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Zeldacrostics

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Zeldacrostics

Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 21, 2017 7:44 pm

A couple of years ago I ran a game over in the Mario forum. It was a lot of fun to host and a lot of you seemed to enjoy playing it. After mulling it over for a while, I've decided to bring the game back with a new theme.

The game will play exactly the same as it did last time. Whether you're a newcomer or just need a refresher, the rules are listed below: detailed rules beneath the spoiler, and summaries after it.

[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 the rules:
  • 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, glance at one of the old threads 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.

LET'S GET STARTED

ROUND 1

1) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)
2) _ _ _ _ _ (6 pts)
3) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (8 pts)
4) _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 pts)
5) _ _ _ (4 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
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SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (36 pts)

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun May 21, 2017 7:59 pm

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 21, 2017 9:07 pm

ROUND 1

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


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q S T U V W X Y Z
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SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (36 pts)

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun May 21, 2017 9:24 pm

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and that's the waaaaaaaaaay the news goes

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun May 21, 2017 9:32 pm

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 21, 2017 9:35 pm

ROUND 1

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


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Q S U V W X Y Z
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SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (36 pts)

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Post by X-3 » Sun May 21, 2017 9:37 pm

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 21, 2017 9:47 pm

ROUND 1

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


A B C E F G H I J K L M N O Q S U V W X Y Z
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SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (36 pts)

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun May 21, 2017 10:01 pm

Redead

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun May 21, 2017 10:17 pm

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and that's the waaaaaaaaaay the news goes

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 21, 2017 10:17 pm

^^ For acrostic #1, right? :propeller:

ROUND 1

1) R E D E A D
2) _ _ _ _ _ (6 pts)
3) S T _ _ _ _ S (5 pts)
4) _ _ _ P _ _ (6 pts)
5) _ _ _ (4 pts)
6) _ _ _ D _ (5 pts)


A B C E F G H I J K L M N O Q U V W X Y Z
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SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (35 pts)

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1. Deku Tree - 4 pts

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Post by Random User » Sun May 21, 2017 10:18 pm

Ninja'd to S, haha.

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun May 21, 2017 10:18 pm

Stalfos

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun May 21, 2017 10:21 pm

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 21, 2017 10:24 pm

ROUND 1

1) R E D E A D
2) _ H _ _ _ (5 pts)
3) S T A L F O S
4) _ _ _ P _ _ (6 pts)
5) _ _ _ (4 pts)
6) _ _ _ D _ (5 pts)


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

SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (34 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. Deku Tree - 9 pts

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun May 21, 2017 10:37 pm

Gibdo for 6

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 21, 2017 10:48 pm

Deku is on a roll.

ROUND 1


1) R E D E A D
2) _ H _ _ _ (5 pts)
3) S T A L F O S
4) _ _ _ P _ _ (6 pts)
5) _ _ _ (4 pts)

6) G I B D O

A B C E F G I K L M N O Q U V W X Y Z
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SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ _ _ L _ (33 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. Deku Tree - 14 pts

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun May 21, 2017 10:52 pm

Ghini for 2

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 21, 2017 11:21 pm

ROUND 1

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

6) G I B D O

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

SECRET MESSAGE
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R _ _ _ T _ _ L _ (32 pts)

SCOREBOARD
1. Deku Tree - 19 pts

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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Sun May 21, 2017 11:34 pm

I think Poe is 4?

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