In a nutshell, in Artemis you have 6 people: the Captain to give orders, and various positions you would find on a real spaceship bridge: weapons, communications, engineering, science, and helm (for navigation). You all set up 5 different computers and have a screen set up as the main viewer, and you basically roleplay as though you were actually manning an actual spaceship. Nerdy? Absolutely. Fun? Fuckin' ALL THE WAY.
So I donned my Engineering yellow and Jordan put on his Command red and we spent the evening on the Starship Ursus. I manned the helm, and I only managed to kill us by flying the ship into a singularity or mines twice. I would call that a success!
|Jordan, pretty stoked to be Captain.|
|The Information Station|
|I still have no idea what's going on here, especially there on the right|
|The Recreation Area|
|Don't worry, he was eventually talked into putting down the phaser.|
|Stephanie in her handmade science outfit, looking darling.|
|I got to sport the vulcan ears for a minute. Lookin' all intellectual and shit.|
|The wiki station, for any gameplay questions.|
Getting Artemis was already on our to-do list, but this experience definitely solidified our own purchase -- our living room will become a bridge soon enough! I don't think we'll order custom mousepads, however... that's reserved for the Ursus.
(Photos were all taken by Stephanie, with some very mild post-processing by me. :])