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Solo

  Asteroid Armageddon (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Paul, Ann Dupuis and Jeff Siadek Briefing An asteroid, big enough to cause an extinction level event, is on a collision course with the planet Gliese 847d aka Emily's World (which you happen to be on!). As the only UREF force on the planet, your job is to lift off, fly to the asteroid, land on it, place an explosive device, lift off and detonate the bomb before the asteroid reaches Emily's World.
  Droned Out (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Kenneth R Williams and Jeff Siadek Briefing The Downsizer is an experimental unmanned craft, but the experiment has gone awry. Objective Recover or destroy the Downsizer. Overwhelming Success Recover the
  Imbalance of Terror (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Tim Gerritsen and Jeff Siadek Briefing An ancient hidden enemy from another dimension has resurfaced. (Don't you hate when that happens?) Their ship the Dragonia is small enough and conveniently combustible but it keeps coming back. You must find a way to seal them back in their own dimension. Heroes may gather data while aboard the
  Lost Children (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by James Ernest and Jeff Siadek Briefing Your ship has received a distress call from an uncharted planet, called Ghost 34-5. Preliminary shipboard research shows the planet to be roughly Bronze Age tech, so the crew assumes that the distress call might be from a downed alien ship. Your mission is to scan the planet and provide aid as needed.
  Star Fortress (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Tony Rowe and Jeff Siadek Briefing An enemy is trying out an experimental installation with rotating shields that are nearly impenetrable. Your mission, of course, is to penetrate that shield. Objective
  Supernova Jump (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Chris Williams and Jeff Siadek Briefing One of our scientists has deduced that the energy in a supernova can be flown through. Your mission is to fly into a supernova and find out. You are allowed to select the ship of the registry and modules and cargo items of your choosing and any non-upgraded, non-treasure item personal equipment is at your disposal for the mission.

Guest

  A Stitch in a Haystack by Richard Garfield and Jeff Siadek Briefing Deep space probes have discovered a faint beacon from somewhere in an asteroid field. It is a machine called the chronosifier that will break the laws of space and time. You must stop the enemy from acquiring this technology even if you have to do it retroactively.
  Asteroid Armageddon (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Paul, Ann Dupuis and Jeff Siadek Briefing An asteroid, big enough to cause an extinction level event, is on a collision course with the planet Gliese 847d aka Emily's World (which you happen to be on!). As the only UREF force on the planet, your job is to lift off, fly to the asteroid, land on it, place an explosive device, lift off and detonate the bomb before the asteroid reaches Emily's World.
  Automated Weapons Testing Depot by Mike Stackpole and Jeff Siadek Briefing A Canosian ship, the Clickster has gone missing but the clones have not activated. We've traced the distress beacon from the ship to a weird moon at the edge of known space.
  Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Jason Little and Jeff Siadek Briefing You have been tasked with transporting valuable cargo to a research station for a group of Tentac scientists through a region of space notorious for its pirate raiders. When you arrive in the system, the crates break open and rocks inside them spill out and careen through the ship! Just to make matters worse, there is a Silicoid ship hailing you and accusing you of kidnapping. You've been tasked to deliver the cargo to …
  Big Little Trouble by Sean Garrity and Jeff Siadek Briefing A Vomeg crime lord by the name of Sklortch has infiltrated the military using a Minutian spy ring. Your ship has been sent to capture him and his ring on the moon that he has taken over.
  Captain, I Shrank the Enemy! by Norson Botrel and Jeff Siadek Briefing An Enemy Canosian stronghold has been discovered in the Outlie system. They were tinkering with an armageddon weapon and unfortunately for them have shrunk their entire fleet. You must go there and destroy them before they can perfect their shrink ray and turn it on the rest of the galaxy.
  Casting Pods by Tom Vasel and Jeff Siadek Briefing Captain Tom Overlord and Dr. Derrick Winterer are returning on their ship the Toward Ice after their adventures to explore strange pods at New Antarctica rumored to cast a spell over all who come in contact with them. Your crew is to escort them and see that they reach their homeworld safely. Unfortunately, you've come into contact with the pods as well and they have strange effects. There is a Canosian pirate ship waiting at the planet to st…
  Cold Vacuum by Darren Watts and Jeff Siadek Briefing Your crew has come across a cold hulk registered by the name Silverback drifting in the space lanes. The salvage value could be worth a small fortune so you send a team over to investigate despite the fact that the scans are coming up blank.
  Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Bar Fight by Eric Lang, Kevin Wilson and Jeff Siadek Briefing The space station in orbit around New Africa is no fun at all. Fortunately, just outside the system limits is a space cantina known galaxywide for its hospitality. Of course, weapons are not allowed in the bar. Of course, rules aren't always followed. Your crew has been assigned as bodyguards aboard a Diploid vessel for a Diploid diplomat Kevric who is there to deliver an ultimatum to the Zoallans a…
  Droned Out (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Kenneth R Williams and Jeff Siadek Briefing The Downsizer is an experimental unmanned craft, but the experiment has gone awry. Objective Recover or destroy the Downsizer. Overwhelming Success Recover the
  DV8 from the Norm by Dennis Lien and Jeff Siadek Briefing The evil bot overlord DV8 has taken possession of the droid works on the Kerbite moon of Aydyu. He is in the process of building a robot army to enslave the Kerb system and foment rebellion against the UREF. DV8 controls his minions through a broadcast signal emanating from his ship in orbit around the moon. Your task will be to shut down his transmissions and prevent their resumption.
  Extreme Mass Ratio Inspiral by Neal Sofge and Jeff Siadek Briefing A distress call has come in from a top-secret research station near a supermassive black hole. It's an energy-mining installation, testing two systems for potentially limitless power production:
  God of Peace by Jonah Johnson and Jeff Siadek Briefing A new addition to the UREF has made claims that it has discovered a sleeping god that will bring peace to the galaxy. They require only a token payment of a trillion credits and a barrel each of BIO, ERG, and ORE. Your crew has been volunteered to investigate.
  Growing Crisis by Anne Dupuis and Jeff Siadek Briefing The UREF has assigned your team to test out a “new and improved” Life Support module while on a routine survey mission. The new system is a Hydroponics module that uses natural plant growth to recycle wastes and purify air and water for shipboard use. We need you to put it through its paces and run telemetry on the Hydroponics module while still completing a simple survey of a lone moon in an unexplored region.
  Guest Star Missions << Missions << Table of Contents >> ALT MODES OF PLAY >> This section includes 35 new missions that were designed or inspired by a wide variety of people with a wide range of knowledge about games and Battlestations. I originally employed this as a crass marketing technique to draw attention to the game but it has turned into a real gold mine.
  Homesick by JR Honeycutt and Jeff Siadek Briefing A navigational hazard and splintered wormhole have left your ship hopelessly lost in the most remote region of space. You must somehow find your way home by programming the Hyperdrive and punching out in exactly the right hex with the right speed, heading and power configurations. To make matters worse, there is a gargantuan monster here that doesn't appear entirely pleased by your presence. Get out as fast as you can!
  Hostages by Kirby Young and Jeff Siadek Briefing Silicoid pirates are holding the prestigious planet Ft. Wayne youth academy hostage. Can you rescue the senator's daughter before it is too late? Objective Recover young Arya alive. Overwhelming Success
  Imbalance of Terror (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Tim Gerritsen and Jeff Siadek Briefing An ancient hidden enemy from another dimension has resurfaced. (Don't you hate when that happens?) Their ship the Dragonia is small enough and conveniently combustible but it keeps coming back. You must find a way to seal them back in their own dimension. Heroes may gather data while aboard the
  Into the Void by Mario Acuna and Jeff Siadek Briefing The UREF ship Void Brute has not returned from an important science mission to explore the Royal Nebula near a Class 2 quasar. The data onboard the ship's computer is valuable and needs to be retrieved. The ship's automatic distress beacon has been activated, but there has been no other contact with the ship. Since none of the crew's clones have activated we can assume they must still be aboard.
  Lost Children (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by James Ernest and Jeff Siadek Briefing Your ship has received a distress call from an uncharted planet, called Ghost 34-5. Preliminary shipboard research shows the planet to be roughly Bronze Age tech, so the crew assumes that the distress call might be from a downed alien ship. Your mission is to scan the planet and provide aid as needed.
  Mission to the Heart of the Ambassador by Bryan Daniels and Jeff Siadek Briefing The Ambassador from Vomeg is suffering from a rare chrono-retro disease to its heart that will kill it without the possibility of clone activation. You must destroy the disease before the internal defenses of the Ambassador destroy you. Your ship will be shrunk and surgically implanted in the Ambassador.
  Planet of the Trolls by Ken St. Andre and Jeff Siadek Briefing The planet Kharrrggg contains valuable heavy metals and is inhabited by a race of huge green things we call Trolls for lack of a better term. They will only trade with beings that have proven themselves in the fighting pits deep below the surface.
  Reflection by Peter Vaughan and Jeff Siadek Briefing A breach in the space time continuum has revealed your ship's evil twin. Time cannot go forward for the rest of the universe until one of you has been destroyed. Objective Destroy the copy ship.
