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 10 Results -- Villains 1 - Sherlock Holmes Villain: Moriarity 10 2 - Superman Villain: Luther 8, Bizarro Superman 1, Krypton 1 3 - Star Trek Villain: Klingons 4, Khan 3, Borg 1, Tribbles 1,
1 4 - Batman Villain: Joker 8, Robin 1, Penguin 1 5 - Star Wars Villain: Darth Vader 10 Individual Scores: 01) Lori McKinnon: Moriarity Luther Borg Joker Darth Vader = 201 + 37 = 238 02) Marc Ellinger: Moriarity Luther Klingons Joker Darth Vader = 181 + 40 = 221 03) Paul Boymel: Moriarity Luther Khan Joker Darth Vader = 177 + 39 = 216 04) Fred Davis: Moriarity Luther <blank> Joker Darth Vader = 177 + 37 = 214 05) David Partridge: Moriarity Luther Tribbles Joker Darth Vader = 165 + 37 = 202 06) Mark Murray: Moriarity Bizarro Superman Khan Joker Darth Vader = 164 + 32 = 196 07) Tom Howell: Moriarity Luther Klingons Robin Darth Vader = 152 + 33 = 185 08) Brendan Whyte: Moriarity Luther Klingons Joker Darth Vader = 144 + 40 = 184 09) Doug Kent: Moriarity Luther Khan Joker Darth Vader = 135 + 39 = 174 10) Brad Martin: Moriarity Krypton Klingon Penguin Darth Vader = 145 + 26 = 171 11) Conrad von Metzke: [no entry received] = 129 + 26 = 154 Highest possible score was 40 with Marc and Brendan making the score. 1 - Sherlock Holmes Villain: Moriarity was the obvious choice, being the only "serial" villain in the tales. I'd hoped for at least one entry from another evildoer, but no one took the bait. 2 - Superman Villain: On the other hand, Luther should have swept the category, but a couple of others slipped. 3 - Star Trek Villain: This was a bit wide open, but I'd expected Khan would be the #1 villain. I certainly didn't expect the Klingons to be in first place as, in the later Star Trek series, they were friends (well, most of the time). Romulans were baddies all along. On the other hand, Moriarity could have appeared here as well..... 4 - Batman Villain: Myself, I'd have picked the Penguin or the Riddle. However, the Joker was not a bad option (which many took). 5 - Star Wars Villain: OK, blindsided on this one. I'd have chosen Jabba - evil through and through. Anakin/Darth was both a villian and an ally, so I wouldn't have made it my first pick. No one for the Emperor? Player Commentary: General: [Lori] Does it have to be the last round????? Aww, c'mon, let's start over again!!!! This is too much fun. By the way....if I win, what do I get????? [WAY] Much praise and honor, little in the way of anything substantial. [Lori] Thanks for all of your hard work, Andy. It's been excellent. [WAY] You are most welcome. [Marc] Thanks for a great game. [WAY] Glad to! 1 - Sherlock Holmes Villain: [Marc] In the end he beat Holmes as they both go over the waterfall. Who else is even in the running (the Hound of the Baskervilles?) 2 - Superman Villain: [Marc] Great in comic books and I can never forget Gene Hackman playing Luther in the first movie. 3 - Star Trek Villain: [Fred] Sorry, I haven't seen an episode of Star Trek in years. Just can't think of the name of a villain in it. [Marc] Now it gets much more difficult. Klingons or Romulans? I guess if the crowd is younger it could be the Borg. But I'm a traditionalist and the baddest of the bad in the original series were the Klingons. 4 - Batman Villain: [Tom] Robin, not really, but I'm drawing a blank on the villain. There's one I want, just can't come up with the name at the moment. [Marc] Only 4 really come to mind (Joker, Penguin, Riddle and Catwoman). The Joker was always my favorite and besides who would scare you more Jack Nicholson as the Joker or Danny DeVito as the Penguin? Isn't that a clear cut answer? 5 - Star Wars Villain: [Marc] It could be the Emperor but I think we all have fond memories of Lord Vader. (I find your lack of faith disturbing). For anyone who doesn't pick Vader, you can always apologize later (Apology accepted.) Besides, it was the voice of God playing him! Player Commentary on Previous Rounds: [Brendan] Medical Worker: Huh! Noyl the doctor guesses the doctor. The rest guess nurse. Probably too many 'carry on' films under your belts! Or that 'nurses of the 4077th' porn flick.... Hospital: Mayo? Never heard of it.. Nor the other one. Mayo is something you put on a salad here. Thanks All!
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You are all welcome to join the BPD game Andy is running in my 'zine. See The Brothers in off-the-shelf. If he's willing to submit himself to this again, I'll be asking him to run another game after The Brothers finishes.
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