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Title: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on August 23, 2010, 08:48:09 am
OKAY--we tried to play Scrabble but without a board it was difficult. Despite Brew's best efforts in sending us Scrabble boards, the multi-dimensional concept was just too daunting. SO...there's a new game afoot!

Suppose I start off with a word: 'ALTERRA'. The last three letters (RRA) must appear in the next word. Suppose Brew responds with 'ARRAH!' (An expression of disgust.) He gets credit for the word, plus five bonus points because the letters appear in the same order. I might also give a couple for obscurity on that one. The next player (whoever responds first) will come up with a new word containing the letters 'RAH'. They do NOT have to be in the same order. Example: Say Winter comes back with 'HATTERAS' (from Fire-heart). She gets credit for the word, plus five for a character name, but no bonus for 'order' because the letters are not in the same order. The next player must use the letters 'RAS'--perhaps 'SALASTOR' from 'Ravenshade' would fill that one. Five extra for character name. Next word must use 'TOR' and so on.

You will receive points for obscurity and relevance in Alterra. Character and place names are allowed and get FIVE bonus points each.

Words must appear in one of the three books.

I am 'she who decides extra points for obscurity and relevance'.

The first word is 'FARAHIN'.
First player must therefore provide a word including letters 'HIN'--bonus for character/place name and for letters in same order.

Let the game begin!!  :D


Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 23, 2010, 12:19:37 pm
Archer -- been a long time since I played Scrabble -- can the free space get used for any letter?
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: ibrewalot on August 23, 2010, 12:22:54 pm
Surely the word "gain" is in the books.  I don't have my Kindle with me so I can't search.  :-\
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 23, 2010, 05:18:51 pm
Free space can be used for any letter!  :)

'Gain' is undoubtedly in the books. Free space is still open! Brewie gets six points for 'Gain'

New tiles are: H, F, W, T, A, E, L
(Next player can use the free space, but will have to incorporate one of Brew's letters, too. (G, A, I, or N)

Remember...character and place names get extra points!
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 23, 2010, 06:03:36 pm
Free space can be used for any letter!  :)

'Gain' is undoubtedly in the books. Free space is still open! Brewie gets six points for 'Gain'

New tiles are: H, F, W, T, A, E, L
(Next player can use the free space, but will have to incorporate one of Brew's letters, too. (G, A, I, or N)

Remember...character and place names get extra points!

Okay --  let's do E L A N I with the N being the free space and the I from Gain.
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 23, 2010, 06:14:17 pm
New letters:

T,W,F,H,A,O,K

Tipperoo gets 5 points for 'Elani'. You will need to incorporate one of his letters in the next word.  :)
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 23, 2010, 06:28:48 pm
Hey Archer -- you are gonna have to 'splain your scorin' to us dear.   ??? ::)

And do I gotta wait till someone else plays before I kin play again?
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on August 23, 2010, 06:30:39 pm
<pokes head in the playhouse to say "This is a very clever idea, Archer!  Carry on!">

Betsy
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: ibrewalot on August 23, 2010, 06:48:04 pm
Hey Archer -- you are gonna have to 'splain your scorin' to us dear.   ??? ::)

And do I gotta wait till someone else plays before I kin play again?

Tip, I'm guessing it is 1 point for each of e, a and i and 2 points for L.  No points for the N since it is free space (blank tile gets no points).
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 23, 2010, 07:08:08 pm
Tip, I'm guessing it is 1 point for each of e, a and i and 2 points for L.  No points for the N since it is free space (blank tile gets no points).

Actually I was looking at 1 point each for e, l, a, and i , no points for n.  Total 4 points (I guess it doesn't qualify for the 5 bonus points for being a character though  :( )

But I was also looking at G=2, A=1, I=1 and N=1 and trying to figger out how that got to be 6?

And, the MAIN reason -- I also was poking at Archer because, well, because its FUN!  ;D  (ohhh, bet that's gonna cost me points!!)

