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Who's the Boss Game #2971

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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 9 rounds.

Discussion of Round #1

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jarmihius


Posted: 05:35PM Jun 19, 2013

Welcome to Round 1! If you want to purchase/use an item please refer to rules 4, 5, and 11.

Click here to peruse the player reports. I'll update these at the start 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 dumb 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.
NEW! 11. To use an item, please follow rules 4 and 5. When you want to use an item, check to see if there are any Essences of the correct type for you to use. If there are, go ahead! If not, see what you can do to increase the number of Essences in the Essence Pools.
Good luck, and have fun!

BAZAAR
O hai! Take a look at my wares!..........Link to the Boss Bazaar
Create items by combining one Essence with one Reagent. Unused Essences exist inside communal pools.
Reagents:
Rock | Costs 4 points
Paper | Costs 6 points
Scissors | Costs 13 points

Index | Name | Remaining Stock | Effect

K | Essence of Knowledge | 4 | This is the essence of all things intelligent and scientific. Complete Challenges to increase the amount of Knowledge in this pool.
1 | + Rock = Divination Card | infinite | Reveals a hint about the Boss. Collect these and spend up to three at once for easier clues. Cannot be combined with others' cards.
2 | + Paper = Rat Trap | 1/round | Sends the Rat a challenge (that you create) to complete in 24 hrs. If the rat fails, xe is fired.
3 | + Scissors = 1/2 of Miracle Reagent | 2 | Complete the Miracle Reagent to be able to unlock the Atma Weapon!

P | Essence of Protection | 1 | This is the essence of fired employees. The amount of Protection in this pool increases in direct proportion to the number of employees fired.
4 | + Rock = Golden Quill | 1/round | Allows you to write the psych question.
5 | + Paper = Employment Insurance | infinite | Allows you to give your points/items to another if you are fired. To give yourself insurance, target yourself.
6 | + Scissors = Overtime Pay | 1/round | All posts are worth 2 points, or negates a Lower Wages.

M | Essence of Miracles | This is the essence of the Unknown Power.
7 | + Rock = Friend or Foe? | 1/round | Begins the minigame, "Friend or Foe?"
8 | + Paper = Rewind Time | infinite | Restart any failed challenge.
9 | + Scissors = Mage Power | infinite | Once per turn, See or Scry or Befuddle.
Purchasing Form: (either place in a post or PM Jarmihi for a private purchase/use)
Your name:
Item:
Quantity:
Target, if applicable (This is the person the effect happens to. To insure yourself, target yourself.):
Use Immediately? :
If a private purchase, add 10% of the cost rounded to the nearest whole unit.

CHALLENGE LISTING
Riddle\Jumbled Relations
This one's a real challenge. The first person to get it right wins 12 points, the second person wins 6 points, and the third person wins 3 points. After that is one point. Send your answers to me in a private message with the header "WTB #2971 Riddle".

Do not post your answer in the forum or you will be disqualified! You may discuss it with others, but may only submit your answer via PM. Furthermore, I can only tell you whether you are right or wrong. I cannot say how close you are.

If anyone gets it, the Pool of Knowledge will be filled with 3 Essences and 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.

OISHNSPEX
COGSENOCTHLI
OOSMISETN
TRASOEODMHBR

This Challenge lasts until the end of Round 1.
Keyword Challenge #1
If any player posts a valid post with the secret Keyword in it, he or she will win a free item and a Miracle Essence. 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
Allikat73126 = 3
braingle01 = 2
dcf525 = 2
faheem1 = 2
hermygranger123 = 2
Kaipper = 2
kitty-cat = 3 | Miracle Essence
max318 = 4
scrub88 = 19
TallGuy = 2
Thekid4 = 2
TheLegend = 2
themasterbrain = 2

(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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scrub88it


Posted: 07:24PM Jun 19, 2013

What excellent grammar from the boss. Someone. Older perhaps!
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Kaippertus


Posted: 08:06PM Jun 19, 2013

I managed to get the third and fourth words unscrambled, but am stuck on the first two. Not sure if I should post the two I have here - jarmihi, is that okay or is posting even part of the answer a disqualifier?

