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For the last two years, I ran a multiplayer game of Battleships in August. Year 1 Year 2
It is now time for the Third Battleships Free-For-All. 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. The RNG does not care if a shot has already been called or if you hit yourself.
- I will be tracking the game's progress using an Excel spreadsheet made for that purpose.
- One Shot at a Time Rule:
--- This rule will only come into play once there are two or three players remaining.
--- The rule is I will check for eliminated players after each person's first shot, then again for the second shot, and then again for the third shot. Effectively three one shot rounds will play out.
--- Players still send all three of their shots at once for the round.

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 Wednesday, August 8. On August 9th I will PM everyone with their ship locations.
08-01-2012 at 05:01 PM
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Wow, it's that time of year again :)

I'm interested in playing. Sign me up!

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08-01-2012 at 05:03 PM
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I am in!
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Sounds like fun. Count me in or something like that.

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Can I be like Banjooie last round and just place my ships and watch myself get blown up? I'm a pacifist :lol

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That seems fun indeed. I'm in!

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I'm in.
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Oh, all right. You convinced me.

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Fine. I'll do it.

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08-02-2012 at 03:25 AM
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I'll be Captain Random once again. I'm in, but I will submit /nothing/.
08-02-2012 at 07:10 AM
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I'll be Captain Random once again. I'm in, but I will submit /nothing/.

Huh... why would you do that? It's a bit like going to play football saying "I won't touch the ball!".

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Huh... why would you do that? It's a bit like going to play football saying "I won't touch the ball!".


He wants to be the goalkeeper whose team never allows the ball to come near him.

I am in too, why not?

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Count me in...

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Only one day left to sign up! My current list of players (eleven total) is:
Chaco
Someone Else
hyperme
west.logan
Damien
da rogu3
12th Archivist
The spitemaster
Banjooie
skell
Maurog

If anyone else wants in, speak up now!
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Sure, sign me up.
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I'll join. If I'm not too late.
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With Penumbra and Drgamer we have 13 players in the game! I have sent everyone their ship locations via PM.

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.
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Who wants an incompetently-made grid? It doubles as optical illusion, too!

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Who wants an incompetently-made grid? It doubles as optical illusion, too!


Great, thanks. Now I'm seeing spots.

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Interesting first round shots, Columns A, E, and I were heavily attacked, along with the main NW/SE diagonal. And we already have one ship sunk! Sorry hyperme. Full results attached.

Round 2 begins now! The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon Wednedsay August 15th. I will post round 2 results at that time.
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Everybody is still alive, but a couple of people are hanging on by a thread. 33 distinct shots were made this round (and 35 last round). Round 2 results are attached.

Round 3 begins now! The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon Saturday August 18th. I will post round 3 results at that time.
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We have our first loss: Penumbra's fleet has been sunk! Only 28 distinct shots fired this round. Full results attached.

Round 4 begins now! The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon Tuesday August 21th. I will post round 4 results at that time.
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Serves him right for picking such hard screenshots :angry

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Serves him right for picking such hard screenshots :angry


That, and my poor ship placement choice ;)
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No one eliminated this time, but two are very close. Only 22 distinct shots fired this round. Full results attached.

Round 5 begins now! The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon Friday August 24th. I will post round 5 results at that time.
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This makes me wonder what it'd be like to have a multiplayer battleship where--only you could see the shots you've fired, but you know /who/ hit you when you're hit.


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Next game I want to be able to move my ship.

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Three people eliminated this round! Someone Else, west.logan, and Drgamer all sunk. Only 21 distinct shots fired this round. Full results attached.

Round 6 begins now! The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon Monday August 27th. I will post round 6 results at that time.

Banjooie, your idea sounds interesting. Maybe I'll do something like that for BFFA4!

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Ack! First hit!

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We bid farewell to the almost unsinkable hyperme this time. Despite being blasted heavily by the end of round 2, he held on for four more rounds evading enemy fire before his last ship was destroyed.

Round 7 begins now! The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon Thursday August 30th. I will post round 7 results at that time.
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