Grumbleweed VIII

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Re: Grumbleweed VIII

Post by Tube Geek » 09 Oct 2016, 18:02

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GuyBarry wrote:Thanks. I'll wait to hear from AC before starting.
He hasn't been on for over 24 hours, and i can't talk to him on Apterous anymore....
Sorry - I was away for the weekend! Yes, though I won't be on too much.
Anywhere nice?
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Re: Grumbleweed VIII

Post by A Challenge » 10 Oct 2016, 06:08

Tube Geek wrote:
A Challenge wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:Thanks. I'll wait to hear from AC before starting.
He hasn't been on for over 24 hours, and i can't talk to him on Apterous anymore....
Sorry - I was away for the weekend! Yes, though I won't be on too much.
Anywhere nice?
Campsite! Didn't rain too much though, luckly!
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 10 Oct 2016, 06:53

So are we starting this then or what?
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by A Challenge » 10 Oct 2016, 06:57

Tube Geek wrote:So are we starting this then or what?
When GuyBarry says to, we do!
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 10 Oct 2016, 06:58

A Challenge wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:So are we starting this then or what?
When GuyBarry says to, we do!
I'll set up Grumbleweed Game Thread then!
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Re: Grumbleweed VIII

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Oct 2016, 07:47

A Challenge wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:So are we starting this then or what?
When GuyBarry says to, we do!
I just need to draw up the new rules and then we'll start. Shouldn't be too long now.
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Re: Grumbleweed VIII

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Oct 2016, 08:05

OK, let's start the new game. Remember that there's now a minimum claim of 2 points. Rules in full are below.
(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 2 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. Seconds are ignored.
(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, or
  • the player in the lead after 7 days have elapsed from 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 290 points and claims 10 points, then that player is deemed to have won as soon as 10 minutes have passed without another post.
The time is now 09:05 on 10/10/16, and so the game will end no later than 09:05 on 17/10/16.

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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 10 Oct 2016, 09:45

10 points
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Re: Grumbleweed VIII

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Oct 2016, 09:52

Spoiler. (I'll do the scores, by the way.)

AC - can you change the main thread title to "Grumbleweed VIII" please?
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Re: Grumbleweed VIII

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Oct 2016, 09:59

5 points
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 10 Oct 2016, 11:50

10 points
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Re: Grumbleweed VIII

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Oct 2016, 13:05

5 points
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 10 Oct 2016, 14:21

My post at 10:45:31 was not spoiled!
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Re: Grumbleweed VII

Post by Tube Geek » 10 Oct 2016, 14:21

20 pts
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Re: Grumbleweed VIII

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Oct 2016, 15:21

Tube Geek wrote:My post at 10:45:31 was not spoiled!
Have you forgotten the rules of Grumbleweed, TG? 1 point = 1 minute. You claimed 10 points and I came in 7 minutes later.
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