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    Default Let's play Botticelli!

    The rules:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botticelli_(game)

    A previous SDMB thread, so you can see how it goes:
    http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=626545

    House rules:
    Please label indirect questions "IQ," and when you've earned one, label direct questions "DQ." No more than three IQs at a time, please. The name of the mystery person that's the subject of a round could be either a first or a last name. Please, NO RESEARCH of any sort! You must rely on your memory. The person who leads the round can do research ONLY in order to assure a correct answer to the other players.

    Our first letter is...

    E.
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    IQ: Are you fictional?
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    IQ: Are you connected with sports?
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    No, I'm neither Ed Grimley nor Dale Earnhardt.

    IQs should ideally be more focused. Those are more like DQs, which you have to earn (and will help you narrow the field to who I'm thinking of).

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    I've not played this game before now, but I love the idea. Would you mind giving me an example or two of what you mean by more focused?
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    The host of a Botticelli game wants to be challenged, so an indirect question should be hard to find a suitable answer for.

    Try Is there a programming language named after you?

    How many DQs do we get anyway?

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    Sorry, I could only read the wiki rules, the SDMB is too risky a proposition for my work computer.

    IQ: Do you host a daytime talk show?

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    IQ: Are you famous for losing part of one of your ears?
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    Quote Originally posted by kk fusion View post
    The host of a Botticelli game wants to be challenged, so an indirect question should be hard to find a suitable answer for.

    Try Is there a programming language named after you?

    How many DQs do we get anyway?
    Thanks, kk, and you're right.

    You get 20 DQs, and then each player who's already earned at least one DQ gets to ask a single "Are you [firstname lastname]?" question.

    Dunno about the programming language person. Take a DQ.

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    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    ...IQ: Do you host a daytime talk show?
    Dunno who this is. Take a DQ.

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    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    IQ: Are you famous for losing part of one of your ears?
    No, I'm not... Edward Jenkins?

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    OK, since you answered my IQ with "No, I'm not..." and came up with someone who met my criteria other than whom I'm thinking of, I stay in IQ mode for the time being, correct? And if so, can I continue to ask IQs while Orual and kk fusion are asking DQs, or do I freeze and wait until after they've asked?
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    The language in question was named after Agner Krarup Erlang (Danish mathematician and engineer).

    DQ: Are you currently alive?

    As a clarification for those new to the game, a fictional character is never considered 'alive'.

    OCS, the way I interpret the house rules, everyone may ask IQs as long as no more than three such questions are still open.

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    Yes, if my answer is correct as to your IQ, even if you had someone else in mind, then you remain in IQ mode. You can keep asking, up to three IQs at a time per player, regardless of what other players are doing. You can also rephrase your earlier IQs to narrow the focus. For instance, if the letter was W and the question was, "Were you a President of the United States?" and I answered, "No, I'm not George Washington" even though you were thinking of Woodrow Wilson, you could rephrase your IQ to, "Were you a President of the United States who refused to compromise on the League of Nations." That would be a pretty easy IQ, but you get the idea. Generally, you want to ask IQs that are narrowly focused enough that there's only one correct answer... and I don't know it!

    You also don't need to use italics... unless you prefer to.

    E.

    1. Alive
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    IQ: Do you play guitar with The Dubliners?

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    Quote Originally posted by kk fusion View post
    IQ: Do you play guitar with The Dubliners?
    Dunno. Take a DQ.

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    IQ: Were you once married to a former TV cutie?

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    My IQ was referring to Ellen Degeneres.

    DQ: Are you under the age of 45?

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    And the Dubiners' lead guitarist is Eamonn Campbell.

    DQ: Are you female?

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    I'm only using italics for questions about rules, which should hopefully get less frequent as we go.

    IQ: Did you lose the ear via human bite?
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    Quote Originally posted by Rube E. Tewesday View post
    IQ: Were you once married to a former TV cutie?
    Dunno. Take a DQ.

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    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    IQ: Did you lose the ear via human bite?
    No, I'm not... that guy who Mike Tyson bit, whose name I forget. Take a DQ!

    E.

    1. Alive
    2. Over the age of 45
    3. Female

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    Evander Holyfield.

    DQ: Are you most famous for being a writer?
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    DQ: Are you most famous for being a musician?

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    IDQ: Were you ever on the TV show Dynasty?

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    Evander, dammit! I knew that... or did once.

    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    IDQ: Were you ever on the TV show Dynasty?
    No, I'm not Linda Evans.

    E.

    1. Alive
    2. Over the age of 45
    3. Female
    4. Not famous for being a writer
    5. Nor for being a musician

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    bump

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    Were you ever a cast member on a live variety show?

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    Are you a reigning European monarch?

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    IQ: Are you a parody of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the mysterious head of SPECTRE from several James Bond films?
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    Oh, apologies for not labelling my last an "IQ". I kinda suck at this game, I think.

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    We all kinda do, so far. I don't think EH realized what he was getting himself into by suggesting it!
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    You're all doing fine.

    Quote Originally posted by Rube E. Tewesday View post
    Were you ever a cast member on a live variety show?
    You got me on this. Take a DQ.

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    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    Are you a reigning European monarch?
    No, I am not Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, now celebrating her 60th year on the British throne.

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    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    IQ: Are you a parody of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the mysterious head of SPECTRE from several James Bond films?
    No, I'm not Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movies.

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    DQ: Are you primarily famous for being a TV actress?

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    IQ: Are you famous for being an swimming actress in many MGM aquatic films and musicals from the first half of the 20th century?
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    Rube, before I answer your latest DQ, who did you have in mind as once being married to a former TV cutie, and a cast member on a live variety show?

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    IQ: Are you famous for being an swimming actress in many MGM aquatic films and musicals from the first half of the 20th century?
    No, I'm not Esther Williams.

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    Oh, sorry, was thinking of Eddie van Halen (before I knew it was a woman) and Ellen Cleghorn.

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    Just to make it clear: the IQs you ask aren't limited by the answers I've already given to DQs. As long as the person you have in mind has a first or last name starting with "E," and has not already been asked about, you may ask about him or her.

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    IQ: Are you a famous, scandal-ridden chorus girl?

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    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    IQ: Are you a famous, scandal-ridden chorus girl?
    No, I'm not Evelyn Nesbit?

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    IQ: Are you leading a British political party
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

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    IQ: Are you the one-time leader of Marvel Comics' "Hellfire Club?"
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    IQ: Are you leading a British political party
    No, I'm not Edward Balls?

    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    IQ: Are you the one-time leader of Marvel Comics' "Hellfire Club?"
    Ooo, I should know this. Take a DQ.

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    Emma Frost, the White Queen.

    DQ: Have you ever held elected public office?
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    IQ: Have you played a Bond Girl in the last 10 years?

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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    IQ: Are you leading a British political party
    No, I'm not Edward Balls?
    Unfortunately, it's Ed Milliband....although most would say Ed Balls would love to be leading the Labour party.

    DQ: Are you a fictional character

    IQ: Are you the titular character of a Charles Dickens novel.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

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    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    IQ: Have you played a Bond Girl in the last 10 years?
    No, I'm not Eva Green.

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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    ...IQ: Are you the titular character of a Charles Dickens novel.
    Ebenezer Scrooge isn't a titular character... and I'm otherwise drawing a blank. DQ.

    E.

    1. Alive
    2. Over the age of 45
    3. Female
    4. Not famous for being a writer
    5. Nor for being a musician
    6. Never held elective office
    7. Not a fictional character

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