Welcome to the USS Bismarck (NCC-1108-C)

The Sovereign-class USS Bismarck NCC-1108-C has excelled in her duty to patrol the Cardassian-Federation border. Along the way she has defeated pirates, made contact with new civilizations and faced the specters of old foes. But all of that is about to change. The Bismarck has been chosen to receive transwarp capabilities. This will broaden her scope and mission. The unknown is truly at the doorstep.

Join the Bismarck as she meets the uncharted reaches of space and its mysteries.

Should you have questions or comments about the simulation please contact us using the Contact link to the right.


Captain Tarem Ohneru
Commanding Officer
USS Bismarck

Lt Commander Norihiko Kawabata
Executive Officer
USS Bismarck

Latest News Items

» Our google group

Posted on Sat Jan 10th, 2015 @ 10:55am by Commodore Tarem Ohneru in General News

Join us on our new google group:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ussbismarck

Let me know if you have any questions.

Scott Guymon
Commanding Officer
USS Bismarck-C

» A New Year

Posted on Sun Jan 4th, 2015 @ 12:03pm by Commodore Tarem Ohneru in Sim Announcement

Hello all,

Can you believe it, it's 2015?  It somehow seems futuristic and different.  I hope each one of you had an enjoyable and memorable holiday season.  This year had its ups and downs.  I'm sure each of you experienced some of the same.  I'm happy have this new year in front of us and its many opportunities.

One of those opportunities is to thank our XO, Brad Denman.  He took over our sim and led it admirably while I was away.  It's hard leading a ship as a pair and extremely difficult alone.  But he rallied the crewmembers and created storylines.  He kept the Bismarck alive.  So I am very proud to award Brad with Commander-in-Chief Distinguished Service Order.  He is deserving of this honor and many more. Thank you very, very much Brad.

Next, we have the future of our sim ahead of us.  I very much want this sim to succeed.  It takes open leadership, listening, and especially teamwork.  I also DM a D&D game.  Some of the best storywriting I've seen comes from D&D and Star Trek sims.  As a DM I provide a story framework and my players flesh it in and help create a world.  Star Trek simming works in the same way. 

One of the biggest obstacles to be a good DM is the tendencey to railroad the story.  Railroading the story makes the players feel like their choices didn't really matter; they would have ended up with the same result anyway.

I find it's even easier or expected in a Star Trek sim.  But I propose we open up our stories and experiment together.  It sounds good in writing, but more importantly, how do we implement it?

I think first of all, we need a medium conducive to to an open story.  I love our Nova website.  It looks good.  When I was XO of the ship, our captain was hesitant to move here from the Yahoo site we kept.  I was excited for the move.  We would have all of our sim in one place: writing, profiles, communication, etc.  I was especially excited for the statistics.  I could see when someone last logged on, or wrote a post.  

After being on here for a long time it is good for a touchpoint.  It's good for recruiting.  But I think it's unwieldy for writing.  All in one place, it's easy to forget.  So I recommend we keep the site as our main page.  But I wonder if we could try a google group as our writing platform.  Throughout my sim career my best writing has been in realtime with other writers on a google doc.  So what do you think?

With a good writing platform, we need good story.  Brad and I traditionally shoulder that role.  But you all watch and read sci-fi.  You have Netflix, books, Dune, and the new Star Trek movies and everything in between.  You may write science fiction yourself.  So let's use that resource.  We can take your ideas and decide as a group where we want to go and where we want to explore.  Then we'll build the story.

These are just a couple of ideas.  I want to hear yours.  You can post them here, or if you'd like to send them to me, use my private e-mail, scottwick (at) gmail.com.  If there is anything sim related you need to talk about, let's do it.

I know this was long, but I really do think we can create something energetic and great. 

To get the ball rolling, let's have a roll call.  This new year is also an opportunity to energize your character.  If you'd like a new character or position, please add that to your roll call along with your current roll/character.

Thank you once again, and Happy New Year!

» Happy Holidays!

Posted on Sun Dec 7th, 2014 @ 7:35am by Commodore Tarem Ohneru in General News

Hello all,

The holiday season is upon us!  I want to wish you wonderful December.  I hope you can spend time with friends and family and have  a great time.

I also want to announce that the Bismarck will be on holiday hiatus until January 5th.  Of course you can still post in the mean time, but it's a busy time of year and we understand if you can't.


Merry Christmas and all tha jazz!

Scott Guymon
Commanding Officer

» Roll Call

Posted on Mon Oct 13th, 2014 @ 11:40pm by Commander Norihiko Kawabata in General News

I hope all our American and Canadian players are having a good Columbus Day/Thanksgiving Monday. Can everyone still present please send a message to Scott and I letting us know you are still active.




