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Q: Find the TV series

A. P.I'm looking for a TV series. A hint is hidden in the following image: As this is a computer-puzzle you might want to download the image.

 
12:30 AM
@DestructibleLemon In homeworlds, what are the rules on sacrifices? Specifically, where can you use the sacrificed ship's actions?
 
in any system where you have ships
also remember that you can't use the size or colour of the sacrificed ship in the action
also you can't count the sacrificed ship as being in the system
 
@DestructibleLemon What do you mean
 
so, if you sacrifice a large red, you can't use it to capture another large piece if you only have small pieces in that system
 
Oh right
So for this can't you sacrifice the small green to build a small red at their homeworld and trigger a catastrophe?
 
nope. because you would have to own a red in the system
 
12:40 AM
Wait how come?
 
green can only build ships if there is a ship of that colour that you own in the system where you are building
think of it that the green building needs to have a non-hostile model or something
 
Oh
 
so are you trying to solve it without looking at the current solution?
 
Thanks! I didn't notice that when I read through the rules...
 
yeah, I made a pretty big mistake when I read the rules for a while:
you can move other friendly pieces in the same system with a yellow ship without sacrificing it
 
12:42 AM
I looked at it for about a minute, gave up and looked at the solution then went back to the puzzle and 'noticed' that I could sacrifice green
 
didn't realise that one until recently
remember, sacrificing larger pieces get's you more actions
 
I think the main problem is there aren't enough FAQs online
 
yeah... they're not exactly the most unambiguous rules
@Wen1now anyway, it is in one move which gives you the ability to try the ol' process of elimination tactic
 
[spoiler alert]
 
spoilers mate
 
12:48 AM
Sorry
 
nah it's ok
thanks though
 
One last thing, is there not much difference between small and big stars/ships apart from
a) red stuff
b) sacrifice stuff
c) connections between stars
 
sort of
you can only use blue to swap to ships of the same size
so there's that too
 
Oh, okay
 
but otherwise that's it. but that is a fair amount of "it"
 
12:54 AM
It seems like a really cool game though
 
it is... I think
technically I've been under the impression you can't move other ships with yellow without sacrificing so...
 
Ooh, one last last thing - in an actual game, how does each person choose what they want at the start?
 
Player 1 picks first
 
Okay thanks
 
and there's like a consensus you're supposed to pick two different sizes, and also that you don't pick the same sizes as your opponent when you go second or something
but there's no specific rule against it
 
1:34 AM
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Q: How is my cousin going into high school with me?

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3:48 AM
@BeastlyGerbil Deleted now. thanks
 
4:08 AM
so uh... the cccc has something to do with features?
 
 
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9:02 AM
@DestructibleLemon No, I think it has to do with actual bugs.
@Ankoganit I think it's APPROACH (start to deal) = APP + ROACH
 
9:15 AM
@MOehm APPROACH is correct :)
 
CCCC: Make fuss about hot thingy (6)
 
9:33 AM
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2:18 PM
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Q: Religious animals

BassSince I've been only answering so far, I figured I should try creating some puzzles of my own, too. Please be gentle. :-) Anyway, here's a rebus-like puzzle, but this time the answers are single words that are related to religion(s). Everything in the pictures is strictly wordplay, the answers...

 
 
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4:13 PM
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Q: The engineer's dilemma

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5:59 PM
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7:04 PM
huh. I'm now a Beastly Guru :P
 
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8:54 PM
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11:02 PM
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