But then again she did say "I am 'she who decides extra points for obscurity and relevance'. " so maybe's we both got bonus points!!   ;D


Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 24, 2010, 04:55:59 am
New letters:

T,W,F,H,A,O,K

Tipperoo gets 5 points for 'Elani'. You will need to incorporate one of his letters in the next word.  :)

Okay -- to get back on track I'll offer up:

AWOKE -- working off the E in Elani
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 24, 2010, 09:00:46 am
A few points to remember:
1. Archer is mathematically challenged.
2. Anyone can play any time and one does not have to wait one's turn.
3. Once in a while I'll have a double word score or triple word or letter score.
4. This game is a lot like 'Fizzbin'--especially when it's dark on Tuesday!
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: ibrewalot on August 24, 2010, 09:30:10 am
It's pretty funny that the ad at the bottom of the page (at least at the moment) is for Scrabble.  :)

Archer, can we get a new batch of letters?
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 24, 2010, 09:49:12 am
T,F,H,E,I,N aaaaannnnd K!

(Remember that you must incorporate a letter from one of the previous words--not necessarily the most recent one)
I'm making a makeshift 'board' on paper so I can keep track.

'Elani' is a general term referring to Elves--perhaps we should include ALL proper names as bonus words!
Okay, Mr. Tips--you've got your 5-point bonus!
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: ibrewalot on August 24, 2010, 11:24:41 am
...using the "o" in awoke, "Kino" (Sire of Noli)


P.S. Archer, check your PMs.  I sent you a Scrabble board.
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 24, 2010, 12:19:06 pm
Okay...now that I have a board, I can state that Tip's 'AWOKE gets him a bunch of points!
The 'W' is a double letter score which means it's worth 8 by itself. Add the rest and you get 8 more=16 points!

Brew, not to be outdone, put his K on a double word score. (Gasp!) Plus, he gets 5 big ones for the proper name! I calculate twenty-one points for 'Kino'.

T, F, H, E, M, A, and O
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 24, 2010, 12:51:35 pm
Okay...now that I have a board, I can state that Tip's 'AWOKE gets him a bunch of points!
The 'W' is a double letter score which means it's worth 8 by itself. Add the rest and you get 8 more=16 points!

Brew, not to be outdone, put his K on a double word score. (Gasp!) Plus, he gets 5 big ones for the proper name! I calculate twenty-one points for 'Kino'.

T, F, H, E, M, A, and O

Okay then I'll have to jump on the I in KINO with our wonderful Loremaster FIMA
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 24, 2010, 12:59:01 pm
Which will net you eleven points (your 'M' is on a double letter box) plus five for proper name!
Total for the Tip-man=sixteen!

(Top THAT, Brew!)

New letters: T, H, E, O, R, L, A
 :)
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: ibrewalot on August 24, 2010, 01:21:39 pm
...ending with the "a" in "elani", how about "Realta"?  Probably won't be huge points due to all the low-point letters, but  :) , none-the-less.
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 24, 2010, 05:25:05 pm
Ahhh, but your 'R' is on a double-letter score, as is your 'T'. So you get...eight points plus five for proper name. That's thirteen?
Not too shabby.

New letters are: B, H, O, D, E, U, I

(ewww! What a motely assortment!) See what you can do...
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 24, 2010, 07:41:10 pm
Ahhh, but your 'R' is on a double-letter score, as is your 'T'. So you get...eight points plus five for proper name. That's thirteen?
Not too shabby.

New letters are: B, H, O, D, E, U, I

(ewww! What a motely assortment!) See what you can do...

This is really difficult without a board....

Okay working off of the first A in Realta lets go with ABODE as in the "abode of Mikla, the poisoner."
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: ibrewalot on August 25, 2010, 06:51:38 am
Tip, I have the words played so far just written in a grid to keep track of where they are.  Given that, I think the "o" in abode will end up right in front of gain creating "ogain".  Is that what you have down, Archer?  I need to transfer them to the board I sent Archer, but haven't printed it off yet.  If you want to PM me your email I'll send it your direction too.
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 25, 2010, 08:34:01 am
GAAAH! Archer has the flu! Hit me like a freight train last night. I'm pretty wobbly today, and I'm not going in to school. However, I did bring my scrabble board.

Brew, I think you're right! Let's send Tip a board so he can visualize. I had trouble, too, which is why I started a grid. But the board is so much fun because of the double-letter scores and such. ABODE would be a pretty good word...I think Tip can fit it in elsewhere!
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 25, 2010, 08:38:17 am
He sent me one but it'll be real late tonight before I can get some time to do anything with it. 

