Knightmare Pointless II

The Knightmare edition of the BBC gameshow.
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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Eyeshield » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:49 pm

Rosey's answer is FREEZE.

So, Amy says ERG. Let's see what that scores her...

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Merlin cast this spell in the penultimate episode of Series 3 to restore Martin's life force.

Rosey says FREEZE, with the additional information "Helen and Ariadne". Let's see what that scores her...

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Sorry, Rosey, but it was Brother Mace who awarded that spell - not Merlin! So, the head-to-head is all square at 1-1 - how exciting! Let's take a look at the whole board for that question:

VIM - 7
ENERGY - 6
ERG - 4
DARK - 3
LANTERN - 3
FREEZER - 2
GRIP - 2
SWORD - 2
CURE - 1
DANCE - 1
HOME - 1
RUN - 1
SLEEP - 1
TWIST - 1
UNITE - 0

So, on to the decider. We gave 8 people 100 seconds to name...

CHARACTERS WHO'VE SAID BOTH "TRUTH ACCEPTED" AND "FALSEHOOD"

For a change, I don't really have anything to add to that! We're looking for any character who has been heard to say both "Truth accepted" and "Falsehood" when questioning dungeoneers. Rosey, it's over to you.

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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Eyeshield » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:51 pm

Rosey's answer is Doorkis. Amy, what is yours?

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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by shadow6162 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:40 pm

*takes a deep breath* Oakley.
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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Eyeshield » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:49 pm

Rosey says Doorkis. Let's see what that scores her...

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Amy says Oakley. Let's see what that scores her...

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It's a tie! Let's take a look at the whole board:

IGNEOUS - 7
GRANITAS - 6
MERLIN - 6
OLGARTH - 6
BRANGWEN - 5
CEDRIC - 5
GOLGARACH - 5
BUMPTIOUS/DWARF - 4
DOORIS - 3
DOORKIS - 3
OAKLEY - 3

So, the score still stands at 1-1 - I wonder if someone will win the head-to-head with the next question! We gave 8 people 100 seconds to name...

SUCCESSFULLY DISPELLED SPELLS

So that's any spell that was successfully dismissed on-screen with the chant "Dispel", either by a team member or a character. Amy, it's your turn to go first, so what is your answer?

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Post by shadow6162 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:55 pm

Phew! That was tense. I choose ANVIL.
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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Eyeshield » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:56 pm

Rosey has decided to go for PIXEL.

Amy says ANVIL. Let's see what that scores her...

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This was spellcast and dispelled by Danny's team in the fifth episode of Series 1.

Rosey says PIXEL. Let's see what that scores her...

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This was spellcast and dispelled by Sarah's team in the sixth episode of Series 5.

Another incredibly close one, but Rosey pips it again and takes the head-to-head 2-1! Let's see all the correct answers for that one:

SWORD - 6
LANTERN - 4
SHROUD - 4
ANVIL - 3
BIG - 2
GHOST - 2
PIXEL - 2
SAMURAI - 2
TOAD - 2
GROWME - 1
MOUSE - 1
FALGO - 0
TRICK - 0

So, Amy is our runner-up, while Rosey becomes the second Knightmare Pointless champion! Thanks for playing, Amy, and I hope you feel justly proud of yourself. For Rosey, the jackpot final is coming soon. In the meantime (for the benefit of my curious answerers and other Knightmare Pointless enthusiasts who may be interested) let's take a look at the one remaining "spare" question for this game. We gave 8 people 100 seconds to name...

SERIES 1 CHARACTERS WHOSE APPEARANCES IN THAT SERIES ARE CONFINED TO ONE PARTICULAR ROOM

A decision had to be made about whether or not Treguard would count, as there is a convincing argument for him being right (he's always in the antechamber) and for him being wrong (he often projects himself into other rooms) so as the quizmaster I made the decision, and stipulated that Treguard would not count. Bearing that in mind, let's see the answers:

CEDRIC - 6
LILLITH - 6
MERLIN - 5
GIBBET - 4
GRANITAS - 4
OLGARTH - 4
GIANT - 3

Rosey's moment in the spotlight - the jackpot final - will follow soon...

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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by shadow6162 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:59 pm

Aww! I thought ANVIL would do! Oh well, congrats Rosie :D
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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Eyeshield » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:54 pm

ROUND 4 - JACKPOT FINAL

Rosey, you are the new Knightmare Pointless champion, and you now have three chances to win the Knightmare Pointless jackpot. All you have to do is find a pointless answer to our final question. We gave 8 people 100 seconds to name...

