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by InvadErGII
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 3806

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

Big congrats to The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down (Rob Carson, Carsten Gehring, Samantha Ross, Andrew Hart) on running the table and winning the premiere of ACRONYM 11. Thanks to everyone who came to play/staff - this was a blast. Stats coming ASAP (should be today).
by InvadErGII
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 3806

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

Yes, it's happening.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ CCCT - Chicago, 3/3/18
Replies: 0
Views: 1498

ACRONYM 11 @ CCCT - Chicago, 3/3/18

Play Quiz Bowl will be hosting an open mirror of ACRONYM 11 the evening of Saturday, March 3rd, following the conclusion of the 2018 CCCT at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. This event is 100% open - all community college, open, and high school teams are encouraged to sign up. The field for this event is c...
by InvadErGII
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 3806

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

If anyone is at all on the fence regarding which open mirror to play between this one and the one in March, please choose this one . Registration is currently quite low on this, and considering the cost of rooms we need around 5-6 teams just to break even. If the other mirror truly works better for ...
by InvadErGII
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 15142

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Hey everyone - for those of you still hoping to play this, would you prefer:

- An online mirror sometime soon (and if so, when)
- An in-person mirror at, say, ICT or something like that

Let me know and I'll set something up.
by InvadErGII
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 3806

ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

Hello! I will be running an open mirror of ACRONYM 11 at the University of Minnesota* on Sunday, February 18 . Cost will be $20 per player. This will be the first running of this set, and will be awesome. You can sign up here . If you'd like to staff this instead, you can sign up for that here . * -...
by InvadErGII
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 14266

ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Play Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that a mirror of ACRONYM 11 will be held as a part of the 2017 HSNCT weekend. The tournament will take place on Friday , May 25th - note that is is different from previous years. Like last year, the tournament will be split into two divisions: high school, for a...
by InvadErGII
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 NAQT SCT North at Carleton College (2/3/18)
Replies: 0
Views: 1203

2018 NAQT SCT North at Carleton College (2/3/18)

Play Quiz Bowl LLC will be hosting the North site of the NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament at Carleton College on February 3, 2018. Location This tournament will take place at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, about a half hour south of the Twin Cities. Specifics on building/rooms will be fin...
by InvadErGII
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 14781

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

ErikC wrote:Will it be phat?

Will there be independent music?
Yes and yes.

Note that the current plan is for this to be tossups-only, but I may end up adding bonuses if there are enough ideas I like.
by InvadErGII
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 14781

SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Play Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce Some Nineties Inquiries for Cool Kids , a tossups-only trash tournament whose content will remain entirely within the 1990s. I will be writing this, and it's gonna be hard. It will also be totally radical and ready in time for the second summer open or thereabou...
by InvadErGII
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Re: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation

I would be interested if some sort of discussion/panel could be had in which we could talk about ways to act on the Foundation's vision of making quizbowl and tournaments a welcoming and encouraging environment. I don't know how to do this, though. This is a good idea. We're having a board meeting ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Re: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation

Hey, folks! The Bounceback Foundation's first fundraiser is live - we're selling shirts displaying the core of our message - to bounce back. https://proof-builder.booster.com/proof/xjp0-00b8-53s9/04661/front/big.jpg Shirts are available in both unisex and women's sizes, and there's a hoodie availabl...
by InvadErGII
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 15142

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Thanks to all the folks who came out to raise some money at the debut of this, and congrats to Rob Carson, who roared back to surpass Evan Brown in the game's final packet to win the event (I believe Rob had -5 points after round 1, surprisingly). Rob Carson - 430 Evan Brown - 410 Mike Kioski - 195 ...
by InvadErGII
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 15142

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

HEY GUYS - this set is fully written. It's a lot of fun. It's also very hard. As with TOEJAM, each packet has a distribution that more or less follows these parameters: 4 NES era and earlier 4 16-bit era 4 N64/PS1/PS2 and thereabouts 4 "Modern" era 4 Miscellaneous/Otherwise hard to classify Proceeds...
by InvadErGII
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Announcing the Bounceback Foundation

To add to the outstanding discussion going on over in the college section , I'd like to add some news about an initiative PQB has been working on over the summer: Over the past several months, I’ve given considerable thought to what quiz bowl has done for me in the nearly 20 years (!) I’ve been invo...
by InvadErGII
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 15142

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

8 packets.

