Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Plums Are Lost In The Past - Rules For Playing The Game

"The Plums Are Lost In the Past"

Rules for Playing the Game

1. Identify the location of the latitude and longitude supplied for each clue.

To do this you can use items such as your GPS, Google Earth, even Local Knowledge.

2. Identify the item in the picture as best you can. The Photo you need to identify will have"CLUE" written on it. It will be as close as possible to the latitude and longitude given.

3. Once you are satisfied that you can identify the photo, email it in.

4. If you are playing in real time and not just cyber space there will also be a checker left in a cache for you to find. It will always be on public property and fairly obviously located. You must email the description of the cache container and the description of the checker when you send in your answer to the photo identification. The Checkers will be located near the GPS coordinates.

5. There will be 30 "clues". One posted each day. You need to identify as many as you can to win. It is quite possible that you will not identify all of them, hence the scoring method shown below.

Point Scoring

1. You get a point for identifying the photo correctly.

2. You get a point for finding a checker.

3. You get 2 points for finding the one “wild card” cache. If you find it email that description in with your photo answer also.

4. In a case of a tie, the person who got the answer in the earliest, by time stamp on the email, will be judged the winner.

This game will be played over 5,000 to 6,000 miles. There is a fair chance that some photos will be more obvious to certain locals than others. One checker will be placed at each clue point. This means that everyone has an equal chance to win. The Game will be played from March 31, to May 2, 2010. All answers must be entered between these dates. You have to be 18 years, and older and a resident of the United States.

Sample of how the game is played HERE.

Time, time, time, see what's become of me
While I looked around
For my possibilities
I was so hard to please
But look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

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