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# Event VII: Centipede Game

In this event you’ll again be in 9 groups of 2. This event ends in about 24 hours from this post. You must whisper me your action. This event does not have the conventional points system, and the groups were randomly done using random.org.

You have two options every time: to take (whisper me T) or to do nothing (whisper me N). The number of points available to take will begin with the first player (on the left) at −1. If that player then takes the −1, that’s the end of it. However, that player can choose to do nothing, and then the other player (second, on the right), as each time the number of points decreases by 2 (or increases by −2), will have the option to take −3 points or do nothing. If the second player takes it, that’s the end of it. If the second player doesn’t, the first player has the option to take −5 or do nothing. This keeps on going up to −7, −9, −11, −13, −15, −17, … −∞. Although, of course, you don’t want something like −∞ or more realistically something like −91 if that’ll give you negative points. Remember that to win you need exactly 0 points.

The person that loses gets −1 point if they whispered something, and +5 if they did nothing.

Example 1: A whispers me NNNNNNT, B whispers me NNT. The first time, A does nothing (at this point it’s −1), as does B (−3); the second time A does nothing (−5), as does B (−7); the third time A does nothing (−9), but B takes it (−11). B gets −11 points. A gets −1 point as he/she whispered me something.

Example 2: A whispers me nothing, B whispers me NT. The first time, A does nothing (−1), as does B (−3); the second time, A does nothing (−5), but B takes it (−7). B gets −7 points. A gets +5 as he/she whispered me nothing.

Example 3: A whispers me T, B whispers me NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNT. The first time, A takes it (−1). A gets −1 point as he/she took it and B gets −1 as he/she whispered me something.

# Pairs of Event VII: Centipede Game

Here are the pairs of this event.

• Group A: devourer, racefan
• Group B: Woon, puzzledan
• Group C: Bluji, tracymirkin
• Group D: plopfill, eProdigy
• Group E: BCLEGENDS, Pulsaris
• Group G: pika, TwistedCakez
• Group H: T6salt, MyNameIsNothing

Seems like the “conventional” points system isn’t very conventional.

Aha! You have discovered one of the games’s Six Silly Secrets! Good work.

Wait, I’m sure I PMed you. Damnit, not again. -.-

Pika, if we let it go for like 20 N’s I’ll let you take the 21st and I’ll take the 22nd.

Originally posted by TwistedCakez:

Pika, if we let it go for like 20 N’s I’ll let you take the 21st and I’ll take the 22nd.

That isn’t how it works. Only one of you can take it in the end, and that’s whoever says “T” first. So unless you are willing to sacrifice yourself to let pika win…

Honestly, the best way to go through with this challenge, IMO, unless you have a partner you can trust with your life, is “T”. A cake in hand is better than a pie in the bush.

Originally posted by TwistedCakez:

Pika, if we let it go for like 20 N’s I’ll let you take the 21st and I’ll take the 22nd.

That isn’t how it works. Only one of you can take it in the end, and that’s whoever says “T” first. So unless you are willing to sacrifice yourself to let pika win…

Honestly, the best way to go through with this challenge, IMO, unless you have a partner you can trust with your life, is “T”. A cake in hand is better than a pie in the bush.

True. I wouldn’t pass up an easy win if your partner has a decent chance to not respond.
EDIT: A says T, B says a huge amount of Ns before T to get to 0, or negative 5 (not responding gets that to 0) or anything close to 0, since if A responds, you lose anyway. But If A knows you do this, A can get a win…

Less than 4 hours left and I need whispers from 4 players.

# Results of Event VII: Centipede Game

Group A:

• devourer: NNNT, −1
• racefan: NNT, −11

devourer gets −1 point and racefan gets −11 points.

Group B:

• Woon: NT, −5
• puzzledan, [Nothing.], +5

Woon gets −5 points and puzzledan gets +5 points.

Group C:

• Bluji: NNNT, −13
• tracymirkin: [Nothing.], +5

Bluji gets −13 points and tracymirkin gets +5 points.

