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lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:29 am    Post subject: 1 Yes you read that right, I'm making a game that won't take over a month to play! So in this bingo-esque game your goal is to make a bingo card with the rarest numbers possible. What do I mean? Lemme 'splain. Each participant will PM me a legal US bingo card. This means a 5x5 card, with a B I N G and O column. In the B column are 5 numbers 1-15, and I has 16-30, N has 31-45, G has 46-60, and O has 61-75. N has the exception that the middle space on the board is a FREE space, that no number goes in and is automatically marked for every player. A "bingo" is any five marks in a row, including the diagonals, regardless of if the free space is used or not. When I get all the cards I will tally up how many times each number is used amongst the players. Once I have those figures I will "call" all the number that only ONE player picked. If one player gets bingo from those numbers, they have won! If not, we move on to the next "rarest" numbers, and so on until at least player has gotten a bingo. If more than one player gets a bingo in a round, then I'll check to see who has the most bingos (if anyone has gotten more than one in that round). If there is one clear leader than they win! If there is a tie for most bingos, than I'll keep calling numbers for ONLY THOSE PLAYERS, checking to see if there is a clear winner each call until we get down to one winner. The basics are "make a bingo card with the numbers you think no one else will pick." Everything else is just how to break ties. I'm gonna make my own card tonight before I check anyone else's, so I will also play. Bing-ers 1. lexprod 2. ralphmerridew 3. MNOWAX 4. milkshake 5. Cordelia 6. Zag 7. marcusI 8. sAbLLimINal 9. dethwing 10. Jaguar 11. Quailman 12. AmbLast edited by lexprod on Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:30 am; edited 10 times in total
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:40 am    Post subject: 2 \$0.01
milkshake
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:01 am    Post subject: 3 I'll play Can I PM you the card now? Edit: Oh, it looks like you already have cards. So of course I can.
Cordelia
Daedelia Member

 Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: 4 why naught?
lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: 5 5 cards in! I would love to reach at least ten, to get some real interesting results.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: 6 sent
marcusI
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: 7 /in
lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: 8 Have seven entries so far, deadline set to friday.
lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: 9 Just so everyone knows, numbers in each column do NOT need to be in numerical order. If say you had a 6th column with numbers 76-90, you could have the column go 80, 82, 79, 89, 76 going down. If this changes anyone's entry just resubmit before the deadline.
lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: 10 Bump, entries due in 3 days.
lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: 11 11 entries on the 11th, two days left for the procrastinators!
lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: 12 I'm gonna close off entries, as I haven't gotten one since wednesday, and After 9pm tonight I'll be AWOL until saturday night, maybe even sunday. So I'mma do this today.
milkshake
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:24 pm    Post subject: 13 Cool. I predict that I will take this bingo thingo by storm. (Not really!)
AMB*
Guest

 Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: 14 apparently I just made it in
lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: 15 Alright! After an afternoon of staring at numbers and such, I believe we have a final accurate result! After the first 3 rounds of "calls" there was a three-way tie between sAbLLiminALL, marcusI, and milkshake with 1 apiece. Then call 4 tied them all with 2. Finally call 5 pulled marcusI ahead and to victory, with 5 bingos to sab's 4, and milkshake's 2. Congratulations to marcusI for winning! Here's the full board when all numbers are called. Some interesting tidbits: The most popular number was G60, with 9 people using it. The only not to use it were Amb, dethwing, and Zag who all entered identical cards of the lowest numbers possible. In that way they all tie for "full card" bingo, getting it after 8 calls. Also G49 and O61 were only picked by the trio of Zag Amb and dethwing. There was no number that was NOT called. There were only 7 first round numbers (B8, B14, I26, I28, N37, N41, G55) , and no one managed to get more than one on their card. There was no combination of those 7 numbers that would provide a win. Thanks to everyone for playing! It was certainly a fun little experiment.
milkshake
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:10 am    Post subject: 16 Hey cool, I did pretty well. I'll look at it in more detail soon.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:15 am    Post subject: 17 Amb and dethy, what were you thinking!!
Quailman
His Postmajesty

 Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:03 pm    Post subject: 18 Yay! I beat amb!
marcusI
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:10 pm    Post subject: 19 I WON! Yeah! This just shows that being too lazy to give the numbers out of order doesn't hurt. It's good to be lucky. Anyone notice that five of us left them in order in spite of lexprod's reminder?
milkshake
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: 20 Personally I think it was actually better to leave them in order if only because of the people who blocked out the low numbers (that way the high ones were all in a row). Does that make sense?
sAbLLimINal
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: 21 I changed mine around, so maybe if I left mine in numerical order, I wouldn't have scored any bingos.
Amb*
Guest

 Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:35 am    Post subject: 22 Actually kinda annoying, because I guessed no one would do the lowest numbers and others would do the highest numbers.
Cordelia
Daedelia Member

 Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: 23 I think I pretty much just failed. I was all over the place. Hmm, well, congrats to the three who held the lead, but of course to marcus for winning and lexprod for the pretty graphics...shiiiny...
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