(O)PTIMIZE Reloaded: StrangerCoug's game!

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:24 pm

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We're back. And $500,000 says you still can't beat the spheres. Want to play?


ANYONE CAN /IN ANYTIME IN THIS THREAD, EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A GAME.
(no actual cash prizes awarded)


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THE RULES OF (O)PTIMIZE:

IN BRIEF:
You can win money in each of the four colorful sectors by bringing target numbers to its players in the hopes that they can beat them with their color spheres - the game's iconic sealed containers. However, you only win one sector's cash at the Finale, and as golden spheres vanish, your odds of winning each payoff are constantly changing.
Between the four sectors, where the cash potential is higher, the odds of actually winning it are riskier. Can you win the optimal payoff?

FULL RULES:
1. The game is played in four different-colored sectors: red, green, blue, and "ultraviolet". Each sector is attached to a correspondingly-colored money ladder and a certain quantity of golden spheres containing its color. The game's Mega Monitor will display how much money and how many golden spheres each sector has.
Each sector also has 5 players, who each have a set of 5 color spheres. Each set of color spheres contain all the digits 0-4 among them in a random order.
One contender plays. He or she is spotted a random "target" number from 0-3 to start the game.
2. Each turn consists of two parts. First, the contender picks a player from the gallery, and that player will open one of their five color spheres. If their revealed number is higher than (not equal to!) the target, their sector's money ladder advances one space up. If not, too bad.
3. Then, one golden sphere is opened and removed from the game (that's one after EACH turn!). The order they are removed in is randomly determined. Two exceptions:
* if a 4 appeared on that turn, the next golden sphere in line is skipped, and that same player instead opens a second color sphere from their own set. This secondary selection does not affect their sector's money ladder, only the subsequent target (see #4).
* if all remaining golden spheres contain the same color, no more are removed.
4. The process then repeats, but the target for each subsequent pick is the number of the last color sphere opened. (a 4 can never be a target due to the "secondary selection" rule). No player may be selected twice.
5. Once there is no more cash that can possibly be won, the game then transitions to the Finale. Here, the contender simply opens one of the remaining golden spheres and wins all the money on that color sector's money ladder. The other sectors' ladders pay nothing, no matter how high they went.

FORUM RULES:
1. You will be prodded instantly when it's your turn as player and 24 hours after it becomes your turn as contender. You're welcome. :D
2. Contenders' games will be paused and we will move on after 96 consecutive hours of inactivity.
3. Players have 24 hours to select their spheres after their prod. If the deadline is missed, don't sweat it, we'll simply autopick with my magic dice.
4. Players, please pick two spheres on your turn - one for your main selection, and one in case a "secondary selection" is required should you pick your 4 sphere. If you only give me one pick, you entrust your other to the magic dice.
5. I encourage you to make a spectacle out of yourself as you play the game or pick spheres, but also encourage you in that case to bold your final action in case your crazed ranting fuzzies up your intentions. Fuzzy is no good here. :P

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COMPONENTS

Mega Monitor
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(Red's) Color Spheres
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Last edited by yabbaguy on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:31 pm, edited 19 times in total.
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(O)PTIMIZE: Reloaded - On reruns at Sens-O-Tape!

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Find your 4 and 0 in game, and if you can identify the contents of your other three spheres, you get to go to the head of the queue!
*must not have any sphere autopicked due to deadline or incomplete selection
*if you play as contender, you must wait 4 games before becoming contender again. If you win a Jump sooner, you will get your free game after this cool-down period expires.


Queue: (initially ordered by last season's queue)
StrangerCoug
JasonWazza
animorpherv1
IceGuy
Tragedy
bird1111
Mist7676
D3f3nd3r
KingdomAces
xtopherusD
Drench
puzzledan
Cheery Dog
orcinus_theoriginal
JerryArr
DiplomatDC
NoWhammies11
JDGA
Kcdaspot
Lord Mhork
doctorwho
CuddlyCaucasian
kdowns
JacobSavage
Louis14
Feirei
jmj3000
swyellowtail
Prof Fridays
CultivationTheory
Nobody Special
Last edited by yabbaguy on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:11 pm, edited 44 times in total.
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(O)PTIMIZE: Reloaded - On reruns at Sens-O-Tape!

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:25 pm

/in
I'm a jack of all trades and a master of one. I may not be the best but I can still whoop ass.

Get to know an ani!

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:29 pm

/in

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:36 pm

I also thought of a new Line Jumper promotion, but I'm toying back and forth with whether it's a good idea.

The odds are 1/120 of correctly predicting your entire set of spheres. How it would work: if any player picks a 4 first and then a 0 on their secondary pick (best possible result), they then are asked to try and open the 1-2-3 spheres in order, a mini-game which doesn't affect the current game. If they can do that, they automatically get to play the next game of Optimize.

There are 20 opportunities for this to happen with 20 players, so on average, this line jump would be handed out once in every 6 episodes. Thoughts?
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:39 pm

Yes!
I'm a jack of all trades and a master of one. I may not be the best but I can still whoop ass.

Get to know an ani!

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:42 pm

/in
- Tic Tac Dough! -
- Betrayal: Widow's Walk -
- On this day in history: mundanity, and terror, and food, and love, and trees -

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:42 pm

/in
I apologize if certain words are misspelled. My sister got too liberal with liquid drinks near the laptop.
~Current number of pre-ins for Fire vs Ice Mafia: 0/6~

You never know what you've got until it's gone.
You can call me Fei, Feirei, or Kari.

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:02 pm

Sad thing is, I tried getting in touch with Tragedy over a month ago and she didn't respond yet. :<
I apologize if certain words are misspelled. My sister got too liberal with liquid drinks near the laptop.
~Current number of pre-ins for Fire vs Ice Mafia: 0/6~

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You can call me Fei, Feirei, or Kari.

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:03 pm

How Tragic.
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:07 pm

._.

*presses button*

*yabba falls down chute*

*looks down the chute*

AND DON'T YOU DARE INSULT MY BEST FRIEND LIKE THAT AGAIN!

*yabba comes back from the top of the stage and I return to my spot*
I apologize if certain words are misspelled. My sister got too liberal with liquid drinks near the laptop.
~Current number of pre-ins for Fire vs Ice Mafia: 0/6~

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:32 pm

re-/in


/re-in


re: /in


Should I keep going?
....what?


Blitz: Picking Simplicity taking pre-ins; PM for info. (0/13)

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:46 pm

Confirm /in

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:55 pm

/in
Never be sorry for your little time.
It's not when you get there, it's always the climb.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:17 pm

yay /in
no.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:20 pm

/re-in

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:00 pm

/rein!
You Are Worth It

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:13 pm

[6:11:44 PM] Telnaior: Also viewtopic.php?p=5336837#p5336837 I lol'd XD
[6:11:47 PM] Telnaior: I COULDN'T HELP IT

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*drops JDGA through a trapdoor*

THAT GOES FOR YOU TOO!

*JDGA falls back to his spot*
I apologize if certain words are misspelled. My sister got too liberal with liquid drinks near the laptop.
~Current number of pre-ins for Fire vs Ice Mafia: 0/6~

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:23 pm

yabbaguy, I know that you're one of our most popular shows here on the MMN, but I thought we TALKED about this set redesign. Wasn't it SPECIFICALLY mentioned that we were going to have tighter security on the trapdoor buttons?
- Tic Tac Dough! -
- Betrayal: Widow's Walk -
- On this day in history: mundanity, and terror, and food, and love, and trees -

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:24 pm

re-/in
STRANGERCOUG: Stranger Than You!
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MafiaScum Squares (Mish Mash, 2p + 9 panelists) is back!

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:51 pm

/in

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:53 pm

Oh pfft. The trapdoors are safe. Watch.

*Xalxe gets dropped through the trapdoor*

*Xalxe goes through portal somewhere down the chute*

*Xalxe reappears right above the set and lands where he once was*

See?
I apologize if certain words are misspelled. My sister got too liberal with liquid drinks near the laptop.
~Current number of pre-ins for Fire vs Ice Mafia: 0/6~

You never know what you've got until it's gone.
You can call me Fei, Feirei, or Kari.

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:54 pm

I don't care about safety, we have standards here on the MMN. Audience members controlling trapdoors is far TOO wacky for our target demographic.
- Tic Tac Dough! -
- Betrayal: Widow's Walk -
- On this day in history: mundanity, and terror, and food, and love, and trees -

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:55 pm

In post 22, Xalxe wrote:I don't care about safety, we have standards here on the MMN. Audience members controlling trapdoors is far TOO wacky for our target demographic.

In post 1, yabbaguy wrote:Queue:
Feirei
Xalxe
Nobody Special
JasonWazza
animorpherv1
IceGuy
bird1111
D3f3nd3r
KingdomAces
xtopherusD

Spoiler: Old Queue (re-/in to keep your place!)
JDGA (game was abandoned partway through)
killerjester
mallowgeno
cg5
kdowns
jmj3000
Hoppster
Feirei
CJMiller
swyellowtail
Xalxe
themountainclimber
Nobody Special
StrangerCoug
Elmo TeH AzN
JasonWazza
Empking
animorpherv1
IceGuy
Tragedy
bird1111
Mist7676
I apologize if certain words are misspelled. My sister got too liberal with liquid drinks near the laptop.
~Current number of pre-ins for Fire vs Ice Mafia: 0/6~

You never know what you've got until it's gone.
You can call me Fei, Feirei, or Kari.

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:56 pm

EVEN WACKIER

THIS CANNOT BEEEEEE
- Tic Tac Dough! -
- Betrayal: Widow's Walk -
- On this day in history: mundanity, and terror, and food, and love, and trees -

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