Group D:

• plopfill: NNNNNNNNNNNT, −1
• eProdigy: NNNT, −15

plopfill gets −1 point and eProdigy gets −15 points.

Group E:

• BCLEGENDS: NNNNNT, −1
• Pulsaris: T, −3

BCLEGENDS gets −1 point and Pulsaris gets −3 points.

Group F:

Group G:

• pika: NT, −5
• TwistedCakez: NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNT, −1

pika gets −5 points and TwistedCakez gets −1 point.

Group H:

• T6salt: NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNT, −97
• MyNameIsNothing: [Nothing.], +5

T6salt gets −97 points and MyNameIsNothing gets +5 points!

Group I:

• SilverEvil: [Nothing.], +5

GottaAskTheMan gets −9 points and SilverEvil gets +5 points.

# Score update

Here is the score update after Event VII: Centipede Game. Remember that to win you need exactly 0 points.

1. T6salt: −33 points
2. racefan: 40 points
2. Bluji: 40 points
4. eProdigy: 41 points
5. Woon: 43 points
6. devourer: 46 points
8. tracymirkin: 53 points
8. plopfill: 53 points
10. BCLEGENDS: 55 points
12. Pulsaris: 57 points
13. pika: 58 points
15. puzzledan: 63 points
16. TwistedCakez: 68 points
17. MyNameIsNothing: 70 points
18. SilverEvil: 84 points

# Event VIII: Succinct Game

In this event you’ll be in 6 groups of 3. This event ends in about 24 hours from this post. You must whisper me your action.

The difference from the above diagram and the game is that the points will be negative. The first player (on the left of the “Groups” section below and red in the diagram above) must whisper me T or B. The second player (in the middle and green above) must whisper me L or R. The third player (on the right and blue above) must whisper me l or r. Each outcome will give you a different result for each of you.

If a player doesn’t whisper, then the first option will be chosen. I.e., if the first player does nothing the option will be T; if the second does nothing the option will be L; and if the third does nothing the option will be l. The player who does nothing will get +5 points regardless of outcome.

Example 1: first player whispers me T, second whispers me R, third whispers me r. Outcome: (1, 4, 9). The first player gets −1 point, the second gets −4 points, and the third gets −9 points.

Example 2: first player whispers me B, second whispers me R, third whispers me l. Outcome: (9, 6, 5). The first player gets −9 points, the second gets −6 points, and the third gets −5 points.

Example 3: first player whispers me B, second whispers me L, third whispers me r. Outcome: (7, 4, 7). The first player gets −7 points, the second gets −4 points, and the third gets −7 points.

# Groups of Event VIII: Succinct Game

Here are the groups of this event.

• Group 1: BCLEGENDS, Jaskaran, pika
• Group 2: T6salt, MyNameIsNothing, SilverEvil
• Group 3: racefan, TwistedCakez, Pulsaris
• Group 4: puzzledan, plopfill, GottaAskTheMan
• Group 5: Bluji, Woon, Adeeb
• Group 6: eProdigy, devourer, tracymirkin

Why am I not in any group?

Fixed it now, yep.

Wow, the events keep getting more and more interesting.

# Results of Event VIII: Succinct Game

Group 1:

• BCLEGENDS: B, +0
• pika: r, +0

B, R, r, results in… (0, −3, 0)!

Group 2 (this is the group I expected no response from):

• T6salt: [Nothing.], +5
• MyNameIsNothing: [Nothing.], +5
• SilverEvil: [Nothing.], +5

T, L, l, results in… (−4, −6, −2), but they all get +5.

Group 3:

• racefan: B, −7
• TwistedCakez: B… which makes no sense, so it becomes L, −4
• Pulsaris: r, −7

B, L, r, results in… (−7, −4, −7).

Group 4:

• puzzledan: B, −8
• plopfill: L, −6

B, L, l, results in… (−8, −6, −6).

