How to join the Portland

Are you interested in joining the USS Portland? Awesome!

We are always looking for new players. No experience is necessary, and we have a player mentorhsip program to help bring players new to the world of simming up to speed, as well as introduce new characters and integrate them into the crew.

Open positions are listed here. Take a gander at what we need, come up with a character concept, then apply!

Before you apply, however, you should familiarize yourself with a couple things. First, it would be a good idea to peruse the ground rules of the Portland so you know what you’re getting into.

Obsidian Fleet, the simming organization that the Portland is a part of, has a few rules on what sort of characters are allowed. The main ones are:

1.1.4 Canonical characters are not permitted.

1.1.5 A player character is not permitted to be one the races listed below. Additions or subtraction to this list may be made by Joint Fleet Command.

1.1.5.1 Non-Humanoid Races (big rock creatures, Tribbles, etc.)
1.1.5.2 Omnipotent beings (Q, Douwd, etc.)
1.1.5.3 Androids
1.1.5.4 Iconians
1.1.5.5 Shapeshifters
1.1.5.6 Jem-Hadar still in the Dominion
1.1.5.7 Vorta still in the Dominion
1.1.5.8 Suliban
1.1.5.9 Species 8472
1.1.5.10 Augments, Angosians and similar genetically engineered races can only be characters on non-Starfleet sims (civilian, alien, etc..)
1.1.5.11 Races from non-Star Trek continuities

1.1.6 Custom races are permitted, but a detailed description of the culture and abilities is required and accepting the player’s character is at the discretion of the sim’s Commanding Officer.

Finally, if you need guidance, it may be a good idea to check out the biographies of some other members of the crew of the Portland here to get an idea of what we’re looking for. Biographies don’t need to be too long or too detailed, they just need to give the reader a basic idea of your character’s history. Really, a basic framework is all that is required; we can flesh out the details of your character’s history through play.

Now that you’re ready to apply, there are two ways to apply for the Portland:

Version 1: Applying through Obsidian Fleet:
1. Go to the Open Positions List on the OF website
2. Select “USS Portland” from the “Ship Name:” drop down menu
3. Hit “Search”
4. Underneath the USS Portland, hit “Apply for this ship”
5. Fill out and submit the application form

Version 2: Directly to the USS Portland
1. Download the Application form
2. Mail it to ussportland@gmail.com