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Subject: The Keyword Fleet Challenge!   PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:03 pm Reply with quote

Hey All! Since my last fleet challenge got a little... complicated... I decided to go with a theme that hopefully should be straightforward. I had a lot of ideas, but this one seemed the most fun.

Your goal: Construct a standard fleet consisting of ships that all have a special "ship type" keyword (This is keyword that changes the ship type, ie schooner. Things like Broadsides Attack is not a ship type keyword). Because some of these keywords are costly, this challenge will be a 50 point challenge.

Rules:
1) Your fleet must contain a minimum of three different keywords (List below).
2) Keywords cannot be repeated, even if you fit in more than 3 ships.
3) All tournament legal ships are usable, as are RtSS ships (use a proxy, and post its info)
4) No events or mysterious islands
5) One UT can be used in your fleet.
6) Fleets may be mixed nations.

Submissions:
- Post in this thread if you plan to participate
- We will start with only one fleet per player.
- Include "Keyword" in the name of your fleet
- Grand Reveal day will be Sunday, August 21st. Please post your fleet here.

Judgement:
-After reveal day, I'll try to judge fleets as quick as I can.
-Judging will mainly focus on the effectiveness of the fleets in a standard game, with extra points for using interesting keywords effectively (ie Schooner is a keyword, but not a very interesting one heh) and using them in a unique way (for example, if you use a galley and its not running gold heh). A description of your fleet is also a good thing!

The winner will get bragging rights and the opportunity to host the next challenge!

Keyword List: (if I forgot one please let me know lol)
Schooner, Junk, Galley, Turtle Ship, Bombardier, Scorpion, Switchblade, Windcatcher, Turbine, Hoist, Sea Monster, Kraken/Octopus, Sea Dragon, Titan, Submarine, Catamaran/Double Catamaran, Native Canoes, Flotilla, Icebreaker, Longship

Thanks and good luck!


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Subject:    PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:38 pm Reply with quote

You can count me in for this, thanks!
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Subject:    PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:11 pm Reply with quote

I'm down.I think you forgot Broadsides Attack, and some of the one-off key words, like the ones that appear on the Tens.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:24 am Reply with quote

xerecs wrote:
I'm down.I think you forgot Broadsides Attack, and some of the one-off key words, like the ones that appear on the Tens.


I am only talking about ship type keywords.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:50 am Reply with quote

count me in. i'll participate even with the likelihood of not winning.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:39 pm Reply with quote

selvaxri wrote:
count me in. i'll participate even with the likelihood of not winning.


Try putting a helmsman on every single ship you use in your fleet. A lack of speed is the main thing that's held you back from winning.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:12 am Reply with quote

only 3? Are my challenges not interesting enough or do I just get bad times of the year? lol

Anyone else?! =)
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Subject:    PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:03 pm Reply with quote

volt wrote:
only 3? Are my challenges not interesting enough or do I just get bad times of the year? lol


I know how you feel. The VASSAL Fleet Challenge only had 3 participants as well. Perhaps some people have fleet challenge burnout, and besides, the forum hasn't been as active the last few days.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:49 pm Reply with quote

volt wrote:
Anyone else?! =)


Yeah, I'm in! I've just been occupied and stressed out by other things the past week, that's all. I'm sure there are other people waiting to come out of the woodworks.

The idea is to get us to use other ships types than the usual square-riggers, right? And, something more diverse than an all-galley Corsair fleet or a all-Longship Viking fleet?

volt wrote:
xerecs wrote:

I'm down.I think you forgot Broadsides Attack, and some of the one-off key words, like the ones that appear on the Tens.


I am only talking about ship type keywords.


"Ship type keywords" are about the physical construction of the ship, correct? So even though a ship like the United States has a special keyword, I understand that that's not a ship type keyword.

The most boring keywords are probably schooners, junks, galleys and maybe flotillas, right?

Edit: Wow, I don't know what I want to do for this one! Where to start? Hmm...
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Subject: In   PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:50 pm Reply with quote

I'm in and looking forward to the challenge.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:43 pm Reply with quote

yes to all of your questions, LD. The Keywords are listed in the first post as well for you to go by.

And yes, Schooner is boring, but the overall goal is to make the fleet win. Making it win without a schooner AND making it competitive to win is just icing on the cake Wink


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Subject:    PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:07 pm Reply with quote

Seems silly to ask but..... The ships we choose don't have to be all of the same keyword? As in we don't have to have a fleet of ALL galleys or ALL Turbines?
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Subject:    PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:29 pm Reply with quote

xerecs wrote:
Seems silly to ask but..... The ships we choose don't have to be all of the same keyword? As in we don't have to have a fleet of ALL galleys or ALL Turbines?


I think it's the opposite. You are not allowed to have a fleet with all of the same keywords. In fact, you aren't even supposed to repeat the keywords.

Some examples:

Illegal fleet: 3 galleys

Illegal fleet: 1 galley, 2 Sea Dragons

Legal fleet: 1 galley, 1 schooner, 1 icebreaker
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Subject:    PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:45 pm Reply with quote

lord_denton wrote:
xerecs wrote:
Seems silly to ask but..... The ships we choose don't have to be all of the same keyword? As in we don't have to have a fleet of ALL galleys or ALL Turbines?


I think it's the opposite. You are not allowed to have a fleet with all of the same keywords. In fact, you aren't even supposed to repeat the keywords.

Some examples:

Illegal fleet: 3 galleys

Illegal fleet: 1 galley, 2 Sea Dragons

Legal fleet: 1 galley, 1 schooner, 1 icebreaker


Correct, as rule #1 states, you must have 3 different keywords.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:59 pm Reply with quote

Ah... Missed that first rule. Time to change some things.
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