Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XII

Post by GuyBarry » 08 Nov 2016, 22:59

...and a win for me. Final scores:

GuyBarry 1282
A Challenge 682
Tube Geek 450

Quite an unusual game in which I led all the way through and only had one unsuccessful claim!
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XII

Post by A Challenge » 09 Nov 2016, 06:47

GuyBarry wrote:...and a win for me. Final scores:

GuyBarry 1282
A Challenge 682
Tube Geek 450

Quite an unusual game in which I led all the way through and only had one unsuccessful claim!
When I would be able to wake up before 06:30 in previous games and get in a 200 Points claim before 07:00, then I had a chance.
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XII

Post by Tube Geek » 09 Nov 2016, 07:16

Dang, was gonna claim a tube-y AND political

270 POINTS

But I can't. Well done GB
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIII

Post by GuyBarry » 09 Nov 2016, 08:38

Thanks very much. You might be interested in some stats:

GB claimed 785 points - won 695, TG took 90
AC claimed 369 points - won 322, GB took 47
TG claimed 1260 points - won 360, GB took 540, AC took 360

Maybe it doesn't always pay to be too rash!

I'll start the next game (XIV) tomorrow.
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Nov 2016, 08:00

Nimbleweed XIV is here! Rules as before:
(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) Claims are scored as follows:
•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 making the claim gains X points.
•If the time difference is less than (10 * X) seconds and the next post is made by a different player, the player making the next post gains X points.
•If the time difference is less than (10 * X) seconds and the next post is made by the same player, then they lose the 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 00:00:00 to 05:59:59 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 23:50:00 is deemed to expire at 06:10:00 the next day, not 00:10:00.
(8) To win the game, a player must do one of the following:
• gain a total of 2160 points;
• gain a lead of 600 points over the second-placed player;
• be in the lead when exactly 7 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 2100 points and claims 60 points, then that player is deemed to have won as soon as 10 minutes have passed without another post.
(9) If three different players do not make valid claims within a 24-hour period (18 hours of playing time), then the game is declared void.
The game starts now, at 08:00:03 on 10/11/16.

Go!
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 10 Nov 2016, 12:57

100 Points
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Nov 2016, 14:00

I wondered if anyone else was going to play!

60 points
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by Tube Geek » 10 Nov 2016, 14:59

360 points
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Nov 2016, 15:42

60 points
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by Tube Geek » 10 Nov 2016, 20:31

360 points
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 10 Nov 2016, 20:45

Thanks. Not posting points doesn't mean I will lose with this!
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 06:15

270 Points
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 07:04

630 Points in 12 hours, including 6 hours of downtime! Thanks TG!

this time it is Nimbleweed
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Nov 2016, 07:19

A Challenge wrote:630 Points in 12 hours, including 6 hours of downtime! Thanks TG!

this time it is Nimbleweed
Can I swear real bad right now???
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 08:17

Tube Geek wrote:
A Challenge wrote:630 Points in 12 hours, including 6 hours of downtime! Thanks TG!

this time it is Nimbleweed
Can I swear real bad right now???
Give me more
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