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by It's Drew
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boilermaker Buzzathon V [Online, 12-19-2020]
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon V [Online, 12-19-2020]

I'll use this post to keep track of the field, since the NAQT site registration doesn't make it too clear what teams have what priority. In-State (Guaranteed Attendance) Noblesville SB Saint Joseph A SB Saint Joseph B Tri Out-of-State (Waitlisted, in order of priority) (State) Team (OH) Dublin Sciot...
by It's Drew
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 36
Views: 2818

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

This was one of my favorite sets I've ever played. I think the editing team did a great job hitting target difficulty and doing so consistently. I thought the content was fun and pretty fresh throughout. The only real criticism I have is that there were a few bonus parts throughout the day that shou...
by It's Drew
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boilermaker Buzzathon V [Online, 12-19-2020]
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Boilermaker Buzzathon V [Online, 12-19-2020]

Purdue University Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce the fifth annual Boilermaker Buzzathon, a regular-season quiz bowl tournament for high-school teams in the state of Indiana. Unlike previous years, this iteration will be online. Logistics & Fee Structure This tournament will be held on Decembe...
by It's Drew
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: Indiana 2020-21

So if we're going to have the Purdue Buzzathon this year, which might possibly be the only independently hosted NAQT tournament held in Indiana this year, do we think it's a possibility to try starting a NASAT team in Indiana for this year? I think this would be a great addition, and with proper mo...
by It's Drew
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12007

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

plunge this wretched comment to the depths of the forbidden zone
by It's Drew
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Specific Question Discussion

In tossup three of packet A, on RuPaul's Drag Race, I think there are several issues. First, I don't think it is accurate to say that Drag Race "popularized" the term reading, which comes from the ballroom scene in the 80s and 90s and was discussed in Paris is Burning . It may have popularized the ...
by It's Drew
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2171

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion

I noticed that several questions used "them" as a gender-neutral pronoun instead of "he" or "she," but this was not consistent. Was this the result of specific writers, or some specific packet submission? Is this something writers might consider for the future? (Was there a discussion somewhere abo...
by It's Drew
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3885

Re: Packet Submission discussion

Working on ACF Fall this year helped give me some insight on packet submission. My work was pretty specialized to my own subjects, so I didn't see much of the other questions, but my editing process involved enough switching and replacing that, by the time I considered the tossup complete, I had bas...
by It's Drew
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: Indiana 2020-21

jisood0704 wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:23 pm If Buzzathon occurs, will teams outside of Indiana be allowed to attend?
Possibly! IN schools will definitely take priority, but we might allow out-of-state teams to apply to a waitlist and invite some in once registration is closed.
by It's Drew
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: Indiana 2020-21

Purdue's gonna try to host a Buzzathon in January this year. Since there's probably no SCOP Novice this year and no Kickoff, we'll probably use IS-A and try to invite schools all around the state.
by It's Drew
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MVP Discord Reading
Replies: 0
Views: 498

MVP Discord Reading

I plan to read a few packets of MVP on the Quiz Bowl Discord at 8pm EDT on Wednesday. MVP is a hybrid packet focusing on anything we could think of that qualifies as "audiovisual art," including opera, film, TV, video games, music videos, musicals, ballet, and more. Difficulty is very high. For more...
by It's Drew
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

T minus 2 days!!! If you're planning to play this tournament and you haven't already gotten into the Discord server, you probably want to. If you put your email on the signup sheet, you should have gotten an email from me with a link. I'll re-send it today. There are still some free agents who need ...
by It's Drew
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

Reminder that this tournament is in 2 weeks! Make sure to form teams with the people on the sheet!
by It's Drew
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall at UChicago-Great Lakes (10/17/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: 2020 ACF Fall at UChicago-Great Lakes (10/17/2020)

Is Indiana "Great Lakes" or "Midwest?"
by It's Drew
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

The results are in, and we will be running this tournament on Saturday, October 10.
by It's Drew
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

Here are our final decisions on this tournament: The tournament is free to play , but you may pay money if desired. All proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Artist Relief Tree , a nonprofit relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19. Patrick has offered to matc...
by It's Drew
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

WARNING: IF YOU CLICKED THE LINK IN THIS POST BEFORE THIS WARNING MESSAGE SHOWED UP, DO NOT SIGN UP TO PLAY THIS TOURNAMENT OR DISCUSS ANY OF THE QUESTION MATERIAL YOU SAW. Purdue Quiz Bowl is happy to finally formally announce Musical-Visual Packet , a hybrid audiovisual media set with an emphasis...
by It's Drew
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: Indiana 2020-21

