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Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:35 pm UTC

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Entered your local Starbirds, like every other morning. Noticed posters for a new promotion: the Starbirds Energy Games. Stuck peel-off stickers onto every cup of coffee. Promised a prize on every one. Hid better items on Birds of Paradise (specialty coffee) than on Ravens (black coffee). Identified the top potential prize as $5000.

Reminded you of a grandparent. Loved coffee and money (mostly money). Justifies dropping cash in hopes of nice stuff, right?


How to play:
Begins with $100 dollars. Costs $2 per Raven or $5 per Bird of Paradise. Post how many of each you wish to purchase. Aims to acquire as much money as possible. Ends the game upon depleting the stock.

Contends other players and non-player crowds. Expect non-player purchases about once per day. Might wish to let them buy coffee to improve your odds.

Mainly seeks to complete either the Bird of Paradise Set or the Raven Set. Combines for $5000 and $1000, respectively. Finds them on the corresponding coffee.

New from Ice Cream Factory: Permits selling prizes. Automatically sells common items. Allows purchasing specific items (such as set pieces) at their cost. Cannot buy or sell anything worth $100 or more. (Breaks the game otherwise.) Adds to your ending money count.

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Discovered prizes:
Spoiler:
- Green Feather: A fake feather. Only needs two thousand more for a pillow.
- Starbirds Temporary Tattoo: Emblazon the Starbirds logo on yourself. Lasts longer than the caffeine rush.
- Starbirds Hair Ornament: A hair ornament with green and white feathers. Harmed no real birds in its production.
- Starbirds Bird Food: A small package of bird food. Designed it for common city birds. Wished for people to not feed birds with bread.
- Starbirds Pen: A black pen with the Starbirds logo on it. Advises against using it after too much caffeine.
- Starbirds Kazoo: A cheap, green kazoo with the Starbirds logo on it. Proves ineffective at calling birds of all kinds.
- Starbirds Bumper Sticker: A bumper sticker with the Starbirds logo on it. Honk at people that need coffee.
- Starbits Coupon: Exchange this for five Starbits of your choice. Encourages submerging them in coffee. Stuns doughnut-loving enemies too.
- Starbagel Coupon: Redeem this for a free Starbagel. Shaped them like stars to dunk them better.
- Extras Coupon: Removes the cost of up to five extras on any one drink. (Treats five shots of espresso as five extras.) Deserves something extra, right?
- Raven Coupon: Entitles you to one free black coffee. Will not give you an actual bird. Heard that joke five times today already. (Becomes $2 straight. Preferred not to add +1 free Raven onto everything.)
- Bird of Paradise Coupon: Earns you one free specialty drink. 0/1 Caffeinated. Tap it to drink. (Becomes $5 straight. See previous comment.)

- Starbirds Caffeine Soap: Tired of lathering your insides with caffeine? Experience this soap for your outsides. Infused it with caffeine for a jolt like a cold shower.
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- Bag of Starbirds Coffee: Do you not feel like walking to the end of the street? No problem. Brew a cup of Starbirds premium coffee at home.
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- Starbirds Perfume/Cologne: Loves the smell of coffee, right? Ought to love you too. Mixed perfume and cologne together to be suitable for everyone (except coffee-haters).
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- Starbirds Drinking Bird: Either an eye-catching desk ornament or a metaphor for caffeine addiction. Maybe both.
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- Starbirds Delivery Card: Waives the delivery charge for five deliveries. Does not affect the normal product price. Must live within twenty miles of a Starbirds for a delivery.
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- Starbirds Challenge Flag: Permits one free chance at the Starbirds Challenge. Involves drinking an oversized coffee with extras and three Starbits in two minutes. Estimates a 20% chance of victory. Wins $100 and your picture on a wall for a month if successful. Limit one challenge per player.
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- Starbirds Alarm Clock: Start the day right at the right time. Releases coffee scents to entice you into getting up. Comes with three Starbirds Coffee Scent Sticks. Sells replacements separately.
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- Starbirds Thermos Mug: Keeps hot coffee hot, iced coffee cold, and room temperature coffee disappointing.
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- Starbirds Priority Badge: Allows the holder to jump to the front of the line at any Starbirds. May not cut in front of another badge holder. Good for three uses. Expires next year.
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- Bird of Paradise Set Piece A: The first of three and the rarest. Appears only on Bird of Paradise coffee. Collect all three for $5000. (Value: $4200.00)
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- Bird of Paradise Set Piece B: The second of three. Appears only on Bird of Paradise coffee. Collect all three for $5000. (Value: $80.00)
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- Bird of Paradise Set Piece C: The third of three and the most common. Appears only on Bird of Paradise coffee. Collect all three for $5000. (Value: $10.00)
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- Raven Set Piece A: The first of four and the rarest. Appears only on Raven coffee. Collect all four for $1000. (Value: $800)
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- Raven Set Piece B: The second of four. Appears only on Raven coffee. Collect all four for $1000. (Value: $50.00)
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- Raven Set Piece D: The fourth of four and the most common. Appears only on Raven coffee. Collect all four for $1000. (Value: $3.00)
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Current money:
Spoiler:
- orangedragonfire: $41.13 (plus $1500)
- Lavender Manna: $26.24 (plus $7.80 in sellable prizes, $800 Raven Set Piece A, $50 Raven Set Piece B, and two $10 Starbirds Challenge Flags.)
- Sabrar: $13.11 (plus $1500 and $3 Raven Set Piece D)
- heuristically_alone: $37.10
- timrem: $16.08 (plus $2000)

