TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

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TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:58 pm

Welcome to TD 321! This one will play using the standard TD rules, with a major TWIST thrown in (more later). So, to the basics: you are to provide an answer to each of the questions that follow. The goal of the game is to choose answers that the fewest number of other players do. The score you will receive on each question is equal to the total number of people who gave the same answer. An incorrect answer will score a score equal to the SHEEP (most popular answer) score plus 5 points. You also have the option of answering DROP to one question, entitling you to a score of zero for that question. You also can answer SHEEP to one question to receive the score that the SHEEP answer gets.

And, now, for the TWIST. In true Reality TV fashion, this TD will be played as an elimination tournament. How are you eliminated? An incorrect answer will eliminate you immediately. Alternatively, you will be eliminated after your second SHEEP response. So, two SHEEPs or one incorrect and you're gone from the island. However, I will keep tallying your score even after elimination. I do this for two reasons. Firstly, I will also score this game the traditional way for a comparison. Moreover, should an eliminated player score TWO SINGLETONS after elimination, they're back from exile. The winners of the game will be those players who have staved off elimination with the lowest scores. ADDITION: The responses of eliminated players will be used in computing the scores of all players To make the gameplay enjoyable, most of the questions in this TD are of the accessible sort. One other twist: each successive question will have fewer correct answers than the previous one (barring one instance where they have the same), meaning that it will grow increasingly more difficult to avoid SHEEPing as the game progresses.

Your answers should be submitted to me by PM by no later than Sunday, Nov. 27 at MIDNIGHT EST (9:00 pm PST, etc.). And, of course, you are strictly enjoined to come up with your answers using only your own brain cells: no Google, no phone-a-friend, etc.
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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown to MDMA

Post by Blue Lion » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:11 pm

Safe travels, Woof! Looking forward to taking part in your TD.

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:32 pm

The questions:

1. Name a Major League Baseball club that currently plays in the National League (15 correct answers)

2.
Name a chemical element that is classified as an actinide. The actinides are those elements with atomic numbers 89-103. Of the 15 correct answers, 3 are primordial, meaning that they are found in nature, 2 are found as decay products of primordial elements and the other 10 are synthetic (i.e., not naturally occurring)

3. Name one of the last 13 US states to join the Union. (hint: this covers the years 1876-1959)

4. Name one of the 12 Zodiac symbols

5. Name one of the last 11 films to receive an Academy Award for Best Picture

6. Name one of the last 9 people to have been appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.

7. Name someone who has been made an Honorary US Citizen (8 answers)

8. Name one of the "Seven Sisters" colleges (originally, these were all-female institutions that were considered the "female Ivy League")

9. Name one of the six categories in the original version of Trivial Pursuit

10. Name an (acknowledged) child of Donald Trump (5 answers)

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:33 pm

Because I will be traveling this week, updates to this post will be sporadic in nature. I will try to not take too long in acknowledging your contribution.

The Players:
badgerfellow
gamawire
oduguy22
spell4yr
MarkBarrett
lindap
macrae123
ZachTheRiah
quarterican
ElendilPickle

Bamaman
Magna
Tybalteon
totebags
Peachbox
AleBelly
merica
dhkendall
Aunt_Ija
Blue Lion

LumosityFan
jkbrat
artshep
Vintsanity
pauerpoint
econgator
clprez
immaf
xxaaaxx
flutist319

9021amyers
geolawyerman
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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:33 pm

How scoring will be performed in light of eliminated players has been clarified in the instructions.
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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by immaf » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:09 am

Do the answers of people who have been eliminated contribute to the scoring of subsequent questions?
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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:17 am

immaf wrote:Do the answers of people who have been eliminated contribute to the scoring of subsequent questions?
Yup. Thanks for asking: I forgot to put that into the rules.

