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Acrophobia 36 - Gone Fishin' - FINAL BONUS ROUND!!

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Hola!

We are starting anew, after much death.  Welcome to episode 36 of ACROPHOBIA.  We start, as usual, by giving thanks to our creator...  Emmit!

Now, between travelling the 7 kingdoms, plotting revenge, planning to overthrow governments, defending against the dark forces, and drinking wine... Well, it's hard to keep regular business hours.

Whether it be an email reply, a note on the fridge, or a message by raven, people need to know where you are when you aren't where you're supposed to be.  How would our characters let folks know that they are unavailable? 

Sign up by sending me a PM titled Acrophobia 36 - (Insert Board Name)

Rules:

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There will be 6 rounds.

Each round, I will provide 3 sets of randomly generated acronyms that you can choose from to craft your message.

Once the letters are revealed, you will have approx 48 hours to submit your entry to me by PM.  You can change your mind as many times as you would like up to the deadline, but if you give me multiple entries and don't choose one by the deadline, then I will choose for you.  

I will be very strict on deadlines, but late entries will be accepted until the close of voting.  I will consider extensions, but only if you ask nicely.  Bribes help.

Once entries are posted, everyone can vote for their top 3 on the thread.  There's an extra point for voting, so you can earn points even if you don't submit an entry

 

 

 

Scoring:

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2 points for submitting before deadline

3 points for each 1st place vote

2 points for each 2nd place vote

1 point for each 3rd place vote

1 point for voting

 

 

 

Round 1 - Complete

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Character:
Littlefinger

Acronyms:
PGK
LORG
YGFLU 

Results:

  1. Yna,  Gone "fingering". Leave updates! - rocksniffer         1 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 5 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 8
  2. Yo! Gone fishing. Lure: upheaval. - Rhaenys Bee               2 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 11 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 14
  3. Left on royal gambit - Dolorous Gabe                               0 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 3 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 6
  4. Yowza! Gone finagling Lysa. Urgent. - Count Balerion       1 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 5 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 8
  5. Littlefinger! Out...recruiting! G’night! - Fragile Bird            2 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 8 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 11
  6. Petyr's gone K#I#S#S#I#N#G! - redriver                            1 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 6 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 9
  7. Littlefinger's out redhead grinding. - Emmit                       0 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 2 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 5
  8. Patience! Gaining kingdoms. - Castellan                             0 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 6 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 9
  9. Petyr's gone kingmaking. - Howlin' Howland                    2 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 8 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 11

 

Round 2 - Complete

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Character:
Eddard Stark

Acronyms:
MGHW
BALIA
TSBJCM 

Results:

  1. Building Alliances. Lannisters in Agreement! - Emmit            1 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 3 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 6
  2. "There shall be justice"-corvid message. - redriver            1 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 8 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 11
  3. Meeting George, having words. - Dolorous Gabe            0 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 3 (x1) = 7 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 10
  4. Try sending birds, junked crappy machine! - Fragile Bird            3 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 9 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 12
  5. Terribly seriously busy - just covering murders. - Castellan            0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 1 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 4
  6. Busy! Arrest, lawsuit, impeachment ahead. - Rhaenys Bee            2 (x3) + 3 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 12 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 15
  7. Touring Sept - Bastard's Justice calls me. - rocksniffer            1 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 4 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 7
  8. Tibia's snapped, blame Jaime, can't meet. - Howlin' Howland            1 (x3) + 3 (x2) + 3 (x1) = 12 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 15
  9. Beheaded. Awaiting life infusion, alas. - Count Balerion            1 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 4 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 7

 

Round 3 - COMPLETE 

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Character:

Varys

Acronyms:

AGTS
ICYUA
FCHNOS
DIBMNTP

Results:

  1. Addicted. Gaming today. Sorry. - Castellan     1 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 7 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 10
  2. Debriefing important birds... moppet's news takes precedence. - Emmit     2 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 11 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 14
  3. Furlough.Can't handle nasal offense.Stench!! - redriver     0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 1 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 4
  4. A game to spin - Dolorous Gabe     2 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 9 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 12
  5. Don't interrupt!!! Bird mentoring necessitates total privacy. - Howlin' Howland     2 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 11 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 14
  6. Debriefing; intelligence bird-mediated. Notifying Targ-pretender. - Count Balerion     1 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 6 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 9
  7. Dear itty-bitty birds, meetings neglected temporarily. Patience. - Rhaenys Bee     0 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 4 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 7
  8. Alas, guys! Throat’s sore. - Fragile Bird     1 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 5 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 8
  9. Dear Illyrio, Besotted midget navigating toward Pentos! - rocksniffer     0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 0 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 3
  10. Dratted insomniac birds! Must now take pause. - Honeyed Chicken     1 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 6 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 9

 

 

Round 4 - COMPLETE

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Character:

Tyrion Lannister

Acronyms:

I W E N

W M O E N

R D A G N O

E A R D G I N

 

Results:

  1. Randy dwarf's away getting nut on. - Howlin' Howland            1 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 6 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 9
  2. Regrettably, dragged away. Gaoled. Not optimistic... - Fragile Bird            3 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 13 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 16
  3. I went East, nitwits. - Rhaenys Bee            2 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 7 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 10
  4. I.. ..   Wine! … eh?? Nmmmm - Castellan            1 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 3 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 6
  5. Indisposed. Wh*ring's exhausting, no? - Count Balerion            0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 1 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 4
  6. Exploring area, reeling drunk, giving imps notoriety! - rocksniffer            0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 4 (x1) = 4 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 7
  7. Wanted Man! Overseas emigration necessary - Dolorous Gabe            1 (x3) + 3 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 9 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 12
  8. Re: Deliveries - Arbor Gold, no other. - Emmit            1 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 6 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 9
  9. Imbibing, whoring, education: NIRVANA! - Honeyed Chicken            0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 0 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 3
  10. I'm wherever escorts nest - redriver            1 (x3) + 3 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 11 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 14

 

Round 5 - COMPLETE

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Character:

Daenerys Targaryen

Acronyms:

E V O L

D K T U H

T F H C A M

N T I E L A N

 

Results:

  1. Travelling . . . flying home.  Can't answer messages. - Howlin' Howland            2 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 11 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 14
  2. Treasured friends! Help crush authoritarian monsters! - Fragile Bird            2 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 8 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 11
  3. Neglecting tedious inquiries. Empress’s lighting adversaries - necessarily. - Rhaenys Bee            1 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 4 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 7
  4. Not taking interviews. Ex-pat lifestyle affecting nerves. - Castellan            0 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 3 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 6
  5. Early vacation. Off liberating! - Count Balerion            1 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 7 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 10
  6. Taking fiery hiatus. Call after! ~ Mhysa - rocksniffer            2 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 12 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 15
  7. Dracarys! (Kidding! Talk unto Hand) - Dolorous Gabe            1 (x3) + 3 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 11 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 14
  8. Dear Khalisar, Taking Unsullied home. - Emmit            1 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 3 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 6
  9. Tokar flung haphazardly."Catching a matinee". - redriver            0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 1 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 4
  10. Dump kirtle, T-shirt, undies, HOTPANTS! - Honeyed Chicken            0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 0 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 3

 

Round 6 - COMPLETE

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Character:

Jon Snow

Acronyms:

T P O  

C R U K 

G T F W U

A Q G O D I

Entries:

  1. Gone to find wolfish uncle - Dolorous Gabe            0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 0 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 3
  2. Any questions? Ghost organises delivery immediately. - Castellan            2 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 4 (x1) = 10 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 13
  3. All's quiet... going out. Don't invade. - Emmit            2 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 8 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 11
  4. Cancelling reign, undesired kingship.  - Rhaenys Bee            0 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 3 (x1) = 5 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 8
  5. Gifted Targaryen father: what use? - Honeyed Chicken            0 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 0 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 3
  6. Currently rather unwell. Knives. - redriver            4 (x3) + 0 (x2) + 2 (x1) = 14 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 17
  7. Getting transpierced for Watch. Unavailable. - Count Balerion            2 (x3) + 1 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 8 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 11
  8. Gone to find women’s underwhere. - Fragile Bird            0 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 4 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 7
  9. Can't respond . . . unceremoniously knifed!!! - Howlin' Howland            0 (x3) + 2 (x2) + 1 (x1) = 5 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 8
  10. Crow ranging. Use klaxon! - rocksniffer            0 (x3) + 3 (x2) + 0 (x1) = 6 + 2 (sub) + 1 (vote) = 9

 

 

 

Round 7 - VOTING

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Character:

Arya Stark

Acronyms:

Y A R I

D E G N R

F H N M L P

W B E O V D T

 

Entries:

  1. Faceless.Homeless.Nameless.Merciless.List pruning.
     
  2. Faceless hiatus. Needing man-sized lamprey pie. 
     
  3. "Defacing" expedition. Gathering necessary restocks.
     
