Story by: Noctua Spell
Contributions from: AbbeyManuel, Claufi, Liort, Noctua Spell, Professor Finesser, Pistax
Pinkerton clapped his hands loudly to get attention from all the explorers gathered in the hall.
“Good afternoon everyone. Today we have gathered to celebrate our society’s continued success!” He proclaimed proudly. Some of the more enthusiastic explorers cheered.
“Already back in my time, the Renowned Explorers International Society was successful, yet merely starting out. Recently, we not only expanded our efforts into Asia, but we also had four great new explorers with Asian roots join!” Phailin, Hojo and Yu straightened their backs proudly at being called out. Min-Jeong already had immaculate posture, but couldn’t keep a big smile off her face.
“I want to thank everyone for ruthlessly, diplomatically and cunningly gathering treasures, fame, funds and research for our society. We have never had more porcelain to decorate our halls with either, despite the fact that some have already been victim to out of control machines, way-ward running explorers and that dog I most certainly didn’t give you permission to bring back.” Pinkerton glared at the ones to blame.
Some explorers started looking very innocent. Earl quickly put away the remote control for his Boomcycle he had been fiddling with, resolving himself to not screw up anything during this celebration. He glanced at his partner in crime Yu, who was happily jumping up and down flapping his mechanical wings. So far, still safe... invention-wise.
“In order to celebrate our continued success we will provide supplies to literally everyone that wants to go on expedition. Let these expeditions be all about providing for our society. We already are all Renowned explorers! Therefore, let us forget about renown during these expeditions. Go out and gather Gold! Gather Status! Gather Research So that our society can progress further!”
Phailin could only stare in shock at Pinkerton. No Renown?! Anna gave her an enormous grin and twirled her taser in her hand. Harry and Philippe high-fived. Victor thoughtfully stroked his pointy beard and turned to Bia and Agatha to discuss strategy. Kwame, Hildegard, Maria, Pedrinho and Emilia were excitedly gesturing and talking already. Yvonne and Charles were thinking of who they would let tag along with them. Dolores tackled Ivan excitedly and Jan-Piet and Hatice looked on, wondering if they should rescue Ivan. Kiwi poked Molly and together they ran towards the storage for the tastiest supplies.
Pinkerton looked on nostalgically, remembering his rowdy days as an explorer. He subtly swept a tear away and looked on proudly at his merry band of explorers.
No matter what shenanigans they would come up with, he knew they always would make him and the society proud.
- The community as a whole has to gather as many resources as possible!
- Post either a screenshot of your win screen, or of the leaderboards entry for your game. You may even enter the screenshot if you lost.
- Only one entry per player. You may replace your previous entry.
- All crew compositions allowed, but there is a bonus if all captains are used
- You must play on Adventure mode.
- Play on Classic Difficulty. Normal is allowed too, but only if you have never participated in a community challenge before.
- Everyone in the community will receive the same medal, as per the scoring below.
This is a cooperative challenge in which the community has to work together to reach the following goals, you can check the progress made so far here on the Tracking Sheet
- BRONZE: Gather 450k Gold, 500k Status and 150k Science (1MP*)
- SILVER: Gather 950k Gold, 1000k Status and 320k Science (2MP*)
- GOLD: Gather 1500k Gold, 1700k Status and 500k Science (3MP*)
- PLATINUM: Gather ...? Gold, ...? Status and ...? Science (3MP+**)
The Chairman's Suggestions
Getting the most Resources as you can is most important for this challenge, renown can take a back seat this time around. Because of this finishing research trees isn't all that important this time, as the renown bonus at the end isn't as useful this time around. Mix it up and look for the research papers that can give you more tokens or improve their value.
The same idea goes for treasures, bonuses such as "1-3 gold on collect" and "3 collect for each level of Beguiler" are good examples of what kind of bonuses you should look for. You can use the Treasure Guide to get a good idea for which treasures you could go for before you depart.
Dont forget to make full use of your entourage either, buy plenty helpers to increase the value of the tokens your aiming for. For specialists try to make use of the bonuses they offer, if you recruit Mr. Jenkins for example try to make a character get to lvl 4 Diplomat to get extra campaign token on spins.
Also don't be afraid to specialise on one particular resource, the rest of the community can make up for the other resources your run had less of. To see what resource the community might still need the most of you can take a look at the Tracking Sheet and feel free to discuss your strategies here in the challenge thread
How to participate
You can participate with a highscore, a story or both.
Write a story. Use the Challenge theme as an inspiration by looking at the constraints. Find other stories in the Fan Story directory or by looking at previous challenges.
Post your story in a new topic in these forums.
Also link to it to this thread with a comment: Include the first paragraph/few lines of your story in the post here to show readers what your story is about.
Play the game according to the challenge rules and in Adventure mode.
Post in this topic a screenshot of your Win Screen*, right after the ceremony or your Leaderboard record.* Also include a text version of your score with the submission to allow for error checking.
Submit by 12:00 noon CEST, 06/12/17 (Or 12/06/17 for those using MM/DD/YY)
(click here for your local time equivalent )
NOTE: Only one score will be accepted - only one submission for each player please. If you wish to enter a new score, please edit your initial entry and make it clear which score you are submitting, and add the word "EditGreenlight" to the entry so we can see immediately when the result needs updating.
*If you forget to screenshot the Win screen, you can also enter with a screenshot of your Leaderboards: Go to Main Menu > Leaderboards > Local > click the entry that matches your submission game > screenshot those details.
Build must be 466 or higher
Story ideas: How many resources will the explorers gather? How do the explorers feel about Renown not being important this time? Have you enjoyed our hundred challenges?
For the previous challenge - Challenge #99: Dog Rescue - click here