If you're in or near the Minnesota area, this will be run locally after ACF Fall at the U of M. Probably around 5pm-ish in (I assume) Blegen Hall.
by InvadErGII
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 15142

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Update! This set is now 50% complete and is shaping up to be super fun (and, uh...very difficult). If you wish to mirror this at a WAO or ACF Fall event (or something else entirely), please let me know as soon as possible. As mentioned before, this set is being played for charity, and the suggested ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 15142

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Is the completion date still ACF Fall weekend? Yes! Hit me up for mirrors. Additionally, one other announcement concerning this set: while this set will still be played for charity, the recipient is changing. All proceeds from TOEJAMANDEARL will go to a to-be-determined organization that provides h...
by InvadErGII
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11: Global Announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 3442

ACRONYM 11: Global Announcement

Play Quiz Bowl LLC is thrilled to announce ACRONYM 11 , the latest edition of our low-difficulty pop culture tournament. As with previous years, this will be geared toward a high school audience but will be accessible and enjoyable for players of all ages. Set Info and Distribution ACRONYM 11 will b...
by InvadErGII
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM @ U of Minnesota, 9/9/17
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Re: Super ACRONYM @ U of Minnesota, 9/9/17

Thanks to everyone who came out to this - I had a blast. After a 10-team round robin, Tia and the TRASHmen defeated Semper Fi Tyrannosaurus Rex in a one-game final. Congrats to them! Stats are available here . Afterwards, we ran a shootout mirror of There Will Be Stock Clues, which was as wonderful ...
by InvadErGII
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 38558

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Cheynem wrote:Where are zee super acronym playoff stats
Full Super ACRONYM Stats
by InvadErGII
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 38558

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Super ACRONYM was won by me, Rob Carson, Andrew Hart, and Carston Gehring after a thrilling 3-match sequence against Drew Scheeler's team. Prelim stats for Super ACRONYM. I will get the full stats up ASAP. Thanks to everyone who played and staffed this - it was a blast to run. The ending was indeed...
by InvadErGII
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 38558

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

The Super ACRONYM schedule is here . Note that there is a "Free Agents" team that has not officially formed, but there are more than enough free agents in the signup sheet to make that team. If you're set to staff this and I don't have your email address (this may in fact be all of you), please reac...
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 38558

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Hey everyone, I'd really like to print up schedules for Super ACRONYM tomorrow, so please finalize your teams today if at all possible. We're at 9 teams, and I'd like to get that to 10, so those of you that are free agents should figure that out. Thanks!
by InvadErGII
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IMPORTANT: This is NOT the Super ACRONYM Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

IMPORTANT: This is NOT the Super ACRONYM Forum

Do not discuss Super ACRONYM in this forum. There should be a separate forum for that shortly, and I'll add a link to this post when it's up.
by InvadErGII
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)
Replies: 6
Views: 4673

Re: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)

Cheynem wrote:What is the pricing for this event (particularly for the Michigan mirror)?
Michigan mirror is $20 per player.
by InvadErGII
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)
Replies: 6
Views: 4673

Re: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)

I am not opposed to a Skype mirror at some point, though I'm hoping to schedule some additional local mirrors before scheduling anything online.

On that note - this set is done, and I'm quite happy with it. If you want to run it yet this summer (or even in the fall), hit me up.
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM @ U of Minnesota, 9/9/17
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Super ACRONYM @ U of Minnesota, 9/9/17

Hey! I will be running a mirror of Super ACRONYM at the University of Minnesota on September 9th. Exact details to follow, but it'll probably be at the usual time and at the usual Blegen Hall. EDIT: I suppose the entry fee is also relevant! This will be $20 per player. You can sign up for this right...
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 15142

TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)

I'm thrilled to announce the existence of Tossups on Eggman, Jumpman, and More, and No Dumb Enquiries about Real Life , or TOEJAMANDEARL , an all-tossup, all-video game tournament for late 2017/early 2018. This is a sequel to TOEJAM , a set I wrote at one point. This time the questions will be writt...
by InvadErGII
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 38558

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

I plan to attend this and can run a Super ACRONYM tournament. I'd love to play the rock music tournament or other trash, and would happily staff other things.
by InvadErGII
Tue May 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion

The bonus part on "heptapods" mentioned it being derived from Latin, though the word is actually derived from Greek. My team gave "wheat" for this part, which is what the groups I've played with have always called grain. We were ruled incorrect, but I think that wheat should be an acceptable altern...
by InvadErGII
Wed May 24, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 6995

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Registration for this is technically closed, but I have three spots in the high school division that I'd very much like to fill - if you'd like to play in the HS-only division on Sunday night, drop me a line!
by InvadErGII
Fri May 19, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 6995

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Hey! Monday is the last day to register a team for this. Really looking forward to next weekend.
by InvadErGII
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 6995

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Also related to this tournament - at this moment, there is ONE spot left in the open division. This may or may not be expanded, so if you want to play please sign up now!

