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by kdroge
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

EDIT: Thanks to Libo Zeng, there are now enough moderators for tonight's session. I'll see everyone playing in #skypelit at 8!
by kdroge
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Ties will be broken by PPG since everyone played the same RR schedule. Also, if you have not paid me yet for this and haven't messaged me about an arrangement, please try to Venmo / Paypal me sometime soon ($10/player if you've played a decent number of rounds; if you played like one round or just w...
by kdroge
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

It's been a while since we've had the last session of this; the last three packets aren't quite ready for this Sunday so I'm pushing back the final three rounds to next weekend, Sunday March 12th, starting at 8pm est. We'll play round 9 for all teams and then the two playoff rounds for seeds 1-4. Pe...
by kdroge
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Yes, the next two rounds of this will be this Sunday at 9pm eastern time. I've discussed with Jakob so that JAKOB should start at 7 and finish by 9, allowing those involved the two events to play them both fairly consecutively. If moderators could update the spreadsheet or email me with availability...
by kdroge
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Hope everyone has been enjoying the set and this tournament so far! I've been a bit behind on the stats, but here's an updated link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ye_ZtOaEpALS9iM1Kn-ILq4XFPD34BRNnIycPxRD7OY/edit#gid=1808803049 I am missing the stats from one of the rooms for rounds 3 and 4...
by kdroge
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

As a reminder, packets 5 and 6 will be read tonight at 9pm est. Moderators are set, so I'll see everyone playing at #skypelit then.
by kdroge
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

The next session will be happening tomorrow, the 11th. It would be great if moderators could indicate availability on the spreadsheet soon. Thanks!
by kdroge
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Yes the next two rounds are happening next Sunday the 11th.
by kdroge
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

I want to apologize to everyone involved with this tournament about the logistics/moderating problems this past weekend; my behavior was flat out inexcusable, I'm sorry, and I hope you all can bear with me. I care pretty deeply about quiz bowl, literature, and this tournament, and my actions were co...
by kdroge
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

lmk when you'd be available or not thx!

It seems as if interest to sustain is anemic, so perhaps his project will be one of a future age.

I will read off remaining packets tuesday 15th 8PM.
by kdroge
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

I wanted to remind everyone participating in this event that the second session is coming up this Sunday, the 13th, at 9 PM eastern time. The packets are basically ready to go (I have some edits to do and one more tossup to write). Like last time, I'll be in #skypelit starting then and we'll try to ...
by kdroge
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 23021

Re: It's Lit

I'm interested in playing this and looking for a teammate.
by kdroge
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Thanks to everyone who came out to play this last night, and to everyone who helped read. It took a little while to set things up, but for the most part things wrapped up around 11 eastern, which isn't too bad. Here's a link to a spreadsheet for stats through round 2: https://docs.google.com/spreads...
by kdroge
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

I've posted a schedule for this on the second tab of the original sign-up sheet; there will be a ten team round robin and then ACF-style finals as necessary. Edit: Ophir has volunteered to be the fifth moderator for tonight. Thanks! Also, there are still a couple of free agent spots open on teams of...
by kdroge
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

I wanted to bump this thread since there's a little less than a week to go before the first planned session this Sunday. It looks like right now there are people interested to have around eight teams (and additional people might sign up in the next few days), which is enough that this will definitel...
by kdroge
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

To clarify about the cost: It will be either $10/player (if there end up being closer to 10 packets in total) or $15/player (if there end up being closer to 15 packets in total).
by kdroge
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 19721

A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

This is the announcement for a Skype-based literature league / tournament that I'd like to write and run over the course of several sessions during the 2016-2017 season. How it Works: The meetings for this tournament will occur once a month on Sundays at 9PM eastern, and two rounds will be played at...
by kdroge
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 280337

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

The final scores from the tricon packet: Will: 160 Kenji: 5 Mib: -5 Adam: -5 Naveed: 10 Ricky: -5 Stephen: 55 Adam: -5 Mike: 25 Wang: 55 Chris: 25 Matt: 20 Will Overman: 30 Pat: 20 Will was first, with Stephen and Wang tied for second. Thanks to all who played, and I'll send the packet along so that...
by kdroge
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 280337

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I've been meaning to read my tricon packet, which I forgot on my work computer so I couldn't read it in actual tricon this year, for a while. I'll read this tonight after the birds packet. It features me trying to write lots of literature and special trash contributions from Saul Hankin.
by kdroge
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2995

Re: General Discussion

Yeah, this was mostly accidental- I didn't really provide foreign language answers unless it was something that I thought would be a common alternate answer (if someone had answered, say, the Russian for "How Much Land Does a Man Need," it would obviously have been acceptable). If this seemed like s...
by kdroge
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory Online Mirror (Mid-Late August)
Replies: 6
Views: 5206

Re: Listory Online Mirror (Mid-Late August)

This will be happening this Saturday; let's shoot for a start time of 11AM eastern time. If there are still free agents, I'll form some ad hoc teams before the tournament. Rounds at the main site pretty consistently took around 30 minutes each, so if there end up being around 9 rounds and a half hou...
by kdroge
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories (February 2017)
Replies: 20
Views: 9386

Re: Scattergories (February 2017)

I think that at least part of this event should consist of quizbowl-related Scattergories lists (think of all the points you can get for knowing those alliterative character names from Restoration comedies!)
by kdroge
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2995

Listory 2016: General Discussion

Please post anything about general discussion of the Listory set here. The breakdown by category was that I wrote a significant majority of the literature and the American history, as well as a smattering of other history. Jason Golfinos and Vasa Clarke each wrote about half of the European and worl...
by kdroge
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory 2016: Question Specific Discussion and Errata
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Listory 2016: Question Specific Discussion and Errata

Please post anything about errors in the set to be corrected for future mirrors and/or question-specific discussion here.
by kdroge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 8356

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

A few notes after the first sites of this set have been played: -A good address to send a check to for paying me if you hosted a mirror is 1982 Winchester Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48823 -Hopefully, stats from the main site will be up later this week -I'm about to request a private discussion forum f...
by kdroge
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 8356

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

As of this morning, the set has officially been completed. I have emailed zips of the set to Columbia, VCU, and Mizzou, and I will have the packets for the Michigan site. Can someone from the California mirror please either post your email here or shoot me an email at kurtisroxs@gmail.com so I can s...
by kdroge
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 33892

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

First off, I had a lot of fun playing this tournament. It was clear that the questions were of a very high quality, and that the editors all put a lot of time, thought, passion, and flavor into crafting the set. There were lots of things about which I was excited that they showed up, and there was l...
by kdroge
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory Online Mirror (Mid-Late August)
Replies: 6
Views: 5206

Listory Online Mirror (Mid-Late August)

There is some interest in having a Skype mirror of Listory. I'm guessing this would be on a weekend day in mid-late August, though there's some flexibility to that. The weekends of the 20th and the 27th would be the most likely candidates. The cost would be $10 just like the in person mirrors. Here'...
by kdroge
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory Playtesting
Replies: 0
Views: 1380

Listory Playtesting

I would like to playtest the literature portion of Listory sometime this week, preferably over Skype (though I guess if there are a ton of people interested I could do this on the IRC instead). If you are for sure not playing Listory at a live site- I believe California, Michigan, Virginia, and Miss...
by kdroge
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 8356

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

I was thinking $10 per player would be appropriate (rather than do some amount per team since the format is still a bit uncertain at this point).
by kdroge
Fri May 27, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 31204

Re: The Second Summer Open

I can say that Listory will be ready by the weekend of the 6th for sure.

Would the 6th/7th be a weekend that generally works for people in the Midwest or out East? Getting started on sorting out dates and locations might be a good idea for people trying to make travel plans.
by kdroge
Tue May 17, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 8356

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

My idea was to play this as doubles or triples, but it might depend on how fields develop and what the staffing / rooming situation is at various sites. I certainly wouldn't be opposed to having this be played as quads if that's what people prefer.
by kdroge
Tue May 17, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 8356

Listory: Summer Side Event

I am happy to announce Listory, a history and literature side event designed to be played during the second summer open weekend. The writing team for the set includes myself, Jason Cheng, Vasa Clarke, and Jason Golfinos. The format (which is a bit wacky, but should be fun) will be packets of 20 toss...
by kdroge
Wed May 11, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collaborators Wanted for Lit/History Side Event
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

