The residents of Storewell want to see if you have what it takes to be a Transport Tycoon; They've challenged you to Resource-gathering Competitions!
Competitions are special missions that pit your resource-gathering skills against one of the Characters in the game.
Each scenario takes place on a custom version of the main Storewell map, centered on one of Storewell's Cities. But, the resource nodes around the City are different, custom to each Competition.
Each Competition requires an entry fee of Resources. If you succeed in beating your opponent, you'll receive Experience, Reputation in a specific City, and a small pack of Resources. You might also receive a Star! A Star is received the first time you win a particular Competition, and again after your third and sixth wins of that Competition; Steps are slightly steeper vs Moyle. But, with each Star received, the difficulty level increases!
Each Competition scenario uses its own set of resources; you won't be pulling from your Warehouses on the main map. You will also find unique resources such as Furring and locations such as Small Foundries to Exchange Silver for Steel (instead of Factories requiring Ore ).
You will use your own transport vehicles, though, so make sure you have several available before starting a Competition.
Each also has a set of Encounters that are unique to Competitions; you'll have to learn which ones are worth trying and which ones aren't. Attempts to achieve the first for each competition seem to offer "no lose" encounters that can guarantee success while encounters such as High and Dry during follow-up competitions may leave you just that.
You can switch back and forth between the Competition Map and the main Storewell Map at any time; your contracts will continue to execute while you're on the other.
I propose a contest to see who can produce the most stone in the time allocated. If you want to win, you had better hurry up! Ready? Let's Go!