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Hello and welcome to the second Foundry Challenge! These challenges will be posted every 6-7 weeks, which includes 4 weeks to make your mission, and 2 weeks for the community to play through all of the missions and cast one [1] official vote for a winner. At the end of the 2 weeks of playthrough and voting, a winner, based on a simple majority of votes, will be announced and awarded 500 STO Promo Points for the C-Store.

Today we start the six-week run of the second Foundry Challenge: Temporal Loop
While on a patrol assignment in the Pi Canis Sector, you intercept a distress call from a planet in a nearby star system. While the message is severely distorted, you can make out enough to know that the situation is dire, and time is of the essence. You order a course change and engage at maximum warp.

As you arrive, you attempt the hail the site that the distress call originated from, but there is no response. As you continuously try to contact the surface, sensors begin picking up a strange anomalies occurring in the core of the planet. Also, warp signatures leaving the system are detected. <blackness> While on a patrol assignment in the Pi Canis Sector, you intercept a distress call from a planet in a nearby star system...

*NOTE: Based off feedback from the past challenge, I have tried to make this challenge a little more "open" and "vague" to allow authors to customize their story as they wish

UPDATED 4/15: You will have from today, Wednesday March 21st, until Wednesday April 25th to make your Foundry mission and reply to this thread with its information in this format (this needs to be filled out completely by the due date/ time for your mission to be considered):

Mission Title:
Your @Handle:
Level Requirement:
Mission Summary:

UPDATED 4/15: NOTE: Please do not publish your mission until the morning of Wednesday, April 25th***.

UPDATED 4/15: Starting on Wednesday, April 25th, around 10AM PST, the playthrough and review stages will begin. Only entries made in this thread prior to 10AM on that Wednesday will be eligible to participate in the challenge. Look for a voting thread to be made which will explain the voting process (some info below).

This is the author's thread -- only entries should be made here.
The Discussion Thread can be found HERE.
A link to the Voting Thread will be provided when that period begins.
We also have an Index of previous challenges HERE.

IMPORTANT: The rules may change from one challenge to another, but I'd like to let everyone know what the base rules are. These may grow as we move on (and have since the 1st challenge), so feel free to give feedback in the discussion thread about what should be added!
  • Each Challenge will run for 6 weeks. For 4 weeks we will sticky the challenge and let you make your entry. After the 4th week, the 5th and 6th week will be the time when the mission is published and reviewed by the community.
  • There is no right or wrong entry.
  • The background story should be the main foundation for your mission. You will put the player into the main role.
  • The mission should take only 30 minutes for a player to complete, but MUST not take more than 45 minutes. Error on the side of 30 minutes. This is to allow players to be able to play through all of the missions so they can consider all when voting.
  • In your mission description, opening diologue, and the last doilogue, please include orange "out-of-character" text that explains that your mission is part of the STO Forums' Foundry Challenge #2 -- do not include a link to this post, but let the player know they can visit the "The Foundry for Star Trek Online " section of the forums for more information.
  • Please keep discussion about the entries in the appropriate Discussion Thread.
  • In the Discussion Thread, feel free to write what inspired you and what your thoughts on the topic are.
  • Regarding Voting:
    • Once you have played through all of the missions during the Playthrough Period, please send me an in-game/ forum mail with the mission you feel should win this month's challenge.
    • Unless you play through all of the missions pretty quickly, I should not be getting votes until midway through the 6th week.
    • Reviewers can only send one [1] in-game/ forum mail to me to act as an official vote for a winner.
    • Reviewers can write reviews of some of the other missions if they wish.
  • A few other important reminders:
    • Please heed the Foundry's EULA when submitting your entry! This applies to any mission made in the foundry. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
    • Each author can only have one entry, no matter how many accounts they have.
    • After four weeks time, the thread will be locked and unstickied, as we move on to the next challenge.
    • We'll have two threads: One to post the entries in and one to discuss the entries.
      Cross-linking between these two threads is acceptable for these challenges ONLY!!

