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The Pirate Game

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:57 pm
by Arkbrik
Ok, it is time to play the pirate game.

A crew of five pirates has captured a chest containing 100 gold coins. They must now divide the gold among themselves. The crew has a strict hierarchy: the captain is superior to the first mate, who is superior to the second mate, who is superior to the mate, who is superior to the cabin boy.

The captain alone decides how the gold should be divided. Once he has made his decision, the entire crew (including the captain) votes on it. If the majority of the votes are positive, or if there is a draw, the desicion stands and the game is over. If the majority of the votes are negative, the captain walks the plank and dies, the first mate becomes the new captain, and everyone else moves one step up the command chain. The new captain then divides the gold again.

Your goal is to survive, and get as much gold as possible.

Signup

Captain - GeneralOfDeath
First mate - *CRAZYHORSE*
Second mate - Zahru II
Mate - SnakeMittens
Cabin boy - ForlornCreature

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:00 pm
by GeneralOfDeath
Oh, I've heard of this!  Captain!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:12 pm
by Zahru II
Count me in as Second Mate.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:52 pm
by ForlornCreature
cabin boy

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:06 pm
by *CRAZYHORSE*
First mate please.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:29 pm
by SnakeMittens
Mate.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:45 am
by Arkbrik
Ok, time for GeneralOfDeath to divide the gold!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:38 am
by ForlornCreature
I pull my cutlass out and stab you all in the eyes

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:13 am
by HAL-9001
There is an interesting logic problem with this premise, but it assumes that all of the pirates are perfectly rational actors; let's see how it turns out in the real world!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:15 pm
by GeneralOfDeath
Arrrrgh, me maties!  I be givin the ruulez fre how we be dividen' dis here chest ah geld!  I be givin' one gold coin to Zahru, one to ForlornCreature, and be keepin' the other ninety-eight fre meself!  Ye scurvy dogs dare not argue with me beautiful plan!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:40 pm
by Zahru II
Arr! I'm against the decision of our capt'n, the peg-legged cheapstake of the seven seas!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:38 pm
by GeneralOfDeath
Arr, Like ye be gettin' any better frahm Crazyhorse!  I be votin' for me beautiful plan!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:49 am
by Rev. Sylvanus
:omnom:

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:33 am
by DarthBrik
Rev. Sylvanus wrote::omnom:

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:03 am
by Keldoclock
DarthBrik wrote:
Rev. Sylvanus wrote::omnom:



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