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Re: Board (Bored?) Games!

Postby Tawmis » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:21 pm

BBP wrote:We've started on a round of Clue - Master Detective, and it's turning into one of the weirdest games I've yet played.


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Re: Board (Bored?) Games!

Postby BBP » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:54 pm

There are 4 players and one host.
The first player wasn't able to respond within 24 hours after the host showed him his die roll, so his turn was skipped and the next person rolled.
Understandable, but after the second one moved, it took 5 days for the host to respond with a new turn.

It is Master Detective, which works with slightly different rules - one important difference is that everybody is asked to disprove at the same time. If you have more than one clue you can show 2 or even 3 cards. But if you have one, you must show.
Normally in Master Detective you'd know who'd disprove and how many cards are shown, but now we're not, so I can't learn from other people's turns.

Upon my first turn I didn't even receive a PM with disproved suggestions. Neither did the one after that (the guy whose turn was forfeited). When we asked, the host replied: "I forgot who has what card. Please PM me your cards."
{thud}

You can see how it plays out here:
http://theartofmurder.com/forums/viewto ... sc&start=0
And if you'd like I could tell you what cards I have and which ones've been shown to me but because you can't see the results from other people's suggestions there's not much to play, it's more a guessing game now.
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Re: Board (Bored?) Games!

Postby Tawmis » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:59 pm

BBP wrote:There are 4 players and one host.
The first player wasn't able to respond within 24 hours after the host showed him his die roll, so his turn was skipped and the next person rolled.
Understandable, but after the second one moved, it took 5 days for the host to respond with a new turn.

It is Master Detective, which works with slightly different rules - one important difference is that everybody is asked to disprove at the same time. If you have more than one clue you can show 2 or even 3 cards. But if you have one, you must show.
Normally in Master Detective you'd know who'd disprove and how many cards are shown, but now we're not, so I can't learn from other people's turns.

Upon my first turn I didn't even receive a PM with disproved suggestions. Neither did the one after that (the guy whose turn was forfeited). When we asked, the host replied: "I forgot who has what card. Please PM me your cards."
{thud}

You can see how it plays out here:
http://theartofmurder.com/forums/viewto ... sc&start=0
And if you'd like I could tell you what cards I have and which ones've been shown to me but because you can't see the results from other people's suggestions there's not much to play, it's more a guessing game now.


Oh! Very cool. So it's all done online (forum). I ran a D&D game, similar, PBeM (Play By Email) for _many_ years (over 10 years, one campaign!) It's cool, because it's all recorded.

I dig it. :)
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Re: Board (Bored?) Games!

Postby Tawmis » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:08 pm

We played a new game called Codename: Pictures which proved to be pretty fun. We did guys vs gals.

Essentially, 20 (I think) pictures (5 x 4, I believe) are laid out on the table, face up with odd photos (all black and white). None of the pictures "make sense" - for example, there's one of a cookie being sewn, another of a teapot with butterflies over it, one with a clock melting inside a pan, etc.

And the way it works, each team assigns one clue giver. That clue giver has a card that shows where their team must guess (Red and Blue teams) on a colored tile card that mimic in color, what the "board" shows (so it has 5x4 rows of cards, seven colored red, seven colored blue, 5 white spots which are "innocents" and one black spot which is the assassin) and that only the clue giver(s) can see (there's an entire deck of colored tile cards, so you can literally use the same picture cards and change the clue giver card 100 times, and it will never be the same).

The clue giver can only give ONE clue, and say how many they are referencing. So for example, the red clue giver can say, "Animal. Three." Meaning, he's looking at three cards, with animals on them. His red team members must try to guess, which of the 20 cards, their clue giver is referencing. The problem is, these cards (as I said) don't make "sense" - so sometimes, you have monkeys, fish, bugs, fictional animals, on these cards, that also have other things on the same card. So for example, they could be a card with a unicorn on a surfboard.

If your team picks where the "assassin" card is, they automatically lose. The first one to correctly guess seven pictures wins.

(I might have the numbers wrong on how many tiles and how many cards, but you get the general idea). It's funner with a larger group, because then the team who is guessing, has to discuss it among their team, as to which cards they agree on. And when they do, they touch the card and that's how the final "guess" is determined.
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