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Daily Star Trek Quotes: September 13-19

Worf after watching The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of September 13th through the 19th.

September 13
“Why don’t I give you two some privacy?” Janeway “Oh, Kathy, don’t you like to watch?” Q- The Q and the Grey, Stardate: 50384.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

September 14
Happy Birthday to Walter Koenig. @GineokwKoenig #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

“The Garden of Eden was just outside Moscow. A very nice place. It must have made Adam and Eve very sad to leave.” Chekov- The Apple, Stardate: 3715.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

September 15
Happy Birthday to Tom Hardy. #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

“Our eyes reflect our lives, don’t they? And yours, so confident!” Shinzon- Star Trek Nemesis, Stardate: 56844.9 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

September 16
Happy Birthday to Jayne Brook. @thejaynebrook #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

“We wanted the best of Starfleet to survive. And as this conversation makes clear, that was you… and all you represent.” Cornwell “Thank you.” Pike “You’re welcome. Now, will you get off my ass so we can get back to work?” Cornwell- Project Daedalus #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery

September 17
“Captain, perhaps it would be best if we discussed this…” Picard “SHUT UP.” Riker “…I beg your pardon?” Picard “I said SHUT UP! As in close your mouth and stop talking!” Riker- Future Imperfect, Stardate: 44286.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

September 18
“Logic saved us, but it took us nearly fifteen hundred years to rebuild and travel to the stars. You Humans have managed to do the same in less than a century.” Soval- The Forge, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

September 19
“Wives serve, brothers inherit. Rule of Acquisition number one hundred thirty nine, if I’m not mistaken.” Odo- Necessary Evil, Stardate: 47282.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: September 6-12


Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of September 6th through the 12th.

September 6
Happy Birthday to Idris Elba. @idriselba #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

“Without struggle, you would never know who you truly are.” Krall- Star Trek Beyond #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

September 7
“The question is, who will take the initiative? Who will make the first gesture of trust? The answer is, I will.” Picard- The Enemy, Stardate: 43349.2 #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

September 8
Star Trek premieres on this date in 1966 with the episode The Man Trap. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

“One of the missions of the Enterprise is to protect human life in places like this.” Kirk- The Man Trap, Stardate: 1513.1 #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

Star Trek The Animated Series premieres on this date in 1973 with the episode Beyond the Farthest Star. #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

“It’s beautiful. What kind of people could have built it, to touch even a starship with grace and beauty?” Uhura- Beyond the Farthest Star, Stardate: 5221.3 #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

September 9
Happy Birthday to Jeffrey Combs. @jeffreycombs #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

“Don’t you think resolving family squabbles can wait until after we’ve won the war?… Weak eyes, good ears.” Weyoun- Favor the Bold, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

September 10
Happy Birthday to Harry Treadaway. @TreadawayHaz #StarTrek #StarTrekPicard #WeAreStarfleet

“Everyone is hiding something. Whether they know it or not.” Narek- The Impossible Box, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrekPicard #WeAreStarfleet

September 11
Happy Birthday to Roxann Dawson. @roxdaws #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

“I don’t run to sickbay every time I stub my toe.” Torres- Extreme Risk, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

September 12
“I guess even Vulcan can fall prey to temptation.”  Archer- The Seventh, Date: Unknown #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: August 30-September 5

Dax has her cosplay ready for the con.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of August 30th through September 5th.

August 30
“Everyone is trying to look out for us… protect us from ourselves. But in the end… all that matters is how we feel and what we do about it.” Dax- Rejoined, Stardate: 49195.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

August 31
“You have never seen death? Then look… and always remember.” Worf- Reunion, Stardate: 44246.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

September 1
Problem. Earth technology & science have progressed faster than political and social knowledge. Purpose of mission. To prevent Earth’s civilization from destroying itself before it can mature into a peaceful society. Seven- Assignment: Earth #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

September 2
“Forgive me, Tuvok, but it seems barbaric.” Nimira “If all species were as enlightened as yours and mine, there would be no need for prisons.” Tuvok- Random Thoughts, Stardate: 51367.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

September 3
“There are those who would avenge my death…and some of them are Vulcans.” Mirror Spock- Mirror, Mirror, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

September 4
“You’re not supposed to do anything. That’s what “relieved of duty” means.” Guinan- Rascals, Stardate: 46235.7 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

September 5
“I’ve been thinking – perfecting Humanity… may not be possible. Cybernetics… artificial lifeforms… I doubt I’ll finish the work myself… might take a generation or two…” Soong- The Augments, Date: May 27, 2154 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: August 23-29

Ohhhhhhh….. shiny!!!!

