Obsidian Command

Crew Awards

Service Citation - 6 mo Service Citation - 6 mo
Awarded to a writer who has served with the sim for at least 6 months. This award is non-cumulative.
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Service Citation - 1 yr Service Citation - 1 yr
Awarded to writers who have served on the sim for one year. This award is non-cumulative.
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Service Citation - 2 yr + Service Citation - 2 yr +
Awarded to writers who have served on the same sim for two years and for each subsequent year thereafter.
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Good Conduct Medal Good Conduct Medal
For exceptional performance of one’s duties. This medal denotes a committed and dependable individual both on and off duty.
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Captain's Personal Merit Captain's Personal Merit
A special award given to an individual player for outstanding service to the simm. Awarded by the Commanding Officer individually on a per merit basis.
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Creativity Award Creativity Award
The Creativity Award is presented to recognize such things as imaginative new ideas, fantastical settings, enchanting original cultures, clever twists, or surprising solutions in the story line.
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Meritorious Newcomer Award Meritorious Newcomer Award
This award will be given to the newcomer who makes themselves known and puts in the most effort to make their character a valuable addition.
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Recruitment Award Recruitment Award
This award is to recognize those who have successfully recruited a new player to the simm who remains on that simm for a minimum period of 6 months.
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Library of Excellence Library of Excellence
Awarded for the best writing style: clear, precise, and easy to follow – yet allows the story to flow smoothly and easily passed off to another crew member.
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Personal Development Award Personal Development Award
This award will be given to the player who shows the most ooc improvement during the course of the mission. This might be demonstrated in increased participation, writing or storytelling mechanics, building collaborative community, or branching out of the player's comfort zone into new themes.
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Professional Merit Professional Merit
Awarded to the writer who has developed his/her character with considerable talent, making that character a joy to read about and to interact with.
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Ribbon of Panache Ribbon of Panache
For those who excel at writing unique and well-thought out narrative with engaging voice or style. This could include discovery, first contact, battle scenes, romance, general obstacles, and more.
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Humor Award Humor Award
This award is meant to help us all remember that a bit of light-heartedness goes a long way; even in the face of danger.
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NPC Award NPC Award
This award marks the achievement of a player for his/her development of engaging, detailed NPCs who add realism and dimension to the simm.
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Service Accommodation Service Accommodation
For going above and beyond the call of duty.
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Outstanding Volunteer Award Outstanding Volunteer Award
For the player who makes every effort to find significant ways to lend a hand to the simm’s command staff.
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Unit of Merit Unit of Merit
Awarded for plot line where the costs are high. This ribbon is used to symbolize the great sacrifice that the men and women of Starfleet endure. These officers often pay the price for defending the very principles of the United Federation of Planets, physically, emotionally, inter-personally or in other ways. (may also apply for the equivalent story sacrifice of civilian characters)

