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Battleships Free-For-All 2

About a year ago, I ran a multiplayer game of Battleships. I am doing it again now. The basic idea is that many people play a game simultaneously on a larger grid. Here is how this game will be played:

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- I will not play, instead I am the moderator.
- Everyone will have their ships on a 15x15 grid. Opposing ships may touch but will never overlap.
- All the ships are three-tile length ships. I already have a grid with 30 of these ships spread out at random. Which ones a player will get is decided at random.
- The number each player gets will be determined as follows: 5 players=5 ships; 6-7 players=4 ships; 8-10 players=3 ships; 11-15 players=2 ships.
- Five players is the minimum. If more than 15 people sign up then I will draw a larger grid; a 20x20 grid for up to 25 people or a 25x25 grid for up to 40 people.
- At the beginning of the game I will send each player a PM stating where their ships are located on the grid.
- Each round will take two stages:
- Stage 1: Each player sends me a PM specifying coordinates of the squares they want to attack, 3 squares per player per round. The number of shots may increase as players are eliminated. There will be a time limit for players to make their submissions.
- Stage 2: I will post a composite list or image of all the shots and whether the shots were hits or misses. I will then announce the beginning of the next round.
- A player will be active as long as he has at least one ship still afloat. As soon as all of a players ships are sunk he is eliminated.
- If a player misses a submission deadline, then that person's shots will be chosen by a random number generator.


If you want to play just post in this thread saying so. If you have questions, please ask. I am setting an entry deadline ending on Monday, August 8. On August 9th I will PM everyone with their ship locations.

Edit August 28: Noma has won!

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08-01-2011 at 09:22 PM
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Sounds just as great as it did last time! Sign me up. :)

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08-01-2011 at 09:53 PM
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I would like to play as well.

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08-01-2011 at 10:32 PM
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I'll play.
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Count me in.

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Ok
08-02-2011 at 10:23 AM
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I am in.
08-03-2011 at 01:27 AM
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can I join in and then never submit a single coordinate, attempting to see how long I last entirely on the strength of random cannonfire? :(
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Banjooie should be allowed to do this because it sounds hilarious
...even though it could easily be a ruse to get no one to target him since he's supposedly firing at random.

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But do you know who got hit?
08-03-2011 at 08:30 AM
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That's how it worked last time.

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quote:
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can I join in and then never submit a single coordinate, attempting to see how long I last entirely on the strength of random cannonfire? :(
Hmmm. Will the RNG avoid previously-shelled locations, or be completely random?
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The RNG is completely random, you can hit previously targeted areas and even hit yourself if the RNG chooses your shots.
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I will take part.
08-04-2011 at 01:08 PM
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Only two days left to sign up! My current list of players (nine total) is:
Chaco
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noma
Jatopian
Maurog
Rabscuttle
Someone Else
Banjooie
Pekka

If anyone else wants in, speak up now!
08-07-2011 at 05:42 PM
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I have sent PMs to the nine players in this game.

Round 1 begins now! You have through August 11th to PM your choice for three shots. Please use "Battleship Round 1 Shots" or similar for the PM title.

On August 12th I will post the results and round 2 will begin.
08-09-2011 at 06:24 PM
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How does the coordinate system work, specifically? Are numbers one through fifteen describing the vertical position (A3 is the coordinate two tiles below the top left corner) or the horizontal position (A3 is the coordinate two tiles right of the top left corner)?

I just want to know because I am constructing a 15x15 tile chart to properly visualize the battlefield, and need to properly understand how positions are labeled.

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I use an Excel spreadsheet to track the progress, so rows are 1-15 and columns are A-O, with A1 in the upper left corner.
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It's most likely going to be laid out the same way it was last year, as in this screenshot of an Excel spreadsheet: A3 is two tiles below the top left corner.

EDIT: er, yeah, what he said above.

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OK. Thank you for clarification.

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People playing on transposed grids will be sunk first! ;)
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Round 1 results are attached, several people got hit but no ships sunk yet.

Round 2 begins now. Since everyone's PM submissions last round came in quickly, this rounds submissions are due tomorrow, August 13th. On the 14th I will post the results.
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Interesting. Since we have 17 misses + 8 hits = 25 shots, compared to 9 players x 3 shots = 27 shots, there were two locations on the board last round that were shot twice (or one that was shot three times).

Anyway, it looks like we may well end up with some casualties next round. I'm putting it out there that I'm using my remaining shots to look for each of the remaining people who didn't manage to get hit this round.

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It seems I had a lucky first round. None of my ships were hit and two of my three shots found a target. Even the third one helps in limiting the potential placement of a nearby ship that got hit, so they all have some kind of effect beyond the square they were aimed at.

Maybe I will pay for this lucky start later. We'll see how it goes.

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Round 2 results are attached. A few ships are sunk, and a lot more have been hit.

Round 3 begins now. The deadline for this round is August 16th 12:00 noon Central time - roughly 48 hours from now.
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Round 3 results are attached. Everybody has been hit at least once now and one person is hanging on by a thread!

Round 4 begins now. The deadline for this round is Thursday August 18th 12:00 noon Central time - roughly 48 hours from now.
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Looks like Pekka was right. Man, I am not liking how this game is going. :(

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Uh, I better not say who I want to have their ships sunk next, because now is not the time to make new enemies. Let's just say I am hunting for yet undiscovered ships with my shots this turn, hoping to find some of those people who think they can get away with having only one of their ships discovered. That won't do.
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