|By SSGT. Louis Lamp
IRC Golf - Towel Day Benefit
Begins: March 11, 2011
Gathering Time Ends: May 11, 2011
Final Delivery: May 25th, 2011
Paradice Games and USS Aurora 2011 Towel Day Benefit:
Donations of gently used and clean towels will substitute the
purchase of bonus games for the entire Paradice IRC Golf
League. Towels donated will be given to a local no-kill animal
shelter, delivered only by those who Know Where Their Towel Is.
towels will be donated to one No-kill shelter in or near Everett, WA
and another in or near Portland, OR.
The event begins March 11th,
2011; the anniversary of Douglas Adams' birth.
The towel-gathering ends May 11th, 2011; the anniversary of
Douglas Adams' death.
The final delivery of towels (by those in bathrobes and pajamas)
will take place on Towel Day; May 25th, 2011.
information on IRC Golf.
The crew of the “USS Aurora” will be assisting with the
Everett, WA mail-in or dropoff.
Addresses to ship towels to (from March 11th - May 11th):
14845 SW Murray Scholls Dr
Beaverton, OR 97007
USS Aurora NCC 72707
c/o Brian Pickett
P.O. Box 5578
If you would like to arrange for a drop-off of towels in the
Everett, WA area, please email Captain
If you are inspired to join either side of this joint effort, the
USS Aurora is a part of Star Fleet International (SFI), and the IRC
Golf League is a part of Paradice Games that interacts on their
new(ish) forums and in IRC.
USS Aurora: www.ussaurora.org
Paradice Games’ Forums www.paradicegames.net
IRC Golf - Red Shirts vs Death:
SFI & MFI (of the Aurora crew(s)) game for sponsorship. The
Aurora is credited for playing this game, and would like your
support in joining them in either or both organizations.
This game begins March 5th, 2011 and ends on March 31st, 2011. Every
point earned is $0.10 towards the USS Aurora from its sponsor (up to
$1,000). Each golfer in the league is allowed to choose “Red
Shirts” or “Death” as their team. There is no limit to the
number of team members of either team. Nobody is required to join a
team. Team members need not be members of either SFI
or MFI, though they are welcome
to join. Once a player has chosen a team, their team will not be
changed until after the current game of “Red Shirts vs Death” is
done. This game does not affect how IRC Golf, itself is played. Team
members will be known by their names appearing in a red or a blue
color on the IRC Golf Leaderboard.
Scoring in Red Shirts vs Death:
Team members will be scored based on how highly placed they are in
the league. At time of writing, the league consists of 19
players. So, we’re rounding up, using a 20-player league in
examples. The higher each team member places as of the end of March,
2011, the higher their score. In a league of 20 players, for
instance, 1st place would be worth 20 points, 2nd place worth 19
points and and so forth. The point totals for each team get
added up at the conclusion of the game. With 19 players, the
total available points is 190. With 20 players, that total becomes
210. The bigger the league, the larger the pool of points.
IRC Golf Stuff:
+ League Rules
A note about the forums: in IRC Golf, it is possible to play
solitaire, as explained in the rules. However, to get those
games to count, you need to be able to private message a member of
the forums, and to do that, you need to earn your “Real People
Award” (RPA). To do this, you need to write five posts that
get approved by the moderation team that show that you are a real
person. This change happens automatically after five approved
posts. Registration on these forums is not mandatory to play,
Any future iteration of “Red Shirts vs Death” will consist of
the change in score; new scores minus what the score was at the
start of the game. The USS Aurora Crew and Paradice Games look
forward to seeing you play with us!
For a reminder of how IRC Golf works, see our
ship article at the 577th
MSG's Page from June/July 2010.
If you have a registered IRC client, any of:
irc://spizaetus.feathers.net:6601/#Golf (for TLS encryption)
If you don't, set your IRC client (which may be the website,
mibbit.com) to connect to either server (irc.paradice.net or
spizaetus.feathers.net) to port 6667 (or 6601 for feathers if you
set up for TLS) and then /join #Golf
If the instructions instructed you to join a different channel
(prefixed with the #), replace all #Golf references above with that.
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