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Sheep-pourri: A (Reverse) Sheep Game for all EWE Sheep-virgins!

This will be a bit shorter than the normal (Reverse) Sheep Game which usually runs about 20 questions. The purpose of this game is to entertain veteran Sheep and introduce the game to NEW Sheep. It isn't my best, but was written so that pretty much ANYBODY can play.

Since it is shorter, I would like to start the game sooner rather than later ... Typically players have been given a week to enter. Since this is a shorter and much easier game than games in the past, I would like to start the reveals sooner rather than later. If we can get answers in by Wednesday (March 25), I'd like to start rolling Thursday (March 26). If numbers are low or people indicate they need more time, I am willing to hold off though.

With that ... Let the good time wool!

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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"

Player A gets zero points, unless unique bonuses are in play (refer to the Game-Specific Rules). 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. If "Texas" is ruled incorrect, player C gets +4 points (two above the most common correct answer).

That's the gist of it. Each person running a game adds little rules here and there but those are the basics.
  • 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 confusing sci-fi TV series." A good answer might be Lost and a bad answer might be Land of the Giants.
  • Example Reverse Sheep question: "Name a Clippers draft pick." Blake Griffin might be a bad answer, but Yaroslav Korolev 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.
  • UNLESS DESIGNATED ON A QUESTION, you may not cheat by using Google or Wikipedia, Pinterest, fan sites, 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.
  • All questions are Sheep questions unless designated. Reverse Sheep questions are marked with (Reverse).
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
5+ Uniques are awarded -1 each

Slam Dunks {sd} Players have the power of multipliers in their hands. Each player is given THREE (3) 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} will double your score for that question.
In Reverse Sheep questions, you can use your {sd} to turn the question into a sheep question for you (i.e., you will want to match answers). 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.

And another reminder: 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}. Sometimes I notice and ask the player to re-send, and sometimes I don't, so to make things fair, if you forget to include them I won't be reminding you.
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Re: Sheep-pourri: A (Reverse) Sheep Game for all EWE Sheep-virgins!

... and away we go!

SHEEP-POURRI: QUARANTINE EDITION -- A starter game for Virgin Sheep




<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> 1.) Let's help get our Sheep Virgins settled in. To make sure they aren't lonely, what is another animal you would find on a farm?

2.) OK, now that the farm is populated, we need some crops. What is your favorite vegetable? (Feel free to add a recipe for everbody trapped at home!)

3.) Farms are a popular place for kids to go on a field trip. When you were a kid, where did you go on your favorite field trip? (You can tell a story, I will match answers "generically".)

4.) Now that we are getting out of the countryside ... other than cars, what is another form of transportation in a major city?

5.) Many states and major cities are now under "shelter-in-place" or "lockdown" orders. This includes the closing of movie theaters. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters?

6.) We are going to ride this thing out. But just in case we don't, what is your favorite apocalypse, post-apocalypse, or disaster movie?

7.) Since we are all being quarantined ... and all Sheep games contain the obligatory "hottest" questions ... which MALE (alive or dead) movie star would you want to be "quarantined" with?

8.) ... and which FEMALE (alive or dead) movie star would you want to be "quarantined" with?

9.) (REVERSE) Since we have some Sheep Virgins who are being quarantined with males and females ... let's look to a famous source of undead androgynous virgins for our next question: Name a significant character from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Significant means the charcter must be named in the movie, appear in more than one scene, and have a purpose in the plot. You may Google if you have to.)

10.) Other than Rocky Horror Picture Show or any of the many Frankenstein movies, name another movie whose central plot point involves a character or characters building a human being or bringing back the dead.

11.) (REVERSE) Since we eliminated Frankenstein in the question above ... name one of the classic Universal Monsters.

12). Looking for other things to do ... looking for other things to do ... what are you going to accomplish during this extended "stay at home" time?

13.) (REVERSE) Just in case society does collapse and we have to start over, name one of the original 13 American colonies.



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Answers submitted. Thanks for doing this, Abob.
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You're welcom Major! Trying to do things to keep my spirits up and bring a smile where I can.

It took on a slight general movie-tone, but it I tried to keep it light and generic. I figured this is a DVD site, movies would be OK.

For our new Sheep ... the fun comes in the answer reveals. Lots of funny memes, GIFs, and good-natured ribbing.
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Cool! I'll get something in this evening.
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Thanks! Nice keeping it simple. Hopefully experienced players notice there are only 3 slams allowed (since most games have 5). Makes sense in this case, though, since there are fewer questions.

For #11 ... Frankenstein wouldn't be a wrong answer, would it? (The wording is a little confusing, talking about "eliminating" it)

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Lots of funny memes, GIFs, and good-natured ribbing.
Good-natured ... unless you're bootsy. Then it's:

I'm pretty sure a sheep game years ago drove him from the board for good, so I don't think that will be a problem

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Answers submitted, thanks Abob! I tried adding this game to the compendium post and new forum formatting is not allowing editing.
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Sent over, but I'm pretty sure I already fucked it up. Have pity on the old lady.
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Thanks! Nice keeping it simple. Hopefully experienced players notice there are only 3 slams allowed (since most games have 5). Makes sense in this case, though, since there are fewer questions.

For #11 ... Frankenstein wouldn't be a wrong answer, would it? (The wording is a little confusing, talking about "eliminating" it)
Thank you ... and ...

Oh, brainee ...
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Sent over, but I'm pretty sure I already fucked it up. Have pity on the old lady.

See Vibs, you already have the proper Sheep attitude!
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Garbage answers submitted
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My answers of sucktitude are in.

Thanks for running this Abob.
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Answers sent ... hey, someone has to win!
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Alarmingly poor answers have been sent.
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Thanks - will submit tomorrow!
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I've sent in answers. As usual, I don't know enough about popular culture to have any idea what's going to be a common answer. There's one in particular, that to my mind, ought to be in-your-face obvious, but I bet I'll be unique.

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Let's see if I still remember how to do this.
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So far we have:

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Come on folks! It's the best Sheep Game you will find going these days!






OK ... the second best Sheep Game. That's pretty cool.
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This sheep game looks fun:

Sadly I would squash the sheep now
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Starting last call for answers today! Unless I get a rush of people saying they need more time, we’ll start with a few reveals tomorrow and conclude on Friday.

If you have never Sheeped before, this is a great starter game!

And ... The Sheep Legend Crocker Jarmen is in!


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Answers even the virus wouldn't touch sent.
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PM'ed! Not a virgin, but it's been a while, I'm out of practice.
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I will ask for a hold spot. (Kinda) busy today, but off tomorrow afternoon so can work on it by then.

Glad Google is allowed for Rocky Horror. I can only recall two characters by name.
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My answers are not good, but are in.
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I will ask for a hold spot. (Kinda) busy today, but off tomorrow afternoon so can work on it by then.

Glad Google is allowed for Rocky Horror. I can only recall two characters by name.
Busy? Busy with what?! Itís not like there is some world pandemic and you are a ... oh, yeah. OK ... but only because it is you Decker!

Reveals will start Friday morning ... exact time TBD ... maybe a few Thursday night after Decker is done with his faith healing tent show.

(Seriously though, thank you for your hard work and efforts to keep us informed Decker!)

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