## Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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ianfort
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### Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

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,

The next poster would then post the character for 1:

1,

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

2,

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

3,

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, , 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:

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

Alright. Lets begin with a hexadecimal base.

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ianfort
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### Re: Lets invent some fictional numbering systems.

And here is number 3:

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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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Next is base 7.

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Next is base 11.
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Next base: 2.
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*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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