Since a lot of my games died out recently, I figured I'd give this one a try.
Three contestants compete in a big money quiz.
Each player is spotted $20 to start. The game then proceeds like this, further details past the list:
Fame Game 1
Fame Game 2
Final Fame Game
And now the full rules:
Contestants begin with a score of $20.
Each set of five questions will work like this: I will post 5 questions in a post. Each of the players will have 48 hours to PM me an answer and a buzzcode (explained in detail in a moment) to each question. After either 48 hours have passed or all three players have sent me answers, I will generate a buzzcode for each question. The player closest to the actual buzzcode will get to answer that particular question.
CORRECT ANSWERS ADD $5 TO YOUR SCORE
INCORRECT ANSWERS TAKE AWAY $5 FROM YOUR SCORE
If there is a tie in who is closer to a buzzcode, the player who sent their answers first will get the question. Getting the buzzcode on the nose gives the player a Sale Chip, which is explained below.
Each question has a number between 1-100 inclusive assigned to it, known as a buzzcode. When players send in their answer to a set of questions, they will include a buzzcode for each question. As said above, the player closest to the buzzcode will get to answer the question.
Player A gives a buzzcode of 42.
B gives a buzzcode of 81.
C gives a buzzcode of 65.
If the buzzcode were, for example, 44, Player A would get to answer, as their buzzcode was the closest to the question's buzzcode. Any player can pass on any question if they feel they do not know the answer.
After the first set of questions, and after the fifth set of questions, the player in the lead has the chance to buy a guaranteed prize with part of their score. The first instant bargain will generally be worth between $3,000 and $4,500, costing $6-$8. The later instant bargain will generally be worth at least $10,000, and will cost between $12 and $16. The host reserves the right to reduce the price for either of these bargains slightly, perhaps by about $2 to $3. Alternatively, the host can include a cash incentive of, at most, $1,000 for the first instant bargain, and $2,000 for the second instant bargain. Should there be a tie for first, any player tied for the lead can choose to purchase the bargain. If a player purchases a prize, the prize is theirs to keep regardless of whether they win or not. A sale chip may be used to buy an instant bargain, whether or not the player holding the chip is in the lead.
THE FAME GAME:
After certain sets of questions, the Fame Game is activated. The host reads a series of clues leading to a person, place, or thing. If a player buzzes in with the correct identity of the subject in question, they go to the fame game board; otherwise, they are locked out for the remainder of the clues.
The Fame Game board features 9 celebrities, which are changed from show to show. The player chooses a celebrity, which produces one of the following outcomes:
Cash Card: In the first fame game, a $10 card and a $5 card are available on the board; picking either of those adds that money to the player's score. Whether or not either is chosen, the second Fame Game adds a $15 card to the board; the third adds a $25 card, in addition to the Wildcard.
Wild Card: Available in only the third Fame Game, this allows the player in question to either take $5,000, or pick again in the hopes of adding money to their score.
Turbo: Available in the first two fame games, this makes the next set of questions worth $10 apiece; however, $10 is taken for an incorrect answer.
Lockout: Also available in the first two fame games, this allows the player who chooses the card to lock out either of their opponents for the next set of five questions; that opponent will not be able to buzz in on that set of questions.
Burglar: Available in all three Fame Games, this allows the player at the board to take $5 from one of their opponents; that $5 will then be added on to the selecting player's score.
Prize: Any spot not filled by any of the cards above will have a prize, worth between $2,000 and $3,500; a space could also contain cash which does not affect the score of the game. These are kept regardless of whether the player wins or not.
After the first set of questions in Round 2, the leading player may enter the Sale Vault for $10. The Sale Vault generates a random amount of money between $1 and $10,000; this cash is the player's to keep. As with the Bargains, the host can slightly reduce the price; they can also up the potential value of the vault to as much as $15,000.
After the first set of questions after the second commercial break, the leading player, for $15, can pick one of four suits: Clubs, Spades, Diamonds, or Hearts. Each contains one of these variables:
$15: the player receives the $15 back onto their score.
