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by Vesuvius
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Master/Dungeon Master Conference Hall
Replies: 216
Views: 44366

Re: Game Master/Dungeon Master Conference Hall

I have two more questions. The game group's grown pretty large - something like 11 people. I am expecting a couple of people to drop out, but can I get some advice on how to balance the adventures? Most of the games I've seen are about 3-5 PCs, so what are some practical ways of amping up the pressu...
by Vesuvius
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Master/Dungeon Master Conference Hall
Replies: 216
Views: 44366

Re: Game Master/Dungeon Master Conference Hall

Fair 'nuff. On the note of boards/miniatures, what's the gaming experience like with/without them? Would you have any strong reservations against boards/minis for any reasons? For example, if I had a blind team member having a board may not be the best choice but are there more esoteric reasons that...
by Vesuvius
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Master/Dungeon Master Conference Hall
Replies: 216
Views: 44366

Burgeoning Dungeon Master Seeking Advice

So, my mates and I have decided to begin a regular Dungeons and Dragons group to stay in touch post-school and have some serious fun. Essentially, I'm asking what I need to start. I've done my research, but I'd like to hear it from a pro. As I understand it, I need the core three books, dice and cha...
by Vesuvius
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sherlock Holmes Puzzle 3
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Re: Sherlock Holmes Puzzle 3

redrogue wrote:Imagine a perfectly spherical Watson...


Lol!
by Vesuvius
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Tale Hidden In Code
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: A Tale Hidden In Code

Just a question, were the teams intended to work in concert to solve these or were they given separately to be treated separately? If they were supposed to be looked at together, have you tried rearranging them so it spells something vertically? Like, moving the individual teams' codes horizontally ...
by Vesuvius
Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

ARTEMISIA DRACUNCULUS

Now, there are many, many options of three words. I'd reccomend you try to go from there, but if you really can't (or really can't be bothered), you can use AROMATIC HERB.
by Vesuvius
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Indie Superpowers
Replies: 37
Views: 4821

Re: Indie Superpowers

Automusculotelekinesis: The ability to totally control your own muscles with your mind! Train of Thought: The ability to, if someone tries to interrupt you, summon a train to run them down. Best used wisely. Grintasticness: The access to infinite emoticons, and the ability to select one that will c...
by Vesuvius
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What XKCD Summarizes the rest?
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

What XKCD Summarizes the rest?

If you had to pick one single XKCD comic to summarize the essence of the entire comic, which would it be? (Links are preferable)
Similarly, what if you could only pick just one panel? That means out of context, you can't just pick a punchline.
by Vesuvius
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

How'd you get to EMPIRE?
Spoiler:
The only anagram I could find was introduce.


I'll go to TOILET SEAT, then EPIC FERRET, then SHOE SALESMAN, then BRUTES.


Try to work out the links on your own before you read them:
Spoiler:
PEE RIM, ELITE STOAT, FEET PRICER, MEAN ASSHOLES
by Vesuvius
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The two boat races
Replies: 18
Views: 3235

Re: The two boat races

Pff, the second race obviously is slower because it doesn't happen. Since they happen on the same day, everyone will have already destroyed themselves and their boats on the jagged rocks at the bottom of the waterfall that was the finish line.
by Vesuvius
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

EON
by Vesuvius
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

SQUEAL
by Vesuvius
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Infinite Vuvuzela Paradox
Replies: 59
Views: 23381

Re: The Infinite Vuvuzela Paradox

Think about two fellows - one filling the vuvuzela with paint, the other painting it. If you could come back at the end of infinity, and magically teleport all the paint filling the thing into your hand (at which point the filling dude will snap because you've just removed all his infinitely hard wo...
by Vesuvius
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: how did it happen?
Replies: 78
Views: 15437

Re: how did it happen?

97. The man was in a hot air balloon which was falling fast. He and his friend first dropped all their clothes out to reduce weight, but they soon realized it wouldn't be enough. They drew straws, and he drew the short one. He leapt out of the baloon and fell to his death.

Ta da!
by Vesuvius
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Hunters and prey (Newcomb's paradox?)
Replies: 11
Views: 2944

Re: Hunters and prey (Newcomb's paradox?)

After 3, you should have 4. Everyone swaps to a new strategy that has a higher success rate, and all the prey see how much better it works and don't use anything else. Unless the hunters -always- catch 80% of prey, not just because 80% are making the wrong choice - in that case it's meaningless as ...
by Vesuvius
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

That's interesting.
Spoiler:
If you think TAME you could go back to CALM again.


FRIEND
by Vesuvius
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Angels and Demons
Replies: 55
Views: 14664

Re: Angels and Demons

As a protestant Christian myself (protestant as in the denomination, it's not as if I'm Christian but unhappy about it), the official test is to determine whether what it says is in line with what the bible says. If it is an angel, it won't say anything different - if it's a demon, and it's giving g...
by Vesuvius
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

That wasn't the entire point - it was a sub-goal.

We can keep going.
by Vesuvius
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

LIDS
by Vesuvius
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Monty Hall Problem
Replies: 116
Views: 53311

Re: Monty Hall Problem

Coolio. Thanks a bunch.
by Vesuvius
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

DEN!

