Census Man Bites Dog v.2- the zany headline game--game has a winner

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by FelsGoddess, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    Welcome to - Man Bites Dog - the zany headline game!

    You are the editor of the Enquirer, a sensational news source. It?s your job to write headlines that not only snag the readers? attention, but also make sense.

    How do I play?

    Players will receive five cards at the beginning of each round. Each card contains a word or phrase in addition to a point value. Players use these cards to construct a headline that they post in the thread. Headlines can be funny or unusual, but must make sense. The points from each card used are added together. Players do not have to use all of their cards. A few lucky players may see an Exclusive card, which doubles the points of the headline. Note: If you receive the Exclusive card, you must use it to obtain the points.

    All the cards return to the deck at the end of each round, it?s possible that someone will receive a card you played in the last round.

    Examples of acceptable headline:
    Urologist Runs Off With 340 LB Blonde Mob Boss - this one is using all 5 cards - "Runs Off With" comes on one card.
    50 + 50 + 50 + 25 + 25 = 200 points!! Good luck trying to manage this in the game!
    Blind Dog Weeps for Mayor - this one was created with 4 cards, "Weeps For" is on one card.
    25 + 10 + 25 + 5 = 65 points would be your score for that round.
    Psychic Tot Snubs Prez
    25 + 25 + 5 + 25 = 80 points!


    Unacceptable:
    Vaccine Tells on Blonde
    Tough Czar Slays Devoted Jewels


    The Rules

    1. If a player misses three rounds, they are out of the game.
    2. Players can add up to three words in addition to the phrases on the cards (example: and, is, but). If more than three words are added, the headline is disqualified.
    3. Players can add "s" or "'s" to the words on their cards.

    The first player to reach 800 points is the winner and receive 24 hours of colors!

    Good luck!

    Thanks to Jag4Me for the game mechanics and examples. [face_peace]

    Signups start now!

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  2. padawanlissa Jedi Master

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  3. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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  4. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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  5. Nyota's Heart Fanfic Edited Winner / Combos & Paragraphs Host

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  6. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    I have a few questions.

    1. Are the headlines on the cards as well or do we make it up ourselves.

    2. Also is the word count connected to the amount of cards you have?

    3. Do you mean put the total score of the cards?
  7. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    You will receive a set of words to arrange into a headline. You can arrange them however you want, as long as it makes sense. I will send you the score value of each card (example: Walks- 25) When you post your headline in the thread, you would put the total of the cards you used.

    Example:
    Man Falls in Sewer Drain

    Man: 10
    Falls: 20
    Sewer: 50
    Drain: 30

    10 + 20 + 50 + 30=110

    When you write the headlines, the idea is to use a short phrase. Headlines aren't usually a complete sentences. The cards you get are the words you should use. You do not have to use all the cards.
  8. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Sounds interesting...

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  9. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    I'll try my hand at it.

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  10. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    And the game has begun! Everyone should have their cards. You all have 48 hours to post your headlines in the thread. Good luck! :D
  11. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Jealous Mayor Defends Naked Feds!

    10 + 25 + 25 + 50 + 10 = 120
  12. Nyota's Heart Fanfic Edited Winner / Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Tycoon revealed phony Psychic Burns' bizarre hoax.

    50, 50, 10, 10, 25= 145 total.

  13. padawanlissa Jedi Master

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    Urologist Stabs Tycoon, Sues Lawyer
    50 + 25 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 105
  14. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    Vaccine Burns Tot Model Again

    25 + 10 + 25 + 10 + 10 = 80
  15. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    340 lb. Lover Uses Nails to Pin Down Wrestler Broadway Once Again

    340 LB. 50
    Broadway 10
    Nails 10
    Again 10
    Lover 10

    90 total
  16. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Crooked Mystery Banker Slays Thousands!
    95 Pts.

    The band Crooked Mystery Banker accidentally murdered thousands of fans at a recent concert because the fans' brains exploded when the first guitar chord was crushed by lead guitar player "Slim" Mickelson. Needless to say, other venues on the rest of the tour are asking the band to not bring in as many amps as they had at this recent concert.
  17. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    Scores
    1. PadawanLissa-105
    2. The_Loyal_Imperial-120
    3. Gunny-90
    4. Jade eyes-145
    5. The Guardian of Arlon-90
    6. JEDI_TEEGIRLOO-80

    Cards going out for the next round. 48 hours to post your headline in the thread. Have fun! :D
  18. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Bizarre New Exec Slays Thousands!

    50 + 10 + 25 + 10 + 10 = 105
  19. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    Navy Weeps for Intern while playing Romantic Hits

    10 + 25 + 10 + 25 + 10 = 80


    Ugh I keep get low scoring cards.[face_frustrated]
  20. Nyota's Heart Fanfic Edited Winner / Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Syuns Mourns Wanted Snubs, but strikes instead.

    Snubfighter pilot Syuns joins his fellow pilots by going on strike for better work benefits. He also mourns the fact that he cannot have the best of the new XQ-wings. ;)

    25; 25; 25; 25; 10 = 110 total.

  21. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    Ugh I keep get low scoring cards.[face_frustrated]

    The cards are drawn at random. Because the cards go back into the deck after each round, it's also possible to get repeats.
  22. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Crazy 10
    Bites 10
    Naked 50
    Again 10
    1st Lady 25

    Crazy, Naked 1st Lady Bites Again
    105
  23. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Revealed 50
    Brave 10
    Crooked 25
    Thousands 10
    Singer 25

    Brave Singer Revealed to be Crooked to Thousands

    120
  24. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    Scores
    1. PadawanLissa-105
    2. The_Loyal_Imperial-225
    3. Gunny-195
    4. Jade eyes-255
    5. The Guardian of Arlon-120
    6. JEDI_TEEGIRLOO-200

    PMs for the next round are on the way. 48 hours to post your headlines in the thread. Have fun. :)
  25. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Prez Dumps, Drops Suspect Heiress!

    25 + 10 + 25 + 10 + 10 = 80

    From the first hour of the first day of the first year of the first term of President Donald Trump...

    :p