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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: Today at 04:34:19 pm »
Good start!

I prefer skyscraper to fire or bomb (I can see fire maybe, but not bomb).

But maybe it's a bad choice. (I'm thinking of the reflections glimmering off skyscrapers)


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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: Today at 02:27:48 pm »
CROWN

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 19, 2020, 08:03:19 pm »
Gold is my #1.

Then probably skyscraper and crown? Unless I missed something better.

Also, amusing that PASS is a word. We'll have to be careful to differentiate from guessing it vs, actually passing.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:38:33 pm »
Sorry y'all, I dropped the ball on that one.  :-\

I blame joth - we should have had their set of words! :p

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 18, 2020, 04:20:01 pm »
TIME -> TABLE

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 18, 2020, 01:14:20 pm »
Ok, sorry for my missile doubt.

So we (unless overlap):
Have 2 left for ballroom, 1 for rust, 1 for attack

I'm still on board with either table or time, probably time a little more.

(I've been thinking about it with rust and the reason I like time, is if the words were iron and nut, there are probably more precise clues)

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 17, 2020, 07:50:30 pm »
I agree without any context Attack easily points to Missile. But I could also imagine when in desperation mode to  give a clue that could point to the other team's word hoping the guessers skip it because they think it is the other team's.


But like I said, Missile is so much Attack though, we should go for it.

I'm ok with Missile -> Table -> Time if Scorpion is correct.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 17, 2020, 06:14:39 pm »
Oops, you're tight on numbers, we only need 6 total, so 3 attacks.

Yeah, I missed Aztec for Chieftain, that makes sense. I'm not convinced Piano was their 4th crash, I actually thought Missile is theirs...

But both of those could be Attack, of course.

I guess Missile has to be attack right? But I still prefer Scorpion as my top Attack.

And time for rust is really good. I like that significantly more than nut. I also (still) really like table for ballroom.

So my top 3 for each of our clues are:
SCORPION, TIME, TABLE

Are there any of those you're with which ok with starting?

If so, lock them in.

You can probably convince me on Missile, too.

I still am curious of the strong connection between crown and ballroom. (i had that as a weak connection, but you seem high on it). Can you explain it?

Because if it our word and so are the other 4, we'd only actually need one more after that.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:20:31 pm »
Clearly we're in a tough spot here. We need 7 words!

2 more for ballroom (assuming iron wasn't)
1 for rust
up to 4 for attack.
and remaining, random.

I'd rather hope there are actually 4 attack.

Possibly Missile, Scorpion, Aztec, thief (?), crown, hole, time (is time of attack a phrase?), maybe other vague ones, but we're likely to have something vague here.

I like Scorpion the most. Then I'm wary of Missile (could it be blue?), so would likely go Aztec second.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 15, 2020, 06:56:05 pm »
Aack!

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 15, 2020, 06:18:50 pm »
OK, let's do PAN.

Then we'll fight it for next. I get Ruler without crown, but that could just mean it's neutral.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 15, 2020, 04:13:10 pm »
IRON

I like PAN next.

Why nut for rust? you mean like nuts and bolts? I guess, I still think Pan more likely.

Why Crown for Ballroom? What do you think of my Table suggestion?

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 15, 2020, 11:12:56 am »
OK clearly, Iron. Probably Pan.

Any others not as strong to me as those two.

And both feel good that I'd prefer those two, before circling back to ballroom. For which I still prefer table, next (I think of ballrooms always being set up for events with tables). Then square or court? (I like those more than crown, and ruler of course has now been ruled out)

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:03:54 pm »
PIANO

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 12, 2020, 02:51:36 pm »
Dance seems like a good first choice.

Then others could be table, piano, square, court, ruler, crown?

I prefer two from the first three over the last three.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M131: Quarantine Mafia (Game Over)
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:04:37 am »
So, I'm sad that it had to end like this, but I prodded cayvie and Straw twice, and in the second prod I told them they would be modkilled if they didn't post within 24 hours (which ended up giving them until deadline). Someone in the Speccy said that the purely mechanical nature of the convos D2 probably killed the game, and I think they're right. I wonder what would have happened if there had been no plan D1 and everyone was allowed to run wild.

Yeah, bummer. But I get it. I wasn't around as much either, but I at least responded to my prod.

I do think if the game continued, we had a decent chance, with those first night results. I was planning on targeting cayvie N2, which would have protected her. So no weak doctor kill. If Straw had targeting EFHW (or Awaclus) we could have recovered, I think from the no test.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M131: Quarantine Mafia (D2)
« on: September 11, 2020, 10:33:02 am »
Well, I guess No test it is.

