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Updated because of sandstorm.
As I was having a hard time figuring out where I wanted to go next so I complied this simplified list of the Campsites, see http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=11998 for the complete list.

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NiroZ        Oracle of NiroZ!(one stop shop for all your answers)
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coppro <IWCH> (LAN Parties and Carbonated Ice Cream)
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eytanz Eytan's Place (stop for chat/ I will swap) Ezlo Virtual Virtual Burning Man and Milkshake Bar)
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Ezlo new version - (three exciting areas to explore) Elfstone Elfenhaven (quiet repose and gentle conversation)
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Drgamer Drgamer's Real life Virtual DROD!
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Chaco Bicycle Trampoline Fun Lst6 Armin's Restaurant (Now combined with Sanctuary) techant Sanctuary (Bird hunt and animal rescue) Jason Chess Galore! Explosions! Banjooie Just comments Rabscuttle Un-named Bunches Animals on things (The movie, but better) Tim postpone this tent Someone Else (2 tents="Do not touch the device" "Opens soon") RoboBob3000 (note says "Remain Silent.") The_Red_Hawk Camp Ice Cream (you choose what to do) silver Not a Real Campsite (list of stuff collected) jamesdenem Jamesdenem's Tricky Travels (prize) Lardarse After the Massacre...(you see a man,) Syril Ram Syril Ram's Radical Uber Land (swimming, Wii,...) Schik I don't have a campsite schep I don't have a campsite

(Not have a spacing ability really made this hard)
Thanks    Rabscuttle



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10-11-2006 at 06:17 AM
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Except that I am not chess anymore. I am... Explosions! Come and see for more infomation!

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10-11-2006 at 07:37 AM
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It seems that somehow my place has other stuff from the dust storm as well. If you think there are stuff here that belongs to you, just take it.

I haven't followed the contest threads lately, so if there is anything I need to do to give things back, please tell me.

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10-11-2006 at 10:14 AM
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It seems that somehow my place has other stuff from the dust storm as well. If you think there are stuff here that belongs to you, just take it.

I haven't followed the contest threads lately, so if there is anything I need to do to give things back, please tell me.


Thanks Tim - you don't seem to have anything belonging to me, but it is possible that I have thing(s) belonging to you; I have quite a lot of new items which have not been claimed yet. Have a look here and if you want any of it just let me know.

Elf.

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10-11-2006 at 10:50 AM
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techant leaves you an invitations:

........Attention Everyone........

A Big Thank You Bash at Sanctuary and Armin's Restaurant

Starting this Friday Nite (what ever is your Friday Nite) we are throwing a food filled Sandstorm Survivors Thank You Bash. The party will go all weekend till Erik makes us stop so come when you can.

If you hadn't notice already Sanctuary has joined forces with Armin's Restaurant brought to you by Lst6, together we feel we can give you a better experince. So either transfer over to Sanctuary or Armin's both of us are there waiting for you.

We will have special entertainment by our bird trainers and wonderful food brought to you by the Excellent Chef Lst6. There will be lots to do and see, so don't miss it. Even the tiger will be there.

So many of you helped us get through the storm that we just want to say thanks - Everyone is welcome even if you were too busy or not around to help. Here is your chance to relax and take in the birdy nite life....

Please PM techant or RSVP on the Explorer Thread if you are planning to come. I will send out PM to those who have not RSVP'd so everyone gets invited. :D

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10-13-2006 at 07:59 PM
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The contest portion of Virtual Burning Man has finished aside from voting, but there is no harm in keeping VBM going for as long as people care too. If there's interest in continuing, just let me know, and I can move the topics over to "Forum Games".

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10-16-2006 at 12:50 AM
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Ah, dang. I was hoping it would be over later.

For those of you interested, I was trying to set up a sort of a bicycle obstacle course, with the beanbags being used from the helicopter somehow - but I couldn't put it all together. Obviously, getting most of my stuff back would be unoriginal and dull.

