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Countdown to victory

Postby phlip » Mon May 11, 2009 2:20 am UTC

OK, here goes...

The first player picks any positive integer (1 or greater), and posts it. No other restrictions... the number can be as big as you like.
Each subsequent player must then post any non-negative integer (0 or greater) that is less than the previous poster's number. Any post that doesn't have a number, or has a number outside that range (either because they were ninjaed with a lower number, or as a joke, or whatever) doesn't count. No double-posting - if you post twice in a row, only the first one counts.
Obviously, this can only last so long, and eventually someone will have to respond with "0". That person wins, and gets points according to the square of the number of posts in that chain. Then they pick a starting number for the next chain.

For instance:
Person 1: "Let's start at 100"
Person 2: "78"
Person 3: "32"
Person 2: "0! Ha, I win 16 points! Start again at 173."
Person 4: "172"
Person 3: "171"
Person 1: "171"
Person 5: "You got ninjaed, person 1. I'll go 15"
Person 2: "0 again! Hah, I'm on a roll! Another 25 points for me! I'm up to 41! Start again at g64."
That is: Both the starting number and the 0 at the end count, but Person 1's "171" didn't count, since it wasn't less than the previous number. So the second chain had 5 numbers in it (173, 172, 171, 15, 0), and 52 = 25.

Keep track of your own scores... someone can keep a scoreboard if they'd like, that's up to them.

The point of the "square" in there is to make a long chain worth more than lots of short chains... If it was just a point per post in the chain, then a chain that lasted a page would be worth 40 points, but if every second post on a page was just you going "0! another two points for me!" then you'd still get 40 points, and it'd be boring. But with that square in there, posting 0 every second post will get you 80 points for a page... but a full-page chain will be worth 1600 points.
So there's a benefit to holding out for a while to get the score up, but if you hold out too long, then someone else will take the points. And because of the countdown, there's only so long that each chain can last before it has to end (and each time someone skips some numbers, that deadline gets closer).

By the way, since you can't double-post, posting "1" is not the smartest idea ever. And since people probably won't post "1", posting "2" probably isn't that bright either. And since people won't post "1" or "2", posting "3" may not be that good. I'll leave whether other numbers are good as an exercise to the reader.

So, let's get this train wreck a-rollin'!

100.

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enum ಠ_ಠ {°□°╰=1, °Д°╰, ಠ益ಠ╰};
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby thecamoninja » Mon May 11, 2009 2:24 am UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby DrStalker » Mon May 11, 2009 2:43 am UTC

0.

I quickly move to take the lead with a score of 4!
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby phlip » Mon May 11, 2009 2:49 am UTC

DrStalker wrote:I quickly move to take the lead with a score of 4!

Actually, 9 (there were three numbers in the chain... 100, 42 and 0).

Also, you didn't post a new starting number.

So I will:
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enum ಠ_ಠ {°□°╰=1, °Д°╰, ಠ益ಠ╰};
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby thecamoninja » Mon May 11, 2009 2:51 am UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby phlip » Mon May 11, 2009 2:51 am UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby thecamoninja » Mon May 11, 2009 2:56 am UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby phlip » Mon May 11, 2009 3:29 am UTC

0.

25 points brings me into the lead!

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enum ಠ_ಠ {°□°╰=1, °Д°╰, ಠ益ಠ╰};
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby thecamoninja » Mon May 11, 2009 3:34 am UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby tina-mat » Mon May 11, 2009 3:37 am UTC

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9 points for me.

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby phlip » Mon May 11, 2009 3:41 am UTC

I'm going to be adventurous and go all the way down to 4710

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enum ಠ_ಠ {°□°╰=1, °Д°╰, ಠ益ಠ╰};
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby TheGrimReaper » Mon May 11, 2009 4:15 am UTC

4200

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby eaglef2 » Mon May 11, 2009 4:37 am UTC

0
16 points for me

I start with 1
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby tina-mat » Mon May 11, 2009 5:21 am UTC

0

+ 4 points

Total: 13

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby eaglef2 » Mon May 11, 2009 5:27 am UTC

0
now I have 16 + 4 = 20

I'll say 1 again
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby phlip » Mon May 11, 2009 5:28 am UTC

0... duh.

25+4=29

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enum ಠ_ಠ {°□°╰=1, °Д°╰, ಠ益ಠ╰};
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby eaglef2 » Mon May 11, 2009 5:32 am UTC

0
20 + 4 = 24

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby DrStalker » Tue May 12, 2009 1:00 am UTC

1
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby eaglef2 » Tue May 12, 2009 1:07 am UTC

0
24 + 9 = 33
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby DeLink » Sun May 17, 2009 3:51 pm UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby eaglef2 » Wed May 20, 2009 12:32 am UTC

0
33 + 9 = 42

3
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby darkspork » Wed May 20, 2009 6:48 am UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby i like pi » Wed May 20, 2009 7:09 pm UTC

0


9 score
Or something to that effect. Hell, I don't know.

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby itaibn » Wed May 20, 2009 7:54 pm UTC

T(0)=Int;
T(n+1)=A function from T(n) to T(n);

in is of type T(n)

i0 = 2;
i1(x) = x+2;
i2(f)(x) = f(...x times...(f(x))...) eg. i2(f)(3)=f(f(f(2)));
i3(F)(f)(x) = F(...x times...(F(f))...)(2) eg. i3(F)(f)(3)=F(F(F(f)))(2)
...

i67(i66(...(i1)(i0)...))
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby eaglef2 » Wed May 20, 2009 9:51 pm UTC

0

42 + 9 = 51

I'll say 1
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby itaibn » Wed May 20, 2009 11:33 pm UTC

0

My score:4
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby eaglef2 » Thu May 21, 2009 12:52 am UTC

0
51 + 4 = 55
101010
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Lorenz » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:58 am UTC

100001

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby cjquines » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:56 am UTC

0.
On a roll with 4!~

12

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby tomtom2357 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:34 pm UTC

just to annoy the next poster:
1 :wink:
I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain.

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:48 pm UTC

0.
I get 9 points.
I propose that each player is not allowed to say a number less than (floor (sqrt (previous number - 1))) where previous number < 1 000 000 000. Would make the game more interesting.
Anyway,

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby orangedragonfire » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:06 am UTC

64437

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Lazar » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:23 am UTC

64321
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby orangedragonfire » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:39 am UTC

54321

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:12 pm UTC

47708
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby orangedragonfire » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:35 pm UTC

44444

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:14 pm UTC

32768
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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby Lazar » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:28 pm UTC

0.

64 points for me.

New number: 112

Spoiler:
Scoreboard:
1. Lazar: 64
2. eaglef2: 55
3. phlip: 29
4. tina-mat: 13
5. cjquines: 12
6. DrStalker: 9
7. patzer: 9
8. itaibn: 4
Exit the vampires' castle.

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby patzer » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:44 pm UTC

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Re: Countdown to victory

Postby orangedragonfire » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:56 pm UTC

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