Team Trivia! Coming soon to a chat room near you (in Contests)


RedWolf June 25 2008 8:51 PM EDT

Details aren't fully worked out yet, just wanted to let everyone know it will happen eventually, and give everyone a chance to know about it in advance.

If you're not familiar with trivia in general, look here.

Details I've worked out thus far: Still thinking of other possible exploits and things. If you think of anything, or have any other miscellaneous suggestions, let me know in this thread! As I said in the beginning, I haven't quite worked everything out, nothing is set in stone yet.

Also, feel free to use this thread to start forming your teams. Your teams must be formed before we play.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw June 25 2008 9:32 PM EDT

1st! sorry couldn't resist

Sounds good! I like it. Also an idea, it could be more like a Jeopardy game in which you don't guess, you have to hit a button (in this case, just type a space and press enter or something) in order to give your answer. If you simply say the answer without "buzzering in", whoever buzzers in first can steal the answer. Also something to consider about the buzzering: if they get the answer wrong you might subtract half a point or something to stop the whole "let's throw random words out in the open in hopes that one might be right!" thing that we have going on with NS's game show.

RedWolf June 26 2008 4:19 PM EDT

Can't believe I never thought of the buzzer thing before. That's a good idea. Probably won't use it for the partner Trivia, but I might give it a try in a future Trivia game.

This is also a bump :-P

BMWheatley June 26 2008 4:21 PM EDT

I'm in, can't pass up a good game of trivia. : )

AdminNightStrike June 26 2008 4:25 PM EDT

Raveshaw - that's why I limit the guesses.

Blarg June 26 2008 6:04 PM EDT

mmmmm, trivia

PearsonTritonRaveshaw June 26 2008 7:22 PM EDT

NS: I noticed that. That was good thinking. =)

RedWolf June 27 2008 12:06 PM EDT

Ok, so it is decided that it will be next week some time. Specific date isn't decided yet.

You have one week to create your teams!

RedWolf June 27 2008 12:08 PM EDT

Err, also, what are your thoughts about Lord of the Rings / Tolkien-mythology themed questions? Or just themed questions, in general? And why is "themed" flagged as misspelled?

Paddy Boy June 27 2008 1:16 PM EDT

I think the buzzer sounds like a pain. I like the way trivia has been running.

Personally, I'd also much prefer general trivia. Unless it's going to be math/science themed. Any theme just seems like it would create an unfair advantage though.

N0seBLeeD June 27 2008 1:51 PM EDT

I agree with general. And please god no CB themed questions, I have NO chance.

RedWolf June 27 2008 2:36 PM EDT

No no no, I don't know squat about CB either :-P

But alright, I guess if the majority would rather stick with general trivia, I'll keep it that way.

QBOddBird June 27 2008 3:01 PM EDT

I like the idea of themes every once in a while.


Besides, everyone has an advantage in SOME category, that's just how life works.

RedWolf June 28 2008 8:59 PM EDT

bump? or do you want me to make a separate thread for forming teams?

th00p July 3 2008 5:06 PM EDT

I'm calling OB to be on my team.

Team Awesome.

Can't be beat!

RedWolf July 3 2008 6:19 PM EDT

Alright, counting you guys, I've got one team ready to participate!

Colonel Custard [SeeD] July 3 2008 6:28 PM EDT

I'm in. Teammate?

Xenko July 3 2008 7:50 PM EDT

I'll be on your team CC if you need a partner.

Colonel Custard [SeeD] July 3 2008 10:27 PM EDT

Let me ask you something, Xenko: How do you feel about frilly toothpicks?

Xenko July 3 2008 11:20 PM EDT

If by frilly you mean they are little umbrellas, then I am all for them!

RedWolf July 3 2008 11:29 PM EDT

Those were... almost the correct words... :-P

RedWolf July 5 2008 11:29 AM EDT

bump.

Got two teams so far, I'm sure there's more!

th00p July 7 2008 6:19 PM EDT

Hmm... I guess we don't like trivia anymore?

RedWolf July 8 2008 6:24 PM EDT

Well we've got 2 teams, thats 4 players. If nobody else wants to play, I guess thats enough people... I was kind of hoping for more, though.
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