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This is a game of Codenames using Dixit cards. (I may edit the rules more later)

Player Roster wrote:
Team Blue:
Borgoto
ljtrigirl
natsume
Rathstar
???

Team Red:
egburr
mmazala
VikingJ
ErinTheRed
clydeiii?

Here is a pdf of the official rulebook, which should address many of the questions.

PBF Rules

Codenames is a team-based party game with limited communication between a team's spymaster and his fellow agents. The spymaster changes from round to round. The first team to win two rounds wins!

Teams will be randomly assigned at the start of the game. Team 1 will be Blue and Team 2 will be Red.

At the start of each round, each team will select a spymaster. A 5x5 grid of 25 cards (codenames) will be given to the players. The two spymasters will be told secret information about those cards, which they will need to convey, with limited communication methods, to their teammates.

I will randomly assign colors to the 25 codenames as follows: 9 Blue/Red, 8 Blue/Red, 7 White, 1 Black. I will GeekMail both spymasters the assignment of each word to its color via GeekMail, so that they know which codenames belong to their teams but the other team members do not. All the other players know are the 25 cards in the grid.

Each team's turn is broken up into two steps: giving a clue, and pointing at cards.

1. Spymaster gives a clue.

On a team's turn, the spymaster must give a one-word clue and also say a number, which tells their teammates how many codenames are related to that clue. For instance, they might say "Safari 3." That means that there are three codenames that are related to the card "Safari". They can say ONLY those two things: one word and one number. They must bold this to make it clear that is their official clue. After that, they are done talking for that turn.

Firm Rules
1. Your clue must be about the cards and not their position in the grid
2. Letters and numbers are valid clues as long as they refer to meanings.
3. The number you say after your clue can't be used as a clue.
4. You must play in English. A foreign word is allowed only if it can be reasonably used in an English sentence.
8. No acronyms or abbreviations.
(CIA may seem like a great clue, but it is not one word. Neither is LOL, UK, Ph, etc.)
10. Only one word clues - this includes proper names. For example John Smith 2 is not a valid clue. You may say John 2 or Smith 2.

Expert Clues
1. ZERO clue - You are allowed to use 0 as the number part of your clue.
(e.g. FEATHERS 0 means "None of our words relate to feathers.") If 0 is the number given, the usual limit on guesses does not apply.
2. UNLIMITED clue - You may also say "Unlimited" instead of a number for your clue. (e.g. FEATHERS UNLIMITED) If you do, the usual limit on guesses does not apply. The disadvantage is that your team will not know how many codenames relate to the new clue.

2. Agents point to words.

Now the rest of team must select cards to guess at, one at a time. Players must bold this pointing action to make it official (eg, "Point to Elephant"). They can guess up to a max of one more codename than the number stated by the spymaster.

Once they point to a card, the moderator or one of the spymasters reveals the color of that card. If the card is the color of the team, the team may continue guessing words (up to the number given in the clue). If the color of the card is either White, or the other team's color, the turn immediately ends and the other team takes a turn.

If the color is Black (Assassin,) then the round immediately ends and the other team wins the round.

The team must make at least one guess; after this, the team may stop at any time by posting the word "Pass" in bold in the thread.

The first team to point at all 9 (or 8) of their cards wins the round. The Blue team has one more card than the Red team, but always goes first.

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turn that question mark into 15 exclamation points
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With Trigun being this lock consensus good read for so many people, I find it really bizarre that she's alive. There's a threshold where if she's still alive she should probably be murdalated.
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I nominate Natsume!
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And here I was thinking that, "Me most!" would have gotten me more than a question mark, but apparently the standards for signing up round these parts are a bit higher now than back in my day!

Did I get team Red cause of my name?
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The reason for question marks was I wasn't sure if we were going to have 8 players or 6 players in this game (with the other two joining an overflow game).

It looks like this is everyone, so I'll start the game tomorrow. Who wants to be round 1 spymaster? (I can also randomize.)
 
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I don't mind being R1 Spymaster but I don't mind waiting if someone else wants to be it
 
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I chose the Natsume and VikingJ to be clue givers first since they are third on the list. I'll send out the grid shortly.


Natsume

VikingJ


Here's the Dixit grid. To specify a card, you can simply use the letter and number. For example, the top left card is A1, and the center card is C3. Or whatever isn't ambiguous.

 
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clydeiii wrote:
I'd play!
Let me make sure we don't have any drops before I add you, but if everyone still wants to play, I'll add you to the red team.
 
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The game is on! Red team starts.

Red Team's turn


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Red Clue 1: In, 4
 
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Red Clue 1: In, 4
Spoiler (click to reveal)
B1: Puppets IN the stomach
B2: Goldfish IN the ball
E4: Smoke IN the ring

Ummmm .... 5A: Man IN the painting?
 
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mmazala wrote:
VikingJ wrote:


Red Clue 1: In, 4
Spoiler (click to reveal)
B1: Puppets IN the stomach
B2: Goldfish IN the ball
E4: Smoke IN the ring

Ummmm .... 5A: Man IN the painting?
I agree with the first 3, but I think the 4th is:
Spoiler (click to reveal)
E2: things in the raindrops
 
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Why the spoilers? Are we supposed not to read it?
 
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Borgoto wrote:
Why the spoilers? Are we supposed not to read it?
You're supposed to form your own ideas before looking at ours and commenting on them.
 
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egburr wrote:
Borgoto wrote:
Why the spoilers? Are we supposed not to read it?
You're supposed to form your own ideas before looking at ours and commenting on them.
I'm not on your team! I just wanted to know if the other team could read them or if it was supposed to simulate whispers.
 
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Borgoto wrote:
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Borgoto wrote:
Why the spoilers? Are we supposed not to read it?
You're supposed to form your own ideas before looking at ours and commenting on them.
I'm not on your team! I just wanted to know if the other team could read them or if it was supposed to simulate whispers.
Oh, that doesn't matter, really. In live game, we're all set around the table talking in normal voices.
 
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You can read, Borgy. I put my comments in spoilers for the reason already said - so my teammates can form their own opinions if they want before seeing mine.
 
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egburr wrote:
mmazala wrote:
VikingJ wrote:


Red Clue 1: In, 4
Spoiler (click to reveal)
B1: Puppets IN the stomach
B2: Goldfish IN the ball
E4: Smoke IN the ring

Ummmm .... 5A: Man IN the painting?
I agree with the first 3, but I think the 4th is:
Spoiler (click to reveal)
E2: things in the raindrops
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Agreed on all, but I thought E2 was more obvious than E4 so would prefer to guess E4 last.

If it's not E4, I could see D3 because you can put stuff in the bag. Potentially D3 because you can put stuff in the bag or E3 because there's something in the egg.

I would definitely go with B1/B2/E2, then E4.
 
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Point at B1
B1 is Red
 
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B2 is red

(Red may continue)
 
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Will we get an updated picture with what was guessed removed after they are done?
 
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