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sAbLLimINal
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: 1 I'm not sure if I put this in the right area, but I just came up with this idea yesterday. I'm not really looking to run it but see if this looks like a fun game to play or to maybe elaborate it more. If people become interested then maybe it'll happen. It's basically a traditional game show setup. 10ish people are each given \$1,000,000. Each round players can put as much money as they want (\$1,000 increments) into an Immunity Pot or their own Individual Pot. The player who puts in the most money into the Immunity Pot wins immunity for that round. If there's a tie, then I would roll a die, and whoever it lands on wins immunity, recieves a karma strike (simply meaning that if they are tied again and someone else doesn't have a karma strike, they can't win immunity.) I would only reveal how much money went into the Immunity Pot as well as who won immunity, and who came in 2nd place, but not how much they wagered. Nobody will know if they have a karma strike, or how many strikes everyone else has. Then I would roll a die, based on how many people are left in the game, and whoever it lands on, I will reveal how much money they put into their own Individual Pot for that round. Finally, there's a vote for elimination. The person who has the most votes is eliminated. If there's a tie, then whoever puts in the most money in the Immunity Pot wins the tiebreaker. This process continues until there's just 2 people left, and whoever has the most money in their Individual Pot wins the game. I felt that this has some strategy to it, trying to decide how much money you want to spend on immunity, though it will cost you in the end. Also, I think that rolling the die and revealing that player's actions could also affect strategy, since you don't want to be caught putting in all of your money into the Individual Pot to win the game. Any thoughts of whether this would work or not?
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: 2 One thought: with only \$1k increments, there's a low likelihood of a tie. Without the tie, the game is a fair bit more simple. I'm also not sure that there's enough information provided prior to the elimination vote (only one person's private pot allocation) to make for any sort of intrigue. That said, it's certainly an interesting idea. What happens to the immunity pot money? And the joke: drinking games are more fun.
lexprod
NOT not a title

 Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:45 pm    Post subject: 3 Is there any concievable advantage to putting money in your individual pot before the last round? I would just keep it all as cash ntil the last round, so people don't know how much I'm willing to wager if they find out I played 0 in my own little stash, until the last round where I bank it all.
Cordelia
Daedelia Member

 Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:18 am    Post subject: 4 You should probably eliminate the player who put the Least in the community pot AND have a vote (removing only one person if it's the same person)
Antrax
ESL Student

 Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:52 am    Post subject: 5 I think you can just give up on the Individual Pot and publish how much money a person has left._________________After years of disappointment with get rich quick schemes, I know I'm gonna get rich with this scheme. And quick!
Cordelia
Daedelia Member

 Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: 6 oh, for some reason I thought that your money could be in only 2 places, your individual pot or the immunity pot...
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: 7 How about this... Two pots, player pot and an elimination pot. The player pot goes to the person's funds to win the game, the winner of the elimination pot would get to steal all the money someone put into their player pot that round. Players don't get eliminated and there is a set number of rounds. After each round, the total scores would be announced. Example: So if there were just three players... A puts in 300 to his player pot and 700 to elimination. B puts 500 to his player pot and 500 to elimination. C puts 1000 to his player pot. A wins the elimination pot and decides to choose to clear out B. [he doesn't know the amounts each player puts in at this time] A gets 300+500= 800 B gets nothing. C gets 1000. I am sure there is a creative solution to ties in the elimination pot.
sAbLLimINal
Daedalian Member

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:48 am    Post subject: 8

 Lepton wrote: with only \$1k increments, there's a low likelihood of a tie.

True, but I just added the tiebreaker just in case people were asking if there was a tie.

 lexprod wrote: Is there any concievable advantage to putting money in your individual pot before the last round?

It's a good strategy, but I think that's only if you really believe you've convinced everyone not to eliminate you.

I do like MatthewV's style, which gives everyone the ability to play the game longer. Also, you still have to decide more strategically about how much you should put into each pot, which was what I was trying to go for. Anyways, thanks to all your suggestions. I'm not sure if this would be a game people would want to play, but maybe I'll try it sometime in real life and see if people like it.
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