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Offline whowouldeverhurtawhammy

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New Pricing Game Idea - Fly Me to the Moon
« on: July 02, 2018, 08:12:42 PM »
Rei Ayanami and Frank Sinatra not included. lol Sorry about the placeholder, but this was an idea of a pricing game where a contestant can win 1 of 3 different cars, using an outer space motif.

As the name implies (despite being a song title), the game involves three rockets that are on their way to the moon. However, only one of them will hopefully reach the moon successfully. The other two will run out of fuel along the way.

To fuel the rockets, contestants will have three small/medium prizes to bid on, with two choices of prices (just like Secret 'X', Pathfinder, etc.). Each time the contestant guesses the correct price out of the two, the rockets' fuel tanks will be filled by 30%. Once all three items are guessed upon, the rockets will begin their launch sequence and lift off. Before they launch, the contestant has to choose the one rocket they believe will successfully reach the moon. If that rocket reaches the moon (the rocket reaches the moon and lands), the contestant wins an expensive car ($50,000 or more). Otherwise, if the rocket runs out of fuel along the way (even if the rocket is close to the moon, but does not land), then they will win a car depending on how far that rocket travels. If the rocket travels 1/3 away from the Earth, they win an inexpensive car ($10,000 to $25,000). If the rocket travels 2/3 of the way, they win a more upscaled car ($25,000 to $50,000). If the rocket fails to clear 1/3 of the way, or if the contestant does not get any of the small prize prices right, they get - let's all say it together - NOTHING!

What do you guys think?
« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 08:15:52 PM by whowouldeverhurtawhammy »
(to the tune of Sailor Moon)
Guessing prices by moonlight, winning cars by day light, never losing to a real fight, I am the one named...what?!

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Re: New Pricing Game Idea - Fly Me to the Moon
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 02:26:05 PM »
So a contestant can guess blindly, win an SP by accident, and walk away with a car?

Doesn't that seem a little easy to you?

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Re: New Pricing Game Idea - Fly Me to the Moon
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 12:42:59 PM »
So a contestant can guess blindly, win an SP by accident, and walk away with a car?

Doesn't that seem a little easy to you?

But wait! There's more! (I caught the readers off-guard here; this was intentional)

If the rocket reaches the 30% or 60% mark before the fuel tank runs out, they can either keep the car, or give it back to continue on. If the rocket reaches the next mark successfully, the contestant wins that next car. If the rocket runs out of fuel along the way, they get nothing.
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Re: New Pricing Game Idea - Fly Me to the Moon
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 02:32:26 PM »
How many sensible contestants do you expect would give up a car they had already won for a chance at a more expensive car? A bird in the hand is better than two in a bush, you know.
"Audience, if you're scared buy a dog!"

Bryan, the Punchboard player who gave up $5,000 for a chance at $10,000 and won ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPQ_RRwCfhY )

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Re: New Pricing Game Idea - Fly Me to the Moon
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 11:14:15 PM »
How many sensible contestants do you expect would give up a car they had already won for a chance at a more expensive car? A bird in the hand is better than two in a bush, you know.

You are right... This idea needs a little more retouching...
(to the tune of Sailor Moon)
Guessing prices by moonlight, winning cars by day light, never losing to a real fight, I am the one named...what?!