Since I was a child in the early 90s watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on TV, I have always dreamed of being the captain of my own starship with a crew at my command. Last weekend, I finally got my chance.
Late last year, thanks to a post on i09, I learned about Artemis. Artemis is a game for six players where a different player manages each of the five consoles on a starship bridge: helm, communications, weapons, engineering, and science. The sixth player does not have a station—this player doesn’t push any buttons or interact with the game directly in any way. Rather, he or she is the captain and it is this player’s job to issue orders.