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January 20, 2019: Captain Award presented to Outpost 42 News by Sci-Fi Avatars (Forum | Facebook)
February 18, 2019: Community Honor presented to Major Tom & Lieutenant Dan by Ongoing Worlds (Blog | Facebook | Twitter)
July 14, 2019: The friend of 5th Fleet Medal presented to Outpost 42 News by 5th Fleet
November 8, 2019: Outpost 42 News named #86 of the Top 100 RPG blogs and websites of 2019 by Feedspot
December 20, 2019: Roleplay Influencer presented to Major Tom, Lieutenant Dan & Outpost 42 News by Shattered Universe (Forum | Facebook | Twitter)
January 3, 2020: Starbase 400 Award presented to Outpost 42 News by Starbase 400 (Facebook | Twitter)
January 13, 2020: Simming Prize presented to Major Tom & Lieutenant Dan the by the Simming Prize Trustees & Judges

Other Media

Appearances on other websites and media.

We’ve been spoofed!, August 22, 2018 at Ongoing Worlds (Blog | Facebook | Twitter)

Outpost 42 News, December 4, 2018 at Theta Fleet (Forum | Facebook)

Outpost 47 Article, January 23, 2019 at Shadow Fleet (Forum | Facebook)

Humor, February 22, 2019 at Starbase 400 (Facebook | Twitter)

Outpost 42 News strikes again!, July 25, 2019 at Ongoing Worlds (Blog | Facebook | Twitter)

The Simming Endeavor: Episode 4 (Humor), September 29, 2019 at Ongoing Worlds (Blog | Facebook | Twitter)

Thoughts on Play By Post, January 17, 2020 at Elthos RPG (Main Site | Facebook)

Outpost 42 News, January 17, 2020 at Borderlands (Blog)

Reported by: Johnny Hill – FNS Correspondent, February 15, 2020 at Starbase 400 (Facebook | Twitter)

Beds Needed in Shelter for Homeless RPG Bloggers, February 15, 2020 at Taral Books & Comics

Ground Control Shuns Major Tom, February 15, 2020 at USS Astraea

Recruiting, February 17, 2020 at USS Pennsylvania

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