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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2015, 01:02:48 PM »
Golly, this is complicated.

Complicated

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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2015, 01:20:58 PM »
if there were one word that describes platypus it would be complicated.
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2015, 01:22:03 PM »
Now it's a clean slate right?
Are all previous words wiped clean, then?

Wow, snarl gets 10 points for that, damn!
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2015, 01:26:47 PM »
Could I get some clarification?  How far back does this go?  Are we only to consider words posted after the accusation?  If so, what happens when this thread stretches to 50 pages and nobody can reasonably be expected to remember every word that's been used?  Can I find a connection back to something on the first page?  If so, that seems unreasonable.
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2015, 01:27:18 PM »
Now it's a clean slate right?
Are all previous words wiped clean, then?

Wow, snarl gets 10 points for that, damn!

Not a clean slate. Winning can't happen until someone has at least 20 points.

Points will continue to be awarded until we hit a winning condition, when one player:
  • has a score of 50,
  • has a score over 20 and double the next highest score (e.g. 40 to 20 wins, but 20 to 10 does not)
  • has a score over 20 and equal to or exceeding the next two highest scores combined (e.g., 30 to 18 & 12 wins, but 20 to 13 & 7 does not)
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2015, 01:31:19 PM »
if there were one word that describes platypus it would be complicated.

^This^
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2015, 01:35:29 PM »
Could I get some clarification?  How far back does this go?  Are we only to consider words posted after the accusation?  If so, what happens when this thread stretches to 50 pages and nobody can reasonably be expected to remember every word that's been used?  Can I find a connection back to something on the first page?  If so, that seems unreasonable.

Response to Henning's similar question:

If you think you have found a pattern and can make the argument, you can risk the points. The rest of the players decide if your pattern passes the plausibility test, or if it's bogus. And yes, for active players it should get harder over time. If we need to, we can set a 'within the round' rule - but I don't think we'll have to. If you posted 'rain' fifteen days from now it could be connected to aviation - but would it be a plausible pattern?
I'd say that kind of Accusation is like "these are all nouns" or "you used an e": you're going to get spanked with lost points by the other players.

On a related note, scores will reset at the end of each round.
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2015, 01:37:41 PM »
if there were one word that describes platypus it would be complicated.

HighPockets, is this an ACCUSATION? If so, we'll pause for arguments and voting again.
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2015, 01:42:52 PM »
if there were one word that describes platypus it would be complicated.

^This^

If HighPockets doesn't want to Accuse, you can Morvis13.
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2015, 02:11:05 PM »
Balderdash

Should we bold words that are entered as non sequiturs?
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2015, 02:12:57 PM »
Balderdash

Should we bold words that are entered as non sequiturs?

If you'd like. I'm not too worried about formatting. I am surprised no one is going for another accusation on 'complicated' though. You waaaaaant ten points. MMMMMMMmmmmm. Ten points!
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2015, 02:16:58 PM »
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2015, 02:23:02 PM »
Lightening
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2015, 02:24:57 PM »


platypus = complicated

nuff said!
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Re: Nonsequiturs: A Forum Game
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2015, 02:27:43 PM »
Vote: Bogus
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