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7:35 AM
Let's get the room started, then
 
Let's get this party started?
 
How do you add a RO?
 
Context menu under "Room v" I believe
 
Ooh!
 
7:36 AM
 
Spaffo.
 
I have to go, so I'll let you all make the decisions.
 
???
Oh no, responsibility!
 
lol
 
8:17 AM
well I'm back, if y'all wanna keep going
 
 
5 hours later…
1:01 PM
How does this game work?
 
@TheGreatEscaper Someone posted a link in tSL last night ... hang on, let me find it.
 
Probably pin the link
 
But I think the version we've been playing might be slightly different in the details from the one described on that Quora link.
I'll let someone more knowledgeable confirm and add a pin.
 
Sid
1:47 PM
in The Sphinx's Lair, 10 hours ago, by Deusovi
I'm the "defender". I have a word and I've given them the first three letters now. They have to 'attack' by giving me clues to words.
Read some of the below lines as well.. @TheGreatEscaper
 
Do we have enough to get this game going again?
@Sp3000 is active in the other chat too.
 
Sid
Well, yeah 3 also works... but the more, the merrrier
Don't count me in for now... I have just dropped in for a few minutes
 
I won't be for too long though, I should really sleep soon
 
Ah well, looks like nobody is committed enough just now.
goes back to lurking
 
 
6 hours later…
8:05 PM
Anyone here?
 
8:50 PM
This sounds interesting!
 
Hmm...
Should be middle of the afternoon for @rubio?
 
hey just got back home
 
@Rand and @Rubio, we could use room timeouts as an unofficial countdown
 
walked in to "BUNNGGG"
 
Is that the sound of a ping?
I don't have my volume up usually
 
8:55 PM
Yah. :)
Countdowns for what exactly
 
@Techidot, do you want to start
@Rubio Same-time reveals
Hi @Rand!
 
Didn't really seem like we needed that though - just letting the defender guess until they give up seemed to be a reasonable alternative to the countdown business.
 
OK
 
@boboquack Sounds a bit lik3 using a sl3dg3hamm3r to crack a nut.
 
Anyone want to play? I've got 15 minutes...
 
8:58 PM
Sure
I've got a word if you want me to start
 
Ok
 
P
 
I can play for a bit, but not sure how long I'll be able to stay.
 
Authority
 
I would be a bad start
:p
 
8:59 PM
power
 
-1
 
Permission
 
My messages aren't getting through
-1
There we go
 
I think if you repeat the same message twice in a row too quickly it eats the second
 
Ah
 
9:00 PM
I had that happen last night
 
Interesting
Other guesses?
 
Pow?
 
-1
 
Punch?
 
(You're supposed to say Contact, @Tech)
 
9:02 PM
Wait, Rubio is supposed to give up first!
 
that's ... not how this game works, yeah :)
 
Ah, okay.
 
Only if Rubio can't solve it do the rest of us get to have a go.
 
I haven't given up, but if nobody 'contact's then I have no real need to guess or give up
 
Okay okay.
Sorry, new to rules
 
9:03 PM
Hi @Deus!
 
Hey!
 
And more than one challenge at a time is fine, in case one stalls like this one has with no valid defense nor any contacts
 
@Deus @bobo @Rubio Do any of you experienced Contacters have a useful rules link that we can pin in here?
 
I was writing up a rules message right now.
 
9:04 PM
(can't remember which of you were experienced, but whatever)
 
I'll pin that for now
 
@Rubio Is that identical to the rules system we've been using? I thought there were some subtle differences.
 
It's not, no - there are house rules we've been using to make it more suitable for chatroom play
 
CONTACT RULES: The defender thinks of a word and gives the first letter. Attackers give 'clues' to words starting with that letter. If the defender gets the clue, they say "no, it's not ___". If another attacker gets the clue, they say "contact". If the defender doesn't get the clue and gives up, the "contacting" attacker says the answer. A correct contact means the defender must give the next letter.
 
Any more challenges, guesses or any contacts?
 
9:05 PM
I mean other than the chatroom-related changes like abolishing the "3,2,1".
 
i'll try - preeminence
 
-1
 
They chomp in water
 
Alias
 
pirhanna
 
9:06 PM
Contact @Rand
 
pen name
pseudonym
i butchered that spelling, didn't I.
 
@Rubio Spelled wrong, but yes :-)
 
pseudonym was right
 
Pirrhana ? what is it
 
piranha
 
9:06 PM
I give up lol
 
Piranha.
 
On mine?
 
Ah right, thanks
 
Think Spanish.
 
It's spelled "Piraña" in Spanish
 
9:07 PM
#2: Near Spain
 
Triangulatable
 
Oh. yeah that would make it easy to remember wouldn't it
Portugal
 
contact, bobo
Too easy.
 
+1
#1 revised: The authorities
 
contact
 
9:08 PM
Principals or Principles
 
-1
 
or Police
 
+1
 
@Rubio Yep, that was my thought.
 
No contact on mine?
 
9:09 PM
Food knot
 
pretzel
 
+1
@Deusovi Contact... maybe?
 
