The idea here is to accumulate points. You are awarded one point for every minute. What kind of minute, you ask? Minutes since the last post!

Because Ubuntu Forums doesn't provide exact post times, here is the system:

You use whatever increment is given after you post.
So each post should have a running point total.

Ex. If someone posts on this thread one hour from now, at the time of posting it will say that this post was posted one hour ago. The poster should go back and edit his post to reflect his new total of 60.

1 minute in a minute
60 minutes in an hour
1440 minutes in a day
10080 minutes in a week
43800 minutes in a month
525600 minutes in a year

Whoever has the current highest total is winning. The game has no end. If the thread gets forgotten, you can come back in a year to swoop up a massive 525,600 points.

You get no points for double (or triple, or quadruple, etc) posting. Only time since someone else's post awards points.

Edit: Additional rule: All times going forward are not affected by posts that do not participate in the game. There is an example of this just a few posts in if you want to see it.

Also, disclaimer: This game is heavily based off of a Necromancy game on the XKCD forums.
Last edited by Techrocket9; December 6th, 2010 at 03:38 AM. Reason: Add epic opener image

2. ## Re: Thread Necromancy Game

By my reckoning you just made 52 points.

I wonder how I'll go!

By the way, I think you should apologise for stealing this game!

3. ## Re: Thread Necromancy Game

I might have been a little unclear. You have 52 points. I have 1 point now.

The poster gets the points.

4. ## Re: Thread Necromancy Game

Oh I see, therefor it is an implicit rule that you don't double post!

52+23 = 75 ta.

5. ## Re: Thread Necromancy Game

7*60 = 420 points

420+1 = 421 total

I'm winning!

6. ## Re: Thread Necromancy Game

75 + 420 = 495! I'm winning

7. ## Re: Thread Necromancy Game

1440 + 421 = 1861

Go me!

Let this die

9. ## Re: Thread Necromancy Game

13 hours? Well I got myself 13*60 points, so..

780 POINTS!!

Well, since the opener made clear that posts of people non-participating in the game don't count, well, I get 24 hours instead of 13.. So 1440 points instead of 780!!

1440 POINTS!!
Last edited by julio_cortez; November 2nd, 2010 at 08:27 AM.

10. ## Re: Thread Necromancy Game

11*60=660

1861+660=2521!