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Who's the Boss Game #2934

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This game is moderated by jarmihi. Please read the rules and contact the moderator with any questions or concerns about this game.

Voting / Memo Discussion
This game finished in 6 rounds.

Discussion of Round #1

Round: 0  1  2  3  4  5  6  

AuthorMessage
jarmihius


Posted: 12:30PM Mar 7, 2013

The next round will begin at approximately 15:00 EST. Thank you for your patience.

NEW! Click here to peruse the player reports. I'll update these at the end of every round.

RULES
Here are the rules for this game:
1. All normal rules apply except when an item is purchased and used.
2. Each round will have a Challenge. See the Challenge Listing below the Bazaar for more information.
3. Every constructive single post = 1 point. Double posts are worth zero unless three hours have passed since your last post. Spam/useless posts will not be tolerated, and will result in a warning and forfeiture of all points the first time and a ModKill the second time.
4. In purchasing an item, you MUST use the purchasing form found in the Bazaar section of this post.
5. You do not have to use an item once you have bought it. When you do use it, make it obvious to the moderator.
6. The Boss has a private bazaar full of items. See that list here. He earns Firing Points (FP) by firing inactive players. FP can only be used at the Boss Bazaar. Similarly, the Boss can't use normal points at the Boss Bazaar. Here's the page explaining how the Boss earns FP.
7. The moderator colors are green, purple, and red. Please do not use them. Green is for comments, purple for official text, and red for important things like urgent announcements and warnings.
8. The use of the word "he" in reference to the Boss does not imply gender and is used simply to have a pronoun.
9. Discussion of log-on times is forbidden.
10. Any player who does not post in a round and fails to provide a legitimate excuse for the absence will be fired.
Good luck, and have fun!

BAZAAR
O hai! Take a look at my wares!..........Link to the Boss Bazaar
Index | Name | Price | Remaining Stock | Effect

1 | Golden Quill | 4 | 1 per round | Allows you to write the next psych question.
2 | Employment Insurance | 4 | infinite | Allows you to give your points/items to another if you are fired.
3 | Divination Card | 6 | infinite | Reveals a hint about the boss. Collect these and spend multiple at once for easier clues. Cannot be combined with others' cards.
4 | Miracle | 6 | infinite | Does...something. Collect a bunch and find out! (Collect them and choose when you want to spend them, and then something will happen.)
5 | Rat Trap | 13 | 1 per 24 hrs | Sends the rat a challenge to complete in 24 hrs. If the rat fails, xe is fired.
6 | Overtime Pay | 13 | 1 per round | All posts are worth double points, or negates a Lower Wages.
7 | Lens of Truth | 33 | 1 | Reveal identity of target. Works once per round.
Purchasing Form: (either place in a post or PM Jarmihi for a private purchase/use)
Your name:
Item:
Quantity:
Target, if applicable:
Use Immediately? :
If a private purchase, add 10% of the cost rounded to the nearest whole unit.

CHALLENGE LISTING
Riddle\Jumbled Relations
Let's start off with an easy one. The first person to get it right wins 10 points, the second person wins 5 points, and the third person wins 2 points. After that is one point. Send your answers to me in a private message with the header "WTB #2934 Riddle".

If anyone gets it, the first Keyword Challenge will be unlocked!

The following four words are jumbled. Unscramble them and then explain how each word is related to each other.

LAVWNEDOO
RWEYLES
ELFMLRMEAH
IRRNOMDWO
Keyword Challenge #1
If any player posts a valid post with the secret Keyword in it, he or she will win a free item! The word is a potentially everyday word. (So, it's not 'hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia'.) Word lists do not count. The word must be found in a sentence inside a valid post. This has a good history of promoting activity, so let's see some interesting stories! (Update: remember that the post does not have to be about the game. Also, any tense of the word will work as well [*-s, *-ing, *-ed, *-like, etc. will all do.) This Challenge lasts until the end of the game.

POINTS AND INVENTORIES..........Current as of 14:18 EST Thursday.
bababawhomp = 9
buu441 = 4
caberet = 2
dcf525 = 2
hermygranger123 = 6
kmrutledge = 5
koin_era345 = 2
poofi = 3
princess2007 = 17
shrutibax = 5
Thekid4 = 4

(A player's points will not be listed until the player has at least two points. See the full reports here.)

THE BOSS = 0 FP (no firings yet)


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princess2007A


Posted: 12:32PM Mar 7, 2013

Ok... glad this started... but that psych answer is pointless and completely useless.

Whenever I'm boss, I promise to atleast answer the question. Working on the clue-thing.

