More still image tsumego puzzles (click here for a brief explanation of the term “tsumego.”), this time created by Kmars133. Per usual, it is possible to identify the spy in each of these images, sometimes through very subtle details. Enjoy!
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What is SpyParty?
SpyParty is a spy game about human behavior, performance, perception, and deception. While most espionage games have you spend your time shooting stuff, blowing stuff up, and driving fast, SpyParty has you hide in plain sight, deceive your opponent, and detect subtle behavioral tells to achieve your objectives.
Unlike the suave and confident spies you might find in films or books, most spies in spy games are more like super powered commandos--more Rambo than James Bond. By contrast, SpyParty is a new and quite different game about the more interesting and deeper aspects of being a spy.
Game Finder 3.0 Released
Several of the most significant leaps forward in data collection in this release were made possible by TripleAgent, the OCR-based replay timeline parsing method developed by Calvin Schoolidge. A huge thanks to Calvin for his tireless and generous work. Here’s some of the new things you can do:
SCL6: Weeks 5-6 Power Rankings
Welcome to the SCL Week 5/6 power rankings! With a break week for Master’s Circuit, there won’t be as much movement there as you might expect from a two week combined power ranking, but for the rest of the divisions we’ve got some serious movement (Provided they’ve been playing their matches). As with every one of these, huge thanks to Silverthorn for all the help. Let’s get right into it!
SCL6: Week 4 Power Rankings
Some big shake ups in Master’s Circuit in particular this week; Oak is finally settled into a real division with no more shuffling; Some big surprises down the stretch. Week 4’s brought a lot of drama to the power rankings, and we’re here to cover all of it. Once again, shoutouts to Silverthorn for helping out with creating these.
SCL6: Week 3 Power Rankings
Things seem to have calmed down in the wake of Week 2 for the most part, but that doesn’t mean Week 3 doesn’t have its share of surprises in store for us. Unfortunately, there are a good few matches that weren’t played before writing these rankings, so it’ll be a bit more stagnant than previous weeks in some divisions. As usual, big thanks to Silverthorn for all the help putting this together.
Reminder: The name in brackets is who the community poll (on average) put in the relevant ranking.
More Still Image Tsumego Puzzles
Almost exactly a year ago, abearRAWR graced us with a set of still image tsumego puzzles. Now, 373 days later, he’s given us a half dozen more.
You should be able to spot the spy in each of these images, though the giveaway may be extremely subtle and/or involve detailed game knowledge. Good luck! Oh, and click here for a brief explanation of the term “tsumego.”
SCL6: Week 2 Power Rankings
Chaos. That is how I would describe Week 2 of SCL6. Particularly in the Masters Circuit: upsets, unexpected results, and everything in between have been the hallmark of this week. This week now includes a community poll alongside my own rankings (you’ll find that in the brackets to the right of my own ranking), so let’s get into it. Once again, thanks to Silverthorn for helping put this together.
SCL6: Week 1 Power Rankings
Welcome to the SCL Weekly Power Rankings! The title is self-explanatory, so I’ll skip to the stuff that’s not:
- These are weekly power rankings. This means that they’re going to be heavily recency biased.
- Speaking of biased, everything here is just the author’s opinion. So far, the author is not known to be always right. I’m holding out hope though.
- These power rankings will have a base-state that’s modeled off of the community predictions pre-SCL, on average. This is so that the first week (this one!) isn’t completely dominated by the results of one match, as recency-biased as I promised this to be.
Thanks to Silverthorn for helping put this together. With that, let’s get into the divisions!
Winter Cup 2020 – Full Results
The second Winter Cup is complete. Months ago, actually, but for posterity: the champion was Pofke, who defeated Ryooo in a dramatic match that ended with the same score as last year’s Winter Cup final: 10-8. Here’s how the tournament unfolded after the Group Stages: