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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby Me321 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:53 am UTC

I cant beleave i posted on the older thread, i always look at the time, oh well here is my post

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how about RISK, 8 hrs per clothing item.
or maybe strip Russian roulette"

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby Arancaytar » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:54 am UTC

Strip Conway's Game of Life


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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby GreenStormElf » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:55 am UTC

Rock Paper Scissors gets about n=0.25.

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby Shay Guy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:59 am UTC

Checked Google's autocomplete feature. The power of this comic never fails to impress me.

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby sophomore » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:12 am UTC

After reading the first two panels, I was expecting a War Games reference. I am so glad it happened.

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby Tychomonger » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:15 am UTC

Strip Conway's Game of Life rules:

Arrange some seats in a square grid and have everyone pick a seat.

Everyone count up how many items of clothing they are currently wearing.

Each person will remove a clothing item or put on a random item of clothing from the floor (preferably not your own) according to these 4 rules:

1. Any person with fewer than two neighbors who each have more clothes than them on removes an item, as if by peer pressure.
2. Any person with more than three neighbors who each have more clothes on than them, takes off an item, as if to break the ice.
3. Any person with exactly two neighbors wearing more clothes than them feels pretty comfortable.
4. Any person with exactly three more clothed neighbors puts on some clothes out of modesty.

Recount and repeat!

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby Me321 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:26 am UTC

Strip cow pie bingo
Strip jousting
Strip tallent show?
Strip dungeons and dragons
Strip war (actual war, you remove clothing each time you get shot)
Strip tag

i am out of ideas....for now.

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby TheDarkNerd » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:39 am UTC

Strip Mahjong? No wait, that actually works rather well, if you just assign point values to the clothing. Not so much in Mahjong Solitaire. Now, if only the girls of Saki would give it a try. . .

I imagine Strip Conway's Game of Life would involve some clever use of post-its to represent cells. Let's see who can remain decent the longest!

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby borvise » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:45 am UTC

I am so glad when ideas from long ago come back in xkcd-fashion:

mchainmail wrote:http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9457

Win.


To update that trial, I unfortunately was never afforded the opportunity to play.

This comic (Thanks Randall) has begun my brain into thinking how Strip Fluxx would work. Apparently like this:
http://community.livejournal.com/fluxx_ ... tml#cutid1
He takes it to a level to which I can't imagine going. [shudder]
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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby michael24easilybored » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:52 am UTC

I'm sure there have been a few (or at least one) references to wargames in the past. Anyone remember where?

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby eviloatmeal » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:01 am UTC

dennisw wrote:Strip Rock-Paper-Scissors (-Lizard-Spock)

Auuuugh!!1" Get out of my head, dennisw!

Strip-super-agent-laser-obstacle-chess. Actually that might be a huge success.

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In fact: There were some results before we skewed them!
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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby Shakleton » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:03 am UTC

Allotrope wrote:
Isaac20 wrote:The first result for 'strip tic-tac-toe' is a flash version of the game...

Flash version? That makes sense.

http://www.instantrimshot.com/

Also, I kept laughing for about 5 Minutes at the alt text and am still only seconds away from cracking up again! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby floreal » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:17 am UTC

what about strip counterstrike?... the first one to die each round removes one piece of clothing xD

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby rnw159 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:22 am UTC

Oh me yarm I love the "War Games" reference. Kinda an old movie if you see it but still! Whoever writes these needs to get out of my head!

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby SirJefferE » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:41 am UTC

J the Ninja wrote:This comic is, of course, like all the others based on Google results, going to quickly skew itself from sites linking to it.

Also, "Strip Magic: The Gathering" doesn't sound like it could be THAT rare. I know some people I could envision playing it. Or would the rules be hard to work out? I've never actually played Magic.

Strangely enough, my brother and his friends have already played it. I don't really know much about Magic, but I think they set something up with health counters divided by amounts of clothing you were wearing/etc.

The end result was pretty much what you'd expect from a group of people playing strip Magic:

Everybody targeted the girls for the first few turns, as expected. Until my brother and his friend were like, "Wait, dude. Danny is winning!" And so they all targeted him instead, and the girls were like, "Er...Okay. That works."

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby etmuse » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:55 am UTC

I worked out rules for strip monopoly... a few times. Last time was actually only about a week ago.

Admittedly we're yet to actually play it. And it had to become both a stripping and a drinking game, in order to be able to pay/receive different amounts...

(Monopoly is currently a 'rare' one, at 0.12%... but it may be somewhat skewed by other uses of the word monopoly.)

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby RavenSugara » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:01 am UTC

Two words: Strip. Tetris. Been there, done that, and lost to my girlfriend. It was totally worth it though.

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby KarMann » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:46 am UTC

I'm surprised no one has mentioned strip croquet yet, especially considering the reference to a movie from around the same era as Heathers. FWIW, depending on whether you search for it as a phrase or as two words (which isn't clear from the comic, and I'm surprised no one's apparently commented on that, either), strip croquet gets either 23.4% or 1.47%, putting it definitely in the "frequent" category either way. Of course, that's almost certainly due to that same movie.
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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby logixoul » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:21 am UTC

chocolate.razorblades wrote:This reminds me of the other day when the President was making his State of the Union address--I was talking about how there should be a drinking game based on it. Everyone takes a drink whenever he says certain buzzwords/phrases like "healthcare", "energy", "the state of the Union is strong"...