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of August 23rd through the 29th.

August 23
“Storm’d at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of death, Into the mouth of hell– Rode the six hundred.” Dr. Bashir- Sacrifice of Angels, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

August 24
Happy Birthday to Jennifer Lien. #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

“I sometimes ask those kinds of questions. Who am I? What am I doing here? What’s my purpose in life? Doesn’t everybody?” Kes- Projections, Stardate: 48892.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

August 25
“You’re wrong. The Cardassians live to make war.” Maxwell “That’s what everybody thinks about the enemy. That’s probably what they think about us.” O’Brien- The Wounded, Stardate: 44429.6 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

August 26
Happy Birthday to Chris Pine. #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

“Better to die saving lives…than live with taking them. That’s what I was born into.” Kirk- Star Trek Beyond #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

August 27
“They say they’ve annexed this planet in the name of something called The Romalin Star Empire.” Hoshi “Romulan. It’s pronounced Romulan.” T’Pol- Minefield, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

August 28
“However, I have noted that the healthy release of emotion is frequently very unhealthy for those closest to you.” Spock- Plato’s Stepchildren, Stardate: 5784.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

August 29
“As you humans say, I’m all ears.” Kazago- The Battle, Stardate: 41723.9 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

Posted in: My Creations, Quotes, Role Playing Games

#RPGaDay2021 Day 18: Write

Day 18: Write

I want to write material for various role playing games. I also want to write novels some day as well. I’ve had the chance to talk with many different authors at conventions and online and let me tell you the secret that they told me when it comes to writing.

Sit down and write. Just get started and write something, anything, every day.

Guess what I need to do more of? One of the many reasons I started this website was to get more practice at writing. It was also a place where I could display some of my creativity. However finding the time to write has been an issue. It reminds me of this quote from Scotty in Star Trek: Generations.

“Well like you always say, if something’s important, you’ll make the time.” Scotty- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

My kid who is in college for an art degree spends a lot of her spare time drawing or using her art programs on her tablet. If we go somewhere, she brings a notebook that she can just doodle in. I can see how the talent has progressed and improved. If I’m going to write, I need to write a lot more so I can get better. Even if some of the stuff I write will never be seen by anyone. I don’t have the exact quote in front of me, but science-fiction author David Gerrold has stated that he writes stuff that he would like to read. If people buy his works, that’s good too, but he still gets pleasure in the works he has written.

I’ve had a few writing and contribution credits so far on different works. I’ve already discussed my article for the Galactic Engineers Concordance Logbook. I’ve also written for or edited a large number of club newsletters for Star Trek, Star Wars, Vampire Horror and more. I’ve received editor credits for two fan-made Starship Recognition Manuals for the FASA Star Trek Starship Combat Simulator (with a third on the way). I plan to release a series of homebrew books for a couple of different RPG systems. But some day I will have my name in the credits for a commercial RPG. And a bigger dream will come through when I see a book with my name on the cover.

I’ve just got to keep writing and honing my craft.

Final Thoughts:

Another round of suggested topics that were really good. I almost did an article about Klingons and “Honor” but the topic above really jumped up and down screaming post me, post me. I can see “Duel” being very popular as well. “Rival” could have been an article about rival parties opposing the player’s party.

RPGaDay 2021 chart
The RPGaDay 2021 chart
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Daily Star Trek Quotes: August 16-22

How it feels watching some of the online arguments.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of August 16th through the 22nd.

August 16
(Just before departing on another mission) “Here we are again. Wouldn’t have it any other way.” Archer- Borderland, Date: May 17, 2154 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

August 17
“Truth, Doctor, is in the eye of the beholder.  I never tell the truth because I don’t believe there is such a thing. That is why I prefer the simple straight line simplicity of cutting cloth.”? Garak- Cardassians, Stardate: 47177.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

August 18
“Those who hate and fight must stop themselves, doctor. Otherwise, it is not stopped.” Spock- Day of the Dove, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

August 19
Happy Birthday to Diana Muldaur. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

“Scientists believe that no experiment is a failure that even a mistake advances the evolution of understanding.” Dr. Pulaski- Unnatural Selection, Stardate: 42494.8 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Frakes. @jonathansfrakes #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekPicard #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

“I’m sorry I’m late, I was watching the first Enterprise on the holodeck. You know, Archer and those guys? What a story. Those guys had a long road getting from there to here.” Riker- No Small Parts, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