I am putting in a vote for kitty-cat so I don't get fired, but I'll be back later. I think maybe we should do Majority of One?
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max318tus


Posted: 08:37PM Jun 19, 2013

Putting in a vote for asteroid
The memo does sound like someone older or at least with good word sense. Having just played with masterbrain and tallguy I don't think it would be them.
I have 1 of the words I can't get the 1st 3though


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We are always sometimes monsters.
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jarmihius


Posted: 08:39PM Jun 19, 2013

Kaipper: That's fine. No rule has changed in respect to the challenge, it's just now explicitly stated. You CANNOT do one of these numbers:
My answer is:
WORD1
2WORD
WO3RD
WOR4D

...and they are all words.
I won't answer, and you'll have a nice disqualification.


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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 09:41PM Jun 19, 2013

I have voted for Jayo as a safety vote. In the meantime, I'll try and solve the challenge.

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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braingle01*


Posted: 09:52PM Jun 19, 2013

I agree it's someone older. Voting dcf at the moment.
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TallGuyAca


Posted: 11:17PM Jun 19, 2013

Wow you are all ahead of me. I haven't got any of them unscrambled! I saw his last one had to do with elder scrolls - so if it's something like that I'm hooped!

I'll safety vote for scrub
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faheem1Apk


Posted: 04:02AM Jun 20, 2013

haven't been able to work out the words yet.

excellent work, jarmihi! this is some game you've made. haven't seen such a harworking mod before

voting for an inactive (checkndone)


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Allikat73126tus


Posted: 06:56AM Jun 20, 2013

It does sound like someone older...
I haven't gotten any of the words, either.


"You may call me Gundam Tanaka! Remember it well, for it is the name that will one day rule this world!" ~Gundam Tanaka, obviously
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dcf525*


Posted: 07:47AM Jun 20, 2013

Random vote for Huck right now. I am not sure who the memo sounds like at this point.

EDIT: Hi Braingle!


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Sorry, nothing to see here folks, keep moving.
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Allikat73126tus


Posted: 09:49AM Jun 20, 2013

Random vote for legend.

"You may call me Gundam Tanaka! Remember it well, for it is the name that will one day rule this world!" ~Gundam Tanaka, obviously
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scrub88it


Posted: 10:19AM Jun 20, 2013

kaipper - you can talk about what you have done, you just can't post the solutions. For instance, you say you got the third and fourth words. Are they English or another language? Are they more than one word?
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kitty-cattus


Posted: 10:32AM Jun 20, 2013

Sorry I'm late, guys. Safety for someone for now (I'll edit and say who). I'll work on the words.

EDIT: It was TallGuy.


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"I'm through accepting limits cause someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but til I try I'll never know." -Wicked
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jarmihius


Posted: 10:37AM Jun 20, 2013

faheem1: several years ago, almost every moderator was like this...this was normal. Now it's considered something special.
dcf525: please do not use the color green. Thank you. You could try something like sea green (color=#006633).

Since no one has answered the clue yet, and there are only seven hours left, here's a hint:

One of the letters is an impostor. It is the same letter for all four words.


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TheLegendA


Posted: 10:55AM Jun 20, 2013

Hello friends,
I couldn't unscramble the words just yet,
due to lack of my vocabulary,
but I hope I'll be able to soon.
I'm new to this game though,
I'll safe vote for hermygranger123cca,
I understand that a safe vote is a temporary one, am I right ?
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themasterbraincus


Posted: 11:05AM Jun 20, 2013

max318 wrote:
Putting in a vote for asteroid
The memo does sound like someone older or at least with good word sense. Having just played with masterbrain and tallguy I don't think it would be them.
I have 1 of the words I can't get the 1st 3though

What happened to your picture?
I liked your old one better.


"I have an invisible bazooka. Don't annoy me."- Me
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themasterbraincus


Posted: 11:11AM Jun 20, 2013

jarmihi wrote:
CHALLENGE LISTING
Riddle\Jumbled Relations
This one's a real challenge. The first person to get it right wins 12 points, the second person wins 6 points, and the third person wins 3 points. After that is one point. Send your answers to me in a private message with the header "WTB #2971 Riddle".

Do not post your answer in the forum or you will be disqualified! You may discuss it with others, but may only submit your answer via PM. Furthermore, I can only tell you whether you are right or wrong. I cannot say how close you are.

