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  • 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid

    This has been approved as a contest and will be on the site sometime early next week. More details will follow soon. The schedule for Defcon 17 is no where near close to predict, but we intend to have this ran before hacker jeopardy so nothing conflicts. The leader of this Contest is Myrcurial and I will be coordinating with him to get "celebrities" and to get more info about the contest on the forums & site soon. I decided to post the forum thread in the meantime.

    ~~~~The 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid~~~~

    The $10,000 Pyramid was a popular game show during the 70s and 80s. Known primarily for it’s host Dick Clark and the hilarity that comes from the combination of “average civilian” contestants and the celebrities who were partnered with them, the show was well received and has become part of the cultural heritage of North America.

    In the fine tradition of DEFCON’s Hacker Jeopardy, the 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid would pit average DEFCON attendee vs. other attendees in a race to see who the winner of 10,000¢ would be. (The cents instead of dollars being a reference to the $0.002 or 0.002¢ Verizon data charge error as seen in xkcd, etc. And of course, the humor of handing over
    a bag full of 10,000 loose pennies to the winner.)

    The key to the success of the 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid would come from two major factors, the first being the selection of a host with the most appropriate combination of “ability to keep the game going” and “ability to keep the audience interested” and the second being the celebrities who could be convinced to take part.

    The actual game play is as follows:

    In successive rounds, perhaps a sports standard winner+consolation - or more like the show - with 2 teams, players face off. The “civilian” player is offered the choice of giving or receiving clues to/from the “celebrity” player. The teams are placed such that their members sit and face each other. The player giving the clues needs to see the
    board, while the other person faces away.

    (To note: There will be no contestant pre qualifier and in order to participate you must show up and be selected from the crowd.)

    For each round, reveal the categories one at a time to the clue giver. The team has 30 seconds to correctly guess all 6 categories. The player gives clues to his partner. but he may not say the word involved. For instance, if the category is parts of the body, he can say "head," "feet" or "hands," but he may not say "body." If the guesser is stumped, she may say pass to move onto the next category.

    Advance play when the other teammate guesses the correct categories until that team reaches the top and wins the round.

    Repeat play with the other team through three rounds. Then determine the winner by adding the number of categories correctly guessed and how fast the guesses took. The winner can play a bonus round, or the winner can take on challengers instead.

    As noted, the prize would be the somewhat comical “big sack of 10,000 pennies” -- additional prizes may be supplied in the grand tradition of American game show consolation prizes (Rice-a-Roni, or similar useless prizes)
    "Haters, gonna hate"

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    Re: 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid

    Forum created. Thread moved with redirect left behind.

    Still needed: One or two sentence summary for forum.
    Optional: URL to website
    Optional: URL to wiki
    Optional: URL to twitter
    Optional: URL to (make a suggestion and we might add it)

    TIA

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    • #3
      Re: 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid

      Forum Tag... "Can you read minds? Celebrities and Audience compete for FABULOUS PRIZES including the GRAND PRIZE of 10,000¢!!!!!!!"

      Contest Short Description... "New for DEFCON 17 - The 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid!!! Come and be a lucky audience member who will participate with a DEFCON Celebrity in a fast paced game of Pyramid! It may be the last Dick Clark property to be Seacrested... so we're bringing it to you FIRST! Every contestant has a chance at the FABULOUS PRIZES - all the way up to the GRAND PRIZE of 10,000¢!!!!!!!"

      Web Page... http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/abo...acker-pyramid/

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        Re: 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid

        Originally posted by Myrcurial View Post
        Forum Tag... "Can you read minds? Celebrities and Audience compete for FABULOUS PRIZES including the GRAND PRIZE of 10,000¢!!!!!!!"

        Contest Short Description... "New for DEFCON 17 - The 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid!!! Come and be a lucky audience member who will participate with a DEFCON Celebrity in a fast paced game of Pyramid! It may be the last Dick Clark property to be Seacrested... so we're bringing it to you FIRST! Every contestant has a chance at the FABULOUS PRIZES - all the way up to the GRAND PRIZE of 10,000¢!!!!!!!"

        Web Page... http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/abo...acker-pyramid/
        Short description replaces previous description for the forum, and a site link added after the description.

        Thanks, and good luck!

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        • #5
          Re: 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid

          Hey out there,
          can we get an update on what is going on with this?
          ======================================
          DJ Jackalope
          dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

          send in the drop bears!
          ======================================

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          • #6
            Re: 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid

            Originally posted by DJ Jackalope View Post
            Hey out there,
            can we get an update on what is going on with this?
            2) Contest Description:

            The 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid is a classic game show take off with the
            kind of pizazz that only teams composed of average DEFCON Attendees
            and (in)famous DEFCON Celebrities could possibly bring to the stage.
            In a series of rounds, 8 teams will vie for the ultimate prize -
            10,000 Canadian Pennies! There is no prequalification for this game,
            just be sure you're in the audience to be selected. Watch as Dick
            Clark's worst nightmares come true and a new DEFCON tradition is born.
            And don't feel bad for the losers - we've got prizes for them too -
            AWESOME prizes.


            10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid Game Play
            Beginning with eight teams total, playing four games.
            Each game will begin with 2 teams - one "celebrity" and one contestant each.
            At the beginning of their turn, a pair will choose one of 6 topics in
            the "pyramid".
            The attendee player is offered the choice of giving or receiving clues
            to/from the celebrity player.
            The teams are placed such that their members sit and face each other.
            The player giving the clues needs to see the board, while the other
            person faces away.
            In turn, each pair will be given 30 seconds to give clues describing
            each of 7 words/phrases per topic.
            Using any part of the word in the clue, results in an automatic pass
            (failure to score) on that word.
            The other player must attempt to guess the target word from the clues given.
            Players may also choose to pass if they are unable to complete the word.
            Points are awarded for each correctly guessed target word/phrase.
            Whichever team has the most points after 2 rounds moves on to the
            quarter final (two) games.
            From those four teams, playing against each other, 2 teams will remain
            in the finals.
            The final round will be 3 rounds of game play, winner being the the
            team who has the most points.
            Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of all games.

            3) Contest Website:
            http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/100...acker-pyramid/ ---
            TWITTER: @HackerPyramid
            "Haters, gonna hate"

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