Re: Rule comparison
I have been looking at the Apec and TIC rule sets. I decided that it would
be a good idea to put the two sets together and try and lay them out for
the best direct comparison. I have put the result here:
The two rule sets obviously have a common ancestor. Many of the rules are
word for word the same. However there are some clear differences. Perhaps
the most interesting one is that the Americans at least mention temperature
and humidity; us Brits seem to have an implicit understanding that these
will be temperate (and it will probably be raining, at least outside!)
The American build better mazes with floor joints of better than 0.5mm. I
wish I could work to that kind of tolerance.
Floors are both specified as wood, but surely modern mazes are built of MDF?
I like the American system of a 3 second bonus for no handling. At least
in theory, it is possible to score a negative time.
It seems clear that there is a good case for reviewing the rules so that
they represent current reality instead of aspirations.