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#1601 TerraFriedSheep

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 10:07 PM

For the first time in a couple years, I'm actually unsure when the jam actually starts. It usually starts on the last Saturday of the month, but this month, that's the 31st, putting the other two days on Feb 1st & 2nd. Therefore, I'm not sure whether it will start on the 31st, or rather on the 24th, which is the latest Saturday on which all the days of the jam would fall within the month.

Would any of the organizing mods like to shed some light on that?


The 2nd and 3rd Jams would have run over into the next month (they started on April 30th and July 30th respectively) so my guess would be that we would start on the 31st this time around.
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#1602 NAL

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:10 PM

The next Jam will be starting a week before - 24th to 26th.

By the way, it's coming baaaaaaack!

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#1603 Alice

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:20 PM

By the way, it's coming baaaaaaack!
[picture]

Wheeeeeeee~!

Also, I hope I'll find time for at least some Jammening. I'm likely to have busy, busy schedule this month...
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#1604 Yal

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:21 PM

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Is that supposed to be a hint?


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#1605 TerraFriedSheep

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:30 PM

The next Jam will be starting a week before - 24th to 26th.By the way, it's coming baaaaaaack!01_TheBeginnening.png


Nice, that weekend works well for me :)

Must mean there'll be a new topic soon - will be nice to have your clues (and red herrings ;)) all in there!
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#1606 Yal

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:34 PM

Brainstorming...

 

Notebook breakout. Rotated paddle... or the digit one. Or the letter I. Or the small letter L. Whatever it is, it's placed directly above one column of blocks. Rainbows...

 

 

Word 1 has 5 letters and is a verb?


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#1607 Alice

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:48 PM

I think the symbol at the top might be Roman 1, like in "I", "II", "III", "IV", "V" etc.

I think the notebook is the generic background for all the McClues-keys, to be re-used in other riddles as well. At least, I recall an old paper-y background used in all handicap clues the year ago.

Also, fun facts:
- all rows have the same sequence of symbols
- all symbols start with 1 (4 choose 0) squares with no corners cut, then have 4 (4 choose 1) squares with 1 corner cut, then have 6 (4 choose 2) squares with 2 corners cut
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#1608 Yal

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:54 PM

Mmm... so all combinations of 1 and 2 are gone. This could mean we're looking for a 3-letter word.

 

If this is also the first word, it's likely The. Whooo, helps a lot! :P

Future note: maybe that means 1=T, 4=H and 6=E for a later clue?


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#1609 Alice

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:04 PM

I just wonder...

...who got to pick the theme?
...who got to pick the handicap?
...who got to pick the secret word?
(especially with 2 second places?)

Is there something I don't know? (well, duh!)

Anyway, if NAL was first, than formally that would mean picking the theme, not handicap. Not that there couldn't be some behind-the-scenes arrangement, but it's not clear who picked what. ^^"
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#1610 Yal

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:30 PM

Me and JackOatley are having Serious Secret TalksTM at the moment... we joint-decide the handicap. So I would guess NAL hacked into his computer and took a look at our discussion. :P


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#1611 NAL

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

I've picked the theme, the clues will only be referring to that and not the handicap.
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:00 PM

Therefore the first letter is C. Alternatively, the theme is three letters long. Or both, meaning the theme is "cat".

 

 

BEST.

THEME.

EVER: ^__________^

 

 

 

 

 

...or maybe "cry". Or "coy". Or "cog". Or... oh.


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#1613 the ch8t

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:09 PM

the theme is cat.


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#1614 Mercerenies

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:24 PM

I'm with you on the three thing, but why are there five rows then? If he wanted three to be the only significant part, there would be one row. Why five different colored rows?
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:25 PM

Shouldn't these clues be in a new "Jam 17" topic, dontchyathink?
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#1616 HayManMarc

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:31 PM

3 x 5 = 15 = the letter O
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Posted 08 January 2015 - 12:06 PM

Jam 17? End of January? Check-list time:

 

- No university coursework deadline clashes? Check.

- No trips or excursions planned? Check.

- No AAA game release to dive into that weekend? Check.

- Reminder set on phone? Check.

 

I know I have been absent from this community for some while, but I really want to get back into hobbyist game development this year. And the Jam is best way to do that. I was an active participant in that ancient, prehistoric era of the first few Jam events and really enjoyed it. I hope to participate in this next Jam :)


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#1618 TerraFriedSheep

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

Jam 17? End of January? Check-list time:
 
- No university coursework deadline clashes? Check.
- No trips or excursions planned? Check.
- No AAA game release to dive into that weekend? Check.
- Reminder set on phone? Check.
 
I know I have been absent from this community for some while, but I really want to get back into hobbyist game development this year. And the Jam is best way to do that. I was an active participant in that ancient, prehistoric era of the first few Jam events and really enjoyed it. I hope to participate in this next Jam :)


It would be great to see you back for sure! The Jams are pretty much the only time I get for hobbyist development these days and it's always nice to create something for them :)
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