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Humble query.

Post 1

Zed

Dear Friend,
I've written an Entry I'm told is good; as a Newbie I would appreciate your opinion. It's A934508.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
James


Humble query.

Post 2

Rho

I'll post in the PR thread ... F48874?thread=239036 smiley - spacesmiley - ok

RhoMuNuQ smiley - smiley


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Post 3

GTBacchus

Yes, the entry is quite good. The game reminds me almost completely of the card game 'War', which is written about at A630604. Your presentation is totally different, though, and I like it. smiley - ok (The entry on War was written the day after 9/11, and is a sort of extended metaphor.)

They aren't exactly the same game, and the entries are quite different, so I think it's good to have both. If you'd like for your entry to be considered for editing and inclusion in the Official Guide, then all you have to do is submit it to Peer Review. From your entry, just click the button on the side of the page where it says 'Submit for Review'. That will pull up a screen, where you choose 'Peer Review' from the drop-down list, write a brief message saying that you'd like some feedback on your entry, and push the button!

People will read your entry once it's in Peer Review, and they might make comments and suggestions. After a week, it will become eligible to be picked for editing and inclusion in the Official Guide.

That seems to be the best way to get a larger audience for your piece.


Welcome to h2g2, and thanks for contributing!


smiley - cheers
GTB


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Post 4

GTBacchus

Simulpost! and there's already a PR thread?!

Aw hell, just ignore everything I said.


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Post 5

Rho

*waves to GTBacchus* smiley - laugh

RhoMuNuQ smiley - smiley


The Theory and in Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 6

Zed

Have you tried playing it?
smiley - biggrin


The Theory and in Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 7

Zed

Simulpost!smiley - grr
Have you tried playing Cover-cover?
smiley - biggrin


The Theory and in Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 8

GTBacchus

Simulpost? With whom? smiley - huh

Sure, I grew up playing War, which is just like Cover-cover except you put three cards face-down instead of one. These days I'm more likely to play Egyptian Ratscrew, or just Stud Poker.


The Theory and in Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 9

Zed

Okay, what does "Simulpost" mean to you, then?


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 10

Zed

Eqyptian Ratscrew?smiley - erm


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 11

GTBacchus

smiley - laugh

Fair questions, both of them!

Simulpost is when someone else posts while you're writing yours, so when you actually post your message, there's another one before it that you hadn't seen. I was busy typing my reply to your post #1 when RhoMuNuQ posted #2, so that was a simulpost: it was like they happened at the same time. If I'd seen his post, I wouldn't have gone through the whole rigamarole about how to submit to Peer Review, because you'd already done that.

I guess there's a fair amount of lingo around here to get used to. It all begins to make sense after a short while. I'm happy to answer any h2g2 questions you have; I've been here for a while!

smiley - popcorn

Egyptian Rat Screw is described here: A609789


smiley - cheers
GTB


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 12

SEF

I was a bit puzzled too, GTBacchus, since the messages didn't seem very simultaneous. You must be a slow typer or another careful previewer! I sometimes open a second window so that I can keep track of any changes in status of a researcher or conversation thread while I'm preparing my reply. smiley - weird

I also wondered if simulpost might be a good name for an h2g2 variant of the game (which does seem to be an often re-invented one anyway). smiley - biggrin


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 13

GTBacchus

"You must be a slow typer or another careful previewer!"

smiley - doh
It... it... it was hunting for the link that slowed me down, I swear!


smiley - laugh


Some games adapt to h2g2 better than others, no doubt. Chess would work just fine in a thread here, but anything that depends on timing could be quite tricky...


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 14

SEF

I was thinking of setting up a chessboard table on an article page the other day. There aren't any suitable wingdings but the normal letters in large font would do fine on a checkered TABLE. I'd even chosen the colours. We could host rather slow moving matches (or even a tournament) with the editor having to update the page based on moves specified in an attached conversation thread. It would be possible to have more than 1 board on a page, but probably more than 4 would be too difficult to co-ordinate. A page owned by a group ID would allow more frequent if dangerous updates. smiley - biggrin

Topic drift, but who cares - that's another thing to which newbies have to become accustomed anyway. smiley - winkeye


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 15

Zed

Thanks for clearing that up!
But...
smiley - grr
Have you tried playing Cover-cover?
smiley - biggrin
smiley - hug


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 16

SEF

If you mean me, then no. I have played games almost exactly like it under different names a long time ago. Your specific version of this game doesn't include a 1-player option, so that rather rules me out for now. NB back to what you were originally asking in various forums, viz a critique of your article, I do find the wording you have used rather strange in places. This would probably be sorted out in the editorial phase though.


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 17

Zed

I was trying to convey the houmourous style of old parlour-game manuals.


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 18

Zed

Humourous, evensmiley - grrsmiley - steam!


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 19

Rho

The worst bit of simulposting I've been in involved simulposting about simulposting about simulposting! smiley - winkeye

RhoMuNuQ smiley - smiley


The Theory and Practise of Cover-cover.

Post 20

SEF

I've just been in 2 other multi-way simulposts. Perhaps it should be another h2g2 statistic - most simulposts with most people! smiley - biggrin


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