pleonast - Sciences
    WES - Sciences
    ds9writer - Medical

    I'll be sending character-development PMs to our players shortly. Ideally I'd like to start the first adventure early next week.

    Thanks again.

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    Jeremi is going to be the quiet type as I will only be able to post in the evenings or very early mornings
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    Quote Originally posted by anyrose View post
    ... I guess I'll have to change her costume - but she refuses to wear a red shirt.
    She will have no choice in the matter, I'm afraid. That was the uniform for Security personnel of the period.

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    Got my science cyan on.

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    Will you post a link here when the game begins?

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    Soitenly! But you'll see it appear on the Mafia & RPG main page anyway.

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    I've got my Red Shirt on and please don't mind the oil stain.

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