The Arena

Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone played The Arena

5 stars

Wow! What an amazing Cartridge. It's people like you that make me realize how little I've accomplished :D

Played it on the Emulator, and realized there are a few disadvantages to this that my not be a problem on the ground at the Park. We had some difficulty getting the items together in the right sequence, and ended up backtracking some in order to replenish items that were necessary to complete the task. Not knowing the trails at Vasquez, this may be irrelevant if the trail takes you in the correct sequence of events.

With that in mind, from personal experience, I would suggest leaving the Zones fairly large. Having been a bit frustrated with "getting in the Zones" with the Cartridges built by Groundspeak for the Bay Area, I'd say it's better to go too big than too small. Vasquez Rocks Park certainly appears a large enough area to accomodate large Zones, and I'd take advantage of that.

I sure hope to play this one in real life in April when we go down to Joshua Tree for the CITO Event. My son loved doing the armchair version of this Cartridge, and I think you've turned him into a Trekkie in the process ;)

Thanks for all the hard work you put into this.