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Stump the Wookiee will be an offficial Wookieepedia event on the Fan Stage at C4.

  1. I need a "snappy description for the program book." That means pronto, please. Creative and funny suggestions by tomorrow would be awesome, and just think, it will most likely appear in the C4 program book.
  2. We need trivia questions. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" style. ABCD choices. Increasing difficulty. 15 questions per "set" of questions. Please give as many as you can.

A PowerPoint-like presentation will go alongside this. If you feel creative and want to design a logo or something specifically for this, feel free to do that to. You can leave questions here, on my talk page, or e-mail me. Thank you VERY much! —Xwing328(Talk) 04:23, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Description suggestionsEdit

Make it brief, descriptive, creative, funny.

  • Constantly perusing the HoloNet? Know more about the dark side than Halagad Ventor? Know who Halagad Ventor is? If so, then consider pitting yourself against the Wookieepedia experts in this game of Star Wars trivia. Kuralyov 04:47, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Courtesy of 4dot:
    1. "Stump the Wookiee: Because just being here isn't nerdy enough."
    2. "Mate, if you can stump a panel of people who write this stuff all day, you need to get out more. Oh, wait, so do we."
    • I say tack on 4dot's first one to the end of Kuralyov's. Gonk (Gonk!) 11:47, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Holonet Code - DS613HK50 - Priority Signal: Please report to the Wookieedia's Stump the Wookiee for a chance to test your Star Wars trivia knowledge. Payment is negligible. Geeks, nerds, and freaks are welcome. (Please do not play with the rancor monster) Thank you.
  • Hey Gonk. Good suggestion. That's what I sent to Mary Franklin a few weeks ago :P Of course, it appears she went with the name: "Wookieepedia Trivia - Let the Wookiee Win!" instead of "Stump the Wookiee," but whatever. —Xwing328(Talk) 17:55, 21 May 2007 (UTC)


Questions removed to maintain contest "integrity."


