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Old 10-05-2016, 09:36 PM   #51
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Loop 1, Round 2, Pick 1

I was gonna go in a different direction with this, and then I didn't. Got to stay ahead of the weather.

(I also came pretty close to picking [UNDRAFTED CITY THAT I THOUGHT WAS A NO-BRAINER] in the first round, and less so in this round, because I was just there and all, but man...it would be an elite pick for someone.)

Anyway!

I've never been here, but I heard it's magical, and I'm in love with its even more sparsely populated Scandinavian equivalent. Plus, more wine!

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This will be an outdoorsy portion of my trip.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:45 PM   #52
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Never set up a google spreadsheet before. Can someone confirm whether this link works?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...Btg/edit#gid=0
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:53 PM   #53
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Never set up a google spreadsheet before. Can someone confirm whether this link works?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...Btg/edit#gid=0
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:57 PM   #54
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Never set up a google spreadsheet before. Can someone confirm whether this link works?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...Btg/edit#gid=0
Yup
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:03 PM   #55
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OK so Los Angeles. The way I see it, this is basically a "see everything there is to see in the world" draft and LA no doubt is one of the worlds most influential cities.

For my trip LA will serve the purpose of seeing the American entertainment industry in all its glory and the flash that comes with it. Tourist of all tourist. I won't be going for culture here, there will be ample opportunities for that later, this week is all about living the high life.

Things to do:
decompress at beaches after a week in Vegas
Universal Studios
go see a game show
stalk celebrities
cruise Beverly Hills and Santa Monica
see world class comedy
eat at excellent restaurants
rent a mansion in the hills
rent a beach house
shopping
oh yeah the women aren't bad if you are into that sort of thing

Also it is not west much at all from Vegas which sets me up with some options if I decide to pursue them

edit: oh yeah forgot, play golf!

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Old 10-05-2016, 10:57 PM   #56
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Excellent writeup on LA
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:39 AM   #57
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was wondering if NZ would still be there for my next pick, sad to have missed that one
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:55 AM   #58
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i don't understand why people use spoilers. it just makes the thread harder to read

and if you reply to this post with a spoiler, i wont read it
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:04 AM   #59
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Oh, son of a *****, was totally going New Zealand.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:10 AM   #60
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Now, wait...surely one can't take ALL of New Zealand, right? One island or the other, sure, but the whole country isn't exactly a tiny bit of land.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:17 AM   #61
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New Zealand is the same size as California, & 3 people drafted things in Southern California alone within like a 220 mile area, so it seems a bit aggressive, but it's hard to know where to draw lines on these things.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:35 AM   #62
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

If I understand the rules right someone can just draft a part of New Zealand now and Gad is then stuck with the rest of it or has the option to draft something else once everyone else has passed New Zealand on their travels.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:39 AM   #63
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Derwipok is correct here.

Addendum: Obviously, a pick like "the whole world" or "Europe" is stupid and won't be allowed. (and don't do anything dumb like try to claim the moon or some ****). New Zealand is a perfectly reasonable pick, but it clearly runs the risk outlined above.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:50 AM   #64
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Thanks for the clarification, I'd read that rule but couldn't quite wrap my head around how it would work in practice.

Pick coming shortly.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:56 AM   #65
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Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W

Leg 1: VANCOUVER/LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 123.1207 W

Leg 2: CHRISTCHURCH/SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 172.6362 E

Gadarene's coordinates put him squarely on North Island, so I wanted to at least respect that. Writeup to follow.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:56 AM   #66
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If I understand the rules right someone can just draft a part of New Zealand now and Gad is then stuck with the rest of it or has the option to draft something else once everyone else has passed New Zealand on their travels.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:57 AM   #67
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Yeah, that totally didn't just ruin my next pick or anything......
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:02 AM   #68
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I mean I interpreted it as being you could take a city in a region, not a full half of the region, but whatever.

Obviously all of the good things are in South Island, so that does disgruntle me a fair amount because it seems like you're just being a ****.

If someone had said "hey, Gad, you can't take all of New Zealand," then I would have said "okay, just South Island then"

Especially because most of my pictures were from South Island

So I'm fairly annoyed now
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(My thumb was before I saw True North's pick obv btw)

I feel like I've just been ****ed and angleshot here when I wasn't trying to **** or angleshoot anyone with the initial pick
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:03 AM   #70
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Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W

Leg 1: VANCOUVER/LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 123.1207 W

Leg 2: CHRISTCHURCH/SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 172.6362 E

Gadarene's coordinates put him squarely on North Island, so I wanted to at least respect that. Writeup to follow.
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I mean I interpreted it as being you could take a city in a region, not a full half of the region, but whatever.

Obviously all of the good things are in South Island, so that does disgruntle me a fair amount because it seems like you're just being a ****.

If someone had said "hey, Gad, you can't take all of New Zealand," then I would have said "okay, just South Island then"

Especially because most of my pictures were from South Island

So I'm fairly annoyed now
It doesn't seem like it was done maliciously.

I think it would be fair to give TN North and Gad South because of the confusion of the first time this has happened. (if that's what TN wants)
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I don't know what's wrong with a little good faith
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:05 AM   #72
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I'm conflicted...had no intention of taking this place & is not my sort of place, but it seems like good value...plus my list of the order of the actual places I want to go is at my office & I won't be there for 2 hours & don't want to slow up the draft...
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I mean I interpreted it as being you could take a city in a region, not a full half of the region, but whatever.

Obviously all of the good things are in South Island, so that does disgruntle me a fair amount because it seems like you're just being a ****.

If someone had said "hey, Gad, you can't take all of New Zealand," then I would have said "okay, just South Island then"

Especially because most of my pictures were from South Island

So I'm fairly annoyed now
I thought True North picked just Christchurch? Not the whole South Island?
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:07 AM   #74
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It doesn't seem like it was done maliciously.

I think it would be fair to give TN North and Gad South because of the confusion of the first time this has happened. (if that's what TN wants)
I don't think it was malicious but it was obviously done knowing that the South Island has the vast majority of the reasons to visit the country.

And his reasoning is specious because when you google New Zealand lat and long, that's what you get

Obviously I'm totally fine with just having South Island, and I apologize to TN to saying his pick was a **** move, but I just woke up in time to see the whole point of my pick stripped away from me

I honestly was not trying to pick something too large; I approach this game in good damn faith
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It doesn't seem like it was done maliciously.

I think it would be fair to give TN North and Gad South because of the confusion of the first time this has happened. (if that's what TN wants)
That's totally fine with me. Really didn't mean to ruffle any feathers.
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