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)
A list of characters featured so far can be found here.
Did Gil Kane ever draw him?
11.The GCD found me no instance.
Not at all.
(I've switched from numbering the questions to numbering the answers. That should work better.)
Was he the titular character of his strip or a team member?
Is he the titular character..?
Is it Space Ranger?
Well, golly, I guess I just got lucky. I was actually thinking of a different character, but one thing leads to another and...
Anyway, I guess time for me to come up with a new quest.
A character that debuted during the Silver Age.
Most questioners instinctively chose yes/no questions. Let me know if I should change the rules to allow only them. (Or it could be yes/no questions, and either/or questions: "Is he a hero, or a villain?")
I think yes/no only would be a good idea. I know I was confused by Richard's question earlier.