Dear Fellow Bookcrossers all over the world,
Our first Athens pre-convention challenge is finishing today and not to waste time we would like to propose to you a new one where you would have to guess what to release by solving riddles. Participants from different nations will form teams of 4 to 6 members depending on the total number of participants. This will give you the opportunity to get to know each other before the convention, even though coming to Athens for the convention will not be obligatory for participating in this challenge.
EDIT: REVISED RULES
"There will be 10 multiple riddles, book related when possible, the same for all teams. Once you solve the first one you will pass on to the second one etc. By solving a multiple riddle you will find the first or last name of the author or a word in the title or the name of the hero of the book you should release or the kind of place you should release your book at etc. You can make as many attempts to solve the riddle as you like, and thus make as many releases as you like. It will be in your interest to make even some misleading releases to confuse your opponents.
If you find the riddle too difficult, you may ask for hints/clues, but they will cost you.
The books you release may be in any language. For example if the name of the author is John, you can translate it, no worries, I don't expect you to have english books.
All releases should be wild. Each time you make a release you will post the release link at this thread for all to see http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/527320
and if it is a real attempt to solve the riddle, you should send me an e-mail to this address with the solution to the riddle with full explanatio together with the release link. Only when you will get it right, challengesophia will reply to you by sending you the next multiple riddle.
Every week, challengesophia will post at the challenge thread, the points won by each team and at which riddle they are. The challenge will take place from February 1st 2016 until one team solves all the riddles.
A successful release with full explanation 20 points and will help you pass to the next level, with photo +10 points.
-in case you find the solution of the riddle with full explanation, but none of you has the appropriate book, release a closely related one and get 16 points and 2 days less in passing to the next riddle, with photo +8 points.
-in case you find the solution of the riddle by chance but you don't have a full explanation only 12 points and 4 days delay in passing to the next riddle, with photo +6 points.
-in case you find the solution to the riddle by chance, with no explanation and none of you has the appropriate book, release a closely related one and get 8 points and 6 days less in passing to the next riddle, with photo +4 points.
All other releases, regardless of relevance 1 point each, with photo +1 point
1 hint--> 1 point less and 1 day delay
The team that will find all 10 multiple riddles first will be the big winner of the challenge. The team with the most points following the first team will be the second winner. Awards will be announced in due time."
So if you want to participate send a pm to challengesophia until the 30 of January 2016 by mentioning your country of residence and if you are planning to attend the Athens Convention. Teams will be announced on the 31th of January and on the 1st of February you will all get your first multiple riddle.
Any questions you might have you may post them here, and they will be replied as fast as possible.
You may find an example of a riddle at the related post at the http://www.athensbc2016.com/new-challenge-guess-what-to-release/