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October 2019 Monthly Challenge - Christopher Columbus

Postby groovysmurf on Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 am

Official Monthly Challenge for October 2019
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Cristoforo Colombo or Spain is where the gold is!

The year 1492 should be familiar to many; a merchant originally from the Republic of Genoa named Cristoffa Corombo managed to convince the King and Queen of Spain to grant him a fleet of three ships to sail west in the hopes of landing in the far East and as a result he discovered the continent that would be named after someone else. But there is a lot more to the story than meets the eye.

On January 2, 1492, the King and Queen of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabella completed the Reconquista, or the reclaiming of the lands from Islamic invaders with the official surrender of Granada which was negotiated a few months earlier under the Treaty of Granada, signed on November 25, 1491.

So now we come back to Cristoffa Corombo. He had detailed information on the exact size of the earth, but since that information had been expressed in Arabic miles rather than Roman miles he significantly underestimated the size of the globe. He first pitched his idea of sailing west to King John II of Portugal in 1485, and to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile the next year. Unlike King John II, they gave the merchant enough money to keep him from going to some other Christian monarch.

While we may never know the exact reasons for his voyages, some scholars suggest that he wanted to petition the ruler of the far east to fund, in both gold and manpower, a new crusade into the holy lands. With that in mind it is easier to see why the success of the Reconquista might have softened opposition to his far-fetched plans. This resulted in his voyage resulting in the sighting of land on October 12, and the rest, they say, is history.

So instead of concentrating on the voyage or even his destination, this month’s challenge will be the place where he spent almost seven years trying to convince someone to finance him, the Iberian Peninsula, or more specifically, the map known as Iberia.


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Settings - Bronze
Maps: Iberia
Players Per Game: 7
Game Type: Standard, Assassin or Terminator
Initial Troops: Automatic
Play Order: Sequential
Spoils: Escalating
Reinforcements: ANY
FOG: NO
TRENCH: NO
Round Limit: 20 or 30
Round Length: 24 Hours
Joinablility: Public except for specifically-designated tournaments

Settings - Silver
Maps: Iberia
Players Per Game: 7
Game Type: Standard, Assassin or Terminator
Initial Troops: Automatic
Play Order: Sequential
Spoils: Flat
Reinforcements: Adjacent
FOG: NO
TRENCH: YES
Round Limit: 20 or 30
Round Length: 24 Hours
Joinablility: Public except for specifically-designated tournaments

Settings - Gold
Maps: Iberia
Players Per Game: 7
Game Type: Standard, Assassin or Terminator
Initial Troops: Automatic
Play Order: Sequential
Spoils: Nuclear
Reinforcements: No reinforcements
FOG: YES
TRENCH: NO
Round Limit: 20 or 30
Round Length: 24 Hours
Joinablility: Public except for specifically-designated tournaments

Medal Criteria
At least 1492 POINTS are required for a medal.

This month you do NOT need different kinds of medals, but you may find a combination advantageous.

Tokens are for wins only.

Each GOLD Token is worth 298 points
Each SILVER Token is worth 114 points
Each BRONZE Token is worth 41 points

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Re: October 2019 Monthly Challenge - Christopher Columbus

Postby groovysmurf on Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:36 am

FAQs:

Who can play a Challenge?
Challenges are open to everyone!

How do I join?
No signups required. Join and/or create games that meet the given parameters for this month as found in the OP. Only public games count towards the challenge unless otherwise explicitly stated in the challenge OP. There is also a "join games" link in the OP to provide an easy list of qualifying games.

What are the prizes?
All players who meet or exceed the minimum number of required points for the month will earn a Challenge Achievement Medal. The point requirements change every month as we aim to provide a vast assortment of challenges which includes a varying level of difficulty.
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Site Event Medals are awarded to the top three finishers on the challenge scoreboard.
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In addition to the medals, the first place finisher receives: 1 Green Conquer Star
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And the 2nd-5th place finishers receive: 1 Blue Conquer Star
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When do I get my prize?
My goal is always to award prizes during the week following the completion of the event.

How do we deal with deadbeating?
Please report deadbeats in your games by sending me a PM. I will periodically do a random check however I cannot monitor every game. We will evaluate the distribution of prizes to a violating player on a case by case basis.

Tiebreakers?
Ties are awarded to the player who reached the point threshold first.

A player has me foed and it is preventing me from joining a lot of challenge games. What can I do?
PM the player in question. Be courteous and non-accusatory, ask why you are foed. Do your best to resolve any issues with the other user in this manner. However, if they decided not to remove you from their foe list then you will need to join games without that player or start your own.

What if I want to run a parallel tournament to the challenge?
Okay, awesome! Individual tournaments can be added to the challenges so that those games drop tokens. Send me a PM and we will get it added for the month.

Rulings:
1. Deadbeats will have entry points stripped.
2. Wins by round limit will drop tokens.
3. Inventory relating to the challenge will vanish at the end of the year.
4. Bot games do not drop tokens.
5. Any unforeseen abuse is still abuse. Don't take advantage of the system.

If you have any further questions or issues not covered here please either post in the active challenge thread or PM groovysmurf.

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Re: October 2019 Monthly Challenge - Christopher Columbus

Postby MSpitts24 on Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:12 am

why not New World?
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Re: October 2019 Monthly Challenge - Christopher Columbus

Postby shoop76 on Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:34 am

Do we need exactly 1492 points or can we have more?
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Re: October 2019 Monthly Challenge - Christopher Columbus

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:40 am

shoop76 wrote:Do we need exactly 1492 points or can we have more?


Yes, you can have more.
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Re: October 2019 Monthly Challenge - Christopher Columbus

Postby tzor on Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:00 pm

MSpitts24 wrote:why not New World?


"New World" is so "Old" ... :twisted:

But if you think of it, New World is a scenario long after the initial voyages of Columbus. Portugal didn't start exploring until 1499. The French didn't start until the 16th century and the dutch until the 17th century. So the "New World" doesn't really represent the singular voyage of Columbus but the subsequent free for all that followed many decades later.

That's why "looking back" seemed a better option than fast forwarding ahead. Columbus day, much like the first landing on the Moon, is the end point, not the start point. So looking back seemed the best idea. Plus, it wasn't something that was already "done to death."
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Re: October 2019 Monthly Challenge - Christopher Columbus

Postby ConfederateSS on Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:57 pm

------What ????Nobody gave the old rhyme ....In 1492...Columbus sailed the ocean blue... :D :D :D :D ...Don't they teach kids anymore ;) ... :lol: :lol: :lol: O:) ConfederateSS.out!(The Blue and Silver Rebellion)... O:)
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Re: October 2019 Monthly Challenge - Christopher Columbus

Postby Symmetry on Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:54 am

ConfederateSS wrote:------What ????Nobody gave the old rhyme ....In 1492...Columbus sailed the ocean blue... :D :D :D :D ...Don't they teach kids anymore ;) ... :lol: :lol: :lol: O:) ConfederateSS.out!(The Blue and Silver Rebellion)... O:)


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