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  1. Forcing hands with a big bet, BasemntDweller2 retakes the lead going into the final week of the MGT competition! But he can't rest easy; the top of the leaderboard is right on his tail with less than $100k seperating each of the top 3 contenders! With only the Super Bowl left to battle over, who will be left standing atop the hill when the dust settles?! -= CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND RESULTS =- Feature Game: L.A. Rams (+3.5) @ New Orleans Saints It took overtime and a little bit of controversy, but the Rams win outright to book their first Super Bowl trip in 18 years! -= QUESTIONS =- 1) What will be the first scoring play of the NFC Championship game? Rams touchdown, Rams field goal, Rams safety, Saints touchdown, Saints field goal, Saints safety, or other? ($15,000 for the correct call) A Big Willie Lutz field goal in the first quarter kicked off the scoring in this one. Slug and johnny were the only players to call this correctly. 2) What will be the first scoring play of the AFC Championship game? Patriots touchdown, Patriots field goal, Patriots safety, Chiefs touchdown, Chiefs field goal, Chiefs safety, or other? ($15,000 for the correct call) A Pats TD from a 1 yard goal line run by Michel was the first score here. 3) Which conference will put up more points this weekend? ($15,000 for the correct answer) The NFC put up 49 while the AFC went at it for 68 points. Guesses on the AFC win. johnny and Jose were the only players to nail this one. 4) How many field goals of greater than 50 yards will be converted this weekend? ($15,000 for the correct team) Greg Zuerlein's game winner in OT of the feature game was good from 57 yards out and was the only 50+ yarder converted on Sunday. 5) Pick the winner: New England @ Kansas City ($15,000 for the correct pick) *yawn* Hey guys, the Patriots are in the Super Bowl. Again. Wake me when next season starts. Do numbers at the end of your name make you psychic? Only BasemntDweller2 and RedSoxFan9 called this game correctly! -= THE LEADERBOARD =- @BasemntDweller2 - $448,200 @RedSoxFan9 - $359,400 @thewhyteboar - $313,550 Slug - $183,000 @Keyser_Soze - $81,000 @Alpha1Cowboy - $78,500 @johnny - $63,200 @Jose - $30,000 @Greatoneshere - $21,000 @mikechorney - $17,000 @Kal-El814 - $10,500 @Biggie - $0 @SFLUFAN - $0 ####################### ** PRO BOWL BYE WEEK ** ####################### The Pro-Bowl is the MGT thread's Bye week! Rather than make y'all fake bet on an exhibition game, rest your brains for the Super Bowl and get ready for some MGT fun facts! We'll be back next week!
  2. You lie; you love it. :P You could've stopped at any time; look at Kal-El and Greatone!
  3. You should've! As the competition goes on the bets get bigger and people start making risky wagers in a bid to catch up. In past MGT seasons I've seen people go worst to first in the last few weeks. I've also see people who were in the top5 all year finish near the bottom!
  4. -= PRO-BOWL BYE WEEK =- This is Year 8 of the MGT (with a break here and there). The first Mock Gambling Thread competition was run by Slug on the IGN Football board for the 2010-11 NFL season. It was inspired by a similar competition run by the community on a St. Louis Rams fan message board. Slug (after making an account on the Rams board to talk shit ahead of a Rams vs Redskins game) enjoyed competing in it so much that he thought it'd be fun to run it for his pals on IGN, and now D1P! ## 2018-19 MGT Season Fun Facts ## thewhyteboar wore the crown more than any other player, taking first place 5 times over the course of the season! Keyser_Soze was our first player this season, getting in the first entry of Week 1. Jose was our last player to sign on, joining in Week 7! The average success rate of MGT competitors betting on the Feature Game each week this season was 45.2%! Don't quit your day jobs! Week 15 was the only week to see a 100% result for all players on Feature Game Bets; every player lost betting against the Chargers! Posed 18 times (every week, minus Thanksgiving and the Conference Round) to 13 players, there were 234 potential opportunities for the Bonus for picking all 3 games on Question #5 correctly to be handed out. It was only awarded 22 times! Gambling with his heart: Both times the Redskins were in the Feature Game Slug was the only player to bet on them and, consequently, the only player to lose in those weeks! The weekly rushing leader was guessed correctly 15 times while the weekly receiving leader was guessed correctly 9 times. The bonus for calling both was never awarded! Biggie kept his grip on the leaderboard for the most consecutive weeks, beating back the mob 4 weeks in a row! ################################## Alright, folks. Enjoy your MGT Bye week rest, enjoy the Pro-Bowl, and keep your eyes peeled next week for the MGT Super Bowl post! The finale is nigh!
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    Nintendo Nindies video tomorrow 3pm CET

