TH3# 878

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Pickup Hash!

Where: Wieboldt Park
When: 7:30 on-out
Why: no one volunteered to hare, so whoever wants to run, this one’s on you!

Notes: BRING FLOUR! looks like it’s supposed to rain so bring your shittiest flour to mark your trail. Instructions below, with the first hare being elected by the group!From Jolly Roger H3 (found on Google): Pick up hashes are normally done when nobody volunteers to be the hare. The GM, or his/her alternate identifies a starting location and an on after. The GM, or alt, brings trail marking materials and a map to give to the 1st hare that covers the of the area around the start. Then, either the GM, or altl, is the 1st hare, or someone is randomly picked by raffle, or by other means, to identify the 1st hare. The hare is given the map, trail marking materials and a 2 minute head start to begin setting trail. Obviously the hare is not given enough time to finish trail and is expected to get caught. When the 1st hare does get caught, he/she gives the marking materials and the map to the new hare and then the new hare is given 2 minutes to continue setting trail until he/she either gets caught or makes it back to the start. The GM, or alt, should identify a time when the hare and the pack should try to get back to the start so trail doesn’t continue forever (normally after about 1 hour). The only marks we suggest you use are dots of flour and checks (a circle) and finding 1 dot means you are on true trail. You don’t really have enough time to do special markings like count backs, although which-ways are acceptable if the hare is trying to prevent the pack from crossing a busy street for safety sake. However, 1 dot after a which-way should still mean the pack is on true trail. Ladies checks, package checks, song checks, etc should not be used as it just gives the hare more time and thus makes if more difficult for the pack to catch the hare, which is the whole idea behind pick up hashes (to keep changing hares). If the hare is not caught after about 5 minutes, the hare should just stop and wait for the pack to catch up and catch him/her, unless they just want to be a racist and finish laying the entire trail. Beer stops are normally not used during pick up hashes, but can be included if so desired by the pack. Someone just needs to drive the beer truck and follow the hares until they think the pack would appreciate a beer stop. Once everyone has quenched their thirst the hare is given another 2 minutes head start before the pack follows.