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Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-20, 01:01 PM
Because reasons.

Should be fairly easy, but then I know the answers so I would think that.

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6472

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-20, 01:21 PM
10 points, 1:17. Beat that, suckers! :p

(I may be an Only Connect fan. Brendocon - we only need one more for a team!)

Thanks for making this. Good fun!

Auntie Slag
2015-11-20, 01:28 PM
3 out of 10. I got none of the puzzle grid right, and only scored on the associations at the end! I'm going back to The Wuzzles.

I've never seen an episode of Only Connect, but the grid is about picking four based on the association you think they have, right?

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-20, 01:32 PM
Yeah, that's it. There is normally an additional "red herring" answer that could fit, but actually belongs to another grouping.

My second favourite thing on telly, atm, after Doctor Who.

Auntie Slag
2015-11-20, 01:40 PM
Ah, I just suck then. Hey ho.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-20, 01:48 PM
10 points, 1:17. Beat that, suckers! :p

Nice one. Glad you enjoyed it.

There is normally an additional "red herring" answer that could fit, but actually belongs to another grouping.

I was aiming for about five, tbh... :o

Warcry
2015-11-20, 04:32 PM
I have no idea about the game this is based on, but once I figured out what I was supposed to be doing I managed a 7/10 (I had no idea what connected the "Orion Pax" group until I checked the answers).

inflatable dalek
2015-11-20, 06:37 PM
Wait, people watch Only Connect to play the game rather than because Victoria Cohen is quite nice?

Another vague connection (aha!) to Transformers is that when frequent Doctor Who spin-off writer John Dorney was on it, he listed getting a letter in Grimgrams as one of his greatest achievements.


[I've not even tried playing Brend's game, I'm completely useless at Only Connect. To an embarrassing level]

numbat
2015-11-20, 07:30 PM
I honestly have no idea what this is or how it works...

I must be out of touch.

But I can identify spiders to species. And that actually makes me money. So I'm happy.

:swirly:

Sades
2015-11-20, 08:08 PM
I spent a few minutes about a minute actually trying to figure it out and then I just started randomly pressing squares.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-20, 09:12 PM
I honestly have no idea what this is or how it works...

It explains it on the opening screen before you start to play.

But I can identify spiders to species. And that actually makes me money. So I'm happy.

Must be much easier since Spider-Verse killed a load off.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-22, 10:19 AM
I couldn't resist trying to make my own Transformers grid. If you have a go, let me know what you think. I always find it difficult to gauge levels of difficulty / fun...

Anyway, here it is: http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6499

:)

Auntie Slag
2015-11-22, 11:17 AM
Yay, two out of ten! I dunno, I swear I was clicking the right combinations. It seemed obvious but the grid said my choices were rubbish.

Once again, I only scored my points after the grid, where you have to correctly guess the associations.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-22, 11:25 AM
I couldn't resist trying to make my own Transformers grid. If you have a go, let me know what you think. I always find it difficult to gauge levels of difficulty / fun...

Anyway, here it is: http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6499

:)

5/10.

Couldn't separate the Scoop / Guzzle groups (or get the answer for the Scoop one) as my mind got stuck on the "this is something from the IDW stuff I haven't read" track)

Nice one, RnR.

Tetsuro
2015-11-22, 06:18 PM
I know you're supposed to connect four things but I haven't the faintest ****ing idea what the connection between any of them is. I found like one connection and even then there's like at least two more screens that would also qualify so it's a complete crapshoot.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-23, 02:23 PM
Thanks for playing my grid, Brendocon, Auntie & Tetsuro. It was fun to make. If you have any constructive criticism, please do let me know.

@Tetsuro: Yes, the idea is that there are more than four possible answers for each group. There is only one grid solution, however, that has four groups of four related things. In my opinion, the game is to try to identify those "red herring" clues that could belong to two or more groups, and to correctly identify the group they actually do belong to. It can help to look for the clue with the smallest number of possible relationships associated with it. It is often better to start with, say, Outback than Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime could fit with many, many groups, while Outback has had far fewer toys and fictional appearances over the years. This makes it easier to define the characteristics of Outback that could be linked to something else (e.g. he is a Minibot, a truck, brown/tan, etc).

