Sarah  Matthews

Sarah Matthews think i was doing something wrong here, looking at others' scores! i didn't understand this at all :(

Elwin Carlos

Elwin Carlos Spoilage is a variant where you have to find the longest word possible that uses all of the given letters. You can score quite big here simply by learning a handful of words that appear often in this variant. :)

Elwin Carlos

Elwin Carlos Should have added - the word must have the letters in the order in which they're presented!

Tom Cappleman

Tom Cappleman But not necessarily consecutively. So RELATIONS would be fine for e.g. RAN, it doesn't need to be something like RANKING or TYRANT. But it wouldn't be fine for RNA, as they don't appear in the right order

Tom Cappleman


Elwin Carlos

Elwin Carlos Yep! (Does it count as cheating to have that copied to your device's clipboard by default when playing spoilage?! ...)

Matthew Tassier

Matthew Tassier IMO yes.
1. Being able to correctly spell and type your declarations is part of apterous.
2. If this was allowed it is likely that some would extend this into clearer cheating actions.

Andres S.

Andres S. I definitely think there should be a quick Spoilage guide or just some tips because I definitely would like improve

Dave Kempshall

Dave Kempshall Andres - I found that if you start by trying to memorise the 10 longest / most common words then they soon sink in and you can expand your list of words from there. Supercali... on it's own scored me over half my points (170) in my game in this tournament.

Andres S.

Andres S. All I know are the big three - SUPERCALI..., PNEUMONO..., and ANTIDIS...

Unfortunately that didn't help me that much but still satisfied with my score, where can I go to see the list of longer words?

Dave Kempshall

Dave Kempshall I find it easiest to just head into people's games on pages like this one and note the big words that come up most frequently.

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Stu Harkness

Stu Harkness I always thought a good knowledge of DD was helpful, but it really isn't...

Andres S.

Andres S. DD?


M S R Duckdown

You will all have a chance to get to know that in better detail by the end of this jaunt


Andy SC

Andy SC Bonus points for playing Duckdown in a Donald Duck costume where Doable Duck is dressing like Donald Trump?


M S R Dave Robjohns 54
Tom Cappleman 37
Jack Worsley 20
Mike Lee 13
Adam Latchford 12
Chris Hare 6
Steven Grady 4
Martin Thomas 2

The incumbent takes the leads. With a frankly outrageous 551, #Robjohns2024 dives headlong into the mix, taking first place.

Buffers are slowly appearing between each candidate, but there is still a looooong way to go. And a bigger bastard still is looming

Tourney round: Apterous Presidential Election 2024: Texas Primary

<< Iowa Primary | Alabama Primary >>

Notes from the organizer: YEEEEE-HAWWWWWW

Don't mess with Texas, for everything is bigger down here. Various amounts of heavy weaponry, deserts, and repeated major humanitarian crises all hit harder when you're surrounded by idiots with funny accents

40 electoral votes. Spoilage LA. The winner will go top. GL!

Ran from: 11 – 17 March 2024. Format: Spoilage Letters Attack. Matches: One-off. Approved.

Organizers: M S R.

Fixtures: 28. Completed: 24.

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