To get the official answers to your questions, visit the FTC Game Forum, which opened today at 12 PM EST.
If you're an FTC veteran back for another season, you'll notice changes to the forum. There are now only three categories to submit your questions to - Robot Inspection and Build Rules, Game Play and Rules and Everything Else.
Before submitting a question to the forum please read the manuals to ensure you're question hasn't already been addressed. The forum is graciously managed by volunteers, please respect their time.
Once you've checked the manuals and haven't found answers to your questions, filter them through the guidelines that the Game Design Committee will use this season. Ask yourself:
- Could this damage or disable another robot?
- Could this damage the playing field?
- Could this hurt somebody?
- Is there a rule that prohibits this?
- If everybody did this, would game play be impossible?
Remember, it's a good idea to review the FTC Game Forum a few days before your planned event to make sure your team is following the latest decisions from the GDC. And, while we're on the topic of things to check before tournaments, FTC occasionally releases revisions to the manuals. You should periodically check to make sure you have the latest version. These are published on the Ring It Up! Game Page.