    That is correct. Edit: It's funny how many people seem to be upset that it's not a "real Direct". o_0
  6. Slug

    Mobile Langrisser Out Today!

    So it looks like the "Forgiveness Clock" is both a tactical advantage and a way to alleviate some of the F2P time-gating: Forgiveness Clock (Subscription) - Go back to any previous step in combat (It can be used only three times per combat, cannot be used for group or PVP combat). - The energy consume of defeating in battle is reduced by 50%.
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    Mobile Langrisser Out Today!

    So it's a tactical RPG, a'la Fire Emblem?
  8. All but one player took losses on the Feature Game! But betting conservatively and making good calls on the week's questions extended thewhyteboar's lead and keeps him on top for another round! With only 2 weeks left can anyone knock him off his perch? -= DIVISIONAL ROUND RESULTS =- Feature Game: L.A. Chargers @ New England Patriots (-4.5) The Patriots do what they do best, and that's win playoff games. They easily cover the points and move on to their 8th AFC championship in a row. Bets on New England win. Only Biggie made the right call! -= QUESTIONS =- 1) What will be the first scoring play of the Feature Game? Chargers touchdown, Chargers field goal, Chargers safety, Patriots touchdown, Patriots field goal, Patriots safety, or other? ($9,000 for the correct call) Michel busts up the middle at the goal line to punch in the first points of the game, a Pats TD. 2) Which team in the Feature Game will have the greater total time of posession? ($8,000 for the correct number) New England held the ball for 38:20 to L.A.'s 21:40. Calls on NE get it. 3) Indianapolis @ Kansas City - Over or under 57 points, combined? ($8,000 for the correct answer) With a final score of 31-13, the under is the right call on this one (44 points). 4) How many missed field goals (not PATs) do we see this weekend? ($10,000 for the correct team) The divisional round saw 3 missed field goals with Zuerlein, Lutz and Vinatieri each missing one a piece. Slug and Jose were the only players to get this one right! 5) Pick the winners ($8,000 for each correct pick, $10,000 bonus if you call all 3 correctly) Indianapolis @ Kansas City Dallas @ L.A. Rams Philadelphia @ New Orleans Home team sweep. Slug, Biggie, thewhyteboar, and Jose each called all 3 games correctly to earn the bonus cash! 6) Name the player who will rush for the most yards AND the player that will have the most receiving yards in the Divisional Round? ($12,000 for each player named correctly, $15,000 bonus if both names are called) Sony Michel and Damien Williams share the rushing crown this week with 129 yards on the ground each while Michael Thomas leaves the other receivers behind putting up a big 171 in the air. Nobody named either of our co-rushing leaders, but BasemntDweller, thewhyteboar, and SFLUFAN each called Michael Thomas to take the receiving title! -= THE LEADERBOARD =- @thewhyteboar - $363,550 @RedSoxFan9 - $214,400 @BasemntDweller2 - $209,100 @Biggie - $128,000 @Keyser_Soze - $116,300 @Alpha1Cowboy - $78,500 Slug - $77,000 @Jose - $47,400 @SFLUFAN - $36,000 @Greatoneshere - $21,000 @mikechorney - $17,000 @Kal-El814 - $10,500 @johnny - $9,100 Remember; it's never too late to start (OK, so maybe now it's kind of too late..)! Everyone begins with $1,000 no matter which week you jump in! Good luck to everyone in the Conference Round! Feature Game and Questions follow this post! -= THE RULES =- 1. You make your bet and answer the questions simply by posting on the thread each week with your pick for the featured game along with your bet, followed by your answers to the prediction questions. 