» New Player

Posted on Tue Sep 9th, 2014 @ 2:30am by Commander Norihiko Kawabata in General News

Please welcome James. He's joining the medical department and we'll let him decide if he's coming aboard immediately or at the end of the mission.



Latest Mission Posts

» Post #50

Mission: Mystery, Piracy and Revenge
Posted on Fri Jan 30th, 2015 @ 5:03am by Commander Norihiko Kawabata & Commodore Tarem Ohneru & Ensign Chythar Skyfire

"I'm sorry Captain, but the rescue did not exactly go according to plan."
Captain Ohneru couldn't help but smile even with the now more dire situation.  "Well, the good news is I'm not going to go insane from being alone in the dark."  He looked around at the other…

» Post 49 - This We'll Defend...

Mission: Mystery, Piracy and Revenge
Posted on Wed Jan 21st, 2015 @ 4:57am by Lieutenant Maximilian Stauffenberg

The Bismarck shook violently as if she had been punched in the stomach.
Behind Lieutenant Max Stauffenberg, temporarily Captain of said vessel, a console shot forth sparks of protest as conduits overloaded from static discharge.
Pirate fighters wheeled and maneuvered outside in the black void of space. They whirled and…

» Post 48: Continued on DS19

Mission: Mystery, Piracy and Revenge
Posted on Thu Nov 13th, 2014 @ 8:37pm by Commander Norihiko Kawabata & Ensign Janel Tarna MD & Ensign Daniel Walsh

Pirates and mercenaries contnued to board the Federation starbase and with only a limited number of security personnel to defend it DS19 gradually fell under the control of the invaders. They swept up and down the corridors checking every passage way and sealed door, but not for wounded…

» Post 47: Not Exactly According to Plan

Mission: Mystery, Piracy and Revenge
Posted on Mon Oct 13th, 2014 @ 11:34pm by Commander Norihiko Kawabata

As the the battle began in earnest around the planetoid with the USS Bismarck and her fighter compliment going toe to toe with the enemy the ship's XO was in a situation himself. 
The last thing he recalled was a bright light and a powerful force that threw him…

» Post 46 - Table for Two

Mission: Mystery, Piracy and Revenge
Posted on Mon Oct 13th, 2014 @ 8:41am by Commander Norihiko Kawabata & Lieutenant Maximilian Stauffenberg

Lieutenant Maximilian Stauffenberg sat uneasily in the Captain's chair on the bridge of the USS Bismarck.  His fingers drummed on the right armrest as his impatience mounted.  The German did not like waiting for something to happen with no way to influence events down on the planet's surface.
At last…

Latest Personal Logs

» Reflection in the Stars

Posted on Wed Jun 18th, 2014 @ 5:39am by Ensign Jasper Orbs

Personal log Stardate 67457.6 
Medical Officer Orbs on board the U.S.S Bismarck.
I have been a part of a starship once before as a resident, however it was nothing like the U.S.S Bismarck. The crew in this ship are all well organized and seem to be very responsive to the XO.…

» Quality Control

Posted on Wed May 7th, 2014 @ 1:34am by Lieutenant Arron Sjet

From: CAG, 1st Squadron, 2nd Air Wing, SF-SC
To: Utopia Aeronautic Flight Systems
Topic: Re:Possible Avionics Glitch
Guys and Gals, I know packing up the tour bus in a hurry to get us out into the back end of beyond was a rush job, and I'll be the first…

» Getting Out of Class

Posted on Wed May 7th, 2014 @ 1:02am by Lieutenant Commander Mercedes "Mercy" Briggs

24 hrs. ago Earth Star Fleet Academy
Personal log
Today is graduation day from the counter terrorism school at Star Fleet academy. Finally, now I can get back to the Bismarck. I hope everything has been left in good order. I suppose Lorenzo will have some explaining to do otherwise.…

» Post 13 - CSO Personal Log

Posted on Mon May 5th, 2014 @ 4:53pm by Lieutenant Maximilian Stauffenberg

Chief Science Officer's Personal Log
The XO says that several vessels have been attacked by pirates in the Pacifica Expanse.  Looks like it'll be up to the Bismarck to stop them before any more innocents get hurt.  I'll see what the science team can find in ways of tracking these…

» New Assignment

Posted on Wed Apr 30th, 2014 @ 10:53pm by Lieutenant Commander Tosa Soren

Well it is official. After three years at the Academy I am being assigned to a starship again. Alex has been great about it. He quit his job at the restaurant almost immediately and took a trip to Miami to visit his family. When he got back he packed almost…