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The Shire Riddle Run!

posted Apr 9, 2012, 10:31 AM by Bovso Oakengates   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 10:31 AM ]

by Carme Stouttook 

Date:             April 23rd, 2012 
Time:            19:30 British Time 
Location:       The Mathom House, MD 

  • Do you like competitions and winning stuff?
  • Do you think you know the Shire and all its spots well?
  • Do you think you are good at riddling?
  • Can you run?
If you answered "Yes" to at least one of these questions, then you are heartily
invited to join the Shire Riddle Run event on Monday, April 23!

Event details:
This is a treasure-hunt type of game. Teams will gather at the Mathom House in Michel Delving for the start signal.

Hobbits can start alone or in teams, but teams of 3-4 are recommended (the riddles are easier to crack in a team!)
Each team will be given the same riddles to solve, all of which point to spots in the Shire.
The teams then run to these spots, where a Hobbit volunteer will give them an item to collect. The spots do NOT need to be taken in order.
After the team has found all spots, it then needs to find the last spot, where the finish line will be.
The first 3 teams to find all spots (or the team with the most items when the time runs out) win prizes!
OOC details:
Hobbits are preferred but all other shapes and sizes are welcome too - just prepare to be out-smarted by the locals!

The starting signal will be given about half an hour after start of the event to allow the teams to gather/announce themselves (we are keeping a list!) and the rules and riddles to be announced. Start of the race itself will be about 20:00BST/21CEST.
The run itself will last for one hour, after which the end point of the race will be announced in /Regional to call in all the teams. If no team has found all spots until then, the teams with the most mathoms win.

Mounts/pony travel, run speed buffs, talk between teams and any other methods of cheating are ALLOWED! As is giving out false hints - so watch out you Hobbits :)
Bovso Oakengates,
Apr 9, 2012, 10:31 AM