Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Real

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Post by AKKOLADE » Wed May 28, 2014 5:22 pm

I'm proud to announce this weekend's replacement side event for HSNCT, Wodern Morld.

This tournament will consist of whatever and however many questions I write in the next 3 days on whatever subjects I feel like writing on.

The distribution is as follows:

100% whatever I feel like writing on in that time period
0% anime, probably

This tournament's rating will be between PG & PG-13, due to mild use of offensive language, but probably not a lot of casual misogny or whatever happened with Modern World.

Entry fee:

$500 per person
-$500 discount for people who didn't write a bunch of offensive or even just off-putting questions for a side event that was first held this past weekend
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Post by AKKOLADE » Wed May 28, 2014 5:24 pm

I nearly forgot:

Logistics:

I don't really have any logistics right now.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Wed May 28, 2014 6:26 pm

I nearly forgot: to sign up for this tournament, please sign up and not troll on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17J5CpG ... 8/viewform

I'm planning on running this Saturday night. We'll start after dinner, so probably around 7. I'm too old and used to waking up early to do anything past 10 or so, if it even runs that long.

And all questions will be tossups with variable base values, powers, and superpowers.
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Post by Mewto55555 » Thu May 29, 2014 12:04 am

I dunno if you want to attach more (hopefully) not-terrible questions to this event, but if you/players want I can send you my Star Wars + academic mashups.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Thu May 29, 2014 2:14 pm

Mewto55555 wrote:I dunno if you want to attach more (hopefully) not-terrible questions to this event, but if you/players want I can send you my Star Wars + academic mashups.
Sure thing. I honestly don't know how many questions I'll be able to write, so being able to make sure this doesn't last just half an hour or so. Though I'll have to leave after awhile for a meeting.

And since I've been asked this a few times: this is actually an event that's going to happen.
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Post by Rothlover » Thu May 29, 2014 2:48 pm

Can you find out if WTTE is happening too Sat night and try to combine it somehow if it is?
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Post by Cheynem » Thu May 29, 2014 2:55 pm

I will have a packet of some sort of some questions of some quality, which I will append to this.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Thu May 29, 2014 3:01 pm

Rothlover wrote:Can you find out if WTTE is happening too Sat night and try to combine it somehow if it is?
As best as I know, this is what's going on with WTTE.
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Post by Cheynem » Thu May 29, 2014 3:05 pm

I am willing to read WTTE at this slightly more formal event if people do wish to play it in a non party setting.
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Post by theMoMA » Thu May 29, 2014 3:54 pm

Cheynem wrote:I am willing to read WTTE at this slightly more formal event if people do wish to play it in a non party setting.
If Fred's amenable to tacking WTTE onto his event, that'd be great!
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Post by AKKOLADE » Thu May 29, 2014 4:17 pm

Sure! The whole idea of this is I'm trying to help people not have to play what was apparently a terrible event (and if some of the people from Modern World want to pick out their favorite questions that didn't agitate people, they're welcome to read those, too). I'm no Mike Cheyne when it comes to writing tossups, but I'm hoping I can get up to about 50 or so. And, honestly, I go to sleep by 10 most nights these days, so I don't want my crapping out to limit this event for others.
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Post by theMoMA » Thu May 29, 2014 4:44 pm

Cool. Echoing Fred, I'd be fine with hearing some of the MWT questions that people found interesting, if someone is willing to make a compilation. I'd also be fine hearing them in the car on the way there if there's (understandably) no one who wants to do that.
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Post by Chimango Caracara » Thu May 29, 2014 5:43 pm

I can get rid of the problematic Modern World questions and organize the hopefully-not-terrible ones into new packets for anyone who is interested in them.

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Post by Off To See The Lizard » Thu May 29, 2014 10:21 pm

If WTTE were to be run here, would high schoolers be allowed to play?
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Post by AKKOLADE » Thu May 29, 2014 10:36 pm

Sure. I'll probably not be in charge of logistics for anything other than my questions (not that I really have a plan for them as is...).

I have about 25 people signed up right now. Should we do teams or just shootout style?
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Post by Cheynem » Thu May 29, 2014 10:48 pm

That's too big for a shootout to me; can we at least do separate rooms?
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Post by at your pleasure » Fri May 30, 2014 12:13 am

I can send a few meta/vanity questions to be read even if I am not present at this(which i do not currently expect to be).
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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri May 30, 2014 12:23 pm

I've written about 30 tossups for this as of this time. I may or may not write more. I also have some questions from Isaac Hirsch, Jake Sundberg's working on putting some together, we may or may not have a filtered version of Modern World to play, and I've also just made a request for WTTE.

