We are being sent round the world once again, in hopes of collecting art, buildings and artifacts relating to some of the finest artistic capitals in the world (sorry Australia). There are a TON of items to be won and crafted, and we are here to cover some of the benefits for winning them, which can linger long after the event is over!
The 3rd Prize to be awarded is the Old Cathedral…
Let’s take a look!
There is a whole lot of churchin’ goin’ on is Springfield. At last count, I think we have something like 6 of them, as well as the Temple and a complete Holy Land, plus heaven and Jesus. Maybe the writers are trying to tell us something?
In any case…Prize #3 is another church…or I should say, Cathedral (which is pretty much just a really big church). People who go to cathedrals like to make this distinction, as it seems to make a point that you are higher up on the rung of piety. I know this first-hand, as my mother began going to the Episcopal cathedral in Portland (also known as Trinity Church), and constantly corrects me when I call it a church. OK. Sorry Mom. I’ve been to a lot of the world’s largest cathedrals, and Trinity is pretty…and big…but it really doesn’t hold up to the huge ones in Europe. But, I digress…
We are awarded the Cathedral when we hit 4120 paintings collected. This seems appropriate, as many of the great cathedrals also have loads of painting in them. Go figure.
After winning it, you are asked if you want to place it or store it. This really is an option, as it has little to do with earning during this event, and you may want to save the land for something else later. Your call…
The cathedral DOES come with a very short task…and does earn regular game currency, and DOES include a permanent task for Lovejoy…which I find pretty funny in theory. There is something a tad hypocritical about being pious, while trying to remain humble. The CS Lewis book, “The Screwtape Letters” is a great, entertaining read on the topic…but, I digress again.
Prize 3: Old Cathedral
Build Time: 4hrs
Earns: $150, 13xp/8hrs
Permanent Task: Rev. Lovejoy, Scoff at Outdated Setup. 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Conform-O- Meter: Vanity +200
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Lenny: I’m so excited! Now that we have a cathedral, the Pope will visit Springfield.
Carl: He’s the cool Pope. He waves his hands over you and suddenly you know how to salsa and free-climb Yosemite’s Half Dome.
Pope: That’s not true. I’m not a magician. I just bring you the good news about Jesus.
Pope: Oh fine. Hipsteronium Hairicum.
Lenny: He gave me a cool hipster beard! I love you, Super Pope!
Task: Make Springfielders Receive a Papal Blessing-x10. 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp Freemium and $260, 70xp
Next Prize? PRIMO! I know…we are skipping the 300 Plunders. But what’s there to say? It’s 300 plunders.