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The Soundtrack of My Sheep: Music in Film Game

Old 09-22-17, 04:28 PM
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The Soundtrack of My Sheep: Music in Film Game


The basic rules:

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 six players answered like this:

Players A, C and E said “Blue”
Players B and D said “Green”
Player D 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

Spoiler:
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 a 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 10 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
Unique Bonus: Reverse Sheep questions will generate additional bonus (negative) points according to the following:
1 Unique is awarded -20
2 Uniques are awarded -15 each
3 Uniques are awarded -10 each
4+ Uniques are awarded -5 each

Slam Dunks {sd}: Players have the power of multipliers in their hands. Each player is given five (5) Slam Dunks ({sd}) which they use by adding {sd} to the end of their answer. Your Slam Dunks have different effects depending on the question you use it on:
In Sheep questions, the {sd} adds 1 to the Multiplier.
In Reverse Sheep questions you can use your {sd} to turn the question into a sheep question for you. However, if your answer is wrong, it does nothing. Slam dunks cannot be stacked. Use one per question only or else they will be discarded. You cannot use two slam dunks to turn a Reverse into a Sheep and then slam dunk those sheep answers.

For this game, “soundtrack” refers to songs, musical pieces or score listed in the film's credits, not on the soundtrack album or uncredited work. I'll be using IMDB and Wikipedia to verify answers. I took out the subjective best/worst descriptors and kept things generic. I'm leaving this in the Movie thread as it relates music in film.

Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers or the question itself. Do not forget your {sd}, and please place it after your answer (not before).

1. S: Name a song from the movie Forrest Gump.
2. S: Name a movie based upon the life of an actual musician.
3. S: Name a song from the movie Good Morning, Vietnam.
4. S: Name a theatrically released adaptation of a stage musical.
5. R: Name a song written for and performed for a movie by Kenny Loggins.
6. R: Name a song from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy.
7. S: Name a song from the movie The Big Chill.
8. S: Name a theatrically released concert film.
9. S: Name a song from the movie Singles.
10. R: Name a song from the movie Grease that either John Travolta or Olivia Newton John performed.
11. S: Name a song from the movie Back to the Future.
12. S: Name a movie with a score composed by John Williams.
13. R: Name a song from the movie Purple Rain that was not performed by Prince.
14. S: Name any Oscar winner for Best Original Song since 1997.
15. S: Name a theatrically released animated Disney musical.
16. R: Name a song nominated for an Oscar from any James Bond film.
17. S: Name a female singer that not only starred in a film, but performed that film's title song.
18. R: Name a song from the movie Saturday Night Fever that is performed by The Bee Gees.
19. S: Name Tim Burton movie with a score composed by Danny Elfman.
20. S: Name a movie that stars a fictional band.
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Uh oh. I have no answers at all for a number of these movie-specific questions (either never saw the movie, or don't remember specific songs), so I'll probably have to pass on this one Good luck everyone
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Wow. I just can't play sheep games on this forum. Nine movie titles are specified, and I've only seen one of them. I don't share enough cultural references with other people here.
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Old 09-22-17, 05:44 PM
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Dang.. and I chose pretty well known movies.
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I'll play
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I'll be playing as well.
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Just in case... can I send someone my answers?

I'll accept players' answers until next weekend and this can start on Monday Oct. 2.
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I will definitely play. I need a little time to cogitate. As way-too-big a fan of Kenny Loggins (I've seen him like seven times in concert - maybe more), coming up with one soundtrack song is going to be tough for me. Likewise, on Question 17, I've gone from having zero ideas to having three equally good ideas that I can't choose between. Decisions, decisions.
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This would be a tough one for me. I haven't watched some of these movies in years, and haven't seen a couple of them at all. I'm afraid I'll have to sit this one out, too.
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Come on, folks - it's not that hard. Give it a shot!
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Uh oh. I have no answers at all for a number of these movie-specific questions (either never saw the movie, or don't remember specific songs), so I'll probably have to pass on this one Good luck everyone
Jeez, I hate to say it, because I love these Sheep Games, and I know how much time and effort goes into running them, so I never want to say anything negative because I'm so grateful every time a board member takes it upon themself to run a game...

But so many of these questions are so specific, that I fear a lot of potential players will be put off, which is a terrible thing, because the number of us Sheep is already dwindling.

I'll be a good sport and submit, but I wish the questions were more general. It's hard to get psyched up when you know you're starting with a handicap of three incorrect reverse answers.
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I'll likely play. While I'll have some guesses, I'm not as clueless as I was for the last two horror games, and a couple questions I'd put on my short list for a Musicals Sheep game! But I figured that would have a limited audience so I've pursued other ideas instead.
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Answers submitted. I took one for the team in that horror game a few games ago so hopefully others may do so here.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
Just in case... can I send someone my answers?

I'll accept players' answers until next weekend and this can start on Monday Oct. 2.
As SM I usually send my answers to the first submitter and then use or discard them as necessary.
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Dang.. and I chose pretty well known movies.
It's not your choice of movies. I'm the one who hasn't seen Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, or Saturday Night Fever. This game brought home to me how far outside the mainstream my movie tastes are.

I don't want to discourage anyone who wants to be a sheepmaster.
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Bunch of slack jawed sheep 'round here. This sheep will make you a sheep-damned sexual Tyrannasheepus, just like me.



Yeah, I am not a "music person" at all but the fun of these games is in playing. You miss 100% of the sheep you don't take. I think Wayne Gretsksheep said that.
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I've got my answers figured out, but I have no idea what I should slam.
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All of them. Slam ALL of them ...
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Ill submit answers later. I have no idea on some of these so I should be a favorite for last place and a number of bootsies.
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Ill submit answers later. I have no idea on some of these so I should be a favorite for last place and a number of bootsies.
You've got time... maybe when you're in the car or whatever listening to music, answers'll hit you.
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Dissonant answers submitted, thanks!
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Monumentally bad answers sent!
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I have 7 players so far (which includes myself):

tommyp007
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majorjoe23
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Answers submitted.
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Had 3 no answers but I’m addicted to these games so horrible last place answers sent!
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