As Friday Grumpy Hours come to a close suddenly the sky begins to darken. The dark clouds cover the sun and winds whip against the trees. A swirling cloud of dust begins to form just inches from your room.
Is that… a tornado? you think. It can’t be, there aren’t any tornadoes around these parts.
But before you can give it any more thought the dust cloud thickens and surrounds you. It folds you into its swirling funnel and you are sucked right out of your comfy computer room and into the eye of the storm!
As you swirl around and around some strange sights come into your field of view. It’s hard to make them out as you spin at such a high velocity, but you have a feeling that they will play an important part in your upcoming journey.
**All times in ET – Eastern Time US
**Special edition “Wizard of Neuropia” totes, t-shirts and mugs will be available during this competition in addition to all swag available in our last competition.
As the twister spins you around you see…
Fri, May 22, 2pm – 4pm ET AND Fri, May 22, 10pm – 12am ET. (Play at least one to have your score count. Top score taken if you play both).
A strange land full of color and wonder where the local inhabitants welcome you with open arms and invite you to join in their festivities. You imagine there will be an important accuracy component to these Happy Hours.
Most accurate: tote
Top 5 most accurate: posters
Regular Happy Hour bonuses + these accuracy bonuses:
1st Place Accuracy – 10,000 points
2nd Place Accuracy – 8,000 points
3rd Place Accuracy – 6,000 points
Achieve 95% Accuracy – 5,000 points
Achieve 90% Accuracy – 3,000 points
Achieve 80% Accuracy – 2,000 points
1,000 points for anyone under 80% who still plays at least 20 cubes in either slot.
(These bonus thresholds are non-cumulative, i.e. they will not combine. If you earn 3rd place, for instance, and presumably got over 95% accuracy, you still earn a 6,000 point bonus, not 11,000.)
Haunted Forest Cubes
Sat, May 23, 12:01am ET – Thu, May 28, 12:01am ET
A sinister forest full of gnarled and twisted trees. You dream you must pass through 12 cubes to make your way through the Evil Haunted Forest.
Most Accurate: tote
Top 5 Most accurate: mug
Raffle: 10 mugs
1st Place Accuracy – 8,000 points
2nd Place Accuracy – 5,000 points
3rd Place Accuracy – 3,000 points
1,000 points for anyone under 80% accuracy who still plays all 12 cubes.
(These bonus thresholds are non-cumulative, i.e. they will not combine. If you earn 3rd place, for instance, and presumably got over 80% accuracy, you still earn a 3,000 point bonus, not 4,000.)
*There will be 2 sets of Haunted Forest Cubes. Play at least one to have your score count. Top score taken if you play both.
Sun, May 24, 11am ET – Tues, May 26, 11am ET
POWER HOUR Tue, May 26, 11 am – 12 pm
A friendly straw man. He has a lot of questions and he’s hoping you have answers.
During trivia there will be 1 question per hour, and 1 question every 2 minutes for the power hour.
Top score: tote
Top 3 most accurate: signed copy of “Connectome”
For every question –
1st to answer – 300 points
2nd to answer – 200 points
3rd to answer – 100 points
Lions vs Tigers vs Bears: Oh My!
Tue, May 26, 11am ET – Wed, May 27, 11am ET
Paws, claws and flying fur! A Haunted Forest houses many ferocious beasts.
High Scorer overall: tote
High scorer on each team: poster + sticker
Each member of the winning team who earns at least 5,000 points: Sticker
Earn 5,000 points – 3000 bonus
Earn 15,000 points – 6,000 bonus
Earn 25,000 points – 12,000 bonus
Every additional 25,000 points – 6,000 bonus
Winning team – 12,000 bonus
Team winner – 3000 bonus
#1 overall score – 12,000 bonus
#2 overall score – 6,000 bonus
#3 overall score – 3000 bonus
Emerald City Marathon
Wed, May 27, 11am ET – Thu, May 28, 11am ET
Visions of green. A great and powerful wizard. Can you find the Wizard of Neuropia before it’s too late?
Top 8 high score: tote
Top 15: Shirt
At least 20 cubes complete in the marathon: Sticker
Complete 20 Cubes – 2,000 point bonus
Complete 50 cubes – 5,000 point bonus
Complete 150 cubes – 20,000 point bonus
Complete 300 cubes – 40,000 point bonus
For every 150 cubes above 300 cubes – 2,500 points
If the cell is completed within 24 hrs, those mappers who:
- Complete at least 50 cubes will win rights to vote on a new name for the cell.
- Complete at least 150 cubes will win rights to nominate a new name for the cell.
Fri, May 29, 4pm ET – 5pm ET
See who receives a medal of valor from the Wizard of Neuropia!