@Deusovi Thinking, but can't come up with anything yet.
 
@Deusovi wild guess - Plottable
 
Nope
 
9:09 PM
A bear, for some?
 
Contact maybe
 
Papa
 
-1
 
aww. That would have been good though :)
Patronus (lol)
 
Any more guesses on mine, Rubio?
 
Nope @deus
 
Boboquack?
 
Partitionable?
 
Nope.
 
:(
 
9:11 PM
It was polygon.
 
@StackExchange Oh hey, I wondered why this tab just force-refreshed.
 
Oh, heh
 
Heights, maybe?
 
Thanks, @bobo, but it doesn't give me any new powers here :-)
 
Sure, but it's symbolic, Rand
 
9:11 PM
Yeah
 
Phobia
 
yep
 
Any more on mine?
 
still thinking
 
Heig, ma?
 
9:12 PM
@Deusovi Bah. Polygons aren't the only triangulatable things, in an advanced geometry/topology sense (taking the triangles sufficiently small).
 
on a limb - Pet
 
-1
#2: Lisp
 
@Randal'Thor In my defense, I am still an undergrad.
So you'll have to forgive me for not knowing much topology
 
#2 Programming language. hehe
 
9:14 PM
Really? No contact on mine? I thought it was clever. :c
 
@Deusovi Fair enough :-) No differential geometry yet?
 
It's all greek well, foreign to me. ;)
 
@Deusovi Maybe it's too clever for us ...
 
Nah, not yet.
 
So, there can be simultaneously running 2 contacts?
 
9:15 PM
(Think "thris".)
@Techidiot There can be as many as you want as long as you don't overdo it
 
We've had four clues at once. And as many contacts as people can establish.
@Deusovi That didn't help me. Oh well.
 
Well, it wasn't supposed to help you.
 
-1
I have to go, so panda and parentheses
 
I've lost track. How many clues are still unsolved?
8 mins ago, by boboquack
A bear, for some?
6 mins ago, by Deusovi
Heig, ma?
 
That one never was but bobo moved on
 
9:18 PM
5 mins ago, by boboquack
#2: Lisp
 
There's "Lisp" and "Heig, ma?" currently active
 
@boboquack Panda - good one. I don't get parentheses.
 
Lisp is a programming language known for excessive parentheses
There was even an xkcd on it!
 
I was actually about to say parentheses when he spilled the beans
I love that xkcd.
 
Anyway Rand, no contact on mine? D:
 
9:20 PM
The female one has U or O, according to where you are.
@Deusovi I'm sure it'll be something obvious ... :-/
 
Like I said, think "thris".
 
Contact maybe, but has @Rubio given up yet? (And I still don't understand the significance of "thris".)
 
I'll officially give up on it - go for it
 
So what's your guess?
 
Phi?
 
9:23 PM
No. Pho
 
pretends that was a typo :-P
 
(Last night, I used "this" for "contact", and immediately after used "thris" for "contract")
 
I thought of pho, but assumed it isn't a word.
 
I don't get it, but I didn't expect to.
 
What's it mean?
 
9:24 PM
It's a type of soup
I was hoping for you to get that I chopped off the last three letters of each word
(again, like "this = contact" --> "thris = contract" from last night)
-)-(-
 
@Deusovi I don't remember "thris = contract". Must have been after I went to bed.
 
I think it was
 
Yeah, I guess. Still hoped Boboquack would get it :c
 
I think bobo left already.
10 mins ago, by boboquack
I have to go, so panda and parentheses
 
Yeah.
I mean I hoped he would get it before leaving
 
9:30 PM
@Deusovi This is a clue, right? Not some weird emoticon?
 
Yeah. I bolded it.
 
The game slowed down a lot suddenly.
@Rubio Any guesses on mine?
@Volatility @Techidiot You here?
 
Yeah
 
I have no clue on either of yours, and no contacts for either
That tends to stall the game. hehe
 
yep
 
9:32 PM
I am still trying to make heads and tails out of it :p
It went like this _-^ and then all of a sudden ___
:D
 
we can pick up my word again if you want
 
OK, I'll edit mine to give a hint.
The female one has U or O, on different sides of the Atlantic.
 
What's your word Rand?
 
@Techidiot ?
 
I mean, your clue :p
Okay
Contact @Randal'Thor
 
9:35 PM
Go for it, I have no idea
 
Linguistics?
 
...It starts with P.
 
No, it has to begin with P.
 
oh wait, is it rubio defending? my bad
 
Yeah
 
9:35 PM
(Since Rubio already gave us the first letter.)
 
Oh wait. Am I suppose to provide a clue or provide a guess for the answer?
 
i'm defending, yes.
 
thought it was bobo
 
Pheww. I still suck. Give me some time guys
 
You provide clues and try to "contact" by solving other people's clues.
 
9:36 PM
@Techidiot You can do either, but if you provide a guess, you have to say "contact" and wait until Rubio gives up.
 
so do we just have P?
 
Okay.
 
Yeah
 
@Volatility Bobo left :-P
 
(updated version of my previous clue)
 
9:37 PM
You can provide a guess for my word in the form of a challenge clue that means the word you are guessing, and I have to guess what word your clue means. If I can't guess it, but someone else "contact"s and successfully does guess YOUR word, I have to reveal another letter of MY word
 
It doesn't need to mean the word you're guessing - only hint at it somehow.
 
Oh okay
 
If your guess is my word then you win, and set the next thing.
 
Headshot
 
Possible contact, @Vol
 
9:38 PM
Er. Yeah, your clue resolves to your guess, via whatever.
Photo
 
huh.
 
Actually, two possible contacts.
 
err, maybe not a perfect clue
 
Doesn't have to be perfect; if it works, it works :)
Punch
 
9:40 PM
Has everyone given up on mine?
 
Oh, wait, there was a failed contact. That means I should reveal the answer, right?
 
@Randal'Thor I think yours is busted, I think contacts only apply if made before I give up.
So yes.
 
Well, he didn't understand the rules
 
Picture?
Publicity shot? Poster? lol
 
9:41 PM
-3
 
...♑♒♓ <--
 
Pictogram or Pictograph?
(@deus)
 
contact deus, I think
 
Nope
 
@Rubio You did give up - Tech had got the rules by then (although still has the wrong initial letter, admittedly).
Anyway, my intended answer was parent.
 
9:42 PM
Ah, clever
 
oh. Good one
 
Rubio, thoughts on mine?
 
I was running through all the "p" animals I could think of :)
 
I think I have a guess for Deus but it's more only because I can think of just one that fits
 
9:43 PM
I think I know the general idea of @Deusovi's clue, but can't come up with a relevant P-word.
 
Well, there only is one that fits.
 
hmmmmm
 
Contact, I guess
 
@Sp3000 Deus or Vol?
 
I'll pass - go ahead
 
9:43 PM
On Deus
 
pisces?
 
Yep!
 
^^ that
 
nice.
P I
 
Sounds like a religion when doubled
 
9:44 PM
well mine was portrait
 
That's what I thought.
 
Oh geez. Again I danced all around it. Nice
 
contact deus
 
Rubio?
 
thinking
 
9:45 PM
Please pay attention primarily???
 
@Sp3000 ...Contact?
Or maybe not. I'm not sure which one you're going for
 
In a last resort
 
geez
 
Rubio overload!
 
contact rand
 
9:47 PM
@Deusovi ok passing on this
 
Vol?
 
pi (2pi = tau ~ tao)
 
Bingo!
 
Oh wow.
 
Sp, was yours pineapple?
 
9:48 PM
ofc, that was the subject of a blunder in one of my questions
 
Yeah
 
Nice one, Deus.
 
P I S
 
@Deusovi Wait, Rubio didn't give up on Sp's clue yet!
 
I just busted it anyway
 
9:48 PM
@Randal'Thor Yeah, but I figured it'd be invalidated (and also forgot)
I was gonna say that, but wasn't sure if it was that or Pikotaro
 
but yeah, don't kill the clues before they're dead :)
 
Ah, OK.
 
I didn't think of the artist fitting as well oops
 
Mine is also now invalidated. @Vol, what was your guess?
 
Simple curse
 
9:49 PM
pinch
 
@Volatility +1
 
Pish ?
 
Nope
 
drunk
 
Pissed
 
9:51 PM
+1
 
Green kernel
 
contact rand
 
pistil
 
Contact Rand.
 
@Rubio -1
 
9:52 PM
I have a slight guess for Deus but it doesn't quite seem right
 
I think rand has it.
I'll pass, let someone confirm :)
 
pistachio?
 
Pistachio?
 
That's it.
 
9:53 PM
Yay!
 
you're up @Randal'Thor
 
nice
 
OK, gimme a minute ...
Let's hope this lasts longer than my last one did :-P
 
37 seconds?
 
:D
 
9:54 PM
That was hilarious
 
OK, got a word.
First letter is A.
 
which one was that?
 
@Deusovi What was yours out of curiosity?
 
piss-easy :P
 
Hammer stop?
 
9:55 PM
... it was that
 
contact rubio
 
I've never heard that expression
 
@Volatility Last night I said "First letter is C", Deusovi said "This", and the answer was Contact. The game was over in a single round.
 
Contact for Rubio
 
@Deusovi Oo, nice.
 
9:56 PM
ha
 
@Rubio Um, hmm.
Anvil!
 
doesn't beat my guess on Sp's Rendezvous :P
 
+1
 
@Volatility I guess that was after I went to bed.
 
This + Hammer
 
9:56 PM
yeah, Volatility's was literally 37 seconds I believe.
 
Blimey, so much transcript for tSL for this morning.
 
I tried to pick something semi-obscure but still common and that was the result o_O
(for rendezvous)
 
must've been some subconscious psychic connection
 
No contact on mine?
 
@Deusovi If something is itself even after you add a hammer to it, I'll guess aleph-null :-P
 
9:59 PM
Nope
 
I have a fairly tenuous contact
 

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