The Monthly Challenge for December 2003 is an edited version of Arctic Wolf's map "Slippery Invitation". Your job is to complete this special Monthly Challenge version of the map in as few turns as possible. You must play as Lizards with Allied victory OFF, exploration can be ON or OFF, and all opponents must be set to CPU Emperor. Leaders must be ON. Please save on days 5, 10, 20, 30 and every 10 days thereafter, and also save immediately before the final battle - that final battle must be winnable with FC. All entries must be received by 23:59 EST on December 31st 2003.
Two bonus items are hidden on the map, the Jolly Roger and the MC Ring. Two bonus points are awarded per item if you own it.