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by jij03
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: FONS V Playtest (College Freshman and Above)
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

FONS V Playtest (College Freshman and Above)

Hi folks, Due to many complaints being made about our novice set, I have arranged with my coach to hold a Playtest. This Playtest will take place online via Discord sometime in September. This will help us iron out issues before it is released for play. The restriction is due to FONS been run at a v...
by jij03
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS V (Novice)
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: FONS V (Novice+)

Hey Folks,
Feel free to PM me with questions, Try to be brief. Or talk to me over discord.
by jij03
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS V (Novice)
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: FONS V (Novice+)

Is there a reason that science is 4/3? It's actually 5/4. See the last two lines. Also, the total is 22/21, but the post says the total is 22/20. I think the post implies that they will be "subtracting a bonus", so it will be 22/20...if we're really entertaining this thought The thought is that thi...
by jij03
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS V (Novice)
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: FONS V (Novice+)

Pedro/HCHS wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:12 am
Experienced editor?
So far, Matt Mitchell, Eric Mukherjee, and David Dennis (Washington MO) have agreed to assist me in evaluating the set. I am not sure if they will be on staff (paid), but I will make sure the packets go through them after editing occurs. and get a mention if they do help out.
by jij03
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS V (Novice)
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: FONS V (Novice+)

Why is there 2.5/2.5 geo? Pedro, Here's what I can tell you We reduced the number of Geo because of the complaints that arose when we had 3/3. My coach enjoys writing Cross link questions (your example). I can't confirm that there will be an effort to reduce the number of tossups in that style, but...
by jij03
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Dealing with Toxicity in QB
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Re: (No signature for Anonymity Reasons) Dealing with Toxicity in QB

You should make sure that your coach/teachers/other authority figures are aware that this happening, because this is coming across like bullying. If you’ve made them aware and they aren’t willing to step in, perhaps question them why? It seems your experience is being directly affected by this. You...
by jij03
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Dealing with Toxicity in QB
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Dealing with Toxicity in QB

This has been an issue since I started. Several members of my team are like this. But. There is a Particular member on my team that repeatedly chooses to be blatantly rude and condescending towards me nonstop at QB practice and tournaments. It is definitely a hindrance on by play (I do well at tourn...
by jij03
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature

I Need to clarify that I am speaking of Masterpieces of World Literature and not Masterplots (although i have access to a set)
by jij03
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature

ValenciaQBowl wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:59 pm
kind of a paper Wikipedia rabbit hole. but they're a start when one is just learning about literature.
Understood. Thanks for the advice!
by jij03
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature

Eh. At least i've got heavy things to work out with at home.
by jij03
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature

Hi folks,

I have access to a copy of both of the titles above. How would one study from these? And if you've used these, how did you do it? thanks
by jij03
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Geography Only Question Set (FOHS HÀNGEO)
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: Geography Only Question Set (FOHS HÀNGEO)

Disregard this post. If still interested, look at the FOG I thread under mirror requests.
by jij03
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FOG I Geography Set
Replies: 0
Views: 996

FOG I Geography Set

Hi there! I am pleased to announce FOG I (Mysteriously Located) Production Details: For now, his set is written and edited by myself. I will add others if they help. I plan on being done in February Set Details: There will be 6 packets in this upcoming set. Target audience is High school players. Po...
by jij03
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Geography Only Question Set (FOHS HÀNGEO)
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Geography Only Question Set (FOHS HÀNGEO)

I'm writing a question set that is geography only. I plan on having it done by sometime in February. The set will contain 6 packets and if I sell it, Cost will be 5 dollars per individual packet, and 15 dollars for the whole set. This specific set is intended for practice. If you like this set I wil...
by jij03
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Participating in Online Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: Participating in Online Tournaments

A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:55 pm
In addition to full tournaments, people read old packets on the quizbowl Discord from time to time.
A-ha! Thank you for that info. that's what i was looking for
by jij03
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl
Replies: 16
Views: 8921

Re: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl

My whole freshman season due to some bad-mannered teamates (Which I have learned to ignore, and unfortunately I have to be on a team with them again) These 2 folks really like/liked to bring up my short-comings at every chance they can get. And just demoralize(d) me. At one point i just lashed out a...
by jij03
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Participating in Online Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: Participating in Online Tournaments

From your signature, I'm assuming that you're in HS, and in a well-developed quizbowl area, so personally I think you should focus your resources on attending physical events You'd be right that I'm in HS. Granted, One could argue that the KC area is absolutely horrendous, but really there are 3 sc...
by jij03
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Participating in Online Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Participating in Online Tournaments

Hi. I see a lot of Online tournament mirrors and was curious as to how one would go about participating in one of these types of tournaments. Also, how does one go about beginning to play online games on Skype and Discord?
by jij03
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Approach Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 3024

Re: How to Approach Literature

ganman0305 wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:08 am
EDIT. I didnt even know PMs existed til i got FZ'ed. Sorry 'bout that. *megafacepalm*
by jij03
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Re: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials

This thread blew up (in a good way). I am Thoroughly thankful for all of your inputs.
by jij03
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

Jangar wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:26 am

TL;DR: Study what you want, but arts and lit may be best.
Thanks for the Input! I appreciate how in-depth. You were definitely in my shoes. I came to that conclusion as well. Hence why I created a thread for Art History Cannon.
by jij03
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Re: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials

You might want to take a look at my list of books and other resources If you're looking for an actual book, Thanks for the response! I have troved through that list at various times, including at 3 AM at one point. It is ridiculously valuable. As for a book I'm not so much interested in that. Smart...
by jij03
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials

Thanks to folks on my "Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out" thread, Art History was one of the recommendations. Going back through previous threads, Michael Powers had found a site called Smart History for art history study, but that begs the question, Where should I start? On top...
by jij03
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

Hey, so I also started out as a geography specialist and expanded from there (though I was a generalist once I reached high school). I'd strongly encourage you to study history (what grade is your teammate in? If he's a senior then you'll need to replace those points next year) Hi there, I see you ...
by jij03
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

Unlike geography, in which one specialist can rather easily power half the questions, history is a subject that you can always have multiple specialists in, due to its distribution and other factors. Even if your teammate gets the lion's share of history questions, there will always be gaps on toss...
by jij03
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

The above advice all holds true - there should be nothing wrong with you also specializing in history. To provide a more direct answer to your original question, based on your interests, it seems like other aspects of fine arts might be an easy access point for you (art and history are interwoven i...
by jij03
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

There's no such thing as "stealing" points. Whoever buzzes first gets them. That's always good for your team—you increase your chance of beating another team to the question. (It's of course fair for your teammate to think that your efforts would be better spent in another part of the distribution....
by jij03
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

joshxu wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:16 am
In general, if you feel there is a subject that you are interested in (especially if it's one of your team's weaknesses), that would be a good subject to branch out to.
I have taken this advice to heart! thank you.
by jij03
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

If this keeps happening, either you, your coach, or your captain needs to have a talk with him and tell him that shadow effects exist and he's not entitled to points. Oh trust me, I have had various talks with my coach. I've got 2 teammates who are quite "Pissy" with me, every "wrong" move i make t...
by jij03
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

Greetings, I am currently a Sophomore player affiliated with a team involved in MOQBA. I am a Generalist for sure, but fall under the "Specialist Level Knowledge in Multiple Subjects" type. Those would include Geography, History, Music, and Neuroscience" The issue is, Geography and Neuroscience rare...