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Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
by faubi
I've randomly generated a secret number N from 1 to 1000. Whoever posts the Nth reply to this thread wins the game!

However, the number is secret, so no one will know in advance what the winning post will be. Once this thread reaches 1000 replies I'll reveal what the secret number N is and who posted the winning post. The more posts you make, the more chances you have to win (though as usual, double posting is not allowed). Since I know what the number N is already, I won't be posting in this thread until the reveal at the end.

In order to prove that I've generated the number N in advance instead of determining the winner after the fact, here is the SHA-256 hash of N prefixed by a nonce value which I will reveal along with N: 951f57f4ce4c418cfb523e93ce9faa1409c093fcc940b9ab22ddfa83949497dc

With all that said, let's go!

Edit: Also, since I can't post in the thread, if there's any clarifications I need to make I'll simply edit them in at the end of this opening post like this.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:29 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
I wonder if it's 1.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Nice game concept.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:13 am UTC
by Meowers
I have a 1/1000 chance of winning

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:00 am UTC
by Ginger
999?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 am UTC
by flicky1991
Hi.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:52 am UTC
by Ginger
Yo my sister. Sister in arms AGAINST THE CRUEL, unforgiving world we live in today... and tonight, no escaping social injustices WE GOTTA FIGHT the powers that be and save everyone whatever anyways. I thought we supposed to be guessing numbers? I'm gonna guess: 1000.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:58 am UTC
by flicky1991
No, we don't guess - we win if our post happens to be the right number. i.e. This is the eighth post in the thread, so if the number is 8 then I've won.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:13 am UTC
by Ginger
I... see. Never mind then. I got the rules confused AGAIN and I am fighting the feeling that I wanna give up on forum games. Why I even come here no one wanna Hear ANYTHING I have to say anyways? Not a complaint about the game we're in I got the rules now. Just post until whoever posts to the secret number right? ANYWAYS W/E I might as well quit if I can NEVER get the right version of the rules and posting appropriately.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:45 am UTC
by adnapemit
So what if you get your first post wrong? You get the rest of them right.
You learn from your mistakes. I respect that <3

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:01 am UTC
by Ginger
Aw. Can I quote you saying you respect me pleasey? If you think that's creepy then I won't. In my signature I mean? <3 u 2 dearest adnapemit.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:05 pm UTC
by somitomi
Ginger wrote:Aw. Can I quote you saying you respect me pleasey? If you think that's creepy then I won't. In my signature I mean? <3 u 2 dearest adnapemit.

What is she going to do about it if you do? For example, there's my sig.
Ginger wrote:I... see. Never mind then. I got the rules confused AGAIN and I am fighting the feeling that I wanna give up on forum games. Why I even come here no one wanna Hear ANYTHING I have to say anyways? Not a complaint about the game we're in I got the rules now. Just post until whoever posts to the secret number right? ANYWAYS W/E I might as well quit if I can NEVER get the right version of the rules and posting appropriately.

This is forum games, I think breaking the rules is part of the fun. Or it would be if you actually broke any rule. And misunderstanding the rules is how better versions of say, Monopoly or Uno emerge. Embrace it. Read rules upside down, in reverse order or read only every second rule and guess the ones between them.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:08 pm UTC
by Ginger
Aww thanks somitomi. You made me feel a lot better. I think I'll quote You in my signature instead right meow~ . <3

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:19 pm UTC
by somitomi
Hey!
Who said you could do that?
:P

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:19 pm UTC
by adnapemit
Ginger wrote:Aw. Can I quote you saying you respect me pleasey? If you think that's creepy then I won't. In my signature I mean? <3 u 2 dearest adnapemit.

