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#64142 - Thu Dec 28 2000 04:34 AM New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Hiya everyone !! This game is very new and very fresh in my mind....I don't know who would want to play but I will explain the rules.

This game is purely a word game. All you have to make sure of, is that your word exists in an English Dictionary !!

So, how do you play this game...Quite easy !!
This game will run each week for 5 days (Mon - Friday). The idea is to make a word out of the letters you have left by changing any one letter to what you want. Confused ? Here is an example of Day 1.

1st Entry - GOAT
2nd Entry - MOAT
3rd Entry - BOAT
4th Entry - BOOT
5th Entry - LOOT

so forth and so forth - Every person scores 4 points on Day 1 if their entry is correct. NOTICE - You can only change one letter and the rest must stay in the same place.

On Day 2 - There would be 5 letters
On Day 3 - There would be 6 letters
On day 4 - There would be 5 letters
On day 5 - There would be 4 letters

You can only score points if your entry is a valid word in an English Oxford Dictionary.

Is Anyone Interested in playing ?

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#64143 - Thu Dec 28 2000 04:40 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Yeah sure.
Just explain it in English now.
Ausguy would like to play too.

[This message has been edited by Auschic34 (edited 12-28-2000).]


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#64144 - Thu Dec 28 2000 04:55 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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I thought that was in English....Like I said it was still fresh in my mind, and you guys know how jumbled that can be !!

OK...For the Aussie's out there who have a slightly different vocabulary to the rest of the world (Just look at Karmloupster's posts).

Each player will be assigned a Time-slot (Just like Snake). The First Word of the day will be decided by me, since I know I will not be the first person to change it. (I will probably have to e-mail or PM the first player to post it for me as I will be asleep)

Every person scores the same points for their entry as everyone else...just gets a little harder later on in the day since you can not duplicate a previous entry. Also, as the week progresses it will get harder as again you can duplicate previous entries form the previous days. (Day 1 & Day 5 - 4 letters.....Day 2 & Day 4 - 5 letters.....Day 3 - 6 letters)

I think the example at the top of this thread is pretty straight forward, but if you have any questions...just ask !!

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#64145 - Thu Dec 28 2000 05:38 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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how does the first person on day 2 go from 4 letters to 5 letters? add on any letter you like, anywhere ..

ditto the first person on day 4: he or she has a 6 letter word at the end of day 3, and must start the day with a 5 letter word .. drop a letter anywhere you like

btw have you watched ac play some word games in here over the last year? it'd be torture following her


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#64146 - Thu Dec 28 2000 05:38 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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So, in the example, the next person starts with 'loot'? I would like to play please.

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#64147 - Thu Dec 28 2000 05:48 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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George...never thought of that idea. I was going to just give a new word on each day for the first player to start...BUT...I like your idea better....So, the game will flow better the way you described...

Ren...No worries...I will be putting a Time-Slot thread up soon, first come-first serve to get the slot you want.

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#64148 - Thu Dec 28 2000 06:01 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Sure Sypher I am keen , but have just a few questions...

a) does this replace snake or are there 2 games?
b) as opposed to anke this would seem likely to be a game with much controversy as their is only one decision to make...if the word is a word or not. So in order to lessen the ampunt of manual intervention would it be possible to use one reference dictionary as the official one...that is if the srtandard dictionary that is chosen as the game's official dictionary is say The Official Scrabble Dictionary then if the word played is in that dictionary it is OK and if it isn't it's scores zero...this lessens the need for intervention. I mention the Scrabble dictionary because at another site I play a word game at that is the one they use to rule on eligibility...it is particulary good as it is also available on line using this link..


http://www.logophilia.com/WordPlay/dictionary-search.html


this way all players have the same reference point and this lessens the amount of controversy....anyway just an idea Sypher, but info would be appreciated...ta,

karmaloupster


ps can u understand this sypher or is it to australian?

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#64149 - Thu Dec 28 2000 06:06 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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No...this game will not replace Snake. It is a Brand new game in it's own right.....

As for one reference...I would say..."The Oxford English Dictionary".....

You do know that to be able to play you will need to know how to spell...(nudge nudge)...LOL

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#64150 - Thu Dec 28 2000 09:47 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Sounds great! I'll play.

You come up with such clever ideas

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#64151 - Thu Dec 28 2000 11:49 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Count me in, Sypher sweetie!!!! Time just before or after my Snake slot would be good - but I'm flexible between 9:30 and 5 EST US.

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#64152 - Thu Dec 28 2000 03:01 PM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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I would like to give it a go...I am good around the evening here in lovely ohio...maybe 19:00 or so...

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#64153 - Tue Jan 02 2001 03:19 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Okey Dokey...We have 11 players so far....So, Scramble will start it's very first game on 8th Jan, 2001.

A new thread will be posted on Sunday, to begin on Monday !!

Anyone still want to play...just say so !!

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#64154 - Tue Jan 02 2001 07:43 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Sypher can I ask you... why do the other letters have to stay in the same place ?? Example :
1st word: WOLF
2nd Word: FLOG
3rd word: GULF
I have only changed one letter in each word ... don't you think it would make it more interesting than simply going:
BOOT
BOAT
GOAT etc etc ??? Just a thought.

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#64155 - Tue Jan 02 2001 07:59 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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I just thought it would make things a little harder !!
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#64156 - Wed Jan 03 2001 12:02 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Hi Sypher & Happy New Year!

Sounds like fun...could I have 11:30 to 12:00, please? Thanks.

I gather that if a person can't make a word, they get '0' points?

I thought Ren's idea was terrific...that way you'd really have a 'Scramble' and Anagram game combined.

BL

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#64157 - Tue Jan 02 2001 05:23 PM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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No problem Baglady !!

Ren - We will go with your idea.....Sounds like Fun !!

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#64158 - Tue Jan 02 2001 08:49 PM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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So ... are you going to name it after me??
Renscramble? Screndle? Ren's Game? Renagrams No?? Oh well it was a thought...

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#64159 - Wed Jan 03 2001 01:30 PM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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OR......

scRENamble?

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#64160 - Wed Jan 03 2001 10:08 PM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Or Scramblen

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#64161 - Wed Jan 03 2001 10:45 PM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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or

EggMania

RenMania


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#64162 - Thu Jan 04 2001 02:54 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
Sypher Offline
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How about we name the game - Auntie Ren's Scrambled Eggs


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#64163 - Thu Jan 04 2001 04:27 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Eggs Ren-addict!

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#64164 - Thu Jan 04 2001 06:01 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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ARGH!!!!! Stop!! Leave it out!! I didn't mean it ! Sorry!!Please??!!

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#64165 - Thu Jan 04 2001 06:21 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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Too late...You have unleashed the Kraken !!

New Name - Renble or just Ren's party piece

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#64166 - Thu Jan 04 2001 06:26 AM Re: New Game !! - SCRAMBLE !!
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yep, too late aunty ren, how about

RenDition
Nightmare on Ren Street
RenDiction


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