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Subject: Coming back from a 5-1 deficit. rss

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Ryan McGuire
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Spymaster: me
The one other person with me on the Blue team is the 13 yo son of one of the Red team members.

Blue: 9 to go. Clue: Tennis 2, cluing Racket and Net. Teammate guesses Dog, because dogs play with tennis balls. That's Red.

Red: 7 to go. Some clue for 2. They get them.

Blue: Still 9 to go. Clue: Mammal 2, hoping for Horse and Bear. Mammoth was also available as an innocent bystander. Also Leprechaun was available as one of ours. I'm just hoping my teammate will pick at least of our words before picking Mammoth. Nope. Mammoth - innocent bystander. I took a chance and lost.

Red: 5 to go. A clue for 2 they get them.

Blue: 9 to go. Some clue for 2. Teammate guesses the two correct words plus Racket (from Tennis).

Red: 3 to go: They see that we still have 6, so they start playing it a little safe. Some clue for 1. They get it.

Blue: 6 to go. Clue: Archeology 2, cluing Hole and Aztecs. Teammate gets Hole plus a random innocent bystander.

Red: 2 to go: The other Spymaster sees that we still 5 to go and figures they'll get one more turn and so cruises along with some clue for 1. They get it.

Blue: 5 to go and the Red team has only 1. I still have to get my teammate to guess Stock, Leprechaun, Microscope, Net (from Tennis) and Aztec (from Archeology). BUT... I don't know whether he thinks the last Archeology word is Microscope or Aztecs. The only clue I can come up with that ties together Stock, Leprechaun and either Aztec or Microscope is "Money". Stocks are worth money, Leprechauns have a pot of gold. Aztecs had a lot of gold. My only hope is that he decides that Microscope goes with Archeology from a general sciency standpoint, and therefore Aztecs go with money. So... Money - 5. As you might guess from the title of this post, it worked out perfectly: Net, Microscope, Stocks, Leprechaun, Aztecs. Boom... mic drop. Oh yes... that just happened.

(On a side note, Death was the Assassin word.)
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Christian Kløve
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Cool! Well done.

Now, I hate to be 'that guy', but that last play was actually illegal, since money only referred to 3 of the items. You could have done 'Money - infinity', but if you give a number, it has to relate to that number of cards.

... but you on you that you synched up at the last moment.
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Kløve wrote:


Now, I hate to be 'that guy', but that last play was actually illegal, since money only referred to 3 of the items. You could have done 'Money - infinity', but if you give a number, it has to relate to that number of cards.


Doesn't say so in the rules. It says you may use "unlimited" if you wish so.
 
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tilouboy wrote:
Kløve wrote:


Now, I hate to be 'that guy', but that last play was actually illegal, since money only referred to 3 of the items. You could have done 'Money - infinity', but if you give a number, it has to relate to that number of cards.


Doesn't say so in the rules. It says you may use "unlimited" if you wish so.


If you use a number, the clue has to relate to that number of cards.
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Well, I disagree.
 
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Christian is correct. You cannot say "MONEY 5" unless you can actually link 5 words to money.

This is what the Unlimited rule is for. To allow a team to catch up and go back on old clues that they missed.
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If I understand correctly, that rule is in place so that the number doesn't become part of the clue. Bush 43, Motel 6, Oceans 11, Fahrenheit 451.

There was enough table talk from the non-Spymasters that everyone knew that any clue I gave was going to be for three new words plus one for Tennis and one for Archeology, so the number I said on that turn made no difference. Everyone knew I meant, "Money - whatever number I have to say to give my teammate five guesses." Besides, if push comes to shove, I could make the argument that in some twisted way Microscope and Net both relate to Money as well.

If the other team wants to retroactively take our victory now two days later on that technicality, that's fine -- we'll still know we were better than them. ...that game.
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You could also say "Money 4" - that would allow your team 5 guesses

And yeah, as long as you can link the word IN ANY WAY, its ok, no matter how tenuous.

The rule is there to stop people falsely inflating the number to allow their team more guesses - which is why the unlimited rule was introduced.

Microscopes - you buy them with money
Net - is a film with Sandra Bullock. Films cost a lot of money to make.
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Net Profit, Net Loss, Net Worth, there's plenty of Money links for Net. Microscope is more of a stretch.
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My savings accounts benefits are microscopic.
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tilouboy wrote:
Kløve wrote:


Now, I hate to be 'that guy', but that last play was actually illegal, since money only referred to 3 of the items. You could have done 'Money - infinity', but if you give a number, it has to relate to that number of cards.


Doesn't say so in the rules. It says you may use "unlimited" if you wish so.


From the rules under Giving a Clue:
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You also say one number, which tells your teammates how many codenames are related to your clue.


In your example you said Money 5. If I was playing, since there were 5 left, I would disregard any clues I could not relate to money even if I could relate them to a previous clue.
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MunchWolf wrote:
tilouboy wrote:
Kløve wrote:


Now, I hate to be 'that guy', but that last play was actually illegal, since money only referred to 3 of the items. You could have done 'Money - infinity', but if you give a number, it has to relate to that number of cards.


Doesn't say so in the rules. It says you may use "unlimited" if you wish so.


From the rules under Giving a Clue:
Quote:
You also say one number, which tells your teammates how many codenames are related to your clue.


In your example you said Money 5. If I was playing, since there were 5 left, I would disregard any clues I could not relate to money even if I could relate them to a previous clue.


It is the last turn. There are 5 words left to guess. So he should have said unlimited instead of 5. That's your point?
 
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tilouboy wrote:
It is the last turn. There are 5 words left to guess. So he should have said unlimited instead of 5. That's your point?


My point:
Kløve wrote:
if you give a number, it has to relate to that number of cards.

tilouboy wrote:
Doesn't say so in the rules.

MunchWolf wrote:

From the rules under Giving a Clue:
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You also say one number, which tells your teammates how many codenames are related to your clue.

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Cmon, who's gonna go back and check when the game is over?
 
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yitjuan wrote:
Cmon, who's gonna go back and check when the game is over?


Go back and check what?
 
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