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by Here Comes Rusev Day
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Mirror and Side Event Weekend at University of South Carolina (Aug 17-18)
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Oxford Open Mirror and Side Event Weekend at University of South Carolina (Aug 17-18)

Hey Eric,

We are getting a bunch of UCF and former UCF people finalized for teams. Would you be opposed to having Super ACRONYM on Sunday, or is everything already planned out?
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3882

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

I’ll concede it’s completely reasonable to ask, and that it probably is an easy part. It’s going to have to be when the set is posted that I remember some of the harder lit things, as the Darwish and Anaya things were just the first bonus sets that came to mind. Ultimately, I think it’s me being una...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3882

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

The only criticism is that the lit bonuses seemed much more difficult than any other subject (to be fair we did not have a lit player, but even at this difficult level we all have pretty much a basic knowledge of author’s names or main characters). My teammates have commented on the music and my kn...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3882

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

I enjoyed playing my first CO, and the fact that it was this one (and with such incredible teammates). I will play any quizbowl I can get nowadays so perhaps my time in this game has become more of appreciating quizbowl for what it is and not so much being upset at the content. This is probably of t...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: High School Quizbowl and You
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: High School Quizbowl and You

I’m sort of surprised the open consumption of alcohol during a side event at a high school national, in front of high schoolers, wasn’t shot down more or directly addressed before Lauren’s post (Maybe it was, just that people seem to find hypotheticals or what-ifs for a situation that shouldn’t have...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed May 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 125
Views: 11588

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

(Berwick-upon-Tweed with the only clue about it being at war for Russia If I recall correctly, also I can find literally no evidence that this ever happened, unless the bonus mentioned it as a legend of course. I would have to see it again). One of the earliest burghs was this city on the River Twe...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed May 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 125
Views: 11588

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

I thought that this set was largely good with some hard parts of bonuses (especially in history and geography) frequently flying off the rails (Berwick-upon-Tweed with the only clue about it being at war for Russia If I recall correctly, also I can find literally no evidence that this ever happened,...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Fri May 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 5223

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

Yeah, since ACRONYM and GOLBEZ are happening at certain times, any idea when this is gonna happen?
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 17420

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

The history was also good, although I thought there were a few issues with balance between different topics. I found there were too many tossups that focused extensively on French kings in the Middle Ages and Renaissance in this tournament; 3 strikes me as excessive. In the packets I played, I don'...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 17420

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Hello, I submitted some questions for this tournament and in the final form, some were edited to better fit in (a White Sun of the Desert tu being changed to a bonus, etc...) But here’s what I have from what I recognized what I wrote TUs: President of Cuba Samoan Islands If possible, please give som...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 14
Views: 4756

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

Yeah, NASAT has been run as the summer open set down here in the Sunshine State. Has Super ACRONYM been confirmed for CO or is that still up in the air?
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 5098

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

I want to add on to the praise given to the tournament. This was the first time I ever played on a Discord tournament, and while there were some hiccups with microphones (You can only control that to an extent), everything through the day was good. This set is easily one of the best sets I've person...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 10646

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I read this set at the UCF site and the competitors seemed to mostly enjoy it. The only two things that bothered me was that this year’s regionals set was a little more difficult than last year’s (though that’s just me and maybe this was the goal) and that there were a lot of very easy/hard/very har...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 5075

Re: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament

Sorry if I missed it and it has been mentioned, but is there a ballpark estimate of how much of this tournament is old pop culture versus new pop culture? I see it for the TV distribution but was wondering how it was overall.
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 4505

Re: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)

I’d like to add the praise of this tournament and hope it gets some more mirrors going! The editors really improved on last year’s set and made this one more up to standard so to say. Hopefully this becomes a yearly thing too.
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6344

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I moderated yesterday at the UCF site (a slightly overall weaker field than most other sites besides 2-3 teams i'd imagine), and thought this set played incredibly well for newer players and experienced alike. A couple points below: 1) I thought the history was some of the best I've seen from a belo...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 5110

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Is there anticipation this field hits a large number (20 or so teams) like last year? I’m also in support of running the side events the night before and having one post-NASAT on Saturday.
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed May 16, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14661

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

People should take notice of Tamara's post here and take the time to read it.
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 37687

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I read at Nationals both days for 4th bracket teams. What this tournament did so well, as Andrew spoke to me Saturday night, was to not give layups for easy parts of bonuses but rather you had to work for those easy parts and felt really good after getting them! It looks like only two teams got belo...
by Here Comes Rusev Day
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 14964

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I used to be of the line of thinking that ACF should have powers, mostly because it felt like a better reward of knowledge for knowing the so-called harder clues. The longer I played this game, the more I am sympathetic to the editors and the hard work they put in, and adding in powers really is a h...