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Re: [Official 2005 Game Design] OK, so YOU design the 2005 game...

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I read this somewhere on chiefdelphi along time ago (and I would give credit to whomever came up with this but alas, I cannot remember)

It was posted as a joke, "evidence" of next years game. The person had claimed to have found (at FIRST HQ) hundreds of the new game pieces; 2 liter soda bottles.
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Just imagine the caffeine high the FIRST people will be on after drinking all that soda to provide us with enough empty bottles for the game!!!
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Re: [Official 2005 Game Design] OK, so YOU design the 2005 game...

I hate to bring up an old thread but...

I have an idea for an interesting game piece. How about something hanging, like from a pendelum.

Here's my idea, a doughnut shaped gamepiece hanging on a hook which is attached to a long rope hanging from something high.

This gamepiece would be very hard (but not impossible) to grab and would require innovative manipulator design.

The rope when pulled, could activate say, a ball drop, or autanamous mode for the other team.

Run with it

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Re: [Official 2005 Game Design] OK, so YOU design the 2005 game...

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Re: [Official 2005 Game Design] OK, so YOU design the 2005 game...

Alright, so I was talking with someone (Gary, perhaps?) at Robot Rodeo about how utterly evil it would be to switch the balls in this year's game to ping-pong balls, or ball pit balls, or just something that's freaking small. (On the flip side, you should've seen the balls as of Friday night. Horribly overinflated...some were watermelons. But I digress.)

But back to the subject at hand...FIRST hasn't tried a game where scoring was real-time (as in not when the field was at rest) since 1995. As far as I can tell, FIRST was a different thing back in the day. However, having been all intimate with a field now, I'm more than certain the method could make a proper revival.

So, what's the big idea?

Consider a field covered liberally in ping-pong balls. Or ball pit balls. Or anything annoyingly small like that. Teams get two minutes to herd up said ping-pong balls, and feed them through a sort of hopper system, which counts and scores them. (For a human player element, have the scored balls feed back into the player stations. They then have to return them to the field as fast as possible, so their robot could re-scoop and re-score them. Just don't let them drop it into the hopper/robot.)

One point per ball, with a bonus for a hopper-blocking item being on top at the end.

Pros: Action until the very end. Since there's a theoretically endless supply of balls, you want to keep going until the very end of the match.

Cons: Another complicated field (ask anyone who set up at the Rodeo), field reset will hate it, real-time scorekeepers will be obsolete.

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Re: [Official 2005 Game Design] OK, so YOU design the 2005 game...

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Consider a field covered liberally in ping-pong balls.
I can see the headlines now: Entire Northeast US completely sold out of ping pong balls!
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Re: [Official 2005 Game Design] OK, so YOU design the 2005 game...

So I haven't thought out all of the rules and regulations and whatnot, but my idea is to get rid of boxes and balls all together, and do something with flags. There would be:

-2 machines per side
-Each flag worth a certain amount of points
-Certain number of points for machine locations at the end of each match

I haven't thought out the rest of it yet but I did create a pretty little picture for those of you who have no idea what I was just describing!
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Re: [Official 2005 Game Design] OK, so YOU design the 2005 game...

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I can see the headlines now: Entire Northeast US completely sold out of ping pong balls!
In other news, US faces a shortage of ingredients for ping pong balls. Usage of other spherical objects eminent.
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Re: [Official 2005 Game Design] OK, so YOU design the 2005 game...

A good game of capture the flag (or flags) is always fun!
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