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Pentathlon rules and events
« on: September 24, 2011, 09:49:05 AM »

Pentathlon rules

To give you time to limber up, I have posted the pentathlon rules. Each team will have their own thread to compete on.


Word association plus.


You must link your word to the post above incorporating a letter from the previous word as your first letter of the next post.

Example:


Cheese
Hard
Rough

There must be 30 words in total not including your keyword and each post must alternate between you and your partner. If you write yourself into a corner and canít associate or miss the letter from the post above, you will lose a time off your total.

The timer starts the moment your keyword is published on your teams thread and stops on completion of first game, so make sure both you and your partner are online with your marshal.

Your keyword is 




The last shall be first.


You must write a sentence using the last word of your key sentence as your first for the next.

There must be 20 sentences in total and posts must alternate between partners. In other words you must not post again until your partner has taken a turn.

Example:
Ma is stuffing up these instructions.

Instructions are normally clear as mud.


The timer starts the moment your key sentence is published on your teams thread and stops on completion of second game, so make sure both you and your partner are online with your marshal.

Your key sentence is




The first words that enter your mind about your partners new persona
.

This game is based on the first words that enter your mind about the person above. However, each of you will be given a new persona and your partner will have to base their thoughts on that.  Twenty posts. Players must alternate their posts.

Example : Ma is a wannabe singer.

Partner. She needs to gargle with honey, Iíve heard crows sound better.


The timer starts the moment your key characters are published on your teams thread and stops on completion of the third game, so make sure both you and your partner are online with your marshal.




Take five letters

You will be given five letters which you make up a sentence starting with them. You must keep the order they are written in. You will then give your partner five letters. Twelve posts not including your key post.

Example:
M I G I F

Ma is getting in fuddle.

T L A R P

The timer starts the moment your key letters are published on your teams thread and stops on completion of fourth game, so make sure both you and your partner are online with your marshal.





Mixed Doubles final


One partner tells the other must show. You must do this for eight posts in total.

This will be followed by a twenty two post sprint of con-joining words.

Example:

Tell:  Don was tired.
Show:  His head slipped to the side and his glass dropped from his hand, spilling brandy all over an expensive Persian carpet.


For eight posts only and straight into...

Con-joining words.


Example :
Strawberry Jam


Next Poster takes the second word and uses it to use form the next conjoiner:

jam jar
And again:
jar opener


The timer starts the moment your key word for the con-joining game is published on your teams thread and stops on completion of the final game, so make sure both you and your partner are online with your marshal.


Important: For each segment of game make sure you pm your marshal as the timer start when they put your keys on thread

Any queries post here before you start your team off.

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Re: Pentathlon rules and events
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 10:04:27 AM »
 ;D
Hi Ma
So presumably you'll let the teams know who their marshall is in advance?
I'm getting quite nervous now! So much pressure.

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Re: Pentathlon rules and events
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 10:05:37 AM »
Tis is indeed exciting ;D

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Re: Pentathlon rules and events
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 10:10:32 AM »
Sheesh, I forgot, It's me. Though I need to sleep sometimes so I will get someone to back me up. Coo-eee, where are you....? >:D

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Re: Pentathlon rules and events
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 12:30:22 PM »
Ok, I've read the rules and decided to give up writing and take up knitting instead. If anyone wants me, I'll be over on the knitting forum.

Bye.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 12:42:32 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Yah think you'll be the quickest then Mark.

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 11:22:03 AM »
Well we were quick enough for me to find out that the forum won't let you post twice within 20 seconds. It blocked me and told me to try again. Probably thought I was a filthy spammer's bot.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 11:23:30 AM »
Kind of evens the playing field doesn't it? :D

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Re: Pentathlon rules and events
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 11:25:59 AM »
Mark I was cracking up, I have to admit. ;D

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 11:35:45 AM »
So were we! It's a totally different game when played against the clock.
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 11:52:42 AM »
Hehe I know. ;D