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Daily Star Trek Quotes: March 11-17

How these stupid “daylight savings” changes feel.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of March 11th through March 17th. Coming soon to Bluesky once we can find a scheduler option.

March 11
Remembering Anton Yelchin who was born on this date in 1989. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Anton_Yelchin #StarTrek #StarTrekFilm #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“The fuel is primed, but I cannot get it to combust. Oy, Captain, we are basically standing on a very large bomb. If you miss the combustion compressor…” Chekov “I’m not gonna miss, come on.” Kirk “Do you even know what the combustion compressor looks like?” Chekov “Oh, it’s square right?” Kirk “No, sir, it’s round.” Chekov- Star Trek: Into Darkness, Stardate: 2259.55 #StarTrek #StarTrekFilm #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 12
“We look for things” Grebnedlog “What sort of things?” Riker “Things we need” Grebnedlog “Can you be more specific?” Riker “Things to make us go.” Grebnedlog- Samaritan Snare, Stardate: 42779.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 13
“Do you remember what Buzz Aldrin said when he stepped on the moon?” “No.” Ruby “Nobody does, because Armstrong went first.” Archer- First Flight, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 14
Happy Birthday to Penny Johnson. @PennyJJerald https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Penny_Johnson #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

(gives Sisko a kiss) “What’s that for?” Sisko “The flowers. And for being big enough to admit when you’re wrong.” Yates- The Changing Face of Evil, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to James Frain. @britjfrain https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/James_Frain #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery

“You had faith in me once. I’m asking you to have faith in me again.” Burnham “I never lost faith in you. The failure on this day was mine, and mine alone.” Sarek- Lethe, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 15
“If his words hold wisdom and his philosophy is honorable, what does it matter if he returns? What is important is that we follow his teachings. Perhaps the words are more important than the man.” Kahless- Rightful Heir, Stardate: 46852.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 16
“Spock. You’ve been dishonest with me, Spock, and that is also something new for you.” Dr. McCoy “I’ve given you the facts, Doctor.” Spock “The facts as you know them. Or did you just accept Zarabeth’s word because it’s what you wanted to believe?” Dr. McCoy- All Our Yesterdays, Stardate: 5943.7 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 17
“Better to ride the rapids than face the Hive.” Paris- Scorpion, Stardate: 50984.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

What are your favorite daily Star Trek quotes selected for this week? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com or click on my social media links with any comments.

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SaltCON-Spring 2024 After Action Report

Loot from the 2024 SaltCON Spring

I survived my time at SaltCON Spring 2024. I was starting to wonder if I was going to get through it. First I was nervous before the start (did I have everything ready for the games that I was running) and I had to take a few breaks to make sure I didn’t get overwhelmed. March definetly came in like a lion with a big snowstorm (with thunder) on Saturday. Luckily my Convention Backpack kept all of my items safe in the nasty weather. But I made it and I enjoyed myself. I even had someone come up to me and identify me from this blog. If you read my blog and meet me in real life, welcome. This gentleman even wanted to talk about the recent Character Creation Challenge.

So how did the games that I ran go? I think they did quite well. Both sets of players told me that they had fun, which was the goal. My Basic Fantasy game only had two players, so I had them use two characters each. They were able to find the lost son of a Dwarf nobleman before he was discovered in an area he wasn’t supposed to be in. And they did it differently than the previous time I ran this adventure so it was interesting to see a different approach to the problem the party was presented with. I’m going to have to re-draw the map before I try to submit it for possible publication within the Basic Fantasy community. As for the Star Trek Adventures Game, I had quite a few laughs as the Lower Deck style characters had to deal with the Top Core (aka Top Gear in space) antics. I encouraged the humorous nature at the table by tossing pieces of candy to the players that got into the spirit of things. I really want to polish up this scenario as well and “publish” it for others to use. Both games had minor hiccups (the draw-able map didn’t like the markers I had brought for the Basic Fantasy game and I had left some papers behind for the Star Trek game) but we got through them.

A special pin just for the convention.

