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by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3360

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I think this was a great set - people from our A team to D team all seem to enjoy it a lot, and I read some very creative tossups that was difficulty appropriate but still fun to hear. Off the top of my head I really liked the questions on Lisbon from Voltaire, flutes in myths, and wine from Chinese...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 4579

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

Likely no practice this week, and probably not next week unless there's demand and/or people are free.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 4579

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

We will have practice tomorrow (Thursday) at 8:30 in the Academic Building on College Ave campus

EDIT: room 1170
by Pablo Picasso 2
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]
Replies: 23
Views: 5587

Re: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]

This was very fun and well written, but not overly hard - it's suitable for people that are very knowledgeable in religious matters and amateurs alike. Anyone who has any interest in religion should play this set.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 11434

Re: Boston Summer Open I

The main event and side events went swimmingly, and this was extremely fun and well-run even with so many side events. Thank you for organizing this Raynor!
by Pablo Picasso 2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 4579

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

Emmett is busy so I will be hosting today; we will meet in room 1170.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 4579

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

We are discussing the possibility of hosting a NASAT mirror - if are interested in helping out, or playing, please post or PM us.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY ii - a visual movie tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: BUMPY ii - a visual movie tournament

The previous iteration was deliciously difficult, but not obscenely so, and the “themed” tossups are incredibly fun. Looking forward to this.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 11434

Re: Boston Summer Open I

fwiw I don’t mind the date, but if it was moved earlier it might be better for me (but not really a big deal)

I would also not mind if it goes for 2 day event so people can do things/run more side events
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion

While there are some suspicious early clue drops (" ____ in the Bardo ", "Mandarin has four of these", " Falling Man "), the set is generally solid. Enjoyed playing it immensely, but there are some random bursts of difficulty - the bonuses on various regiments and one on chain restaurants come to mi...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 5293

Re: The end of the match

Right now, when teams shake hands at the end of quizbowl games, it is mostly a shitshow where people are throwing their hands into a massive disorganized pile-on of players. This reeks of quizbowl. It would be better if teams stayed in the order they were sitting, faced each other, stood in lines, ...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4842

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossups on Taiwan, crossroads, hanging, racing, and (probably my favorite) “Call me Ishmael”?

The myth in this set was very fun to play, the common links especially so.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4297

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

There are eyewitness accounts that Queen Myeongseong was still alive when they set her on fire. Thus her immolation was the finishing blow, though she was stabbed first. I think the most agreed upon version of events detail how 50 Japanese assassins killed her, alongside several handmaidens; after ...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4297

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

In the Ito Hirobumi tossup, it mentions how (I'm assuming) An Jung-geun blames him for the death of (I'm assuming) Queen Min by immolation. I'm pretty sure she was stabbed then her body was burned, not death by immolation - don't mess up your various Japanese war crimes!
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4297

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Can I see the tossup on Vmax?
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4297

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Here's the "flowers" tossup. It does look like the question used "these objects" throughout the tossup, so assuming there weren't any moderator hiccups, you should have been able to choose between the two. 2. These objects are referred to in the original title of a novel in which a man visits the H...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4297

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I was half asleep so I played like shit all day, but in my mind a lot of the answerlines were strangely tricky - there is a lot of opportunities to neg, especially in art. The tossups on The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living and Saint-Remy stood out as neg bait. It was pr...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 567
Views: 224451

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

merv1618 wrote:
setophaga wrote: Itamar Naveh-Benjamin -5
Jeremy Tsai -5
Evan Lynch -15
Brothers
tfw u neg
by Pablo Picasso 2
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 8504

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I predict that out of all the science subcategories, physics has the latest average buzz point and biology the earliest, but the average PPB will be pretty close.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 4727

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

Echoing the sentiment that while some answerlines lean a bit hard (Rebecca Solnit, Richard Posner, Nicolas Malebranche), a lot of answerlines are creative riffs on well-known topics (proofs of God by Aquinas, pure land, body of Osiris, jade, skeletons) or deeper cuts (modern art through fashion, Gen...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 5629

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Can I see the tossup on freezing? The cryo-EM clue was a little confusing but the rest of the clues seemed to be fine. Also interested in seeing the bonus on perfect numbers, because I thought I heard the word "perfect" in the question. Also, maybe I'm remembering wrong, or just missed it because of...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 4272

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

The Sartre tossup seemed to have a difficulty cliff on "Estelle" -- I recall a six-way buzzer race on that word. 8. One of this author’s characters claims that his ancestor “cleared a whole forest” and “killed seventeen indians with his bare hands” while reciting the history of his family; that spe...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 2419

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

I'm glad you enjoyed the trash. I wrote and edited some of the high trash--but not all of it. The chess bonus I wrote in one of the Editor's packets was actually supposed to be Other Academic but I'm pleased to hear that stuff like that would be petty cool. Did anyone get to hear the tossup on Robe...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY - a visual movie tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 3388

Re: BUMPY - a visual movie tournament

We played this at Princeton. This set was difficult at times but very rewarding when you know the answer - really enjoyed some of the "themed" tossups too, clearly a lot of heart was put into this. Thank you for creating this set.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 4272

