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totalnerduk

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« on: 12-14-2013 19:39 »
« Last Edit on: 12-22-2013 05:28 »

... this is sort of an experiment. A lot of the other games in this section are pretty close to spam. They're one-line-post threads, where not a lot of thought goes into guessing, and people guess multiple times to pad out their postcount, so I'm making this one to see if a game that requires a little more ingenuity and effort can survive.

Whilst still being simple and fun, of course.

So, here's how it works.

  • Pick a character from Futurama. Preferably a named character For example, Randy. One that people will recognise, if not one with a name. For example, the Tritonian Yeti.
  • Post three facts that can be verified from watching episodes in which this character appears (ie: not just shit you've made up).
  • People guess which character you're referring to. For every wrong guess that's made, you can add a fact. But that's optional. You don't have to.
  • The winner then gets to pick a character, and post three facts for others to use as clues when guessing.

Sounds simple, right? Not so different from the other On-Topic games, huh?

Well, there are a few additional twists.

  • You can only guess once every 24 hours per round. If you get it wrong, then you're not allowed to take another guess until 24 hours later.
  • In the event of no activity in the thread within 24 hours of the last win, the round expires and anybody can take a turn.
  • You can't use the core cast. Fry, Leela, Bender, Amy, Hermes, Zoidberg, Farnsworth, and Nibbler are all off-limits.
  • When making a guess, you should list the reasons why your guess fits the facts about the character. Don't just post your guess, like some kind of idiot.
  • If a winning guess breaks the rules, then the person who posted it doesn't get to go. The person who set the character to guess picks a new one, and the round begins afresh. Optionally, they may thoroughly chastise the person who broke the rules. Thoroughly. For maximum efficacy, they should be chastised to within an inch of their life.



(1) Okay. This character was introduced in Season One.
(2) This character has met members of the main cast on more than one occasion.
(3) This character does not live in New New York.

Let's see if this lives or dies (it'll probably die, I know. I just thought it might be fun to try).
SolidSnake

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« Reply #1 on: 12-14-2013 20:08 »
« Last Edit on: 12-14-2013 20:30 »

Seems like a good game. Although I don't see how some of the other games are really considered spam.

Now to put my only guess to work..... Guenter?

Edit*: I'll just fix that then.

1. Geunter was introduced in a Season 1 episode.
2. Geunter's met Amy on more than one occasion. If you know what I mean.  flirt
3. He currently lives on Mars, or at least as far as F&LBF he does.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #2 on: 12-14-2013 20:27 »

Seems like a good game. Although I don't see how some of the other games are really considered spam.

The sheer volume of one-line responses that they generate doesn't strike you as spam? Well then, that's nice for you, isn't it?

Now to put my only guess to work..... Guenter?

Nope. Somebody else's turn to guess (and I guess you didn't see this above: When making a guess, you should list the facts about the character, and say why this matches the guess you're making).

(1) Okay. This character was introduced in Season One.
(2) This character has met members of the main cast on more than one occasion.
(3) This character does not live in New New York.
(4) This character isn't human.

SolidSnake

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« Reply #3 on: 12-14-2013 20:33 »

Seems like a good game. Although I don't see how some of the other games are really considered spam.

The sheer volume of one-line responses that they generate doesn't strike you as spam? Well then, that's nice for you, isn't it?
Well actually, it sometimes does bother me, and makes me think that they're randomly generated from a computer of some sort. But it still stays to the point of the game, at least.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #4 on: 12-14-2013 20:35 »

Inez or Leo Wong?
totalnerduk

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« Reply #5 on: 12-14-2013 20:41 »
« Last Edit on: 12-14-2013 20:47 »

Inez or Leo Wong?

Totally wong. Erm. Wrong. I see that the idea of posting why the character you're thinking of matches the specified criteria isn't going to survive long. roll eyes Time for somebody else to guess!

(1) Okay. This character was introduced in Season One.
(2) This character has met members of the main cast on more than one occasion.
(3) This character does not live in New New York.
(4) This character isn't human.
(5) This character was voiced by a guest star.
stum

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« Reply #6 on: 12-14-2013 20:48 »

The Robot Devil?

(1) Was introduced in "Hell is Other Robots", from Season 1.
(2) Has met members of the main cast in HiOR, TDHAIP, Ghost in the Machines and Calculon 2.0.
(3) Lives in Robot Hell.
(4) Is a robot.
(5) Is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #7 on: 12-14-2013 20:49 »
« Last Edit on: 12-14-2013 20:50 »

I was going to guess Kif, but the last clue doesn't fit...