BUT, since we seemed to run everything upwards from the original GAIN perhaps ABODE will work going down from that A?


Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: ibrewalot on August 25, 2010, 08:44:18 am
Sorry to hear you're under the weather, Archer...perhaps some tea with honey is in order?  Hope you're better soon!

I tried to transfer all the words over to the board but need to know where you started the first word (gain).  Also, the board I sent didn't have a legend and I don't have a real board to look at for comparison (at work).  What are you using for each color?

Red
Light Red
Blue
Light Blue
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Tip10 on August 25, 2010, 08:46:55 am
Hey Archer -- just wanted you to know that there I already have three books queued up to be delivered to my K3 WIFI when it arrives tomorrow and I connect it to my network.   

Care to take a guess on which three??  ::)

 
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 25, 2010, 09:09:19 am
Ummm...'Wuthering Heights', 'The Joy of Cooking' and 'Moby Dick"?  (Yay!!! I'll be on a K-3!)

(Brew, I started in the center of the board, where the colored diagonals cross.) 
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: ibrewalot on August 25, 2010, 09:34:36 am
with G of gain on the center square?
Title: Re: Alterran Scrabble Game!
Post by: Archer on August 25, 2010, 06:19:20 pm
Actually, no. The 'n' in Elani is in the center square. (For some reason!)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 06, 2010, 08:03:17 am
OKAY--we tried to play Scrabble but without a board it was difficult. Despite Brew's best efforts in sending us Scrabble boards, the multi-dimensional concept was just too daunting. SO...there's a new game afoot!

Suppose I start off with a word: 'ALTERRA'. The last three letters (RRA) must appear in the next word. Suppose Brew responds with 'ARRAH!' (An expression of disgust.) He gets credit for the word, plus five bonus points because the letters appear in the same order. I might also give a couple for obscurity on that one. The next player (whoever responds first) will come up with a new word containing the letters 'RAH'. They do NOT have to be in the same order. Example: Say Winter comes back with 'HATTERAS' (from Fire-heart). She gets credit for the word, plus five for a character name, but no bonus for 'order' because the letters are not in the same order. The next player must use the letters 'RAS'--perhaps 'SALASTOR' from 'Ravenshade' would fill that one. Five extra for character name. Next word must use 'TOR' and so on.

LET THE GAME BEGIN!

Here's your first word:

'FARAHIN'

First player must use letters 'HIN'. Bonus for character/place names and for getting letters in same order.
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 06, 2010, 04:53:31 pm
(You do know "hin" by itself is the word for "Rain", yes?  8))

I'll start with Cos-domhain...not in the same order, but first outta the chute is always a challenge.
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 06, 2010, 07:11:09 pm
(You do know "hin" by itself is the word for "Rain", yes?  8))

I'll start with Cos-domhain...not in the same order, but first outta the chute is always a challenge.

So if I understand correctly the lette3rs are AIN

So, I'll go with AINCOR.
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 06, 2010, 07:23:47 pm
Brian--yes, the letters ARE in the same order. Well done! An extra five for you, and an extra five for Tip, too!
You guys are too fast.

Looks like COR are the next three. Good luck!
 :)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 08, 2010, 08:10:05 am

Looks like COR are the next three. Good luck!
 :)


Jump start time again!!


Okay we'll toss up Orogond and Galador's pack horse Cronan -- not in order but the right letters C O R.

That would make the next set be N A N

Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 08, 2010, 08:21:42 am
Ok, I'm going to play Finan and suggest a rule change...Finan keeps the same last letters "nan", right? 

What if we changed the rules of the game to be the next player has to use "any" three letters in the previous name?  It would make the ball roll faster, no?  Too fast?  It would prevent the same letters going turn over turn tho.  I'll shutup now.  :-X
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 08, 2010, 08:42:58 am
Ok, I'm going to play Finan and suggest a rule change...Finan keeps the same last letters "nan", right? 

What if we changed the rules of the game to be the next player has to use "any" three letters in the previous name?  It would make the ball roll faster, no?  Too fast?  It would prevent the same letters going turn over turn tho.  I'll shutup now.  :-X

Hey Brew -- how bout we morph it so that any three letters are fair game so long as they appear in order?

