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Everything posted by Herowannabe

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    So in my family we love the game Codenames, and I got to thinking how fun it would be to play a Brandon Sanderson themed version. And then it occurred to me, why not adapt it to play on the forums? Should be easy enough, so let’s take a crack at it, yeah? As for the nitty gritty: I’ve never played Codenames, what is it? Okay, I get how to play, but how are we going to Sanderson-ize it? Will there be spoilers for any of Brandon's books? Short Answer: Very Possibly. Play at your own risk! Long Answer: the codenames used in each game will not contain any spoilers for any of the books. However, they will be linked to their respective coppermind wiki entries, which can contain spoilers for Brandon's books. Also, I can't guarantee that the clues that the spymasters give and/or the teams' discussions won't contain spoilers. Again, Play at your own risk! I will try to post at the start of each game which of Brandon's books the codenames are drawn from for that game, so you can know if you need to avoid a particular game. How are we going to make this work on the forum? What if I want to take a turn being a Spymaster? EDIT 2/5/2018: I have updated this post with the rules we have settled on after a couple of games. So far everything seems to be working smoothly, and people seem to be enjoying it. So if you'd like to play, just reply to this thread and say so! Also, I have edited the next post to include quick links to the first post of each of the games played so far, and I will continue to keep the list updated as time goes on. Feel free to skim over any previous games if you wish to see how they played out, or jump straight to the first post of the current game. For posterities' sake, this spoiler box contains the rest of the text from the original post:
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    Yeah, turns are supposed to be 48 hours, so it is the other team’s turn. Sorry I’ve been AWOL lately. I’m trying to get back in the swing of things but don’t hold up the game(s) for my sake.
  3. Thanks, and right back at you! Well fought!
  4. Bar the windows and lock the door Human the Koloss is back for more. Stormlight Spoilers:
  5. Oh wow, this snuck up on me! I haven’t even read any of the raps from last round. Okay, how long do we have to submit our raps?
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    Thanks for taking the initiative and getting this started while I've been occupied with other things. @Everyone, you should be showering @Scion of the Mists with upvotes right now. go to https://pending.me.uk/create-anonymous-countdown and make sure you fill out each option, and hit "create countdown" when you're done, then copy and paste the URL or BBCode into your post. Note that the website uses military format, so for "10:00pm" you would have to type "22:00:00" While I'm at it, here is a countdown timer for you for the current turn: If we waited for a unanimous vote we would never get any turns completed, especially with teams this large. So I'll go ahead an make The picture of the chasmfiend sketch an official vote, since we all seem pretty agreed on that. As for our 2nd guess, I'm inclined to vote for the Horneater peaks, since that is actually a picture of some ravine-like landscape. But it could be one of the other options like people have suggested.
  7. @Captains Domon This would probably fit better in this thread: Cosmere! The Musical And the song is clearly based on Radio Goo Goo by Queen. Nicely done!
  8. It seems useful to anyone who ends up stuck in the middle of the scoring game. Usually that person has no choice but to throw their lot in with whoever has the highest or lowest score and try to help them win, but with this card it gives them a chance at winning the game. The more I think about it the more I like it. I'll probably order a print of it and add it to my game, along with the other winning cards. Speaking of which, if anyone is curious and isn't a Kickstarter backer, here are the winners (Actually, I'll just quote Crafty's post so you can see their comments on the cards):
  9. The Card creator contest ended, and there is one unofficial/official prize winner unaccounted for. The Neutral Agent card was created before the contest began and wasn't ever officially submitted to the contest via the kickstarter comment page, but somehow slipped through the cracks and won a prize anyway. Now Crafty is trying to track down who made the card so that they can reward them, but Drive-Thru cards doesn't publish any info about who created it. @Pagerunner @Kurkistan @RippleGylf @Faceless Mist-Wraith @kaduzy was it perhaps one of you? Or does anyone happen to know who made it? If so, contact Crafty at [email protected] and let them know!
  10. Shallan would say it’s ethical, but not moral. Vasher vs Nightblood? It’s like watching a Cosmere soap opera!
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    Thanks for getting everyone started on this @Scion of the Mists! I've started fiddling with the grid and immediately ran into problems getting the images to embed properly, and it appears I'm not the only one because many of the pictures are just floating on top of the grid instead of embedded inside. After some fiddling I figured out that if the image you are linking to is too big then it won't show up. So when browsing through the galleries make sure you click on the "other sizes" button and select one of the smaller sizes. Around 250x250 pixels, give or take some, seems to be working well for me. I'll try to populate a few more of the cells with images but It's late so I have to go to bed soon so I'm sure I won't finish all of them tonight.
