Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt - Nov 29, 2008
We scheduled this event after thanksgiving
in the hope that more people would attend and not have family conflicts. This
appears to have been a successful strategy, because we had a good turnout! The
event was scheduled to run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, but due to time overrun in the
pie throwing and turkey carving contests, the end time was pushed out to 8:00 pm.
There were several parts to this event, some of them running simultaneously.
The turkey hunt itself occurred in the background to give players something to
do while waiting for their turn at the contests. For the turkey hunt, everyone
who bagged a turkey got a custom deed indicating that they participated.
For the pie throwing contest, contestants were given a bag of pies to throw at
an animated dummy. The player who hit the dummy the hardest with the pies was
declared the winner and got a custom deed marking them as a master pie thrower.
The player who missed the most was awarded the 'broad side of a barn' deed.
For the turkey carving contest, both skill and endurance were judged. The most
skillful player carved the largest pieces of meat with the least waste; the player
with the most endurance managed to get the most meat off the turkey in their
alotted time. Consolation deeds were also given for the least expert carvers,
who were apparently surprised that battle axes do not good turkey carvers make.
Final Prizewinners - Pie Throwing!
The clear winner of this contest was Smith, with an impressive pie throwing
score of 1648. Second place is Isa, followed by a third place tie at 1275
for both Watery and Sythor:
- smith - 1648
- isa - 1453
- watery - 1275
- sythor - 1275
- goldrunner - 1203
- ipwnmore - 1200
- meyaa - 1178
- jackstraw - 1132
- ray - 1063
- xorg - 940
- page - 921
- enoch - 691
- karah - 626
- spigot - 495
- sandman - 416
- drg - 410
- fetus - 381
- moose - 345
- fix - 332
- snowpup - 325
- gfaja - 299
- lilmike - 240
Lilmike is awarded the "Broad Side of The Barn" prize for his good humor about
coming in at last place.
Final Prizewinners - Turkey Carving!
For the Turkey Carving contest, there were two winners. The winner for the
largest single slab of meat is Page, with a whopping 142 pound chunk of meat.
Smith took a second close place at 141 pounds, with Ray in third at 138
pounds. The "shouldn't be allowed to use a knife" prize goes to Firemonk:
- page - 142
- smith - 141
- ray - 138
- sandman - 132
- killo - 127
- moose - 126
- jen - 125
- lilmike - 124
- meyaa - 110
- dou - 90
- ipwnmore - 87
- golden - 86
- fix - 68
- xorg - 62
- fetus - 28
- firemonk - 27
The winner for the most meat carved goes to Sandman, with a whopping 5472
pounds of meat carved before his time was up. Second place goes to Meyaa,
followed closely by Smith. The "this is harder than it looks" award goes
- sandman - 5472
- meyaa - 3497
- smith - 3371
- page - 3369
- ray - 3275
- golden - 2383
- jen - 2282
- moose - 2147
- ipwnmore - 2074
- killo - 1938
- xorg - 1447
- lilmike - 1422
- dou - 1169
- fix - 1030
- firemonk - 381
- fetus - 133
Turkey Hunt - Successful Hunters
Here is a list of successful turkey hunters. The list is in alphabetical
order, and all successful hunters got the same deed as a prize.