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September 10th, 2002
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JottoZendo
So I have the preliminary JottoZendo up and running. How it works:

It picks a secret word as normal.

Then it picks a letter in the secret word at random. Let's call this x.
Then it picks one of the 13 most common English letters (e, a, t, o, n, i, etc.). Let's call this y.

Then, it score as normal, except:
It only scores x in a word if that word also contains y.

For example:
Say the secret word is "nodes".
x is "o".
y is "l".
"glove" scores 2.
"codes" scores 3.

For a double letter example:
Say the secret word is "toons".
x is "o".
y is "r".
"booty" scores 1.
"crore" scores 1.
"croon" scores 3.

I've tested it some, and it seems playable, although I can't concentrate very well here at work. I should really do some work, but this just had to be done. If anyone is interested in playtesting this, let me know.

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From:magid
Date:September 10th, 2002 07:07 am (UTC)

Not just twisted

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but warped jotto man.
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From:hrafn
Date:September 10th, 2002 09:34 am (UTC)
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Ug . . . glurk . . . *twitch* *twitch* *flop* I think I just lost a synapse . . . reading that felt like forcing my mind through a Klein bottle crossed with one of those impossible shapes (like the three-tined fork that looks ok on paper at the first glance but can't really be).

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From:queue
Date:September 10th, 2002 09:41 am (UTC)
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Hey, this is all your fault. Pwism.
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From:magid
Date:September 10th, 2002 09:52 am (UTC)

Pwism

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Still sounds like a kid with a lisp (or the archbishop in Princess Bride) trying to learn solid geometry...

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From:hrafn
Date:September 10th, 2002 10:04 am (UTC)
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Nuh-uh. Besides, you said: " . . . that was my dream self . . . " So there.

And I take that back about the fork. It's really more like a Klein bottle crossed with this or maybe this or this. Reading the rules for this new, warped game felt like how I imagine someone in a Cthulu game (or Barrier, but don't say that too loud - I don't want my poor character to be faced with this sort of horror!) must feel when faced with a Thing That Should Not Be. "My brain! My brain . . . ! It's melting!" Begone, verbal shoggoths!
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