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The Simming League is an intersimming organization committed to fostering community and information sharing within the simming and online roleplaying hobby. All simmers, and online role-players are welcome to join regardless of rank or club membership. The Simming League is the oldest intersimming organization founded in 1997.

The Simming Prize (formally The Prize for Simming and Online Role Playing in Memory of Seth Cotis) honors exceptional people and organizations in the simming and play-by-post roleplaying communities. The Simming Prize is named after Seth Cotis, the founder of the Starfleet Legacy Alliance and a long-time Simming League leader.

The Simming Prize is honored by individuals, roleplay, clubs, companies, or other entities who embody service, quality, or commitment or pioneer new technology or approaches within the simming and online roleplaying community. The Prizes might be awarded for a major one-time achievement or for long-term contributions.


The Simming League is a community hub for simming and online roleplaying. The Simming League hosts the annual SciWorld Online Convention and Tournament of Simulations, covers key events in the simming and online roleplaying communities, and awards The Simming Prizes and the Simming League Distinguished Service Medal to outstanding clubs and people. The League maintains the SimEnc wiki and forum, where individuals may freely debate and share knowledge on the hobby of simming and online roleplaying.

All else comes second in simulation games, which strongly emphasizes realistic game play. They provide hundreds of choices, but most of them are in the shape of gameplay elements like squad orders, complex mobility controls, and so on. The Simming League used to run a parallel political organization that served as a simming version of the United Nations; however, that system was decommissioned in 2007.


The Simming Prize was founded by the Simming League in 1999. Simming Prizes, modeled after the Nobel Prize, were first given out in five categories: Internet Technology, Literature, Management, Peace, and Service. These categories were eliminated in 2007, and The Simming Prize has been awarded without a category since then. Following Seth Cotis’ death in 2005, the Simming League requested that a Seth Cotis Medal of Honor be established in his honour. In the end, The Simming Prize, which had already been founded, was renamed in his honour.

Following the demise of the Simming League, The Simming Prize was handed over to Ongoing Worlds in 2011 and to SimEnc in 2012 and 2013. A committee of trustees was appointed to oversee The Simming Prize in 2014. The Prizes are now awarded in the trustees’ names and are no longer linked to a bigger organization. Charles Star dismisses the incumbent trustees and replaces them with himself and his cronies in 2022, charging failure of duty among the previous trustees. The conflict of interest was obvious given that trustee Mike Bremer’s game, Starbase 400, was granted an unprecedented third prize for being “unique” in the community. The proprietors of domains are now contesting the award.

The Simming League is now accessible to all members of the simming and online roleplaying communities for free. In the League, there are no elections or politics. Members can participate in as much or as little as they like in the League.


Five trustees oversee The Simming Prizes. The Trustees are in charge of creating criteria and maintaining the Prizes’ heritage and values. In addition, the Trustees appoint an Administrator and Judges. The Simming Prize Administrator is in charge of ensuring that submissions are thoroughly reviewed and that prizes are awarded on schedule. The Trustees, their designees, former Laureates, and renowned senior members of the simming community make up The Simming Prize Judges. Mike Bremer, Nugra, Zania, and Jai are the current Trustees, unfilled one post.


The Simming Prize was known as The Simming Prize from 1999 until 2005. From 2005 until 2010, it was known as the Seth Cotis Simming League Prize for Simming and Online Role-Playing. In 2011, in memory of Seth Cotis, the Ongoing Worlds Prize for Simming and Online Role Playing was established. In memory of Seth Cotis, the SimEnc Prize for Simming and Online Role Playing was awarded in 2012 and 2013. The Prize for Simming and Online Role Playing in Memory of Seth Cotis has been awarded since 2014.

After much deliberation, The Simming Prize trustees and judges have decided to award the 2019 Simming Prize to October Veritas of UCIP: For her devoted years of dedication to her sim, her fleet, and the larger roleplaying community. October has done it all as the long-time presenter of the award-winning USS Vindicator, the current President of UCIP, and a devoted volunteer for larger events. She’s one of the rare individuals that succeed at both the details of role acting and larger leadership. She’s always eager to do the little things that make people around her better.

Charles Star of Independence Fleet and Bella of the USS Odin were awarded for the Simming Endeavor roleplaying game program. Charles and Bella created a genuinely novel concept by bringing 13 participants from the community to role play in a reality show setting. They expertly mixed guest personalities and various tasks for the participants with an exquisite overall visual concept throughout 12 weeks. They came up with a whole fresh concept and implemented it brilliantly.

For its two decades of roleplaying brilliance, Outpost Phoenix. Even though most of the community has settled on play-by-post, Outpost Phoenix has maintained a fresh, interesting real-time chat-based sim alive for over 20 years. The freeform role-playing method has resulted in a rich and exciting sim mythos that is still growing. The players have developed a strong feeling of community due to this, and they gather regularly to keep the tradition alive and well.


The honorific Simming Prize Laureate is now available to all of the recipients. Congratulations to all of you for your outstanding contributions to the simulation community!

Role-playing brings you to another universe, allowing you to experience life through the eyes of a fictional character. Simulation allows you to perform anything in the actual world but in a virtual version.

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