Monday, January 7, 2013

5 Second Rule and it isn't about eating something off the floor

Apologize for the absence, but since the vacation been trying to catch up and get moving into the new year. Matter of fact, had to get ready for a Warmachine tournament hosted by Your Local Game Store in Matthews, NC. The tournament occurred on 1/5 and had two models to get ready to go before we played. I am one of these people that even though I have no issues playing against unpainted models, I don't like seeing them on my side. I know, kind of silly, but that is just me. Had three good matches against very good opponents and appreciated our local Privateer Press Ganger Brian Cape for supporting the tournament. Didn't walk away with a medal, but anytime I get to play is a win. A friend of ours walked away with 2nd place and best painted and glad to see him get that. He spends a lot of time on his painting and it shows. If you want to check out some of his work, head over to Geekly's Foray into Miniatures. Marty also placed in the painting tournament, but he is modest and sure didn't want to bring it to everyone's attention.

Wanted to mention a party game that we played in Kentucky that really was a joy to play and is up there with Wits and Wagers for me. It is called 5 Second Rule: Just Spit it Out! that was published in 2010 and can be found at your local big box stores. Don't confuse this game with the more important 5 second rule in life because it is about answering trivia in five seconds. I was never much of a Trivial Pursuit player and when I first saw the game hit the table, I was concerned about it. Rules are simple, the person to your left reads you a question, you have 5 seconds, measured by a neat timer which is turned over by the player to your right, to provide 3 answers and if you do, you get the card. The person with the most cards after so many rounds or we played whoever collected 10 cards first was the winner.

What happens if that person can't come up with 3 answers in five seconds, then the timer passes to the right and the person who was timing now can answer, but they can't repeat any answers that are already given. If they don't, then it keeps passing until it gets back to the original person who got to answer first and they automatically get the card. The questions aren't hard, but sometimes they do throw you off and if people keep answering one answer at a time, but the time you get around to the last person, they have a hard task ahead of them. For instance, name three famous dogs in 5 seconds? How did you do? Well, in our group the first person said Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. Next person said Scooby-Doo and stopped. My turn produced Eddie from Frasier and then I got stuck. Well, the people down the line figured it wouldn't get to them and were not prepared. On the contrary, when the question came up that asked name three ways to say going to the bathroom, it was answered in two seconds.
Well, that is it for this week. Episode 3 is recorded and Marty is doing his magic to make us sound intelligent.