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From today until Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 10AM PDT, voting is open for Foundry Challenge #8!

Since late-August, Foundry authors have been storyboarding, developing, and designing Foundry missions for our most recent challenge, Back to the Past. More information about the challenge can be found here.

The following is a list of submitted missions to be reviewed -- if you are going to play them and vote, we ask that you please give everyone a fair chance and play through each mission. They should all be around 30 minutes of gameplay, but should take no longer than 45 minutes to complete. If you can play and complete one mission every-other day, you will be able to play them all before the voting period ends.

Once you have played through them, please send a forum PM with the mission name you feel should win this challenge to me through this link. Under "Recipient Username(s)", enter: pwebranflakes | Under "Title", enter: Foundry Challenge #8 Vote. Unless you play through all of the missions pretty quickly, I should not be getting votes until late next week/ the week after that.

You may only vote once and, if you are one of the participants, may not vote for your own mission. Rallying people from your fleet/ friend group to vote for your, or any other, mission is discouraged and should be apparent from the votes that come in -- encourage them to play through all of the missions and really choose the one they feel best told the story. This is all for fun, and while there is a small prize to be awarded to the winner (STO Promo Points for the C-Store and their mission featured in the spotlight), we know all of us are ethical, honest Trekkers and Trekkies.

For information about the Foundry, and how to play missions, check out this Guest Blog by StarbaseUGC.

So, without future ado, here is the list of entrants (along with the background):

Back to the Past
For this Foundry Challenge, create a mission that's main story plot revolves around time-travel to the past. How far back you go, along with the rest of the backstory, is completely up to you.
Foundry Challenge #8 Entry Missions:

Mission Title: Pursuit
Player @Handle: @P_Sutherland
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 31+
Mission Summary: After receiving a transmission incriminating the Federations actions towards the Romulans during the Dominion war. You make haste for the source of the message, you'll find yourself in conflict with more than what awaits you.

The Elachi are on the war path. The prize of Nopada can no longer remain a secret. Will you protect the Federation?

Mission Title: Best of all Worlds
Player @Handle: @maquis
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 41+
Mission Summary: Your ship is under attack and badly damaged, in an attempt to evade the pursuers your helms man suggests that you use the nearest federation transwarp hub to evade them and allow its automated defences to destroy your attackers, the plan works but an explosion near the transwarp aperture causes your ship to career into the past to the 22nd century.

When you return to the 25th century you find things different, changed but for the better, those dead in the normal time line are alive, the federation spans almost 3/4 of the galaxy, the Borg are like a school bully and the dominion is nothing more than a pin trick to this new world, were peace has reigned for decades.

The question is do you and your crew remain in this perfect time were everything that was lost in yours still exists and there is NOTHING sinister going on in the background, OR do you tempt fate and return to the past and restore your world and in doing so consign billions to their death?

Mission Title: Maiden Voyage
Player @Handle: @Klintobean
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: Not Listed
Mission Summary: When Admiral Higgins orders you to a colony ravaged by disease and looting, you must take your crew to aid its colonists. In your effort to assist the colony you are hurdled back in time and must stop the sabotage of one of Starfleet's most important maiden voyages.

Will you have the cunning and determination to stop the saboteur before the U.S.S. Voyager is destroyed? And more importantly, will you be able to avoid an intervention from Temporal Investigations? Set your phasers to stun in this exhilarating journey to the past!

Mission Title: Okinawa Falls
Player @Handle: @thebestcaptain
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 16+
Mission Summary: It's been over 50 years since last Tzenkethi War has ended.

Federation has won, but with great casualties.

In first three years, Tzenkethi have quickly taken control of Helaspont Nebula, Starbase 621, Argus Array, Thera, Denobula and Trillus Prime.

Nothing could stop them from entering Sirius Sector. Not even joined Human-Vulcan-Andorian fleet.

But then, during the fourth year, USS Okinawa sneaked into enemy territory and destroyed orbital patrols around the Tzenketh, which were left unguarded when all Tzenketh ships moved to Sirius Sector border.

Federation was now in advantage and Tzenkethi fleet was surrounded! Final battle, in the orbit of Trillus Prime, did end with Federation victory, but Trillus was bombed and millions died.

Now, Tzenkethi have decided to make a bold move, return to the past and stop the Okinawa's fleet before it can occupy their homeworld. The only way to do so is to destroy the Okinawa.

Will Okinawa fall? Will Tzenkethi win? Find out!

Mission Title: Divide ut Regnes
Player @Handle: @Captain.Hunter
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 46+
Mission Summary: Admiral T'nae calls you back to Starbase 39 for an unexpected mission - one which will let you correct the sins of your past. ...or will it?

Keeping this within the 30-45 minute window is going to be challenging for my writing style. Hopefully I can do justice to the concept I have in mind and not have people feel like I should have titled it "Deus ex Machina"...

Mission Title: Continuity Errors
Player @Handle: @WahoosLeg
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: Any
Mission Summary: You've stepped in it now. What started as a routine salvage operation has landed you directly into a dank Department of Temporal Investigations branch office, staring down a veritable mountain of paperwork. But where (and when) time and anti-time meet, the story can get a bit... anachronistic. You've filled out your forms in triplicate, right?

Mission Title: Past Imperfected
Player @Handle: @raptorwalker
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 31+
Mission Summary: Strange things are happening on Reytan. Check up on your old friend and make sure he's not getting into any trouble.

This is a continuation of "A Dark and Dusty Night" and "Arsenic and Old Uniforms".

Mission Title: The War Grows Colder
Player @Handle: @dogofegypt
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 40+
Mission Summary: An experimental targeting system is to be installed on your ship. Are you skilled enough to boldly lock on things nobody had locked on before?

Mission Title: Blood Stained Mirror
Player @Handle: @isthisscience
Faction: Klingon
Level Requirement: 31+
Mission Summary: History rests on a knife-edge. The smallest breath can push the destinies of empires and lovers down radically different paths. What is your place in it, and what choices will you make?

Mission Title: Errand Undone
Player @Handle: @mygod_itsfullofstars
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 21+
Mission Summary: A routine patrol mission becomes a journey to a strange new world where nothing seems right and a trip back in time to one of the pivotal moments in Federation History.

Mission Title: From the Present Q the Past
Player @Handle: @srv2miker
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: Any
Mission Summary: While your ship is undergoing some routine maintenance on Earth Spacedock, why not partake in some downtime with your crew? Lt. Leigh Reginald, an avid fan of early 23rd century history, has invited you to a holo-simulation she thinks you'll enjoy. But, the enjoyment won't last for long - the Q will see to that!

This exciting mission, which starts just outside the transporter room on Earth Spacedock, takes place in a past alternate reality. Discover what might've happened if Johnathan Archer's encounters with the Klingons had ended differently, and fight to put history's timeline back on its proper course.
NOTE: For the first couple days, to find some of these missions via the search, you may need to use the "become a reviewer" feature as they may not be out of the "review" stage yet.

Feel free to continue using this thread to discuss the missions above.

Good luck to all of our authors, and for our reviewers, have fun and boldly go!

Last edited by pwebranflakes; 10-31-2013 at 02:30 PM.
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11-06-2013, 02:27 PM
We have a winner! Check out this post for details:

Congratulations to all! Everyone did a FANTASTIC job! You're all winners in my book.

I am going to unstick this, but feel fee to keep discussing this challenge here! Challenge #9 will be posted in the not too distant future.


Brandon =/\=
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