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A Good Day To Play Sheep

Here is your Movie Sheep game.

Intro for first time players
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(Reverse) Sheep is a game that is part Family Feud, part trivia game. The object of the game is to outwit other players through a series of questions that are usually united in theme. There are two types of questions.

The first, Sheep, is one where you try to think like everyone else and match their answers. The more people you match, the better you do. Let's say we have a game of six players (A through F). A Sheep question might be something like "Name a great color." Sheep questions never have right or wrong answers. Let's say our five players answered like this:

Players A, C, and E said "Blue"
Players B and D said "Green"
Player F said "Chartreuse"

Scoring in Sheep games is like golf: the lower your score, the better. The "Blue" players get -3 points (and the best answer). The "Green" players get -2 points. Player F did not match anyone and gets 0 points.

The second type of question, Reverse Sheep, is the exact opposite. You want to avoid matching other players. A Reverse Sheep question might be something like "Name a state on the Atlantic Coast." Reverse Sheep questions always have right or wrong answers. Let's say our players answered like this:

Players D and E said "Delaware"
Players F and B said "Maine"
Player C said "Texas"
Player A said "South Carolina"

The "Delaware" players get +2 points (a penalty, since you want to have a low score). The "Maine" players also get +2 points. Player C's answer might be debated among the players to see if it is considered correct or not. Wrong answers always score above the most common answer. You're always better off going for something obvious than for something obviously wrong.

That's the gist of it. Each person running a game adds little rules here and there but those are the basics.


General Rules
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  • The object of the game is to out-think everyone by picking answers to questions that are the most common (Sheep) or least common (Reverse Sheep), but still correct.
  • Example Sheep question: "Name a professional golfer." A good answer might be Tiger Woods and a bad answer might be Chichi Rodriguez.
  • Example Reverse Sheep question: "Name a play by Shakespeare." Romeo & Juliet might be a bad answer, but Two Gentlemen of Verona might be a good answer. (Unless everyone is trying to go as obscure as possible).
  • Scores are tallied according to the number of players answering that question. Sheep answers are tallied as negative. Reverse Sheep answers are tallied as positive. The lowest score wins.
  • There is no such thing as wrong answer for a Sheep question. Wrong answers in Reverse Sheep are scored two points above the most common answer.
  • You may not cheat by using Google, Wikipedia, etc. Use only what's in your head.
  • Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers, set info, or the question itself. Add {sd} to the end of the answer, not the beginning. Those who do not do this will be penalized 20 points right off the bat.
  • Note: Be creative with your answers, but don't be stupid.
  • Sheep questions are marked by an S:, Reverse Sheep questions are marked by an R:.



Game-Specific Rules
Spoiler:

  • Unique Bonus: Reverse Sheep questions will generate additional bonus (negative) points according to the following:
    1 Unique is awarded -15
    2 Uniques are awarded -10 each
    3 Uniques are awarded -6 each
    4 Uniques are awarded -3 each
    5+ Uniques are awarded -1 each
  • Slam Dunks {sd} Players have the power of multipliers in their hands. Each player is given five (5) Slam Dunks ({sd}s) which they use by adding {sd} to the end of their answer. Slam Dunks have different effects depending on the question you use them in:
    • In Sheep questions, the {sd} adds 1 to the Multiplier. You are allowed to use up to all 5 of your {sd}s on any given question.
    • In Reverse Sheep questions, you can use a single {sd} to turn the question into a sheep question for you. However, if your answer is wrong, it does nothing. I will answer any questions you have about Slam Dunks.

  • Note: Unless specifically mentioned in the question, all "film" answers have to be theatrically released films, not straight-to-DVD releases, TV films, promotional films, TV episodes, etc. Foreign films are always OK as long as they fit the question.

    And another reminder: Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers or the question itself. Add {sd} to the end of the answer, not the beginning. Those who do not do this will be penalized 20 points right off the bat.

    I will also correct mistakes you may have made when originally sending me your answers at a cost of 10 points.


    I will take no more than 20 participants not including myself (though will make special dispensations for anyone who has run a Sheep game in the past) not and plan on starting some time early next week (Tracer Style).

