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New online game World of Rootschat!
« on: Friday 24 February 06 22:24 GMT (UK) »
Just been struck by a sudden brainwave and as I was replying to a post.  How about a game called World of Rootschat.  You know where you play the role of detective etc ..... and have to search various worlds or towns cities on quests for the various scrolls, parish registers census info etc.  Collect gold and trade it to see images of ancestors etc.  Any thoughts?

John Rowley
DUNN - Cambuslang, LKS
FORSYTH - Shotts, LKS
FRAME - Hamilton, LKS
HODGSON - Hamsterley, DUR
HUMPHREY - Easingwold, NRY
HUNT - Frimley, Surrey
MCKECHNIE - Argyll - Shotts
NETHERCLIFF(T)/ DRAYCOTT Sandhurst, BKS
PEPPERCORN - Lolworth, Cambs
PRATT - Thirsk, NYK
REDSHAW - Hamsterley, DUR
REYNOLDS - Fritton,Stratton,NFK
ROWLEY - STS to DUR
TALLACK - St Agnes Padstow,CON
WALMSLEY - NRY,Brum
WILSON - Hamsterley, Co Durham
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Re: New online game World of Rootschat!
« Reply #1 on: Friday 24 February 06 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Yes, You are given the task to find a name in a certain year, but its been mistranscribed so badly - that for 10 points you can call for help from the census decoder to get your answer, ::) ::)
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Partridge - North Beds; Northants & Peterborough
Bishop - Bedford; Hunts, Hemingford Grey
Allen - Hunts, Hemingford Abbotts
Clement - Croydon
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Re: New online game World of Rootschat!
« Reply #2 on: Friday 24 February 06 22:47 GMT (UK) »
I like it.  How about skills for learn latin and names of counties or even villages, where to look and how to decipher!

John Rowley
DUNN - Cambuslang, LKS
FORSYTH - Shotts, LKS
FRAME - Hamilton, LKS
HODGSON - Hamsterley, DUR
HUMPHREY - Easingwold, NRY
HUNT - Frimley, Surrey
MCKECHNIE - Argyll - Shotts
NETHERCLIFF(T)/ DRAYCOTT Sandhurst, BKS
PEPPERCORN - Lolworth, Cambs
PRATT - Thirsk, NYK
REDSHAW - Hamsterley, DUR
REYNOLDS - Fritton,Stratton,NFK
ROWLEY - STS to DUR
TALLACK - St Agnes Padstow,CON
WALMSLEY - NRY,Brum
WILSON - Hamsterley, Co Durham
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: New online game World of Rootschat!
« Reply #3 on: Friday 24 February 06 22:52 GMT (UK) »
talking of decyphering codes - just press the help icon on the Rootschat header-- what are all those symbols meant to be next to the welcome thumbs up. :o :P

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answers on a postcard
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Partridge - North Beds; Northants & Peterborough
Bishop - Bedford; Hunts, Hemingford Grey
Allen - Hunts, Hemingford Abbotts
Clement - Croydon
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Re: New online game World of Rootschat!
« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 February 06 22:52 GMT (UK) »
John,

Whatever you're drinking, I'll have two pints please. What a great idea!

Trystan

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Re: New online game World of Rootschat!
« Reply #5 on: Friday 24 February 06 22:55 GMT (UK) »
Trystan

Do you think with the aid of graphic manipulation technolgy software we can morph or render rootschat in 3D and add a game engine?

John Rowley

(in cold UK)
DUNN - Cambuslang, LKS
FORSYTH - Shotts, LKS
FRAME - Hamilton, LKS
HODGSON - Hamsterley, DUR
HUMPHREY - Easingwold, NRY
HUNT - Frimley, Surrey
MCKECHNIE - Argyll - Shotts
NETHERCLIFF(T)/ DRAYCOTT Sandhurst, BKS
PEPPERCORN - Lolworth, Cambs
PRATT - Thirsk, NYK
REDSHAW - Hamsterley, DUR
REYNOLDS - Fritton,Stratton,NFK
ROWLEY - STS to DUR
TALLACK - St Agnes Padstow,CON
WALMSLEY - NRY,Brum
WILSON - Hamsterley, Co Durham
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: New online game World of Rootschat!
« Reply #6 on: Friday 24 February 06 23:01 GMT (UK) »
John,

Hey, with a bit of imagination we can do anything within reason!

Trystan
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Re: New online game World of Rootschat!
« Reply #7 on: Friday 24 February 06 23:09 GMT (UK) »
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Just the thing for a cold winters evening ! Brilliant John!!!

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Re: New online game World of Rootschat!
« Reply #8 on: Friday 24 February 06 23:44 GMT (UK) »
Oh no! Even more addictive than ancestor hunting is already! How about having to travel along the routes people took, collecting clues on the way? And you could have bonus points if you can find out free info rather than having to pay ;D

Veron (also in cold UK - Durham)
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ABRAHAMS (Essex/Woolwich), CARPENTER (Kent)
CLEMENTS (London), CRADDOCK (Sheerness)
HORTON (Birmingham)
MUNCASTER (Whitehaven then Manchester, Scotland, Suffolk and Canada!)
TANCOCK (Devon/Cornwall),
WILSON (Edinburgh)
among others.....