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Official Q&A: VRC 2021-2022: Tipping Point

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Referee Certification Error - Definition of Possession


There are some discrepancies between the game manual and the Tipping Point Referee Certification Exam with respect to the definition of Possession. The specific question I am referring to is attached as an image to this post. img

The definition of possession states:

Possession – A Robot is considered to be in Possession of a Mobile Goal if the Robot is carrying, holding or controlling the movement of a Mobile Goal such that if the Robot changes direction, the Mobile Goal will move with the Robot. Therefore, pushing / plowing Mobile Goals is not considered Possession, however a Robot using concave portions to control the movement of Mobile Goals is considered Possession.

This definition was changed in the v2.2 update to the game manual.

As written, the new definition for possession seems to eliminate the possibility of a robot possessing a mobile goal without touching it, and therefore it seems to me that the answer to the question should be True. Can the GDC please clarify if this is the case?

Answered by committee

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. In the future, please email Referee Certification feedback/corrections to [email protected]. In the event of a discrepancy between the Referee Certification materials and the Game Manual, please refer to rule G22:

If there are any conflicts between the Game Manual and other supplemental materials (e.g. Referee Training videos, VRC Hub app, etc), the most current version of the Game Manual takes precedent.