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Challenge #171: Battle of the Bands


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Challenge #171: Battle of the Bands
Concept: brown29knight
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Noctua Spell, The Welsh Dragon, Lord Reliant, Blackvision

Tagline : Practice your rhythm! Become the best band of explorers!

Pedrinho sits on a chair in the lounge. He is adjusting some of the strings on his guitar. Hildegard and Emilia are eagerly watching him.
‘’Say Pedrinho, why are you suddenly taking care of your guitar? I thought you only did that during campfire stories.’’ Hildegard asks. Pedrinho laughs.
‘’Normally I would, but I have decided to take my musical career a bit more serious. Dancing might be the favorite thing I do, but without music even that becomes a drag.’’ He says. Phillipe nods.
‘’Music is a very good way to pass the time. You might even cheer up someone else.’’ He says.
‘’I won’t be able to make music. I don’t own an instrument.’’ Hildegard says while looking a little sad.
‘’You don’t need an expensive equipment to make music. Anything can make a sound and a rhythm! Smashing something against a wall could be called music.’’ Phillipe says. Hildegard lights up with excitement.
‘’So, you are saying that anything can be an instrument?’’ she asks. Phillipe doubts for a moment. ’’Well…… not everything…’’ he says.
‘’Is the pipe rock an instrument?’’ she asks.
‘’No, the pipe rock is not an instrument.’’
‘’Oh, that’s too bad.’’ She says. After a few seconds she raises her hand.
‘’The Globus Gruciger is also not an instrument!’’ Phillipe says.
‘’Aaaaaanyway’’ Pedrinho says. ‘’It might also be beneficial for the explorer’s cause. Making music will make me more memorable and thus more famous.’’ He says. The other explorers look worried at each other.
‘’Oh no! He just said famous! Quick, we must….’’ but Phillipe is interrupted by Charles who suddenly stands in the middle of the group.
‘’Fame!? Count me in! A band you said? Kind of old fashioned if you ask me, but we could of course give it a new spin so people would be interested again. How about we make a mono gender band? That will catch some attention. Now we just need a third member.’’ Charles says while looking at Phillipe.
‘’I’m not joining your band Charles; I have no time for such things.’’ Phillipe says.
‘’Maybe you could ask Earl. He is probably down for doing something this crazy and stupid.’’ Hildegard says.
‘’No no no, Earl won’t do. He does not fit the characteristics for the final member.’’ Charles says. Pedrinho looks puzzled. ‘’Then what are you looking for?’’
‘’We need someone masculine, serious and someone that emits an aura of mystery.’’ Charles says. Phillipe and Emilia look over his shoulder to the person sitting in the corner of the room.
‘’You mean Bia?’’ he says. Bia looks up at the sound of her name. She heard the entire conversation. She continues to read her book and just frowns and shakes her head.
‘’Not her! She can’t be in a ‘BOY’band. Its in the name for a reason!’’ Emilia raises her shoulders.
‘’I mean she is one of the manliest people I know. She would be a perfect fit. She says. Bia doesn’t look up this time. She just shakes her head.
‘’That is a matter for later. We also still need a name, and I know the perfect one! How about ’Charles Templeton and the street rats’? Catching isn’t it?’’ he asks. Pedrinho thinks for a moment.
‘’That might be too confusing. Harry’s band is also already called ‘’The streets rats’’ so people might mistake us for him if we use that name.’’ he says. Charles looks baffled.
‘’What!? When did he start a band?’’ he asks angrily.
‘’I think it was about a week ago. He uses it as a scheme to distract people, while his lackeys steal the audience’s money.’’ Emilia says.
‘’Beat you again old man!’’ Harry screams from the window and quickly runs away. Charles grinds his teeth in anger but calms down after a while.
‘’Bummer, that was a very good name. But I have a back-up! How about ‘’The extraordinaire group of magnificent, handsome and downright amazing explorers!’’ Charles asks. Bia turns a page of her book.
‘’That’s Rivaleux’s band’’ she says without looking up. Charles starts fuming with anger and kicks over a chair.
‘’Forget it! I’m going solo!’’

  • All your Band members must have to be the same gender
  • You must visit three different continents during expeditions
  • Bonus Points for Beguiler, Quick Thinker, Athlete perks and musical instruments
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
Your score is your Renown + Bonus Points

You recieve bonus points for the following things
  • 1000 points for each Beguiler perk on your Crew
  • 300 points for each Athlete and Quickthinker perk on your Crew
  • 2000 points for each (unique) musical instrument you collect
  • 500 points for each bandmember that Loves Dancing
Dont forget to add screenshots of your perks and equipment
  • BRONZE: 12000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 24000 Points (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 32000 Points (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 40000 Points (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.

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.

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, 05/12/2019 (Or 12/05/2019 for those using MM/DD/YY)
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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.

Dont forget to add screenshots of your perks and equipment

Game Version
Must be Build 522 or later

Story ideas: What will be the type of music they play? How will they attract fans? Will we see cross-over albums?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #170: Return to the scene - click here