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A community of Star Trek enthusiasts and writers that has been around since 1994. We have a long rich history, and a highly trained command staff. Our primary goal is continuing to foster a community of fans who enjoy role playing, and discussion!
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|Review # 1|
|Review:||I’ve been a role-player in assorted guises for years now, but only recently did I decide to take a look at this whole “play-by-email” thing. I had a snoop about on the net and stumbled on this interesting site – The UFOP: StarBase 118 RPG. It looked good, and certainly piqued my interest, so I thought I’d give it a go.|
A week later I was kicking myself – Why hadn’t I done this sooner?!? The training got me right into the thick of simming, teaching me the ropes and the guys I was writing with were great fun. Then I got my fleet assignment and I realized the fun I'd had so far was just the start...
The forum and wiki support has proven invaluable to me, and the players made me feel right at home straight away. Since joining the fleet I’ve made new friends, and have discovered a whole new view of the Star Trek universe, and had a really great time doing it!
|Review # 2|
|Review:||Being first attracted by a well-organized website, and a comprehensive Wiki presence, I became a member of UFOP SB118 2 ˝ years ago, but soon found the group had many more facets that have proved to be both enjoyable and challenging. |
From the week long Academy class that engagingly gave me my first taste of writing with other writers, I have cultivated friendships with people hailing from all over the World who share the same interest in writing as I do. The exposure allows us to learn from each other. The crews I've served with, and the SB118 Staff, have been never ending sources of information and support.
On the SB118 forums we share a portion of our real lives with pictures, good natured banter and thought provoking commentary. Additionally, we are afforded the opportunity to compete with each other in writing competitions.
When I joined I knew very little about Star Trek or futuristic space travel, but through reading the sims of others, and independent research, I can honestly say that the more I learn the more I want to learn.
|Review # 3|
|Review:||I am not an English major, but that didn't stop me from joining SB118 a couple of years ago. This has been the first PBeM group that I have ever joined as well as the only one I have ever remained at. What reeled me in is the ability to do just about any branch of starfleet from security officer to civilian. This leads to a diverse range of reading as well as interesting plots which are as varied as the members. In short, why haven't you joined|
|Review # 4|
|Review:||I've played a lot of Star Trek RPGs over the years, but I've found that UFOP: SB118 is by far the best out there. I first joined the group in 2002, and played my first character for about two years, then stepped back in order to concentrate on college. I came back in January of 2009, because I just couldn't stay away any longer. No were else will you find people who are as dedicated to their writing: one of the highlights of my day is when I open up my email account and find sims from my fellow writers, and if I have to be away for longer than a day, I almost go crazy wondering how the story is unfolding. I would highly recommend this RPG to anyone interested in writing, or just in improving their writing skills, regardless of their knowledge of Star Trek. In fact, some of the best simmers I've known didn't know much about Star Trek when they joined.|
|Review # 5|
|Review:||I have been a member of Starbase 118 for one year with my current character, but I had originally joined back in 2004, and the group itself has been in existence since 1994! I originally joined, and have kept coming back when real life allows, because of the high level of sim quality in the group, the great sense of community in the group, the established and structured nature of the group, and because of the high level of Trek-realism the group provides.|
Starbase 118 provides lots of support and assistance, but also allows you freedom to explore your character and duty post. It also has its own forums (which includes areas for each ship's crew, each duty post, guilds, and other out of character and in character areas), wiki (where you can maintain detailed pages on your character and contribute to articles about ships, aliens, etc), and main page, which acts as the main hub, directing you to the forums and wiki along with other interesting and helpful pages.
There are around ten different ships active in the group at any one particular time, with about eight to fifteen crewmembers on each ship. Once you finish training, you are assigned to the ship that best suits your needs and simming style! This includes, how often you can sim, what type of missions you enjoy the most (i.e. intrigue, action, adventure, scientific, diplomatic), what type of vessel you prefer (starbase or starship), and what duty post you want.
One of the best things about Starbase 118 is its training program for new recruits. All new recruits are required to go through a week long training mission to get acquainted with the rules and format of Starbase 118. This is very helpful before being thrown into the thick of the action and is led by competent senior officers.
If you enjoy writing and like Star Trek, why not join this epic play-by-email role playing game where you write for your own original character and meet people from all over the
|Review # 6|
|Review:||I have served as a crewmember with this group for almost 4 years now. I have found that it is by far the best Star Trek on line e-mail RPG ever and I have played on a number before this one. I have served on 4 different ships and slowly been promoted up the ranks to Lt. Commander. In that time I have held a large number of positions such as security officer, tactical officer, helmsman, chief of security, chief of tactical and the 2nd officer. |
For anyone who likes RPG's and especially Star Trek based ones this has to be #1 on the internet. I promise you you will not be disappointed after you have checked us