Edit: sent my pm to jarmihi. Hopefully, it's right. Safety vote for bottom of list- xylo.


---This message was edited on 2013-03-07 12:46:56---

A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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bababawhompAus


Posted: 01:04PM Mar 7, 2013

Wow. You are really quick. I really can't figure out any of these.
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princess2007A


Posted: 01:20PM Mar 7, 2013

Um... I don't know if we're allowed to out the answers. Actually, I'd rather not, the boss and rat can get points too, right? Maybe think video games, bababawhomp. Maybe it helped that I've actually played this one.

Also, since people were asking, featherwood was the boss the 1st time around.


A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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bababawhompAus


Posted: 01:22PM Mar 7, 2013

Hmmmm... video games, not my forté... thanks anyways!
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jarmihius


Posted: 01:42PM Mar 7, 2013

princess2007 correctly answered the challenge! +10
bababawhomp correctly answered the challenge! +5


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princess2007A


Posted: 01:57PM Mar 7, 2013

Well, I'm wondering what to purchase. I was thinking next round the Overtime Pay could be advantageous. Let's see how many people post this round. Either that or the Golden Quill.

A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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poofitus


Posted: 02:37PM Mar 7, 2013

Useless psych question. extremely hard challenge. Almost no points for me. right now, im pretty sad. anyway, SPV for xylo, too.

Good men eat to live. Bad men live to eat. -Socrates
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princess2007A


Posted: 02:44PM Mar 7, 2013

Actually, to be fair, I think the psych question wasn't bad at all. Creative and thought-provoking. The psych answer is useless, though.

A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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Thekid4t


Posted: 02:48PM Mar 7, 2013

Poofi, how were you able to make a Seer Protection Vote with no seer?

safety vote for princess.


Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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dcf525*


Posted: 04:20PM Mar 7, 2013

I agree that the answer was not as provoking as the question, but I think it still provides some ID clues...

Thank you, Mod, for rule #9- that is how I was outed as the boss in my last game.

It has been a while, so just so I am clear, the point of a Safety Vote is to not create a majority until more clues emerge, right? Poofi, we can pretend SPV=Safety/Protection Vote. S(P)V for Braingle01.


Sorry, nothing to see here folks, keep moving.
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poofitus


Posted: 04:38PM Mar 7, 2013

Thekid4 wrote:
Poofi, how were you able to make a Seer Protection Vote with no seer?

safety vote for princess.


Wow. I'm an idiot. I meant safety vote. I guess im just used to i'm used to WWG. I meant safety vote.


Good men eat to live. Bad men live to eat. -Socrates
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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 05:18PM Mar 7, 2013

Since it's the first round, shouldn't we try and get a majority on someone? And that's a easy clue? I hate see what the others are like if this is easy. Either that or I just really suck at word problems.

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. ~Albus Dumbledore
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caberetAus


Posted: 05:50PM Mar 7, 2013

Yay, we've started!

I'm just back from a really long day and have a headache which calls for a nice bit of chocolate ice cream.

I'll safety vote for TheKid for now.


"I discovered I scream the same whether I'm about to be devoured by a Great White or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot." Axl Rose
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jarmihius


Posted: 07:44PM Mar 7, 2013

I should also mention that the Challenge is NOT a clue, but you can purchase Divination Cards with the points you earn from the Challenges!

I'll update the points as soon as I have access to my database again. If you know you have enough points to purchase something, you may still do so.


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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 09:22PM Mar 7, 2013

I have a question about the Challenge. Will you get points taken away if you answer incorrectly?

No. That'd be really harsh. ~Jarmihi


---This message was edited on 2013-03-07 21:52:45---

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. ~Albus Dumbledore
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Thekid4t


Posted: 09:30PM Mar 7, 2013

Not even going to try the challenge because I'm terrible with anagrams. I may do the next one, though.

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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jarmihius


Posted: 09:53PM Mar 7, 2013

hermygranger123 correctly answered the challenge! +2

Scoring bookmark -- does not count as a post!


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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 10:03PM Mar 7, 2013

Well, I sent in my answers, I am pretty good at anagrams, but trying to think of one with a video gam in it was a little bit harder than usual, because I am not drowning in a world of video games.

The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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shrutibax


Posted: 10:57PM Mar 7, 2013

Oh, man, I have literally never played a video game - whatever, I'll keep working on it!

Edit: Think I got an answer! Sending now...


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jarmihius


Posted: 11:12PM Mar 7, 2013

shrutibax correctly answered the challenge! +1

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shrutibax


Posted: 11:23PM Mar 7, 2013

Yay!