Warcry
2015-11-23, 05:14 PM
Anyway, here it is: http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6499
Good one!

I got a 7/10 on it I think (I did it yesterday). I knew the link on the "Scoop" group, but the game wanted a more specific answer than I gave. :(

I'm seriously tempted to make one of my own now.

Warcry
2015-11-23, 08:54 PM
Yep, I did...

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6512

I tried to make it as hard as possible, which of course means that everyone who tries it will get an easy 10/10. :)

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-23, 09:08 PM
Good one!

I got a 7/10 on it I think (I did it yesterday). I knew the link on the "Scoop" group, but the game wanted a more specific answer than I gave. :(

I'm seriously tempted to make one of my own now.

Yeah, I found it hard to think of all the keywords that might apply. Feel free to claim the point: 8/10. :)

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-23, 09:17 PM
Yep, I did...

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6512

I tried to make it as hard as possible, which of course means that everyone who tries it will get an easy 10/10. :)

10/10. Though that required some heavy thinking.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-23, 09:30 PM
Yep, I did...

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6512

I tried to make it as hard as possible, which of course means that everyone who tries it will get an easy 10/10. :)

A not very easy 10/10. A good challenge. I nearly used the theme for one of your groups in my grid, funnily enough. :)

Surely we have enough people to make a team for the TV show now? All we need is for every question to be Transformers based, and we're set...

Bad news, though. Thinking about it, the scoring system is one point for each group found, plus one point for each group connection found, plus a bonus two points for completing the whole thing correctly. Therefore, it is impossible to score 8/10 or 9/10. Sorry, but I'll have to relegate you back to 7/10. :(

Or, of course, promote you to 10/10. Up to you! :)

Summerhayes
2015-11-23, 10:49 PM
I POSTED IN THE WRONG THREAD AND HAVE NOW SPOILT THE ENDING OF THIS WEEK'S DOCTOR WHO FOR DALEK. I AM A BAD BAD MAN.

inflatable dalek
2015-11-23, 11:12 PM
I think Summerhayes may have accidentally replied to the wrong yhread with a post containing a tiny tiny detail about Saturday's Who. I have subtly edited his post to remove this minor spoiler.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-23, 11:15 PM
I NOW PROCLAIM YOU SIR SUMMER, LORD OF HAYES.

MAY YOUR PROGENY BE MANY AND PROSPEROUS.

inflatable dalek
2015-11-24, 07:57 AM
The adulation of Brend is probably punishment enough.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-24, 12:02 PM
I think Summerhayes may have accidentally replied to the wrong yhread with a post containing a tiny tiny detail about Saturday's Who. I have subtly edited his post to remove this minor spoiler.

Awwww, now I want to know what Summerhayes said...

Also, Dalek, I'd be interested in your views on the how DW Series 9 is developing, and what may yet come (In the appropriate thread, of course. The Star Trek / Wars one should do - delete as appropriate.).

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-24, 01:44 PM
Awwww, now I want to know what Summerhayes said...

He basically pointed out that "the thing" from the most recent episode might have no overall bearing given that it's like the third time it's happened.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-24, 02:17 PM
He basically pointed out that "the thing" from the most recent episode might have no overall bearing given that it's like the third time it's happened.

Well, that is certainly true.








We are talking about Maisie Williams being a bit wooden, aren't we?

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-24, 03:09 PM
Put together a second grid:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6518

I'm not sure if it's easy or evil.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-24, 03:19 PM
Quite evil. One of the groups confused me. I never knew Arcee was a Headmaster at any point. I know there was a repaint of G1 Chromedome mooted in the '80s, though. Was that the link, or have I missed something more obvious?

10/10.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-24, 03:21 PM
If you've not seen Rebirth then I'm quite envious of you

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-24, 03:37 PM
Ha! I have been outed as being only a part-time fan! :swirly:

Warcry
2015-11-24, 04:27 PM
10/10, somehow, but that was fiendish!

You successfully got me to waste the first minute randomly clicking the different Lambos in different combinations, until I realized I could eliminate Clamp Down and Sunstreaker in other groups. Also didn't help that I couldn't remember which Stunticon was who and kept clicking Drag Strip. And then the link for Hubcap's group was so blatantly obvious that I stared at the screen for a good while before it finally clicked.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-24, 04:31 PM
My biggest regret is not finding a way to get Red Alert in there too.

