Welcome to the USS Lionheart, a Star Trek sim taking place in the year 2382. The Romulans have taken their first hesitant steps towards peace with the other great powers of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. The Klingon Empire is stable. Cardassia continues its long, slow march towards post war reconstruction and The Borg have not been heard from since Voyager's return. All seems at peace.

And sadly that is when peace is at its most fragile...


Latest News Items

» Bad news...

Posted on Sat May 7th, 2022 @ 9:59pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer in General News

I have decided to drop Jenn/Mell'a from the game. They have had weeks to post and they have not. I am aware they are having some personal issues but I am aware they are able to get online and have chosen not to contribute. I offered the option of them telling me their character's actions and I would post on their behalf and they have through their silence decided not to take advantage of that. I will be advertising for a new Science Officer today, in the mean time Mell'a will become an NPC until the replacement is available.

Tom


» OOC: Current Conference Room Thread

Posted on Thu Feb 10th, 2022 @ 4:36pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer in General News

So I am looking at the status of the current thread and I am under the impression the five players involved in the conference room thread have zero idea how to react. I thought I might need to explain my thought processes here.

I have been involved in a lot of games over the past twenty two years and I've noticed a trend in a lot of games. You come on board the ship and report to the captain in their ready room. You go to Sickbay to get a physical as an excuse to talk to the doctor. There's the obligatory conference room mission briefing. Honestly I'm not a fan of that. I like to shake things up a bit. Maybe I shook things up a little too much this time out.

The riddle is a test. If you haven't figured that out that was my intention. The captain wants to see if people can solve it, or if they are going to try and find a way around it. And yes, there are ways around it. But if the PCs decide to just sit there silently and do absolutely nothing that tells the captain something too, namely that her staff becomes utterly paralyzed when confronted with something unexpected. And if that happens then I'll have to make a major course correction where Hadenbeer will have to assume the staff isn't prepared to undertake a dangerous mission that will require problem solving.

Anyway, that's where we stand.

Tom


» Couple things

Posted on Sat Dec 18th, 2021 @ 5:33am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer in General News

So while we're still going to use the Discord server I feel it might be more useful to talk to people live rather than post announcements. Some people don't seem to be using it much and I'm not sure how often they come on Discord, and I don't want to make people feel like they absolutely have to log on once a day or something. So I will probably be making news item posts through the Nova site more often than not.

First, we have another new player, John. John is another one of those guys I've gamed with before, we go back a long way and I'm happy to be able to play with him again.

Second, I'm going to try and get more Tour items up on the web site. Speaking of the web site, have you guys checked out the game's soundtrack in the Wiki section? I've definitely gone for an 80s vibe there.

That's about it for now. I know I have a joint post or two to catch up on, I'll be doing that this weekend.


Tom


» Sad News...

Posted on Sun Dec 12th, 2021 @ 3:14pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer in General News

The player running Stenn has decided the sim was not for them. What I had in mind was his character running an investigation regarding the ship's practical joker and we could not come to an agreement about it. They wanted to know the nature of the practical joker beforehand, I wanted it to remain a mystery that should be uncovered through an investigation.

Just so we are clear, I am not going to divulge every aspect of the game; there are going to be mysteries that need to be solved. I have an excellent idea where the game is going and that destination can be affected by player actions. But I'm not going to give up entire plot points like that.

Anyway, that player seems to be a nice person and the split was amicable. We will move on.


Tom


Latest Mission Posts

» Distressed over Signals

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Thu Aug 11th, 2022 @ 11:34am by Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald & Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Lieutenant Commander Ull Arkyn & Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant Klarth

Five minutes outside of Gabriel Station's location Captain Devin Hadenbeer ordered red alert. A search of the ship found no signs of another booby trap or intruder and the search had left the crew on edge. It was one thing to face an external enemy, but one inside your own…


» What Ever Happened to Runabout Kwango?

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Mon Aug 8th, 2022 @ 12:42pm by Lieutenant Klarth & Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant JG H'orri Of the Red Fur

The patients were transported to sickbay and Klarth worked on them both personally.

The Gorn was still unconscious but would no doubt recover and Horri had been in and out of consciousness but her condition seemed to be stabilized.

Counselor R'elle had taken an interest in her fellow Caitian and…


» Run Fitzgerald Run!

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 @ 2:35am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Ensign Manamea Toelau & Ensign Aakan Jun & Ensign Jor Jaxur & Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald

Alia felt a wave of relief at the cessation of the red alert and the move to yellow. Under normal circumstances, a yellow alert would drive her to panic but now it was a welcome change. *I wonder what we'll find on the station? Nothing good but the question is…


» Debriefings Abound

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Tue Aug 2nd, 2022 @ 2:03pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Commander Junix Qetzal & Lieutenant Commander Ull Arkyn

Devin reached the bridge and strode over to the helm. Toelau looked as alert as always and the captain suppressed an urge to tease the young woman further.

"Ensign," she murmured, "In less than a minute you will bring the ship up to past warp nine. Push to her whatever…


» A Strange and Wonderful Multiverse

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Sun Jul 31st, 2022 @ 3:50pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell

FIVE YEARS AGO...

Devin stared out at the work bees buzzing about the Lionheart A's hull, frantically working on last minute repairs and refits. Three years of constant travel had been hard on her. Three years navigating dimensions whose environments the ship had not been equipped to handle. Three years…


Latest Personal Logs

» Mister Jones, Mister Hadenbeer

Posted on Mon Aug 15th, 2022 @ 1:59am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer

THIRTY YEARS AGO...

He had no idea how long he had been unconscious. He had staggered away from the Bolion and could tell by the warm wetness running down his coveralls he had either lost control of his bladder or was leaking a copious amount of red stuff. Thirty seconds…


» Personal Log - Academy Days

Posted on Sun Jul 17th, 2022 @ 8:57pm by Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell

Earth date: November 15, 2394

So once more the instructors at the Starfleet Technical Services Academy are testing the veracity of my stated loyalty to Starfleet by editing every possible SEC/TAC holodeck battle scenario to involve Romulans as the focus enemy. I cannot believe that in a galaxy with such…


» Past Logs - Academy Days (from the alternate dimension)

Posted on Sat Jul 16th, 2022 @ 6:11am by Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell

Terran date: Sept 23, 2394
I personally believe the keeping of a personal log to be a foolhardy practice. Too often they become the holder of not just general recollections of accomplishments and day-to-day moods, but keepers of mistakes and secrets; secrets that can then be retrieved by others. I…


» Engineering Maintenance Report

Posted on Mon Feb 7th, 2022 @ 4:53pm by Lieutenant Commander Dorian Sheppard


“Again,” Sheppard orders from within the secondary refractor panel crawlspace and Ensign Collins triggers the charge inclimiter.

“Nothing, sir,” the Ensign relays, and Chief Engineer Sheppard scowls, lying on his back in the crawlspace amid a jumble of multicolored wires with his feet sticking out in to the corridor.

“Acknowledged,”…


» Alia Year 3.5 Cruise

Posted on Sat Jan 22nd, 2022 @ 1:57am by Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald

Cadet cruises took students all over alpha quadrant, broadening the Academy experience with real experience. No two were quite alike and the needs of the students were balanced with the those of Starfleet... and that of the requesting organizations.
Alia sat with Ryan and a cadet she didn't know, a…