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2016-07-05, 02:51 PM
Stolen from another forum.

Rules:

In every post, increase or decrease one digit of the number in the previous post by 1. Increasing a 9 turns it into a 10; and decreasing a 0 removes it (as does decreasing a leading 1 as it would make a leading zero). If the number ever reaches 0, it can be changed to either positive or negative 1.

The name comes from the fact that usually a number of teams will play. The two main teams are increasers, who want higher numbers, or decreases, who want lower numbers. Other teams may form in the future.

Additional rule: No double posts, in fact you must wait for three other people to post before you can post again.

Okay, the first number is:

123456789

Prince Zahn
2016-07-06, 02:42 AM
I tug the 1 up, turning it into a 2.

223456789

Black Socks
2016-07-06, 07:10 AM
I guess I'll be a decreaser.
213456789

Asmodean_
2016-07-09, 09:32 AM
313456789 :smallamused:

LastCenturion
2016-08-17, 09:55 PM
31345678. Increasing the 9 makes it a 0, which removes the digit, right?

Prince Zahn
2016-08-22, 06:41 AM
Turns it into a "10", technically. I don't know how it works beyond that.

3234567810

@v I'm pretty sure that reduces it back to a 9. Otherwise that puts the game largely in favor of decreasing and makes increasing to the maximum pointless.

Generic-Guy
2016-08-28, 04:31 PM
decreasing a zero kills the number... like so:

323456781

Vivee
2016-09-05, 12:37 PM
223456781

obligatory comment

2016-09-05, 03:46 PM
I think I'll decrease, let's kill that number.

223456780

LastCenturion
2016-09-05, 03:50 PM
222456780

make everything a two haaaaahahahaaaaoierhnvkl:zdmvhne)iosp

Prince Zahn
2016-09-06, 03:48 AM
222456781

You guys are so pessimistic with your tugging numbers down, thinking you're all cool and stuff... :smallannoyed:

Vivee
2016-09-06, 10:37 AM
222356781

I agree with LastCenturian.

Black Socks
2016-09-06, 03:44 PM
222356780
C'mon, we need another decreaser!

Vivee
2016-09-06, 04:09 PM
222256780

Everything must be 2.

LastCenturion
2016-09-06, 05:23 PM
22225781 make it a two, TPBM. Do it for the two.

ben-zayb
2016-09-06, 06:45 PM
22225780
Delete! Delete! Delete!

Black Socks
2016-09-06, 06:52 PM
2222578 (0 was decreased, removing it)

Yes!

Vivee
2016-09-27, 09:55 AM
2222478

Generic-Guy
2016-09-27, 10:34 AM
2222378

Why not?

LastCenturion
2016-09-27, 10:42 AM
2222278

We're close!

Asmodean_
2016-09-27, 12:14 PM
2222279

::shrugs::

ben-zayb
2016-09-27, 04:07 PM
2232279

Vivee
2016-09-29, 10:08 AM
2222279

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/W1lDwVEkbNc/maxresdefault.jpg

Prince Zahn
2016-10-17, 04:05 AM
12222279

if you can take away a 10 in 1 move, then you can add a 1 from an invisible 0. otherwise it's not tug-a-war.

LastCenturion
2016-10-17, 08:12 AM
22222279

all bow before the two

Anonymouswizard
2016-10-17, 03:00 PM
22222269

Joining team all 2s, we can do this.

ben-zayb
2016-10-17, 09:33 PM
22222369

This October, hope lies in rebellion.

KuReshtin
2016-10-18, 05:58 AM
222223610 .

LastCenturion
2016-10-18, 04:26 PM
I don't think that's quite how it works. I think it goes up from 9 to 0. OP, correct me if I'm wrong.
22222260?

Anonymouswizard
2016-10-18, 04:45 PM
Check OP.

222222620

ben-zayb
2016-10-18, 06:28 PM
22222262
0bsolete

LastCenturion
2016-10-18, 08:56 PM
22222252

I'm not completely clear on how the three-post rule works. I might have broken it here, in which case :eek::smalleek: sorry. Is it you can only make one in three posts, or three posts have to be between each of yours? Either way, we're close to winning this for team All2s

KuReshtin
2016-10-21, 06:07 AM
22232252

That is all.

Generic-Guy
2016-10-21, 07:34 AM
22232251

Time to mess whit it. End the twos regime of terror!

ben-zayb
2016-10-21, 08:07 AM
22232250

Down with the machine!

LastCenturion
2016-10-21, 08:11 AM
22232251

we will rebuild...

Anonymouswizard
2016-10-21, 10:26 AM
22232252

We are back.

Prince Zahn
2016-10-28, 02:57 PM
221232252

You saw nothing... >_>

ben-zayb
2016-10-28, 07:37 PM
220232252

With just one move of removing the 0, you can increase the 2-to-non2 ratio. Choice is yours

LastCenturion
2016-10-28, 10:24 PM
221232252

No. Everything must be a two. Not nonexistent, but a two. ALL MUST BE TWO.

Anonymouswizard
2016-10-29, 04:22 AM
22122225

Apparently this isn't long enough to post so, *ahem*

THERE CAN ONLY BE TWO!

KuReshtin
2016-11-15, 04:55 AM
22123225 .

ben-zayb
2016-11-16, 05:46 AM
220232252

With just one move of removing the 0, you can increase the 2-to-non2 ratio. Choice is yours
Team-all-2, I've come to bargain!

LastCenturion
2016-11-16, 08:03 AM
22123225

However, if we increase the zero twice, we increase the total number of twos AND the ratio of twos to not twos.

Anonymouswizard
2016-11-16, 02:47 PM
22223225

Only two more must be two.

KuReshtin
2016-11-18, 03:50 AM
22223226

I will fight against the all-2s.

Generic-Guy
2016-11-18, 03:26 PM
22222226

this is a two!

Markozeta
2016-12-06, 02:58 AM
22222225:mitd:

LastCenturion
2016-12-06, 08:01 AM
22222224...

ben-zayb
2016-12-06, 11:19 AM
22212224

Who 1? Who's next? You decide.

Matthias
2016-12-06, 05:43 PM
22212234

There, now all numbers differ from their neighbors no more than one, like it should be.

Anonymouswizard
2016-12-07, 09:34 AM
22222234

Two-che, sirs.

LastCenturion
2016-12-07, 09:45 AM
22222233.

We only need two more moves...

Xihirli
2016-12-07, 09:54 AM
12222233.

Aaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

braveheart
2016-12-07, 01:04 PM
22222233

praise be the 2

ben-zayb
2016-12-07, 01:14 PM
12222233

One of a kind, I tell you

Anonymouswizard
2016-12-07, 01:30 PM
22222233

You have done two little, two late.

flappeercraft
2016-12-07, 04:53 PM
22222223 we are so close, keep pushing to 2-team

LastCenturion
2016-12-07, 05:15 PM
it is my honor to announce victory for team 2.

22222222

braveheart
2016-12-07, 05:45 PM
22222232

so now we begin the count upward all the victors of two join me in creating the truth of 3

Markozeta
2016-12-08, 05:12 PM
OP hasn't had any activity since posting this. I'll declare Team all 2 the winner.

New number, the mileage on my crappy car:

114548

Now, rules for another "All one number" team. You have to make the number of digits equal to a power of your number. So team all 2 could have 22, 2222, or 22222222. But not 222222, because 6 is not a power of 2. Team all 3 could have 333 or 333333333, etc. Pick your teams wisely. And there is also team nothing (which is 0). Pick your team number in your first post past here, and whether you will be an increaser or decreaser for your team.