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Glorfinel posted on 4/12/2002 at 05:28
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At Grondy's kind suggetion I have decided to share a little game I made up that I call Eyespy of Middle Earth.

I'll state the area and the era and the first letter of the person, place or thing that is found within them. And the rest of you get 20 questions that can be answered by 'yes' or 'no' to try to figure it out.

The starter of the game starts it out, checks the email notification block, and says 'Yes' or 'No' after each following guess or narrowing question. The winner has to start the next game.You can be as vague as an age or as specific as a date, as wide as a continent or as narrow as a hobbithole. After twenty narrowing questions or incorrect guesses, the starter gives the correct answer and starts another game. Don't forget to go back to the previous game and uncheck the email notification block so you only receive the notifications for your game.

Thank you Grondmaster for helping me clarify and figure out how to do this.

Oh! People and things move around alot in ME so it is best to think of a place where they have been for a while or use a broad area.

OK, Ready?
AGE: First Age. AREA: Middle to Northern Beleriand
Eyespy with my little eye... something that starts with... 'A'
Grondmaster posted on 6/12/2002 at 05:49
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(Glorfinel: I think hot, warmer, cooler, or cold can be used to keep us from going off on a dead-ended tangent. It shouldn't be necessary once everyone has learned the strategy of winning.)
and
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(See Gang, we have to use our questions to narrow down the range of answers, because we only have twenty questions and if the answer is found in The Silmarillion, there are five pages of "A" words in its index. Once we get the range narrowed down to a specific group of suspects then we can start guessing, else we will run out of guesses before we can figure out which section of the haystack the needle resides, unless someone has a very lucky guess. By narrowing the range of possible answers one can almost always find the answer in twenty questions.)

(This is the game where that famous question, "Is it bigger than a breadbox?" originated. And then there are also the animal? vegetable? or mineral? questions to narrow the field yet further.) Glorfinel: That question about the breadbox was rhetorical, as are these last three they are not a yet a questions in this particular game.)
Grondmaster added 14 November 2004
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Your person, place or thing can be anywhere and anytime as long as it can be found on Tolkien's created world and found in his major books. Please only The Hobbit, LotR, and The Silmarillion, as not everyone has acess toUT, H.O.M.E., or his short stories.
Is this the name of a person?






Question/guess number 1

[Edited on 4/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
Ah-hah! The Game is a foot!!!!

But the answer is: NO.

Play on!
Is it Angband?




Question/guess number 2

[Edited on 4/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
NO.
But good guess, none the less.
Play on!
Is it the name of a sword?



Question/guess number 3

[Edited on 4/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
Is it a River? Smoke Smilie




Question/guess number 4

[Edited on 4/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
Was it named by Elven-folk?



Question/guess number 5

[Edited on 4/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
I think I know where you going Glori-boy

Is it Anfauglith other wise known as Ard-galen?



Question/guess number 6

[Edited on 4/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
OK, Let me see.
# 3 Azadhel: Is it the name of a sword?
NO

#4 Azadhel: Is it a River?
NO

#5 Was it named by Elven-folk?
Yes/No It has an elven name but the name was given by a dwarf.

#6 Is it Anfauglith other wise known as Ard-galen?
NO

OK, not there yet. Play on!

(Grondy, thanks for the counting, that makes it alot easier. You advise, though. 1. I don't know how to private postBody to you (o anybody) with P-T. 2. One of the answers given so far is getting close. I don't want to be cheesy. Should I say warmer or let people wander?)
Is it a hill?

Question/guess number 7
Is it Aglon?
Question/guess number 9


I know, I know! Is it Amon Rudh?
#7
No

#8
No

#9
no

Play on!!!
(I'll throw out an idea that helps here. Ask question to eliminate factors and narrow the field.)
Question/guess number 10

Lets go back to basics...

Is it any type of a body of water?
#10
No

Half of the questions used...

Play on!!!
Is it one of the Ainur?

Question/guess number 11
#11
No

Play on!
Question/guess number 12

Can it be found labeled on the map of Beleriand in the Silmarillion?
proghead don't tell everyone that we have been doing that!
this doesn't count as a question
12
No

Hah! Good Question! Way to narrow the field!

Play on!
(Glorfinel: I think hot, warmer, cooler, or cold can be used to keep us from going off on a dead-ended tangent. It shouldn't be necessary once everyone has learned the strategy of winning.)

Question/guess number 13

Is it even the name of a geographical place?

(See Gang, we have to use our questions to narrow down the range of answers, because we only have twenty questions and if the answer is found in The Silmarillion, there are five pages of "A" words in its index. Once we get the range narrowed down to a specific group of suspects then we can start guessing, else we will run out of guesses before we can figure out which section of the haystack the needle resides, unless someone has a very lucky guess. By narrowing the range of possible answers one can almost always find the answer in twenty questions.)

