Renowned Explorers: International Society

Renowned Explorers: International Society

Challenge #23: Civilization
Today something important happened in the view of many strategy gamers. It's got something to do with an important inspiration for Renowned Explorers, and I'm sure you can figure it out if you just read on ;)

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The Story
Agatha cleared her throat and started speaking. "Ladies and gentlemen, being the esteemed explorers you all are, I am sure you have no need for a course on history. You all have traveled and have seen civilization in its many incarnations. For those who judge, it may be apparent that some are better than others, whilst I myself enjoy learning more about each and everyone. Of course there are many ways to appreciate civilization..." she moved her gaze across the room to where Emilia stood. "...to study it, you need a certain approach. Those of you that practice Archaeology will have touched on the very fabric of civilization, unearthing remains of past greatness. Then there are Diplomats..." Agatha looked at Victor. "... these well-mannered people not only embody civilization, but also bring it about in others. But of course there are endless ways to participate in this remarkable concept, as it includes each and every person on this earth." Agatha stepped away from the lectern and kept a few seconds of silence. "Explorers, I think it's time to show the world that this Society represents the very thing I talk about today. I nominate three excellent captains, who each are responsible for elevating a certain attitude to civilized standards. Victor, Emilia and Yvonne. You shall venture forth, explore history and celebrate civilization!"

The Rules
Pick your captain among Victor, Emilia and Yvonne, then finish a game in which you unlock the History research tree in its entirety, and unlock no researches from the Observations tree.

- Pick your captain among Victor, Emilia and Yvonne.
- Pick a natural Archaeologist as your 2nd crewmember.*
- Pick a natural Diplomat as your 3rd crewmember.*
- Complete the History research tree.
- Don't pick any researches from the Observations tree.
* a natural for a perk is someone who can gain that perk by leveling.

- Make sure to screenshot your Research tree as said in the submission rules.
- Your score is your Renown.
- Play on Adventure Mode.
- Play on any Difficulty.

The Goals
BRONZE: 1500 Renown (1 Medal Points*)
SILVER: 4000 Renown (2 MP*)
GOLD: 7000 Renown (3 MP*)
PLATINUM: 9000 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: In what way do Victor, Emilia and Yvonne promote civilization? Do they have the required qualities? Or is all of this just rhetoric by Agatha to praise the Society? Perhaps then the Explorers should learn what civilization actually means. What role does history play in all of this? And Archaeology and Diplomacy? Draw inspiration from this challenge's constraints to write your story.

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.

Stories
  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.

Highscores
  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.
  3. Post a screenshot of your Research tree during the win screen in this topic.
  4. Submit by Wednesday, May 18th, 15:00 noon CEST / 08:00 CT.

Previous Challenge: Challenge #22 - Very Superstitious
Последний раз отредактировано AbbeyManuel; 11 мая. 2016 в 9:54
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Got it and the screensshots to prove it, just need to know how to copy/paste or link to screens.
to Arashi500
You can just see the screenshots in your profiles,click right mouse button onto its thumbnail,choose"copy linked address"and paste here.
Последний раз отредактировано TOMT4C; 12 мая. 2016 в 8:24
This story is dedicated to those great, unsung heroes of the Civilization franchise.

Barbarians Nowhere Near the Gates

Anyway, the rules say I have to include the first few lines or paragraph of my story so people will know what it's about, but I'm not sure it's very helpful in this case. Still, let it not be said I don't follow the rules (even if sometimes creatively interpreted).

There was nothing out here, except grass and the distant horizon. A vast, green sea, seemingly without end, waving gently in the breeze. The only thing breaking up the emptiness was a small hill, and it was barely a hill at that. If it had been anywhere other than this endless plain, nobody would have remarked on it. Nobody would have even noticed it.
Only a bronze, but busy this week, so not sure I'll have time for another attempt

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=683100724
Here's my first ever entry for a silver. I'm still working on my skills as this is only the second time I've won Classic difficulty. It really came down to the wire on the last expedition. I lost 3-4 resolve getting the first key. After loosing a few more, I made it to the final battle with only 2 resolve remaining.

I got pretty close to gold so I'm deffinitely going to try getting a second entry by the weekend.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=683160665

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=683160658
Последний раз отредактировано ziggyzeitgeist; 13 мая. 2016 в 0:11
Score: http://i.imgur.com/ZZfOyvL.jpg

Research (completed History, Anthropology and Psychology):
http://i.imgur.com/zb0tq3O.jpg

Personal best score. 9365 renown with Yvonne, Agatha, Kwame. Surprised at the high score after missing out on key of strength. Mount Kailash probably saved me from defeat because I was having trouble dealing with the green demons without an aggressive team member. Started Shangrila with 8 resolves and ended with 2, didn't expect that. Got 16 tokens at the end for every encounter, most of my tokens came from encounters for the first time. Got all the helpers and specialist entourage too for the first time.
Had fun with this one, even if I only just scraped into 9K (thank you Yeti for turning up just when I needed along my routes to the temples!)

http://s32.postimg.org/8ed4pzj7p/9_K_Civilised_Research.png

http://s32.postimg.org/hkvfd9og5/9_K_Civilised_Win.png

I do find I tend towards a fame overload. Actually suffered from lack of gold this trip though, which I don't usually. Still, maxing out every entourage shop as I unlocked it (after the first) was awesome.

Also getting more and more into having a strong single emotion across the team with each trip, but having a character for each of the others with a strong secondary skill to make pushing the mood easier.

Also the first time I've almost completely lacked both athletic and survival traits for most of the trip. Made a lot of the adventure wheel rolls tense, but scraped through :) The Civilized ones totally made up for it though!
Long live civ, also a game where I almost always go for research :D
My first Gold in these challenges as well I believe ^-^

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=683422074

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=683424416
Последний раз отредактировано Noctua Spell; 13 мая. 2016 в 6:21
Reseach papers: http://imgur.com/6ZIshFL
Final score (4156 renown): http://imgur.com/hpfzV4L

Actually my third time winning the game, and the first while going to Shangri-La, so I'm pretty proud.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=684890706

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=684890812

Solid Silver again :) I still feel I am missing out on some important pacing issues in this game, but this was easily my best score to date! Yvonne really takes off late game with her leader skill.

Curious, how do you get the talked about 100+ renown/insight spend?
Последний раз отредактировано Baelnor; 15 мая. 2016 в 4:07
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