If anyone gets it, the Pool of Knowledge will be filled with 3 Essences and 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.

OISHNSPEX
COGSENOLTHLI
OOSMISETN
TRASOEODMHBR
In the challenge, are all of the anagrams one word?

(Edited for clarity. ~Jarmihi)


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max318tus


Posted: 11:12AM Jun 20, 2013

themasterbrain wrote:
max318 wrote:
Putting in a vote for asteroid
The memo does sound like someone older or at least with good word sense. Having just played with masterbrain and tallguy I don't think it would be them.
I have 1 of the words I can't get the 1st 3though

What happened to your picture?
I liked your old one better.

Do you have a problem with hat kid?
With the hint i almost got it
I think so legend


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scrub88it


Posted: 11:39AM Jun 20, 2013

TheLegend wrote:
Hello friends,
I couldn't unscramble the words just yet,
due to lack of my vocabulary,
but I hope I'll be able to soon.
I'm new to this game though,
I'll safe vote for hermygranger123cca,
I understand that a safe vote is a temporary one, am I right ?


A safety vote keeps you from being fired by the boss. It keeps you safe..... unless ... you are in the collection of workers who had the most votes for someone who is not the boss.

Updated: with one hour forty minutes left, here are the stated votes - and people with no comments.

Allikat73126 - Thelegend
asteroidbelt - no postings
braingle01 - dcf525
checkndone - no postings
Coolnine9 - no postings
dcf525 - huckingfoes
divarenee - no postings
faheem1 - checkndone
Flutterdash - no postings
hermygranger123 - jayo
huckingfoes - no postings
Jayo - max318
Kaipper - kitty-cat
kitty-cat - tallguy
max318 -asteroidbelt
scrub88 - themasterbrain
TallGuy - scrub88
Thekid4 - braingle01
TheLegend - hermygranger123
themasterbrain -

I will keep updating the list, but as of right now this means we are all lemmings if the firings get that far. As of now there are six candidates for modfirings. I think this means all of us potential lemmings are safe.


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jarmihius


Posted: 12:26PM Jun 20, 2013

All of the words in the challenge are only one word. Keep in mind the clue from earlier, "One of the letters is an impostor. It is the same letter for all four words. "

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braingle01*


Posted: 12:56PM Jun 20, 2013

I have absolutely no clue how to do the challenge. It's gibberish to me!

I hope the 8 people get on and vote..

And Hi Dcf too.
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scrub88it


Posted: 01:26PM Jun 20, 2013

I think I got it. The extra letter is the s.
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jarmihius


Posted: 02:01PM Jun 20, 2013

scrub88 successfully completed the challenge! +12
As such, the first Keyword Challenge has been unlocked! Check the Challenge Listing for more information. The keyword will only be accepted after this point in the game, and will not be accepted between rounds.


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Thekid4t


Posted: 02:26PM Jun 20, 2013

Wait, jarmihi, you promised cake!

THERE IS NO CAKE!

THE CAKE IS A LIE!

(I suppose not all of the Portal references were taken)

Voting for braingle01.


Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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scrub88it


Posted: 02:42PM Jun 20, 2013

jarmihi wrote:
scrub88 successfully completed the challenge! +12
As such, the first Keyword Challenge has been unlocked! Check the Challenge Listing for more information. The keyword will only be accepted after this point in the game, and will not be accepted between rounds.


What does it mean that the pool of knowledge is filled with three essences?
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max318tus


Posted: 03:11PM Jun 20, 2013

I think so scrub
If anyone gets it, the Pool of Knowledge will be filled with 3 Essences and the first Keyword Challenge will be unlocked!
Anyway so the keyword is just a random word right? Then it could be anything from the legend of zelda to any anime universe or an tv show or even real life. So the best chance is just to put words in a sentence that makes logical sense filled with all of the vocabulary possible


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scrub88it


Posted: 03:13PM Jun 20, 2013

Max - go to the party link on Jarmini's first post in round zero for a BIG clue to the scramble. What I meant was "what is this really - 3 essences?"

