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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Cheynem » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:47 pm

Aakash Patel won both packets, the first in somewhat strong fashion and the second in absolutely dominant fashion.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby hftf » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:45 am

I will read my team's essentially unused CO packet for fun on the quizbowl Discord server. Join the #packet text channel and the "Packet reading" audio channel at 9:15 EDT tonight (Thursday, July 27).
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:22 pm

hftf wrote:I will read my team's essentially unused CO packet for fun on the quizbowl Discord server. Join the #packet text channel and the "Packet reading" audio channel at 9:15 EDT tonight (Thursday, July 27).


I will also do this for our unused packet, either late tomorrow night at 10 EDTish or Sunday afternoon (assume former if no further updates).

Did Ophir's packet not get read? (I heard mention of something like that due to another packet reading)
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby sephirothrr » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:01 pm

I've posted this elsewhere as well, but I'm planning on reading the remainder of the edited CO packets over Discord in the near future. Please respond to this poll to let me know when would be the best time.

edit: fixed link: http://www.strawpoll.me/13560297
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby sephirothrr » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:24 pm

So it looks like today is the most popular day, I'll be reading at 9:00 EDT tonight on discord! I hope to see people there!
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby sephirothrr » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:37 pm

This happened - Eric and Jordan thoroughly beat up the packets, in that order; results are here:

edit: fixed: http://i.imgur.com/ZORRqRj.png
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Sygyt/Kargyraa » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:33 am

I'm reading a 20/20 opera pack I wrote for VETO on discord some time in the next two weeks. Would those interested please indicate their preferred times here: https://www.when2meet.com/?6267459-qcOWs
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Sygyt/Kargyraa » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:14 pm

Opera will be read at 9pm EST tomorrow (Aug 18).
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Sygyt/Kargyraa » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:22 pm

Thank you everyone who played! Jakob Myers won with 90, and everyone working together put up a PPB of 6.5.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:28 pm

Hey all,

This is just a quick announcement for what I'm tentatively calling "Songs for David Seal: A Mountain Goats Packet". Accepting applications for better names, though.

Yep, it's a set of likely 15-40 tossups about the best of all possible bands, The Mountain Goats. It's gonna probably end up being mostly common links on themes and ideas found across the band's voluminous discography (deep cuts and demos especially included), but questions on specific songs/albums/etc will be there as well. On a difficulty scale of 1 to "What on God's Green Earth is wrong with you!", it's hard to tell, but I imagine it'll appear closer to the latter if you're not the type to spend time trying to justify spending $300+ on a copy of Come, Come to the Sunset Tree (which ended up being a moot point; I lost the eBay auction). If you're a casual fan, you'll probably won't be powering a ton, but I imagine you'll be able to at least answer a number of questions. I know there's a number of tMG fans around here, so hopefully this has something of an audience.

I'll probably be done sometime December-ish, so this might make an appearance at Festivus; I doubt it'll be done much before then. I'll read it on IRC or Discord or whatever. Is this something people would be interested in hearing?
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby hydrocephalitic listlessness » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:18 am

yes!!
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Who Cares About Nausinous » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:05 pm

Hey, since my last planned attempt to read PACENSC (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 19&t=19877) failed miserably, I plan on reading the set on Thursday, 10/19, at 5pm EST on the quizbowl Discord. If you want to hear lots and lots of Pokémon tossups be sure to stop by!
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:49 pm

Who Cares About Nausinous wrote:Hey, since my last planned attempt to read PACENSC (viewtopic.php?f=19&t=19877) failed miserably, I plan on reading the set on Thursday, 10/17, at 5pm EST on the quizbowl Discord. If you want to hear lots and lots of Pokémon tossups be sure to stop by!

I'll be there.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:13 am

Instead of studying for finals, I'm currently working on a BoJack Horseman packet that should be finished by New Year's. I would read it at Festivus, but it has bonuses.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby The Billiards Fool » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:34 pm

Sit Room Guy wrote:Instead of studying for finals, I'm currently working on a BoJack Horseman packet that should be finished by New Year's. I would read it at Festivus, but it has bonuses.


