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Old January 2 2006, 12:48 AM   #76
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A New Year, A New Dawn, The Rebirth of a Friend

It is my honor to announce that on Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time Alpha Fleet Simulations Group, a Role Playing Organization that has been in operation for almost 5 years, it reopening it’s doors to the online community. With this reimagining comes many changes that have been brought about to help you have a more pleasurable experience while simming with us.

One of the major changes involves the emergence of a new Representative Council that has been designed to better see to the needs of the people making up our group. Open to any player in our group, the Representative Council will be utilized to give the players of the game a voice in the decisions of the fleet and to allow them a better say in what will happen in the Fleet’s Future. Any questions, comments, or problems with the fleet will be posted to this group and a solution can be worked out by the players here. This will be a truly democratic group, having a leader who will be selected from the applicants through a poll to be conducted by the Representative Council. Two assistants will also be initiated based upon the results as well (the first and second runners up). It is our sincere hope that this group will be able to better serve the players and ensure the continued success of the fleet.

Another new grouping in Alpha Fleet Simulation Group’s is the new Genre based Role-playing Division. An idea that has been toyed around with for quite some time, Alpha Fleet’s Genre Group will be designed for Non Star Trek Based Simulations looking for support from a larger group, but the important thing is that these groups will be considered sovereign - meaning they control their own activities without fear of interference. This will provide a support structure in the event of problems that may occur during the course of the simulations, and will provide an additional avenue to recruit new players. Since the initial announcement of our rebirth we have already welcomed City of the Living Dead and Star Wars: The Lost Era with three additional games under review. It is our sincerest hope that you will consider becoming a part of this new voyage into simulation alongside us.

One important aspect about Alpha Fleet Simulations has already been mentioned: all groups working alongside us and their players are paramount to us. That means that you, as a player of a game manager, don’t have to worry about someone coming into your group and making changes without your permission. We feel that the best person to lead a group is the person that designed it in the beginning, and we would be causing harm by interfering in any way other than to provide support. This means that Alpha Fleet will assist with recruitment, handling problems, and serving as a sounding board; but we won’t cause any changes to your group nor will we force you to do something against your will. In short, the games and those that participate have their own free will and can make choices on their own of what they want to see. We will not interfere or cause problems with our members. Presently, Alpha Fleet is the home of seven Star Trek simulations that serve alongside us in our adventures; but there is always room for more! As we continue exploring strange new worlds, we hope that you will consider being a part of the adventure.

A recent addition to our group is the added bonus of our helping to launch Fan Fiction series. Written by small groups of people (1 to 4), Alpha Fleet will be happy to help your fan fiction series get noticed. Those joining or interested in joining will have a large support structure to help you get started with your adventures. We accept fan fiction from any series at the moment, so please feel free to contact us if you’re interested in learning more.

So you’re probably asking why should you join Alpha Fleet Simulations. You should join Alpha Fleet if you’re a person interested in Role Playing Games and you want to participate in a group filled with other people that are just like you. Alpha Fleet is a place where the people are our true concern, and we’ll do what it takes to make sure that you have a good time while gaming with us. We’re a close knit group, and we’re always welcoming to new people that want to experience the adventure and world that is Star Trek. We’re a place where you can come to relax and unwind after a hard day of work, and we’re a place where you don’t have to worry about what other people think. We understand the complexities of life and we understand that sometimes you have to go away for a while - and that is fine. We’re always welcoming of one more, and we hope that you’ll be one of those new people to come with us into a new adventure. If you come experienced or if this is your first time playing in an online game that’s no problem, we’ll welcome you no matter what.

It is my sincerest hope that I get the opportunity to play in an RPG game alongside you. I also hope that this letter finds you well and in good spirits at the beginning of the new year.

I hope that you will join us at the unveiling of our new site on Geocities (it’s temporary as our new webpage is already under development) tonight at 8:00 pm EDT at - which features an easier to use layout and new features that will be added daily over the next week.

May you have clear horizons my friends,

William E. Teagarden
Commander In Chief
Alpha Fleet Simulations Group
Thank the Maker...
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