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by Quinctilius Varus
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: ACF Winter Playtesting
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: ACF Winter Playtesting

American and world history playtesting is starting in just a few hours. If you are not in school and want to participate, send me a message.
by Quinctilius Varus
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

A reminder that the +$50 deadline is tomorrow (Sunday, October 25th).
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: ACF Winter Playtesting
Replies: 1
Views: 279

ACF Winter Playtesting

Playtesting for ACF Winter will start on Sunday, October 25th and last until Tuesday, November 3rd. Please message me on the forums or email me at [email protected].com if you are interested in participating. I will reply to the interested parties with a private Discord link (I have lots of school...
by Quinctilius Varus
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter High School Mirror (11/7/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: 2020 ACF Winter High School Mirror (11/7/2020)

High school teams at high-school-only mirrors are exempt from the packet submission requirement. I have updated the original Winter announcement to reflect this. Sorry for any confusion!
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

We have found hosts for the Midwest, Lower Mid-Atlantic, and United Kingdom sites. We are still searching for another east coast mirror and a high school mirror. I have also updated the list of teams that submitted by the +$25 deadline.
by Quinctilius Varus
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

Don't forget that the +$25 deadline is tomorrow (Sunday, October 18th) at 11:59 PST!
by Quinctilius Varus
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

The original post has been updated with a registration link , the list of sites, and the list of teams who submitted by the -$0 deadline. We are still looking for a Midwest site, two additional East Coast sites, a UK site, and a high school site. Registration and requesting a half-packet distributio...
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

I've updated the list of submissions by the -$25 deadline. There are three days until the next deadline, which is at 11:59 PDT on Sunday, October 4th. The original post listed the three upcoming deadlines as being on Saturday night; I've adjusted it so that the deadlines are on Sundays.
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

T-minus 24 hours until the extended -$25 deadline is over. Get those packets in!
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

The -$25 deadline has been extended to 11:59 PDT on Friday, September 25th. Please send your packets in, and make sure to request a distribution if you haven't already!
by Quinctilius Varus
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

Reminder that the -$25 deadline is at midnight Pacific time on September 20th. I've also updated the main post with a list of teams who submitted by the -$50 deadline. Please let me know if that information is inaccurate.
by Quinctilius Varus
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

A reminder that the first packet submission deadline is tonight! Are there plans to have some kind of advanced stats at this tournament? For example, TangStats (https://gemeln.github.io/) was used successfully at the BLAST online high school mirror in April (https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.p...
by Quinctilius Varus
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

Is it ACF's policy not to specify which editor is in charge of which categories? I assume that some people know who's doing what anyway, either from talking to the editors or by knowing their specialities, so it might as well be publicly announced. I'm happy to specify each editor's categories: Gan...
by Quinctilius Varus
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

This is the official announcement for 2020 ACF Winter, which will be held on November 7th, 2020 . (Note that this is two weeks earlier than the original date.) It will target a difficulty halfway between ACF Fall and ACF Regionals. The tournament will be head edited by me (William Golden) and subjec...
by Quinctilius Varus
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Hip Hop Packet
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Hip Hop Packet

Scores from the first reading. Congrats to Nathaniel on the victory. Henry - 30 Rohith - 35 Jamie - 15 Connor - 25 Mazin - 25 Nathaniel - 45 Rudra - 15 Taylor - 15 Matt D. - 10 Alex M. - 10 Halle - 15 Vikshar - -5 A few people have told me they'd like to play the packet but were unable to make today...
by Quinctilius Varus
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Hip Hop Packet
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Hip Hop Packet

I wrote a packet about hip hop from 2007 to the present. It's 20-22 tossups long (depending on how much I end up writing for the last few questions), and the difficulty is hard. I will read it on the main discord channel at 8 p.m. central on Wednesday, April 22nd. If there's enough interest, I'll ho...
by Quinctilius Varus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 9207

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

A discussion group has been set up for those that have played the set. Thank you for the kind words Kai, Mike, and Rob!
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 40759

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I please see conversion stats for the Joni Mitchell and empress tossups? Both were somewhere in rounds 1-7.