  Rescue the Envoy by Stephen V. Cole and Jeff Siadek Briefing A special Envoy escaped from a dangerous situation on a boarding missile into an asteroid field. You must rescue him to save the peace process. Others are there to rescue him as well but their motives are not in alignment with ours. A group of pirates has been paid to capture him to scuttle the peace talks. A group of mercenaries wants to hold him ransom to the highest bidder. The asteroid field is particularly dense and interferes…
  Secret of the Ovoid by Joey Vigour Briefing The UREF has been tracking an alien life form whose ship violently crashed onto a tiny asteroid. Your team is tasked with investigating the asteroid as the alien may have been carrying the Ovoid. The Ovoid is an object that each civilization has sought throughout the ages, believing it grants them special scientific or philosophical advancements. It is unknown what purpose it actually serves. Your mission is to recover this object, understand its …
  Special Delivery by Rick Loomis and Jeff Siadek Briefing You've got a package to deliver but there is a fair amount of resistance from some customs officials on the far end. Objective Deliver the package to the New Earth system. Overwhelming Success
  Star Fortress (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Tony Rowe and Jeff Siadek Briefing An enemy is trying out an experimental installation with rotating shields that are nearly impenetrable. Your mission, of course, is to penetrate that shield. Objective
  Stationary Battlestations Station by Bryce Whitacre and Jeff Siadek Briefing The enemy has created a new space station that doesn't orbit the planet but rather it maintains its position above the planet. We need data on that new station. Intelligence reports and undercover operatives have revealed that the station has no marines or conventional marine weapons. There is a Size 7 ship en route to protect the station but we believe you can get the data we need before it arrives. The intell also …
  Supernova Jump (SOLO MISSION COMPATIBLE) by Chris Williams and Jeff Siadek Briefing One of our scientists has deduced that the energy in a supernova can be flown through. Your mission is to fly into a supernova and find out. You are allowed to select the ship of the registry and modules and cargo items of your choosing and any non-upgraded, non-treasure item personal equipment is at your disposal for the mission.
  Tables Turned by Paul Peterson and Jeff Siadek Briefing Your ship has been on patrol near the rift for a while now and getting nothing but sensor echoes in response when suddenly, you experience a clutching at the base of your skull (or wherever your consciousness interfaces with your body). You are not in control of your body any more. Instead, you find yourself trapped as part of a hive mind controlling a group of bots. You can see your former ship and body sailing away and you can sense y…
  The Artifact by Phil Eklund and Jeff Siadek Briefing A valuable Vomeg navigational device known simply as “the artifact” has become available on the black market thanks to a Scientist on a space station in orbit around Vomeg. As this device is a cultural treasure of the Vomeg homeworld it is not strictly legal to remove it from Vomeg space so you'll be opposed by customs officials as well as the Pinkertons they hired. A customs violation is a local affair and cannot be contested in intergala…
  The Fearsome Predations of Everett Dingo by Jeff Tidball and Jeff Siadek Briefing (This mission assumes the heroes are the crew of a UREF vessel.) Everett Dingo and his crew of abominable pirates are the scourge of the Newest Zealand system. Because of their terrifying reputation, no serious transport company as routed a freighter near any of the system's planets for years. This has had a negative impact on enemy shipping as the Newest Zealand system is predominantly sympathetic to the rebe…
  The Mephisto Incident by Dan Blanchett and Jeff Siadek Briefing A distress call is coming in from a ship of unknown registry calling itself the Mephisto. You have a standing order to give aid as needed. Objective Send a well-manned boarding party to investigate the derelict ship, starting with the Helm, lending aid to any crew that are found.
  The Planet Eater by Markus Ploetz and Jeff Siadek (with a nod to Gene Roddenberry) Briefing A UREF ship answering a distress call at planet Pegasus has itself issued the following distress message: " Mayday! Mayday! This the UREF ship Ulisses
  Transcendence by Matthew Eklund and Jeff Siadek Briefing There is a corner of space where those who tread lightly enough can hear the beat of existence itself and achieve enlightenment. Command thinks this is a bunch of hooey but the enemy is out there trying to gain enlightenment so by golly, we're going to crank up a heaping pile of karma no matter what it takes. Use your Science Bay and figure this thing out! That's an order.
  Wrong Way by Peter Adkison and Jeff Siadek Briefing The Weirdling colony is relocating to escape persecution. A cluster of a dozen colony ships desperately need your support to migrate between two planets in the New Antarctica system where they are being persecuted by Xeloxian raiders. These colonists need your calming presence as well as your protection. You must remain within their circle of convoy or the mission will fail.

