This script is somewhat similar to be-acro.tcl made by Errtu. I used to play be-acro long ago, but was never quite happy with the game play. So here you go. This is an acro game with slightly different game play and scoring. Like be-acro, myacro starts each round by generating a random string of letters. 3 or more players submit phrases they think best fit the random letters. When time is up, the players who submitted acros vote for each other's submissions. The acro with the most votes gets a bunch of points. Fast voting is NOT rewarded in myacro. Take your time and fully appreciate the subtleties and cleverness of your fellow players' acros before voting. On the other hand, fast acro creation is rewarded -- but only if the acro is good enough to earn people's votes. Each vote counts as one point. Even if an acro is not the highest scoring submission, it still earns a point toward the game total for each vote it receives. Bonus points are awarded for the most popular acro, as well as the first acro submitted receiving votes. Points are cancelled for people who do not vote. If the bot detects trash talk, it will issue a challenge. The person talking smack will be forced to put up or shut up. The challenger and the challengee will compete for each other's points. The winner steals 5 points from the loser. If there's a tie, the challenger still loses a point for being a punk. Game play experience shows that people are going to bend the rules from time to time. They'll insert extra words, attaching them to other words with a hyphen or underscore. myacro allows fudging of a word here and there (the tolerance setting is configurable within the tcl), so people can feel more comfortable including an "a, an, the, of, for," etc. regardless of whether the random letters would accomodate it. Ultimately, it's up to the voters to decide whether the cleverness of the acro justifies the rule bending. This script requires either the SQLite library or a MySQL server, plus a TCL interface for one or the other. Read the README file included in the tarball for full details.