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Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:22:37 AM »
Yo dudes! 8)

Things have been pretty quiet on the forums lately, which is a bit of a surprise considering that we have the Secret Santa in full swing, my "Spare Bits Giveaway", the next World Cup of Carcassonne Central starting imminently and an influx of overly optimistic cundco customers not getting a Spiel 17 tile. But this is the moment that you have really been waiting for... the... 2017... Carcassonne Central... Advent Quiz! :red-meeple: :white-meeple: :red-meeple:

My personal excitement for this is so great that I tried to run it last year thanks to a triumph of roman numeral confusion, but was convinced to wait until this year for it and to run the 2016 Advent Quiz last year in its place.

If per chance you have no idea what I'm talking about, please follow the following for either the 2016 quiz or the 2015 quiz. Can't be bothered to do that? Fine then. Here's a recap:

- Between the 1st and 24th December I will post a single question each day (at a random time), to which the answer will be the name of a member of our community here at CarcC. Going on previous experience, it seems likely that most questions will be fairly easy for most people to answer (I'm the one posing them after all :P), but I won't ever ask anything that a quick and/ or cunning search of the forums won't reveal.

- When you know the answer, don't post it on this thread! :-X Because then everyone will know, and we don't want that. Instead, send me a PM including the question number and your answer for that day. I won't respond to your PM (please don't be offended), but if you get the answer correct you will win one or more quiz points depending on how many others have answered it correctly before you: 3 points for the first person to provide a correct answer, 2 points to the second and 1 point for anyone else who answers correctly. C:-)

- There's no cut-off date for any particular questions so don't despair if you miss any. You can even answer all 24 questions on Christmas eve if you want, but don't expect to score big overall...

- Once Christmas and boxing day are behind us, I will post the correct answers – one at a time – along with who won the big points (or indeed any points) and total scores per participant. This is where it gets really fun! :o :(y)

- The overall winner will be the person with the most points at the end of the quiz, but there is likely to be a small prize for everyone who answers all questions regardless of whether they manage to answer any of them correctly. Last year I gave away something very special indeed, and I'm hoping to think of something even more specialer between now and the end of the quiz. But obviously it will be a surprise. O:-)

Hopefully that's clear? Please check the 2016 quiz thread if you have any specific questions as they might have been asked and answered there, or post here if you're still confused...

You have slightly more than two weeks to learn everything there is to know about your specialist subject: "The life and times of Carcassonne Central in 2017" and I'll post here again soon. Happy revising! ???

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3632.0
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 11:51:18 AM »
Sounds really fun!   :violet-meeple:

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 02:30:59 PM »
I can't believe you'll top last years prize.  I'm never parting with mine.  :))
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 01:59:07 AM »
Ok, I'm ready, but I'm sure I'll forget this event frequently ...

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 02:34:44 AM »
I'm gonna try to answer them all O0
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 07:07:18 AM »
Ok, I'm ready, but I'm sure I'll forget this event frequently ...
You may have the forum notify you by email every time someone posts. ;)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 07:25:09 AM »
Ok, I'm ready, but I'm sure I'll forget this event frequently ...
You may have the forum notify you by email every time someone posts. ;)

Yes. In fact this should happen by default now that you've posted on here (and probably already is?)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 07:44:06 AM »
Ok, I'm ready, but I'm sure I'll forget this event frequently ...
You may have the forum notify you by email every time someone posts. ;)

Yes. In fact this should happen by default now that you've posted on here (and probably already is?)

You first have to click on the NOTIFY button, right?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 07:46:27 AM »
Don't do it! Have you seen how many posts Dan makes? your email thingy would be pinging more than a very pingy thingy on a pingy thingy day.
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 07:49:46 AM »
Let's just cut to the chase here, folks.

1. (c)
2. (b)
3. (a)
4. (b)
5. (c)
6. (c)
7. (c)
8. (b)
9. (b)
10. (b)
11. (c)
12. (e)
13. (e)
14. MaryHadAMinorLittleSheepTile
15. DanIsThirstyForThirtyBeverages
16. 2015 winner kettlecorn
17. 2016 winner Detruck
18. 2017 winner Just an Overconfident Bill
19. Just another Bill
20. Just the same Bill
21. Just knock it off already Bill
22. okay
23. The Illuminati
24. everyone thinks it's Klaus-Jürgen Wrede but correct answer is George Clooney

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 08:41:06 AM »
You first have to click on the NOTIFY button, right?

You can click the Notify button if you wish to receive email alerts whenever a new message is posted against a specific thread, but I think you should be automatically notified if you post a message of your own on any thread. Maybe it's a settings thing that isn't set for everyone, but that's how it works for me. I get a lot of emails.

Don't do it! Have you seen how many posts Dan makes? your email thingy would be pinging more than a very pingy thingy on a pingy thingy day.

My advice would be to either invest in a ping-less email thingy or to embrace the pingyness regardless of whether it's a pingy or non-pingy day.

Let's just cut to the chase here, folks.

1. (c)
2. (b)
3. (a)
4. (b)
5. (c)
6. (c)
7. (c)
8. (b)
9. (b)
10. (b)
11. (c)
12. (e)
13. (e)
14. MaryHadAMinorLittleSheepTile
15. DanIsThirstyForThirtyBeverages
16. 2015 winner kettlecorn
17. 2016 winner Detruck
18. 2017 winner Just an Overconfident Bill
19. Just another Bill
20. Just the same Bill
21. Just knock it off already Bill
22. okay
23. The Illuminati
24. everyone thinks it's Klaus-Jürgen Wrede but correct answer is George Clooney

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Please send all prizes c/o the Virginia Sanitarium for the Criminally Obnoxious.

Don't worry folks; I pressed the emergency button and Bill's carers have been made aware that another breach has occurred C:-). They apologised for any inconvenience caused and will be monitoring "his medication" more closely once "things" are "under control" again. They asked me to thank you for your patience at this difficult time...

(also, please note that the quiz will not be multiple choice)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 09:46:56 AM »
(also, please note that the quiz will not be multiple choice)

Yeah yeah yeah, and you probably also still DENY! that the so-called "astronauts" who faked the first "moon landing" were spending their off hours in a sensory deprivation tank, being controlled by their handlers through repeated playings of a special water-proof version of Carcassonne, thirty-one years!! before the "game" was finally declassified and "released" to the "public."

It's fine man, it's all fine. The truth will come out, you can't stop it. Listen to Mary A. Minor! Once people find the hidden code embedded in those 13 a-b-c answers, it will be impossible to stop the truth. It's coming. It's out there. It's

ooh i feel sleppy noww gottagobye


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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 07:23:54 PM »
Lol


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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 01:44:03 AM »
OK, it's time to get this show on the road! Here's the first question...

Q1:
MrNumbers was busy again in July, with his Carcassonne Central Online Quiz. There were a total of six contestants with final scores ranging from 18 to 24 out of 30. But who took first place overall and was able to add a copy of Japanese Monasteries to their collection as a reward?

If you think you know who this was, please PM me with the answer - don't answer here!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 01:22:35 AM »
Q2:
Thodekey started a wonderful debate about tile counting in January, and most of us admitted that we will at least try to count tiles during games to give an idea of what's left in the bag. But someone was so surprised and disgusted by us all that they felt compelled to start the "Clean Carcassonne" campaign and offered personalised invisible halos to the first 100 people to sign up. Who was this?

If you think you know who this was, please PM me with the answer - don't answer here!


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