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Grumbleweed

Post by GuyBarry » 16 Jan 2014, 11:58

This game is named in honour of Graham Walker, founding member of The Grumbleweeds, who sadly died last June. It has no connection with any similarly-named game on the forum. :)

The rules are as follows:
(1) Any player can post a claim for points, in the form "X points" where X is any positive integer.
(2) If the time difference between a claim for X points and the next post in the thread is X minutes or more, the player gains X points. If the time difference is less than X minutes, the player loses X points.
(3) No player may make two consecutive claims for points.

So for example:
Player A claims "20 points" at 12:00.
Player B claims "30 points" at 12:22. Player A gains 20 points.
Player C claims "10 points" at 12:50. Player B loses 30 points.
Player D posts "This game is stupid" at 13:02. Player C gains 10 points.
Player C claims "10 points" at 13:05. Invalid since player C made the last claim for points.
Player A claims "20 points" at 13:20. No points scored.

For the purposes of this trial run, the winner is the first player to 100 points. If a player makes a claim that would take him/her over 100 points and there are no posts within the allotted time, the player automatically wins - there is no need to wait for another post.

I'll start:

1 point
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by tubeguru » 16 Jan 2014, 12:06

This game is stupid.
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by GuyBarry » 16 Jan 2014, 12:12

Great, you've just given me a point. Thanks!

EDIT: Actually I've just seen a fatal flaw with it. No one will ever make the crucial post that takes another player over 100. Rules have been tweaked accordingly.
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by tubeguru » 16 Jan 2014, 12:37

This game is still stupid.
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by GuyBarry » 16 Jan 2014, 12:46

Why? What you're doing is gambling on when the next post will be. There may be unforeseen issues with the rules (that's why I'm trying it out) but I think the principle is basically OK.
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by greatkingrat » 16 Jan 2014, 12:49

5 points
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by GuyBarry » 16 Jan 2014, 12:51

2 points
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by tubeguru » 16 Jan 2014, 13:04

0 points.
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by Sam » 16 Jan 2014, 13:11

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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by GuyBarry » 16 Jan 2014, 13:18

It's all very simple. The idea is to try to guess how long it'll be before the next person makes a post. If you guess within the time then you gain the points; if you guess outside the time you lose the points.

My first claim was at 11:58 and I guessed 1 minute (1 point). Tubeguru posted at 12:06 so I got the point. Then greatkingrat guessed 5 minutes at 12:49, but the next post (mine) was at 12:51, so he loses 5 points. I guessed 2 minutes at 12:51 and the next post wasn't until 13:04, so I got 2 points. Tubeguru's post technically doesn't count, because 0 isn't a positive integer, but he gets no points anyway.

So the scores so far are: GuyBarry 3, tubeguru 0, greatkingrat -5.
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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by nozzacook » 16 Jan 2014, 13:34

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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by GuyBarry » 16 Jan 2014, 13:47

10 points
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Post by nozzacook » 16 Jan 2014, 13:48

1point
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Post by The Orange One » 16 Jan 2014, 13:53

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Re: Grumbleweed

Post by GuyBarry » 16 Jan 2014, 13:54

1 point
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