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    After endless councils of the Wizards of Yore, and in consultation with Orcs on Bikes, we have brewed

    CALVINBALL 2021: The Rise of SkyHobbes!

    Calvinball is a hot-potato cycling game that celebrates creativity and stoopidity, like Burning Man or politicians. The rules are made up and the points don’t matter. There is no winning Calvinball. There is creativity and inclusion.

    The game shall be played on the FS FB page. There shall be a post on FS FB page foretelling the location of the Calvinball.

    Obey ye these rules but three (these be the only fixed rules to Calvinball).

    (1) Find the Calvinball while cycling. Post on THAT thread for THAT hide on the FS FB page ASAP that the ball has been found (so others waste not time gazing for it)

    (2) Hide the Calvinball while cycling within 36 hours ⏱️, an easy enough find that even a can find it

    (4, NO THREE!) Make a NEW post for the new hide on the FS FB page that includes a clear description of how the Calvinball can easily be found . Use the hashtag #calvinball

    Points and new convoluted rules seem too flustergutted for 2020. We need a game that even the peasant Dennis could comprehend.

    Heed not my warning and be tossed to the Bunny! Calvinball is a competition of creativity, not number of finds. The winners are those who make us laugh If the game delights the elves, there shall be a final round of hides with fabulous prizes for the winners.

    Wait! You said there would be no winners!

    No I didnt.

    Yes. Yes you did. In the paragraph abaaarrrrrggghhhh

    Sorry. The typist has been sacked.


    Hog-balls will be cursed If you have lots of finds, please wait before going after a hide. Think about hiding the ball so that new players can join.

    Calvinball is a hot-potato game, not a hide-and-seek game. The goal is to keep the ball moving, not make it hard to find. Please state CLEARLY how to find the Calvinball.

    Hide the ball generally amongst the cycling trails around DCNOVA. Avoid federal land. Avoid anything that might scare people who dont know the game (dont hide the ball where it might be confused for a bomb - yeah… this happens all the time with geocaching).☠️

    Also - as funny as it is - please do not hide hard liquor in the Calvinball. It was funny. But it could also go very very wrong.

    Participants please consider donating to either Phoenix Bikes or Gearin Up.

    I am Tim the Enchanter , I have spoken.

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    YESSSS! I'm so looking forward to Calvinball that I'm willing to get back on FB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reji View Post
    YESSSS! I'm so looking forward to Calvinball that I'm willing to get back on FB!

    I'm in for the YESSSS! re Calvinball; not so much re: Facebook, which I'm not very good at and mostly try to avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    We did a pre season experiment. It seemed A LOT easier to track where the calvinball was using FB. Each post is a unique hide and floats to the top.
    Bummed I can't play. I don't have a FB account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    PLEASE READ

    After endless councils of the Wizards of Yore, and in consultation with Orcs on Bikes, we have brewed

    CALVINBALL 2021: The Rise of SkyHobbes!

    Calvinball is a hot-potato cycling game that celebrates creativity and stoopidity, like Burning Man or politicians. The rules are made up and the points don’t matter. There is no winning Calvinball. There is creativity and inclusion.

    The game shall be played on the FS FB page. There shall be a post on FS FB page foretelling the location of the Calvinball.

    Obey ye these rules but three (these be the only fixed rules to Calvinball).

    (1) Find the Calvinball while cycling. Post on THAT thread for THAT hide on the FS FB page ASAP that the ball has been found (so others waste not time gazing for it)

    (2) Hide the Calvinball while cycling within 36 hours ⏱️, an easy enough find that even a can find it

    (4, NO THREE!) Make a NEW post for the new hide on the FS FB page that includes a clear description of how the Calvinball can easily be found

    Points and new convoluted rules seem too flustergutted for 2020. We need a game that even the peasant Dennis could comprehend.

    Heed not my warning and be tossed to the Bunny! Calvinball is a competition of creativity, not number of finds. The winners are those who make us laugh If the game delights the elves, there shall be a final round of hides with fabulous prizes for the winners.

    Wait! You said there would be no winners!

    No I didnt.

    Yes. Yes you did. In the paragraph abaaarrrrrggghhhh

    Sorry. The typist has been sacked.


