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Andrew Plotkin (born May 15, 1970), also known as Zarf, is a central figure in the modern interactive fiction (IF) community.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Assassin (also Killer) is a live-action game in which players try to eliminate one another using mock weapons, in an effort to become the last surviving player.
In mathematical analysis, asymptotic analysis, also known as asymptotics, is a method of describing limiting behavior.
Bang! is a Wild West-themed social deduction card game designed by Emiliano Sciarra and released by Italian publisher DV Giochi in 2002.
Bézier Games, Inc. is an American manufacturer and publisher of board games and card games, known by hobby gamers for Castles of Mad King Ludwig and Suburbia, and known to casual gamers for the One Night series, Werewords, and Ultimate Werewolf. It was started in 2006 by Ted Alspach upon publication of Start Player (also designed by Ted Alspach).
BoardGameGeek is an online forum for board gaming hobbyists and a game database that holds reviews, images and videos for over 99,000 different tabletop games, including European-style board games, wargames, and card games.
Body language is a type of nonverbal communication in which physical behavior, as opposed to words, are used to express or convey information.
A bodyguard (or close protection officer) is a type of security guard or government law enforcement officer or soldier who protects a person or people — usually high-ranking public officials or officers, wealthy people, and celebrities — from danger: generally theft, assault, kidnapping, assassination, harassment, loss of confidential information, threats, or other criminal offences.
A bokor (male) or caplata (female) is a Vodou witch for hire who is said to serve the loa 'with both hands', practicing for both good and evil.
A crime boss, crime lord, mob boss, kingpin, or Don, is a person in charge of a criminal organization.
A ballistic vest or bullet-resistant vest, often called a bulletproof vest, is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact and reduce or stop penetration to the body from firearm-fired projectiles- and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso.
A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played, be they traditional or game-specific.
A city centre is the commercial, cultural and often the historical, political and geographic heart of a city, especially those in the Western world.
Coin flipping, coin tossing, or heads or tails is the practice of throwing a coin in the air and checking which side is showing when it lands to choose between two alternatives, sometimes to resolve a dispute between two parties.
Copenhagen Game Collective (CGC) is a multi-gender, multi-national, non-profit game design collective based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
A coroner is a person whose standard role is to confirm and certify the death of an individual within a jurisdiction.
Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.
Criminal investigation is an applied science that involves the study of facts, used to identify, locate and prove the guilt of an accused criminal.
The term cult usually refers to a social group defined by its religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal.
In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupīdō, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection.
A detective is an investigator, usually a member of a law enforcement agency.
Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life.
In probability theory and statistics, the discrete uniform distribution is a symmetric probability distribution whereby a finite number of values are equally likely to be observed; every one of n values has equal probability 1/n.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
An electoral system is a set of rules that determines how elections and referendums are conducted and how their results are determined.
An elixir (from Arabic: إكسير Iksīr; from Greek ξήριον xērion "powder for drying wounds" from ξηρός xēros "dry") is a clear, sweet-flavored liquid used for medicinal purposes, to be taken orally and intended to cure one's illness.
Emergent gameplay refers to complex situations in video games, board games, or table top role-playing games that emerge from the interaction of relatively simple game mechanics.
Fifth grade (called Grade 5 in some regions) is a year of education in many nations.
Foo Camp is an annual hacker event hosted by publisher O'Reilly Media.
Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients.
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.
Game theory is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers".
Gandalf is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Gibberish, alternatively jibberish, jibber-jabber, or gobbledygook, is language that is (or appears to be) nonsense.
Herbalism (also herbal medicine or phytotherapy) is the study of botany and use of plants intended for medicinal purposes or for supplementing a diet.
The term homo economicus, or economic man, is a caricature of economic theory framed as a "mythical species" or word play on homo sapiens, and used in pedagogy.
Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc.
Human bonding is the process of development of a close, interpersonal relationship between two or more people.
Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping animals, or pursuing or tracking them with the intent of doing so.
I Was a Teenage Werewolf is a 1957 horror film starring Michael Landon as a troubled teenager, Yvonne Lime and Whit Bissell.
An informant (also called an informer) is a person who provides privileged information about a person or organization to an agency.
In contract theory and economics, information asymmetry deals with the study of decisions in transactions where one party has more or better information than the other.
Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.
Kaliningrad (p; former German name: Königsberg; Yiddish: קעניגסבערג, Kenigsberg; r; Old Prussian: Twangste, Kunnegsgarbs, Knigsberg; Polish: Królewiec) is a city in the administrative centre of Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea.
Kiev or Kyiv (Kyiv; Kiyev; Kyjev) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper.
A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.
Learning is the process of acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences.
Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky (p; – June 11, 1934) was a Soviet psychologist, the founder of an unfinished theory of human cultural and bio-social development commonly referred to as cultural-historical psychology, a prominent advocate for a new theory of consciousness, the "psychology of superman", and leader of the Vygotsky Circle (also referred to as "Vygotsky-Luria Circle").
In mathematics, a limit is the value that a function (or sequence) "approaches" as the input (or index) "approaches" some value.
"Little Red Riding Hood" is a European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf.
A location-based game (or location-enabled game) is a type of pervasive game in which the gameplay evolves and progresses via a player's location.
Looney Labs, Inc.
A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
A medical examiner is a person trained in medicine or a medical organization that investigates deaths and injuries that occur under unusual or suspicious circumstances, to perform post-mortem examinations, and in some jurisdictions to initiate inquests.
Mediumship is the practice of certain people—known as mediums—to purportedly mediate communication between spirits of the dead and living human beings.
A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme.
Metagaming is any strategy, action or method used in a game which transcends a prescribed ruleset, uses external factors to affect the game, or goes beyond the supposed limits or environment set by the game.
Methodology is the systematic, theoretical analysis of the methods applied to a field of study.
The minute is a unit of time or angle.
In espionage jargon, a mole (also called a "penetration agent", "deep cover agent", or "sleeper agent") is a long-term spy (espionage agent) who is recruited before having access to secret intelligence, subsequently managing to get into the target organization.
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU; Московский государственный университет имени М. В. Ломоносова, often abbreviated МГУ) is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia.
In game theory, the Nash equilibrium, named after American mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., is a solution concept of a non-cooperative game involving two or more players in which each player is assumed to know the equilibrium strategies of the other players, and no player has anything to gain by changing only their own strategy.
The National Puzzlers' League (NPL) is a nonprofit organization focused on puzzling, primarily in the realm of word play and word games.
Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.
Openness is an overarching concept or philosophy that is characterized by an emphasis on transparency and free, unrestricted access to knowledge and information, as well as collaborative or cooperative management and decision-making rather than a central authority.
In classical antiquity, an oracle was a person or agency considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the god.
A pardon is a government decision to allow a person to be absolved of guilt for an alleged crime or other legal offense, as if the act never occurred.
In mathematics, parity is the property of an integer's inclusion in one of two categories: even or odd.
Parliamentary procedure is the body of rules, ethics and customs governing meetings and other operations of clubs, organizations, legislative bodies and other deliberative assemblies.
Party games are games that are played at social gatherings to facilitate interaction and provide entertainment and recreation.
A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin has appeared many times in popular culture.
The president is a common title for the head of state in most republics.
A priest or priestess (feminine) is a religious leader authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities.
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.
Probability is the measure of the likelihood that an event will occur.
A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders.
A psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses, particularly involving telepathy or clairvoyance, or who performs acts that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws.
A psychologist studies normal and abnormal mental states from cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.
Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.
Psychopathy, sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy, is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits.
In quantum physics, quantum state refers to the state of an isolated quantum system.
Queue areas are places in which people queue (first-come, first-served) for goods or services.
In game theory, a repeated game is an extensive form game that consists of a number of repetitions of some base game (called a stage game).
Resurrection is the concept of coming back to life after death.
Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire.
Role-playing is the changing of one's behaviour to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role.
In the Bible, a scapegoat is an animal which is ritually burdened with the sins of others then driven away.
