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Suggest Categories for Hangman Event Games!

Discussion in 'Hangman' started by Samphire, Mar 21, 2014.

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  1. Stray Dog

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    Introducing historical figures without favourising a certain nationality (e.g. US Americans when asking about US presidents) would be hard, if not illusional. But since we are a mixed bunch, even just among the HA's we could get a balanced list of games with known persons from history all over the internet connected world.
    If you agree, Samph, everyone willing to contribute could send you a bunch of historical figues ( 5 - 20 ) + their nation of origin. This way we could represent a broad field of cultures and only pick the most famous, meaning those who are very well known beyond the borders of their home country, e.g. Sigmund Freud & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for Austria.
     
  2. Stocke

    Stocke Wat is dis I don't even

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    I added a bunch of words under Weapons. I hope everyone keeps suggesting things!
     
  3. Strudels

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  4. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    This sounds like a fair enough idea to remove geographical bias from a category like this.
    If anyone would like to contribute to a list such as this with the view to Historical Figures turning into a category, please feel free to PM me on the forums with your list of names, preferably separated by a line break so we can start to get an accessible list of the most famous figures that everyone should be able to play easily!
     
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  6. TywinLannister

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    I like Stray Dog's suggestion for historical figures.

    Gods and Goddesses would be nice. Roman, Norse and Greek gods. Trying to spell Hephaestus will be a challenge :D
    Disney and Pixar Films
    Marvel and DC Heroes and Villains

    Recent and Famous Old Movies won't be bad I think. Recent could be things like Frozen, The Hobbit and the Avengers; so long as they were very hyped up and popular. Famous Old would be like Bladerunner, Titanic and Casablanca. Not too broad, not too specific or niche (like a horror films category would be I think). Disney and Pixar is the only subcategory I can think of that would work.
     
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  7. Roild

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    I feel like the problem is now the willingness to add all of the possible suggestions. If that is the case, I would be willing to collect information necessary for particular themes.
     
  8. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    Can you explain what you mean by this?

    I do try where possible to look at the viability of all suggestions here, and a few have gone up, with my plan in the next 2-3 days to get some mythology questions up, as I know that these have been asked for. Again, the main issue here is whether a list is easily available, and even then, lists have to be screened for obscure answers or terms to be omitted to make sure the category is totally acceptable. This is why narrowing your suggestions in particular categories that are broad (for example Tywin above has suggested sub categories of films - Disney/Pixar) that can help to refine the terms we put in.
     
  9. Zoroark

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    I just thought on Biology, Automobiles, Literature Genres, World Wars important events. Art vocabulary ( Can be specified depending on its type, such as painting, music, and other kinds of art).
    World Flags. (I gotta think on more).
     
  10. Suigetsu

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    Music? Like famous songs/bands?

    Animals names! They're as good an object as any.

    Anime/Manga. Name of the series.

    Anime/Manga Character.

    Video games!

    Video Game Charachter names.

    Pokemon NPCs

    All I can think of right now.
     
  11. Roild

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    Names in general are a bit meh since one could almost literally just say a random name. Trainer types though are okay since it's an archetype of the group. Video games and Animals could be okay. Music is so broad, but could also be cool if done right. Anime/Manga would be a lot of awkward letters, but some might enjoy.
     
  12. Snowfall

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    Some ideas:
    - Vegetables
    - Colors
    - Musical instruments
    - Tools (ex. spade, chisel etc)
     
  13. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    We already have vegetables and animals as categories.
    By popular demand for Mythology related games, to start us off I have added a list of Greek Mythological figures to the event game pool.
     
  14. Marquis

    Marquis beez in the whazzit??

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    I like the ideas of Music and Movie categories, but I think the restrictions should be stricter in them. Only answers that are generally agreed upon as known to a certain extent, i.e. Top 40 and Classic songs and best-selling movies, among other things.

    How about a "Common Phrase" or "Idiom" category? Stuff like "when pigs fly" or "eating crow".
     
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  16. Pangaea

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    What about a "World History" category? To be specific, it could be stuff about the Egyptians, Sumerians, major events, catastrophic events (tsunamis, tornados, earthquakes etc.) or even famous Historical Figures.
     
