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AbbeyManuel  [developer] Jun 15, 2016 @ 3:36pm
Challenge #29: Learn & Live
UPDATED WITH RESULTS --- Welcome to Challenge #29. The rankings, stories and statistics for the previous challenge can be found here

The Story
Hatice tried to explain it to Kwame, but with all his good will he didn't understand. "I think that as a scout, you see, I have the obligation to touch nature and all its inhabitants as little as I can without endangering my survival. You understand, right?". Kwame just tilted his head, thinking of all his new friends' hearts he had touched. Philippe had overheard Hatice's remark and dropped in the conversation. "That's a fine point you make, Hatice. I've always felt that some explorers try to change the world they explore too much, but the true goal of discovery is to see the world for what it was without you, to not influence and still learn." "Yes" said Hatice. "Just learn and live..."

This challenge may feel familiar, as it's the complement of challenge #27, two weeks back, when we had the Swords and Words challenge.

The Rules
- Pick only Scientists and Scouts
- Pick at least one Scientist
- Pick at least one Scout
- As a special rule, a team composed of Emilia, Harry and Pedrinho is banned, as this is a team from the previous challenge. You're encouraged to play a new game for the weekly challenge.

- Your score is your Renown.
- Play on Adventure Mode.
- Play on any Difficulty.

The Goals
BRONZE: 1,500 Renown (1 Medal Points*)
SILVER: 4,500 Renown (2 MP*)
GOLD: 7,500 Renown (3 MP*)
PLATINUM: 9,500 Renown**
* Number of medal points awarded when playing on Classic Difficulty. Easy and Normal give less, according to these rules.
** The platinum medal is extraordinary and can only be achieved on Classic or Impossible difficulty. It doesn't increase Medal Points, but we will track how many you have.

STORY MEDAL: Why would a crew decide to leave behind all Speakers and Fighters? Does this give the crew certain strengths or flaws that respectively help or punish them on expeditions? Is there a struggle between the Scouts and Scientists or do they jell well?

We're keeping track of all the medals you gained in the Hall of Fame.

How to participate
You can participate with a highscore, a story or both.

  1. 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.
  2. Post your story in a new topic in these forums.
  3. Link to it here with a comment.
  4. Include the first paragraph/few lines of your story in the post to show readers what your story is about.

  1. Play the game according to the challenge rules.
  2. Post a screenshot of your Win screen (that is the screen right after the win ceremony) in this topic*. You can best post a screenshot by using a link with the following format (without the space), and putting it in your post just like that.
  3. Submit by Wednesday, June 22nd, 12:00 noon CEST (Check your timezone here[])
*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.

Previous Challenge: Challenge #28 - (Un)friendly Competition
Last edited by AbbeyManuel; Jun 22, 2016 @ 2:20pm
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Yo Jun 15, 2016 @ 3:44pm
Looks familiar indeed and you don't have to go 2 weeks back :p
And here's another one
Last edited by Yo; Jun 15, 2016 @ 3:44pm
Flamestalker Jun 15, 2016 @ 3:45pm 
Hadn't expected that you would still upload the challenge this late.

Nice catch with the entry from last week Yo, now that unfinished Pedrinho game actually has a purpose
Last edited by Flamestalker; Jun 15, 2016 @ 3:49pm
Liort Jun 15, 2016 @ 3:49pm 
Last edited by Liort; Jun 15, 2016 @ 4:02pm
RVWinkle Jun 15, 2016 @ 4:19pm 
Awww using the same entry over again is no fun. Here's a run I did last week but I'm going to see if I can can top it.
Kallac Jun 15, 2016 @ 4:20pm 
Should we ban the exact team composition of last week's challenge? :P

Though I don't mind getting another shot since I just barely missed gold.
Liort Jun 15, 2016 @ 6:17pm 
Originally posted by Kallac:
Should we ban the exact team composition of last week's challenge? :P

*breaks Emilia's legs*

Problem solved.
Lord Reliant Jun 15, 2016 @ 6:18pm 
@Manuel, can you add Challenge #29 to the title of this thread? It gets lost otherwise.
panurgy Jun 15, 2016 @ 8:14pm

Posted to share misery. The final score wasn't as bad as it could have been, but this run was a horror show despite the potential for token abuse.

Molly missed a 90% roll in Egypt, which prevented the team from entering the Red Pyramid. Then she did it again, missing an 80+% at the Emerged Island for the Voodoo Book and a loss of 2 Resolve. But that wasn't enough, she finished strong, missing an 88% in Shangri Li and throwing away one of the keys. She had a couple of more minor 80%+ misses, too, failing on steal attempts. She was cursed. Oh, yeah, and I destroyed the crystal in the Emerged Island, because I was getting paranoid by that point.

I'll try again when the tears have stopped. I must avenge myself against the cruel and uncaring RNG.
Baelnor Jun 15, 2016 @ 8:23pm 
add the challenge tags?
Rakuso Jun 15, 2016 @ 10:16pm 
Here an old run as submission, but I will most likely do another one
mityrka Jun 15, 2016 @ 10:37pm 
Comon... ppl who picked the other team last time are set up now -.-
adambomb76 Jun 16, 2016 @ 12:53am 
Yeah previous entries shouldn't be allowed, everyone should have to do a new run to enter. Recycling old scores seems pretty about resting on your laurels ;)

Anyway, I did a successful Molly run with Phillipe and Harry to max out the rogue count. :riches:Will post screenshot on the abbey forum.

I still don't understand how people rake in so much renown...barring one major wheel fail that cost me a treasure this was a pretty smooth run and I still only scored just over 5k.

Yo or Liort do you guys stream your runs? Would love to see a master in action :steamhappy:
Xaneorath Jun 16, 2016 @ 2:30am 
Originally posted by adambomb76:
Yeah previous entries shouldn't be allowed, everyone should have to do a new run to enter. Recycling old scores seems pretty about resting on your laurels ;)

Sharing the opinion.
Also we should give luck/bad luck (on newer runs) a chance to mix up the results a little with those challenges. ;)
AbbeyManuel  [developer] Jun 16, 2016 @ 3:40am 
Ah yes, an oversight on my side that #1 from the previous challenge is a valid entry for this one.

I'm changing the rules to exclude a team containing exactly Emilia, Pedrinho and Harry. This means that some of you need to enter with something else.

I don't have a way to exclude any old runs in general, as there's no time-stamp.
Lord Reliant Jun 16, 2016 @ 4:44am 
Just a side note/thought, but any reason the version # and/or time stamp couldn't be added to the victory screen? And any reason we couldn't have it so when you view the run again from the leaderboard you could pull it back up again (in case you missed the screenshot)?
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Date Posted: Jun 15, 2016 @ 3:36pm
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