4 Searching for the Mini Txs
- Jolly Jokers Anyone?
Txs are the ones that can be really hard. However, the those that act
as Parents to a Micro are usually a little bit easier.
you win a Multi-Tx event you are entitled to a Jolly Joker. A
Jolly Joker is a token for one of the stations that is a Parent to a
Micro (one of the easier Minis or the Maxi). This
won't give you a huge advantage, one or two experienced
Multi-DFers will also be hunting for the same Joker having drawn
it from the Normal Joker bag. It does however mean that you won't
start the event looking for a Mini that the Organiser has made
particularly difficult (Evil Joker) in order to challenge the experts. Of course if
you want to win the competition you will probably have to find all the
difficult Minis as well. So what's the point? As with any sport, self belief is a vital part of success, if you start the event well you are more likely to be successful.
Ask the Starter for a Jolly Joker before the main draw takes place.
If you want to do this event with another person, tell
the Starter before he issues Jokers. He may be able to arrange
for the two of
you to have the same Joker. Note you each need a
Joker token to
the ticket box. More than two
people hunting together is not encouraged!
you are not feeling particularly confident you could also ask the
for a Parent
Envelope, don't open it unless you are having a really bad
afternoon. You can prove you didn't use it by putting it,
unopened, in the ticket box when you finish the event.
If you don't know what the Parent
Envelope is look at this.
Experts have to draw from a bag, the Joker they get may be Jolly or
you arrive on site the Joker should give you something to focus on to
prevent you being overwhelmed by the signals from the ten
transmitters. However, if you can hear a different transmitter
(particularly a Micro) close then grab it! As
soon as you are not sure where to go next, remember that Joker and go
for that, don't leave it too late - remember it gives you double points.
you have found your Joker and its Micro and possibly banked
them at the Maxi,
you are ready to do your own thing, don't forget that you must post all
tickets before the 'machine gun' of dots
that marks the end of the competition.
When do you become an expert and start drawing
from the 'lucky/unlucky dip'
Joker bag? This is normally your
decision, getting a
'podium result' would be an indicator; if you win, no more Jolly Jokers
for you - well unless you are lucky and draw one from the bag.
It certainly sounds it when you try to explain
it to a newcomer, in fact after a couple of events the principles will
seem quite straightforward. However, developing the perfect strategy
for dealing with ten stations arranged in an infinite number of
ways may take longer!
Enjoy the challenge.
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