Welcome to the League of Goons, a crazy competition that pits you against the rest of CoasterForce to see who will become crowned King of the Goons. The game is simple, visit a park and earn points! Please read everything thoroughly, any questions can be asked in the League of Goons 2018: Q&A. How to enter and play To become eligible you must show your interest and state your home Country/State in the League of Goons 2018: Registration. Once registered, enter your submission in the month topic that your trip falls into. For example, a trip in May would need to be posted in the May topic. There will be a template submission in each month's topic, and an example below. What you could win Not only can you win bragging rights, but you will also win some trophy points! The points are allocated as follows. Most new points per quarter: 1st place = 40 trophy points 2nd place = 30 trophy points 3rd place = 20 trophy points Most points at the end of the year: 1st place = 100 trophy points 2nd place = 80 trophy points 3rd place = 60 trophy points Other bonuses: Member who's submitted the single largest submission (most point collected in a single park): 20 trophy points Member who's visited the most parks in the year: 10 trophy points Member who's visited the most different parks in the year: 30 points These points are cumulative, so you'll get the sum of whichever positions you end up! Points There have been some changes from 2017, so read this carefully! The points for this year are as follows: Parks Per park visits = Visits 1-3 per month: 20 points, visits 4-6 per month: 15 points, visits 7+ per month: 10 points Abroad/different State = Visits 1-3* per month: 10 points, visits 4-6* per month: 5 points, visits 7+* per month: 0 points Different Continent = Visits 1-3* per month: 10 points, visits 4-6* per month: 5 points, visits 7+* per month: 0 points Waterparks = If a waterpark has a coaster (e.g. Yas Waterworld) then it can be treated as a park (i.e. you'll get park visit points). Otherwise, there will be no "entry points" to waterparks. *To the same park Rides Rollercoasters = 5 points per cycle (+ 1 point per front/back row, +1 point per solo ride, +1 point for first/last train of the day) Water rides = 3 points Dark / flat rides = 3 points Other attractions = 2 points Shows/Parades = 3 points Other New for 2018 = 10 points (max of 5 per park per day) ORPs/Videos/proof of solo ride = 15 points Character photos = 5 points (max of 5 per day) CoasterForce Points 25 points for attending each day of a CF Live 10 points for writing a trip report with pictures Record Points You can claim bonus points for riding the tallest, fastest and longest coasters on each continent, and in the world. Please make it explicit in your submission if you are claiming these points. All data is based on currently operating coasters - according to www.rcdb.com. The top three steel and top three wood coasters in the world for each category have been allocated 20, 18 and 16 points, respectively. The top coaster (combined steel and wood) on each continent for each category has been allocated 10 points. You will earn the highest point available for each coaster. For example Riding Formula Rossa will earn you a bonus 20 points [fastest in the world] Riding Top Thrill Dragster will earn you a bonus 18 points [second tallest in the world] Riding Red Force will earn you a bonus 10 points [fastest/tallest in Europe] The full list of eligible coasters, and their points allocations, are given below: Formula Rossa = 20 Kingda Ka = 20 Steel Dragon 2000 = 20 Lightning Rod = 20 T-Express = 20 Beast = 20 Top Thrill Dragster = 18 Ultimate = 18 Goliath = 18 El Toro = 18 Voyage = 18 Superman: Escape from Krypton = 16 Fujiyama = 16 Wildfire = 16 Tower of Terror = 10 Golden Loop = 10 Cape Cobras = 10 Roller Coaster = 10 Tower of Terror II = 10 DC Rivals HyperCoaster = 10 Red Force = 10 Montezum = 10 Katapul = 10 Rules Submissions Submissions must use the template provided at the start of each submission topic. Park submission topics will only be open for two months. For example, the May topic would be closed on the 1st June, May submissions will no longer be excepted past this point. (NOTE: due to the late start of the League this year, the submission topics for January and February will stay open until the 1st April). Submissions cannot be edited once submitted so please make sure that submissions are correct before hitting that submit button. More than one post for one visit would be seen as spam (as in, keep posting regarding something you forgot to add to the original post) - photos, videos and trip report links are an exception to this rule. Once your points have been added to the League, you post will be edited to confirm this. Parks Needs to be an amusement or theme park listed on www.rcdb.com, or recognised by the CoasterForce team. Please ensure you use the exact name of the park as it appears on RCDB. If the park is not listed on RCDB (say, for the Winter Wonderland events), then please only use the official name. Attractions like (and not limited to) Madame Tussauds, Dungeon and Eye do not count, however established fairgrounds (for example, State Fairs, Octoberfest, Winter Wonderland) do count. Points can only be redeemed once a day for each park visited (so for example, leaving Magic Kingdom to go to Epcot to then go back to Magic Kingdom would gain you two sets of Park visit points for that day, not three). At least one attraction needs to be experienced for a visit to count. Waterparks Stand alone water parks without at least one roller coaster = No points are available. Stand alone water parks with at least one roller coaster = Treat as a normal park, but points can only be claimed relating to the coaster (number of rides, front/back row, solo, first/last). No points will be allowed for other attractions within the waterpark. Water parks included within a STANDARD theme park admission ticket (in other words, if the park makes any distinction between tickets for the theme park and tickets for the water park, then it does not count) = Points can be claimed for each of the slides under the "Other Attractions" category. No additional entry points will be given. Rides If a ride comes under several categories select the one which counts for the highest amount of points. Attractions have to be listed on the official park website or on the park map for it to count. Some listed attractions do not count. This includes but is not limited to; play areas (climbing frames, bouncy bridges), pay for game stalls (including panning for Gold) and zoos. Walkthrough attractions must have an official entrance/exit to count. Some animal walkthroughs count due to this rule. Coaster points are calculated per ride cycle, not lap. Eg, 1 ride on Flying Fish where it completes 4 laps of the track only counts as 1 cycle. Water rides can only be classed as rides where you’re on some form of transportation that sits on water. A spray of water on any ride does not class it as a water ride. New for 2018 points can only be awarded if the park is advertising the attraction/show as such either in park, on the map or on their website. Roller coaster front and back row points only count if the coaster train/car has 4 or more rows. Roller coaster solo points only count if the coaster train/car seats 4 or more people Roller coaster first and last ride of the day points count only for public operations. Private ERT (like that offered on a CF Live) does not count for either. Alpine coasters are now available for "roller coaster" points. If the alpine coaster is not part of a park you will not gain visit points. Water slides included as part of a standard entrance ticket can be listed under the "Other Attractions" section, and will earn two points each. Other On ride photos (ORPs) and on ride videos (ORVs) must be purchased at the park to count. Photos and videos taken of the screens at the ride exit do not count. ORVs only count if they're professionally recorded videos, purchased from the park. Proof of solo ride points can be earned for any photograph of you riding in an empty train - this does not have to be an official ORP. If your proof of solo ride is an official ORP, then you will get two sets of points. CoasterForce Trip reports need at least 5 photos per day of the trip to count. Only one trip report can be submitted per day, not per park. Trip reports and articles will only be awarded if the CoasterForce team deem it a worthy entry. Record Points You can only claim record points once per coaster (for example, riding Kingda Ka three times during your visit will only give you the bonus points once). If a new coaster opens in the middle of the season, point collection going forward will reflect this. Previously earned points for previous record holders will not be affected. Park employees If you work at a theme park and still want to submit points you cannot gain entry points, however you can earn points for any attractions you experience during your working hours. To submit these points please mark the park as "work" rather than the park name. Any questions will be answered either by PM or by using the Q&A topic. Rules may slightly be amended throughout the season. Classification of what counts for certain points is decided by the League of Goons team. Good luck!