I'm honoured but I think somitomi's is definitely a way better sig quote. :D

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
by Ginger
somitomi's rules reading advices, like, light up my life. I'm starstruck and now: I ponder, "Do I try to get to sleep? Play another trading cards game matches? Flirt badly on xkcd forums and my FaiD diary?" WHO KNOWS? And I left my spaceship's keys on Coruscant apparently. How I gonna find a tiny set of metallic keys on a gigantic city-planet?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
by flicky1991
*insert thinking emoji*

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:05 pm UTC
by Ginger
emoji things are weird... like, I saw pictures entirely composed of emoji symbols and... it was like, a kitty licking a syringe and an ambulance? Kitties... like... injecting meds in the back of ambulances?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:22 pm UTC
by flicky1991
What an odd form of communication it is.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
by somitomi
Ginger wrote:somitomi's rules reading advices, like, light up my life. I'm starstruck and now: I ponder, "Do I try to get to sleep? Play another trading cards game matches? Flirt badly on xkcd forums and my FaiD diary?" WHO KNOWS? And I left my spaceship's keys on Coruscant apparently. How I gonna find a tiny set of metallic keys on a gigantic city-planet?

Magnets?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:10 pm UTC
by somitomi
adnapemit wrote:
Ginger wrote:Aw. Can I quote you saying you respect me pleasey? If you think that's creepy then I won't. In my signature I mean? <3 u 2 dearest adnapemit.

I'm honoured but I think somitomi's is definitely a way better sig quote. :D

Hi honoured, I'm honoured too. What a coincidence...

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
by somitomi
flicky1991 wrote:*insert thinking emoji*

But where will I find a thinking emoji?
Hmmmm....
Image

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
by Meowers
I have a 2/1000 chance of winning

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
by flicky1991
somitomi wrote:But where will I find a thinking emoji?
somi you posted three times in a row... in a thread with a rule against double posting... don't know how faubi wants to deal with that.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
by somitomi
flicky1991 wrote:
somitomi wrote:But where will I find a thinking emoji?
somi you posted three times in a row... in a thread with a rule against double posting... don't know how faubi wants to deal with that.

Where's Ginger when I need that quote in her sig?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Not far above you!

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
by Ginger
I liked your pic. And... I chat so much I sure I've repeated EVERYTHING, even songs lyrics, and news articles... repeated every. thing. :)

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Hi Ginger. :D

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
I'm putting my hat in the ring. Just the one. Good luck everybody. Exactly equal good luck. (I'll take the remaining undivided luck, obviously.)

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
by Ginger
flicky1991 wrote:Hi Ginger. :D

Hiiii~ *Waves.* How you doing? And Hi-Hi Soupspoon GOOD LUCK FOR everyone. <3 :D

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:51 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Ginger wrote:How you doing?
I'm doing goob. :D You?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
by somitomi
Goob luck everyone, who hasn't yet got themselves disqualified from the game

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
by flicky1991
*birbs around*

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
by Ginger
flicky1991 wrote:
Ginger wrote:How you doing?
I'm doing goob. :D You?

I'm fine. A little... sleepy but. I got stuffs to do meow.

somitomi wrote:Goob luck everyone, who hasn't yet got themselves disqualified from the game

Goob Luckiness to all and to all a Goob Night. And a Goob New Years' party. <3

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
by flicky1991
*chirp*

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:34 am UTC
by Peaceful Whale
Soupspoon wrote:I'm putting my hat in the ring. Just the one. Good luck everybody. Exactly equal good luck. (I'll take the remaining undivided luck, obviously.)

Ditto

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:25 am UTC
by Ginger
/me throws down her gauntlets... which, are just white ladylike gloves, not actually gauntlets.

The gauntlets have been thrown the challenge is issued SHALL WE win or DIE?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:45 am UTC
by flicky1991
*picks up the gloves and puts them on*

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:27 am UTC
by Ginger
Those white arms-length gloves look nice on a flicky~ Of course, everything looks nice on a flicky so? She could be wearing... next to nothing and... oh my. I think I've gone and got myself worked up again.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:56 am UTC
by flicky1991
:wink: