HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED
1. The Fixer places the 60 snivers with their stands at strategic locations of his choice, 15 within each of the four end zones (between the outer and inner circles and bounded by the end lines). They must be placed with notches towards the north (within 2 degrees) and can be no closer than 1 yard to any given stumplet or boundary line. This must be accomplished within 15 minutes.* Having done this, the fixer returns to the infield from whence he directs his team by calling defensive signals.
2. The four Stompers take their places, each on his own stomping path (which he is allowed to roam freely) and the Screamies take their places., each Fixed Screamie on his own stumplet. The two Roving Screamies may sit, stand or otherwise occupy on the stumplet of their choice, a fete made more difficult, of course, by the presence of the Fixed Screamie already playing that position.
3. The Wafter enters via the prime stomping path, and in 5 minutes or less** surveys the position and direction of the placed snivers, designating to the Referee, who accompanies him, those he feels are illegally placed. If he thus "questions" a sniver, the Surveyer is called to determine its legality. If it is indeed illegal, the Wafter "notches" the violating sniver for a score. If it is legally placed, however, the Wafter loses one score (a "notnotch"). The Wafter then takes his position on the infield.
4. 'The National Anthem is played.
5. The woombat is released from the center cage.
6. The Wafter seeks to guide the woombat to one of the end zones where it may be wafted at the snivers in such a manner as to "notch" then (topple the sniver into the notch.)
* & ** Time limits were not imposed in traditional Wafting but a "Gentleman's Rule" regarding what was considered reasonable was applied. As the game began to feel the competition of other less time extensive sports, upper limits were set and eventually lowered to the present levels. Now with the entrance of Televised Wafting contracts, there is pressure to lengthen the limits again.
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