Alright, I have a running tally of votes so far:

xylo - 2
TheKid - 1
Princess - 1
Braingle - 1
kmrutledge - 1

I cast a vote for kmrutledge (and I'm probably insanely overanalyzing?) but in the memo, the Boss spelled fabulous wrong...I took a quick glance at all the posts and the only one I can see with any sort of of spelling error whatsoever is kmrutledge, so I figure might as well safety vote...
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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 12:06AM Mar 8, 2013

I cast a vote for Princess. Just a note.

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. ~Albus Dumbledore
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shrutibax


Posted: 12:08AM Mar 8, 2013

Great, I'll add it

xylo - 2
TheKid - 1
Princess - 2
Braingle - 1
kmrutledge - 1
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buu441Ain


Posted: 12:32AM Mar 8, 2013

i had put a vote on thekid as well on my way it. the memo/answer doesn't sound much like him though. the typos and everything. and memo seems to suggest a first timer/not confident boss.

Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 12:33AM Mar 8, 2013

I will put in a vote for xylo. sorry about not telling you guys this before. Here is a voting table.

Majorities
pricess2007- xylo
poofi- xylo
kmrutledge- xylo

Thekid4- princess2007
Hermygranger123- princess2007

Caberet- Thekid4
buu441- Thekid4



Minorities
dcf5- braingle01
shrutibax- kmrutledge


Not yet voted/stated
4wheels
bababawhomp
braingle01
fireball14
heymannow
Jayo
koin_era345
nayru
princeas14
Raksha



I will update it when more people vote, if more people vote.


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The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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princess2007A


Posted: 04:40AM Mar 8, 2013

Nice voting list kmrutledge...

I was thinking about buying employment insurance but then I realized it would be better to accumulate points and buy divination cards next round. Just so I actually make it to the next round and have time to buy the cards, I'm going to get out of the majority on xylo. Voting shrutibax. It's random.


A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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buu441Ain


Posted: 06:07AM Mar 8, 2013

10 people haven't voted as yet. and only 6 hours remain. there sure will be a lot of mandatories. pointless going for a MoO vote at this point. i'll put in a vote for princess and hopefully a few more will come on to get the clear.

Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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JayoAie


Posted: 06:27AM Mar 8, 2013

Sorry I was late to the party! Work is crazy
I managed to log in a vote for Shrutibax for now, just a shot in the dark

The memo was very poorly written though and the answer wasn't very enlightening either


Dovie'andi se tovya sagain
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 07:23AM Mar 8, 2013

I will put in a vote for xylo. sorry about not telling you guys this before. Here is a voting table.

Majorities
poofi- xylo
kmrutledge- xylo

Thekid4- princess2007
Hermygranger123- princess2007
buu441- princess2007

Jayo- shrutibax
princess2007- shrutibax



Minorities
dcf5- braingle01
shrutibax- kmrutledge
caberet- Thekid4


Not yet voted/stated
4wheels
bababawhomp
braingle01
fireball14
heymannow
koin_era345
nayru
princeas14
Raksha



I will update it when more people vote, if more people vote.


The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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koin_era345tus


Posted: 07:42AM Mar 8, 2013

Forgot I was in this game.

Ehh.. safety vote on buu.


Happy ever after in the marketplace, Desmond lets the children lend a hand. Molly stays at home and does her pretty face, and in the evening she's the singer with the band!
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 07:55AM Mar 8, 2013

Here is a voting table.

Majorities
poofi- xylo
kmrutledge- xylo

Thekid4- princess2007
Hermygranger123- princess2007
buu441- princess2007

Jayo- shrutibax
princess2007- shrutibax



Minorities
dcf5- braingle01
shrutibax- kmrutledge
caberet- Thekid4
koin_era345- buu441


Not yet voted/stated
4wheels
bababawhomp
braingle01
fireball14
heymannow
nayru
princeas14
Raksha



I will update it when more people vote, if more people vote.


The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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princess2007A


Posted: 08:35AM Mar 8, 2013

Whoops... never really thought about mandatories. Switching my vote back to xylo.

A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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4wheelsAus


Posted: 09:42AM Mar 8, 2013

I will vote for theKid as well.

I'm on Braingle far too long, I stay on the computer from dusk to dawn. Playing games and chatting with friends, the novelity of it never ends.
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buu441Ain


Posted: 10:46AM Mar 8, 2013

12 votes so far, and no clear majority. i dont think we'll be clearing anyone this round. i'd consider this as a waste of round 1 :/

Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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jarmihius


Posted: 11:12AM Mar 8, 2013

Scoring bookmark: does not count as a post!

