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Subject: Biblical Fiction Game - LAST CALL
Date Posted: 1/4/2010 2:11 PM ET
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Some of you had asked to be notifiied of this, so I wanted you to know that my swap for Biblical Fiction is open for sign-ups on the Games forum

In the Beginning was THE WORD - Biblical Fiction swap - TAKING SIGNUPS

This IS NOT the super-easy swap I'm going to do for the Historical Fiction challenge....that will be next, probably in early March.  This one is a little different format, but not really all that complicated.  We'd love to have some of you come play! 



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Date Posted: 1/4/2010 5:06 PM ET
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I fixed the link above in case anyone was confused about it taking you to the middle of the thread instead of the top.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 9:09 PM ET
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Christa -- AND or OR Reveals? Pandemonium? Limbo swap?  REALLY???

I'll wait for the "super-easy" HF swap, which you will hopefully design for those of us who are swap-challenged -- i.e., you'll need to give us step-by-step instructions and hold our hands through the entire process.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 10:26 PM ET
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Oh, Come on Deb!  You can do this one.  We'll hold your hand....don't be afraid!  Here's some easy definitions:

A "Reveal" is the book or books you are going to offer in the swap.  In some swaps you "reveal" the book you are offering when you are asked to reveal.  In this swap, I will reveal for you at the beginning of the limbo round...see?? already one less thing for you to have to do!

You only have to offer one book, but sometimes, you might have more than one book that fits the book requirements.  So to give the other players more choices, you offer Book X OR Book Y.  That's an "OR" reveal.  Maybe you are really generous, just want to get these books off your shelf and are willing to let both of them go in the swap...then you are offering Book X AND Book Y.  That's an "AND" reveal.  That makes perfectly good sense, right?

The Pandemonium round is just like it sounds.  When you sign up (notice I said WHEN, not IF!) you will send me the title of your book and what book of the Bible it represents.  I will post a list of the players and their book of the Bible as a clue to what everyone is offering.  During the specified time window, I'll give the go ahead and everyone will post in the thread, selecting another player's book of the Bible.  Depending on how many people are playing, it can be quite a frenzy as everybody tries to post at once and you don't know if someone will slip in before you and nab the book you were trying to get.  But if they do, no worries because you'll probably get a chance later to steal it from them! (Serves the thieving little buggers right!)  If you've got plans and can't be around during the pandemonium round, that's not a big deal.  I'll assign you a book to start with.

After the Pandemonium round, I will reveal the actual book titles that go with the book of the Bible that you selected in the Pandemonium round, and post a list of what everyone is holding to start the limbo round.  The mechanics of how the limbo round works are very hard to put in step by step words.  Too many if-then statements...only a computer programmer could follow it!  But suffice it to say that at some point, you will get a chance to either keep what you are holding or steal from somebody else.  You will get a PM when it is time for you to do something and we'll be glad to explain what your options are at that time. 

With the short player list, this swap will be over in just a few days after we start, and before you know it, you'll have a cool new book on it's way to you!

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 10:51 PM ET
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You guys should realy try it, it's not as hard as it sounds and it is super fun.  Also, there is the chance that you will win something off of your wish list.

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 8:52 AM ET
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Last call to sign up for this game.  We've strong-armed hoodwinked convinced Kayla to play and Alice has already become a swap addict, so the HF forum is starting to be well-represented in the games!

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 9:55 AM ET
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Yes, I'm dipping my toe into the Games puddle. :D

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 9:58 AM ET
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Come play with us.  I promise it will be fun :P and everyone is super nice.  We don't bite.

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 10:49 AM ET
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Karla and Alice:

You are being assigned a new mission. Perform ultra-secret surveillance of the Games Forum and it's inhabitants. Please relay all pertinent information in this thread. We need to know the rules you find and as much information you can gather about these people known as PBS Gamers.

Ex. - Do they look different? Perform any weird rituals? What do they eat? Most importantly, what BOOKS do they have?

Ladies, keep your heads down and we all hope you make it home safe and sound. Stay alert!!



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Date Posted: 1/7/2010 11:02 AM ET
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I can't wait to hear the surveillance reports.  We have lots of weird rituals in the Games forum.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 1/7/2010 11:56 AM ET
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I think a good strategy for games is to lay low so no one picks on you and steals your books. Then jump in a grab what you want.. One thing I will say is they tend to move quite slowly. It can easily be most of  day before a play takes their turn if they don't check's their pm's through out the day. Now on top of my 3 challenges and book club I have to read good swap books.  Unfortunately paranormal is really big and I am kind of burned out of that, too many bad writers. Oh well. It is fun try one. I finally figured out the rules so if any one wants help I can guide you in most cases. Some are too weird for me to figure out.

An easy one to start with is the monthly author swap. Must be less than 15 copies in system and she gives two or 3 letters of the alphabet and your author's first, middle or last name has to start with that. Usually a good variety of books. I have my eye on a historical mystery.

Alice 



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Date Posted: 1/7/2010 11:57 AM ET
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I have a feeling I will be only marginally smarter coming out than I was going in. :-P

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 1:12 PM ET
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LOL, Karla. I'm going to try Christa's next H/F game...if I'm smart enough to find the game forum. ;-)

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 2:27 PM ET
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I think I'll wait for the super easy HF game too.  Like Deb, my head started swiming and I felt faint when I read the rules for the biblical fiction challenge.  Kudos to you brave ones who are going to give it a try.  God speed, and report back if you still have your wits about you once all is said and done.  ;)

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 3:32 PM ET
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Like Deb, my head started swiming and I felt faint when I read the rules for the biblical fiction challenge.

I ran screaming from the room. LOL!

Plus biblical fiction isn't really my thang. I'll wait for the HF game.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 1/7/2010 3:36 PM ET
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We'll Christa we will give you quite a challenge for nice easy rules. I have a couple of books tucked away waiting for the swap.

Alice

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 4:16 PM ET
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Plus biblical fiction isn't really my thang. I'll wait for the HF game.

It's not mine, either (hello, atheist!), but I figured it was now or never. If I make it through unscathed, I just might start believing in a higher power. ;-)

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 9:08 PM ET
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You guys are so funny.  I actually feel honored that you will allow me to drag you into this!  It will be fun fun fun when we do the HF challenge

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 9:50 AM ET
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Christa, we are happy that you have taken on the task of leading us H/F'ers out into the light of another world. We shall bravely set forth and conquer the Games Forum!

Oh, oh, OH!!!!, Christa!!, you can be the brilliant leader,Shackleton, and I'll be Worsley, his brave and stalwart right-hand man, and together we shall lead our people into the cold and dark of the unknown while showing no fear of neither man nor beast!!!!! ! :-D

Wait. No, no, No!, that won't work because I have always wanted to be Shackleton and I'll just be jealous of you getting to be him the whole time and I'll probably act like a spoiled brat. I'd pout the whole time, even if you let me hold the compass. Maybe we should nix the Shackleton idea.

I guess we'll just have to go to the games forum like normal people. Oh, well.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 1/8/2010 10:21 AM ET
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Good I won't be one of the few additcted to games in this forum them. In the begining of Feb my husband and I are taking a trip to this most wonderful used bookstore in Conn.  http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/ when they have their annual sale. Everything is 30% off. Paperbacks are regullary $1, trade paperbacks are $4. So I am trying to figure out what to stock up on that will be game ammunition. If you were all in New England we could have a field trip. We would be lost for a day.

Alice

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 11:08 AM ET
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Oh my goodness...I obviously am not up to speed on HF enough...I had to go look up who Shackelton and Worsley were!  Valli, ever since you referred to the HF crew as little moles who will come blinking into the sunshine, I think of the little mole Edgar from the children's movie Once Upon a Forest.  I will be Cornelius the badger, the wise old mentor.  You can be Abigail the woodmouse, the spunky one who leads her friends into an adventure.  The parts of Edgar the shy mole, Russell the always-hungry, somewhat-clumsy hedgehog and Michelle the baby badger who is lying on her deathbed after breathing poisonous gas fumes are all up for grabs!



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Alice, I believe you should forget the game ammunition and just take my wishlist with you. Much better idea! :-P

I wish there was a really huge, nice used bookstore near me.

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 11:17 AM ET
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I have some UBS  near me, but they seem to have mostly romance and not really any good HF.  Our library does have an FOL sale the last Saturday of every month and they usually do have some HF there.  They don't do it in November or December, so the shelves will be full to overflowing for this one coming up at the end of January.

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 11:52 AM ET
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I like Valli's idea -- we should all send Alice our wish lists!

And Christa -- I don't want to be the baby badger on its death bed -- if necessary I'll settle for the shy mole or clumsy hedgehog, but I much prefer to be the furry, lovable animal which everyone wants to pet and spoil and be really nice to and grant ALL her wishes!

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 2:39 PM ET
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Oh, that Book Barn looks wonderful.  If I were within a few hours' drive, I would SO be there.   

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