My thoughts on the top teams this year, ordered by strength: St. Joseph Undisputed favorites to win state once again. At the end of last year, they outpaced one of the strongest Harrison teams in recent memory, and they will roll out that same starting 4 this year. Their roster boasts Patrick McGree...
by It's Drew
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Indiana 2020-21

Here's a thread for discussing Indiana Quiz Bowl for the 2020-21 academic year. Unfortunately, what looked to be the most successful Indiana outreach program in recent memory has been set back by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it impossible to justify in-person tournaments. However, this also present...
by It's Drew
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MVP: The Rejects
Replies: 0
Views: 619

MVP: The Rejects

Current and former members of Purdue Quiz Bowl have been working on an audiovisual hybrid packet called MVP for a good long while now. Recently, we came off hiatus and decided to revamp the whole packet. As a result, some 30 questions have been deemed unsatisfactory and removed. At the request of he...
by It's Drew
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: MVP (Musical/Visual Packet)
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

Re: MVP (Musical/Visual Packet)

Hi everyone! Despite what you may have assumed, MVP is still in production. After a short hiatus, the core writing team has resumed writing and editing duties. In the event of a successful vaccine before nationals season, we'll try once again to run this as a nationals side event; otherwise, we may ...
by It's Drew
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: G2G FASTER
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: G2G FASTER

Ciorwrong wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:23 am Where can I find the original packet?
I have a Google doc of it available, but I don't know if I want to make it publicly available. Maybe if there's enough demand for harder/weirder question content I'll read it at some point.
Ciorwrong wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:23 am Will this be read in the main QB Discord?
Yep.
by It's Drew
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: G2G FASTER
Replies: 4
Views: 589

G2G FASTER

Two summers ago, I wrote and released unto the world an absolute nightmare of a packet. G2G FAST was a Sonic-themed packet that, ironically, was slow and boring at nearly every reading. Most tossups went dead; the tossups that did get converted were almost always last-lines. The last thing you shoul...
by It's Drew
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers

I do not think this is a great idea, but I would be interested in writing content for it. Edit: What is also not a great idea is making that criticism without qualifying it and still expecting anything from the director. To elaborate on the above: These stipulations, by their nature, are pretty limi...
by It's Drew
Thu May 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3534

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

how do we pay
by It's Drew
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Packet
Replies: 0
Views: 894

2020 Democratic Primary Packet

Passing on this announcement from Andy Schingel: I am proud to announce a new Andyfied* political packet is in the works, hopefully to be played when our end of the year party would have been.** This packet will consist entirely of content from the 2020 democratic primary. From Joe Biden to Joe Sest...
by It's Drew
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

Thinking back on what I'd seen at state, it seems like even the teams that made it that far were not well informed on the resources available for them to learn and improve. I was thinking that maybe the circuit would benefit from it if we assembled a document that informed them of the databases, pac...
by It's Drew
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: MVP (Musical/Visual Packet)
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

Re: MVP (Musical/Visual Packet)

For self-evident reasons, this is no longer an ICT side event. With our extended deadline, we plan to expand this set, potentially up to 12 packets. We'll keep you posted if we figure out any possible hosting sites in the Midwest.
by It's Drew
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED

Hi all, It brings me absolutely no joy to report that, in light of NAQT's decision to cancel ICT, we have in turn decided to cancel this event. The risk incurred by bringing so many people together at this time is too high to justify. I hope that Maryland eventually concedes an online mirror to comp...
by It's Drew
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

My team just made an annoying discovery about the IASP state tournament. The coaches' manual says the following: The state tournament will be a three game guarantee, seeded bracket tournament. It takes three losses for a team to be eliminated from the tournament. I of course was interpreting this a...
by It's Drew
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020)

One week left to sign up!
by It's Drew
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: MVP (Musical/Visual Packet)
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

Re: MVP (2020 ICT Side Event)

Right now, we're looking to run this on Saturday evening after ICT.

