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Training with Danforth has been an illuminating experience.

"Matt," he demanded on the first day of training, "do you know that DROD... is actually an acronym?!"

"Yes, Danforth," I reply, seeing an opportunity to be a smartalec and to send the message to my mentor to skip to the important stuff, "it stands for Deadly Rooms of Death. It was dropped around 2005 because there were about three different names the game sites were using for it."

"Yes, well..." Danforth was quite put out, although perhaps that has more to do with my insinuation that maybe he should have sent JtRH off to the IGF back in 2005 when he joined the company. (In hindsight, maybe not. TCB's a much better game.)

All these TLAs! It's enough to drive one SRM, but, ever the optimist, I see an opportunity to get people ROFLing. And there just so happened to be a MCC that needed doing....

So This Is What We'll Do

I want you to come up with a new acronym for DROD. An acronym, as Danforth and I discussed, is a sentence where the first letters of the word make a new word (in this case, DROD). Your acronym should, ideally, capture some of the spirit of the game, or have some sort of relevance to the game's storyline or characters. Or, perhaps, it could merely be amusing. It's up to you.

Once you've come up with some cunning wordplay, submit it to this thread: http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=16359&page=0

You've got until Local Time:06-21-2007 at 01:01 PM to get your entries in. Good wit is spontaneous.

Although the original acronym uses an 'of' as one of its letters, I'm going to give you a bye. Words that aren't normally capitalised when used in titles (such as 'the') don't have to fit the acronym. (In other words, you could sumbit an acronym, "Deadly Rooms of the Orthogonal Demise" and that would be fine.)

One entry per person (you may edit your submission). No purchase necessary.

How We'll Score It

We'll do the ol' voting thing, but if we get too many entries (more than 12) we're going to split it into leagues. Each league will have a maximum of 12 entries, and the top four entries in each league will go through to a final.

Entrants should vote '10' for their own entry. Entrants should also refrain from voting trickery such as ranking theirs 10 and giving everyone else a 2.

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The same as usual: 100 rank points and a dip in the Prize Pile to the winner, 50 and 25 rank points for second and third place, and 10 points for people participating in your first contest.

In addition: 25 rank points will go to the first entrant whose acronym averages above '7'. This will be determined by timestamps from the submission thread, and editing your entry will count as being submitted at the time of edit.

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Hmmm, what does B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M. and S.U.B.M.I.S.S.I.O.N.S. stand for I wonder? ;)

Anyway, let me get this straight. The Acronym has to line up with the letters D.R.O.D.? Or can it be... say, B.w.a.R.B.S. (Beethro with a Really Big Sword)?

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Hasn't this already been done (although not as a contest)? My favourite is still Jacob's :)
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Hmmm, what does B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M. and S.U.B.M.I.S.S.I.O.N.S. stand for I wonder? ;)


I'm expecting someone to come up with something at some point.

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Yes.

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Hasn't this already been done (although not as a contest)? My favourite is still Jacob's)


It has, but we have new-type people and it readily devolved into making acronyms of usernames. Most of which were witty, admittedly.

But in this contest, I only want acronyms for 'DROD'. Especially ones that manage to work in the Empire or some of the new elements.

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06-15-2007 at 09:24 AM
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aww, we can't rename the game RHUBARBS?

(Retro Hack-fest Underground with Beethro And a Really Big Sword)

no rhubarb pie for us.


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So to make it totally clear - what this is actually about isn't thinking up some clever new acronym like "U.N.C.L.E." but "merely" finding a new long form for the pre-existing acronym "D.R.O.D.", right?

np: Electric President - Metal Fingers (Electric President)

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So to make it totally clear - what this is actually about isn't thinking up some clever new acronym like "U.N.C.L.E." but "merely" finding a new long form for the pre-existing acronym "D.R.O.D.", right?

np: Electric President - Metal Fingers (Electric President)
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I got to try this time! O_o

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This sounds like a fun and simple contest.

Which means it will undoubtedly cause me a lot of strife in my attempt to find my best backronym, but it'll be worth it.

