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Hello all I would just like to let everyone know that Artemis is now active and you can now get tickets for it. If you could please share this info with freinds and family that would like to play that would be great. The premier bridge is a two hour event and would prefer veteran players to play on it. This is a custom built bridge. Here is a couple pictures of the bridge.  18257_10208601910038555_6881026893218475649_n.jpg  12744661_10207736892813665_589329850275859050_n.jpg    


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Need more information. Are you there starting on August 4? Which building are you in? What hall? Dish out the details. 
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Need more information. Are you there starting on August 4? Which building are you in? What hall? Dish out the details. 


Yes we will be there on august 4-7. We are in the convention center in rooms 126-128. It is one of the side rooms.
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I would like to give my advice here, it's great that Artemis is at GenCon, of course, but the setup of the bridge leaves to be desired  [frown]


This looks more like individuals playing in their corner.

For a successful bridge setup, everyone should be facing the mainscreen. With the Helm officer forward and the captain somewhere in the middle.

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it certainly is very modular, and the half-circle design might angle the sound so folks can hear the captain over the noise of the convention.

But it leaves a bit to be desired when compared to some other folks' portable bridges.

I think it does a good job of integrating screens/hiding the wiring, as it's all behind the wall.

but more of the classic trek bridge (or variant) layout facing the main viewer might be nice.  Especially as it tends to involve players looking at what the captain is looking at.

I'd also dress up those walls and such, add some greebles and "access panels" and such so it looks like a working ship.

I think given that the shape/design is a set in stone deal, adding greebles/panels to the walls would improve the look and attract eyeballs that would counteract the "it's not a Trek bridge" effect.

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I would like to give my advice here, it's great that Artemis is at GenCon, of course, but the setup of the bridge leaves to be desired  [frown]


This looks more like individuals playing in their corner.

For a successful bridge setup, everyone should be facing the mainscreen. With the Helm officer forward and the captain somewhere in the middle.


This is the first draft of what I could do. I do not have the money to go into detail on this as of right now. I am also talking to someone that has designed a bridge for a trek bridge and we are looking into building it. As things get added once I get money to do it then I will be updating things. I am also looking into touchscreens and yes pulling the stations away from the wall. This is what I had to work with and is basically a rough draft at this point. Please be patient with me as I put more into the build. 

Thank You for your input. Please feel free to share more as the time goes.

John Minderman
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It has a very military look, like a WWII battleship. I hope the players enjoy this bridge. Good luck.
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To double down on what Mike said: Don't forget early submarines had almost everyone facing to the sides. It does seem more fun for everyone if they can see the main screen but don't let that stop you. You could as easily do it with most crew facing the sides and engineering and science actually facing away from the main screen which would give you a sort of long tube for a bridge.
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This is the first draft of what I could do. I do not have the money to go into detail on this as of right now. I am also talking to someone that has designed a bridge for a trek bridge and we are looking into building it. As things get added once I get money to do it then I will be updating things. I am also looking into touchscreens and yes pulling the stations away from the wall. This is what I had to work with and is basically a rough draft at this point. Please be patient with me as I put more into the build. 

Thank You for your input. Please feel free to share more as the time goes.

John Minderman


You're welcome, John.

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Well, I think it is great for cons!

Let me tell you why:
1. I love Star Trek and think the bridge design is cool. It is clear and simple. The captain can look over everyones shoulder if he likes to and don't even disturb someone by doing this because there is room enough in the middle.
2. It is self-contained and could be build up even in a corner of a big room.
3. It is great for spectators, they can see everything and don't miss a console because it is turned sideways.
4. It looks stylish, cover the walls and give the players a feeling of beeing "stuck" together on the bridge. Sure it would gain some extra points for some (useless) gadgets at the walls, but this look is more real. Does any Ship has art at the bridge? There are just usefull things. And if your science/tech level is good enough, you might don't even need hatches.
5. And last but not least: It is handicap friendly.



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Best of luck to you!

This is the first year in several that I won't be working a 6-bridge Artemis room at GenCon and I'm actually kind of relieved about it.  [smile]

It's a labor of love, but it's also a ton of labor!

Be attentive to the players and they'll have a a great time!
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Looking forward to seeing this at GenCon.   I helped with the last two iterations of Artemis at GenCon and can agree with mmesich that the setup for it was truly a big deal.  Looks like you might have a nice simple plan for ease of set up!  I might just have to sign up for a game!  Your price for the game is awesome!
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John,  We talked briefly at Gen Con last week.  I was wondering, do you know the name of the guy, with his daughter, that was helping run the Artemis games?  I never go his information but wanted to touch base with him about something we talked about before I spoke with you.

Thanks!


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