*This used to be a link to a signup sheet.
by It's Drew
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: MVP (Musical/Visual Packet)
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

Re: MVP (Hybrid Side Event)

As of me posting this, 50% of the set is written (edited or otherwise). Currently, the set leans pretty heavily toward trash, but we still plan to even out the distro.
by It's Drew
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

The issue now is holding tryouts. For those of you savvy enough to use this forum, you probably have access to last year's NASAT packets and know that NASAT is absolutely no joke. A tryout would need to be on a very difficult set. Unfortunately, with State and Terrapin in March and two national cham...
by It's Drew
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020)

Bumping again because I've realized that I misnamed the team formation sheet, which may have led some to believe that you can only put a team name once registered. This is not the case. Sorry about any confusion.
by It's Drew
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3543

Re: ICT Side Events

Purdue is writing MVP with the intentions of having it ready by ICT. Packet is still heavily under development, but that could be another option.
by It's Drew
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: MVP (Musical/Visual Packet)
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

MVP (Musical/Visual Packet)

The Purdue University Quiz Bowl Team is proud to announce MVP (Musical/Visual Packet) , a tossups-only *set on just about anything you can possibly describe as "audiovisual art." The set will be weighted heavily toward opera and film, but we plan to also include ballet, music videos, musicals, TV, a...
by It's Drew
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020)

Field update with our first registrations! Bumping this thread to remind everyone that registration closes after March 7, 2020. Still plenty of time to get in!
by It's Drew
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

I'd be extremely careful drawing conclusions based on these scoring "averages", because the morning rounds did not figure into them, only the single-elimination playoff rounds. Thanks for this info! The wording on the IASP's posts had led me to believe the opposite. The small sample does, however, ...
by It's Drew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED

The Purdue Quiz Bowl Team is happy to host 2020 Terrapin Open on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Question Set : Terrapin Open is a tournament being produced by the Maryland Academic Quiz Team in collaboration with outside writers and editors. Its target difficulty is described as "halfway between ACF Regi...
by It's Drew
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

Whoa, I haven't posted in a while! The Area Championships happened this past weekend, and I'm impressed with the current write-up! We don't have complete stats (yet! I know individual stats were recorded, though), but I have access to teams' points per game. First, to get the obvious out of the way:...
by It's Drew
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7448

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

I don't know anything about opera, but my teammate who does says that the tossup on Parsifal had a misplaced clue about transformation songs. He told me to post this on his behalf. Also, the consensus among Purdue's players was that the editors' packets were noticeably less difficult than the submit...
by It's Drew
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

Indiana's quiz bowl teams probably don't know to check here, but be sure to sign up for Purdue's Boilermaker Buzzathon on January 11th if you haven't already played NAQT's IS-186 set somewhere else! These questions are roughly equivalent in difficulty to the ones you would hear at Indiana's state ch...
by It's Drew
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

Anyone know how the Hoosier Heritage Conference Quiz Bowl tournament(s) at Pendleton Heights went? Or how Carmel did at Southwestern by Northeastern in Ohio?
by It's Drew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

I might be blowing my own horn a bit here (I am on Carmel's A team). Carmel, about 3 weeks ago, went to the Class Act Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky. It was pretty cool (placing 4th out of 29 schools definitely helped). You can check out the stats here: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/s...
by It's Drew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

More midnight INQB posting: Carmel didn't make the championship brackets at Rowdy Raider Invitational, then proceeded to completely annihilate first consolation. Going by raw statistics, they probably should have been in the top brackets. Akash is good (and also still a sophomore?!). Saint Joseph an...
by It's Drew
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scotbowl 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Re: Scotbowl 2020

Last year's packets were a blast to play. Hopefully this gets mirrored somewhere in the Midwest/Great Lakes regions.
by It's Drew
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should I quit quizbowl?
Replies: 8
Views: 3293

Re: Should I quit quizbowl?

Hi! I've been here, and it's really unfortunate nobody answered this yet. First, yes, I agree with basically all your points. It sucks to play a game and not have any impact on its outcome, and, unfortunately, the nature of quiz bowl can make it really easy to link "I'm not good at this" to "I'm not...
by It's Drew
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8477

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

I'm about to pass out, but we have enough results to do an update. Saint Joseph is once again tearing apart their pyramidal home circuit, but I can't really speak to the competence of the teams who play nonpyramidal because nonpyramidal quiz bowl has an unusually high variance in scoring. At Purdue'...
by It's Drew
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3798

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

I'm not attending, but I've been asked to comment on behalf of Andy and Patrick to say that they'd be interested in Reel Knowledge being run as a side event here.