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by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)

This set has now been posted to the archives.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Scattergories 4 packet readings on Discord
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Scattergories 4 packet readings on Discord

I'll do two more packets tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8:30 Eastern.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Scattergories 4 packet readings on Discord
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Scattergories 4 packet readings on Discord

I read the first three packets tonight, and I'll do some more tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8:30 Eastern (not 8:00 this time).
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Scattergories 4 packet readings on Discord
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Scattergories 4 packet readings on Discord

Before posting the Scattergories 4 packets on the archive, I'll do some casual readings of the packets on Discord. I'll start on Monday at 8:00 Eastern, probably doing the first two packets then.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)

I'd be happy to run some Discord shootouts (a couple packets a night, perhaps) at no cost.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)

I don't plan to run another full-blown mirror of this - if anyone does want to run something using this set, let me know in the next couple of days so I can hold off on uploading it to the archives.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

Final stats are at https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6546/ (thanks to Joe Su for running stats!). Team "Mott scattergories" (John Lawrence, Mike Bentley, Rob Carson, and Halle Friedman) won in overtime in a tight final against team "Mie scattergories" (Shan Kothari, Alston Boyd, Tim Morrison, an...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

One of our staffers had to drop last-minute; if anyone else is willing to help staff, please let me know!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

A logistics email has been sent out to a representative from each of the teams. The field is now full at 20 teams, but there still are a small number of open slots for players.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

20 will be the final field cap - with 20 teams, we can do a round robin with two brackets of 10, followed by a one-game crossover final. The tournament's in a little under two weeks, so it would be helpful if free agents could assemble themelves into teams soon so I can make sure we do indeed get to...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

women, fire and dangerous things wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:24 pm The field has now been expanded to 18 teams - thanks to those who have volunteered to staff!
There are now 18 teams signed up, but I've expanded the field to 20.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

The field has now been expanded to 18 teams - thanks to those who have volunteered to staff!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

A few updates: 1. This tournament will have a code of conduct to which all players and moderators will be required to agree in order to participate; it will be sent out with the logistics email. Those who violate the code of conduct will be given a warning and/or removed from the tournament, as appr...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

There are now 8 teams officially signed up, but the field cap has been expanded to 14.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Scattergories 4 online (8/22/20)

This is the official announcement for the main mirror of Scattergories 4 (announcement here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23552&p=364280&hilit=scattergories#p364280 ), which will be held on Discord on Saturday, August 22 starting at 11 AM EDT. Camera will be required (but if you...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE POLL: Scattergories 4 online mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: DATE POLL: Scattergories 4 online mirror

The most popular date is Saturday, August 22, so I'll be running the mirror then. Stay tuned for an announcement!
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE POLL: Scattergories 4 online mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: DATE POLL: Scattergories 4 online mirror

Yes, the plan is for this to be the main site. (Though I may do more online or in-person mirrors later, if there are enough people who are interested but can't play this one.)
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE POLL: Scattergories 4 online mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 774

DATE POLL: Scattergories 4 online mirror

I'm planning to run an online mirror of Scattergories 4, most likely in August. If you're interested in playing, please fill out the poll indicating which dates you'd be available. I'm not including August 8, since CAMP is running then - if there are other events that I've missed that are already sc...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon May 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Summer Events?
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: Summer Events?

We haven't set a date yet, but we're planning to run Scattergories 4 as an online event this summer.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Even GHOTIer (GHOTI II 2020 Announcement)
Replies: 24
Views: 4100

Re: Even GHOTIer (GHOTI II 2020 Announcement)

I was planning on running Scattergories at the various side event weekends.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)

I'm pleased to announce the fourth iteration of Scattegories, intended to be played as a side event in summer 2020. This version will be written by me and JinAh Kim, and will be more of the same Scattergories that you know and hopefully love: a very hard tournament about stuff that I like. As before...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Survey
Replies: 13
Views: 2043

Re: ACF Survey

That being said, it now seemd to me that ACF doesn't really have a goal for what it wants to be. For a while, it seemed to me that ACF's purpose was to push the boundaries of pyramidal quizbowl by writing more and more innovative questions with more and more content, fostering an environment for th...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

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

Lauren can't make it anymore, so Dylan, Hayden and I are looking for a fourth in case anyone's looking for a team.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 14232

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

The #25 ranked team is the friends we made along the way.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 online: July 20 or 21, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2683

Re: Scattergories 3 online: July 20 or 21, 2019

Sorry for the delay, that totally slipped my mind! They'll be posted quite soon.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 5620

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

This set is now clear, and the packets will be up on the database soon.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 5620

