Contest 130: Lucius the Lecherous- A Caesar 3 Team Contest
A tale of bath houses, ozone depletion and nepotism.
Welcome to the contest pages for Contest 130: Lucius the Lecherous.
This is a Caesar 3 Team contest. Only players who have been placed into
a team can officially enter this contest, however other players are welcome
to play. This contest should only be played with Caesar 3 V220.127.116.11. Use
the links below to download the starting position:
Lucius the Lecherous(normal
file is in .zip format
Lucius the Lecherous(normal difficulty)
file is in .sav format
Macintosh players, for whom the procedure of installing contest files
is a little more complicated, can find detailed instructions here. If
you have any problems, please ask in the Forum.
General CBC rules apply top this contest (see link at foot of page).
For rules specific to this team contest please refer to the text below.
Yet another meeting with Caesar.
"I wish to offer you my personal congratulations on your success
with Hirtius the Hyponchondriac. You are surely an asset to Rome and one
of the finest of her Governors.
"As previously indicated, you will now move on to the major part
of your assignment. You will now travel to Londinium, not as Governor
but once again as Chief Advisor. Londinium's Governor Lucius, older brother
of Hirtius, and known by most as Lucius the Lecherous, is something of
a ladies' man, but like Hirtius he seems to neglect his Governorial duties
somewhat. He needs someone of great strength and knowledge such as you
to advise him. Londinium is a dangerous place, yet Lucius has for some
reason failed to construct adequate defences for the city. I am told that
he is actually looking forward to the arrival of ladies aboard chariots
to his city. These visitors are expected almost immediately, I have been
informed by Londinium's military advisor.
"Not only that, but for some reason Lucius seems to have a distinct
and not altogether healthy liking for bath houses. He has built so many
of them that I have been forced on the advice of my eminent scientists
to preclude the building of any more. The scientists say that they will
cause ocean levels to rise and whole cities to become inundated. Sounds
like balderdash to me but I do not wish to be remembered as the Emperor
responsible for such calamities. Apparently Lucius flatly refuses to demolish
any of his bath houses. It seems he loves to watch the bath girls walk
by his palace in those little outfits they wear.
"As you well know, such wanton behaviour in my Governors is not
normally tolerated. But you already know about Lativus the Loaded, and
the way he ensures his sons have successful governorial careers. So you
see, we are still in a rather delicate situation here, one which requires
the intervention of the highest level of city administrator. You must
go to Londinium and assist Lucius to transform the city into one that
is a shining example to all the empire. If you allow Lucius to remain
distracted by his bath house girls, you should have free reign to take
charge of the city. However, if you draw adverse attention to yourself
by removing his bath houses, he will most certainly complain to his Daddy
which would have frightful consequences."
No gifts to Caesar allowed.
Not more than one senate in the city at any time.
Maximum tax rate allowed: 12%
Undo housing cheats (eg 2x2 luxury palaces, indoor plumbing, ground
floor shops and offices, etc) not allowed.
Patrician housing will be deemed to hold not more than the maximum number
of patricians of the house as represented graphically.
Full details of rules applicable to this contest are detailed below:
Save game during the final year (between 1-12 months remaining on timer)
No invasions underway at time of save.
Governor's palace and 30 bath houses all standing and operational (bath
houses must all have water and road access and at least 1 worker).
20 points for each point of prosperity.
Additional 50 points for each point of prosperity over 80.
Additional 100 points for each point of prosperity over 90.
Additional 200 points for each point of prosperity over 95.
Additional 1000 points for 100 prosperity.
20 points for each point of favor.
20 points for each point of peace.
20 point for each point of culture.
2 points for each patrician in the city.
1 point for each 2 head of population over 10,000 (rounded down).
Team score will be the average of the scores of all team members.
A team member who fails to submit a valid entry will receive a score of
90% (rounded down) of the lowest scoring valid entry submitted by any
player on any team. For this purpose only scores that form part of a team
score are considered.
Team Forum Rules
Each team will be allocated a private forum on CBC. This private forum
will be the only means of communication allowed between the team members
with regard to the team contest. Players may not exchange map saves of
the contest map, nor may they post screenshots or drawn diagramns of the
contest map or pertaining to the contest map on any forum. Players may
post links to information, game saves, etc, contained on CBC or other
sites that was in existence at the time of the issue of the team contest
map. Players may only post text on the team forums. CBC reserves the right
to share information from one team forum with other teams if it is considered
necessary in the interests of fair play.
The private team forums will be made public at the completion of the
Mission duration is approximately 10 and a half years maximum. You start
with an existing city. Maximum possible ratings are Prosperity 100 (this
has been tested), Culture 100, Favor 100 and Peace 64. It is possible
to have the highest level of patrician housing.
There are both imperial requests, and military invasions.
This contest was an entry in the 2007 CBC Best Scenario Competition and
was inspired by A Friend in Need, a Caesar 3 contest by Pilat.
The following are disabled:
Governors Residence (one already placed)
Barracks (one barracks already in city)
Bath House (30 already in city)
Weapons are not available in this mission.
In addition to normal CBC rules, The following applies in this
1. Overpopulated small villas - It is possible to have up to 84
citizens in a small villa for a short time after it evolves from grand
insulae. It is also possible, by managing city-wide entertainment coverage,
to have every grand insulae in a city evolve at precisely the same moment,
and then save the game, giving a greatly inflated patrician population.
For this reason, small villas with in excess of 40 inhabitants will be
treated as having 40 patricians.
Likewise, patrician houses that have recently devolved and have as a
result more inhabitants than they can hold, will be counted as having
that level house's maximum number of patricians.
2. It is possible to have houses occupy less space than they normally
would. You can have houses that look like one level of housing, but have
all the characteristics of another. Sometimes this happens inadvertantly,
due to the use of undo. In this contest, patrician houses will be regarded
as having no more than the maximum number of patricians that a house of
that physical appearance should have. Where it is considered by CBC that
this exploit has given an entry an advantage (whether or not deliberately),
that entry will be declared invalid. Please be careful with the undo button
and use it sparingly.
3. It is possible to have houses that overlap with other houses,
or houses that occupy the same space as other structures. The presence
of these exploits will cause an entry to be invalid.
4. Maximum tax rate allowed at any time - 12%.
5. Only one senate is allowed in the city at any one time. Multiple
hippodromes are allowed.
6. No gifts to Caesar are allowed.
This is a single difficulty contest, to be played at Normal Difficulty.
Lucius the Lecherous was designed by and tested by goonsquad,
and tested by Joshofet as part of the Best Scenario Contest
judging. Joshofet is permitted to participate in the team contest.
Players Using a Mac Computer
Players in this contest using a Mac are welcome to submit an interim
save for the purpose of determining whether PC data limits have been exceeded
(which would make the save unable to be loaded on a PC). It is recommended
that Mac players do this at least every game year. Name your interim save
(playername_LtL_Interim_SaveNo) and don't zip it, just submit it as a
.sav file. The CBC judges will attempt to load your file, and nothing
more, and advise if it loads successfully or otherwise.
This contest will close at 11PM EST (US), on Sunday, June First, 2008.
Please note the date!!!!!!!!
This contest has ended.
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