August 20
“I’m just going to have to give up coffee. That’s all there is to it.” Janeway- The Cloud, Stardate: 48546.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

August 21
“Our only influence, Minister, is by example.” Picard- Half a Life, Stardate: 44805.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

August 22
“What is it? Why, lovely lady, it’s a tribble.” Jones- The Trouble with Tribbles, Stardate: 4523.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

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#RPGaDay2021 Day 12: Triumph

Day 12: Triumph

“To feel the thrill of victory…there has to be the possibility of failure. Where’s the victory in winning a battle you can’t possibly lose?” Dr. Pulaski- Elementary, Dear Data, Stardate: 42286.3

I’ve been playing role playing games for a long time. Probably longer than some of my readers have been alive. I’ve seen and heard about many different styles of gaming and GMing. I know these #RPGaDAY2021 posts are supposed to be focusing on the positive side of our hobby. But I wanted to make today’s post some constructive criticism.

I’ve never found “Monty Haul” campaigns enjoyable. For those of you not aware of what this is, let me quote page 229 of the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition Dungeon Masters guide by Gary Gygax.

Monty Haul – A campaign (or the DM running it) in which greatly excessive amounts of treasure and/or experience are given out.

Further insight on this is where the name came from. Monty Hall was a game show host who’s famous program was “Let’s Make A Deal”. He was known for giving away a ton of prizes to the contestants. DMs and GMs who give a lot of unique items, money or experience points to players beyond the scope of their character level, run the risk of giving too much. Thus the term “haul” in “Monty Haul”.

I know that when I’ve reached the top of the mountain, I’ve accomplished a major goal. That mountain I may be climbing could be a earning rank advancement in my Star Trek club through service, a character I’ve moved from 1st to 15th level naturally, or even enjoying the vegetables from my garden that I tended all summer. If I’m a 3rd-Level Fighter, don’t bequeath me a castle just yet, I know that I haven’t earned it. Yet I’ve had a DM try to do that. Let me work my way through the levels, role playing my way in the game. I know eventually I’ll get that castle/hideout/wizard’s magical realm in another dimension.

Giving away items that are too powerful (or quickly running us up through the levels by awarding excessive experience points) reminds me of the cheat codes in video games. I’ve had friends that would only play these games with the cheat codes. They wanted to get through the story faster is what I was told. I only used cheat codes in very difficult circumstances or if I’ve already played the game a million times and I want to get past an unpleasant level. WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness was a really popular video game that I enjoyed. I would still play it now. It is also popular when we use to hold LAN parties (I haven’t heard that word in a long time) with WarCraft II being one of the games scheduled. I recall one LAN party where we all had our computers in the same room with our speakers on. We could hear where other players were at when units were created or buildings finished. You could not use cheat codes in WarCraft II without the benefits also being applied to the other players. So we agreed not to use them. As I was managing my resources and building my troops, I was able to create three Griffin lairs. Griffins were flying troops and very nasty in large numbers. I had planned it so that all three would generate a new unit at the same time. In the middle of the LAN party the sound coming from my speakers was not one, not two but three Griffin cries (the sound the unit made when it was ready for battle) happening one after the other. From across the room I suddenly heard one of my friends exclaim: “He has three Griffins? Crap! I haven’t even made it to Archers yet.” My triumph was listening to the sounds of panic fill the room as suddenly everyone was re-adjusting their defenses to counter my upcoming aerial assault.

There is no winning in role playing games other than everyone having fun. I believe that fun should come through overcoming the challenge naturally and not having triumph handed to me on a silver platter. Don’t give me a helicopter to fly to the top of the mountain, let me make that climb with the possibility of my character failing.

Of course that’s just my opinion. I could be wrong.

Final Thoughts:

Today’s suggestions was a difficult batch. It was days like this one that made me wonder if I wanted to participate in this challenge. Other days have been just as uninspiring. “Think” didn’t make me think of anything. Same with “Consensus” and “Deep”. I almost waited until the day of to see what other participants were posting about. But I also wanted to get these blog posts done in advance and schedule them for the day of. I was really worried that I was going to turn today’s post into a massive soapbox. I may have still stood on one, but I hope it helps some DMs/GMs with their future campaigns.

RPGaDay 2021 chart
The RPGaDay 2021 chart
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Daily Star Trek Quotes: August 9-15

How the year feels so far.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of August 9th through the 15th.

