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I’ve entirely done this one from work, so let’s keep the intro short. In fact, it’s over.

Results.

It’s a shame we’ve lost Longman. Joshua? You there?

Some great ideas this week and a lot of tough choices for medaling. Good stuff, gang.

Today, I’m going to step out of the actual show again because of the loss of my co-worker. You will write a story about the secret last moments of someone who died. This can be a secret to all people, or to just some of those in the story. Take ‘er and run.

Due Sunday at 9pm, assuming that’s the usual. Again, I will moving at that time and a day or two of waiting should be expected.

Consider this your reminder. Both are due today.

Another famous philosopher is Immanuel Kant. And that’s who we’ll say Melissa was, because the wolf ate her, and she Kant play the game anymore.

Violabeenice – SuperWolf! Ignorance is bliss!
Nibbish – Vanillager. Got what you get for corrupting youth.
Ash – Vanillager. What is the sound of no hands typing?
Spooky – Vanillager. Met his final cause.
Eschapp – Wolf. Knock knocked out cold.
MelissaDiamond – Seer. Kant deal with Novak’s puns.
Nettiebaron
todahshy
Inkarnit
DG
DPWY
Bhiggum

Four’s a majority. NIGHT will be called at 9pm Central. I’m heading to work but will be able to check in as business allows, which right now is almost constantly.

According to Aristotle, the metaphysical nature of things can be divided into four causes: the material, the formal, the efficient, and the final. The material is what the thing is made of, the formal is its structure or design, the efficient is what caused the thing to be, and the final is the ultimate purpose of the thing.

Considering these metaphysical qualities, the wolves decided to see if they could turn something, namely a villager, into something else, namely a pile of guts. And while the material that was Spooky still remained (well, kind of), the wolves were able to efficiently cause a transformation of his formal being.

Violabeenice – SuperWolf! Ignorance is bliss!
Nibbish – Vanillager. Got what you get for corrupting youth.
Ash – Vanillager. What is the sound of no hands typing?
Spooky – Vanillager. Met his final cause.
Nettiebaron
MelissaDiamond
todahshy
Inkarnit
DG
DPWY
Eschapp
Bhiggum

IT IS DAY. 5 needed for majority.

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
– Socrates

Apparently the Wolves felt Nibbish needed to examine his life more closely, and they forced him to poison himself with hemlock.

Violabeenice – SuperWolf! Ignorance is bliss!
Nibbish – Got what you get for corrupting youth.
Nettiebaron
MelissaDiamond
todahshy
Inkarnit
DG
Ash
DPWY
Eschapp
Bhiggum
Spooky

IT IS DAY.
6 for a majority.

I think, therefore I am… a wolf?
What do we know? How do we know it? What is the essence of man? His soul? His body? What about that man there, who is dead, and looks like his body has been mauled by wolves, and also maybe they ate his soul?

These are the philosophical quandaries posed by our little game here. So go find some wolves. Unless you are a wolf, then don’t find them. Unless you are SuperWolf!, then you should find them, but only at night.

Seers and SuperWolf! received Night 0 peeks (and if they haven’t gotten them into me yet, they should do that soon!). The roles are as described in the previous post, with the addition that because we have an even number of players, one Martyr death kills both Martyrs. Also, remember, Martyrs can’t role claim, else they both die. And any attempt to reverse engineer Martyr role claiming (“everyone say if you aren’t a martyr” etc.) will lead to both Martyrs and another random villager being mod killed. So… don’t do that sort of thing.

My morning is hit and miss, so I’ll try to be around to answer any questions.

The Ponderers:
Nettiebaron
Violabeenice
Nibbish
MelissaDiamond
todahshy
Inkarnit
DG
Ash
DPWY
Eschapp
Bhiggum
Spooky

IT IS DAY.

Here’s the sign up for my weird idea for Werewolf where no one knows anything.

