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Thanks to everyone for making the 2011 NPL Convention in Providence, RI possible, and as much fun as it was. The heartiest thanks go to Geneal and Junebug for hosting. As I know, it's a long and hard process to make the logistics happen, and their innovations (good midnight snacks, excellent desserts, and probably lots of behind-the-scenes improvements that I don't even know about) led to an absolutely fabulous experience for me and my 175 closest friends.
Only very slightly less robust thanks go to the 66 people that made the 11 times I ran my Only Con-nect game so much fun. You all rose admirably to my challenge, and it seemed you all had as much fun on the business end of the cardstock as I had hosting. Most of the feedback I got, both directly and indirectly can be summed up as "It's brutal, but it's great." I want to take a closer look at how it was brutal, how it was great, and see what lessons I can learn to help make my next convention game even more of a success. And yes, there will certainly be another OC at the next convention, though I don't know yet which convention that will be.
Only ConnectOver the next few weeks, I want to offer you a kind of liner notes for the game. I'll discuss the questions I set, why they turned out the way they did, and what happened when actual players got involved. Hopefully, some of the players and observers will be able to chime in with additional commentary as I go on. But there's no reason the other few billion Internet denizens should be left out. Here, then, are the questions themselves. As I post commentary in later days, I'll link it here to the relevant question(s), so that you can have one place to track all the answers and discussion. Some knowledge of how the original game works will be helpful.

Round 1: What connects the following four items?
Round 2: What comes fourth in the sequence?
Round 3: The Wall
  • Aloysious, Bean (replaced with Floyd for final evening), Biscuit, Boot, Flat, Guy, High, Hot, Lift, Live, Lumber, Pants, Prairie, Rawhide, Rock, Telly
  • Aft, Ayes, Bloom, Brace (replaced with Broth for final evening), Crash, Dams, Faith, Fit, Frenzy, Murder, Party, Plain, Play, Rant, Repertory, Sport
Round 4: Missing Vowels
  • Statistical distributions
    • X PNN TL, B NML, P RT, NV RSGS SN
  • US territorial acquisitions
    • VRGNS LND S, RGNT RR TRY, GDS DNP R CHS, SWRD SFL LY
  • Musicals currently running on Broadway
    • THB KFM RMN, S PD RMN TRNF FT HDRK, B LLYLL T, MMMM
  • Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors
    • NPLT NDY NMT, D BLNM DS LD, VRY TH NGBT T H, MRCN DRM
  • Vowels removed from answers earlier this round
    • EEYIUE, AEO, AEUAE, AAIA

Date: 2011-07-12 12:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meara
I hope you're planning to post the answers sometime! I"m curious but too lazy to actually figure it all out. And have no idea what some of them involve.

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