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While the Cryptic episodes can be interesting, one of the troubles with them if you are of a more role-playing mindset is that every toon is essentially shoehorned down the same decision path. One of the advantages of the Foundry's story missions is that you have the opportunity to choose what kinds of missions your character is or is not interested in, and in a sense, create a personal canon for your character.

For my Cardassian toon, I count the following missions:

"The Spirits of Ramok Nor" by @alimac30
"The City of the Polmar Ree" by @alimac30
"Final Judgment" by leviathan (not sure if that mission is still posted or I just can't see it on my lower-level toon?)
"Finding Resolution" by @ajstoner
"Avenging Resolution" by @ajstoner
"Finding Lascaux" (Part 1 already, Part 2 whenever I'm able to get working on that), which I created.

[Will add as I find more]

For my Devidian toon (yeah, long story there):

"Conjoined" by DenizenVI


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# 2
02-04-2013, 04:58 PM
I generally count every Foundry mission I've played as canon for my character, except those that either contradict established canon (those are rare) or don't have much in the way of an interesting story.
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# 3
02-04-2013, 05:11 PM
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I generally count every Foundry mission I've played as canon for my character, except those that either contradict established canon (those are rare) or don't have much in the way of an interesting story.
Yeah that's part of how I define a good Foundry mission.
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# 4
02-04-2013, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by psycoticvulcan View Post
I generally count every Foundry mission I've played as canon for my character, except those that either contradict established canon (those are rare) or don't have much in the way of an interesting story.
I tend to feel the same way. A good Foundry mission shouldn't violate establish canon, and it shouldn't take such license that it too broadly impacts the universe. In that case, I have no problems accepting any of them.


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# 5
02-04-2013, 05:44 PM
My missions are definitely canon for my main toon and are definitely all within the same continuity. I use recurring characters and even reference "past" events as well.

I've actually created two in-game toons based on characters I introduced in Foundry missions, one of whom I killed off in said Foundry mission, so I guess maybe he got whisked away right before his ship blew up by the KDF from the future.... or something... lol

I'll join with the other folks in saying that I kind of look at any Foundry mission that hasn't violated canon as being something that has "happened" to that toon. Makes it more fun if you decide to be immersed.
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# 6
02-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Only the Barclay's Daughter missions. STO's main story is missing the comedy episodes that defined the best Trek shows. Even the game's Tribble mission was life or death.

That having been said, I've greatly enjoyed 90% of what you guys have given me so far and you have at least one player who appreciates your efforts.
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# 7
02-05-2013, 01:26 AM
I dont get bogged down in what's canon and what is not, or whether it ties into the game or not.

i play the mission for fun. as long as the story is not so stupid that it throws me out of any sense of star trek then its fine.

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Survivor of Romulus
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# 8
02-05-2013, 03:05 AM
There's a mission made by Havraha which is called "Rema Donna". As it's a "continuation" of the things that happened in the official mission "Divide et Impera"* I would also consider this one as canon.

*The one mission where you are fooled by an Undine that looks like Admiral Zelle and orders you to mass-murder a lot of Romulans.
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# 9
02-05-2013, 10:21 AM
Any mission I play is part of my character's experience. This is one of the things I love about how Cryptic set up the Foundry: All the missions can take place in the "real" STO environment, not just on the holodeck. It makes it far more immersive from a story standpoint.

But I even played that way in CoH's Mission Architect. I never treated them as holonovels in the AE building; they were "canon" adventures for my characters.

Thanks to all the Foundry story authors who have provided fun, engaging story content for the STO community at large. You are more appreciated than you imagine.
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# 10
02-05-2013, 11:53 AM
While I haven't found one in the foundry thats quite canon for my toons one of cryptics own IS- the utopia planetia shipyard raid played by my KDF toons. There's something strangely soothing about beating information out of the federation Captain with the butt of my rifle.
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