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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 #4

Round: 0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  

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jarmihius


Posted: 06:13PM Jun 24, 2013

The Psych Question is, "If you could time travel, when would you go? Why?"
The Boss' answer is, "If I could time travel, I would travel to some time in the 1990s, where everything seemed to be easier. TV was better, the economy was better, and people were happier."


You may have noticed the loose ends I've left on my end of the job. It is my goal to strive to provide the best WTB experience on Braingle.com, and in this game I have failed to meet that goal. I have made an abnormal amount of mistakes in this particular game that I don't usually make. We still have at least half the game left, and I would like to make it clear that I am doubling my effort to make sure that the game is error free through its conclusion. I hope you are enjoying WTB #2971: Active Store Revamped 6!

~Jarmihi


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:
Full Rules
Valid posts = 1; invalid posts = 0; spam = penalty/ModKill
Boss Bazaar & FP Algorithm
Good luck, and have fun!

BAZAAR
O hai! Take a look at my wares!..........Link to the Boss Bazaar..........RED means SOLD OUT!
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 | 2 | 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 | 0 | Complete the Miracle Reagent to be able to unlock the Atma Weapon!

P | Essence of Protection | 8 | 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.
Purchasing Form: (please copy/paste into a post)
Your name:
Item:
Quantity:
Target, if applicable (This is the person the effect happens to. To insure yourself, target yourself.):
Use Immediately? :


CHALLENGE LISTING
Riddle\Encryption Decryption
Decrypt the following and explain what the decrypted text is. Send your answer to me in a PM with "WTB" somewhere in the subject. First place wins 10 points, second place wins 5 points, third place wins 2 points. After that is one point.

XTBCXGEFPOCQFRCAOWDAWMVTYEWQQWPOUTQZSWVNHWWTDE

This Challenge lasts until the end of Round 4.
Keyword Challenge #2
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..........Updated Wednesday, 12:57 EDT.
Allikat73126 = 11
braingle01 = 11
dcf525 = 5 (FIRED)
faheem1 = 8
hermygranger123 = 6
huckingfoes = 3
Jayo = 8
Kaipper = 11
kitty-cat = 7 | Miracle Essence, 1/2 of Miracle Reagent (FIRED)
max318 = 14
scrub88 = 7 | 1/2 of Miracle Reagent
TallGuy = 16
TheLegend = 11 | Employment Insurance, Clawshot
themasterbrain = 6 (FIRED)

THE BOSS = 23 FP (asteroidbelt = 2, checkndone = 3, divarenee = 3, Flutterdash = 3, Thekid4 = 2, Coolnine9 = 7, dcf525 = 2, kitty-cat = 0, themasterbrain = 1)


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max318tus


Posted: 06:26PM Jun 24, 2013

Oh goody ciphering
Psych question: But the music wasn't that great in the 90's Honestly if i could time travel i wouldn't use it. I have too much here in this time to leave behind
So if what i think is right the boss has not had the chance to fire a single person.
The boss i think might have lived through the 1990's so that would suggest someone older.
BTW if anyone needs help with the clue there is a cipher section on braingle
I will saftey vote for Tallguy


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TallGuyAca


Posted: 07:02PM Jun 24, 2013

Man, that ciphering one is frustrating! Gonna have to tackle that later on.

I think we should be able to form a majority this round and start clearing some people. I'm not sure if max got 50% of the votes or not? There were a couple of last minute changes and and I was in a minority vote. I'm still not entirely sure how it is all calculated, but if someone else with more knowledge knows please share.

Edit: Actually, just did the math and either way I don't think we got a majority. 4 out of 9 people voted for max, so we only got a 44% vote to the boss. (If max were the boss). We would have had a majority if Allikat didn't back out last minute and change her vote which is a little suspicious in my opinion. Maybe a rat? (although she didn't do much to try and persuade us from voting for max so maybe this shoots down that theory)

I think I'll vote for max this round and see what happens. But regardless, we need to get a majority and try and clear some people.


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jarmihius


Posted: 07:19PM Jun 24, 2013

max318 successfully completed the Challenge! +10

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scrub88it


Posted: 07:51PM Jun 24, 2013

Is there any way that the memo does not clear both Max and Jayo from being the boss?
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braingle01*


Posted: 09:39PM Jun 24, 2013

Scrub, the boss says everything "seemed" to be easier. It may mean the boss is young..and didn't live during that time. Is that what you're thinking? That means max isn't cleared by age. Don't know about jayo.

Anyway this boss is really really confusing us. It is frustrating by the number of mandatories and fired nobody. But I agree we didn't get majority.


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TallGuyAca


Posted: 11:13PM Jun 24, 2013

Well, I'm going to start spending some of my points here.

