Hypnotrivia Rules

HOW TO PLAY

 What is It

Hypnotrivia (aka Holiday Hypnotrivia) is a lewd game for adults played on the internet for fun and profit. Contestants take turns trying (and inevitably failing) to answer trivia questions from a broad variety of topics in a (vain) attempt to win glory and prizes.

Requirements

  • At least 3 contestants (6+ preferred)
  • At least 2 assistants (6+ preferred)
  • Host
  • Ability to watch/listen to stream
  • Ability to answer questions (text or voice)
  • Question board, contestants row questions, final showdown prompt, scoreboard

Setup & Contestants Row

Contestants will (ideally) be assigned an “assistant” (the contestants & assistants should confer with each other to select which ones they’re comfortable with).

All contestants, assistants, and spectators need to be able to watch and listen to the stream, which will be here [mixer.com]. They should also all be in one chat area (F-Chat or Discord).

To determine who will be playing in the trivia rounds, a “contestants row” pre-round is held. This is usually modeled after The Price is Right where contestants place guesses on what they think a named item or set of items is worth. The top three contestants closest to the correct price (or who score the highest) move on to the first round of trivia.

This process can be repeated after round one to select a new round of contestants for round two, if there are enough players.

Assistants (up to three) privately message the host to pick a secret square (one per assistant). These squares, if the contestant answers the associated question, grant one time use bonuses (see below for possibilities).

Trivia Rounds

Each contestant will start the round with one “screw” and one “ask the audience”. The former can be used to force another contestant to answer the question you picked, but if they get it right, you get double punishment. Ask the audience is pretty much what it says on the tin, allowing the contestant to solicit audience feedback (within 20 seconds). Ask the Audience cannot be used when you get screwed.

  1. During the trivia rounds turns are rotated. The first place finisher from contestants row gets to go first, then the second place goes second, and so on.
  2. The contestant picks a category and value.
  3. The question will be shown on stream, then the contestant has 10 seconds to answer.
  4. If they answer correctly, the points will be added to their score, and their turn is over. If they fail, they get 10% added to their “punishment meter”, and every 20% their assigned assistant will administer increasing hypnotic treatments. Contestants need to respond to these actions. Suggested length of actions (both from assistants and contestants) is half to full paragraph (3-5 sentences). This may be adjusted as needed for the number of players, time available, and so on.
  5. If the contestant misses, other contestants can jump in to answer. The same rules apply regarding correct and incorrect responses.
  6. If a contestant hits 100%, a final “treatment” will be administered. The contestant is entranced for the round and can’t answer, but does keep their score.
  7. When either all contestants hit 100% or all questions are answered, the round ends and scores will be totaled. Unused screws and ask the audiences as well as found bonuses may be converted into minor score bonuses (10 points each).

Other gotchas:

  • The host is the final authority on whether an answer will be accepted or not.
  • If the host mistakenly reveals an answer to a contestant, they will automatically get the points.
  • If a contestant disconnects for longer than 10 minutes, they may be replaced or forfeit, according to the host’s discretion. Disconnecting after a question is revealed will automatically apply a standard penalty.
  • If the same contestants from round one are playing in round two, the second contestants’ row will be replaced with a bonus round of questions.

Final Showdown

The top two scoring contestants in the trivia rounds will advance to the final round (or if the contestants are the same, all three). During this round they will be provided with a single prompt to respond to. They must private message their response to the host, who will scramble the order and paste them back into the main channel. Contestants will have 7 minutes to complete this. Responses must NOT include who wrote them.

Any non-contestant may then vote on the response they most like. Votes are worth 10 points each, except for assistant votes, which are worth 30, and the host vote, which is worth 100.

Final score tallying will then be done and rewards handed out:

  • First place finisher gets to pick two Steam keys.
  • First place assistant then gets to pick two Steam keys.
  • Second place finisher is next and picks one Steam key, followed by second place assistant picking one Steam key.
  • Third place finisher is next and picks one Steam key, followed by third place assistant picking one Steam key.
  • Other assistants will get one key each.
  • Other participants to receive keys at host’s discretion.

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