The Grimch: Marathon

grimch, christmas, fun, competition, science

The holiday festivities were coming to an end,
As the final event came round the bend.
They’d all wake bright and early, just a little past dawn,
Then log onto the site for the marathon.

It was the Grimch’s last chance to fill them with grief,
As he scrambled the code and made other mischief.
Then he waited and wondered if without all their powers,
They’d be able to finish in just 24 hours!

The marathon begins at 8:00 AM EST on 12/19. Usual marathon bonuses and cell renaming thresholds apply.

Swag (generously sponsored by @susi): 1 shirt, 1 mug, 1 poster, and 3 sticker sheets will be raffled among the top 25% of participating players!

If the first cell finishes before the 24-hour mark, a second marathon cell will be launched to see if it can finish by that mark as well. Should the second cell indeed finish on time, it will earn the second-place name vote.

Special Guidelines for Scythes

Bonus: Normal SC bonuses are doubled!

Naming: Admins will be counting every 3 SC votes as 1 cube added to your cube count for naming eligibility. So, for instance, you can trace 100 cubes, SC 300 cubes, and still earn nominating rights, or achieve the same result by tracing 150 cubes and SCing 150.

Artwork by Daniela Gamba