One Degree of Separation IX - A Song Name Game for GeekGold!
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This game is based on the previous 8 One Degree Geeklists.
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/20588 The Original
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/21110 The Deuce
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/22104 Number Three
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/31428 Number Four
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/32153 Number Five
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/33102 Number Six
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/33879 Number Seven
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/35050 Number Eight
From a randomly-selected song, we take a word from the artist or title, and find another song where that word is matched in the title or artist.
"Nowhere Man by The Beatles" to "Bigger than the Beatles By Joe Diffie"
"Nowhere Man by The Beatles" to "Piano Man By Billy Joel"
That's the basics, but there are some rules to it:
To participate this competition, you must give this list a . This is to keep the geeklist on the front page of the "Hot Geeklists" longer and give more people a chance to play.
You may post entries 2 times consecutively.
Valid Entry Formatting
Items must be SONGS in the form Song Name by Artist. Also, put the link word in bold, italics, caps, or something so we know which word you used when you linked it (Especially important if 2 or more links could have been used.)
Entries must be songs. They may not be album names. Songs must be published works to be eligible for the list. They must appear on this geeklist as they appear in the artist's official discography, website, or album. Classical music must cite the name of the piece and the composer.
You may not use any one song/artist combination more than once. (Covers can be used of songs already listed, But not linked directly from the original.)
You may NOT link a song from an artist to another song by the same artist using the artist as the link. If the song has a word in common with the artist, it may be used. Example:
"2 Minutes to Midnight by Iron Maiden" to "Run For The Hills by Iron Maiden" is not legal.
"2 Minutes to Midnight by Iron Maiden" to "Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden" is. (Yes, Iron Maiden did a song called Iron Maiden.)
Cover (Remake) Repetition
you may NOT link a song to a cover of the same song by a different band. (Songs that are not covers of one another, but happen to share the same title, are permissible.)
Example: Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles to Eleanor Rigby by Godhead is illegal, as Godhead's song is a remake of the Beatles song. However, Orange Blossom Special by Johnny Cash to Orange Blossom Special by Charlie Daniels Band IS legal, because even though they have the same name, One song is not a remake of the other.
Parodies, however, are valid.
Different Versions of Same Song
You may NOT link a song to the remix/live/edited version of itself.
Flip-Flop Artist/Song Combo (Please Read This One!)
You may not "Flip Flop", that is, Go from artist to a song title, then back to that same artist. For instance:
"Nowhere Man by The Beatles" to "Bigger Than the Beatles by Joe Diffie" to "Taxman by The Beatles" is illegal.
Link Word Repetition
The link word can be used no more than 3 times in a row. Example:
"Nowhere Man by The Beatles" to "Piano Man by Billy Joel"
"Piano Man by Billy Joel" to "Rocket Man by Elton John"
"Rocket Man by Elton John" to "Little Man by Alan Jackson"
After that, "Man" is dead, and the next player will have to link to the remaining words in the last song. In this case, "Alan", "Jackson", or "Little." the word "Man" can be used later.
Compound words can be broken up, and one of the component words used in the link.
"Taxman by The Beatles" to "Piano Man by Billy Joel"
Words that are not real words in english can be broken up if their root word is a real word. Example:
"Seek and Destroy by Metallica" to "Metal Health by Quiet Riot"
This could also work the other way around. However, it only works if the word you get out of it really IS a root word; Nowhere does not break down into "Now" and "here", for example.
Invalid Link Words
Links based on words such as "An", "the", "a", "at", "in", "on" and "and" are not permissible.
"The Beatles - Nowhere Man" to "The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black" is illegal, because it uses The as the link word.
Spelling, Tense, Plurality
The spelling, tense, and/or Plurality of the Link word isn't important for the most part. Exceptions include words whose spelling changes entirely with conjugation, such as "To Be." It may be easier to say that matches are Phonetic rather than literal. This is subjective and my final judgement counts, but I will be as fair and objective as i can be.
Linking between songs using numbers is allowed. It doesn't matter if you link between a numeral and a word (for instance, "3" to "three") or part of a number to part of another number (2112 to 21, 12, or 11).
Game End and Winning
So that's pretty much it. Participants can come and go as they pretty well please.
The last person to post something that isn't challenged for 24 hours (Excluding site outages) will recieve half of the current pot (which starts at 5 from me, plus any tips the list recieves). We will then continue from that song as a new game, but with previously played songs still unavailable. This will continue until splitting again would leave no more than 2 in the pot. In the event this happens, the next winner recieves the remainder of the pot (which will, mathematically speaking, be 3.99 GeekGold or less).
Please add your entry to the Wiki Page also: http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/One_Degree_of_Separation_...
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Current Pot: 0, Game Over! (with 25.10 GeekGold showing in the tip jar.)
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