I enjoyed the auction, Survivors. I know some of you did too, though others didn’t really care for it. Now that spending fake money is out of the way, it’s time for a nice, simple challenge. Just one submission required for this one (though it will have multiple parts to it). Nice. Your goal will be to gather the most points. Simple. At the end of the challenge, the 4 people with the most points will win immunity. Nice and simple.

First off, take a look at the board you’ll be working on: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Avc3mJF2XZwMdHRKb1NSOWdZUm16dzFBWURhUms4VlE&usp=sharing

Placing Lines

In order to grab points you will be identifying two (2) starting spaces. Your first line will move from its starting space horizontally, to the right, collecting the points in each box until it is stopped. You do not have to start on the left side of the board. You can start in any space you want to.

A horizontal line is stopped when one of 3 things happens:
1) It reaches the end of the row.
2) It runs into another player’s horizontal starting space (this is an example of why you might chose not to start all the way to the left…).
3) It runs into a horizontal block placed by another player (more on this below).

Your second line will operate just like your first line, except that it will move vertically, downward, and will collect only the boxes that have not yet been collected by horizontal collecting lines. It is not stopped by an empty box, it just doesn’t get points for going through it.

A vertical line is stopped when one of 3 things happens:
1) It reaches the bottom of the column.
2) It runs into another player’s vertical starting space (this is an example of why you might chose not to start all the way at the top).
3) It runs into a vertical block placed by another player.

If 2 players (or more) start their lines in the exact same place they will be deemed to have immediately run into each other, and their starting block will still have the points in it.

Placing Blocks

Each player gets 2 blocks – one vertical, one horizontal. When you e-mail me, indicate the spaces you want them to go between.

On the sample (tab 2 of the board spreadsheet), I think I’ve demonstrated most of these things. You can see where Blue placed blocks, as they’re noted by the big bold blue number in those boxes, and the border between spaces, and the same with Red. On the downwards, the Blue line doesn’t get a point for the box already taken by Red’s horizontal line, and the Blue vertical line ends where Red’s line starts.

Make sense? Good. Let me know if there are questions.

Oh Yeah
One more additional thing. 2 players won advantages in this challenge in the auction.

Inspector Gidget will be given an extra line. It can be either horizontal or vertical. Gidget, please indicate this in your submission to me.

Mathasaurus! will be given an extra block. It can also be either horizontal or vertical. Math, please indicate this in your submission to me.

Submissions

Submissions are due, via e-mail to me, by 9 p.m. on Tuesday. I’ll get results up as quickly as I can, but it might take a while. When you submit, you must send your starting horizontal spot, your starting vertical spot, your horizontal block and your vertical block. All submissions are final when made, and cannot be changed. See? Nice and simple.

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