Renowned Explorers: International Society

Renowned Explorers: International Society

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Flamestalker Nov 21, 2018 @ 12:45pm
Challenge #143: Clash of the Titans
Challenge #143: Clash of the Titans
Story: Pistax
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Pistax, Noctua Spell, Liort, Blackvision, DHBTVS


Tagline : Its time for the top captains to show the world their expertise and save everyone!

Story:
The halls of the Society were engulfed in utter silence. Not a sound was heard, as there was nobody to wander them in the first place. In fact, the whole building was empty save for Chairman Pinkerton and a select few explorers. Pinkerton did what he usually does: tidying up his office and taking care of the paperwork. Kwame and Dolores were sleeping heartily on the couch, Harry and Phailin were discussing their roguish ideas on how to nab some of the institution's funds, and Yvonne was arguing about nothing in particular with Anna. There was a certain peace to the whole scene. This was par for the course and expected of them, as they were usually left with nothing to do. Their expertise often times proved overwhelming for Pinkerton and made the other explorers envious of them. It was due to this that compromises had to be made almost every time people needed to be sent out on expeditions.

The boredom, however, caught up to them slowly but surely. "I can't take this anymooooore!" yawned Harry. "If I don't get to go out and steal some stuff, I might just go crazy!" He was a bit forceful, but said what was on everyone's minds. The thrill of exploring was but a distant memory for most of them. "Though it is unusual, I believe Walker has a point" Anna voiced her opinion matter-of-factly. "It has been quite some time since we last ventured out. It might be worthwhile to raise our concerns with Pinkerton about our current situation." she suggested, eyes shooting sparks. She never was one to disagree with.

As they marched towards Pinkerton, full of determination and resolve, they noticed his door being open. This was highly out of the ordinary for the neat freak Pinkerton. They could all feel shivers running down their spine. Ever courageous Dolores was the first to investigate: she looked everywhere in the office, attempting to find any trace of the Chairman. After about 20 minutes she finally chanced upon a hastily written note: "Anti-Explorer ambush. Must consult the higher-ups. The Society and its explorers are in grave danger."

"Seems important." Harry pointed out the obvious. "This is very troubling, indeed. I suggest we stay put and wait for further instructions." Kwame replied. "Better yet, we go and rescue them ourselves!" Dolores shouted, eager to prove herself. "That is incredibly foolish, even from you." Yvonne responded with her signature disgusted voice. "We don't know any of the details, going out looking for them would be pointless." "I see this as a great chance to borrow some items of interest." Phailin mumbled. "Actually, what this is is the opportunity that we've been looking for! The perfect chance to have some fun out there!" Harry came forward in his jolly manner. The explorers looked at each other for a while, but were quick to nod in agreement. It was finally their time to shine.


Rules:
  • The 6 Strongest* Captains only this week, choose one of the following: Phailin, Kwame, Anna, Dolores, Yvonne or Harry
  • Anyone can be on your crew, except the other possible captains
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
*probably the strongest captains, its been a while since we made the list

Scoring:
Medals are based on your Captain, the highest entries with each captain will get higher medals.
  • BRONZE: 6th highest entry with each Captain and after (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 4th and 5th highest entries with each Captain (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 2nd and 3rd highest entries with each Captain (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM:The highest entry with each Captain (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, 28/11/2018 (Or 11/28/2018 for those using MM/DD/YY)
(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 512 or later

Story ideas:
Can the 6 explorers save all the others? Was this the same Anti-Explorers attack that was rumoured a few weeks ago? Or was there no attack at all with Harry writing that note himself?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #142 - click here
Last edited by Flamestalker; Nov 21, 2018 @ 1:04pm
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rhansen23 Nov 22, 2018 @ 3:04pm 
This was fun, I love Phailin and almost always have her on my team when i can.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1571482423

Captain: Phailin
Renown: 23600



Last edited by rhansen23; Nov 22, 2018 @ 9:47pm
FraggleJock Nov 23, 2018 @ 3:24am 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1572956116

22957

Edit Greenlight

Next attempt this time with Pedrinho as roller, Could only get to 6 beguile/4 Diplo/4 QT/6 Surv instead of Yvonnes 6 diplo/6 beguiler/6 rogue/3 engineer I think I need to get the janissary to max out the campaign rolls but haven't got him yet

It is difficult to make a team that only has one of the six, great captains make pretty good crew too.
Last edited by FraggleJock; Nov 24, 2018 @ 5:08am
matijas4625 Nov 24, 2018 @ 12:06pm 
Anna 13380, reasonable with the wrong end boss. At least i got through

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1573423149
Last edited by matijas4625; Nov 24, 2018 @ 12:07pm
DHBTVS Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:09pm 
Horrible Transylvania my first run, and a horrible Shang map my second try... had to miss way more nodes than i wanted to... when each node is worth ~200 renown, that hurts a bit. Even with skipping nodes, i still had 9 hunger going into the boss. The only good part is I finally got the last treasure I was missing from my collection... the friendly yeti photo.

Also got sick of waiting for the stupid portrait to spawn, after 12 attempts i settled...

Not nearly what I was hoping to see, but still decent enough to submit i guess.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1574968525

Kwame- 19337
Last edited by DHBTVS; Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:11pm
bethany.hopkins Nov 26, 2018 @ 12:07pm 
Harry is obviously the best captain, this is beyond doubt :P

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1575508235

33356 renown for me. That was tremendous fun :) :) :). Thanks as ever for putting it together.
wyndflyght Nov 28, 2018 @ 2:22am 
Won't turn down a free platinum medal just for participating =)

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1576726331

9310 on my first time Dolores. I feel like optimizing research order would be a big part of improving on her.
Welsh Dragon Nov 28, 2018 @ 3:31am 
I've always had fun with Dolores as Captain, but haven't played her in a while so figured I'd give it a go. Went all out with her Story Card, so the Wrestling team really clobbered their opposition.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1576757117

Captain: Dolores

Renown: 12692

All the Best,

Welsh Dragon.
Flamestalker Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:50am 
Welcome back Exploring Elite, how was it to finally be allowed to go all out with the top captains again?

Also give a warm welcome to wyndflyght, he joined us for the first time this week. Unfortunately Welsh Dragon came in last minute and beat your score with Dolores, so you'll have to settle for Gold this week.

In other news Abbey Games' New Forum[community.abbeygames.com] is live, you can sign up for the Godhood Alpha there as well as enter our challenges.

Results
Player
Renown
Medal
Captain
1st Crew Member:
2nd Crew Member:
Main Resource
Attitude
bethany.hopkins
33356
Platinum
Harry
Emilia
Earl
Gold
Friendly
rhansen23
23600
Platinum
Phailin
Agatha
Hojo
Status
Friendly
FraggleJock
22957
Platinum
Yvonne
Pedrinho
Jan-Piet
Status
Devious
DHBTVS
19337
Platinum
Kwame
Maria
Hojo
Status
Friendly
matijas4625
13380
Platinum
Anna
Emilia
Ivan
Research
Aggressive
Welsh Dragon
12692
Platinum
Dolores
Ivan
Jan-Piet
Gold
Aggressive
wyndflyght
9310
Gold
Dolores
Emilia
Charles
Status
Aggressive

bethany.hopkins takes Harry to incredible heights again. great entries from everyone else too, wouldn't have expected any difirent for these captains

Captain Averages
Captain
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Harry
1
14.00%
33356
Phailin
1
14.00%
23600
Yvonne
1
14.00%
22957
Kwame
1
14.00%
19337
Anna
1
14.00%
13380
Dolores
2
28.00%
11001


Resource Averages
Main Resource:
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Gold
2
28.00%
23024
Status
4
57.00%
18801
Research
1
14.00%
13380
Total:
7

Attitude Averages
Attitude:
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Friendly
3
42.00%
25431
Devious
1
14.00%
22957
Aggressive
3
42.00%
11794
Total:
7


Crew Averages
Crew Members
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Agatha
1
7.00%
23600
Charles
1
7.00%
9310
Earl
1
7.00%
33356
Emilia
3
21.00%
18682
Ivan
2
14.00%
13036
Jan-Piet
2
14.00%
17824
Maria
1
7.00%
19337
Pedrinho
1
7.00%
22957
Hojo
2
14.00%
21468
Total:
14

Emelia was quite popular this week, which is not something i get to say often. The athletes saw quite some use as well. Earl has the highest average.

Well that's it for now, see you all in the next one.

Also dont forget to check out Abbey Games' New Forum[community.abbeygames.com], you can sign up for the Godhood Alpha there as well as enter our challenges
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