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Voting / Memo Discussion
This game finished in 6 rounds.

Discussion of Round #6

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Posted: 05:01PM Mar 15, 2013

Thank you, dcf525, for reserving the top post for me.

The Clues
Clue #1: "It was the dawn of the Third Age of mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari war." 1 Cuil. Solution: focus on "Third Age." An age is synonymous with an era.

Clue #2: Hearts of Space. 2 Cuils. Solution: this program plays new age music. "Age" is synonymous with "era."

Clue #3: "Whatever begins, also ends." 3 Cuils. Solution: this refers to anything that takes time, or to the passage of time; derive "era" from this.

Clue #4: Aborigines, Greeks, Hungarians, Brits, Americans, Chinese. 2 Cuils. Solution: the preceding cultures had major roles in each of the main "eras" of human existence: the (ancient) era, the classical era, the medieval era, the steam era, the modern era, and the information era.

The keyword was "pocket."

The Boss
The Boss made a big mistake that cost him the game: not spending any of his Firing Points when he had the chance. The Boss could have shut down the bazaar several times, putting a huge stopper on the team's spending spree. Instead, the team was lucky enough to have a Miracle that removed all of his FP (twice), and the Boss was unable to purchase anything from the Boss Bazaar.

Also, the Boss should have fired shrutibax and princess2007 when he had the chance to after Round 3. At that point, neither of them had Employment Insurance or any special items.

Future Bosses would be wise to use their Firing Points, and to eliminate threats early.

The Employees
The employee team had a heyday at the bazaar. This was augmented by several Miracles that miraculously went in their favor in this direct way. One of the Miracles reduced the price of every item by 25% rounded to the nearest point. Two more removed every FP from the Boss. A fourth Miracle gave princess2007 seer powers under the condition she never speak of them or else be fired and disallowed from ever having them in future ASR games.

The employees SURELY would not have experienced such a market bubble if not for the Boss neglecting to spend FP. It is projected that the Boss would have won the game had he closed the shop a few times.

The answer to the Round 5 challenge was "almanac."

I hope you all enjoyed the game. If you would kindly leave comments about what I did well and how I can improve (at least one of each would be good), it will help me make better games for the summer ASR season. Thank you for playing, and I'll see you in a few months!


---This message was edited on 2013-03-16 00:53:34---

Sorry, nothing to see here folks, keep moving.
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Posted: 05:01PM Mar 15, 2013


Sorry, nothing to see here folks, keep moving.
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Posted: 05:09PM Mar 15, 2013

Good job princess, buu, the rest. Hope to play with you all again soon.

Also, I'm proud to have witnessed braingle01 actually saying something for the first (second?) time ever.

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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Posted: 10:42PM Mar 15, 2013

Wow, I knew I should have tried to clear you in that last round, but I was not sure what would happen.

The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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Posted: 11:32PM Mar 15, 2013

well done mod
and good job to everyone else. braingle, please keep posting in future games from now on. it was nice hearing from you.

Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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Posted: 12:03AM Mar 16, 2013

Great game mod!
I think the highlight of this game was braingle01 posting.
Kmr, great work as rat (I've already said this, but whatever). Koin, good job as boss. If kmr hadn't been outed as rat, I wouldn't have suspected you.
Great game everybody else.
Jarmihi, can we still get the "actual" solutions of the clues? I think mine were pretty forced though some were apparently on the right track.

A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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Posted: 12:22AM Mar 16, 2013

Yep, yep. I'll start writing the report. No guarantees I won't accidentally fall asleep over it, though.

| Have you backed up your files lately? |
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Posted: 01:25AM Mar 16, 2013

wow. was the princess seer powers a result of the 4x miracle i bought?

and a nice report of the game, mod. koin really had a chance to win it big. like he was totally unsuspected until the last round.

Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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Posted: 06:59AM Mar 16, 2013

This is a very important game in WTB history. Why? Because braingle01 actually posted a few times. AND I WAS FIRED THE ROUND BEFORE IT HAPPENED! But even if braingle01 didn't post, I would still rate this game 5 stars. So, a question for braingle01: Why don't you usually post?

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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Posted: 07:42AM Mar 16, 2013

Fun game, jarmihi!

Good men eat to live. Bad men live to eat. -Socrates
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Posted: 03:38PM Mar 16, 2013

TheKid, shrutibax- you guys were great!
Everybody else too, obviously. Just sayin.

What you did well- I especially loved your activity. You posted the clues and updated the points frequently enough. That's kinda integral to a game that is so... well, interactive.

A suggestion- Maybe have some rat clues in the items to be purchased? And step down the activity of the miracles? Like the Divination Cards and Miracles are equally priced but I think the Miracles help the team out a whole lot more.

I totally agree that the boss could've won if he'd spent his Firing Points in time.

A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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Posted: 04:56PM Mar 16, 2013

Great game, jarmihi! We must mark this game in all of our calendars. How? I don't know, but this is a very important game, because this marks the first time braingle01 has posted. Great job as the rat kmrultedge. I didn't even suspect koin.
Edit: And what I meant about me not being cleared being a good thing is that if the boss knew I was cleared, he probably would've fired me, because me being cleared is one less person to hide behind.

---This message was edited on 2013-03-16 17:00:34---

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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Posted: 01:41PM Mar 17, 2013

Clearing people is nearly always a good thing. You wouldn't end up on the firing list unless the mod placed you there anyway.

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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Posted: 04:56AM Mar 19, 2013

Also, I figured out some of the clues!
That makes me happy.

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