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

» Shorn's Savagery

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Sat Dec 3rd, 2022 @ 5:09am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Ship Elle & Lieutenant Commander Ull Arkyn & Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell & Lieutenant JG H'orri Of the Red Fur

"She's here!" R'elle exclaimed. "What do you want?" R'elle said to the intruder. She wasn't sure of Elle could do but maybe remotely deactivate the phaser. She too had heard the phaser being adjusted to kill. "She set the phaser to kill! Be careful!" she said to the others. She…


» Shorn Search

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Fri Nov 25th, 2022 @ 1:57am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Lieutenant JG S'Lace & Ship Elle & Lieutenant Commander Ull Arkyn & Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell & Lieutenant Klarth & Lieutenant JG H'orri Of the Red Fur

It was a large bunch who found the conference room to be the best place to discuss the "Shorn" problem. Elle was on hand to answer any questions. While Ull and Rayek were able to use the interactive consoles in the conference room table the ship's AI employed the view…


» The Rise of Risa

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Tue Nov 22nd, 2022 @ 4:40am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Lieutenant Commander Sandy "Phantom" Risa

Devin exited the officer's lounge and headed down the corridor, the ache in her thigh had returned and she was starting to wonder just how serious a problem she had on her hands. She knew it was not a matter of if but when she needed a proper physical...but if…


» Common Ground

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Mon Nov 21st, 2022 @ 10:12pm by Lieutenant Klarth & Lieutenant Commander R'elle

Sometime after his conversation with Rayek as he promised Klarth went to visit Counselor R'elle in her office.

Klarth paced around the office a bit struggling to find the right words and finally said, "Commander, I know we only recently met, but we seemed to be getting along okay and…


» Breaking Fast

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Wed Nov 9th, 2022 @ 9:36am by Lieutenant Commander Dorian Sheppard & Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Lieutenant Commander Sandy "Phantom" Risa & Lieutenant Commander Ull Arkyn & Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell & Lieutenant Klarth & Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald & Lieutenant JG H'orri Of the Red Fur & Ship Elle

"I want a cat."

Devin paused and regarded Elle and tried not to notice the odd looks the pair of them were earning. Cocking her head, she replied, "We already have a cat."

"Marta is your cat," Elle replied. She turned and waved at an approaching ensign, "Bertie! Good to…


Latest Personal Logs

» An Excerpt from Partner Ship

Posted on Sat Nov 19th, 2022 @ 5:30am by Ship Elle

I…

I…am…

I…am…aware.

I am…What am I? I ask that and immediately I am flooded with…data. I am an Akira class starship, designated NCC-73058-A. USS Lionheart. I register information about mass, combat capability, evacuation limits, average consumption of consumables, armaments, primary and secondary systems.
I have no idea what any…


» Operation: Tsavo

Posted on Sat Nov 5th, 2022 @ 5:21am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer

EARTH

Admiral Kathryn Janeway grimaced as the transmission to Lionheart was cut off, and with a rueful sigh she turned her attention back to the large tactical plot on the wall. The Klingon task force, hastily assembled, had nevertheless shown great tactical acumen on such short notice and had prepared…


» One Last Adventure

Posted on Fri Oct 21st, 2022 @ 1:47pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer

Marta hopped off the bed and trotted over to Devin the moment the doors to her quarters swooshed open. She smiled and knelt to stroke the cat's spine and was rewarded with an audible purr.

"You handled the trip just fine, didn't you?" she murmured as the feline butted her…


» Book Report

Posted on Tue Sep 13th, 2022 @ 5:16am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer

Admiral Kathryn Janeway released Marcie's leash, the Irish Setter with her tail wagging trotted over to and too her place on the couch. Janeway made for her desk as she sipped her morning coffee and lifted the appointment padd. She had a fair idea what her schedule entailed, but sometimes…


» The Gift of The Gardener

Posted on Mon Sep 5th, 2022 @ 1:48am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer

TWO YEARS AGO...

"...is the dormitories," Dare breathed excitedly, "I met my room mates, they all seem wonderful!"

Devin smiled and could not help but feel a bit of her niece's enthusiasm rub off on her, "They might not seem so after they discover you snore."

"I do not!" Dare…