Acronymble, Acro Quick

This morning I had to take the car to a service centre to get it inspected for roadworthiness, prior to renewing the registration. They told me it would take 30-45 minutes, but I ended up waiting for well over an hour. I did take a short walk a couple of blocks to the hardware store to look around and see if there was anything I needed to buy, but I didn’t find anything and that only took about 20 minutes, so I just had to sit around and wait.

Back home, I spent some time helping a friend debug a new Discord game he’s working on. It’s a word game in which players are given a short series of random letters, and a topic prompt, and then have to backform a phrase to fit the letters as an initialism. Examples from actual testing we did:

Disney Movie: DDHM

Answers: Dumbo Drops His Mixtape; Donald Duck Hates Mice

One (non-contributing) player then chooses the best response from the suggestions and the person who submitted it gets a point. The judge role then rotates and you go again. A fairly simple game, and we got the code to a state where we could play it in just a few hours.

In between I worked on writing and making some new Darths & Droids comics. And that was about it.

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2 thoughts on “Acronymble, Acro Quick”

  1. I remember the Before Time, when a younger, happier me could just walk into a store to kill time … as opposed to killing people, possibly myself.

    1. Mmm, yes, I didn’t think about how this might read to people overseas. We’ve been very fortunate – thanks to our government’s response – with COVID here in Australia. While we have some restrictions on what we can do and where we can go, we’ve never been at the point where there’s been a really serious risk of being infected, or infection becoming truly uncontrolled.

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