Man Bites Dog - the zany headline game - game has a winner

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  1. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

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    Welcome to - Man Bites Dog - the zany headline game!

    Get ready, you are going to play Jimmy Olsen but this is not the Daily Planet! You are working for the Enquirer!

    To start the game all players will receive five cards by PM. You could get any one of 106 headline cards or one of 3 Exclusive cards.

    The headline cards have one or more words that you are going to use to construct your breaking news headline!
    Each card also has a point value assigned to it. The goal is to get the highest points and construct a reasonable headline. Headlines may be funny and unbelieveable, but they must be structurally sound. The total the points from the cards used and that is your score for that round. If you receive an Exclusive card then you play it with your headline to double the point values!

    Examples of acceptable headline:
    Urologist Runs Off With 340 LB Blonde Mob Boss - this one is using all 5 cards - "Runs Off With" comes on one card.
    50 + 50 + 50 + 25 + 25 = 200 points!! Good luck trying to manage this in the game!
    Blind Dog Weeps for Mayor - this one was created with 4 cards, "Weeps For" is on one card.
    25 + 10 + 25 + 5 = 65 points would be your score for that round.
    Psychic Tot Snubs Prez
    25 + 25 + 5 + 25 = 80 points!


    Unacceptable:
    Vaccine Tells on Blonde
    Tough Czar Slays Devoted Jewels


    On your turn, post your headline and the total points it scored. If it's not at least structurally sound then it will be disallowed and your score recorded as 0 for that round. Your beautiful hostess will be double checking the points so no funny business. [face_batting]

    If you are not able to make an acceptable headline then you score 0 for that round.

    After each round all the cards are put back in the deck, shuffled, and new hands are sent out.

    The first player to reach 800 points is the winner! If two or more players go over 500 points in the same round, then the person with the highest score is declared winner. Winner will get 24 hours of colors! There are no game bans, but the person with the lowest score will sport a loser icon for 24 hours.

    Good luck!!

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  2. fancyrats Jedi Knight

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    This game sounds like fun!

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  3. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    This sounds like soooooo much fun but I'm going to be gone in the middle :( So I promise I'll play the next round :)
  4. BartSimpson-SithLord Manager Emeritus

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    This sounds a lot like a less involved version of Grave Robbers From Outer Space. So how can I not join in?

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  5. JediVegeta Force Ghost

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    Hm. I like it.


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  6. C1-J2 Jedi Knight

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  7. DarthAnakin101 Jedi Master

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  8. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    It sounds awesome, but I have midterms coming up and Thanksgiving is this weekend. Maybe I'll be able to catch the next round. :)
  9. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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  10. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

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    Wow! You guys are quick! [:D]

    Look for your cards to arrive later this evening!
  11. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    I wonder what headlines will be constructed. [face_thinking]
  12. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

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    Everyone has been PM'd their first hands. Please construct your headline and post it here in the thread before 10:00 am board time on Tuesday.
    If we hear from everyone sooner I'll go ahead and deal the next one.:)

    Let's see those headlines!
  13. C1-J2 Jedi Knight

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    Okay so this is the best one I can come up with from my words:

    "Navy Tells On Cruel Heiress"

    10+25+10+10=55

    I think that's right. :)
  14. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

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    Nice one! =D=

    They don't have to be something believeable - just structurally sound.
  15. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Tycoon Falls For Singer

    10+25+5=40 points.
  16. DarthAnakin101 Jedi Master

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    "Naked Star Shoots Secretary"

    50+10+10+10= 80

    I believe that makes sense.
  17. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

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    They are great so far! =D=

    Just remember that next round you are going to get all new cards. You could get some with high point values or an Exclusive card!

    Keep'm coming! :)
  18. JediVegeta Force Ghost

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    Bizarre Girl Hits Broadway
    50+5+5+10=70


    Um...the girl is an actress who has 4 arms and one eye that shoots laser beams.
  19. fancyrats Jedi Knight

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    "Lady Doc Tricks D.A."
    5+5+10+10=30, correct?
  20. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

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    I love the extra details! It's great entertainment.=D=

    Perfect, fancy!

    You guys are all clever and quick!
  21. BartSimpson-SithLord Manager Emeritus

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    "Teen Stuns Suspect Lover."

    10 + 10 + 10 + 5 = 35.

    I don't know about you, but I think the missed date was the last straw in the relationship.
  22. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

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    Scores after the first round:

    1. fancyrats 30 points
    2. BaSSil 35 points
    3. JediVegeta 70 points
    4. C1-J2 55 points
    5. DarthAnakin101 80 points
    6. JediGunship 40 points

    =D=
    New cards will come out either tonight or tomorrow morning! [face_peace]

  23. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    This is getting intense! [face_peace]
  24. C1-J2 Jedi Knight

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    Geesh! :eek: That was fast!

    Awesome headlines though!
  25. DarthAnakin101 Jedi Master

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    "Angry Wife Stabs Angel Again"

    5+5+25+10+5= 50

    50+80= 130

    "Why won't you die!?"



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