While this has been about a year in the offing, it has been decided* to formally declare that the New Babbage Turtle Egg Hunt will commence early spring, probably some time in July or August.
Before then, there are a few matters to sort out:
What does the Eggs-Ray Machine look like?
The Eggs-Ray is where you redeem your collected turtle eggs for prizes. Dump them in the tube, and enough eggs nets you a prize. But what does the dratted machine look like?
All I know is that:
- it advertises that it’s all about the Turtle Egg Hunt,
- it has a hole about 0.05m across for inserting said eggs,
- it shouldn’t weigh more than 4 prims.
If you have certain ideas, please let Mr P. know.
What do turtle egg mounds look like?
The New Babbage turtle lays its eggs in mounds of decaying material and/or filth, generally in places both warm and safe. Examples include sewers, underneath boilers (all that coal dust), untended laundry, lower-class opium dens, as well as etc.
Ideally these steaming heaps of potential chelonian progeny should weigh about 2 prims max.
And, of course, we need Providers of Gifts, and/or Locations
Part of the allure of this hunt is that hunters cannot simply rocket from one participating venue to another, scarfing gifts along the way! Nay, they must return, and return again, and hopefully warm to the notion of dropping a few lindens on that item off to the left.
Gifts don’t have to be themed, but they can be.
Those with sewer pipes that run through their properties, or that boast features tempting to the broody turtle, may wish to host an egg mound or two. The possibility that such mounds might be in striking distance of man-eating plants, or patrolled by overzealous security suet puddings, or any other potential sources of bodily harm**, is none of our concern.
Who to contact
Martien Pontecorvo is the scripter and cretin-in-chief for this idiocy, and also ran the Toast Bay City Hunt 2012 (which used this system), so all enquiries, example work and abuse should be directed to him.
* Actually we subjected him to an acubeating treatment to help with his perfectionism.
** Rumours of Old Maud hunting egg collectors are just that.***