Grumbleweed VIII

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 17:01

I know, if I hadn't put 'ooints' to start with, then who knows...

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Jun 2016, 17:10

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 17:13

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Jun 2016, 17:16

Another rule change I'd like to introduce next time is a time limit. I think that if there's no winner after 7 days (or some other fixed period) then the winner should be whoever leads at that point. That'd stop games from dragging on and on and on like this one. What do you think?
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 17:17

Yep, fine by me! You'll have to start it though, as I've lost track! Also, defiantly call it Nimbleweed!
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Jun 2016, 17:18

Well the winner usually starts the next game, and that'll be me!

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 17:20

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Jun 2016, 17:22

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by A Challenge » 11 Jun 2016, 17:27

Nimbleweed sounds interesting! I have got the seconds (after getting, for example 17:4545:4545)

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Jun 2016, 17:29

OK then. I'm just drawing up the rules for Nimbleweed and I'll start a new thread when I've won this game!

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by A Challenge » 11 Jun 2016, 17:31

I shall concede, and let you claim to end then.

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Jun 2016, 17:37

Thanks. I'll wait for Tube Geek just to be sure.

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 17:52

Sure, do it. I just want to win Nimbleweed!
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Jun 2016, 17:56

Here are the proposed rules for Nimbleweed. The changes are:
  • 1 point now represents 10 seconds
  • the maximum claim is now 360 points
  • the penalty for editing is now 360 points
  • there are now three criteria for winning: getting 1800 points or more, gaining a lead of 600 points or more, and being in the lead after 10 days
Any objections?
(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 360. 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 (10 * X) seconds or more, the player gains X points. If the time difference is less than (10 * X) seconds, the player loses X points. All posts in the thread are deemed to "stop the clock", apart from those during "downtime" (see rule 7). Time differences are calculated according to the timestamp on the post, in seconds (use the "H:i:s" option in the User Control Panel).
(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 360 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 120 points made at 23:50 is deemed to expire at 06:10 the next day, not 00:10.
(8) To win the game, a player must do one of the following:
  • gain a total of 1800 points;
  • gain a lead of 600 points over the second-placed player;
  • be in the lead when exactly 10 days have passed after the start of the game.
The winning-post is deemed to have been passed as soon as the allotted time is reached. E.g. if a player is on 1740 points and claims 60 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 VII

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 17:58

No objections there!

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