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#1 psykomakia

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:03 PM

This circular logic is round
As you say, "man, this riddle ain't sound."
Respecting your thoughts I rebound,
Deflecting the critics abound.

May I take all your slings and your darts,
For the beauty of riddling's an art.
Judge not with your mind but your heart
Or this bulletin all falls apart.

But 'fore you give words too much credit,
Quit thinking the meaning's inherent.
Complain, go ahead, you have merit
Suggesting I seek one to edit.

Gone be the verses and quatrains.
Purged are the rhyming campaigns.
Hack even the words this contains.
Kick 'em out, and so little remains.

Now likely you doubt my pretense:
Initially this riddle made sense.
Launch into logicking: whence
Eponymous game I dispense?
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

Okay, so I've rewritten small parts of the poem to add an extra, but hidden, clue on how to solve this puzzle. I hope I haven't lost too much of the original flavor (though the meter's all ****ed up... for a reason).
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

The logic is circular round,
As you say, "this quaint riddle's not sound."
Respectfully, I still rebound,
Deflecting that critics abound.

May I take all the slings and those darts,
For all riddles are beauty--an art.
Judge not with intellect but your heart,
Or hinted message at core falls apart.

But 'fore you're giving words much credit,
Quit thinking said answer's inherent.
Complain, no mercy, you have merit
Suggesting I fix, delete, 'n' edit.

Gone will be the verses and quatrains.
Purged will be the cryptic campaigns.
Hack apart even all words it contains.
Kick 'em out--maybe little remains.

Now go doubt all or part of my pretense:
Initially, this problem'll make sense.
Lastly, solve the question hence:
Enlighten what game I try to dispense.
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#4 psykomakia

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:27 PM

These eight hints get more revealing as you go...

Spoiler for HINT #1

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#5 plainglazed

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

mostly just wanting you to know am on the case. am sure there are quite a few others, too. trying to avoid the temptation to look at the HINTs. so...

Spoiler for some thoughts

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

mostly just wanting you to know am on the case. am sure there are quite a few others, too. trying to avoid the temptation to look at the HINTs. so...

Spoiler for some thoughts


Good initial thoughts!
Spoiler for Going off of those thoughts

Edited by Pickett, 02 August 2012 - 03:45 PM.

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#7 plainglazed

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:07 PM

Ughh - gave into temptation and checked out the hints. Good one psykomakia. Should have figured it out but am better equipped now to tackle future ones. Headed over to your latest mind teasing offering.
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