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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2018, 05:00:37 AM »
O wise and generous @xiagan , I humbly beseech you for a one-time addition of 250 words to provide us space to explain the game's rules. This exposition is necessary for a fantastic game that does not arrive well-understood by readers, like football or football (the other one).
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2018, 08:15:23 PM »
Granted.

Extra rule: If your game requires some kind of explanation or stating of the rules, you get 250 words extra to do so.

I would say it's valid, but it might then depend on the person reading/voting... what do you think, @xiagan?
Something like the triwizard cup yes.cSo if it's a gamified trial, it should be okay.
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2018, 08:47:47 PM »
Thank you!!
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2018, 05:51:53 AM »
Wow no one's submitted anything this month!!!

I have an idea, but have a lot to do atm, idk if i'm gonna be able to make it happen...

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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2018, 07:06:22 AM »
But then we won't get to see your idea come to life  :-\

I was close to giving up, having few ideas for this and none of them workable in 1500 words (or were, but weren't interesting enough for me to really get into writing). Fortunately, I have something now and should be able to post in the next day or so  :)

It was pretty late when most posted last time so hopefully we'll see some appearing shortly!
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2018, 01:29:02 AM »
I have my idea now, and need to write it up. I remember last year, right about this time in the summer, we took an extra month for one topic. Maybe we’ll have to do that this time?
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2018, 05:14:52 AM »
My idea is problematic for internal (to me) reasons. Will either perfect it or reject it. I have another idea that is bursting from the periphery. We'll see which wins the kill-or-be-killed story melee in my brain  ::)
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2018, 09:09:47 AM »
If we get an extra month I'll prolly throw something together but I got a book review an article review and a dozen other things to do by the 30th so it just isn't gonna happen this month for sho

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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2018, 09:28:39 PM »
I have my idea now, and need to write it up. I remember last year, right about this time in the summer, we took an extra month for one topic. Maybe we’ll have to do that this time?

I remember that you lot nearly lynched* us and weren't a fan of the two months-spanning theme?  :P

But yeah, it sounds like a good idea since the heat apparently cooks all your brains (mine too, btw) and we are at an all time low of submissions.   ;D

*hyperbole, of course.
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2018, 11:10:31 PM »
I have a nice start today, but I’d vote for the extension.
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2018, 11:24:44 PM »
Haha if I remember correctly I think it was Nora who just really hated the theme and wanted a new one.  A few ppl seemed excited about this idea but then mysteriously no one posted

I'm really tempted, if I find time, to write another story starring @Lanko but hes never here in the writing contest threads anymore!!
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2018, 02:12:06 AM »
Haha if I remember correctly I think it was Nora who just really hated the theme and wanted a new one.  A few ppl seemed excited about this idea but then mysteriously no one posted

I'm really tempted, if I find time, to write another story starring @Lanko but hes never here in the writing contest threads anymore!!

Yup. I love the theme. Love where my story is going. Totally not sure it gets done by the deadline. Unless that changes.  8)
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2018, 03:51:12 AM »
Can't believe I'm the only one with an entry so far  :o

Much as winning is nice, would prefer not to win by default  :P

So deferring is looking like a necessary option, unless we get another last minute flurry of entries, but looking unlikely  :-\
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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2018, 01:36:15 PM »
A default winner?

Not on my watch!  8)


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Re: [Jul 2018] - Games - Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2018, 02:05:20 PM »
Glad to see you made it, Alex; was feeling pretty lonely in there!
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