Carakav
 member, 618 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 20:25
RPOL Scrabble
A player of mine casually and accurately used the word "obsequious" in a post today. It's not the most remarkable word, but it's definitely a rare sort, enough that I had to look it up!

It's also worth 21 points in Scrabble.

What are the most surprising/word-of-the-day-worthy/rare/highest-scoring scrabble words that you've recently encountered here on RPOL?

(Not including nouns.)
jpetoh
 member, 355 posts
 As irrational
 as pi.
Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 20:59
RPOL Scrabble
'Obsequious' always reminds me of Steve Martin's "Grandmother's Song."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAXuZOw_DY
MythZarya
 member, 24 posts
Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 21:35
RPOL Scrabble

Jukrum
was the word-of-the-day in my game that I had to go look up. Turns out it was cant lingo, which has become a fun part of that player's character.

I'm not sure if it would be a valid Scrabble word, though.
horus
 member, 246 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 02:21
RPOL Scrabble
The word "obstreperous" jumps immediately to mind, but that's too many letters for Scrabble (12 letters). (Seven letters maximum, if I recall, maybe eight if you link to another word.)

Wait... "obsequious" has ten letters.  Maybe I'm being "obtuse", but wouldn't that be hard to do in a Scrabble game?

Later On,
D
Carakav
 member, 619 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 04:05
RPOL Scrabble
It's not meant to be a literal Scrabble game challenge. :P
horus
 member, 247 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 04:32
Re: RPOL Scrabble
Carakav:
It's not meant to be a literal Scrabble game challenge. :P


I ain't no-how serious.  Perhaps my humor needs to be a touch more "obvious"? ;^)
LonePaladin
 member, 635 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 07:42
Re: RPOL Scrabble
horus:
The word "obstreperous" jumps immediately to mind, but that's too many letters for Scrabble (12 letters). (Seven letters maximum, if I recall, maybe eight if you link to another word.)

Wait... "obsequious" has ten letters.  Maybe I'm being "obtuse", but wouldn't that be hard to do in a Scrabble game?

Later On,
D

Technically, you could create obstreperous by pinning new letters on either end of strep -- it would take all seven letters from your tray, but would count as a new word. This would make it worth 66 points, not including any bonus spaces. (If any of the added letters are already in place (say, the first 'o'), then it's only worth 16 as most of them are 1-pointers.

Obsequious would be rather hard to make, without relying on isolated letters being in the right place.