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by InvadErGII
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: UMN Side Event Day (Sept. 10, 2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: UMN Side Event Day (Sept. 10, 2016)

This was a lot of fun! Some stats for the mirror of NATT, for which we each read a couple of rounds: Erik Nelson - 19/43/2 - 705 pts Carsten Gehring - 12/32/17(!) - 415 pts Sam Bailey - 9/24/8 - 335 pts Andrew Hart - 11/16/9 - 280 pts Mike Kioski - 7/11/4 - 195 pts Jason Asher - 7/9/12 - 135 pts We ...
by InvadErGII
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X Open Mirror @ CCCT/Minneapolis - 2/25/17
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

Re: ACRONYM X Open Mirror @ CCCT - 2/25/17

I assume this is restricted to actual CC players (i.e., I don't get to go baby seal clubbing). What might constitute "other local teams" if high schools aren't included? Minnesota CCs that didn't play in the CCCT? Any team that isn't from a local high school is eligible - it's definitely not restri...
by InvadErGII
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X Open Mirror @ CCCT/Minneapolis - 2/25/17
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

ACRONYM X Open Mirror @ CCCT/Minneapolis - 2/25/17

NAQT and Play Quiz Bowl are partnering to provide a mirror of ACRONYM X , which will follow the conclusion of CCCT at the Minneapolis Hilton (near the airport and Mall of America) on Saturday, February 25, 2017. This tournament will be open to both CCCT teams and other teams from the local community...
by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 3967

ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement

Play Quiz Bowl LLC is excited to announce the inevitable existence of ACRONYM X , an all pop-culture tournament for high school students that will be available beginning in late February of next year. While the production will again be headed by me, this year will not be co-produced by Robbinsdale ...
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Announcing Play Quiz Bowl
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Re: Announcing Play Quiz Bowl

First off - thanks to everyone who helped out with the first t-shirt campaign. If you haven't gotten your shirt(s) yet, let me know! If you missed out on the first run of shirts or want a more elaborate design, we have a new campaign up that features the Play Quiz Bowl logo. You can check out that c...
by InvadErGII
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Play Quiz Bowl is Hiring Trash Writers
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

Re: Play Quiz Bowl is Hiring Trash Writers

After discussing it with potential collaborators, I'd like to add that we're looking to produce the following sets within the next couple of years: - ACRONYM X (first events in February 2017) - A second, harder ACRONYM, hopefully an annual occurrence (summer 2017) - TOEJAM 2 (all video games, TBA) -...
by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Play Quiz Bowl is Hiring Trash Writers
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

Play Quiz Bowl is Hiring Trash Writers

Play Quiz Bowl , the company now in charge of ACRONYM, is hiring writers for the next iteration of that tournament, as well as for some additional pop-culture projects that haven't been announced yet. If you'd like to make a little cash by contributing to a great and popular question set, you can f...
by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?
Replies: 22
Views: 6522

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?

To add to the pile - I love working for NAQT, both as a writer and as a staffer. Related to this, I've also had the tremendous privilege of working the Minnesota circuit, which is also handled by R. Hentzel. Those events are always very well-run and worth doing. To summarize - NAQT is a great compan...
by InvadErGII
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 55990

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

This was really outstanding. Thanks to Rob, Andrew and Carsten for putting together such a fun and challenging set, and to the staffers who made the tournament run smoothly.
by InvadErGII
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4402

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

Curious about the bonus no one heard on "mama say, mama sah..." - would someone mind posting this? My team was talking about the uses of that phrase right after we left the tournament.
by InvadErGII
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4402

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

Could I see the question on Super Metroid? I was thrown by the earliness of the use of "Wrecked Ship" and am curious how it went after that.
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Announcing Play Quiz Bowl
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Announcing Play Quiz Bowl

I'm incredibly excited to announce the formation of Play Quiz Bowl LLC , a company dedicated to growing quiz bowl through outreach, fundraising, and tournament direction. Play Quiz Bowl will be consistently seeking out opportunities to grow the game both locally (in Minnesota) and nationwide, by bri...
by InvadErGII
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Stats haven't been posted yet, so here they are.