I am also bringing autographed basketball cards of the following THREE SUPERSTARS* to give away for at least my questions.

J'Covan Brown
Tomislav Zubcic
Edwin Ubiles

*no actual superstars

I may also bring notably ridiculous cards I find between now and then to add to this stash.
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Fri May 30, 2014 1:54 pm

I have 12 fun questions written for this - hopefully I get to 20.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri May 30, 2014 3:09 pm

So everyone can hopefully get something to eat for dinner, let's set a start time of 8 p.m. for this.
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Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Fri May 30, 2014 3:17 pm

I have a packet of 24 short Before & After tossups I wrote for the Chicago team's end-of-the-year party. I can pass it along, if it would be of interest.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri May 30, 2014 3:34 pm

I certainly wouldn't turn them down.
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Post by Cheynem » Fri May 30, 2014 3:54 pm

I have my packet of 50 hard trash questions, plus I'd be willing to read whatever I've already seen (WTTE, Modern World).
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Post by rylltraka » Fri May 30, 2014 6:27 pm

If people want to read my Star Trek packet (which I meant to be at least moderately accessible), I can offer it. Especially since only about six people were there to hear it in the IRC.
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Post by Chimango Caracara » Sat May 31, 2014 12:40 am

Anyone who would like to have the cleaned-up Modern World questions, for this or other events, can email me to get a copy. There are 10 packets of 20 tossups and bonuses and one additional packet of 20 tossups. I tried to salvage as many questions as possible, but I apologize in advance if I overlooked any problems. Nearly all of the questions I removed entirely were from the American, East Asian and international parts of the distribution.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Sat May 31, 2014 8:14 am

Chimango Caracara wrote:Anyone who would like to have the cleaned-up Modern World questions, for this or other events, can email me to get a copy. There are 10 packets of 20 tossups and bonuses and one additional packet of 20 tossups. I tried to salvage as many questions as possible, but I apologize in advance if I overlooked any problems. Nearly all of the questions I removed entirely were from the American, East Asian and international parts of the distribution.
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Sat May 31, 2014 6:02 pm

A JRPG half-packet is available for those who want to play. Sorry I didn't get to write a full packet. :(
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Post by AKKOLADE » Sat May 31, 2014 8:00 pm

We'll be meeting in Rosemont Ballroom B, or near. From there, we'll try to determine if there's anywhere we can actually play.

Game play will begin at 8 p.m. local (inferior) time. If people aren't interested in playing, we could still use moderators. It looks like we have about 40 (!) people signed up as of this time.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Sat May 31, 2014 10:17 pm

I had to leave for a meeting (that will hopefully start at some point), but I just wanted to thank the following people for sending questions to use at this:

Isaac Hirsch, for some random question
John Lawrence, for some quality before & after questions
Max Schindler, for some nice Star Wars mash-up Qs
Jake Sundberg, for a few JRPG questions
Eliza Grames, et. al., for WTTE
Nick Jensen, with a hopefully "corrected" version of Modern World

Some of these people especially wrote just for this. I think Hirsch & Sundberg did; I'm not sure about Lawrence & Schindler. I appreciate everyone putting in the time to offer people an enjoyable event tonight. Thanks to everyone that came out to play.
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Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:29 am

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote: John Lawrence, for some quality before & after questions
Max Schindler, for some nice Star Wars mash-up Qs
"Quality" and "nice" are severe understatements -- these were a blast. If you enjoy mashups, get your hands on these packets. If you don't enjoy mashups, read these; they'll convert you. Thank you for writing them!
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Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:56 am

in on these shenanigans wrote:
Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote: John Lawrence, for some quality before & after questions
Max Schindler, for some nice Star Wars mash-up Qs
"Quality" and "nice" are severe understatements -- these were a blast. If you enjoy mashups, get your hands on these packets. If you don't enjoy mashups, read these; they'll convert you. Thank you for writing them!
Thank you for the kind words. I also wrote a packet last year (that I frankly think is a bit better than the one I wrote this year), which I think got read on the IRC. If you want a copy of either (or both) of these packets, please PM or e-mail me.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:18 pm

For those interested, you can read my packet for this at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 57#p284457
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