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The Amazing Race! [Aug. 14th, 2007|06:53 pm]
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one_shot_games will soon be featuring The Amazing Race: Live Journal! The format will be slightly different from other games.

There will still be challenges that must be completed each step of the way, but each player's time will be recorded throughout the entire race. More important than winning each challenge is keeping your total game time to a minimum. More information on that will be revealed once the game starts.

In this game, you'll find roadblocks that will automatically add or deduct time from your total game time. You'll also find detours. Detours will let you choose your challenge. You'll be able to choose an easier challenge with a time penalty added to it, or you can choose a more difficult challenge that will come with a time deduction added to it.

To play this game, AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) will be a necessity. It's nearly impossible to win a game like this without AIM. Also, you'll find challenges where you'll need access to a digital camera.

This will (hopefully) be a fast paced game. With eleven players, I hope to see the game completed in no more than six weeks. That said, please do not apply if you are not willing to see it through to the end!

Interested? Just fill out the following application and email it to tarlj@yahoo.com!

Real Name:
Live Journal Name:
AIM Name:
Time Zone:

Have you ever competed in One Shot Games?

Have you ever competed in any other Live Journal reality game?

If you've competed in any other games, please list them, along with how well you finished:

Other than yourself, is there a certain Live Journal user that you would like to see compete in this game?

Is there a certain Live Journal user that you would hate to see compete in this game?

What hours of the day are you usually online?

How much time are you willing to spend each day playing this game in order to win?

List three words that best describe your best attributes:

List three words that best describe your worst attributes:

Do you own, or have unlimited access to, a digital camera?

Do you have an image editing program that you are comfortable using?

Your favorite color:

Your favorite number:

Your favorite food:

Your favorite movie:

Your favorite book:

Your favorite person:

Three odd facts about yourself:

Please solve the following puzzle. Remember, hints are EVERYWHERE!

The Puzzle

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[User Picture]From: narqo
2007-08-15 08:07 pm (UTC)
the amazing race without teams of two?
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From: tarlj
2007-08-15 08:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah. There are two reasons for that.

1) It's hard enough getting eleven players to join, much less 22 players to form eleven teams of two.

2) The game is a time based game. It may prove difficult for team members to be able to coincide their schedules to allow them to work as a team on certain challenges.

All ORGs have to make little changes here and there, I guess. This is one of the things that had to be changed for this one to work.

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[User Picture]From: risingtofall
2007-08-16 02:36 pm (UTC)
If we can't figure out that puzzle should we not bother trying to apply?
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From: tarlj
2007-08-16 03:47 pm (UTC)
That's up to you. It's puzzles like this (and similar puzzles) that will lead you to each new leg of the race. This one is intended to give you a taste of the game.
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[User Picture]From: ladyncoh
2007-08-23 07:04 pm (UTC)
Chaaaaa, that was fun!
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