On our way back from the Berkeley hunt, I was in the car with some veteran puzzlers who had some great anecdotes about The Game(s) of yore. One thing that surprised me was the wish for car time that was purely driving and anticipation. In all the driving hunts I’ve done (mostly Decathlons and Dr. When) we’ve always had something to do so time/puzzle ration was as close to 1 as it could be. We never felt like we were wasting time and it did make long drives way more exciting.
During Wartron, there was hardly anything to do on the drives, and to my surprise, I really appreciated it. My team and I could relax and enjoy the music. The driver probably didn’t feel left out of the solving. I could take notes and blog. We got to look out the window at some stunning scenery.