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A High Honor

Posted on 15 Sep 2018 @ 3:20am by Captain Harvey Geisler

Last month, I was shocked to learn that the USS Black Hawk was among 19 nominees for the 2018 Squiddie Awards, a contest sponsored by Ongoing Worlds. These awards are only given to one club, one individual, and one game each year. Given the competition, I did not believe that we had a chance of winning.

This week has been insanely crazy for me, so much so that I've spent much of it offline. During a break at work, I skimmed my email only to discover a bit of incredible news.

It is my pleasure to announce that we have won! That's right! The USS Black Hawk has been awarded with one of these coveted Squiddies for "Excellence in Role Playing.

The official announcement reads:
The USS Black Hawk of Bravo Fleet stands tall among a deep field of role plays across many genres. In 2017, it placed in the Tournament of Simulations, and within its own club, took home two Task Force Sim of the Month Awards, one Fleet Sim of the Quarter Award, and one Fleet Admiralty Unit Citation. Its writing excellence extended all year long through all missions. While the writing styles of the individual authors are quite different, they fit together extremely well to form a cohesive and compelling story. In addition, the veteran players prove very welcoming and helpful to newer ones. The Black Hawk provides a great simming excellence model for us all to follow.

I am floored and still very much speechless. I owe you all a tremendous thank you! I have simmed on many games in many genres over the years, but nothing, absolutely nothing, has compared to my time as a player or game manager with the Black Hawk. That is because of all of you. Without you, this game would be nothing more than a fleeting fantasy. You are all wonderful! Let's continue excellent storytelling together!

You can learn more about the Squiddies and the other winners in this announcement here.

-Andrew

 

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