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Out In Left Field / Re: 2017 NFL Season
« Last post by Superballer on Yesterday at 09:51:58 PM »
And of course the question now is, how does Aaron Rodgers's return shake everything up? (I myself hope he at least pulls off 2 or 3 in a row, as that probably keeps Dallas out).  While I still think it'll be Philadelphia-Minnesota for the Halas Trophy, there's some good NFC depth at the top, and at least one worthy team won't make it to the postseason this year.  In contrast, it looks pretty clear-cut Pittsburgh-New England in the AFC, so anyone who can eliminate them deserves the Hunt Trophy. 
Out In Left Field / New Pricing Game Idea: CrossPrice
« Last post by tpir7215 on Yesterday at 09:19:46 PM »
Again, haven't quite fleshed this out yet, but here it is:

Functions like a 3-word crossword puzzle, except with numbers instead of letters and each "word" (price) corresponds to the price of one of three prizes: a 3-digit prize, a 4-digit prize, and a car.  No digits repeat at all throughout the entire board.  However, like crossword, the prices intersect at certain points.  You are given 2 digits for free (one in each non-car prize) but you can earn up to 3 more by deciding, given a mini crossword with the intersecting digit missing (example will follow in case you're not sure what I'm talking about), whether the real price of an SP is found across or down.  For every one you get right, you can choose a digit in the CrossPrice board to reveal.  After that, you must manually fill out the rest of the CrossPrice board.  Whatever prize(s) is/are right are yours, and the row/column containing the corresponding price for each prize won is highlighted in green.  If multiple prizes are correct, they are revealed one at a time, starting with the 3- and 4- digit prizes (not always in that order though).

Here are examples of the aforementioned mini crossword:

_ 4

4 _

_ 3
3 _

The underscores, of course, represent the missing digits.  Again, the object of this portion isn't to fill in that missing digit, but to decide whether the actual price is found by reading ACROSS or DOWN.

If anyone would like to play this game as demonstration, tell me and I'll figure something out.
Out In Left Field / New Pricing Game Idea: Labyrinth
« Last post by tpir7215 on Yesterday at 09:02:38 PM »
I haven't fleshed out this game completely, but my idea is this:
You are presented with a 4x4 maze grid of numbers and are presented with 5 SPs.  The first one has the first digit revealed to you via a "torch" below the corresponding digit on the maze.  You must guess the last digit of the price of the first SP.  This last digit also is the first digit in the next SP.  The maze itself has no "walls" that are shown, but when you make a mistake, a torch is put on the "wall" through which you would "walk" to get to the wrong digit.  2 mistakes are allowed during the entire game.  A third mistake ends the game.  When you make a right pick, a torch is lit UNDER the new digit.  A "torch" under the starting digit is lit immediately.  All lit digits are used and may not be picked again, i.e., no backtracking .  Some digits are completely surrounded by walls since they are never part of the path.  At the end of the game, the complete path is revealed via all "torches" being lit.
And one more thing: a digit which would leave only one choice for the next digit will NEVER be correct.  In case you don't know what I'm talking about, here's an example:

4 8 1 0
8 6 3 7
9 2 5 9
1 3 7 8

Starting at the red 3 (haven't decided on the color scheme though, so red might not be final), the 1 is NOT correct because it would leave only the 9 above it as the next digit.  Also notice that there are never any digits which lead to more than one of the same digit, i.e. something like this:

4 8 3 1
9 4 0 2
0 6 7 5
1 8 3 2

Notice how the 9 leads to 4s.  This is the kind of thing I'm talking about.

So think of this game as a maze which you must navigate without knowing where any walls are until you make a mistake.

What do you think?
CSS -- Chatroom Showcase Showoff / Re: CSS Results for 12/13/2017 (Game 53)
« Last post by Wayoshi on Yesterday at 06:55:24 PM »
There's even a little bonus for doing it while cashing. It's not as rare as you might think.

While it's less often nowadays, the reuse of prizes can sometimes lead to a showcase that can be perfectly priced by a skilled player. And in general with 000-250 ARPs being very rare, that increases the chances of a luck exacta that much more (I remember someone lucked into a 23456 exacta last season).
On multiple occasions.
CSS -- Chatroom Showcase Showoff / Re: CSS Results for 12/13/2017 (Game 53)
« Last post by tpir7215 on Yesterday at 06:32:53 PM »
Just wondering: has anyone ever pulled a Terry on the CSS?  (i.e., getting the price of a showcase exactly right)
CSS -- Chatroom Showcase Showoff / CSS Results for 12/13/2017 (Game 53)
« Last post by Wayoshi on Yesterday at 05:12:33 PM »
Thupa had a good memory today and picked out that seemingly random hot tub - it was a OB back on October 30, and was $4499. Not exactly a Beachcomber here. However, the Bayliner F18 did strike again, so SC2 still got pretty up there. I cash 2 for the 2nd day in a row thanks to all that...

I'm pretty sure we haven't seen that particular Canada before in SC1. Or maybe the ski equipment was pretty expensive too? Because we know the HR-V certainly is not. Another mystery to sort out if you care to try... Footix for the second week in a row benefits greatly on a x9757 bid for a DSW (and snipes cash from 2K - again!).

We were very close to double points today, as 3X came down to the final number. Unfortunately that will have to wait for Friday, when I'll see you all next.
Out In Left Field / Re: 2017 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by Ccook on Yesterday at 05:07:05 PM »
Atlanta Falcons legendary QB Tommy Nobis, they very first draft pick of the team back in 1966, has passed on at age 74. No reason given.
Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 12/13/2017
« Last post by tpirfan28 on Yesterday at 05:01:30 PM »
Is this the 1st time 3 Strikes was played 4th?
Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 12/13/2017
« Last post by TinoStar11 on Yesterday at 04:51:20 PM »
Nice show with an Neat Lineup.
Heartbreaking Losses in 3X and Switcheroo.
Is this the 1st time 3 Strikes was played 4th?
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