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    Default Calvinball 2019 Official Thread

    Welcome to Calvinball, where the rules are constantly made up and the points don't matter!

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    I am the new Tim the Enchanter, also known as Bruce the Sleepy -- keeper of the scores and arbiter of the rules. I will begin the game by hiding the Calvinball and posting here.

    Initial Rules:

    Your quest is to seek thee the gameball, hidden secretly amongst the cycling trails inside the beltway (but not to be found in any federal park).

    Seek the game ball. Maketh up a new ordinance for the game. Hide the sacred ball. Post your new ordinance along with guidance on how those who follow can seek the gameball. Thou shall find, hide and post within the same hours 24.

    For finding the gameball, ye shall be awarded 5 points, less a point for each day that passeth before the gameball is once again uncovered.

    Ye may find the gameball but once during each rotation of the Earth. Ye may possess the gameball but once every other turn.

    If your new ordinance nets three likes, ye shall likewise be award points equaling five and your ordinance shall be implemented as law of the game, which all who play must loyally adhere.

    This be not organized competition. This be Calvinball. New rules are obliged to follow the spirit of Saint Calvin and Saint Hobbes. New ordinances shall not thee be bills of attainder but must generally apply to all fools of venture into our midst. New ordinances cannot benefit the ordinance's scribe uniquely. New ordinances should make the court jester smile upon thee, and shall not place any in existential peril.

    If a new ordinance shall contravene an old ordinance, the ordinance with highest net likes shall be declared the law.

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    Ordinances that matter:
    • 3 points for pic of Calvinball balanced on head
    • 2 points for on-site consumption
    • 10 points for wearing the friendship bracelet to the closing happy hour (hunt me down to show me)


    Ephemeral Ordinances and ones that don't matter:
    • Staying in DC
    • Bringing it back to VA
    • Freeing Hobbes
    • Friendshipball is called the friendshipball
    • Nepotismball's band should be worn


    Scores:
    Spreadsheet

    Prizes:
    Those who play shall seek their reward as follows:
    • Rosalyn Award :: The player with the ordinance that has acquired the most net likes at the time of the next find
    • Miss Wormwood Award :: The player with the most implemented ordinances
    • Spaceman Spiff Award :: Best Calvinball
    • Calvin Award :: Tim’s Award of Mystery (oooooooooohhh)
    • Hobbes Award :: The Hobbes Prize is to be awarded to the person whom played but scored the least amount of points.
    • Susie Award :: Most swag points
    • Lost Dog Rescue Award :: Best picture of your dog

    Notes:
    Consider Thee Calvinball a Hot-potatoe game - not a hide-and-seek game. This be not geocaching. More, we wish the Calvinball attain perpetual motion, constantly moving, from pilgrim to pilgrim. (Translation: don't make your hides hard or your rules constraining. The more silliness the better)
    This is not a winner take all game -- "The points don't matter"


    Thanks to rcannon100 for moderating last year's Calvinball game and providing a template for this thread.
    Last edited by josh; 01-21-2019 at 04:54 PM. Reason: Updating scores & ordinances

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    Just have to wonder, is there a prize for having your picture taken with this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    Just have to wonder, is there a prize for having your picture taken with this guy.
    And extra points for photo with him with the Calvin Ball?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahBee View Post
    And extra points for photo with him with the Calvin Ball?????
    But then he'd be two people and just beside himself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    But then he'd be two people and just beside himself!
    Good point- then maybe the points should be squared.

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    Word on the street is that a Calvinball has spawned in a garden in DC. Who's going to be the first finder? Garden is associated with an institute of higher education named for our first president.

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    haven't read all of the above - but remind me - can anyone (even non-FS players) play Calvinball? since no rules?

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