Thom has asked me to help develop some official Artemis canon documents and I'm hard at work on the project. I've just made a discovery/decision:
There are blips on certain screens (Tactical, LRS, Helm, Weapons, Science, Captain's Map, and Game Master) that represent ships, monsters, stations, etc. I've always called these things "blips" or "icons" but those terms are inaccurate because Artemis displays give a lot more information than a mere blip.
Henceforth the official term, which I borrowed from air traffic controllers, will be "Position Symbol." In the illustration above, the position symbol for G60 shows the target at bearing 146, range 519, with shields up. The player ship is within the arc of all of G60's beam weapons. Position symbols in Artemis SBS give a lot of information!
I have needed a term for this every time I've trained new Artemis players. Now the whole Artemis community has one. You're welcome. :-)
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"Damn the torpedoes! Four bells, Captain Drayton!"
(Likely actual words of Admiral David Farragut, USN, at the battle of Mobile Bay. Four bells was the signal for the engine room to make full steam ahead).