August 9
Happy Birthday to Eric Bana. @EricBana67 #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

“James T. Kirk was considered to be a great man. He went on to captain the USS Enterprise, but that was another life.” Nero- Star Trek (2009) #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

August 10
Happy Birthday to Evan Evagora. #StarTrek #StarTrekPicard #WeAreStarfleet

“Am I better off dead? I’m an xB, I have no home, I don’t belong anywhere. Why don’t I just put a phaser to my head and get it over with?” Seven “Because… I’d miss you.” Elnor- Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekPicard #WeAreStarfleet

August 11
“Well, I’ve been a husband and I’ve been a wife and I know that look from both sides.” Dax- House of Quark, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

August 12
Jane Wyatt born on this date in 1910. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

“Spock, …the retraining of your mind has been in the Vulcan way, so you may not understand feelings. But as my son, you have them. They will surface.” Amanda- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390.0 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

August 13
Happy Birthday to Dawnn Lewis. @dawnn_lewis #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

“If you ever disrespect me like that again, I’ll skip the court martial and blow you out the airlock!” Freeman “Cool. Well, live long and prosper.” Mariner “Don’t you give me that sarcastic Vulcan salute! BECKETT!” Freeman- Moist Vessel, SD: 57538.9 #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

August 14
““You canna chance the laws of physics,” I told him but he wouldn’t believe me.” Scotty- Relics, Stardate: 46125.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

August 15
“I’ve been equipped with an autonomous self-sustaining mobile holo-emitter. In short, I am footloose and fancy free.” The Doctor- Future’s End, Part II, Stardate: 50312.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: August 2-8

Logically, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of August 2nd through the 8th.

August 2
“That’s what you get for missing staff meetings.” Kirk- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

August 3
“And what better place to find oneself than on the streets of one’s home village.” Picard- Family, Stardate: 44012.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

August 4
“All ready for Attack of the Lobster People?” Chakotay “I am not familiar with that species.” Tuvok- Repression, Stardate: 54090.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

August 5
“I grew up with dogs. Can’t remember not having one.” Archer- A Night in Sickbay, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

August 6
Happy Birthday to Michelle Yeoh. @michelle_yeoh #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

“He is a bully. They crumble like a cookie when they meet a bigger one.” Mirror Georgiou- Scavengers, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

Star Trek: Lower Decks premieres on this date in 2020 with the episode Second Chances. #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

“Yeah, no, we’re not really elite. We’re more like the cool, scrappy underdogs of the ship. You know, we don’t wash our hands, we’re doing kick flips all the time.” Mariner- Second Chances, Stardate: 57436.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

August 7
Happy Birthday to Cirroc Lofton. #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

“The entire future of the galaxy may depend on us tracking down Willie Mays…and stopping him.” Jake Sisko- In the Cards, Stardate: 50929.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

August 8
“We will start with the assumption that I am not crazy. If I am, it won’t matter one way or another.” Dr. Crusher- Remember Me, Stardate: 44161.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: July 26-August 1

How it feels driving on Utah roads.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of July 26th through August 1st.

July 26
Happy Birthday to Nana Visitor. @NanaVisitor #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

“You really think the fear of death will end the fighting?  Never has in any other war.” Kira- Battle Lines, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

July 27
“Why did you let him do it?” Kirk “I was convinced in the same way you were, Captain. By the good doctor’s hypo.” Spock- The Empath, Stardate: 5121.0 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

July 28
“A good meal involves much more than simply providing the proper nutrients.” Neelix “Why is that?” Seven “Well, er, there’s a certain satisfaction that comes from eating food that’s been carefully prepared.” Neelix- The Raven, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

July 29
Happy Birthday to Wil Wheaton. @wilw #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

“Space and time and thought aren’t the separate things they appear to be.” Wesley- Where No One Has Gone Before, Stardate: 41263.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

July 30
Happy Birthday to Mary Wiseman. @may_wise #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

“When we were in the Terran universe, I was reminded how much a person is shaped by their environment. And I think the only way that we can stop ourselves from becoming them is to understand the darkness within us, and fight it.” Tilly- The War Without, The War Within #StarTrek

July 31
“No, no, no, no, no. You don’t understand the scope of my crime. I didn’t kill just one Husnock, or a hundred, or a thousand….I killed them all. All Husnock… everywhere.” Kevin Uxbridge- The Survivors, Stardate: 43152.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

August 1
“I was gonna lay on a different beach every week for two months. The only thing to figure out was whether to start in Tahiti or in Cancun.” Tucker- Storm Front, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

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