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Topic: Forum Games / Logicathon: The Competition (Round 10)

Observing that:

  1. The first question isn’t even remotely related to logic;
  2. The host insults others’ intelligence because of his own inability to communicate properly;
  3. The host stubbornly clings to his own baseless opinion in the face of massive counter-evidence;
  4. The host makes up for his own faults by denouncing others as cheaters.

I, Vara, hereby quit this game.


Edit: it seems the host has improved his attitude in the new round. My statement of quitting still stands, but there is hope of a better future.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Logicathon: The Competition (Round 10)

It’s just sad, sad cheating.

There’s no rule preventing me from using Google.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Logicathon: The Competition (Round 10)

A little bit of Google later…

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Logicathon: The Competition (Round 10)

You are still overlooking the pretty much 1 last possible answer. Hell, you already submit your answer way before you started talking about this.

The horse bites through the rope? It’s the only notion you haven’t LOLNOPE’d already.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Logicathon: The Competition (Round 10)

Originally posted by spikeabc:

I mean, answering your 1st question of course gives the answer away.

At the full extent of the rope, the horse’s food is still 25 feet away from it.

I believe that sentence clarifies everything. thinking about it, this would have been great to have in the original question.

It does clarify things. Moreover, the new statement also conflicts with virtually every sensible interpretation of the original statement. In fact, the new statement is geometrically impossible for most common ways of tying a rope.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Logicathon: The Competition (Round 10)

Tsk, Lebossle and Darkboy. You’re recklessly assuming that the horse can move 15ft from where the rope is tied. For all we know, we’ve got the following case:

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Logicathon: The Competition (Round 10)

A horse is tied to a 15 foot rope by the back leg. His food is 25 feet away from him. Miraculously, the horse is still able to reach and eat his food.

First I’ll note that absolutely nothing here states that the rope is tied to anything else than his back leg. For all we know the rope is a decorative entity. As such, I must conclude that Sir Woofy’s solution is valid and sensible in any generally-accepted meaning of those two words.

But anyway, I’ll throw in another valid and sensible solution:

Assume the rope is connected to a pole. The horse can move in a radius of 15 feet around the pole, which forms a circle with a diameter of 30 feet; enough space to put both a horse and some food at 25ft distance. For example, put the horse 15ft south of the pole and the food 10ft north of the pole. The distance between the horse and the food is 25ft, but the horse can easily reach it.

Now I’d like to hear the host explain why at least one of these solutions is invalid. I’d also like to see his proof that the given information allows for only a single sensible solution.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Logicathon: The Competition (Round 10)

Personal remarks about the design:

  • In extension of Lebossle’s opinion, I’d prefer having no trick questions at all;
  • Note that these “special rounds”, which award points only to the first one solving it, are biased by time zones.

Anyway, sign.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Backward, left, forward, forward, forward, right, forward, right, forward, left, right, right, left, backward, right, left, right, forward, left, right, forward, left, forward, left, forward, left, left, backward, forward, left, right, right, forward, left, forward, forward, left, forward, right, forward, right, left, right, left, left, right, forward, forward, left, backward, forward, backward, left, left, right, backward, left, left, forward, left, right, right, left, right, left, right, right, forward, forward, right, right, backward, forward, forward, left, right, backward, left, right, right, forward, right, forward, backward, forward, forward, right, right, backward, forward, forward, backward, forward, left, right, left, forward, right, left, left, right.

Check for the exit while walking.
If I detect a monster, abort.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

Irium has finished.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Finished] Irium

Second Phase, end

The workers unanimously decided that Abraaz was the one at fault for botching the time machine as well as his own defence. He was called into the (Evil) Provisional Manager’s Office and everyone else was dismissed to home.

The followings day neither Abraaz nor the Manager were seen again. According to rumors, Abraaz was thrown into the shark basin and the Manager was fired.


Results

Abraaz, the Lazy Sleazebag, has lost the game.
Everyone else has won the game.


Mod notes

First of all, I am very sorry that I missed the deadline.

Second, I would like to reply to some things said during the game:

Originally posted by occooa:

I feel a little sorry for Vara, and other players who wanted to actually play a mafia. This coinflip pretty much ruined the game.

I think it is pretty much my fault for not having though things out well enough to prevent this kind of coinflips happening. Most of my thinking went to actual strategies assuming the forwards were pretty much random, thinking that if it was known beforehand who send their task to whom, then there would be no way to pick the select sleazebag out of a group.

Maybe I could rehost the game without allowing talking talking during the first phase?

Originally posted by occooa:
Originally posted by Vara:

(Unlike most mafia, we don’t even have a rule against quoting host messages exactly. However, should anybody try to find the sleazebag this way, I shall provide the sleazebag with any copies of genuine mod messages he needs to prove his innocence.)

