Midnight Madness in the Colosseum
The big news this year is the return of a fourth heat to the
Colosseum - sorta. The new entry is a Midnight Madness special
Demolition Derby with up to 50 charioteers having at it on a
single, gigantic board. Not recommended for the squeamish. Enter
light chariots at your own risk. This is a target rich environment
and mayhem will be the order of the day, er night. 50 may enter
but only one will leave with a ticket to the Final.
Lash your way to victory in classic Ben Hur style or body
surf across the finish line. Works either way. Take your choice.
This is horse racing with an attitude from the days when men
were men and horses were dogfood candidates. Let your opponent
kiss the wall, lash his horses and introduce him to your sharp
stainless steel hubcabs.
The other three Heats and the Final will be run using traditional
Circus Maximus rules. There will be 15mm miniature horses
and chariots for up to seven large tracks. The Heats will consist
of up to seven races each, with nine drivers per table and only
the winners advancing. Should more players attend any Heat than
can be accomodated on seven boards, preference will be given
to those who have not yet played in a Heat.
A copy of the most commonly asked questions and rulings is
available to anyone who writes to the GM in advance. The rulings
will also be available at every heat to any participant.
For more details on the game Circus Maximus we suggest
you visit: http://pbem.brainiac.com/circmax/
Bill Beckman will also GM a Juniors version of the game Saturday
afternoon at 3 PM in Heritage for those 12 and under.