I'm entering. I also might figure out what B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M. stands for if I feel like it.

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Would nested acronyms be fair game? IE:
D.R.O.D.: Defeat Roaches Or D.I.E.
D.I.E.: Delverzz Iz Edible

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Would nested acronyms be fair game? IE:
D.R.O.D.: Defeat Roaches Or D.I.E.
D.I.E.: Delverzz Iz Edible


Well, it's really D.R.O.D.I.E., isn't it?

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Would nested acronyms be fair game? IE:
D.R.O.D.: Defeat Roaches Or D.I.E.
D.I.E.: Delverzz Iz Edible


Well, it's really D.R.O.D.I.E., isn't it?


I think Hofstatder would disagree with you on that point. Consider the most notable nested acronym: GNU. (GNU's Not Unix)

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I don't think you'll reach a lot by using this league system. The only thing you'll probably achieve is that things will become unfair if you have a hard league and other entries an easy league.
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I don't think you'll reach a lot by using this league system. The only thing you'll probably achieve is that things will become unfair if you have a hard league and other entries an easy league.


But if he's advancing the top four entries from each league, no worthy entry should get snubbed from the finals, as there are only three prizes.

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Consider the most notable nested acronym: GNU. (GNU's Not Unix)


Aah, but that's recursive, isn't it? That's different, as you're not trying to get around needing a particular set of letters by using further acronyms. There is a recursive entry already, but I didn't want everyone jumping on the recursion bandwagon so I wasn't going to say anything so the clever clogs that came up with it gets to be special. But recursion is okay.

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But if he's advancing the top four entries from each league, no worthy entry should get snubbed from the finals, as there are only three prizes.


Indeed, and I shan't be carrying over scores either. The idea is that each league is judged relatively (depending on turnout) and then the top handful are all compared against each other.

I'm particularly interested to see how this works to see if it'll help make Holds Al Dente 2007 more manageable for voters.

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Consider the most notable nested acronym: GNU. (GNU's Not Unix)


Aah, but that's recursive, isn't it? That's different, as you're not trying to get around needing a particular set of letters by using further acronyms. There is a recursive entry already, but I didn't want everyone jumping on the recursion bandwagon so I wasn't going to say anything so the clever clogs that came up with it gets to be special. But recursion is okay.


Bah. And here, I was all ready to jump on that recursion thing, as my actual idea eventually contains D.R.O.D. in the final acronym of the sequence. But sounds like the sequence itself isn't ok, so I'll have to come up with something else.

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Wait, should I change my submission, "DNU (DROD's Not Unix)"?
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Only one entry! Yikes! So many B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M.'s running through my head, what to do, pick just one...YIKES...


If we are having run offs why not open the entries to more per person... :D



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If we are having run offs why not open the entries to more per person... :D


Man, it's easy enough to enter as it is, I don't want to overwhelm the voters.

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If we are having run offs why not open the entries to more per person... :D


Man, it's easy enough to enter as it is, I don't want to overwhelm the voters.


OK OK :weep

So instead here are my second, third and fourth choices:
(Time is a little later 5:01PM in case the entry time is extended, not like it never happens)
Move to here:[url=http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=16358&page=1 http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=16358&page=1

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And there just so happened to be a MCC* that needed doing....

*MCC - monthly Caravel contest (okay, this one was reaching)

Am I the only person who thought MCC stood for "Matthew Cramp Contest"?

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Am I the only person who thought MCC stood for "Matthew Cramp Contest"?

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*attempts to beat CarvelNet to the punch*

Only two days left to submit! That's 48 hours! Or 2880 minutes! Or 172800 seconds! Or- *is crushed by the TCB bar*

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One hundred seventy-two thousand eight hundred seconds / How do you measure two days in the life...
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Simple, with a calculator. Rather obvious, isn't it.

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One hundred seventy-two thousand eight hundred seconds / How do you measure two days in the life...


What about/ DRODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
What about/ DRODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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in serpents
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What about/ DRODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
What about/ DRODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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