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Galaxy-class • NCC-76991

Welcome to the USS Columbia, one of the Fourth Fleet’s finest ships that boldly goes where no one has gone before!

This persistent sandbox is open to every member of Bravo Fleet ranked midshipman and up. If you’re interested in applying, click the Apply Now button. Remember that your character biography should be complete, and you do not need to include a writing sample. Check the guide for more directions (this includes our rules).

The USS Columbia is an ongoing open sandbox for members of Bravo Fleet. Open to everyone holding the rank of midshipman and above, this space is meant to provide people with an opportunity to write character development stories and organic plots without relying on direct game manager intervention like a traditional RPG.

Set on board a Galaxy-class starship, the Columbia provides members with the full writing flavour in an environment similar to Star Trek: Lower Decks. It focuses primarily on the lower decks characters set in the departments of command, engineering, operations, security/tactical, science and medical. 

Unlike SBB and Avalon, this sandbox allows members to collaborate with other members in a set time to complete a sub-storyline/plot within a main mission arc.

Click here to read the USS Columbia Guide.

Click here to see the command crew of the USS Columbia.

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21 May 2024

Breaking Bread

USS Columbia: Beyond Borders

Matthys straightened the corner edge of the rather bohemian-appearing tablecloth, working out the last of the wrinkles. He stood back with his hands on his hips and nodded in agreement to himself. They were several days into their journey on the Chawla as a team and for some reason still unknown to [...]

19 April 2024

Ghosts in the Dark

USS Columbia: Beyond Borders

The lightless and battle-scared corridors of the USS Geronimo stood as a testament to the totality of the Dominion War. The once pristine Akira class had been reduced to an empty husk by the Breen energy weapon and subsequent bombardment as it had made its retreat leaving only its saucer section [...]

12 April 2024

Departure Stations

USS Columbia: Beyond Borders

Bollwyn, accompanied by his guests, stepped into the vast Shuttlebay One. This was a part of the ship he rarely visited, and a wave of unease washed over him. His guests, the Gils, dressed in their typical Cardassian uniforms, carried their belongings in bags slung over their shoulders. Bollwyn had [...]

7 April 2024

Friendship

USS Columbia: Beyond Borders

“Come back to bed, Matthys,” the voice of Lieutenant Naomi Cross sounded. Her husband groaned beside her, “You better get up Owen, your shift starts in twenty minutes.”  Matthys had once again spent the night as a guest in the Cross household – he had run into them both towards the [...]