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There seems to be sufficient interest in game-playing amongst the group. So, here we go!
Game ends at midnight on 11 December. Submit your answers to me via PM.
First Prize: Your choice of 1 credit or 2 used books from the list posted in the thread, "Who's in the Mood for a Game?"
Second Prize: Your choice of 1 used book from the posted list. You must wait until the first prize winner makes a selection.
Third Prize: Your choice of 1 used book from the posted list. You must wait until the first and second prize winners makes a selection.
Tie: In the event of a two-way tie, both winners will receive first prize on a first come, first serve basis. If there is a three-way or higher tie, I’ll draw the name of the winner of the first-level prize. The drawing will continue until all prizes are gone.
The Game: Create as many HF authors’ last names as possible by using letters of the English alphabet. The catch is, except for the letters below, you can use each letter only once. You do not have to use every letter of the alphabet.
Provide the author’s full name, but subtract the letters used from the last name only. So, for example, if you list Wilbur Smith, you would have no letter M or H remaining. You would have 2 S’s, 4 I’s, and 2 T’s remaining. The author, Colleen McCullough, would not be eligible because the last name contains 2 U's.
The winner is the person who creates the most legitimate historical fiction authors’ names. If you have any questions, please post them here for the benefit of all players.
I have some ideas, but mostly they all revolve around turning this over to Linda ...
This is a great challenge, Genie - and very challenging!! It already has me thinking about procedures and strategies, so that's a good thing.
Kelly, thanks for the great idea!!! I'd like to turn mine over to Linda also. Okay? Thanks!
(Something is telling me that's not gonna work, lol)
I already have 68 names on my list. This game is easy and I am just rocketing through it. I fully expect to have about 200 more names before the end of the day.
I am such a liar. :-P
Genie, this game is HARD! A real challenge! But, I am totally digging it! If only these challenges didn't always add more books to my wishlist...
Last Edited on: 11/10/09 12:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Just so we can have it all in one place, I'm adding the prizes here.
The winner will have his/her choice of 1 credit or 2 used books from the following list:
Genie -- I actually have the winning entry but my computer crashed after my cat threw up and our furnace exploded and the meteorite landed on our roof and my TBR stacks came tumbling down. So my brilliant and superb submission is floating in cyberspace. You'll just have to take my word for it!!
I should be submitting mine sometime late this evening. We are buried by 75 feet of snow up here so as soon as I dig out from that, borrow the de-icer from the airport to de-ice my car (all but 1 door frozen shut) and do the 5 hr commute to drive 30 miles home I will get right on it (and that is provided Deb's cat or Valli's dog don't wander on over to visit with my cat and dog and eat and/or puke on my submission as well). Wish me luck!
Seriously, I have been working on this challenge and its REALLY HARD! I think Genie wins the award for most challenging mini-challenge of the year. But I should have a submission in sometime this evening :)
Bwahahaha...!!! LOL! You guys slay me. The dog really DID eat the notebook. She eats everything! The notebook, a hole in the living room wall, half of my couch...
The dog really ate it. Why don't you believe me?!!
I guess that line has been used so many times now that if it really happens, you are just screwed. :-D
Congratulations to Daphne (Tanzanite), Amerigo, and Linda (KellyP)!
We had a 3-way tie (winning entries below) with each winner creating 11 HF author names from the available letters. To break the tie, I randomly assigned 2 numbers between 1 and 6 to each winner. When I did this, I did not know who received the numbers.
I then connected to Random.org to roll a virtual dice. The winning number was #1, which had been assigned to Daphne.
The second roll of the dice was 5, which also had been assigned to Daphne. I threw this roll out.
The third roll of the dice was 2, which had been assigned to Amerigo, making the final order of winners:
According to the rules, Daphne wins first prize - one credit plus 2 books of her choice from the list posted above (11/15/2009 4:20 PM ET). As soon as I hear from Daphne, Amerigo selects a book from the remaining titles. Finally, Linda makes a selection.
Congratulations, Winners! Be sure to PM your selection even if you post it here.
1. Marcus Zusak
"Eleanor the Queen" arrived safe and sound. Fitting that she was part of the selection of prizes since she considered herself quite a prize herself! But seriously, I can't wait to read it, and I may have to tweak my alphabet challenge list and slip this one in.
Have a Wonderful New Year!