Group 5:

• Bluji: B, −7
• Woon: L, −4

B, L, r, results in… (−7, −4, −7).

Group 6:

• eProdigy: B, −8
• devourer: L, −6
• tracymirkin: [Nothing.], +5

B, L, l, results in… (−8, −6, −6) but tracymirkin gets +5 instead of −6.

# Score update

Here are the scores after Event VIII: Succinct Game.

1. T6salt: −28 points
2. Bluji: 33 points
2. eProdigy: 33 points
2. racefan: 33 points
5. Woon: 39 points
6. devourer: 40 points
8. plopfill: 47 points
9. Pulsaris: 50 points
12. BCLEGENDS: 55 points
12. puzzledan: 55 points
14. tracymirkin: 58 points
14. pika: 58 points
16. TwistedCakez: 64 points
17. MyNameIsNothing: 75 points
18. SilverEvil: 89 points

# Event IX: Chicken Game

In this event you’ll be in 9 pairs of 2. This event will end in about 24 hours from this post. You must whisper me your action.

You’re a chicken, along with your pair. You made a wee cart with your pair and you decide to test it. However, you’re both having a nice chat on the cart, and all of a sudden you realise you have a house ahead. You can decide to swerve or go straight. If you both swerve, you both get +0 points. If you go straight and your pair swerves, you get −1 (because you did nothing and relaxed instead) and your pair gets +1 (because they had to do extra work). Viceversa also: if you swerve you get +1 if your pair instead goes straight. If both of you decide to go straight you crash into the house and both get +10 points.

If your pair does nothing, they will be swerving and they will get +5 regardless of outcome. Consequently, if two people in a pair do nothing, they both swerve and get +5 and +5.

Example 1: A whispers me “Swerve”, B whispers me “Swerve”. They both get +0, +0.

Example 2: A whispers me “Straight”, B doesn’t whisper me anything. A gets −1 and B gets +5 because he sent in nothing.

Example 3: A whispers me “Straight”, B whispers me “Straight”. They both get +10.

# Pairs of Event IX: Chicken Game

• Group B: devourer, plopfill
• Group E: BCLEGENDS, T6salt
• Group F: puzzledan, TwistedCakez
• Group G: tracymirkin, Bluji
• Group H: eProdigy, Woon
• Group I: racefan, pika

Pulsaris, you swerve, kk? Cuz I’m not going to. Besides, you have less points than me. Thx.

Pulsaris, you swerve, kk? Cuz I’m not going to. Besides, you have less points than me. Thx.

Why do I have to? I don’t have much chance to win, so I will sacrifice myself to bring you down. You either swerve or get +10.

Originally posted by Pulsaris:

Pulsaris, you swerve, kk? Cuz I’m not going to. Besides, you have less points than me. Thx.

Why do I have to? I don’t have much chance to win, so I will sacrifice myself to bring you down. You either swerve or get +10.

Fair enough, but I’m still not going to swerve. -.-

Originally posted by JaumeBG:

# Results of Event VII: Centipede Game

Group A:

• devourer: NNNT, −1
• racefan: NNT, −11

devourer gets −1 point and racefan gets −11 points.

Group B:

• Woon: NT, −5
• puzzledan, [Nothing.], +5

Woon gets −5 points and puzzledan gets +5 points.

Group C:

• Bluji: NNNT, −13
• tracymirkin: [Nothing.], +5

Bluji gets −13 points and tracymirkin gets +5 points.

Group D:

• plopfill: NNNNNNNNNNNT, −1
• eProdigy: NNNT, −15

plopfill gets −1 point and eProdigy gets −15 points.

Group E:

• BCLEGENDS: NNNNNT, −1
• Pulsaris: T, −3

BCLEGENDS gets −1 point and Pulsaris gets −3 points.

Group F:

Group G:

• pika: NT, −5
• TwistedCakez: NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNT, −1

pika gets −5 points and TwistedCakez gets −1 point.