Your name: TallGuy
Item: Rat Trap
Quantity: 1
Target, if applicable (This is the person the effect happens to. To insure yourself, target yourself.): The Rat
Use Immediately? : Use when I can (I'll need you to let me know how this works - do I send you the challenge which you then send to the rat?)
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huckingfoest


Posted: 12:37AM Jun 25, 2013

braingle you have a point... there is still no reason to believe the boss is older.
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faheem1Apk


Posted: 04:48AM Jun 25, 2013

i personally think its someone in their teenage, as it seems the time travel is just wishful thinking and the person hasn't actually been there. agreeing with what braingle said. still indecisive about my vote. will post on it in a while

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faheem1Apk


Posted: 06:18AM Jun 25, 2013

i think its either max or thelegend. voting thelegend for now

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scrub88it


Posted: 06:52AM Jun 25, 2013

I will vote the legend also.

I was refering to them being cleared not by their name, but by the fact the boss meant to fire Jayo. Jayo is cleared by virtue of the attempt to fire, and Max would be clear because Jayo voted him that round.


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max318tus


Posted: 06:59AM Jun 25, 2013

I will go legend also as he forgets to use his clawshot(oh i just realized Zelda Inspired name) I think that the boss revealed his country sorta of. I don't know how many counties went through the same ride as america but the economy in the 1990's in america was far better than it is now. OF course that would be assuming this boss is a well educated child

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JayoAie


Posted: 07:24AM Jun 25, 2013

I have attempted to decipher the code but to no real avail

The Boss - it's rare to see anyone be mentioned that is still in the game in Memo's. My instinct is that it is Scrub, and that is where my vote is for now.

Assuming the Boss isn't a weasel, then I agree that it is not Max for the reasons previously stated


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jarmihius


Posted: 08:06AM Jun 25, 2013

Scoring bookmark.

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scrub88it


Posted: 09:18AM Jun 25, 2013

If you want to clear me, go ahead. But the boss's answers to psych questions are not me, nor are they close to resembling me. Whatever we do, let us clear someone or win the game.
They don't fit anyone I have played with. So I am guessing huckingfoes, thelegend or tallguy - maybe on offchance at Braingle01.
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Allikat73126tus


Posted: 09:25AM Jun 25, 2013

I'll vote TheLegend.

We shall not call him Sissel. We shall call him... Tobuscus! ...His real name's Sissel?? ...No.
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scrub88it


Posted: 09:29AM Jun 25, 2013

I am going to buy some toys, since mine will never work now.

Your name: scrub88
Item: divination card
Quantity: 3
Target, if applicable (This is the person the effect happens to. To insure yourself, target yourself.): The boss
Use Immediately? : Yes
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jarmihius


Posted: 11:24AM Jun 25, 2013

Clue #1: Koopa Troopa

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max318tus


Posted: 12:14PM Jun 25, 2013

Koopa Troopa A turtle from mario okay got that covered
I'll get back to yo on the clue later
Edit:
Lots of things on this edit so keep checking this post
Japanese name directly translates to unconcrening
More like Tortoise than turtles
Based on bowers Japanese name Kuppa which is a Korean dish
How about Kaipper
She has a Pokemon pic which is of the Pokemon abra Pokemon a video game series designed by someone continued to fail until miyamoto from Nintendo said it was a nice idea which miyamoto designed the koopa troopa
And it american and fits the most recent memo and seems like a fit for the other memos
Changing vote to Kaipper
Which by the way i can trace to a Japanese anime about video games
and she hasn't seem concerned the whole game wow i didn't know that knowing alot about video games could help me
if your still decoding the clue
use the code section on braingle


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scrub88it


Posted: 12:31PM Jun 25, 2013

Kaipper has made trivia games about Mario. Search under Mario for trivia. The name of one I found is "Super Mario Galaxy" Prankster Comets.

I am switching to Kaiper too.


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braingle01*


Posted: 01:19PM Jun 25, 2013

The psych answers don't fit me at all if you've read the last game I was boss.

I'm going to vote max again. I think we're all divided with our votes so we'll have to use firings as a hint to the boss.
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TheLegendA


Posted: 03:06PM Jun 25, 2013

Why everytime I open my mouth, everyone start to suspect me ? that happened more than once. Guys I'm innocent!
Anyway, I didn't forget to use the clawshot, be patient guys, the night is young
changing my vote to Kaipper.
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JayoAie


Posted: 03:30PM Jun 25, 2013

In the interests of forming a majority I will switch on over to Kaipper too

I'd encourage others to switch also


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Allikat73126tus


Posted: 03:34PM Jun 25, 2013

Changing vote to Kaipper, too.

