Team Trivia! Coming soon to a chat room near you (in Contests)
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:
- For now, teams will be limited to 2 people. So, its actually more like partner trivia. If all goes well the first time around, I will allow teams of more people.
- Every player may answer questions, and any points they earn will go towards their team score. The team with the highest score will earn the pot, divided evenly between members.
- You may communicate with your partner during the game, through PM or whatever medium you prefer. "Team Trivia" would be kind of lame if you weren't allowed to do this.
- You may only communicate with your partner. Just like with every other game, getting help from others outside the game is not allowed. I realize I have absolutely no way to monitor this, but it's still not allowed! Just in case you get caught or anything...
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.
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.
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
June 26 2008 4:21 PM EDT
I'm in, can't pass up a good game of trivia. : )
Raveshaw - that's why I limit the guesses.
June 26 2008 6:04 PM EDT
NS: I noticed that. That was good thinking. =)
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!
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?
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.
June 27 2008 1:51 PM EDT
I agree with general. And please god no CB themed questions, I have NO chance.
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.
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.
June 28 2008 8:59 PM EDT
bump? or do you want me to make a separate thread for forming teams?
July 3 2008 5:06 PM EDT
I'm calling OB to be on my team.
Can't be beat!
July 3 2008 6:19 PM EDT
Alright, counting you guys, I've got one team ready to participate!
July 3 2008 7:50 PM EDT
I'll be on your team CC if you need a partner.
Let me ask you something, Xenko: How do you feel about frilly toothpicks?
July 3 2008 11:20 PM EDT
If by frilly you mean they are little umbrellas, then I am all for them!
July 3 2008 11:29 PM EDT
Those were... almost the correct words... :-P
July 5 2008 11:29 AM EDT
Got two teams so far, I'm sure there's more!
July 7 2008 6:19 PM EDT
Hmm... I guess we don't like trivia anymore?
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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