Contest 143: Revenge of the Market Ladies (C3 Edition)
Welcome to the contest pages for Contest 143: Revenge of the Market
Ladies (C3 Edition) This is a Caesar 3 contest, and should
only be played with Caesar 3 V18.104.22.168. Use the links below to download
the starting positions:
Revenge of the Market Ladies (C3 Edition)(Easy
file is in sav format
Revenge of the Market Ladies (C3 Edition)(Normal
file is in sav format
Revenge of the Market Ladies (C3 Edition) (Hard
file is in sav format
Macintosh players, for whom the procedure of installing
contest files is a little more complicated, can find detailed instructions
If you have any problems, please ask in the Forum.
Please take note that the CBC rules no longer allow free roads. A player
may only play in a single difficulty. You have to manually check you are
playing with the right difficulty. The game always stays at whatever level
you played it at last time you played. Select your difficulty level and
restart the game!
Vous trouverez la traduction en français pour ce concours ici.
Market Ladies have always considered themselves the hardest workers
in the Empire. But they have always had to suffer insults and bad mouthing
from incompetent governors who did not understand them. Finally they have
had enough. They have gone on strike! Yet, Caesar still requires a city
to be built, and one with a huge and fat population. Lucius the Lecherous
has heeded your call, and has sent you some of his former lovers (who
are now rather too mature to wear the outfits of bath house girls) to
work as market ladies in your city, in gratitude for your previous deeds.
This is rather less glamorous than their former jobs, but age catches
up with everyone. At least your city will have one market, this is better
than none, right?
Because they are much more popular with other Roman citizens than they
are with incompetent Governors, the market ladies have won a good deal
of support for their cause. Sea traders, who love to have a market lady
in every port, have refused to sail to your city. Luckily land traders
have their donkeys, so you may be lucky enough to attract some of those.
Water workers have also joined in the action. Their services come only
at a hefty financial premium, payable to the conclusion of your mission.
With your market being staffed by scab labor, you might expect some picketing
in your city from the striking workers, some of whom are rumoured to keep
pet elephants. My understanding is that this picketing is unlikely to
be peaceful. You also have a couple of native tribes to keep you company,
pehaps their womenfolk can be taught to be market ladies, after all everyone
knows how dumb market ladies are...
One other thing. Caesar does not wish to be seen to take sides in the
Market Ladies strike, and so strictly forbids you to receive a salary.
And he suggests you get the job over with quickly.
Good luck Governor.
15,000dn or more in treasury. (ie you have to repay your starting money
at the finish)
1. Number of population in houses that have and consume food and have
water MINUS number of population in houses that do not have OR do not
consume food OR do not have water. MINUS any adjustment to score dictated
by presence of water infrastructure (see below).
2. Date of save (earliest wins).
3. Money in treasury after water infrastructure adjustment.
Note: Small and large tents are houses that do not consume food, regardless
of whether or not they have food. All other houses that contain food will
be counted as having and consuming food. Either well or fountain access
is counted as having water.
Specific Desiger's Rules:
1. You may not alter any game files outside the game.
2. Well cheats may not be used.
3. Gods must remain turned on.
4. You must play in the designated difficulty and not alter game difficulty
at any time.
5. Personal salary is not to be altered at any time, and gifts to Caesar
are not allowed.
6. Free roads, plazas, walls, gardens and aqueducts are not permitted.
7. Apart from the above, every trick in the book is allowed.
8. All requests from Caesar must be met by the date they first fall due.
Requests not yet due at save date do not need to have been met.
9. There is no in-game time limit.
Water Infrastructure: Treasury will be reduced by the amounts
shown below for the presence of water infrastructure PROVIDED this adjustment
does not reduce treasury below 15,000dn. This is to pay off water workers
who would otherwise strike in support of the market ladies, and goes towards
the Market Ladies Fighting Fund. If the player cannot meet this cost or
part of it (while remaining at or above 15,000dn in treasury), score in
WC1 will be reduced by 1 for each 10dn (or part) that the water infrastructure
adjustment would have caused city treasury to fall below 15,000dn (entry
will still be valid).
Hard- 3000dn per reservoir, 1500dn per fountain.
Normal- 2000dn per reservoir, 1000dn per fountain.
Easy- 1000dn per reservoir, 500dn per fountain.
Players with 2 or more wins in CBC C3 Easy difficulty contests in which
two or more players took part, will not be eligible to enter this contest
in Easy difficulty. Normal and Hard difficulties have no restrictions.
Additionally, the beta tester for this contest (Abana) will not be eligible
to enter in Easy difficulty.
There will also be a C4 edition of this contest. A special CBC award
will be made to the player who submits the best overall entries in both
contests. Details of this award will be posted in the contest forums for
Revenge of the Market Ladies (C3 Edition) was designed by goonsquad
and tested by Abana..
This contest has ended.
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