So not quite pulling names out of a hat, but sufficiently random and i would think fair.
The winner is: Jim McKay !!!
As soon as I know what weight he wants I'll be sending them off to him!
Hind sight being 20/20 I am actually quite glad I did this contest. Not so much because zillions of people entered, but because it did bring my wife's music to people who might not ahve heard it otherwise (and you really need to try it for darts!) and well it makes me feel pretty cool to send out a set of darts to a perfect stranger. In fact that makes me think I want to start up a new contest, but well more on that in a little bit.
Set Phasers on Ton!
That being said, when you are out shooting darts more for fun than not it can be good to mix it up a little and throw in some games, espescially if they combine fun, competition and maybe a little bit of pracctice.
The other night the wife and i were on a good seven hour stretch of darts and needed something a bit different. That's when we cam up with Star Trek themed, Star Fleet battle Darts!
The Object: Destroy the enemy vessel!
How to play: Each player picks a colour from the outer double ring of the board (usually green or red) and those are their segments of the board. The player must then shoot at and destroy each of the enemy (other coloured) segments by firing their disruptors or photon torpeedos (aka darts) into them. Simple enough, except that you need to get past the shields first! That means you need to get two darts into the enemy wedge to take it!
The game is over when one player has destroyed all the enemy player's wedges and has thrown a bull. (inner or outer is fine)
The third dart: This of course makes one wonder what can you do if you have taken out a segment and have a dart in hand, or have missed twice and have no chance of doing anything.
In the first instance where you have sucsessfully taken a wedge you may take a free throw at the bullseye. if you hit you can increase the number of bullseyes your enemy must hit to finish the game by +1.
If you have thrown twice and not hit anything you can still take out a wedge by hitting the double of a enemy wedge.
Hitting your own wedges: if you are so unfortunate as to hit your own wedge it means you are having a Warp Core malfunction and must divert power from your shields! This means that on their next turn your enemy will only need to hit that wedge once to take it out. (This applies for one turn only).
So there you go! Not a perfect game, not a serious game, but with a little imagination a bit of fun!
To make it official when you loose you need to shout "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN".
I hope you like it if you give it a try, and of course feel free to add as many rules/revisions as you think it needs to be fun as possible!
A New Free Contest: Win a set of FitFlights and Stems!
The first prize will be a set of Cosmo FitFlights and Stems. If you arent already using the FitFlights I highly recommend them. If you are a little unsure, winning them in a contest would be a great way to try 'em out!
All you need to do is sign up for an email subscription to this blog and you are eligible to win once the blog reaches 1,000 subscribers, and as long as your subscription is still active, you will be eligible for a prize every one thousand subscriptions after that!
What will the prize be for the one thousand after that? Well, I am always open to sugestions, but let's plan on it being awesome!
Dave 'The Abominable Throw Man' Sproull
A Word For Lou..
As someone who learned guitar learning Lou's songs, I wish him a speedy recovery! Glad you're still with us Lou!