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Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-2-2016 17:29

The Arch Villain Hunt

Choose two detectives from your team. Those two players will do an Arch-Villain hunt, with the usual rules applying for a tournament. Both detectives have until Wednesday, August 10, to capture their villains. Hunters may travel up to Shangri-La the previous night (Wednesday, August 3), but ANYONE who starts a hunt before Thursday, 12:00, SST, will be disqualified (so make VERY sure you don't do it). Scores will be determined on a team basis, and by days, not time (people overseas won't have to be up at odd hours of the night to deal with Server times this way). Anyone traveling through Cairo MUST either post it on the boards, or send a PM to Riza or Breit announcing that they are (we WILL be verifying that). Sidekick cases are banned, as usual. Apartment and Agency gear is legal. If, for some reason, there are technical issues with the servers, all hunters will be given extra time to complete their hunts.

An individual hunter's number of days will be counted up, added to his/her teammate's number of days, and the lowest combined sum will be the winner. The first TEAM to capture their villains will receive 10 points. Second team to capture will receive 7. Third will receive 5, and fourth will receive 3. All teams receive 3 participation points each for each AV hunter on their team (I.E. - 6 points total).

If, for some reason, you guess wrong, and fail a hunt, DO NOT QUIT. Go back to Shangri-La and start over. BOTH members of the team must capture in order to receive placement points. So keep going (even if you takes you four times, voice of experience talkin' here ;-).


The Cairo Scavenger Hunt

For the other two detectives from your team, you will be going to Cairo (big surprise there ;-). You need to complete ten favors from EACH of the townspeople in Cairo, in no particular order. Once you have completed a favor from a townsperson, you MUST make a screenshot at the end (completion) of the favor, like this:

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Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-2-2016 17:31

From: David Adams
To: Breitkat
Sent: Jul 28, 2016 - 18:25
The Priest, Manfred Gesling is very grateful for your help.

When you have found all TEN of your townspeople, please PM ALL of your screenshots to Riza for verification purposes. The first team to complete their hunt will receive 10 points. Second will receive 7. Third will receive 5. Fourth will receive 3. All teams will receive 3 participation points for each member doing the scavenger hunt (6 points total).

Note: CAFE AMERICAIN: Because you are already in Cairo, you may NOT START your scavenger hunt before Thursday, 12:00, SST. Any favors completed before then by your team and logged in will be discarded, and your team will be disqualified. So play fair, and don't start the hunt til the others do. Thank you!! ;-)

So. Choose your teams, guys, and head to the Starting Lines!! On your Mark!! Get Set!!

*Fires pistol.*

GGGGGOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D

Breit

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-2-2016 17:33

From the desk of Riza Hawkeye:

Olympics Week 1 Writing Competition: Haikus

Each competing agency will be responsible for submitting 3 different haikus on the Olympics thread. They MUST all be Olympic-themed and set pre-1940. Please focus your attention on the Olympics aspect. You do not need to mention the time period; we just don't want to hear about things which weren't invented yet or things which hadn't happened yet. This is fairly open-ended so as to allow for creativity.

However, you must adhere to the traditional haiku format of 17 syllables in 3 lines, split as such:

Five syllables first
Seven syllables second
Five syllables last

(^ also an example of a haiku, albeit a bad one)

Things to think about when writing: Where/when is this taking place? What images or sensory experiences can be evoked? How can the sound or rhythm of the haiku be used to support these images? What mood are you trying to achieve?

Please designate one person from each agency to post the haikus. Submissions are due by August 10 at 0:00 server time, so you have from now through next Tuesday to work on them. Entries will be judged by a panel of three, myself included.

If you have any questions, please feel free to message me.

B.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-2-2016 17:34

Please post all questions and comments about this week's activities here. Feel free to keep using the other thread for general stuff about the Olympics. Thank you!! ;-D

B.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-2-2016 17:39

For the Cairo Hunt, Agency and Apartment cases are legal, just like any Treasure Hunt (and any team is free to move their HQ or Apartment to Cairo if they wish to, but you're paying for it). Yes, it does give Cafe Americain a bit of an advantage, but next week, they may be at a BIG disadvantage. So it all evens out eventually.

B.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Aug-2-2016 17:53

Yeah good luck moving your Agencies to the Sleuthetania! ;p

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-2-2016 17:55

Just had somebody ask me if they can do two AV hunts in the week to try and get a lower score, and would we accept it.

If yer stubborn, errr...brave, enough, to try and do a second or third AV hunt in the allotted time when you don't need to, just to try and shave down your time, and you have the strength, then yes, go for it. But Wednesday, 11:59 PM SST is the final deadline. So happy hunting. ;-)

B.

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Aug-2-2016 18:21

"Hunters may travel up to Shangri-La the previous night (Wednesday, August 3), but ANYONE who starts a hunt before Thursday, 12:00, SST, will be disqualified"

12:00 SST is noon. Do you mean midnight (0:00 SST)?
Or am I really really wrong about SST?

luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer
Red-Nosed

Aug-2-2016 18:29

Yeah, I meant 12:00 AM, SST. Sorry about that.

Breit

Real McCoy
Real McCoy
Super Steeper

Aug-2-2016 18:30

Server time is always midnight PST.

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Aug-2-2016 18:35

Just checking.

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