## Wavelength |||game over|||

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lilith2013

Joined: September 22, 2015
Location: New York
Pronoun: She
Welcome to Wavelength, a team deduction game!

It's really simple to play, all you need to do is read your team's minds

Gameplay
There are two teams. In each round, one person from each team acts as their team's Psychic. I send the Psychic a card that describes two opposites, and a wavelength spectrum with the numbers 0 to 100 and a target. Their team will know the two opposites on the card, but not where the target is. The Psychic has to give their team a clue that will lead them to guess where the target is on the 0-100 spectrum compared to the two words on the card. The numbers on the spectrum indicate how many points you receive for your guess - the closer you are to the target I sent, the more points you receive. Before I reveal where the target is, the opposing team also has a chance to guess whether they think the true target is further to the left or further to the right than the playing team's guess. Then I reveal the wavelength spectrum and award points based on how close the original team was to the target, and the opposing team gains 1 point if it guessed left/right correctly (but only if the original team did not win 4 points).

Spoiler: Here's an example
I send the Psychic a card that says "Hot | Cold" and the below wavelength spectrum:

Now the Psychic has to think of something that is on the hot/cold spectrum that would put their team's guess close to where the 4 is on the spectrum. Hot is on the left side of the card, so Hot is represented by the left end of the spectrum; and Cold is on the right side of the card, so Cold is represented by the right end of the spectrum. The target is the gray area with the 4 on it, so here it is about 74-79 on the scale of 0 to 100. The Psychic might say "ice water" as their clue, something that's pretty cold but not the coldest. I publicly show the team the Hot/Cold card and the Psychic's clue, "ice water." They do not see the spectrum. Now their team discusses where they think "ice water" lands on the scale of 0 to 100. Let's say they guess it's at 70. Once they lock in their answer, I ask the opposing team to guess whether they think the true target is further to the left (hotter) or further to the right (colder) than the original team's guess. Let's say they think it's further to the right. The original team gains 3 points for guessing 70 based on the spectrum areas, and the opposing team gains 1 point for guessing correctly that the true target was further to the right. If the team had guessed 60 instead, they would have received 0 points, while the opposing team would still have gained 1 point for guessing left/right correctly. And if the original team had guessed 75, they would have received 4 points (and the opposing team also would not have gained 1 point for left/right).

We alternate teams guessing targets on the spectrum, with new cards for each round, until a team reaches 10 points!

Other gameplay rules
• Psychic role will be rotated based on order of joining the game. Everyone on the team will need to be the Psychic once before anyone can be the Psychic a second time.
• Each Psychic will get a unique card for their round.
• The Psychic is not allowed to post in the thread once I have sent them their spectrum until their clue round is over. I will send them the card/spectrum via PM and they will respond to me with their clue in the same PM thread.
• All other participants in the game can post during the guessing round.
• Teams can be an unlimited number of people, so there is no queue! Just /in and I will place you on a team.

How to guess
• 0 always represents the left end of the spectrum and the left word on the card. 100 always represents the right end of the spectrum and the right word on the card.
• Each of the point-scoring ranges have a width of 5.
• Point-scoring ranges are generated such that the entire 4 space is always visible.
• Provide a bolded guess like this: Guess: 75 (or Guess: Left if you're the opposing team)
• Only the first guess from each team in this format counts.
• Each team will be assigned a representative - whoever was most recently a Psychic who is no longer a Psychic. The representative changes each time the team gets a new Psychic. The representative is in charge of making the team's official guesses, both numbers and Left/Right.

Scoring
• Points for the guessing team are determined by the number shown on each area of the spectrum.
• The opposing team gains one point for guessing left/right correctly, but only if the guessing team did not score 4 points.
• Rounds alternate between teams.
• The game ends when all players on both teams have been Psychic at least once, and both teams have played the same number of rounds. Then the team with the highest score wins!
• If there's a tie, I will be the Psychic for a sudden death round. The team with the highest score from sudden death rounds wins.

Timelines
• The Psychic will have 24 hours once I PM them the card/spectrum to provide a clue.
• The Psychic's team will have 4 days to come up with their guess.
• The opposing team will have 48 hours after this 4 day period ends to guess left/right.