A new thing that SaltCON did this year was running a pin quest at the event. If you went to certain sections of the convention center, you could earn/buy/trade for a convention pin. Just before the Basic Fantasy game, one of the organizers handed me two SaltCON 2024 RPG pins which was a mimic hiding as a book (pictured above). I was instructed to keep one and to award the second to the player at the table I thought did best. As I had mentioned, there were only two players in that game and I thought they both did equally well having to balance two characters. And, in player fashion, they came up with solutions that I hadn’t planned for as a GM. Thank heavens for GM intuition and rolling with the punches. I even got to use the phrase “I’m allowing that because it meets the ‘Rule of Cool’ so go ahead.” When the game was over, I place the pin in the middle of the table and asked the players to decide who earned it. With how good they were, they both pointed to the other guy and said ‘you take it.’ So I made a GM ruling and had them both roll a D20 with the highest roll winning. I didn’t really get a chance to collect any of the other pins, but that was fine.

I also appreciated that the RPG coordinator made special posters advertising the different games. Since there were multiple Star Trek Adventures games, they were all on the same poster. But I really liked the poster they made for my Basic Fantasy game. When the end of the convention hit, I couldn’t find that poster (even thought I had seen it hanging on the wall in the convention center). I’m very grateful to the organizer who tracked it down for me.

The QR codes allowed you to sign up for the game or find out more about it.

As for the games that I played (or attempted to play), here is how they went.

Fallout The Roleplaying Game– Turns out I had the same GM as last year. She even recognized me from before. It was the same scenario, so I just ran my character as someone who would want to do what the others wanted to do (without spoiling anything). Luckily we got farther than we did last year so I was able to see some new material. I really liked how I just slipped back into the groove of this game.

James Bond 007– The same game master as before, but a whole new scenario. The GM recognized me as well and even handed me the same character that I had previously played. This and the way the system was set up made it easy to slip back into the game with no kinks. For a game from the 80’s with a little crunch, it ran pretty smooth.

Dreams and Machines– A new game that I was looking forward to since it’s the first in-house IP for Modiphius. I liked the world that the game was built around. The starter set components (characters were created by selecting a series of cards with stats on them) made it easy for a convention one-shot. The GM’s daughter made jokes about how the little girl in the starter set was going to die (spoiler: she didn’t). And I liked some of the changes to the 2d20 system (there were tokens for equipment assets that I was able to use in the middle of game play). But there were other changes that I really didn’t know if I liked or not. Momentum was split with spirit which also had to do with health. It was convoluted and is something that I hope doesn’t make it into the just announced Star Trek Adventures Second Edition (I’ll be blogging more about this announcement later). While I enjoyed myself at the table, I don’t know if I’ll actually be picking up this game.

Red Dwarf The Role Playing Game– All but one player knew about the Red Dwarf TV show, so we had just as much fun explaining things to her as we did playing. And she got really involved (she played a cat character). I got to play this universe’s version of Lister (a space bum). The GM had a waxdroid character prepared, but didn’t give it a name allowing the character to decide. So we were running around with a waxdroid of Winston Churchill who was always on the lookout for Space Nazis (not only did we find them, we kicked their fascists butts). I really liked how the system worked and while we struggled (hey were not exactly the cream of the crop in the space corp) it made sense. I really need to get my own copy of this game.

Star Wars Roleplaying– This was a little weird. Not only was I learning about a new system, but the GM was part of a group called RPG Sessions. This is a website that had online tools that could be used for this version of Star Wars and a few other games from the same publisher. While he explained the dice to us (there were a lot of new players to this game), we were primarily playing with these tablets. So instead of learning one thing, I was attempting to learn two. While the online tools helped, I felt that not rolling dice took away my enjoyment (and learning) of the game. However a special thing happened while we were on a mid-game break that I’ll talk about below.

The Witcher Roleplaying Game and Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. I ended up dropping out of these games. I was able to cross my name off the sheet for The Witcher (and there were several people signed up as backups which made me better). There was some nasty weather going on and I wasn’t feeling all too well. I didn’t want to be fighting the storm at midnight to get home. I also needed sleep which caused me to not make it for the early morning Sunday D&D 5e game. To the GMs, I apologize for not being able to make it. I really wanted to check out The Witcher system since I had picked up the PDFs in a bundle sale last year. Hopefully at a future con I can play this game.

Old School Essentials– We only had three players (one very new to RPGs) but we got to fight a dragon that we tracked down. Lots of good roleplaying in this session. Unfortunately all three characters ended up as piles of ash by the end of the game.

