Mike K. Bremer: Hottest Avatar of 2018

SIMMINGLAND-Mike K. Bremer was the most popular Star Trek online role playing avatar in 2018, according to a report from Sci-Fi Avatars. A whopping 56% of new characters and 48% of characters who transitioned to a new image picked Bremer in 2018. Bremer bumped Donald Trump, the top choice from 2015 to 2017, to #2.

Chas Hammer’s True Identity Revealed

After an exhaustive analysis of Chas Hammer’s many writings, including his books, articles, and decades of simming & online role playing, we can definitively name his real life identity.  More 300,000 documents were reviewed over a 12-year period in this deep & comprehensive study to conclusively put the mystery to rest.

Host Bans All Political Views Except His Own

USS MAGNANIMOUS–Captain Brian Bumsworth yesterday indefinitely banned the expression of all opposing political views from his game, the USS Manganimous, effective immediately.  This comes after months of Bumsworth arguing with others about politics on the Magnanimous message board, his Facebook page, and at the local Star Trek fan club.

UCIP Changes Name to ICUP

I.C.U.P. HQ–The UCIP Command Council voted late yesterday to change its name to ICUP, effective immediately.  Other new names considered, but ultimately rejected, included You Sip, iCUP, and I. Still C.U.P., among others.  Originally founded in 1894, ICUP has changed its name 736 times over the course of its 124-year history.

Ongoing Worlds Game Survives to Its Second Month

THE INTERNET–For the first time in its eight-year history, Ongoing Worlds is hosting a role play game that continued into a second month of operation.  Game #4,692, also known as Fun, Fairies, and Fairy Dust, officially clocked in post #18 on August 1st, day 32 after the role play’s original posting.

Chas Hammer’s True Identity Revealed

After an exhaustive analysis of Chas Hammer’s many writings, including his books, articles, and decades of simming & online role playing, we can definitively name his real life identity.  More 300,000 documents were reviewed over a 12-year period in this deep & comprehensive study to conclusively put the mystery to rest.

Sim Breaks All-Time Record for Most Posts in a Week

The USS Magnanimous broke the all-time play-by-post record for most posts in a week last week with 2,942 posts.  The highly prolific game officially recorded the now-record post at 11:59 pm last night after what had been a week chock-full of non-stop action.  No one is really sure what the previous record was.

Study: Simming Linked to Climate Change

CAMBRIDGE–Scientists at the University of Cambridge published a study today linking simming and online role playing to climate change.  According to the report, the Earth’s average surface temperature has skyrocketed since simming first became popular in the 1990s.

Bravo Fleet JAG Finds Defendant Not Guilty

BRAVO FLEET COMMAND HQ–Captain Duke Hogg was found not guilty by Bravo Fleet JAG on Monday of treason, conspiracy, sedition, mutiny, and being a general asshole.  Of the 8,694 cases brought before the JAG prior to Hogg’s, all 8,694 resulted in convictions on all counts.