January 19, 2012

Fleet Award Ceremony With Admiral O'Neill!

With both the SIMM and Task Group awards now over, it is time to focus our attention to the annual fleet-level awards. There's only two to present but they both recognize the hard work of our members in making us a real contender on the Star Trek RPG front.

The first award is presented to the graduate with the best Academy course of the entire year. This is open to both officer and EPC graduates and exists to reward those who put just a little bit more time and effort into their Academy posts. So, without further ado, I hereby present the Cadet of the Year Award to Taras Cadenza for his skillful use of descriptive words to paint a colorful picture in the mind of the reader, but also because of his dedication to detail and accuracy that makes his posts a joy to read. Please take the time to congratulate Taras on such a brilliant achievement!

The ultimate award for any Shadow Fleet member to attain will be presented shortly. The Player of the Year Award is personally presented by the Fleet Commander to the player whom he deems has put into the fleet the most amount of time and effort over the past year. And here to present our last award for this ceremony is Admiral O'Neill.

Greetings and Saluation,

I'm not so adept at making long speeches, but I know I have to make at least an attempt at one. With that being said and out of the way, on to the Player of the Year award. This entire year has had some ups and downs, good and bad parts. Even with that, a few members have gone above and beyond the call of duty in terms of an RPG. It has been a difficult process, but three individuals could have the privileged of the PotY in the end.

I would like to thank Shelaf Greegy, who has this entire year, consistently contributed outside of normal missions, putting 100% effort into everything he does, regular helps improve his Simm by submitting ideas and going out of the way to help the Command staff. Because of your actions this year, I am pleased to present to Shelaf Greegy, this years Player of the Year award for 2012.

Before I finish this off, I would like to  recognize the three remaining individuals who have also contributed to Shadow Fleet as a whole and were on the list, as well. One of whom  talked himself out of the award without knowing it, as well. Lance Krol, Alyssa Meadow, and John Kawolsky, all three of you this year have also contributed to Shadow Fleet heavily this year. If there was another award that would suffice, I would be awarding  them to all four of you together on top of the PotY which is a singular award.

All of you has spent time improving the RPG from what it was before to what it is now. In closing, I am hoping to see another year of SF without any accidents (hopefully not caused by me or some hackers which I won't name). I  will try to join into one of the story lines coming up that I know of if it is ready by then.

With that said, I would like to thank every member of Shadow Fleet for their continued efforts over the past year. Good job!

January 17, 2012

Task Group Alpha- Award Ceremony!

After the celebration of our individual SIMMs, we have also done the Task Group awards. They were splendid and I can only hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

TF-10 Task Group Alpha

I'm going to start us off with the Unit Citation, which is awarded the officers and crew of the SIMM that has been the most active over the past 6 months. It was an extremely difficult decision to make, but after weighing up the posting activity levels for both ships, I have decided that the USS Churchill has demonstrated more activity than the Discovery. I would like to personally congratulate Commander Clarke and his crew for what has been a very successful 6 months.

The second award I am pleased to announce is the Crew Efficiency Ribbon, awarded to the SIMM that has demonstrated the best organization over the past 6 months. As with the Unit Citation, this was a very difficult one to decide. However, I feel that the USS Churchill has once again proved to have had the better organization of the two ships.

That brings me nicely onto the Distinguished Command Award, which is given out to one Commanding Officer each year for demonstrating effective leadership and management of their SIMM. I am pleased to announce that Alexander Clarke is the recipient for 2011 for getting the Churchill up and running behind the scenes and for his development of the SIMM's first season. Though it is true he wasn't able to commit to posting full time, he did ensure the SIMM was running smoothly in his absence by checking in on it on a regular basis and instructing his First Officer well. Please congratulate him on this achievement.

The final award left for me to present today is the Task Group Commander's Commendation, which is my chance to personally recognize the efforts of a player within our Task Group. The person I am awarding this to I feel has demonstrated an excellent standard of posting while a member of the Task Group. He regularly goes above and beyond what is expected of him and artistically paints a picture of what his character is doing whenever he posts. He is never afraid to get involved in out-of-mission discussions and always has a good attitude towards his service to the fleet. Please congratulate Lance Krol on earning the Task Group Commander's Commendation. Keep up the good work, Lance!

January 16, 2012

SIMM Award Ceremonies!