A scientist is a person engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge that describes and predicts the natural world.
In games, score refers to an abstract quantity associated with a player or team.
Seacoast Media Group is a unit of Local Media Group.
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place.
The secret ballot is a voting method in which a voter's choices in an election or a referendum is anonymous, forestalling attempts to influence the voter by intimidation, blackmailing, and potential vote buying.
Secret Hitler is a hidden identity party game developed by Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage LLC, manufactured by Breaking Games and distributed by Blackbox.
A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people,A serial killer is most commonly defined as a person who kills three or more people for psychological gratification; reliable sources over the years agree.
The setting is both the time and geographic location within a narrative or within a work of fiction.
A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common.
Sicily (Sicilia; Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
The social environment, social context, sociocultural context or milieu refers to the immediate physical and social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops.
A social skill is any competence facilitating interaction and communication with others where social rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways.
South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Spirit possession is a term for the belief that animas, aliens, demons, extraterrestrials, gods, or spirits can take control of a human body.
A split vote is normally used synonymously with "deadlocked", "hung", or "evenly split" vote.
Starvation is a severe deficiency in caloric energy intake, below the level needed to maintain an organism's life.
Strategy (from Greek στρατηγία stratēgia, "art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship") is a high-level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.
In game theory, a player's strategy is any of the options he or she can choose in a setting where the outcome depends not only on his own actions but on the action of others.
A team is a group of individuals working together to achieve a goal.
Ted Alspach is a board-game designer and the author of more than 30 books on graphics, publishing and the web.
Television in Latvia was first tested in 1937 and introduced in 1954.
The Resistance is a game where players attempt to deduce one another's identities.
The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster, based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There? It tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter the eponymous "Thing", a parasitic extraterrestrial life form that assimilates and then imitates other organisms.
The Werewolves of Millers Hollow (Les Loups-garous de Thiercelieux) is a card game created by the French authors Philippe des Pallières and Hervé Marly that can be played with 8 to 47 players.
In common usage, theft is the taking of another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.
Two Plus Two Publishing is a private company established and owned by statistician and poker player Mason Malmuth.
The two-round system (also known as the second ballot, runoff voting or ballotage) is a voting method used to elect a single winner, where the voter casts a single vote for their chosen candidate.
Ultimate Werewolf is a party card game designed by Ted Alspach and published by Bézier Games.
Unanimity is agreement by all people in a given situation.
University of Patras (UPatras; Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών, Panepistímio Patrón) is a public university in Patras, Greece.
Vice is a Canadian-American print magazine focused on arts, culture, and news topics.
Videotelephony comprises the technologies for the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations, for communication between people in real-time.
A vigilante is a civilian or organization acting in a law enforcement capacity (or in the pursuit of self-perceived justice) without legal authority.
The village idiot in strict terms is a person locally known for ignorance or stupidity, but is also a common term for a stereotypically silly or nonsensical person.
Vulnerability refers to the inability (of a system or a unit) to withstand the effects of a hostile environment.
In quantum mechanics, wave function collapse is said to occur when a wave function—initially in a superposition of several eigenstates—appears to reduce to a single eigenstate (by "observation").
In folklore, a werewolf (werwulf, "man-wolf") or occasionally lycanthrope (λυκάνθρωπος lukánthrōpos, "wolf-person") is a human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf (or, especially in modern film, a therianthropic hybrid wolflike creature), either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (often a bite or scratch from another werewolf).
A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution.
Wink Murder is a party game or parlour game in which a secretly-selected player is able to "kill" others by winking at them, while the surviving players try to identify the killer.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
The period of witch trials in Early Modern Europe were a widespread moral panic suggesting that malevolent Satanic witches were operating as an organized threat to Christendom during the 16th to 18th centuries.
A witness is someone who has, who claims to have, or is thought, by someone with authority to compel testimony, to have knowledge relevant to an event or other matter of interest.
The World Boardgaming Championships is a convention held yearly since 1999 by the Boardgame Players Association.
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