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Old 04-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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POG Introduction: About Sheep, Thunderdome and More (oh my)

In POG, we play a variety of games, including Werewolf, Sheep and its many variations, Paint Game, Guesstimania, Thunderdome, In/out, 20 Questions, 1 vs. 100 and really anything else you care to dream up.

If you want to talk about Video Games, check out the Video Games Forum. If you're after Chess or other board games, check out the Chess forum. There're also forums for Golf and Pool.

If you want to run a game here, don't hesitate to put up a thread! You need no credentials to play, just a good idea and a little bit of time People will be very happy to help you out if you need something. If you want to trial run a game, or run a small game, try running it in the Monthly Low Content Pub thread, you'll get responses there.

The current active mods are:

Puzzles, gambit8888 & JMurder3.

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Old 04-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Re: POG Introduction: About Sheep, Thunderdome and More (oh my)

Games we play:

Feel free to start any of these games, modding is open and encouraged to all! If there is an icon on the left it's commonly used to represent that game thread

Werewolf: A forum text based strategy game. See the WW sticky for more information.

Sheep: The aim is to match your answer with as many other players as possible. There is no such thing as an incorrect answer, so if someone asks, 'name a mountain' and everybody replies, 'Phil Hellmuth' then that was the best sheep answer. (example: here)

Below are some variants of Sheep. They are still represented with the icon
  • Reverse Sheep or "peehs": The basic aim is twofold:
    1. answer the question correctly.
    2. pick a correct answer that the fewest number of players will also answer.

    The game is a combination of trivia and leveling, the ultimate aim being to get a correct AND unique answer for each question. Each correct answer receives as many points as the number of people who submitted that answer. The winner is the person to get the lowest overall score. (example: here)
  • Kangaroo: Similar to Sheep, but you must put down an incorrect answer, answering a correct answer will score you 0. Highest score wins. (example: here)
  • Second Best Sheep: Similar to Sheep, but the answer with the most people scores 0. (example here)
  • Double Shot Sheep: Similar to Sheep, but everyone sends two sets of answers. (example: here)
  • Alphabet Sheep/Peehs: The same as their counterparts, but you set 26 questions, and each answer must begin with a different letter of the alphabet. (example: here)
  • CYOA Sheep: Similar to Sheep, except the mod provides clues to answers. The best way to get an idea is to look at a thread (example: here)
  • Last Man Standing Peehs: Similar to Peehs, except that if a player hits the sheep X amount of times (X usually = 0 or 3), then they're out. Winner(s) are the last men standing. (example = here)
  • Sporcle Sheep: The questions all stem from http://www.sporcle.com/, an online trivia site. You look at the % of people who got each answer for a category (i.e, "countries of the world"), and you need to answer something that was top 25% most answered or bottom 25% least answered of the responses (rounded up to nearest whole number). (example: here)
  • Elephant: This is like sheep except each response must start with the letter the previous response ended with. (example: here)


Guesstimania: The idea of this game is to answer as close as possible to the correct answer. So for a question "how many days are there in a year" then the closer you are to the correct answer, the better your score. There are a variety of ways to score Guesstimania, each moderator has their own version. (example: here)

In/Out: States that are "in" are statements of truth. You cannot guess directly at what this truth is, you must make statements like those statements, and the mod tells you whether they are the truth or not. The truth is consistent and will not change through the challenge.

If you get enough 'truths' to convince me you know my 'truth' - usually 3 statements in a row that are correct - you become 'in', and have the same powers as me - but all 'in' people stick to the same truth, as set by me. The answer can be about word patterns, or from 'lists' from the outside word, or in fact any reasonable construct/pattern involving words and letters. (example: here)

Paint Game: Begins with a Game mod chosen Starting Image, Played by PM, Signup to either Describe or Paint. You either paint the 10 word description you receive or describe in 10 words the Paint you receive.

