Oh, guys, I'm so sorry.
I was answering questions on my tablet tonight instead of my laptop, and as I thought I was posting the answers, I hit something that said I wanted to delete the whole thread. And since it was waiting on me to post, and I wasn't used to doing this on the tablet, I clicked OK. And then it stalled, I realized what I'd done, and hit Cancel! Cancel! as often as I could...but it was too late. The thread was gone -- not just the post, but the entire thread -- and I don't see any way of bringing it back. I'm going to email Ning's support team to see if there's any way of retrieving it, but I think it's gone.
In the meantime, all I can do is apologize profusely. Using my laptop, before I do any more damage. I'm so sorry, guys. Believe me when I say I'm mortified.
I'll recap the questions I've been asked down below, so we can proceed, but hopefully I'll get word from Ning on whether anything can be done in the next day or so.
OK, since Luke had the foresight to keep a copy of the rules handy, I can reproduce them here...in bold!
I thought this game might work. The player holding the chair selects a character. The challenge for the other players is to guess who the character is. They get twenty questions.
All questions have to have to be framed so as to allow the answer "Yes" or "No". The chair can give extra information if he or she chooses, and frame an appropriate response if neither answer fits.
Players may only ask a fifth consecutive question if four hours have passed since their last one. (Since the guess, not the answer.) The first player to guess the answer takes the chair.
Only characters that have made at least two appearances are eligible. So Franklin Storm is, but not Tomazooma. Only characters that first appeared in US comic books are eligible. So not Captain Britain, Dick Tracy, Tarzan, Thor.
(revisions made to rules)
Is the character a hero?
Is the character from Marvel?
Is the character male?
Does the character have super powers?
1) Is the character a hero?
2) Is the character from Marvel?
3) Is the character male?
4) Does the character have super powers?
Is the character a DC character who had his own title in pre-Silver Age, in the Silver Age, in the Bronze Age, or in some combination of these?
5) Is the character a DC character who had his own title in pre-Silver Age, in the Silver Age, in the Bronze Age, or in some combination of these?
He had his own feature, but not his own title.
Did this character have a non-powered sidekick in his non-powered identity?
6) Did this character have a non-powered sidekick in his non-powered identity?
Did this character first appear in the Golden Age?
7) Did this character first appear in the Golden Age?
Is the character Johnny Quick?
You got it, Luke!
The new "mystery guest" is the character I thought Rob's character might be when I asked Q.5 above.
Well, I'm just going to go ahead and guess, before starting up with more questions. Is it the Phantom Stranger?