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0696: "Strip Games"

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:05 am UTC
by skylerdray
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Alt-Text: HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF STRIP GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR?
Cracks me up as always. Strip monopoly is always fun.

Re: Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:06 am UTC
by Qaanol
Strip Poohsticks will be played.

"Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:07 am UTC
by SocialSceneRepairman
Behold my apathetic merging skills: The following 20 posts or so will not make much sense, but whatevs ~~Falstaff

Nice QC ref.

All right folks, who's gonna be the one to start strip Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma? How about me, Western Mass. (42, -72) geohash, next Saturday at four?

EDIT: DAMMIT. I thought I checked before I hit the button. All right, everybody outta the thread! (Also, added coordinates for geohash.)

Re: Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:07 am UTC
by Orborde
That equation really doesn't make any sense. At least, not in relation to those n values given. I'll bet we see a correction soon.

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:08 am UTC
by hypersoar
Shouldn't that fraction be inverted?

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:08 am UTC
by feedme
LOVE the alt-text :D

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:08 am UTC
by hamsterpoop
hypersoar wrote:Shouldn't that fraction be inverted?

I was about to say it...

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:08 am UTC
by Omegaton
Qaanol wrote:Strip Poohsticks will be played.

I was quite amused with the Poohsticks reference as well, haha.

I wanted to check Risk, but then I figured it would be skewed by all the non-game google hits.

Re: Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:09 am UTC
by phlip
Surely that fraction is upside-down...

Omegaton wrote:I wanted to check Risk, but then I figured it would be skewed by all the non-game google hits.
I had the same thought with Go...

[edit]
Snakes and Ladders: 2.5%
Candyland: 0.02%

Comparing "'Mousetrap' game" and "'strip mousetrap' game" to try to get a reasonable comparison: 0.0015%

Re: Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:09 am UTC
by jspenguin
According to the formula, the value will always be greater than 1 -- the hits for "$game" will generally be a strict superset of the hits for "strip $game". If there are no hits for "strip $game", this will result in division by zero. I think the formula is inverted.

It may be fixed later; I've saved the original as proof.
Fixed now. Original:
Spoiler:
Image

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:10 am UTC
by wannabegeek
n=0 would mean iterated prisoner's delimma doesn't exist but it's strip variant is a non-zero value?

shouldn't the fraction be flipped...

otherwise, LOVE THE ALT TEXT!

edit: scratch that last part, it's already been said. Wow you guys are fast!

Re: Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:10 am UTC
by Willl
Orborde wrote:That equation really doesn't make any sense. At least, not in relation to those n values given. I'll bet we see a correction soon.

Yes, fraction is definitely upside down :/

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:10 am UTC
by nash1429
shouldn't it be strip games divided by games? "poker" has more results than "strip poker"

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:10 am UTC
by siecraticmethod
hypersoar wrote:Shouldn't that fraction be inverted?

Ha, I noticed that, and came to the forums just to make sure I wasn't crazy.

Well...I am crazy, but at least I was right about the fraction!

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:10 am UTC
by J the Ninja
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.

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 am UTC
by Belisaer
The only thing I could think of while reading this was:

"He is about to divide by zero, isn't he?"

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 am UTC
by epee1221
Seems like iterated prisoner's dilemma would be pretty easy to set up, though you'd probably run out of clothes pretty fast.

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 am UTC
by mchainmail

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 am UTC
by FearfulFerret
Yeah, seems like the fraction got inverted somewhere along the line. Otherwise, great strip. Or, you know, comic.

I've never personally played strip Magic: The Gathering, but I wouldn't be terribly averse :wink: .

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 am UTC
by nash1429
nash1429 wrote:shouldn't it be strip games divided by games? "poker" has more results than "strip poker"

beat me to it while i was posting. damn

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:13 am UTC
by Kow
I had a friend who would play strip uno over xbox live. Only she didn't have a camera, so it was just like, what's the point?

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:13 am UTC
by Actaeus
Calvinball: 1.07%.

That qualifies as "frequent" :D


EDIT: This seems to be caused by two things:
a) "comic strip" is closely associated. No duh.
b) Somehow, "full strip calvinball" is part of a long string of spam keywords that many spam sites have copied (judging from the results). I have no idea how this happened, but I like to think someone at Obscene Spam, Inc. got bored.

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:14 am UTC
by theduffman
Putting aside the fraction issue, I appreciate the War Games reference very much

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:14 am UTC
by pokoleo
Win.
I found his source of inspiration.
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9457

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:15 am UTC
by BlazeOrangeDeer
Strip Conway's game of life lol
input a pattern and then take off clothing for each stable oscillating group?

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:16 am UTC
by mmaluff
Now I really, really want to play a game of Strip Settler's of Catan. And where is the link?

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:17 am UTC
by lingomaniac88
And how would Strip Conway's Game of Life work?

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:18 am UTC
by mathrec
How about a nice game of strip tic tac toe? I suppose it's still an exercise in futility...

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:19 am UTC
by skylerdray
Strip nerd sniping, if it counts as a game.

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:19 am UTC
by J the Ninja
mchainmail wrote:http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9457

Win.


pokoleo wrote:Win.
I found his source of inspiration.
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9457


ninja'd

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:19 am UTC
by Eternal Density
It's the alt-text that makes this comic. ¡My cheese is bubbling!

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:20 am UTC
by georgeby
haha that's perfect timing, i was just watching the movie for the first time right now :D

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:21 am UTC
by Orborde
Aaaaand...there's the correction. Hi Randall!

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:21 am UTC
by Omegaton
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.

Nah, the rules wouldn't be hard. But I don't know anyone who'd actually play strip MTG...

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:22 am UTC
by Eternal Density
Kow wrote:I had a friend who would play strip uno over xbox live. Only she didn't have a camera, so it was just like, what's the point?
Obvious birthday gift is obvious...

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:22 am UTC
by SocialSceneRepairman
mchainmail wrote:http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9457

Win.


I thought that was inspired by a QC strip, although I don't remember exactly what happened, just that someone made a comment that it would be hard to...um...something. Play? Understand? Remain clothed throughout? I don't know. I don't care enough to check. Fuggit.

Anywayyy...strip Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma sounds more than workable...it depends on the rules, though. This was my first thought:

c/c: Lose one article.
c/d: Remain fully clothed.
d/c: Remove all clothing, eliminated.
d/d: Lose three articles, or two if three remaining. (If one or two, eliminated.)

But that doesn't really work now that I think about it because you lose the iterative aspect...um...hmm. I'll be back when I've given this much more thought than it deserves.

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:23 am UTC
by helo darqness
Any of you 20-somethings (or older) remember those "Co-Ed Naked_____" shirts?

Coed naked camping...FEELING INTENTS

Coed naked billiards..GET FELT ON THE TABLE

etc etc

reminds me of this for some reason

Ive never played strip anything other than "shower"

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:24 am UTC
by chocolate.razorblades
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"...

Re: Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:24 am UTC
by feedme
Orborde wrote:That equation really doesn't make any sense. At least, not in relation to those n values given. I'll bet we see a correction soon.


already fixed.

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:24 am UTC
by theduffman
I think the alt-text's War Games reference makes the comic, but I also lol'd at the Conway's Game of Life reference. How exactly would that work. Perhaps you could run a simulation with ten odd different colours. Each player would bet a piece of clothing on the survival of a particular colour. Each time your colour became extinct, you remove a piece of clothing?