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

A private discussion forum is now set up for Scattergories 3, which you can join by going to "User control panel" and then "Usergroups."
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 online: July 20 or 21, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2683

Scattergories 3 online: July 20 or 21, 2019

This is a preliminary announcement for a Discord mirror of Scattergories 3, on the weekend of July 20. Apologies for not offering a broader range of possible dates; that weekend and the next weekend are basically the only times I could run it, and there are more people I know of who'd want to play t...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CANCELLED: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue -- July 6/7, 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 14396

Re: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue -- July 6/7, 2019

If the field hovers around the size it's currently at, I probably wouldn't be inclined to make the drive down, personally.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 5620

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

A couple updates:

1) Jaimie Carlson is now writing questions for this set!

2) I'd like to run a Discord mirror for those who can't play it at CO, ideally sometime in July. If you'd be interested in playing such a thing and have date preferences, post here or get in touch.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 6419

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

Seems like there's a big group for a July mirror, but I'm assuming if I asked people to settle on one weekend those votes would be split. I'm currently leaning towards August 17th-18th to have a buffer after CO. This has the benefit of giving writers more time to polish their sets and not accidenta...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 9722

Re: Old time bonus formats

At my very first tournament, my team impressively zeroed a 40-30-20-10-1 bonus which asked you to identify Sylvia Plath's "Daddy" from quotes, where the 1-point quote was "Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I'm through."
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 6419

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

A July date, the earlier the better, would definitely be better for me.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 5620

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

I'm still planning on having this run on CO Sunday, but I won't be able to make CO this year, so I'm looking for someone to run things for me in exchange for 20% of the revenue. If you'll be at CO and are interested in doing this, get in touch! I'd also love to see the questions played in person, th...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I agree with the theory behind your post, that we shouldn't ask about states in literature when it tests trivial knowledge that isn't important to the context of the works. But I don't think that's the case for the questions in this set. There were three "states in lit" tossups, one of which was a t...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 5
Views: 5359

2019 ACF Regionals detailed stats

The every.buzz detailed stats aren't quite ready, but I'm releasing the detailed stats spreadsheets for each individual site and for the combined sites. Please read all the information below before you view the spreadsheets. Overview The aim of detailed stats is to provide more data than standard st...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

14. The bodhisattva (“boh-dee-SUT-vuh”) Manjushri is most commonly depicted riding one of these creatures. One of these creatures nurses King Gesar (“GEZ-er”) in a Tibetan epic. It’s not a dog, but according to Okinawan legend, one of these animals caused a boulder to fall from heaven and crush a d...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Two small errata, both on giveaways. I believe calling "Ezekiel" a "minor prophet" to be wrong, and "Ouranos" is not the husband of Rhea. I've fixed these two errata, thanks for pointing them out! 7. This figure is deemed a watchman for the people of Israel who will be held responsible if a wicked ...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

4. This man became exceedingly wealthy by throwing peeled branches into watering troughs (“troffs”) to make sheep have spotted and striped offspring. This man condemned two of his sons after they murdered all the men of Shechem in retaliation for the rape of their sister. On his deathbed, he condem...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Something I noticed about the literature in this set is that there seemed to be a very notable number of tossups on countries in the lit. I heard several players remark on how that was sort of frustrating. I'm not confident that it was a problem so much as a preference, but I figured it was worth a...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Yes, Rebecca contacted me about that protest; I ruled against it because though all the clues to that point apply to "beliefs," they don't all apply to "justified true beliefs." The previous clue was: To attain one status, these states must be linked to their objects by “causal chains,” according to...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I thought this set was pretty decent overall, but, echoing what Jacob, I felt like there was significant difficulty variance across categories. The history, for example, seemed like it could have played well at MUT or NSC, which isn't necessarily problematic, but was kind of jarring next to some of...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I was aiming for this year's Regionals to be similar in spirit to last year's but a tad easier, but I definitely needed to do a better job of coordinating that between categories.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15281

2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

This thread is for the discussion of the 2019 ACF Regionals set. First off, many thanks are due to my fabulous editing team: Rob Carson: geo/CE/trash/other, visual OFA Will Holub-Moorman: painting, philosophy, social science Dylan Minarik: myth, religion (taking over from Matt Bollinger, who wrote t...
by women, fire and dangerous things
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 20616

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

I just sent an email with links to the scoresheets and packets to the hosts. If you're hosting and don't receive such an email in the next few minutes, let me know.
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 20616

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The initial post has been updated with a final list of half-packets received, including the discounts for teams that submitted an optional half-packet by the no-penalty deadline. If anything looks wrong, please let me know. The following (non-house) team has submitted a packet but hasn't yet officia...