The basics:

Wolves 3 – Will not know who each other are.  Each night they will send in a list of 1/2 or 1/3rd the players remaining (depending on number of wolves), and the highest agreed target will be killed (If list is 5 people, #1 person gets 5 points, #2 gets 4, etc.). If there is a tie, random.org will pick the kill. Also, the wolves can accidentally kill a wolf, and random.org will break any ties. One of the Wolves will be SuperWolf! SuperWolf! gets 1 peek every night to find the other wolves, and if SuperWolf! succeeds, then that other wolf gets to know SuperWolf!’s identity too. But still no talking at night.

Seers (3) – There will be 3 seers.  1 will be a true seer.  1 will be a false seer.  1 will be a 50/50 true/false seer (random chance, each night).  They will also send in lists like the wolves.

Martyrs – There will be 2 martyrs.  They will be like Angels, in that they can save someone.  But they die in that person’s place, revealing that that person was the night kill.  They will also send in lists like the wolves and seers, and I will random.org which of the two dies.  In addition, if anyone role claims martyr, or hints in a way that is strong enough that I deem it to be a reveal, they and the other martyr will mod-killed immediately.  I want this role so that people get to participate in the weirdness here, but at the same time, too many roles to claim is unfair for the wolves.

Make sense?  Any other ideas or thoughts?

Once we get up to 11, we’ll start the next day (so Wednesday, at the earliest), and if we hit 13 we’ll add a third wolf.

Playing:
Nettiebaron
Violabeenice
Nibbish
MelissaDiamond
todahshy
Inkarnit
DG
Ash
DPWY
Eschapp
Bhiggum
Spooky

I’ll set one up for next week if people are into it. I can’t play because my schedule is even worse for it than it was this week, but I could do what I did here. I kind of have an idea for a setup already, and have also been kicking around Speakeasy III, if anyone has thoughts on that.

Michael Corner stood proudly and puffed out his chest. He had spent all day in school reminding everyone how awesome he was, and he knew they were all talking about it right now. He walked back to the potions room to retrieve a forgotten assignment and ran afoul of Lucius Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange.

“So…were you two…here to talk to me about the seer play?”

Lucius and Lestrange stepped closer.

“Was it to thank me for the fact that I constantly told people how they felt about other people?”

Lucius and Lestrange sighed and moved in again.

After a long pause, Michael said the only two words that came to mind.

“Town circle.”

Lucius and Lestrange could take no more, and they magicked the bajeezus out of Michael Corner until he died from it.

ash10101 (Villager, Day 1, hung around with Crabbe and Goyle too much)
MelissaDiamondPhillips (Wolf, Day 2, a gentler Voldemort)
Inkarnit (Villager, Night 2, Michael Cornered)
Colin Prime
daneekasghost
kg2005
markfeagins
mbnovak
nettiebarron
StacyStace
todahshy
violabeenice
ZG

Six is a majority. NIGHT falls at 9pm Central.

Five writers make for a short read. Medals were 2-2-1.

So, instead of a Twilight Zone episode, we’re going to turn to real life for this one. Tanya had a hell of a time judging, because she went to her doc and saw 16 stories, and they didn’t seem to fit the prompt. So Gilman jumps on the doc (I was at work and never got to see any of this) and says he thinks they’re from a previous season.

Before Gilman can copy and paste the real stories, Tanya thanks him for making the changes and says she’s all good now. Except Gilman didn’t go in and make the changes, and neither did I.

So, your next task is to write a story about a computer, or other device, that does something unexpected. Again, I don’t think this needs any more direction than that, or I’m in danger of leading you too far down a certain path.

We’ll make these due Sunday, January 15th as I’m still moving all month and have too much going on, and I was asked for a long deadline by a couple of people anyway. I’ll try to remember to send a reminder the day before, but I can’t make promises.

Cheers, Prosers.

