IC8 – Everything You Know is Wrong
In the next post, you'll see 15 Al-related trivia questions. Some of them may require a bit of Googling, but you'll probably notice that most of them are actually very simple. That's because this challenge isn't about how much you know about Al--it's about how much you know about your fellow players.
You will be answering these trivia questions by PM, but in the same PM, you will be submitting a second list of 15 answers: namely, how many players (including yourself--so out of 11) answered each question correctly.
So, for example, let's look at a hypothetical three-question quiz and what you would submit to me via PM. Please note that these questions are not part of the challenge; they are merely examples.
1. What rapper caused a stir over the lead parody of Bad Hair Day?
2. What band does the song "Dare to Be Stupid" style parody?
3. What is the name of Al's pet hamster as immortalized on Alapalooza?
Your PM would look something like this (the format doesn't matter as long as I can tell both sets of answers):
Of course, because of the format of this challenge, it might actually serve you well to throw in a few incorrect answers on purpose. It's up to you. The number of correct answers for each question will be tallied up, and then the difference between that number and the number you guessed will be added together. So in the example above, let's say that the actual number of correct answers was 7, 10, and 5 respectively. Your score would be 12 (1 + 6 + 5). The person who has the lowest score
(the most accurate) will be declared the winner of this challenge.
There is, however, an additional strategic layer to this challenge: if there happens to be a tie for the winner, the person with the highest score
(the least accurate) will decide who will win immunity among the tied contestants. (Obviously, if a player doesn't submit an entry at all, they are ineligible.) If there's a tie for that
too, we'll do a game of Weird Al Trivia Chicken between those players (this is the same as the "last resort" Tribal Council tiebreaker).
Each guess must be a number 0-11. You are certainly welcome to discuss your answers privately with one another, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to be honest if you choose to do so…
You may not change your entry once you've submitted it. If you fail to answer a question and/or guess the number of correct answers, you will automatically be given 11 points for that question. Spelling doesn't matter as long as I can make out what you're saying.
You have just over 48 hours to submit your answers and guesses, which is technically Sunday at 3:30 AM EDT
. I know this is a really awkward, late hour so if you wish to give immunity to another player or exchange it for either a double vote or an advantage in the next challenge should you win, you may say so in your PM.
If you have any questions, please ask. Good luck!