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

» 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.…

» Kumari Arriving

Mission: Begin Again
Posted on Tue Mar 7th, 2023 @ 12:18pm by Commodore Dazad & Captain Christine Adkins

The Inquiry Class USS Kumari dropped out of warp moments before entering what was commonly known as the Maelstrom.

An area of space full of marvels and wonders but also full of criminals, refugees and enemies of the Federation. It seemed to house most of the species of the Alpha…

» Chapter 1.1

Mission: Begin Again
Posted on Sun Feb 19th, 2023 @ 2:28am by Commodore Dazad & Commander Iy'dan Brell & Lieutenant JG Ace Tidebreaker & Addison Talbert MD & Fiona "Fee" Maccafferty PhD


The briefing room Iy'dan had selected for the first meeting of the senior staff that had already arrived was in the Starfleet Building over looking like the same park that had been used for the change of command ceremony. A bright room, large floor to ceiling glass walls on…

» Arrival

Mission: Begin Again
Posted on Sun Feb 12th, 2023 @ 2:37pm by Addison Talbert MD & Commander Iy'dan Brell & Ensign Lela Tanors & Fiona "Fee" Maccafferty PhD


Notification had come through that the next transport to put in would be carrying one of the station's new senior staff and another one of the key personnel. He had time between his appointments so he had made his way to the docking facility in time to see the…

» Age Over Wisdom

Mission: Short Treks
Posted on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 @ 1:49am by Lieutenant JG Ace Tidebreaker & Commander Iy'dan Brell & Addison Talbert MD


It was early morning, coffee of a human blend sitting at the edge of the Ops table as Iy'dan started to look over the duty reports from the night shift. A cursory glance over showed nothing of note. A few power interruptions as systems and stations were being restored…

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…