Also - for those who played in this event (or another mirror), I put together a short survey that asks few things about logistics, the questions and so forth. If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to fill out that survey here.
by InvadErGII
Mon May 30, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Congratulations to Colby's Team, who ultimately ran the table to win the HSNCT mirror. Congratulations are also in order for Lexington, who won the high school playoff bracket by defeating St. Mark's School of Texas in the finals. They are now the proud owners of some "great" vinyl trophies. Thanks ...
by InvadErGII
Sun May 29, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Dallas Buzzers Club and Hiii Powers are currently playing for the right to play the extremely cleverly-named "Colby's Team", who will have an advantage in the finals.

edit: Looks like it's gonna be Hiiii Powers, I think
by InvadErGII
Sun May 29, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Hey, this is happening today! Check-in is still going to be outside the Monet Ballroom at the mezzanine level. Team check-in will start around 5. If you have a buzzer and can bring it/check in early, that'd be awesome. Staffers should swing by sometime before 5 to help set stuff up. Can't wait to se...
by InvadErGII
Mon May 23, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

In the interest of simplifying logistics and our desire to use a card system, the maximum field size for this event is being reduced to 48 teams . As of the writing of this post, there are just 5 spots left , and a little over 72 hours before signups close. If you're on the fence about registering, ...
by InvadErGII
Mon May 16, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Hey folks! A couple of important updates on this tournament: - In the interest of ensuring that a proper schedule and other logistics can be handled with appropriate care, the tournament field will be locked at 11:00pm central time on Thursday, May 26th . This means that contrary to initial plans, y...
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

The field for this is now over 50% full. Thanks to everyone who signed up so far!

Per a request, I've also set up a spreadsheet for free agents who want to assemble teams or be assigned to a team or similar. If you're one of those people, you can go here and do that.
by InvadErGII
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

The field for this tournament currently sits at 28 teams (nearly half-full!) and is regularly adding new teams. Thanks to everyone that has signed up so far! If you're interested in playing in this, I recommend signing up soon - there's a good chance this will fill up well before HSNCT weekend. Addi...
by InvadErGII
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: MACRONYM: an ACRONYM IX Mirror @ Macalester
Replies: 11
Views: 4445

Re: MACRONYM: an ACRONYM IX Mirror @ Macalester

Stats are all up in here.
by InvadErGII
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: MACRONYM: an ACRONYM IX Mirror @ Macalester
Replies: 11
Views: 4445

Re: MACRONYM: an ACRONYM IX Mirror @ Macalester

Congrats to The Bus That Could Not Slow Down (aka the comically stacked team of Rob Carson, Andrew Hart, Carsten Gehring and Mike Cheyne) who ran the table to win today's tournament. Thanks to everyone came out and to Mac for hosting - this was a really great day.
by InvadErGII
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: MACRONYM: an ACRONYM IX Mirror @ Macalester
Replies: 11
Views: 4445

Re: MACRONYM: an ACRONYM IX Mirror @ Macalester

As the Erik Nelson who approved this Erik Nelson-approved mirror, I approve of it being open!
by InvadErGII
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 17695

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

I've been meaning to get around to writing a second Forbidden Packet, so I'll put one together for this.
by InvadErGII
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUTT
Replies: 3
Views: 2785

Re: BUTT

eliza.grames wrote:there are less than five Radiohead, Run the Jewels, and Neutral Milk Hotel references in the set.
Each, or total?
by InvadErGII
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Registration for this tournament is now open here . Additionally, you can view the current field here . If you're interested in playing, please note that registration will close at midnight the night before the tournament at 11:00pm central time on Thursday, May 26th . The field is also expected to ...
by InvadErGII
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX: Global Announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 3095

Re: ACRONYM IX: Global Announcement

UlyssesInvictus wrote:Are there plans to mirror this at NSC again? Apologies if there are and I've negligently not looked hard enough yet.
I am not currently planning on this.
by InvadErGII
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21133

ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

IMPORTANT LINKS Register to Play | Staff Signup | Free Agent Shenanigans I'm incredibly excited to announce an official mirror of ACRONYM IX , to be held as a part of the 2016 HSNCT weekend. The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 29th , starting approximately two hours after the end of the H...
by InvadErGII
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX: Global Announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 3095

ACRONYM IX: Global Announcement

I'm pleased to announce that Armstrong's Conceivably Regular or Nearly Yearly Meet , a high school pop culture tournament, will have its ninth iteration in 2016. Like last year, the set will be house-written, primarily by Erik Nelson (that's me), Matt Quinn, members of the Robbinsdale Armstrong quiz...
by InvadErGII
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

Final scores from the online mirror:

Jason 465
Eric 315
Mik 240
Pat 155
Tejas 130
Matt Lafer 125
Dylan 95
Billy 45
Victor 45
Anderson (?) 35
Chris M 25
Andrew W 5
Wynaut (?) 5
Ike -5
Matt B -5

I'll post the full set to the usual place sometime soon.
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

