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  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    starswordc wrote: »
    patrickngo wrote: »
    hawku001x wrote: »
    Ridge Eraser

    Your Captain discovers a 23rd century Klingon ship, trapped, frozen, in a temporal fragment. Upon rescuing its crew, but losing the Klingon ship, you beam aboard a full complement of ridgeless Klingons. Not long after, your crew realizes your rescuing efforts are responsible for the similarly-release of a small fleet of even more 23rd century Klingon ships, only this time, they're angry, ridge-filled, bald Klingon extremists bent on annihilating your rescued ridgeless crew. How does your Captain deal with this discrimination and threat?

    Punch them in the face. It's the easiest way to kill the bald Klingons (based on reveals about their anatomy, a Disc. era Klingon's biggest weakness is in the forehead, which they leave uncovered. a solid punch by an average person has the same impact that hitting someone in the temple with a non-padded club would have-their skull structure can't hold up to ordinary bumps that just hurt, and the forebrain's a pretty exposed target as a result.)
    Hey, it fits canon.
    CROSIS: Klingon. Shatter the cranial exoskeleton at the tricipital lobe. Death is immediate.

    why I said it-Discovery's klingons are particularly vulnerable-nice big open lacework instead of solid folded plate structure in their skulls, and they can't even grow hair out because of that 'alpha predator' thing that was slapped on-in a serious way, they're a warrior culture that can't survive getting into a fight.
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    Okay, wrestling back to the topic...

    instead of giving a plot, this challenge is to write a story wrapped around a musical theme:

    Eluviete "The Call of the Mountains"

    Arkona, "Stenku Na Stenku"

    Offspring: "Gone Away"

    pick one, pick all three, or pick a song you like. Write a story based on the themes expressed in the music.
  • damzelltrilldamzelltrill Member Posts: 442 Arc User
    Captain without a ship

    truthfully I'm not sure where to go with this idea but I liked the title that popped into my head
    A Trill, a Gorn, a Jem'Hadar, Bejoran and a Voth walk into a bar, and the Bartender asks "What is this a Joke?"
    "Nope, just my away team" the trill replies before ordering a round for the bar.
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    "The Infinite Question"

    Someone your captain knows well-a friend, mentor, or relative, has died under questionable circumstances. As the investigation goes on, it becomes apparent that this was not a random death, or an accident, and suicide seems more and more likely until it's the only logical cause of death. Your captain is left with the questions, either personally, or from family members of why this happened, what could have stopped it, and what could be so awful that this person would choose to end their own life rather than seek help.

  • damzelltrilldamzelltrill Member Posts: 442 Arc User
    I am the air you breath. Literally.
    A captain has room in their hart for but one love; their ship. Some tweak he saving to "their first ship" if they have commanded more then one. Well now some how your ship is returning that affection; maybe by creating a holo avatar to seduce you, or just by calling you Darling and making inappropriate comments.
    A Trill, a Gorn, a Jem'Hadar, Bejoran and a Voth walk into a bar, and the Bartender asks "What is this a Joke?"
    "Nope, just my away team" the trill replies before ordering a round for the bar.
  • damzelltrilldamzelltrill Member Posts: 442 Arc User
    Now what are they up to?
    Starfleet engineers are an odd and easily bored lot. If an engineer doesn't have a problem to work on who knows what they'll get up to. The Corps of Engineers are the "worst" of the lot, as shown by the fact we have modern NX-01.'s and their refits flying around. So write a log where your engineers have gone a little loopy from boredom and what trouble they got themselves or you into or out of with their shenanigans.
    A Trill, a Gorn, a Jem'Hadar, Bejoran and a Voth walk into a bar, and the Bartender asks "What is this a Joke?"
    "Nope, just my away team" the trill replies before ordering a round for the bar.
  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,620 Arc User
    Now what are they up to?
    Starfleet engineers are an odd and easily bored lot. If an engineer doesn't have a problem to work on who knows what they'll get up to. The Corps of Engineers are the "worst" of the lot, as shown by the fact we have modern NX-01.'s and their refits flying around. So write a log where your engineers have gone a little loopy from boredom and what trouble they got themselves or you into or out of with their shenanigans.