Yeah... :D

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby finlay » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:49 am UTC

I tried googling "strip cricket" to see what would come up and all the results were references to strips - as in football strips - as in what they wear when playing sports...

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby RogueCynic » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:03 am UTC

Too much math. Why is Clue not listed?
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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby Arancaytar » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:07 am UTC

RogueCynic wrote:Too much math. Why is Clue not listed?


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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby Greyarcher » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:36 am UTC

Loved that alt-text reference to War Games. Strip Global Thermonuclear War. Heh.

I watched that movie a little while ago, so I can even hear the computer's voice saying the line.
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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby thrca » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:15 pm UTC

I was pondering this comic, and realized that the equation referenced causes something of a Schrodinger's cat issue, since after Google indexes it, Strip Global Thermonuclear War will return results, therefore changing the result of the equation.

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby Coffee » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:16 pm UTC

Alt-Text: HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF STRIP GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR?


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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby libra » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:28 pm UTC

Strip Freecell is boring.

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Re: Strip Games Discussion

Postby senocular » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:28 pm UTC

J the Ninja wrote:Also, "Strip Magic: The Gathering" doesn't sound like it could be THAT rare. I know some people I could envision playing it. Or would the rules be hard to work out? I've never actually played Magic.


The best part about the results for that game is that the first legitimate result is a post on these forums. A of now, the top 3 hits are:

1. Food for thought : a Penny Arcade strip - Magic: the Gathering Forums (stip meaning comic strip)
2. Mile High Comics: Magic The Gathering Single Cards: BOSIUM STRIP ("Bosium Strip" being the name of a card and used within the content directly before the term "Magic The Gathering")
3. xkcd • View topic - Strip Settlers of Catan (Bingo! This one actually refers to "strip" games. Though the topic targets settlers, MTG is included)
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9457

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby thrca » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:32 pm UTC

thrca wrote:I was pondering this comic, and realized that the equation referenced causes something of a Schrodinger's cat issue, since after Google indexes it, Strip Global Thermonuclear War will return results, therefore changing the result of the equation.


Personally, I think Schrodinger should have put a velociraptor in the box, that way he would have never lived to publish his observation and cause this paradox.

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby XiiX » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:51 pm UTC

So, I found this particularly hillarious because two of my friends in high school played strip Magic the Gathering on at least one occasion of which I am aware. The woman was actually pretty attractive, too.

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby dennisw » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:36 pm UTC

Because they both involve revealing:

  • Strip Battleship
  • Strip Minesweeper
Because a body is involved:

  • Strip Operation
Here's an idea: Strip Othello - no one actually stays naked - they just take off an article of clothing and put it back on inside out for each piece that is flipped.
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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby giuliettamasina » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:53 pm UTC

Had som spare time this morning:
Conway's Strip Game of Life

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby shoelessschuler » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:21 pm UTC

LOVE Settlers of Catan. LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby Peter Galbavy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:25 pm UTC

For those who care, and want more to look up, "tic tac toe" is also known as "noughts and crosses" in the UK ... but I am not searching for those hits from our over filtered connections at work :roll:

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby Armadillo Al » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:27 pm UTC

shoelessschuler wrote:LOVE Settlers of Catan. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Regular version or non-clothing-keeping-on version? ;-)

RogueCynic wrote:Too much math. Why is Clue not listed?

Because I'd imagine a google search for the word 'Clue' would yield a large number of results that have nothing to do with Miss Scarlet or a conservatory.
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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby Plasma Man » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:28 pm UTC

How about strip The Game? Every time you lose twenty dollars and my self respect, you have to remove a piece of clothing.
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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby seamuscoffey » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:29 pm UTC

I suppose I will have to dust off my n64 copy of star wars ep1 pod racing and challenge my girlfriend to a strip pod racing tourney.

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby maveri4201 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:38 pm UTC

How about "Strip Dreidel?" There seems to be a very high n.

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby Mr. Pants » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:55 pm UTC

I have played Strip Magic. Goblin Grenades ftw.

I recommend Strip Cee Lo (1:2.5 Million). First, normalize clothing: everyone has two tops, two bottoms, and an accessory. Each has equal value. Randomly determine who goes first and proceed counter-clockwise. At the beginning of the round, ghost ante one article of clothing (pledge your clothes, but don't remove them until the winner claims them), then the first player rolls 3d6. Rolling triples or 4-5-6 automatically wins the round and that player starts each new round until someone else rolls thusly. Rolling 1-2-3 is an automatic loss and you forfeit the rest of your turn. Otherwise you reroll until you get a pair. The die that is not part of the pair is your 'point', the number each other player is required to beat to win. In the event of a tie, the point with the higher pair wins. If those are the same, the pot (sum of the ante) is split between the winners. Any remainder stays in the pot and carries over to the next round. Otherwise, the winner collects an article of clothing from each of the losers.
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I also suspect strip D&D is possible, if you convert % health to % clothed. But it wouldn't go anywhere unless the DM was actively trying to kill the party (and thus provide a definitive end). I also suspect there are very few D&D groups that would look good doing this.

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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby shoelessschuler » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:58 pm UTC

I've never tried the non-clothing-keeping version, but I'm sure it's still amazing.
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Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Postby johnay » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:04 pm UTC

"strip spin the bottle" / "spin the bottle" = 2.018 :!:

It makes no sense!


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