USS Magellan (Galaxy-class) - The Federation is at a Crossroads

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Type: Star Trek role-play
Last-Update: 2015Aug01
Keywords: free, open-ended, www, human, startrek, rpg, abstract


The year is 2391. Much has changed in the nearly twenty years since the Dominion War. Although the Federation and her allies have largely recovered from the effects of that conflict, they find themselves amid a rather ambiguous socio-political landscape that is ever-changing. A catastrophic natural disaster unlike any that had ever been encountered before brought chaos to the Romulan Star Empire. An ultra-nationalist movement has worked steadily to undermine the civilian government of the Cardassian Union. Increasing conflict with a resurgent Tal Shiar has strained the already thinly-stretched resources of the Federation Alliance.

There are many who feel the Federation has reached an important crossroads, beyond which lie two different paths. Some are calling for us to take a more aggressive stance when it comes to dealing with our less diplomatic neighbors. They would see us rally our allies, strengthen our borders, and assert our place as a dominant power. Others are urging we remain true to our founding ideals of peaceful exploration, of seeking out new life and establishing rapport. Experience has taught us it is the latter which will always result in the greater long-term sustainability. That is why we believe so strongly in our mission: to push the boundaries of our understanding through exploration, to preserve the delicate balance that currently exists through our presence, and to nurture prosperous relationships with our neighbors that will lead us into the future.

This simulation represents the beginning of a new journey, not only for our characters, but for our players as well. We hope the Magellan will help lay the foundations for a community of writers able to share their joy and passion for telling stories together.

Open Positions Include: - Chief Flight Control Officer - Chief Operations Officer - Chief Engineer - Chief Medical Officer - Chief Security/Tactical Officer

If you are interested in learning more or in joining our little adventure, I would encourage you to check out our website ( Pay particular attention to our LCARS Database, where you'll find information on everything from personal gear to galactic politics, as well as our Sim Rules. Don't be afraid to drop us a line if you have any questions!


Captain Anthony Watson Commanding Officer USS Magellan (NCC-71820)


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