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Diversity Ribbon Diversity Ribbon
In the interest of diversity, this award is granted to individuals who have done an exemplary job writing and developing their non-human characters. This award can also be used to commend contributions that support other diversity factors, including race, gender identity, ethnicity, and more.
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Purple Heart Purple Heart
Awarded to any character with an injury or injuries worth recognition.
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Silver Star Silver Star
(Sim Level)A player who demonstrates supreme postings, posts often, and plays his/her character “to the hilt” will receive this award. Arguably considered one of the highest honors a crew member can receive.
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(Fleet Level)This is also awarded at the fleet level for exemplary service, community engagement, and an overall good example of a model player.
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Medal of Honor Medal of Honor
This medal is awarded for the showing of bravery and valor in the heat of combat.
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Bronze Star Bronze Star
(IC) A player who demonstrates excellence in posting and playing his/her character “to the hilt” will receive this award.
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(OOC) This is also awarded for task force level exemplary service, community engagement, and an overall good example of a model player.
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Outstanding Character Award Outstanding Character Award
(Fleet Level) This award recognizes the efforts put forth by a crew member; as recognized by his/her fellow crew members, and Commanding Officer. Nomination and Selection for this award is on a continual basis, nominations shall be given to the Task Force Commanding Officer who will decide on the validity of the nomination. Nominations should contain a detailed explanation for the nomination. Once done the nomination will forwarded to the Awards Director for awarding.
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Outstanding Executive Officer Award Outstanding Executive Officer Award
(Fleet Level) This award recognizes the efforts put forth by a Executive Officer; as recognized by his/ner fellow crew members, and Commanding Officer. Nomination and Selection for this award is on a continual basis, nominations should be turned into the Task Force Commanding Officer who will decide on the validity of the nomination. Nominations should contain a detailed explanation for the nomination. Once done the nomination will forwarded to the Awards Director for awarding.
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Outstanding Commanding Officer Award Outstanding Commanding Officer Award
(Fleet level) This award recognizes the efforts put forth by a Commanding Officer; as recognized by his/her Task Force Commanding Officer. Nomination and Selection for this awards is on a continual basis, nominations should be turned into the Task Force Commanding Officer who will decide on the validity of the nomination. Nominations should contain a detailed explanation for the nomination. Once done the nomination will forwarded to the Awards Director for awarding.
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Character of the Year Character of the Year
(Fleet Level) This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship COs.
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XO of the Year XO of the Year
(Fleet Level) This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship COs. One XO is chosen from the nominations received.
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CO of the Year CO of the Year
(Fleet Level) This award is given annually in January of each year. One CO is chosen from the nominations received.
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Story Contributor Story Contributor
Awarded for bringing an element to the plot that adds meaningful dimension and draws the interaction of others.
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M1 - Emergence M1 - Emergence
Awarded for participating OC's first mission - Emergence.
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Characterization: backstory Characterization: backstory
This recognizes a player for detailed attention given to the illumination of the history of a character, bringing to light the scenarios that make the character what they are today, for better or for worse.
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Characterization: Style Characterization: Style
This award is to celebrate particularly styled characterizations that are upheld through out a series of posts. Maintaining such a unique voice or particular set of qualities takes more of "getting into character" than the average portrayal.
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Post Spotlight Post Spotlight
Highlighting a post that has notable qualities causing it to stand out. Nomination should include some explanation for the selection.
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The Devil in the Details The Devil in the Details
Not just for being wordy, this recognition is to be bestowed on writing that tracks and maintains important detail with set up and pay off in the story, making little things matter to plot and character and crafting in order to reward attentive readers.
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Challenge Sticker: Party with an NPC Challenge Sticker: Party with an NPC
Nov '21- Jan '22 writing challenge
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Valentines Day Valentines Day
For recognition of high quality posts in the theme of romantic love. (not limited to actual Valentines day...)
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M2 - Sanctuary M2 - Sanctuary
Awarded for participating OC's second mission - Sanctuary.
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Obsidian Verse Obsidian Verse
Recognition for key effort and participation in connective stories mindfully coordinated with others from the wider fleet, especially where the posts are of a set or series and are published to all participating sims.
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Internal Life Internal Life
An introspective award, particularly for solo written work illustrating or developing the inner life of a character (include example posts in nomination)
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Kindness Kindness
More subtle than other commendable acts, kindness is no less commendable. Often displayed through befriending others, being a good listener, overlooking insult, reaching out to strangers, or other quiet but honorable actions, acts of kindness deserve recognition, even if the kind heart is likely to demur. (IC or OOC)
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Supportive Writing Supportive Writing
In the cooperation that is group writing, it can be a challenge to share story development equally. A supportive writer takes tags, cues, and hooks inside of the collaborative work and makes those opportunities flourish with their own imaginative contributions, expanding on them and ultimately leaving the whole greater than its parts.
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Community Engagement Community Engagement
This player shows continued presence in the RPG community, building out-of-character camaraderie and welcoming and engaging others. The player is available and approachable and makes the game a delight overall. (OOC, Sim or Fleet or Inter-organization community activity)
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Nomination Commendation Nomination Commendation
To commemorate unelected nominations entered for awards and contests at the fleet or inter-fleet community level.(OOC)
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Golden Padd Golden Padd
To denote OC writers as winners of writing recognitions at the Fleet level (OOC)
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JFC Recognition JFC Recognition
To denote OC members selected at Fleet level under JFC’s recognition program (OOC)
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