  • Just want to say, for the sake of fairness/spoilers, let's try not to include anything from recently-released sources, or anything too 'shocking.' Also, if you need help with the PowerPoints, I'd be willing to do something. Kuralyov 04:48, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Also, questions that are only EU/only movie might be a good idea. Kuralyov 05:01, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Thanks Kuralyov. We have until the show to work on the PowerPoint. If you want to work on one, feel free. Ozzel has also offered his help. Hopefully, we can get some artwork together for use in it. —Xwing328(Talk) 05:36, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • A note on our questions and answers: someone might be reading this page before the event and would try to give themselves an advantage, so we could keep that to IRC or private messages. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:00, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Good job everybody! Please keep them coming! Wookiee-Cookiees may be in your future. —Xwing328(Talk) 05:16, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Man if there has never been a Stenax Sith Lord, they need a bunch of the wicked looking dudes. -- Riffsyphon1024 06:53, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Umm, should we be posting the questions out in the open? jSarek 08:08, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Yes, I think we should find some other place to put them. Some off-site location. -- Ozzel 08:12, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Gee, I said that earlier. -- Riffsyphon1024 21:16, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
        • I removed the answer tags. Anyone who wants 'em (or wants to propose an offsite location to store them) should find me in IRC. Also, some admin should probably do something about this page's history, since it'll still show the tags, presumably. Gonk (Gonk!) 11:41, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I'd get rid of any questions where the right answer is debatably the wrong answer, like the clone numbers. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 11:29, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Or stuff like the Kyle Katarn/Raygar questions. Come on people, this is serious. Kuralyov 13:35, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • If you do have questions you don't want to submit here, email me as Ataru has already done. I'll eventually find a place to post them that we can discuss in IRC. —Xwing328(Talk) 14:50, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Get rid of the clone and Kyle question. There not funny, just exasperating by now. This quiz looks pretty good though. I'll add a few questions. Where should I post them? Chack Jadson 19:02, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Don't have a sense of humor? -- Riffsyphon1024 21:16, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
        • Nah, not really ;) Chack Jadson 00:07, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Impressive.... most impressive,Darth Blight 20:52, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
    • This is for Celebration 4? Interesting. These are pretty challenging too. And I like #10. Darth Krayt! I wish^_^. Great idea! I'll see if I can come up with anything.Hobbes15(Tiger Headquarters) 04:33, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
  • We've been moved to the Behind-The-Scenes Stage, where we should get even more exposure. This thing still has a long way to go before we're ready though. —Xwing328(Talk) 04:27, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
    • I've created a template of a Power Point presentation that I think would work great with the what we are trying to do. All I really need is to get a list of questions and add some Star Wars backgrounds and such. Also I'll try and set something up so that we can "pre-screen" contestants by asking them 10 or so Star Wars questions. We have plenty of time to narrow down the number of contestants to a number that we feel will be knowledgable enough to actually compete.--Taybo20 19:38, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Are these questions too easy? Although I'm far from the most knowledgeable geek on this database, there were only two questions I couldn't answer. Of course, most Wookieepedians are rather intensively immersed in the G.F.F.A. Do you think the average fan will feel challenged? I suppose that's the really important thing. Now, if we were trying to stump Abel G. Pena, we'd be dead...Grand Admiral Sean8
    • I think they're pretty hard. Remember, most fans who don't use Wookieepedia actually know little about Star Wars. I certainly would not be knowledgable without this website. No offense to them, but most fans don't own the hundreds of books, comics, video games, etc. that are covered here. These questions might be too hard, actually. Chack Jadson 19:52, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
      • I would personally like at least 40% of the question to deal with the movies; stuff said and seen on screen. The movies is what most people will know the most about... That way we give them a little bit of a chance...--Taybo20 21:48, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
        • Remember, with the lifelines, they'll have an opportunity to search through the site (assuming everything goes to plan and we'll have enough time to scramble to get the internet up by Monday). -- Riffsyphon1024 07:31, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
          • That's true. There is just so much media out there between the tv series', comics, books and such that it would be extremely hard to know all of that. Part of that will have to do with us picking certain questions, and then also our process of picking contestants.--Taybo20 13:04, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Hey, how about Wookieepedia lifelines become "Wookiee life debts." :-D -- Ozzel 07:57, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
    • I liked it on IRC, I like it now. - Lord Hydronium 08:14, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
      • Nice...btw, we are going to have 3 "life debts" right? Should one be "Ask a wookieepedian"? Instead of having all 3 just allow the person on to wookieepedia. Maybe we could have a "wookieepedian panel" in which 2 or 3 of you could answer a question if asked.--Taybo20 13:04, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
    1. 50 is a bit speculative, methinks. Is her name confirmed? I thought she would have used an alias in entering the Alliance. Or I could be not as well read as I should be. Atarumaster88 17:42, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Assuming these aren't too hard (which they are for me), we should have enough to work with. Of course, it would be nice if those handy <!--answer--> things were still there. Now I might have to look up all the answers myself, which I really don't have time for. If anybody gets this within an hour or two, some questions for you: I plan on running the tech. aspect of this, since I can't ask questions at the same time, so do we want Doug Steves (the MC) to ask the questions, or do we have a Wookieepedian good enough and willing enough to act like Regis Philbin for an hour? —Xwing328(Talk) 18:08, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
    • Ataru: She was identified as Shira Brie in an Imperial database in Marvel, and you can see here too. Xwing: I can provide the answers for all the ones I added, if you want me to send them to you. I can help with others too, if you need them. - Lord Hydronium 18:46, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
    • We removed the answers so that no outside stumble onto this. I still think we need to move the questions ASAP to an off-site location; also, I think we still need some more lower level questions so that people can work their way up. And, like I was telling X in the chat, since testing people with quizzes before the contest would eliminate people who just show up on Monday to enter, we could instead ask a fairly hard question to the crowd and then have the MC pick someone and, if they answer right, they get to "come on down" and sit in the hotseat. Also, we might could do that in a few levels, and build up a small pool of people answered a few correctly, and then draw contestants from them. -- Ozzel 18:48, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
      • I like those ideas Ozzel. Chack Jadson 18:50, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
        • I can help look up answers too. People showing up just on Monday though would be kinda odd, being that it is the last day and the shortest day. I still think we should get a few contestants from the first few days. We can always add people. It might take up too much time if we try to pick contestants during our hour. Xwing, we might as well just use Doug being that all he will have to do is read a question and converse with the contestant. If we wanted a Wookieepedian, than I wouldn't mind doing it. I have lots of stage experience so it wouldn't be a problem.--Taybo20 19:01, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
          • What I meant by people showing up Monday was... people showing up just attending the trivia contest and wanting to participate who didn't stop by the booth in the days before because they didn't know about it. -- Ozzel 20:27, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
            • Okay yeah that makes sense. That would be nice for people who didn't already know about it.--Taybo20 22:38, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
  • OK. Updated plan: Doug Steves MC's and asks the questions. We'll have fairly difficult "screening" questions to get decent contestants to "come on down" one at a time and sit in the hot seat. Answering at least one question right gets them a t-shirt, and all 10 gets them an LFL prize (no idea what it is, but we have 6 of them). He'll start with an intro to our site, then go straight in to the trivia. We have plenty of questions with those listed here and others (hopefully they won't be too hard). Thank you all very much for your help compiling these! Tentative "Wookiee Life Debts" (aka lifelines): 1) Ask the audience, 2) Phone a friend or Ask the Wookieepedians, and 3) 50/50. If we have extra time or shirts, we can have some fun with the audience asking random questions, giving out the shirts, etc. —Xwing328(Talk) 03:04, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
    • If they decide to Ask the Wookieepedians, how many of us would be in the panel and would we cycle through? -- Riffsyphon1024 05:29, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
      • I would think 2 or 3 of you. Kinda like the Super Millionaire version of the show where they had the 3 geniuses. That way you could confer on an answer.--Taybo20 12:26, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Once celebration 4 is over why don't we post these questions on the trivia game page? Bonko 15:14, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
    • Good idea Scorch/Bonko. Also, I like the panel idea Taybo. We could have the few of us there, maybe 3, discuss it or each give an answer to the person, so it's not just a freebie. —Xwing328(Talk) 01:07, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
      • Man, I wish I could go! It sounds so exciting! Chack Jadson 01:10, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
        • Sounds like we would be throwing them off. -- Riffsyphon1024 02:33, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I take it all the questions got figured out. I haven't looked since, regretfully, but it sounds great. Have fun, all CIV goers. I bet it'll be great <sighes> Oh well. Hobbes15(Tiger Headquarters) 05:13, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I'll put the questions on the trivia game whenever someone decides to put them back on here. Bonko 17:39, 29 May 2007 (UTC)


