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Who's the Boss Game #2990

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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 #5

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jarmihius


Posted: 11:12AM Aug 4, 2013

You successfully completed the Attendance Challenge! Everyone +5
Welcome to Round 5! This round contains the final scheduled Challenge of the game. After this round, Challenges may be started using the appropriate items.


PARTAY!!!

Click here to peruse the player reports. I'll update these at the start of every round.
NEW! Click here to see everything Miracles can do!

RULES
Here are the rules for this game:
Full Rules
Valid posts = 1; invalid posts = 0; spam = penalty/ModFire
Boss Bazaar, FP Algorithm, and Miracles
Good luck, and have fun!

BAZAAR
O hai! Take a look at my wares!..........Link to the Boss Bazaar..........RED means SOLD OUT
One Game Day (GD) is 24 hours of time during rounds. (That is, not the time between them.)
Index | Name | Price | Remaining Stock | Effect

1 | Golden Quill | 4 pts | 1/round | Allows you to write the next psych question.
2 | Employment Insurance | 4 pts | infinite | Allows you to give your points/items to another if you are fired. (Target yourself to insure yourself; I will send you a message if you are fired about your beneficiaries.)
3 | Divination Card | 7 pts | 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.
4 | Scry | 6 pts | infinite | Gain a hint toward the current Challenge.
5 | Overtime Pay | 6 pts | 1/GD | All posts are worth 1.5x points, or negates a Lower Wages.
6 | Time Travel | 6 pts | 0 | Restart a failed challenge. It will begin at the start of the next round. (Random)
7 | Miracle | 12 pts | infinite | Does...something. Collect up to three and find out! (Cannot be combined with other players' Miracles.) What do these really do?
8 | Rat Trap | 12 pts | 1/variety | Select one of the following: double points for 24 game hours, reveal a 2 cuil Boss Clue, or Scry. Then, the Rat has 24 game hours to choose between that or being revealed.
9 | Friend or Foe? | 12 pts | 1/game | Begin the Friend or Foe? minigame. You could win lots of points! (The purchaser will be reimbursed upon winning.)
NEW! 10 | Redistribute Wealth | 33 pts | 1 | Redistribute each player's points (but not items) as you see fit.
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\Random
Solve the following. 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.

A man has just finished painting his house and needs something. He goes to a hardware store and asks for help in finding what he needs. The clerk shows him where the objects are and tells him that they cost $1 each. The man says: "I'm taking 600, so here's $3." What did he buy?

This Challenge lasts until the end of Round 5.
Keyword Challenge #1 and #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 16:36 EDT Monday
aragorn = 14
braingle01 = 28 | Employment Insurance
buu441 = 32
C0untryGirl = 21
HABS2933 = 33 (FIRED)
kmrutledge = 6 | Employment Insurance
sonic102 = 41 | Employment Insurance (FIRED -- Awaiting Insurance Beneficiaries)
tigerlily024 = 9 | Clawshot

(See the full reports here.)

THE BOSS = 10 FP (100ra = 2; Faith511 = 1; minakodeb = 2; lissiclown = 0; Miracle = -1; dawnrising = 3; Kaipper = 0; KRUGERGIRL14 = 0; max318 = 0; hermygranger123 = 0; nitrobasel = 3; srbaxi = 0; HABS2933 = 0; sonic102 = 0)
In the previous round, the Boss earned 9 - n, where n is the number of valid posts a fired player made.
In this round, the Boss earns 11 - n.


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jarmihius


Posted: 11:13AM Aug 4, 2013

srbaxi has named the following insurance beneficiaries:
buu441: 19 points
tigerlily024: Clawshot


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jarmihius


Posted: 11:32AM Aug 4, 2013

Clue #1: difficult to understand
Clue #2: alpha
Clue #3: taught
Clue #4: polychrome
Clue #5: critical
Clue #6: musical
Clue #7: computer
Clue #8: edible
Clue #9: dinosaurs
Clue #10: Big Bang
Clue #11: (I sure can count! -- I skipped this number, apparently.)
Clue #12: motorsport
Clue #13: Internet


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buu441Ain


Posted: 11:55AM Aug 4, 2013

oh well. two of the people with maximum points got fired. and one wasn't insured.
thanks for the donation, srbaxi.
right now, i have put a vote on kmr as safety. my activity will be a bit limited from tomorrow onwards as my school reopens. i'll still log in from time to time.


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


Posted: 12:24PM Aug 4, 2013

Hey buu, Have a great year ahead! BTW, got any hint after using rat trap? I too will save my vote on KMR for now.
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buu441Ain


Posted: 01:46PM Aug 4, 2013

its not a new term. am still in school so our term starts in April. this is like the first quarter got over and the second one will start. I'll start college next year.
about the rat. the trap doesn't provide a clue. but since the trap snapped, we can be sure that the rat is in the game and hence can't be trusted.
if anyone feels like it, I'd recommend buying a overtime pay item. make maximum benefit of the 2.5x multiplier. i can't copy the buying form on my phone. that's why am asking someone else to do it quickly.