The TOEJAM online mirror was won by Jason Thompson, who finished handily ahead of Eric Mukherjee and a bunch of other people. I'll post the full stats in the morning. There were some absolutely ridiculous buzzes tonight from several players. Thanks to everyone who played!
by InvadErGII
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

Cool - tonight (formerly known as tomorrow night) it is. Let's meet in #toejam somewhere around 8pm central time and we'll start once there's a good number of players.
by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

Grangalan Jr. Jr. wrote:I'd really like to play this but won't be free Thursday, is there any other day when this can happen?
Hmm. I could run it tomorrow night, but if that won't work we'll probably have to figure out a night for next week.
by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

I am looking at running this in the IRC this Thursday night, starting around 8pm central time. Dylan and Jason (and others), would that gel with your schedules?
by InvadErGII
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

Thanks to everyone who came to the inaugural playthrough of this. I think it went really well, and it ended up being a pretty exciting finish! Rob Carson and Mike Kioski were tied at 490 points with five questions to go in the last packet, when Rob was able to pull ahead and seal the victory. Mike C...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

Now that this is almost complete, here are some more details on the unnecessary question set that is TOEJAM: - There will be eight packets of 20 tossups each. - The difficulty level of this set varies from "medium" to "Erik, what is wrong with you?" - As mentioned elsewhere, this will be played at U...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Tricon: The Next Generation
Replies: 50
Views: 25364

Re: Tricon: The Next Generation

Dylan Minarik and I are working on a packet for this. I anticipate good things from this packet.
by InvadErGII
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM VIII Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 1521

ACRONYM VIII Discussion

Now that it's public, feel free to use this thread to talk/complain about ACRONYM VIII. In case you didn't get to play it, you can now view the set here . I look forward to using your feedback to making next year's set even better. The main goals for this year's ACRONYM were to fix the weird difficu...
by InvadErGII
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

Thanks to everyone who came out to play ACRONYM last night. I had a lot of fun reading to a whole bunch of you. It sounds like each room ended up doing things a little differently, but in my room the superteam to my left (dubbed Left Shark) defeated team Right Shark 1530-540 across all of the tossup...
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

A (hopefully) last update before this starts - we're still short on rooms (and possibly staffers), so please speak up if you can contribute on those fronts. The less scrambling we have to do, the better it will be for everyone. I am situated at a desk outside Grand Ballroom B or so (a few tables dow...
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

I sent this info in an email to those who provided one when signing up, so this is for everyone else (or the people I emailed if you're reading this first): Thanks once again for your interest in playing ACRONYM tonight. I am hopeful that we will end up with 3 rooms, so assuming that happens I'd lik...
by InvadErGII
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

Hey everyone! We're currently about 48 hours away from the scheduled start of this tournament and while I think we're now likely good on buzzers, I still don't have any rooms. If you're part of a team that is playing in this, please consider making your room available. With just a couple of rooms we...
by InvadErGII
Sun May 31, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 45206

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

This was really great. Thanks to Ike, etc. for putting together such a fun tournament!
by InvadErGII
Thu May 21, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

This is coming up on being two weeks away, and the field is shaping up to be pretty great. However, I am still entirely bereft of rooms and generally low on staffers. I still expect to have a couple of buzzers, but we may need more of those as well. I have added a 'rooms' field to the signup sheet, ...
by InvadErGII
Wed May 13, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

9-midnight wouldn't be enough to get through the entire set, but we could work our way through 6 or so packets as long as everything goes smoothly. I suppose the Friday rounds could be used as seeding for some playoff rounds on Saturday (assuming there's time and it doesn't interfere with BONGOS). T...
by InvadErGII
Wed May 13, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

People not involved with the pace tournament can compete right? I don't see why not. My team and I are interested in playing. My only question is about what time is it going to run until. 12? 1? In the interest of preserving valuable sleeping time, I'd be in favor of wrapping up around midnight. I'...
by InvadErGII
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

Sign ups are now open! The link is right here and in the OP.
by InvadErGII
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 55990

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

I would like to join a team for this. I know a lot of music, and am generally good at other trash as well.
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

While watching the Wild game after SSNCT yesterday, I wrote a video game packet that ended up being pretty great. I still have a bunch of other ideas, so I'm turning this into a full-blown event, which I'm calling Tossups On Eggman, Jumpman And More . Here are the details: Distribution 20/0 Video Ga...
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10344

Re: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

Updated the OP to reflect that this will indeed be happening on Friday night at PACE. I should have a couple of buzzers on hand, but will need to figure out a room (or rooms) in which to play it. If you'd like to volunteer yours or would like to help out in any other way, let me know! I will have a ...