Hangman revisited - another spasm

Posted by: Lex

Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 08:51 AM

catrub Here we go again folks! Naturally I have been unable to resist re-tweaking the rules... lol

Please read the instructions carefully as these are not the usual rules of the traditional game, nor are they quite the same as those on the previous thread. Hopefully everything is reasonably clear, but please do not hesitate to ask for help or clarification.

The rules

(i) The setter puts up the outline of a word or a short well-known expression in blank (so that all the other players know are the numbers of words and of letters in each word) together with an indication of the nature or category of the word/expression. An expression might be for example a book, play, film or music title or the name of a famous person or character, or perhaps a proverb or saying: it is entirely up to the setter.

(ii) Someone else posts at least two letters which he/she thinks might be in the word/expression.

(iii) The setter enters into the outline only once any correctly guessed letter. Any repetition of a correctly guessed letter is placed into the duplicate letter bank and will only be added to the outline if someone guesses its correct position. The setter does not necessarily have to place a repeated letter in the first available space for it in the outline.

(iv) Meanwhile the setter also starts to add the hanged person to the gallows with one step for each incorrectly guessed letter or position of letter. Seven steps are needed to complete the victim (head, body, right leg, left leg, right arm, left arm, face).

(v) Someone posts another two (or more) letter guesses and/or a guess at the position in the outline of at least one letter from the duplicate letter bank, and so on. There is nothing to prevent the same person from posting consecutive guesses, or even hogging an entire game, but please have some consideration for other addicts! snicker

(vi) Players are allowed to try to guess individual words of an answer consisting of more than one word. However, such a guess will be treated as separate letter or position guesses for each blank space in the word (which could therefore prove expensive if the guess is wrong).

(vii) Ideally, you should probably wait for the setter to let you know whether a previous guess is correct before guessing again, but it seems to work okay if there are two or three guesses oustanding at one time. However, tread carefully if only a couple of steps remain before the picture is complete! scared

(viii) At any stage anyone can try to guess the whole word/expression, but a wrong word/expression guess results in two steps towards the completion of the picture. evil

(ix) The setter wins if the picture of the hanged person is completed: otherwise the person to correctly guess the word/expression is the winner, and hopefully then sets the next word/expression. Don't be afraid to have a go: there is plenty of help available if you have any difficulty, and you can always edit your way out of any errors.

Note for setters on creating the picture of the gallows and hanged person

The picture steps (kindly contributed by Pandora) are in a photobucket album on the internet which are accessed by using one of the urls (web addresses) below, and here's how you do it:

In the full reply screen one of the option buttons across the top is "enter an image" which then offers you a choice of various image positions to insert followed by a dialogue box for a url.

You just copy and paste the url you need, deleting and replacing (using the edit process) as you go through the game and want to change the picture.

I have been using the position "non-floating image" and have not fully understand the difference between that and the varous "floating image" options. Feel free to experiment as it's just a bit of fun!

The urls

The gallows, in place at the start of the game
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/G4.gif

Step one, the head of the condemned person
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H1.gif

Step two, the body
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H2.gif

Step three, the right leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H3.gif

Step four, the left leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H4.gif

Step five, the right arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H5.gif

Step six, the left arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H6.gif

Step seven, the face of death eek
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H10.gif


I will post the next offering below shortly.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 09:02 AM

I think that there is still a rich seam of single word TV series to be mined, many of them with only seven letters none of which are repeated. Those can be quite tricky without any embellishment to the rules. However, longer answers are fun too, and I think that they do need an extra ingredient in the rules to prevent them being too easy to solve once repeated letters are guessed, hence the duplicate letter bank (an idea which may or may not find favour...).


T H U N D E R B O L T * A N D * L I G H T F O O T (three words 11,3,9) film - guessed by Niki

Duplicate letter bank (repeated letters awaiting placement guesses): OOTTTHLN
Wrong letter guesses: CS
Wrong placement guesses:

Steps left: 5



Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 09:26 AM

A,B,C
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 09:27 AM

E I O
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 09:47 AM

Five out of six - a pretty good ranging shot. smile
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 10:32 AM

S,T,R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 12:02 PM

Two out of three, and one is a multiple.
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 12:28 PM

H,L

wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 12:59 PM

Both good.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 01:22 PM

U, N, F wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 01:32 PM

All three good: anyone might think that you know the answer! smile
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/20/13 07:20 PM

thunderbolt and lightfoot wave

do another please Lex yes
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 04:40 AM

What, not even waiting for me to try to inveigle you into setting one, Niki?? lol


B E W I T C H E D (one word 9 letters) TV series - guessed by BobH


Duplicate letter bank (repeat letters awaiting position guesses): E
Wrong letter guesses: RAM
Wrong position guesses:

Wrong guesses left: 4


He's coming for you... zombie


Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 08:50 AM

E R smirk Lex wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 10:00 AM

2Es but no R.
Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 01:48 PM

A and D
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 02:07 PM

One hit, one miss. smile
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 02:38 PM

M,T wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 03:01 PM

Same again!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 03:12 PM

W, C, H smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 05:29 PM

Three direct hits!
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/21/13 05:45 PM

Thanks to manxman this is easy...Bewitched.

