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LMB Quote Game

Multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Lois McMaster Bujold is creator of the Miles Vorkosigan universe and the world of Chalion.

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LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:44 am

I have seen that there is a Modesitt Quote Game.
Are there enough people interested in exactly the same game, but on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold?

So far, 100% Yes, 0% No, 0% Don't care, 0% Tacos

Well, maybe we should wait for more votes.....
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Postby Ghost » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:53 am

I say let's try it. IF we do we may want to post the similar rules Modesitt Quote Game.
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Postby voralfred » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:51 am

No serious opposition but not a lot of enthusiasm either.

Come on folks, she's a great writer with a lot of great quotes to try!

Just as a free sample
(since the game is not officially started, it won't count as a Sherlock, nor will the winner have to offer his/her own quote to keep it going, nor will she/he be barred from answering the first "official" question if it is decided to go on)

"I believe he'll soar high, dear Captain."
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Postby clong » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:33 am

Well, it seems likely to be something said about Miles or to Miles, but I can't place it from memory without a bit more to go off of. And I haven't yet read all the Miles books.
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Postby Blackwing » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:20 pm

That's said by Aral to Cordelia probably about Miles. Warrior's Apprentice (again)?
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Postby voralfred » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:30 pm

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Postby clong » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:56 pm

Howsabout Barrayar?
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Postby voralfred » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:23 pm

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Postby clong » Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:20 pm

I believe it is up to the poser to define the specificity of the required correct response.
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Postby voralfred » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:04 am

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Postby clong » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:16 am

It is the last sentence of the book.
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Postby voralfred » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:19 am

Three cheers for clong!
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Postby clong » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:43 pm

Well, if it were my turn, I'd offer:

"The replication of his House colors was precise. You could identify the famous crest at a glance. You could probably identify it at a glance from two meters away."

Book, scene and observer?
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Postby voralfred » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:59 pm

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Postby clong » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:17 pm

You are correct.
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Postby voralfred » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:21 pm

So should we now really start it? Give precise rules? For instance, one cannot answer the question just after one's own, (contrary to what I just did :oops:) and maybe some more that escaped me in the MQG?

Or are too few of us interested?
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Postby clong » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:06 pm

Well, I'm game, but we prabablly need more than two people to make it work. Although it could be an easy way for the two of us to roll up the Sherlocks :lol:
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Postby voralfred » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:45 pm

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Postby voralfred » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:10 pm

Still just for fun, one that I love:

"I am not a mushroom, Lieutenant Vorkosigan."
To be kept in the dark and fed on horseshit, right.

Book? Situation? Who speaks the first sentence? (who thinks the second one is obvious)

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Postby Ghost » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:43 pm

There are basically three rules (from the MQG):

Answer the question as asked (i.e. speaker(s), spoken to, book, etc…) Page number are general not asked for, just given for pride points.

If no one guesses after a week or so the quote becomes “frozenâ€
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Postby voralfred » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:20 pm

So if this is the first official question, clong is still allowed to answer it, since before that it was unofficial, but I won't answer the next question (unless it gets "cold")

But does Ghost's previous post really mean that now this is an official Game that gives you Sherlocks?
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Postby clong » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:00 pm

I think we are now a real game. But we really need several participants if we're going to claim legitimacy.

And I am sorry to say that I need to refrain from answering the current question (I had a guess--which turned out to be wrong--and in trying to confirm it I stumbled upon the correct answer in a way that I would consider cheating if I were to give it).
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Postby voralfred » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:31 am

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Postby Blackwing » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:26 am

That sounds like something Simon Illyan would say (but really, any of Miles' superiors could have said it :) ). So my guess is:

Simon Illyan in the Vor Game.
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Postby voralfred » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:32 am

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