The Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge was a forum-based game where story topics for Star Trek Online gamers would be posted every two weeks and users would respond with entries based on those topics, using their Star Trek Online characters. The challenges were posted on the Star Trek Online Forums and started in 2011. It changed its format from bi-weekly to a monthly challenge in May of 2014. The challenges led to the facilitation of Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenges.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The challenges were created to compliment Star Trek Online and allow gamers to "play" their characters through prose. Each challenge was housed within a Forum thread, where player posts counted as entries. Each member was only allowed one entry per challenge and an accompanying discussion thread was created along side the challenge thread each time.

Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge[edit | edit source]

The Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge was created in 2014, in Season 9.5, when the Literary Challenges were being posted less and less. They were user generated, based on the Literary Challenges, following their rules and utilizing their challenge suggestions made by the community.

Seasons[edit | edit source]

Star Trek Online followed a "seasonal" breakdown of its release of in-game missions. The Literary Challenges often reflected what was going on thematically, and through plot, of what was happening within those seasons. Literary Challenges didn't start until Star Trek Online's Season 4. Unofficial Literary Challenges didn't start until Star Trek Online's Season 9.5.

Seasons 1 - 3[edit | edit source]

There were no literary challenges during Seasons 1 to 3 of Star Trek: Online.

Season 4[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge (Season 4)

Season 5[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge (Season 5)

Season 6[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge (Season 6)

Season 7[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge (Season 7)

Season 8[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge (Season 8)
See: Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge (Season 8.5)

Season 9[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge (Season 9)
See: Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge (Season 9.5)
See: Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge (Season 9.5)

Season 10[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge (Season 10)
See: Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge (Season 10.5)

Season 11[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge (Season 11)
See: Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge (Season 11.5)

Season 12[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge (Season 12)

Season 13[edit | edit source]

See: Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge (Season 13)

External links[edit | edit source]

Note: The index linked above contains a listing which, internally, exists as broken links due to a forum migration which occurred in June 2015.
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