Kendo Nagasaki game 2 - game complete on turn 5

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Kendo Nagasaki game 2 - game complete on turn 5

Post by dougp » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:38 am

I'm going to GM an new game of Kendo. Anyone who wants to play should just PM me their guess. Once I have enough first turn guesses (at least 5 or so), we can start.

Where in the World is Kendo Nagasaki?

(rules version 1.0 by Howard Bishop with very minor ammendments. See http://www.sholing.force9.co.uk/kendo.htm)

INTRODUCTION

The basic of the object is to discover the whereabouts and identity of a mystery personality, who is lost and alone somewhere in the world with "the dark forces" closing in. You must find him (or her) before "they" do. Each turn you must set up your high-powered transmitter in a new location and try to find get a reply from "the wrestler who out from the warm".

1.0 KENDO NAGASAKI

1.1 It is very very unlikely (although not impossible) that the mystery person will be the masked wrestling genius Kendo Nagasaki, since this would be too easy to guess. In fact it probably be won't be a wrestler at all. Don't rule out a masked genius competing in other pantomime sports. The person is probably still alive, but I make no apologies if the person I choose has secretly popped his clogs while out of the public eye.

1.2 The hiding place for Kendo (or his proxy) is a large town or a city. It's quite likely that you've heard of it, even if you've never travelled further than 50 miles from the place you were born. It's probably fair to say that it won't be Hebden Bridge or Stowmarket, even if Kendo was born in one of those fine towns.

2.0 WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH TURN

2.1 Each turn you move your secret transmitter to somewhere in the world. Actually it's not that secret because you tell me and then I tell all the other players where you are too.

2.2 I then have to work out which of the players is the closest to "the chap or wench who is not Kendo Nagasaki". This bit becomes significant in a minute, honest!

2.3 Also on each turn you have to guess the name of the person. This isn't secret either because everyone gets to hear everyone else's guesses too.

2.4 Now comes the clever bit. Actually not that clever, and pretty contrived too, but you'll just have to live with it OK? The player whose transmitter is closest to "the person who isn't Kendo" will be informed of the fact and the mystery man will respond to the name suggested by that player.

2.5 Everyone gets to hear the response, but only the closest player will know that the answer refers to his suggested name. This may help you to work out who was closest, or it may just cause you to be even more confused than you are now.

3.0 WHO WINS AND HOW?

3.1 You win by being in the same location and guessing the name correctly, i.e. bringing Kendo home.

3.2 On turn 10 if nobody has won, we draw the whole sorry thing to a close and the sinister conspirators win.

Example turn (for this game, the mystery personality is Billy Joel in St Petersburg)

Players:

Jeff goes to Montevideo and suggests John Howard

Stompy goes to Frankfurt and suggests Bill Gates

Fernando goes to Sacramento and suggests Rowan Atkinson

Redturtle goes to Rio de Janeiro and suggests Tina Turner


GM:

Consults globe.

Works out that Stompy is closest. Stompy is informed of the fact (by PM from the GM).

The GM posts the locations and suggestions from the other players to the forum, and the hint which refers to Stompy's guess.

The players are also given the following answer "You have my name about half right", but only Stompy knows that it refers to his suggestion.
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Post by Fernando » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:28 am

Sign this friendly agent up! 8)

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Post by Fernando » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:32 am

By the way, christianmoura, did I guess correctly the people who got the Secret Message last time we played?

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Post by TaleSpinner » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:46 am

Sign me up

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Post by christianmoura » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:10 am

Fernando wrote:By the way, christianmoura, did I guess correctly the people who got the Secret Message last time we played?
You did.


Sign me up.

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Post by Stompy » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:13 am

I'll be in!

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Post by dougp » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:52 am

If you want to play, just PM a guess.

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Post by dougp » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:13 pm

6 guesses so far...

I'll wait till morning in brazil to see if Fernando wants to play.

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Post by Fernando » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:11 am

Sorry, just sent you my initial picks.

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Post by dougp » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:43 am

kendo game #2, turn 1

  • annawid: Julia Roberts - Naples, ITALY
  • jttm80: Robert Kennedy - Madrid, SPAIN
  • Stompy: Billy Connolly - New Delhi, INDIA
  • redturtle: Nicole Kidman - Los Angeles, USA
  • christianmoura: Paris Hilton - Paris, FRANCE (staying at the Paris Hilton)
  • TaleSpinner: David Beckham - Madrid, SPAIN
  • Fernando: Madonna - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Public response to the name suggested by the closest agent:
"We are from different countries. We are famous for different reasons. We are the same gender."


After some consideration about what to do concerning the possible tie in Madrid I have decided upon the following remedy:

If Madrid is the closest, then either jttm80 or TaleSpinner have been selected randomly to have the hint apply to their suggestion, and have been informed of that fact. They have both been informed that they are closest. If Madrid is not closest, this has obviously not happened.

So in the case that Madrid is the closest, the response only applies to one of the Madrid guesses.


Turn 2 will start when I have received all turn 2 suggestions.
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Post by Fernando » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:04 am

Brazilian Canary Report 1

General Area of Influence on round 1... needs refining...

annawid: Dominates Southeast Europe, East Africa, Far West Asia

jttm80 AND Talespinner: Dominate West Europe, West Africa

Stompy: Dominates Australia, Asia

redturtle: Dominates North America, Central America

christianmoura: Dominates North Europe and Northeast Europe

Fernando: Dominates South America

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Post by jeff » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:04 am

I'd like to join in on this game. It looks interesting.

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Post by dougp » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:47 am

jeff has joined the game.

I have 6/8 suggestions, waiting on talespinner and stompy.

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Post by redturtle » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:56 pm

Maybe we could have a guess deadline.
If you miss it you are not out. Just make a guess for next round.
??
Get a grip!

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Post by dougp » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:07 pm

redturtle wrote:Maybe we could have a guess deadline.
If you miss it you are not out. Just make a guess for next round.
??
I guess having deadlines was the original intent of the rules, and I've thought about introducing them. If people are slow I will introduce deadlines.

Just compiling results for this turn...

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