Monday night games confuse us. On one hand, we’re still three days to Football Time in Tennessee.
On the other hand, it is the Friday before Gameday, and so we’re acting like it.
And that means it’s time for the Gameday on Rocky Top Guessing Game, even if we’re still technically way early for kickoff.
Yes, we’ll be using Mario Kart rules again this season. Here’s how to play, what you can do with your own skill, and what happens to you courtesy of the gamification ghouls.
Earn points with knowledge and skill
First, submit your answers to our three questions. Unlike seasons past, you don’t have to go somewhere else to do that. You can just submit your answers below, right here inside this post.
Nobody else will see your answers, though, unless you share them, which is half the fun. So, once you hit the “Submit” button, your answers will be displayed for you. Copy and paste them into the comments section so everyone can make fun of you.
That’s really it for the stuff you can control. New this year is that questions may have different point values so we can put some space between folks earlier in the season.
Shrooms, Shells, and Bolts, oh my!
Now for the Mario Kart-style chaos. Stuff can happen to you during each week’s tabulation of the totals. Stuff like this:
Mushroom. Plus one point. There are two of these per round, randomly distributed.
Banana. Minus one point. There are two of these per round, randomly distributed.
Blue Shell. 25% chance each round of the person in last place getting one of these. Once received, it’s automatically released and will travel from the lowest point total to the highest one place each round until it reaches the leader(s), at which point it will blow them up and cause them to lose two points.
Thunderbolt. 25% chance each round of someone in the bottom half of the standings getting this. When received, it’s automatically released, and everyone sits the next question out except for the person who received and used the thunderbolt.
We’ll check for specials after tabulating each question. In other words, we’ll tabulate the results of the first question, re-rank everyone, check for specials and their effects, re-rank everyone again, and then move on to the next question until there are no more questions.
New this year: There is always some attrition during the season, and the specials aren’t as fun when there are 50 people in the “race” that are no longer actually playing. So, I’m going to cull the list periodically of inactive players. Because there’s so much randomness involved, there are no prizes but bragging rights, and because there are no prizes, I reserve the right to change the rules as we go. 🙂
- Submit your answers to our three questions below.
- Click the “Submit” button.
- Copy and paste your answers in the comments below.