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    "Two ways to view the world, so similar at times / Two ways to rule the world, to justify their crimes / By Kings and Queens young men are sent to die in war / Their propaganda speaks those words been heard before"
    — Sabaton, "A Lifetime of War"
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    (Vaporware thanks to Foundry shutdown. Thanks a frakking bunch, Cryptic.)
  • damzelltrilldamzelltrill Member Posts: 442 Arc User
    Elseworlds
    A concept that DC has run with: take a character and put them in a new environment and tell a story. Example Superman landed in communist Russia not Smallville. Do this with one of yours. maybe throw them into a non-Trek story line, such as make Picard an Officr in command of the Old
    Republic cruiser Enterprise as he leads his crew against the separatists. or take a captain from anther setting and bring them into Trek.
    A Trill, a Gorn, a Jem'Hadar, Bejoran and a Voth walk into a bar, and the Bartender asks "What is this a Joke?"
    "Nope, just my away team" the trill replies before ordering a round for the bar.
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    what if the Klingons were intelligent (or, at least, written as if they were intelligent)? basically, take any mission from the game that involves Kliingons, and re-imagine it as if they were capable of using actual tactics, did actual scouting, made battle plans that weren't as stupid as humanly possible, and behaved as if they actually wanted to win the fights they get involved in, rather than losing loudly and gloriously because they charged in, disregarding mission, objectives, strategy, tactics, physics...
  • xungnguyenxungnguyen Member Posts: 188 Arc User
    edited May 2018
    (Elseworlds)

    I can see Simba and Nala captaining a modified Odyssey class dreadnought, but they'll recieve doubtful looks from the crew.
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    "Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder." (King Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5)

    "Simba, you've forgotten me. You've forgotten who you are … you are my son and the one true king." (Mufasa)
  • damzelltrilldamzelltrill Member Posts: 442 Arc User
    Infected
    You, your crew, or your ship is sick. Could be something like an infection of nanites, or macrophage,,.. or you have been called in to help a world ravaged by plague.
    A Trill, a Gorn, a Jem'Hadar, Bejoran and a Voth walk into a bar, and the Bartender asks "What is this a Joke?"
    "Nope, just my away team" the trill replies before ordering a round for the bar.
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    on a more serious note...

    a split paradigm;

    Patriots and Tyrants

    Starfleet/Federation aligned prompt: How do you deal with unrest and rebellion on a 'minor' world? Your captain gets to deal with a civil unrest situation that is on the verge of violence (or violence has already begun). Can you quell the insanity before it explodes? what measures are you willing to resort to, to keep the peace in a situation where local tensions are intractable and the civilians are fighting mad?

    Klingon Empire/KDF Prompt: They came to the Empire, seeking to join on their own. Can the Empire conduct a peaceful annexation, when the world in question is being courted by the Federation, but the apparent popular mood is in favour of the Empire?
  • damzelltrilldamzelltrill Member Posts: 442 Arc User
    For the Dominion!!
    With the release of ViL do a story where you are assisting the Dominion in a mission, or are a member of the ominion. Doesn't have to be a Jem'hedar, ould be a Vorta pov.
    A Trill, a Gorn, a Jem'Hadar, Bejoran and a Voth walk into a bar, and the Bartender asks "What is this a Joke?"
    "Nope, just my away team" the trill replies before ordering a round for the bar.
  • marty123#3757 marty123 Member Posts: 572 Arc User
    edited June 2018
    Myriad Universes, make one small change in Star Trek history that drastic effects on timeline and tell the story of your Captain from that alternate world.

    For instance; what if Rom’s self-replicating mines failed and as a result the Dominion won the war.
  • damzelltrilldamzelltrill Member Posts: 442 Arc User
    Myriad Universes, make one small change in Star Trek history that drastic effects on timeline and tell the story of your Captain from that alternate world.

