Renowned Explorers: International Society

Renowned Explorers: International Society

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Flamestalker Oct 3, 2018 @ 1:13pm
Challenge #136: Past and Future
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Tagline: Guide past and future as you make great discoveries for the society.
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Challenge #136: Past and Future
Concept: Welsh Dragon
Story: Pikminenco
Showrunner: Flamestalker
Contributions from: Pistax, Liort, Noctua Spell


Story:
The door of the society's lab flew open. Emilia, with a large box in her hands, had kicked it open.
The only other people in the lab at the time were Phillipe, who was working on a new contraption, and Charles who was discussing expedition plans.
''I,ve made one of the biggest archaeological findings in history!'' Emilia proclaimed. Phillipe turned away from his contraption and looked at her.
''Cardboard boxes have existed for quite some time now.'' he said.
It's not about the box, its about the contents of the box.'' she said and put it next to Phillipe on the table. Phillipe put his tools to the side and turned towards the box. Charles also had his attention fixated on the box.
''Are you ready! Tada!'' she lifted the box and revealed two small rocks.
Phillipe and Charles looked closer to see what it was actually about.
''I,m know nothing about archaeology but I,m fairly certain rocks have also existed for a long time.'' Charles said while touching the rock to find out what was so special about it.
''These so called 'rocks' are actually droppings of a very old mammal that no longer exists!'' Emilia said proudly. Charles quickly dragged his hand away from the droppings and instantly threw his glove in the garbage bin in the lab.
''Is that all there is to it?'' Phillipe asked.
''All there is to it? You clearly have no idea how important these findings can be!'' Emilia said angrily.
''Those are yesterdays findings, not focussed on our future. If you truly want to help humanity you should stop looking at the past and change your focus.'' Phillipe said.
''And I suppose that you are working on that?'' Emilia asked
''Funny you mention it.'' Phillipe said while stepping to the side to reveal his project. It is a small automated robot with two arms with claws on the end. This time Emilia looked closer to inspect it.
''Sure looks adorable, but what does it do?'' she asked.
Phillipe flipped the switch on its back. ''Watch and learn!'' he said.
The robot slowly walked towards a piece of silverware at the other side of the table. After missing a few times it manages to grab it, turn around and even more slowly walk towards its original position before falling over. Phillipe seemed incredibly excited, while Emilia was disappointed.
''That is the best the future has to offer?'' she asked. Phillipe's excitement turned into anger.
''What!? Don't you realise that this can change the way we live forever!'' he yelled.
''No it wont, that's completely ridiculous! Isn't that right Charles?'' Emilia said.
''Well to be honest I think both your 'findings' are a bit mediocre.'' Charles stated with a bored look on his face. Phillipe and Emilia both walked away in rage, planning something to prove their point.
''This could get really ugly, I better keep an eye on them.''


Rules:
  • Your Captain must be a Natural Diplomat*
  • One Crewmember must be a natural Archaeologist*
  • The other Crewmember must be a natural Engineer*
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
*A natural Diplomat, Archaeologist or Engineer is someone who can learn this perk through leveling up

Scoring:
Your Score is your Renown
  • BRONZE: 3000 renown (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 7000 renown (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 13000 renown (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 21000 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.

Stories
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.

Highscores
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 CET, 10/10/2018
(click here for your local time equivalent [www.timebie.com])
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 508 or later

Story ideas:
How will Charles keep the tensions from mounting even further? Will the next Silverware Robot be better? Does Charles have any findings of his own?

For the previous challenge - Challenge#135: Retrieval of Monks Past - click here
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DHBTVS Oct 3, 2018 @ 10:04pm 
Well, did it in one go... a nice change after my luck last week. Could have done a few things better... like try for something besides the elephant graveyard, but as it was my first, figured i'd play through and feel out the team. Didn't expect to land gold (though just barely.) Especially since i missed 1 treasure per zone (except the last) by doing my skills wrong.

Since platinum is about 50% higher than I have ever in my life scored, not sure I am gonna try for it :P

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1529875689

13023
Last edited by DHBTVS; Oct 4, 2018 @ 11:09am
FraggleJock Oct 4, 2018 @ 8:31am 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1530142219

Aargh how many secrets, gotta be less than 35???


https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1530142331

38 :( I forgot about Phailins campfire card when I guessed


https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1530142471

23673

I usually hate all speaker teams abandoning the game before completion but this one was fun so I've got the achievement now. I think it was the extra gold from the two London spins with Charles that allowed me to buy a Good momento AND armor after the Saxon Island once all the starting gear was sold off.

Had another go at this with Suh, Emilia and Anna but fell 97 short, even with my best ever lost island 357 study tokens....... Emilia was a spinner supreme I'd always thought she had potential but I'd not done it right before.
Last edited by FraggleJock; Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:20am
Flamestalker Oct 4, 2018 @ 11:42am 
Originally posted by FraggleJock:
Aargh how many secrets, gotta be less than 35???
At moments like that its actually useful to leave Pinkerton on, he's usually right when it comes down to pure numbers
Peets Oct 7, 2018 @ 4:00am 
Last edited by Peets; Oct 7, 2018 @ 4:04am
Flamestalker Oct 10, 2018 @ 6:20am 
Welcome back everyone, lets see how well this challenge went for you all.

Results
Player
Renown
Medal
Captain
1st Crew Member:
2nd Crew Member:
Main Resource
Attitude
FraggleJock
23673
Platinum
Charles
Maria
Phailin
Status
Devious
SigSig
22289
Platinum
Hildegard
Maria
Hatice
Status
Friendly
drykid
21175
Platinum
Min-Joeng
Kiwi
Anna
Research
Devious
DHBTVS
13023
Gold
Victor
Kiwi
Earl
Gold
Aggressive
Peets
9465
Silver
Victor
Maria
Earl
Status
Friendly

Nice to see a top three so close to eachother, but using different captain.

Captain Averages
Captain
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Charles
1
20.00%
23673
Hildegard
1
20.00%
22289
Min-Joeng
1
20.00%
21175
Victor
2
40.00%
11244

Kwame was the only Diplomat not used as a captain this week. I guess none of you were in the mood another Kwame game, which is fair as he was heavily used last week.

Resource Averages
Main Resource:
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Gold
1
20.00%
13023
Status
3
60.00%
18475
Research
1
20.00%
21175
Total:
5

Attitude Averages
Attitude:
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Friendly
2
40.00%
15877
Devious
2
40.00%
22424
Aggressive
1
20.00%
13023
Total:
5

Good showing for all three resources and attitudes.

Crew Averages
Crew Members
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Anna
1
10.00%
21175
Earl
2
20.00%
11244
Hatice
1
10.00%
22289
Kiwi
2
20.00%
17099
Maria
3
30.00%
18475
Phailin
1
10.00%
23673
Total:
10

Maria was used the most this week, she was featured on all three status teams. Phailin, Hatice and Anna were the highest scoring crew members.

Well that it for now, I hope to see you all in the next one.
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