USED AND ACCEPTED PASSWORDS

So that's any password ventured by a dunegoneer and accepted as correct by any password guard - be it human, blocker or Dreadnort! (NB: This does not include the word keys to Linghorm and Marblehead, as these were given to Maldame as information, not ventured as passwords by the dungeoneer.)

Rosey's three answers will follow soon. If one of them is pointless, she will follow in Ross's footsteps and win the jackpot!

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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Eyeshield » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:47 pm

Here is something that needs clearing up - another valid answer for "Lord Fear's Pool of Veracity characters" would have been Lord Fear himself, as he was trapped inside his own pool at the end of Ben's winning quest in Series 6, thanks to Hordriss's SPLASH spell!

I had completely failed to take this into account until forum member and Knightmare Pointless survey answerer Fury pointed it out to me, so all I can say is - well done! You should definitely consider taking part in a future show, Fury, as you managed to show up the quizmaster!

If it had been ventured as an answer, "Lord Fear" would have scored 1 - and now we know who that one is!

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Post by shadow6162 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:04 pm

Oh right! Didn't think of that lolz ;D
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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Eyeshield » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:10 pm

After much deliberation and fretting, Rosey has decided on her three answers for the jackpot final. They are - PREDATORY, PASSPORT and GRETEL.

If one of those three answers is pointless, Rosey will have won the jackpot. Let's take a look at what PREDATORY scores...

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An incorrect answer, I'm afraid. I know for a fact that the answer you were thinking of was TERRITORY, because I heard you fretting extensively about the password given to Sofia by Ridolfo. Not that it really matters, though - TERRITORY would have scored you 1 point!

Now, what about PASSPORT? Let's see...

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Bad luck - one solitary answerer has scuppered that for you! So, everything rests on GRETEL - is that a pointless answer?

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Sadly, it isn't. Sorry, Rosey, but you haven't won the Knightmare Pointless jackpot this time. However, you are still our champion and should feel very proud of yourself.

Here is the whole board for that question:

BLACK ROCK - 3
GRETEL - 3
RATPACK - 3
SACRIFICE - 3
BLUDGEON - 2
GREENWOOD - 2
GRIMWOLD - 2
IMBECILE - 2
LEAF MOULD - 2
SABRETOOTH - 2
SARACEN - 2
BREASTPLATE - 1
BROLLACHAN - 1
CYCLOPS - 1
DEFENDER - 1
ELEPHANT - 1
MORNING STAR - 1
PASSPORT - 1
SAMURAI - 1
SCARIFY - 1
SKELETON - 1
SPARROW - 1
TERRITORY - 1
FELDSPAR - 0
MONSTROUS - 0
PALLADIN - 0
STORMING - 0

Four pointless answers there - hearty congratulations to anyone who managed to think of one! I hope you've enjoyed the second game of Knightmare Pointless - thanks once again to Rosey, Amy, Annie and Ben for playing. Fans of the game take note - Knightmare Pointless may well return!

All Knightmare Pointless graphics are created by my good friend Ross Thompson.

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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Canadanne » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:27 pm

Oh nooooo, it's just like watching real Pointless when it goes all the way down to 1! So unlucky! But well done to Rosey for reaching the final. :D

That was a really good contest and loads of fun! Thanks again Jake. I do hope some more people will sign up so there can be a third edition!

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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by shadow6162 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:39 am

Aww bad luck Rosie but at least you're the champion :D
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Post by Drassil » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:57 pm

Well done to Jake and Ross for putting this together and making it work so well.

Out of interest:
The Quizmaster wrote:Let's take a look at the whole board for [Merlin's cast spells]:

VIM - 7
ENERGY - 6
ERG - 4
DARK - 3
LANTERN - 3
FREEZER - 2
GRIP - 2
SWORD - 2
CURE - 1
DANCE - 1
HOME - 1
RUN - 1
SLEEP - 1
TWIST - 1
UNITE - 0
Would you have accepted PIXEL?

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Re: Knightmare Pointless II

Post by Eyeshield » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:17 pm

Just when you think you've thought of every possible quibble or different way of looking at something for a question, another one pops up!

I suppose I would have to accept PIXEL for that, as I didn't specify that the spell had to have been given directly by Merlin himself.

And to anyone who's now thinking, "Was RUN really given directly either?" my reply is - yes, definitely!

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