Gimmicky Tossups

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Gimmicky Tossups

Post by Skilz » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:45 pm

What do you guys think abut tossups that are gimmicky? Fun/Interesting twist or evil menace to the game?

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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Post by SpanishSpy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:07 am

Gimmicky in what sense? Topic? Structure?
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Post by alextabor95 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:06 pm

I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Post by Rather Wild Indeed » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:18 pm

alextabor95 wrote:I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet
So basically a mashup set? Or was there another twist to it?
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Post by Iamteehee » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:53 pm

alextabor95 wrote:I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Post by tiwonge » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:45 pm

See also: VETO, Peter's packets
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Post by Triton of the Minnows » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:09 pm

I moderated a pack recently where you had to "act out" the answerlines. It was largely fine (obviously this was a for-fun tournament) except for once or twice when the action seemed to be uncomfortable or even unsafe. This was also only for half the TUs. Gimmicky is fine I suppose but it may screw with players who aren't particularly good with the "Gimmick".
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