Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > The real world > Idle chatter

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 24, 2010, 14:24   #1
buzzkill
Prophet
 
buzzkill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 2,939
Donated: $8
buzzkill is on a distinguished road
Ask the Genie

You've probably already played this or something like it, but The Genie's insight is amazing. He was even able to nail down our hero "@", well almost. He guessed "@ (hethack, hero)", but that's close enough for me.
Ask the Akinator.
__________________
www.mediafire.com/buzzkill - Get your 32x32 tiles here. UT32 now compatible Ironband and Quickband 9/6/2012.
My banding life on Buzzkill's ladder.
buzzkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2010, 04:50   #2
will_asher
DaJAngband Maintainer
 
will_asher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 927
Donated: $10
will_asher is on a distinguished road
I like the game 20 questions (aka animal, mineral, vegetable). I think it's one of the most underrated games in existence. So one time as a gift I got a heldheld 20 questions game that asked the questions and guessed the answer. Which kindof defeats the purpose of 20 questions. The main fun of 20 questions is: a) spending time with a friend/family member and b) stumping said person. One of the best things about the game is that you don't need any equipment at all to play, nothing to buy, nothing to carry. So I promptly gave away the handheld game, having no interest in it, even though I like the 20 questions game.
Something like that genie game is kindof fun to play once or twice. It guessed what I was thinking (the winged monkeys from the Wizard of OZ) after about 12 questions (I didn't count).

EDIt: played it twice more. It guessed the itsy bitsy spider from the nursery rhyme, but I stumped it with the main character from a book by E.Nesbit.
__________________
Will_Asher

Play DaJAngband:
http://sites.google.com/site/dajangbandwebsite/home

Last edited by will_asher; February 26, 2010 at 05:31.
will_asher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25, 2010, 16:50   #3
Derakon
Prophet
 
Derakon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 8,828
Derakon is on a distinguished road
I had to write a 20-questions game in Prolog in my first programming course in college. Every time it got stumped, it would ask for the answer and a question that would differentiate the answer from the other items in its database. I kinda wonder if this website is an extension of a similar assignment...
Derakon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 26, 2010, 03:01   #4
buzzkill
Prophet
 
buzzkill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 2,939
Donated: $8
buzzkill is on a distinguished road
I like it, not so much because 20 questions is such an entertaining game, but because this "genie" can guess the most obscure characters, even when you provide him with sometimes questionable answers. When I do manage to stump it, which isn't often, even when reacking my brain for some little known 3rd string nobody, I feel the failure is my more often own for not providing accurate answers to the genie's questions.
__________________
www.mediafire.com/buzzkill - Get your 32x32 tiles here. UT32 now compatible Ironband and Quickband 9/6/2012.
My banding life on Buzzkill's ladder.
buzzkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 6, 2010, 01:02   #5
JDTAY
Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Shelby, North Carolina
Age: 32
Posts: 11
JDTAY is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to JDTAY
Pssh, Guess The Dictator Or Sitcom Character is soooooooooo much better.
JDTAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23, 2010, 16:07   #6
paboperfecto
Scout
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 27
paboperfecto is on a distinguished road
That's pretty cool. It took almost 30 questions for it to get Andrew Jackson, but other than that it's been right on.
paboperfecto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23, 2010, 23:00   #7
LordHammerschmidt
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5
LordHammerschmidt is on a distinguished road
Sweet! 24 questions to get Elwood Blues. Fairly impressive.
LordHammerschmidt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 24, 2010, 00:33   #8
Slonk
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 18
Slonk is on a distinguished road
I stumped it with Irving, Abel's pet baby gargoyle from the Sandman comics.

Also stumped by Igoo the Rock Ape from the Herculoids.

Last edited by Slonk; March 24, 2010 at 00:38.
Slonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 24, 2010, 03:58   #9
Zikke
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,068
Zikke is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slonk View Post
I stumped it with Irving, Abel's pet baby gargoyle from the Sandman comics.

Also stumped by Igoo the Rock Ape from the Herculoids.
You just told us your answers and I'm still stumped. lol
__________________
A(3.1.0b) CWS "Fyren_V" NEW L:50 DL:127 A++ R+++ Sp+ w:The Great Axe of Eonwe
A/FA W H- D c-- !f PV+++ s? d P++ M+
C- S+ I- !So B ac++ GHB? SQ? !RQ V F:
Zikke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:28.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.