Official

  Assault Lab Briefing We don't know what is being developed by the renegade Canosian scientists at the enemy lab code-named Research Alpha but it can't be good. Objective Destroy the Lab. Overwhelming Success Gather MD x 10 units of data before destroying the Lab.
  Assault Mine Briefing The enemy is drawing valuable resources from a deep space asteroid mine in Sector 2. You must destroy it. Objective Destroy the mine. Overwhelming Success Capture or destroy the freighters as well. official missions
  Assault Outpost Briefing An enemy outpost is blocking our access to an important trade nexus. You've got to take it down. Objective Destroy the enemy outpost. Overwhelming Success Capture or destroy the guardian ship also. official missions
  Assault Planet Briefing A sovereign Zoallan colony planet has recently executed several hundred million citizens for “suspected rebel sympathies”. If this government is allowed to remain in power, the bloodshed (or oozeshed or whatever) will get worse. They must be pounded into submission no matter how many innocent casualties we create to protect them from themselves. You can collect data before you break through the planetary shield. This will help to minimize the collateral damage to the in…
  Asteroid Investigation Briefing You've been assigned to explore an asteroid field that seems to interfere with Warp technology. Objective Gather 10 x MD units of data. Overwhelming Success Gather 50 extra units of data. official missions
  Bad Apple Shakedown Cruise Briefing One of our crews has been consistently ineffective. We believe they have one or more traitors in their midst sabotaging their missions. The Science Bays have been useless in determining loyalties. We need you to go out with this crew and figure out who if any among them are the bad apples. They don't know they're being tested. They think this is a routine mission to drive the enemy ship
Peter Cobcroft Breakout by Jeff Siadek Briefing The Universal Republic forces from the Silicoid Navy have surrounded our base. We’ve gathered enough evidence to sway the galactic court of public opinion against them if only we can escape to bring our findings to light. Your mission is to run the gauntlet and escape.
  Crystal Planet Briefing A planet comprised of one massive crystal has been discovered and is being studied by the Science ship Ditditdit. They'll be ringing the planet with probes. You are to assist and protect them as well as gathering 20 units of data yourself.
Peter Cobcroft Dark Data by Jeff Siadek Briefing The Universal Republic keeps records on everything and everybody at a starbase in orbit around New Earth in Sector 1. Unfortunately for them their meticulous recordkeeping includes creating high definition holos of their own war crimes.
  Diplomatic Immunity Briefing The newly discovered Muddian “civilization” (we use the word loosely) is joining our Universal Republic. Unfortunately, their system of government is true anarchy. The official method for sending a senator to the Republic is for a Size 3 scout to leave the homeworld under the Senatorial banner. Every ship that leaves Mud under these circumstances gets shot down. Your mission is to escort the next one christened
  First Contact Briefing We have discovered a new intelligent life form. They don't understand us so they fear us. They launch missiles at things they fear. You've got to decrypt the Rosetta Stone word “Shknorkleblorp” so we can communicate our good intentions to them before they blow you to bits.
Peter Cobcroft First Contact (Quickstart) by Jeff Siadek Briefing We have discovered a new intelligent life form. They don’t understand us so they fear us. They launch missiles at things they fear. You’ve got to decrypt the Rosetta Stone word “Shknorkleblorp” so we can recruit them for the rebel cause before they blow you to bits. So far, we’ve only deciphered the starting letter.
  Ghost Ship Briefing The Claw has disappeared into a negative energy cloud in Sector 3. Only one of the crew's clones activated and since it is a clone, it has no knowledge of the events. The rest of the crew's clones never activated. Your mission is to investigate what happened to that ship, rescue survivors if possible, and recover the logs from the Helm of the
Peter Cobcroft Ghost Ship (Quickstart) by Jeff Siadek Briefing The Claw, carrying valuable data damning to the Universal Republic, has disappeared into a negative energy cloud in Sector 3. Only one of the crew’s clones activated and since it is a clone, it has no knowledge of the events. The rest of the crew’s clones never activated. Your mission is to investigate what happened to that ship, rescue survivors if possible, and recover the logs from the Helm if the ship itself is irretrievable.
Peter Cobcroft Gotta Get a Bigger Boat by Jeff Siadek Briefing We’ve got the data but we’ll need a bigger vessel to get through the defenses the U.R.E.F. has put up around Capitola. Fortunately we know of a band of Zoallan pirates who’ve hijacked the perfect vehicle for you. All you have to do is take it from them.
