This game had to be straightened out way back when it's first mascot disappeared from near the Cyclone in Coney Island. We have also been running a mascot dirt game in the NY Metro area for a few years, and have come to the following conclusions: 1. If you make the mascot more important then the figuring out of the tags and the riding to the tags with your motorcycle, then you have lost sight of the wonderfulness of a mascot TOR. The mascot is just a tool to show that you were in the right place, and also de-emphasizes the need for smart phone and internet connections at the site, since you can easily wait till you get home to post. You can't get "Bruced" if you have the mascot! 2. Signing the mascot makes it again more important then the object of the game. Lose the signatures. Make the mascot easily replaceable so the game can move on smoothly. 3. If the mascot gets stolen, misplaced, lost down a river, etc., then let the last person getting the tag just replace the mascot in 24 hours. Simple. 4. Stop with the adding of junk to the tag bag. Simple mascot. Simple to replace. Back to figuring out where the tag is and riding to it with a motorcycle. In conclusion, the mascot should not be important at all. Game on.