I've been away for a long time, but recently thought I'd get creative and make a scenario:
I'd like to hear what people think, and maybe I'll put it on BaNaNaS if people like it.
Premise: Approximately historical heightmap scenario bridging two large landmasses
It's 1970, and the Japanese island of Shikoku, with a population of 3.9 million* remains accessible only by ferry and plane.
Japan's economic boom means car ownership is at an all-time high, and the proposed construction of the mainland's Sanyo shinkansen through Okayama highlights Japan's infrastructure prowess. Clearly, the time is right to join Shikoku with the mainland!
You have been awarded a sizeable loan to construct a rail and road bridge to allow the connection of Okayama with Takamatsu via the small city of Sakaide.
-small 128x256 map
-Heightmap of Southern Okayama and Central Kagawa as per the sticky
-Large population centres represented
-Researched industry placement (also moderately balanced for more interesting gameplay)
-Water bodies approximately correct**
Historically, the Great Seto Bridge was completed in 1988, so with a £500,000 loan, achieving this goal is easy as pie. More difficult is creating an efficient
train service to go over it, especially if you're including the road bridge too!
Beyond setting up a passenger network to link Okayama prefecture with Kagawa, there isn't much variety in the available resources. Nonetheless, there is rich farming, and the printing industry is available; however, even with the Great Seto Bridge completed, you'll probably want to resort to shipping to haul freight between the islands.
*severely scaled down in the map
**This is important for Kagawa prefecture, as it has a lot of lakes
EDIT: changed title because thread was moved out of OTTD forums (sorry!
NB: the below challenges are still open for submission, so feel free to perform necromancy on them!
Try the PouncingAnt National Monopoly Challenge
Or even better, the PouncingAnt National Monopoly Challenge 2
Or better still, the PouncingAnt National Monopoly Challenge 3
Or, the PouncingAnt National Monopoly Challenge 4
Or try my scenario
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