Welcome to the Maelstrom!

Located deep in the Alpha Quadrant the Maelstrom is a realm of danger and intrigue on the edge of the final frontier. Most of the region seems designed to kill the novice explorer - Stars emit triple the amount of radiation as elsewhere in the galaxy, subspace rifts threaten to rip space apart at the seams, and quantum destabilizations can tear the timeline to pieces. Then there are the political risks of the region, with territories claimed by every major power in the Alpha Quadrant.

Nowhere in the final frontier is as scary as the Maelstrom where one false step could doom an entire galaxy.

When the threat of the Romulan Supernova emerged in the 2380s, the Federation withdrew its forces and left the worlds of the Maelstrom to fend for themselves. After almost two decades of neglect, the Federation has set its sights back upon the Maelstrom as a potential source for energy to power the galaxy into the next century, but what challenges will they face in the far reaches of the final frontier?

Welcome to the Maelstrom!

Maelstrom is a Play By E-Mail Roleplaying Game that was inspired by the events of the highly popular early 2000s video game Star Trek: Bridge Commander and Star Trek: Picard. Set aboard Deep Space 12 and the Starfleet vessels assigned to explore and represent Starfleet in the region, this RPG is set 20 years after the events of the video game and runs parallel to Season One of Star Trek: Picard.

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This game has been voluntarily rated:

RPG Rating 2 2 2

This game features adult language, sexual content is permitted (with some limitations), and violence may be depicted.

Despite this the game does not permit players under age 18 at present time and reserves the right to implement a trial period on any new players and/or remove players if needed.

Star Trek and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. This fan production is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise, and is a non-commercial fan-made production intended for recreational use. No commercial exhibition or distribution is permitted. No alleged independent rights will be asserted against CBS or Paramount Pictures.

Latest Mission Posts

» Lay Of The Land

Mission: Begin Again
Posted on Thu May 25th, 2023 @ 6:29pm by Lieutenant Commander Conall Rovaris & Commander Iy'dan Brell

Starting over was never easy, but for Conall it wasn't something he found all too hard. It was just somewhere different.

He had the same job on a much larger scale with new people to impress, new people to protect. Conall wanted to meet the XO, Commander Brell and get…

» A Quick Scan Here...

Mission: Begin Again
Posted on Tue May 2nd, 2023 @ 11:17pm by Lieutenant Commander Conall Rovaris & Addison Talbert MD

The changing of the guard, passing of the torch, moving on to pastures new. All these were lovely metaphors that brought to mind the moving on to new things, the change that inevitably comes with time.

Conall's time on the Titan-A had come to an end with a promotion to…

» Conflict of Heart

Mission: Begin Again
Posted on Sat Apr 1st, 2023 @ 6:54pm by Commander Iy'dan Brell & Vincent Sinclair


Iy'dan relaxed himself as soon as he was safely inside the ready room, what he suspected would become his refuge from the unexpected level of authority he had found himself in far before he felt ready to shoulder it. Part of him was thankful that Vincent was onboard, someone…

» Chapter 1.2

Mission: Begin Again
Posted on Sat Apr 1st, 2023 @ 11:50am by Lieutenant Commander Ila Emeris & Commander Iy'dan Brell & Lieutenant JG Ace Tidebreaker & Vincent Sinclair & Addison Talbert MD & Fiona "Fee" Maccafferty PhD

Lieutenant Commander Ila Emeris was sitting in the center seat of the Starship Geronimo waiting and if there was one thing that she was never good at it was waiting. Recently assigned to serve on Deep Space 12 as the Executive Officer of the Saratoga, she had received a message…

» Getting To Know You

Mission: Begin Again
Posted on Sat Mar 11th, 2023 @ 1:00am by Fiona "Fee" Maccafferty PhD & Lieutenant JG Ace Tidebreaker

Ace bent over backwards and grabbed her ankles as she waited for Maccafferty in the Maelstrom's Park. It had been a few days since the Changing of Command ceremony, and Ace hadn't had a chance to explore yet. She was curious about the Vissian Chief Scientist and Vissians in general.…

Latest Personal Logs

» New Trill in town

Posted on Wed Dec 28th, 2022 @ 3:48am by Ensign Lela Tanors

Lela was settling in her new quarters aboard the SB Maelstrom, she had a few pictures to put up, and was gonna look at the replicator for some fake plants to put in her quarters to spruce it up some.
She had a window to look out into space which…