Thursday, March 10, 2011

Double Whammy

Hello all, starting Saturday Sunday the new theme rounds will commence.
Yes, theme roundS.
This time we'll have two themes rounds taking place side by side.
This is how it's going to work:
1. Instead of 8 questions with one red herring, each theme will have 6 questions with one red herring.

2. The original rules of the RHP apply except for the points for the theme which will start from 60 and not 80, i.e.
+ 60/-30: 1st try/question
+50/-25: 2nd try/question
+40/-20: 3rd try/question
+30/-15: 4th try/question
+20/-10: 5th try/question
+ 10/no neg: Last try/question
3. Apart from the individual theme that each set of questions has, the 2 sets will also have something that connects them. Identify that for another +20. You can guess at any point in the round. No negatives for wrong guesses.

4. So basically you get 2 questions a day. One pertaining to one theme and the other to the 2nd one. So you will have Question "1 a" and "2 a" posted on one day and Question "1 b" and "2 b" posted on the next.
5. The things you need to answer:
-Individual questions
-Individual themes
-Individual red herrings
-Connect between the 2 sets of questions.
If you have any clarifications, please post a comment.


Rohan Danait said...

i think you are complicating a lot which is bound to create confusion not only for those who are answering, but also for you while moderating comments and updating scores. I suggest you keep it simple, 1 theme at a time.

Nagaratna Patil said...

It's just a test run. If it doesn't work, no harm done.

They're answering each question separately and even the theme guess has to come under the appropriate set of questions.

Only the connect is a little arbit, and even that there's only one. Not really complicated.

Moderating comments and scores would be the same as the normal questions...only difference again is the connect. 20 points extra if you get it.

Not too much of a problem.:)

What say?