|Derek Vande Brake|
This game tests your ability to think of connections between two concepts. The idea is simple - you add to a chain of articles on Wikipedia.
To start a journey, use the random page link on Wikipedia to find a target page. If the page has no links, or is an orphan page, you should choose a new one, because otherwise either you or the next player will break the chain. Your starting page is the previous person's target page. You click through links on the page until you reach your target page. You can use any link within an article (or even list), but you can't click links common to all Wikipedia pages (for example, the talk page for an article), nor can you edit a page.
You score 1 point for each link you make. However, someone can attempt the same journey and if they do it in fewer links than you, you get 0 points. You may not take two journeys in a row - someone else must make a journey between your two consecutive ones. The first person to reach 150 points wins, and the next person should start a new chain. (But remember they can instead still remove you as winner if they post a shorter journey right after you.)
I'll go first to illustrate. I used a random page for a start page as well.
The next player must either make a journey from Jan Brożek to Riverview, Indiana in fewer than 10 links or randomly get a new target page and make a journey from Riverview, Indiana to that.
I now have 10 points.
|Conman the Bardbarian|
-> Mississippian culture
-> Atlantic Ocean
-> Seaweed pipefish
I could have had six and knocked you down to zero by going bee-north america-great lakes-indiana-sullivan county-fairbanks-riverview, but i've spent enough time in Indiana not to wish it on others.
Ouch. This isn't going to be easy.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2010 Winter Olympics
Estonia at the 2010 Winter Olympics
I took the easy way by using the United States and Canada pages. But I wasn't sure how else to link an american punk rocker and a non-medal-winning Estonian olympic athlete.
you have 10 points, not 14. only count the links between the start and the target.
People's Party (Spain)
List of political parties in Spain
Member states of the United Nations
Columbia County, New York
Boston Corner, New York
16 points total.
|I'm Hiding In Your Closet|
OK, RULES QUESTIONS:
What do we do if the "random page" we're sent to is truly impossible to connect to what we started with (such as if we go to one of the "orphan" articles)? Can we just mulligan the random page, and if so, how many times may we?
Also, is it ok to turn non-linked words already on the article into links if they weren't when we got there (for instance, "Electronics industry in Japan" lists Sony as one of the significant component companies, but unlike most of the others listed, it wasn't linked to the "Sony" article for some reason).
|Conman the Bardbarian|
It looks like in the rules that if the random page is an orphan, you'd mulligan until you have a non-orphan. It says you can't edit a page though, but I ran into the same problem with a Finnish soccer player who had a page but on the other pages where I was able to find his name it wasn't linked. We should be able to add a link if the name is already there. But not add content to create a link that wouldn't have been there before.