The Fleet

Welcome to Independence Fleet Command!  We’ve hosted top quality Star Trek online role playing since 2001.  Regardless of what you call it–simming, play-by-post (PbP), play-by-email (PbEm), role play-by-email (RPbE), or even creative writing–this is the place to let your imagination run wild within the Trek universe.


Join one of our exciting adventures below and tell your Star Fleet tale of warping around the galaxy with other Trekkies from across the globe!

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Deep Space Exploration

USS AlbionNCC-3020
Format: ScriptEra: TNG/DSN/VOY
Type: OpenClass: Galaxy
CO: Captain Dick SpragueJoin!
USS WayfarerNCC-72113
Format: ProseEra: Post-Dominion War
Type: TraditionalClass: Intrepid
CO: Captain Akeno MisakiJoin!

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Defense Response Force

USS ChurchillNCC-86255
Format: ProseEra: Post-Dominion War
Type: TraditionalClass: Luna
CO: Captain James StewartJoin!
USS LibertyNCC-4003-A
Format: ProseEra: Post-Dominion War
Type: TraditionalClass: Sovereign
CO: Captain Kaylia StrenvaleJoin!
USS WashingtonNCC-81533-E
Format: ProseEra: Post-Dominion War
Type: OpenClass: Sovereign
CO: Captain Shran dh’KlarJoin!

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Special Operations Division

USS Chuck NorrisNCC-4005
Format: Prose & ScriptEra: TNG/DSN/VOY
Type: OpenClass: Defiant
CO: Captain Mira RodaleJoin!
USS FirebirdNCC-88298
Format: ProseEra: Post-Dominion War
Type: TraditionalClass: Diligent
CO: Captain Malcom LlwyeddJoin!
USS SunfireNCC-3935-B
Format: ProseEra: Post-Dominion War
Type: TraditionalClass: Akira
CO: Captain Rhenora KaylenJoin!

IDF Star Trek creative writing / Star Trek collaborative writing


USS EminenceNCC-90008
Format: ProseEra: Picard (2399)
Type: TraditionalClass: Saber
CO: Captain Alex ShepardJoin!
USS MontanaNCC-1889
Format: ProseEra: TOS Movies
Type: OpenClass: Miranda
CO: Captain Jackson AdamsJoin!

What does prose and script mean?

That’s simply the style of writing used for the particular game.  Prose means it’s written in regular language like you would find in a novel or short story.  Script refers to a specific role playing syntax:


Character: (Thoughts.) ::action:: “Dialogue.” =/\=Communicator dialogue.=/\=

Still don’t get it?  Here’s the same line written in each format:

{Planet’s Surface}

John picked the communicator up from the table. He wasn’t sure what to do. “Here goes nothing,” he muttered before speaking into the device.  “Bridge, this is John.”

{Planet’s Surface}

John: ::picks up communicator from the table:: (I’m not sure what to do.) “Here goes nothing.” =/\=Bridge, this is John.=/\=

As you can see, the {Location} tag is frequently used in both formats. Also, the exact syntax will likely vary from sim to sim. Here’s an article from Ongoing Worlds that explains script format in more detail

What’s the difference between traditional and open role playing?

In traditional role playing, you only write for your own character without explicit permission or guidance from other players, generally speaking.  This is how almost all Star Trek simming games usually work.

Open role playing differs in that everyone writes for everyone.  All characters are at your disposal for use with every post.  While this is uncommon in the role playing community, you’ll see a higher number of open role playing sims in Independence Fleet.  Here’s an article from Ongoing Worlds that explains open role playing in more detail.

Independence Fleet = Excellence

Tournament of Simulations

USS Chuck Norris
USS Eminence
USS Liberty
USS Montana
USS Sunfire
USS Washington
USS Wayfarer
USS Eminence
USS Washington
USS Wayfarer
USS Ganymede
USS Liberty
USS Wayfarer
Starbase 80
USS Chuck Norris2014
USS Victory2013
USS Chirikov
USS Liberty
USS Rioja
USS Sunfire
USS Victory
USS Liberty
USS Sunfire

Ongoing Worlds

Squiddie Award

USS Chuck Norris, 2020
James D. West, 2015
Ken Gillis, 2015*
AJ Wheeler, 2013
Community Honor

Aurther Winters, 2021
Ken Gillis, 2020
James D. West, 2018
Landon Wakeland, 2013

*Awarded before he was a member of Independence Fleet

Legacy Simming League

Simming Prize

Charles Star, 2016 & 2019
Independence Fleet, 2011
USS Sunfire, 2010

Distinguished Service Medal

Charles Star, 2011

Community Events Hosted

April 14-16, 2011October 28, 2011May 1-3, 2013November 14, 2020June 12, 2021