This implies that the sleazebag has not yet been given the mod message of the common worker.

Strictly speaking, I said that the sleazebag would get copies if somebody were to try finding him out that way, which was the original plan. I did not say anything about what would happen should nobody try to find him that way nor did I exclude other causes for giving him those copies.

Moreover, since I had clearly been giving people ideas with my post and realized somebody could claim “mine are true because I was first”, I actually already send him those copies quickly after making my post in the thread.

(In other words: it’s not that easy.)

Originally posted by Woon1957:

We’re getting another VaraMaf, yes?

Probably.


Lastly, since this game was reduced to pretty much a coinflip, I think it would be quite devaluing to the term “win” if these were to be counted in the master thread. (The rules already stated that they “may or may not be recognized by the Masterthread”.)

I shall not ask for these wins to be registered. If you disagree with this decision, you can appeal this to the Masterthread Editors and try to convince them to include them anyway.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Finished] Irium

Originally posted by S_98:

So… what now?

We’re just waiting until the granted five days run out, which should happen in less than 12 hours. There’s not much practical reason for waiting, but I’d like to follow the rules.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Finished] Irium

A bump here is pretty unnecessary actually, but I should probably give an update of what the current votes are and remind everyone that the game ends tomorrow.

  • Abraaz has voted occooa.
  • Everyone else except BLOODYRAIN10001 has voted for abraaz.

BLOODYRAIN10001 is the only one not to have voted anybody yet.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / This is to Admin

The answer anyway:

  • You’re allowed to use the games at the link djrockstar posted; these are the games sponsored by Kongregate;
  • You’re not allowed to upload any of the other games; doing so would be a violation of copyright. However, you can contact the developer to ask if they wish to allow you to upload their games. Moreover, if the game is sponsored, you can check whether the sponsor allows you to upload their games to your site (most sponsors do because they want people to see their “sponsored by” link, but you should still check.)
 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Backward, left, left, right, left, left, forward, right, right, forward, forward, right, forward, left, right, forward, left, forward, left, forward, left, right, left, right, right, forward, left, forward, forward, left, forward, forward, forward, forward, right.

Halt if I encounter a monster in detection range.

Crystal, please stand still for a while so I can send you my map.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Back, forward.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Originally posted by Lebossle:

It looks ok to me, after you dropped him he went right, right, left, left, forward, forward, right, forward, right, left.

Ah, I missed that he had a “right” in the same post as one of his forwards.

I’ll go left.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Now even BC’s route no longer makes sense on my map. Did the maze change or something?

Lebossle, do you have an opinion on this issue?

Anyway, for me: left, forward, right, right, left, right.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

I concur with Lebossle. The possible directions you’ve given me do not match up with the map I’ve drawn so far. I should now be in an unexplored tile where I can go left, right, back, and perhaps forward. Would you please check again?

Moreover, the directions you’re giving Crystal are not quite making sense either. If Crystal went left, then he’d run into a dead end. If the host made a mistake and he went right, the the directions do make sense for a while until

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:

Left.

puts him outside of the map boundaries. Even if he went right at this point, his further directions should be “forward or back”.

So frankly, even I don’t know where crystal is right now.


BCLEGENDS, Lebossle is correct and you can go forward, right or back.

I gave you a copy of the current map before I left you, which should contain your current position. You’re currently in a very convenient trisection with two crinkly roads which should make it very easy to escape from the beast if he gets to you.

PS: the direction “right” is still unexplored.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Originally posted by Fogfun:

Haha, it’s a Clue reference is all. I was just being silly because I wanted to at least test the beast, and a pressure plate was to your left earlier. However, as luck would have it, it was released anyways.

Anyways, I’ll be away for most of the day. Sorry guys.

I think I’ll do you a favor and pick a path that may potentially attract the beast depending on how he got released from his cage.

Backward, forward, left, right, right, left, left, right, forward.

At this point I’m dumping BCLEGENDS to serve as bait for his own safety.

Forward, right, left, forward, right, left, forward, left, left, right, right, forward, right, forward, left, right, forward, forward, right, left, right, left, forward, right, left, forward, left, right, forward, right, right, left, forward, forward, left, right, left, forward, right, forward, forward, right, forward, left, left, right, left, right, forward, right, forward, right, forward, left, right, forward, left, forward, forward, left.

Should, at any point in this route the beast come into my detection range, then halt at that point.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Backward, forward, right, right.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Major edit:

Backward, right, left, forward, forward, left, forward, right, left, forward, right, left, right, left, forward, forward, left, right, forward, left, forward, left, left, right, right, forward, right, left, forward, right, left, forward, forward, left, right, right, left, left, right, right, left, forward.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Left.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Right.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Maze of the Beast

Back, left, left, forward, left, forward, right, left, forward, right, forward, forward.