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

» Taking Flight From The Triangle

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Sun Oct 2nd, 2022 @ 1:24am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Lieutenant Commander Dorian Sheppard & Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell & Lieutenant Klarth & Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald

"Sir?"

"Yes, ensign Jun?" Devin replied as she watched the tactical plot on the large screen.

"I...am not sure what the strategy is?"

"Ah," Devin turned and regarded him, "I would like to engage, but I have a ship full of wounded on board and I am reluctant to do…


» Gathering at Gabriel

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Wed Sep 21st, 2022 @ 6:10pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Lieutenant Commander Dorian Sheppard & Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell & Lieutenant Klarth & Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald

Captain's Log, supplemental: It has been four hours since our arrival at Gabriel Station. The senior staff are either dead or in critical condition. Doctor Klarth and the medical staff of both the station and Lionheart are working at insuring there are no more fatalities, while Commander Arkyn in the…


» Sickbay visit

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Wed Sep 21st, 2022 @ 2:04am by Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant JG H'orri Of the Red Fur

Councilor R'elle decided to visit H'orri in sickbay to see how she was doing. She walked in and smiled and greeted the medical staff there. "Ahh Lt. H'orri. I wanted to check on you and see how you are doing. " R'elle said.


H'orri awakens and smiles at R'elle.

"Morning,…


» Ship's Secrets Sussed

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Mon Sep 19th, 2022 @ 3:42am by Bartender S. V. Jones & Lieutenant Klarth

Klarth hadn't been back on board Lionheart for a short break and out of his space suit two minutes when his comm chirped.

"Doctor, Jones here," the bartender said over the comm, "I was wondering if you could meet me in the Lion's Heart at your earliest available opportunity? It…


» Rumpleteazer's Rescue, part two

Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Sun Sep 11th, 2022 @ 11:01am by Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald & Lieutenant Rayek trLhoell & Lieutenant JG S'Lace

That there was in fact a cloaked ship in the vicinity was more than a tad alarming to the Romulan. Not for a moment did he believe that it was the ship he might have come from.

When the vessel decloaked, the Romulan studied the ship design carefully. It took…


Latest Personal Logs

» 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…


» Mister Jones, Mister Hadenbeer II

Posted on Sat Sep 3rd, 2022 @ 6:23pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer

Montgomery. The name conjured up images of the famed field marshal, of the equally famous engineer. It implied adventure and danger and romantic thoughts of action in the depths of space flitted through the mind of the newly minted ensign. True, she was an older ship, but as the Excelsior…


» A Dessert of Ashes

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 @ 4:29am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer

Devin heard the door chime, she closed her eyes and rubbed her temples. The door chimed again.

And again.

And ag-

“Come!” she snapped. Odds were fifty fifty that it would be Dare or-

Jones paused in the doorway and took in the dim quarters. He took a breath.

“It…


» 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…