Brass Lantern
the adventure game web site


2006 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 4th, 2006, at 5:00 P.M. EST (11:00 P.M. GMT), the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, not including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you wish to see those comments, a version with those comments is also available.


lpsmith says, "Next up! 'Best Individual Puzzle'."
eileen gives a big thumb's-up to aaronius
Rob says, "I'm stuck already!"
Ben cheers
Kelby claps.
lpsmith pulls out the list of the nominees.
DarkStar claps
Emerald claps.
djfletch is puzzled
Eluchil looks for the exit
Rob looks up the winner in the walkthrough, spoiling everything
Celestianpower arrives from the west.
Celestianpower resumes his seat
lpsmith says, "Navigating the mansion in Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin as "Edgar O. Weyrd""
cendare says, "Best Individuality Puzzle: separating from one's parents... oops.""
Eluchil claps
Newington claps
lambda cheers
a_magical_me cheers wildly
Kelby claps mildly.
Ben claps
Rob claps
DavidW yay puzzles
Emerald cheers, not having done that yet.
inky claps.
Baryon applauds navigably
McMartin claps. Somewhere a door closes
lpsmith says, "Choosing the present in Floatpoint, by Emily Short"
DarkStar cheers
Rob claps
Guest2 goes home.
Kelby exclaims, "Emily! Go!"
Emerald claps.
McMartin applauds
Newington applauds
DavidW says, "me likes all the shiny tricksome puzzles"
Baryon claps presently
Eluchil cheers in a white sweater
inky claps
lambda cheers
lpsmith says, "The piano puzzle in Madam Spider's Web, by Sara Dee"
Rob claps
Eluchil claps
Ben claps
djfletch claps
lno arrives from the west.
Kelby applauds.
Emerald says, "yay piano!"
McMartin claps
Baryon gives a big hand to the piano
DavidW says, "play it again, Madam!"
Rob says, "an amazing 2 octave span"
lpsmith says, "The reactor puzzle in M?bius, by J. D. Clemens"
nm claps on
Eluchil claps
Rob claps for 8 bit characters
McMartin applauds
Newington claps this and anything he's missed
Emerald claps.
Baryon applauds greatly
Kelby claps.
Ben claps
DarkStar claps
djfletch claps twice
Flit also claps
cendare claps. cendare claps.
JDC knew that umlaut would be irksome.
lpsmith says, "Final puzzle in Strange Geometries, by Phillip Chambers"
Ben claps
Kelby claps strangely.
Baryon applauds flatly
RootShell_ifreviews says, "calps"
DavidW says, "claps"
Emerald claps.
Eluchil claps from side to side
Rob claps in a non-euclidean manner
lelandpaul claps.
McMartin applauds from beyond space and time -- or does he?
lambda applauds
RootShell_ifreviews says, "lol ... this is really really funny"
lpsmith reaches in his pocket for the envelope.
Ben claps hyperbolically
lpsmith says, "Whoops, didn't bring the envelope with me."
Flit drumrolls
lpsmith walks offstage down the east stairs, and picks up the envelope.
DavidW asks, "what?"
lpsmith walks back towards east stairs, but they disappear just as he gets there. He walks around to the west, but the east stairs reappear, and the west stairs disappear. Throwing up his hands, he walks backstage, then comes out again, causing the west stairs to reappear. Triumphantly, he takes the stage, and opens the envelope.
Rob says, "if his pocket folds in on itself it's either the moebius or the strange geometries"
lpsmith exclaims, "Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin!"
Emily says, "yay!"
inky says, "woo"
DavidW says, "YAY"
aaronius applauds
JasonD exclaims, "awesome!"
Eluchil laughs then claps
McMartin cheers
Roger says, "Delightful."
Rob says, "just as weird, I guess"
Newington claps
Rob claps
Ben cheers
Emerald says, "Yay wyerdo mansion!"
olethros says, "hoooray!"
a_magical_me exclaims, "Woohoo!"
nm claps
Kelby says, "Yay... ANd there is much rejoycing."
DarkStar cheers loudly
VictorGijsbers applauds.
eileen claps and claps
lambda cheers madly.
DavidW says, "hee hee"
JDC cheers.
Flit exclaims, "oooooooeee!"
Baryon cheers
djfletch says, "hurrah for puzzlement by walking around"
lelandpaul applauds wildly, yet thoughtfully.
Eluchil exclaims, "Zarf! Zarf! Zarf!"
Emerald applauds heartily.
lpsmith says, "Once again, Zarf could not be here today, but we'll be sure to solicit recipes from him later."
inky hastily updates the chalkboard.
Rob draws 'kilroy was here' in the corner.
lpsmith pulls out another letter from a fan.
lpsmith says, "S. C. from New York writes: "After many years of paying off debt, I finally did it! But now, I'm not sure what to do with my money. What's the best investment strategy?""
Varicella takes the stage.
Varicella says, "There are certainly a great number of options."
Varicella says, "For straight wood, I might go with Karges. For upholstery, I'd probably pick Baker, though many would tell you to go with the relative newcomer E.J. Victor. For classic, of course, there's none that beat Kindel. Stay away from Vaughan-Basset."
Varicella says, "Don't forget, though, that in the end, only one thing matters:"
Varicella says, "Ask yourself sincerely, "Do I look good next to this?""
DavidW says, "hee"
Emily says (to Varicella), "yay"
Kelby exclaims, "Primo!"
lelandpaul chuckles quietly.
Ben applauds Varicella.
DavidW says, "yes. Primo advice."
Eluchil sits down with tears of laughter in his eyes
lambda claps for Vericella
McMartin applauds in a refined manner
olethros claps uncertainly.
Ben claps seemily.
cendare walks into a wall, just for old time's sake.
Kelby applauds with just the right amount of panash. Mustn't be unseemly, now.
inky hops onstage and performs a quick incantation.
nm claps in a cordial manner
dfan was up to his irresistably broad shoulders in trouble.
Enchanter_PC appears in a puff of smoke.
inky says, "whew, I can never remember if it's aimfiz or zifmia"
VictorGijsbers says, "How unseemly."
Allen says, "aimfiz? That's the LAME fireworks spell"
inky asks (of Enchanter_PC), "so, do you have any investment suggestions for S.C.?"
Dave walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
DavidW says (to Allen), "That's filfre."
Gunther says (to Allen), "no, that's FILFRE"
Enchanter_PC says, "Oh, I'd suggest a quelbo spell for some quick cash if you can find the coconuts, then set up a 401(k) and caskly it."
Rob says, "feel free to filfre"
Enchanter_PC exclaims, "You can use zemdor to triple your investment, but don't forget to save a vaxum spell for the IRS!"
Allen says, "oops, DOH"
Dave asks, "what have I missed?"
Eluchil points to chalkboard
Enchanter_PC says, "now, if you'll excuse me, my gloth spell is out of control"
Enchanter_PC vanishes.
Grocible claps randomly
DavidW claps for Enchanter.

Next | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

About Us | Contact Us | Technical Info | History
Copyright © 1997-2010, Stephen Granade.