    For instance; what if Rom’s self-replicating mines failed and as a result the Dominion won the war.
    I like. A nicr sequal of sorts to Butterfly.
    A Trill, a Gorn, a Jem'Hadar, Bejoran and a Voth walk into a bar, and the Bartender asks "What is this a Joke?"
    "Nope, just my away team" the trill replies before ordering a round for the bar.
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    Monsters are real

    At an isolated outpost, something awful is happening. Your Captain, responding to a lack of communication, finds a scene of horror.

    but it isn't like anything you would normally see. after finding a survivor, they describe an attack by something too bizarre to possibly be real...

    Pick a classic horror-genre or historical/folklore creature that 'stalks by starlight', could be a vampire, or werewolves, demons or angels. whatever it is, it's resistant to normal means and your captain has to dig deep into folklore or mythology to find the way to stop it...

    ...before it gets loose and threatens civilization.
  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,620 Arc User
    "In Enemies, Find Allies"

    The war was long and bloody, and much hatred remains. But now circumstances require that you and your old enemy bury the hatchet and find a way to work together for the greater good. What must you give up for peace? What common ground can you find with your former enemy? And what could be so dire as to force this alliance?

    And should the new conflict end, can this alliance of convenience become a real friendship, or is it doomed to collapse?
    "Two ways to view the world, so similar at times / Two ways to rule the world, to justify their crimes / By Kings and Queens young men are sent to die in war / Their propaganda speaks those words been heard before"
    — Sabaton, "A Lifetime of War"
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    (Vaporware thanks to Foundry shutdown. Thanks a frakking bunch, Cryptic.)
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    "What Price The Hero?"

    Imagine a fate worse than death, fate worse than disgrace. Now, imagine someone you know has chosen this-to save people he or she doesn't even particularly like? Now, imagine your Captain is witness to this act. How would you explain what you've just seen to your government?
  • brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,180 Arc User
    Joint Mission

    Earlier in your captain's career there was an enemy faction captain who was her nemesis. Now we're all allies, right?

    But your next mission requires your captain to partner with the former nemesis. What's worse is the nemesis is given overall command of the mission. What prejudices and raw nerves are exposed? Can either captain overcome years of hate or will the mission fail?
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    Dark Humor-(inspired by "Redshirts" and "Star Trekkin" )

    Write a story in which as many disposable crewmen as possible die. the Catch being, they all have to die or be injured in different, ironic, humorous, or humiliating ways.

  • brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,180 Arc User
    edited October 2018
    In A Mascot's Eyes

    Some vessels have had pets and mascots which are treated as part of the crew. Tell your story from the eyes of your ship's pet.

    Is the pet only interested in scratches and nibbles? Is it a hyperdimensional alien who can only view the 3D world by possessing a body? Is it Data's cat? A targ too wily to be caught by the cook? Or a robotic pet with a positronic brain?

    Whatever is going on in the ship around it must seem bizarre to a pet who lives in space.


    EDIT: New idea.

    I remember when...

    The Captain recalls a pivotal moment from Starfleet Academy due to a parallel situation occurring at the moment. Did she make the wining goal in Paresis Squares? Lose the wrestling match that could have won them the championship? Conduct a raid on the Beta Zed Counselor's quarters? Invent a superglue that stuck two cadets together for a week?

    How does this memory affect or drive the current situation?
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  • hawku001xhawku001x Member Posts: 10,073 Arc User
    Is anyone still interested in doing ULCs? Does anyone have any Holiday/New Year and Discovery themed prompts?
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  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,620 Arc User
    hawku001x wrote: »
    Is anyone still interested in doing ULCs? Does anyone have any Holiday/New Year and Discovery themed prompts?

    Yeah, sorry, I've been busy with other stuff. I wanted to try to get a new prompt up over the weekend but I forgot. I could put one up this weekend, or if you wanted to do one yourself, just poke me or @darkbladejk or @baddmoonrizin when you're ready and one of us will sticky it.
    "Two ways to view the world, so similar at times / Two ways to rule the world, to justify their crimes / By Kings and Queens young men are sent to die in war / Their propaganda speaks those words been heard before"
    — Sabaton, "A Lifetime of War"
    9MUythl.png
    (Vaporware thanks to Foundry shutdown. Thanks a frakking bunch, Cryptic.)
  • hawku001xhawku001x Member Posts: 10,073 Arc User
    > @starswordc said:
    > hawku001x wrote: »
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    > Is anyone still interested in doing ULCs? Does anyone have any Holiday/New Year and Discovery themed prompts?
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    > Yeah, sorry, I've been busy with other stuff. I wanted to try to get a new prompt up over the weekend but I forgot. I could put one up this weekend, or if you wanted to do one yourself, just poke me or @darkbladejk or @baddmoonrizin when you're ready and one of us will sticky it.

