Duties and Responsibilities Civilian
1. What is a Civilian in ACTD?
The Civilian role in ACTD is an exciting and challenging
position to play. Civilian characters can be true civilians
such as a lounge manager like Guinan, a specialist in a
field such as medicine or science who is not a member of
Starfleet, a Federation News Service reporter, an officer's
spouse, and so on. A civilian character may also be a
Starfleet officer or crewman whose duties do not fall under
any of the other specified game roles. Examples of this type
of character are diplomats, JAG (Judge Advocate General)
officers, strategic operations officers, or a department
Ship Managers must approve a civilian character before it
can be used in the game.
2. Chain of Command - who the CIV reports to
on type of CIV)
Most civilian characters are expected to follow the same
chain of command as other characters. Some may, however, be
asked to report directly to the Captain or a department head.
It is dependant on the type of civilian character and the
ship or station's command crew's preferences.
3. Picking a role that allows you to stay active
When choosing to play a civilian character it is
important to select a role that will allow you to stay
active as a player.
Some roles work better in certain divisions. For example
a lounge manager may find it easy to stay an active part of
the game on a PBeM vessel but find that such a character is
isolated on a chat ship.
Players deciding to play a CIV need to carefully consider
their personal playing style, their goals for the character,
and the vessel on which that character will be stationed. If
you want to be in the thick of the action as often as
possible consider giving your character a secondary
background such as a diplomat who also has a science or
medical background. This will enable you to find more ways
to help out in a mission and give the command crew more ways
to incorporate your character into the missions.
Players who are not comfortable with role-playing and who
are not independent should consider trying out a more
structured position such as an engineering officer or
tactical officer before jumping into a CIV spot.
4. Promotion for Civilian characters
True civilian characters do not received promotions as
they are not Starfleet officers.
Civilian characters who are members of Starfleet should
be considered for promotion the same as any other character
on the ship or station.