2. Everyone starts with $1,000. If a user doesn't start until week 3, they still start with $1,000. Your best bet it to get in early and play every week. 3. If you somehow reach $0 you are not out of the competition. You can't bet on the feature game during weeks that you are broke, but you can answer the prediction questions and hope to earn cash to gamble the following week. 4. IMPORTANT: I will set a deadline for getting your entries for the week in (usually before kick-off of that week's first game). It is imperative that you make your post before the deadline. The entry thread will be locked at the deadline so if you don't get your entry in by then you lose out on the chance to make money that week. 5. I work full time AND coach youth football AND go to school when I can AND have a near crippling gaming addiction AND probably drink too much. Responsibilities and personality flaws allowing, I will attempt to post the results and the next week's game/questions each Tuesday, as early as possible. Keep in mind though that there may be some wackiness here and there based on my schedule and hangovers. Pay attention. 6. For the official recording of stats/yardage NFL.com will be used. Whatever their site says on Tuesday morning is what counts. No whining. 8. Accounts created within the current calendar month are not eligible to play and any entries from such accounts will not be considered. -= Previous Weeks =- Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Wild Card Round Divisional Round
  9. Status spending. That's all. So they can say they have it.
  10. ## CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND MOCK GAMBLING - SPREAD AND QUESTIONS ## DEADLINE FOR CONFERENCE ROUND ENTRIES - 1/20/2018 (SUNDAY) 3:04pm EASTERN THREAD WILL BE LOCKED AT THE DEADLINE SO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN! Conference Championship Feature Game L.A. Rams (+3.5) @ New Orleans Saints (Remember you are betting against the spread, not just the outright winner) QUESTIONS 1) What will be the first scoring play of the NFC Championship game? Rams touchdown, Rams field goal, Rams safety, Saints touchdown, Saints field goal, Saints safety, or other? ($15,000 for the correct call) 2) What will be the first scoring play of the AFC Championship game? Patriots touchdown, Patriots field goal, Patriots safety, Chiefs touchdown, Chiefs field goal, Chiefs safety, or other? ($15,000 for the correct call) 3) Which conference will put up more points this weekend? ($15,000 for the correct answer) 4) How many field goals of greater than 50 yards will be converted this weekend? ($15,000 for the correct team) 5) Pick the winner: New England @ Kansas City ($15,000 for the correct pick) Good luck! ### Example Answer Post and MY ENTRY ### Feature Game: Rams - $76,000 1. Saints FG 2. Chiefs TD 3. NFC 4. 1 5. KC #####################
  11. I'm too impatient for Kickstarter, but I like to see this trend.
  12. Yeah, you're right. Just looked it up. OK then. I'm not sure anymore.
  13. Was he? I haven't seen Agents of SHIELD since like halfway through the Ghostrider season. They had a horrible pacing problem and I got bored.
  14. Maybe I had a different take. I saw the trailer and immediately thought, "Mysterio and Absorbing Man!"
  15. Fun trailer. Kinda spoilery.
  16. In a bittersweet MGT moment, a big bet on his beloved Seahawks lifts thewhyteboar back to the top of the pack! The lead is retaken, but only by the slimmest of margins! With only 3 weeks left the bets are getting riskier as the stakes get higher. Who'll be left standing when the dust settles in the end?! -= WILD CARD RESULTS =- Feature Game: Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) The Cowboys managed to hold on to eek out a victory on the field, but fail to cover the points, losing by a score of 22-21.5 (24-2.5). Bets on Seattle win. -= QUESTIONS =- 1) What will be the first scoring play of the Feature Game? Seahawks touchdown, Seahawks field goal, Seahawks safety, Cowboys touchdown, Cowboys field goal, Cowboys safety, or other? ($7,000 for the correct call) A first quarter Dallas field goal kicked off the scoring in this one. Calls on a Cowboys FG get it. Biggie was the only player to get this one right. 2) How many total turnovers (combined, both teams) will occur in the Feature Game? ($8,000 for the correct number) Rayne threw an interception for the game's lone turnover (1). Nobody guessed this. 3) Of the 4 Wild Card games this weekend, how many will be decided by 8 or fewer points? ($6,000 for the correct answer) 3 of the 4 wild card games were decided by a single possession, with only Colts vs Texans having a bigger margin. 4) Who will be the most penalized team this weekend in terms of number of penalties (not yards)? ($6,000 for the correct team) In what turned out to be a relatively flag-light weekend all around, the Texans were your biggest violators, getting flagged for 8 accepted penalties. Bets on Houston win. RedSoxFan9 was the only player to get this one right. 5) Pick the winners ($7,000 for each correct pick, $9,000 bonus if you call all 3 correctly) Indianapolis @ Houston L.A. Chargers @ Baltimore Philadelphia @ Chicago Bad week for the home teams as all the road warriors go home happy. Nobody called all 3 correctly to earn the bonus. 6) Name the player who will rush for the most yards AND the player that will have the most receiving yards over Wild Card Weekend? ($15,000 for each player named correctly, $20,000 bonus if both names are called) Marlon Mack ran over Houston to the tune of 148 yards and Allen Robinson caught 143 to lead all receivers in Chicago's losing effort versus Philly. Nobody called either player. -= THE LEADERBOARD =- @thewhyteboar - $359,550 @BasemntDweller2 - $330,100 @RedSoxFan9 - $273,400 Slug - $200,000 @SFLUFAN - $151,000 @Keyser_Soze - $148,300 @Alpha1Cowboy - $78,500 @Jose - $65,400 @Biggie - $39,000 @Greatoneshere - $21,000 @mikechorney - $17,000 @Kal-El814 - $10,500 @johnny - $9,100 Remember; it's never too late to start (OK, so maybe now it's kind of too late..)! Everyone begins with $1,000 no matter which week you jump in! Good luck to everyone in the Divisional Round! Feature Game and Questions follow this post! -= THE RULES =- 1. You make your bet and answer the questions simply by posting on the thread each week with your pick for the featured game along with your bet, followed by your answers to the prediction questions. 2. Everyone starts with $1,000. If a user doesn't start until week 3, they still start with $1,000. Your best bet it to get in early and play every week. 3. If you somehow reach $0 you are not out of the competition. You can't bet on the feature game during weeks that you are broke, but you can answer the prediction questions and hope to earn cash to gamble the following week. 4. IMPORTANT: I will set a deadline for getting your entries for the week in (usually before kick-off of that week's first game). It is imperative that you make your post before the deadline. The entry thread will be locked at the deadline so if you don't get your entry in by then you lose out on the chance to make money that week. 5. I work full time AND coach youth football AND go to school when I can AND have a near crippling gaming addiction AND probably drink too much. Responsibilities and personality flaws allowing, I will attempt to post the results and the next week's game/questions each Tuesday, as early as possible. Keep in mind though that there may be some wackiness here and there based on my schedule and hangovers. Pay attention. 6. For the official recording of stats/yardage NFL.com will be used. Whatever their site says on Tuesday morning is what counts. No whining. 8. Accounts created within the current calendar month are not eligible to play and any entries from such accounts will not be considered. -= Previous Weeks =- Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Wild Card Round
  17. Slug

    Go Fund Me for my brother in law's sister

    So...your sister-in-law? Nevermind. Just figured it out. Took my brain a minute. :P
  18. Sweet set of Redskins-colored polyhedral dice D&D 'Martial Powers and Races' card set Some new character minis Monopoly: Cheaters Edition The Voting Game New dart board with mounting backer
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    Your (analog) game haul for Christmas

    How is Rising Sun? It's on my wish list but I haven't pulled the trigger.
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