LDS Trivia and Puzzles

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Welcome to LDS Trivia and Puzzles, an unofficial game of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church for short. It's a game that takes place on IRC at specific times or by appointment. 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 the mid to late 90's. I started this iteration back in July of '18, and I've been working on it since then: both changing the game and writing questions. The main focus of the game is trivia, but there are hangman style puzzles and scrambles. Information regarding game rules appears on different pages: quick and full.

For those that don't know, IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, which has been around since the 90's. It has many networks, but the network the game is on is DALnet. It was on that network for the first iteration, because it was the first network to allow registering of nicknames and channels, and the script I have may not work on other networks. Instructions for registering nicknames are on DALnet's website itself. It takes place in channel #lds_trivia and can last about 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.

There are many trivia games over IRC on many networks that run 24 hours. Because a human cannot run a trivia game 24 hours a day, those games 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. The script tries to match puzzle and word scramble guesses and awards bonus points when making a match.

This site has the following pages with a brief explanation:

Finally, if you want information about game sessions, updates to this website, and even updates to the game itself, sign up for the newsletter and/or notification mailing 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. I will manually add the email address used in the email request.

Site © 2018-2022 by Jeremy Adderley. All graphics used are copyright respective owners, who 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 2017-2022 by Jeremy Adderley. Feel free to use the game's format and questions as long as no money exchanges hands. Please give 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.

Mailing Lists

There are two mailing lists: newsletter and notify. They're 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.

Privacy Policy

The only purpose for collecting email addresses is for sending newsletters and announcements for the next game. They are not sold in any form. Any real names collected will not appear on this site, unless they contributed something that deserves credit.