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Gantic
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The original "This Thread is Currently About" is back! Yes, it's Count to 100!

HOW TO PLAY

1. Count by ones from 1 to 100 in 100 consecutive posts according to the Core Rules.
2. Restart the count from 1 after:
a. a Moderator (or an Administrator) makes a stopping post (post without counting) if users and Knights are counting..
b. a user or Knight or Warden makes a stopping post (post without counting) if Moderators and Administrators are counting.
c. breaking a core rule, spamming, or cheating.
d. reaching 100.
3. Announce why you restart the count so other counters don't get confused.
NOTE: For the time being, Moderators are allowed to help Users count, so as long as the other rules are observed you do not need to restart the count if you see a mod count. However, if a Moderator makes a stopping post, i.e. a post without counting (not the same as a non-count post since they're technically different teams), it is considered an interruption and the count will restart.

CORE RULES

No mistakes. A count must start from 1 and increase by ones up to 100, save for exceptions noted.
No double-counting. No counter may count two consecutive numbers.
No back-to-back counting. No two counters may alternate for more than three consecutive numbers.
Okay: P1 P2 P1 P3
Not Okay: P1 P2 P1 P2
Okay: P1 P2 reset P1 P2
No editing. No counter may edit their post. If an edit tag shows on a count, the attempt is forfeit.

ADDiTiONAL RULES

No "spamming". Please don't post only the number and please don't post gibberish, either.
Multiple one- or two-word counts may also disqualify a count.
No "cheating". This shouldn't need to be said. Counting to 100 doesn't count if you cheat.
This is an exercise in teamwork, not rule bending.
No "spoiling". Don't mess with the count. Posts should start with the correct number.
Posts with no numbers should be ignored. See also: No non-counts.
Posts with intentional mistakes should be ignored.
No "spilping". If this is your first post in this thread, please post "I'm new and here to count to 100!"
No non-counts. No counter may post without a counting number or make a post without bolding that number if that counting number is not at the start of the post.

COMPLETE SET OF RULES
Please refer to the complete set of rules for additional information and examples of what is valid or invalid.
DiSCUSSiON THREAD
Please also check out the discussion thread for new gameplay or rule proposals or general discussion on the gameplay and rules of "Count to 100".

END GAME

Once you reach 100, you start this Sisyphean task all over again back at 1. Users should notify the Commissioner of the Count (HahiHa) that the count reached 100 and the Commissioner will review it to make sure there were no mistakes or cheating. If there were no mistakes or cheating, then the users who took part in the successful count to 100 will get a shiny new Quest!

SCOREBOARD

bold = counted 100, italics = previous winning participant, [#] = # of total wins, (#) = # of times counted 100
FULL SCOREBOARD

MODS - 2 WINS
Highest Count: 15!
1. 9! - 3865 (2533) pages / 286 days, Feb 13, '15 at 5:49pm, 3 users, 6 minutes.
Gantic, Ferret, weirdlike
Note: Earned by handicap.

2. 14! - 2135 pages / 937 days, Sep 08, '17 at 1:25pm, 3 users, 6 mins.
Moegreche, nichodemus, UnleashedUponMankind
Note: Earned by handicap.

USERS - 51 WINS
1. 100! - 537 (355) pages / 94 days, Aug 6, '14 at 9:28pm, 16 users, 14 hrs 33 mins.
apldeap123, Azywng, Crickster, Chryosten (as Darkfire45), Darktroop07, evilsweetblock, JACKinbigletters, kalkanadam, Loop_Stratos, MPH_Complexity, Omegap12, Patrick2011, R2D21999, Snag618, Tactical_Fish, Voyage2

LAST TWO WINS

50. 100! - February 12, '24, 11 users, 52 days.
sciller45 (5)[17], HalRazor [5], saint_of_gaming [5], JimSlaps (1)[2], TheMostManlyMan (1)[14], Solas128 [3], nichodemus (2)[9], Widestsinger [5], SirLegendary (2)[22], skater_kid_who_pwns, disastermaster30 (3)[5]

51. 100! - March 17, '24, 11 users, 35 days.
JimSlaps (1)[3], sciller45 (5)[18], saint_of_gaming [6], TheMostManlyMan (1)[15], Strop, skater_kid_who_pwns [2], GhostOfMatrix [4], WidestSinger (1)[6], HalRazor [6], SirLegendary (2)[23], Solas128 [4]

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TheMostManlyMan
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54. That's fair I suppose, I've been playing games for about as long as I can remember, but then again we were all still children looking back, regardless of the exact age

saint_of_gaming
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55. What is your least favorite game genre?

Widestsinger
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56. My least favorite is prob big triple A RPG games or mmo games. They just aren't my type which is sad because they are the most high quality of games.

saint_of_gaming
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Shepherd

57. I tend to not like games that are too sandboxy very much.

HalRazor
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Grand Duke

58. My least favorite genre is definitely visual novels. They generally are boring, have no consistent story and the plot develops too slowly. Or maybe I'm just too impacient. Interestingly, as a child I liked Choose Your Own Adventure - Books, but I think paper is something different than gaming in this case. Or mybe my taste evolved since then.

TheMostManlyMan
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Chamberlain

59. I generally don't even think of those as games usually. But now that you mention it, I never really saw the appeal of games like the TellTale games. Everyone seems to love then but I just don't get it personally

saint_of_gaming
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Shepherd

60. I can enjoy them well enough if they're free, but I can't imagine paying that much for them. The best games are usually either mixes of several genres or well-developed games of a single hyper immersive genre (like the spider web software games). Story book games belong to only a single genre and usually aren't that immersive (if they were that immersive they would be in the form of a best selling novel not a game).

TheMostManlyMan
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61. That reminds me of something I often wonder about. What exactly is the adventure genre? There's plenty of action or puzzle adventure games, but is there a game that's JUST an adventure game? Or is Adventure more of a modifier to another genre?

HalRazor
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62. I'm not sure how "adventure" is defined. Looking back at the C64-age, adventures were mainly text-based. You had to enter verbs and objects and if you were right, you became some text with the next part of the story. They were somewhat similar to todays visual novels. This changed with Lucas Games age of graphical action advenures - starting with Labyrinth, followed by the famous Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken. The main difference to todays point-and-click-adventures was that they had a lot of story and complex riddles.

TheMostManlyMan
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Chamberlain

63. I don't know how I never considered any of that, but that makes perfect sense and finally puts my years long question to rest. Thank you for that peace of mind

saint_of_gaming
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64. I tend to think of adventure as a synonym for open-world/immersive. So an adventure action/puzzle game would be an open-world action or puzzle game rather than in an independent level format action or puzzle game.

sciller45
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65. Hey, remember that story that the Count is currently named after? Here's why it was an experiment - *you* get to choose what happens next! It's just like a CYOA book, except you can't see what would happen if you chose the other thing. I'm taking votes now, but I'll close the vote eventually. And if it's a tie, I'll break it with this coin!

Wait, we got ride of the dice and the coin? When did *that* happen??? Fine, I'll flip a real-life coin. But just so you know, I'm not choosy, I like both paths equally, and I will genuinely toss a coin. Not that I can prove it...

Here's the entire story so far on a freshly-made website so that it wouldn't take up too much space here.

saint_of_gaming
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Shepherd

66. Getting rid of dice and coin was a dumb move. (B2B Warning)

nichodemus
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Grand Duke

67. I'm sad that the Count hasn't been going as fast as I hoped it would be.

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