Challenge #6
"Luck of the Draw"

In Challenge #6, each contestant is faced with a challenge of varying degrees. The type of challenge depends upon the luck of the draw, and the toughness of the challenge depends upon the roll of the dice.

Click here to see the Mac Guild "Player of the Round"

The Rules:
The drawing of cards and rolling of dice for this challenge is controlled by the Luck of the Draw application.

Each contestant must run the application, enter their MacMole credentials, and then proceed to draw a card. Once a card has been drawn, two more items will show up on the subject list: Your Card, and Assigned Challenges. Under Assigned Challenges, the status of all the other players will be displayed. NOTE: Once your card has been drawn, that is your card. The card data is updated to the server, so there is no undo function.

The next step is to roll the dice. The player can take as many practice rolls as he/she likes, but as soon as the Final Roll button is pressed, the resulting dice roll is final (again, the server is updated and there is no undo). After the final roll, both the Your Card and Assigned Challenges windows are updated with the specific challenge assigned to that player. Other players will immediately be able to see the player's challenge as well.

The Luck of the Draw challenge begins on Monday, 3/11. Players have until Tuesday midnight to determine their specific challenge using the application, and then two weeks from then to complete the challenge. Each task will be judged accordingly, with the award for completion ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 towards the prize chest. If the task is not completed, the player earns $0 for the prize chest.

The Challenges:

Card 1
Task A: Perform a review of the freeware title "Wings 2.0.2".
Task B: Perform a review of the commercial title "Anubis Casino."

Card 2
Task A: Perform a review of the freeware title "The Planets v2.0."
Task B: Perform a review of the commercial title "Thursby DAVE."

Card 3
Task A: Name 10 reasons you prefer the Mac to Windows and post it to the Mac Guild list (without any reference to the MacMole contest, you must invent a motivation for the post).
Task B: Same as Task A, with the addition that you must encourage at least 4 Mac Guild members to respond with their top 10.

Card 4
Task A: Obtain a review copy of a commercial game title (from a list of titles provided to you).
Task B: Same as Task A, with the addition that you must perform the review.

Card 5
Task A: Using make-up, wig, hair dye, and/or any other add-ons, make your face look like the stereotypical version of the opposite gender, take a close-up picture of your face, and email the picture to me.
Task B: The same as Task A, except you must also dress up as the opposite sex, and take a full body picture and email to me.

Guests:
An account has been created for all Mac Guild members to logon and status the challenge. Here's how to status this challenge:


The Results

Bob came up with card 1 and rolled low dice, resulting with Task A, "Perform a review of the freeware title Wings 2.0.2".

Moe came up with card 5 and rolled high dice, resulting with Task B, "Using make-up, wig, etc, dress up like the opposite gender and send in a picture".

Jim came up with card 4 and rolled low dice, resulting with Task A, "Obtain a review copy of a commercial game title".

Tom came up with card 2 and rolled high dice, resulting with Task B, "Perform a review of the commercial title Thursby DAVE".

The contestants were allowed to make one exchange, and Bob and Tom decided to exchange their tasks.

AWARDS

Bob did not complete his task. -0- points.

Moe completed her task, and this is a
must see! 25,000 points.

Jim completed his task by obtaining a review copy of The Castle, by Blue Line Studios. 25,000 points.

Tom did not complete his task. -0- points.

Total score for this rount: 50,000 points