Collaborators Wanted for Lit/History Side Event

I'm looking for 2-3 collaborators for Listory, a literature and history side event to be played at the second summer open along with other side events. If this sounds like a project you'd be interested in and you'd like to write some questions in either area, or especially if you have ideas for ques...
by kdroge
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 31204

Re: The Second Summer Open

If there's interest in cobbling together an academic side event day, I've been tentatively working on a literature/history hybrid side event that could be ready in time for this.
by kdroge
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 19459

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

At least for the Louisville location, this set did a really good job in terms of overall playability and topic coverage for the full spectrum of teams at the site. I liked that the answer line difficulty control for tossups seemed to ensure that only one of two questions would go dead per round in t...
by kdroge
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 11023

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

Could someone with access to the set post the bonus about pornography? I'm having trouble downloading the set on my phone- thanks!
by kdroge
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 51070

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

So it looks like I'm tentatively going to be around for this. Is there anyone looking to form another team(s) for Saturday?
by kdroge
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3392

Re: General discussion

I can't necessarily speak for all of the editors, but I know that my philosophy was to create a set that was very accessible, even to newer collegiate players, while also being challenging enough that better players would not be entirely bored. To me, that meant having tossups that were very convert...
by kdroge
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting

We'll be doing Music (and possibly some other FA as well) tonight starting at 10pm EST, same channel. If this overlaps with science, we'll move this to a different channel.
by kdroge
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting

We're going to try to finish up history tonight (ancient/early Euro as well as World) started at around 9:00 pm EST.
by kdroge
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting

I'm going to start history playtesting with American history tonight at 10 pm EST, same channel. Euro will happen later this week.
by kdroge
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting

This is going to continue tonight at 9:00 pm Eastern. We'll do British lit and then move into Euro if we have time.
by kdroge
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13
Replies: 33
Views: 15215

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13

I've updated the packet list and the mirror sites; yes, there will be a mirror held at Brown (look for that announcement soon, I think). As Will said, we have 9 editors rounds virtually completed, and will be writing 2 more to finish up a 15 packet event. We are hoping to start playtesting in a coup...
by kdroge
Fri May 31, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13
Replies: 33
Views: 15215

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13

List of Mirrors: VCU (12th) Michigan (12th) WKU (12th) WUSTL (5th) Carleton (5th) Buffalo (tbd) Carlton Ottawa (26th) UK (November) UT Austin (5th) Brown (5th) Louisiana (19th) List of Expected Packets: Louisville / Austin (received, -50) Dartmouth (2) (received: Jensen (-25) and Dartmouth A (-25)) ...
by kdroge
Fri May 24, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13
Replies: 33
Views: 15215

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13

Is there any possibility that mirrors in some regions could be run on October 5, allowing a week between this and Penn Bowl in some regions? Looking ahead, it seems like we may only have one chance (the weekend of the 12th) to run our annual high school tournament, and I'm sure others are in simila...
by kdroge
Fri May 24, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13
Replies: 33
Views: 15215

Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13

This is the official announcement for the Michigan Fall Tournament, which will be available for mirrors starting on October 5th onwards. Most likely, Michigan will host this tournament on the 12th. The set is intended to be "regular minus" or "fall plus" difficulty, akin to the EFT or IFT tournament...
by kdroge
Tue May 07, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 79
Views: 21068

Re: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule

I believe us at Michigan are going to be running a tournament in the October timeslot that we've run MOO and QUARK in the past two years. This will probably involve packet submission to some extent. In terms of difficulty, it seems like there'd be room for either a regular difficulty event or a regu...
by kdroge
Wed May 01, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 27444

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

Most of my reactions to the set have already been brought up in some form or another, but I'll go ahead and say them anyways. -Overall, this was a really good set. Lots of interesting ideas, the difficulty was in general right, and a good balance of hard clues on easier things and harder things. -Th...
by kdroge
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Splitting teams at SCT
Replies: 29
Views: 4435

Re: Splitting teams at SCT

I don't think it would be impossible to say that anyone who plays on an A or B team at SCT has to play on that same team at ICT. In the cases of us and Chicago, it's a lot more reasonable for Chicago to be splitting their teams right now because it's more unclear who their best players are (and prob...