...and in a hopefully-more-accessible format!
Not only that, but Stubbs will finally send out last year's prize packs, because he is haunted by feelings of remorse, guilt, and personal shame at his inability to fulfill his duties as Master of the Revels at SoSG in a timely manner!
This year, we'll be going back to the old off-Monday system. Because I am selfish, and that's what works for MY schedule. I also want to focus on getting more SoSGers able to compete with the giants of the PCS ecosystem (y'all know who you are) and increase overall participation. That's why (at least at first), I'm going to free the contest from the tyranny of the leaderboard. There will still be "fabulous" prizes, but I'd like those who tough it out and solve the puzzles to have a fair shot at the loot, too.
How it will work is simple. For every puzzle you participate in, you get 1 point. For every puzzle you solve successfully, you get 3 points. Additional points may be assigned, completely at my whim, for feats of exceptional speed, skill, or valor. For the first and second halves of the season, there will be a drawing for prizes, so the more points you collect, the more entries you get, and the better your chances. Incidentally, I also like this system because the commissioner (that's me!) has power that would make Kenesaw Mountain Landis blush. Never you mind that. I promise to rule with a benevolent iron fist.
In another stunning twist, Sons (present company excepted) are welcome to participate in this year's contests, too!* So, let's do this, SoSG puzzlers! We've got an off day coming up this Monday, so gird your loins in preparation.
*Though if a Son manages to win, your prize will be beer (the quantity and quality thereof will be dependent on the manner of your triumph).