Welcome to the Maelstrom!

The final frontier has been forever changed...


Following the Borg Invasion of 2401, the worlds of the United Federation of Planets struggle to rebuild from the destruction wrought. As billions overcome the affliction of their forced assimilation, billions more fight their own prejudices toward the afflicted.


In the middle of it is the USS Saratoga. Recently relaunched from Spacedock, the Saratoga has been assigned to the Maelstrom as the new Federation flagship for the region. Their mission: to restore the Federation's place in this war-torn region and help bring the galaxy back from darkness.


But, in the Maelstrom, the final frontier fights back. Dangerous radiation lurks everywhere, subspace rifts threaten to rip space to shreds, and quantum destabilizations can unravel time itself.


The adventure is only beginning...




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.




This game is a proud member of 16th Fleet Simulations Group


16th Fleet Member




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 News Items

» Rebirth!

Posted on Sat Dec 30th, 2023 @ 10:42pm by Captain Zseeq in General News

Following the disastrous events of Frontier Day, the Federation has relaunched the Starship Saratoga to serve as the flagship of the Maelstrom Sector.

While returning home, the crew has been diverted to investigate a distress call from a world on the outskirts of the Maelstrom. Little is known about the nature of the emergency except that scans show that that region is flooded with unique radiation signatures unlike those previously encountered within the zone. Can the crew solve this mystery before it's too late?

New mission begins January 1, 2024!


Latest Mission Posts

» The Voyage Home

Mission: Rebirth
Posted on Mon Feb 12th, 2024 @ 2:51am by Captain Zseeq & Crewman Zhan Kivrass & Lieutenant Commander Sotra & Lieutenant Commander Shahr ch'Kakros & Lieutenant Commander Melanie D'BrooNi- Haistro & Lieutenant Zhi'rev & Lieutenant JG John Fitzgerald

Captain's Personal Log, Captain Zseeq Recording:

After an experimental refit and the devastation of Frontier Day, Starfleet Command has authorized that the Saratoga relaunch from San Francisco Yards.

I wish that I could say I was more excited though.

Saratoga has been assigned to the Maelstrom Sector, a backwater region…


» First time ship bound

Mission: Short Treks
Posted on Fri Feb 2nd, 2024 @ 10:38pm by Lieutenant Zhi'rev & Senior Chief Petty Officer Sethan MD & Captain Zseeq

It had been a while since he had set foot on a starship, as crew anyway. The last several years he had spent at the academy, teaching the new best and brightest of the future. But this was an opportunity he couldn't pass up when the offer had passed his…


» Family extension

Mission: Short Treks
Posted on Mon Jan 29th, 2024 @ 10:29pm by Lieutenant Zhi'rev & Senior Chief Petty Officer Sethan MD

They had been waiting for hours now and both Vulcans were starting to show signs of anxiety. Twice now, their attempts at adoption had fallen through, the child in question assigned to parents more suitable to their origins or whatever other excuse that had been used.

"Zhi you're starting to…


» A Vulcan wedding

Mission: Short Treks
Posted on Mon Jan 22nd, 2024 @ 4:46pm by Lieutenant Zhi'rev & Senior Chief Petty Officer Sethan MD

"Are you nervous?" Sethan glanced sideways at his very silent companion. Zhi hadn't said a word since their transport entered Vulcan space and he had become very still. "Zhi, are you alright?" He caressed the other man's cheek lovingly. "My parents will adore you, don't worry. They'll approve, have faith…


» When we first met

Mission: Short Treks
Posted on Mon Jan 22nd, 2024 @ 4:45pm by Lieutenant Zhi'rev & Senior Chief Petty Officer Sethan MD

Zhi has returned to Earth for additional classes in the command track. Aside from the fact that he has requested to attend several science lectures, because he was like a sponge always attempting to learn new things and new insights. He had discovered that Humans did often offer unique perspectives…


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…