Awesome
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby _nestorius » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:55 pm

Sit Room Guy wrote:Instead of studying for finals, I'm currently working on a BoJack Horseman packet that should be finished by New Year's. I would read it at Festivus, but it has bonuses.


I would enjoy playing this. I've entertained the idea of writing something like this before, but never followed through.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby SpanishSpy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:55 pm

So it's taken me far longer than I should have to do this, but Alex Wallace's Titanic Trash Packet, my third, and the one that was read at the 2017 Festivus, is finally ready for general reading. I'd be happy to read it on discord should somebody like to hear it.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby ErikC » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:08 am

I've assembled a trash music pack from questions written for events that aren't on the archives and some questions I've written recently that I don't play on using in the future. It's mostly hip-hop.

I'll read it on the Discord on Thursday at 10 EST, and I'll post it on the archive afterwards.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby ErikC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:49 pm

Update: I'll be reading the pack at 11.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:21 pm

Sit Room Guy wrote:Instead of studying for finals, I'm currently working on a BoJack Horseman packet that should be finished by New Year's. I would read it at Festivus, but it has bonuses.

This is still happening; about half of it is done. I've just had less free time for writing than I anticipated.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby The Billiards Fool » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:06 am

I intend to read a vanity music packet at ~11:30 PM EST tomorrow on the Discord assuming a decent amount of people show.

EDIT: I was asleep at 1:30 PM
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby setophaga » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:21 pm

Not sure if this is the best place to announce this, but I've finished the sequel packet to last year's Music Mafia Packet. It is 20/0, powermarked, and I hope has much better consistency and difficulty control than its predecessor. As in the original packet, there is 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry.
This will be read on Sunday night at EDIT: 10:15 PM on the discord
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:10 pm

I think I'll just read the 10/0 I have of BoJack Horseman questions on the discord tomorrow; what time works for everyone?
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby _nestorius » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:03 am

Sit Room Guy wrote:what time works for everyone?

I'm currently in Europe so ideally before 6-7pm EST (=12-1am CET). But don't prioritize my inclusion over a convenient time for everyone in the US.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:18 pm

Sit Room Guy wrote:I think I'll just read the 10/0 I have of BoJack Horseman questions on the discord tomorrow; what time works for everyone?

The first 6 tossups of this just got read on the discord (don't worry it'll be read again once more of it is done). Scores were:
Eric M. 45
Itamar Naveh-Benjamin 15
William Golden 15
Jason Cheng 10
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby setophaga » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:10 am

setophaga wrote:Not sure if this is the best place to announce this, but I've finished the sequel packet to last year's Music Mafia Packet. It is 20/0, powermarked, and I hope has much better consistency and difficulty control than its predecessor. As in the original packet, there is 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry.
This will be read on Sunday night at EDIT: 10:15 PM on the discord


Thanks to everyone who played: Final scores are below, and I will upload this packet and its predecessor to the archive shortly.
Ophir 2/7/2 90
Michael Zhuang 0/4/1 35
Zhenglin Liu 0/2/3 5
Chris Sims 0/1/1 5
Will Alston 1/0/3 0
Itamar Naveh-Benjamin -5
Jeremy Tsai -5
Evan Lynch -15
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:11 am

setophaga wrote:Itamar Naveh-Benjamin -5
Jeremy Tsai -5
Evan Lynch -15


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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Pablo Picasso 2 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:17 pm

merv1618 wrote:
setophaga wrote:Itamar Naveh-Benjamin -5
Jeremy Tsai -5
Evan Lynch -15


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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Progcon » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:55 pm

Just wanted to say that my internet and metal packet from Festivus was uploaded to the trash archive today. I'd encourage other people who wrote for Festivus to upload too :)
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Cheynem » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:51 pm

I uploaded all the packets I had on my computer that I hadn't posted yet:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/2124/

I think there's more but I don't have them.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Progcon » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:46 pm

Just in time for St. Patty's day: FTP 2 got posted to the archive. Please give me some feedback as we are writing FTP 3 soon with an announcement coming shortly.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby tksaleija » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:32 pm

Progcon wrote:Just in time for St. Patty's day: FTP 2 got posted to the archive. Please give me some feedback as we are writing FTP 3 soon with an announcement coming shortly.