We shall not call him Sissel. We shall call him... Tobuscus! ...His real name's Sissel?? ...No.
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jarmihius


Posted: 03:40PM Jun 25, 2013

TheLegend has used his Clawshot to steal an Employment Insurance from scrub88!

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scrub88it


Posted: 04:05PM Jun 25, 2013

I thought I already used it. Doesn't really matter with kitty cat gone.

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max318tus


Posted: 04:15PM Jun 25, 2013

5 votes for kaipper
you know we still need that keyword right?
Story time(Kudos to my friend. You never said I had to write it) Sorry about the horrid spacing
"I am a ghost." The girls said when we were talking about ------- before. What is your name, I ask? "I do not have a name," she answered. "Ghosts do not have names. You're probably like me." That's right. I am a ghost. A being is only able to talk to ghosts if they are a ghost themselves. "Now, shall we go?" She asked softly, and I followed. The girl's steps were light, as if she were alive. As she stopped moving her feet, she turned around to me and said, "Where will you go?"You can go anywhere that you desire. Was there a place you want to go?" I thought about it for a few moments. Where am I? What is this place? Why am I here? As I stood there, I couldn't help but stare into her bright, dark eyes. "Didn't you want to go to -------?" ' white things fell from the sky. Numerous, tiny, cold crystals, fluttering, falling, falling, falling. 'Of course. How could I forget? Her words made me understand my role. Something this important, I had a reason to exist. It is something I shouldn't forget. "Well, that's that then." She smiled happily. And I nodded my thanks "Goodbye." The girl disappeared, leaving me alone. She had gone back to her place in the same way I returned to mine. White things fell from the sky. Numerous, tiny, cold crystals, fluttering, falling, falling, falling. They fell to the ground and vanished. It was a wonder that transcended time and space. In this world, the wonder was common. I stood still. Time passing had lost its value. One after another, these wonders of aqueous cotton continued to fall. This shall be my meaning. I am no longer a ghost.
Continued maybe next round


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jarmihius


Posted: 04:55PM Jun 25, 2013

scrub88: it activates when you are fired. Otherwise it sits in your inventory.

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Kaippertus


Posted: 05:01PM Jun 25, 2013

I have been so busy I almost missed this round. I voted scrub88.
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max318tus


Posted: 05:54PM Jun 25, 2013

Just in case Kaipper is not the boss here is another hint for you guys

Your name: max318
Item: divination card
Quantity: 3
Target, if applicable (This is the person the effect happens to. To insure yourself, target yourself.): The boss
Use Immediately? : Yes


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TallGuyAca


Posted: 07:32PM Jun 25, 2013

Looks like we got a majority this round! So Kaipper is cleared. So that means the koopa troopa clue does not lead to him. I think the turtle shells were either green or red in the game, is that right? If that were so, it might point to scrub - his flag is white, red, and green. The only other thing I found was that 'A tortoise-like enemy first appeared in the 1983 arcade game, Mario Bros., called Shellcreepers' from wikipedia. 1983 - max's name has 318 in it if we switch around the 3, the 1, and the 8. These both seem to be a bit of a stretch, but a possibility. Anyone else have any ideas?
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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 08:10PM Jun 25, 2013

I'm so sorry guys. I'm pretty sure I didn't vote so I'm a mandatory.

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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scrub88it


Posted: 08:52PM Jun 25, 2013

Tallguy - not necessarily on the majority. One or two of the people claiming to vote may have been the boss/rat. I counted 5 votes for Kaipper. If any did not happen, then that is only 4 votes - or maybe only three if both were involved. We just don't know because there were not enough stated votes on Kaipper.

Using Jarmihi's language, if employees stated their votes honestly, the best we can assume is a plurality.
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max318tus


Posted: 09:14PM Jun 25, 2013

well lets see who is fired to find out

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TallGuyAca


Posted: 11:03PM Jun 25, 2013

scrub88 wrote:
Tallguy - not necessarily on the majority. One or two of the people claiming to vote may have been the boss/rat. I counted 5 votes for Kaipper. If any did not happen, then that is only 4 votes - or maybe only three if both were involved. We just don't know because there were not enough stated votes on Kaipper.

Using Jarmihi's language, if employees stated their votes honestly, the best we can assume is a plurality.


Ah that's right! You mentioned that last round too, so we need to get 50% plus 2 just to be safe. Let's see how firings go
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braingle01*


Posted: 04:43AM Jun 26, 2013

oh so you guys decided to majority kaipper. i would have too if i was on when you decided, oh well. we can try next time.
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jarmihius


Posted: 11:57AM Jun 26, 2013

Clue #2: Vicious

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