Contributions from: Flamestalker, Liort, DHBTS, Pistax
Pinkerton had really left a mess this time. He had pre planned a victory celebration for a battle that never happened. And while it was on his to do list, he never cancelled it. The very important guests had all rsvp'd, and the party planning committee was discussing what to do now.
Maria spoke first, "We simply tell them the truth, but plan a wonderful enough party that they don't get too upset. After all, if they all have fun, no one complains about a party, even for the wrong reasons"
Molly was quick to disagree "No! That's a terrible idea and our guests will leave in anger before it ever started. I say we just trick em. Do the place up like the battle happened, and just claim we won. No one will know the difference."
While Maria and Molly argued, the third committee member, Harry, got an even better idea, "What if we just collect the usual funds for the party, then, at the last minute, we remind Pinkerton to cancel it, and we just... forget to return the party fund?"
Maria and Molly turned on him in unison "That's despicable!" Maria shouted. "We'd get caught for sure, they always check the money" Was Molly's protest. Harry pressed "Well we might have to give some back, but if we do it right we can keep some" Maria grew angry and, as president, promptly threw Harry off the committee and banned him from the party.
Molly frowned as the door shut, "That's all well and good, but now there are only two of us" Maria waved her hand dismissively "We will recruit the others. But what is certain is we need money" Molly agreed "And we need to decide on a plan!" Maria sighed "I tell you what, if you can round up enough people willing to help with your little deception, we'll go with it. As long as we have enough money for the party and the fake battle damage. I'll go see about winning over enough of the important dignitaries that the others won't dare leave, just in case. Of course, that will require as much nice dinners and presents as actual sweet talk."
Molly agreed, and the committee set out. Not only did they need money, but they needed to convince a lot of people to make this work.
- Your Captain must be Molly or Maria.
- Your crew members may be anyone *except* Harry
- You must play on Adventure mode.
Your Score is the total of your Gold and Status acquired during your run, however they must remain close to each other.
- BRONZE: Combined gold/status total is at least 12000 and the difference between them is ≤ 8000(1MP*)
- SILVER: Combined gold/status total is at least 25000 and the difference between them is ≤ 6000(2MP*)
- GOLD: Combined gold/status total is at least 40000 and the difference between them is ≤ 4000(3MP*)
- PLATINUM: Combined gold/status total is at least 60000 and the difference between them is ≤ 2500 (3MP+**)
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, 7/11/2018(Or 11/7/2018for 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.
Must be Build 508 or later
Story Ideas:Will Harry secretly try his plan anyway? Why did Pinkerton forget to cancel the party? Did one of the other explorers have a better plan?
For the previous challenge - Challenge #139: Yard Sale- click here