The cluegiver is thinking of a word. You must use the one-word hints (s)he gives you to guess it.
If the first person to guess gets it right on the first try, that person gets 10 mod points and thinks of the next password. For each wrong answer, a mod point is subtracted from the winnings, so a password that takes four tries to guess is worth six mod points. (In any case, the winner does the next password.) Every time the cluegiver updates, there will be a new hint. You may guess more than once at a password, but only one time per hint per person.
If ten wrong passwords are given, the correct password is given and everyone that guessed must pay the cluegiver one mod point per guess that (s)he made. The cluegiver then thinks of a new password.
The cluegiver may not, as hints or passwords, use anything that is more than one word long, not a word in English, hyphenated, or profanity. Proper names are legal in this game as long as they follow the other rules.
If the guesser edits his/her post, (s)he is disqualified for that password and must pay the mods for his/her guesses immediately. If (s)he does not guess the password per se but a form of it, the cluegiver will notify him/her of this and allow him/her a second chance at the word without the loss of a mod point.
If the cluegiver uses an invalid password, edits the post with his/her hint, gives a form of the password as a hint, or gives away the password, (s)he must, as a punishment, give the current amount of the password to everyone that made a guess for that password (whether the guess is valid or not) and will not be allowed to do the next password. If this is discovered when ten wrong answers are given and the password is revealed, the guessers pay nothing and the cluegiver has to pay everyone that guessed two mod points instead of the one otherwise.