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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:12 am

Fin.


That's right, it's the game show where you think he's the one who did a flip on top of an airplane but turns out, it's the other guy!

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To Tell the Truth!



If you've never seen the show, To Tell the Truth! is a hilarious game show where four judges try to determine which of three contestants is telling the truth about their fantastical talent/life experience/career/etc. This contestant is sworn To Tell the Truth!

Meanwhile, two contestants are lying their faces off trying to convince the judges that indeed, it was they who guest starred in the finale episode of MacGyver, or won the national hot dog eating competition last year, or is the only living member of that one-hit-wonder band from the 60s.

Online, this sort of thing becomes much easier to fake, so this version of the game will not allow research of any kind by either contestants or judges. So if a judge asks a lying contestant how many miles per hour you drive that supersonic jet for the military, you don't have to be accurate, but you do have to be convincing (and hope the judge doesn't happen to already be an expert on jets).

You can /in as a contestant, a judge, or both. Anyone interested in being a contestant is assumed to be equally willing to lie or To Tell the Truth! If you /in as contestant, please PM me at least 1-3 fascinating things about your life (it doesn't need to get super personal, but it does need to be interesting and true!). I will choose the honest and lying contestants for each round, which will last probably 4-ish days, depending on how the first round goes.

I like the newer iteration of this game show and its super-casual approach to judging. For our purposes, anyone can /in to judge at any time, even the middle of the round, and anyone can ask any contestant a question at any time, as long as you don't hog the thread or turn things into some intense interrogation. At the end of the round, all current judges will have 24 hrs to PM me who they think is the liar (you can PM me earlier if you want, and you can change your mind before deadline if you want). Correct judges get a point, and all three contestants get a point if a majority of judges do not guess correctly. I will keep track of points but they will never mean anything other than points. :D :P
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:12 am

Round 3
Coming soon.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:12 am

Spoiler: Standings
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:11 pm

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:15 pm

/in as judge
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:42 pm

/in judge
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:01 am

/in

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:35 am

/in
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:16 pm

In post 0, Irrelephant11 wrote:If you /in as contestant, please PM me at least 1-3 fascinating things about your life (it doesn't need to get super personal, but it does need to be interesting and true!).


If you are /inning as contestant or as both, please do this! Not all of you have. Thanks!

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:16 am

mallowgeno wrote:In high school, I hijacked our school's news broadcast to turn it into a serialized drama inspired by Lost, 24, and Metal Gear Solid.

StrangerCoug wrote:In high school, I hijacked our school's news broadcast to turn it into a serialized drama inspired by Lost, 24, and Metal Gear Solid.

xRECKONERx wrote:In high school, I hijacked our school's news broadcast to turn it into a serialized drama inspired by Lost, 24, and Metal Gear Solid.


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ROUND 1
Two of these contestants are lying - they have never done anything of the sort.
But now it's up to you, judges: one of these contestants has sworn To Tell the Truth!


You have (expired on 2018-08-04 17:00:00) to figure it out.
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:23 am

so you ask a single person the question right?
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:26 am

You can ask questions to as many contestants as you like, just don't ask multiple questions of one player (maybe you can do two if they're related) at a time, so the contestants don't have to write a paper every time they come to post

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:39 am

Oh, and boilerplate question for all three players for every round:

@Contestants, could you please elaborate?

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:23 am

So I had a buddy who was on the news team and for April fools' day I convinced him to let me broadcast on the school's news that day. The story was about Jack who had to sneak into an evil syndicate compound and disarm a device that was preventing our helicopter from leaving the island.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:54 am

Yeah, I was on the news team but a ton of people didn't care and were being lazy. So one day a friend and I just took a camera and went out and filmed some stupid action sequence. My friend put on a sombrero and a Mexican accent and called himself "Miguel" and I managed to rope our gym teacher into playing the evil corporation guy trying to hunt him down. Then we just added it to the end of the broadcast without telling people, and everyone loved it.
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:13 pm

I was always the class clown in journalism class. I had a cell phone camera and a copy of Adobe Premiere that I torrented, so one weekend I got some friends over to look at the script I had written over the course of the lunch periods that week. They thought the premise was funny (it was an outright crossover of characters from those three), so we recorded it, and I took it to school to show my friends. Believe it or not, they liked it :D I thought it was a bit cheesy.

The actual broadcasting bit was a dare from my classmate that agreed to be the fall guy for it, so when I was supposed to switch over to our sportscaster—we had lost a close football game with a rival by one point—I put on our silly recording instead so the school wouldn't have to hear how we were so close and yet so far. The comic relief was so worth it...
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:48 pm

@all: How would you summarize the plot?
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:05 pm

So Jack was with a group of people and they were exploring the island. When they got to the island all their technology stopped working. Later as they explore the island they found a facility run by a terrorist organization. They can see these magnetic waves pulsing from an antenna on top of the facility. Jack and company hatch a plan to infiltrate and disarm the device. From there they eventually break in and disable the device. However Jack's long time fiance is tragically killed so he seeks revenge on the organization and just slays a whole bunch of them before heading back to the helicopter.

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:15 pm

In post 16, Invisibility wrote:@all: How would you summarize the plot?

Well, my friend playing the Mexican stereotype Miguel was on the run from the gym teacher for skipping class -- we had the whole simultaneous conversation thing that 24 does. Miguel then tried to sneak by, which we shot like a Metal Gear Solid sequence. The gym teacher chased him out into the woods, hunting him down. Meanwhile, as Miguel searched for a place to hide, he stumbled upon a hatch buried under the brush of the forest. He dug the hatch out and lifted it up and peered down into it... and we ended on a cliffhanger of Miguel peering down into the hatch, similar to that famous scene from Lost.
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:22 pm

I kept the basic idea behind Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 crashing on the island as well as the island's security system, but other than that, only Jack Shepherd was kept from Lost. A lot of the humor I was going for derives from the fact that 24 has a character named Jack Bauer, and Solid Snake kept forgetting that both of the other characters we were playing were named Jack as they tried to get off the island. I was going for more of a comedy of errors than a serious attempt at an island survival story.
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:49 pm

Another mod question, because why not: @contestants: Did you get in trouble?

A reminder to judges and potential judges: (expired on 2018-08-04 17:00:00) remaining.

Are the contestants interested in having the option of asking each other a question or two, just to have more to answer? Or is that too complicated/weird?

Also, Removing the limit on number of questions per judge/contestant for now, just don't abuse this

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:44 pm

I didn't get in trouble per se, I knew the principal pretty well and he just kind of scolded me. I could still tell he thought it was funny (he had on the "I need to reprimand you but good job son" look on his face)

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:27 pm

I didn't get in trouble! Actually, everyone liked it so much, we did more of that in the future :)
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 pm

I NEARLY got in trouble from the teacher. I was telling myself "just keep a cool face and she won't notice" while the fall guy fessed up. He had to do some extra work (I don't remember what it was).

In post 20, Irrelephant11 wrote:Are the contestants interested in having the option of asking each other a question or two, just to have more to answer? Or is that too complicated/weird?

I'm personally cold about it, but I'll admit it has its benefits when the questioning gets slow.
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:41 am

the deadline has passed. @Invisibility, feel free to send me your guess before I evaluate if this thread needs work or to R I P

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