  Hot Pursuit Briefing An enemy ship the Nth Sea has just left the atmosphere. You've got to stop them before they warp out. Objective Capture or destroy the enemy ship. Overwhelming Success All hands survive. official missions
  Infestation Briefing We've just discovered a hive of bugs infesting a Xeloxian atmospherics plant on the colonial moon Threepair. We can't risk using ship's weapons on it for fear of asphyxiating the colony. You are going to need to go in there and clean it out. We're issuing each of you any personal area effect weapon you want for use during this mission. These will be collected at the end of the mission.
  Kidnap Dignitary Briefing Ambassador Flobee Gabrisch is an important Human dignitary being transported by the Human ship Skyline to the colony of New Africa, a well-known pirate safe haven. Her itinerary is being kept secret even from her own staff. If she is allowed to make the rendez-vous it could harm our war efforts.
  Lights Out Briefing The enemy ship the Commandrix is hiding out in a remote nebula. We want you to check it out. Destroy the alien ship if you can't capture it. Objective Destroy the Commandrix. Overwhelming Success Capture the Commandrix. official missions
Peter Cobcroft Mindfield by Jeff Siadek Briefing The U.R.E.F. Is trying to prevent us from delivering the data we gathered in the last mission by blockading Capitola. We must land there to present our findings in person. Objective Land on the planet before the end of the fourth Round.
  Mirror Universe Briefing You have come across a nexus of alternate realities. There is an exact copy of your ship with an exact copy of each of you on it. These evil twins must be stopped at all costs before they besmirch your good name as they wreak havoc in the galaxy. If you can analyze them with your Science Bay for the guys back at base, it would be appreciated.
  Pentaquarks Briefing The Canosian scientist TKTK has developed a theory for studying subatomic phenomena by warping a ship at the midpoint between twin pulsars. You are the lucky volunteers to test this theory. TKTK has tried it before but has never returned alive and neither has any ship that went along. That's why we're sending your team with TKTK and its Silicoid bodyguard. We don't know the effects of pulsars but we're sure you'll find out soon enough!
  Perpetual Bots Briefing An ancient scientist of unknown origin referred to by the robots as “j” built self-perpetuating platforms amidst fields of asteroids. The project was started as a lark but left untended, the machine grew developed limited sentience. We must stop it before it reaches critical mass and is unstoppable.
  Plasma Fire Disaster Briefing You are conducting training exercises around a Silicoid colony when you receive the following emergency signal on an automated loop: " Mayday, Mayday. This is the Silicoid cruiser Quadrinary. Request immediate assistance.
Peter Cobcroft Rebellion by Jeff Siadek Briefing The Universal Republic has been tightening its grip on member planets in preparation against a Civil War that looms ever more likely because of the new restrictions. Your ship, the Redundant II, is docked at a U.R. Starbase for mandatory inspection. Your crew waits helplessly outside in a Cargo Bay while government stooges paw through your stuff.
  Showdown Briefing An enemy ship wants control of an important system (the name of which escapes me right now). Go capture, drive off, or destroy them! Objective Destroy or drive off the enemy ship. The mission fails if your ship is destroyed or driven off the map.
Peter Cobcroft Showdown (Quickstart) by Jeff Siadek Briefing The Republic ship “Fearlight” is holding a star system hostage. We must free the planet at all costs. Objective Capture, destroy, or drive the Fearlight off the map. The first ship that leaves the map loses the mission.
  Smuggle Briefing There is a civil war going on at the Canosian homeworld between pro-rebel and pro-U.R.E.F. factions. Delivering some valuable contraband could swing the difference. The mission ends when you enter the atmosphere. Objective Enter the atmosphere with at least
  Stasisville Briefing The Tempora, a stationary star lab near a pulsar has suddenly stopped reporting last week and the pulsar has become unstable. We only know that they were performing experiments testing the tensile strength of timespace and building a stasis device. Your mission is to retrieve data from the station and rescue as many survivors as possible.
  Tanker Freighter Convoy Briefing There's a bunch of freighters on an unauthorized delivery being escorted by the Klickit of Canosian registry. Objective Destroy at least MD tanker freighters. Overwhelming Success Destroy at least 1 tanker freighter more.
  Terrorist Cruise Liner Briefing The passenger liner Opportunity has been captured by a bunch of terrorists with a list of demands that don't really matter because you are being sent to “negotiate” with extreme prejudice. In addition to the terrorists, there is a bomb omboard and the
  With Your Shield Or On It Briefing The Human dreadnought Dominator is staging an assault on New Antarctica. Your mission is to destroy this ship at any cost. Your orders are simple: Do not leave the system until the enemy ship has been destroyed.
  Wormhole Nest Briefing There is a fold in space that is resisting all scans and probes. Nothing that goes in ever comes out. The good news is that all lost crew from the previous missions had their clones activated. We need you to go in next. Objective
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