Ebon Gate 2018/GHOUL

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GHOUL is a BINGO-style live game and is included in the 2018 Ebon Gate selection of live games, which means that it requires a Service Pass (it is not an automated game; therefore, the Games Pass will not work for it). Information for the 2018 sessions is below. For general information on the game outside of this year's Ebon Gate, please see the main GHOUL page.

FESTIVAL Listing

>festival 7
 ~*~ GHOUL ~*~

GHOUL is a traditional BINGO-style game.  Participation in GHOUL requires: (1) a Caligos Isle Service Pass; (2) an unused and valid GHOUL card for each "game".  Valid cards can ONLY be purchased at the CURRENT festival, and they must remain blank until the game starts; and (3) a dauber in order to mark your GHOUL card.

The GHOUL area is located through the rusted gate on the eastern side of the High Plateau.  Valid cards and new daubers can be purchased in the Garden Courtyard.  The game will be played in the Greenhouse.  There is a sign in the Greenhouse that covers all rules and gameplay.  PLEASE NOTE that some of the rules of the game and card behavior have changed since last year.

                                  * All times in Eastern. *

 ~*~ PLATINUM GHOUL SESSION SCHEDULE ~*~              ~*~ PRIME GHOUL SESSION SCHEDULE ~*~
    SUNDAY   10/14 - 9pm (Platinum)                      WEDNESDAY 10/17 - 9pm (Prime)
    SATURDAY 10/20 - 5pm (Platinum)                      SATURDAY  10/20 - 3pm (Prime)
    SATURDAY 10/27 - 8pm (Platinum)                      SUNDAY    10/21 - 5pm (Prime)
    SUNDAY   10/28 - 4pm (Platinum)                      SATURDAY  10/27 - 9pm (Prime)
                                                         SUNDAY    10/28 - 7pm (Prime)
                                                         TUESDAY   10/30 - 10pm (Prime)

Grand Prizes: each session of GHOUL will offer 2 games with a grand prize for the first place winner of each of those particular games.  A grand prize is an item of better than off-the-shelf quality, and no two are the same.  The winner of a grand prize may opt to trade out for a general prize (in which case, that grand prize will be slated for replay during the final GHOUL session of this year's festival).

General Prizes: all runner-up prizes (2nd and 3rd place), as well as any first place prizes for games that do not include a grand prize, will be as follows per game: choice of 1 Pre-written Signature Verb from a limited set list.  General prizes must be redeemed at the close of the game they were won during or they will be considered forfeit.  General prizes are only redeemable by the winning *character* and are not transferable in any way.

2018 Rules Sign

>read sign
In the Common language, it reads:
GHOUL is a traditional BINGO-style game.  In order to play, you must be holding a valid game card and dauber.  You can type DAUB HELP to get more information on how to mark your card with the dauber.

GAMEPLAY:
On your GHOUL card are 24 random numbers out of 75 total possible numbers, laid out in a 5x5 grid, and with each number corresponds to a certain letter - 01-15 for G, 16-30 for H, 31-45 for O, 46-60 for U and 61-75 for L.

Before each game, the host will announce a winning pattern, prize and number of winners.  Then, the game will start by numbers randomly being selected by the host.  When a number you have is called, you can DAUB it in order to mark it on your card.

RULES:
* You can only use valid GHOUL cards (i.e. attuned, unmarked, and purchased at this year's Ebon Gate festival) for starting each game or game series that requires a new card.  When looking at the card, one area will note in messy writing: "DAUB me!  This attuned game card is currently unmarked and ready for an Ebon Gate 5118 GHOUL In The Greenhouse session!"
* Game cards that have been FOLDed or altered are ineligible for winning.  You can ANALYZE your card to see if this is the case.
* You can only play one GHOUL card at one time.
* You can only win on a GHOUL card that is an attuned game card and daubed by you.
* The FIRST daub mark on your card (including the FREE space) must be made WITHIN the initial daubing window -- not before, not after.
* You must DAUB your card only with numbers which have been called and are marked on the case.  Cards marked with numbers not called are ineligible to win.
* LOOK at the case for the scoreboard information.
* Only patterns which are listed on the case or announced by the host are valid to win.
* You must call 'GHOUL!' when you have won.
* In the case of multiple winners, whoever has the most daubed spaces on their card wins.  If all spaces are filled in (e.g. a blackout game), then a best-of-3 roshambo between winners will determine placement.
* No refunds; all payouts are final.

WINNING PATTERNS:
Each game will have a different winning pattern and may or may not include the FREE space as applicable.