For example, I'd take the F I N and offer up Faladinn -- containing F I N in that order (but not required to be adjacent).  Otherwise, I'll still offer it up since it contains NAN just not in order.  :) :)

We'll have to wait till Archer gets done playing with the fine young lasses at the Woods and comes to visit again.
Ah yes, the memories of playing with the fine young lasses of the Woods!  :D (I went to an all male (at the time) college not far from the Woods and we certainly enjoyed playing with the fine young lasses of the Woods!!)  ;D
 
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 08, 2010, 12:05:38 pm
TIP! (ahem!)

(I'm sure they enjoyed playing with you, too. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)

Take this game and morph it! The faster the ball rolls, the better. And I say, just play--don't worry about order or points (though the really obscure will deserve special mention). After all, Elves just wanna have fun!
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 08, 2010, 12:10:34 pm
Hmmm, I want to see video of the Wood Nymphs!   ;D

I'm going with Tip's new rules...using "LAD" and submitting:  Alamand
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 08, 2010, 01:20:10 pm
Hmmm, I want to see video of the Wood Nymphs!   ;D

I'm going with Tip's new rules...using "LAD" and submitting:  Alamand


Okay I'll go with LAM and put forth Farath-talam and give us lots of letters to work with.

Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 09, 2010, 03:13:19 am
May I play, too?  :)

If I may, I'll go with FALadinn
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 09, 2010, 05:18:18 am
May I play, too?  :)

If I may, I'll go with FALadinn

Of course you can play, Archer!  However...surely you can come up with a word that hasn't been used just a couple of words ago?   ;)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 09, 2010, 05:29:58 am
May I play, too?  :)

If I may, I'll go with FALadinn

Sure but you also need to follow the morphed rules Archer (puhlease don't pick up your game and go home, dear one!  :P ) -- pick 3 letters in a row from the last word and use them in the new one in order....

Finan -- FIN -- Faladinn
Faladinn -- LAD -- Alamand
Alamand -- LAM -- Farath-talam

So, for example, one could offer up

Farath-talam -- ALA -- Alduinar

Okay -- have at it!  :D

Alduinar is in play.
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 09, 2010, 09:23:08 am
Well, the temptation to wimp out and use 'Duinar' is strong, but I shall resist.

Redruin (the dragon from Fima's tale in 'Fire-heart')
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 09, 2010, 07:00:32 pm
I'm going to go with Bint Raed...took me a bit to find her even though I know what I was looking for!  Couldn't remember her exact name.  It's amazing how much I forget these days!   ::)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 10, 2010, 03:35:35 am
  It's amazing how much I forget these days!   ::)

Don't remind me!  :P
Belegund
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 10, 2010, 05:26:47 am
Don't remind me!  :P
Belegund


With an ele this one's easy -- Gaelen
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 10, 2010, 04:31:53 pm
From Gaelen to...

Arialde :D
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 11, 2010, 07:59:00 am
And from Arialde

we go to Brinneal
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 11, 2010, 10:03:06 am
Well, I didn't get Gaelen, but it's certainly not having to settle...

Nelwyn
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Carmyn on September 11, 2010, 03:09:40 pm

Nelwyn

Ri-Elathan
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 11, 2010, 03:23:08 pm
Ri-Elathan
Realta
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Carmyn on September 11, 2010, 08:31:48 pm
Realta

Alterra  As in the World of...  one of my favorite places! 
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 12, 2010, 08:06:39 am
Leiras
(The Far-sighted)

:-) Who turned out to be somewhat nearsighted, actually!
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 13, 2010, 05:08:10 am
Hattaras the one handed -- he had the right but the left had, well, left.....
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 13, 2010, 06:07:13 am
Rum-harnen: The Dwarvish folk of the Northern Mountains.
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 13, 2010, 06:17:30 am
marwani...standard in Alterran herb gardens   ;)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 13, 2010, 06:35:40 am
(chuckle!) :D
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 13, 2010, 06:52:40 am
marwani...standard in Alterran herb gardens   ;)


Aryiah -- one who appreciates the standard (http://www.smileyshut.com/smileys/new/Smoking/smoking-red-eyes-009.gif)

 (http://www.smileyshut.com/facebook-smileys.html)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 13, 2010, 06:58:29 am
This game is too funny!
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 13, 2010, 05:27:27 pm
Harsha--the wine-vendor who would have had a 'high ol' time' demonstrating his famous 'water-pipe.'
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 14, 2010, 05:07:58 am
Tal-sithian -- where marwani isn't needed to "see" things
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 14, 2010, 05:33:53 am
Tal-sithian -- where marwani isn't needed to "see" things
  (Oh, no! Pink Dromadin? Not again!)