***If you are unable to push the "publish" button at this time due to timezones/ work schedules, please wait until the latest possible moment before this day/time. Also, if you need to publish your mission to test things, that is fine too, but please make sure to unpublish after testing is complete.
Lt. Commander
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# 2
03-21-2012, 08:54 PM
Mission Title: Death Clock 1
Your @Handle: Commadore_Bob
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 16+
Status: Ready for Publishing
Mission Summary: The Fleet Admiral is killed. But when you are time shifted you are given a chance to prevent her death. You must also investigate what is causing you to shift through time.

Bonus: Death Clock (KDF). It is a KDF copy of this one with all the bugs and issues it contains. My focus will be on the Fed mission. I will fix the KDF mission as time allows.
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# 3
03-22-2012, 09:00 AM
Mission Title: A Good Ship Goes To War
Your @Handle: @sbcouto
Faction: Federation --Shuttle Mission--
Level Requirement: Level 41
Mission Summary:
A damaged blue box is found on a planet that is resonating a temporal bubble, looping time in on itself, slowly tearing itself from the universe until everything inside ceases to exist.
Only a young human female, from Earth's early 21st century is found alive to help stop you and your ship from utter destruction.
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# 4
03-22-2012, 05:17 PM
Sender is: Published
Handle: @Q400
Mission Title: Sender
Faction: Federation
Level Requirements: 31+
Mission Summary: While on a routine patrol mission you intercept a distress signal, it is heavily garbled, and hard to make out. You warp into the system of origin to investigate, and you find something.
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# 5
03-27-2012, 01:42 PM
Mission Title: Sisyphean Ordeal
Your @Handle: @Gingie
Mission ID: ST-HPTJ83O6G
Faction: Fed (With Possible KDF version)
Level Requirement: Any
Mission Summary:
A routine patrol of the Psi Canis Sector bock is interrupted by a distress call from the planet Tartarus. A massive comet is threatening to impact and destroy the planet, spreading debris and deadly radiation across the entire sector. However there is no sign of any source for the distress call. There is something very odd about all this and a strange sense of Deja’vu.
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# 6
04-04-2012, 03:32 AM
Mission Title: The mission that never was
Your @Handle: @G0tchas
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: None
Mission Summary: While on a patrol assignment in the Pi Canis Sector, you intercept a garbled distress signal from a planet in the Seedea System. You order a course change and engage at maximum warp. Four days later you wake up in Sickbay.
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# 7
04-12-2012, 09:02 PM
Mission Title: Chroniton Effect
Your @handle: @Crosfyer
Faction: FED
Level Requirement: 16+
Mission Summary: You are on patrol in the Ha'toria system when you recieve a distress call. When you answer it, time unravels, and you become trapped within a planet's dust cloud. You beam down and discover a group of hostiles with intents of scavenging your ship, and forcing you into physical labor. You must destroy them before they destroy you. Will you defend yourself?
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# 8 Boqrat Day
04-13-2012, 01:26 AM
Mission Title: Boqrat Day
Your @Handle: @Soriedem
Faction: KDF
Level Requirement: Any Level
Mission Summary: While on a patrol assignment in the Pi Canis Sector, you intercept a distress call from a planet in a nearby star system. It's a Federation Research Facility. While the message is severely distorted, you can make out enough to know that their experiment failed. They require immediate evacuation of all personnel. With the hopes of stealing their research for the Empire, you investigate the situation and experience the Klingon.
Lt. Commander
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# 9
04-15-2012, 07:55 PM
Hi Authors,

Due to the UGC publishing bug* going on right now, we are going to move the deadline/Voting date to April 25th. This means that you will have one extra week to put the finishing touches on your missions and publish them. Please see the updates in the OP of this thread.

*For more information about the bug, and information from me in regards to the team investigating, visit the thread linked above as "UGC publishing bug" and this post:

Thanks for your understanding!


Brandon =/\=
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# 10
04-16-2012, 10:02 PM
Grazorak City
Grazorak City is a the greatest luxury resort in its quadrant. Owned by the Tellerite Duft Grazorak, it is a playground for the wealthiest and most successful people in the Galaxy. But what evils hide just below the surface?

Go to Earth Spacedock

This is NOT a combat based mission. I will make some of those later. This scenario is roleplay-driven. While it is possible to find yourself in a combat situation, no combat is necessary to complete the episode. Light puzzle-solving.

Author: Woghd
Level: Any Level
Faction: Federation
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