contests

Capture The Flag || Hacker Jeopardy || Semprix' Mysterybox || I'm 1337 Smart


Welcome! In this place you will choose your poison this ROOTCON 11, do you have a liver of a metal? Or a brain of an AI?

Capture The Flag

Where: Track 2
When: Opens September 21, 2017 @ 1000HRS
Closing September 22, 2017 @ 1400 HRS
Operating Hours: September 21 (1000 to 23000 HRS) September 22 (1000 to 1400 HRS)
Who can play? Any ROOTCON attendees except for the ROOTCON Goons and crew.

Staff:
G0dFlux
Spry
XY

Objective:
There will be sets of challenges from different categories, each categories has 6 levels from easy to hard, the main objective of the game is to get the flag, the team to achieve the most points wins the game.

Rules:
1. NO DIRECT DDoS or any form of ATTACKS on the game servers, anyone caught attacking the server will be disqualified. (let others enjoy the game)
2. NO Physical Coercion on players and crew.
3. Minimum team members is 2, maximum is 3.
4. Players should be on the designated CTF table.
5. Players should register prior to playing the game.
6. Only the team captain can talk to the CTF marshalls and crew.
7. To be declared as winner of the ROOTCON 11 Capture The Flag a team should at least earn no less than 3500 points.

Prize:
There will only be one winner to take it all.
Two guaranteed Blackbadge that entitles the winner to attend ROOTCON the following year for free.
Gadget / Cash (To be announced)

If the winning team only achieves 3500 and or less than 4500, the team only gets two Blackbadge.

Hacker Jeopardy

The infamouse game at ROOTCON, where everyone is a winner that is when you get drunk after the game. Below are the mechanics for the first ever Hacker Jeopardy in the Philippines! ROOTCON Hacker Jeopardy is adopted from DEFCON USA, but done Pinoy style (of course)!

Where: Post-con Party
When: September 22, 2017 @ 2000 HRS
Who can play? Any ROOTCON attendees except for the ROOTCON Goons and crew.

Game Show Cast
Host/Emcee: DevNull "The Pitboss"
Score Keeper: Hacker Jeopardy Babes
Foxy baristas/drink-pourers: Hacker Jeopardy Babes

The Mechanics
The objective of the game is the same as that of the popular (Double) Jeopardy game -- to win (duh!). Questions are posed as "answers" and the contestants must answer in the form of a question. Contestants earn points for each correct "question". (Confused? Google for "Double Jeopardy", you dork.)

In HJ, 3 Teams will put their l33t (and general) knowledge of a wide range of Topics to the test from 5 different Topics/Categories with 5 increasingly difficult "answers" per Topic. Each "answer" is worth a certain number of shot-glasses/glasses of a particular liquid metal (beer, wine, rum, gin, absinthe, etc.). The easiest "answers" will be worth 1 shot-glass/glass and the hardest worth 5 shot-glasses/glasses (shot-glass or glass, depending on the type of drink).

The HJ Game is 2 Rounds of chaotic drinking and consists of 3 opposing Teams, with each Team composing a maximum 3 elites and minimum 1 dweeb. A randomly chosen Team will get to choose a category and "question" at the start of each Round. Each Team will then have 30 seconds to press the buzzer and provide the correct "question". E.g., if Team A buzzed first and answers correctly, the opposing Teams B and C will have to down the drinks worth that "answer". If Team A answers incorrectly, Team A will down those drinks as penalty. As a bonus, any of the opposing Teams B and C can still buzz for a chance to answer the question if the 60-second time-limit is not yet reached. E.g., if Team B buzzed and answered correctly, Team C will have to down the penalty drinks. If not, then Team B downs their serving of pride.

The penalty drinks in the First Round (aka Liquid Metals Round) will consist of beer, wine or rum lightweights. Contestants will brave the Second Round (aka Heavy Metal Round) with cocktails from hell containing gin, vodka, tequilla, absinthe, etc. There is a "Double Jeopardy" question in each Round that is worth a surpise prize ;-)

There ya go, guys. It all goes downhill after the first "answer" is popped. The Team who is most sober (i.e., drank the least number of shots/glasses) at the end of Round 2 wins the Game.

Prize:
Two guaranteed Blackbadge that entitles the winner to attend ROOTCON the following year for free.
Gadget / Cash (To be announced)

Semprix' Mysterybox

Mystery Box, is a combination of puzzles, mysteries, crypto and little piece of scavenger hunt. One week before the con, there will be puzzles and clues that will be announced.

Mechanics
1. Solve the puzzles, cryptos and other technical challenge to proceed to the next level.

The Rules
1. You can play alone (if you are a loner), but we suggest you go and meet some friends.
2. Each team can be composed of no more than 2 members.
3. Don't tresspass in finding some mystery clue.
4. No physical coercion on players and crew.

Prize: Two guaranteed Blackbadge that entitles the winner to attend ROOTCON the following year for free.
Gadget / Cash (To be announced)

Im 1337 Smart

Where: Track 2 (Night Tracks)
When: September 22, 2017 @ 20:45 HRS
Who can play? Any ROOTCON attendees except for the ROOTCON Goons and crew.

Game Show Cast
Game is played by a single contender who earns numbers of alcoholic shots to be awarded to the opponent. Shots awarded are incrementally based on a shot-out ladder by answering simple trivia questions, with the game themed as a hacker quiz.

The game relies on the premise that players would not know the information generally used in the world 1337 h4x0r5, because it is not used on a non-1337 environment. Therefore, the game is essentially a test to see how much the players hacker has retained from all the wonders and explorations he/she has done in the awesome world of hacking.

The game also derives its fun by occasionally displaying the player’s hacking prowess or what skills they are needing for, in running the extra mile to become a 1337, all happening while they fall drift into the awesomeness of alcohol buzz, implying that in spite it all, they struggle to prove that they are part of the class called 31337.

The players is presented and chooses from a set of ten subject matter and technical level question topics. The question is then revealed. Some questions are multiple choice or true/false; others require the players to answer without any options.

Staff:
Eman0n
Jetman

Scoring
The App. Hog Questions - 1 hard shot each
Script Kiddie Questions - 2 hard shots each
Hacktivist Questions - 3 hard shots each
Blackhat Questions - 2 hard shots and 1 beer bottoms up
31337 Question - 4 hard shots each

Prize: Two guaranteed Blackbadge that entitles the winner to attend ROOTCON the following year for free.
Gadget / Cash (To be announced)