The GM for GURPS Star Wars– accidentally left his Star Wars material at home (I know the feeling dude) so we ended up with a pickup game of Dungeon Fantasy. This is also a GURPS system. However (insert Ron Burgundy “Well that escalated quickly” meme) we ended up not getting very far. In fact, we ended up not getting out of the starting building without setting the building on fire (yea, it went south really fast). The party ended up getting kicked out of the town. So the game also didn’t last very long. But the GM, knowing of my past attempts at making a GURPS character, offered to sit down and show me how the publisher had streamlined Dungeon Fantasy. I was able to make a character with the bulk of needed items to play in about 20 minutes.

As for the loot pictured above, I was able to pick up the following items. I purchased the 2024 convention t-shirt (loved the design). There were no general RPG dealers in the dealers room (lots of self-publishers, but nobody if I wanted to pick up a new book from a regular publisher). At the game swap I was worried for the first two days because there was a TON of board games, but practically nothing in the way of RPG books. There were more DVDs than RPG books. But while I was in the Star Wars game that I mentioned above, someone came to the table and reported that they had seen the Star Wars starter set with dice for sale for a very good price. Especially when they discovered that the very expensive core rulebook was included in the box. Since we were on break, I had the guy take me directly down there where I was able to snatch it up (cha-ching, bargain found). On the last day of the con, I came across the core rulebook for The Strange. This is a Sci-Fi RPG that I had been sent a supplement for in the Random RPG book club. Now that I have the core rulebook, not only can I use it in a future Character Creation Challenge, but if I elect to trade/sell/give the books away, I can do so in a set. The last item I got was The Walking Dead Universe starter set. This was a gift from the game coordinator for doing a good job running my games at the con. I was not expecting this and it was very much appreciated.

While I didn’t play as a Captain in the Artemis Bridge Simulator, I was asked to play an walk-on part as an invading Borg Drone. I think it shocked some of the players to suddenly have a LARP like experience happen in the middle of a networked computer game. Thanks guys for letting me play this part (and I didn’t hurt myself too bad when I fell down after being shot with a phaser).

Conclusion:

I am very grateful to all of the volunteers who helped put this convention together. I’ve really been enjoying myself and meeting people from all over the US (and Canada) who travel to the con. I had a lot of fun despite my being overwhelmed in the middle. Not only am I thinking about possible games to run for SaltCON summer, I’ve also talked with another long-time GM who is expressing interest in running a few games.

Have you been to any gaming conventions lately? Tell me about it. This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com with any comments.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: March 4-10

I wonder if some of my STA players were expecting this in the Lower Decks/Top Gear inspired one-shot?

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of March 4th through March 10th. Coming soon to Bluesky once we can find a scheduler option.

March 4
“You watch it, Kirk. The Book tells us how to handle things. You make hits. Somebody argues, you lean on ’em. What do you think, we’re stupid or something?” Krako- A Piece of the Action, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 5
Happy Birthday to Jolene Blalock @JoleneBlalock https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Jolene_Blalock #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Just because Captain Archer has earned my respect it doesn’t mean I’ve been contaminated by his emotion.” T’Pol- Cease Fire, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 6
“Rule of Acquisition one twelve. Never have sex with the boss’s sister. I was fired, broke. It was quite a setback to my ambitions.” Quark- Playing God, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 7
Happy Birthday to Jonathan Del Arco @JonathanDelArco https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Jonathan_Del_Arco #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Resistance is futile.” Hugh “It isn’t. My people resisted when the Borg came to assimilate us. Some of us survived.” Guinan “Resistance…is not futile?” Hugh- I Borg, Stardate: 45854.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 8
“To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.” Spock “Whoever said the human race was logical?” Dr. Taylor- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390.0 #StarTrek #StarTrekFilm #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 9
“As an investigator, I do not have the freedom to ignore any possibility.” Tuvok- Ex Post Facto, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 10
“Mrs. Troi, I must protest your unauthorized presence on the bridge.” Worf “What does that little one do, Mister Woof?” Lwaxana Troi “Please, Madam! That is a torpedo launch initiator, and it’s… and it is “Worf” Madam, not “woof”.” Worf- Half a Life, Stardate: 44805.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

What are your favorite daily Star Trek quotes selected for this week? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com or click on my social media links with any comments.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: February 26-March 3

How I feel looking at some social media posts.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of February 26th through March 3rd. Coming soon to Bluesky once we can find a scheduler option.