Assuming this is right:
I would like to defer setting the new puzzle. Perhaps manxman would like to as he really zeroed in on the right letters.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 04:11 AM

Correct Bob: how about it MxM?
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 07:41 AM

Ok wave

K O J A K one word TV series (guessed by Niki bravo )

Duplicate letter bank (repeat letters awaiting position guesses): K
Wrong letter guesses: ERTN
Wrong position guesses:

Wrong guesses left: 3

Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 11:24 AM

A E wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 01:05 PM

Niki, A good E not wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 01:13 PM

O and R
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 03:40 PM

Hi Lex, O is good, R not wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 04:06 PM

K
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 04:12 PM

T N
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 05:23 PM

K is good Bob. wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 05:24 PM

2 misses Niki wave
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 05:26 PM

Kojak wave

I don`t want to do one smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/22/13 06:03 PM

Well done Niki with an assist going to BobH smile

W A T E R L O O * S U N S E T two word song title (8,6) solved by Haroula bravo

Duplicate letter bank (repeat letters awaiting position guesses): S T
Wrong letter guesses: I
Wrong position guesses:

Wrong guesses left: 6


Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 03:58 AM

A and E smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 07:38 AM

two good ones Lex smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 08:26 AM

R and S
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 02:20 PM

both good Cue wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 02:51 PM

I and O
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 03:08 PM

O is good but not I wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 03:41 PM

L and T
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 05:48 PM

Two more good ones whistle
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/23/13 10:17 PM

W and E 4th letter of first word O last letter of first word
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/24/13 08:19 AM

All good Flo. Looks like you might have it smile
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/24/13 02:56 PM

U,N wave
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/24/13 03:03 PM

No, I don't have it, just the first word.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/24/13 03:33 PM

If it were Abba, we'd be done by now. wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/24/13 05:38 PM

Two more good ones. thumbsup Haroula
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/24/13 11:24 PM

Waterloo Sunset smile waveand before you ask,I don`t want to do one
lol
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 12:24 AM

Well done Haroula wave

M A R T I N * C H U Z Z L E W I T Book Title (6,10)solved by Lex bravo


Duplicate letter bank (repeat letters awaiting position guesses): I T Z
Wrong letter guesses: O
Wrong position guesses:
Wrong guesses left: 6


Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 02:14 AM

A O wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 07:41 AM

A is good, not O wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 07:56 AM

I N wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 08:15 AM

Both good wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 01:15 PM

I'd like to buy an "E" and try "R"
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 01:45 PM

Both good thumbsup One may think that you know the answer grin
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 01:55 PM

I don't know it but based on my guess for the first word...

M T
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 02:16 PM

C,U

wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/25/13 02:28 PM

Well done BobH and Sondi 4 for 4 bravo
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/26/13 07:40 AM

Oops! I have added another letter to the duplicate letter bank. wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/27/13 04:04 AM

What the Dickens, has no-one solved this yet? wink

W and Z
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/27/13 07:48 AM

Lex, why don't you finish this one up and start afresh lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/27/13 02:52 PM

Okay: Martin Chuzzlewit.

Next one:


S U R R E A L I S T I C * P I L L O W (two words 12,6) music title - guessed by BobH

Duplicate letter bank (repeated letters awaiting position guesses): IILLRS
Wrong guesses: NK

Number of wrong guessses left: 5


Counting down to doomsday... zombie

Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/27/13 02:57 PM

E and I wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/27/13 03:33 PM

Both on target.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/27/13 10:11 PM

O N wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/28/13 03:30 AM

One hit, one miss.
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/28/13 02:48 PM

K,L wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/28/13 02:58 PM

And again one hit, one miss.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/29/13 05:53 PM

R S
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/30/13 08:27 AM

W and T
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/30/13 02:33 PM

All four on target! smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/30/13 04:00 PM

Surrealistic Pillow wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/30/13 04:07 PM

BobH, just what I was thinking too, but that would mean Lex was being devious in not putting the S into the duplicate letter bank smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 04/30/13 04:31 PM

Oops! I missed that. I hope Lex missed it too. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 03:52 AM

Not so much devious as absent minded: that is the right answer! thumbsup

Bob, are you game to give it a shot?
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 02:35 PM

Here goes. I hope this is not too easy. It's a favorite book of mine.


T H E * S P Y * W H O * C A M E * I N * F R O M * T H E * C O L D (Book Title)


Duplicate letter bank (repeated letters awaiting position guesses): TEEHHC
Wrong guesses:

Number of wrong guesses left: 7



Congratulations manxman! I can see I need to make it harder next time. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 03:32 PM

T, E wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 03:33 PM

Good for you Bob!

H and A
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 03:39 PM

Good start! 4 for 4 thumbsup
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 05:42 PM

C, S, Y wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 06:17 PM

I think you may have it manxman...all three are good!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 06:30 PM

Ok BobH.
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 06:54 PM

Well done!

I already have a tougher one for my next time. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/01/13 07:11 PM

Thank you BobH. wave


C I T I Z E N * K A N E (2 word movie title)
solved by Haroula bravo


Duplicate letter bank (repeat letters awaiting position guesses): I N E
Wrong letter guesses: S R L M
Wrong position guesses:
Wrong guesses left: 3



Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/02/13 12:09 AM

I S
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/02/13 12:18 AM

One hit and one miss BobH wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/02/13 03:58 AM

A and T smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/02/13 08:44 AM

thumbsup both good Lex
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/02/13 12:33 PM

R N wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/02/13 02:46 PM

N is good but not R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/03/13 06:04 AM

L and M. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/03/13 08:15 AM

Sorry Lex. No hits wave
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/03/13 08:42 AM

Z,E wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/03/13 08:47 AM

Two good ones Haroula thumbsup
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/04/13 01:22 AM

Citizen Kane smile wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - another spasm - 05/04/13 07:34 AM

Nicely done Haroula wave