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Flamestalker Aug 8, 2018 @ 1:52pm
Challenge #130: Ancient Andes Archaeology
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Tagline: Min-Jeong and Philippe are looking for an ancient site in the Andes Mountains? Go help them find it.
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Challenge #130:Ancient Andes Archeaology
Author: Noctua Spell
Contributions from: Pistax, Flamestalker, Noctua Spell, Liort


Story:
Phillipe was snoring lightly when he was awoken by a pat on his shoulder.
"Good one! they totally bought that the newspaper was holy." Harry remarked while passing by with the other pranksters who giggled.
"Their faces! " Another prankster added.
huh...? Phillipe thought sleepily.
He then remembered the newspaper tale Ivan and Maria told last week
but he didn't have anything to do with that....
Phillipe stood up, irritated by this riddle.
Of course a newspaper with a big bird on it wouldn't be holy! He thought before almost bumping into Min-Jeong on his way out
"Oh sorry." He apologised
"It's alright. I heard you were the one who placed the newspaper. After taking a look at it I had to remark on your excellent choice of archealogical sites."
Min-Jeong actually retrieved the newspaper from the bag she was carrying.
"They just gave that to you?!" Phillipe asked surprised.
Min-Jeong gave him a short look with a definitely failing poker face.
"Fair enough." He shrugged
"I want you to accompany me to Andes in search of this site." Min-Jeong pointed a quite sober looking place in what seemed to be woods. The only thing really standing out where all those llama's in the background. It could be Andes, but then again it could be somewhere else.
"I can accompany you, but I want all mechanical parts, metals, and otherwise handy tools for engineering we chance upon in return."
Min-Jeong beamed.


Rules:
  • Your captain must be Min-Jeong
  • You must bring Phillipe as a crewmember. The other crewmember can be anyone
  • You must visit Andes (can be at any point, you just need to go there)
  • Main resource has to be science
  • Executioner's Axe is banned (if you want to avoid getting this, dont go Saxon Kings)
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
Scoring:
Your Score is your Renown
  • BRONZE: 3000 renown (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 7000 renown (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 13000 renown (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 20000 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 CEST, 15/08/2018 (Or 08/15/2018 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 489.1 or later

Story ideas:
Will they find the site in the Andes? How did Min-Jeong come upon that newspaper? Who will join them?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #129 - Godhood
Last edited by Flamestalker; Aug 8, 2018 @ 1:53pm
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Coco Aug 11, 2018 @ 1:19am 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1474439918

Renown: 18557

I tried. I really, really tried. But got a brutally bad setup in Trans, and I never quite got to the finish line. Maybe next time.
drykid Aug 11, 2018 @ 6:45am 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1474772057

Renown: 12982

...and i need 18 more renown for Gold :reconfused: looks like I'm redoing this tomorrow then.
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198025625383/screenshot/977731562686695271

4724 - another score quite a bit from silver, just barely getting past bronze. :/ Transylvania was almost a total loss, and the final island drained resolve badly enough that I had to forego most of the final boss' bonuses just to finish the run.
Ice Empoleon Aug 14, 2018 @ 2:13pm 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1479164423

This was going to be gold, but well ... *points at the title of win screen*

Score: 12 544
bethany.hopkins Aug 14, 2018 @ 7:57pm 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1479788453

22136 renown for me and I've had enough of the King Crab encounter for a good long time :) That said, thank-you as always for another lovely challenge!
Flamestalker Aug 15, 2018 @ 11:29am 
Welcome back explorers, did you all (except drykid) enjoy your trip to the Andes?

We also got a fresh face joining us this week, lets give a warm welcome to Bastion! :reexcited:

I'll keep things short as I'm already late :steamfacepalm:

Results
Player
Renown
Medal
Captain
1st Crew Member:
2nd Crew Member:
Main Resource
Attitude
SigSig
24204
Platinum
Min-Joeng
Philippe
Anna
Research
Devious
bethany.hopkins
22136
Platinum
Min-Joeng
Philippe
Anna
Research
Devious
Coco
18557
Gold
Min-Joeng
Philippe
Hojo
Research
Devious
drykid
12982
Silver
Min-Joeng
Philippe
Kiwi
Research
Devious
Ice Empoleon
12544
Silver
Min-Joeng
Philippe
Kiwi
Research
Devious
Bastion
10060
Silver
Min-Joeng
Philippe
Pedrinho
Research
Friendly
joharbitz
6771
Bronze
Min-Joeng
Philippe
Jan-Piet
Research
Aggressive
Technetium Toolbar
4724
Bronze
Min-Joeng
Philippe
Earl
Research
Devious

Captain Averages
Captain
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Min-Joeng
8
100.00%
13997

Min-Jeog got a Gold medal on average, nice job everyone.

Attitude Averages
Attitude:
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Friendly
1
12.00%
10060
Devious
6
75.00%
15857
Aggressive
1
12.00%
6771
Total:
8

Devious was the Attitude of choice for most, which makes sense given the route most people went on. Still nice to see a Friendly and Aggressive entry too.

Crew Averages
Crew Members
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Anna
2
12.00%
23170
Earl
1
6.00%
4724
Jan-Piet
1
6.00%
6771
Kiwi
2
12.00%
12763
Pedrinho
1
6.00%
10060
Philippe
8
50.00%
13997
Hojo
1
6.00%
18557
Total:
16

Anna was the choice for the powerplayers this week, but Hojo and Kiwi did quite well too.

I'll leave it at that, see you all next week
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