• Play
  • About
  • News
  • Forums
  • Yppedia
  • Help
Welcome Guest   | Login
  Index  | Recent Threads  | Register  | Search  | Help  | RSS feeds  | View Unanswered Threads  
  Search  


Quick Go »
Thread Status: Normal
Total posts in this thread: 15
[Add To My Favorites] [Watch this Thread] [Post new Thread]
Author
Previous Thread This topic has been viewed 3221 times and has 14 replies Next Thread
Seamusmclir

Member's Avatar


Joined: Sep 7, 2004
Posts: 1200
Status: Offline
New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

"A mathematician named Klein
Thought the Möbius band was divine.
Said he: "If you glue
The edges of two,
You'll get a weird bottle like mine."

The Klein Mug.
* Allows you to place a piece not-adjacent to another piece.
* Drinking only makes you drunker 50% of the time

(Sometimes you just can't figure out HOW to drink from it.)

You occasionally will get it from the Atlantis pillages, cause everyone knows that Fishmen love non-euclidean geometry.
----------------------------------------
http://www.maghtuireadh.org/
http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Manannan%27s_Seawolves

Obsidian Calls Us Home.
--------------------------------------------
"It's the damn of a new era!" - Pyn
----------------------------------------
[Edit 2 times, last edit by Seamusmclir at May 31, 2010 9:21:18 AM]
[May 31, 2010 9:19:16 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://www.maghtuireadh.org/forum/    seamusmclir [Link]  Go to top 
Faulkston

Member's Avatar


Joined: Jun 4, 2004
Posts: 23179
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

Seamusmclir wrote: 
The Klein Mug.
* Allows you to place a piece not-adjacent to another piece.
* Drinking only makes you drunker 50% of the time

That would be a half a chalice then, in particular the first half.

Truth is often stranger than fiction.
----------------------------------------
Avatar by Carribean
[May 31, 2010 9:39:38 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/search [Link]  Go to top 
Seamusmclir

Member's Avatar


Joined: Sep 7, 2004
Posts: 1200
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

 
Seamusmclir wrote: 
The Klein Mug.
* Allows you to place a piece not-adjacent to another piece.
* Drinking only makes you drunker 50% of the time

That would be a half a chalice then, in particular the first half.

Truth is often stranger than fiction.


Since I don't really play the drinking game, this was mostly a joke. :) I was reading about non-euclidean geometry this morning.


I wouldn't have the first idea how to make a balanced mug.
----------------------------------------
http://www.maghtuireadh.org/
http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Manannan%27s_Seawolves

Obsidian Calls Us Home.
--------------------------------------------
"It's the damn of a new era!" - Pyn
[May 31, 2010 10:33:59 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://www.maghtuireadh.org/forum/    seamusmclir [Link]  Go to top 
Faulkston

Member's Avatar


Joined: Jun 4, 2004
Posts: 23179
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

A balanced mug starts off with more than half a base...
----------------------------------------
Avatar by Carribean
[May 31, 2010 10:45:21 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/search [Link]  Go to top 
Seamusmclir

Member's Avatar


Joined: Sep 7, 2004
Posts: 1200
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

 
A balanced mug starts off with more than half a base...


Harrrr!!

So ye need a sprinkle o'salt in with yer carbonate?
----------------------------------------
http://www.maghtuireadh.org/
http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Manannan%27s_Seawolves

Obsidian Calls Us Home.
--------------------------------------------
"It's the damn of a new era!" - Pyn
[May 31, 2010 10:52:19 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://www.maghtuireadh.org/forum/    seamusmclir [Link]  Go to top 
BehindCurtai

Member's Avatar


Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 12589
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

 
Seamusmclir wrote: 
The Klein Mug.
* Allows you to place a piece not-adjacent to another piece.
* Drinking only makes you drunker 50% of the time

That would be a half a chalice then, in particular the first half.

Truth is often stranger than fiction.

As a chalice-like mug goes, it's not so bad.

- Chalice gives you +5 for adjacency
- Cursed chalice gives you +30 for drinking
- Mobius chalice (or Curved chalice?) gives you +N/2 for drinking, where N is what you expect to earn by playing.

(Alright, that last value isn't quite accurate, but still...)

I'd prefer this mug over a cursed chalice, that's for sure.
----------------------------------------
"We're trying to find the error bars on that number"

Dylan wrote: 
Why buy sham poo when real poo is so readily available

[May 31, 2010 11:26:31 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://StrictConstitution.BlogSpot.Com [Link]  Go to top 
Seamusmclir

Member's Avatar


Joined: Sep 7, 2004
Posts: 1200
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

 
 
Seamusmclir wrote: 
The Klein Mug.
* Allows you to place a piece not-adjacent to another piece.
* Drinking only makes you drunker 50% of the time

That would be a half a chalice then, in particular the first half.

Truth is often stranger than fiction.

As a chalice-like mug goes, it's not so bad.

- Chalice gives you +5 for adjacency
- Cursed chalice gives you +30 for drinking
- Mobius chalice (or Curved chalice?) gives you +N/2 for drinking, where N is what you expect to earn by playing.

(Alright, that last value isn't quite accurate, but still...)

I'd prefer this mug over a cursed chalice, that's for sure.


Suggested title:
"O R'lyeh Mug", "Cthonic Mug", "Abysmal Chalice", "Beer Klein"

or just..

"Klein Flasche" (Klein bottle)
----------------------------------------
http://www.maghtuireadh.org/
http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Manannan%27s_Seawolves

Obsidian Calls Us Home.
--------------------------------------------
"It's the damn of a new era!" - Pyn
----------------------------------------
[Edit 1 times, last edit by Seamusmclir at May 31, 2010 11:45:27 AM]
[May 31, 2010 11:39:31 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://www.maghtuireadh.org/forum/    seamusmclir [Link]  Go to top 
Faulkston

Member's Avatar


Joined: Jun 4, 2004
Posts: 23179
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

But unfortunately not Klein stein, since the properties of the proposed mug aren't a variation on the stein. Something-a-rather chalice is possibly what it would be.
----------------------------------------
Avatar by Carribean
[May 31, 2010 11:50:42 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/search [Link]  Go to top 
Dylan

Member's Avatar


Joined: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 10005
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

 
Klein stein


I see your pun, and I raise you with "Cleaver does not play dice with your knuckle-bones".
[May 31, 2010 1:53:01 PM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message [Link]  Go to top 
xelto

Member's Avatar


Joined: Mar 18, 2007
Posts: 5707
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

 
 
Klein stein

I see your pun, and I raise you with "Cleaver does not play dice with your knuckle-bones".

In the immortal words of Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, "Not only does Cleaver play dice with your knuckle-bones, the dice are loaded."
----------------------------------------
Gurndigarn on Emerald Ocean
"Oh, come on. You jobbed onto a ship called the Cursed Isle Raider and you expected *refined*?"
[May 31, 2010 1:56:53 PM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message [Link]  Go to top 
Faulkston

Member's Avatar


Joined: Jun 4, 2004
Posts: 23179
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

Drinking mug Klein bottles
----------------------------------------
Avatar by Carribean
[May 31, 2010 2:10:45 PM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/search [Link]  Go to top 
Dylan

Member's Avatar


Joined: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 10005
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

I was once a member of a mathematical society called the New Pythagoreans. The motto "Pink, Yellow, Turquoise and Horrible" applied not only to the Klein Hat I still have somewhere, which my grandma knitted for me, but also to the utterly lethal cocktail which I have a mental block to remembering the ingredients of. It was probably dilute grenadine, advocaat, blue curacao. It was definitely horrible.
[May 31, 2010 2:31:20 PM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message [Link]  Go to top 
Roleni

Member's Avatar


Joined: Aug 28, 2003
Posts: 4171
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

Honestly, the mug seems doable, but we already have a chalice variant...
----------------------------------------
Thalatta & others

Hera tells ye, "You got me so flustered by the spanking, I booched my chat response!"
Hera tells ye, "Purple is the most awesome colour ever!"
[May 31, 2010 8:36:02 PM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message [Link]  Go to top 
Seamusmclir

Member's Avatar


Joined: Sep 7, 2004
Posts: 1200
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

 
Honestly, the mug seems doable, but we already have a chalice variant...


Well mates, make it a Stein variant then. ;)

That way we can call it a Klein Stein. As I said in the topic title, it was half-joking, and I don't do the Drinking game.. I'm terrible at it, and that makes it not fun,a nd I don't care t'get better. ;)

So.. Hey.. Make a Klein Stein, It'll make me a happy pirate.
----------------------------------------
http://www.maghtuireadh.org/
http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Manannan%27s_Seawolves

Obsidian Calls Us Home.
--------------------------------------------
"It's the damn of a new era!" - Pyn
[Jun 1, 2010 12:25:18 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://www.maghtuireadh.org/forum/    seamusmclir [Link]  Go to top 
BehindCurtai

Member's Avatar


Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 12589
Status: Offline
Re: New Mug (Half Serious, Half Joking) Reply to this Post
Reply with Quote

How about the klein pitcher?

The goal of the pitcher is to drink; this is a variant on that. So:

+25 when drinking
50% change of not getting drunker when drinking.
----------------------------------------
"We're trying to find the error bars on that number"

Dylan wrote: 
Why buy sham poo when real poo is so readily available

[Jun 2, 2010 8:55:00 AM] Show Printable Version of Post        Send Private Message    http://StrictConstitution.BlogSpot.Com [Link]  Go to top 
[Show Printable Version of Thread] [Post new Thread]

Puzzle Pirates™ © 2001-2020 Grey Havens, LLC All Rights Reserved.   Terms · Privacy · Affiliates