Report on Round 194- End of the First Week

From: Jesse W (
Date: Fri Oct 11 2002 - 13:04:43 PDT

<everyone else>                        INELIGIBLE
Karl Low                               INELIGIBLE
Ed Murphy                                       Eligible till: 2002-10-11 01:56:46 GMT
Tieka                                  Eligible till: 2002-10-11 03:33:05 GMT
Glenn & Chrystal Overby            Eligible till: 2002-10-12 05:05:38 GMT

Karl Low                               2.5
Ed Murphy                              2
Tieka                                  2.5
Glenn & Chrystal Overby            2.5

Karl Low wrote:
> From: Chief Engineer
> To: Fantasy Rail Committee
> Members,
> New budgetary restrictions keep all rules from laying any more than two
> in any tunnel. Naturally all the tracks must be in a tunnel or a station, or we
> don't have a subway anymore and the rule will be invalid.
> When planning tracks, do keep in mind the scheduling. The last thing we
want is
> a train heading east down the West Harrow tunnel crashing with the train
> heading west in the Northwick Park tunnel at the Harrow on the Hill station,
> especially considering that a station can only have one track.  Creating a
> that would cause two subway cars to crash is of course invalid.
> So, lets get to work creating these tracks and/or making the schedule.
> --
> Rule Date: 2002-10-03 02:41:00 GMT

VALID, obviously, since there were no previous rules.

The rule is witty and uses the theme well; it includes numerous
restrictions, but still leaves open plenty of room for further rules.  I
would give it a 3, but since it is the first rule, and did not have to
obey an previously existing restrictions, I will lower that to 2.5.
So, 2.5 Style points for 194:1

   Your Judge, Jesse Weinstein

Rule Date: 2002-10-03 05:51:07 GMT

Ed Murphy wrote:
> From: Sir Topham Hatt
> To: Fantasy Rail Committee
> Dear Sirs,
> Our customers lack a proper map, which causes confusion and delay.  From
> now on, each rule shall mention a new tunnel, and a new station that joins
> tunnel to a previously mentioned tunnel.
> Now, if you will please turn your attention to Mr. Conductor, who will
> begin explaining the schedule in the next rule.
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> Rule Date: 2002-10-04 01:56:46 GMT

VALID, because it's restriction does not include it.

It fixes a sort-of hole in the previous rule; that is, it requires tunnel
and station building instead of merely defining how to do such;
however it does not follow it's own restriction, which is not stylish.
Good, solid, even with the "from now on" bit, I'll give it a 2.
So, 2 Style points for 194:2

 Your Judge, Jesse Weinstein

Rule Date: 2002-10-05 04:43:32 GMT
Tieka wrote:
> From: Mr. Conductor
> To: Fantasy Rail Committee
> Ladys and Gentlemen,
> We are pleased to announce the completion of the Northwick Park Tunnel
> connection at the  Cornish-on-Rye Station. With this staion in full
> operation, passengers will be able to transfer to the popular Southdown
> tunnel offering northbound service on the hour and the half hour, with
> arrivals at quarter till and quarter after.
> In order to serve our customers in the most efficient way possible, trains
> be in a station at the specified times. It is expected that future memorandums
> will specify the arrival and departure times at any new station.
> Tieka
> Rule Date: 2002-10-04 03:33:05 GMT
VALID, since it includes the necessary tunnels and stations, and
does not violate any track-related rules.

It keeps to theme, handles the requirements laid down the previous
rule well, and establishes a good requirement.  However, it does not
precisely obey it's own requirement(although this is not a validity
issue because the requirement is not required of _this_ rule) in that
it does not define the departure and arrival times of the new
_station_ it mentions, only the new _tunnel_.
So, 2.5 Style points for 194:3

Note from the Judge:
I am really getting interested in how this tunnel system is shaping
up.  I look forward to many more rules expanding the system.

 Your Judge, Jesse Weinstein

Rule Date: 2002-10-05 05:05:09 GMT

Glenn & Chrystal Overby wrote:
> From: Asquim Eidunno, Public Information Officer
> To: Fantasy Rail Committee
> The tunnel westward of the new Upper Netherlands station has been
renamed for
> the worker who died in its construction.  It will now be called the Justin
> Thyme Memorial tunnel.
> Service eastbound from Upper Netherlands runs hourly, arriving at :39 and
> departing at :42 past the hour, via the West Harrow tunnel to Harrow on the
> Hill and on to Cornish-on-Rye.
> Service westbound from Upper Netherlands runs hourly, arriving at :09 and
> departing at :12 past the hour, via the Justin Thyme Memorial tunnel on the
> Orange and Purple train to points northwest.
> It will help the mapmakers if the memorandum writers will reference trains by
> their colour scheme in all subsequent memoranda.
> --
> Rule Date: 2002-10-05 05:05:38 GMT

 VALID, due to the Judge's failing to rule on it in time
 (Sorry, people..)
 The restriction is not inspired, but the style is good, and so I
give it 2.5.
 So, 2.5 Style points for 194:4

 Your Judge,
   Jesse Weinstein

Rule Date: 2002-10-09 19:00:26 GMT

Rule Date: 2002-10-11 20:11:05 GMT

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