February 26
Happy Birthday to Chase Masterson. @ChaseMasterson https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Chase_Masterson #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekLowerDecks #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“At least we’re trying out. What about you?” Rom “I don’t have the slightest interest in this human game.” Quark “You know why? Jake said it’s a game that takes heart, and you sold yours a long time ago.” Leeta- Take Me Out to the Holosuite, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 27
“When our children are young, they don’t understand what might be dangerous. Our rules are to keep them from harm, real or imagined, and that’s part of the continuity of our human species.” Picard- Imaginary Friend, Stardate: 45832.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 28
“Man stagnates if he has no ambition, no desire to be more than he is.” Kirk- This Side of Paradise, Stardate: 3417.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 29
“This exact procedure was developed by Dr. Leonard McCoy in the year 2253. I’m equipped with the collective medical knowledge of more than 3000 cultures.” The Doctor- Lifesigns, Stardate: 49504.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 1
“We’re out here to meet new species, not tell them what to do!” Archer- Cogenitor, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 2
Happy Birthday to Gates McFadden. @gates_mcfadden https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Gates_McFadden #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekFilm #StarTrekProdigy #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I don’t think anyone is born knowing how to be a parent. You just sort of figure it out as you go but the one quality that tends to be a requirement for parenthood is patience.” Dr. Crusher- Bloodlines, Stardate: 47829.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to Ethan Peck. @ethangpeck https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Ethan_Peck #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrekShortTreks #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“If you could lower the volume of your voice, Admiral?” Spock “My God, are you hungover, Spock?” April “The result of a peace treaty with the Klingon captain.” Spock- The Broken Circle, Stardate: 2369.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

March 3
Remembering James Doohan who was born on this date in 1920. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/James_Doohan #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekFilm #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekProdigy #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“This derivative, mixed with alcohol, it merely deadens certain nerve inputs to the brain.” Dr. McCoy “Oh, well, any decent brand of Scotch will do that.” Scotty- The Tholian Web, Stardate: 5693.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

What are your favorite daily Star Trek quotes selected for this week? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com or click on my social media links with any comments.

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Prepping for SaltCON Spring 2024

The two games that I will be running at SaltCON-Spring.

The time has come again to get ready for SaltCON, a local gaming convention in my area. This is the first of three SaltCONs and the biggest. It will take up the entire Davis Convention Center. You can read about my past adventures at SaltCON in my past blog entries. I will be packing my Convention Backpack that I have documented in a previous blog post.

When I first discovered that SaltCON had multiple RPG sessions (and not just board games, which is a massive draw at the convention) I had decided to make this my relax-a-con after volunteering at a lot of other local conventions. However while attending the SaltCONs last year I was talking with the RPG coordinators who expressed interest in having more game masters signing up to run games. Also the fact that I would be getting into the con for free (and get a special t-shirt) sealed the deal after some other bills had pilled up. So I’m nervous, but excited to dip my toe into running one-shots for the convention in the spring. If you can guess from the photo above, I’ll be running a Star Trek: Lower Decks inspired one-shot (think Lower Decks meets the cast of the BBC television program, Top Gear) called Top Core. The second game will be using the Basic Fantasy 4th Edition RPG using a polished up scenario that I used with my daughter and her 5th edition playing friends. It is my hope to take all of the notes from these two sessions and submit it to the Basic Fantasy community for possible publication. I’ve also been working on a Basic Fantasy 4th Edition Reference Sheet that players can use to answer basic questions while the limited gaming session is in progress.

Of the games that I’ve signed up to play, there are a few that I’ve played before and some new ones. They are as follows.

Fallout The Roleplaying Game– After playing this at a past SaltCON, I knew I wanted to play it again. This is the game from Modiphius.

James Bond 007– The classic game from the 80’s released by Victory Games. This will be run by the same GM who ran it last time. He did such a good job that I wanted to sign up again.

Dreams and Machines– A new game released by Modiphius that I haven’t played yet. This uses the 2d20 system that we’ve also seen in Star Trek Adventures, Dune: Adventures in the Imperium and John Carter of Mars. I think it’s a type of post-apocalyptic world some 200 years after a great war with machines.

Red Dwarf The Role Playing Game– The game originally released by Deep 7 in 2003. Not only have I always wanted to play this game as a huge fan of the series, but its currently my holy grail of RPG books to find.