Spoiler:
From nest! Woo!
by Vesuvius
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Monty Hall Problem
Replies: 116
Views: 53311

Re: Monty Hall Problem

Ok, so I totally get the Monty Hall thing. I was wondering how it applies to Deal or No Deal. In this gameshow, there are 26 cases which all contain various quantities of money from 50c to the big 4: $50000, $75000, $100000 and $200000. You begin by picking one and then in rounds choose which of the...
by Vesuvius
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: (deleted)
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: A fairly simple code I learned a while back. Enjoy!

Redrogue's got it.

I find it works better with
Spoiler:
numbers rather than the symbols. It keeps people guessing more. Also, spoiler out the thing about the keyboard. It gives it away.
by Vesuvius
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Puzzle
Replies: 115
Views: 16538

Re: Word Puzzle

GLUE

I couldn't find a better fit for
Spoiler:
adherend. Seriously, did I just miss any other anagrams?
by Vesuvius
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How to confirm if someone is your "future you"?
Replies: 96
Views: 15136

Re: How to confirm if someone is your "future you"?

I have a sequence of passwords prepared. I hope not to get tortured.

Interestingly, I have a similar (in idea, not the words) set of passwords with my friends to be used in an emergency. E.g., they ring me up at midnight and say "(The words), give me a thousand dollars."
by Vesuvius
Wed May 19, 2010 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A number game
Replies: 21
Views: 8487

Re: A number game

This reminds me of the traveler's dilemma, but is obviously different. Picking N is not strictly dominated by picking N-1. Starting from n=2 people. This has a definitive strategy of always picking 1 (the first natural number). Anything less then that, and your opponent can win by picking 1. So thi...
by Vesuvius
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Email Cipher
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: The Email Cipher

Should there be a space between 'the' and 'chest' or should it be 'thechest'?
by Vesuvius
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Anti-Joke thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 42120

Re: The Anti-Joke thread.

A panda walks into a bar and orders a sandwich. He consumes the sandwich, pulls out a gun and shoots it twice before leaving. Needless to say the bartender is stunned. The same panda returns a few days later and orders a sandwich. He eats it, shoots his gun twice and exits once more. Another few day...
by Vesuvius
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7745
Views: 779262

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

I assume you mean dirty ones, as opposed to ones that have been previously used ever. If so, no.

Something you wish you didn't hate?
by Vesuvius
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Pairing Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

Re: Pairing Problem

Clarification: Is it prefferable that the pairings be spread out? E.g., would it be bad if one person ended up versing everyone else in a single team?

Also, can people only be the 'by' once?
by Vesuvius
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 356402

Re: Misquote the person above you.

BurningLed wrote:
hoot the mottle wrote:
eviloatmeal wrote:God damns anti-theologists!

Yeah, that's kind of the point.


Religious pwn!


Yup.
by Vesuvius
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: luinis: html game
Replies: 88
Views: 14088

Re: luinis: html game

Blech. Still don't have 29.

A hint would be nice. Or the answer. I don't care at the moment.
by Vesuvius
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: how did it happen?
Replies: 78
Views: 15437

Re: how did it happen?

65. The man's clothes spontaneously combusted, burning him alive. The straw was accidentally left there by a CSI dude. 66. The guy was skinny-dipping in the hotel hot-tub with his mistress. She mixed him up some cocktail, not realizing he was allergic to one of the ingredients. He ran out of the pla...
by Vesuvius
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 puppies
Replies: 132
Views: 18719

Re: 2 puppies

B01000010 wrote:The possible solutions are {two males} or {one male} or {no males}, the latter of which has been discarded, leaving us with only two events.


The problem is that {one male} is twice as likely as {two males}.
by Vesuvius
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: luinis: html game
Replies: 88
Views: 14088

Re: luinis: html game

Yeah I realised that it's not the number between. But the only thing I can think of is that the two numbers multiplied together make the page number. None of the words "multiply", "times", "product" or any variation thereof work. You're on the right track. You'...
by Vesuvius
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: luinis: html game
Replies: 88
Views: 14088

Re: luinis: html game

SlyReaper wrote:Edit: any more hints for number 22? "What do 2-11 have in common?"



It's not refferring to all the numbers between 2 and 11, just the number 2 and the number 11. The 2-11 is just the format for the next url.
by Vesuvius
Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My Hobby: Simplifying Sentences
Replies: 16
Views: 7676

Re: My Hobby: Simplifying Sentences

Simplifying seems to be misused here. I'd say they actually get more complicated.

Condensing maybe?
by Vesuvius
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A silly riddle....
Replies: 47
Views: 10893

Re: A silly riddle....

It's clearly

Spoiler:
by Vesuvius
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: how did it happen?
Replies: 78
Views: 15437

Re: how did it happen?

Man was hot, had a drink, it was poisoned. Nudist saw a rare insect on the end of a piece of straw, held it up to his face, it turned into an alien that ate him. Man wearing blue heard on the radio that he was about to be assassinated, and they were targeting blue clothes. He stripped naked too late...
by Vesuvius
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rum and Coke
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Re: Rum and Coke

uncivlengr wrote:
Spoiler:
... their drinks were mixed beer and lemonade, incidentally, which sounds horrendous.


Indeed it does.

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