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10-16-2006 at 12:52 AM
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This was pretty fun, even though I sort of occupied myself with DRODer! by the end and only visited two different campsites. What I'd like to know is the solution to Robobob's riddle. I could glean that the letters were probably worth something in different M&M's, but it didn't add up and I started getting fractions after a while.

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10-16-2006 at 10:19 AM
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At first I was just going to display random amounts of M&M's and squirt people whenever I felt like it. I wanted to have a highly eccentric booth. But then I decided that would upset people, so I created some order to what was going on.

For those not involved, players deposited an item in a milk crate by my booth. I responded by dishing out various amounts of colored M&Ms.

The yellow M&M's represented the number of different vowels represented. For example, CHOCOLATE had an AEO, so there would have been three yellows, regardless of the double. Although it never occurred, deposits with a Y would have received an additional smashed yellow M&M.

Red was the number of letters in the word minus three.

Green was the number of consonants in the word before the first vowel.

Blue was the number of letters that occurred in the word more than once.

Speaking or placing an item in the crate that was larger than the crate got you squirted with my Super Soaker.

The mystery item was:

? OO OOOOOO


Tuttle figured out that I was looking for a
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although Schik saw that a
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10-17-2006 at 02:45 AM
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Very clever. And it's nice that you finally gave us the answer. Any chance that I can have the final item list? I'd like to see what it was, so that I can see if my friend can work out what the missing item was.

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JBluestein is dripping wet.

I assume that he wasn't able to remain silent...
10-17-2006 at 02:50 AM
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Global Progress

CANDIES OOO OOOOO

BANANA O OOOOOO

TISSUE OOO OOOOO

CHOCOLATE OOO OOOOOOOOOO

STRAW O OOOOO

DIRT O OO

SUGAR OO OOO

BANANAS O OOOOOOO

BALL O OOO

FRISBEE OO OOOOOOO




? OO OOOOOO




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Sorry to be so late with this wrap-up. I've been hustling hard to get DROD: The City Beneath dialogue ready to record.

Virtual Burning Man went off great! The people here displayed a lot of freeform creativity. My only regret is that I didn't visit campsites myself. So I don't even really know what campsite owners did that gained so much appreciation. When I came back from the real Burning Man, I had similar thoughts like "why didn't I go visit that one cool place--the one where everyone glued feathers to their skin and jumped on trampolines?" Oh well.

What I did see was a lot of enthusiasm and--weirdly--a strong sense of ownership. It really seemed to matter to people when their stuff got randomly redistributed by my storm. I didn't think people would try so hard to get back their original inventory. Techant's efforts to save her virtual animals actually made me feel a little guilty. There are other more-developed computerized worlds--MUDs and MMOGs--out there that don't make you work so hard to support the reality. The software will manage your inventory, track where you are in the world, and enforce what you can and can't do. I'm encouraged that we can ad-hoc something together with just our forum as the supporting technology, and hey, it actually works! Imagine what could be done with some specialized software behind it all.

But that's a different story. Let's get back to the contest...

Jason won 3rd-place after we ran a tie-breaker poll between Someone Else and The_Red_Hawk. (By the way, the tie-breaker poll reminds me of why we switched over to the "ratings" style polls long ago. What if the tie-breaker poll had been another tie?) Jason gets 25 rank points.

I think many people were intrigued by EytanZ's decision to just bring one potato with him to Virtual Burning Man. It showed a certain sense of... what's the word, I want... counter-munchkinism. Eytan gets 50 rank points.

Long-long-time contest participant, Techant, has won her first contest. Congratulations! Techant, you get 100 rank points and any item of your choice from the Prize Pile. Also, don't forget you still have the "Bully Pulpit" prize from "Don't Ask", where you get to post an announcement of your choice in the scrolling marquee shown on DROD's title screen.

Who were the rookies? Lardarse and Drgamer joined us for their first contest. We appreciate newcomers, so they both get 10 rank points.

Much thanks to all who participated!

-Erik

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