Is it really necessary to state the reason for clues like first two?
I'd say points are not so good idea as these games are usually played irregularly.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #8 on: 12-14-2013 20:52 »

Wow. Stum, you've guessed it correctly. You also followed the guidelines above properly. I'm thoroughly impressed and considering revising my policy of quietly vaporising you from orbit when I finally get my gigantic spaceborne laser.

Your turn.

Is it really necessary to state the reason for clues like first two?

The idea is to encourage people to type a little beyond the bare minimum, and generate a post that's actually worth taking a few seconds to read.

I'd say points are not so good idea as these games are usually played irregularly.

Regardless of that, Stum has two points. You might end up on the leaderboard yourself at some point as well. Best not be too disparaging of those meaningless internet points yet!
stum

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« Reply #9 on: 12-14-2013 20:56 »

OK, then:

(1) First appearance in Season 1.
(2) Is the character in a famous old PEELer's avatar.
(3) Has never prominently featured in an episode.
Xanfor

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« Reply #10 on: 12-14-2013 21:05 »
« Last Edit on: 12-14-2013 21:06 »

The Countess de la Roca.

(1) First appeared in season one.
(2) Is featured in SpaceGoldfish fromWazn's avatar.
(3) Has never been featured in an episode; indeed, she only personally appeared in one.
stum

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« Reply #11 on: 12-14-2013 21:33 »

Nope! Am I meant to give another clue now?
giladcs

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« Reply #12 on: 12-14-2013 22:40 »

First, giving added clues is optional.

Second, while this is a fine idea for a game, and one I'd like to participate in, I'm not sure forum-related clues like stum's (2) are in the spirit. Not all of us know any famous old PEELer's, and besides, doesn't it violate the following guideline?

Post three facts that can be verified from watching episodes in which this character appears.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #13 on: 12-14-2013 22:49 »

Well, I see that thanks to stum, this has already degenerated somewhat.

First, giving added clues is optional.

Second, while this is a fine idea for a game, and one I'd like to participate in, I'm not sure forum-related clues like stum's (2) are in the spirit. Not all of us know any famous old PEELer's, and besides, doesn't it violate the following guideline?

Post three facts that can be verified from watching episodes in which this character appears.

Indeed. I hadn't thought that this game would become derailed quite so quickly, but I suppose it's only going to go further downhill from here. I guess that the experiment is concluded, and the data obtained suggests that a game which encourages a little thought can't survive on PEEL. At least, not a PEEL with the forum's current... um, shall we say composition?

Anyhow, I see only one option here now:

TheMadCapper

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« Reply #14 on: 12-14-2013 23:15 »
« Last Edit on: 12-14-2013 23:56 »

I must confess, I do strongly appreciate the idea of a game that requires more of its participants than simple blind single-line guess posts.

Maybe the points tnuk mentioned should be tallied up at the end of a suitable period of time and whoever has earned the most be recognized on wikipeelia with a trophy.

Edit - Stum, you seem to have a good idea of how this thing is supposed to work. would you be interested in keeping track of point assignation and so on? I think this thing could be interesting.
stum

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« Reply #15 on: 12-14-2013 23:59 »

Uh, yeah. Sure. Because you suggested the idea of me keeping track, I award you the rights to put up a new question, TMC. Go.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #16 on: 12-15-2013 00:03 »
« Last Edit on: 12-15-2013 00:07 »

I think this idea can work. It might just take a bit of time for people to get the hang of it.

Stum, was it Mittens the kitten?

1) (S)he did indeed appear in season 1.
2) (S)he is in km73's avatar.
3) (S)he was a one time joke, and never received a full episode.

Also, I have another suggestion: when giving a new clue, it should make the previous guesses obsolete. For example, let's say I guess "Donbot". If it's incorrect, the next clue should be something like "Is a human".
stum

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« Reply #17 on: 12-15-2013 00:04 »

No, it was Randy. He appeared in Season 1, is in Samuel X. Diamond's avatar, and has never been the focus of an episode.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #18 on: 12-15-2013 00:06 »

Consider yourself warned - this character is obscure.

1 - Only appeared in season 1
2 - Uttered exactly 2 lines
3 - He likes Hermes
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #19 on: 12-15-2013 00:11 »

Should we combine episode guessing with this and even include something like 'locations' to make guessing game more varying and organized?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #20 on: 12-15-2013 00:12 »

Consider yourself warned - this character is obscure.

1 - Only appeared in season 1
2 - Uttered exactly 2 lines
3 - He likes Hermes

The 2980 Olympics boy?