Star Wars Roleplaying– Released by Edge Studio. I have not had a chance to play this variant of the Star Wars RPG so this will be interesting to try.

The Witcher Roleplaying Game– A game by R. Talsorian Games that I haven’t had a chance to play yet. I recently picked up the PDFs in a bundle sale, but I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet.

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition- The description of the scenario sounded interesting, so I’m going to check it out.

Old School Essentials– I was going to play this D20 clone at SaltCON-Summer, unfortunately the GM came down with con-crud. I’ve signed up for a session hoping that we can get a chance to try this game.

GURPS Star Wars– The GM will be running a Star Wars scenario using the GURPs rule system. While I hate making a character for this system, I’ve had success with playing the system at past conventions.

What should I be on the look out for? Any recommendations for the games I’m going to be playing? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com with any comments.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: February 19-25

Who are you dressing up for President’s Day?

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of February 12th through February 18th. Coming soon to Bluesky once we can find a scheduler option.

February 19
“All of us corporeal, linear whatevers have certain things in common. And one of those things is… the need to improve ourselves.” Quark- Prophet Motive, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 20
“If I could travel back in time, I know exactly what year I’d pick. 1588.” Reed “What happened in 1588?” Tucker “England defeated the Spanish Armada.” Reed- Future Tense, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 21
Happy Birthday to Martha Hackett https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Martha_Hackett #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“We made a promise, B’Elanna, that we’d all stick together until the Zone was safe, and I intend to keep that promise.” Seska- Prime Factors, Stardate: 48642.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 22
Happy Birthday to Jeri Ryan. @JeriLRyan https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Jeri_Ryan #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“You and Janeway convinced me to join Starfleet. I thought this could be the right path for me. I thought… I thought I could… one day inspire people to follow me, even if it’s dangerous. The way that you do.” Seven- The Next Generation, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to Celia Rose Gooding. @celiargooding https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Celia_Rose_Gooding #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Think of the ocean in a storm. The surface is moving like crazy, but when you get under it, it’s calm.” Uhura- Charades, Stardate: 1789.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 23
Remembering Majel Barett-Roddenberry who was born on this date in 1932. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Majel_Barrett-Roddenberry #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekFilm #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekENT #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“It’s wrong to create a race of Humans to keep as slaves.” Una Chin-Riley (Number One)- The Cage, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 24
Happy Birthday to Tawny Newsom. @TrondyNewman https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Tawny_Newsome #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I know, Starfleet’s just an idea, but the people matter. You served on the Victory; you know that.” Mariner “Mariner, it’s suicide! We’re just one ship!” Aberdeen “I know, but we have to do something!” Mariner- The Stars At Night, Stardate: 58499.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 25
Happy Birthday to Anson Mount. @ansonmount https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Anson_Mount #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrekShortTreks #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Mmm, is that your mother’s sauce?” Batel “Anything else would be a crime against tomatoes.” Pike- Among the Lotus Eaters, Stardate: 1630.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

What are your favorite daily Star Trek quotes selected for this week? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com or click on my social media links with any comments.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: February 12-18

The only reason to watch the Super Bowl is for the commercials.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of February 12th through February 18th. Coming soon to Bluesky once we can find a scheduler option.

February 12
“In our system of jurisprudence a man is innocent until proven guilty.” Picard- A Matter of Perspective, Stardate: 43610.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 13
“Matt, where’s your crew? Kirk “On the third planet.” Decker “There is no third planet.” Kirk “Don’t you think I know that? There was, but not any more!” Decker- The Doomsday Machine, Stardate: 4202.9 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 14
Happy Birthday to Andrew Robinson. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Andrew_Robinson #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Well, the truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination.” Garak- Improbable Cause, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to Simon Pegg. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Simon_Pegg #StarTrek #StarTrekFilm #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I told him that I could not only beam a grapefruit from one planet to the adjacent planet in the same system, which is easy by the way, I could do it with a lifeform. So, I tested it on Admiral Archer’s prized beagle.” Scotty- Star Trek (2009) #StarTrek #StarTrekFilm #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 15
“I’m not bothered by what people think of me!” Torres- Parallax, Stardate: 48439.7 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 16
Happy Birthday to LeVar Burton. @levarburton https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/LeVar_Burton #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekFilm #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Ride’s going to get a little bumpy. Things are going to happen fast. Just keep alert, stay calm. Let’s focus on what we’re doing. You know your jobs. You’ve been trained, you’ve been tested. You’ve earned the right to sit in those chairs.” LaForge- Arsenal of Freedom, Stardate: 41798.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 17
Happy Birthday to Jerry O’Connell. @MrJerryOC https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Jerry_O%27Connell #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I know, it’s always weird revisiting planets from the TOS era.” Ransom “TOS?” Freeman “It’s what I call the 2260s. Stands for ‘those old scientists’ – You know, Spock, Scotty, those guys. Seems like they were stumbling on crazy new aliens every week back then.” Ransom- No Small Parts, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 18
“It’s vital to keep the mind occupied during the healing process.” Dr. Phlox- Regeneration, Date: March 1, 2153 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

