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  1. The Forum for Long Running Games with set player rosters. Also a good place for Chess games or Mafia.

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    1. The sub-forum for the role-playing game Terranova.

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  2. A group is picked every two weeks or so and their top songs do battle.

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  1. The next person to post in this thread...

    ...lives within 500 miles of his or her birthplace.

    Started by OneCentStamp‎, 03 Apr 2009 08:57 AM
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  2. Let's play Botticelli!

    The rules: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botticelli_(game) A previous SDMB thread, so you can see how it goes: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=626545 House rules: Please label indirect questions "IQ," and when you've...

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 30 May 2012 10:22 PM
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  3. Word association game

    Give the first word that pops into your mind when I say... Red

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 24 Jan 2011 11:35 PM
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  4. Post brief quotes from fiction/narrative/whatever

    Yeah, so I was reading *Daniel Deronda* by the notoriously ugly George Eliot (according to Virginia Woolf and Henry James). James was not far off when, I think he applied the words "loose baggy monsters" to Eliot's novels. And he was such a bitchy...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 14 Dec 2015 10:00 PM
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  5. The A to Z of Bad Habits

    Apathy

    Started by criminey.jicket‎, 31 Mar 2009 08:57 PM
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  6. Botticelli letters used so far

    A B - June 2012, July 2012 C - July 2012 D - June 2012 E - May 2012

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 29 Aug 2012 03:37 PM
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  7. Smile College athletes practice schedule

    What time of day do most teams hold practice? I'm especially curious about non-revenue sports.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 27 Mar 2017 05:19 AM
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  8. Punter puts Joon in his place live on air

    https://twitter.com/tensporttv/status/812224254330580992

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 24 Dec 2016 12:47 AM
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  9. Guess the Word

    This is like mastermind or whatever with words. I have chosen a word and replaced all the letters with blanks. Look, there it is! -------- You have to find out what the word is. In order to do that you must post a word with the same number...

    Started by Inner Stickler‎, 31 Dec 2010 12:30 AM
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  10. Talking Jeopardy category game (domino type game)

    In this game: come up with an answer, to which the next person names the category said answer might plausibly be from. After which they give their own answer, and so on.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 31 Aug 2016 04:22 PM
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  11. Red face Baseball stadium question

    What would this stadium look like? IOW: how drastic a hitter or pitcher park is it? Distance to outfield line (ft) 327/356/391/440 (foul line/straight to corner outfield/alley/dead center) Distance to back of stadium (ft) 355/423/493/572...

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 12 Aug 2016 06:07 AM
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  12. Soccer's 1st World popularity

    I understand why soccer is so popular in the 3rd World, due to lack of resources for more complicated games. But why does its popularity persist in the 1st World? I assume it started because they brought the game back from their colonial possessions.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 20 Apr 2016 11:25 AM
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  13. Fun Super Bowl counter factual

    Suppose that the Conference Championship games went the other way, and the Super Bowl went the other way (if the NFC won in RL, the AFC wins the counter factual SB). How are legacies changed? I know: Brady wins late in his career, not early,...

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 08 Apr 2016 09:01 PM
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  14. Barnyard Fun: Funny Personal Classifieds

    I thought it would be funny to think up the most upsetting "personal ads" -- like for Tinder or whatever the hell people do to sell themselves off like prostitutes. I guess there could be real ones that are funny also. I'm kind of tired of...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 14 Dec 2015 09:41 PM
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  15. Rejected Family Feud survey questions

    Besides "nigger", name an offensive term for black people

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 21 Jan 2016 09:25 PM
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  16. Knee injury recovery

    How much longer would it take to recover from tearing all 4 cruciate ligaments v. Both tendons and menisci?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 28 Apr 2015 11:31 PM
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  17. Question If U of West Virginia moved to more reasonable conference

    If they moved to the SEC or ACC, or even Big 10, what realignment dominoes would that set off?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 12 Jan 2016 06:47 PM
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  18. 2016 Baseball of Fame

    Congrats to Piazza and Griffey! Griffey broke Seaver's % record. (3 votes shy of 100%)

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 06 Jan 2016 06:24 PM
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  19. Red face Progression of ease playing baseball positions

    I once saw a chart showing a progression of the way players would change positions. Anyone else ever see it? I believe it starts with 3B or LF, ending w/1B.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 26 Jul 2015 04:10 PM
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    05 Jan 2016 09:30 PM Go to last post
  20. Finish my sentence!

    OK, I had a brainwave and chose to try it out. I'll start with a partial sentence (a question), which can be completed by the next poster. Said poster answers the question they just completed, then supplies their own partial sentence... hopefully,...

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 11 May 2012 08:04 AM
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  21. Tell a story 3 words at a time.

    5 stranded castaways...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 15 Feb 2011 08:34 PM
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  22. Name 5.

    SHAMELESSLY ripped off from a board that shall not be named. Looked fun, though, so here we go! Name a category that includes at least 5 items. Next person has to name 5 things in the category (NO GOOGLING, PEOPLE), and then post another...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 19 Jan 2011 04:00 PM
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  23. Question Consecutive road games in the NFL, not going home between

    There was a team that had consecutive road games, both on East Coast I believe. The team, the Raiders I believe, stayed on East Coast to prepare for second game. Why don't more teams do this?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 27 Sep 2015 02:04 PM
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  24. Red face 3 sport athletes in D-I

    I'm you knew many 3 sport athletes in HS, and maybe even college if you were at at smaller school. Can you think of any athlete who played 3 sports? (X-country and the two seasons of track are 1 sport)

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 26 Aug 2015 08:36 PM
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  25. Truth or Dare

    Says it all, motherfuckers! I can't really start this by myself, but it seems amusing enough. At least more than this Frodo Donolvan shit I don't know anything about, to me. Truth or dare motherfuckers!

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 15 Jun 2015 12:04 AM
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  26. Action/Reaction

    I'm still trying to figure out the rules of this game. I'm not ashamed to be thinking of Rachel Weisz in the movie *Chain Reaction* with that dude. Action: Lock one of the sliding glass doors on a condo common area, when someone is outside...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 29 Jul 2015 12:35 AM
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  27. Moving the baseball draft back a couple weeks

    I think it would be better for baseball's draft to be more like other sports, with it's draft in the off-season. In this case, the college off-season. Would moving the draft back three weeks really be detrimental to MLB? The only bad side I see is...

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 23 Jun 2015 08:07 PM
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  28. Red face Realigned NBA

    If I realigned the NBA before this season, the 1st rd matchups would've been: ATL/NO HOU/WASH TOR/MEM SA/DAL GS/PHO CLEV/MILW POR/OKC

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 16 Jun 2015 03:41 PM
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  29. Cool Using sports-reference sites

    If you wanted to set parameters for a search on their sites, how would you go about that?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 13 Jun 2015 10:23 PM
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  30. ESPN baseball hypothetical

    Let's say ESPN wanted to try the following schedule rules for 2016 1.Every stadium visited 2.Every team gets a road game 3.No match ups duplicated Are there enough Sundays and Wednesdays to pull it off?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 01 Jun 2015 01:42 PM
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  31. Converting catchers

    When teams move catchers to new defensive positions, which foul line do they move hi up, and how far? IOW- 3B or 1B, or corner OF.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 11 May 2015 07:23 PM
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  32. NFL Draft trade question

    According to a trade calculator I found, the #1 pick is worth 3,000 points. How much are: the starting, back-up and #3 QB worth? To make the trades I tried worth it, the values needed are: 525 for the #3 1683 for the backup 2256 for the...

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 12 May 2015 04:28 PM
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  33. Haiku d'ya say something?

    I'll write a haiku, Use the previous haiku's Last line to start yours. --------------------------------- That one's hard to start with, so I'll make an easier one. Mellophant haiku

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 21 Mar 2011 11:31 AM
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  34. Chate One Letter Modification Super Happy Fun Game Time

    OK, when chate flatlines, we sometimes get into this thing where one person posts a random (usually) 4-letter word, the the next poster changes one letter (and one letter only) to create a new word. This thread might sink like a stone, but eh. ...

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 12 Oct 2010 07:32 PM
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  35. I give you 5 letters, you give me a 5 word sentence.

    The words have to start with the letters, in the order they are given. Post the sentence, and give another 5-letter challenge. Here's the first one: E P N T L

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 25 Sep 2009 09:05 PM
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  36. NFL Draft strategy question

    Would this be a reasonable strategy: For each round, have two positional priorities, the lesser 1st rd priority is the higher 2nd round priority, etc.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 04 May 2015 08:42 PM
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  37. Why is Vegas the de facto home of boxing?

    Back in the day, it moved around quite a bit, though Yankee Stadium was a popular venue. Do you think we'll ever get back to that, or has that shipped sailed?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 04 May 2015 03:31 PM
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  38. How much $$ would it take to get teams to, and back to, Seattle

    The Coyotes are worth $225M, and the Raptors are worth $920M. So that's 1.15B. How much would it cost to make Key Arena NBA worthy/replace, and put in NHL legal ice surface?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 28 Apr 2015 09:51 PM
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  39. The NSFW make-up-a-funny X-rated comment or insult and try to do better than the last person RPG game

    Yeah, so this is like how I wake up in the AM and go to sleep at night. Not trying to find anything, but I like to think of funny things to say. Don't try very hard or at all, they just kind of are part of my inner monologue. Don't have...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 03 Mar 2014 04:56 PM
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  40. Count to infinity in pictures

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 15 Feb 2011 07:00 PM
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  41. The Ashes 2012

    It's that time again, the greatest sporting rivalry taking place over the next few weeks. And gives me a great opportunity to make fun of spitz and AllWalker shortly before the next great English batting collapse Pigeon Prophecy: 5-0 to...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 05 Jul 2013 09:27 AM
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  42. Cricket Australia WTF?

    This has to be one of the most incredulous stories I have heard. Four players of the current Australian Test Cricket team currently losing the series 2-0 in India have been deselected from the team on the grounds of... .... wait for it ...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Mar 2013 09:22 AM
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  43. City Builders (Computer Game) [PICTURES]

    Aside from the Super Mario series, probably the class of game I've spent the most time playing has been the urban simulation, mostly after the SimCity fame. I was first introduced to SimCity via the original's port to the SNES, but later cut my...

    Started by The Logos‎, 04 Jun 2009 12:46 PM
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  44. Beauty and the Beast (a visual) *Quik-E-List*

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 29 Jan 2012 08:41 PM
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  45. Very cool Scottish bicycle stunts

    Pretty amazing. I suppose the outtakes would show multiple contusions and/or compound fractures: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 20 Aug 2012 09:53 AM
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  46. Drinking games for the dangerously alcoholic

    Read Internet message boards. Sip every time somebody mentions that TV Tropes is addictive.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 22 Nov 2011 12:46 PM
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  47. This, that, or the other?

    Choose one of the three, then give three of your own for the next poster. I'll start with... Ross, Chandler, or Joey?

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 15 Feb 2011 11:18 PM
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  48. Pig farmers wanted! (Control thread)

    Hi, I'm looking for people to playtest a simple game I have been working out. It should adapt easily to play on the forums, and may even amuse the onlookers: Pigsty to Palace A multi-player game of trading and ethics 1. Description Pigsty...

    Started by Malacandra‎, 10 Jul 2012 08:29 AM
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    16 Jul 2012 06:24 AM Go to last post
  49. Take the Declaration of Independence word challenge!

    Happy Independence Day to all my American friends. This isn't terribly difficult, but it's fun: ...

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 03 Jul 2012 10:56 PM
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  50. Things you're unlikely to hear on "Jeopardy"

    An old SDMB game: "Our next contestant is Rusty Myers, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Rusty, it says here that you really hate niggers."

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 13 Jul 2011 06:54 PM
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    09 Jun 2012 01:44 AM Go to last post

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