Okay, who wants to see the Quiz? After all, now the hurly-burly’s done, the battle’s lost and won, the tie-breaker went horribly wrong... Answers to follow when I feel like it...
ROUND 1: RPGs
1: The new deluxe reprint of the original Dungeons & Dragons “white box” comes in what kind of box?
2: The World of Darkness has a new core rulebook, The what Machine Chronicle?
3: 13th - , Dragon - , Rocket - what?
4: The forthcoming film “The Devil Walks in Salem” is based on a single session of which indie RPG?
5: Which of these is not an All Flesh Must Be Eaten sourcebook? All Tomorrow’s Zombies, I Am Zombie, Among The Living?
6: Which RPG was released first - Firefly or Serenity?
7: Pagan Publishing modern Cthulhu setting is called what Green?
8: Edge Of The Empire is FFG’s first Star Wars RPG. What is the second?
9: TimeWatch is the latest game using which system?
10: Our guest Sarah Newton demoed her new setting Whatjammer?
ROUND 2: Board, Card and Wargames
1: “Explore the lives and minds of Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, the Wright brothers and other pioneers” in the boardgame Era Of what?
2: Elspeth, Xenagos and Ashiok are the Planeswalkers in which Magic: The Gathering expansion based on Greek mythology?
3: What is the biggest ship miniature for the X-Wing game, the Rebel Transport or Tantive IV?
4: Which is the first expansion for Android Netrunner: Opening Moves, What Lies Ahead or Second Thoughts?
5: Name Mantic’s SF sports miniatures game.
6: True or false: the makers of Cards Against Humanity recently held a Black Friday “sale” where they temporarily made everything more expensive?
7: Name the designer of the Mage Knight board game and Galaxy Truckers?
8: In Malifaux, name the Dreamer’s playmate.
9: The Big Idea by James Ernest and US Patent Number 1 were originally published by which company?
10: From the makers of Dark Harvest comes Frankenstein’s what?
ROUND 3: FILM AND TV
1: In 2013 TV viewers saw, in order, the Name, Day and Time of - who?
2: Who plays Matt Kowalski in Gravity?
3: In Orphan Black, which of these characters is not played by Tatiana Maslany -
Sarah, Beth, Kira, Katja?
4: Which twin Marvel superheroes can we see two different sets of actors play this year?
5: Hercules and Pythagoras are roommates in which city?
6: What alias was used for Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in Star Trek Into Darkness?
7: In Agents Of SHIELD, where is supposed to be “a magical place”?
8: In The Lego Movie, what is Wildstyle’s real name?
9: Kristian Nairn, Hodor in Game Of Thrones, previously played monosyllabic henchman Michael Armstrong in Hot Fuzz. True or false? Or if you prefer, Yaarp or Naarp?
10: Which Star Wars movie is about to have its fifteenth anniversary?
ROUND 4: BOOKS AND COMICS
1: Did Iain Banks’ first published novel come with or without the M?
2: Katniss Everdeen represents which District in The Hunger Games?
3: Which Marvel super hero team includes a raccoon and a tree? In space?
4: JK Rowling published novel last year, The Cuckoo’s Calling, using what pseudonym?
5: True or false - last year a street in Portsmouth was renamed after Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At The End Of The Lane?
6: Who built Atomic Robo - Edison or Tesla?
7: Redshirts: A Novel With Three Codas won the 2013Hugo for Best Novel. Who wrote it?
8: Is the hero of Bryan Talbot’s Grandville (a) a badger, (b) a mole or (c) a rabbit?
9: A Game Of Thrones is the first book in A Song Of Ice And Fire. What is the second?
10: Which anniversary did Batman celebrate on March 30th this year?
ROUND 5: INNOVATION!
1: Which university was Peter Higgs working at when he proposed the Higgs mechanism?
2: Name the dog who rode in Sputnik 2 in 1957.
3: Adrenalin Misfits, Dance Challenge, BLANK Sports and Sonic Free Riders were among the first games for which platform launched in 2010? (n.b. Apparently platform is the wrong term.)
4: Which TV show won the Guinness World Record for biggest international simulcast in 2013?
5: True or false: the first 3D film was shown in 1922?
6: Which book came first, Frankenstein or Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde?
7: Who is the only person to win the Nobel Prize for both Chemistry and Physics?
8: “Stand Back, I’m Going To Try Science!” is a T-shirt from which webcomic?
9: Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call - Who “come here, I need you”?
10: Conpulsion is the successor to Dungeon Aid and Big Con, stretching back to 1987. But which year was the first Conpulsion?
And there was also a picture round and (due to technical difficulties which were my fault, only) one write-in round...