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Trapdoors won't be used because guard NPCs don't drop them when they step off them.

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10-06-2005 at 12:08 AM
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I bid 3

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Great idea for a contest!
And yes, I will participate this time. I bid 2 kills.

I normally enjoy just following the contests and discussions on the board (my current job does not allow me much time to do otherwise, and at home my cursor is strongly drawn towards the DROD icon instead of the Firefox icon :P ) but me likes this board-game! (pun intended)


10-06-2005 at 07:12 AM
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Sounds great, so count me in, and I bid 2 kills.

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Hmmm...I bid 1.

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I'm in and I bid 3 kills
10-07-2005 at 01:31 PM
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Sign me in too.

Okay, I already am in. So? Surely, you can sign me twice at least, giving me much higher odds of survival? Please?
10-07-2005 at 01:35 PM
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I'm in and I bid 3 kills


Hey! Welcome finally to the boards! I've seen you all over the high score tables for a while now. Hope you stick around!

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Trapdoors won't be used because guard NPCs don't drop them when they step off them.

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Mimic NPCs do however, no? If trapdoors were used it would still be possible to place them such that players will not be trapped.

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I change mine to 2

uh Can you make a double thread?
ex 7,w,9,2,6
if blocked on 9 move 8,4,9

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Mimic NPCs do however, no? If trapdoors were used it would still be possible to place them such that players will not be trapped.

Hmm. I'll look at mimics later and decide if I want to use them instead.

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10-07-2005 at 08:52 PM
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Just so nobody is surprised...

The deadline for bidding and entering is coming up quick. You only have until Local Time:10-08-2005 at 01:00 AM which is negative 763 weeks, 2 days away.

Tomorrow I'll post the first hold with some instructions on submitting commands. I'll try to have it up by Local Time:10-09-2005 at 01:00 AM. Commands for the first cycle will be due by Local Time:10-10-2005 at 01:00 AM. I'm going to try to stick to the same deadlines each day, so you'll always have at least 24 hours to see the updated hold and submit commands, and there will be a deadline every 2 days. Any time you see in my posts uses code to show it adjusted for your timezone, so you may want check you profile to make sure your timezone is set correctly.

Don't worry about deadlines being while you are asleep or busy. There is no advantage to seeing holds or submitting commands earlier.

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I change mine to 2

Spitemaster, you can't bid lower than your original 3. You can only go up, so your bid remains 3.
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uh Can you make a double thread?
ex 7,w,9,2,6
if blocked on 9 move 8,4,9

No, when you issue your commands you only give 5 commands. Sometimes you will just have bad luck and your path will get screwed up by obstacles.

EDIT: I said the opposite of what I meant in 1st sentence. Now it's corrected.

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I bid 3.

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...Eh, I'll bid 1.
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:-O

If I count right, that's 55 entrants. Technically, everyone could fit in one room. That's gonna be a tight fit though! I'm very curious to see how this is going to play out. And woe to Erik's in-box! ;)

Game on,

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I'm in. I'll bid 0.
10-08-2005 at 12:04 AM
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I'm in with a 0 bid.
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This is going to be chaotic..

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10-08-2005 at 01:04 AM
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Okay, the deadline is up. No more bids and no more entrants. Here are the final results for sequence placement:

#1  4 StuartK
#2  4 md5i
#3  3 Abbyzzmal
#4  3 Alneyan
#5  3 Muiff
#6  3 HopelessAmateur
#7  3 The Spitemaster
#8  3 StephenForLouise
#9  3 VortexSurfer
#10 2 Rabscuttle
#11 2 Oneiromancer
#12 2 TripleM
#13 2 ClaytonW
#14 2 Malarame
#15 2 Yellow_Mage
#16 2 bradwall
#17 2 Krishh
#18 2 Jacob
#19 2 RubellaGolda
#20 2 RuAdam
#21 1 Schik
#22 1 Leus
#23 1 Mattcrampy
#24 1 trick
#25 1 Andy101
#26 1 Tim
#27 1 DelverDom
#28 1 Banjooie
#29 0 stigant
#30 0 larrymurk
#31 0 eytanZ
#32 0 RoboBob3000
#33 0 Doom
#34 0 worm
#35 0 gamer_extreme_101
#36 0 NekoIncardine
#37 0 Korgath
#38 0 Nillo
#39 0 Znirk
#40 0 KevG
#41 0 zaubberer
#42 0 Jeff_Ray
#43 0 Svante
#44 0 leroy00
#45 0 wallu
#46 0 MeckMeck GRE
#47 0 vylycyn
#48 0 cheese obsessive
#49 0 Penumbra
#50 0 agaricus5
#51 0 bdwing
#52 0 forrestfire
#53 0 techant
#54 0 Someone Else
#55 0 Crazy Ivan
#56 0 Kevin
#57 0 Mouse

57 players!

Please doublecheck that I got your bid and placement right. A quick way to do it is:
1. Make sure I got your bid count right. Note that if you didn't bid, your bid count is "0" by default.
2. Of all the people whose final bid matched your's, find the chronological order of your post, and make sure it matches what I have above.

I'll listen to corrections for placement until right before the deadline tomorrow. Once the first board is released, any mistakes I made are set in stone, so please check.

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Now that the bidding is over, I'm curious about people's strategies. Speaking for myself, I think if I was in the top half of the zero-bidders, I probably would have stayed with a zero bid. But in the bottom half, I think I would have bid 1 to buy my way into the middle class.

It remains to be seen how important an early placement in the turn sequence is. We know, for example, that if you are #33, you definitely don't want to come to a rest next to #32's sword after your 5th command. But planning with precision what will happen over 5 moves will be impossible. I think that low-sequenced people just have an extra bullet in the gun--a little bit more bad luck. Sequencing would only change how you play when you manage to start right next to another player on your first command, and even then, the low-sequenced player will know to get out of the way.

All of the above, I say without any inside information. It's just my speculation based on what's in the rules now.

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I acutally like it where I am in the listing, even though I bid one kill. You wanna just leave me at zero? I'm good with that.

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Can you also post a list saying where each person is acording to their rank number(where he is on the map? I would like to know sothat I can try to avoid people higher than me+ a list of current standings(number of kills)

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10-08-2005 at 01:58 AM
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I acutally like it where I am in the listing, even though I bid one kill. You wanna just leave me at zero? I'm good with that.

Oops, I missed your 1 bid. I'm sorry, Leus, I have to keep your original bid. If it's any consolation, you got a lot of value for your bid of 1, since you were the 2nd person to bid it.

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Can you also post a list saying where each person is acording to their rank number(where he is on the map? I would like to know sothat I can try to avoid people higher than me+ a list of current standings(number of kills)

Yeah, you should be able to see it on the room view once you have the hold.

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Okay, here's the board. Early, even! This should give you something to chew on.

Your position can be determined from the sequence in the list above, i.e. The Spitemaster is #7. Don't send me any commands yet. I want to wait for people to correct me on any mistakes I made in the sequencing. And also I'm going to explain a few more things before we begin the game.

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Is there a reason #57's sword position is inconsistant with all others who being in corners?

Also, I assume there will be rules for what happens when getting trapped in the trapdoors?

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Is there a reason #57's sword position is inconsistant with all others who being in corners?

No good reason. I just fixed it and reuploaded the attachment.
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Also, I assume there will be rules for what happens when getting trapped in the trapdoors?

Well, sure, but I haven't thought them out entirely. For stalemate situations I reserve the right to reposition people or drop them into a new arena altogether.

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Any rules for deaths by bomb? Do they count as anyone's kill?

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That's a tough one. We'll be able to tell who lights a fuse, so they could get credit. And directly stabbing a bomb could get you credit for those who are caught in the blast, but you get a penalty for "suicide" as well. Or if you get caught in a bomb blast, you lost points but whoever lit it doesn't gain any. I don't like that one as much, even though it is fairer (it doesn't make those who start near fuses get that much of a bonus advantage).

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