Group H:

• T6salt: NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNT, −97
• MyNameIsNothing: [Nothing.], +5

T6salt gets −97 points and MyNameIsNothing gets +5 points!

Group I:

• SilverEvil: [Nothing.], +5

GottaAskTheMan gets −9 points and SilverEvil gets +5 points.

# Score update

Here is the score update after Event VII: Centipede Game. Remember that to win you need exactly 0 points.

1. T6salt: −33 points
2. racefan: 40 points
2. Bluji: 40 points
4. eProdigy: 41 points
5. Woon: 43 points
6. devourer: 46 points
8. tracymirkin: 53 points
8. plopfill: 53 points
10. BCLEGENDS: 55 points
12. Pulsaris: 57 points
13. pika: 58 points
15. puzzledan: 63 points
16. TwistedCakez: 68 points
17. MyNameIsNothing: 70 points
18. SilverEvil: 84 points

@T6salt, you would of won if you whispered 6 less Ns

Originally posted by Pulsaris:

Pulsaris, you swerve, kk? Cuz I’m not going to. Besides, you have less points than me. Thx.

Why do I have to? I don’t have much chance to win, so I will sacrifice myself to bring you down. You either swerve or get +10.

Fair enough, but I’m still not going to swerve. .

Chicken dilema… of course the strategy is to convince others your going straight. GATM, you failed in your reply. Pretend you didn’t read him. T6Salt will need atleast 7 turns to win (6x+5)+-2
But can cut 1 if he gets a +10

puzzledan, lets both swerve here.

I’ve just realised who I’ve been partnered with for this round.

I am so fucking screwed.

Originally posted by MansW1:
Originally posted by Pulsaris:

Pulsaris, you swerve, kk? Cuz I’m not going to. Besides, you have less points than me. Thx.

Why do I have to? I don’t have much chance to win, so I will sacrifice myself to bring you down. You either swerve or get +10.

Fair enough, but I’m still not going to swerve. .

Chicken dilema… of course the strategy is to convince others your going straight. GATM, you failed in your reply. Pretend you didn’t read him. T6Salt will need atleast 7 turns to win (6x+5)+-2
But can cut 1 if he gets a +10

I have no idea what you just said, but I’m going straight. I’m not tricking you. I am. Going. Straight.

# Results of Event IX: Chicken Game

Group A:

• Pulsaris: Swerve, +1

Group B:

• devourer: Straight, +10
• plopfill: Straight, +10

Group C:

• MyNameIsNothing: Straight, −1

Group D:

• SilverEvil: [Nothing.], +5

Group E:

Originally posted by BCLEGENDS:

I’ve just realised who I’ve been partnered with for this round.

I am so fucking screwed.

Seriously, T6salt? You had the blatant chance to get +10 and you did nothing? Wow.
• BCLEGENDS: Straight, −1
• T6salt: [Nothing.], +5

Group F:

• puzzledan: Swerve, +0
• TwistedCakez: Swerve, +0

Group G:

• tracymirkin: [Nothing.], +5
• Bluji: Straight, −1

Group H:

• eProdigy: Straight, −1
• Woon: Swerve, +1

Group I:

• racefan: Swerve, +0
• pika: Swerve, +0

# Score update

Here’s the score update after Event IX: Chicken Game.

1. T6salt: −23 points
2. Bluji: 32 points
2. eProdigy: 32 points
4. racefan: 33 points
5. Woon: 40 points
7. devourer: 50 points
8. Pulsaris: 51 points
11. BCLEGENDS: 54 points
12. puzzledan: 55 points
13. plopfill: 57 points
14. pika: 58 points
15. tracymirkin: 63 points
16. TwistedCakez: 64 points
17. MyNameIsNothing: 74 points
18. SilverEvil: 94 points

# Break

So there’s now going to be an 8 day break. I know some of you won’t like this, but I’m sure many of us will be busy for Christmas and days leading up to it. I, for one, still have to buy a present for my brothers and my dad. This forum game will continue on 27 December in the afternoon (NZ), or December 26 at night in America.