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

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

Post by InvadErGII » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:34 pm

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 thereabouts. This will also have a somewhat unique distribution:

5/0 Music
5/0 Movies
5/0 TV
2/0 Video Games
1/0 Trash Lit
2/0 90s trends that don't fit into the above/other miscellany

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

Post by Cheynem » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:41 pm

I was hoping this was the 1890s.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:54 pm

I was hoping this was the 1690s.
I fixed your post
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by ErikC » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:21 pm

Will it be phat?

Will there be independent music?
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Picasso's Middle Name » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:22 pm

ErikC wrote:Will it be phat?

Will there be independent music?
I don't know about phat, but I almost guarantee Erik writes something fetch (I know that's a reference circa 2004, but I haven't gotten to use it in a while).

I also expect nothing less than a 1/0 or 0/1 "wazzup" distro.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by rylltraka » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:30 pm

Important Bird Area wrote:
I was hoping this was the 90s.
I fixed your post
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by InvadErGII » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:12 pm

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

Post by El Salvadoreno » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:14 pm

Important Bird Area wrote:
I was hoping this was the 1990s BCE.
I fixed your post
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by MLafer » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:30 pm

I was hoping it was the 1990s. Oh it is, cool
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Sat May 12, 2018 1:42 am

Is there any expectation for how many packets this will be? And whether the plan is currently still to only have tossups?
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by InvadErGII » Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 am

Probably all tossups, but I'm aiming for a larger number of packets to compensate for the lack of bonuses. Should be at least 10 rounds.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:11 pm

What's the pricing for this event?
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by InvadErGII » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:17 pm

$15 per player at the Minnesota event (whose exact date/time is still unclear, which I hope to have resolved soon). I can't speak for the others.

I'll have a few other details on the set shortly, once the writing is done.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:23 pm

Since this won't be run at Illinois any more, are there still plans to run this elsewhere?
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:27 pm

Bumped.

I've talked to a few Michigan folks and there's been some talk about trying to run this as a side event at whatever fall tournament Michigan and/or MSU hosts. Alternatively, if anybody else in the Midwest has any ideas or power to host a smallish Saturday event where we run this and other leftover events from the summer, I'd love to help organize something.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by InvadErGII » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:28 pm

SNICK is now complete! I'm very excited for you all to see it. There are 10 rounds of 20 tossups each. Without giving too much away, it spans a lot of aspects of the 1990s, but has a decent amount of vanity as one might expect from a set like this. The set is pretty difficult, though the final packet is designed to be especially challenging - this would make for a great finals packet in a strong field or as some sort of bonus/challenge round otherwise.

If you want to run a SNICK mirror but haven't yet scheduled one, DM me! This set is a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by ErikC » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:36 pm

This was really fun - challenging but it helped we had the king of 90s kids playing in our room. Other than one glaring omission this tournament (no spoilers but it was something I consider the epitome of the 90s along with a movie that did come up) was thorough and excellent.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:45 pm

Could there be an online mirror of this?
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Valefor » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:30 am

Cheynem wrote:Could there be an online mirror of this?
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by MLafer » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:04 pm

yes, i need to play this, somehow, some way
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:10 pm

I know a decent number of Midwestern folks wanted to play this, but I have no idea where this could be hosted or what tournament if any this could be attached to. I'd be willing to go somewhere and play this, or play online.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:27 pm

Ditto to what Matt and Mike said. I would love to play this online, and even more to play it in person, should it be possible to hold a physical mirror sometime in the autumn.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:44 am

My thought is that this (and perhaps other unplayed-by-midwesterner events, such as this film set from Florida) could be played after some appropriate fall tournament hosted in the MIdwest (Sun God, Penn Bowl, I don't know the other tournaments at this point).

I'm afraid I have no idea who in the Midwest is hosting those things or when they would be played, though.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by InvadErGII » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 am

I'm definitely hopeful that something in the fall can run this in Chicago/Ann Arbor or thereabouts (and will do whatever I can to help make that happen), but I will absolutely do an online mirror if that doesn't materialize.
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by MLafer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:53 pm

Any updates on a SNICK site or online mirror?
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Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Post by MLafer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:43 pm

Any updates on a SNICK site or online mirror?
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