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For the last four years, I ran a multiplayer game of Battleships in August.
It is now time for the Fifth 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.
- If a player misses two or more consecutive deadlines, then only one random shot is made for that round.
- I will be tracking the game's progress using a 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 Friday, August 8. On August 9th I will PM everyone with their ship locations.
08-01-2014 at 04:51 PM
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No novel changes this year? :(

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Well, I call being Captain Random again.
08-02-2014 at 07:14 AM
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I can try my luck in this.
08-03-2014 at 01:31 AM
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Ahoy! May I take part? Now I'm out of school, I can actually spend the time doing this kinda stuff!

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I'll play.

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Sure, I'll play.

Are we supposed to engage in SERIOUS DIPLOMACY behind the scenes?

Also, in Stage 2, do we know who fired which shots? And if a shot hits, do we know who it hits?

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I'll play, nice to see more people this year.
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Are we supposed to engage in SERIOUS DIPLOMACY behind the scenes?

It would certainly be an advantage to do so; for example in BFFA3 final round the best strategy was for the 3 people to cooperate to take me out immediately. (although funnily enough they all ragequit instead and I won)
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lopsidation, I will show who got hit but not who fired the shot in the results from each round.

We are going ahead with seven players:
skell
Banjooie
Wyv
Godot23
blorx1
lopsidation
da rogu3

Check your PMs for your ship locations. Round 1 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 9th, Noon CDT.
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Round 1 results attached. Godot took quite a beating for being just round 1, and Banjooie has already hit himself.

Round 2 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 12th, Noon CDT.
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Figures. I misjudged the number of days I had to make a shot, and as I just got home this morning, I didn't make any. Dang it, I'm falling into the same trap as last time!

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I hope for Banjo's sake that those 2s are from the same ship.

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Round 2 results attached, and this time da rogu3 took a beating. Also, everyone has at least one ship hit somewhere.

Round 3 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 14th, Noon CDT.
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Round 3 results attached, more damage to ships but none sunk yet.

Round 4 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 16th, Noon CDT.
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Round 4 results attached, still more damage to ships but still none sunk yet.

Round 5 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 19th, Noon CDT.
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Round 5 results attached, This is interesting, all the active players seem to be in a search mode. More ships damaged but non even one is sunk yet.

Round 6 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 22th, Noon CDT.
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Round 6 results attached, three ships sunk: one each from skell, Banjooie, and Godot23.

Round 7 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 24th, 11:30am CDT.
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Round 7 results attached, two more ships sunk and several duplicate shots were made.

Round 8 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 26th, Noon CDT.
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Round 8 results attached, more damage but everyone still has at least one ship floating.

Round 9 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 28th, Noon CDT.
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Round 9 results attached; again, everyone still has at least one ship floating. Interestingly, two players sent in the exact same shots in this round.

Round 10 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by August 30th, Noon CDT.
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Round 10 results attached. This late in the game and we finally have our first players eliminated: skell and da rogu3.

Round 11 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by September 1st, Noon CDT.
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Round 11 results attached. In this round we say goodbye to lopsidation.

Round 12 starts now and your shots must PMed to me by September 3rd, Noon CDT.
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Round 12 results are attached. After the dust settled, only Banjooie and Godot23 remain. However, since Banjooie has opted to leave his shots to the mercy of the RNG (I rolled the next shot for him - it missed), I declare Godot23 as the winner of Battleship Free-For-All 5! :hooray :tcaptain

I want to thank all the participants for playing and give a special shoutout for perfect attendance players Wyv and da rogu3. :thumbsup

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Heh, predicted that last result; interesting truel situation.

Thanks again brian_s for running this.

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Wait, really!? Yay! Thanks you so much!

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SECOND?

I love this game!
09-04-2014 at 07:20 AM
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So, is it the second time I have played without shooting? :blush

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