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Old 07-20-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question 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.
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:19 PM   #2
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This looks like a really fun game!

Ok, so: Is it a character from the Lord of the Rings?
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:55 PM   #3
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thanks

no, it's not Saruman.
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:02 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:07 PM   #6
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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 )
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no, it's not a shield nor is it the shire.
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it's not strider.
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Old 07-20-2004, 05:22 PM   #12
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:17 AM   #14
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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.
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hehe, it worked! :D

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qood question evisse.

the next letter is h
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it's not "shadow and flame"
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to Evisse and Saucepan man: it's not Shelob.
neither is it Shagrat or... or... now why did you have to ask that question gil-galad?! I can't think anything for that.
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well SH

not shield
shire
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it's not Sharkey.
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Gil-galad, if you'll give the answer to your previous question i'll give the next letter.
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Firefoot you evilevil man! yes it is Shadowfax.

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

and sorry about the confusion.
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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.
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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?
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is it "oldest and fatherless"?
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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?
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It is neither Bombadil or the boats the Elves gave to the Fellowship.
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ok thats another not what i was thinking of...

is it a man who transforms into a bear?
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