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Suggest Categories for Hangman Event Games!

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

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  1. LH47

    LH47 Lollipop

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    The thing with people and hangman is that names can have awkward spellings, be in different languages, etc.
    Also it's difficult to have definitive list of what makes a famous person. I guess for scientist you could possibly just pool from Nobel Prize winners?
    As for video games, would it be individual games (Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare/Metroid Fusion) or just franchise names (Call of Duty/Metroid)?

    I also thought plays might be a bit obscure, so probably best to just forget about them.
     
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    Video games (Nintendo only maybe?) seems fine as does famous landmarks and gems (A few of the gem names coincide with colours for example "lapis lazuli" .This needs to be taken care of , other than that the category seems nice). Imo only the series name needs to be on there for video games because individual game names seem long and unwieldy and can possibly be guessed due to the sheer amount of letters in them.

    Plays seems a bit too obscure to be added imo.

    Scientists (Possibly only ones with major contributions to their respective fields) seems like a nice category to look into too.
     
  3. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    I do not mind if categories have games in them that are shared in other categories, so long as the word fits into both categories. Don't be scared of repeats like that, if a word fits in that cat and makes sense, it can stay imo.
     
  4. Zoroark

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    Just franchise names, individual video games names would be a total pain in events. Because they would be too specific and as GCA said, some of them have ridiculously long and wide names etc etc. So yeah only franchise games, from any game developer (as long as the game is worldwide known ofc).

    As for the scientists, maybe just adding those who made a significant contribution to science and today's technology. If possible.
     
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    i like the scientist idea, however nobel prizes don't imply being famous
    just ask some ppl who are into the matter to create a list of famous scientist, e.g. MidwayMarshall, who is a scientist or a certain dogs who is interested in physics

    the problem with shakespeare is that he is the ne plus ultra in terms of literature in english speaking countries, but barely a thing in many non-english countries, again for the sake of being an international community i would include important plays from other big languages as well; writing the author behind the name of the play can help to guess what language the name of the play probably is; nobody'll know every play, but then again this isn't trivia and guessing the unknown is half the fun
     
  6. Samphire

    Samphire Too much hard work!

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    Famous World Landmarks and Video Game Consoles have now been added!
    Keep suggesting guys!
     
  7. Zoroark

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    Time to revive this a little. I've been thinking on adding something like "Historical Inventions", this pretty much includes technological objects that had a big impact on history, such like the newspaper, printing press, the train, etcetera. Opinions are welcome.
     
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  8. Nightfall Alicorn

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    What about known Heroes and Villains if it's not added yet?
     
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    What kind of Heroes/Villains are we talking about? Movies, Animated Movies, Series or what?
     
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    Thought it be all kinds. I mean each movie and game for example only has a few each. Probably most common/known ones. I mean someone hardly known might be too questionable.
     
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    I would personally lean into Movie ones, since they are more known than the other ones I mentioned in the question, movies are something most of us watch and are more familiar with people than animated movies or that kind of stuff.
     
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    Video Game Series are now included!
     
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    Opinions about the following suggestions previously posted?
    Heroes/Villains
    Historical Technologies
     
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    I'm ok with 'em, but what parameters would we use? :V
     
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    We still don't have food....
     
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    (11:32:26) +Strudels: i tried to start a list of food
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    er eventually someday i think
     
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