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RankEntryAverageStandard Deviation
1Down. Right. Oops! Dead.7.9752.1387788571987
2Deadly Rooms of Death7.0753.3195443964496
3Debilitating Reminders of Own Dumbness6.5752.427833396261
4Danger! Rabid Optimizers on Duty6.2751.9873034494007
5Diabolical Riddles Of the Deep6.22.2825424421027
5The Dreadful Realm of Determinism6.22.4103941586388
7Daily Ritual of Opensource Delving62.4289915602982
8Disaterous Run-ins with Odd Dangers5.951.8159019797335
9Dugan's Rather Overgrown Dungeon5.9251.7231874535291
10Discovering Roots Of Dungeons5.7252.15624094201
11Dungeon Roach Obsessive Disorder5.72.0518284528683
11Delvers Riddle Our Depths5.72.3366642891096
13Delver Repels Organisms Downstairs5.6752.0296243494795
14Destroy Roaches and Other Deadlies5.4252.023456201651
15Dazing Riddles of Doom5.21.9519221295943
16Doom for Roaches Or Delvers4.852.0922475952908
17Doomed Roaches On Demand4.71.6613247725836
Have you read the rules? Are you going to cheat?
Read the rules, playing fair PollPollPoll 11 35.48%
Read the rules, still think I can cheat for some reason PollPollPoll 4 12.90%
Oh, THOSE rules! In the first post! No, didn't see it. PollPollPoll 5 16.13%
Daffodils. PollPollPoll 11 35.48%

Disaterous Run-ins with Odd Dangers
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Average Vote 5.95
Standard Deviation 1.8159019797335

Diabolical Riddles Of the Deep
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Average Vote 6.2
Standard Deviation 2.2825424421027

The Dreadful Realm of Determinism
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Average Vote 6.2
Standard Deviation 2.4103941586388

Dugan's Rather Overgrown Dungeon
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Average Vote 5.925
Standard Deviation 1.7231874535291

Dazing Riddles of Doom
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Average Vote 5.2
Standard Deviation 1.9519221295943

Delver Repels Organisms Downstairs
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Average Vote 5.675
Standard Deviation 2.0296243494795

Danger! Rabid Optimizers on Duty
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Average Vote 6.275
Standard Deviation 1.9873034494007

Doom for Roaches Or Delvers
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Average Vote 4.85
Standard Deviation 2.0922475952908

Doomed Roaches On Demand
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Average Vote 4.7
Standard Deviation 1.6613247725836

Debilitating Reminders of Own Dumbness
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Average Vote 6.575
Standard Deviation 2.427833396261

Daily Ritual of Opensource Delving
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Average Vote 6
Standard Deviation 2.4289915602982

Destroy Roaches and Other Deadlies
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Average Vote 5.425
Standard Deviation 2.023456201651

Dungeon Roach Obsessive Disorder
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Average Vote 5.7
Standard Deviation 2.0518284528683

Down. Right. Oops! Dead.
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Average Vote 7.975
Standard Deviation 2.1387788571987

Delvers Riddle Our Depths
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Average Vote 5.7
Standard Deviation 2.3366642891096

Discovering Roots Of Dungeons
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Average Vote 5.725
Standard Deviation 2.15624094201

Deadly Rooms of Death
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Average Vote 7.075
Standard Deviation 3.3195443964496
Total Votes 46 100%
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The backronym. It's a surprisingly common way to give a word that's been plucked out of thin air, or had a meaning that's a grounding in reality, a history, an etymology. Many curse words are given a backronym etymology, as are many software products.

DROD actually has an acronym etymology, but now that Beethro sheathes his sword and engages in cutscenes, not every room these days is filled with deadly death. And so: alternate acronyms. Backronyms. Plus, heck, it's easy and fun.

As always, if your entry made it through the leagues and is on this list, please vote it a 10. Please also refrain from voting nearly everyone a 1, because it hurts you a lot more than it hurts everyone else when we take away your 10.

This is the final round of voting: after time is up, I'll announce the winners of the main competition, and the winner of the speed prize.

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06-27-2007 at 04:36 PM
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now that Beethro sheathes his sword and engages in cutscenes, not every room these days is filled with deadly death.
AFAIK, the very first room in Webfoot contained no deadly death.

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AFAIK, the very first room in Webfoot contained no deadly death.


Indeed, but there are increasingly few rooms filled with deadly death these days, particularly in TCB, which contains several levels without deadly death. (And some with only hurty death.)

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We have winners!

The speed prize of 25 rank points goes to Alneyan, with his entry "Danger! Rabid Optimizers on Duty". In hindsight, I probably should have made the requirements 5+ instead of 7+ to keep with the spirit of the prize; this was also the third place winner, but it was still one of the first entrants so it's not too bad.

The second place winner is RoboBob3000 with "Debilitating Reminders of Own Dumbness"!

The first place winner is Erik Hermansen with "Deadly Rooms of Death"!Briareos with "Down. Right. Oops! Dead."!

Congratulations!

...Yeah, I couldn't think of any acronyms for 'winners'.

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We have winners!

