Monday, 7 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 7-4-2014: The Game

Oh, now that’s bloody annoying: AND embarrassing.

I’ve dropped my iPod!

Normally, dropping one on my floor’s not an option: they’re fairly tough bits of kit.

Unfortunately, mine’s already had its screen smashed.

Which meant that when I dropped it, this time?

When the whole screen came away from the main body of the thing, breaking a bit of connecting wiring in the process.

It’s embarrassing, as it was entirely my fault: there’s no one to blame that on.

It’s annoying for two reasons: mostly because repairing or replacing it’s going to be a devil of a job.   And frankly, one I can’t afford. 

It’s ALSO annoying, because it means I won’t have a thing to listen to, when I’m out and about.

That really DOES twang … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw a very welcome Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging seven out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 7th April saw the death of games designer, Dave Arneson: co-creator of RPG, Dungeons And … what … ?
Q2) The game is known as D&D, and seen as the world’s first RPG: or role-playing … what … ?
Q3) Who created the game, with Arneson … ?
Q4) The name of the company that sold originally sold the game was TSR, Ltd: which stood for Tactical Studies … what … ?
Q5) Originally, AD&D — the more complicated version of the game — had three core rulebooks: the Player’s Handbook, and the Dungeon Master’s Guide were two of them.   What was the third?
Q6) The original game was an outgrowth of a game called Chainmail: was Chainmail a video game, war-game or board-game?
Q7) Arneson’s own campaign setting — or background world — was called what: Blackmoor, Greyhawk or Lankhmar … ?
Q8) What name is given to someone who referees a game of D&D?
Q9) D&D used four-sided, six -sided, eight-sided, twelve-sided and twenty-sided dice, during play.   The shapes are known as what sort of solid … ?
Q10) Finally … in which year did Dave Arneson die … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th April saw ABBA win the Eurovision Song Contest, with their hit, Waterloo.   In which year of the 1970s?
A1) 1974.
Q2) In which English city was that year’s contest held?
A2) Brighton.
Q3) Name any member of ABBA.
Q4) According to Wikipedia, ABBA are their home nation’s best selling band.   What nation was that … ?
A4) Sweden.
Q5) What was the band’s first hit, in that home nation?
A5) Fernando.
Q6) What was the band’s first Top Ten US hit … ?
A6) Waterloo.   (Coming in at № 6.)
Q7) What — in 1973 — was the name of the band’s first album … ?
A7) Ring Ring.
Q8) Which ABBA song is ALSO a type of spotlight … ?
Q9) The two male members of ABBA wrote a musical with Sir Tim Rice.   What was it called … ?
A9) Chess.
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the film and stage musical, that uses quite a few ABBA songs … ?
A10) Mama Mia!.
I’ll leave you with this thought from the late Dave Arneson …
“‘Father of role-playing games?’ I got a sign that says that somewhere.”
Dave Arneson, in an interview with Game Spy.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        Nice to know SOMEONE had a good weekend, Debbi … !   (Sorry, that sounded a bit grouchy, didn’t it … ?   Sorry, I dropped me iPod, Debbi, I’m a touch hacked off.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No worries, Paul. :) I know how you feel.

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