Grumbleweed V

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Re: Grumbleweed V

Post by A Challenge » 22 May 2016, 12:42

Wait for GuyBarry, and maybe start today or tomorrow.
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Re: Grumbleweed V

Post by Tube Geek » 22 May 2016, 12:44

I think start 06:00, on Tuesday/Monday
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Re: Grumbleweed V

Post by A Challenge » 22 May 2016, 12:50

Yes, first post that is a valid points claim is the first otherwise value one after 00:00 Monday, meaning then it has to be after 06:00 on Monday morning.
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Re: Grumbleweed V

Post by Tube Geek » 22 May 2016, 12:53

I won't be able to start it, but 6 o'clock Monday morning it is then! Oh, and GuyBarry will have to do the scores, as my laptop is just getting worse. Now the space bar hardly works, so be prepared for some '3points' from me!
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Re: Grumbleweed V

Post by GuyBarry » 22 May 2016, 15:49

Congratulations to A Challenge!

Here are the new rules, with amendments in bold. If everyone's OK with them then A Challenge gets to start the new game, but he must not make the first claim. I don't care whether he starts a new thread or not.
(1) Subject to the rules below, any player can post a claim for points at any time, in the form "X point(s)" where X is any positive integer from 1 to 60. The player starting the game may not make the first claim. The claim must appear in a separate line from any other material in the post.
(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", apart from those during "downtime" (see rule 7). Subject to rule 7, time differences are calculated according to the timestamp (in hours and minutes) on the post, not the actual time elapsed.
(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) Scores, 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 appears on a separate line. If a player wishes to stop the clock without making a claim or making a comment, he/she can simply post "spoiler" or something similar.
(6) Editing of claims is forbidden. Any player found to have edited a claim will forfeit 60 points plus the number of points that appear in the claim (if any), irrespective of the time of the next post. Editing of lines that do not contain claims is permitted.
(7) The period of time from 00:00 to 05:59 inclusive is regarded as "downtime" and all claims within this period are regarded as invalid. Posts during downtime do not stop the clock. If the expiry time of a claim would otherwise fall within this period, then 6 hours is added to the expiry time. E.g. a claim of 20 points made at 23:50 is deemed to expire at 06:10 the next day, not 00:10.
(8) The winner is either the first player to 300 points or the first player to gain a lead of 100 points over the second-placed player. The winning-post is deemed to have been passed as soon as the allotted time is reached. E.g. if a player is on 290 points and claims 10 points, then that player is deemed to have won as soon as 10 minutes have passed without another post.
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Re: Grumbleweed V

Post by Tube Geek » 22 May 2016, 15:57

Yep - they're fine! Also, I think we should make downtime 11-6, as you were getting lots of points at around 23:30, and none of us were doing anything about them.
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Re: Grumbleweed V

Post by A Challenge » 22 May 2016, 16:05

I am not sure about the change, but when I get up tomorrow morning, I will start the game, leaving someone else to claim for points first. The Thread Grumbleweed VI will be started with this, and a quote of the rules.
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Re: Grumbleweed V

Post by GuyBarry » 22 May 2016, 16:45

I'm sticking with 00:00-05:59 as downtime. That hour before midnight can be crucial!
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