Oh my... do we have to hold an acceptance speech or something like that now? :look 'cause I totally suck at those...

But congratulations to the other winners nonetheless. :)

Also, I take it that odd "Deadly Rooms Of Death" option was a last-minute entry from Erik? :lol

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In hindsight, I probably should have made the requirements 5+ instead of 7+ to keep with the spirit of the prize; this was also the third place winner, but it was still one of the first entrants so it's not too bad.


Agreed; the speed bonus was supposed to be for 'mediocre' entries, but very few entries actually came anywhere near the 7 mark (I know I barely made it). Well, I guess it could also mean that all entries bar one were mediocre, but.

I'd like to thank voters #45 and #46, who gave me third place and broke my tie with "Diabolical Riddles of the Deep". I also acknowledge Briaeros' victory; after steamrolling through the Azure league, he then proceeded to pick up some more steam in the grand mle, leaving all the other entries dead in the water, the original DROD included. Looks like a clear mandate from the people.

(Two mistakes in a post! Not bad at all.)

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07-02-2007 at 08:53 AM
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So what's the first price then?

A signed copy of "Down. Right. Oops! Dead.: The City Beneath"? :D

(Also, <nitpick>it's "Briareos", like a concatenation of one of the most hated elements of TCB and a camera from Canon...</nitpick>)

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I'd like to thank voters #45 and #46, who gave me third place and broke my tie with "Diabolical Riddles of the Deep".

No, you were tied with 'The Dreadful Realm of Determinism' until the last two voters piled in. Ah well, win some lose some... I certainly think the best three won, with Briareos' entry the simplest, funniest and most apt (although perhaps 'Dungeon Roach Obsessive Disorder' deserved better).
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Deadly Rooms of Death is one I threw in to see how it'd do. Seeing as it just broke 7, the speed prize was hella low. The first entry in was "Depression. Rage! ...oh. Duh." which, had I been more generous with the speed prize, would have got it.

I was also going to make this a 'vote for your favourite', which would expose this contest's Acrophobia roots even more transparently - I didn't because I didn't think that anyone other than the players would vote.

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All right, the dubious honor of knowing that I would have won a prize under different circumstances! :P

I'm happy that my three favorite entries won. Interestingly, they all described the player's experience of the game, rather than directly describing the game itself, as most entries did. (Nothing about Roaches or Riddles was destined to win, apparently.)

I also really liked "Daily Ritual of Opensource Delving" as an encapsulation of the whole experience and "Delver Repels Organisms Downstairs," which sounds like a comically understated newspaper headline.

The winning entry was by far the most clever and entertaining; I had it pegged as the winner from the beginning. You have to admit, though, that it could serve as a fitting title for innumerable other games as well - basically any game where you can both move and die. That didn't stop me voting it a 10, though. It did what I was trying to do (tell a short story with a comical twist in four words) much more concisely and effectively. Congrats, Briareos!
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Woot to second-placeness!

My personal favorite was Daily Ritual of Opensource Delving, despite the fact that I penalized entries containing prominent in-game words, such as roach, delver, dungeon, deadly, and death, mostly because they were low-hanging fruit. I also thought it was funny how many entries stuck to "Adjective Plural-noun of Optional-adjective Noun," including my own.

We won't get to see the odometer roll over, but this'll kick me over 1000 rank points! Out with the silly hats!

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I also really liked "Daily Ritual of Opensource Delving" as an encapsulation of the whole experience


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My personal favorite was Daily Ritual of Opensource Delving


I must say, you both have great taste :D It didn't win me anything, but at least I got to the fianl. Well done to the winners!

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Wow... Last place.

Of course, it might have helped if I'd actually voted and given myself a 10 like I was supposed to. <shrug>

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Wow... Last place.

Of course, it might have helped if I'd actually voted and given myself a 10 like I was supposed to. <shrug>


Making it to the finals is far from last place.

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Aw, it's okay.

Personally, I'm looking forward to DGM's Remake Of the Dungeon.

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Making it to the finals is far from last place.


Point. Considering that I didn't vote in the other 4 polls either, I guess I didn't do so bad.

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Personally, I'm looking forward to DGM's Remake Of the Dungeon.


Thanks. I've had one registration and no posts on the site I set up, so I was worried that interest might be fading. But work continues, which is why I haven't been posting much.

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Say, er, can we have a mass unstickying? Even "Elemental Showcase" is still stickied.
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We definately need a double posts to explain the entire thing. ;)

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Shouldn't the first response to the 'Have you read the rules' question be 'Did read the rules, playing fair.'
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It depends, are you reading in past or present tense?

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No, I'm reading that it should start with a 'D'.
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Heh, mine made it to the finale. :) I'm just happy like that, though I got a question: How come I didn't get the "first contest +10 pts"?

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It usually takes a little time to get the prizes awarded. I'd assume it's in the queue.
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Oh, alright. I dunno if I'll be able to participated in the next contest... I wish I could, but I'm on this crappy 56k till the next month, and uploading, downloading etc is mostly out of the question since it takes quite some time. Kudos for the cheap trick idea, though. :)

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