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max318tus


Posted: 03:20PM Jun 20, 2013

Okay
I think i got it


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We are always sometimes monsters.
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JayoAie


Posted: 03:52PM Jun 20, 2013

Sorry for the late arrival

I have my vote on Max318 - I'll be more active in the coming rounds


Dovie'andi se tovya sagain
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jarmihius


Posted: 04:49PM Jun 20, 2013

Okay, I made a mistake. The second word in the challenge is actually COGSENOCTHLI.

scrub88 pointed that out, so +3 to scrub88.
Everyone who tried to solve it by this point gets +2.
Everyone who posts in this round by the end of the round gets +1.

All of these points will be awarded at the conclusion of Round 1.


Check out the bazaar. There are a set number of Essences at the top of each segment of items. When you purchase a reagent (Rock, Paper, or Scissors), you combine it with an Essence to make an item whenever you wish to use an item.


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max318tus


Posted: 04:51PM Jun 20, 2013

So that's why it didn't make sense

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kitty-cattus


Posted: 05:20PM Jun 20, 2013

We have 27 minutes left for the keyword (unless it counts after voting ends?)

I would write a lot to try and get it but I'm on my phone. I'll do my best...

Once upon a time in a far away land there lived a person whose name was Bob. Bob had a very interesting life (I really don't know what I'm saying, bear with me. I have no clue.) One day, Bob said that he wanted to go to the store to get some milk. So he started walking, but first he plugged in his phone, just like the author of this awful story had to do a minute ago. Unfortunately, he couldn't find the cord. How sad. So the battery died. Then he said I don't really care and started walking to the store. This is the most amazing story you have ever read. Anyway, on the way to the store he tripped and fell in a puddle of water. "Oh no," he said. "This is bad. But at least the lazy author finally used quotation marks, so I can tell what I'm saying and doing. Whatever." He got up and kept walking, but he accidentally forgot that the store was 20 miles from his house, in downtown Seattle. Instead of walking all the way, he drank water instead with lots of ice and pretended it was milk. The end.

Beautiful. (Yes, I normally write better than this. I'm lazy, I told you. And on my phone.)


"I'm through accepting limits cause someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but til I try I'll never know." -Wicked
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jarmihius


Posted: 05:31PM Jun 20, 2013

The Keyword Challenge lasts all game until it is solved.

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Kaippertus


Posted: 05:35PM Jun 20, 2013

Will there be multiple keyword challenges? So at some point saying any of two or three different words will win the challenge?
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jarmihius


Posted: 05:46PM Jun 20, 2013

Greetings, everyone! Round 1 has ended. Here are some items of note:

-posts do not count for points in between rounds
-you cannot win a Keyword Challenge in between rounds
-if you make a purchase, that transaction won't go through until the first instant of the next round
-as per the normal game rules established by Jake, you are not permitted to discuss the voting any further


Please consider the end of the round to be a "down time." You may still have conversations, of course, but no official happenings will occur between rounds, except between the Boss and me.

There is an opportunity to unlock a second Keyword Challenge in Round 3.


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jarmihius


Posted: 06:17PM Jun 20, 2013

kitty-cat successfully completed the Keyword Challenge!

The Keyword was, "normal." Since any variant of the Keyword is accepted, "normally" is a valid response, and kitty-cat earns a free item and a Miracle Essence!


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huckingfoest


Posted: 11:23PM Jun 20, 2013

can someone explain a situation in which I would need to buy something?
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scrub88it


Posted: 11:38PM Jun 20, 2013

huckingfoes wrote:
can someone explain a situation in which I would need to buy something?


I will give it a try. Let's say that you have a really good psych question that, if asked of the boss, will divulge his/her true identity. So you buy the golden quill and use it. The boss answers divulging their identity and we win the game.
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huckingfoest


Posted: 05:41AM Jun 21, 2013

I sent in my guess for the scrambled words, I had some trouble with one of them. Saftey vote for faheem. And thanks, scrubs. I think I understand.
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kitty-cattus


Posted: 02:16PM Jun 21, 2013

jarmihi wrote:
kitty-cat successfully completed the Keyword Challenge!

The Keyword was, "normal." Since any variant of the Keyword is accepted, "normally" is a valid response, and kitty-cat earns a free item and a Miracle Essence!


Ha, so I didn't get it with my beautiful story, just my comment about my beautiful story.


"I'm through accepting limits cause someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but til I try I'll never know." -Wicked
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