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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:55 pm

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CURRENT QUESTION
What alcoholic cocktail calls for pouring two parts orange juice to one part vodka in a highball glass full of ice, stirring the ingredients together gently, and garnishing with an orange slice?

RULES
The rules have some slight differences from way back when I ran the game in 2012 as well as doctorwho's revival the next year, so pay attention. It is, to some extent, a combination of both rulesets.

LOGISTICS
For the first match, the first to sign up will be X and the second player will be O. In subsequent games, the champion will be X and the next person in the player queue will challenge as O. The player and panelist queues are separate and you do not have to be a panelist before being a player if you miss the player spots for the first game. However, you cannot be a player and a panelist in the same game. In the event that this would occur, you will be a player first and your place in the panelist queue will be held until you are defeated. For each match, the first player in the panelist queue is the center square, the second player is in the top left square, and the remaining seven squares are filled off the top in clockwise order.

Please specify which queue(s) you would like to enter when signing up. By default, you will be placed only in the player queue.

MAIN GAME
X will start the first game and be asked to select a panelist. I will then ask said panelist a question. You may, if you wish, give a bluff answer like the celebrities on the actual show (Hollywood Squares), but I need your real answer in bold, and you must attempt the question. After a panelist gives an answer, I will go back to the contestant. If he or she thinks the panelist answered the question correctly, the contestant will bold the word Agree; otherwise he or she will bold the word Disagree. I will then reveal the answer. If the contestant correctly guessed whether or not the panelist is correct, he or she will be awarded the square, otherwise, the square will be given to the opponent (with one exception that I'll discuss later). I will then repeat the process with the other player. Squares are worth $250 in the first two rounds and $500 in subsequent rounds.

The first player to get three in a row (or five on the board) wins the game; however, you must win by actually earning your last square–you cannot win through your opponent's mistake. If you attempt a block and fail or if your incorrect guess would give your opponent five squares, the square goes back up on the board. Winning the game is worth a $1,000 bonus for the first two games and a $2,000 bonus for the third game. After the third match, the player with the most cash (note the wording) goes on to the bonus round. If there is a tie, I will ask a sudden-death question. If the first person to respond answers correctly, they will earn $500; an incorrect answer gives $500 to the opponent.

The second game, stared by the challenger, is a Secret Square round. A panelist will be selected at random; whichever contestant picks that panelist will be allowed to play for a trip. If you correctly agree or disagree with the panelist, you win the trip; otherwise, the Secret Square prize goes unawarded. The value of the trip does not count toward your score for the purposes of main game play, but it does count toward your leaderboard winnings. The panelists will be PM'd which of them is the Secret Square; I will also PM a non-player who the Secret Square is on request.

BONUS ROUND
I will ask you to pick a panelist; your selection will determine the prize for which you will be playing. You have five chances in nine for playing for $5,000, one chance in three of playing for $10,000, and one chance in nine of playing for a car. The panelist will be asked one more question, and then you agree or disagree with him or her as in the main game. A correct agreement or disagreement wins the prize; an incorrect agreement or disagreement loses the bonus round.

A FEW OTHER THINGS
If you go 48 hours without an action, I will prod you. If you fail to respond within 24 hours, you will receive a strike and one of the following will happen depending on the scenario:
  • If a player was supposed to pick a square, one will be chosen at random.
  • If a panelist was supposed to answer a question, I will ask the contestant whether to attempt the question him- or herself. If the contestant elects to answer, the question will be played as if the panelist gave the answer given and the contestant agreed with it; if the contestant declines, I will give the answer and ask the same panelist another question and the same contestant to agree or disagree.
  • If a player was supposed to agree or disagree or to respond to a question, it is treated as an incorrect choice or answer.
Getting three activity strikes as a player forfeits the match to your opponent, while getting three activity strikes as a panelist will result in a force-replacement with the next eligible player in the panelist queue. A panelist who is force-replaced out may not replace back in during the same match; however, a panelist voluntarily asking to be replaced for any reason retains their eligibility to replace back into the match later if they so happen to be the next available panelist in the queue.

There is one exception to the standard prod rules: you will not be prodded in sudden death. If neither player attempts the sudden death question within 24 hours of it being asked, I will give the answer and ask another question.

GAMES SO FAR


High score list

PLAYERS
VashtaNeurotic
xofelf
puzzledan
vincentw
animorpherv1
Charles510

PANELISTS
Xalxe
Charles510
vincentw
animorpherv1
Haschel Cedricson
puzzledan
xofelf
Aurathebirb
Flicker
vincentw
Tatsuya Kaname
McMenno
Last edited by StrangerCoug on Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:29 pm, edited 73 times in total.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:59 pm

Added a clarifying bit about the signups in the OP; please read it before posting /in.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:00 pm

/in for both
- 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 #3  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:01 pm

/in panel
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current status: i still can't juggle

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:08 pm

/in both

Tatsuya Kaname
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:15 pm

/in panelist.

I STILL HOPE THAT xofelf IS THE CENTER SQUARE
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:22 pm

/in both

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:24 pm

/in both
Xalxe: this is xofelf sometimes we call each other names and other times we share emotions
MattyP: Ur an enigma tho when it comes to circadian rhythm and the traditions we hold dear when it comes to the sun and the moon
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:28 pm

/in panelism
Sup, later.

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:38 pm

In post 5, Tatsuya Kaname wrote:I STILL HOPE THAT xofelf IS THE CENTER SQUARE

Was I ever the center square? I don't recall this.
Xalxe: this is xofelf sometimes we call each other names and other times we share emotions
MattyP: Ur an enigma tho when it comes to circadian rhythm and the traditions we hold dear when it comes to the sun and the moon
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp
Discord is faster than PMs or sitechat: xofelf#1697

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:54 pm

/in panelist
PrivateI: I wish I could bang on the home keys on my keyboard to create an appeal to emotion. It sounds so...soothing.
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:58 pm

In post 9, xofelf wrote:
In post 5, Tatsuya Kaname wrote:I STILL HOPE THAT xofelf IS THE CENTER SQUARE

Was I ever the center square? I don't recall this.


No, you weren't, but my queen should. :D
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:27 am

Oh, you. <3
Xalxe: this is xofelf sometimes we call each other names and other times we share emotions
MattyP: Ur an enigma tho when it comes to circadian rhythm and the traditions we hold dear when it comes to the sun and the moon
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp
Discord is faster than PMs or sitechat: xofelf#1697

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:00 am

/in panel

I'm not a celebrity but I think the panel should have a bird

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:46 am

/in for panel.
"I used to think that votes equaled pressure, too, back when I was alive. I've learned a lot since then. You know what does equal pressure? Pressure. Pressure equals pressure. Crazy, huh?"

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:06 am

Need one more panelist to start (since you can't be a player and a panelist in the same match).
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:52 am

In post 15, StrangerCoug wrote:Need one more panelist to start (since you can't be a player and a panelist in the same match).

sure
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:16 pm

And we're off!
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Xalxe, you go first. Select a panelist.
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:18 pm

Hello, Jumble!
- 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)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:26 pm

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NotAJumbleOfNumbers, who was the original host of Hollywood Squares?
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:12 pm

Jumble riffles through his notes
...
Jumble riffles through his notes again
Jumble then realizes that he shouldn't have signed up in a trivia game when he knows little trivia
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:17 pm

I would like to agree!

With that last sentence, anyway. Can I disagree with no answer?
- 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 #22  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:21 pm

give it your best shot
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:02 pm

Psst... He's studying for a test... a DIFFERENT test... They don't teach game show history in college :P
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 am

/in both

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