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[ti]Blue ribbon[/ti]Hangman 6
Topic Started: Feb 26 2017, 01:03 PM (1,858 Views)
CJ
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Sausage Brain

"Hangman 5" has had a good run, but I think the format needs a bit of an update. So, say hello to Hangman 6 :P .

Like Hangman 5, the prize starts out at 600 Coffee Credits. 150 of these are a Perfect Bonus, which is awarded if the puzzle is solved without anybody guessing a letter that isn't in the clue. The remaining 450 can be spent on letter guesses, as follows:

Hangman 6: Prices for each letter guess
LetterPrice (Coffee Credits)
A60
B15
C25
D30
E80
F15
G20
H25
I45
J10
K15
L35
M25
N40
O50
P20
Q10
R40
S40
T60
U25
V15
W20
X10
Y15
Z10
Rare Letter Bundle (J + K + Q + X + Z) 45

The rest of the rules are as follows:
  • Unless you're buying the Rare Letter Bundle (which gives you five rare letters at once), you're only allowed one guess at a time. Do note, however, that buying the Rare Letter Bundle will end the Perfect Bonus unless all five rare letters are in the clue!

  • Letter guesses are not allowed if they would reduce the prize pot to 0 or lower (so, eventually, you'll have to solve).

  • The winner receives a :blue-ribbon: Blue Ribbon if there's at least 380 Coffee Credits remaining in the prize pot, and they haven't made any incorrect attempts to solve the puzzle.

  • Additionally, the winner is allowed to host the next round, as long as they do so within three days (if they don't, then anyone can host).

  • If the round stalls (because three days pass without a letter guess or an attempt to solve being made), then the host wins the round and receives the corresponding Coffee Credits + right to host the next round. However, if the same host wins three rounds in a row, then they may not host the following round.

  • If the round stalls (because the host fails to respond to a letter guess or an attempt to solve for three days after it is made), then the round is declared null and void, and anyone may start a new round.

  • (Rule for hosts): Categories should be pretty broad (e.g. 'Sports' or 'People', rather than '1980s Manchester United goalkeepers'). Don't make this too easy by making the category too narrow!

  • (Rule for hosts): All clues must consist solely of the 26 letters of the English alphabet (A-Z). Diacritical marks are ignored (for example, 'É' just counts as 'E'), but any other characters (e.g. punctuation marks) must be filled in at the start of the round. The only exception to this is if the clue contains digits (0-9), in which case Numbers rules are active:

Numbers Rules

If anybody has any questions about the rules, feel free to ask below :) .



Now, we'll do a practice round, both to test the new format and to allow people to get used to it. Coffee Credits will still be awarded to the winner; however, as it's just a 'test run', no ribbon will be awarded, and the winner will not win the ability to host the next round. Once this round is over, Pyrite will have the opportunity to host the first actual round, since he won the final round of Hangman 5 :) .

Here's the clue for the practice round:

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ (Category: History)

Prize: 600 Coffee Credits (Perfect Bonus still active)
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Pyrite
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Just as Planned

A
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Gaomon274
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NASCAR Fanatic

B
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Sausage Brain

_ A _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ (Category: History)
No B

Prize: 375 Coffee Credits
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Gaomon274
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G
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Sausage Brain

_ A _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ (Category: History)
No B, G

Prize: 355 Coffee Credits
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Pyrite
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Just as Planned

S
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Sausage Brain

_ A _ _ / _ _ _ _S _ _ (Category: History)
No B, G

Prize: 315 Coffee Credits
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Pyrite
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Just as Planned

M
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Gaomon274
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L
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Sausage Brain

_ A _ _ / _ _ _ _S _ _ (Category: History)
No B, G, M, L

Prize: 255 Coffee Credits
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Pyrite
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Just as Planned

V
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_ A _ _ / _ _ _ _S _ _ (Category: History)
No B, G, M, L, V

Prize: 240 Coffee Credits
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Gaomon274
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W?
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_ A _ _ / _ _ _ _S _ _ (Category: History)
No B, G, L, M, V, W

Prize: 220 Coffee Credits
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HeroineDark
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Give the order to deploy the glaive.

rare letters?
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CJ
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Sausage Brain

Yep, we've got one of those :) .

KA _ _ / _ _ _ _S _ _ (Category: History)
No B, G, J, L, M, Q, V, W, X, Z

Prize: 175 Coffee Credits
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Gaomon274
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N?
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Pokemon73
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making everyone bankrupt :P

E
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KA _ _ / _ _ _ _S _ _ (Category: History)
No B, E, G, J, L, M, N, Q, V, W, X, Z

Prize: 55 Coffee Credits
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CJ
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Sausage Brain

:facepalm:

I've just noticed that I have the wrong number of letters in the second word. It was correct for the first few posts, but I didn't remove one of the spaces after adding the 'S'.

Since that mistake, 260 Coffee Credits were spent on letter guesses (there were 315 Coffee Credits in the prize pot when I filled the 'S' in, and there are now 55). To make up for that mistake, I've added half of those Coffee Credits back in, to take the prize pot back up to 185 Coffee Credits.

KA _ _ / _ _ _ S _ _ (Category: History)
No B, E, G, J, L, M, N, Q, V, W, X, Z

Prize: 185 Coffee Credits

Sorry about this :( .
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CJ
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Sausage Brain

Since nobody's made any guesses for a week (and it seems like my mistake killed the round anyway), I'll reveal that the clue was the Kapp Putsch.

Now, as indicated in the opening post, it's Pyrite's turn to start the first proper round (since he won the final round of Hangman 5 :P ).
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CJ
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Sausage Brain

It's been over 3 days since the end of the last round (well, it's been over a week :P ), meaning that anybody may host the next one.
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Sausage Brain

Since nobody's started a new round, I might as well go ahead with one :P :

_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Category: Books)

Prize: 600CC (Perfect Bonus still active)
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Socially Confused

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_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Category: Books)
No F, L

Prize: 400CC
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N?
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_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Category: Books)
No F, L, N

Prize: 360CC
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Rank 11
S
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