Countdown to victory

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:26 pm UTC

0.

Instant 9 points for me.

Restart at... let's say 100000000000000000000000000000000003.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby sonicspin » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:44 pm UTC

5e34 :D
that was hard

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:22 am UTC

1234567890987654321
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby orangedragonfire » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:01 am UTC

1234567890987654320

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby sonicspin » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:05 am UTC

0, 25 points for mi :D

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:06 am UTC

44
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby orangedragonfire » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:10 am UTC

42

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby sonicspin » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:17 am UTC

41
sorry for not posting a new number

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Vytron » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:29 am UTC

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16 for me.

2014

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby orangedragonfire » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:32 am UTC

1997

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:19 am UTC

0. Another 9 for me. I think I miscounted my last score which should have been 16, so I think I'm on 25 now.

So the next chain starts with 25.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:50 pm UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:47 pm UTC

0. Another 9 points for a total of 34.

I guess my point is a polynomial increase just isn't enough incentive to not post 0 every time. This tactic has already got me into 3rd place, if I'm not mistaken. If it were exponential, that might be a different story.

New sequence starts at badger.
Spoiler:
Where badger = 70.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby sonicspin » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:29 pm UTC

bad
Spoiler:
where bad = 35

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:42 pm UTC

0. Plus 9 points for me. Total 43.

Restart at rabble*rabble. Where rabble = 100.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Adam H » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:59 pm UTC

100
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:09 pm UTC

0. +9 = 52.

Restart at 3.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:30 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I guess my point is a polynomial increase just isn't enough incentive to not post 0 every time. This tactic has already got me into 3rd place, if I'm not mistaken. If it were exponential, that might be a different story.

See also my suggestion

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Adam H » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:36 pm UTC

1

*shrugs*
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:37 pm UTC

It's a good thought, but the sequence would always end with 1 then 0, which would mean nobody would ever post the 1. Personally, I think if the points earned were 2x where x = number of posts in the sequence, then it would create enough incentive to continue the sequence instead of just posting 0 all the time.

0. +16 = 68

Restart at 68.

Thanks for ninjaing me without posting 0.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Adam H » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:11 pm UTC

I'm not sure that there's any twerk that will really make this game interesting. As the stakes get higher, it becomes more important to stop your opponents from scoring points.

That is, given the choice between posting 0 and getting a negligible number of points, or posting >0 and giving your opponent a significant number of points, most people would take the former.

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:45 pm UTC

0. Total 77.

Restart at fish, where fish > 0.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:51 pm UTC

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby orangedragonfire » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:06 pm UTC

Neither of the two numbers above count, as neither of them is contains a clearly defined integer.

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:05 pm UTC

0. +16 makes 93.

Restart at ceil(e*π)
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Adam H » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:23 pm UTC

5
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:00 pm UTC

0

I get 9 points.


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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:04 pm UTC

0. +4 makes 97.

Restart at 3.14159265359*10^1000000000000000000000000000000000
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:10 pm UTC

1 googol
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Adam H » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:14 pm UTC

10,000
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby sonicspin » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:27 pm UTC

0. 16 points for moi grandoise
let's start at
xkcd = A(G_64,G_64)

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Adam H » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:16 pm UTC

I don't know what that means so I'll say 8.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Earthling on Mars » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:50 pm UTC

0. 9 points.

Restarting at 811.

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Adam H » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:54 pm UTC

810
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:26 pm UTC

0. +9 = 106.

Restart at the number of wibbles in a wobble. That is to say, 58.
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby threetwoone » Mon May 07, 2018 1:22 am UTC

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