MPL By Popular Demand - the goal is to pick something that fits the category and will be the `most popular' answer. You score points based on the number of entries that match yours. For example, if the category is `Cats' and the responses were 7 for Persian, 3 for Calico and 1 for Siamese, everyone who said Persian would get 7 points, Calico 3 and the lone Siamese would score 1 point. The cumulative total over 10 rounds will determine the overall winner. Anyone may enter at any point, starting with an equivalent point total of the lowest cumulative score from the previous round. If a person misses a round, they'll receive the minimum score from the round added to their cumulative total. And, if you want to submit some commentary with your answers, feel free to. Round 7 Results -- Colors 1 - Common Car Color Red 6, White 1, Blue 1 2 - Sports Team Color Red 5, White 2, Blue 1 3 - Emotional Color Blue 4, Red 3, Green 1 4 - Color of a Star Red 3, Yellow 3, White 2 5 - Primary Color Red 8 Individual Scores: 01) Lori McKinnon: Blue Red Blue Yellow Red = 128 + 21 = 149 02) Marc Ellinger: Red Red Red Red Red = 111 + 25 = 136 03) Fred Davis: White White Blue White Red = 110 + 17 = 127 Paul Boymel: Red Blue Green Yellow Red = 108 + 19 = 127 05) Mark Murray: Red Red Blue White Red = 88 + 25 = 113 06) Brendan Whyte: Red Red Red Red Red = 87 + 25 = 112 07) Tom Howell: Red Red Red Red Red = 85 + 25 = 110 08) David Partridge: Red White Blue Yellow Red = 86 + 23 = 109 09) Brad Martin: [no entry received] = 89 + 17 = 106 10) Conrad von Metzke: [no entry received] = 86 + 17 = 103 Highest possible score was 26 with Marc,Mark, Brendan, and Tom all gaining 25 points. 1 - Common Car Color - Based on what I see daily, I would have picked white or grey as the common color, followed by blue. However, it seems that players leaned more towards their ideal color (the color of their fantasy sports car?). 2 - Sports Team Color - This one I really didn't have a good idea what would be chosen, though I most likely would have entered white. If I picked my high school colors (Holt High School Rams), it would have been brown or gold. For college, green or white (Michigan State - my first two years were as a Spartan) then orange or blue (graduated from Univ. of Texas, San Antonio - the RoadRunners). Interestingly, the UTSA RoadRunner football team has never been beaten. Granted, they don't field a football team, but you take what you can get! 3 - Color Associated with Emotions - Blue was my top choice, with green a distant second. I really didn't think of red, but there was that group that chose red for everything..... 4 - Color of a Star - I fully expected yellow (our Sun) to take the category with only a smattering of other colors. However, the `red' crowd continued their march. 5 - Primary Color - My choice would have been blue, with red second. I didn't expect a sweep at all. Very interesting round! Player Commentary: General: FRED - Seems I'm stuck on White, but it's just the way it came to me. 1 - Common Car Color: MARC - it seems obvious that red would be the most popular car color (not Colour!!) even though it is probably not the most popular car color right now. 2 - Sports Team Color: MARC - Go Big Red, the Big Red Machine, the Red Sox, the Red Birds...you get the point. 3 - Color Associated with Emotions: MARC - Am I Blue, of course there is green with envy and being in a black mood. But three times in a row is even better...so Red it is. 4 - Color of a Star: MARC - They twinkle in the sky and they look white to me but there's a trend going here.... FRED - the majority of stars are red, but we can't see most of these dwarfs. Without a telescope, most stars in the sky that we can see appear to be white. 5 - Primary Color: MARC - only three choices here, god help me but I can't stop it RED, RED, RED. WAY - step away from the keyboard, take a deep breath, everything is fine...really, it is....(psst..are the restraints ready??) Player Commentary on Last Round: BRENDAN - Car Part: I'd have counted wheels/tyres together myself. WAY - actually, the tire goes around the wheel - they are two distinct parts. BRENDAN - Computer Part: I'd have put disk and hard drives together. WAY - disk drives are what you put disks in (with information) to access while hard drives store information within themselves. If listed, I might have put disk drives/CD-ROM drives together, but there is a significant difference between a hard drive and a disk drive. BRENDAN - (Newspaper Part): nuf said about American men :-() BRENDAN - (Wargame Part): now, you assume maps means conference maps in Diplomacy. Yet is Diplomacy a wargame? I wouldn't say so. So I'd have put maps and board together. In all `other' wargames the map *IS* the board, and is referred to as the map, not the board. So a wargame has several parts: map/board, counters/figures, dice and rules/charts and box/bag. WAY - Personally, I do classify Diplomacy as a wargame. Granted diplomacy is the central focus of the game, but in the end, it is armies and navies fighting for military occupation of the enemies' homelands. Plus, it was marketed as such. I did think long and hard about maps and boards being combined or not. What helped make my decision was comments by the players that they considered maps and boards distinctly different. Toys & Games Round 8 1 - Adult's Boardgame 2 - Kid's Boardgame 3 - Type of Stuffed Animal 4 - Doll/Action Figure 5 - Toy with Wheels Deadline: November 30, 2003 at noon (I'll adjudicate sooner if I get a response from everyone) to wandrew at compuserve.com or via post to POB 201117; Austin TX 78720-1117
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