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Mission Possible C

Post by windu34 » June 30th, 2018, 10:10 am

Mission Possible C: Participants design, build, test and document a Rube Goldberg-like device that completes a required action through an optional series of specific actions.

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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by LostInTheSauce » September 7th, 2018, 8:11 am

Is electricity allowed for nonscorable actions? The rules state that you're only allowed to use electricity for certain scorable actions, but doesn't mention anything about nonscorable actions.

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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by nicholasmaurer » September 7th, 2018, 8:29 am

LostInTheSauce wrote:Is electricity allowed for nonscorable actions? The rules state that you're only allowed to use electricity for certain scorable actions, but doesn't mention anything about nonscorable actions.
No. The rules say electricity is not allowed EXCEPT for specific scorable actions. Since non-scorable actions are not listed as exceptions, use of electricity is not permitted.
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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by LostInTheSauce » September 7th, 2018, 8:37 am

nicholasmaurer wrote:
LostInTheSauce wrote:Is electricity allowed for nonscorable actions? The rules state that you're only allowed to use electricity for certain scorable actions, but doesn't mention anything about nonscorable actions.
No. The rules say electricity is not allowed EXCEPT for specific scorable actions. Since non-scorable actions are not listed as exceptions, use of electricity is not permitted.
Would that mean that all the electricity steps would essentially have to all be in succession? If you can't use electricity to initiate a non-scorable action, then the only way you can move from one electrical step to the next would be though the 4 steps. IMO, that would make the event a lot less interesting...

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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by LostInTheSauce » September 7th, 2018, 8:41 am

LostInTheSauce wrote:
nicholasmaurer wrote:
LostInTheSauce wrote:Is electricity allowed for nonscorable actions? The rules state that you're only allowed to use electricity for certain scorable actions, but doesn't mention anything about nonscorable actions.
No. The rules say electricity is not allowed EXCEPT for specific scorable actions. Since non-scorable actions are not listed as exceptions, use of electricity is not permitted.
Would that mean that all the electricity steps would essentially have to all be in succession? If you can't use electricity to initiate a non-scorable action, then the only way you can move from one electrical step to the next would be though the 4 steps. IMO, that would make the event a lot less interesting...
Unless scorable actions can initiate electrical actions. But if a scorable action initiates an electrical action, would that still count as using electricity within a scorable action? (like using something to connect a circuit or hit a switch)

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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by nicholasmaurer » September 7th, 2018, 8:44 am

LostInTheSauce wrote:
LostInTheSauce wrote:
nicholasmaurer wrote:
No. The rules say electricity is not allowed EXCEPT for specific scorable actions. Since non-scorable actions are not listed as exceptions, use of electricity is not permitted.
Would that mean that all the electricity steps would essentially have to all be in succession? If you can't use electricity to initiate a non-scorable action, then the only way you can move from one electrical step to the next would be though the 4 steps. IMO, that would make the event a lot less interesting...
Unless scorable actions can initiate electrical actions. But if a scorable action initiates an electrical action, would that still count as using electricity within a scorable action? (like using something to connect a circuit or hit a switch)
As you can see in the descriptions of the scorable actions, including those that allow for electricity, "initiating the next action" is part of the current action. Therefore, for the actions where electricity is permitted, you can use that electricity to trigger the next step. However, once you being the next action, electricity can no longer play a role. You should be careful to delineate this on your ASL.
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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by Wabbit » September 7th, 2018, 1:16 pm

On question 3b, how is transparent defined? Could peg board be considered transparent enough? What about peg board with a number of larger holes drilled in it to allow for looking in?

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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by terence.tan » September 7th, 2018, 3:10 pm

Wabbit wrote:On question 3b, how is transparent defined? Could peg board be considered transparent enough? What about peg board with a number of larger holes drilled in it to allow for looking in?
peg board is not transparent
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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by windu34 » September 7th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Wabbit wrote:On question 3b, how is transparent defined? Could peg board be considered transparent enough? What about peg board with a number of larger holes drilled in it to allow for looking in?
Transparent is either glass or acrylic or a similar material. A peg board with holes drilled is still opaque
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Re: Mission Possible C

Post by Wabbit » September 7th, 2018, 6:15 pm

windu34 wrote:
Wabbit wrote:On question 3b, how is transparent defined? Could peg board be considered transparent enough? What about peg board with a number of larger holes drilled in it to allow for looking in?
Transparent is either glass or acrylic or a similar material. A peg board with holes drilled is still opaque
Mkay, that's what I assumed. Thanks.

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