Category Archives: Fun

RPG adventures of the USS Ticonderoga

As you all know, the crew of the USS Retributor has been putting together the Seventh Fleet RPG using the Decipher Star Trek RPG rules.  For the past several months we have been putting together characters and Captain Stark has been getting fleet updates of adventures that our fellow chapters have been going through.  On Friday we finally had a chance to sit down and game an adventure set up for the USS Ticonderoga.  Several crew members were in attendance with their own characters and Captain Rouviere (who was our game master) was prepared with several pre-generated characters for those who showed up.  We had a mixture of RPG veterans and those just getting a taste of Role Playing.  The crew had a blast. 

Currently we are headed at top speed to the Romulan Neutral Zone in response to a possible Romulan incursion.  There is a lot more happening on the ship as well.

If you participated in the game on Friday, please post a report from your character in the comments section.  If you are working on a character or if you would like to make a character, please post in the comments what you would like that character to be (name, race, special features, etc.)  We are looking to hold another game soon and we have several volunteers who can help you put your character together.

Poll: Your first Star Trek moment?

We have announced our winners for our our Caption Contests.  Erica was the winner of the Kirk Alone photo (#1) with the entry of “Maybe I should have brought doughnuts…” and Dave won the second Caption Contest (the Andorians) with the entry of “We are…. The Blue’s Brothers.”

It is time to run our second poll.  This time we are going to ask you about your first “Star Trek moment”  What was the moment you realized that you were a Star Trek fan?  Were you watching a specific episode, were you attending a club meeting, was it at a convention?  When did you realize that you were having fun with Star Trek?  Feel free to be creative and descriptive since we know that everyone loves Star Trek for different reasons. 

Please post your responses in the comments section.  We look forward to reading them.

Seventh Fleet Olympics was a blast

Several members of the USS Ticonderoga at the 2010 Seventh Fleet Olympics
Several members of the USS Ticonderoga at the 2010 Seventh Fleet Olympics

The Seventh Fleet Olympics was held on Saturday, August 21 in Layton, Utah.  We had the opportunity to have fun with members of our Star Trek family from the USS Atlantis, USS Kelly, USS Rendezvous and USS Retributor.  A lot of Ticonderoga members walked away with medals, and more importantly more friendships.  We hope to post the results very soon.  What events did you guys like the most at the Olympics?

Seventh Fleet Olympic Schedule

As requested, here is the schedule for the upcoming Seventh Fleet Olympics.  This fleet wide event will be held on Saturday, August 21 at the Chapel Park (152 South 900 East) in Layton and will be hosted by the USS Retributor.  I would recommend arriving early to sign up for the entries that you wish to participate in.  I’m not certain if the number of slots are limited.

The events are divided into three categories.  Cadet (younger crewmembers), Ship (low active) and Away Team (very active).  This way there are events for everyone to medal in.  Some are team based, some are individual based.

10:00-11:00 Mingle and Event Sign Up

11:00-11:30 Shuttle Launch (Cadet); Shuttle Launch (Ship); Set Your Course (Away Team)

11:30-12:00 Screamer (Cadet); Queen to Queen’s Level 3 (Ship); Set Your Course (continued)

12:00-12:30 Minefield (Cadet); Anti-Gravity Rod (Ship); Minefield (Away Team)

12:30-13:30 Meal Break

13:30-14:00 Shields (Cadet); Shields (Ship); Sensor Separation/Picard (Away Teams)

14:00-14:30 One Moon Circles (Cadet); One Moon Circles (Ship); Sensor Separation/Picard (continued)

14:30-15:00 Geese Juggling (Cadet); Pipeline (Ship); Q’Vak (Away Teams)

15:00-15:30 Phasers, Shields, Horta (Cadet); Phasers, Shields, Horta (Ship); Last Red Shirt Standing (Away Team)

15:30-16:00 Deuterium Transfer (Cadet); Orion Pirate’s Dice (Ship); Deuterium Transfer (Away Team)

16:00-16:30 Deuterium Transfer (continued); Technobabble (Ship); Deuterium Transfer (continued)

16:30-17:00 Pin the Tail on the T-Rex (Cadet); Ship Puzzles (Ship); Survivor: Warp Bubble (Away Team)

17:00-18:00 Awards Ceremony

18:00 Clean Up (points awarded for helping)

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there.  This is one of the major chances to see everyone in the fleet.

Caption Contest #1

This is the first of many caption contests we will post on the USS Ticonderoga website.  We will post an unusual image and invite anyone to post a comment with what you think the funniest caption should be.  Winners will be announced in a future post.

Here is the first photo for captioning.

Good luck to all of the entries.  We are looking forward to seeing them.