Welcome to 'The Amazing Race- GD Style'.
Rules will be altered slightly for the interest of our game.
First of all the object of the game is to outplay each other, not the rules themself. I will try to quickly clear up any questions, but I am hoping that you all understand that I intend to follow the spirit of what these rules clearly should mean, and not end up in an argument of semantics. Once again, you are playing each other, not me.
The Amazing Race is an exciting race around the sports world. The race typically begins with 11 teams. But there may be more or less teams depending on how much interest this gets. Each team is made up of two coaches. The teams follow clues on TV, which lead them to destinations all over the world. Clues are too easy to google, so we won't be doing that. That destination would be the PIT STOP. The PIT STOP is what I will call all challenges.
For each PIT STOP, one member of the team will send their picks to me. After I have received these picks, there will be no changing them. I will then post everyone's picks in the forum to see.
The first team(Team that finishes with the highest score) to the PIT STOP at the end of each leg wins a prize. The prize is that they will get to U TURN a team of their choosing for the next leg of the race. The team that receives the U TURN will receive a disadvantage for the next leg of the race. Unlike the tv show, if you continue to win, you can U TURN teams all day long. On some legs, I may even choose to have 2 U TURNS. In that case, the top two teams will get to U turn other teams.
The last team to the PIT STOP is most often sent home. There is, however, two or three legs per season that are non-elimination legs. The teams do not know ahead of time which legs will be non-elimination. But I will. The last team to arrive(Lowest score) to the non-elimination PITSTOP will start the next leg with a disadvantage. In addition to the score we will continue to build off of in the next leg.
At the end of each PIT STOP(Challenge), the winning team will post in the forum who they choose to U TURN for the next round. After this is announced, I will tell the last team that arrives(Lowest score) at the PIT STOP if they have been eliminated or not.
Some Challenges, called DETOURS will force teams to pick between two challenges,( Example: One might be baseball, the other golf. But they will all be on the same point system)
.Some legs will also include one FAST FORWARD task. The first team to complete the FAST FORWARD task can go directly to the PIT STOP. (Will get to skip the next challenge) . Teams are only allowed one FAST FORWARD for the season. This task will be a do or die challenge. If you fail to meet the challenge or do not come in first on this challenge. You will receive a HUGE disadvantage for the next PIT STOP. You will not know how many teams decide to participate in this, until I post it in the forum.
The finale consists of the last three teams, racing to find the finish line. The first team to cross the finish wins one-million invisible dollars!
EDIT 4/12/12 12:25 PST: Any team that fails to turn in picks will automatically be disqualified from the competition.