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Zandor
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: 1 This is a little one-entry-game. I will limit it to 10 players. So please pm me your entry and leave a little message here. Here are the rules: There is a square with the corners on (0,0), (1000,0), (1000,1000) and (0, 1000). Every player pm me a circle, i. e. the centerpoint and the radius. The circle can be anywhere, it doesn't have to be completely in the square. (only integers are allowed for your entries) A point belongs to a player if -the point is in the square -the point is in the circle and -the point does not belong to another player with a smaller radius example for 4 players: The player with the biggest area wins (yellow in the example)
Victoria Silverwolf
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: 2 Sounds like this could get tricky for you to calculate! I'll send in something just to see what happens._________________Reality is a crutch for people who can't face up to science fiction
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: 3 Sent.
Quailman
His Postmajesty

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:39 pm    Post subject: 4 Sent. And welcome to the GL. Your profile says you're from Austria. Do you know Mackay?
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: 5 http://blog.badangel.org.uk/?p=548
Zandor
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: 6 @Quailman + ralphmerridew: I am from Austria, not Australia (Austria is the little neighbour of germany) @Victoria: I will let the computer sort the colors by popularity, so I cannot give you the percentages, only the order
Mr Stoofer
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: 7 /sent
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: 8 The first game where someone can and will lose, even though they have infinite points.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: 9 in
Ctuchik
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: 10 Cool game, I'm in. Now where do I place that circle ...
Dented Ford
Hoopy Frood

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: 11 Nice to see you, and nice to have another simple one-post game. /sent.
Zandor
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: 12 two places left
Talzor
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: 13 I'll take a spot
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: 14 /in
Zandor
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: 15 Result: From first to last: (Ctuchik and groza528 made the same entry, so I put them together) Congratulations to Chuck
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: 16 Does Ctuchik/Grozas circle realllly have less area? It sure looks bigger?
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: 17 Too late. All decisions are final.
Zandor
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: 18 Yeah, Chuck's circle is bigger. The area of a background always seems bigger than it is.
Ctuchik
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:29 am    Post subject: 19 From all the billions of possible circles groza and I chose the same That's what I call telepathy! Anyway, third place isn't bad and I like it how we tricked DentedFord by choosing a circle that is just a little smaller than one that would fill the whole square
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:46 pm    Post subject: 20 What size was Chuck's circle? I was considering making my just a tiny bit smaller than 250 radius, but I had already sent in my note.Last edited by Zag on Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:46 pm; edited 1 time in total
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: 21 X coordinate = 666 Y coordinate = 710 Radius = 248
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: 22 Brilliant! grats. I would only have changed to 249, anyway.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:13 pm    Post subject: 23 I don't understand the purpose of the really small circles. If you choose a circle that encloses less than 10% of the square then you can't win unless everyone goes for small circles. If all or most of the square is in one or more circles then someone is going to own at least 10%, and probably more.
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: 24 This was an excellent game. Id love to try the next one. Pity positions were all taken before I saw the thread.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: 25 Next time we want tetrahedrons in a torus.
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: 26 Dont forget we want it to be 4 dimensional.
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: 27 I feel like this game would be good with MANY players, because I think it would tend to shift more toward smaller circles. To a point, of course.
Victoria Silverwolf
Daedalian Member

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: 28

 Chuck wrote: I don't understand the purpose of the really small circles. If you choose a circle that encloses less than 10% of the square then you can't win unless everyone goes for small circles. If all or most of the square is in one or more circles then someone is going to own at least 10%, and probably more.

Allow me to explain why I chose a very small circle:

I had no idea what I was doing.
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