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Eaquae Legit
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I know people here have played scrabble games online, where you can arrange a room with people you know. I've looked online and all the sites just have downloadable versions. Scrabulous.com lets me play online, but I can't create my own game.

Does anyone still have the link(s)?

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You can play Literati on Yahoo. It's basically the same thing. That's where my friends and I play.
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Games.com is where we used to go. But they don't have real Scrabble anymore.
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I think I may have figured out scrabulous. It's not a pretty interface, though.
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Interesting. Just lost my first game.
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BlackBlade
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Is there a timelimit that you must create your word within? That's how Yahoo Chess worked, I'm just afraid to commit to a game if there is a time frame you have to operate within. (I'm at work)

As an aside does anybody want to all join the same scrabble game sometime this afternoon/evening? I love Scrabble.

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I think you can choose to have a time limit or not, and set it to what you want.

I'd like to play, but I'm proving not very good.

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I'll tickle this thread when I get back from work.
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Scrabulous seems to have an option for no time limit, if I can just get it to work.
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can you set the time to "0" in "seek"?

Gah! They let a player use "MIDI"! It's an acronym, you can't use acronyms!

Edit: and foreign languages! crazy!
Edit2: nevermind. I forgot "si" was a musical tone and "midi" is apparently some kind of skirt. Crazy English language.

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OK I'm home, anybody up for some scrabble?
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I'm in the intermediate room looking for a game.
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BlackBlade
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I don't see that room.
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quote:
Originally posted by vonk:
"midi" is apparently some kind of skirt.

Indeed. Slightly longer than a mini.
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vonk
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It's in the Robot Room. But... now I'm going home. Maybe tomorrow.
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Lost my first two games, and then ran my opponents clock out when she spent 2 minutes on one word. I felt so dirty winning that way, but it felt so satisfying to have a one-three letter word ready to go as soon as she placed her tiles and then see her panic when within a second it was her turn again [Big Grin]
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I got the CD version of Literati years ago. It is excellent. Usually I select the two player option, with one player being the computer. When I set the computer's play level at maximum, I can hardly ever beat it. Maybe once or twice in a year I might beat it--and that's only if I luck out and get a huge score to start with in the first turn. Usually I resign myself to just seeing how close to the computer's score I can come, being beaten by less than 100 points. And I have a large vocabulary, and am a good speller! It also grates on me how I might have to take five or more minutes to scope out the best play in a given turn, and then the computer comes out with its turn--that scores higher than I just did--in a second or two.

What I would like is an option to have the computer review the play I just made, and then make the play it would have made. My version doesn't have this option.

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Anyone want to play a few games on scrabulous sometime this afternoon?

I get off work at about 4:30EST, we could even get a multiplayer game going.

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I'm on now if anyone can play. I don't know about this afternoon.
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bleh! I can't possibly avoid looking conspicuous while playing scrabble at work.

My expression of discomfort that I get when I have a Q but no U is impossible to miss.

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Haha, I feel ya. Check out the list of acceptable two letter words. There's a couple with Q and no U. I've never heard the words, but their there.
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rivka
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And there's always my favorite Scrabble word: qat.

Too bad y'all are probably not interested in Scrabble during evening PST.

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Qat and qi can be your friends. Then there are qadi, qaid, qanat... lots of them [Smile] . Mbaqanga...

Ron Lambert, I can only warn you with extreme warningness that when you start to go down the path of having the computer examine your moves, you will be on a road that leads to having boxes of flashcards and anagramming street signs and, egad, real life tournaments. I'm warning you.

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rivka
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[ROFL]
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I would be! I'm pretty bad at Scrabble though. Games with me tend to be entertaining because of the random words I try to sneak in.
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rivka
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Cool, Squish. Maybe tonight?
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I have a dinner to go to around 10:00pm EST. I'd love to play anytime before then, if you guys are up for it?
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I just got to put down "traverse" using all my letters. Had to pass three times until I could use it. But it was worth it. [Big Grin]
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You could play Subway's scrabble game.
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I'm playing Scrabble right now, if somebody wants in just bump the thread, I'll check it after every game.
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what room are you in? what's your player name?
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just finished a game

I am BlackBlade

I am in the Oasis.

Come to Robot Room, intermediate.

I'll leave a game open for you, what's your handle?

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nickvonk. i'm in a speed game now. in the same room
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ok for some reason firefox hates scrabulous, but I'll have a game setup and waiting for you to join.
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Vonk beat me just barely! I shall never be vanquished again!

Anyone else around want to play a game?

I'll wait about 5-10 minutes for a response.

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Anyone up for a game right now?
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Pfft! "Barely"! Six points is not barely. Ok, maybe it is. Good game though. Anyone wanna play? I'll be in the intermediate room.
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Yeah I'll get on right now.
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I'm playing scrabble for the next while, if anybody wants to play a game I'd love to.

Also, Vonk destroyed me this morning.

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Anyone?
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quote:
Originally posted by Sharpie:
I can only warn you with extreme warningness

[Big Grin]

I think this is going to become a new pet phrase of mine. (somebody probably needs to go warn my friends not to communicate with me)

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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
Anyone?

Rivka do you have a handle on scrabulous? That makes setting up games loads better as we can all see when the other is online.

I'm, BlackBlade as you could probably surmise.

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I don't think I have time for a game now. Sorry. (And no Scrabulous handle yet, but I'll get one.)
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I play at Scrabulous.com a bit when I can find the time. My screen-name is Malkin. Here is a screenshot of a game that I played when I realized that I could play a rather familiar word to all of us... Also the 3 other people playing were OSC fans, so I got a good reaction from them.

-Pegasus

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If anyone wants to play I'm in The Robot's Room: Intermediate as nickvonk.
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I wish I could get away with playing at work.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
I wish I could get away with playing at work.

Agreed... although I probably could get away with playing at work. I wouldn't get much work done. Perhaps upon arriving home.
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BB, or anyone else, wanna play? I'll be in The Robot's Room: Intermediate.

Edit: Intermediate's full right now, so make the Riverside Cafe, as that seemed appropriate.

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I'll see what I can do once I get back from school. I've got to go there and sort some stuff out after work.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
I wish I could get away with playing at work.

Me too.

Which reminds me, Tom, it's your move in our Scrabble game on Facebook.

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