What a FallFest! This past weekend, the entire role playing world came together for the 2020 Simming Fall Festival: a full day of lively discussions, great role playing, and interactive trivia games. It was top-notch from the opening to closing bells. A real testament to the power of our greater community. Simply put, FallFest was incredible!
That’s right, if you haven’t already heard, FallFest X is on Saturday. Our team from Pegasus Fleet and Independence Fleet have put in a lot a work to create a dynamic and provocative list of events backed by an outstanding infrastructure. It’s going to be a great day, and we want YOU to be a part of it:
It doesn’t matter if you’re into Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, or something else entirely. Or if you prefer chat sims, play by e-mail, or message boards. If you’re a simmer or online role player of any persuasion, there will be something there for you! But what do you really get out of FallFest? Here are 4 reasons you should attend:
You’ll get to rub elbows with many prominent members of our community. In fact, some of the most successful and influential role players and simming leaders of all-time will be attending and facilitating events. Learn from the best!
You’ll hear about the latest and most innovative techniques and strategies for leading a successful role play. Indeed, there will be multiple events dedicated to running better games. Discover what’s working for others today!
You’ll be able to role play with others from different clubs and genres. With a diverse set of hosts and settings, you’ll experience a wide range of concepts and ideas. Challenge the simming norms and help break barriers!
You’ll have fun! All simmers and online role players, regardless of rank or club affiliation, are invited to attend and participate. There’s no way to energize your sim or club than to come back with a fresh perspective.
Big announcement time: After nine years of sponsoring the Simming Fall Festival (aka FallFest) and three years of sponsoring the SciWorld Online Convention, we’ve decided to turn management of both events over to TNU Project, where Josh Hina will continue in my role as General Coordinator. Josh and TNU will maintain the club-host model that we’ve used, but they’ll be handling all of the behind the scenes stuff that Ongoing Worlds has typically done.
Ongoing Worlds will sponsor FallFest 2020 while TNU Project will then assume sponsoring responsibilities for SciWorld 2021 and all future SciWorlds & FallFests. Sponsoring these two premier community events, which are steeped in role play history has been one of our greatest thrills here are at Ongoing Worlds. However, it’s simply time to move on, and we have no doubt that Josh and everyone at TNU Project will continue to make them better and better. To aid in the transition, Pegasus Fleet and Independence Fleet will be jointly hosting FallFest 2020 and SciWorld 2021.
Yes, join us for FallFest X on Saturday, November 14th. It will be a full day of engaging discussions, interactive trivia games, and live chat role plays–in a Discord server open to all simmers and online role players, regardless of rank or club affiliation. Basically, this is where we all come together as one to share ideas, information, and energy!
AlexM of Pegasus Fleet & Ken Gillis of Independence Fleet will serve as co-chairs. They’ll be on point to build the schedule, advertise, and generally ensure that FallFest runs smoothly. It’s a big job, and they need your help!
What can I do?
Plan to attend: this is one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet & connect with other role players!
Invite your friends: let them join in on the fun too!
Contact star [dot] idf [at] gmail [dot] com if you would like to host a one-hour discussion, trivia game, or role play.
As David wrote a few months back in his advertising piece, Ongoing Worlds is open to publishing articles promoting the different clubs and groups out there. A few examples are here, here, and here. So why not shamelessly plug my own group?
I ended my term as President of UCIP last August. Man, what a great group of role players! If you’re into some serious writing and simming, you can’t go wrong with them. However, as much as I love and respect UCIP, I was recently given the opportunity to finally return to my home club, Independence Fleet (IDFleet.com). It was simply too much to pass up. Yes, I’m back with IDF for my second stint as its Chief of Fleet Operations.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard people say, “I’ve been simming for 20 years.” Well, I can finally say it myself.
I’ve been simming for 20 years.
Wow, that felt good!
On February 16, 2000, the USS Sunfire NCC-3935, a Bedford class starship, launched in old Utopia Fleet’s Deep Space Exploration Division. I was the ship’s CMO. That’s Chief Medical Officer for all you non-Trek role players. Fast forward to today and it’s hard to image my life without play-by-post role playing.
I’ve been a writer, a politician, a diplomat, a founder, an editor, a counselor, an investigator, a philosopher, a Captain, an Admiral, and even a game show host–all of which are never going to happen IRL (that’s In Real Life for you non-simmers). Role playing’s taught me a lot about people, life, and myself. All in all, it’s been a fun ride.
Captain Dick Sprague, Commanding Officer of the USS Chuck Norris
That’s a question I get a lot when people read or hear about my game, the USS Chuck Norris, as it’s quite different from most other sims out there. But before I answer that question, I should first explain what the Chuck Norris is to set up the proper context.
The USS Chuck Norris is a play-by-email sim, but we use the NOVA system from Anodyne Productions that came out a few years ago. Play-by-post seems to be the most popular term today for this type of game. We launched on January 2nd, 2012, and are a member of Independence Fleet. There are currently 16 active players on the Chuck Norris, and many have been with us for more than a year. Although, we also have quite a few players that have been simming for less than six months.
With that out of the way, I’ll finally answer the question! Read More