Jan 18, 2013
What do you mean, late? We've been here for ages,
(Okay, it's a
fair cop - but better late than never, eh?)
Once again the
Geek Syndicate Network presents our annual array of panel games and
The First Lady
of Scrolls starts things off with her version of Just A Minute, in
which the contestants struggle to speak on a given topic without
deviation, hesitation or repetition. Clover's subjects range
from grumpy dragons to horny time-travellers, while the clock ticks
ever downwards. You can practically hear the
Next up is
newcomer Tim Swann with Pointless, in which the contestants vie to
find the most obscure but accurate answers. For folk
unfamiliar with the quiz show, think Family Fortunes in reverse.
Under the microscope are Firefly, Doctor Who, Star Trek and
Star Wars. but what everybody really wants to know is how did Tim
managed to split his brain in two?
We follow up
with chameleonic truths and outrageous lies as Dion chairs the
classic game of Call My Bluff. Each contestant presents three
definitions of a word or phrase related to film, tv, radio, book,
comic, or game. Their opponents must ask them questions and
try to work out the facts from the fibs. Technical
difficulties hit us at this point, but we've preserved most of the
Farr (the otherwise genial Grampus) dons his alter-ego as Lord Alan
Sidious, weeding out the wastrels in his sour-faced search for the
next Sith Apprentice. The contestants each take on the role
of a villain from anywhere in space and time, pitching their plans
for domination to Lord Alan. Who will impress the Enterprising
Emperor and who will be summarily executed?
We lost Mr
Ambler's game of Geeking Talk to gremlins, but two hours ought to
be enough for you all.
So, grab some
nibbles, pop your party hat on and help us drain
the last dregs of Christmas spirit as Dissecting Scrolls Solves
snatches come from Eddie Reader's album The Songs Of Robert Burns.
I think she's fab. You should buy all her
can follow most of the contestants on Twitter under the following
monikers @thegrampus @Dion_Scrolls @Phlambler
Points make? Prizes!
Sadly, we have
no faith in our scoring systems, so the decision is YOURS.
Tell us who you think THE WINNER is.
have until the end of January to get your votes in as to who is the
Overall Winner. For impartiality, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
heading 'Dissecting Scrolls Champion.' Tell us who you think
deserves the bragging rights, and why.
will be chosen at random to win a prize.
11:59 GMT Jan 31st 2013.