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Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

*******ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED EXCEPT FOR FORMER OR CURRENT SHEEPMASTERS******


Welcome all - this game is going to focus on 80's "teen" type movies with some other questions related to 80's movies thrown in.



Here's all the usual info:

Intro for first time players
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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 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
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  • 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.

  • And another reminder: Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place 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.


    For the purposes of this game, any Reverse question which specifies an 80's movie assumes the movie was released between 1980 and 1989. Any movie answers falling outside that range will be marked wrong. Also, if the question specifies an actor "starring" in a movie, it means their role is big enough for their name to be featured on the theatrical poster. If the question says "features", it means their role could be anything from a cameo to starring role. If there are any discrepancies on this I will check with the group for a consensus and go from there.

    WARNING: This is my first time hosting one of these so I apologize in advance for any rough patches. I plan on taking the usual 20-25 entrants so as not to overload myself on scoring. I will post when the entries are closed (though will make special dispensations for anyone who has run a Sheep game in the past).
    The game will start when the Wrestling sheep game is complete AND scoring is complete.

    *******ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED EXCEPT FOR FORMER OR CURRENT SHEEPMASTERS******

    Now on to the questions!

    The Questions

    1. S: Name a member of the "Brat Pack".
    2. R: Name an 80's movie (1980-1989) featuring only one member of the Brat Pack. (Name the actor and movie - Actor must be considered a "core" member of the Brat Pack - there are eight of them.)
    3. S: Name your favorite use of a popular 80's song in an 80's movie that isn't referenced by the title of this game. (Name the song AND the movie - artist not necessary).
    4. R: Name an 80's movie (1980-1989) which features William Zabka. Visual hint:
      Spoiler:

    5. S: Name an 80's comedy which features a star who first became popular on TV.
    6. R: Name the best movie starring John Cusack from the 80's (1980-1989).
    7. S: Name an 80's movie where two characters wind up in each other's bodies.
    8. S: Name an 80's teen movie which features some kind of supernatural element to the plot.
    9. R: Name an 80's movie (1980-1989) featuring a song by Kenny Loggins.
    10. S: Name the best 80's movie featuring at least one of the two "Corey's".
    11. S: Name an 80's movie where one of the main characters tries successfully or unsuccessfully to lose their virginity.
    12. S: Name the best John Hughes 80's movie (directed or written) that isn't the Breakfast Club.
    13. R: Name the worst 80's movie starring Tom Cruise (1980-1989).
    14. S: Name an 80's movie starring a popular music artist of the 80's (name the artist and movie for clarity).
    15. S: Name an 80's Chevy Chase film whose title does not contain the words "Vacation" or "Shack".
    16. S: Name your favorite character from the movie "Stand By Me". (Naming just the actor will not be counted the same as the character name).
    17. R: Name your favorite 80's theatrical movie starring Eddie Murphy (1980-1989).
    18. S: Name an 80's comedy which features a beach as a prominent location.
    19. S: Name the Brat Pack member who has gone on to be the most successful.
    20. S: Name an actor/actress who appeared in The Outsiders.

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    Old 02-07-13, 02:51 PM
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Cool! FYI, your William Zabka image isn't showing up for me.
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Me either, but it's unnecessary as he's burned into my retinas anyway.
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    OK thanks I'll get a different one in there.
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Also, to avoid arguments later on you may want to define the word "starring".
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Also, to avoid arguments later on you may want to define the word "starring".
    I did.

    "For the purposes of this game, any Reverse question which specifies an 80's movie assumes the movie was released between 1980 and 1989. Any movie answers falling outside that range will be marked wrong. Also, if the question specifies an actor "starring" in a movie, it means their role is big enough for their name to be featured on the theatrical poster. If the question says "features", it means their role could be anything from a cameo to starring role. If there are any discrepancies on this I will check with the group for a consensus and go from there."

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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Pic should be fixed.
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    Yeah, I don't read the rules.
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    In!
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    Hey you found out before you submitted, that's all that counts!
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    Guys I clarified question 2 - check the bold addition.
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    "Name the best" and "Reverse" are sort of counter-intuitive, aren't they?
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    I'm super excited about this Sheep game. Thanks for setting this up, bunkaroo!
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
    "Name the best" and "Reverse" are sort of counter-intuitive, aren't they?
    Yeah, "opinion" questions tend to be Sheep while "come up with something that exists" are usually Reverse.
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Whether it's "name a" or "name the best" the wording of the question is just for flavor.
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    I will put my answers in tonight!
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
    "Name the best" and "Reverse" are sort of counter-intuitive, aren't they?
    Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
    Yeah, "opinion" questions tend to be Sheep while "come up with something that exists" are usually Reverse.
    I hear you guys - I've just observed those kinds of question in other games and they were Reverse. Even though they are worded like opinion, they still have elements which have to be true. Like Groucho said, it's more for flavor. I could have easily made those "name a movie from actor X", but that seemed a little boring.

    Again this is my first go at this so this is all a learning experience.
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    Re: Don't You Forget About SHEEP - The 80's Movie Sheep Game

    Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Whether it's "name a" or "name the best" the wording of the question is just for flavor.
    Hey, I thought giving the Sheepmaster shit was part of the game? Are you trying to say that can't start until after the results begin?
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    Oh please, shit away!
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    Only shit you'll get from me are my answers!
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    I'm in.
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    Speaking of gettin' results going, I can think of only one image that's exceedingly appropriate.

    Oh, I'm in too!
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    Sent my answers in...
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    I'm going to PM my answers to starman9000 for oversight since he was the first to respond. Don't worry - they were already filled out. Some of you definitely had answers I didn't think of.
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    Goddamnit! oh well.. I bite the bullet on wrong answers. Off by 3 years on the release date.

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