Al-Muniqui--who learned that kaffa is sometimes not your friend.
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 14, 2010, 05:51:26 am
Ballali -- who probably don't even believe in kaffa.
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 14, 2010, 07:22:26 am
Talishani Ali...Minister of Defense in Dun Arian and one of Hallagond's heroes.  Two "ali"s for DOUBLE POINTS!!!
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 14, 2010, 09:23:40 am
GoodGood JobJob BrewBrew! DoubleDouble PointsPoints!

Allydar: Renowned Tuathan sworsman and ancestor of Orogond. (Also a famous race-horse who always ran second to Secretariat, but that's not important right now...)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 14, 2010, 11:11:46 am
Ri-Aldamar

A most noble ruler he was indeed
But met his fate to become dragon feed
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 14, 2010, 11:33:58 am
Ooh! Can we make it a requirement that we answer in verse?
Might not be easy, but it could be worse...

(ahem!)

Rama was the name Finan once bore,
He lost his Prince in a long-forgotten war.
The Moonflower took Finan from his pain,
And he met his Prince again on the heavenly plain.

(Do I get extra points for using ALL the letters?) :)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 14, 2010, 12:21:45 pm
EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA!
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 14, 2010, 01:27:37 pm
Ishtar Al-Khamal was a bad man
Imprisoned he was in Dun Arian
But value in Ishtar did Hallagond see
For though he looked like one called Azori
The savior of the city he did come to be

Good lord what have I started???

Oh, and I used EVERY letter from your name! :)

And thus ain't no fair
a master of prose our dear author be
the rest of us mere mortals
gotta struggle mightily!!

I surrender!!!!
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 14, 2010, 01:58:39 pm
Don't surrender, Tipper m'lad!
Your rhymes are among the best to be had.
I'm just trying to follow in your shoes,
Let's share some of Brian's home-made brews!
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: ibrewalot on September 14, 2010, 06:28:18 pm
Alterra is a land of the strong and the true,
one best explored with a map and a brew,
while adventures abound for the young and the old,
I'll take my map new and I'll take my brew cold.

 (http://forum.indotipster.com/images/smilies/Fungky_emoticon/smiley_beer.gif)
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Archer on September 14, 2010, 07:05:19 pm
Halrodin I'm sure would agree,
(If Gorgon hadn't sliced him from his neck to his knee)
So here's a new map and an ice cold brew,
Some boots made for walkin' and a warm cloak, too.
I'll take a fast horse and a nice hot meal,
throw in some honey and you've got yourself a DEAL!
Title: Re: New Word Game--the UNscrabble Alterran Scrabble Game...
Post by: Tip10 on September 15, 2010, 05:57:58 am
A brew for you
a brew for me
The bird we
hope we do not see

For if we do
Its not with glee
For who should we
Expect to see?

Why it's Ikari
and his beloved Karatsu
 (http://www.clker.com/cliparts/b/1/d/b/1194985394429754402crow_01.svg.thumb.png)


Oh my, is that a double?

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Post by: ibrewalot on September 15, 2010, 06:39:29 am
Nicely done, Tip!!!
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Post by: Archer on September 15, 2010, 07:50:44 am
Wow! NOW we've got illustrations!
I am not worthy.
 ;)

Tip-the-bold has raised the standard!
A double word score (as he wittily bantered).
And to boot, we've got a raven's dark form.
I'd say that goes far beyond the norm!


(Norm? Norm? I guess he's not playing.)
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Post by: Tip10 on September 16, 2010, 05:00:13 am
OH NO!!!

I didn't mean to kill the game -- somebody, please, jump in here and save me!!!!!
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Post by: ibrewalot on September 16, 2010, 05:38:00 am
Sorry...I was brewing last night ;D and didn't have a chance to sign on. 

An Elvish king named Farahin was once the king of all,
He left no heirs to take his place when he was but to fall,
Was known as wise and I'd say that's true since Gaelen he did snare,
But Galen had not met me yet or it'd be me she'd pledged to care.   :-*

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51G9c-eswNL._SL500_SS90_.jpg)
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Post by: Archer on September 16, 2010, 01:17:48 pm
Farin is a Dwarven smith
His prowess is the stuff of myth
The ring he made for Rosalin
With friendly message deep within
The black stone's depths it doth conceal,
but Eolarin light reveal!
 :D


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Post by: Tip10 on September 16, 2010, 01:58:27 pm
His teeth were like swords
His claws were like daggers
Scales he had many
And spines on his tail

His color was Scarlet
Spouting fire from his gullet
What havoc did he wreak
Upon all who could speak

But Fesok he met
The Iron Bearded King
Fearless and strong
With smarts come along

Now Cos-domonhain stands
Upon the great lands
Where Redruin came
To lose his great claim


Man, this is getting harder!  I'll be away from the 'puter all weekend -- running away -- running up to Vintage Illinois Winefest!

Have fun everybody!!
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Post by: Archer on September 16, 2010, 03:25:50 pm
(psst! Hey, Brew! Should I mention that Redruin has been used before? Naahhh...Tip's rhyme is so fine, I can't bear to tell him!)

Elraen was once a happy young heart,
Until Wrothgar's pits tore her soul apart.
Her mind was gone; her spirit was dark,
Her eyes without life or vital spark.
When she left her love, his heart did break,
And for him she did Galador mistake.
As she drew her last breath, he came once more,
And took her away to Elysia's shore.

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Post by: ibrewalot on September 16, 2010, 07:00:32 pm
I'd let sleeping Raven's lie, Archer...his rhymes are stellar!  Besides, I think both of us have used names twice ourselves.   8)

Orogond lie there counting star by star,
He'd being doing the same all night so far,
The sun was rising in the East don't you know,
And he'd not slept a wink since he'd laid down low.

He couldn't understand what kept him from sleep,
But then he remembered...he'd drank far too deep,
He'd been really tired, he'd felt almost dead,
'til the kaffa from El-Morah's cafe' before bed.

(http://scienceblogs.com/retrospectacle/upload/2007/08/coffee%20poster.bmp)
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Post by: Archer on September 17, 2010, 03:42:02 am
Tip: It's supposed to get harder! That's why it's fun! Have a great weekend--this rhyme's for you!

(to the tune of 'Geen Acres')

Greeeeeeeen Mountains are a place of fame,
Monadh-ailan is their Elvish name.
Peaks stretching out so tall and wide,
Gotta get past 'em so all day we must ride!

(da-dum-de-da-dum)

Gaelen: 'Let's GO!'

(da-dum-de-da-dum)

Fima: 'This BLOWS!'

(da-dum-de-da-dum)

Eros: 'Nice grass!

(Da-dum-de-da-dum)

Fima: 'My A$$!'

Gaelen: Shut up and ride!
Fima: Goodbye, my backside!

All: Green Moun-tains we are gooooooone!
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Post by: ibrewalot on September 17, 2010, 05:04:02 am
 ;D  LOL...great job, Zsa-Zsa!
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Post by: ibrewalot on September 18, 2010, 06:20:07 pm
They're really not that hairy,
Yet people find them scary,
They do not like the sun at all,
Some are big and some are tall,
I think perhaps they're misunderstood,
But please, not in my neighborhood.

Now who's this I blabber on about?
It's Olcas friend, without a doubt!



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Post by: Archer on September 18, 2010, 06:41:11 pm
Excellent job, Brew-meister! (ahem!)

Fortress of Might, Walls of Stone,
Realm of Great Learning standing alone.
Your King has fallen, the Gates given way,
Wrothgar's Legions advance on this dark, dark day.
Fair Dardis is lost, Leiras, too.
Baelta the Bright gave his life for you.
The Light is extinguished for Evil cause--
The Greatest Realm that ever was.

Tal elathas
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Post by: ibrewalot on September 18, 2010, 06:58:38 pm
 8)

When the wind whistles above your head, it's Turantil and you are dead.   <===Haiku   ;D
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Post by: Archer on September 19, 2010, 06:03:51 pm
COOL!