As has become tradition with the Shadow Fleet forum, was have just held our January Award's Ceremony. All SIMM, Task Force and Fleet wide awards have been give. I would personally like to congratulate everyone who received awards, medals and accommodations. You have all worked so hard throughout the last 6 months and have continued to give your all.

Without further a due, here are the individual SIMM awards:


-Six Month Service Ribbon:
  • Taras Cadenza
  • Lance Krol
-Posting Excellence Ribbon
  • Lance Krol
  -Descriptive Combat Ribbon
  • Taras Cadenza 
-Best Newcomer Award
  • Tobias Master

-Technical Precision Award
  • Lance Krol
- Crew's Choice Award
  • Reece Thompson
- Captain's Personal Merit Award
  • Taras Cadenza
- Contribution Award
  • Mike Cortez

- Six Month Service Ribbon
  • Seth Sinclaire
- 2 Year Service Ribbon
  • Alyssa Meadows
  • Riley T. Munro
- 5 Year Service Ribbon
  • Scott Bradley
  • John Brown
  • Alan Christopher
- Posting Excellence Ribbon
  • Alyssa Meadows 
- Outstanding Contributions Award
  • Shelaf Greegy
- B.O.R.G. Campaign Medal (USS Discovery)
  • John Kawolsky
  • Scott Bradley
  • Riley T. Munro
  • John Brown
  • Shelaf Greegy
  • Alan Christopher
  • Seth Sinclaire
  • Connor Price
  • Lee Armstrong
  • Alyssa Meadows
  • Lance Krol
  • Safi Larson
- The Crew's Choice Award
  • Alyssa Meadows
- Captain's Personal Merit Award
  • Alyssa Meadows

January 8, 2012

It's really here!!!

Hello all my fellow Shadow Fleet members! I am so excited that I just had to post here and let you all know! The "Shadow Fleet - 5 Year Celebration" book is finally here! I didn't believe it until I saw it with my own eyes!

Now I know things are tough right now with the economy and money is super tight, but if there is any way possible you can get this book, or save up for it... it is beyond worth it. It's not just stuff we already knew about our fleet and missions, there are "behind the scenes" bits that are packed with stuff I would have never ever realized, as well as personal messages from many of you here on the fleet. I can't stress it enough how awesome this book really is. I haven't put it down hardly and I can't wait to see the excitement once more people on the fleet have it!

So for you guys to see it is really as amazing as I say, I took a couple pictures of it!


Thanks Shadow Fleet for giving us the opportunity to have the content for this awesome piece!

No Tribble At All, Captain!

January 5, 2012

Happy Shadow Fleet Day!

We've been talking about it for months now and it's finally here! It's been five years since Shadow Fleet was officially launched with an aim to provide both a place for quality Star Trek role-playing and a forum for community discussion, and there's several ways you can be a part of the official celebrations!

We're proud to announce the official release of Shadow Fleet: A Five Year Celebration. The celebratory book covers the people, characters and missions that have shaped our history over the past five years. From character bios, fleet missions, background information, Minisodes and more, this book really is the definitive Shadow Fleet collection for any member, new or old. Available on the Shadow Fleet Store, you can get your very own copy today for just $17.99, safe in the knowledge that you'll be supporting the fleet with your purchase!

Don't take my word for it! Listen to what people are saying!

"It is an amazing tribute to all the hard work we have put into this fleet." Captain Riley T. Munro (USS Discovery - Executive Officer)

"I cried reading all the things we've shared over the years. It's wonderful!" Damiana (Retired - USS Discovery)

January 2, 2012

Start The Year On The Right TREK!

Well hello there! Interested in Star Trek Roleplaying? Well, of course you are or you wouldn't like this page. What about a Star Trek SIMM that also doubles as a social network site where the community of writers is more interconnected than any other SIMM out there? What about a SIMM that is about to publish a book for its 5th Year Anniversary?

If that sounds interesting to you, then come over and take a look at Shadowfleet! While there, feel free to post an application. Both ships, The Discovery, an Akira-Class Starship, and the Churchill, an Intrepid Class Starship, are both looking to fill several positions, especially in the Operations Department.

If you are interested, here is a link to our forum. Shadow Fleet. We hope to see you soon!

Lt. Alyssa Meadows
Chief Medical Officer
USS Discovery-A