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Postby Spicelon » 05 May 2008 16:46

loremaster wrote:DO NOT POST THE ANSWERS YET, INSTEAD, SIMPLY POST HOW MANY YOU KNOW, eg 6/9. PM me for answers :-)

beginner

"What was Korba's job before joining the priesthood?" ( D + DM)

"How does Duncan mark himself as different during the tleilaxu attack on the peregrination?" (GEoD)

"What happens to dead reverend mothers on Chapterhouse?" (CH:D)

intermediates

"How many duncans have died prematurely in the bene gesserit project prior to the beginning of heretics (IOW - how many duncans were there before the one we see in heretics)" (HoD)

"Name the fremen who presents the "matter of the desert" to jessica and alia in CoD, who is shortly nearly assassinated and leads jessica to safety (CoD) - for a bonus point, how many other fedaykin were in the room with him?"

What is the translation of the name "Harq-al-ada" (CoD)


"expert" - they're not as hard as they could be, just questions off the top of my head.

What colour is pauls throne in the time of DM - for a bonus point again, what is it made from? for a second bonus point - what is significant about this colour? (DM)

How many colleagues did Siona have when she set out to steal the journals? For extension: Can you name a)3-4? 5-6? 7+?

What is the word which Paul could utter. which would stop the muscles of Feyd? (Dune)


5/9. IF I'm lucky. :)
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Postby orald » 05 May 2008 16:51

All these "bonus" parts make it sound like you're in school doing a test. :?

I know most and can easily check the others without a search function(sorry, I don't have DM anywhere but as PDF, and I only have the rest in Hebrew in hard-copy, so the most I can promise is to use PDFs only to check spelling or places I don't have in hard-copy).

But those aren't really riddles, it's just "go to this and this scene and search for this name/color/etc".
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Postby Spicelon » 05 May 2008 17:43

orald wrote:All these "bonus" parts make it sound like you're in school doing a test. :?

I know most and can easily check the others without a search function(sorry, I don't have DM anywhere but as PDF, and I only have the rest in Hebrew in hard-copy, so the most I can promise is to use PDFs only to check spelling or places I don't have in hard-copy).

But those aren't really riddles, it's just "go to this and this scene and search for this name/color/etc".
Riddles is what you have in The Hobbit.


what do the questions not being riddles have to do with anything?
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Postby SandChigger » 05 May 2008 18:33

^^^ GOOD QUESTION! :D

OOH! OOH! I KNOW THE ANSWER!!!

NOTHING! :lol:

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Postby Spicelon » 05 May 2008 20:21

SandChigger wrote:^^^ GOOD QUESTION! :D

OOH! OOH! I KNOW THE ANSWER!!!

NOTHING! :lol:

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Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!
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Postby orald » 05 May 2008 21:25

Well, excuse me for entertaining the thought that riddles are a higher and more enjoying form of question than simple fact finding. *need a snobish smiley now*
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Postby Freakzilla » 06 May 2008 05:19

We'll be cleaning up the off-topic comments in this topic to make it more interesting. I've also started a "Trivia Rules" topic so please post suggestions there.
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Postby chanilover » 06 May 2008 07:23

loremaster wrote:I think the last 24 hours between Oral D (isnt that a toothpaste, by the way?) and CL have just proven my point. :-)



Can we have our own section of the forum?

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Postby chanilover » 06 May 2008 07:25

loremaster wrote:
beginner

"What was Korba's job before joining the priesthood?" ( D + DM)

"How does Duncan mark himself as different during the tleilaxu attack on the peregrination?" (GEoD)

"What happens to dead reverend mothers on Chapterhouse?" (CH:D)


1. Death commando.

2. Don't know. Can you do some questions for Retard Level readers.

3. I can't remember if they're buried or cremated, but they end up with a tree planted on them.

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Postby Freakzilla » 06 May 2008 08:42

chanilover wrote:
loremaster wrote:
beginner

"What was Korba's job before joining the priesthood?" ( D + DM)

"How does Duncan mark himself as different during the tleilaxu attack on the peregrination?" (GEoD)

"What happens to dead reverend mothers on Chapterhouse?" (CH:D)


1. Death commando.

2. Don't know. Can you do some questions for Retard Level readers.

3. I can't remember if they're buried or cremated, but they end up with a tree planted on them.


2. He stripped his uniform off.

3. In addition to CL's answer, they're burried in a sack, I believe.
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Postby Omphalos » 06 May 2008 10:51

3. They become fertilizer.

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Postby Nekhrun » 06 May 2008 11:16

Okay you guys...
loremaster wrote:DO NOT POST THE ANSWERS YET, INSTEAD, SIMPLY POST HOW MANY YOU KNOW, eg 6/9. PM me for answers :-)

Reading is...something or other. :wink:

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Postby Omphalos » 06 May 2008 11:41

:oops:

Sorry. Will attempt to adhere to directions from now on.

