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Old 07-24-09, 06:17 PM
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Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"



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 exaxt opposite. You want to avoid matching other players. A Reverse Sheep question might be something like "Name a state of 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.


Critical praise for the game
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"These things are the most fun way to waste time at work since GemCraft." - maxfisher

"This is the most stirring display of gallantry and sportsmanship since Mountbatten gave India back to the Punjabs." - wishbone

"These have been really fun." - Tracer Bullet

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Bus for quite possibly the funniest commentary of any of the sheep games." - orangecrush18



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 wrong answer for a Sheep question. Wrong answers in Reverse Sheep are scored two points above the most common answer. This penalty is multiplied by the Lightning Round Multiplier.
  • Certain rounds are considered Lightning Rounds (designated by a multiplier, such as 2). In these rounds, scores are adjusted by the number on the multiplier. A wrong answer still gets a +4 penalty in a 2 round and a +6 penalty in a 3 round, and so on. In a sheep round, a wrong answer scores normally.
  • You may not cheat by using Google, Wikipedia, etc. Use only what's in your head, with the exception of questions followed by a √ Check. (Not always in every game).
  • Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers or the question itself. 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
  • Questions referring to the main characters refer to Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine. The question referring to the "five principals" refers to the actors who played the main characters, as well as Larry David.
  • Question spreadsheets for your convenience: Excel | Google Docs
  • 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
  • Poor Man's Bonus: If you are in the bottom 50% (rounded up) and you get a Unique Bonus, you get an additional -2. If you are in the bottom 25% (rounded up) and you get a Unique Bonus, you get an additional -3, for a total of -5 extra.
  • NEW! Cromulent Questions. Some questions, marked as C:, are perfectly Cromulent, and are designed to embiggen the scores of some players. Think of them as a Reverse Sheep question with elements of a Sheep Question. The most common answer is scored via Reverse rules. All other correct answers are scored via Sheep rules. Example below:
    Spoiler:

    Suppose the question is as follows:

    C: Name a fruit.

    And the answers were:

    The Bus, Pharoh, JasonF, orangecrush18: Blueberry
    Red Dog, Tracer Bullet: Banana
    VinVega, Mordred: Apple
    Venusian: Black


    Answers are scored as follows:
    Blueberry: +4
    Banana: -2
    Apple: -2
    Black: +6 (wrong answer)

    The bottom line is you want an answer that is correct and common, but not too common.


The Questions
  1. S: In one or two words, name a subject of Jerry's observations (from the show itself or the stand-up clips during the opening or closing credits).
  2. S: Aside from Elaine, name someone that Jerry dated.
  3. S: Seinfeld occasionally had scenes set in countries other than the US. It also had a lot of characters who were specifically identified as coming from foreign countries. Name one of those countries.
  4. C: 2 Name a real-life product or brand that has been referenced in the show or played an important role in one or more episodes.
  5. R: Name a TV show that aired on NBC's "Must See TV" alongside Seinfeld.
  6. S: Name a character who lived in the Del Boca Vista condos.
  7. S: Name a non-animated film that any actor from Seinfeld has been in.
  8. R: Name a character who is related to one of the main characters.
  9. S: Name one of Newman's and Kramer's get-rich-quick schemes.
  10. S: Name Kramer's most famous "job" or occupation.
  11. C: 2 Name an individual, group, or company that was sued by Jackie Chiles.
  12. S: Aside from Jonathan Wolff's slap-bass theme music, name a song that was featured in Seinfeld.
  13. S: 2 Aside from the main characters, name someone who would be at the diner.
  14. R: 3 In the episode "The Pool Guy", Elaine suggests becoming friends with Susan, which prompts George being worried about worlds colliding. In the episode he describes himself to Jerry using different terms (Baseball George, Friendship George). Name one of those Georges.
  15. S: 3 Name one of the practices or rituals of Festivus.
  16. R: 3 Name an alias used by any of the main characters. (Hints: Think of a famous industrialist or an importer-exporter).
  17. R: 4 Name a fictional movie referenced in Seinfeld.
  18. R: 4 Name one of George's or Elaine's bosses that were in three or more episodes.
  19. S: 2 Name the quintessential Seinfeld term or catchphrase.
  20. R: 5 Name a post-Seinfeld scripted television show that one of the five principals had a starring role in.
  21. S: 3 Bro or Mansiere?
  22. R: 15 Name a character in the series whose first and/or last name is given and who appeared (not just voice only) in more than one episode. The Soup Nazi, the Pig Man, or the Bubble Boy would be a wrong answer. There's over 60 correct answers. If you provide a description, please make it very, very clear.




I am this time, absolutely, seriously, capping the game at 23 players. I am estimating the spots will run out in two hours or so. I am giving everyone here a forewarning. The only players who have a guaranteed spot above and beyond those initial 23 are the following people, who have run Sheep games before:

JasonF
Jeremy517
Mordred
Rockmjd23
the big train
Tracer Bullet

As well as yours truly, making 30 players. See you very soon and good luck!

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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

Black is not wrong!
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

The 15 is not a typo. Enjoy.
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

submitted.
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Clarification: As always, if you can get me a good description of a character, I will accept it, even if you're not sure of the name.
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

Define the "five principals" please.
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Define the "five principals" please.
It's defined within the game-specific rules.
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Yeah, I think it's been well established by now that I don't read the rules.
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
Name a character in the series whose first and/or last name is given and who appeared (not just voice only) in more than one episode. The Soup Nazi, the Pig Man, or the Bubble Boy would be a wrong answer.
Soup Nazi was in more than one episode.
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Further clarification: Note "Baseball George" and "Friendship George" are wrong answers.
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Soup Nazi was in more than one episode.
His name was never given.
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Define the "five principals" please.
Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Michael Richards
Jason Alexander
Larry David
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His name was never given.
Yev Kasem. (Spelling is approximate.)
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that was tougher than i thought
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MWB is going to run away with this thing, if he was able to come up with that out of his head.
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I'm not even playing!
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btw, people should be able to guess the latest episodes I've seen based on my answers
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

For #13, do we need a name, or will a description of the character do?
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

Five years ago, I would have done really well at this. Now, I'm not so sure. Some of these will be hard for me to answer.
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Re: Seinfeld Sheep "It's gold, Jerry, gold!"

For #7, do you mean any actor from Seinfeld?
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I'm in(last place)
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is there still space?
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In if there's space.
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14 spots left.
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writing it now!

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