Date: Tue, 31 May 1994 11:15:57 CDT From: Mike Picone Subject: Re: Ringaleavio/Capture the Flag As was pointed out by someone earlier, Capture the Flag might indeed include jails and prisoners. Whether or not decoy bases and jails could be set up and manned depended, of course, on available personnel. One way of freeing up personnel was to hide the flag in the secret base so well that it could go virtually unguarded. Of course, when prisoners were caught, they could be induced to `talk'. This was always accomplished through friendly persuasion in those `innocent times', to the best of my recollection at least. It occurs to me now that a more modern (less innocent?) version of this came into being in the form of sophisticated enacting of "Dungeons & Dragons." Mike Picone University of Alabama