silver–tongued (ˈsil-vər-ˌtəŋd) (adj) marked by convincing and eloquent expression. Those who are said to have a way with words find success easily. The rules are very straightforward. A scenario will be presented, and your goal is to satisfy the Unspoken Rules of Conversation. Every post in this thread will be analyzed, and you will be told how many of the Unspoken Rules are satisfied. Using this information, your goal is to make a post that satisfies every rule at once. Collective cooperation or individual competition is allowed - how you approach the problem is entirely your choice. What is the gameplan? Every round, I will open with a flavor-text scenario, the number of rules in play, and provide a sample post with the rules it follows. I will occasionally update the game with a post including all submissions and the rules they passed. The round concludes when a post satisfying all of the rules is found. How will rules be checked? I will take the text of a post from the plain BB Code editor and run it through a quick analysis program. You can see what string will be analyzed by clicking the page with a wrench icon in the top-right of the default rich text editor. After a round is resolved, I will make the code for each rule publicly available to validate the results. What if we're stuck? If all posters in a round cannot solve the puzzle after approximately five posts each, I will allow everyone to vote on which rule to provide a hint for. A total of two hints (one on two separate rules) or one answer (asking for a hint on the same rule twice) will be offered. This may change depending on the number of rules and the complexity of the ruleset involved. Just you? For now, I will run through a handful of premade scenarios to establish the game, and then I am open to letting others run rounds or submit rule suggestions. Thread Directory Scenario 1 Solution (Mercerenies) Scenario 2 (Publishing Company) ----- SCENARIO ONE You've recently caught wind of a secret organization that you'd like to join. It is quiet, secretive, and shy to outsiders - and the membership process reflects that. Finding their meeting location and times was a challenge, and now you are left with one final task before you can join their ranks. At their meetings, a guardsman stays at the door and greets visitors. The organization looks for certain traits and mannerisms for their members. You'll need to make a fantastic impression and fit to their overall demeanor if you want him to open the door for you. Let's say you walk up and calmly state your wish: This post passes Rule 2, Rule 4, and Rule 5. Can you convince them you're the perfect fit?