Good evening, Houseguests. May has chosen to nominate:
Fat Mabel and Hybrid Carlos.
Now, since there are only six of you left in the house, you will all be competing in this Power of Veto challenge. It was created by my good friend Spooky M. Wells, and he’ll be helping me manage this one, so I’ll turn the floor over to him.
Hello, Houseguests. Milkman here (let’s just dispense with the cheekiness). I hope you’re playing a good game in there, and taking care of any large felines that may have been left behind.
As part of my “name a challenge after every remaining Houseguest” initiative, I bring you Spatula City. Well, I guess it’s my “name a challenge after every remaining Houseguest at the time I decided to name challenges after everybody” initiative.
Here, have a spreadsheet. The colorful six by six board of Spatulas in the top left is your playing space (the gray is just a border). The list of colors to the right signifies which color belongs to which person. So why aren’t any of them filled out? We’ll get to that.
Movement goes as such: you’re flipping a burger from spatula to spatula, but once a spatula is used, it’s blacked out. You can only flip the burger in a straight line (horizontal or vertical) or diagonally; blacked out spatulas cannot receive the burger but they don’t act as blocks; if you’re flipping from E3 and want to flip to A3, it doesn’t matter if C3 is blacked out. Once a person’s spatulas are gone, he or she is out of the challenge. You’re also out if you can’t legally make a move.
Until there are three left, you cannot attack the person who attacked you last. However, you’re allowed to attack your own spatulas at any time, if you have a strategic purpose for doing so.
”So Kelly, how do we know what color we are?
One of you will, in the next hour, claim red. You’ll choose a starting red space and make your move. You will also give the name of the person who receives the color you’re attacking. Your starting space will be sacrificed! If nobody chooses this in the next hour, someone will randomly be assigned to red. They’ll still have the ability to choose their starting space and their target, and who the target belongs to.
The person who receives the burger will then move, and so on. Other colors are assigned in the same way, so that should be self-explanatory.
Option A: If you are eliminated by all six of your burgers being hit, you get a death move and can attack in the same way as before, still observing the law of who is allowed to be a target and who cannot. If you have no legal move, we go to option B.
Option B: If you are eliminated because you have no legal moves, all the rest of your spatulas are blacked out and you do not get a death move. The person below you on the list of those remaining will get the next move, along with the sacrifice it entails (if nobody is below you, we start from the top). That’s a lot to think about, but I believe in all you bitches.
If there are questions, send them in a shared email with me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and DK.
Moves will be sent via email and you will send them to both of us. Obviously, send them from your game email addresses and keep them free of strategic commentary. Whoever’s available will update the board and turns, and give the target a heads up. I’ll keep track of moves on the right; it will become obvious how to read it as it happens.
Might this take a while? Sure! You’re near the end, though, and it’s time for deeper strategy. I’ve set no “deadline” for moves but we expect several a day. If the game slows to a crawl, a four-hour (or smaller) deadline will be strictly enforced. Also, expect me to arbitrarily enforce very short deadlines if I don’t want your character to win. (I’m kidding, guys!!! Kidding)
And yes, this challenge is named after the skit on UHF.
Have fun flipping each other, Houseguests.