  17. satyaki roy

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    How about some famous people on Pokémon Online?
     
  18. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    This may be a bit difficult, as for now we want games that are categories, so lots of words that can fit under one hint, for ease of use. Users also fluctuate, and 'famous PO person' is a bit subjective and vague. If a hint were extended, for example POCL winner, this makes it more of a trivia game of finding out the asnwer rather than a guessing game of letters. For now, I don't think we will be considering games like that.
     
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    Pangaea resto en peaco

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    What about books/films from the twentieth first century?
     
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    All the major events in this century?
     
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    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    Musical Instruments from @Snowfall 's suggestion have now been added!
    Think you know your Lute from your Lyre? Play and find out!
     
  22. Cosmic Ranger

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    I Would like to Suggest-

    * Cosmic Affairs (Planets, Galaxies, Constellations, etc.) Obviously the famous ones.
    * Don't know Countries category include the capital cities or not, if not adding capital city will make it more interesting.
     
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    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    By popular demand, Events of the 20th Century have been added!
     
  24. satyaki roy

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    How about gym badges names? It might be tough though
     
  25. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    Walt Disney Movies have been added!

    @satyaki roy I think we have badges in there, or I think Stocke was working on it. I'll have to check up on that one.
     
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    Pangaea resto en peaco

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    What about Famous Landmarks? (ex. Great Wall, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Ol' Faitful)
     
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    Pokémon Badges have been added.
     
  28. satyaki roy

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    You could have PO staff as a category too
     
  29. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    PO Staff are too changeable for this to really be implemented.
     
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    Oh didnt know that
     
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    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    Pokémon Trainer Classes have just been added!
     
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    I would suggest CRICKETER it can have lot of games
     
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    i don't know, there are so many people around the globe who don't even know the basic rules of cricket let alone any players

    if we include cricketers we have to implement players of all, let's call them "world sports" (see picture below), into the event game poll; for reasons of fairness and not favorising any special part of the globe

     
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    Yeah i agree only famous sports players
     
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    Pokemon species is one of the few categories which is not obvious and yet is related to pokemon.It's not all that hard to get even if you have no clue either. It'd make a pretty nice addition to the games imo.

     
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    I kinda agree with GCA. Also I think that another category should be added, either name it "Car Company" or "Automobile Company". Both can work. Since everyone would get the idea right away. I've seen many people and Myself making those games and users have no problem with it.
     
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    Along the same vein as Car Companies, you could also do Technology Companies (MS,Google,Apple,etc).
    Other possibles, which are all well known by a large range of people and have decently sized lists to choose from:
    Famous Landmarks (Eiffel Tower,Great Wall,Leaning Tower,etc).
    Gems/Stones (Ruby,Sapphire,Opal,etc).
    Marvel Characters (Iron Man,Wolverine,Spiderman,etc)
    DC Characters (Batman,Superman,Joker,etc)
    Shakespeare Plays (Twelfth Night,Henry V,Othello,etc) <--- Probably not as commonly known as the categories above.

    Will add more as I think of them.

    Also, first forum post by me. Hooray I guess?
     
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    congrats, maybe you'll have as tremendously many as i have, lighthouse47

    Your ideas are okay, i especially like the "gems" one, since gems tend to have unique and interesting names perfectly fitting for hangman games

    However i'm a bit sceptical about Shakespeare Plays (why not plays in general?) and that Marvel/DC thing (people tend to forget the game and start nerdy arguments about what is better, which of course isn't healthy for the server)
     
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    Hmm I'm thinking if perhaps "Scientist" (Charles Darwin, Dimitri Mendeleev, Nikola Tesla, etc) could be added as a category for event games. And after checking the current list, I noticed that "Video Game" (Metroid Fusion, Call of Duty, Super Smash Brothers [Or Bros w/e]) is not there, wondering why? Users have no problem with such games.
     
  40. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    Plays get VERRRRRRRRY obscure very quickly, it is not something generally people will know. If you stick to well known playwrights such as Shakespeare you make things a lot better, and even then, I think games with plays should have the playwright in, even Shakespeare.

    The key thing with event games is to make things accessible, pick from more common pools. We want people to get points, not for unown to win all the time, because that will put people off.
     
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