    Hog-balls will be cursed If you have lots of finds, please wait before going after a hide. Think about hiding the ball so that new players can join.

    Calvinball is a hot-potato game, not a hide-and-seek game. The goal is to keep the ball moving, not make it hard to find. Please state CLEARLY how to find the Calvinball.

    Hide the ball generally amongst the cycling trails around DCNOVA. Avoid federal land. Avoid anything that might scare people who dont know the game (dont hide the ball where it might be confused for a bomb - yeah… this happens all the time with geocaching).☠️

    Also - as funny as it is - please do not hide hard liquor in the Calvinball. It was funny. But it could also go very very wrong.

    Participants please consider donating to either Phoenix Bikes or Gearin Up.

    I am Tim the Enchanter , I have spoken.

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    Hi. I have a question about the things in the CB. Do I own them and fill the bottle with the new stuff for the next player/finder or hide the CB in the same condition as I found it? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    (not waste time looking for it).

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    The journey is the destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post

    The Calvinball can be anything. ... At one point it took on the form of an impossible bike.

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    Unhappy Calinball????

    Why did you exclude MD from this game? FS is for the DMV, not just DC and NOVA.





    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    PLEASE READ

    After endless councils of the Wizards of Yore, and in consultation with Orcs on Bikes, we have brewed

    CALVINBALL 2021: The Rise of SkyHobbes!

    Calvinball is a hot-potato cycling game that celebrates creativity and stoopidity, like Burning Man or politicians. The rules are made up and the points don’t matter. There is no winning Calvinball. There is creativity and inclusion.

    The game shall be played on the FS FB page. There shall be a post on FS FB page foretelling the location of the Calvinball.

    Obey ye these rules but three (these be the only fixed rules to Calvinball).

    (1) Find the Calvinball while cycling. Post on THAT thread for THAT hide on the FS FB page ASAP that the ball has been found (so others waste not time gazing for it)

    (2) Hide the Calvinball while cycling within 36 hours ⏱️, an easy enough find that even a can find it

    (4, NO THREE!) Make a NEW post for the new hide on the FS FB page that includes a clear description of how the Calvinball can easily be found

    Points and new convoluted rules seem too flustergutted for 2020. We need a game that even the peasant Dennis could comprehend.

    Heed not my warning and be tossed to the Bunny! Calvinball is a competition of creativity, not number of finds. The winners are those who make us laugh If the game delights the elves, there shall be a final round of hides with fabulous prizes for the winners.

    Wait! You said there would be no winners!

    No I didnt.

    Yes. Yes you did. In the paragraph abaaarrrrrggghhhh

    Sorry. The typist has been sacked.


    Hog-balls will be cursed If you have lots of finds, please wait before going after a hide. Think about hiding the ball so that new players can join.

    Calvinball is a hot-potato game, not a hide-and-seek game. The goal is to keep the ball moving, not make it hard to find. Please state CLEARLY how to find the Calvinball.

    Hide the ball generally amongst the cycling trails around DCNOVA. Avoid federal land. Avoid anything that might scare people who dont know the game (dont hide the ball where it might be confused for a bomb - yeah… this happens all the time with geocaching).☠️

    Also - as funny as it is - please do not hide hard liquor in the Calvinball. It was funny. But it could also go very very wrong.

    Participants please consider donating to either Phoenix Bikes or Gearin Up.

    I am Tim the Enchanter , I have spoken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie E. View Post
    Why did you exclude MD from this game? FS is for the DMV, not just DC and NOVA.
    MD is not excluded, nor is DC. Tim the Enchanter lives on this side of the river so the first placements have been over here in VA. But anyone can come get them. And there’s nothing that says they won’t be carried over across the River. They regularly cross jurisdictional boundaries. It’s only limited by those who choose to participate.


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    Now that we are several weeks in, I do not find using Facebook to be better. For one, any posts re: Calvinballs are lost in the posts of other Freezing Saddles stuff. But worse is that hashtags don't even work for Calvinball, so you have to scroll through all the FB posts anyway.
    At least for me, if I use a hashtag like #CB1 it doesn't show me the most recent post, it shows me the ones FB thinks I want to see, and they are all scrambled chronologically. Here on the forum they are chronological. And CB can be kept on its own thread and not mixed in with everything else FS.
    My two cents.

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