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Posted by Prometheus at May 11, 2009 6:46:41 PM
Monthly Familiar Puzzle Competitions
Avast! To all you fine* crafting and duty puzzlers out there: Get ready to show off your skills!

Each month we will be hosting a number of puzzle competitions with a colour familiar as the grand prize. This post will be updated each month with the scheduled familiar competitions. In addition to the scheduled competitions you may also notice impromptu and unannounced tan familiar competitions coming to an ocean near you!

A few important notes:

  • All times are listed in Pacific Time
  • Times listed are when the competitions will start, not when they first appear on the tournament board.
  • Unless specified otherwise all competitions will occur at the same time on all oceans with the same familiar prize
  • This thread is for the announcements and discussion of monthly familiar puzzle competitions. Any discussion or comments regarding the puzzle competition feature should be kept in the relevant Game Design thread.
  • Regarding days and times: As these are ongoing competitions even if a time does not suit you there is always next month! We will be making every effort to try and spread things out a bit so a specific puzzle will not be at the same time twice in a row.


* hee hee


December Familiar Competitions

Date: Sunday, December 12th
Time: 12:01 PM
Puzzle: Navigation
Familiar: Red Monkey

Date: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 5:00 PM
Puzzle: Sailing
Familiar: Orange Octopus

Date: Tuesday, December 21st
Time: 3:38 PM
Puzzle: Bilge
Familiar: Yellow Octopus

*** Secret Skullsplitter ***

Date: Sunday, December 26th
Time: 12:01 AM -- 12:01 PM
Puzzle: ????, ????
Familiar: ????

???? = Show up when they're announced on the tournament board to see what puzzles and prizes await you!


*** 2010 Send-Off Spectacular ***

Date: Friday, December 31st
Time: 8:00 PM*
Puzzle: Yep, Every One!**
Familiar: Orange Monkey + Bonus Mystery Present*** for 1st Overall. Tan Monkey + Bonus Mystery Present*** for 1st in a specific puzzle.

* This competition will run for four hours of frantic puzzling fun! - Good luck!
** Disclaimer: "Every One" Includes: Sailing, Rigging, Bilge, Carpentry, Gunning, Navigation, Alchemistry, Blacksmithing, Distilling, Foraging, Shipwrighery, Weaving
*** Bonus Mystery present is a bonus and a mystery. No, I will not tell you what it is so don't ask, or you'll end up with coal!




November Familiar Competitions


Date: Thursday, November 11th
Time: 11:00 PM
Puzzle: Carpentry
Familiar: Orange Monkey

Date: Tuesday, November 16th
Time: 3:00 AM
Puzzle: Rigging
Familiar: Yellow Octopus

Date: Wednesday, November 24th
Time: 5:30 PM
Puzzle: Shipwrightery
Familiar: Brown/Orange Parrot

Date: Tuesday, November 30th
Time: 3:00 PM
Puzzle: Distilling
Familiar: Brown Monkey

*** Sing the Blues / Green with Envy ***

-- Blue Oceans --

Date: Saturday, November 27th
Time: 6:00 AM
Puzzle: Gunning/Foraging
Familiar: Red Monkey

Date: Saturday, November 27th
Time: 6:00 PM
Puzzle: Alchemistry/Navigation
Familiar: Yellow Monkey

-- Green Oceans --

Date: Saturday, November 27th
Time: 6:00 AM
Puzzle: Sailing/Foraging
Familiar: Red Octopus

Date: Saturday, November 27th
Time: 6:00 PM
Puzzle: Bilging/Weaving
Familiar: Yellow Octopus

October Familiar Competitions

Date: Tuesday, October 12th
Time: 3:00 PM
Puzzle: Blacksmithing, Carpentry
Familiar: Yellow Monkey for Overall

Date: Saturday, October 16th
Time: 4:30 AM
Puzzle: Sailing, Distilling
Familiar: Lime Octopus for OVerall

Date: Thursday, October 21st
Time: 10:00 PM
Puzzle: Gunning, Foraging
Familiar: Copper Monkey

*** Competition to Restore Comprehension ***

Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 12:00 PM
Puzzle: Navigation, Carpentry, Weaving
Familiar: Aqua/Light Blue Parrot for Overall. Tan Parrot for 1st in each puzzle.

*** Puzzles to Keep Fear Viable ***

Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 12:00 PM
Puzzle: Alchemistry, Shipwrightery, Gunning
Familiar: Lime/Orange Parrot for Overall. Tan Parrot for 1st in each puzzle.



September Competitions

This month there will be something a bit different. Please see the event thread for more details. After this month, we'll make this thread a sticky again.