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Postby loremaster » 06 May 2008 12:43

Seens as question three has now been truly given away, the final point which none of you have yet mentioned is that they are buried upright. (I think). I didnt remember that, but Spicelon kindly filled it in for me.

Spicelon is currently the leader, by the way, with 5/9 (not including any bonus points).

Remember, no answers, no PDFs.


I'd just like to throw down the gauntlet to the usual gurus by the way - Freak, Omph, Chig, Orald, Phaedrus when he's around- how many of those can YOU get? Dont be shy :p

PM for answers :-)
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Postby SandChigger » 06 May 2008 18:37

loremaster wrote:I'd just like to throw down the gauntlet to the usual gurus by the way - Freak, Omph, Chig, Orald, Phaedrus when he's around- how many of those can YOU get? Dont be shy :p

Well, you can throw your gauntlet down all you want, luv, and I'll just stand here on all six and look at it. ;)

One reason I've never seriously participated in these trivia threads is I haven't read the books twenty or thirty times and so can't quote from them verbatim. And besides, I've never really seen much point in rote memorization of details, anyway; if I know where the answer is or how to find it, that's good enough for me. Sorry.

But since you ask:

beginner

1. FMIIC (Fook me if I care).
2. Got it.
3. Got it. (Edit: knew it before it was given away. Nyah! :D )

intermediates

4. Pretty sure I got it.
5. Was recently tooling around that part of CoD but fook me again if I can remember the old fart(a naib)'s name.
6. I remember Leto giving the translation, but again...phlllth!

"expert"

7. FMIIC.
8. Vague idea, probably wrong.
9. Got it.

Three definites, two probable/maybies, two I could find with a book pretty fast, and two whatevers.

If that loses me my "guru" status, well, again, whatever. ;)

Suffice it to say that while I will continue to read the trivia thread(s), I probably won't be participating from now on.
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Postby loremaster » 07 May 2008 02:55

heh, well thanks for participating all the same.

TBH i`m a bit like you - i have read the books a number of times (i still get the thrills even when i know whats going to happen) but I'm less bothered about remembering rote facts ("how many men..." etc) than concepts involved in the plot.

That said, If you dont want to participate, dont :D.
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Postby inhuien » 07 May 2008 05:34

loremaster wrote:That said, If you dont want to participate, dont :D.


A good point well made and that's where I am re trivia, I do enjoy reading the thread thou :)
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Postby Mandy » 07 May 2008 11:37

I think the fun has been sucked out of it.

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Postby Spicelon » 07 May 2008 15:28

maybe it [the fun] will be reborn in a tub 'o goo?
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Postby Tyrant » 07 May 2008 23:45

6/9 ....im disappointed with myself
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Postby Phaedrus » 08 May 2008 04:33

I don't use PDFs, I just flip through the books. That said, if I flipped through the books, I could get 9/9 of those, easy. From memory, I know 6 for sure. The name, the number of Siona's companions, and the word Paul would use, along with some of the bonuses, I would have to look up, but I could open the books to the exact chapters in about .3 seconds flat per question.

But yeah, this thread has kind of gone downhill. I enjoy the tough questions when they come up, but rule lawyers and such make it a lot less fun. There shouldn't be a rule against using books or PDFs, that's dumb. Just learn to phrase your questions so they can't be easily searched, or ask better questions. You shouldn't expect anyone to remember, off the top of their head, the exact length of Leto II's body or every position in the Bene Gesserit hierarchy. That's just silly.

I think it's not as fun because we have too much interference. The thread should really be questions and answers only. :?
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Postby Omphalos » 13 May 2008 00:42

What kind of mass transit is used in the era after the imperium, and how does it work?

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Postby The Sons of Idaho » 13 May 2008 17:51

Omphalos wrote: in the era after the imperium


You mean like post-scattering era (HoD, Ch:D)?
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Postby Freakzilla » 13 May 2008 18:08

Omphalos wrote:What kind of mass transit is used in the era after the imperium, and how does it work?


Tubes? They use suspensor fields.
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Postby Omphalos » 13 May 2008 19:15

The Sons of Idaho wrote:
Omphalos wrote: in the era after the imperium


You mean like post-scattering era (HoD, Ch:D)?


This question (as all of mine) only applies to the original six, so yes.