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We, here at Langley, are absolutely not your "average RPG". Our primary focus is providing our writers with a shipload (of individual opportunities, including a focus on PC and NPC reactions. As a simm, our focus is on individual character development, coupled collaboration between our writers, and even with other RPG’s. We operate in our own, unique open world system. As a result, we run 'mini-missions' that focus on events related to the fleet, or more frequently, specifically to station development: reflections of an ever-changing set of political and logistical realities in our stellar neighborhood. We strive for each writer to have a firm idea of what their personal story is: and as a Command Team, it's our goal to mediate, and facilitate, the growth and development of our entire crew as writers and as characters.


Latest News Items

» Announcement regarding Langley's XO!

Posted on Tue Oct 20, 2020 @ 12:25pm by Captain Kate Banninga in General News

Good afternoon everyone,

I’ve got an announcement for you.

After lots of talking and thinking over the last several week Dan has decided to step down as Executive Officer of Langley Station. To be frank, he even offered me to look for a replacement a few weeks ago, but I thought it wasn’t necessary and I’ll just do a bit more work myself. But as you’ve noticed over the last few weeks, Langley can’t be run without a good active XO. Given the fact that Dan’s personal life is very hectic right now and it doesn’t seem that’s going to change very soon and that he also has his own sim to run, I gave in and started looking for a new XO.

To my surprise that didn’t take me very long. The second person I asked said he’d love to assist with running Langley Station as his XO. He had plenty of XO and CO experience and has been a long-time member of Langley Station. Namely our very own Marine Captain Jack Wells. He will be revising his former character Sitok, Langley’s first Executive Officer. That was when our IC and OOC command structure was still very complicated and he only had the IC XO position.

How we are all going to work out things’ IC isn’t fully decided. What we do know is that Ronald Hawk will become the CO of our Garrison Ship the USS Canterbury (making that position even more cursed then it already is). OOC he will continue to part of the command team, but in an advisory capacity. As soon as we know more, you’ll either read it in a story, or a news item.

That’s it for now,

With regards,

Kate


» New storyline: Passing the Baton

Posted on Sat Sep 12, 2020 @ 1:56pm by Captain Kate Banninga in General News

I've came up with a new story line that will be part of our regular mission First Unity. I hope to be telling, together with all of you, the story of how 24 hours on the station could look like.

It starts with a post by me writing Kate's morning. From the moment she wakes up to the start of her shift. I'll also be outlining how her schedule looks of the day looks like. Certain activities or meting will be written out in a JP. Like a security briefing at the beginning of her shift and a weekly senior staff briefing around noon.

The reason I'm calling it passing the baton is that I hope to see solo posts or JP's that start with the end of a previous JP. Or a post describing a characters actions prior to a JP. For example Kate's security briefing. What did the Chief of Security do prior to it, and what after. Maybe she has a staff meeting with her department before and maybe they have a training's excersize planned after it. Except for some mandatory meeting it's up to the writer what kind of things you write.

I want to start with the alpha shift and work towards beta and gamma shift as the stories progress.

For the practical side:
* Most characters have been assigned a certain shift. I'll be creating a list of who work in what shift. Off course you can request a different shift for your character (unless your a department head or deputy), or have your character switch a shift with a unnamed colleague.
* It's up to the writer what characters you use. I'll be mostly focusing on Kate, but if there is a NPC of mine in your department which you could use for your stories, feel free to add me. You can focus on one main characters or use all your characters, that's completely up to you.
* As mentioned earlier I want to start with Alpha shift. And while I won't work with closing certain time frames I do request you not start writing a post with a character in the Gamma shift.
* The date I've picked to use for this story line is MD 65 (March 30th, 2395). I picked this as there is nothing on the calendar, meaning every character (except the Sedna) should be available.
* Please pay extra attention with adding the time to your post so the mod I installed can line the stories up in chronological order.

The whole idea behind this is getting everyone to write. While you can do a post with your character, I'd like the focus to be on passing the baton. For example: We start with the security briefing, followed by a staff meeting by the security crew, followed by a training session between two security officer, followed by a story in medical as one of the two got injured. Etc etc.
Or starting at the senior staff briefing after which the chief Flight has a meeting with the pilots etc etc.
It would be great if we could find way of connecting every section of the station with each other. Off course there can also be other meeting in the morning that could start off the baton passing. Maybe the CMO has a meeting with the chief counselor. Or the Marine leader with someone on the colony who then has a meeting involving the kids. They don't need to be on duty meeting, but can also be two friends having lunch or breakfast together after which they split up and can pass the baton off to someone else.

Anyway, it became a huge explanation of my idea. I'll be starting a few JP's myself for meeting that happen in the morning and I encourage you to do as well. Let's see if we can get every part of our simulation involved.

Kate
CO Langley Station


» Roll Call

Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2020 @ 8:14pm by Captain Kate Banninga in General News

Goodevening everyone,

As mentioned in an earlier message I want to do a roll call, to see who is still with us.

I’d also like to remind you about our rules regarding posting activity.

1.4 Writers on Langley Station are expected to post once a month. And tag within four days. Exceptions are made when multiple players are engaged in large joint posts with three or more players. If you are working on a large JP, let a member of the command team know.