    Oh no worries. Same. Just wanted to check in and stir the pot a little bit.
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  • brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,180 Arc User
    Where does one post LC submissions? I seem to have either posted in the wrong place or too late every time I've seen a new thread.
  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 8,211 Arc User
    brian334 wrote: »
    Where does one post LC submissions? I seem to have either posted in the wrong place or too late every time I've seen a new thread.
    Just go ahead and post in the thread the other stories are in. The time limit appears to have been lifted; it was never really enforced in the first place, honestly, just put in there because without a deadline some of us (he said, looking down shamefacedly for a moment) just don't get around to finishing things.
    "Science teaches us to expect -- demand -- more than just eerie mysteries. What use is a puzzle that can't be solved? Patience is fine, but I'm not going to stop asking the universe to make sense!"

    - David Brin, "Those Eyes"
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  • brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,180 Arc User
    A _ Holiday.

    This centers on an event, festival, or other type of holiday celebrated on a world or a region. How does your ship and crew fit in?

    (This can be a macabre event such as The Purge, a militaristic competition or pageant, it can be a Miss America type event, or it can be a harvest festival. Whatever strikes you as an interesting look into another culture.)
  • jake477jake477 Member Posts: 430 Arc User
    "War.......What is it good for?" (Inspired by TNG The Wounded & The Hunted)

    The Galaxy is under constant threat of attack and its almost never ending, how will you cope as a Captain when the galaxy is at peace, when all is finally calm in our galaxy? Could you cope not having to raise your guard every mission you take on? Could you handle just running your ship from starbase to starbase? Do you need war to live?

    "Galactic Drift"

    As a Captain you have to take your orders from your superiors without question or reason, if you don't people will die. Its that simple, but it isn't. What are your perceptions of the state of the Galaxy? Have we improved from where we started in 2409 or have we gotten worse, has the Federation advanced the cause of peace or is it short lived once the greater threat is resolved? Do you agree the Federation at large is being ran by just and honest people or would you prefer a change in leadership? Starfleet is asking Captains to give a performance review of the Federation Council & President to gauge where the Fleet stands on these issues.

    'The Debt that All Men Pay"

    As a commander of a starship you will eventually lose people, its one of the hardest things you ever do sitting in that big chair. The Klingons celebrate their dead as myths to be sung and praised, the Romulans believe their spirit joins with their great Raptor. As a Federation officer its not that simple, many you may lose will be Academy classmates, people you have laughed, cried and had fun with. Who have you lost under your command? Was it difficult at the time or just a matter of cold calculations of war. This survey will be used at Starfleet Medical to help our counselors help fellow officers cope with a loss of a friend or colleague.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] "This planet smells, it must be the Klingons"
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    "Politics"-your captain is required to deal with the higher level political operators of your faction, whether it's resolving a diplomatic problem, discussing policy, or simply having to deal with a high ranking [non Starfleet] person directly.
  • patrickngopatrickngo Member Posts: 9,743 Arc User
    The Choice

    Your captain is confronted with an action that saves the ship (or resolves a major crisis), but violates his or her most deeply held beliefs on a fundamental level, to the point of being morally and ethically repugnant to him or her.

    and the good results of that act, will only last so long as the perpetrator is not revealed or punished.

    In simplest terms, someone committed an act that you view as heinous, even evil, and if you let it go, no consequences, but if you don't, if you act on your convictions, there could be serious and significant consequences, ranging from the destruction of your ship, to reigniting the Klingon War, (only for real this time instead of a limited border scuffle), and said revelation could cost your captain his or her post, commission, or Command.


    Now, how do you deal with it?
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