The Plot Your Route Game!

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The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby jewish_scientist » Mon May 18, 2015 6:10 am UTC

The goal of this game is to get a lot of points. The game starts by me posting links to two titles of Wikipedia pages. Another player then open the first Wikipedia page. That player tries to get from there to the second page by only clicking links. When they have a short chain, they post it. 10 minus the number of links in the chain = points gained. The first three people who post get points. Of these three, whoever has the shortest chain gets to chose the next two pages. If there is a tie, then whoever posted first gets to choose. The only restriction on what they pick is that the last letter of the previous last page's title must be the first letter of the new first page's title. Players then try to make a chain with the new pages. Whoever gets 100 points first wins. The winner gets to pick the first pair of page's for the next game.

An example:

Adam picks the pages Otalgia and Priest.
Adam posts:
Otalgia =>=>Priest

Ben opens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otalgia.
Ben posts
Otalgia => Human mouth => Body Piercing => Religion => Priest
Apparition =>=> Jelly bean

Ben gains 5 points.
All players now try to make chains with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparition and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelly_beanat the ends.

To start the first game: Terra =>=> Incompatibilism. Good luck! :)
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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby Lawrencelot » Mon May 18, 2015 11:57 am UTC

These links?
Terra and Incompatibilism

Terra -> Man-made structures visible from space -> Outer space -> Earth's location in the universe -> Heliocentrism -> The Renaissance -> Renaissance philosophy -> Lucilio Vanini -> Scholasticism -> Nomological determinism -> Free will -> Incompatibilism

Hah, I get 0 points! Beat that!

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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby jewish_scientist » Tue May 19, 2015 1:13 am UTC

I found a chain that is 7 links long! I can't post it because it would not be fair, but I will tell you that I did it by cutting a few links out of your chain.
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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby firechicago » Tue May 19, 2015 2:12 am UTC

I have a four link chain:

Terra (satellite) -> Latin -> Theology -> Free Will -> Incompatibilism

For another challenge:

Wingsuit Flying -> Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour

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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby jewish_scientist » Tue May 19, 2015 4:37 pm UTC

Actually, your chain is 5 links long. A chain made out of five metal circles is 5 links long, not 4. That is how you should count the Wikipedia chains.

Wingsuit -> Free Fall -> Galileo Galilei -> Italians -> Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour


I have 5 points in total.
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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby brenok » Tue May 19, 2015 7:39 pm UTC

There is a direct link to Italy on the Wingsuit Flying page

Wingsuit Flying -> Italy -> Italians -> Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour

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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby xX_XKCD_Xx » Mon May 25, 2015 10:51 pm UTC

Hows about Doughnuts to Apocalypse. I can't find a short enough chain.
I am a phoenix,
Returning from the dead,
From ashes and dust
From departed and gone
I return with a fire burning like no other
A blaze of glory and might.
-My fifth grade poem.

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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby brenok » Tue May 26, 2015 12:05 am UTC

Doughnuts -> United States -> Christianity -> Apocalypse
Going through countries feels like cheating though. There must be another way.

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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby xX_XKCD_Xx » Tue May 26, 2015 4:30 am UTC

Okay, hows about charles V to Science.
I am a phoenix,
Returning from the dead,
From ashes and dust
From departed and gone
I return with a fire burning like no other
A blaze of glory and might.
-My fifth grade poem.

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Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Postby firechicago » Tue May 26, 2015 11:12 am UTC

xX_XKCD_Xx wrote:Okay, hows about charles V to Science.

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor => Suleiman the Magnificent => Science


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