Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby ianfort » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:45 pm UTC

This game works similar to some of the counting games, but posters will invent the numerals as the game progresses.

The game will start with an initial base. lets say base 4 as an example. The first poster would post the numeral for zero, announcing it in the normal numbering system first:

0, Image

The next poster would then post the character for 1:

1, Image

The third poster, wanting to start a pattern, posts this:

2, Image

The fourth poster, going along with the pattern but also providing an interesting spin, posts this:

3, Image

The fifth poster would finish it off by posting the first double-digit number of the numbering system, then provide a new base for the next poster to start.

4, Image, Base 27

Then players would then start at zero with new numerals, counting all the way to 27. It continues like this.

If you want the base to be decided during the counting process, so that any player can cap it off with double digits at any time, label the base as "improvised."

Though you don't necessarily have to make any kind of pattern, try not to make numbers that are right next to one-another in the same numbering system look like they come from completely different languages. For instance, you should probably avoid something like this:

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This is more of a guideline than a rule, however.

Alright. Lets begin with a hexadecimal base.

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby ostrichguy » Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:18 pm UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby LucasBrown » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:47 am UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby ostrichguy » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:06 pm UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby ianfort » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:16 pm UTC

And here is number 3:

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby ostrichguy » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:27 am UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby patzer » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:57 pm UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby tms » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:08 am UTC

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Perhaps announce the new numbering system using the markup from the previous run?
- No, son. I said 'duck'.
- Duck duck duck duck! Duck duck duck duck!

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby Djehutynakht » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:28 am UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby patzer » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:26 pm UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby faubiguy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:45 pm UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby faubiguy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:09 am UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby faubiguy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:52 am UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby faubiguy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:18 am UTC

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Next is base 7.

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Postby patzer » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:40 pm UTC

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(The red color is strongly recommended but not mandatory)
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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby lamora92 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:52 pm UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby faubiguy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:15 pm UTC

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby patzer » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:31 pm UTC

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Next is base 11.
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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby patzer » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:09 pm UTC

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Next base: 2.
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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

Postby phillip1882 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:12 pm UTC

*Laughing out loud* you guys really are silly.
okay i'll play.
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lets try base 60.
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good luck have fun

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Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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