    Now on to the questions.


    The Questions

    1. S: Name an action movie that does not star Bruce Willis.
    2. R: Name a book series (more than one book) that became a film or film series released in the last 15 years.
    3. S: Name the best James Bond film that is not Goldfinger or Casino Royal.
    4. R: Name a film starring Ellen Page.
    5. S: Name a movie critic without the name Roger, Roeper or Ebert.
    6. R: Name an Alfred Hitchcock film that only has one word in the title.
    7. S: Name the worst movie based on a video game.
    8. R: Name a movie based on an SNL skit released in the 90's
    9. S: Name a film with a great shoot out scene.
    10. S: Name the Best Michael Bay movie that isn't The Rock.
    11. S: Name what will end up being 2013's top-grossing movie.
    12. R: Name an action movie relased theatrically in the last 10 years that does star Bruce Willis.
    13. R: Name an Actor who won the Best Lead Actor Oscar in the last 15 years.
    14. S: Name the best movie Criterion has released on Blu-ray.
    15. R: Name a full-length Pixar film that is not a sequal.
    16. S: Name the best Harry Potter film not directed by alfonso cuaron.
    17. R: Name a movie that grossed at least $130MM during its opening weekend.
    18. R: Name a theatrically released film in which Tina Fey lends her acting abilities or voice talents.



    The winner will receive 1 movie ticket code to see a Warner Brothers movie (expires 2/12/13).

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    Old 01-11-13, 03:27 PM
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    Sure, I'm in.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    It might help to give a sample set of answers so we know what you want them to look like.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
    It might help to give a sample set of answers so we know what you want them to look like.
    Answer1
    answer2
    answer3

    and so on
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    Answers submitted. This should be fun, thanks for running another one orangecrush!
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    I don't understand the {sd} thing at all. When you first mention it, it sounds like you want us to add that to every answer. Then you say it's only for five answers. I don't get its purpose at all.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    I'm in
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
    I don't understand the {sd} thing at all. When you first mention it, it sounds like you want us to add that to every answer. Then you say it's only for five answers. I don't get its purpose at all.
    It adds a mulitplier to the sheep questions and turns reverse sheep questions into sheep questions. So, if you add 3 {sd} to one sheep question, that will make it with 4 times the normal points for you. You can use 5 slam dunks total. You can use as many on any question you want so long as you don't use more than 5 total.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    I have gotten 3 submissions so far. Because of the confusion over the slam dunk I will allow Killer to resubmit his answers with the proper number of slam dunks without penalty.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    Wait, what?

    Your rules said "add {sd}" to the end of an answer, so I did. If I have to resubmit, I'm over it. Just cancel out all my {sd}s.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    Sweet, I just sent my answers. Thanks for running, orangecrush.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    I assume #13 is not a trick question and refers to the Academy Award (aka "Oscar") for Actor in a Leading Role?
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    I'm in
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    Sent, thanks orangecrush!
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    I'm in. That was fun to answer.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    In!

    This is the first time I think I haven't let myself over-think my answers.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    I assume #13 is not a trick question and refers to the Academy Award (aka "Oscar") for Actor in a Leading Role?
    It was not a trick question. I changed the spelling.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
    Wait, what?

    Your rules said "add {sd}" to the end of an answer, so I did. If I have to resubmit, I'm over it. Just cancel out all my {sd}s.
    I can delete them all, but that will pretty much guarantee that you will end up at the bottom of the rankings. Your best bet is to pick the sheep question you feel most confident about and put all 5 slam dunks on that one.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    In!
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    Answers sent.
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    Answers submitted, but they were so terrible I couldn't figure out which ones to {sd}

    (I understand the confusion since I put an {sd} on every line for orangecrush's last game until I reread the directions.)
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    Answers in.
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    For #12, by star, you mean he has a major billed role, or would a cameo work?
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    Re: A Good Day To Play Sheep

    orangecrush, before this gets started, how's your Outlook calendar look next week? Have you been taking in plenty of vitamin C?
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    In - answers coming.

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