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Remaining Ravens: 800
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 300
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 4
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:50 pm UTC

Sold thirty-nine Ravens (numbers 1-39) and twenty-four Birds of Paradise (numbers 1-24) to tired people. Heard someone wake up more due to finding a Silver Starbirds Logo on a Raven. Murmured about a few less common prizes as well, but nothing too notable.

Remaining Ravens: 761
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 276
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:59 am UTC

Spending all my money on Birds of Paradise (20 total). After removing potential prices, sitting in the local Starbirds for hours trying to drink all that. Offering to share with any of the other customers who want some.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:22 am UTC

Raises a few eyebrows. Suspects something fishy done to them. Finds six takers, though. Thanks you for the free coffee. Receives a free Starbagel from a grateful person too. Adds substance to the small reservoir of coffee in front of you.

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  Prize Num                        Prize   Worth
         25      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
         26                Starbirds Pen    0.90
         27                 Raven Coupon    2.00
         28 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B   80.00
         29                Extras Coupon    1.65
         30      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
         31     Starbirds Bumper Sticker    1.30
         32             Starbagel Coupon    1.80
         33      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
         34      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
         35              Starbits Coupon    0.60
         36      Starbirds Delivery Card    9.50
         37     Starbirds Bumper Sticker    1.30
         38      Starbirds Drinking Bird    8.00
         39                Starbirds Pen    0.90
         40      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
         41      Bird of Paradise Coupon    5.00
         42      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
         43                Starbirds Pen    0.90
         44      Starbirds Drinking Bird    8.00


New items:
- Starbirds Hair Ornament: A hair ornament with green and white feathers. Harmed no real birds in its production.
- Starbirds Pen: A black pen with the Starbirds logo on it. Advises against using it after too much caffeine.
- Starbirds Bumper Sticker: A bumper sticker with the Starbirds logo on it. Honk at people that need coffee.
- Starbits Coupon: Exchange this for five Starbits of your choice. Encourages submerging them in coffee. Stuns doughnut-loving enemies too.
- Starbagel Coupon: Redeem this for a free Starbagel. Shaped them like stars to dunk them better.
- Extras Coupon: Removes the cost of up to five extras on any one drink. (Treats five shots of espresso as five extras.) Deserves something extra, right?
- Raven Coupon: Entitles you to one free black coffee. Will not give you an actual bird. Heard that joke five times today already. (Becomes $2 straight. Preferred not to add +1 free Raven onto everything.)
- Bird of Paradise Coupon: Earns you one free specialty drink. 0/1 Caffeinated. Tap it to drink. (Becomes $5 straight. See previous comment.)

- Starbirds Drinking Bird: Either an eye-catching desk ornament or a metaphor for caffeine addiction. Maybe both.
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- Starbirds Delivery Card: Waives the delivery charge for five deliveries. Does not affect the normal product price. Must live within twenty miles of a Starbirds for a delivery.
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- Bird of Paradise Set Piece B: The second of three. Appears only on Bird of Paradise coffee. Collect all three for $5000.
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Common prize worth: $17.25
Rare prize worth: $105.50
Current money: 100 – 100 + 17.25 = 17.25 (plus $105.50 of sellable prizes)

Remaining Ravens: 761
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 256
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:51 pm UTC

Sold sixty Ravens (numbers 40-99) and nineteen Birds of Paradise (numbers 45-63) to a talkative crowd. Discussed mainly weekend plans. Grew louder upon peeling off a Golden Starbirds Logo. Dwarfed the other prizes, including a Raven Set Piece B. Turned discussions towards weekend plans plus a hypothetical extra two hundred dollars.