1- Appeared in "A Flight to Remember"
2- "You're my hero, Hermes! I'm gonna be just like you!"
- "I'm just like Hermes! I'm just like--"
3- He did. But now he's limboing up in heaven. frown
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #21 on: 12-15-2013 00:22 »

Dammit. I thought this one might be kind of hard to guess. I suppose I shouldn't have mentioned Hermes.

Yes URL, you are correct. What shall be our next challenge, you unholy character-identifier?!
totalnerduk

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« Reply #22 on: 12-15-2013 00:23 »
« Last Edit on: 12-15-2013 00:25 »

The 2980 Olympics boy?

Damnation, you ninja'd my guess whilst I was typing. But I was going to refer to him as the boy who ruined Hermes' limbo career. Still, it's the same character.

Then this reply was ninja'd by TMC's confirmation of your correctness. I'm doing pretty badly at posting tonight.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #23 on: 12-15-2013 00:28 »

Then this reply was ninja'd by TMC's confirmation of your correctness. I'm doing pretty badly at posting tonight.

I know how you feel. The post I made guessing Stum's character was promtly ninja'd by Stum handing it over to TMC. Also, this post was ninja'd by you. tongue

Anyway:

1) Appears only in season 6
2) Voiced by Billy West
3) Is an alien.
Xanfor

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« Reply #24 on: 12-15-2013 00:33 »

Invader X.

1) Appears only in season six, unless you count the comics.
2) Is voiced by Billy West.
3) Is an alien.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #25 on: 12-15-2013 00:45 »

Invader X.

1) Appears only in season six, unless you count the comics.
2) Is voiced by Billy West.
3) Is an alien.

You are correct. smile
Xanfor

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« Reply #26 on: 12-15-2013 04:39 »

Yay! big grin

(1) Appears in a non-cameo capacity in five episodes.
(2) Is voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
(3) Does not live on Earth.
Beamer

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« Reply #27 on: 12-15-2013 06:38 »

Lrrrr?

1. Has a feature role in When Aliens Attack, The Problem With Popplers, Spanish Fry, Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences and T: The Terrestrial.
2. Yep.
3. Lives on Omicron Persei 8.
Xanfor

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« Reply #28 on: 12-15-2013 22:14 »

Nopity nope. Additional clue warranted.

(1) Appears in a non-cameo capacity in five episodes.
(2) Is voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
(3) Does not live on Earth.
(4) Has never had a feature role in any episode.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #29 on: 12-15-2013 22:23 »

Is it the Crushinator?

She's had a part in several episodes (hopefully five), and has been in at least one crowd scene - is that the cameo? She's voiced by Maurice, lives on the moon, and hasn't been the focus of an episode.
giladcs

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« Reply #30 on: 12-15-2013 22:24 »

Is it the Crushinator?

1) Appears in The Series Has Landed, The Lesser of Two Evils, Mother's Day, Crimes of the Hot and The Silence of the Clamps.
2) Voiced by LaMarche.
3) Lives on the Moon.
4) Never had a feature role.
Xanfor

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« Reply #31 on: 12-16-2013 00:01 »

It's a quantum finish! The judges are checking the electron microscope.... Totalnerduk wins!
totalnerduk

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« Reply #32 on: 12-16-2013 07:47 »

(1) This character makes their debut after Season One.
(2) This character comes to some kind of harm in most of their appearances.
(3) This character has no eyes.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #33 on: 12-16-2013 08:18 »

Hmm... I can't think of many characters with no eyes. There's the eyeless mole people of Subterra 3, the inhabitants of that blind universe in TFP, and various robots.

It can't be URL or Destructor since they don't meet the criteria of the other clues. I think I'll guess Robot 1-X since that's the closest I can get to matching it all up.
Sunshine
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« Reply #34 on: 12-16-2013 09:16 »

Brains
giladcs

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« Reply #35 on: 12-16-2013 12:43 »

Could it be Agnew's clone? I don't remember when he made his debut, but he's been killed at least twice and has no head, so no eyes.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #36 on: 12-16-2013 13:03 »

He made his debut in "Crimes of the Hot", so you might be right.
Xanfor

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« Reply #37 on: 12-16-2013 18:44 »
« Last Edit on: 12-16-2013 19:33 »

Brains

Please re-read the first post, after which feel free to Lrn2PEEL. It will make you a much more accomplished individual, one that a potential sexual partner would experience much esteem in taking to meet their progenitors.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #38 on: 12-16-2013 19:29 »

It's not Robot 1-X, nor is it the clone of Agnew.

(1) This character makes their debut after Season One.
(2) This character comes to some kind of harm in most of their appearances.
(3) This character has no eyes.
(4) This character has appeared in one of the Futurama comics.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #39 on: 12-16-2013 22:25 »

Brains


Zombies are not accepted on PEEL.
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