• You may not use Google/other search engines or any outside resources when giving a clue.
• Convey a single thought - there shouldn't need to be explanatory context or multiple ideas contained in one clue.
• Don't "invent" something - although the clue can refer to something fictional, it has to already exist in the universe. You can't make up an idea just for the clue (e.g. "Draco Malfoy" is acceptable while "Draco Malfoy if he was rewritten with Neville Longbottom's personality" is not).
• Stay on topic - if the card says Hot | Cold, you have to provide a clue that can be considered hot, cold, or somewhere in between (e.g. "thunder" would not work as a clue).
• Don't use the words on the card or synonyms/alternative forms of those words - you can't use "heat" as a clue for "Hot."
• No numbers - you cannot use numbers, percentages, ratios, or anything similar to sneakily provide the location of the target (e.g. "3/4").
• No puns, rhymes, homonyms, etc. that try to get around the topic of the card.
• Using proper nouns as clues is highly encouraged!

The first game will start when we have 6 people! (3 per team) Alternatively, if we can't find 6 people to play, we can switch to co-op mode where everyone is on the same team and you have 7 rounds to get the highest score possible.
We are currently playing a round-robin style, with two games of two teams each, and then the two winning teams go head to head!
There’s no limit to the number of players on a team, so you can join the game at any time! You can /in to a specific available team (marked in the team list as "available for new members") or simply /in and I’ll place you on a random team.

P.S. Please let me know if you prefer co-op mode or have any suggestions for changes to the allotted times, scoring limits, etc. Definitely open to suggestions!

Game History
Spoiler: Game 1
Team IMAGINATION: 5 points
Ariel
northsidegal
Tatsuya Kaname
Something_Smart
Felissan
LlamaMama

Kanna
popsofctown
Knightmare491
Hectic
NotAJumbleOfNumbers
shiki

Spoiler: Game 2 (tie broken by Sudden Death)
Team Debt Star: 19 points
shiki
enomis
Kanna
Not Known 15
Isis
Hectic
Menalque
Panzerjager

Team Velvet Thunder: 22 points
NotaJumbleofNumbers
Xtoxm
vincentw
northsidegal
Tatsuya Kaname
Knightmare491
Auro

Spoiler: Game 3
Team Wealthy Star: 8 points
Hectic
Auro
Kanna
Datisi
Menalque
Isis
Pookythemagicalbear

northsidegal
Nahdia
Silverclaw
vincentw
NotaJumbleofNumbers
Sirius9121
GeorgeBailey
Noraa
Last edited by lilith2013 on Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:20 pm, edited 45 times in total.

popsofctown
Survivor

Joined: September 23, 2008
Pronoun: She
boop
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

popsofctown
Survivor

Joined: September 23, 2008
Pronoun: She
boop
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

Ariel
edited 449 times in total

Joined: September 13, 2016
Pronoun: Unspecified
/in
Formerly known as KittyMo | MafiaScum Wiki Contributor

Kanna
Innocent Child

Joined: November 16, 2019
Pronoun: She
/in!
"My heart is shaped like a harp with strings that go wiggle wiggle when someone is acting like an earnest bucketheaded townie incapable of wrong" ~ Isis

northsidegal
Best Mechanical Play/Excellent Moderation/Best Setup

Joined: August 24, 2017
Pronoun: She
/in

popsofctown
Survivor

Joined: September 23, 2008
Pronoun: She
i'm in
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

Tatsuya Kaname
Mafia Scum

Joined: March 27, 2015
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Pronoun: He
/in!
Embark the journey to life-changing fortune in Para{dice} Trinity: The Quest for Spirits' Fortune, a luck-based casual arcade Mish Mash game by Tatsuya Kaname!

Yes. Making too many hoods is moderator suicide. -Enter
I want to shoot this post in the face with a flamethrower. - zakk

lilith2013

Joined: September 22, 2015
Location: New York
Pronoun: She
Oops, maybe should have saved a second post for team lists. Ah well! Doesn’t matter too much since there’s no queue.

Team 1
Ariel (1st Psychic)
northsidegal
Tatsuya Kaname

Team 2
Kanna (1st Psychic)
popsofctown

Feel free to come up with team names while we wait for more people! We’ll start as soon as we get one more.

popsofctown
Survivor

Joined: September 23, 2008
Pronoun: She

If the third that shows up isn't wearing something on their head in their avatar they are BANISHED
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

Knightmare491
Goon

Joined: March 29, 2020
Location: Distortion World
Pronoun: He
I mean I want to play and I read the rules, but not sure if I got everything.
but /in
"Don't be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself by trying to please everyone."

