xikka

A collection of things I have made and things I find interesting.


Quizzie

Friday, 2nd October 2020 ◆ Is this journey with myself working? (8)

I’ve created a simple ‘game’ on Kangaroo which can be used to host quizzing events which do not need a quizmaster. In Quizzie, each participant gets the opportunity to write a round of questions.

Well done if you said Accra

The only alternatives I found online were for events in which there is a quizmaster who prepares all the questions in advance. If this is of any interest to you, it's live now, so grab some friends and give it a go!

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Chapter Two: A Trail of Feathers

Friday, 25th September 2020 ◆ Wanderer without bats (5) ◆ Comments (1)

Chapters: 1 | 2

Pieces of caravan lay scattered around the plain, interspersed with the corpses of the steed which had once pulled them. There were no human bodies. Oltaq lifted a wooden panel from the sand, watching as a couple of rodents scurried out from underneath, their shelter having been disturbed.

He had visited this tribe only last cycle, when the nomads had been carefree and jolly. They had laughed in response to his plea for caution; a life living in fear was not a life for them. This group of nomads had been undertaking the long journey to Westsea, in the hopes of catching and drying fish which they could then sell in Andria. As the city-state was land-locked, with not even a river passing through it, fish was a luxury which would fetch high prices. Money may not be especially useful to the nomads, but they would use the opportunity to upgrade their equipment and purchase new clothes. Rather, they would have.

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Sentence length in Spanish

Sunday, 20th September 2020 ◆ Time line (8) ◆ Comments (2)

Although I have read a couple French novels as part of an educational requirement, I had never read a foreign-language novel for pleasure until now. I have just finished reading "El Príncipe de la Niebla", a small teenage fiction novel by esteemed Spanish writer Carlos Ruis Zafón. His first novel, in fact.

El Príncipe de la Niebla El Príncipe de la Niebla

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Wodka invitationals

Sunday, 23rd August 2020 ◆ Spanish one involved in anguish trial (10) ◆ Comments (1)

On the 20th September 2020, the very first Wodka tournament will take place. This is seriously exciting news for the Wodka scene! If you like the game, add the date to your calendar and come watch the fun.

Date: 20th September 2020
Time: 18:00 BST / 19:00 CEST / 13:00 EDT
Where: https://www.twitch.tv/fireblt

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Shuffle mode in Wodka

Thursday, 13th August 2020 ◆ Secret United Nations holds retreat in sew-on knitwear (7) ◆ Comments (2)

In Wodka, there are 14 specials assigned to the red suit. There have been hundreds of games with the same assignments: the 4 always skips the next player, the J always counts as a pair J, and so on. It's fun, sure, but sometimes you need to mix things up a bit.

I am planning to add some more specials into the game at some point, and people have had some really good ideas which are on their way... However, the operative word is planning; most of the specials I want to add are going to take significant time to develop. So, until that point comes, I thought I'd implement an easy and silly stop-gap: shuffle mode.

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