I’d like you all to try and make that a goal for the foreseeable future. Our posting number is really low, and I know we can do better. Without losing our low paced posting rhythm. You must remember all that that is very important to me. That however doesn’t mean that its ok for a sim with 15 playing characters, 104 NPC’s to have a post average of 0.48 last month and no post at all this month.

I know that I am a large part of the issue, that’s why I’m also going to change my tagging as well. Can’t ask you to become more active when I’m not myself. I strongly believe in leading by example. So, feel free to badger me about a tag as much as you want.

For this role call I would like to get a message of each of you by DM saying you’re still with us. Before September first. Also feel free to let me know if there is anything that’s holding you back from tagging and posting. And if you got any great ideas you’d like to explore, let me know.

The coming week I’m going to look into moving along our current missions a few weeks, but since Ron is still not able to return from LOA, it’s just me and Clint. And since mission progress isn’t my forte it might be a while.

I hope to hear from you all soon!

Regards,

Kate


» Small word from me!

Posted on Mon Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:34am by Captain Kate Banninga in General News

Hey everyone,

A small message from me.

I know I’ve dropped the ball the last few months as the leader of Langley Station. I might have had great excuses, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve an apology from me. So, I’m sorry for my inactivity. I have every intention of getting Langley active again. Back to our old level of activity I mean. Langley has always been a slow-paced sim, and that it shall be as that’s what fits best with us. But the activity of late was even too slow for us. Which is mostly my fault.

The kids are still on summer break, and I still have my normal life with work and house stuff. But I want to use this month to work together with all of you to get back to writing the stories of our station, our ship and off course our characters.

The team and I have started brainstorming on some activities that make it a bit more fun, instead of just nagging people to get tagging again. But right now, I don’t have much info on it. Which will follow more in later news items.

In the meantime, if you have an idea, please come to me. I’d love to discuss possible stories. Or if you got other ideas that might benefit Langley Station, I’d love to hear it.

With regards,

Kate
Commanding Officer Langley Station


» April 2020

Posted on Thu Apr 30, 2020 @ 9:42pm by Captain Kate Banninga in IC Updates

A small IC update as I submitted it for the fleet. In time I hope to write updates like this for new people so they can easily read back what happened so far.

“Monthly Update for Starfleet Command” Kate said to start the new report she had to send in. Normally Ron would do this, but he was on a mission so the task had fallen back to her.

“It’s been almost six months since the station got activated here and I think we’ve almost completed settling in. We’re still looking for some people in key positions, but overall, all department have everything they need to run.

This week has been a bit slower due to a simple virus that somehow got through the filters and caused many crew to be sick and unable to work. Engineering says the filters have been fixed and medical reports most crew will be ready to work in a few days.

Most actions on the station are just normal activity of what you’d expect on a frontier station. The research department is working hard on finding a way to reverse the planets soil problem. Other then that the XO is on a away mission with a small team. The Sedna is on a diplomatic mission, they’re due back in a couple of days. The Canterbury is about to set of on its first big mission since joining Langley. They have a 3-month survey mission planned of the space surrounding the station.

That’s it for this month.” Next month’s update would hopefully be done by Ron, Kate thought. She hated jobs like this.


Latest Mission Posts

» So How Are You, Ensign?

Mission: First Unity
Posted on Wed Sep 23, 2020 @ 6:19am by Lieutenant JG Casshan Kincaid & Ensign Diana Villiers

After a quick lunch break, Casshan Kincaid returned to his suite and looked at the list of crew members. He selected his next, and tapped his combadge. “Kincaid to Villiers. Hello, Ensign. Are you free for a chat?” he asked firmly.

Ensign Diana Villiers blinked with surprise as someone spoke…


» Dropping the Chemical Bomb

Mission: First Unity
Posted on Tue Sep 8, 2020 @ 3:48pm by Commander Caoimhe O'Connor M.D. & Lieutenant Megan DuBois & Major Nicolas Trigman

Nicolas Trigman was heading to the briefing. His squadron would be making an attack run on an ocean. The payload was a type of chemical project that was above his pay grade. It would be a good bit of practice in the precision bombing of a planet surface. Each pilot…


» The gentleman remembers the date.

Mission: First Unity
Posted on Thu Aug 20, 2020 @ 6:07am by Lieutenant JG Lance Vincent & Lieutenant Jaana Voutilainen PhD

ON

Vincent had the flowers and even a box of chocolates; who would forget a day like this... strike that, what woman would forget a date like this. Vincent had black slacks; rather nice one that were more than casual; the red dress shirt and black vest he thought was…


» The welcome wagon

Mission: First Unity
Posted on Sat Jul 4, 2020 @ 7:09pm by Lieutenant JG John Warren & 2nd Lieutenant Ranulf MacCloud

ON:

Ranulf and his pilots had helped with the post flight maintenance check and securing their fighters in bays for the night. They had all signed in and received quarters. Ranulf had told them about the Tower guy's invitation so they had come as a group to meet the fellow…


» Return To Grace

Mission: First Unity
Posted on Thu Jul 2, 2020 @ 7:44pm by Lieutenant JG Casshan Kincaid & Commander Ronald Hawk & Lieutenant Tuula Voutilainen M.D.

Having had arrived on Langley Station on the morning transport, Junior Lieutenant Casshan Kincaid smiled as he walked into the Terminal just off the Passenger docking ports with his duffle bag over his shoulder.

He’d accepted the posting Starfleet Medical offered him as a counselor after his probationary period concluded…