Good luck vigs tonight. I hope one of you targets EFHW.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M131: Quarantine Mafia (D2)
« on: September 11, 2020, 10:22:45 am »
Is anyone else around??

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M131: Quarantine Mafia
« on: September 11, 2020, 10:14:29 am »
Vote Count 2.3

EFHW (2): Awaclus, scolapasta
MiX (1): EFHW

Not Voting (3): cayvie, scolapasta, Straw

With 6 alive it takes 4 to Test.

Day 2 ends at 10:30AM FT on Friday, September 11th. That's in 27 minutes.


I'm listed twice. And No MiX.

Also, where is everyone?? I mean, I kniw I haven't posted much, but at least I got a vote in. cayvie, where's your vote with your plan?

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M131: Quarantine Mafia (D2)
« on: September 11, 2020, 01:21:59 am »
So I'm not sure I'm fully on board with the cayvie plan (there's the trust cayvie is town part), but I'm in for the testing part:

Vote: EFHW

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M131: Quarantine Mafia (D2)
« on: September 10, 2020, 01:51:18 pm »
I'm still catching up. Will post more later today and at least throw in a vote.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 10, 2020, 11:23:36 am »
Kaepernick: Football, Change, Washington

Definitely needed to do something about football, and Change was a very dangerous assassin word because it fits with so many clues. Washington was an outside bet, there was no real danger of it getting guessed, but it was nice to have it covered too. Honestly I thought the game was forfeit at this point as I was like 90% certain that the next clue was going to be American: 3, for Washington/Football/Dreams. Turns out I was wrong.

Why Washington?

American would have been good here, I didn't see it. Though I still think they might have guessed South before Dream.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 10, 2020, 12:08:25 am »
So yeah, that was a crazy round - it's the first time I've successfully used the zero clue*. I loved the Vote: scola joke for it, btw, but stayed quiet as the spymaster.

* I used it once in an in person game (remember those from the Before Times), and the person misunderstood and guessed the exact clue, the assassin, that I was trying to avoid.

Post mortem:
INTERNATIONAL (6): Spy, Embassy, Earth, Washington, Football, Church
KING (0): Ruler, Princess
WOOLY (1): Mammoth
GOALS (2): Football, Dream
CAPITOL (1): Washington

I love going big and I knew there were some hazards with INTERNATIONAL, but I thought they'd be mostly from the neutral words. I didn't think you'd go with Ruler or Princess because to me they felt more "national", less "inter". I also hoped you'd think Washington before England because DC is a very international city, whereas, with the exception of London, I don't see England as that international either. And yes International Football as in soccer (I am a bug fan) and Church spans multiple nations. So hopefully get 2-4 in the first round, only hit neutrals, and then have some idea for the +1 of future rounds.

But then you did debate both Ruler and Princess! If it had just been the one, I might have risked sticking with ours words, but with both, I figured I'd try the zero clue (also it allowed unlimited guesses and you still had 4 left from the first round).

It didn't occur to me that King could point to Washington and remove it from your possibles. Though after I did think of Martin Luther King and both the March on Washington and the I have a Dream speech. So was worried you'd avoid both those.

It helped they got Brush for us, and were probably going to get Football (before the excellent Kaep: 0 clue), so I was now focussed on Washington, Dream, and Mammoth. Couldn't think of anything to combine those that I liked. Maybe: Big (2) for dreams (big dreams)? but also big change and big socks (to fill) and we had a decent lead, so decided not to risk it.

Then when it was clear they weren't guessing Football for us, came up with Goals for Dream and Football. Was a little worried you might go Point, since a goal is a point, which is why I went with the plural version.

And then I already explained my reasoning around the last clue.

My last thought is for the last blue turn, there were 4 non blue words, Washington, Change, South, and Point. There was already reason to believe Change was not Blue and maybe Washington, so was thinking maybe he could have gone DIRECTION:0, to get you to skip South and Point and not get the remaining blue.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 09, 2020, 11:47:25 pm »
Full board:

Red goes first
STOCKGOLDFOOTBALLDIAMONDOPERA
BRUSHCATFACEFILEPOINT
SOCKBUTTONCHANGEMAMMOTHPRINCESS
RULEREMBASSYENGLANDSPYDREAM
WASHINGTONCHURCHCOPPEREARTHSOUTH

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XI
« on: September 09, 2020, 11:46:30 pm »
Whew!

You guys made me stress with that last clue. I thought it was 100% obvious. To be clear, I will point out that the clue was Capitol, not capital. The Capitol is the building in Washington DC where Congress presides.

I'll work on a full post mortem (this was a crazy round!) but I preferred this to something like President, because I was trying to avoid Change. (and something like American could have easily been South)

I'm glad you realized that it if it had been South, I would have gone with North or Direction.

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