It would be cool to get a report on how this went. It sounds like the audience played up a bit. --Eyrezer 02:34, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

  • It went pretty well. As that woman who helped us out said, it was "far from a disaster." -LtNOWIS 20:23, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
  • As LtNOWIS noted, it went pretty well. A few things we should change for next time:
  1. This is the biggest one: We can't have an "Is that your final answer?" stall when the audience is well versed in the questions. Several times, a contestant answered a question wrong, the audience made sighs/gasps/awwws that tipped him off, and he changed his mind when asked if that was his final answer.
  2. Change the "Ask the Wookieepedians" life debt. Since the Wookieepedians wrote the questions, this basically turned into a free question. Either we should change it to a "phone a friend"-type thing where you ask a friend in the audience, or we should have a panel of Wookieepedians who have been explicitly kept from seeing the questions and thus must work from their own knowledge.
  3. Better sorting of the questions. When one of our top-tier questions was the number of parsecs the Falcon made the Kessel Run in, we know we've made a boo-boo.
  4. Formalize the "Stump the Wookieepedians" part of the game. Towards the end, the host switched up the format and let the audience ask the panel trivia questions. It worked pretty well, and with a few tweaks would be a more than worthy addition to the game.
  5. Time limits. The real world doesn't have editors to cut out the boring bits like a TV show does, and I don't think we wound up using even half of our rounds.

jSarek 09:05, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

  • I was the first one on stage, so let me give some feedback from a contestant's viewpoint. -
  1. First of all, I had fun. These suggestions are to make future games (if any) better, not because it was bad.
  2. I felt the questions scaled up nicely. The Falcon's parsecs was a glaring exception.
  3. I was getting kind of annoyed at the audience groans. The guy who made it to 10 questions was saved on (I believe) three answers that way, so it was like he had double the life debts everybody else did.
  4. I don't know if you could have handed out numbers when everybody came in, or have some other way of determining who would compete. The raising of hands was too difficult to determine who raised their hands first. The fact I was in a bright red sweater probably helped my visibility - I'm not sure I was first with my hand up.
  5. 10 questions was too many to get through and still cycle a number of people up onto the stage.
  6. I actually wished the host had allowed you to use your entire crew on the "Stump the Wookieepedians" portion, as its not hard to come up with some obscure bit of Star Wars trivia that, although you'd come across before, the specific answer didn't stick in your brain. Asking a stumper question was not prize-equivalent to making it through 10 questions on stage.