Car Space: choosing this is one of two ways to play for the car in the bonus round, explained below.RETIRED AS OF EPISODE 4
Take $5: Works like the Burglar in the Fame Game. REPLACED Car Space AS OF EPISODE 4
Random Cash: This space adds an amount between $1 and $30 onto the player's score.
Ca$hCard: The namesake, this is a jackpot which starts at $10,000, with $5,000 added on each time it is not won. Once it is picked, the player wins the current jackpot, and it resets to $10,000 on the next show.
Final Question:(RETIRED AS OF EPISODE 5)
After the third Fame Game, the three players are shown a category and a question; each PMs me an answer and an amount of money up to their current score, a-la Final Jeopardy on that show. A correct answer adds the amount of money wagered, an incorrect answer does the opposite. At this point, the player with the most money wins the game, and goes on to the bonus round; the other two players keep any prizes won in the game, plus additional consolation prizes.
After the third Fame Game, ten more questions are played, with $10 on for a right answer, and 10 off for a wrong answer, with similar buzzcode rules to the above. In total, the questions are worth $100, hence the Century Round title. After those questions, the player with the most money wins the game.
Should there be a tie for first, a final Fame Game question is conducted between the tied players; a right answer wins the game, a wrong answer locks you out, unless only two players are tied; in that case, the other player wins the game.
Providing an exact buzzcode earns that player a Sale Chip which can be used for the following:
If a player keeps their sale chip through to the bonus round, if they did not fulfill either of the requirements to go for the car, or have already won the car, they can choose any of the prizes remaining on the Winner's Board to win automatically. If they have fulfilled one of the requirements, they can choose to have the win space revealed for a shot at the car; explained more below. If a player loses with the chip still in possession, they receive $1,000 for the chip.
The winning contestant faces a twelve space board, containing six prizes worth up to $35,000 each in two spaces each. The player picks numbers off the board until they match a prize. For example:
the player picks 8, containing prize A.
They then pick 12, containing prize B.
Choosing 7, they reveal another prize A, meaning they win Prize A.
However, if a player:
-wins the game with a score of at least $100
- or picks the car symbol in the Ca$hCard, then wins the game;NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS OF EPISODE 4
then one of the prize pairs will be replaced with a WIN! space and a Car space. Picking the WIN! space constitutes an automatic match with the next space picked. This is the only way to win the car. Once the car is won, the prize that was originally replaced returns to the board.
This player then faces a decision; leave with their main game winnings and any bonus round prizes, or return, risking their bonus game winnings.
If a champ returns the next show and loses, they keep any main game winnings from that game and previous main games; however, they lose any bonus prizes won.
If they win, however, they go to the Winner's board once again; prizes won in previous games are removed, as are the spaces matched to win those prizes.
It takes six games to clear the board; winning a seventh main game either:
-wins the player the remaining prize leftover, or
-wins the player the car, if they have not won it already.
Then they have a decision; leave the game with the Winner's Board prizes, or play one final game. Winning this last main game wins the player all the Winner's Board prizes plus a cash jackpot that starts at $200,000 and increases by $5,000 each show until won, at which point it resets to $200,000. Winner's Board prizes switch every time someone wins the lot or leaves on their seventh game, at which point an entirely new set of Winner's Board prizes is changed in.
I actually have a headache after writing that over the past hour, but trust me, it's a lot less confusing once the game actually starts.
If you are confused at all with the rules, don't hesitate to PM me a question; I'll try my best to answer those questions.
If by some miracle you managed to get through those rules, I will need three players to start Episode 1.
WINNINGS FOR ALL PLAYERS:
Jordie: $36,734 guaranteed so far in cash and prizes.
Spite: $2,627 trip to New York + $6,046 cash
CandleReaper: $5,000 cash
InfernalBlaze: $5,000 cash
CuriousHeartless: $3,000 electric tricycle + $2,000 cash
Drinkwaterlaura: Consolation prizes