Baron von Skippy on 21 Apr 2003 04:24:01 -0000 |
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[Spoon-business] Fixing the Number Game |
I propose: {{ __The new Number Game__ Amend Rule 1244, sections B and C, to read:B. If the Number Game is ever Solved, the Administrator picks 5 nonzero integers between -10 and 10 inclusive to be the 5 Numbers and sets the state of the Number Game to Unsolved.
C. A player may Guess the Numbers by posting to a public forum 5 integers if the state of the Number Game is Unsolved. At the end of each nweek, the Administrator awards a number of points to each player equal to 5 raised to the n power, rounded to the nearest point, where n is determined as follows:
-For each number the player guessed the sign of correctly but got the magnitude wrong, n is increased by .25. -For each number the player guessed the magnitude of correctly but got the sign wrong, n is increased by .5. -For each number the player guessed where magnitude and sign were both correct, n is increased by 1.
If a player did not get the sign or magnitude of any of their five guesses correct, they lose 4 points.
}}Now, I'm not sure how to phrase this or if I need to say it, but if Dave picks (8, 4, -3, 1, and -9) and you guess (-9, -3, 1, 4, and 8), you lose four points. Position is important because otherwise you could get at least two signs correct by guessing (pos, pos, neg, neg, neg).
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