  4. Dude, engagement? Gendry, no. ~Regards
     
  5. Fashion? Hateful! No mannered lady paraphernalia.
     
  6. Yours, achieving revenge incrementally,
     
  7. Facing hostilities needing management? Leave particulars!
     
  8. Finding her needle - Mercy (little partner)
     
  9. Fulfilling human-neutralisation murther-list programme.
     
  10. Forget her.  Nameless many-faced life's preferable.

 

 

Round 8 - In Play Deadline Friday October 18, noonish BST

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Character:

Howland Reed

Acronyms:

B J C P

A M N C S

E D N Y E R

S C F O S L L

 

 

 

Also, there's a bonus round.  Go check it out

Players/Standings:

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Howlin' Howland:  11 + 15 + 14 + 9  + 14 = 63

Fragile Bird:  11 + 12 + 8 + 16  + 11 = 58

Dolorous Gabe:  6 + 10 + 12 + 12  + 14 = 54

Rhaenys Bee:  14 + 15 + 7 + 10  + 7 = 53

redriver:  9 + 11 + 4 + 14  + 4 = 42

Emmit:  5 + 6 + 14 + 9  + 6 = 40

rocksniffer:  8 + 7 + 3 + 7  + 15 = 40

Count Balerion:  8 + 7 + 9 + 4  + 10 = 38

Castellan:  9 + 4 + 10 + 6  + 6 = 35

Honeyed Chicken:  0 + 1 + 9 + 3  + 3 = 16

Edited by Jez Bell

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Calling Acrophobi'ites:

@Emmit @RhaenysBee @Fragile Bird @Lady Blizzardborn @Count Balerion @rocksniffer @Dolorous Gabe @Castellan @honeyed chicken @Howlin' Howland @Ser Not Appearing @redriver @She who must be Obeyed

and everyone else... come play with us.

Edited by Jez Bell

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11 minutes ago, RhaenysBee said:

Okay, sure 

Yay!  My first.  We always remember our first.

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34 minutes ago, Jez Bell said:

Yay!  My first.  We always remember our first.

:lmao: that didn’t sound weird at all. 

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4 minutes ago, RhaenysBee said:

:lmao: that didn’t sound weird at all. 

Off to a good start then

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Somewhat ironically, Sniffer will probably miss this by going fishin'

 

I'm here and ready for inaction!

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My spreadsheet is ready, complete with an acro generator and random character selector.  The latter was born out of my complete inability to pick just 6 characters for this game.  If anyone has a particular character they would like included, please let me know with your PM.

We've got 6 players now... I can put up the first round with a longer deadline in case we get a few more players?

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ROUND 1:

 

Petyr Baelish, has a finger in every pie.  When he's not running the brothels, framing people for attempted murder by catspaw, or lusting after red-headed teenagers, he is the master of coin.  He's basically the Jeffrey Epstein of Westeros.  But even Jeffrey worked while he was in prison.

What would Littlefinger's voicemail message be to those trying to find him for urgent matters of state?

PGK  

LORG 

YGFLU

Deadline: Sunday 15 September. 9am GMT

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6 hours ago, Count Balerion said:

Oh, righto. I'll join. 48 hours not very much. But do my worst.

Welcome!  If there is consensus, I can make the rounds 72 hours instead.  This first one is longer, regardless.

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4 hours ago, Castellan said:

I am going to be busy but I will play.

:) 

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How's everyone doing?  The letters were very difficult, but the entries I've seen so far are amazing.

:) 

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Happy Sunday, all.

Deadline is coming up fast, but I have a birthday cake to bake.  So you all have an extra few hours for any last minute changes. 

I'll post the entries just after midday.

Has anyone heard from @Fragile Bird?

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