Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MTGcollegestudent » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:28 pm

OrangeSAM wrote:
MTGcollegestudent wrote:I don't smoke. That was just a trick question, and I fell for it. I was outlucked by a Russian author question.
Complete the next Survivor motto: Outchange, outluck, out_______.
I have no idea. Outrun?
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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:02 pm

MTGcollegestudent wrote:
OrangeSAM wrote:
MTGcollegestudent wrote:I don't smoke. That was just a trick question, and I fell for it. I was outlucked by a Russian author question.
Complete the next Survivor motto: Outchange, outluck, out_______.
I have no idea. Outrun?
Outboard motor.

It should also be held at Camp Crystal Lake.

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:43 pm

MTGcollegestudent wrote:
OrangeSAM wrote:
MTGcollegestudent wrote:I don't smoke. That was just a trick question, and I fell for it. I was outlucked by a Russian author question.
Complete the next Survivor motto: Outchange, outluck, out_______.
I have no idea. Outrun?
No, that's no good. It's actually a word.

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Rex Kramer » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:45 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
MTGcollegestudent wrote:
OrangeSAM wrote:
MTGcollegestudent wrote:I don't smoke. That was just a trick question, and I fell for it. I was outlucked by a Russian author question.
Complete the next Survivor motto: Outchange, outluck, out_______.
I have no idea. Outrun?
No, that's no good. It's actually a word.
Outwin!

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vanya » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:32 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:
MTGcollegestudent wrote:
OrangeSAM wrote:
MTGcollegestudent wrote:I don't smoke. That was just a trick question, and I fell for it. I was outlucked by a Russian author question.
Complete the next Survivor motto: Outchange, outluck, out_______.
I have no idea. Outrun?
No, that's no good. It's actually a word.
Outwin!
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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by karoliner » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:34 pm

Instaget FJ for me: foreign-born author…Nabokov…Does it fit?...Of course!

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by John Boy » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:36 pm

I managed to miss this game because of NCAA basketball (again) and just now got around to viewing this game recap.

Yes, it is so refreshing to see a player going into FJ in third place who knows not to make the suicidal all-in wager. Thanks to the new champ.

I honestly didn't know whether the answer was supposed to be an anagram of the whole name (first and last) or last only. Not sure if it would have helped me to know. Even trying to think strategically by recalling famous books from that period, I came up with a big fat nothing.

I honestly don't believe a clue should be declared ungettable just because I don't get it. My approach to the game isn't nearly that self-centered. But there are so many clues like this one, last season and this, that just seem, well, ungettable. FJs over the past few hundred games seem to include a whole bunch more easy-peasy clues than usual, and a whole bunch more like this. It's as if the writers have lost the ability to write a clue in that middle range that separates OK players from really good ones. This one seems to separate a few brainiacs and/or lucky guessers from almost everybody else. Sheesh.

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:44 pm

John Boy wrote:I managed to miss this game because of NCAA basketball (again) and just now got around to viewing this game recap.

Yes, it is so refreshing to see a player going into FJ in third place who knows not to make the suicidal all-in wager. Thanks to the new champ.

I honestly didn't know whether the answer was supposed to be an anagram of the whole name (first and last) or last only. Not sure if it would have helped me to know. Even trying to think strategically by recalling famous books from that period, I came up with a big fat nothing.

I honestly don't believe a clue should be declared ungettable just because I don't get it. My approach to the game isn't nearly that self-centered. But there are so many clues like this one, last season and this, that just seem, well, ungettable. FJs over the past few hundred games seem to include a whole bunch more easy-peasy clues than usual, and a whole bunch more like this. It's as if the writers have lost the ability to write a clue in that middle range that separates OK players from really good ones. This one seems to separate a few brainiacs and/or lucky guessers from almost everybody else. Sheesh.
Your "easy peasy" Wednesday clue is running 15% harder on the weekly poll than this one currently at a 60% success rate. :)

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:50 pm

John Boy wrote:Yes, it is so refreshing to see a player going into FJ in third place who knows not to make the suicidal all-in wager. Thanks to the new champ.
A player can avoid the suicide wager and still have zero clue as to wagering strategy. Take note of her late DD wager.

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Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:40 am

MarkBarrett wrote:Your "easy peasy" Wednesday clue is running 15% harder on the weekly poll than this one currently at a 60% success rate. :)
ObSisypheanPeeve: That does make for a difference of 15 percentage points.

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