Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Rules of Scrabble Prohibit Looping

20 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't see how you're going to spell neanderthal with those tiles...
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mikey said...

Perhaps "MENTICE" is hurtful to whoever Substance is playing against?

vacuumslayer said...

I've been on a losing Scrabble streak lately. *sob*

I don't know how much "ghouls" got its player, but I would love to lay down a word like that. I sometimes feel satisfied just making neat words. I used to get into trouble that way, because I'd concentrate on words instead of points. Now when you can put a great word and make a buttload of points...? That's THE BESTEST!

"Dennis the Mentice" was a pretty unpopular show.

M. Bouffant said...

You don't have one of those Lazy Susan Scrabble boards? Poseur!

mikey said...

I think Susan gets a bad rap. She's suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, she's not lazy...

Substance McGravitas said...

This is Super Scrabble so the board's bigger and there's much more ability to make crazy words, and the points skyrocket like pinball.

Ghoul didn't score so well and that game I had every fucking N, usually three at once.

mikey said...

I'm trying to picture Ns fucking. Is that how you get W?

Or perhaps fucking lower case ns get a little carried away and start to roll around and that's how you get o (for orifice)...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Substance McGravitas has a menticingly large forehead.

wiley said...

It's fun to play electronic scrabble and find out some weird word you made with your tiles is actually a word.

vacuumslayer said...

I recently had an e-game where I seemed to have every "u" in the "bag" and it did not end prettily for me.

So, do you like Super-Scrabble or do you prefer the original? AF me.

Substance McGravitas said...

I like Super Scrabble because there's more space to make seven-letter words. All those words you can't make in regular scrabble you have a shot at with the big board. Two Q's, two Z's. You tend not to give a shit about setting anyone else up because there are so many more options that it's hard to keep track of.

It's longer, the letter distribution is a little different.

Rachel said...

I'm still in that phase, VS, where the intrinsic quality of the word rates more than points. And I always thought "nice guys finish last" meant they got to stay in the game longest... and "a stitch in time..." conjured a scene in deep space with a needle and thread. 'Nuff said!

Substance McGravitas said...

It's fun to play electronic scrabble and find out some weird word you made with your tiles is actually a word.

The latest Scrabble dictionary seems just absurdly forgiving. Beth, for instance, counts because it's a Hebrew letter, and that is FUCKED UP. There are a bunch of varying spellings of words from Arabic and I think you can do "chi" (Chinese) as qi and also xi.

Rachel said...

Substance, I'll toast to yer good health this eve. Have a great New Year!

Substance McGravitas said...

Many thanks! You too.

vacuumslayer said...

Beth? Now you've gone too far, Scrabble.


But, yeah, that does seem kind of ridiculous.

Substance McGravitas said...

Whip that one out on T&U and then laugh at HER STUPID NAME WHICH ISN'T EVEN A WORD.

vacuumslayer said...

I'll laugh like this guy

Smut Clyde said...

I think you can do "chi" (Chinese) as qi

Someone seems to have done that in THIS VERY GAME.

I also have difficulty accepting that 'oe' is a particular wind encountered on the Faroe Islands.

Substance McGravitas said...

The "I think" part referred to the "chi" - damn straight I'm gonna use a "qi" if I have to...but I don't think that was me.