Additionally, if you want to staff this, please let me know in the spreadsheet from the OP. We need a bunch of you still.
by InvadErGII
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 26400

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

I'd imagine we could also use the rooms in that area like we did for ACFNATIONALS a few years back. Looking forward to it!
by InvadErGII
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 26400

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Seems like there's pretty good interest for this. With only 6 packets, we're a little limited in format, but it would be really easy to draw up a schedule for a 6-team round robin, and we can do either quads or teams of 5 depending on interest. In any case, I'm planning on playing this with Rob, Te...
by InvadErGII
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)
Replies: 6
Views: 4673

Re: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)

Quick update on this tournament - the writing for this has started, and it will definitely be ready for the "Side Event Weekend" or whatever that ends up being. If you want to run this around that time or in the fall, hit me up. I am finalizing the full writing staff and will edit the OP with that i...
by InvadErGII
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion

I wasn't a fan of the bonus in which you had to identify resource types in Settlers of Catan. As a thread instigated by Matt Bruce recently revealed, names vary widely. I guess it's defensible to require the exact names used in the rules (though I'm not sure that those are unique across editions), ...
by InvadErGII
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion

If you want to see a specific question or have comments/questions about a particular tossup or bonus, post about it here.
by InvadErGII
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X General Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 712

ACRONYM X General Discussion

Post general thoughts and comments on the ACRONYM X question set here.
by InvadErGII
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 16068

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

I can't make it to ICT but will absolutely write a packet for this.

Edit: Class of 2001, good luck you weird kids
by InvadErGII
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X Open Mirror @ CCCT/Minneapolis - 2/25/17
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

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

Congratulations to Northern Michigan A, who defeated TTM (a form of Tia and the Trashmen) in the finals to win the CCCT ACRONYM event. Macalester A defeated "Coaches and Company," a team composed mostly of local high school coaches, to earn 3rd place. This was a ton of fun; thanks to everyone who ca...
by InvadErGII
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 NAQT SCT North @ U of MN (2/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Re: 2017 NAQT SCT North @ U of MN (2/4/17)

e: quote != edit; rob said he would delete this
by InvadErGII
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 NAQT SCT North @ U of MN (2/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Re: 2017 NAQT SCT North @ U of MN (2/4/17)

Stats!

Minnesota A and Minnesota C ran the tables in DI and DII, respectively. Congrats to both of them, and thanks to today's teams and staffers for being part of a very fun and successful day.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 6995

ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Play Quiz Bowl LLC is pleased to announce that a mirror of ACRONYM X will be held as a part of the 2017 HSNCT weekend. The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 28th, after the main tournament has concluded. This will be somewhat similar to the event that was held last year, with a couple of exc...
by InvadErGII
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 NAQT SCT North @ U of MN (2/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

2017 NAQT SCT North @ U of MN (2/4/17)

Play Quiz Bowl LLC pleased to be hosting National Academic Quiz Tournaments' 2017 Sectional Championship Tournament at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, February 4th. This tournament will determine eligibility for the 2017 ICT, and I hope to see many of your teams there. Logistics for the tou...
by InvadErGII
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 3967

Re: ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement

There will be a bunch of other mirrors - stay tuned for announcements on at least one big one soon.
by InvadErGII
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X Open Mirror @ CCCT/Minneapolis - 2/25/17
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

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

Good call - updated.

Also note that like the HSNCT mirror from last year, you can (and should, if you're not on a real team currently) create a team on NAQT's website for the purposes of registering.
by InvadErGII
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21136

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Yep - it is pending on the archives now. Should be up soon!

edit: It's up: http://trash.quizbowlpackets.com/1814/
by InvadErGII
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)
Replies: 6
Views: 4673

Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)

http://i.imgur.com/8ev6DGs.png Play Quiz Bowl LLC is excited to announce the production of Super ACRONYM Turbo Championship Edition , a hard trash tournament. It will include both tossups and bonuses and be ready for mirrors at some point in the summer of 2017. My intention is to have this ready to...