Grumbleweed VIII

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Grumbleweed VIII

Post by A Challenge » 01 Jun 2016, 07:06

Here are the rules for this, Grumbleweed VII:
(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.
I hope you have read the rules, and so I will now, at 08:06 this Wednesday 1st June, declare this game, the seventh round of Grumbleweed STARTED

Good luck to all!
Last edited by A Challenge on 10 Oct 2016, 15:47, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Jun 2016, 07:15

A Challenge wrote: I hope you have read the rules, and so I will now, at 06:40 this Monday 23rd May, declare this game, the seventh round of Grumbleweed STARTED
Some mistake surely?
Before his game wins:
GuyBarry: 3
A Challenge: 2
Tube Geek: 0

is this correct?
No. Ignoring the original thread, I won Grumbleweed II, Tube Geek was declared the winner of the abortive Grumbleweed III, TG also won IV, and you won V and VI - I think.

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 01 Jun 2016, 07:18

Yes:

GuyBarry - 1
A Challenge - 2
Tube Geek - 2


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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by A Challenge » 01 Jun 2016, 07:19

Edited.

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Jun 2016, 07:24

Oh good - I'm ahead for once! :) Am I keeping score again?

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 01 Jun 2016, 07:52

4 points
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Jun 2016, 07:54

Spoiler
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 01 Jun 2016, 07:57

I noticed you were on, so was about to just post something myself! I didn't, but it wouldn't have made a difference....
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Jun 2016, 08:03

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by A Challenge » 01 Jun 2016, 08:10

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Jun 2016, 08:13

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by A Challenge » 01 Jun 2016, 08:21

2 Points
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Jun 2016, 08:22

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Jun 2016, 08:24

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by A Challenge » 01 Jun 2016, 08:26

1 Point
Tumbleweed and former Nimbleweed Scorekeeper

Winner of Gumbleweeds V, VI + XI, Nimbleweeds I, III - IX + XIV and (joint with GuyBarry) winner of Timesnap

And most importantly, Former leader of Tumbleweed, and first person to 250,000

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