Remaining Ravens: 701
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 237
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:17 pm UTC

Keeping the Paradise Set Piece, but selling the rest. Earning another 25.50 from that, leaving me with 42.75.

Trying new scheme. Offering to split price of coffee 50-50 with other customers; they get the coffee and I get the stickers.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:31 pm UTC

Asks a few people. Turns you down. Cites the recent Gold Starbirds Logo. Definitely exists. Hopes to be as lucky as them.

Current money: $42.75 (plus Bird of Paradise Set Piece B).

Edit for fun: Tested Birds of Paradise at $2.50 each. Bought all three hundred in 986/1000 games. Averaged ~108 Birds of Paradise in the remaining fourteen.
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Lavender Manna » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:56 am UTC

I buy one Birds of Paradise and one Storm Crow.

Wait, I mean one Bird of Paradise and one Raven.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:05 am UTC

(Raven)

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  Prize Num                      Prize  Worth
        100  Starbirds Perfume/Cologne   7.80


(Bird of Paradise)

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         64   Starbirds Temporary Tattoo    0.10


Current money: 100 – 5 – 2 + 0.1 = $93.10 (plus $7.80 in sellable prizes)

New items:
- Starbirds Temporary Tattoo: Emblazon the Starbirds logo on yourself. Lasts longer than the caffeine rush.

- Starbirds Perfume/Cologne: Loves the smell of coffee, right? Ought to love you too. Mixed perfume and cologne together to be suitable for everyone (except coffee-haters).
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Remaining Ravens: 700
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 236
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:20 am UTC

Another four Birds of Paradise for me.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:41 am UTC

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         65                Extras Coupon    1.65
         66                 Raven Coupon    2.00
         67                Extras Coupon    1.65
         68          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20


Current money: 42.75 - 20 + 5.5 = $28.75 (plus Bird of Paradise Set Piece B).

New item:
- Starbirds Bird Food: A small package of bird food. Designed it for common city birds. Wished for people to not feed birds with bread.

Remaining Ravens: 700
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 232
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:52 pm UTC

Sold sixty-three Ravens (numbers 101-163) and twenty-two Birds of Paradise (numbers 69-90) to a chatty crowd. Arrived mostly with either dates or friends for a leisurely discussion. Translated to positive social value, but little economic value. Claimed lesser set pieces at best.

Remaining Ravens: 637
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 210
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:56 pm UTC

Worried about dwindling money supply, but unwilling to sell set piece. Buying another four Birds of Paradise.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:08 pm UTC

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         91                Extras Coupon    1.65
         92     Starbirds Bumper Sticker    1.30
         93                Starbirds Pen    0.90
         94        Starbirds Alarm Clock   28.00


Current money: $28.75 – 20 + 3.85 = $12.60 (plus a sellable $28 Alarm Clock and $80 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B)

New item:
- Starbirds Alarm Clock: Start the day right at the right time. Releases coffee scents to entice you into getting up. Comes with three Starbirds Coffee Scent Sticks. Sells replacements separately.
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Remaining Ravens: 637
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 206
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Sabrar » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:04 am UTC

Buying 10 Birds of Paradise and 10 Ravens. Coffee is donated to colleagues at office.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:08 pm UTC

Descends upon the free coffee like polite zombies. "Thaaaaanks. THAAAANKS!"

(Birds of Paradise)

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  Prize Num                        Prize   Worth
         95             Starbagel Coupon    1.80
         96      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
         97                Starbirds Pen    0.90
         98      Starbirds Delivery Card    9.50
         99              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        100      Starbirds Drinking Bird    8.00
        101          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        102                Extras Coupon    1.65
        103 Bird of Paradise Set Piece C   10.00
        104             Starbagel Coupon    1.80

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(Ravens)

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  Prize Num                      Prize  Worth
        164 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        165            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45
        166    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        167              Green Feather   0.01
        168    Bird of Paradise Coupon   5.00
        169              Green Feather   0.01
        170        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        171              Green Feather   0.01
        172            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45
        173              Green Feather   0.01


New items:
- Green Feather: A fake feather. Only needs two thousand more for a pillow.
- Starbirds Kazoo: A cheap, green kazoo with the Starbirds logo on it. Proves ineffective at calling birds of all kinds.