@jar: just a question. what'd have happened with the rat trap if he wasn't in the game?


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


Posted: 03:35PM Aug 4, 2013

The Rat Trap would have bounced, and I would have announced that the Rat had been fired.

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C0untryGirlAus


Posted: 06:09PM Aug 4, 2013

Voting for buu441 since the memo sounds like it's from a young person (just guessing though).

It bothers me when I see tax money wasted on signs telling deer where to cross the road.
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tigerlily024*us


Posted: 07:08PM Aug 4, 2013

Your name: tigerlilly024
Item: Miracle
Quantity: 2
Target, if applicable: me
Use Immediately? : yes please


"Being in Harry Potter is like being in the Mafia. Once you are in, you are never really out." ― Daniel Radcliffe
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jarmihius


Posted: 08:32PM Aug 4, 2013

Miracle: Scry Twice

Scry #1: how do you find a house?
Scry #2: individual items


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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 09:04PM Aug 4, 2013

Your name: kmrutledge
Item: Scry
Quantity: 2
Target, if applicable: --
Use Immediately? :Yes


The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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buu441Ain


Posted: 11:26PM Aug 4, 2013

did something dock my points? i think i should have had more than that due to the 19 points from srbaxi. i didn't spend anything this round.

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


Posted: 12:26AM Aug 5, 2013

@jarmihi, if my beneficiary was fired, can i name a new beneficiary?

I will ask for your beneficiaries via PM if you are fired.


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The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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braingle01*


Posted: 03:32AM Aug 5, 2013

I've been spending a couple hours looking over the clues. But I can't find anything at all. Going back to think.

All of us seem to forget to post who we voted for last round so we don't have clears based on firing.

I do have a little suspicion on c0untrygirl. She just repeated what has been said before (boss is young person) and votes for buu as a guess. And last round all she said was voted for sonic because she didn't know who else.

I'm going to vote for her.
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buu441Ain


Posted: 05:30AM Aug 5, 2013

@kmr: i think you name your beneficiaries only if you are fired. so you can choose your beneficiary from the remaining lot of players if you are fired.
i agree country girl hasn't been contributing that much to the game.

votes so far:

buu441- kmr
aragorn- kmr

braingle01- country girl

country girl- buu441

tigerlily- none stated
kmr- none stated.

makes me think one of these two is the rat. and we aren't getting anywhere with the votes like this...


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tigerlily024*us


Posted: 07:00AM Aug 5, 2013

I will also vote kmr. Because we are getting nowhere, and a majority would help.

"Being in Harry Potter is like being in the Mafia. Once you are in, you are never really out." ― Daniel Radcliffe
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 07:09AM Aug 5, 2013

I put in a vote for C0untrygirl earlier, sorry about not making that clear. I did it for the same reasons as braingle01.

The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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buu441Ain


Posted: 07:39AM Aug 5, 2013

3 votes on kmr out of 6 stated votes. if rat is among the 3, it will be 2/4. am not sure if exactly 50% will lead to our win. i hope either braingle01 or country girl will come on later and change to kmr as well for a clear.

at the same time, there are 2 stated votes on country girl out of 6. that'd make it at worst 1/4, but then we'll have a majority on kmr.


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jarmihius


Posted: 08:37AM Aug 5, 2013

The Boss used a Close Shop!

kmrutledge was able to purchase her two Scry items in time, though, so those will still take effect!


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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 08:41AM Aug 5, 2013

@jarmihi, will those scry items take effect this round or next?

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


Posted: 08:53AM Aug 5, 2013

I've got 'em right here!

Scry #3: typically plastic or metal
Scry #4: mailbox

Oh, and buu441 already got it. +10!


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braingle01*


Posted: 09:14AM Aug 5, 2013

I'm switching to kmr. Hopefully we got a majority.
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 09:29AM Aug 5, 2013

Well, hopefully i'll get cleared this round.

The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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buu441Ain


Posted: 10:05AM Aug 5, 2013

Your name:buu441
Item: open shop
Quantity:1
Target, if applicable:
Use Immediately? :yea

oh well. lets use 3 of those points. and my question about my points docking still hasn't been answered.


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jarmihius


Posted: 03:36PM Aug 5, 2013

Hmm...let me double-check my records.

Ah, there it is. I said that srbaxi gave you 19 points, but somehow that never made it into my records. You actually have 32 points as of the end of this round.


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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 10:55PM Aug 5, 2013

Well, we have about one more round left am I right? Who should we go for next round? Could someone make a list of people who are still in the game that have been cleared? Then we might be able to get a better grip on this thing.

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


Posted: 02:57AM Aug 6, 2013

Yep!! Definitely been more than 3 hours since my last post! More points for me, haha!! I am thinking more on either country girl or braingle 01 next round. Anyone agree?

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


Posted: 08:31AM Aug 6, 2013

Three MORE hours since my last post! Man this place is really lonely. Was buu the only one that got the challenge right? and this is one answer that i will be very interested in hearing when the end comes around.

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