Update and Eagle Marines Come Aboard -
and gentlemen, we have four new players on Detachment Gamma. Formerly
of the stealth frigate UNS Eagle's MARDET, these groundpounders
have been called into the service of UN Intelligence and are here
to fight for the cause. When you have a chance, say "howdy"
to GySgt. Rayanne Dawson (Snowguard), LCpl. Rembrandt De Los Santos
(Reaper), PFC Teruo Shigeru (Garbage), and Pvt. Nick Rivel (Drizzt
O Durden). They've been around the block a few times, so you can
expect the best.
other news, I've done a little revamping of the website. Corrected
a few errors here, added some character bios there. What? Your
bio is incomplete? Well, I did fill in as many holes as my straining
eyes could. But perhaps it might be a good idea to get the missing
information into me as quickly as possible. Especially since I've
done most of the grunt work for you and because you all know how
I hate incomplete projects...
check your bio for errors, omissions, etc. and submit corrections
to me. Make sure to have "Detachment Gamma Corrections"
in the header or else it might not make it past my spam filter.
I've expanded the information available on the Marshall-4 System,
Gateway Station, Salvation, Nightside, and Starside. If you find
errors, omissions, etc. there, please let
STILL NEED A Q-GM! Actually, I need two, but I'll take anything
over nothing at this point. The opportunities that I will have,
like this last weekend, to work on the website, plotlines, etc.,
are dwindling fast. So, in order to maintain, I need help and
soon. Heather has been doing her best to wrangle a GM for me,
but so far has come up empty. That means it's up to you players
to help out in the search as well. This is your game, afterall,
and if you don't want it to suffer, then I'm going to need an
assistant (or two!) before the Holidays arrive.
* * * *
a different note, Detachment Gamma is currently tangled up in
a complicated skein of sabotage, rebellion, and subversion. Will
our dauntless heroes manage to unravel the mystery? Check out
boards, to find out...
and News Updates - 2002.06.19
much neglect, I've managed to update certain portions of the site,
mostly for spelling and grammar errors. I'll also be looking to
add character profiles and pictures this weekend, but since I'm
still getting the hang of DreamWeaver, it might take a little
longer than I expect. Check back often for updates. If you haven't
turned in your character bio, then you are WAY overdue; get it
in ASAP. Ditto for pictures, though I understand that finding
just the right photo can be time consuming. Just do your best
to find a pic as you can. The character bios though... I want
is probably clear to most people, we've lost a few players/GMs
since our start. P-GM Ramza and Q-GM Otter both had RL pressing
upon them, thus they gave up their GM duties to quell the uprisings.
Wish them good luck.
the player standpoint, we lost Verythrax for good, it seems. Our
Brazilian connection and would-be Webmaster slid off the radar
sometime in March or April. Despite repeated hails, I've heard
nothing from him.
the same time, however, we have two new characters joining the
team: Ardra Roynish, who will be one of the officers on the Strike
Team, and Alexa Worthington, who will replace Tobias Trancoso.
Both are excellent writers and players and should be wonderful
additions to Detachment Gamma. Give them a hand and say "hi".
schedule is very busy this summer, so I apologize if I seem not
as attentive as I was before. Rest assured, I'm not going to let
you all hang in the breeze; I have lots of fun in store. A lot
of it will rest, however, on posting speed, something I think
could use a little kick in the ass. This has also been the #1
complaint from players. As such, I'm implementing the following
posting scheme and I'm going to be a real hard-ass about it, unless
you inform me ahead of time about not being able to post.
1 deadline, no biggie; everyone gets a freebie.
*Miss 2 in a row, something bad will happen; you'll have to RP
it out to continue.
*Miss 3 in a row, or don't appropriately RP out your 2nd miss,
your character will be killed.
anyone has a problem with this scheme, please make your feelings
heard on the GenDis, else, that's the plan.
I realize that computers are oftentimes fickle and have a tendency
to crash when we need them the most. I have been there myself.
