Name the Thing That the Ring is From Thing
DJ Mon will play a track that may or may not come from his Nokia 3390b cell phone. Your job is to tell him what it comes from, as quickly, accurately, and specifically as possible. It can be from pretty much anything (a game, a movie, a TV show, or just a song) but you can count on it always being music since a phone this old can't do speech.
The accuracy and specificity part is important, here. Obviously, accuracy is the most important, but specific comes next, followed last by speed. You can just post the name of the song to be the fastest, but if someone after you is more specific, they'll be the winner. Examples of specificity:
- FF6 Boss Battle
- FF6 Boss Battle, Nobuo Uematsu
- The Decisive Battle, Final Fantasy 6, Nobuo Uematsu
Things that generally don't count as more specific:
- Regional differences (ex: FF3 vs FF6, "Terra" vs "Tina")
- Things so specific no one knows/cares about, or can confirm (The Voice's example: colour of boxer shorts the composer was wearing at the time of composition)
DJ Mon's decision is always final, but he will explain any judgement he has to deliver.
<The_Voice> In great detail.
<DJ_Mon> Quiet, you.
The Treasure Hunt
This segment takes place entirely on IRC.
DJ Mon will create multiple channels (usually 10) which represent the questions in this general knowledge quiz. Questions can range from the mundane and random to the massively specific to inane factoids he's picked up or current events he finds amusing. Unlike many trivia games, this one not only allows use of Wikipedia, Google, etc but encourages it. As DJ Mon says, "How exactly would I stop you, anyway?"
"Finishing" is defined as entering either:
a) N - 1 channels where N is the total number of channels (aka: all but one of the channels).
b) The highest number of channels anyone entered.
This means you essentially get ANY question as a bonus question.
Questions can be answered in any order, but they will generally get progressively harder in a vague level of difficulty order. A list of questions is available and is updated to have the current list when the hunt begins.
The hunt begins, aptly enough, in #treasure_hunt. The topic in that channel will have Question 1, the answer of which is used to join the channel #1. In most clients, something similar to "/join #1 AnswerHere" or "/j #1 AnswerHere" will have you try to join a channel, which is how you answer. Think of it as answering #1 with "AnswerHere".
There are a few other guidelines to follow:
- You'll notice that I didn't put a space in "AnswerHere" in my examples above. This is important because of how IRC works; including spaces in your answers will not work.
- Always capitalise correctly. The only words that have capitals (and *require* them) are proper nouns and acronyms. In some rare cases, capitalisation is either not agreed upon/well known (weird words like Xbox) or ambiguous for a word, so I will state that you should not use capitals at all.
- Numbers will always be used in basic numerical form unless I specify otherwise. ex: Do not answer with FinalFantasyVI unless I state you need to use roman numerals, nor should you write out "six".
- Unless specified, generally exclude punctuation.
As mentioned before, use of search tools is not only encouraged, but sometimes outright required for this segment. The emphasis is placed less on knowing absolutely everything and more on being able to find things quickly. It's called the Treasure Hunt for a reason. Emphasis is also placed more on finishing rather than winning.
Finishing will reward you with a Participation Point, no matter who finished ahead of you. Entering every single channel first will get you bragging rights, but no reward. This makes the Treasure Hunt the most guaranteed way to (eventually) get a badge.
The Treasure Hunt theme is provided courtesy of J-Rokujuushi.
The Voice's Random Ramble
You're random and The Voice rambles. You come up with a start and end point for a story - be they person place or thing - and The Voice has to tell a story no shorter then seven minutes that somehow connects those two points in as entertaining a fashion as he can manage.
The Start and End points can be PM'd to DJ Mon at any point during the show up to the start of the Random Ramble. DJ Mon will decide the best combination to give to The Voice. These points should be limited to things The Voice may potentially have some knowledge of. Suggestions of Nuclear Physics or your cousin Ted will be ignored due to impossibility, however note that implausibility is not only accepted but encouraged.
Half Hour Hero
DJ Mon and The_Crew will choose a game and someone to play it. The game stream will be viewable on the Radio PSI Twitch channel. You also get the opportunity to predict the results of the gameplay. The subjects will vary from game to game, but will usually involve the number of points of money acquired, deaths suffered, or any number of other inane ideas.
The person who predicts one of these most closely will get 2 Participation Points and anyone else reasonably close will get 1 point. If you are able to predict one exactly, you will earn 3 points.
The Random Game
The Random Game is DJ Mon's version of 20 Questions ... well, without the 20 part. The_Random_Game (or DJ Mon in his absence) will choose a game at random and the rest of The_Crew and the #radiopsi inhabitants try to guess what game it is using "20 Questions" style questions. The first person to name the game correctly to DJ Mon's satisfaction will win 2 Participation Points ... if DJ Mon doesn't beat you to it.