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- One host answering questions about one game at a time.
- The host reigns supreme and this is more fun with a bit of Calvinball about it. Be creative. Go ahead and give a bonus question if you like someone’s question a lot. Answer joke questions that make you laugh for free. Whatever.
- The first person to guess the game correctly becomes the new host.
3a. Amendment: Due to the active and collaborative nature of the game, if you want to participate but do not wish to or are unable to act as the host if you happen to win, please negotiate with the former host to appoint a new one. The former host can either go again, or appoint someone with their permission based on whatever logic they wish (who asked their favorite question, whoever asked the last question before the answer was found, whoever responds to a post asking who wants to be the first, etc. To give you some sort of prize, though, if you are alright with handing the question answering duties to someone else, you are free to choose the game for the next round and write the initial prompt clue, just use the forum’s private message to chat a bit with the new host. Just try to make sure it’s a game the new host feels confident they can answer questions about.
- In the interests of moving things along, each individual post can contain up to three questions.
- Duplicate or near-duplicate questions between different users asking things before the host can respond with answers don’t individually increase the total number of questions asked, just one per duplicate/near-duplicate. It’s the host’s decision to conglomerate questions.
- It’s the host’s job to keep track of how many questions they’ve been asked, keep a tally on your answer posts.
- For MAJORLEAGUEGAMING pro optimization strats, if you ask 3 questions when only 1 remain, all three count. Play can continue until the host feels those following the thread have given up.
- If no one can guess the game after 20 (or 21, or 22) questions have been asked, the host wins, and can either choose to go again, or appoint a new host, based on whatever criteria they wished (who got closest, who asked the most interesting question, etc.). Hosts should then reveal the answer.
- Guesses of games never count as questions, and if 20-22 questions has been asked, the round is active until the host responds with the answer.
- No lying, or overly cryptic or coy answers. If the answer would make the game obvious, it’s because the question asker is clever, so give them the glory. If you’re gonna be coy, at least be coy in a way that looks coy, so that acts as a hint in of itself.
- Hosts may lead with a hint, you can make it cryptic, evocative, make it a freebie to narrow the search down, or a tease, or a red herring, whatever you want.
- In between when the first correct guess is made and when the host can confirm the round complete, whoever puts in a correct guess will get a number of points equal to the questions that remain. “But what about if you just copy the correct guess from the other poster?” Sure, I’ll leave the system easily exploitable like that, but if you’re posting on this forum, are you really the sort of person who would just bandwagon your way to glory like that? Oh, you are? Well, cool, games are supposed to be fun so if you find that fun go ahead and have fun! It’s only your Insert Credit Club Honor on the line…
—Leaderboard: All-Time Total Scores—
1st Place - 68 Points
“Radical Dreamer” @CidNight
2nd Place - 62 Points
“Doubles Master” @kory
3rd Place - 58 Points
“The End” @battsuLore
4th Place - 38 Points
5th Place - 33 Points
6th Place - 29 Points
7th Place - 19 Points
“Quarter Master” @bloomingbridges
8th Place - 18 Points
“Jumping Flash!” @billy
9th Place - 27 Points
10th Place - 16 Points
11th Place - 13 Points
12th Place - 9 Points
—The Beautiful Games—
A record will be kept of all games which conclude with point values greater than or equal to 15.
@battsuLore with 15 Points!
They guessed correctly in a round hosted by @kory where the answer was Grim Fandango, knowing only that it was originally an American developed PC game released between 1995 and 2005, later released on several other platforms, and had something to do with skeletons/a skeleton.
Yours truly, with 15 Points!
In a round hosted by @CidNight, after a flurry of pointed guesses about a post 2004 open world game set in the real world and in Asia, correctly identified Ghost of Tsushima.
@battsuLore, once again, with 15 Points!
In a round hosted by @christoffing, knowing only the game’s decade of release, the variety of play modes, it would be placed roughly in the “Sports” section of the library if it was a book, and that the game was SIMPLICITY, they correctly identified Kirby’s Air Ride!
@kory , with a staggering 19 Points!
In a round hosted by @christoffing, knowing that the game was released in the 90s, that it was on PCs and consoles (itself a bit of a red herring), it may bring to mind Genghis Khan, and it was REGAL, they correctly identified Age of Empires II: Age of Kings!
@battsuLore and @CidNight with 17 Points!
In a round hosted by @bloomingbridges , knowing that the game was released in 2004, was not a platformer, had an interesting choice for its jump button with R1, and had something to do with STARS⭐️, @battsuLore first and then shortly after @CidNight identified Katamari Damacy, with a masterful assist by @CidNight on the jump button question.
@billy with 18 Points!
In a round hosted by @christoffing , knowing that it was a 2000s Portable game, had “The madcap laughs” as an explicitly half unhelpful, half even more unhelpful hint, by learning it was a DS game later ported to PSP and smartphones, they correctly identified Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
@beets with 15 Points!
In an ORANGE round hosted by @bloomingbridges, knowing this game had orange on the boxart, was on a Sony console but not exclusively, was by a western developer, had melee and long range combat, had a vague relationship to Space Oddity by David Bowie, had a surprising Japanese HUDSON published release, and had no swords or sword-like weapons at all, they correctly identified the 1998 licenced videogame for The Fifth Element!
@latescapegoat with 16 Points!
In a round hosted by @Creekgrin , knowing it was not a rhythm game, not released on PC, that it had red prominently on the box art, and that a word in its title had something to do with directions, @latescapegoat identified Cardinal SYN.
Two games for the price of one.