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Welcome to LDS Trivia and Puzzles, a game that takes place on IRC, both at designated times and on the fly. The days and times will not appear on this website, because I'm bad at keeping them up to date.
This is the second iteration of LDS Trivia from over 20 years ago. Many changes occurred to the game's format, hopefully making it more fun. The main focus of the game is trivia, but there are word puzzles hangman style and word scrambles. More information about the game rules are on different pages: quick and full.
For those that don't know, IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, which is an old-school chatting mechanism, that has many networks. The network the game is on is DALnet. It was on that network for the first iteration, because it was the first to allow registering of nicknames and channels. Instructions for registering nicknames are on DALnet's web site itself. It takes place in channel #lds_trivia and can last about three to four hours. Accessing the IRC network can be easy or hard, depending on the user's computer experience, so instructions are on its own page.
Most, if not all, trivia games over IRC uses scripts that run 24 hours a day. Because a human cannot run a trivia game 24 hours a day, the scripts require matching answers in order for players to get right answers. This requires correct spelling and figuring out how to word the correct answer. Fortunately, they give hints, but it is still frustrating, especially if the answer has a typo. This game differs in the fact that players do not have to figure out the answer's format, and it removes the correct spelling aspect. The host uses a script to track scores and stats, accurately show and track puzzles, randomly scramble words, and automating most of the game's flow.
Players solve puzzles hangman style and word scrambles in addition to answering trivia questions. The scrambles aren't meant to be hard and are used to determine who gets control. The objective is to have a blend of easy and difficult questions, but that's easier said than done.
This site has the following pages with a brief explanation:
Finally, if you want information about game sessions, updates to this web site, and even updates to the game itself, sign up for the newsletter and/or notify list by clicking here. More information is at the bottom of each page on this site.
Can't sign up to the mailing list? Email me with a subject of Subscribe.
Site © 2018-2020 by Jeremy Adderley. All graphics used are copyright respective owners and have given me permission to use them by giving credit.
Background picture from BoxedArt.
Line and banner graphics obtained from Celine's Original GIF's. (The link no longer works.)
Game format and questions written by me are copyright 2017-2020 by Jeremy Adderley. Feel free to use the game's format and questions as long as no money exchanges hands with credit. Questions written by others are properly credited in the answers. Please send an e-mail to request permission and/or make payment(s) for their use when it involves money.
So far, I wrote most of the questions, so I'm adding a disclaimer that I do not talk about the questions with anyone that I feel may end up playing the game, especially my wife. This is so they can play, and other players don't feel those people have an edge over them.
There are two mailing lists: newsletter and notify. They're considered separate just in case a person only wants one. The newsletter contains a summary of the game, including scores of everyone who played, corrections to scores, updates to the game, and even high score lists. The notify list announces the time for the next game; however, the most important aspect is asking three random questions the day before the game session. Answering these three questions before the game officially starts will earn points. The three random questions will only appear in the notify list.
There is a page on Facebook about the game, and I post when the next game will be and updates to the site/game.
E-mail addresses collected are only used to send the newsletter and inform when the next game occurs. They are not sold in any form. Any real names collected will not appear on this site, unless they contributed something that deserves credit. The idea is to use nicknames for purposes of high scores and other information shown on the stats page.