Leaderboard: John: 32 points CGM: 30 points BigAl: 14 points Ian: 10 points DiogoJ42: 10 points Alastair: 10 points Rupert: 9 points Sammy: 6 points Ellie: 5 points Rob: 5 points Jared: 5 points Olii: 3 points Quetzal: 2 points [hr] I've always been a fan of this game (even if I was rarely quick enough to win), but the last topic died once closed season ended. Rather than bump that thread, I propose a slightly modified version, to make it harder, and more geeky. Rules: * No UK coasters allowed, they are too obvious. Hopfully this will put an end to the constant "is it Rita?" replies. If you don't know what a Towers coaster's layout looks like by heart... this game is not for you. * Unique layouts only. No clones or "off the shelf" models. * No drawing from memory. Drawings should be traced from / based on ariel photos or actual blueprints. They don't have to be perfect, but the proportions should be as accurate as reasonably possible with MS Paint. (other graphics software is available). A scribble of what you think a ride does is not good enough. * Do not mark the station as has been done in previous games. It makes it much more challenging. * (Optional) For added difficulty, you may, if you want to, rotate your layout (so up is not necessarily north). This is not compulsary, but it will help make it harder to guess if you think it might be an easy one. If you do rotate it, do not tell people about it. DO NOT flip, or mirror the image. * Clues: If no one can guess your coaster, you may give clues, but try to start with something vague. If we still need more clues, you may get progressivly more obvious, up to a maximum of four clues (see below for scoring). Scoring Once people have started earning points, I will edit this post to have a leaderboard. * If you guess a coaster correctly with no clues, you score 5 points. * If you guess correctly after clues have been given, you score one less point for each clue. (One clue = 4 points, two clues = 3 points, three clues = 2 points, four clues = 1 point.) * If after four clues have been given, no one can guess the coaster, then the player who posted the layout has won. This player scores 5 points. If this happens, I will post a new layout for the next round. Winning The contest will close on the first day of Alton Towers' 2014 season (22nd of March). The member with the most points on that date wins. (Terms and conditions apply. Prize may or may not include an actual prize. Your arse may be at risk if you do not keep up repayments. One rear entry per team member. Your right to request lube is forfit. By taking part in this game you consent to buying the organiser a drink at the time of his choosing. Your image may be used in voodoo magic. The organiser's decision on who is hottest is final. Winning may not be possible due to wild bison. This does affect your basic human rights.) [hr] Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, Let's get things rolling with what should be a nice easy one: Let the closed season geekery begin!