Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

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Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

Postby dmasters on Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:25 pm

As you may know, tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, and here in America, tomorrow is Thanksgiving! This rare overlapping of holidays is a perfect opportunity to host my first competition: the Thanksgivukkah Comp! The scoring will be similar identical to that of the recent Schmap comp: ID36 scoring, no penalties for ticks, changes in penalty/bonus values, you know the deal. Here is the scoring system for those who are not familiar with it:

(Slightly modified) ID36 Scoring
Lowest score wins and in the event of a tie, lowest tick count will decide the winner.
-No glitchy solutions allowed.
-To score, add up the penalty points then subtract the bonuses.
-A 0-piece solution scores rodless, green, wheelless and unconnected but not the clean badge.

Penalties
- Not completing a level: +25
- Each piece used: +1

Contraption bonuses
:rodless: Rodless: -12 (no brown sticks or blue rods)
:unconnected: Unconnected: -5 (no pieces are connected)
:green: Green: -8 (unpowered)
--- ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) Wheelless: -3 (no wheels)
------- :brown: Brown: -4 (brown sticks only)
------- :water: Water: -6 (blue rods only)

Achievement bonuses
:boomerang: Boomerang: -7 (after a victory, bring all the goal pieces back to the build area and keep them there)
:champ: Champion: -5 (after a victory, keep all the goal pieces in the goal)
:clean: Clean: -3 (clear all remains of your contraption from the landscape)
:sweep: Sweep: -3 (clear all remains of any dynamic objects from the landscape)


The Levels:
Thanksgivukkah1: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?levelId=622585
Thanksgivukkah2: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?levelId=622589
Thanksgivukkah3: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?levelId=622590
Deadline is Thursday, December 5 (the last night of Hanukkah) 11:59 PM EST

It would be great if you guys could PM your designs to me in this format:
1. (design link for level 1) (badges) (score for this level)
2. (design link for level 2) (badges) (score for this level)
3. (design link for level 3) (badges) (score for this level)
Total score: (total score)


As always, feel free to post or PM any questions! Happy Thanksgivukkah, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Results:
1. id_monkey
1: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11987273 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :water: :clean: :sweep: -7
2: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11987438 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :brown: :boomerang: :unconnected: -16
3: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11987858 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :brown: :champ: :clean: :sweep: -11
Total score: -34

2. Wafflekins
1: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11988236 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :water: :clean: -9
2: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11988246 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :brown: :boomerang: -10
3: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11987789 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :brown: :champ: -7
Total score: -26

3. Brian3.14
1. http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11985726 :champ: :sweep: -3
2. http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11986118 :boomerang: 1
3. http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11986123 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :brown: :champ: :sweep: :unconnected: -19
Total score: -21

4. marjo
1. http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11983273 :green: :unconnected: -5
2. http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11987741 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :brown: :boomerang: -3
3. http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11983492 :green: ( :badgeless: :upwheel: ) :brown: :clean: :sweep: -8
Total score: -16
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby Brian3.14 on Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:22 am

I'm in

And Happy Thanksgiving everyone. :toot:
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby marjo on Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:55 pm

I just submitted my designs, hope I did well. Fun competition DM!
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby dmasters on Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:03 pm

Leaderboard updated! I hope others are working on designs as well, otherwise this might be a very lonely comp... :???:
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby marjo on Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:42 pm

Awww man... ;)
Easy come easy go!
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby dmasters on Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:08 pm

News update: The deadline is postponed until Sunday night in case any of the competitors want to tweak their designs more or (cough, cough) if anyone else wants to join! Good luck!
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby id_monkey on Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:48 am

Straight to last place! Though I didn't really expect a set of powered contraptions to win...

Perhaps with the extension I'll have the time to put together a respectable entry.
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby Wafflekins on Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:19 pm

aw hell yes last place
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby dmasters on Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:46 pm

Ooh, a last-minute 3rd and 4th place switch! (assuming I counted the scores correctly) Intense! Designs will be posted after midnight (~1.25 hours from now) so get those final entries in if you haven't yet! :cool:

Oh darn i actually think i didnt count that correctly... :ssh: Sorry for the false hope :blush:

Aah nevermind an improved design was submitted... :???:
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp!

Postby Wafflekins on Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:47 pm

wtf you guys are good. I'll see if I can come up with something
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

Postby dmasters on Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:06 pm

Results posted! Sorry for the last minute icon change, I noticed the last system was a bit confusing. Congrats to those who entered, some really impressive designs I never would have thought of! Great job guys! :toot:

Please tell me if you see any other errors in badge listing/score counting. (So far it looks like only id_monkey forgot that his 3rd design was unconnected :doh: ) Thanks!
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

Postby id_monkey on Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:55 am

dmasters wrote:(So far it looks like only id_monkey forgot that his 3rd design was unconnected :doh: )

It's not actually--though not for lack of trying. One of the counterweight sticks is really three sticks in one. I just couldn't squeeze enough unconnected weight on the right side to overbalance the sticks left on the left. After more than ten attempts, I decided a connected solve was better than no solve. (Unless you'd count something like http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11987772 as fair game.)

These levels were quite challenging to optimize, which inspired varied and creative solutions. While I ended up slightly ahead in the point counts, I find it interesting that no one had the best score on more than one level.

Thanks for the comp dmasters!

Just for fun, here are my quick (and admittedly poorly-scoring) powered solves:

Thanksgivukkah1: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11986645 :boomerang: :sweep: -2
Thanksgivukkah2: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11986604 :boomerang: 0
Thanksgivukkah3: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11986648 :champ: :sweep: 0
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

Postby Brian3.14 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:27 am

I almost though that I was about to win a competition for the first time, but I'm actually pretty bad at these competitions so I could've expected this :lol: especially after seeing id_monkey's solves from the previous competition.
Glad to see that you were able to join Waffle :toot:

Congrats id_monkey and nice designs everyone.
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

Postby dmasters on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:15 pm

Thanks for that id_monkey I was a bit confused haha.

I also just realized how perfect a deadline December 8th was, as it was my 5 year anniversary playing this game! :shock: :woop: As they say, time flies when you're having fun, and I certainly have been having fun these past five years. Can't wait to see what the next five years will bring! :wink:
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

Postby marjo on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:23 pm

I totally agree :)!
By the way, nice designs everybody!
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

Postby erucspmoc on Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:44 am

Congrats to id_monkey! Man, that's good stuff all around. Sorry I didn't have time this week to take my rightful place down toward the bottom, but those are some fun levels and solves to watch.

Looking at this makes me think these would also be amazing least-piece "Survivor" type levels
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Re: Thanksgivukkah Comp! Congrats id_monkey!

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