What are your favorite daily Star Trek quotes selected for this week? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com or click on my social media links with any comments.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: February 5-11

Don’t tell Tuvok that it’s Monday.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of February 5th through February 11th. Coming soon to Bluesky once we can find a scheduler option.

February 5
“What must I do to convince you people that I’m mortal?” Q “Die.”  Worf- Deja Q, Stardate: 43539.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 6
“Without freedom of choice there is no creativity. Without creativity there is no life.” Kirk- Return of the Archons, Stardate: 3157.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 7
“This is pointless. Our culture is governed by rules. We’re not about to ignore them.” Stromm “There are no rules telling you to oppress minorities.” T’Pol- Stigma, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 8
Happy Birthday to Ethan Phillips. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Ethan_Phillips #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekFilm #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I’m just trying to look at all sides of the issue.” Neelix- Elogium, Stardate: 48921.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 9
“I lied on my application. And that mistake will be with me for the rest of my life.” Tarses- The Drumhead, Stardate: 44769.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 10
“This is an excellent body, Doctor. I seem to have received the best of the three. Strength, hearing, eyesight, all far above your human norms. I’m surprised the Vulcans never conquered your race.” Henoch “Vulcans worship peace above all, Henoch.” Dr. McCoy- Return to Tomorrow, Stardate: 4768.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 11
Happy Birthday to Philip Anglim. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Philip_Anglim #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“I suppose it must be nice to have that kind of faith. I’ve always preferred to believe in nothing. That way I’m never disappointed.” Mirror Bareil- Resurrection, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

What are your favorite daily Star Trek quotes selected for this week? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com or click on my social media links with any comments.

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2024 Character Creation Challenge After Action Report

And we’ve reached the end of the 2024 #CharacterCreationChallenge. If you made it to 31 days, congratulations. Send me a note via email (carl (at) tardiscaptain.com) on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. My daughter is currently working on a new graphic for those that completed the challenge and I’d like to make sure that it gets sent to you upon completion.

I did make it to 31 characters, but I was delayed by a few days due to a family emergency. Thank you to everyone who reached out to me to ask. One poster mentioned that they had seen a lack of entries for the last two days. My mother and grandmother were involved in an automobile accident. The good news is that they are OK with no injuries and they are just fine (other than needing to replace a minivan). But it was a little scary for me when I found out.

I noticed that the Scooby Doo gang was used in a lot of different themes by participants (seeing Velma and Daphne in the Doctor Who RPG was a hoot). It was interesting to see them show up in different gaming systems. On the discord server there was a very good representation of characters from 80’s movies represented in the Power Rangers Roleplaying Game. It was kind of a trip down memory lane since I hadn’t seen some of these moves in a LONG time. There was also a participant who was making Star Trek characters for three different RPG systems for several entries. It was interesting to see the characters side-by-side. One of the most unexpected discoveries wasn’t a current participant, but someone who participated back in the first challenge in 2021. Apparently it got him out of some serious mental funk that he had been dealing with. It got him back into blogging and eventually back into writing RPGs (that he had done before). It was an emotional moment for me when I read his blog post.

Of the entries that I used for 2024, the games that stood out to me were Monty Python, Fallout, White Lies and Star Trek Alpha Quadrant. I really enjoyed making a character for Teenagers from Outerspace and I’ve been watching some classic comedy anime lately While Vintage Space didn’t fully scratch the FASA Star Trek itch that I was trying to recall, it did get some gears turning that may result in a future project. I also appreciated the publishers that responded when I posted characters for their games. They were able to answer some of my questions that I had raised in the blog posts. I tried to post those responses in the “Additional Notes” section of an entry a day or two later.

