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« on: January 03, 2006, 10:39:58 pm »

What is Frugy, this wonderful sport of kings? What do you need to play it? Who is leading in Interstellar Frungy League? OK, I know that there  is no real rules or anything known about Frungy, so why don't we simply make it? It would be great if we could have a Frungy minigame inside Ur-Quan Mastersm, but we first have to choose what will Frungy be, it's rules, equipment, etc. Since I am not registired (yet) I cannot post poll's. Simple say what you think. So, should Frungy be similar to:
football
basketball
soccer
chess
tennis
or some strange telephatic game that only Pik can play (at least I think that brown guy is a Pik)
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2006, 12:03:58 am »

I think half the fun of Frungy is not actually knowing anything about it. The Blue guy (Somehow I always saw him as the Fot, despite what are likely vehement denials to the contrary) talks so enthusiastically about it, and then Green (Zoq?) shuts him down before you can get any details... And so we're all left wondering, what exactly IS Frungy, the sport of Kings?

Making a minigame of it would spoil the mystique of this wonderful game forever, leaving it just another tired old football or basketball.

Then again, I think the other half of the fun with Frungy is contemplating exactly HOW a creature like Blue would play any sports at all. Does he manipulate... Well, whatever equipment Frungy uses, with his tongue or what?
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2006, 02:02:02 am »

If there were to be a Frugy game, I think it would
include, but not limited to...
a combination of a potato sack race, juggling
and snake&ladders.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2006, 02:02:20 am »

Green=Zoq
Brown=Fot
Blue=Pik
That's why the "who's the Fot?" joke is so funny.

If there were to be a Frugy game, I think it would
include, but not limited to...
Edit:  It should also include SC2:UQM   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2006, 03:37:43 pm »

Oh and an element of Capture The Flag.

I'm not a Fot!
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006, 09:34:56 pm »

Whoopse, I thought blue guy was Fot, but I somehow mixed up the color. Yes, I'm Frungy - Sport of Kings ( I accidentali wrote this nickname) and I'm registered now. I just wanted to see what you guys see.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2006, 12:43:24 am »

Green=Zoq
Brown=Fot
Blue=Pik
That's why the "who's the Fot?" joke is so funny.

I don't get the joke.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2006, 04:45:58 am »

The fact that Green and Blue fight about it and use the term as an insult, and neither one of them is actually the Fot? Add in the fact that Brown probably knows that it's the Fot, and can't (or won't) say so.

I guess it's sort of funny... But I still think Blue is the Fot. Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2006, 05:31:54 pm »

Hey! I just figured out how to make a frungy game.

So, you start a franchise. You hire players for various positions with bizarre names, keep track of their statistics which you can't quite figure out what they mean, and so forth. Each time you start a franchise, the relevance of the various statistics -- and even what the statistics ARE changes, so you have to figure out afresh what a winning team looks like.

What do you think?

For example:

PotKop (Pik)
Loop average: 3.9
Time to Defractate: 3.2 sec
Total passing (from/around): 16/312
Lesser Wiffles: 1
Greater Wiffles (abridged): 0 (1)
Augments (reversed): 30 (2)
Intractations: 3
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Fielded as: center mid-flogsetter
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2006, 09:48:30 pm »

I can see it now:

Kohr-Ah Marauder captain: "We will destroy your planet now."
Frungy Manager / Starship Captain: "No! I still haven't figured out how to improve my Loop Average!"
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2006, 12:57:16 am »

Death 999: I didn't think it was a good idea to have a Frungy game, because it should remain obscure, for the joke to keep working. Your idea however would work very nicely. It would even make it more mysterious.
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2006, 01:10:41 am »

So, you start a franchise. You hire players for various positions with bizarre names, keep track of their statistics which you can't quite figure out what they mean, and so forth. Each time you start a franchise, the relevance of the various statistics -- and even what the statistics ARE changes, so you have to figure out afresh what a winning team looks like.

What do you think?
Brilliant!
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2006, 01:14:55 am »

That's the only proposal I've heard so far that could possibly satisfy everyone.
Ingenious.
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2006, 10:29:31 pm »

Hey! I just figured out how to make a frungy game.

So, you start a franchise. You hire players for various positions with bizarre names, keep track of their statistics which you can't quite figure out what they mean, and so forth. Each time you start a franchise, the relevance of the various statistics -- and even what the statistics ARE changes, so you have to figure out afresh what a winning team looks like.

What do you think?

For example:

PotKop (Pik)
Loop average: 3.9
Time to Defractate: 3.2 sec
Total passing (from/around): 16/312
Lesser Wiffles: 1
Greater Wiffles (abridged): 0 (1)
Augments (reversed): 30 (2)
Intractations: 3
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Fielded as: center mid-flogsetter

That, sir, is awesome!  It would give you the feling that you are playing some wacky alien game.  I'd imagine it would involve one of each species on a team in play.
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2006, 02:44:29 am »

Not necessarily. I should say it would involve a random number of players per team, which changes each game, and each of the three species would have bonuses and penalties to each stat, to reflect the particular strengths and weaknesses of Zoq, Fot, and Pik in a game of Frungy.

Of course, figuring out a good balance of players would be just as challenging as figuring out what all those statistics even mean in the first place. Grin
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