Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game XI

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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by Tube Geek » 25 Nov 2016, 08:29

GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote: Tomorrow is fine, I just won't play as much. But then again GB..Monday. And who's starting?
Monday would be better for me, I think. Let's ignore the game we played on c4c and start the next game as game XI, with TG to start.
Fair enough! So, Monday, 07:00-09:00, game XI, me to start
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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by GuyBarry » 28 Nov 2016, 10:57

Tube Geek wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote: Fair enough! So, Monday, 07:00-09:00, game XI, me to start
I'm still waiting...
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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by Tube Geek » 28 Nov 2016, 15:53

Whatever. Start the game now. Same rules. You know them
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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by GuyBarry » 28 Nov 2016, 16:27

Tube Geek wrote:Whatever. Start the game now. Same rules. You know them
It's not up to me to start the game! There needs to be a proper announcement that the game has started, otherwise we don't know the finishing-time.

I suggest that we start again tomorrow morning, since I'm not around for much of this evening.
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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by Tube Geek » 28 Nov 2016, 16:41

GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:Whatever. Start the game now. Same rules. You know them
It's not up to me to start the game! There needs to be a proper announcement that the game has started, otherwise we don't know the finishing-time.

I suggest that we start again tomorrow morning, since I'm not around for much of this evening.
I started it then!

GOOOOOOO!
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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by A Challenge » 28 Nov 2016, 19:49

Tube Geek wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:Whatever. Start the game now. Same rules. You know them
It's not up to me to start the game! There needs to be a proper announcement that the game has started, otherwise we don't know the finishing-time.

I suggest that we start again tomorrow morning, since I'm not around for much of this evening.
I started it then!

GOOOOOOO!
That doesn't include the rules, like it should, or the game length information, and so we can't start. Anyay, if I am overruled I could claim now, so:

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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by GuyBarry » 28 Nov 2016, 22:55

As far as I'm concerned, Game XI has not started. It's up to Tube Geek to launch it, giving the starting-time and the criteria for who wins the game.

Otherwise I'm going to say that the winner is the person with the highest score at 23:17 tonight.

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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by GuyBarry » 28 Nov 2016, 23:23

Hurrah! Another win for me.

Now perhaps we can start the next game properly...
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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by A Challenge » 29 Nov 2016, 07:00

GuyBarry wrote:Hurrah! Another win for me.

Now perhaps we can start the next game properly...
Yes........
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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by Tube Geek » 29 Nov 2016, 07:18

Fine


Welcome to Grumbleweed XI! The rules are the same, but here's a recap.

(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 a week has 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.

Good Luck!
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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by A Challenge » 29 Nov 2016, 08:09

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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by GuyBarry » 29 Nov 2016, 09:12

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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by A Challenge » 29 Nov 2016, 11:21

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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by GuyBarry » 29 Nov 2016, 11:48

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Re: Grumbleweed Game Thread: Game X

Post by A Challenge » 29 Nov 2016, 19:17

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