  • Thanks for the feedback. Which question do you think was one of the toughest? QuentinGeorge 05:18, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I don't remember the hardest of other people's questions. So I'd have to go with the one I bombed out on - the "Emperor's Reach/Eye/etc" question, which apparently came from an online supplement to Insider, so I'm not surprised in retrospect I didn't know it. The previous question might have been harder, but I don't remember it (I used "Ask the Wookieepedians"). Crystorix 05:31, 31 May 2007 (UTC)crystorix
    • Having only three Wookieepedians try to answer a question that is right in front of them (us) was kind of redundant and I wish we could have used those sitting in the front row. Yes, the audience needed to hold off, but you know that with Star Wars fans that know the answers, that is easier said than done. And unfortunately we were not given a super-fancy-high-tech timing system for qualifiers like ABC got for Millionaire. Other than that, it went well. -- Riffsyphon1024 07:44, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
      • Well I'm sure we have plenty of time to figure out a better system for the inevitable Celebration V (there's bound to be one, lol) — beeurd talk 12:21, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I thought it was pretty cool. I definitely agree that the Stump section was easier than the questions section. I felt bad for the first contestant, crystorix, because he seemed to be one of the most knowledgeable contestants but because the audience was holding themselves back at that point and time wasn't a matter, so he didn't get the kind of help later contestants got. He also had a good idea about handing out numbers before the show, I guess like auction paddles. Maybe they could even have colored numbers (like 23 would be blue, 24 would be red, etc.) to make it easier to see whose hand goes up first. Also, it might be helpful if in next time you guys do the stump section, the stumper has to also stump the audience members who are holding up their paddles. If one of the audience members can answer it, they get to go next. The reason I say this is because it did seem a little unfair that there were only 3 of you guys up there. ;-)
    • Actually, my notion was to do a pull-a-number-out-of-a-hat kind of thing. The speed of your reflexes really has nothing to do with how knowledgeable you are about Star Wars. Crystorix 23:24, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
      • Just a thought... couldn't we use the Stump section as the way to get on stage? It'd save the trouble of figuring out who put their hand up first. — beeurd talk 03:48, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I also noticed on the question I used to stump the panel, that the Wookieepedia entry is actually incorrect. This annoys me, but I didn't want to correct it right off the bat because it'd look suspicious. I contacted one of the panel members about this I believe on the same day to inform him, but he didn't reply. So I'm gonna post proof right here that the Wookieepedia entry is incorrect and wait a few days before I correct it. [1] [2] Obviously, if it had three flak pods, it would be strong against air. That's actually supposed to be the T1-B. Sorry if that seemed like an off-topic rant, I just wanted to clear that up. -Tony Knightcrawer 10:00, 9 Jun 2007 (UTC)
  • Which panel member other than me did you try to contact? Lord Hydronium (Kyle) or Xwing328 (Mark)? I (Steven) had no computer access all weekend myself. -- Riffsyphon1024 09:26, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
    • It was Xwing328. -Tony Knightcrawer 10:00, 9 Jun 2007 (UTC)
      • You tried to contact me? Forgive my ignorance, but I don't remember anything. Whoops, I should have checked my wookieepedia email address sooner. Sorry. —Xwing328(Talk) 04:23, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
        • No problem, man. I'll fix the tank entries on Monday. Anyway, I had fun. I hadn't met up with my friend yet, but I was discussing some of the questions quietly with the people around me, trying to make sure the contestants couldn't see (until the end, when the host kinda hinted help would be welcome due to time constraints). -Tony Knightcrawer 00:00, 11 Jun 2007 (UTC)

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