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by BobF » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:25 am

Woof wrote:you will be eliminated after your second SHEEP response.
Great, I only have to answer 3 questions for this one!
Just finished my second swim in the Jeopardy! contestant pool. :-(

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by AleBelly » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:13 am

Nitpicky clarifying question: if I elect to use my SHEEP, does this count as one of the two towards elimination?

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:35 am

AleBelly wrote:Nitpicky clarifying question: if I elect to use my SHEEP, does this count as one of the two towards elimination?
Why, yes, yes it do. So it's best considered as a measure of last resort to avoid a neg (IMO)

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by artshep » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:53 pm

3rd post...hopefully this let's me PM the answers now.

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:32 am

Less than 24 hours left to get those answers in! Singletons remain for every question.

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:54 pm

Up to 31 players with just over an hour to go. Singletons are still available on all but the last teo questions.

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:20 am

1. Name an MLB team that currently plays in the National League (15).

Milwaukee Brewers - 6 (SHEEP)
9021amyers
clprez
geolawyerman
lindap
Peachbox
spell4yr

Colorado Rockies - 4
AleBelly
pauerpoint
Vintsanity
xxaaaxx

San Diego Padres - 4
Bamamam
Lumosityfan
macrae1234
totebags

Miami Marlins - 4
badgerfellow
MarkBarrett
oduguy22
quarterrican

Chicago Cubs - 3
Blue Lion
jkbrat
Tybalteon

New York Mets - 3
Aunt_Ija
econgator
immaf

Los Angeles Dodgers - 2
ElendilPickle
gamawire

Arizona Diamondbacks - SINGLETON!
merica

Cincinnati Reds - SINGLETON!
artshep

DROP
dhkendall
Magna


Incorrect Answers
- 11 and elimination
flutist319 (White Sox)
ZachTheRiah (Texas Rangers)

Unused answers: Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:27 am

Standings after Round 1:

dhkendall 0
Magna 0
merica 1
artshep 1
gamawire 2
ElendilPickle 2
immaf 3
econgator 3
Aunt_Ija 3
jkbrat 3
Blue Lion 3
Tybalteon 3
quarterrican 4
oduguy22 4
Bamamam 4
totebags 4
Lumosityfan 4
MarkBarrett 4
badgerfellow 4
macrae1234 4
AleBelly 4
pauerpoint 4
Vintsanity 4
xxaaaxx 4
Peachbox 6
lindap 6
geolawyerman 6
spell4yr 6
9021amyers 6
clprez 6
ZachTheRiah 11
flutist319 11

Eliminated One SHEEP

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by flutist319 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:09 am

Heh. I need to come up with some kind of mnemonic for "what's the actual name of the league that has/doesn't have a designated hitter", because I can never remember which is which. :lol:

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by immaf » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:16 am

flutist319 wrote:Heh. I need to come up with some kind of mnemonic for "what's the actual name of the league that has/doesn't have a designated hitter", because I can never remember which is which. :lol:
"no DH" and "national league" both start with "n"?
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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by spell4yr » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:44 am

And this is why I love TD and why I need to enter more often. I love questions where most entrants know most/all answers, and then seeing how oddly the results skew. I never would have imagined the six teams that received no responses would have received no responses, and that's what makes it fun (and frustrating, must mostly fun).

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by Woof » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:45 pm

spell4yr wrote:And this is why I love TD and why I need to enter more often. I love questions where most entrants know most/all answers, and then seeing how oddly the results skew. I never would have imagined the six teams that received no responses would have received no responses, and that's what makes it fun (and frustrating, must mostly fun).
You and me both. If you look at the results, it was the so-called "small market" teams that were the most popular choices, but then you have the Mets, Cubs and Dodgers also in there. And the two teams that won the most NL pennants this decade (Cards, Giants) get no votes at all :?:

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Re: TD 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)

Post by immaf » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:11 pm

Just out of curiosity, what will you do if everyone is eliminated? (I don't think I ever had fewer than two sheep in a TD.)
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