Tetsuro
2015-11-24, 05:04 PM
Ha! I have been outed as being only a part-time fan! :swirly:
Well I never even take IDW into consideration so there.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-24, 05:31 PM
Here is an easy one from me:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6525

Disclaimer: I am tired at the end of a boring day at work. This grid may be rubbish! ;)

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-24, 05:41 PM
6/10.

I managed to separate out all the groups, but some guessing was involved on Pipes and Leadfoot's groups though I wasn't able to get the connections. Good connections though - Vicky Coren would be proud!

Warcry
2015-11-24, 06:11 PM
3/10, that one kicked my ass. :(

Sades
2015-11-25, 04:03 AM
That's better than I've been doing. I'm a filthy casual at best, though.

Tetsuro
2015-11-25, 04:42 AM
I know I'm gonna get chewed out or called bullshit for this one. (http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6536)

Cause I'm pretty sure that if this is based on some British gameshow I've never heard of, I've broken at least one of their rules when it comes to actually creating them.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-25, 08:53 AM
I know I'm gonna get chewed out or called bullshit for this one. (http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6536)

Cause I'm pretty sure that if this is based on some British gameshow I've never heard of, I've broken at least one of their rules when it comes to actually creating them.

Ooof, that was eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil. 2/10. :o

I got one group, and one link - but the link wasn't for the group I found. I sort of knew what the link was for the Optimus Prime group, but couldn't quite get the memory working in time.

Keep 'em coming! :)

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-25, 10:38 AM
Yeah, 2/10 on that one too. Both racked up on reasons.

I'd genuinely forgotten that Ironhide fitted that criteria, as that's what I'd been trying to group those other characters by.

I've also never seen Cybertron/Galaxy Force, so never stood a chance on that group.

Good board. I'll even look past the fact you can't spell Iguanus.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-25, 12:33 PM
Aaaaand I've made another:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6544

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-25, 12:39 PM
Aaaaand I've made another:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6544

Yeah, I don't like you anymore.

3/10, all on the connections.

Didn't get the Red Cross one, though to be fair I was busy swearing

Tetsuro
2015-11-25, 12:39 PM
Good board. I'll even look past the fact you can't spell Iguanus.
I can spell Iguanus just fine - I just think spllcheck is for losers. :p

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-25, 12:40 PM
Spellcheck probably wouldn't even recognise Iguanus, so your argument is invalid...

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-25, 12:56 PM
Yeah, I don't like you anymore.

3/10, all on the connections.

Didn't get the Red Cross one, though to be fair I was busy swearing

Forgot to add this to the grid answers, but just for clarity, 643 isn't just there because it is a prime number. It is also the number "worn" by Barricade in the live action movies, and thus acts as a valid red herring for 4, 26 & 539. :)

Tetsuro
2015-11-25, 01:35 PM
Spellcheck probably wouldn't even recognise Iguanus, so your argument is invalid...
Curses! Foiled again!

Warcry
2015-11-25, 02:43 PM
I know I'm gonna get chewed out or called bullshit for this (http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6536)
1/10. You're diabolical.

Aaaaand I've made another:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6544
10/10, though I'll happily admit the numbers were just a guess on my part.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-25, 03:54 PM
10/10, though I'll happily admit the numbers were just a guess on my part.

:up:

Warcry
2015-11-25, 04:46 PM
Another from me!

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6557

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-25, 04:52 PM
0/10, though in my defence a colleague came in and had a conversation with me five seconds after I started it. Who the **** does that at ten to five?

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-25, 05:11 PM
Another from me!

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6557

0/10 first time round. 3/10 on the second pass (no, I didn't look at the group solution the first time round!!!). That was a toughy.

Did Side Burn really only get released in Japan? Surprises me, as I thought he was the major "kid appeal" character in RID (subtitle: The Good One)...

Warcry
2015-11-25, 05:32 PM
I may not have given the clearest explanation, in that case. That group is the Western names for characters who debuted first in Japan, then came over here and got new names when Hasbro released a toy of them.

