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.

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