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Kelly*
Poke me in the knees and call me Roger
Thu 24th Nov '05 2:01PM
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I already said that in a private message! And I must have a go before Arabstrap, don't I?
   

Arabstrap
Daddy-licious
Thu 24th Nov '05 3:17PM
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Kelly was bold enough to comment:
I already said that in a private message!



Pah!!! Private message??!!! Such underhandedness!!!!

Behavior worthy of a politician!!!!

I bet you're one of those people who pre-programs their speed dial for the Glastonbury creditcard hotline and buys up all the tickets!!!

Curse you!!!! ROT IN A VAT OF RANCID COLESLAW!!!!!!!!!!

[PLEASE NOTE: the views/rants above do not reflect the true opinions of Arapstrap Inc, it's subsidiaries or shareholders. Dramatisation for the purposes of this game. Thank You]

Kelly*
Poke me in the knees and call me Roger
Thu 24th Nov '05 3:22PM
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Rancid coleslaw!
   

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Fri 25th Nov '05 9:54AM
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Actually, I believe it'll have to go to Arabstrap. Buying a life insurance is something you're supposed to do at the end of your go, but for the purposes of this internet-based version I extended that to refer to the entire period between your go and your next one. On your last go, Kelly, the certificate wasn't available. You could buy it from your next one onwards - but by then Arabstrap will have had his turn and snatched it up.

So, congratulations Strappo, you now have one life insurance certificate.

Eee, it's a delicate task being a Gameoflifemaster!

Let's move on, though, to Arabstrap's turn: he spins a 6 and moves to "African safari - pay 25,000." Hope you see some really good wildebeest for that price.

Clara next: spins a 2 and moves to "Storms. Pay 20,000 to repair flood damage." Poor old wetfooted Clara.

Kelly, then: spins a 5 and goes straight to "Sue any one player for 85,000." Oh, good grief - this game is getting far too controversial for my delicate constitution - I shall sit back for a while and await the results...
   

Kelly*
Poke me in the knees and call me Roger
Fri 25th Nov '05 10:04AM
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Well, given Arabstrap's recent MEAN behaviour (ie having a go before me and therefore getting to buy the life insurance certificate), it should maybe be him. Hmmm. But I did sue him last time.

I think I shall sue Swoop, as he has far too much money.
   

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Fri 25th Nov '05 11:38AM
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Swoop? Poor, defenceless Swoop? What has Swoop ever done to you?

Given you 85,000, that's what. It is done.

Mildred next: spins a 4 and moves to - oh my goodness. Oh, my goodness. Oh, my very goodness. Can you bear to hear it, Mildred?






You can?









You're sure about this?








"Buy a house in the country. Pay 90,000."












You currently have 38,500 in cash, 1 credit card debt (you can take out a maximum of 4) and 2 life insurance certificates.

Your decision now is a tricky one. Good luck.
   

Kelly*
Poke me in the knees and call me Roger
Fri 25th Nov '05 11:53AM
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I shall reiterate my offer, Milders, of buying your life insurance certificates for a figure you name. As long as the figure is not too high. But I'd be willing to pay really quite a lot.....
   

Clara
Even red onions have a silver lining
Fri 25th Nov '05 11:58AM
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I too would be willing to buy a certificate (but obviously for less than the ultimate value - that'd be silly).
 

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Fri 25th Nov '05 12:06PM
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Being a charitable sort of Spanners I'm prepared to give Mildred 10,000 if she provides a brace of Haikus about the major imports and exports of Kasakhstan.
    

Kelly*
Poke me in the knees and call me Roger
Fri 25th Nov '05 12:06PM
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Clara was bold enough to comment:
I too would be willing to buy a certificate (but obviously for less than the ultimate value - that'd be silly).



Nonononono! I want them! Gettooofffff!
   

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Fri 25th Nov '05 4:44PM
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Sadly, Game Of Life fans (or "Lifers", as I like to think of you), without further input from Mildred it looks as though we'll have to wait until Monday for the next thrilling installment. Previous patterns suggest that Mildred doesn't use the internet at weekends, you see.

What will happen next? Who will be sued this time? Is Spanners too generous for his own good? Will Kelly and Clara become locked in an eternally escalating bidding war? Can Arabstrap contain his general fury? And where has Swoop got to, anyway?

Find out the answers to all these questions, and more, when the Game of Life recommences on Monday.
   

Swoop*
CHIMPO
Sat 26th Nov '05 8:06PM
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I'm consulting my lawyers over a possible appeal against Kelly's wrongful sueing. I think she bribed the jury and swayed the judge's judgment with her fluttering eyelashes and political hypnotism!
 

Demian*
Oh Lordy, Plegaleggole
Sun 27th Nov '05 5:34PM
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Spanners was bold enough to comment:
Being a charitable sort of Spanners I'm prepared to give Mildred 10,000 if she provides a brace of Haikus about the major imports and exports of Kasakhstan.



Dude! Remember you're driving for two here, I'm still in the boot!

Mineral Products sector
Accounts for roughly
Thirty Percent of output.

Thirteen billion dollars
Plus Seventy Mil:
Value of goods bought each year.

(just to make it that bit more challenging for Mildred... only 70% of the exports left to write about!)
  

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Sun 27th Nov '05 11:36PM
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Demian was bold enough to comment:
Dude! Remember you're driving for two here, I'm still in the boot!


Sorry bud. Feel free to bend me to your will whenever, I make a good puppet

Wait a minute, does that mean that you are also married to my wife? 'Cos if so I'm having words with her when I get home!
    

Mildred
Daddy-licious
Mon 28th Nov '05 12:10PM
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Just to let you all know that I am currently in negotiations/writing haikus with a view to rectifying my alarming fiscal situation, and will post the results of said activity as soon as possible....

oh cruel, cruel game of life!

Quite how I managed to get a mortgage on a house in the country, with my record of utter financial insanity (100k? on hiring a private jet? when you don't have two pennies to rub together? hello?!), I can not begin to imagine.

Oh well! [Thank you, Spanners, for being so kind to me in my hour of need - I'll see what I can do about those haikus you comissioned, although demian's are a hard act to follow!]
 

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Mon 28th Nov '05 1:48PM
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...And we're back in play!

After considerable financial wrangling, Mildred has now sold Kelly her two life insurance certificates for the princely sum of 58,000. After her rather extravagant house purchase, this leaves Mildred with a total of 6,500. And Kelly with 14 life certificates - only one less than half of the total life insurance stock.

My, this game has more twists and turns than Madonna wearing hessian.

Anyway, Spanners now spins a 6, taking him to "Borrow antiques for an exhibition. Pay one card owner 15,000. Current antique owners are Swoop, Arabstrap and Clara - who's it to be?

Swoop, next, spins a 5 and lands on "Casino. Receive 20,000. Keep it or risk it for 120,000." What do you reckon, Swoop?

Arabstrap spins a 3 and lands on "Write a bestseller. Receive 60,000." Mighty congratulations to you, sir! Perhaps Mildred should learn from your industrious example.

Clara spins a 2 and lands on "Exchange one Status Symbol with any other player."

I think, owing to the predicaments facing both Spanners and Clara, a player run-down is in order. In alphabetical order and rainbow colours:

Arabstrap
Actor
162,000
Antiques collection, resale value 5,000
Art collection, resale value 6,000
1 life insurance certificate

Clara
Teacher
150,000
Antiques collection, resale value 5,000
Luxury yacht, resale value 7,500
5 life insurance certificates

Kelly
Lawyer
256,000
Luxury yacht, resale value 7,500
14 life insurance certificates

Mildred
Artist
6,500
1 credit card debt of 25,000

Spanners
Athlete
245,000
Art collection, resale value 6,000
Beach villa, resale value 9,000
2 oil wells, resale value 8,000 each
10 life insurance certificates

Swoop
Scientist
245,000
Antiques collection, resale value 5,000.

So, we are awaiting two decisions: To which antiques collection holder will Spanners give 15,000? And which status symbol will Clara exchange, for what, and with whom?

I'm on the edge of my seat.
   

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Mon 28th Nov '05 3:02PM
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I think I'll give the cash to Clara since she's the poorest (but won't be when she's cashed in them life insurace certificates!) and she's working hard educating our peggy offspring.
    

Clara
Even red onions have a silver lining
Mon 28th Nov '05 3:09PM
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Bless you Spanners. In return, would you like to swap my luxury yacht for your lesser value status symbol? That'd be the art collection?

Alternatively, anyone else willing? Could just swap my antiques collection for someone else's...
 

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Mon 28th Nov '05 3:15PM
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Clara was bold enough to comment:
Bless you Spanners. In return, would you like to swap my luxury yacht for your lesser value status symbol? That'd be the art collection?

Alternatively, anyone else willing? Could just swap my antiques collection for someone else's...


In theory yes but I am supremely suspicious of your motives. Why would you want to do such a thing? Why? Why?
    

Amanshu*
Giggity Giggity goo
Mon 28th Nov '05 4:08PM
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Any chance of a board photo at sime point soon Malcolm? I'd kind of like to know where everybody is...
   

Clara
Even red onions have a silver lining
Mon 28th Nov '05 5:01PM
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Spanners was bold enough to comment:

In theory yes but I am supremely suspicious of your motives. Why would you want to do such a thing? Why? Why?



Because you were so generous to me even after I sued you. I think I should be VERY charitable in return. Can we please do this Malcolm? I promise I have no ulterior motive.
 

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Mon 28th Nov '05 5:08PM
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Clara was bold enough to comment:


Spanners was bold enough to comment:

In theory yes but I am supremely suspicious of your motives. Why would you want to do such a thing? Why? Why?



Because you were so generous to me even after I sued you. I think I should be VERY charitable in return. Can we please do this Malcolm? I promise I have no ulterior motive.



Why, yes, of course! Consider it done.
   

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Mon 28th Nov '05 5:14PM
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Clara was bold enough to comment:
Because you were so generous to me even after I sued you. I think I should be VERY charitable in return. Can we please do this Malcolm? I promise I have no ulterior motive.


In that case I accept and I'll leave you to reap the resultant karma - delightful if your motives are true but very very bad if you have sneaky underhand plans...
    

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Mon 28th Nov '05 5:46PM
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Amanshu was bold enough to comment:
Any chance of a board photo at sime point soon Malcolm? I'd kind of like to know where everybody is...



Your wish is my command*.

Now in stunning THREE DIMENSIONS, with assorted household objects in the background!



*This statement applies to this specific wish only. No applicability to other wishes, past, present or future, may be assumed.
   

Swoop*
CHIMPO
Mon 28th Nov '05 6:32PM
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I'm going to gamble please Julia, and today I shall be pinning my hopes and dreams on the numbers 9 and 7.
 

Mildred
Daddy-licious
Tue 29th Nov '05 1:29PM
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Malcolm was bold enough to comment:
Mildred next: spins a 4 and moves to - oh my goodness. Oh, my goodness. Oh, my very goodness.

"Buy a house in the country. Pay 90,000."

You currently have 38,500 in cash, 1 credit card debt (you can take out a maximum of 4) and 2 life insurance certificates.

Your decision now is a tricky one. Good luck.



I've decided to make the most of my utter financial insanity, and reap the rewards of having purchased a great big house in the country (i.e. boasting about it)

Look at my enormous house!



Yay me! Please do all feel free to come over and slide down the banisters whilst whooping and drinking a gin and tonic (this is what I shall be doing)!
 

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Tue 29th Nov '05 2:02PM
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Swoop was bold enough to comment:
I'm going to gamble please Julia, and today I shall be pinning my hopes and dreams on the numbers 9 and 7.



And the spinner is spun, and the number is: SEVEN!

Good grief! Gambling pays off, for the first time so far in the game! Congratulations, Swoop - you're 120,000 richer.

We've had quite a while of waiting for decisions, negotiations etc., so what say we return to a bit of action? Yes? Good. Then it's Kelly's turn.

Kelly spins a 6, landing on "Family portrait - pay 30,000." But that's not all - she has to pay it to an artist - none other than Mildred! I'm very happy for you, Mildred, what with your recent financial woes.

In fact that brings us nicely to Mildred's turn: she spins a 1, bringing her to "Your oldest child marries - pay 25,000 for wedding." This brings us to an interesting dilemma - Mildred is technically childless, having merely borrowed to small mannequins from Pegs "R" Us to accompany her in the car journey of life. However, the rules don't say anything about this square (or other such) actually relating to whether or not you have children. (Just as other squares don't relate to your theoretical ability to carry out the tasks they pertain to.) So, what to do?

I've decided, on balance, to excuse Mildred this particular penalty. The same treatment will apply to Clara should she be in the same scenario. This is mainly because it makes the game more interesting if we emphasise the differences between players; also, throughout the course of the game, having children is likely to bring you a lot more money than not having children.

However, I'm open to appeals if anyone thinks this is the wrong decision.

We continue to Spanners, who spins a 3 and lands on "Casino. Receive 20,000. Keep it or risk it for 200,000." The bar is raising - by this stage there's a one in five chance of receiving ten times the amount... tricky! Your choice?

Swoop, next, spins a 7, landing on "Take one Status Symbol. On the next turn declare the path you wish to take." Your Status Symbol, Mr. Swoop, is a private jet - resale value 10,000. Very impressive!

As a reminder, your route options are displayed here. Your decision?
   

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Tue 29th Nov '05 2:12PM
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5 and 8 again Mr Malc. Daddy needs a jaccuzi!
    

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Tue 29th Nov '05 3:15PM
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Spanners was bold enough to comment:
5 and 8 again Mr Malc. Daddy needs a jaccuzi!





Nine.



Sorry!
   

Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Tue 29th Nov '05 3:29PM
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Arabstrap next - spins a 6 and also lands on the status symbol / route choice square. You have been awarded a racehorse with a resale value of 3,000. Which route will it be?

Over to Clara, who spins a 5 and ALSO lands on the route choice. Your decision, Clara? You too have received a racehorse, resale value 3,000.

Kelly next - spins a 10, but she too lands on the route choice space. (In case you're thinking this is all too much of a coincidence, these spaces are ones at which all players must stop, even if they spin a higher number.) Status symbol: Rollys Royce, resale value 4,000.

Over to Mildred, who is mercifully already ahead of that dreaded square (currently home to 4 cars, 8 adults and 7 children). She spins a 10, landing on "Produce rock video. Pay 50,000." Good grief, Mildred, when will it end? 50,000 deducted, leaving you with a small (but positive) bank balance.

Back to Spanners, who spins a 6, landing on the potentially disastrous "Fall in oil prices. Pay 100,000 or hand in an oil well card." Well I'm here to tell you that Spanners has not just one but TWO oil well cards, so that catastrophe is entirely averted.

So, that neat round of play brings us back to Swoop, whose route decision we're still awaiting (along with most of the rest of you).
   

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