Welcome to the official website of Shadow Fleet, the premier forum-based Star Trek internet RPG!
Shadow Fleet was established in January of 2007 to bring Star Trek fans together in community discussion as well as quality, professionally managed role-playing. Today, we're a growing internet presence and one of the few RPGs that can offer a friendly, welcoming environment and a place for players to indulge their literary talents with the chance of in-character and out-of-character rewards!
We invite you to take a look around, see what you think and perhaps even consider creating an account on our forum. And if you've got any questions before joining, why not hit up our recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our friendly staff will get back to you with a response.
We hope to see you here soon!
Each SIMM in the fleet is structured in a similar manner seen in the U.S. Navy, on which Star Trek and Shadow Fleet is primarily based.
At the top of the chain is the Commanding Officer, an experienced player who has graduated from Shadow Fleet's intense Command Officer Training Course (COTC), designed to assess Command Officers on their posting, inter-personal skills and dispute management. S/he is assisted by the First Officer, also a graduate of the COTC, and the Chief of the Boat (COB), the senior enlisted player on the SIMM.
Beneath them are the Department Heads, each of whom is responsible for the players in their department. Usually holding the rank of Lieutenant or above, Department Heads are considered senior players on a SIMM and the first port of call for any new player in trouble.
Should you decide to join Shadow Fleet, you will be placed in one of our SIMMs, as listed below. You may begin as an Enlisted Crewman Recruit, or Cadet 4th Class and be posted to your ship right away, or you can choose to take either the Enlisted Officers or Commissioned Officers Training Course first and then be assigned as a PO3 or an Ensign. Then, there will be ample opportunity for you to progress through the ranks and for you to become a senior officer or even a Command Officer. Who knows? Perhaps one day, your name will be listed here!
Our Fleet: Task Force 10
Currently, the fleet is made up of two Task Groups, all contained by a larger Task Force. Our two Task Groups are Task Group Alpha and task Group Beta, stationed around the galaxy. Task Group Alpha includes the Akira-class USS Discovery, the Odyssey-class USS Shran, and the Starbase-type Deep Space Station Columbus.
Task Group Bravo is the second grouping of ships that we play. It contains the Intrepid-class USS Athena, the Galaxy-class USS Tempest, and the Excelsior Refit-class USS Challenger.
A more detailed breakdown of our fleet can be found HERE.