Oh! I almost forgot the Keyword Challenge!


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bababawhompAus


Posted: 12:21PM Mar 8, 2013

Oh, sorry guys. I voted xylo.
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princess2007A


Posted: 12:49PM Mar 8, 2013

Kmrutledge, I hope you don't mind me updating the voting table!

VOTING TABLE

Majorities
poofi- xylo
kmrutledge- xylo
princess2007-xylo
bababawhomp-xylo

Thekid4- princess2007
Hermygranger123- princess2007
buu441- princess2007

caberet- Thekid4
4wheels- Thekid4




Minorities
dcf5- braingle01
shrutibax- kmrutledge
koin_era345- buu441
Jayo- shrutibax


Not yet voted/stated
braingle01
fireball14
heymannow
nayru
priceas14
Raksha





Looks like a lot of mandies!

Edit: because I'm not as good at this as kmrutledge- I can't get it right on the first try.


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shrutibax


Posted: 12:49PM Mar 8, 2013

Yeah, it's too bad there wasn't a clearer majority : regardless, I guess itll come down to those who didn't respond?
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jarmihius


Posted: 01:10PM Mar 8, 2013

Greetings, players! Congratulations to everyone who correctly answered the Jumbled Relations challenge.

The correct answer is:

VALENWOOD
ELSWEYR
HAMMERFELL
MORROWIND

Key: provinces in Tamriel, the empire in the Elder Scrolls series

Please note that posts do not earn points after the round is over, transactions made with the Bazaar will not take effect until the start of the next round, and that it is against the rules to talk about voting after the round ends as per Da Rulez.

Finally, you may find the updated player reports here. Good luck in Round 2!


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Thekid4t


Posted: 02:58PM Mar 8, 2013

... I never would have guessed that. I know nothing about the Elder Scrolls series.

I mean, I used to know a lot about them... but then I took a forgetting-about-Skyrim arrow to the knee.


Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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buu441Ain


Posted: 09:47PM Mar 8, 2013

i have heard of the game series, but haven't played a single game. among these words, only morrowind is familiar to me. so i definitely had no chance of cracking this one :/


a question to the mod: does the keyword challenge apply to the posts after the voting is over? or that is restricted to the discussion within voting time as well?


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jarmihius


Posted: 11:53PM Mar 8, 2013

That is also restricted to the discussion within the duration of the rounds. The time between rounds is technically not part of the game.

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princess2007A


Posted: 03:01AM Mar 9, 2013

Sorry Jarmihi! I didn't actually know that. I thought it meant you couldn't discuss anything in the NEXT round. Should've read more carefully. Again, sorry everyone.

A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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poofitus


Posted: 09:30AM Mar 9, 2013

jarmihi wrote:
Scoring bookmark: does not count as a post!

Oh! I almost forgot the Keyword Challenge!


Whats the keyword challenge?


Good men eat to live. Bad men live to eat. -Socrates
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koin_era345tus


Posted: 09:33AM Mar 9, 2013

I don't know.

I can't believe braingle1 is in this game I guess that's the downside of public games. You get tons of inactives plus clowns like her. She did vote, most likely. Who she voted for, the world may never know.


Happy ever after in the marketplace, Desmond lets the children lend a hand. Molly stays at home and does her pretty face, and in the evening she's the singer with the band!
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Thekid4t


Posted: 09:39AM Mar 9, 2013

Sometimes I think that braingle01 joins games just to get the award.

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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buu441Ain


Posted: 10:39AM Mar 9, 2013

she has already got both awards, i think. she has been around braingle and played in wwg and wtb game for quite a long time.

edit: she's played in 169 wtb and 192 wwg games, or the other way round. i forgot the order when coming back to the discussion


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Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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Thekid4t


Posted: 10:43AM Mar 9, 2013

She's played in 179 WTBs and 192 TWGs. Trust me, I copied and pasted.

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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princess2007A


Posted: 01:38PM Mar 9, 2013

koin_era345 wrote:


I can't believe braingle1 ...... She did vote, most likely. Who she voted for, the world may never know.


The world WILL never know. I really wish she'd post. It's almost selfish not to. Especially considering she's hardly inexperienced.

Edit: @poofi- From what I remember from a jarmihi game I played long, long ago- The keyword challenge goes like this. The mod thinks of a particular word which he does not share with anybody. The players have to post constructive game-related posts and if one of the posts contains that "keyword", the team (or the person, I forget which one) gets a clue. Something along those lines. Anyways, I'm sure the mod'll tell us at the start of the next round.


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