This process repeats itself over and over until the end (Think of the Telephone game in which one person whispers a message to another, which is passed through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group, but with Paints!). The Game mod reveals the entire chain once complete. No artistic skill is required. (examples: here)

Thunderdome: A topic is set, and your job is to name a correct answer. If you answer incorrectly, you're out! Simple as that. Topics can range from sports to geography to pop culture, anything you can think of you can have a topic. You can either do it list form (everyone answers in order) or scramble style (everyone answers at once, you go again if your answer was crossposted). (example: here)

20 Questions: If you don't know this game, it's really easy to pick up. Someone picks a person/place/thing, everyone else asks 20 questions total to guess who/what it is. Simples! (example: here)

Trivia/Flash Game Tournaments: What they say on the tin. What happens in each tournament varies mod by mod, read OPs for more details. (example: here)

1 vs. 100: A forum version of the TV trivia show of the same name. Contestants compete in a mob against the One by answering daily trivia questions. Get a question wrong, and you're out for the round. Outlast the One, and you're one step closer to becoming the One yourself, and winning the game!

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Old 04-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: POG Introduction: About Sheep, Thunderdome and More (oh my)

Forum Decorum

Note: This list is not meant to be all-inclusive. There may be things that will be punished that are not necessarily included in here and punishment is subject to moderator discretion.
  • Do not hotlink pictures. Hotlinking is when you directly link to a picture from another website. Occasionally web hosting services will turn these pictures into goatse and other various disgusting pictures. You are responsible for pictures that you post so please use a rehosting service.
  • On this line of pictures: NSFW pictures should be labeled as such and kept in NSFW threads. Do not post them in game threads, even in spoilers.
  • Images that contain any nudity (male or female) may not be posted inline whether or not its in a spoiler. These images can be linked to so long as they are labeled as NSFW
  • Stupid and over-repeated memes really aren't funny. Even if you think they are hilarious - they probably aren't. Posting "cool story bro" etc etc will get you infractions
  • Do not do anything to evade the profanity filter. Just spell out what you want to say and let the filter do its job. Posting profanity that would normally be filtered in an image is also not permitted.
  • Death wishes are not permitted. These include posts such as "you should kill yourself" or "jump off a bridge"
  • Trolling is not permitted. This is extremely subjective so expect there to be some variance.
  • Nested spoilers and page stretching are not permitted. Not only is not funny - its just really annoying
  • Racism will get you infracted or banned
  • Cheating will not be tolerated in any game. The rules of each of our types of games are laid out in the sticky and nearly every game thread also has the rules explicitly listed in the OP. If you aren't sure about the rule of something feel free to PM the game mod (the OP usually) or a forum mod. Cheating in any game on POG may lead to exile from POG or a permanent ban from 2+2.

To repeat: This list is not all-inclusive and there may be things against the rules that have been left out. As they come up they will be added to the sticky.

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Old 04-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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Re: POG Introduction: About Sheep, Thunderdome and More (oh my)

Useful POG links!

Sometimes in POG a game is popular enough to merit it's own devoted thread. These are current threads:

Bridge
Starcraft 2
Settlers of Catan
Movie Picture Game
Botticelli
20 Questions
iSketch
Triplechain

Our Low Content Threads are:

Our Monthly LC Pub Thread
Community Thread
POG Politics Thread
POG Philosophy Religion Thread

The Fleebrog Formula for scoring incorrects in reverse peehs is:

Score of most popular answer for that question + (number of unique used correct answers for that question / 2) [rounded up]

Other fun links:

A Compendium of most MSPaint Games run on POG
POGs Music Video
POG does Princess Bride

Perl Reverse Sheep Scorer - thanks to Stevie G
Sheepulator - A site to download a Sheep scorer - thanks to Fleebrog
Dudds Sheep Scorer - Another sheep/peehs scorer - thanks to Dudd
New Sheep Scorer - thanks to Dark Magus
An archive of Sheep and Other Games

Outside Links:

Dominate Game - A site to play Risk
Settlers of Catan - Where we play Settlers (there's a POG Group, see SoC thread for details)
Dipbounced or Playdiplomacy - Some sites to play Diplomacy
Sporcle - A trivia site which lots of POG play on
Dominion- Where POGers play Dominion

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Old 04-13-2012, 05:17 AM   #5
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Re: POG Introduction: About Sheep, Thunderdome and More (oh my)

As of now, brand new accounts cannot send PM's. This is a new 2p2 policy to prevent PM spam.

We want new players to be able to participate in sheep games, and all other aspects of POG.

If you see anyone posting in a thread that cannot send PM's but want to play, please contact a POG mod or refer them to this thread.

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