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#### ghostofmars

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##### Decrypto 2
« on: January 31, 2020, 03:06:25 am »

Decrypto is a game that usually appeals to the same people as Codenames does.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/225694/decrypto

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Players compete in two teams in Decrypto, with each trying to correctly interpret the coded messages presented to them by their teammates while cracking the codes they intercept from the opposing team.

In more detail, each team has their own screen, and in this screen they tuck four cards in pockets numbered 1-4, letting everyone on the same team see the words on these cards while hiding the words from the opposing team. In the first round, each team does the following: One team member takes a code card that shows three of the digits 1-4 in some order, e.g., 4-2-1. They then give a coded message that their teammates must use to guess this code. For example, if the team's four words are "pig", "candy", "tent", and "son", then I might say "Sam-striped-pink" and hope that my teammates can correctly map those words to 4-2-1. If they guess correctly, great; if not, we receive a black mark of failure.

Starting in the second round, a member of each team must again give a clue about their words to match a numbered code. If I get 2-4-3, I might now say, "sucker-prince-stake". The other team then attempts to guess our numbered code. If they're correct, they receive a white mark of success; if not, then my team must guess the number correctly or take a black mark of failure. (Guessing correctly does nothing except avoid failure and give the opposing team information about what our hidden words might be.)

The rounds continue until a team collects either its second white mark (winning the game) or its second black mark (losing the game). Games typically last between 4-7 rounds. If neither team has won after eight rounds, then each team must attempt to guess the other team's words; whichever team guesses more words correctly wins.

There is a word list generator we could use here: https://whoawhoa.github.io/decrypto/#

1) Cluegivers generate a code using the same site, make clues and post them to the game thread.
2) Guessers guess their own teams code. Starting round 2, teams simultaneously discuss about the opponent's clue and try to guess their code.
3a) If you guess the clue of your own team, you post it in the team quicktopic.
3b) If you guess the clue of the opposing team, you post it in spoilers in the game thread.
4) Once all guesses are ready, the cluegivers state their partner's guess, reveal the correct codes and tokens are assigned.
5) Start new round with switched cluegivers.
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#### ghostofmars

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 03:15:55 am »

We should discuss how we deal with multiple players in a team. How do they discuss which clue to submit for their own team?
• In the hidden QT without discussing strategy.
• In a new QT for each round, that becomes public after the clues are revealed.
• One player from the team is assigned to submit the clue.
• Other ideas you can come up with.

For the teams, I suggest to split Uncleeurope and bitwise and then mix and match the old teams

Uncleeurope + Watno(1) or scolapasta(2)
Rolled 1d2 : 1, total 1
+ faust(1) or ghostofmars(2)
Rolled 1d2 : 2, total 2
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#### Jimmmmm

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 04:51:49 am »

/in
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#### faust

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 07:39:51 am »

It's hard to find a good system. Any discussion will help the team figure out what kind of associations their teammates have with the words. Maybe the simplest is just one of them submits, and no discussion?

I would try to mix up pairings of who gives the clues and who guesses as much as possible.
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#### bitwise

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 12:06:08 am »

I would prefer being able to confer with my teammates at the risk of leaking info, but I guess there isn't a great way to do this online. In person you're allowed to talk, but there is a lot of pointing at words and gesturing so that the other team can't quite tell what you're saying. I don't think that translates well here.

I guess my vote is for in the hidden QT without discussing strategy.
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#### Watno

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 04:00:05 am »

Yeah, I think just don't talk about strategy. Also nothing along the lines of "he woul have said "x" instead of "y" if he meant that about your own teams clue.
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#### scolapasta

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 12:33:06 pm »

So we can debate the numbers without giving the reasons?

"I like 2-3-1"

"I think 2-4-1 is better"

Seems like it'd be challenging to settle on one, but I get the purpose, sure.
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#### faust

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 04:23:01 am »

I think we just need to put some rule in place so we can start this. As long as it is clear to the cluegivers that they should not rely on secret discussions to give clues, discussing things is probably not the end of the world. At the very least, both teams benefit equally.
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#### Watno

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2020, 02:08:22 pm »

So we can debate the numbers without giving the reasons?

"I like 2-3-1"

"I think 2-4-1 is better"

Seems like it'd be challenging to settle on one, but I get the purpose, sure.

Giving the reason is fine, unless the reason indicates a clue you are going to give later.
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#### scolapasta

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2020, 03:04:40 pm »

Fair enough - I'm sure common sense will be enough. Let's get started!
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#### faust

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2020, 12:56:02 pm »

Fair enough - I'm sure common sense will be enough. Let's get started!
You know, there's nothing stopping you from getting it started

I have created a QT for our team and sent it to my teammates (i.e. scolapasta, bitwise). It was determined that bitwise will give the first clue.
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#### Uncleeurope

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 02:28:19 pm »

I am going to /out for the sake of jimmmm and my schedule.
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#### bitwise

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2020, 11:03:56 pm »

I'm ready to give my clue. Should I give it now or wait until the other team is more ready?
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#### ghostofmars

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2020, 02:37:41 am »

I created a QT for our team. Here is the first clue
prime - post - zero
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#### bitwise

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2020, 11:10:02 am »

Our clue: Sun - Culture - Oil.
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#### faust

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2020, 05:20:32 pm »

Our team guesses 1-2-4.
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#### bitwise

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2020, 05:24:42 pm »

That is correct.
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#### Jimmmmm

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 05:01:19 am »

2-1-4
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#### ghostofmars

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2020, 07:34:21 am »

That is correct
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#### scolapasta

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2020, 11:48:52 am »

So round 2 now, yeah? My turn to give a clue?
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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2020, 11:55:52 am »

So round 2 now, yeah? My turn to give a clue?
Indeed.
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#### scolapasta

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2020, 12:54:19 pm »

BUILDING - QUAKE - WIZARD
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#### Watno

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2020, 07:49:51 am »

Fire - Water - Ice
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#### scolapasta

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##### Re: Decrypto 2
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2020, 12:59:37 pm »

Our guess for your Round 2 clue is:
1-3-4
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