SINGLE LINE - This pattern is any line of 5 numbers, either vertical, horizontal or diagonal.
DOUBLE LINE - This pattern is any two single lines of 5 numbers; they may or may not be able intersect.  Some games may require certain intersections like the X- or L-patterns.
BLACKOUT - All numbers on the card must have been called.
4 CORNERS - This pattern is simply the four corners of the 5x5 grid.
OUTERFRAME - This pattern is the outer ring of numbers on the edge of the card - the inner 9, including the FREE spot, will not count.
Z-PATTERN - This pattern consists of three lines, two of which must be on opposite sides and the third a diagonal betwixt them, and can be rotated either way like the letters Z or N.

General Prize List

EG 2018 GHOUL general prize signature verb options are as follows:

Activation Targeted? Description
[dilemma] N
  • 1P:The hilarity of your current dilemma has you shaking your head in disbelief while simultaneously laughing aloud.
  • 3P:Roxe shakes her head in disbelief while simultaneously laughing aloud.
[crow] N
  • 1P:Infused with the energy of excitement, you plant your hands on your hips, throw your head back, and let loose a loud crow.
  • 3P:Expression infused with excitement, Roxe plants her hands on her hips, throws back her head, and lets loose a loud crow.
[sway] N
  • 1P:You slowly sway your hips from one side to the other, keeping time with the music playing in your head.
  • 3P:Keeping time to an unheard beat, Roxe slowly sways her hips from one side to the other.
[wakeup] N
  • 1P:You yawn loudly, then blink your eyes rapidly, trying desperately to force yourself to stay awake.
  • 3P:Roxe yawns loudly, then blinks her eyes rapidly, as if desperately trying to stay awake.
[unsaid] N
  • 1P:*1P:You start to say something but quickly cut yourself off before the first word. Some things are better left unsaid!
  • 3P:Roxe opens her mouth as if to speak, then shuts it just as quickly, without uttering a single sound.
[seethe] N
  • 1P:You clench your fists and bite your tongue, quietly seething without vocalizing your anger.
  • 3P:Roxe clenches her fists and quietly seethes.
[sighect] N
  • 1P:You close your eyes and tilt your face upwards, placing one hand over your heart with a small sigh as an expression of absolute ecstasy crosses your face.
  • 3P:Roxe closes her eyes and tilts her face upwards, placing one hand over her heart with a small sigh as an expression of absolute ecstasy crosses her face.
[crossheart] N
  • 1P:Using your fingers, you cross your heart.
  • 3P:Using her fingers, Roxe crosses her heart.
[disnoise] N
  • 1P:You make a dismissive noise in the back of your throat, purposely just loud enough to be noticed.
  • 3P:Roxe makes a quiet yet audibly dismissive noise.
[nibble] N
  • 1P:You nibble on the ends of your fingers.
  • 3P:Roxe nibbles on the ends of her fingers.
[bubble] N
  • 1P:You purse your lips together, wiggle your tongue, and blow lightly. A small bubble of saliva pours through your lips before quietly popping.
  • 3P:Roxe purses her lips together, and a small bubble of saliva pours through her lips before quietly popping.
[miserable] N
  • 1P:Feeling miserable, you drop your head into your hands to hide your face.
  • 3P:Roxe drops her head into her hands, hiding her miserable expression.
[screampain] N
  • 1P:Opening your mouth wide, you scream in pain.
  • 3P:Opening her mouth wide, Roxe screams in pain.
[melodramatic] N
  • 1P:You groan, moan, and sigh, slumping your shoulders and pushing your lower lip out in a melodramatic fashion.
  • 3P:Roxe groans, moans, and sighs, slumping her shoulders and pushing her lower lip out in a melodramatic fashion.
[guffaw] N
  • 1P:Your features scrunch up as you guffaw loudly, all the while grinning with great enthusiasm.
  • 3P:Roxe's features scrunch up as she guffaws loudly, all the while grinning enthusiastically.
[whoop] N
  • 1P:You let loose a loud whoop of delight.
  • 3P:Roxe lets loose a loud whoop of delight.
[sighhope] N
  • 1P:You sigh blithely, feeling quite hopeful about the future.
  • 3P:Roxe sighs blithely, her countenance full of hope.
[crossluck] N
  • 1P:Hoping for more than a little bit of luck, you cross your wrists, one over the other, and likewise cross your fingers.
  • 3P:Roxe crosses her wrists, one over the other, and likewise crosses her fingers.
[dispirit] N
  • 1P:Your shoulders droop as you let the dispirited emotions you are feeling take ahold of you.
  • 3P:Roxe's shoulders droop in a dispirited show of emotion.
[shudder] N
  • 1P:You shudder violently, making little effort to obscure the utter and complete disgust that you feel.
  • 3P:Roxe shudders violently, making little effort to obscure the utter and complete disgust that creeps over her expression.
[attention] N
  • 1P:You widen your eyes in what you hope is an imploring expression and sniff loudly, attempting to make clear that you want some attention.
  • 3P:Roxe widens her eyes imploringly and sniffs loudly, clearly seeking out some attention.
[titter] N
  • 1P:Rolling your eyes and tossing your head back, you titter loudly. Fortunately, you come to your senses before you carry on for too long and abruptly stop making noise, immediately shifting into a calm, composed demeanor.
  • 3P:Rolling her eyes and tossing her head back, Roxe titters loudly, then abruptly quiets, immediately shifting to a calm, composed demeanor.
[gnashwild] N
  • 1P:You gnash your teeth, thrashing wildly while shaking your head back and forth like a crazed animal.
  • 3P:Roxe gnashes her teeth, thrashing wildly while shaking her head back and forth like a crazed animal.
[drama] N
  • 1P:You place the back of your hand across your forehead, lean back slightly, and sigh dramatically.
  • 3P:Roxe places the back of her hand across her forehead, leans back slightly, and sighs dramatically.
[anxious] N
  • 1P:Eyes glued to the ground, you anxiously clench and unclench your hands in rapid motion.
  • 3P:Eyes glued to the ground, Roxe anxiously clenches and unclenches her hands in rapid motion.
[cacklelong] N
  • 1P:You put your hands on your hips, throw your head back, and break out into a long, gleeful cackle.
  • 3P:Roxe puts her hands on her hips, throws her head back, and breaks out into a long, gleeful cackle.
[bliss] N
  • 1P:You flutter your eyelashes, effusing complete and utter bliss as you smile brightly.
  • 3P:Roxe flutters her eyelashes, effusing complete and utter bliss as she smiles brightly.
[affected] N
  • 1P:Oozing an affected air, you gaze disdainfully at your surroundings.
  • 3P:Oozing an affected air, Roxe gazes disdainfully at her surroundings.
[timid] N
  • 1P:You sniffle lightly, wringing your hands together in front of you and glancing about timidly.
  • 3P:Roxe sniffles lightly, wringing her hands together in front of herself and glancing about timidly.
[intent (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You level your gaze at Whuid, staring intently at him without blinking your eyes.
  • 3P:Roxe levels her gaze at Whuid, staring intently at him without blinking her eyes.
  • 2P:Roxe levels her gaze at you, staring intently without blinking her eyes.
[nervous (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You nibble nervously on your lower lip as your eyes dart toward Whuid.
  • 3P:Roxe nibbles nervously on her lower lip as her eyes dart toward Whuid.
  • 2P:Roxe nibbles nervously on her lower lip as her eyes dart toward you.
[gnash (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You gnash your teeth at Whuid in frustration.
  • 3P:Roxe gnashes her teeth at Whuid in frustration.
  • 2P:Roxe gnashes her teeth you in frustration.
[lilsmile (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You can't help but smile a little bit as you glance over at Whuid.
  • 3P:A small smile tugs at the corners of Roxe's lips as she glances at Whuid.
  • 2P:A small smile tugs at the corners of Roxe's lips as she glances at you.
[mewl (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:In an effort to convince Whuid of your predicament, you slink your way over to him and put on your most adorably pleading face, letting out a tiny mewl for good measure.
  • 3P:Roxe slinks over to Whuid and gazes imploringly at him, a tiny mewl escaping her lips.
  • 2P:Roxe slinks her way over to you, gazing imploringly at you as a tiny mewl escapes her lips.
[judge (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You glance at Whuid, quirking one eyebrow upward as you look him up and down judgmentally.
  • 3P:Roxe glances at Whuid, one eyebrow raised as she looks him up and down with a judgmental expression.
  • 2P:Roxe glances at you, one eyebrow raised as she looks you up and down with a judgemental expression.
[sneert (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You curl your lips back in a malicious sneer at Whuid.
  • 3P:Roxe bares her teeth in a malicious sneer at Whuid.
  • 2P:Glancing at you, Roxe bares her teeth in a malicious sneer.
[thanks (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You clasp your hands at chest level, showing your gratitude with a slight but respectful nod toward Whuid.
  • 3P:Roxe clasps her hands at chest level while offering a slight, but respectful, nod toward Whuid.
  • 2P:Roxe clasps her hands at chest level while offering you a slight, but respectful, nod.
[humort (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You try to look disgusted, fighting to hide your humor even as your lips quirk in betrayal.
  • 3P:Roxe feigns a look of disgust at Whuid, the action quickly ruined by a faint quirking of her lips.
  • 2P:Roxe shoots you a look of disgust that is quickly ruined by a humorous quirk of her lips.
[pinkypromise (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You hold out your pinky to Whuid in an offer of making a promise.
  • 3P:Roxe holds her pinky out toward Whuid, offering some sort of promise.
  • 2P:Roxe holds her pinky out toward you, offering some sort of promise.
[stern (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You stare sternly down your nose at Whuid.
  • 3P:Roxe stares sternly down her nose at Whuid.
  • 2P:Roxe stares sternly down her nose at you.
[worship (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You lean toward Whuid as you gaze worshipfully at him.
  • 3P:*3P:Roxe leans torward Whuid as she gazes worshipfully at him.
  • 2P:Roxe leans toward you as she gazes worshipfully at you.
[narrow (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You narrow your eyes and give Whuid a dirty look.
  • 3P:Roxe narrows her eyes and gives Whuid a dirty look.
  • 2P:Roxe narrows her eyes and gives you a dirty look.
[furious (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You clamp your mouth tightly shut and glare wide-eyed at Whuid as you make a concerted effort not to furiously scream at him.
  • 3P:With her mouth clamped tightly shut and her eyes nearly bulging out of her head, Roxe seems to be making a concerted effort to keep from unleashing some kind of fury on Whuid.
  • 2P:With her mouth clamped tightly shut and her eyes nearly bulging out of her head, Roxe seems to be making a concerted effort to keep from unleashing some kind of fury on you.
[apology (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You mumble something that you hope sounds like an apology as you glance at Whuid.
  • 3P:Roxe mumbles something that sounds like an apology as she glances at Whuid.
  • 2P:Roxe mumbles something that sounds like an apology as she glances at you.
[hate (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:As you scrutinize Whuid, you are reminded of just how much you hate him.
  • 3P:An expression of abject hatred crosses Roxe's face as she scrutinizes Whuid.
  • 2P:An expression of abject hatred crosses Roxe's face as she scrutinizes you.
[studyodd (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You study Whuid, a mixture of confusion and curiosity overcoming you.
  • 3P:A mixture of confusion and curiosity crosses Roxe's mien as she studies Whuid.
  • 2P:A mixture of confusion and curiosity crosses Roxe's mien as she studies you.
[joyous (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You tilt your head at Whuid and raise your hands up in joyous agreement.
  • 3P:Roxe tilts her head at Whuid, throwing her hands up in joyous agreement.
  • 2P:Roxe tilts her head at you, throwing her hands up in joyous agreement.
[dreamy (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:A dreamy feeling takes hold of you, and you smile as you stare longingly at Whuid.
  • 3P:A dreamy smile crosses Roxe's lips as she stares longingly at Whuid.
  • 2P:A dreamy smile crosses Roxe's lips as she stares longingly at you.
[attentiont (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You widen your eyes in what you hope is an imploring expression and sniff loudly in Whuid's direction, attempting to make clear to him that you want his attention.
  • 3P:Roxe widens her eyes imploringly and sniffs loudly in Whuid's direction, clearly seeking his attention.
  • 2P:Roxe widens her eyes imploringly and sniffs loudly in your direction, clearly seeking your attention.
[gnashwildt (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You gnash your teeth at Whuid, thrashing wildly while kicking and screaming at him like a crazed animal.
  • 3P:Roxe gnashes her teeth at Whuid, thrashing wildly while kicking and screaming at him like a crazed animal.
  • 2P:Roxe gnashes her teeth at you, thrashing wildly while kicking and screaming at you like a crazed animal.
[glazet (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You level an overtly skeptical gaze at Whuid, and then gradually let your attention drift as you stop paying him any attention.
  • 3P:Roxe levels an overtly skeptical gaze at Whuid, and then her eyes glaze over as she gradually stops paying attention to him.
  • 2P:Roxe levels an overtly skeptical gaze at you, and then her eyes glaze over as she gradually stops paying attention to you.
[slightnod (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You purse your lips slightly, then give a single, barely noticeable nod in Whuid's direction.
  • 3P:Roxe purses her lips slightly, then gives a single, barely noticeable nod in Whuid's direction.
  • 2P:Roxe purses her lips slightly, then gives a single, barely noticeable nod in your direction.
[blisst (T)] Y-C
  • 1P:You flutter your eyelashes, effusing complete and utter bliss as you smile with tender affection at Whuid.
  • 3P:Roxe flutters her eyelashes, effusing complete and utter bliss as she smiles with tender affection at Whuid.
  • 2P:Roxe flutters her eyelashes, effusing complete and utter bliss as she smiles with tender affection at you.