Sunday, January 07, 2007

The Second Leg of the Race

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the second leg of the Amazing Mutant Race 3. The start of the race last week saw our eleven teams speeding through New York City and up the Empire State Building. Our contestants then made their way to the Mall of America where they used their creative skills to build either stuffed bears or Lego sculptures. Once their tasks were accomplished, they sped to the finish line at the Radisson Hotel in downtown St. Paul. Narrowly beating out their competitors, Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator and the Amazing Nightcrawler managed to finish first. The last team to arrive was SQT and Mystique, and as always, the last team to arrive was eliminated.

For winning the first leg of the race, Jon and Nightcrawler get to use a Yield on another team of their choice. They must simply place their picture on the provided board and then that team will then have to wait an additional hour before starting.

Now before we begin this leg, there are a few things I’d like to clear up. ‘No outside help’ in the race includes such things as not borrowing jets from anyone and not using satellites. And if you commandeer a taxi or a gondola, steal a Lexus or destroy the Mall of America with a giant Lego Batman, then you are responsible for any and all legal ramifications. Neither the producers of this show, most especially me, nor the CBS television network assume any responsibility for criminal actions of the racers or any personal or property damage incurred during the race.

Alright racers, we are ready to start the race. There is one little change from last week. Since the show is now being broadcast on CBS, each team will be assigned a camera man. Don’t leave him behind and for heavens sake, don’t let him get killed.

Each team will take the white SUV provided by the network and drive to the train station at 730 Transfer Rd in St Paul. You will then travel by train to Smallville, Kansas. Once you arrive, you must then make your way to Smallville High, the local High School. Here you will find your Roadblock for this leg of the race. A Roadblock is a task only one member of a team may perform.

Are You Thirsty? With the help of the local alumni coordinator, Lana Lang, one player from each team will set up and man a lemonade stand in front of the school. Once you have sold ten dollars worth of lemonade, Lana will give you the next clue.

From Smallville, you must make your way to the train station and then travel by rail to Springfield, Missouri. At the station you will find your Detour. A Detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons. Teams must successfully complete one of the tasks described on the clue in order to receive their next clue. In this Detour, the teams must choose between Good and Evil.

In Good, the teams will aid Duke, the leader of a GI Joe team stationed nearby, in launching a rescue mission. Evil Cobra forces are holding several top nuclear scientists prisoner in a Terrordrome just outside of town. Once the scientists are safely out of the Cobra base, Duke will give the team their next clue.

In Evil, the teams will work with Cobra Commander and his elite council in developing a fool proof plan to allow Cobra to finally conquer the world. Every member of the council – Cobra Commander, Baroness, Destro, Dr. Mindbender, Tomax and Xamot and Major Bludd – must vote unanimously in support of your plan. Once you have gotten agreement from the Council, Cobra Commander will give you your next clue.

Once the teams have completed their challenges in Springfield, they must make their way by SUV to the Pit Stop for this leg of race. The Pit Stop is in a nearby city at the Roy Rogers – Dale Evans museum.

Each team’s log entry must by posted by Friday, January 12, 11:59 PM. The post should take your team up to a hundred yards of the finish line. The last team to arrive will be eliminated. Good luck racers!


Blogger Gyrobo said...

I have a feeling that part about giant Lego Batmen is directed at me.

I must comply.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Henchy, for jacking a Lexus, you get the Yield. When will you learn that crime does not pay?

12:16 PM  
Blogger Professor Xavier said...

And justice has been served.

4:51 PM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One said...

Gyrobo, I am sure there were several people at the mall that made giant lego batmans that went crazy and destoryed much of Bloomington. Come on what are the odds it was your Giant Crazy Lego Batman?

Prof X: So what about using super teleport powers like Koma? Hmmmmm

5:03 PM  
Blogger Professor Xavier said...

Koma doesn't have any powers. Except perhaps for deranged evil genius. He has a satellite system that he uses for teleportation. Hence the 'no satellites' caveat in the rules.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Gyrobo said...

Now that I think about it, there were a few other giant Lego Batmen...

I knew I should've stuck to the giant Lego Van Halen.

12:49 AM  

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