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

On the first line of the election of 1988 tossup, there was a mention of "hymietown" and Jesse Jackson, which happened during the 1984 election and lead to an unnecessary neg.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1465

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I was told that an earlier iteration apparently had a tossup on noodles? I am very curious to hear about this. This was just a really bad tossup, which rightfully no longer exists That just makes it even more intriguing Is there no early iteration of it that even exists? How bad can a tossup about ...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1465

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I was told that an earlier iteration apparently had a tossup on noodles? I am very curious to hear about this.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Gauging Interest in a Northeast ACF Fall mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Gauging Interest in a Northeast ACF Fall mirror

As there is no ACF Fall mirror in the Northeast, Rutgers has been debating whether we should host - we have asked other schools in the NY/NJ area and it seems like the biggest issue all these schools have is that there is great difficulty in getting rooms through the administration. We have had no p...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

Teams and staffers should have gotten an email from us regarding logistics -- if you did not receive an email, and you will be attending/assisting the tournament, please tell email us.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

Takanashi Rikka wrote:Due to some problems obtaining transportation, the Wilmington Charter team will not be able to attend Scarlet Knight Fall. I apologize for not planning far enough ahead and having to drop a team so late.
No problem, thanks for telling us - we hope to see you at our next tournament!
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

We currently have reached 24 teams, which is our soft field cap. We will put any new teams that sign up on a waiting list. We will announce in the close future and confirm if we are able to expand the field, or if there are team drops. We would still encourage teams to sign up, as we are planning to...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

nycaqb1999 wrote:Hi there,

On account of an unforeseen cross-country scheduling conflict, Bard A will no longer be attending Scarlet Knight Fall.
We're sorry to hear that - thank you for notifying us! We hope you will be able to attend our next tournament.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

Takanashi Rikka wrote:Will this be run on an A set or an IS set?
We have decided to run an A set; IS-167A to be precise.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

Rutgers University-New Brunswick will be hosting the Scarlet Knight Fall Invitational Tournament on 09/23/2017. It will be run on an NAQT IS-167A. Field Size: There is a soft field cap of 24 teams, which will increase as we get more staffer and buzzer commitments. In order to ensure that as many sch...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 19181

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

Eddie wrote:
Doga (Dog Yoga) wrote:Will this packet be posted at some point ?
Good idea, but let me see if anyone's down for an IRC reading first.
On the internet, no one knows if you're not wearing a hat
by Pablo Picasso 2
Wed May 31, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 567
Views: 224451

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm planning on reading my annual Before & After packet sometime this week--either in the IRC or Discord, depending on what is the more done thing these days. If it would be convenient for interested participants, I'm leaning towards 10 PM Eastern on Wednesday the 31st. This is happening right? On ...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Side Event of a Madman
Replies: 10
Views: 3811

Re: Side Event of a Madman

This is probably the best trash set of this academic year - the music questions are especially fun.

Thank you for writing/posting!
by Pablo Picasso 2
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 2484

Re: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion

The music in this set is great, both the trash and non-trash variety. Kudos on the Kendrick Lamar and David Bowie tossups, even though I agree that the DII tossup on "m.a.a.d" is hard to power because "acronym" is out of power - I instantly recognized the lyrics, but wasn't sure what the question wa...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 26690

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Hello,

Rutgers seems to be listed twice - did we accidentally register twice?
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 6632

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

We definitely will attend if this is on the 29th or 6th, possibly two teams but probably only sending 1; we will be unable attend on the 15th.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11033

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

I really enjoyed this set and liked a lot of the questions, even though I was pretty much asleep the whole day. Can I see the tossups on South Korea, formaldehyde, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, torii gates, and California in art? Also, did I remember it incorrectly, or was there 3 history tossups regarding ...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 14035

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

I know you are aware that there are repeats already, but other than the 3 mentions of Liberty Leading the People there isn't really any huge problem with repeats. (at least in revealing the answer) But seriously is there a mandatory France distribution this tournament? I liked the tournament. Howeve...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (10/29/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (10/29/16)

Teams that signed up should get a logistics email from us already, and if you have not done so yet please email us a roster.
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6608

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

Thanks for posting the stats, but will there be combined stats?
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 3194

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can you post the history bonus that mentions the self-strengthening movement, which I think has the easy part with Cixi? (these might have been two different bonuses, not completely sure) I think the hard part wasn't very specific on naming the person involved. And can you post the East Timor tossup...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Detailed Stats
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Detailed Stats

I know that having 22 teams means that it will be a nightmare to put all that data in, but will there be detailed stats for the NYU mirror or is it just not going to happen?
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 3194

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can you post the Hawaiian food/etc tossup? I'm fairly certain it never mentioned it's a state until late in the TU, which makes sense if you're trying to hide "US state+vaguely Polynesian stuff", but I really don't remember what pronoun was used that lead me to neg. I thought it said "country" somew...
by Pablo Picasso 2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6608

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

What happened to the MATH bracket after prelims? I was told there was some screwup involving teams leaving

Also when will stats be available?