  12. Nicely done @Sorana! Here's Human's rap, complete with custom Koloss smilies! Major Mistborn spoilers:
  13. Quick question/suggestion: With 15 players, I'm assuming 3 rounds with 4 contestants and 1 round with 3 contestants. Wouldn't it be better to save the grouping of 3 players until the last round? That way if you have any latecomers you can round it out to an even 4 players/round. Or are you planning 5 rounds of 3 players each? Regardless, I suppose I better get started on my raps...
  14. Doesn't Bridge 4 specifically get left over uniforms from the Cobalt Guard and then they just rip the Cobalt Guard patches off and apply their own bridge 4 patches? So a Cobalt blue would be a pretty safe bet.
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    Sorry it’s been a crazy busy week. It will happen just as soon as I can get to it. Or if you want, you can start populating the grid with pictures. Anybody can edit the spreadsheet. Just copy the “master sheet” sheet, rename it to “Game 8,” and start putting random pictures in each of the cells.
  16. The next morning the investigators all sat around the small table in the Oracle’s shop, with bloodshot eyes and trembling hands, sipping coffee. None of them had been able to sleep the night before. Every now and then one of them would shudder or gasp or wimper as they had a flashback from the day spent searching the crypt. Nobody spoke. Day 3 has begun! The randomly selected tile ended up being an event: Note: To implement this event relatively painlessly (it still took a bit of fiddling with the spreadsheet but I made it work) I simply randomly selected one entire column of Evidences and removed it (making sure the Assassin's Key Evidence wasn't removed). In the spreadsheet I have struck-through the removed column, and in the player list down below I have removed each player's evidence card and placed it in a separate column, so that you can easily see which evidences were removed. I'm mostly sure that I was able to do this correctly without making any mistakes anywhere, but if you notice any, let me know. In the case of any potential discrepancies, the spreadsheet takes precedence. In short, you all now know that the Key Evidence card is not one of the removed Evidences. Here are your Oracle clues (unchanged from last round): Player List: (Players who have used their Attempts are highlighted in purple. The "Removed" column on the right side shows which evidence cards were removed by the Vision of the Past event) Link to the spreadsheet Link to the Rules
  17. Just do what I do and put it off until late in the evening and then hurry and write out a rap before bed, except that you want it to be really good so you keep working on it and tweaking it and adding things over the next several hours until before you know it it's 3am and you're brain is so fuzzy that you can't think clearly enough to rhyme any more and so you finally give up and hit the "submit" button. On second thought, don't do what I do...
  18. There are a few inconsistencies, but basically, see the first two entries here: https://wob.coppermind.net/adv_search/?query=Fruit Scadrian fruits are not the same as our fruits, and what they call wine would not be what we call wine (in other words, their wine is not made from grapes, but some other sort of fruit or plant).
  19. I like this plan, and I don’t think that it will be all that limiting. There are still dozens of other characters to choose from. I mean, we still haven’t covered half of the main and secondary characters. For example, IIRC nobody has done Wax yet, or Kaladin or any of the Kholins, most of Kelsier’s crew, or a lot of the lead female roles like Marasi, Sarene, Siri, Jasnah... (did someone do Vin? I feel like somebody did, but I can’t remember...) The same goes for villains. I don’t think we’ve seen Dilaf, Zane or Straff Venture, Denth or his crew, and so on. So yeah, not being able to choose 1-4 specific characters isn’t really much of a limitation.
  20. Oh that reminds me, now that the spreadsheet is set up I am happy to put myself available to GM this again anytime in the future OR to assist anyone else who wants a turn as GM/Oracle. Or, if anyone feels comfortable running it on their own, then I’ll be happy to sign up as a player. Perhaps we should do something like set a default of 24 hour turns, but allow players to request a 24 hour extension to the current cycle if they wish. That way if there isn’t much to discuss then we can hurry on to the next cycle, or if there is a lot to discuss we can slow the turns down a bit.
  21. We can choose one for you if you want... Does anyone remember the name of the beggar that’s there when Axies the Collector wakes up in the alleyway?
  22. Whoops! Yeah it was the asterisks thing. My bad! @Ashspren I’d like to sign up for round 3 as Human (the Koloss) please!
  23. Ha ha! I had even started brainstorming a few lines when it looked like I might be facing Jak. Now that it’s over I might as well share them:
  24. Congrats @Archer! I confess that I’m not the least bit sad that we never faced each other directly. Thanks @Ashspren for running this and props to all the other contestants this time around. Allomancer Jak may have won but there wasn’t a single dull rap this tournament!