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Suicide The Amazing Race IV: Happy La-La Peace & Harmony Everybody Lives Edition

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Beefcake, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Even The Cure lightened up the mood on occasion. So, why not us?!!

    :cheer: Introducing the Happy La-La Peace & Harmony Everybody Lives Edition of Suicide Amazing Race. :cheer:

    The rules are the same, except for the no-suicide thing … nobody dies! No resuscitations, but no :violin: either. Instead, you score a point when your pick survives, and merely score zero when your pick is eliminated. Oh, but you still may use each pick just once!



    1. During the week leading to TAR19 episode 2 (October 2, 2011) anyone wanting to participate in this game will submit - on this thread - the name of a TAR team they feel will survive the upcoming week's episode. Sample weekly submission: WEEK 2*: Ethan & Jenna.

    (*I’ll give you all one point for an imaginary “week 1” so that our Week 2 and TAR19's Week 2 are in synch.)

    2. Weekly submission must be prior to the start of each episode's first showing (i.e. Eastern Time)

    3. If your week's pick/team survives the episode, you will score 1 (one) Suicide TAR IV point for that week. (TOTAL PTS POSSIBLE: 6 to 8, depending on how many elimination rounds there are between Week 2 and the final Sunday.)

    3a. If your week's pick/team is eliminated, or if you forget to submit a pick or submit “no pick” as your pick, you will score 0 (zero) Suicide TAR IV points for that week.

    4. Important: As with past Suicide games, you may use each team only ONCE for the duration of TAR19/this game.

    Plan your strategy. You may want to pick a team you perceive as weaker (but not "weakest") each week. Or your strategy may be to play it safe, make sure you progress into the next week. Or you may opt for a blindfold/dartboard scenario.

    5. The game will end when TAR19 ends, on the giant bathmat. Your final week pick will be to rank the teams who are to race on the finale Sunday. If four teams are racing in the final Sunday, rank all four. If it’s three, rank all three.

    You will rank the teams racing the final Sunday, whether or not you've "used" any of the picks beforehand. (TOTAL POSSIBLE PTS: 3 to 4, depending on how many teams are racing the finale Sunday.)

    Since nobody can commit suicide in STARIV, everybody gets to play through this final round.

    I expect the final ranking wrinkle to make the final week fairly mysterious ... could see a come-from-behind medal from a sly or lucky person.

    6. ABOUT ‘NO PICK’: You may use the pick "no pick" only once during the game. A missed pick (i.e. "forgot to submit a pick") is the same as “no pick”. Each subsequent missed pick will result in -1 points.

    We had an enormous pool of players for STARIII – 36! – so of course I’ve got my hopes high for this one. Come on in, the water’s fine (and blood free).

    Below: Last season's standings. AKA what you’re aspiring to or running from. :p

    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 15, 2011
  2. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    :cheer2: :cheer2:
  3. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    I forgot I WON last time (I consider that 3-way tie a win) :encore:
  4. sk8pics

    sk8pics Well-Known Member

    I'm in! Thanks for doing this! Should be great fun!
  5. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    I'm never going to top that finish :wuzrobbed
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  6. timing

    timing fragrance free

    For the final week does this mean we rank whoever is there even if we have already choosen some of the teams?
  7. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Probably. But, :lol: I really need to think this through. I certainly want to keep this edition simple but still challenging ... both without bumbling it like I did with the :shuffle: last edition.

    ETA: I've edited the rules to clarify:

    1. Yes, you'll rank all the teams racing the finale Sunday, whether or not you've used them beforehand in the game.

    2. Since I want the weekly picks to be the thrust of the scoring, I've made weekly picks worth 3 pts each (18-24 points possible), and correct finale rankings worth 2 pts each (6-8 pts possible).

    Don't let the length of the "rules" fool you. This edition is very simple ... One pick a week, every week, you score if your pick survives that leg, you can only use a pick once, you don't die so you play all season long, then for finale Sunday you rank the remaining teams (everyone has all remaining teams at their disposal for the finale round).
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  8. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    Your only bumbling, Sir, was your failure to appropriately acknowlege the winners. :drama:
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  9. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    Can't wait! :cheer:
  10. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    :saint: Winning's true worth is about how it makes one feel inside. :saint:

    The thirst for acknowledgement :)plush:) is devil's work.

    But, hey, kudos to our defending champions! May they prosper and remain humble.

    :) rfisher
    :) The Village Idiot
    :) timing
  11. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    :rofl: Acknowledgement of one's accomplishments IS the point. Otherwise, just take a nap. Especially if that one win is the only one one has. :shuffle:
  12. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Good luck with your first pick, everyone! Should be really easy. :saint:
  13. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    Unless you were stuck in an airport. :wuzrobbed

    Off to read TV thread...
  14. zaphyre14

    zaphyre14 Well-Known Member

    Off to set up a new spreadsheet.....
  15. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    I'll get the game rolling...

    Week 2: Ron & Bill
  16. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, a double elimination that's a piece of cake!
  17. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    To assist you in keeping the teams straight ...
    Ernie & Cindy = Engaged (she: brunette)
    Jeremy & Sandy = Dating (she: blonde)
    Justin & Jennifer = Siblings
    Ethan & Jenna = Dating
    Amani & Marcus = Married (he: NFLer)
    Laurence & Zac = Father/Son Adventurers :blah:
    Andy & Tommy = Pro Snowboarders
    Ron & Bill = Domestic Partners
    Kaylani & Lisa = Former Vegas Showgirls
    Liz & Marie = Twins
    Bill & Cathi = Grandparents
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  18. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    So, I am supposed to pick who I think will NOT be eliminated? But do it in such a way that I have strong teams to take to the end as my picks?
  19. timing

    timing fragrance free

    If I read the rules right there is not a need to keep teams for the final.
  20. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    I have not seen the first episode, but what the hell, right?

    Ron & Bill
  21. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    Vegas showgirls. :yikes:
  22. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    If the rules were strict like sport Suicide games "out there" -- re: you're OUT of the game with just one bad pick -- then, yes, most folks' strategy would be to pick a decent team/middling team each time, but not a weak one (weak one relative to others left racing).

    However, this is a brave* new world. No elimination ... no need to save teams for the final leg ... so there are likely new ways of looking at things, new ways of playing this game.

    *or stupid. Jury is out on whether my latest tinkering will sing or sink.
  23. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    So I could pick the Grandparents and if they get eliminated I am still ok?

    ETA - never mind. I just looked the rules. I never was very good at reading the instructions first. :shuffle:
  24. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    BTW, a scoring update ... to simplify things, I'm going back to the scoring in my original posting.

    It's ONE POINT when your week's pick advances. It's (still) ZERO POINTS when your pick week's pick is eliminated. And in the final Sunday, it's ONE POINT for each team you place in the correct final rankings.

    I've asked genevieve and Prancer to change my initial post to reflect this.
  25. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    Now you're just messing with me. :p
  26. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    You're okay, but you don't score a point for that week. Some may strategize to save the strong teams for later. Dunno, I'm not playing so I've not thought through strategy.

    But at the game's core > you want points!
  27. Prancer

    Prancer Cursed for all time Staff Member

    Edited, Your Fickleness, with a postscript of my own to maybe avoid some confusion for those who skip their way through threads.:p
  28. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    :( Only two players so far. Both fine & lovely people, but still. So blue.
  29. Bev Johnston

    Bev Johnston Well-Known Member

    I'm going with the Twins for this week.
  30. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    C'mon, people, I want my win to be a CHALLENGE. :EVILLE: