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Shave Roulette

Would like your thoughts and ideas. Shave Roulette is just like it sounds. Want to let B&B pick your next shave? Play a game of Shave Roulette! Post razor, blade, brush, and soap options and let the votes speak! I've been trying to figure out how to pull it off- it appears you can only have one poll per post. My only other thought is to comment the options on the original post and let 'likes' serve as votes. What do you think? Would you spin the wheel?
 
Have you seen trythatsoap.com? If you upload products that you have, it will auto choose a soap/aftershave combination for you.
I have not! Thanks for sharing that resource. My thinking here is the B&B community could actively participate in the process through votes with the original poster sharing an update post shave. Trythatsoap solves the randomization but removes the fun of having your peers vote on your combination.
 

RumpleBearskin

Contributor
I'd play, but the logistics elude me. Getting votes for each combination sounds like possibly more than the board can technically handle. Maybe the Mods can help?

My only suggested change would be that you list:
  • preshave (if applicable)
  • soaps/creams/croaps,
  • razors,
  • blades (if applicable),
  • brushes (ignored if the selected cream is brushless),
  • aftershave (if applicable)
  • scent, e.g., EdC, EdT, EdP (if applicable)
all independently instead as specific combinations. Voters could vote for one of each category for a 100% "Community Driven" shave.
 
The process will be too complicated if everyone has to vote for each other person. Here's a variation based on the "Fixed Four" idea.

Each participant posts their "bets" in four categories, with ten "slots" each:
  • Lather (0-9)
  • Brush (0-9)
  • Razor (0-9)
  • Blade (0-9)
Each evening, the Master of Ceremonies, or croupier, "spins" a random number generator to create the next day's number. For example, 5372 means choose Lather #5, Brush #3, Razor #7, and Blade #2.

Each participant agrees in advance they will use the generated number to choose their equipment for the next day's shave. If they are not shaving that day, they can "sit this one out".

Player "bets" stand until they are changed, or the player withdraws from the game. Bets can be changed up until the croupier spins a new four-digit number, after that, they are "locked in" for the next day's shave.

If a player does not have enough items to fill their "slots" they can repeat the items they do have to fill their "slots".

The role of croupier rotates among the available players, based on alphabetical order of their forum username.

What do people think?

:cheerful:
 
You people are brave! Here I have had like a couple of years razors I never tried even, just because I do not want to risk a bad shave. My shaving routine is the same each day (which the club in my signature indicates).
 
I can't picture how it will work online other than each "player" having his/her own thread.

That said, I've played soap roulette myself before. Take 12 you want to use, number them. Do a random number generator each day.
 

Esox

I didnt know
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Great idea in theory!

However, I remain baffled at how to put this into practice in a straight-forward way.
Those are my thoughts too.

I thought about a "Pick My Shave" thread but wasnt sure how it would work either. I planned on listing my razors, DE and SE, blade choices, and soaps and having the membership pick what I shaved with.

I suspect I'd have a long list of shaves waiting as I only shave every 48+ hours haha.
 
Great idea in theory!

However, I remain baffled at how to put this into practice in a straight-forward way.

:a21:
Here is an example of how it would work.

Gentlemen, Place your bets! This bet stands until changed or cancelled.





Slot
Lather
Brush
Razor
Blade
0
Haslinger SchafmilchOmega 49Fatip Piccolo Mk2GSB
1
Haslinger SageSemogue 1250Fatip Grande Mk1Nacet
2
La TojaSemogue 620Razorock German 37Personna Med Prep
3
SpeickZenith B03-A26Gillette Pre-War TechPerma-Sharp Super
4
Osma TraditionYaqi Sagrada FamilaPearl OC FrankenSilver Star
5
The Dead SeaYaqi Purple HazeFatip Piccolo Mk2Feather
6
Santa Maria del FioreRazorock BruceFatip Grande Mk17 O'clock Yellow
7
CellaYaqi 2-Band M SpaceRazorock German 37BIC Chrome Platinum
8
Pre de Provence #63Vie-Long 50/50 HorseGillette Pre-War TechAstra SP
9
Fine Santal AbsolutOmega 10065Pearl OC Franken7 O'clock Sharpedge

Spin!

The number is => 0307

Your shave is => Haslinger Schafmilch + Zenith B03-A26 + Fatip Piccolo Mk2 + BIC Chrome Platinum

Other people's shave depends on what they bet in their last post. Bets stand until changed or cancelled. Player may enter or leave the casino any time they wish.
 
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AimlessWanderer

Contributor
Interesting idea. I don't have enough stuff to fill nine slots though (except maybe on soaps), and I like consistency too much in my shaves to be swapping around that often. :D I suppose a visit periodically whenever one felt the need for change would be a fun approach though.
 
Interesting idea. I don't have enough stuff to fill nine slots though (except maybe on soaps), and I like consistency too much in my shaves to be swapping around that often. :D I suppose a visit periodically whenever one felt the need for change would be a fun approach though.
That's OK, you can just repeat with what you have to fill out the slots. The idea is to have something to fill the slot in case that number comes up. You can change your choices anytime before the roulette wheel spins.

A person that has enough variety would have 10,000 unique combinations available. If you had some repeats, you would just have fewer unique combinations.
 
Fun idea.

It could get ugly if you added aftershaves as I have no intention of using something like Cognac and Cuban Cigars soap with a frozen margarita aftershave. 🤮

I only rotate 5 or 6 razors but I have at least a dozen brushes and god knows how many different soaps and blades.

I’d be in based on something like the @Atlantic59 example. 👍
 
Spin!

The number is => 0307

Your shave is => Haslinger Schafmilch + Zenith B03-A26 + Fatip Piccolo Mk2 + BIC Chrome Platinum
I shaved with this random combo today and it worked really well! Sometimes you get lucky. Next!

Spin!
The number is => 8975
Your shave is => PdP #63 + Omega 10065 + RR German 37 + Feather

It's pretty quiet in here.
:concern:
 

RumpleBearskin

Contributor
Ah! So we're ready to place our bets? Will you (@Atlantic59) be our destinated Spin-Master?

I'm finishing a "Week of Hollows" (straights) binge right now but can be in starting Tuesday (Mondays need to be a GEM for GEMondays so I'll ignore the spin on Mondays). I'll post my bets by this Sunday.
 
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