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Hazel Pethig
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Post by Hazel Pethig » March 23rd, 2010, 1:32 pm

Peter, you are up!

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LibriFoxy
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Post by LibriFoxy » March 23rd, 2010, 3:20 pm

Chelsea wrote:Hi, please skip me this turn - since it's spring break I'm taking a trip to California starting tomorrow and I don't know if I'll see a computer until Sunday. Redwoods or bust! 8-)
Excuses!!! :roll: :roll: *so jealous* :D have a great time!

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig
3. Chelsea
4. Peter Why yer up!
5. Julila
6. Anriasia
7. Tom Barron
8. Aldark


(sorry, chelsea...didn't see your post! thanks!)
Rosie in Boston

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Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » March 23rd, 2010, 11:31 pm

Here you go. It was taken from quite a small dictionary, so there's a fair chance someone will know it. I have a list of alternatives!

USUFRUCT

EDIT: Three received so far out of six (0830 gmt on Thursday)
EDIT: Four received so far, and I've PM'd the remaining two definers (1900 gmt on Thursday)
EDIT: Still waiting on one definition. I'll post the list on Sunday evening my time (gmt -1), anyway.

Peter
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Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » March 28th, 2010, 11:11 am

No reply from Anriasia. Here you go:-

USUFRUCT

1 A sugar universal to all fruit.
2 The fruit of usury -- interest on a financial obligation.
3 A ruler who is unaware of no longer being in charge.
4 The right to use someone else's property.
5 A medieval German torture tool used during religious interrogations.
6 A manual.

PM me with your highly educated guesses.
Peter
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tbarron
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Post by tbarron » March 28th, 2010, 12:14 pm

I have a question. It makes sense that we PM our definitions to the word-chooser for the round. Otherwise, everyone would know the source of each definition and the game would be given away.

Why do the votes need to be by PM? Wouldn't it work just as well if we posted our votes to the thread and once all votes were in, the moderator would reveal the outcome? :?:

Maybe someone can 'splain to me what I'm missing.

Thanks!
Tom

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LibriFoxy
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Post by LibriFoxy » March 28th, 2010, 12:27 pm

tbarron wrote:I have a question. It makes sense that we PM our definitions to the word-chooser for the round. Otherwise, everyone would know the source of each definition and the game would be given away.

Why do the votes need to be by PM? Wouldn't it work just as well if we posted our votes to the thread and once all votes were in, the moderator would reveal the outcome? :?:

Maybe someone can 'splain to me what I'm missing.

Thanks!
Great question! When I played this in another forum, all votes were posted in the thread as you suggested. We did this for quite a while, but came across a big problem. If all the definitions are good ones, a lot of time, players have no idea which one to choose. When they first start seeing the votes coming in, they actually have a strong influencial effect on how everyone else votes. ("eh...well, it was between these two, but I see everyone's going for #11, so that's more likely to be correct.")

We saw this happening and so we tried doing it by PM. After that, we noticed that there was a wider variety in what people were voting for, so we figured it made the game a little fairer and more interesting.
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tbarron
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Post by tbarron » March 28th, 2010, 2:10 pm

Thanks, Librifoxy. That makes a lot sense.
Tom

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Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » March 30th, 2010, 12:05 am

Results

1 A sugar universal to all fruit (Hazel Pethig)
2 The fruit of usury -- interest on a financial obligation (tbarron)
3 A ruler who is unaware of no longer being in charge. (Librifoxy)
4 The right to use someone else's property (TRUE) - Guessed by Hazel Pethig, Tom Barron, Aldark
5 A medieval German torture tool used during religious interrogations. (Aldark)
6 A manual (Julila) - Guessed by Librifoxy

(I can't get the following to format on-screen, so the numbers are separated by slashes: Previous score / This score / cumulative score. The minus sign is for a player who didn't take part.)

1. LibriFoxy 0 / 0 / 0
2. Hazel Pethig 3 / 2 / 5
3. Chelsea 2 / - / 2
4. Peter Why 2 / 0 / 2
5. Julila 4 / 1+2=3 / 7
6. Anriasia 0 / - / 0
7. Tom Barron 2 / 2 / 4
8. Aldark 0 / 2 / 2

Obviously, I was a bit transparent! Julila's next.
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Julila
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Post by Julila » March 30th, 2010, 1:48 am

Great!

Now then, here's the next word: lucubrator
Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!

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Post by Julila » April 6th, 2010, 2:08 am

Quick update: I'm back from a little visit abroad where I unexpectedly did not have acces to the Internet. I send out PM's and will be posting the definitions once I get them.
Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!

Mr. Wooster, how would you support a wife? Well, I suppose it depends on whose wife it was, a little gentle pressure beneath the elbow while crossing a busy street usually fits the bill. (P.G. Wodehouse)

Julila
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Post by Julila » April 7th, 2010, 2:09 pm

Right, here goes.

LUCUBRATOR:

1. One who procures luxury items, a trader in specialty goods.
2. The person who initiates a kiss.
3. A device used for measuring the consistency of a fluid.
4. One who is proficient in the science of hydraulics.
5. A person that uses words without understanding their definitions or usages.
6. A person who studies by night.

Take your pick.
Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!

Mr. Wooster, how would you support a wife? Well, I suppose it depends on whose wife it was, a little gentle pressure beneath the elbow while crossing a busy street usually fits the bill. (P.G. Wodehouse)

LibriFoxy
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Post by LibriFoxy » April 19th, 2010, 2:14 pm

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig
3. Chelsea
4. Peter Why
5. Julila
6. Tom Barron
7. Aldark



Just updating the player list! Any new people want in? :) How are the votes coming along, julila?
Rosie in Boston

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dburn13579
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Post by dburn13579 » April 30th, 2010, 12:55 pm

If it's not too much trouble and ok, I'd love to join. Huge fan of the actual board game--party favorite here with friends.

LibriFoxy
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Post by LibriFoxy » April 30th, 2010, 2:34 pm

Of course! And I'll pm julila to ask how things are going :)

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig
3. Chelsea
4. Peter Why
5. Julila
6. Tom Barron
7. Aldark
8. dburn13579
Rosie in Boston

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dburn13579
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Post by dburn13579 » May 2nd, 2010, 4:00 pm

LibriFoxy wrote:Of course! And I'll pm julila to ask how things are going.
Sounds dandy!

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