The disappointments were those games that were needlessly crunchy or overbearing. I had a few readers on Mastodon and a few of the message boards respond with similar experiences, which made me feel like I wasn’t such an idiot. I’m still digesting Cowboy Bebop and I have a few things I want to check out before I post my unboxing and final thoughts entry.

Here is my 2024 list of characters:

Day 1: Fallout Character: Ragnal Walker of Vault 47
Day 2: Hackmaster Basic Character: Cid the Kid
Day 3: White Star Galaxy Edition Character: Jenker Slix
Day 4: Fantasy Quest (Dicing w/ Dragons) Character: Alric Hinman
Day 5: Top Secret S.I. Character: Nick Tanner
Day 6: Tiny Wastelands Character Stewart Barlow
Day 7: The Dark Eye Character: Halmar
Day 8: Star Trek: Alpha Quadrant Character: Tropp
Day 9: Monty Python Character: Sir Richard Hammond
Day 10: Basic Fantasy 4th Edition Character: Durlan Torven
Day 11: Teenagers from Outerspace Character: Prince Zaxxod
Day 12: The Spy Game Character: James “Captain Slow” May
Day 13: Star Ace Character: Balkor
Day 14: Ninjas and Superspies Character: Luke Ward
Day 15: Conan Character: Braga
Day 16: Boot Hill Character: Noah ‘Lasso’ Johnson
Day 17: White Lies 2nd edition Character: Jack Sterling
Day 18: Vintage Space Character: Troxtor
Day 19: Fantasy Hero Character: Drokkin the Dwarf
Day 20: Shadowrun Anarchy Character: Spike
Day 21: Nights Black Agents Character: Kendal Barker
Day 22: Barbarians of Lemuria Character: Kruk
Day 23: Starfinder Character: Sarangari
Day 24: Crypts & Things Character: Azor
Day 25: Cyberpunk Red Character: Indigo
Day 26: Dungeons and Dragons Essentials Characters: Pelloth Graysoul
Day 27: Cowboy Bebop Character: Wayne Wolf
Day 28: Rolemaster Fantasy Character: Hobson Silversting
Day 29: Tiny Frontiers Character: YYZ-2112
Day 30: Pathfinder 2nd edition Character: Rogar of the Granitebender Clan
Day 31: Anarchy Character: Marcell Freeman

Also, if you purchased anything after clicking on the link to DriveThruRPG or Amazon, thank you. I’m not doing this blog to make money, but the kickback helps when making game purchases for future challenges.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: January 29-February 4

How I’ve been feeling lately.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes Twitter account and the @STrekQuotes Mastodon account for the week of January 29th through February 4th. Coming soon to Bluesky once we can find a scheduler option.

January 29
“Captain, you’re asking me to work with equipment which is hardly very far ahead of stone knives and bearskins.” Spock- The City on the Edge of Forever, Stardate: 3134.0 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

January 30
“Already another one to take his place. It never ends.” Alexana “He could have killed you. He didn’t. Maybe the end begins with one boy putting down his gun.” Riker- The High Ground, Stardate: 43510.7 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

January 31
Happy Birthday to Paul Scheer. @PaulScheer https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Paul_Scheer #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“But what if I forget her again?” Rutherford “Son, if you can’t keep making new memories, does it matter?” Billups- First First Contact, Stardate: 58130.6 #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 1
“Principles, principles. That’s what it comes down to. Do I compromise my almighty principles?” Janeway- Prime Factors, Stardate: 48642.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 2
Happy Birthday to Brent Spiner. @BrentSpiner https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Brent_Spiner #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekFilm #StarTrekENT #StarTrekPicard #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

“Captain, the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is ‘I do not know.'” Data- Where Silence has Lease, Stardate: 42193.6 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 3
“There are other ways to create order in your life—your quarters, for example. Everything in mine has its specific place and it’s all arranged just so.” Odo, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

February 4
“No power signatures. It appears to be deserted.” T’Pol “But are your sensors calibrated for ghosts?” Tucker- Oasis, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #IDIC #WeAreStarfleet

What are your favorite daily Star Trek quotes selected for this week? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com or click on my social media links with any comments.

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