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  1. Dolorous Gabe

    The Game

    I know, right! He got to the liquor store without me. I have rights, like, to get my own liquor too, thank you very much.
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    A great choice
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    The Game

    I'm not there.
  4. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 31 The End

    Had to look up that reference
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    Stay safe. Drink lots of fluids.
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    First: 5. Betrayal makes faceless assassins increasingly irate. Second: 9. May juries rest, tyrants undone, anonymously. Third: 2. Beyond Mercy, Faceless Assassin Invites Infamy! Fourth: 6. Murdering jihadist returns to uncle's abduction.
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    The Game

    Not only does it exist, I've tried it. And it's good! Very good! You have definitely found the ideal beer for Sniffer. I'm ordering it as we speak.
  8. Dolorous Gabe

    The Game

    Two rounds is my vote too. One round with the salty old sea dawg just wouldn't be enough. Sniffer, mine's the Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout.
  9. Dolorous Gabe

    The Game

    That deeply offended my sense of songwriting and musicianship.
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    First: 3. Outlasts Second Siege, Heralding Dragon's Victory! Second: 7. Ongoing spouse selection: Hizdahr, Daario, Victarion… Third: 6. Only...silence. Ship has disappeared. Vanished! Fourth: 5. Gets kraken getting bride... victory evades.
  11. Dolorous Gabe

    The Game

    The Sniffer and I are going to win... Because we're going to be in such a state that rock bottom low looks like cloud nine high. Up is down, black is white; you heard it here first.
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    It's a form of Acrophobia for people who actually have a phobia of acronyms We're all-inclusive here
  13. Dolorous Gabe

    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    ACROPHILIA #19: EXTREME EDITION Welcome to this extreme edition of Acrophilia. It was mad before, in this version it's even madder! This time, clues in each round will be split up into mini-themes, with a further puzzle to work out after the mini-themes. Hopefully, this will become clearer as the rounds come. This is how Round One will look, to use it as an example: 1a) Character 1 clue 1b) Character 2 clue 1c) Character 3 clue 2a) Character 4 clue 2b) Character 5 clue 2c) Character 6 clue 3a) Character 7 clue 3b) Character 8 clue 3c) Character 9 clue Each number has a mini-theme, so there are three mini-themes here. These mini-themes together will be a clue to something else, an overall theme. The game will proceed as a normal game of Acrophilia does. You will receive a character and an acronym to work on and submit a clue. You will get the usual prelims plus a preliminary guess at each mini-theme in rounds one and three. Round two will be a little different. You may also ask one yes/no question about whatever you like. Points Scoring: Clues: 2 points per correct answer to the clues Mini-themes: 3 points per correct answer to the mini-themes Overall theme: 5 points Favourite clues: 1 point per favourite clue vote. If you would like to sign up, please send your host – Dolorous Gabe – a PM with the subject reading “Acrophilia Extreme: [your board name here]” I have decided to make it optional to play in pairs. Let me know in your PM entry if you would like to do so. We are playing in pairs Players: 1. Julia H. 2. Jez Bell 3. Castellan 4. a free shadow 5. Raisin' Bran 6. She Who Must Be Obeyed 7. Fragile Bird 8. Ser Not Appearing Pairs: 1. a free shadow and Jez Bell 2. Julia H. and Raisin' Bran 3. Castellan and Ser Not Appearing 4. Fragile Bird and She Who Must Be Obeyed
  14. Dolorous Gabe

