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Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

Totally ripped this from another forum but heres the deal (also no red text itt for me because wall of colored text is hard to read):

The basic idea is that each player takes on the role of a scholar, from before scholarly pursuits became professionalized (or possibly after they ceased to be). You are cranky, opinionated, prejudiced and eccentric. You are also collaborating with a number of your peers — the other players — on the construction of an encyclopedia describing some historical period (possibly of a fantastic world).

The game is played in 26 turns, one for each letter of the alphabet.

1. On the first turn, each player writes an entry for the letter ‘A’. You come up with the name of the entry, and you write 100-200 words on the subject. At the end of the article, you sign your name, and make two citations to other entries in the encyclopedia. These citations will be Phantoms — their names exist, but their content will get filled in only on the appropriate turn.

2. On the second and subsequent turns, you continue to write entries for B, C, D and so on. However, you need to make three citations. One must be a reference to an already-written entry, and two must be to unwritten entries. Once the letter X is reached, the rule changes again: two references to already-written entries and one phantom. The letter Z will only have two references to already-written entries.

It’s an academic sin to cite yourself, you can never cite an entry you’ve written. Same deal for writing a phantom that you created, not allowed. (OOC, this forces the players to intertwingle their entries, so that everybody depends on everyone else’s facts.)

3. Despite the fact that your peers are self-important, narrow-minded dunderheads, they are honest scholars. No matter how strained their interpretations are, their facts are accurate as historical research can make them. So if you cite an entry, you have to treat its factual content as true! (Though you can argue vociferously with the interpretation and introduce new facts that shade the interpretation.)

4. When you cite a Phantom, write it <<like this>>. The Moderators and I will compile a list of Phantoms when we log in every day. After a Phantom has been written, the person who originally cited it will edit the citing entry to link them together.

The subject of this Lexicon is as follows:

“Symposium Mandated Bibliognostic Enyclopedia: A Compendium of Knowledge on the Flamebate community, as written by the Scholars and Descendants thereof”

5. It is written a good two centuries after the forums died, but there is one important caveat to this: At NO TIME should there be a definite date regarding the death of the Forums. Infractions of this rule will lead to deletion of the offending entry as well as ten points being docked from the Author’s final score.

At the beginning of each round, available topics will be listed and people will get to pick. If you can’t come up with a topic, let the GM know, so he can bumign one to you. Phantoms are picked on a first-come, first-served basis, although players can call dibs on a topic in the citing entry’s comments. Players can only call dibs on one topic at a time.

If an entry flatly contradicts the events set down in another entry, the one that was posted first is the official entry. The offending player must correct his entry. More often than not, though, seemingly contradictory entries can be reconciled with the rest with the proper application of spin (or judicious editing). Remember, if you can rationalise it to the satisfaction of the community, it’s a part of history.

Scoring

One point is awarded for participation in each turn.

Fifteen points will be awarded at the end of the game for the Featured Entry, as voted by the players.

Ten points deducted for failure to abide by rule 5.

Gold Stars awarded as a Lexicon mod sees fit.

At the end of the 26th round, I will make a wikia wiki with all the articles. Until then, any willing players should sign up itt and will receive a klan invite to Forumwarz: Lexicon from John Locke II.

Also, if you want to help me manage this game, TM me. I will be selecting 2 mods who can not play and will just help keep it all in line.

Application end date on June 20th, when I will be selecting a total of 15 players of those who applied

Patently Chill Prestidigitator edited this message on 06/15/2010 4:49AM

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

post reserved for player list

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

post reserved for winners and runner-up and **** like that

Patently Chill Prestidigitator edited this message on 06/14/2010 5:12PM

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

post reserved for list of articles

Patently Chill Prestidigitator edited this message on 06/14/2010 5:28PM

man-man

Avatar: 156485 2010-01-24 16:36:14 -0500
24

[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 69 Hacker

Selfish fine upstanding member of society

Professor Commie PhD Posted:

Ten points deducted for failure to abide by rule 5.

You didn’t number the rules, which one is #5?

Also this sounds like it could be some degree of entertaining, and I have a yawning chasm of potential free time ahead of me. So … yeah, consider me willing to play Log in to see images!

mterek

Avatar: 192622 2009-09-24 16:39:01 -0400
18

[mahjong]

Level 69 Re-Re

$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$

Yet again I bemoan how the responsibilities of owning a Klan can lock me out of amazing games and content. Log in to see images! mterek edited this message on 06/14/2010 6:30PM

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

man-man Posted:

You didn’t number the rules, which one is #5?

Also this sounds like it could be some degree of entertaining, and I have a yawning chasm of potential free time ahead of me. So … yeah, consider me willing to play Log in to see images!

Adapt

Avatar: 58104 2011-10-31 21:36:25 -0400
16

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 48 Camwhore

Celerysteve Changed Adapt's Custom Title

Can I call dibs on ‘C’ right now?

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

uh, Adapt, everyone writes one article for every letter of the alphabet

Adapt

Avatar: 58104 2011-10-31 21:36:25 -0400
16

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 48 Camwhore

Celerysteve Changed Adapt's Custom Title

ya i know, but i am liking calling dibs anyway.

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

Ok then

Adapt

Avatar: 58104 2011-10-31 21:36:25 -0400
16

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 48 Camwhore

Celerysteve Changed Adapt's Custom Title

Log in to see images!

-basically, me

Adapt

Avatar: 58104 2011-10-31 21:36:25 -0400
16

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 48 Camwhore

Celerysteve Changed Adapt's Custom Title



K, so I totally understand what this game is about now. I am still calling dibs somehow though.

Master_Troll

Avatar: 58489 2010-05-26 01:29:58 -0400
17

Level 69 Emo Kid

Lee_Harvey_Oswald is Pinky and I'm Brain

I guess I am supposed to post here to show I am enthused to play and thus apply

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

Adapt Posted:



K, so I totally understand what this game is about now. I am still calling dibs somehow though.

Log in to see images!

Master_Troll

Avatar: 58489 2010-05-26 01:29:58 -0400
17

Level 69 Emo Kid

Lee_Harvey_Oswald is Pinky and I'm Brain

bumping this so it’s not just me vs adapt

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

if i don’t get a min of 6 participants in this by the 20th, i will be forced to postpone this until i get some beeps to make it a contest.

tl;dr: if you guys dont enter this, i will flip you off saying “well i tried **** you forumwarz” and never do anything constructive for the community ever again

Patently Chill Prestidigitator edited this message on 06/17/2010 8:16AM

CrinkzPipe

Avatar: 35643 2011-12-11 17:25:30 -0500
8

[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 61 Emo Kid

Hi, I'm an adult whos into anime. ALSO male reproductive organS!

id do it but im too stupid to understand what exactly is going on here.

Patently Chi-
ll Prestidig-
itator

Avatar: 128746 2011-10-09 04:24:59 -0400
8

[love is a dog from-
hell
]

Level 69 Troll

Celerysteve is incredible... he is just so... so incredible.

ok let me break it down in a simpler way:

We are writing a collaborative encyclopedia called “Symposium Mandated Bibliognostic Enyclopedia: A Compendium of Knowledge on the Flamebate community, as written by the Scholars and Descendants thereof”.

There are 26 rounds to the game, one for each letter of the alphabet. Every round, each player writes an article starting with the letter the round corresponds to.

Every article has to contain three references, 1 to an article that exists already and 2 to articles that don’t exist yet. Exceptions to these rules are the letter A, where you only make 2 references to articles that don’t exist yet, the letters X and Y, where you will write 2 references to articles that already exist and 1 to an article that doesn’t exist and the letter Z, where you will only reference 2 articles that already exist.

That is the basic idea of the game and I will explain any aspects you may have not understood. Just ask me itt or in idc. Log in to see images!

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
36

[Good Omens]

Level 69 Troll

Trying to create drama to drum up the ratings by any means necessary!

Professor Commie PhD Posted:

simpler

Professor Commie PhD Posted:

“Symposium Mandated Bibliognostic Enyclopedia: A Compendium of Knowledge

Make up your mind.

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