I have been watching a lot of family feud these days and it got me thinking.
Two teams compete for points based on how they answer questions compared to the popular opinion of strangers previously surveyed. Has anyone not seen this gameshow w? It's been on for decades.
Here's my idea for a new forum game.
First we need questions that only mtg players are qualified to answer. Example: We asked 100 players "name a reason you'd keep a hand with only two land in it"
Some people will say "low curve" some others will say "fixes colors" maybe "lots of mana rocks" there is plenty of reasons why you would keep a hand with only two lands.
When we have enough questions, hopefully we can compile answers from 100+ users.
Once we have the question thing rolling we can start surveying and data collecting. This compiled information could then be used to host matches in real life, over chat rooms like cockatrice or mtgo, or maybe over some voice enabled video game console. It could be fun.
I need your help thinking of questions to ask the teams. We need honest impulse answers to the questions. We need 100+ participants.
It sounds like a lot of work but it should be interesting.
Questions could be anything about playing magic that people wouldn't all agree on.
We asked 100 drafters why they'd splash a third color. "bomb rare" "removal" ahh "so many gold cards" Top 4,5,6(whatever) answers to each become what the survey says. Matching the survey awards that many points. Wrong answer is a strike. 3 strikes and the other team gets a chance to steal.
Most points wins. This could be a resource for you to host games at your lgs, or wherever. Maybe offer prizes or something.
I'm interested in thinking of some questions. I'm interested in how my answers would compare to the popular opinion. I'm curious how many family feud style questions the community could come up with.
If this interests you too let me know. Post if you can think of strange things to ask magic players. Or if you'd be willing to take the survey. If you would be willing to play if you saw this advertised as a side event at a tournament let us know.
Feel free to tell me why it's a bad idea or point out whatever it is I'm missing.
i suspect the best way is to come up with a chunk of questions first, and get answers for them all at once. maybe ask the questions at /r/magictcg if you want to actually get 100 answers
some question ideas:
What is the best counterspell? (though its possible that the real question there is what format do you play)
Who is the hottest legendary creature?
What is the best type to name with cavern of souls?
Which planeswalker would win in a fight?
Whats the worst mechanic? (two easy answers IMO, but id love to see whats third)
I'm assuming that you'll be using online surveys to gather the data? This is the most efficient method that comes to mind.
Setting a time limit for the survey would help ensure that people give "impulse" answers to the questions.
You would need to make sure that people can't submit the survey more than once (which can be the case with a lot of free online surveys)
If the results are automatically collated, then more than 100 people can fill out each survey. The survey software would simply list the results in terms of percentages, which would give you the point values for the answers.
Further, there are several sites on the web that transcribe actual questions from Family Feud, which can serve as great inspiration. Some suggestions below:
Name a (power)/(toughness) creature, e.g. "Name a 1/1 creature."
Name an instant or sorcery spell that you can cast without paying its mana cost.
Name a card that is banned in the Vintage format.
Name a professional Magic player.
Name a Magic player who has been suspended or banned from tournament play.
Name an Aura card.
Name a (color) (cardtype) card, e.g. "Name a white sorcery card."
Name a card with converted mana cost (number), e.g. "Name a card with converted mana cost 6."
Name a card with mana cost (cost), e.g. "Name a card with mana cost 1B."
Name a Magic: the Gathering website other than Wizards.com.
Name a Magic R&D member other than Richard Garfield or Mark Rosewater.
Name a popular card from the current Standard format.
Name a land card that produces more than one color of mana.
Name a snow card that is not a land.
Name a (type) creature card, e.g. "Name a Goblin creature card."
Name a card that draws you one or more cards.
Name a card that produces token creatures.
Name a card that uses counters.
Name a card from the Unglued / Unhinged expansions.
Name the second strongest color in magic.
Name an artifact that costs (number).
Name the card that has done the most damage turn 1 in magic.
Name the most efficient black discard card.
Name the card in the modern ban list should be unbanned.