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Challenge #132: Unorthodox Finale

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Challenge #132: Unorthodox Finale

Post by Ullissen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:13 pm

Challenge #132: Unorthodox Finale
Concept: acidphoenix
Story: acidphoenix
Runner: Flamestalker
Contributions from: acidphoenix, Blackvision, Flamestalker, Pistax, Noctua Spell, Liort

Pinkerton was sitting at his desk, thinking about exploration. They had plenty of research from the two islands, plenty of secrets from Transylvania and Shangri-La, plenty of gold from Anagogic and Mali… but, come to think of it, not so much from Hungary or Caribbean. Instead of finding any actual resources there, they just worked on their gain for the next expedition.

How was it more important to get fame in Transylvania, or research on Lost Island, than the same on Hungary or the Caribbean? Everyone already had a ton of the former, from every expedition. The real question is how there were still more secrets in Transylvania to find.

Pinkerton knew, of course, that he couldn’t just tell explorers “get lots of resources from your stepping-stone expeditions;” they only seemed to take his special requests seriously when he gave them an interesting challenge. An unorthodox route would be less effective, perhaps, but nonetheless, the explorers would take it as a challenge - and that was more effective than anything Pinkerton could ever say.

  • You must go to either Hungary or the Caribbean as your 5th expedition.
  • And you cant go to Hungary or the Caribbean before your 5th expedition.
  • If you finish in Hungary, you may not go to Highlands and Transylvania
  • If you finish in the Caribbean, you may not go to Egypt and Emerged
  • You may not go to the Anagogic Archipelago.
  • Kwame is not allowed as captain. [due to a possible exploit with him]
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
Your score is your renown
  • BRONZE: 2500 Renown (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 6000 Renown (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 10000 Renown (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 15000 Renown (3MP+**)
* Number of medal points awarded when playing on Classic Difficulty. Easy and Normal give less, according to these rules.
Gold and Platinum medals may only be achieved without losing, though Silver and Bronze are still possible to get with just the Record sheet for that trip.
** The platinum medal is extraordinary and can only be achieved on Classic or Impossible difficulty without losing. It doesn't increase Medal Points further than a Gold medal, but we will track how many you have.

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, 29/09/2018(Or 09/28/2018 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.

Game Version
Must be Build 489 or later

Story ideas: How are there still Secrets in Transylvania? What don't the explorers know about dinosaurs? Why do explorers thrive on unorthodox challenges?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #131 - click here

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