Welcome to the USS Albion!

Welcome to the USS Albion (NCC-3020), a Star Trek role play-by-post/email sim set in the TNG/DSN/VOY era. The Albion is a Galaxy-class starship with a mission of deep space exploration. We like to push the boundaries of our imaginations and delve into areas & ideas that haven't yet been traveled.

This game continues the simming tradition of Independence Fleet's historical USS Avalon. Please see the Sim tab for more information as the Albion is somewhat of an acquired taste.

Otherwise, we would love to have you Join our Adventure!

Sim Content Rating:
RPG Rating 2 1 2
This closely corresponds to PG-13 from film ratings.

IDFleet.com | Facebook | Twitter | Discord

The USS Albion is a proud member of Independence Fleet

Latest News Items

» February Monthly Awards: Congratulations!

Posted on Sun Mar 28th, 2021 @ 10:34pm by Captain Dick Sprague in General News

Congratulations to Lt. Sheeraashaa Genno, Ens. Mack (& myself) for winning IDF awards for last month: IDF February Awards

Congratulations is also due to 4 of our fellow IDF sims for taking home prizes at ToS:
IDF ToS Winners
ToS Announcement

Well done, everyone!

-Capt Sprague

» February Awards Nominations

Posted on Mon Mar 8th, 2021 @ 8:37pm by Captain Dick Sprague in General News


IDF awards nominations for February are as follows:

Best Post: Lt. Moria Hadden

Funniest Post: Lt. Sheeraashaa Genno

Genesis Award: Captain Dick Sprague

Most Post: Ensign Mack
28 posts

MVP: Lt. Sheeraashaa Genno

Rookie of the Month: Ensign Mack

Good luck to everyone!

-Capt. Sprague

» What a month!

Posted on Tue Mar 2nd, 2021 @ 6:26pm by Captain Dick Sprague in General News


What a ride we had in our first month of operation! Launching on February 16th and with just 13 days, we wrote an astounding 108 posts--which is the exact total the USS Avalon had in its first month of July 2001. We're also already wrapping up our first mission.

Everybody contributed to what we accomplished and it's amazing how quickly you all picked up the open/script formats. This sim is going exactly the way it should. Let's keep the fun going...

Expect to see awards nominations soon.

-Capt. Sprague

» 24-Hour Rule

Posted on Wed Feb 24th, 2021 @ 12:37am by Captain Dick Sprague in General News


Just a quick reminder about the "24 hour rule." Instead of talking about it, I'll just quote from our Rules page:

"24 hour rule: Players cannot post twice in a row unless at least 24 hours have passed. This applies separately for Mission Posts and Personal Logs.

What this does NOT mean:

- You can't post twice in less than 24 hours (You can if someone else posts between your two posts)
- You can't post until someone else follows your post with another post (You can if it's been at least 24 hours since your last post)
- You can't post a Personal Log if you just posted a Mission Post (You can because the 24 hour rule for Mission Posts only applies for Mission Posts; Likewise, the 24 hour rule for Personal Logs only applies to Personal Logs)"

If you have any questions, please let me know.

-Capt. Sprague

» The Difference Between Mission Posts & Personal Logs

Posted on Tue Feb 23rd, 2021 @ 9:35pm by Captain Dick Sprague in General News


Pretty simple:

Mission Post: where you advance the story using the characters.
Personal Log: where your character reflects on or simply records what's happening. Think of it like a "Captain's Log" from Star Trek.

All players are expected to read and keep up with the Mission Posts. Players can choose whether or not they read the Personal Logs. As such, please don't put important plot details necessary to the story *exclusively* in Personal Logs. If it affects the story, it needs to be in a Mission Post.

-Capt. Sprague

Latest Mission Posts

» starbase 10 to bridge

Mission: Nebulous
Posted on Tue Mar 30th, 2021 @ 8:16am by Ensign Mack


=^="mack to albion. request advice regarding how to find more information in starbase records concerning albion cargo manifest, especially the large secure-locked container in cargo deck and the remaining stasis pods still aboard and occupied with unknown but stable humanoid life-forms. I really need to know if anyone aboard…

» Well this sucks

Mission: Nebulous
Posted on Sun Mar 28th, 2021 @ 11:16pm by Captain Dick Sprague


{USS Albion, Bridge}

Genno: "As requested, all nebula data we received from the probe has been transmitted to Starbase 10. We've also beamed the probe itself over for further evaluation."

Andrews: "Excellent. Lieutenant Hadden, has any of the crew left for shore leave yet?"

Hadden: "Yes, Ensign Mack and…

» mack to bridge

Mission: Nebulous
Posted on Tue Mar 23rd, 2021 @ 2:09am by Ensign Mack


=^="Mack to Bridge. Request permission to take the shuttle to starbase ten."

" mack to hadden. wanna come?" =^=

» Arriving at Starbase 10

Mission: Nebulous
Posted on Mon Mar 15th, 2021 @ 6:28pm by Lieutenant Sheeraashaa Genno

ON: {U.S.S. Albion - Bridge}

Hadden: ::After checking with the Dockmaster at Starbase 10, and seeing the message that the Starbase was still full, she worked her hands over the conn and put the Albion in a small orbit around Starbase 10:: "We are now at Starbase 10, ready to…

» bridge conversation

Mission: Nebulous
Posted on Thu Mar 11th, 2021 @ 11:19pm by Ensign Mack


Mack: "lieutenants, since we have nothing especially urgent right now, two things. one, I suggest someone examine the large "your eyes only" communication on the captain's com link, since as far as I'm aware nobody
has looked at it. The captain is still not in condition to command, and…

Latest Personal Logs

» mack to computer

Posted on Tue Mar 30th, 2021 @ 7:59am by Ensign Mack

welp at least now I know my full name, as the crew manifest at starbase 80 (accessing from starbase 10): Julius Sumner Miller Mack.

I still cannot find out much else since the records seem to have security locks on them. This seems very suspicious; I cannot tell WHO locked…

» cargo bay 1 to do list

Posted on Tue Mar 2nd, 2021 @ 8:16pm by Ensign Mack

notify crew of anonymous burial protocol 1 hour LTCMD Richard Sheldon starbase 10, notify starbase or fleet via subspace. verify whether he was supposed to be aboard.

obtain biohazard suit

scan bio waste for DNA signatures and atypical chemicals

clean up bio waste

re-seal deceased statis pod

neutralize remaining bio…

» Genno Personal Log

Posted on Sun Feb 28th, 2021 @ 5:04pm by Lieutenant Sheeraashaa Genno

I don't know if we did it, or what caused it. We are heading away from the Nebula, and with the hope from the Commander everything will start getting back to normal. I don't know if this was a true test of ones character, and some sort of test that…

» The Clown and the Ferengi in the Gorilla Suit

Posted on Sun Feb 28th, 2021 @ 2:42pm by Captain Dick Sprague

Computer, did you ever hear the one about the clown and the Ferengi in the gorilla suit? Meh. I can't remember how it goes anyway. What about ... Why did the starship enter the nebula? I don't know that one either. Well, uh, can I get out now?

» Genno Personal Log

Posted on Sat Feb 27th, 2021 @ 6:03pm by Lieutenant Sheeraashaa Genno

It was a close one. I nearly fired upon a fellow officer. I am not sure what is going on right now, but if there was a time for to step up and show the Captain and First Officer that I belong on the bridge, this is the time. Thankfully…