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  • Game show example: I wondered what the point of current episodes of Wheel of Fortune adding $1,000 dollars to the final spin that determines what you get for consonants in the last puzzle in each episode. However, after re-reading this essay on the slippery slope property in games, I came to realize that this was done to prevent (or at least alleviate) any slippery slope effects should one player get a significant lead. -Duke
    • Yeah, it's basically applying the Golden Snitch principle, without going too far. -Case
  • The letters most frequently selected for the Final Round, to the point that they were eventually made default selections, were R, S, T, L, N, and E. The consonants are actually the five most common consonants in the English language by frequency in the dictionary, and E is the most common letter in the English language overall. -Macsen
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