Competitive Scenarios introduce some friction into the prosaic world of Brunelleschi, requiring players to pick a side, Contributing or Detracting from scenarios with their Attributes. The Scenario will have a Threshold, a target number for both attributes that must hit + or - 100% for the Scenario to End.
Players can wind up spending a lot of action points this way, and as such the Scenarios usually don't have much in the way of Contribution or Detraction rewards. Only the team able to push the Scenario to the finish line will get completion rewards, and sometimes this will also come with penalties for the losing team. Additionally, the bonus (or penalty) from completion for the whole Settlement or possibly the entire World will be determined by the outcome. Some Scenarios create week-long advantages for the winning team, and could be essential to upsetting the balance of power! Other scenarios have greater rewards for the outcome that penalizes the settlement, allowing a small group of players to gain advantage at the expense of everyone else in the Settlement.
Contributing takes some time so I'll upvote my Liege's contribution. It's not a lot of Importance since it's Pledge-to-Liege Upvoting, but it passes the time and every little bit helps when you're going for Top Rank.
Discordian's Attributes are a drop in the bucket, it's going to be a long night of Assaulting this Forest Outpost if we don't get some Reinforcements! If the Scenario ends without completion, we'll have failed to assault and worked ourselves into a quagmire even without resistance. The ensuing 'Standoff' scenario would give the defenders a chance to jump on our mistake and do some damage.
Rafiki is typical of the test account Citizens of Opher Thyre. He's not going to be much use in this war, as his minuscule AP and negligible attributes just won't have any impact. He'll have to Level up and prepare for next time.
Speaking of Next Time, I'll be talking about the next 6 Attributes and what they mean for Heroes, Ministers, and Sovereigns, then back to Warfare for more detailed information about the Combat System. Thanks for reading, please drop by http://BruneGame.com and try the game!