Zeldacrostics Pt. 3

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Zeldacrostics Pt. 3

Post by Valigarmander » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:03 pm

It's time for some more Zeldacrostics!

The rules are as follows, if you're new or just need a refresher.

[spoiler]The game is divided into rounds. A typical round might begin looking something like this:

[INDENT]ROUND 0

1) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)
2) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (8 pts)
3) _ _ _ _ _ (6 pts)
4) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (8 pts)
5) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)
6) _ _ _ _ _ (6 pts)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Gutter:
[/INDENT]

There are six acrostics for each round. Each one can be anything relating to the Zelda universe: a character, an enemy, an item, a place, an ability, a game, a Nintendo staff member, and so on. As a player, you can guess any letter; if the letter you guess can be found in any of the acrostics, they will be revealed. Any letters that have been guessed in the current round are removed from the list above the gutter. If the letter isn't present in any of the acrostics, it will go to the gutter. So let's say you guess "T". This is what would happen.

[INDENT]ROUND 0

1) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)
2) T _ _ T _ T _ (5 pts)
3) _ _ _ _ _ (6 pts)
4) _ _ T _ _ _ _ (7 pts)
5) _ _ _ _ _ T (6 pts)
6) _ _ _ _ _ (6 pts)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S U V W X Y Z
Gutter:
[/INDENT]

There's a few T's in there! Note that the score on acrostics #1 and #2 decreased. The value of each acrostic is 1 point plus 1 additional point for each unsolved letter. Thus correctly guessing an acrostic with few letters revealed will net you more points than one that is almost completely revealed.

You can guess any letter (ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ). In order to guess a vowel (AEIOUY) however, you must pay 1 point of your own. If you don't have at least 1 point, you cannot guess any vowels.

You can only guess one letter per post. Doubleposting is not allowed; you must wait until someone else has posted (that includes updates by me). If at any time you feel like you know what an acrostic is, you can also try to guess what it is. Guessing correctly will reveal the acrostic and earn you its points. Guessing incorrectly will result in a penalty proportional to your current score: 5% of your score, rounded down; though the penalty can be no lower than 1 and no higher than 50. So a player who has a score of 1, 17 or 35 will lose 1 point per incorrect guess, while a player with 150 points would lose 7 points, and a player with 1000 points or higher will lose 50 points. So be careful when making a guess. You can only perform one action per post, so no guessing a letter and then guessing an acrostic at the same time.

Acrostics can be anything from the Zelda universe, but will only contain regular letters. Numerals will be spelled out. Any spaces, punctuation marks or other characters will be omitted. So "Zelda's Lullaby" for example would be displayed as ZELDASLULLABY, while "100th Ring" would be ONEHUNDREDTHRING.

Let's guess a few more letters and see what happens:

[INDENT]ROUND 0

1) L _ _ _ _ R (5 pts)
2) T _ K T _ T _ (4 pts)
3) L _ _ _ L (4 pts)
4) _ _ T _ R _ K (5 pts)
5) _ _ _ _ _ T (6 pts)
6) _ R M_ _ (4 pts)

A B C E G H I J N O P Q S U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Gutter: D F
[/INDENT]

Think you know what #2 is? If you guess TEKTITE, then congratulations! You get 4 points!

As stated before, each acrostic can be anything, but all six acrostics within a particular round will follow a theme, and that can be a clue if you're trying to figure out the remaining acrostics.

Every now and then an acrostic will appear marked in gold. Whoever correctly guesses this acrostic will be awarded a bonus round with the opportunity to earn extra points. Bonus rounds will run concurrently to the main game.

So by the end of the round, things will look like this:

[INDENT]ROUND 0

1) LEEVER
2) TEKTITE
3) LYNEL
4) OCTOROK
5) PEAHAT
6) ARMOS

B C E G H I J O P Q U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Gutter: D F
[/INDENT]

As you may have figured out, the theme is "The Legend of Zelda overworld enemies."

