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CBRCR - The Rules and Discussion

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GuyBarry
1287930.  Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:51 pm Reply with quote

Rather than clog up the game thread with discussions of the rules, I've created a separate thread for that purpose. The game itself is in this thread.

Rules:

(1) In each round, the first player gives the name of a famous person, living or dead, with a brief description of what they're famous for. The second player can change either the first name or the surname to give the name of another famous person. After that, players are required to alternate between changing the first name and changing the surname (e.g. Theresa May, Brian May, Brian Cox, Jo Cox, Jo Durie, ...).

(2) If a player gives a name that is not followed up within 24 hours, then he or she gains a point and has a further 24 hours to start a new round. If the new round does not start within 48 hours of the winning post, then any other player may start a new round.

(3) Names which are only notable because of an association by blood or marriage with another famous person are disallowed. If the person concerned has an independent claim to fame, the post is acceptable.

(4) For the purposes of the game, a person is "famous" if there is a biographical Wikipedia page in that person's name, but not otherwise. The name used in the game must be the same as the one appearing in the title of the Wikipedia page (e.g. "George Orwell", not "Eric Blair"). A page principally devoted to the circumstances of an individual's death (e.g. "Murder of Stephen Lawrence") is not considered biographical.

(5) A double-barrelled surname is treated as a single name and hyphens are ignored (e.g. "Lloyd Webber" and "Lloyd-Webber" are treated as identical). If there is any dispute over whether a name is a middle name or part of the surname then Wikipedia is treated as the authority (e.g. Craig Revel Horwood's surname is treated as "Revel Horwood", not "Horwood", even though he's said that "Revel" is a middle name).

(6) A player cannot win a round with the first post in the round. If the first post is not followed up within 24 hours, that round is void and any other player may start a new round.

(7) A name which won a previous round cannot be used in a subsequent round. There is a list of such names below:

Miranda Krestovnikoff (ali)
Richard von Krafft-Ebing (not scored)
Benno Ohnesorg (Big Martin)
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (GuyBarry)
Janet Street-Porter (GuyBarry)
Pulteney Malcolm (ali)
Paula Modersohn-Becker (Big Martin)
Ronnie Ronalde (GuyBarry)
Birch Bayh (Big Martin)
Linda Brava (GuyBarry)
Hy Averback (Big Martin)
Adam Ant (GuyBarry)
Sun Myung Moon (GuyBarry)


All comments on the rules are welcome.


Last edited by GuyBarry on Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:06 am; edited 16 times in total

 
GuyBarry
1288451.  Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:03 am Reply with quote

Proposed additional rule:

"A player cannot win a round with the first post in the round. If the first post is not followed up within 24 hours, that round is void and any other player may start a new round."

This is to prevent players from starting off with something like "Meat Loaf" (which I presume can't be followed either way).

Any comments?

 
GuyBarry
1288599.  Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:27 am Reply with quote

Above rule added as rule (6). I've also made an addition to rule (4) to cover the use of pseudonyms, and a new rule (5) dealing with double-barrelled names. Hope these are acceptable.

 
GuyBarry
1288781.  Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:39 am Reply with quote

Rule (4) updated again (changes in bold):

Quote:
For the purposes of the game, a person is "famous" if there is a biographical Wikipedia page in that person's name, but not otherwise. The name used in the game must be the same as the one appearing in the title of the Wikipedia page (e.g. "George Orwell", not "Eric Blair"). A page principally devoted to the circumstances of an individual's death (e.g. "Murder of Stephen Lawrence") is not considered biographical.


The intention here is to include people who had a claim to fame before a suspicious death (e.g. politicians who were assassinated) but not people who only came to public attention because they died in suspicious circumstances.

 
GuyBarry
1290109.  Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:53 am Reply with quote

Minor change to rule (2):

"If a player gives a name that is not followed up within 24 hours, then he or she gains a point and has a further 24 hours to start a new round. If the new round does not start within 48 hours of the winning post, then any other player may start a new round."

That's just to cover the eventuality that someone wins a round and then is absent from the forum for some reason.

 

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