 
Tur Dorcha glows pale in the foul mist, echoing silent, hopeless screams.

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Post by: Tip10 on September 20, 2010, 05:45:57 am
Mother Rosalin, a river beauty she was, And Orogond's mom

I'n baaack!! -- and I see you've all be pleasantly creative whilst I was away swilling the elixirs of the grape. 
Weather did not cooperate but a wine, errr, fine time was had by all!
Rainy in the morning but it stopped in time and it was just overcast in the afternoon -- kept it cool though. Came back with 2 1/2 cases to add to the cellar. Hmm, maybe buying a house with an 8x8 chilled wine cellar was NOT a good idea!   :D

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Post by: Archer on September 20, 2010, 06:10:31 am
Yay! Tip's back and he's got wine!
Party at Tip's house?  8)

Salasin the Scholar--

Learned hands and stony heart,
Faced trial on the darkwater's night.
The waves threw the vessel high and hard,
At the mercy of the mountain's might.
Some say Aontar drew the wave
that bore it to the sand,
For brave Salasin took his precious lore
And founded Dun Arian.

The Silver City prospered there,
And there it stands today.
As a monument to the knowledge
Which none could take away.
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Post by: Tip10 on September 20, 2010, 08:38:14 am


The ale it doth flow
and the honey astound
The Elves gather round
and the stories abound
As the sun peaks atop
and Risolas comes round



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Post by: ibrewalot on September 20, 2010, 09:12:05 am
In the dry, parched earth of the Raavi-Shan
was the thief they searched from dusk to dawn,
just half a face was left of him,
the ravens feast had done him in.

A skin lay just outside his reach,
perhaps a nasty lesson to teach,
he died alone and thirsty too,
but what else is a wicked Spider to do?

Gaelen and Nelwyn came on him late,
they cursed revenge they'd now not sate,
but when done they'd no longer dread,
the sight of Cuidag who'd lost his head.   ;D

P.S.  Forgot to mention...WELCOME BACK, Tip!   ;)
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Post by: Archer on September 20, 2010, 10:05:59 am
Ri-solas? Extra points for obscurity!!
 :D

Brew--your rhyme is sublime! Cuidag was a scag.
Dead is the best way he can be--as you let us all see.

How's this for obscure?

Aran is a friend long lost,
Whose gruesome death came at great cost.
For Gaelen's hair, like ginger-gold,
Will never Orogond enfold.
She tears it short with blade of steel,
It frames bright eyes with wild appeal.
But never will he lose his soul
Engulfed in hair of ginger-gold. :-\
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Post by: Tip10 on September 20, 2010, 11:17:24 am

Lost and shivering out of her mind
Made mad by the evil she had bore
The one the scouts they did come to find
The one who was the loved of Galdor
That love she had held did make her bind
To Nelwyn's dear mate sweet Galador
In the troop some kindness she would find
and healing come from the Eolar
Dona she was since being maligned
In truth she was known an elfen star
As Gaelen and Nelwyn would remind     
And once again her mind would unbar
She was to become desert enshrined
Elraen's tale is one without par



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Post by: geoffthomas on October 04, 2010, 08:27:28 am
I stand in awe of such talented individuals.

Alas, I have no such wit.

So I will just watch and enjoy.

Just sayin.....
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Post by: Tip10 on October 04, 2010, 08:36:34 am
Noooooooo!    :-[  :-[  :-[

We didn't mean to get out of hand with the game -- c'mon back and play -- rhymes are NOT required!  ;)

Okay Elraen was last up so I'll offer up

Eadram

A reminder -- all you need do is pick 3 letters in the last name and find a new name with those letters in it in order (do not need to be adjacent though) and you've done it.

Take a shot at it Geoff  :D
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Post by: Archer on October 05, 2010, 03:32:48 am
Ha! Geoff does fly-bys occasionally, but he rarely stays. I wave and blow him a kiss  :-* and then wait patiently for his next appearance.

From Eadram to Monadh-ailan

(Plenty of letters to play with!)
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Post by: Winter9 on November 08, 2010, 08:29:57 am
I just don't understand it.. Care to explain someone?


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