Once a round is completed, a new one will begin with a different theme and six new acrostics to be solved. While this all is happening though, there will also be a secret message to be solved, like so:

[INDENT]SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (31 pts)
[/INDENT]

Every time an acrostic is correctly guessed, an unsolved character in the secret message will be revealed at random. So solving TWEETER might result in this change:

[INDENT]SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ V _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (30 pts)
[/INDENT]

And as the game progresses, more and more of the secret message will be revealed.

[INDENT]SECRET MESSAGE
I T _ A S _ C R E _ T O _ V _ R Y B _ D Y (16 pts)
[/INDENT]

Think you know what it is? Correctly guessing the secret message will earn you its value in points (10 points plus 1 for each unsolved character). Making an incorrect guess will bar you from guessing the secret message until the next one. Once a secret message is correctly guessed, a new one will replace it.[/spoiler]

To summarize:
  • There are six acrostics per round. All six share a theme. Once all have been solved, the game proceeds to the next round.
  • You can guess any letter or numeral. Guessing a vowel costs 1 point. Any appearances of the character you guessed will appear on the game board.
  • You can also attempt to guess an acrostic. Guessing it correctly will win you points, while guessing incorrectly will cost you points.
  • Correctly guessing a gold acrostic will win you a bonus round where you can earn extra points.
  • There will be a secret message as well. Correctly guessing acrostics will fill in characters in the message. You can attempt to guess the secret message; if you get it right you win the points and a new secret message appears. If you guess wrong then you cannot guess the secret message again until a new one is posted.
  • You can only perform one action per post. No doubleposting or editing your post (I'll usually make an exception if someone else ninjas you with the same action you were going to make).
Anyone can play! You can join in at any time. If you're still not quite sure how to play, just jump in and you'll get the hang of it quick. Or, check out the previous thread for an example of a game in progress. I will try to update this thread as often as I can, but expect updates to be much more infrequent during the latter half of the week, as that's when I'm usually at work.

Here we go!

ROUND 51

1) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (11 pts)
2) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (9 pts)

3) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (13 pts)
4) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (14 pts)
5) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (13 pts)
6) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Gutter:


SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I N _ _ _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (64 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. The Missing Link - 801 pts
2. Marilink - 717 pts
3. X-3 - 694 pts
4. Deku Tree - 267 pts
5. CaptHayfever - 194 pts
6. Random User - 115 pts
7. Heroine of the Dragon - 65 pts
8. Glux - 32 pts
9. The Amazing Tazy Ten - 20 pts
10. VG_Addict - 7 pts

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Post by The Missing Link » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:06 pm

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Post by Random User » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:13 pm

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:41 pm

ROUND 51

1) _ _ _ _ _ _ S _ _ _ (10 pts)
2) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (9 pts)

3) _ _ _ _ _ _ C _ S _ _ _ (11 pts)
4) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (14 pts)
5) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (13 pts)
6) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)


A B D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R T U V W X Y Z
Gutter:


SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I N _ _ _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (64 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. The Missing Link - 801 pts
2. Marilink - 717 pts
3. X-3 - 694 pts
4. Deku Tree - 267 pts
5. CaptHayfever - 194 pts
6. Random User - 115 pts
7. Heroine of the Dragon - 65 pts
8. Glux - 32 pts
9. The Amazing Tazy Ten - 20 pts
10. VG_Addict - 7 pts

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Post by Random User » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:12 pm

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:38 pm

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:13 am

ROUND 51

1) _ _ R _ _ _ S H _ _ (8 pts)
2) G R _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)

3) H _ R _ _ _ C _ S _ _ _ (9 pts)
4) _ R _ _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (12 pts)
5) G _ R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (11 pts)
6) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)


A B D E F G I J K L M N O P Q T U V W X Y Z
Gutter:


SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I N _ _ _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (64 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. The Missing Link - 801 pts
2. Marilink - 717 pts
3. X-3 - 694 pts
4. Deku Tree - 267 pts
5. CaptHayfever - 194 pts
6. Random User - 115 pts
7. Heroine of the Dragon - 65 pts
8. Glux - 32 pts
9. The Amazing Tazy Ten - 20 pts
10. VG_Addict - 7 pts

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Post by The Missing Link » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:14 am

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:26 am

TML got the gold acrostic, so he gets to play the bonus round.