(This is the game where that famous question, "Is it bigger than a breadbox?" originated. And then there are also the animal? vegetable? or mineral? questions to narrow the field yet further.) Glorfinel: That question about the breadbox was rhetorical, as are these last three they are not a yet a questions in this particular game.)
Thank you, Grondy! You very succintly expressed what needed to said about narrowing the field of play! May you cupboard never be empty of lembas.

However to your qustion...

#13
No

Play on! You only have 7 guesses left to figure it out! Very Evil Smilie Bwah-hah-hah-hah!!!
Can you do it?!!? Will you do it?!!!?
Would it be Aglarond, the Glittering Caves?

Question/Guess 14

[Edited on 6/12/2002 by Rednell]
Is it Anghabar?

Question/guess number 15
14
No

15
No

(Getting way cold now people. Look at my response to Grondy's Question #13. You should review the responses to other peoples questions before you guess.)

Is it Angrist as this was a knife named by the dwarves and started in the middle and went to the north of middle earth?

Question/guess number 16
OK, There are only 5 out of the 20 questions left to use, because it seems that some of you all are a little new to this. I'm going to do review of guesses so far.

#1 Is this the name of a person?
No (cold)

#2 Is it Angband?
No (cold)

#3 # 3 Azadhel: Is it the name of a sword?
NO (warm)

#4 Azadhel: Is it a River?
NO (Cold)

#5 Was it named by Elven-folk?
Yes/No It has an elven name but the name was given by a dwarf.

#6 Is it Anfauglith other wise known as Ard-galen?
No (cold)

#7Is it a hill?
No (cold)

#8 Is it Aglon?
No (cold)

#9 Is it Amon Rudh?
No (cold)

#10 Is it any type of a body of water?
No (cold)

#11 Is it one of the Ainur?
No (cold)

#12 Can it be found labeled on the map of Beleriand in the Silmarillion?
No (cold)

#13 Is it even the name of a geographical place?
No (cold) But a great narrowing question!

#14 Would it be Aglarond, the Glittering Caves?
No, (cold)

#15 Is it Anghabar?
No (cold)

Alright, my friends. So there is teh review with hints on closeness. Good Luck! And...

PLAY ON!!!
Oy Glorfinel I have given an answer and you've not said if it is right or wrong and by your warm and cold I'm thinking its right!
#16 Is it Angrist as this was a knife named by the dwarves and started in the middle and went to the north of middle earth?

Whoa!!!! And out of no where comes the answer!!! Check out Ross with the Big Guessing Brain!!!

Yes!!! It is indeed Angrist, the Knife made by the dwarf Telchar of Nogrod. It was given to Curufin but taken by Beren and he used it to cut a Silmaril out of the Crown of Morgoth. While made by a dwarf, it's name is Sindarin and means 'Iron cutting'.

Way to go Ross!!! Good job everyone!

Well, Ross, you guessed it, so now it's you turn to be the Eye that spied! Lay it on us!
Thank you, I would just like to thank my management, my Guinea pigs and of course Glorfinel for coming up with such a toughie!

Ok here goes:

AGE: First Age. AREA: Northern middle earth
Eye-spy with my little eye something begining with S



Hey! Let's not over look the helpfulness of guinea pigs for answering tough question! Big Laugh Smilie

Big Smile Smilie Whoo-hoo!!! Now it's my turn to guess! Big Smile Smilie

#1 Is it a place?
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#1


No!
#2 Is it a river?
Guess # 3 Is it a living thing?
# 4: Is it a person?

(Can I join?)
#2 No

#3 No

#4 No


Of course you can join in! you stand a much better chance if you have some lucky Guinea Pigs.
Hmmmm...

#5

Is it a created object?
#6 Is it east of the Misty Mountains?
No No. I Ment Is It The Name Of A Person!

Revised #1

Is it a name of a person?
#5 Yes/No

#6 Yes/No


[Edited on 9/12/2002 by Ross]
#7 Would it be Silima?
#7 No
question #8
Would it be found in the sky?
#9
Did the Fellowship come in contact with it?
#8 Yes

#9 No
Question #10

Is it Sorunume?

[Edited on 12/9/2002 by ProgHead777]
#10 No
Question #11

Is it the Sickle of the Valar, aka, the Seven Stars of the Valacirca?
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D@mn it you managed to get it!


#11 Yes

It is the sicle of the Valar, the seven stars of the Valacirca, my favourite constellation and proof that Tolkien was saying that Earth was Arda!
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