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Challenge #176: Hat Trick


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Challenge #176: Hat Trick
Concept: Pistax
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Pistax, Blackvision, Flamestalker, Noctua Spell, Liort

Tagline : Hats, cumbersome or convenient. Pick a side to support either the headdress or the hatless.

Hojo enters the society through the front door. He takes of his coat and without looking places it on one of the hooks of a coat rack. He grabs his broom and makes his way to his appointment, but before he takes a step he hears his coat fall on the ground. He turns around and looks at the coat rack. There is a top hat with a yellow bow on there. He takes the hat of and replaces it with his coat. Who could have placed their hat on the wrong hook? They are clearly labelled for both coat and hat respectively. He faintly hears Hildegard laughing a few rooms way. Of course, this is her hat. How dares she disobey the rules!? She should be taught a lesson.

Emilia and Hildegard are discussing about a book they have both read recently while playing with mister Snuffles. However that is quickly interrupted by Hojo slamming open the door to the room with his left arm. He looks down to the ground with Hildegard’s hat in his right hand.
‘’You, young lady…have crossed the line!’’ Hojo says and looks at Hildegard. He takes a step forward and skillfully throws the hat straight at her. Hildegard is unable to dodge in time and gets hit in the face. She falls from her chair onto the floor. Emilia jumps up looking worried.
‘’Oh my goodness Hildy are you okay?’’ she asks. Hildegard’s head is spinning.
‘’Where did that thing come from and why are there multiple mister Snuffles?’’ Hojo takes his broom and points with the end of the stick at Hildegard and Emilia.
‘’That’s what you deserve for leaving your hats unattended.’’ He says.
‘’Did she really deserve that? She put her hat on the right coat….’’
‘’NO SHE DIDN’T!’’ Hojo interrupts. ’’Her hat was in the coat section, she should have put it on the hat section, a row higher.’’ Emilia sighs.
‘’We have been over this Hojo. She is too small, she can’t reach the second row of hooks.’’ She says.
‘’Hey,...don’t…laugh…’’ Hildegard says still being dizzy. Hojo turns towards the door.
‘’If you can’t deal with the added responsibility of wearing a headdress then maybe you shouldn’t wear one at all.’’ He says and walks away. Emilia looks at Hildegard who is still laying on the ground. She clenches her fist.
‘’That’s probably why you are not wearing one!’’ she yells at Hojo. Hojo stops for a moment. After a second he continuous walking. Emilia helps Hildegard get back on her feet.
‘’Can you stand again? That hat must have hit you pretty hard.’’ She says worried.
‘’I,m…fine, probably. Hojo sure can be mean sometimes.’’ She says while rubbing her hand on her forehead.
‘’You aren’t going to give up your hat right?’’ Emilia asks.
‘’No way! Hats for life! Maybe if we show him all the amazing hats from around the world he will see how trendy and beneficial they can be!’’ Hildegard suggest excitingly.
‘’That or he hates it even more and we just infuriate him.’’ Emilia says. Hildegard shrugs.
‘’You know what, that works both ways.’’ She says.

  • There are two possible teams, your crew all have to be from the same team
  • Team Mad Hatters: Emelia, Harry, Ivan, Jan-Piet, Yu, Hildegard, Phailin
  • Team Hats Off: Agatha, Earl, Kiwi, Hatice, Hojo, Bia, Charles
  • Mad Hatters get Bonus Points for wearing Hats*, Diplomat and Archaeologist Perks
  • Hats Off get Bonus Points for Quickthinker and Athlete Perks
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
The following hats can be worn/equiped and give bonus points for Team Mad Hatters: Janissary Börk, Turban, Cork Hat, Festive Hat

Your Score is your Renown + Bonus Points

Team Mad Hatters get 250 Bonus Points for each Archaeologist and Diplomat Perk they have on the team, they also get 500 points for each unique Hat* (so double Börk for example doesn't count) each explorer has equipped

Team Hats Off get 250 Bonus Points for each Athlete and Quickthinker Perk on the team
  • BRONZE: 4000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 10000 Points (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 17000 Points (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 24000 Points (3MP+**)
Dont forget to add screenshots of your explorer's perks for verification

* 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, 19/02/2020 (Or 02/19/2020 for those using MM/DD/YY)
(click here for your local time equivalent )
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 screenshots of your explorer's perks!

Game Version
Must be Build 522 or later

Story ideas:Why does Hojo care so much about the coat rack? What was the book that Emilia and Hildegard were discussing about? Does Dolores’s mask count as a hat or not?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #175: Chinese Yu Year - click here