The bonus round runs concurrently with the main game, so you may participate in both. You will be given five acrostics. As with regular rounds, these five will share a common theme. You can choose five consonants and one vowel to be revealed. Afterward, you must post your best guess for each of the five acrostics. You only get one chance. You will win 10 points for each acrostic you guess correctly.

BONUS ROUND
A) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
B) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
C) _ _ _
D) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
E) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

ROUND 51

1) _ _ R _ _ _ S H _ _ (8 pts)
2) G R _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)

3) H Y R U L E C A S T L E
4) _ R _ _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (12 pts)
5) G _ R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (11 pts)
6) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)


A B D E F G I J K L M N O P Q T U V W X Y Z
Gutter:


SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ O _ _ _ _ I N _ _ _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (63 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. The Missing Link - 810 pts (+9)
2. Marilink - 717 pts
3. X-3 - 694 pts
4. Deku Tree - 267 pts
5. CaptHayfever - 194 pts
6. Random User - 115 pts
7. Heroine of the Dragon - 65 pts
8. Glux - 32 pts
9. The Amazing Tazy Ten - 20 pts
10. VG_Addict - 7 pts

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:31 am

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Post by The Missing Link » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:34 am

Normal Round
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Bonus Round
S R L N C A
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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:45 am

BONUS ROUND
A) S _ _ _ L A _ _ _ R
B) _ _ _ _ R _ R A C _ L _ _
C) R A _ _
D) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ C
E) _ A _ _ C A L _ _ _

Think you can get them all?

ROUND 51

1) P I R A T E S H I P
2) G R _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)
3) H Y R U L E C A S T L E
4) B R I D G E O F E L D I N
5) G _ R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (11 pts)
6) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)


A B D E F G I J K L M N O P Q T U V W X Y Z
Gutter:


SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ O _ _ _ _ I N _ _ _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ N _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ (61 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. The Missing Link - 822 pts (+12)
2. Marilink - 717 pts
3. X-3 - 694 pts
4. Deku Tree - 267 pts
5. CaptHayfever - 194 pts
6. Random User - 115 pts
7. Heroine of the Dragon - 73 pts (+[plain] 8) [/plain]
8. Glux - 32 pts
9. The Amazing Tazy Ten - 20 pts
10. VG_Addict - 7 pts

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Post by Marilink » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:34 am

5) GERUDO VALLEY
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Post by Random User » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:44 am

2) GREAT SEA

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Post by Marilink » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:41 am

6) TEMPLE
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Post by Random User » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:48 am

2)GRAVEYARD[DOUBLEPOST=1499266125,1499266078][/DOUBLEPOST]Maybe I should take more than five seconds to think about my answer.

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Post by Marilink » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:51 am

2) GREAT BAY

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:34 pm

1) P I R A T E S H I P
2) G R E A T B A Y
3) H Y R U L E C A S T L E
4) B R I D G E O F E L D I N
5) G E R U D O V A L L E Y
6) T E M P L E

The theme was "Super Smash Bros. stages". Next round!

BONUS ROUND

A) S _ _ _ L A _ _ _ R
B) _ _ _ _ R _ R A C _ L _ _
C) R A _ _
D) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ C
E) _ A _ _ C A L _ _ _

ROUND 52

1) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (13 pts)
2) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (14 pts)
3) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (15 pts)
4) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (15 pts)
5) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (18 pts)
6) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (15 pts)


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Gutter:


SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ O _ _ _ _ I N _ _ _ _ _ C _ N _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ T _ _ _ _ _ R _ _ A _ _ _ E _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ N _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _ (58 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. The Missing Link - 822 pts
2. Marilink - 742 pts (+25)
3. X-3 - 694 pts
4. Deku Tree - 267 pts
5. CaptHayfever - 194 pts
6. Random User - 105 pts (-10)
7. Heroine of the Dragon - 73 pts
8. Glux - 32 pts
9. The Amazing Tazy Ten - 20 pts
10. VG_Addict - 7 pts

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