Whoever wrote the Caillou toss up (and subsequent amusing answerline) is an American hero.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Progcon » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:38 pm

tksaleija wrote:
Progcon wrote:Just in time for St. Patty's day: FTP 2 got posted to the archive. Please give me some feedback as we are writing FTP 3 soon with an announcement coming shortly.


Whoever wrote the Caillou toss up (and subsequent amusing answerline) is an American hero.


I wrote the horrible Caillou tossup.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Amiable Vitriol » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:57 pm

Copied from ILQBM, submissions will be accepted until next Tuesday April 17:


It's nearly the end of the school year, so why not commit to a project you probably don't need to do? Time for Mixed Academic Guerilla Event (MAGE).

What? A guerilla event that will probably be read over Skype/Discord/preferred platform in the nearish future.

Why? Many quizbowlers love the mixed academic/mixed impure academic NAQT distribution, or even just the general idea of interdisciplinary and unique tossups. This is your chance to put those common links/esoteric subject ideas/the works to use. Here are some topics I envision being included:
- Fun interdisciplinary common links
- Borderline trash/academic topics like fashion, culinary arts, etc.
- Things that could not be included in a traditional distribution or would stick out as strange in your average set.

Who? I'll be compiling tossups written by anyone. Tossups should be between 6-8 lines 10pt TNR aimed at college regs difficulty. If you're writing about something not terribly canonical, do your best not to overshoot difficulty. Because this is guerilla, I won't be editing beyond reading over submissions for typos.

How? Submit your work to oliviamlamberti@gmail.com with the names of who wrote the submissions.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby sharkcrossing » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:25 pm

I wrote a 20/20 set about horror in media (movies, TV, and games) called HORROR and am looking to read it sometime soon in the Discord. It is slanted toward modern horror (2000s-now), but has a bit of older stuff as well.


Here is a link to a straw poll. http://www.strawpoll.me/15607794
Please fill it out if you want to play!
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby sharkcrossing » Fri May 04, 2018 10:42 am

Hello everyone,

Based on the results of the poll, HORROR will be read on the Discord Sunday night at 8 PM. Hope to see plenty of people then!
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby jonah » Mon May 14, 2018 12:04 am

I wrote some questions about the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Tossups, bonuses (including deprecated bonus formats), and just for the hell of it, lightning rounds. It's ridiculous and probably not much fun to play for most people, but a few people asked about it, so I have posted it (with slight tweaks for publication).

At the official playing of this packet at the 2018 SSNCT, Emily Pike kicked everyone's ass.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Mon May 14, 2018 12:08 am

sharkcrossing wrote:Hello everyone,

Based on the results of the poll, HORROR will be read on the Discord Sunday night at 8 PM. Hope to see plenty of people then!


I couldn't attend, but how did this go / could this set be posted? Would love to read it!
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Sun May 20, 2018 9:47 pm

I plan to read my annual Before & After packet in the Discord sometime this coming week. Exact time TBD, but Wednesday night is a strong possibility, if that works for people.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Tue May 22, 2018 9:55 pm

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I plan to read my annual Before & After packet in the Discord sometime this coming week. Exact time TBD, but Wednesday night is a strong possibility, if that works for people.


I plan to read this tomorrow night (05/23) at 9:30 PM Eastern.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Wed May 23, 2018 10:28 pm

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:
ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I plan to read my annual Before & After packet in the Discord sometime this coming week. Exact time TBD, but Wednesday night is a strong possibility, if that works for people.


I plan to read this tomorrow night (05/23) at 9:30 PM Eastern.


Kenji won. Here are the scores (thanks to Mike for scorekeeping):

Kenji 40
Auroni 35
Jakob Myers 30
Jeremy Tsai 20
John Stathis 15
Tejas 15
Zach Foster 5
Eric 5
Susan 5
Sam Brochin 5
Wang 5
Austin -5
Erik Christensen -15
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby setophaga » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:58 pm

I have largely completed the third entry in my Music Mafia Packet series. As always, this packet is 20/0 in total, with 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry/literature (but tangentially related to classical music). This packet will be less vanity but more whimsical than its predecessors, with clues that hopefully go more deep than obscure.

