Federation Commander Forum Index Federation Commander
A NEW fast paced board game of starship combat!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Captain's Log 44

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Captain's Log
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Burning Chrome
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 04 Feb 2011
Posts: 116
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: Captain's Log 44 Reply with quote

Any news or teasers?
_________________
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.-- Mark Twain
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Steve Cole
Site Admin


Joined: 11 Oct 2006
Posts: 3051

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bridge, FedEx Courier Bronco, 1 August Y171
"How far to the border?" the captain asked as he settled into his command chair.
"Sixteen hours twenty-three minutes," the navigator said. "We're a few minutes ahead of schedule."
The captain grunted at that. The Klingons were usually fanatical about foreign ships adhering to specific schedules, but the company's courier boats were always given some latitude. The Klingons knew (and appreciated) the company's reputation for delivering on time, and that meant that any courier that could get a little ahead of schedule needed to, in case there was some unforseen delay ahead of them.
"Any word from the Mustang?"
"She left Klegarine on schedule," the communications technician said, "and should be clearing border control in an hour and twenty-seven minutes."
"And that only leaves the Palomino in Klingon territory," the captain said, to no one in particular. The Palomino was on its way to Klinshai, no doubt with more high-priority diplomatic dispatches and more Klingon and Federation diplomats trying to keep the peace from falling apart.
Normally, there would be five or six Federation Express courier ships in Klingon space at any given moment, but with the increased tensions, the company had cut back service, and three was the maximum number of ships at risk. A relay of three ships made the Klinshai run, and only one or two would be inside the Empire at a time. When Bronco made it to Federation space, the next courier would be held up until the Palomino started back. Other ships made much shorter runs to three major Klingon planets, and the company made sure only one of them was actually inside the Empire at any given time.
Things were getting tense.
_________________
The Guy Who Designed Fed Commander
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Burning Chrome
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 04 Feb 2011
Posts: 116
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much appreciated.
_________________
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.-- Mark Twain
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
leathernsteel
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 07 Jun 2011
Posts: 196
Location: Orlando, FL

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it! Good stuff!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Burning Chrome
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 04 Feb 2011
Posts: 116
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is due out this month, correct?

Release date?
_________________
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.-- Mark Twain
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Steve Cole
Site Admin


Joined: 11 Oct 2006
Posts: 3051

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably sometime after 1 Dec.
_________________
The Guy Who Designed Fed Commander
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Burning Chrome
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 04 Feb 2011
Posts: 116
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My package of stuff arrived yesterday.

Read the fiction last night in bed.

Really enjoyed how it ties numerous characters, ships, histories together and I have served in the USAF for 22 years...well, it made me feel like I was there again with the confusion, stress, speculation and tension of impending war. Thanks.

I think.

The lack of Klingon perspective was spot on...added to the realism.

The C5 was a high point for me...not enough mention of that class IMO.

The struggles of the F5M brought a smile to my face.

Well done.
_________________
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.-- Mark Twain
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Steve Cole
Site Admin


Joined: 11 Oct 2006
Posts: 3051

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to show the story from as many different viewpoints as possible, one of everybody (well, I didn't quite make that).

I did an extensive blog a week ago explaining how the story happened.

maybe somebody can find it and post a link to it.
_________________
The Guy Who Designed Fed Commander
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dharras
Lieutenant JG


Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 47
Location: Bristol, UK

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Cole wrote:

maybe somebody can find it and post a link to it.


http://federationcommander.blogspot.com/2011/12/captains-log-44-call-to-arms.html - that one?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Steve Cole
Site Admin


Joined: 11 Oct 2006
Posts: 3051

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, that one, designer's notes for a fiction story.
_________________
The Guy Who Designed Fed Commander
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Nerroth
Captain


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1556
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my copy of the LPE yesterday, along with a very useful co-arrival:



(For the extra two dollars US, I would definitely say that the increase from 9- to 10-point fonts really does make a difference; although I suppose it probably doesn't sound like much if you haven't seen a large print edition already.)
_________________
FC Omega Discussion (v3)
FC LMC Discussion
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Captain's Log All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group