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Back To Basics: Main Engineering Development


“Engineering??! I thought you’d never ask!”

– Montgomery Scott

Area Creation / Development – BF Wiki article updates

The Operations Office challenges members to write a description of the following areas for their primary fiction commands.

On the BF Wiki under the article for your primary command, create or develop the section for your Main Engineering. Entries will be judged on how much detail is included based on what someone would see and hear when they enter the room.  Including an image(s) will further assist with points.

If the bridge is the brain of a ship, then main engineering would easily be the heart of it. Each one is different in size and shape, depending on the class of the vessel. Nevertheless, every one includes the ship’s main warp core and controls for various other systems.  Consider the following questions/areas when writing your description:

  • How does your command’s engineering look different to other ships in the fleet, or are there some similarities?
  • How would your chief engineer describe their workplace? What exciting points would they share?
  • Where is warp core located? What is its size? Describe what it sounds like when in use.
  • How many decks does engineering cover? How does one go from one to the next?
  • How many stations are located around the room? What are their functions?
  • How does one enter engineering? Are there any other access points?
  • Are there any other exciting and noteworthy elements that a visitor would see?

Entries will be judged on how much detail is used to describe the room – making the reader really believe they understand where everything is and why. Each point will be judged out of a set number of points, and an extra ten points will be awarded for how detailed the description is.


  • Following the BF Wiki guidelines, you should write each entry in the third person and the past tense.
  • Entries must be a valid link to the BF wiki article.
  • Your entry about main engineering should be no more than five hundred words.
  • The warp core’s location, size, and what it sounds like when used: 10 points
  • Physical arrangements of engineering (e.g. how many decks, consoles, access tunnels and points, etc.): 20 points
  • Members can use images to assist with their entries: 10 points
  • How detailed is the overall description: 10 points
  • Total points: 50


User ID Date Entry
Evelyn Sommers 2446 2022-09-28 21:22:04
Andreus Kohl 2374 2022-09-24 00:17:52
Cynndle Oin'sun 2457 2022-09-08 13:14:47
Ryoko Takato 2545 2022-08-31 21:30:54

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