Grumbleweed II Scores

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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 15 Apr 2016, 17:07

WWWWHHHHAAAATTTT
OOOONNNN
EEEEAAAARRRRTTTTHHHH????!!!!

How am I on 293?!


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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 15 Apr 2016, 17:12

Hang on, I've put the wrong formula in the spreadsheet - I'm actually on 246, not 4! I didn't think I was doing quite so badly...

I think your score of 293 is right though - you had several successful 100-point claims a while back. I'll go back and recalculate.

EDIT: I've used a calculator this time (I hate spreadsheets). The correct scores as of 18:00 today are:

Tube Geek 293
GuyBarry 246
jamesthegill -70
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 15 Apr 2016, 17:42

Oooooh, close!
I hate spreadsheets too. Unless there are alternative challenge routes on them ;-)
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 15 Apr 2016, 20:51

Here's a recap of the rules. As there wasn't an explicit rule against editing before now, I've added one in (in bold). You have been warned!

(1) Any player can post a claim for points, in the form "X point(s)" where X is any positive integer from 1 to 100.
(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. All posts in the thread are deemed to "stop the clock".
(3) No player may make two successive claims for points without another valid claim between them. Consecutive posts by the same player are allowed as long as they are not both claims.
(4) There is no score or penalty for invalid claims.
(5) Comments and queries relevant to the game may be posted in the thread. They stop the clock like all other posts. They may be included in claim posts as long as the claim is included first.
(6) Editing of claims is forbidden. Any player found to have edited a claim will forfeit twice the number of points that appear in the claim, irrespective of the time of the next post.
(7) The winner is the first player to 500 points. The winning-post is deemed to have been passed as soon as the allotted time is reached (e.g. if a player is on 490 points, claims 10 points and 10 minutes pass without another post, that player is deemed to have won).

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Tube Geek 191
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 16 Apr 2016, 08:30

Don't think I'll cheat again - I'm 102 down from my previous score!
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 18 Apr 2016, 07:48

Scores as at 08:48 18th April:

GuyBarry 352
Tube Geek 241
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 18 Apr 2016, 07:57

This is taking a surprisingly long time to get to 500, isn't it?
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 18 Apr 2016, 08:05

I don't know. I've never actually played a game to 500 before!
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 18 Apr 2016, 08:09

GuyBarry wrote:I don't know. I've never actually played a game to 500 before!
What was the first one to then?
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 18 Apr 2016, 12:58

100, I think. The second one didn't have a winning-post but had a time limit instead. I then tried to revive the game years later but it didn't really take off - we never completed a game as I recall.
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 18 Apr 2016, 13:38

Well, at least we're doing better than the third then, eh?
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 18 Apr 2016, 18:58

I think this is the best game ever actually! Thanks for taking part. I knew it'd be appreciated eventually :)
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 19 Apr 2016, 06:11

Scores as at 07:00 19/4/16:

Tube Geek 282
GuyBarry 264
A Challenge -30
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 19 Apr 2016, 06:18

Yes! I'm in the lead! It's that 100 you put last night that put you back. It's nice to see 4 people on the scoreboard though
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 19 Apr 2016, 06:45

Tube Geek wrote:It's nice to see 4 people on the scoreboard though
It'd be even nicer if one of the others could get above zero :wink:
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