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by Who Cares About Nausinous
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: FTP 3: The Final Sequence (Summer 2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 5589

Re: FTP 3: The Final Sequence (Summer 2018)

I expect a solid Pokémon distro
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12971

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

I could get that organized. Last year, I read it on the discord for a bunch of people (and Jasper godmoded), and I could do that sometime this summer or sometime next semester, after any summer mirrors are done.
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12971

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

We currently have three or so unorganized packets' worth of tossups written! If anyone at the ICT site would like to playtest these tossups, DM me on the forums or (more preferably) Discord.
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12971

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

UPDATE: I've been told that many people who want to play PACENSC are either playing or staffing ACRONYM, which I expected. Our tentative plan now is to run our event at around 9:00pm on Saturday. Hopefully that will significantly reduce conflicts. As for packet writing, we're making good progress. D...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12971

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

We're thinking we could start at 9pm on Friday, but we still have a while to see what works best for the people who want to play. Maybe people can tell me their preferences on Discord or through a PM on these forums. ACRONYM stands out as a particularly big conflict, so if a lot of folks interested ...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12971

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Yeah, we very briefly considered reading this at ICT, but of course that would require us to finish it by ICT. We'll definitely need that extra month to finish writing and organizing the tossups into packets. However, as with last year's set, we will make it available for summer mirroring! Anyone wh...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12971

PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

We're back, with even more Z-Moves! After the positive feedback from our last Pokémon set, Daniel Xu and I have gotten an early start on our Pokémon tossups and will be finished with six or seven tossups-only packets by the time HS nationals rolls around. Some members of Cornell quizbowl are helping...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On the Role of the Discord
Replies: 9
Views: 4818

Re: On the Role of the Discord

I just want to mention that I basically have the Discord to thank for allowing me to at least feel like a part of this community. Other than that I have very little to contribute on the forums. I doubt I'm the only one who feels this way. Also, there were some points in which high school kids (one o...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 24046

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

One detail that I think someone else mentioned is trying to engage as many teammates as possible during bonuses. Not only is it very discouraging to leave someone out, but it's a very good habit for your team to have to let every member participate in the bonuses instead of, say, the two folks who a...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Bonus Leadins
Replies: 9
Views: 4188

Re: Bonus Leadins

This. Whenever I hear someone say "this is the packet with all the jokes," it is not "Woo yeah, this is the packet with all the jokes!" It's "Oh boy, this is the packet with all the :kenj: -ing jokes."
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: we should be doing religion better
Replies: 26
Views: 8852

Re: we should be doing religion better

I also want to add that I hope this conversation does not discourage people from writing tossups on biblical mythology or literature (i.e. writing tossups on Job or David like in ACF Fall) because of this contention over whether they belong in mythology or religion. The question is not whether or no...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: we should be doing religion better
Replies: 26
Views: 8852

Re: we should be doing religion better

What are our thoughts on including clues that do not necessarily have to name-drop modern theologians or scholars but other clues that have to do with what some religious scholars study? The topic of canonization of the Bible came to mind immediately for me, but I'm sure others can think of some oth...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 289902

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

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!
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 22050

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

Yo, I am probably going to read this on Saturday, October 7th, at 8:00PM EST on the quizbowl Discord unless any folks who are interested would prefer another time. After that I'll have Daniel upload the set to the archive. Obviously, the few folks who played it at either HSNCT or PACE shouldn't play.
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Sun May 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 22050

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

Update: we are halfway through writing all of the tossups (a little more than 70 at this point) and are on track for finishing and organizing all seven packets by the time HSNCT comes around. Casey is getting the venues sorted out and the grind continues for us writers. We expect a 0.1 increase to o...
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 22050

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

tototavros wrote:How much of the implementation details of the games are important (I can imagine some sort of nasty questions about the damage calculation, PRNG, or personality values)?
We won't be using many of these details at all, since it's difficult to even use any of these coherently in a tossup.
by Who Cares About Nausinous
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 22050

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

We already have some clues involving both Pokémon Adventures and competitive play.