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2008 - A Year of FTFs

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Hidden : 12/29/2007
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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A bigger regular in FULL CAMO that will award TWELVE FTFs throughout 2008!

I was working on a way to create a cache where it would only be available once a month, but couldn't come up with a workable plan. Then I saw TRAKD's 7 Days of First-to-Finds which I liked a lot - the cache, the oddsmaking, the controversies - and was able to combine the 2 ideas. It could generate a similar experience to what I was looking for, which may create even more mischief...

You may find and log this cache on any date that you wish.


The first person to find this cache each month in 2008 may claim a FTF for that month! Yes, 12 FTFs will be awarded throughout the year. Each month begins at midnight (12:00:00 am) Pacific Time on the 1st. In a case where more than one cacher arrives and finds the cache before 11:59:59 pm on the day before the 1st, so that each are there at the moment the next month begins, THERE WILL BE NO CO-FTFs! Rock, paper, scissors, or some other agreed upon random method shall be used to determine the ONE FTF for that month. Non-winners (PC enough?) may come back another month to try again.

As with any traditional cache, it may be logged ONCE, and only once. If you’re not an avid FTF seeker, or you can’t wait, you may find it on any day in any given month – remember to log your name in the box of the date that you find it.

In the unlikely event that this cache is not logged on the first of any month, that FTF will go to the first person to log in on any other date of that month – though I doubt that’s gonna happen!

Milestones Met:
Find #1,000 for Roktman!

January - the5Bucks
February - ob1owl
March - FamilyDNA
April - hdegraaf
May - toycruiser
June - SWiggles
July - Dr. Jonas Sok
August - VtoPb
September - LewisClan77
October - Roktman
November - yabetterduk
December - graniteman84 (despite rolling a 3!)

At the conclusion of 2008, one of two things will happen to this cache: On 1/1/2009 it will either be archived, or it will convert into a basic cache. In either case,
Update, 12/1/08: NO FTFs will be awarded in 2009! In January I will replace the calendar with a notepad for a log, and this cache will become a TB hotel.

Update: 7/1/08

As much as I enjoy trying to keep that Flatlander FTF Fanatic (who has promised one on this cache) from being one of the 12 (for proof see my May log on the5Bucks' 12 MONTHS of FTF and FTH!), I feel some ammendments are needed for this one.
#1. Do not move, or temporarily hide the cache.
#2. Do not try to create a flash-mob event at midnight on the first. Fun as it was the reviewers won't allow them anymore.
#3. Do not create a splinter account just to log a FTF on this cache. After all, they're unlimted and I feel they go against the spirit of the fun for this one. If I suspect that is the case, the find will be deleted.
Yes, these ammendments are stricly reactionary, so short of kidnapping LC77, and/or having him arrested for 24 hrs there might still be some ways left to work in...

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ohfurq - fbeel!

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