Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 09:25

Current scores: AC 730, GB 480, TG 0. Tube Geek- are you playing the suicide version?

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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

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

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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Nov 2016, 12:40

I concede
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 12:50

Tube Geek wrote:I concede
Unless two people concede (all but one), then you can carry on playing...
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 12:57

We can't carry on playing for long, because the rules state that three players have to make valid claims within a 24-hour period. Unless a third player joins in before 20:31:55 tonight (the time of TG's last claim) then the game will be declared void.
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 13:01

GuyBarry wrote:We can't carry on playing for long, because the rules state that three players have to make valid claims within a 24-hour period. Unless a third player joins in before 20:31:55 tonight (the time of TG's last claim) then the game will be declared void.
I have to say, that in these circumstances, of a player pulling out, that rule doesn't work, ad it was supposed to stop stalemates not mean that one player can void the game when they are hopelessly behind!
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 13:09

A Challenge wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:We can't carry on playing for long, because the rules state that three players have to make valid claims within a 24-hour period. Unless a third player joins in before 20:31:55 tonight (the time of TG's last claim) then the game will be declared void.
I have to say, that in these circumstances, of a player pulling out, that rule doesn't work, ad it was supposed to stop stalemates not mean that one player can void the game when they are hopelessly behind!
I agree, but there doesn't seem to be any way round this situation. At the moment you're 271 ahead. If TG pulls out, my only chance of winning is to make a successful claim of 272 points or more - otherwise you can just sit on your lead until the end of the game. This is what happened previously (in reverse).

TG is being a little unsportsmanlike, I think.
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 13:19

But what the hell...

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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 13:24

GuyBarry wrote:
A Challenge wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:We can't carry on playing for long, because the rules state that three players have to make valid claims within a 24-hour period. Unless a third player joins in before 20:31:55 tonight (the time of TG's last claim) then the game will be declared void.
I have to say, that in these circumstances, of a player pulling out, that rule doesn't work, ad it was supposed to stop stalemates not mean that one player can void the game when they are hopelessly behind!
I agree, but there doesn't seem to be any way round this situation. At the moment you're 271 ahead. If TG pulls out, my only chance of winning is to make a successful claim of 272 points or more - otherwise you can just sit on your lead until the end of the game. This is what happened previously (in reverse).

TG is being a little unsportsmanlike, I think.
The only problem is it will void at that time, meaning nobody wins!
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 13:26

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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 13:27

I was about to concede before you posted that claim!
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 13:30

Oh, I'll concede anyway - you're still 483 ahead. Congratulations on winning another unsatisfactory game.

I wish we could work out some way of resolving this problem :(
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Nov 2016, 14:49

Back to Grumbleweed once more???
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 15:40

Tube Geek wrote:Back to Grumbleweed once more???
These rules do need some fine tuning, and there isn't an obvious answer that always will work! Anyway, thank you for conceding. Is there a chance of a final scores?
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Re: Nimbleweed Game Thread - Current Game XIV

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 16:49

Tube Geek wrote:Back to Grumbleweed once more???
If you didn't keep pulling out of games this problem wouldn't arise! I suggested at the end of game XIII that you might want to review your strategy, but you ignored my comments. You keep making 360-point claims that are unlikely to succeed. Try making a larger number of smaller claims, or claiming 360 points at a time that's going to surprise your opponents.
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