The Golden Stars lurked in the shadows. The Consortium destroyed from within. The Dolmoqour used the best parts of yourself to betray your kin.

For the last two years, the crew of the Century-Class USS Black Hawk have been forced through the tumbler where rocks become precious gems. This ship and crew now are among the best and the brightest in the Gamma Quadrant. Some have started families, others have found love, and others find solace in the bottom of a bottle.

The USS Black Hawk is now returning to the unknown, no longer on missions to dig and investigate deep, dark secrets, but to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little do any of them know that what they will soon encounter will be their greatest test of all!

Are you among the brave, bold, and curious in the Federation? Do you want to be a part of a decorated sim that has received multiple accolades from the simming community at large, including being recognized as a 2018 Squiddie recipient? Then the Black Hawk is for you!

» Idle Hands

Posted on 06 Aug 2020 @ 10:14pm by Staff Warrant Officer Devhanodhred ch'Thulhu & Ensign Jolan Baro

Jondar grinned as he sat with a group of pilots someones quarters as he laid down his cards, "Read 'em and weep" he said as the others groaned, tossing down their cards and hinting he'd made dark deals to win. He laughed pulling the pot toward him. Ok so they…

» Assessment

Posted on 02 Aug 2020 @ 1:07pm by Story Teller & Holographic Assistance and Support Avatar HASA

Ten minutes had passed since the bridge had been evacuated. The subzero temperatures had already caused consoles to begin frosting over, not that it mattered since there wasn’t anyone left to occupy them. With a click, the vents closed, no longer pumping cold air into the bridge. Several other hums…

» Okay, Who Brought the Dog? Part 1

Posted on 19 Jul 2020 @ 9:29pm by Commander Terry Walsh & Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Lieutenant Dijaat Parker & Lieutenant Jennin Rhula & Lieutenant Zayna Ryler & Story Teller

Terry had stopped by the science department and pulled Lieutenant Ryler aside to brief her on their discovery and their orders. And to let her know that she was joining the away team. Find someone to take over for you, get an EVA suit, and head to Transporter Room One,…

» "French Toast and Frank Talk"

Posted on 18 Jul 2020 @ 10:48pm by Lieutenant Avery Stuart Ph.D. & Captain Harvey Geisler

Avery hadn't wanted to bother Harvey. Lord knew, he had enough to contend with as the Commanding Officer of the Black Hawk and now the father of twins. The last thing she had wanted to do was add to his plate, but she owed it to him to keep him…

» HASA Diagnostics

Posted on 15 Jul 2020 @ 11:49pm by Story Teller & Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Lieutenant Dijaat Parker & Lieutenant JG Damian Akorem & Holographic Assistance and Support Avatar HASA

Dijaat had his hands behind his back as he walked steadily back and forth near the warp core. "Computer," He tilted his head slightly, "Activate the Holographic Assistance and Support Avatar." He tilted his head in the other direction, "Lieutenant Parker to Lieutenant Akorem and Commander Di Pasquale I am…

» Gold Shirt Ahoy!

Posted on 11 Aug 2020 @ 2:13am by Captain Harvey Geisler in Arrivals

Please welcome Lieutenant Fairchild, our new Assistant Chief Security Officer. Watch out for heartless holograms!

» Fresh Coat of Paint!

Posted on 19 Jul 2020 @ 1:46pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Website Update

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I hope you all are having a good weekend. I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that I have uploaded a new skin to our site and changed the default view for all logged-out users. If you have not set your individual preferences, then you should see this change as well.

In addition, I've also updated our ranks to feature the new look as featured in Star Trek Picard. These pips also now match the uniforms we wear.

To change your preferences, once logged in, select the "Settings / Dashboard" icon (Gear) in the uppermost menu, select "Edit Site Preferences." When the page loads, set you main and admin sites to "Black Hawk 2020." Click "Update" and then click on any new page to see the changes.

Enjoy! And let me know if you find any weird bugs!


» We Won!

Posted on 10 Jul 2020 @ 3:56pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hello, everyone!

Thank you all for being patient with me during my Discord break. I wanted to make sure that all of you, especially the ones that haven't heard, were aware of the Tournament of Simulations. We first entered for the 2017 calendar year, and placed among a dozen other entrants, taking home what was essentially a "Third Place" level.

We entered again for the 2018 calendar year, but did not place.

We entered a third time for the 2019 calendar year, using our "Truth and Justice" mission, starting with the away team being infected with the Dolmoqour parasites. Judging took a bit longer this year due to COVID, but the results were finally announced on the 4th of July.

The Black Hawk didn't just place. We received an "Outstanding Star Trek" award, and the top overall score! Congratulations to all of you who were involved in this mission, and helped us win this prestigious honor.

I also want to give a shout out to our fellow 22nd Fleet sims Starbase 400, Charon's Opus, LAFD, and Memory Theta for also placing in this year's tournament.

You can read the full announcement by clicking HERE or by copying and pasting this URL into your browser:

Thank you, everyone! I love this sim!!!

» Sim Update

Posted on 26 May 2020 @ 9:01pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in General News

Hello everyone,

The month of May is officially (well, almost officially) behind us. Summer is almost here, restrictions are slowly lifting nationwide, and there's some sense of normalcy that is returning. COVID really messed with us all, each of us in different ways. Among its victories is our current mission. It was meant to be so much more than it currently is, and I thank each and every one of you for helping us push through. We're wrapping things up now, and our next mission will be starting soon.

In addition to all of this, we need to talk about Tagging Requirements.

When this craziness began, we suspended all tagging requirements while we all dealt with our lives. Now that that is ending, it's time to restore these requirements.

All Tagging Requirements will be reinstated on Monday, June 1, 2020.

This means that all tags must be answered within 72 hours and that you will need to have one published post every two weeks.

Full details can be found here:

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to myself or Walsh on Discord. Thanks!

Oh, also! With a mission ending... time to nominate for awards! Don't forget about those!


» Recent Events

Posted on 18 Mar 2020 @ 1:27am by Captain Harvey Geisler in Out of Character

Hi everyone,

As I'm sure many of you are painfully aware, unprecedented events are taking place all over the world. As each of us lead different lives, each of us are impacted by these events in very different ways. Because of everything going on, I am suspending tagging requirements for this sim until further notice. If you are able to participate in the game, great. Please do, as I know some of us are stuck at home and need the distraction. For those of us not stuck at home, I'm sure our professional lives are intensifying with extra tasks and duties in order to fall in line with what is going on.

I'm asking for everyone to be patient with and to understand each other. This storm shall soon pass, and the time to rebuild normalcy will follow.

As always, if you have a question or concern, please hit me up on Discord.

Happy simming, everyone.