- Bird of Paradise Set Piece C: The third of three and the most common. Appears only on Bird of Paradise coffee. Collect all three for $5000.
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Current money: 100 – 50 + 7.10 – 20 + 6.39 = $43.49 (plus $27.50 in sellable prizes)

Remaining Ravens: 627
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 196
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby heuristically_alone » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:09 pm UTC

Spend $10 to buy two Birds of Paradise.
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

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        105              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        106   Starbirds Temporary Tattoo    0.10


Current money: 100 - 10 + 0.7 = $90.70.

Remaining Ravens: 627
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 194
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:32 pm UTC

Sell the alarm clock, use money to buy another 4 Birds of Paradise.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:39 pm UTC

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        107      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
        108          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        109                Starbirds Pen    0.90
        110      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15

Current money: $12.60 + 28 - 20 + 1.40 = $22.00 (plus $80 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B)

Remaining Ravens: 627
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 190
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Sabrar » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:54 pm UTC

Sell everything except Set Piece. Buy 10 more Birds of Paradise.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:06 pm UTC

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        111      Starbirds Drinking Bird    8.00
        112                Extras Coupon    1.65
        113             Starbagel Coupon    1.80
        114              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        115              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        116              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        117      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
        118      Starbirds Drinking Bird    8.00
        119                Starbirds Pen    0.90
        120                Extras Coupon    1.65

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Current money: $43.49 + 17.50 – 50 + 7.95 = $18.94 (plus $16 in sellable prizes and a $10 Bird of Paradise Set Piece C)

___________

Sold forty Ravens (numbers 174-213) and fifteen Birds of Paradise (numbers 121-135) to a cranky crowd. Complained about sweetness after requesting lots of caramel, too hot of drinks, price, and similar reasons. Increased in volume after the most common set pieces and yet another drinking bird.

Remaining Ravens: 587
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 165
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:40 pm UTC

Buying another four Birds of Paradise, bringing me far too close to bankruptcy for my liking.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:31 pm UTC

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        136          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        137                Extras Coupon    1.65
        138          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        139      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15


Current money: 22 - 20 + 2.2 = $4.2 (plus $80 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B).

Remaining Ravens: 587
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 161
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:57 pm UTC

Sold fifty-nine Ravens (numbers 214-272) and seventeen Birds of Paradise (numbers 140-156) to a bleary-eyed crowd. Quietly praises the effect of their drinks. Walked away with a fine Starbirds mug, in one case.

Remaining Ravens: 528
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 144
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Sabrar » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:06 pm UTC

Selling the small stuff, buying 6 more Birds of Paradise.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:17 pm UTC

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  Prize Num                        Prize   Worth
        157     Starbirds Bumper Sticker    1.30
        158          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        159   Starbirds Temporary Tattoo    0.10
        160                Starbirds Pen    0.90
        161     Starbirds Bumper Sticker    1.30
        162          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20


Current money: 18.94 + 16 – 30 + 4.00 = $8.94 (plus $10 Bird of Paradise Set Piece C)

Remaining Ravens: 528
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 138
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 1
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:07 pm UTC

Sabrar, would you consider working together to complete the set? Even then it's a long-shot, but I don't think any of us have a chance alone. I can't even buy any more Birds of Paradise, and you can only buy one more... but together we could buy two! And we'd only need one more set-piece, while each of us individually needs two more.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby timrem » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:31 pm UTC

orangedragonfire wrote:Sabrar, would you consider working together to complete the set? Even then it's a long-shot, but I don't think any of us have a chance alone. I can't even buy any more Birds of Paradise, and you can only buy one more... but together we could buy two! And we'd only need one more set-piece, while each of us individually needs two more.

I offer to invest $100 in the Sabrar-and-orangedragonfire-seek-to-complete-the-Bird-of-Paradise-Set Fund, for 40% of the profit.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Sabrar » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:04 am UTC

@orangedragonfire: I'm interested if allowed.

@timrem: for my part I can accept that.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:08 pm UTC

Well, if Sabrar accepts it then it's fine. Now we just need to wait for Deva to tell us whether we can do this.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:53 pm UTC

Hmm. Seems pointless if (by extension) all players team up. Wondered if people might wish to trade, though. Could have easily acquired an 'A' set piece without enough cash for the rest.