Tetsuro
2015-11-26, 03:26 AM
Aaaaand I've made another:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6544
4/10

I almost got the speed group right, but I typed "racing" instead

Sades
2015-11-26, 04:52 AM
I last read the UK comic (or, er... any Transformers comic) about 8ish years ago. This is what it feels like to do some of these puzzle grids (http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6574)... yet I keep coming back.

Hound
2015-11-26, 05:00 AM
I last read the UK comic (or, er... any Transformers comic) about 8ish years ago. This is what it feels like to do some of these puzzle grids (http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6574)... yet I keep coming back.
10/10 bitches. Beat that!

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-26, 08:51 AM
4/10, which as far as I'm concerned is a glorious over-achieving piece of winnination.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-26, 09:33 AM
7/10, Sades. I love Thomas the Tank Engine, but there seem to be a lot more characters in it than there were in my day!

:clap:

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-26, 10:24 AM
Shameless double post, as I've just made another grid:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6576

Enjoy!

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-26, 10:42 AM
Nice. Got 6/10.

You get bonus points for Swoop not being a dinosaur. :)

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-26, 10:56 AM
Nice. Got 6/10.

You get bonus points for Swoop not being a dinosaur. :)

Thanks. Did the Throttlebot/Barnett gambit trick you at all?

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-26, 11:08 AM
I got that group separated through random clicking of what was left! But I did get the connection at the end, yeah.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-26, 11:35 AM
And an easy one from me:
http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6579

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-26, 11:41 AM
And an easy one from me:
http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6579

Only 5/10. Clearly I know more about the subject matter of Sades' grid than Transformers. :lol:

Warcry
2015-11-26, 04:14 PM
Shameless double post, as I've just made another grid:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6576

Enjoy!
5/10.

"Chase" threw me, you sneaky so and so. I should have caught on when I thought "hmmm, why only use the humans' last names?", but I didn't see it until it put the groups together for me.

Agreed with Brend re: Swoop.

And an easy one from me:
http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6579
7/10, plus a deep sense of shame that I didn't get the last connection.

I've owned three of those G2 toys, dammit!

Hound
2015-11-26, 06:35 PM
I made one:
http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6583

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-26, 06:45 PM
2/10

Also, you suck.

Sades
2015-11-26, 06:47 PM
I made one:
http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6583

6/10, but probably only because I know how you think.

No connection was a dick move, jerkface. :p

edit2: Oh, average best on these things has been 1/2. But mostly a whole lotta 0.

Warcry
2015-11-26, 07:47 PM
I made one:
http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6583
6/10, in spite of this:

No connection was a dick move, jerkface.
Which probably technically counts as cheating. But I actually got it after randomly typing the correct response in disgust when I couldn't figure it out, so I'm all for it!

Here's another from me!

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6586

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-26, 10:50 PM
Here's another from me!

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6586

4/10.

Got all the groups, but bizarrely none of the reasons.

I had the Nucleon guys down as Perchance to Dream, which they were but obviously that's not the reason you wanted.

The Aerialbots I had down as all having airborne modes, which again technically correct but not what you wanted. I have had to Google Barrel Roll since doing the grid to find out who or what he is.

I still haven't read MTMTE so the other two groups were separated through luck rather than judgement.

Warcry
2015-11-26, 10:57 PM
Ha, I totally forgot about Perchance to Dream when I made that group. But I had considered using someone else instead of instead of Sunstreaker or Wheeljack. That someone else? Ironhide.

*facepalm*

At least I didn't accidentally list four of The Magnificent Six, right?

The Aerialbots was just me having a laugh about how many replacements have been shoved into the team over the years.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-11-27, 10:08 AM
I made one:
http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=6583

Disclaimer: I am having a shitty few days, and am very grouchy. The following is possibly a result of that.

Sorry to be *that guy*, but this grid doesn't actually work. The aim is to make four unique groups, so the grid only has one correct solution. In this grid it is possible to swap, for example, Megatron and Skywarp and the group connections would still apply.

By the way, the group with "no connection"? They are, of course, connected. For example, they all appeared in Transformers : The Movie. Also, that group and the Decepticon group still work if Megatron and Skywarp are swapped.

I know it is only a bit of a laugh, but I just wanted to clarify how the grids work, otherwise we could all end up wasting time playing grids that make no logical sense. Which is very frustrating.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-11-27, 10:18 AM
Chill Winston, he was clearly only ****ing about.