August Familiar Competitions


Date: Friday, August 13th
Time: 6:30 PM
Puzzle: Alchemistry, Distilling
Familiar: Green/Purple Parrot for Overall

Date: Tuesday, August 17th
Time: 9:00 AM
Puzzle: Sailing
Familiar: Almond Monkey

Date: Thursday, August 26th
Time: 3:00 AM
Puzzle: Shipwrightery
Familiar: Grey/Aqua Parrot

*** Sizzling Summer Send-off ***

Date: Sunday, August 29th
Time: 1:00 PM
Puzzle: Sailing, Rigging, Bilge, Carpentry, Gunning, Navigation, Alchemistry, Blacksmithing, Distilling, Foraging, Shipwrightery, Weaving
Familiar: Rose Octopus for Overall, Tan Octopus for 1st in each respective puzzle.





July Familiar Competitions


Date: Friday 9th July
Time: 5:00 PM
Puzzle: Alchemistry
Familiar: Lemon Octopus

*** Crafty Crafting Celebration ***

Date: Saturday 17th July
Time: 12:00 PM (Noon)
Puzzle: Alchemistry, Blacksmithing, Distilling, Foraging, Shipwrightery, Weaving
Familiar: Ginger Monkey for Overall - Tan monkey for 1st in each respective puzzle.

Date: Wednesday 21st July
Time: 9:00 PM
Puzzle: Bilge, Rigging
Familiar: Magenta/Mint Parrot for Overall

Date: Saturday 31st July
Time: 3:00 AM
Puzzle: Distilling
Familiar: Rose Octopus




June Familiar Competitions


Date: Tuesday 8th June
Time: 8:00 am
Puzzle: Navigating
Familiar: Lavender / light blue parrot

Date: Sunday 13th June
Time: 11:00 am
Puzzles: Sailing and Alchemistry
Familiar: Orange monkey for overall

Date: Friday 18th June
Time: 2:00 pm
Puzzle: Foraging
Familiar: Brown monkey

Date: Wednesday 23rd June
Time: 5:00 pm
Puzzles: Gunning and Shipwrighting
Familiar: Purple octopus for overall



May Familiar Competitions: Multiple May-hem Edition


Date: Saturday, May 15th
Time: 8:00 PM
Puzzles: Carpentry, Shipwrightery
Familiar: Copper Monkey for Overall

Date: Tuesday, May 18th
Time: 2:00 PM
Puzzles: Navigation, Alchemistry
Familiar: Lemon Octopus for Overall

Date: Sunday, May 23rd
Time: 11:00pm
Puzzles: Rigging, Blacksmithing
Familiar: Lime/Yellow Parrot for Overall

Date: Sunday, May 30th
Time: 8:00 AM
Puzzles: Gunning, Distilling, Sailing, Bilge, Weaving
Familiar: Orange Octopus for Overall



April Familiar Competitions

Date: Wednesday, April 7th
Time: 11:00 PM
Puzzle: Rigging
Familiar: Ginger Monkey

Date: Tuesday, April 13th
Time: 4:00 PM
Puzzle: Bilging
Familiar: Grey Octopus

Date: Monday, April 19th
Time: 6:00 PM
Puzzle: Weaving
Familiar: Mint/Rose Parrot

***Flashback Sunday!***
Date: Sunday, April 25th
Time: 1:00 PM
Puzzle: Weaving, Rigging and Bilging
Familiar: Grey Monkey




March Familiar Competitions

Date: Thursday, March 11th
Time: 5:00 PM
Puzzle: Carpentry
Familiar: Mint Octopus

Date: Sunday, March 14th
Time: 3:00 PM
Puzzle: Distilling
Familiar: Mint/Lime Parrot

Date: Monday, March 22nd
Time: 11:30 PM
Puzzle: Navigation
Familiar: Almond Monkey

Date: Sunday, March 28th
Time: 6:00 AM
Puzzle: Sailing
Familiar: Lime Octopus


January Familiar Competitions

Date: Wednesday, January 13th
Time: 5:00 AM
Puzzle: Alchemistry
Familiar: Orange Monkey

Date: Monday, January 18th
Time: 3:00 PM
Puzzle: Blacksmithing
Familiar: Aqua/Navy Parrot

Date: Tuesday, January 26th
Time: 7:00 PM
Puzzle: Shipwrightery
Familiar: Gold Octopus

*** New Year's Blast! ***

Date: Sunday, January 31st
Time: 1:00 PM
Puzzle: Every. Single. One.*
Familiar: Yellow monkey for 1st Overall. Tan monkey for 1st in each respective puzzle.

* For the sake of clarity: Bilging, Sailing, Rigging, Gunning, Carpentry, Navigating, Distilling, Blacksmithing, Shipwrightery, Alchemistry, Foraging.


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