    The Game

    I would like you to consider the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. Oh, umm, cornflowers. They taste like corn, right?
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    I think my latest attempt worked
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    @Castellan I have been trying to send you a new PM but a little message comes up saying you cannot receive messages.
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    I am interested, Castellan. Do you want a brand new PM or just use the existing one from the last game?
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    So, today I have tried to research ideas for more rounds but every avenue I went down turned into a dead end. Couldn't make something out the ideas. Will try again soon.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Hahaha To be fair, I'm pretty sure everyone has said something similar over the last 4 years or so. So really we all qualify as summer's sweet children. In fact I remember that not-a-blog post. I think I probably said exactly the same thing at the time.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    ROUND THREE RESULTS 1a Ygritte by Dolorous Gabe 1b Melisandre by Julia H. (1 vote) 1c Val by Fragile Bird 2a Selyse Baratheon by Castellan 2b Thoros by Raisin' Bran 2c Stannis by Jez Bell (3 votes) 3a Alys Karstark by a free shadow 3b Eddard Stark by Ser Not Apprearing (3 votes) 3c Tormund by She Who Must Be Obeyed (1 vote) Jez Bell and a free shadow Clues: 18 Mini-themes: 9 Overall Theme: 5 Favourite votes: 3 Total: 35 + 83 = 118 Castellan and Ser Not Appearing Clues: 18 Mini-themes: 9 Overall Theme: 5 Favourite votes: 3 Total: 35 + 72 = 107 She Who Must Be Obeyed and Fragile Bird Clues: 18 Mini-themes: 9 Overall Theme: 5 Favourite votes: 1 Total: 33 + 22 = 55 Julia H. and Raisin' Bran Clues: 16 Mini-themes: Overall Theme: Favourite votes: 1 Total: 17 + 71 = 88 Congratulations to the winning pair, a free shadow and Jez Bell They submitted a perfect round and acquired three votes to keep the competitors at bay, of whom Ser Not Appearing and Castellan matched them with a perfect set of answers and three votes. Meanwhile, Fragile Bird and She Who Must Be Obeyed also submitted a perfect set of answers having worked out that the mini-themes were phrases long before anyone else did. They got one vote to add to the impressive tally. Julia H and Raisin' Bran were hindered by often being busy and never really being available at the same time. It was extremely rare that I visited the PM thread and found anything approaching a two-way conversation. I guess this was always a possibility playing in pairs. Now, do people REALLY want a a couple more rounds? Could make it Acrophilia 19B? I don't have anything else in this version but I can possibly research something. I am half-dead after hosting this game though. I might be near-fully dead after more rounds but I don't mind continuing. Maybe a huge single round game where everyone gets two characters to make clues for? If I can find something. Or if someone else wants to host, they could start a game. I'll try to research something anyway.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    She's stunning!
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Hahaha Here I was thinking I can relax now (kinda), yet here you all are demanding an encore. I think the winners after 3 rounds are the winner as that was the game I set out. But maybe I can rustle up a sort of 19B Game in the Extreme style if there is demand for it.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Beer AND whisky Clearly
  24. Dolorous Gabe

    Football - Stolen Taxi for Pardew

    What's the feeling from Liverpool's perspective on Lallana? I must admit I really like him as a player. I always feel like he makes a difference in an England shirt. If I were England manager he'd be in the squad every time if fit.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    ROUND THREE ANSWERS 1a Blazingly quivers “thine, 'northman'” Answer: Ygritte (the host's clue. Ineligible for votes) 1b “Cold reflection only? Reveal our theophile!” Answer: Melisandre 1c Contemptuous! Requires opposite. Romantic obedience training.” Answer: Val Mini-theme 1: characters who have said “You know nothing, Jon Snow” 2a Woman nobly bears moustache. Heated visions console wretchedness. Answer: Selyse Baratheon 2b Champion rector opportunely revived officer, tippler. Answer: Thoros 2c Broken quills tenderly nursed. Answer: Stannis Mini-theme 2: characters who have said “The night is dark and full of terrors” 3a Cold roads one rode off topic Answer: Alys Karstark 3b Warned nasty bitch, making his violent conclusion workable. Answer: Eddard Stark 3c Cites rumors of romantic overtures, thunderously! Answer: Tormund Mini-theme 3: characters who have said “Dark wings, dark words” Overall Link: ADWD Chapter 49 JON X (this is the only chapter in which all these sayings are used) So I'm gonna lay low and dodge your bullets while you each name your favourite clue. Clue 1a for Ygritte is my clue and ineligible for votes, even if it is the best clue It's been quite a ride. Do by all means give your opinion on the format. I feel like it has been an interesting but problematic concept but that might be my fault.
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