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HALL OF CHAMPIONS

SPOOKYMILK SURVIVOR

I: Rachel "The Double-Dealer" Flynn

II: Ryan "The Snake" Fossum

III: Patrick "The Gentleman" Kozicky

IV: Brienne "The Submitter" Maner

V: Rusty "The Porn Star" Greene

VI: Brooks "The Unlikely Hero" Maki

VII: William "The Soulful" Schuth

VIII: Brooks "The Survivor" Maki

IX: Zack "The Ice Cream Man" Sauvageau

X: Pete "The Vacuum Cleaner" Bruzek

Turbo: Brooks "The 1956-1979 Montreal Canadiens" Maki

XI: Matt "The Cold-Hearted Motherf*&^er" Novak

All-Stars (XII): Andy "The Quiet Man" Rustleund

XIII: Sarah "Clarence's Hope" Bizek

XIV: Dan "The Professional" Kautz

XV: Christina "Assault And" Pepper

XVI: Matt "The First-Time Player" Novak

XVII: Stacy "Saintly Patience" Snell

XVIII: Brian "Checkmate" David

XIX: Annette "Eammon for the Top" Barron

XX: Daniel "Neville "Smash "Hardware" Hardwood" Longbottom" Caouette

GODS AND MORTALS
I: Dragging Rivet's Name Through the Mud One Last Time: Matt Novak (Ultragrandpa) and Michael Rivet (Friph Flipher-Fiph)

BIG BROTHER
I: Brooks "Oh, for the Love of God" Maki
II: Michael "#DDB" Rivet
III: Pete "Fortune's Fool" Bruzek
IV: Erin "All Seven and We'll Watch Them Fall" Leslie

FALL, CAESAR
2014: Brooks "The Creator" Maki
2015: Matt "The Artist" Novak
2016: Matt "Waited Them Out" Novak

CUTTHROAT JUNCTION CHAMPION
Kelly "Yes, He's a Player Too" Wells

Link to the Cutthroat Junction site. Over there, we do once-a-month strategic mega-games while the champion defends his title in a one-on-one. Head over to see how it works.

THE ROYAL RUMBLE
2013: #21 Greg "The Gallant Glutton of Greatness" Johnson
2014: #29 Jonathon "Big Papa" Pope
2015: #8 Christina "Am I in This?" Pepper
2016: #22 Annette "No Backs Stabbed" Barron

PLAY WITH THE PROSE
(Writing, non-elimination)
I: Sarah "Centipede Face" Johnson
II: Sarah "The Johnson Eliminator" Wreisner
III: Colin "Lonely Old Moon" Woolston
IV: Melissa "Not Sidebar Material" Diamond
V: Sama "No Family Reunions" Smith
VI: Sarah "Tumor Face" Wreisner
VII: John "Cult Following" Wreisner
VIII: Joshua "Peed the Bed" Longman

WEREWOLF (most recent)

Werewolf Stats Spreadsheet

PUZZLE CHALLENGE
I (Pure): Matthew "The Obsessor" Gilman
I (Power): Kelly "The Novak-Destroyer" Wells

DIPLOMACY
I: Matt "Exploiter of Worlds" Novak (France)

SPOOKYMILK SURVIVOR XX

THE WINNER

Daniel Caouette

THE RUNNER-UP

Bernice Nystrom Nicaise

THE JURY

11th: Melissa David
10th: Ashton Stansel
9th: Sharon Pierpont
8th: Mark Feagins
7th: Michelle Pratt
6th: Tanya Laumann
5th: Jake Elliott
4th: Carrie Bard
3rd: Pete Bruzek

THE EXPELLED

28th: Amber Keyster
27th: Jared Mitchell
26th: David Tucker
25th: Sama Smith
24th: Jesse Vance
23rd: Michael Deighton
22nd: Rene Pare
21st: Colin Woolston
20th: Colin Wolfson
19th: Joseph Rakstad
18th: Shelbi Sarver
17th: Susan Walker
16th: Bret Highum
15th: Jamie Frost
14th: Eric Schapp
13th: Annette Barron
12th: Stacy Snell