Unfortunately, that will not save you from GMly wrath if you don't
keep us informed. E-mail me from school or a friend's house or
a neighbor's house. E-mail me from the Internet Cafe down the
street. E-mail me from a stranger's computer. Tell someone else
on the AMRN to contact me about your situation. I don't care how
you do it, but find some way to contact me.
today's society, even if your home PC crashes, there are many,
many ways to contact me and keep me informed as to your situation
such that I do not smite your character for you being absent.
Catastrophic failure is no longer an excuse I will accept unless
informed about it at some point. Sorry kids, but them's the breaks.
New Sites and Sights on
the course of today, I've done some work expanding what characters
will see onboard Gateway Station, especially down in the Gateway
Commerce Complex and surrounding environs. I've added many new
locations, including shops, restaurants and grocery stores. During
off-duty time (and perhaps while on assignment), characters will
have several options to while away the time. Remember that Gateway
Station is in the middle of a revamp as UN Security forces dig
in deep and the civilians onboard attempt to make the most of
their lives (and turn a profit).
Detachment Gamma Welcomes
New P-GM -
Detachment Gamma has a new member in Ramza who will be a P-GM.
Some of you may know Ramza as Lt. Takemi Nirasawa from Galaxy
Patrol 4. Most of you will come to know him as the new definition
of pain. ^^
"P-GM" is a relatively
new position to the AMRN. It stands for "Potential-GM" and is
essentially a training position and program created by Heather.
After a training period, the P-GM is evaluated and usually "promoted"
to Q-GM after that with all rights and privileges thereto. Given
the quality of Ramza's work to date, I don't expect that to take
So, while Ramza settles in, please afford him the same jeers,
rude remarks and snide comments you would reserve for the rest
of us GMs. I'm sure Ramza wouldn't have it any other way.
A-GM and Q-GM Needed
Think you have what it takes to run with the big
dogs? Well, Detachment Gamma is looking for a few good GMs. We're
currently looking for 1 A-GM and 1 Q-GM for a variety of duties
which include (but are not limited to): story development, site
development, infrastructure, character scenarios, gaming and of
course having fun.
Applicants should understand up front that UN Intelligence
is a very time-intensive game. We run on tight deadlines here
and that goes for players and GMs alike. Timing is a big element
in increasing game tension and player enjoyment. A-GMs are expected
to be able to post 2-3 times per week during peak playing as well
as being available to work on side projects. Q-GMs will also need
to be availble 2-3 times per week, but will usually be engaged
in helping A-GMs with their respective duties.
Anyone interested in becoming an A- or Q- GM for
Detachment Gamma should email
me. Please include your name, e-mail address, other characters
on the AMRN, other GM duties (if any), GM experience (if any)
and why you want to become a member of the team. Applications
should have "Intel GM Application" in the title or it might not
make it past my spam filter.
Any questions can be asked in e-mail or on the
Site Is Up and We're Rolling! -
Thanks to the efforts of Verythrax Draconis, Detachment
Gamma has a website! Everyone, a nice hand for Verythrax, if you
please. Many things will be added over the next couple of days
so keep checking back for more updates.
The site is limited, as you can see, and we're
taking suggestions. Please e-mail them to me. Make sure you have "Intel
Website Suggestion" in the title, or it might not make it past
my spam filter.
Also, all players need to turn in a small bio and
picture of their character for the character database.
Information should just cover the basics of what someone would
be able to find running a low-level search. We don't need all
of the intimate details (that's just for us GMs to know about,
heh, heh, heh...), but we do need something. I know finding a
picture can be hard, so turn that in when you can. .JPG format,
if you please. But Character Bios need to be in to me by the end
of February. Stop your whining, because that's more than enough
time. Failure to turn in character bios may result in Bad Things
On a different note, the intrepid members of Detachment
Gamma are currently in briefing, receiving the details of their
latest mission. Tune in
for more details...