"If you're bored contemplate the fact that the collective reads of n players in a n-player game of Mafia define a set of vectors in an n-space, and useful game information can be extracted from this."
~Rectiplanes

Tatsuya Kaname
Mafia Scum

Joined: March 27, 2015
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Pronoun: He
In post 10, Knightmare491 wrote:I mean I want to play and I read the rules, but not sure if I got everything.
but /in

Forget the rules, all you need to use in this game is telepathy.
Embark the journey to life-changing fortune in Para{dice} Trinity: The Quest for Spirits' Fortune, a luck-based casual arcade Mish Mash game by Tatsuya Kaname!

Yes. Making too many hoods is moderator suicide. -Enter
I want to shoot this post in the face with a flamethrower. - zakk

Knightmare491
Goon

Joined: March 29, 2020
Location: Distortion World
Pronoun: He
Cool, let's dew thissss
"Don't be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself by trying to please everyone."

"If you're bored contemplate the fact that the collective reads of n players in a n-player game of Mafia define a set of vectors in an n-space, and useful game information can be extracted from this."
~Rectiplanes

Tatsuya Kaname
Mafia Scum

Joined: March 27, 2015
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Pronoun: He
Let's name our team: "IMAGINATION" (source)
Embark the journey to life-changing fortune in Para{dice} Trinity: The Quest for Spirits' Fortune, a luck-based casual arcade Mish Mash game by Tatsuya Kaname!

Yes. Making too many hoods is moderator suicide. -Enter
I want to shoot this post in the face with a flamethrower. - zakk

Something_Smart
Somewhat_Balanced

Joined: November 17, 2015
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology
Pronoun: He
Dammit, a game about being psychic and I missed it? :X

Put me down for game 2.
The music is reversible, but time is not. Turn back, turn back!

lilith2013

Joined: September 22, 2015
Location: New York
Pronoun: She
In post 14, Something_Smart wrote:Dammit, a game about being psychic and I missed it? :X

Put me down for game 2.

There’s no limit to the number of players on a team, so there’s also no queue! You can join a team immediately.

lilith2013

Joined: September 22, 2015
Location: New York
Pronoun: She
Team IMAGINATION: 0 points
Ariel (Current Psychic)
northsidegal
Tatsuya Kaname
Something_Smart

Kanna (1st Psychic)
popsofctown
Knightmare491

Ariel is up! I have sent her a card and spectrum, and she has (expired on 2020-04-21 11:44:22) to provide a clue.

lilith2013

Joined: September 22, 2015
Location: New York
Pronoun: She
Team IMAGINATION is up! Here’s your card:

Your Psychic, Ariel, has given you the clue Avatar.

Your team has (expired on 2020-04-24 13:48:13) to guess where the target is. It’s now up to you to discuss and determine where Avatar is on the spectrum from 0 to 100. 0 represents “Good movie” and 100 represents “Bad movie.”

Remember to provide your final answer in this format: Guess: X where X is between 0 and 100.

Something_Smart
Somewhat_Balanced

Joined: November 17, 2015
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology
Pronoun: He
Are we allowed to look stuff up?
The music is reversible, but time is not. Turn back, turn back!

lilith2013

Joined: September 22, 2015
Location: New York
Pronoun: She
Yes, there is no restriction on Googling/use of other resources.

Something_Smart
Somewhat_Balanced

Joined: November 17, 2015
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology
Pronoun: He
So I don't know very much about Avatar. I've only seen like the first third of it, and I didn't like it at all, but I generally don't like movies so that doesn't count for much.

From what I've heard it seems like it was pretty well-received, though?
The music is reversible, but time is not. Turn back, turn back!

Knightmare491
Goon

Joined: March 29, 2020
Location: Distortion World
Pronoun: He
So it's better for us not to discuss until they answer right?
"Don't be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself by trying to please everyone."

"If you're bored contemplate the fact that the collective reads of n players in a n-player game of Mafia define a set of vectors in an n-space, and useful game information can be extracted from this."
~Rectiplanes

lilith2013

Joined: September 22, 2015
Location: New York
Pronoun: She
Probably, yes, although I'm not placing any restrictions on it. Feel free to distract or mislead if you wish.

Kanna
Innocent Child

Joined: November 16, 2019
Pronoun: She
In post 9, popsofctown wrote:"Headgear Psychics"

If the third that shows up isn't wearing something on their head in their avatar they are BANISHED

<3
"My heart is shaped like a harp with strings that go wiggle wiggle when someone is acting like an earnest bucketheaded townie incapable of wrong" ~ Isis

popsofctown
Survivor

Joined: September 23, 2008
Pronoun: She
I'm having trouble making out what's going on in Knightmare's avatar but I am assuming a Knightmare wears a helmet and ethereal is acceptable!
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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