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Stuck at home and needing something to do? Check out the new 118 Podcast episode

We know everyone’s looking for new entertainment while at home! Join Lieutenant JG Lazarus Davis as he discusses the mystery of transporters! This episode is hosted, and edited by Lieutenant JG Chloe Waters.

Interested in joining the Podcast Team? Head to the forums and respond to this thread.


March 2020 Post Counts

The Fleet saw a slight decrease in its activity during March, probably not surprising giving all of the anxiety present in the world. Still, despite the ongoing global crisis activity was not suppressed as we might have expected, with a fleetwide average during the month was 175, down from last month. The total across all ships was 1,228 sims.

This month, the USS Atlantis led the month with 244 sims posted and the Embassy came in second with 218. The Gorkon with 194, Veritas with 164, and Ops 151 brought up third, fourth and fifth respectively while the Eagle with 146 came in sixth, and the Constitution posted 111.

What does April hold for the fleet?  What does your ship have planned? Can’t wait to see!

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


Poll of the Week: The King of Fools

On this, our glorious day of April 1st, where the pranks are many and the fools roam free… we remember that the Federation has moved on from a calendar based on the movement of the Earth and now April does not exist in our future timeline.

However! Fear not, brave prankster, as there are still many jokes to be had within our futuristic realm. Practical jokes on fellow officers is a tradition older than Starfleet itself, with arms stretching back throughout the history of Earth with the Feast of Fools in France, Royal Court Jesters being an actual vocation for some, and the Lord of Misrule in England’s Christmastide.

While our post-scarcity utopia strives for peace in all things, we can still let out the jovial jester from time to time, and we’ve seen many a prank cross our TV screens over the course of the series.

What are your favourite pranks from the Star Trek series?

Click here to head to the forums now and vote in this week’s poll. Be sure to leave a comment in the thread!


Red Alert: The StarBase 118 Miniatures Game

All hands to battle stations! Building on the success of the StarBase 118 Offline RPG Card Game (SB118ORPGCG) launched five years ago, we are excited to announce Red Alert: The Starbase 118 Miniatures Game, a new spin-off tabletop miniatures game that lets you re-enact your favorite StarBase 118 battles or create your own exciting hypothetical match ups!

Red Alert is fully compatible with SB118ORPGCG, using character and equipment cards as resource cards, but the use of ship cards is expanded with a complete set of dice to engage in fast-paced starship combat.

Our first edition starter set will help you build your battle group with the following components:

Additional ships will be added to the Red Alert line each month!

  • Two pre-painted starship miniatures:
    • 5-inch Akira class heavy cruiser
    • 4-inch Veritas class medium cruiser
  • Two character cards:
    • Special edition Fleet Admiral Tristan Wolf character card
    • Fleet Captain Sal Taybrim character card
  • Four starship cards:
    • USS Thunder-A ship card
    • USS Veritas ship card
    • Alternate USS Ronin ship card
    • Alternate USS Minerva ship card

  • Additional cardboard tokens, including:
    • Tholian, Klingon, Romulan and other NPC warship tokens
    • Asteroids and other astronomical hazard tokens
    • Planet tokens
    • Starbase token
  • 2 battle scenario maps
  • Dice
  • Rule book

Check out our announcement on the 118 Wiki for all the details, including information about the two complete battle scenarios in the starter set: the Battle of Gamma Camelopardalis and Operation Bright Star!

Red Alert: The Starbase 118 Miniatures Game – For two or more players. Coming Summer 2020!


Romulan Warbird Discovered During A Rescue Attempt

LOKESH CITY, DURONIS II — Reeling from a sneak attack by Tal Shiar agents, the crew of the Embassy are in a desperate race to stop a Romulan Warbird from seizing vast amounts of dangerous protomatter.


Starbase 118 Ops Crew Begins Offensive Against The Cult Of Molor

STARBASE 118 OPS — The crew of Starbase 118 Ops leaps into action to push the Klingon Cult followers back, undermining and countering their control and weapons manufacturing.


Jean Luc Picard as the character Dixon Hill

Poll Of The Week: Secret Agent Man

You’ve heard of James Bond – the suave, capable, utterly fearless (and often sexist) spy that never fails to get the girl – or get into trouble?

Our cultural understanding of a secret agent is often informed by his actions and character. But, naturally, there’s so much more potential for a worthy character to follow in his footsteps! Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway and Archer almost always managed to get the job done…

So the question is: Which of the captains do you think would make the best secret agent? Whatever you chose, know that there’s at least one thing the captains and Bond have in common: Q is never far away!

Head to the forums now to vote in the poll, and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section!


Lower Decks Interview: Lieutenant Jona ch’Ranni, USS Gorkon

We’re here with another interview with a newer member of our community. The title of this column is “Lower Decks,” hearkening back to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled “Lower Decks,” in which junior officers aboard the Enterprise-D speculate on the reasons for recent unusual actions taken by the command crew near the Cardassian border.

This month’s interview is with the writer behind Lieutenant Jona ch’Ranni playing an Andorian male Operations Officer assigned to USS Gorkon.

GALVEN: Thank you for allowing me to interview you! Could you tell us a little about yourself for our readers out there?

CH’RANNI: Hello! My name IRL is Josh and I’ve loved everything about Star Trek since I was a child. I work in the education industry in IT support in the midwest US. I’m married and have twin 4 year old boys – one of whom is named Jonah and is the inspiration for my character’s name.

What has been your favorite moment writing aboard the USS Gorkon?

Right now we are recovering from a mind-warping encounter with Q. I found it fun to imagine the feelings that would develop in someone exposed to such a strong personality with near unlimited power. Several crewmates got into a group therapy session with our ship’s counselor and dealt with the emotional and mental fallout. 


Eagle Crew Investigates Nivean Ring After Festivities

DIALRAN SYSTEM —Following a mostly restful and enjoyable shore leave, the crew of the starship Eagle began an investigation into a remarkable stellar structure; a Nivean Ring.


Slingshot around the sun: Donations goals met for 2020 and 2021

After asking the fleet to step up a few weeks ago to make sure we could meet our 2020 donations goal for May 1, we received a fantastic and thrilling outpouring of support. Soon after, we met our 2020 goal, and then fulfilled all of the 2021 goal, which means we’re set until May of 2022!

Huge thanks to these incredible donors: Jo Marshall, Genkos Adea, Geoffrey Teller, Oddas Aria, Tara Wilkins, Addison MacKenzie, Alex Blair, Jacob Horne, and Ferier Kian. One incredibly generous – anonymous – donor fulfilled than 50% of the 2021 goal and counts as our largest single donation in the group’s history!

Additionally, we received a few donations to help our advertising campaigns, and as such we hope to launch some Google Ads in the next few weeks to help with recruitment.

Our community relies on donations from our members to keep our website, forums, and wiki online. It’s only with your support that we can keep our resources online and ensure we protect our domains.


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