EDIT: The one on the album Reputation as well, if it’s not too much trouble
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 9207

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

a tournament centering on fine arts in the year 1900 and beyond Can you clarify this wording? The title classifies this as a 20th century fine arts tournament, but this statement indicates that works from the 21st century would be fair game. The set will contain material from the 21st century in ad...
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri May 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 9207

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

I have added some updated information to the initial post.
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 14097

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)

I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin and plan on being involved with the quizbowl team there.
by Quinctilius Varus
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 15257

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I will write a full packet for this.
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 9207

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

Pranav had to drop out of the set, so we are currently looking for a classical music writer. Please email me at williamgolden14 at gmail dot com by this Friday if you are interested in writing for The Unanswered Question. We are looking for people who do not have much experience writing at high leve...
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 9207

The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

Hello! This is the announcement for The Unanswered Question, a tournament centering on fine arts in the year 1900 and beyond, aimed at being ready for side event weekend this summer. The writing team will be me (James E. Taylor High School), Max Shatan (Wesleyan University), Sameer Apte (Carnegie Me...
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Woodford County (KY) Invitational 2/2/19 CAST Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 4939

Re: Woodford County (KY) Invitational 2/2/19 CAST Mirror

Hope everyone enjoyed the set! If you have comments or thoughts, please post in the discussion group. To join, press your username in the upper right corner, click on User Control Panel, go to Usergroups, and select 2019 CAST Discussion. Thank you!
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 11491

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

We have a discussion group now! To join, press your username in the upper right corner, click on User Control Panel, go to Usergroups, and select 2019 CAST Discussion.
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 11491

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

herbie.brock wrote: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:24 pm Is this the first year of this set?
Yes.
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 11491

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Some minor changes to the distribution have also been made, and additional mirrors have been included.
by Quinctilius Varus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 11491

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

List of Planned Mirrors Glenwood High School (Chatham, IL)- January 27th Woodford High School (Versailles, KY)- February 2nd Penn Manor High School (Millersville, PA)- February 9th Cal Cup #3 (TBD)- February 23rd University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)- February 23rd Boardman High School (Boardman, ...
by Quinctilius Varus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 11491

2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Hello everyone, I am happy to announce the 2019 Collaborative Academic Spring Tournament (CAST), a regular high school difficulty set. It will be available from January 1st, 2019, to May 19th (the weekend before HSNCT). We hope this set will be accessible to newer players by making sure easy parts a...
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 11913

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

Just want to say I completely overlooked Katy Taylor's performance on IS-170, so I under-ranked them by quite a bit. Still, I'd probably only have put them around top 10 because of the P/T ratio. They had a really impressive PPB at Penn Bowl (about the same at Virginia A!) and good but not as impre...
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 17172

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

This was ridiculously fun- thanks to all of the writers and staffers who made this possible. Will stats/packets for this be posted soon?
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon May 01, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: General NHBB Nationals Set Discussion

I really enjoyed this tournament, and thought it was very well-written overall. The U.S. History Bee set was solid and had some great ideas (like the tossup on Nixon only cluing from his economic policies or the one on Monticello). Although I thought the historiography questions were interesting, th...
by Quinctilius Varus
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5516

Re: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion

Would you mind posting the tossups on Hofstadter and m.a.a.d? I'm curious to see where the first one went after Godel, Escher, Bach was dropped at the beginning of the second sentence, and I wanted to see where power ended on the latter. Thanks for a great set!
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X General Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: ACRONYM X General Discussion

The Stanford tossup was another example of this. I don't know where specifically the Stanford banned has been band from, but I know it's a lot of places, so Disneyland seems plausible enough. This is exactly what I thought when I powered this tossup. I was playing against a team of good players so ...
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 17172

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

Are there any current plans for this tournament to be mirrored at HSNCT?
by Quinctilius Varus
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 9111

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but is there any chance these questions will be posted?
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon May 16, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 4170

Re: Errata

The bonus about cigarettes in art in packet 2 refers to van Gogh as a 20th-century painter. It also gave a slightly-off title for Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette, the painting mentioned in the same bonus part (I don't remember the exact phrasing).
EDIT: packet 2, not round 2