You've seen all the flashbacks of what would have been in Return to Savage Shores - now it's time to use them!
Design a fleet for a Standard 40-point Game
using items from the RSS Flashbacks.
-Each fleet must contain at least two
items from RSS, but the more the merrier.
-One fleet per person
, at least to start. If only a few people enter I may allow everyone to make a second fleet.
-Single-nation fleets are not mandatory, but they are highly encouraged.
-All standard game rules are in effect, with the following exceptions:
* No Events
* No Mysterious Islands
Notes on Scoring and Such:
-Judging will be entirely subjective by me, but if there are two or three fleets that really stand out above the rest I might put those to a community vote.
-Creativity, particularly in the way the RSS items are used, will be weighted higher than brutal efficiency, but a little of both doesn't hurt.
-"Cheesy" old stand-by tactics and combos (you know what they are)
will likely be judged lower, despite how effective they may be in an actual game.
Other Technical Stuff:
-Since none of the RSS items are in the database, you'll have to use existing items as proxies
. Choose a similar ship/crew/etc. with the same nationality and point cost, and in your fleet description list exactly which RSS item will replace it
. Also be sure to list the stats of all RSS items you use
so readers won't have to dig for them. Links to all of the items are below.
-Please include "RSS" or some other obvious reference to the set in your title so it's easy to determine which fleets are part of this contest.
-Please do not put your username in the fleet's title because it's completely redundant. Your name is already listed right next to it in the "author" box.
-It's okay if multiple people use the same items but try to avoid too much duplication, especially if several fleets have already been posted when you start making yours.
-Edits after posting are okay if there are rules issues or other serious problems, but try to avoid any drastic changes.
-The opportunity to create the next fleet challenge
-I'll dig through my extras to see if there's anything in your want list (but no promises)
The deadline for posting will be the end of this month (July 31)
If there's a lot of activity in the final few days or someone requests an extension that may be pushed back a few days.
Links to all of the RSS items:
Flashback #1 - Intro (English & American)
Flashback #2 - French
Flashback #3 - Cursed
Flashback #4 - Pirate
Flashback #5 - English
Flashback #6 - American
Flashback #7 - Spanish
Flashback #8 - Unique Treasures
Flashback #9 - Super Rares - French & UT
Flashback #10 - Canoes - French, Pirate, & English
Flashback #11 - Special Edition - English, Pirate, & Cursed
Flashback #12 - Special Edition - French, American, & Spanish
Flashback #13 - 10-Masters - Mercenary (American/Spanish)