This will now be read on THURSDAY, JUNE 28, immediately after Ophir's guerilla audio tournament.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Banana Stand » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:55 pm

On Wednesday at 9 PM EST, I will be reading a 20 TU very hard short fiction packet in the discord. Every tossup answerline will be a character from a short story.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Banana Stand » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:22 pm

Banana Stand wrote:On Wednesday at 9 PM EST, I will be reading a 20 TU very hard short fiction packet in the discord. Every tossup answerline will be a character from a short story.


I'll be doing a second reading of this at the same time on Thursday for people who can't make it Wednesday.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Nine-Tenths Ideas » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:59 am

In the spirit of Let's Remember Some Guys, I've written a 20 question packet almost entirely on NBA guys. Difficulty ranges from "sure he's pretty famous" to "that rings a bell." Come prove the superiority of your NBA guy knowledge on Sunday at 8 pm EST in #RememberingGuys on slashnet's IRC. (I don't understand this newfangled Discord thing.)
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Banana Stand » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:11 am

Banana Stand wrote:
Banana Stand wrote:On Wednesday at 9 PM EST, I will be reading a 20 TU very hard short fiction packet in the discord. Every tossup answerline will be a character from a short story.


I'll be doing a second reading of this at the same time on Thursday for people who can't make it Wednesday.


These happened!

Wednesday Scores:
Jordan Brownstein: 65
John Lawrence: 40
Alston Boyd: 35
Nick Collins: 15
Shubham Sengar: 10
Will H-M: 10
Itamar N-B: 5

Thursday Scores:
Matt Lehmann: 55
Moses Kitakule: 25
Michael Zhuang: 10
Evan Suttell: 10

If you had 0 or less, don't worry, you're off the hook. Thanks to everyone that showed up.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Nine-Tenths Ideas » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:59 pm

Nine-Tenths Ideas wrote:In the spirit of Let's Remember Some Guys, I've written a 20 question packet almost entirely on NBA guys. Difficulty ranges from "sure he's pretty famous" to "that rings a bell." Come prove the superiority of your NBA guy knowledge on Sunday at 8 pm EST in #RememberingGuys on slashnet's IRC. (I don't understand this newfangled Discord thing.)


This is tonight.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby Mike Bentley » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:39 am

I have another packet on Seattle and to a lesser extent the wider Pacific Northwest mostly written. I'll read it once I finish editing Human Use of Human Beings. Should still be fun even if you're not from Seattle.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby yeah viv talk nah » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:56 am

I have written 53 tossups on men's soccer*; I'm calling the packet "2018 SERGiO RAMOS". I wrote these starting in autumn 2016 to now. The difficulty is pretty variable, and I didn't stick to any distribution at all, but I hope the questions will be accessible and enjoyable for casual and fervent football fans.

I would like to read these questions some time in the next few days on the Discord server (since we have a temporary break from World Cup matches). I expect people in the UK to be interested in this, so I can do 2 separate readings at convenient US and UK times if necessary.

Please fill out the following poll to indicate when you'd be free to play the packet. If you're not in the US, please write "abroad" either in the Name box or as a message in the poll.

https://doodle.com/poll/fuihpwnx3dktgnty

*This packet doesn't contain any questions on women's football. I tried to write mostly about things with which I am familiar, and I felt that I didn't have enough knowledge to write on women's football so any questions I wrote would be inadequate.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Postby setophaga » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:34 pm

setophaga wrote:I have largely completed the third entry in my Music Mafia Packet series. As always, this packet is 20/0 in total, with 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry/literature (but tangentially related to classical music). This packet will be less vanity but more whimsical than its predecessors, with clues that hopefully go more deep than obscure.

This will now be read on THURSDAY, JUNE 28, immediately after Ophir's guerilla audio tournament.


This was not read last Thursday due to time restraints. It will be read tomorrow, Thursday, in the quizbowl Discord server at 7 PM EDT.
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