Shrugs. Sure. Allows it. Does not break the game. Understands it as the following:
1. Buy two Birds of Paradise with $4.20 from orangedragonfire and $5.80 from Sabrar. Split any resulting cash 50-50.
2. Assuming no set piece 'A' from that, purchase 20 Birds of Paradise with timrem's $100. Give 40% of any resulting cash to timrem, 30% to orangedragonfire, and 30% to Sabrar. (Includes the $5000 complete set, not the 'A' set piece's base value.)

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby timrem » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:58 pm UTC

Looks fine to me.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Sabrar » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:55 pm UTC

Yep, that's my understanding as well.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:14 pm UTC

First two:

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        163          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        164   Starbirds Temporary Tattoo    0.10

orangedragonfire’s current money: 4.20 – 4.20 + 0.15 = $0.15 (plus $80 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B)
Sabrar’s current money: 8.94 – 5.80 + 0.15 = $3.29 (plus $10 Bird of Paradise Set Piece C)

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        165          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        166      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
        167 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B   80.00
        168              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        169   Starbirds Temporary Tattoo    0.10

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        170 Bird of Paradise Set Piece A 4200.00
        171                Starbirds Pen    0.90
        172        Starbirds Thermos Mug   40.00
        173      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
        174                Extras Coupon    1.65
        175                Extras Coupon    1.65
        176                 Raven Coupon    2.00
        177          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        178     Starbirds Priority Badge    7.00
        179              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        180      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
        181   Starbirds Temporary Tattoo    0.10
        182      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
        183          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        184      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15

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(Could have bought Set Piece C and completed it alone.) Will sell the rares and extra set pieces automatically, for ease.
Total worth (not including Set Piece A or the complete set): $135.95.
30%: $40.78
40%: $54.39

orangedragonfire’s current money: 0.15 + 40.78 = $40.93 (plus $1500)
Sabrar’s current money: 3.29 + 40.78 = $44.07 (plus $1500)
timrem’s current money: 100 – 100 + 54.39 = $54.39 (plus $2000)
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Note: Cannot spend the $5000 on more coffee. Takes time to verify, fill out paperwork, reticulate splines, and so on. Depletes the stock by then. Applies to Gold/Silver Starbirds logos too.

New items:
- Bird of Paradise Set Piece A: The first of three and the rarest. Appears only on Bird of Paradise coffee. Collect all three for $5000.
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- Starbirds Priority Badge: Allows the holder to jump to the front of the line at any Starbirds. May not cut in front of another badge holder. Good for three uses. Expires next year.
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- Starbirds Thermos Mug: Keeps hot coffee hot, iced coffee cold, and room temperature coffee disappointing.
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Remaining Ravens: 528
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 116
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:31 pm UTC

Sold seventy Ravens (numbers 273-342) and nineteen Birds of Paradise (numbers 185-203) to a buzzing crowd (even before the coffee). Intensified a bit more due to a regular Raven customer.
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Appeared unexciting for Bird of Paradise regulars, to nobody's surprise.

Remaining Ravens: 458
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 97
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 1
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Sabrar » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:55 pm UTC

Nice. Good job team!

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:19 pm UTC

Hmmmm... is there a way to loan money? I do know that I'll get $1500 as soon as the set is verified, after all, so I'm sure I can pay it back.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby timrem » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:41 pm UTC

In celebration, I buy one Raven each for Sabrar, orangedragonfire, and myself. Because we've probably drank enough Birds of Paradise recently to be tired of them.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:21 pm UTC

orangedragonfire wrote:Hmmmm... is there a way to loan money? I do know that I'll get $1500 as soon as the set is verified, after all, so I'm sure I can pay it back.

No. Leads closer to securing too many prizes independently. Understands wanting a "real" reward for finishing the set. Requires either a disappointing main prize (probably $150?), abysmal odds, or an unusable victory. Shied away from too many Gold and Silver Starbirds Logos for a reason. Cannot sell them either.

Savors an imagined conversation, though. "And why do you need this loan?" "To gamble on coffee."

timrem wrote:In celebration, I buy one Raven each for Sabrar, orangedragonfire, and myself. Because we've probably drank enough Birds of Paradise recently to be tired of them.

In written order:

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        343            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45

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        344        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20

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        345 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10

Sabrar’s current money: $44.07 + 0.45 = $44.52 (plus $1500)
orangedragonfire’s current money: $40.93 + 0.20 = $41.13 (plus $1500)
timrem’s current money: $54.39 – 6 + 0.10 = $48.49 (plus $2000)

Remaining Ravens: 455
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 97
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 1
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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