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Ok, first pool will be to guess the day that the first person will finish the puzzle. 5 rank points to the first person to guess the correct day in this thread.

Second pool will be to guess the winner. 5 rank points to the first person to guess the winner in this thread.

Feel free to post new ideas for pools.

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11-08-2005 at 03:47 PM
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I'm sure that someone is crazy enough to finish it today :)
11-08-2005 at 03:49 PM
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I'm betting on tomorrow myself: it will take some time for all the clues to be widespread. That is, sometime after 0001 on Wednesday 9, GMT.
11-08-2005 at 04:26 PM
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Given that some people will probably spread false clues, I'd say it'll take three days.

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11-08-2005 at 04:42 PM
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This contest won't ever be completed without some rule changes or some redistribution of clues.

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11-08-2005 at 07:46 PM
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Sunday, November 13th. Since I nothing about the whole nature of things (how much people can, and are willing to spread chocolate lies over the peanut buttery truth) that could be very wrong. And I'm betting on Rabscuttle. I was going to bet on Alneyan but you seem too sure of yourself :)

I did solve the puzzle, but I thought "naah" about participating, cos I have a feeling this could get really hot and heavy. :P
I don't really like the idea of "backstabbing" (but I do like the idea of "bat", which as far as my diplomatic skills go to).

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11-09-2005 at 01:05 AM
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I'll bet you 5 to 1 I'll win, but $20 I won't.



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11-09-2005 at 01:21 AM
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The third pool should be 5 rank points to the person who guesses who will win the first pool, and the fourth the same, except the second.

In that case, my entries are:

1. November 19th
2. Agricus5
3. Nillo
4. Swivel

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11-09-2005 at 02:03 AM
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I predict the first person that will solve this puzzle correctly will submit his/her answer before 24 hours from now.

Reason: I have seen so many clues now, that I can even see which ones are correct (or not). So, if you are still offering clues, try to be truthful (Hi, Doom!). The only problem is, I don't have so much time to solve it right now.

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11-09-2005 at 07:03 AM
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November 10
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11-09-2005 at 10:40 AM
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today...nov 9th.
11-09-2005 at 03:57 PM
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Yesterday


Please read this post one day after the game was won ;) :P

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11-09-2005 at 04:01 PM
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Yesterday


Please read this post one day after the game was won ;) :P
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11-09-2005 at 04:01 PM
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Today, by me. Actually,I submitted my answer 3 and a half hours ago, and am now nervously awaiting Erik. If it's incorrect, someone else will probably beat me to it before I solve it again correctly, but I'm hoping for the best.
11-09-2005 at 04:05 PM
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Krissh, I'm allowing for the possibility that you are joking or scheming, but still...

I didn't get it. E-mail to erikh@caravelgames.com.

So everyone knows, I'll be announcing both successful and failed guesses as they come in. A failed guess means you've lost your chance to win.

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11-09-2005 at 05:43 PM
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Actually, in the main thread, the rules state that guesses must be submitted to contests@caravelgames.com, and that is where I sent them. Do I have to resend it to erikh@caravelgames.com, and if so, are attachments allowed as answers?
11-09-2005 at 05:50 PM
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Krishh wrote:
Actually, in the main thread, the rules state that guesses must be submitted to contests@caravelgames.com, and that is where I sent them. Do I have to resend it to erikh@caravelgames.com, and if so, are attachments allowed as answers?

Doh, I forgot to look in the folder I have set up to catch emails from contests@caravelgames.com. Your answer is there and I'm reviewing it now.

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11-09-2005 at 06:06 PM
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Actually, in the main thread, the rules state that guesses must be submitted to contests@caravelgames.com, and that is where I sent them. Do I have to resend it to erikh@caravelgames.com, and if so, are attachments allowed as answers?

Doh, I forgot to look in the folder I have set up to catch emails from contests@caravelgames.com. Your answer is there and I'm reviewing it now.
Which means everyone else's guesses to other email addresses are invalid O:-

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11-09-2005 at 06:09 PM
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Krishh got it.

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11-09-2005 at 06:12 PM
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Thanks a lot Krishh! I bet on today, and was the first one to do that, so I have probably won this particular contest. I would have bet on Nillo or Doom though: I sure didn't see you coming.

Yellow Mage: I didn't say I was the one going to solve it first. Though I spent a few hours on it yesterday, I don't have the mental faculties needed to make much progress today or tomorrow (too much time spent at school on these two days, compared to my *very* lax schedule the rest of the week). Of course, even if I had more time, I am still a thorough thinker (read, I'm slow), with a notoriously fickle nature.

So, I wasn't going to win the race. :rolleyes
11-09-2005 at 08:06 PM
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On the other hand, since it's 3 winners and then nobody else...I can't possibly be in the middle! SCORE!
11-10-2005 at 05:33 PM
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Thanks for the rank points, though I was mostly interested in gloating rights. See, rookies excepted, I am now the fourth best player in the contest, in terms of awards, so I beat the whole lot of you.

Banjooie, you still are in the middle. Most people will belong to the big "not part of the three" group, so there will be a middle somewhere in the group. That, and the contest may go on after the three initial answers, so you will have to fight for your non-middleness rights.
11-10-2005 at 07:48 PM
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On the contrary, if I do absolutely nothing, and other people solve it, that will push me towards the bottom--and /away/ from the middle.

Victory through apathy.
11-11-2005 at 08:23 AM
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