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paavo 07-20-2004 11:35 AM

The "is it" game
ok, I'm going to try to keep this simple but since it's me, I probably end up confusing everyone. :)

the idea of this game is that someone thinks of a word (ME related of course) and gives the letter it begins with. The others then try to think of a word that begins with the given letter and then ask a question which could be answered with the word the asker has thought up. If the one who thought up the word in the first place can't answer the question he has to give the next letter of his word. Before the person who has set the clue gives the next letter he has to ask for an answer from the asker. after the asker has given the correct answer the setter of the clue can give the next letter. others should not ask questions before the setter of the clue has given the next letter. Confusing, I know :) but an example should clear this a bit.

I could think about "Herugrim" so I would post:
- It starts with H.
"Hobbit" could spring up to someones mind so he could ask:
-is it a race in ME?
I could answer:
-no, its not the Haradrim
then Mister x, as I am going to call the other guy from now on, could ask the same question again or he could try to narrow down the possible answers and ask:
-is it a race in ME which likes to live in holes.
I would of course answer:
-no, it's not a hobbit.
then mister x could ask:
-does it protect you from harm?
I can't think anything that protects you from harm and begins with 'H' so I have to answer:
-I can't think of anything
mister x then has to say his answer:
- a Helmet
now I would have to give the next letter:
-the next letter is 'e'
mister x could then ask:
-was it used at the battle of the pelennor fields?
I could asnwer:
- no, it's not the Heads that were catapulted into minas tirith.
mister x asks the same question:
-was it used at the battle of the pelennor fields?
I can't think up anything else that was used at the battle so I have to say:
- yes, it is Herugrim.

I hope this cleared things up. :)

before I completely confuse you all I'll start off: my word begins with 'S'

and my apologies if a similar thread already exists.

EDIT: as there has been some confusion with the rules, I will try to clarify them as saucepan suggested.

the same answer cannot be given more than once to the questions being asked by the guessers. That's why, for example, we can keep on asking "Is it a Dwarf?" and expect a different answer each time. If the person who has set the clue cannot give an answer, then he/she must ask the person who asked the question to give their answer. If their answer is one which has previously been given, the game simply carries on.
the person who has set the clue needs to keep in mind the answers already given and guessers should try to avoid asking a question to which the only answer (or at least the only answer that they can think of) is one which has already been given.

Evisse the Blue 07-20-2004 12:19 PM

This looks like a really fun game!

Ok, so: Is it a character from the Lord of the Rings?

paavo 07-20-2004 01:55 PM

thanks :)

no, it's not Saruman.

Firefoot 07-20-2004 02:02 PM

Is it a person?

One question: can more than one person ask a question before you answer, or do the questions have to come one at a time?

Evisse the Blue 07-20-2004 02:05 PM

Is it a an evil creature?

paavo 07-20-2004 02:07 PM

sure, but if I can't answer to question and have to give the next letter, the other persons question might not be valid anymore.

and no, it's not Samwise. :)

EDIT: to Evisse: no it's not Sauron (if you can say Sauron is a creature :) )

Evisse the Blue 07-20-2004 02:20 PM

Does it protect you from danger?

Firefoot 07-20-2004 02:26 PM

Is it a place?

paavo 07-20-2004 03:14 PM

no, it's not a shield nor is it the shire.

Evisse the Blue 07-20-2004 03:20 PM

Is it a nickname?

paavo 07-20-2004 03:39 PM

it's not strider.

Niluial 07-20-2004 05:22 PM

Is it a river?

Firefoot 07-20-2004 05:40 PM

Is it an object?

Thorongil 07-21-2004 01:17 AM

Is it an event?

Evisse the Blue 07-21-2004 03:58 AM

Is it a period in the history of Arda, remembered only by Elves?

paavo 07-21-2004 05:23 AM

it's not silverlode, silmaril, siege of Barad-dur nor is it.... oh, shoot! I can't think up anything for your question evisse! tell the right answer and I'll give the next letter. :)

Evisse the Blue 07-21-2004 05:46 AM

hehe, it worked! :D
Sunless years.

paavo 07-21-2004 06:16 AM

qood question evisse. :)

the next letter is h

Evisse the Blue 07-21-2004 06:25 AM

Is it a monster?

paavo 07-21-2004 06:36 AM

it's not "shadow and flame"

Evisse the Blue 07-21-2004 06:49 AM

Did it attack Frodo?

The Saucepan Man 07-21-2004 07:12 AM

Good game, paavo!
Was it wounded by Sam? ;)

Firefoot 07-21-2004 08:28 AM

Is it an Orc?

Gil-Galad 07-21-2004 09:55 AM

Was it created during Saurons reign?

paavo 07-21-2004 11:38 AM

to Evisse and Saucepan man: it's not Shelob. :p
neither is it Shagrat or... or... now why did you have to ask that question gil-galad?! :) I can't think anything for that.

Morsul the Dark 07-21-2004 12:01 PM

well SH

not shield

is it a nickname?

paavo 07-21-2004 12:18 PM

it's not Sharkey.

Gil-Galad 07-21-2004 12:25 PM

i know i'm evil... :smokin:

Is it.....Dead?

paavo 07-21-2004 12:29 PM

Gil-galad, if you'll give the answer to your previous question i'll give the next letter. :)

Firefoot 07-21-2004 12:56 PM

Is it a horse?

paavo 07-21-2004 01:08 PM

Firefoot you evilevil man! yes it is Shadowfax. :)

take it away.

Firefoot 07-21-2004 01:26 PM

Thanks... that would be woman. :)

Starts with a B.

paavo 07-21-2004 01:27 PM

I'll be happy to ask many many questions if you just gave the letter your word begins with. :)

and sorry about the confusion. :)

Firefoot 07-21-2004 01:31 PM

Wow, that was fast. I realized that just after I posted, and edited it, but you had gotten in your post first.

It starts with a B. :)

Morsul the Dark 07-21-2004 01:31 PM

well let's see B? many words come to mind some more obvioous then others so.

Ill try the more obscure ones first

is it a dwarf?

Firefoot 07-21-2004 01:31 PM

It's not Balin.

paavo 07-21-2004 01:34 PM

is it "oldest and fatherless"?

Morsul the Dark 07-21-2004 01:34 PM

ok not Balin...not the dwarf I had in mind however you most likely would have said yes it is were it the one i thought of so...

Is it a boat?

Firefoot 07-21-2004 01:41 PM

It is neither Bombadil or the boats the Elves gave to the Fellowship.

Morsul the Dark 07-21-2004 01:43 PM

ok thats another not what i was thinking of...

is it a man who transforms into a bear?

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