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« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2007, 02:38:12 PM »
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'147946\' date=\'Mar 13 2007, 08:38 AM\']
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I'm trying to rack my brains to find a show where the contestant not only a) wins no money in the front game, and b) could win $0 for losing the end game.
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Wouldn't the last (and worst) incarnation of Card Sharks qualify -- the money you won in the main game became the money you bet with in the Money Cards?
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I believe that in the very few times the players have busted, they still ended with $700 regardless. I wouldn't think that the crapfest would have crappy consolation prizes other than the camera to give the champ. $700 would be at least marginal to make up for everything.

On topic: Keep the $20K jackpot, make the points matter in the match (convert to dollars), and give them $10 for every point made in Fast Money. No need to change the payoffs to Bert's format (other than maybe the set, but that's for an entirely different debate).

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« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2007, 04:09:21 PM »
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Sure. One contestant on The Joker's Wild during the Joker's Jackpot era opted not to risk his $500 by playing on saying that "$500 will buy a lot of egg salad sandwiches".

...and remember -- that $500 would have bought a lot more egg salad sandwiches in the early '70s than it would today; so it's not unreasonable to take it and run!
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« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2007, 04:16:47 PM »
The only thing I would change would be to increase it to $10/point.  Right now, that seems like the only (slightly) logical thing to do...since it's been $5/point since '76.  Little extra gas money...spending cash...whatever.  And it's not really Mo' Money Syndrome....unless you count doubling $5 "mo' money".

When they do that, can Richard Karn debut the change?  Please? :)

And IIRC...didn't the Combs version use "dollars" instead of "points" in the maingame?

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« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2007, 04:36:44 PM »
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'148002\' date=\'Mar 13 2007, 04:09 PM\']
...and remember -- that $500 would have bought a lot more egg salad sandwiches in the early '70s than it would today; so it's not unreasonable to take it and run!
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Depends on whether it was '72 or later

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« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2007, 04:41:37 PM »
As of right now, I want $10 a point offered to the winning family in the maingame (thus, they could win from $3,000-$5,990 before getting the shot at $20,000), and have no money awarded in Fast Money if they lose there.

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« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2007, 04:45:45 PM »
As of right now, I want $15 a point in Fast Money if lost, with a potential jackpot of $12 times the maingame score.  A few moments ago, I wanted to keep $5 a point and have a Fast Money win be worth $50,000.  In a little while, I'll probably be leaning toward bringing Dawson back and reintroducing the Bankroll Round.  But that's just me.  I'll keep ya posted.

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« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2007, 05:50:47 PM »
[quote name=\'dale_grass\' post=\'148009\' date=\'Mar 13 2007, 01:45 PM\']
As of right now, I want $15 a point in Fast Money if lost, with a potential jackpot of $12 times the maingame score.  A few moments ago, I wanted to keep $5 a point and have a Fast Money win be worth $50,000.  In a little while, I'll probably be leaning toward bringing Dawson back and reintroducing the Bankroll Round.  But that's just me.  I'll keep ya posted.
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« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2007, 08:11:14 PM »
On fire, my eye! Where are the calls for progressive consolation jackpots? It starts at $5 per point, and increases by $5 per point per day until won.

I mean, until not won.

That is, uh . . .
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« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2007, 08:18:06 PM »
I'm going to be different! Seeing as some people are insisting on bigger money... let me propose smaller money!

I think "Fast Money" should be played for a top prize of $500! Miss and it's $0.10 a point!
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« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2007, 10:48:14 PM »
[quote name=\'bandit_bobby\' post=\'148007\' date=\'Mar 13 2007, 03:41 PM\']
As of right now, I want $10 a point offered to the winning family in the maingame (thus, they could win from $3,000-$5,990 before getting the shot at $20,000), and have no money awarded in Fast Money if they lose there.
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« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2007, 11:46:15 PM »
Put me down for $10 a point in fast money.  As for the main game, just count the score in points.  Giving away a few hundred bucks to a family of five is an insult.

[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'148003\' date=\'Mar 13 2007, 03:16 PM\']And IIRC...didn't the Combs version use "dollars" instead of "points" in the maingame?
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They played for dollars in the beginning, but I believe at some point (probably the Bullseye round) they switched it to points.

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« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2007, 12:06:18 AM »
[quote name=\'TheLastResort\' post=\'148068\' date=\'Mar 13 2007, 09:46 PM\']
Put me down for $10 a point in fast money.  As for the main game, just count the score in points.  Giving away a few hundred bucks to a family of five is an insult.
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An insult, eh?
OK, chief...if you make it on a game show, I'll make sure you get an ample supply of Today's Girl pantyhose instead of some cash.

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« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2007, 12:23:33 AM »
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You, sir, have been on absolute fire the last few days. :)
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« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2007, 12:50:16 AM »
Count me among those whose ideal would be:[list=1]
  • main game for dollars instead of points
  • $10/point for a Fast Money loss
  • leave the $20K as is.
For me, there is something unseemly if an iconic show's prize structure is such that it's not unusual for a winner to leave with less than $1,000, especially a winning team.
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« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2007, 12:51:48 AM »
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'148080\' date=\'Mar 13 2007, 11:50 PM\']
For me, there is something unseemly if an iconic show's prize structure is such that it's not unusual for a winner to leave with less than $1,000, especially a winning team.
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OK, since you're a reasonable guy, I'll ask you this:
They lost the bonus game.  Why are they deserving of anything more?
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