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by Silverman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

This event was publicly marked as cancelled. When was it uncancelled? Why was that not announced, here or elsewhere? As someone who would very much like to play this set (and who lives in Arlington, where this shadow mirror was apparently held), I really would've appreciated a public indication that...
by Silverman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 40273

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

If a team finishes above another team with a higher A-value, the A-values of those teams and all teams between them in the standings are averaged and the resulting teams are sorted by order of finish at Regionals. Because of that, our A-value was averaged with both Gettysburg and Michigan A I have ...
by Silverman
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: Is Festivus happening?

So is this happening? I sadly don't have a packet but I'll definitely play; the packets announced so far all sound fun.
by Silverman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Scheduling a 25 team, 14 packet tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Scheduling a 25 team, 14 packet tournament

You can use the following pretty unique format, which I saw used at SAGACITY IX at Pitt (beware, a few games are missing from those stats): Arrange the teams in a 5x5 grid, labeled as a spreadsheet is (columns A-E, rows 1-5). Each team plays 8 prelim games: one game against each team in its row and ...
by Silverman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash is available to be mirrored
Replies: 3
Views: 2742

Re: Chicago Open Trash is available to be mirrored

Are there any firm plans for an online mirror yet?
by Silverman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 2830

Re: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror

So is 9PM definitely going to be the start time? Also, do you know about how long this will run? I might have to move between locations later, and I'd rather try to do so now if it'll take a while to play out the set. Yep, 9PM sharp, and we expect it'll take between 2-2.5 hours, depending on how ma...
by Silverman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 2830

Re: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror

This will be happening in the same Discord server as Guerilla Imaginary Landscape. Here's a link to join: https://discord.gg/ZxS3sf If that link doesn't work, shoot me a PM (on Discord or here) and we'll try to get things working. Is there any way this can be pushed back an hour or so? I'm extremely...
by Silverman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at NSC - Saturday night
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

Re: SOUNDTRACK at NSC - Saturday night

Congratulations to Victor Prieto and Michael Yue, who tied at 200 points apiece in a 5-round shootout in the second tie in two weeks. Guess we should've written a tiebreaker tossup...

Scores:
Victor 200 (23/6)
Simon 40 (4/0)
Ryan 115 (14/5)
Michael 200 (20/0)
Casey 140 (17/6)
by Silverman
Wed May 30, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at NSC - Saturday night
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

Re: SOUNDTRACK at NSC - Saturday night

AKKOLADE wrote:Is this happening?
Sure is, as long as we can get a room for it!
by Silverman
Wed May 23, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday
Replies: 8
Views: 4172

Re: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday

Hey, as someone interested in playing this but is worried about potential conflicts with other events going on on Saturday evening, have you set a time for when this will take place? We're planning to run it after the staff tournament (in the same slot as PACENSC). Obviously that'll cause conflicts...
by Silverman
Sun May 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at NSC - Saturday night
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

SOUNDTRACK at NSC - Saturday night

SOUNDTRACK , a film audio tournament, will be showing on Saturday night at NSC, after rounds have concluded. Signups are here . There will be 5 packets of 20 audio tossups each, and we will be using a room promotion/relegation system, with exact details to be determined by field size. This tourname...
by Silverman
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday
Replies: 8
Views: 4172

Re: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday

Saturday won the poll, so we're officially moving to then. I'll update the main post with more details about timing and rooms when that's available.
by Silverman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday
Replies: 8
Views: 4172

Re: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Sunday night

I've added a poll to the top of the thread to gauge interest since Sunday might be difficult logistically. For reference, the tentative list of side events is here.
by Silverman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT

We'll be in Tegel on the International level.
by Silverman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK
Replies: 10
Views: 6955

Re: SOUNDTRACK

SOUNDTRACK is now 100% written! It'll undergo post-production at ICT to be ready for the HSNCT/NSC mirrors.
by Silverman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of HSNCT (2018) side events
Replies: 15
Views: 7816

Re: List of HSNCT (2018) side events

I see that Raynor's already updated the post at the top (thanks!), but I wanted to bump the thread for people who don't check the trash section: SOUNDTRACK will likely be happening on Sunday night at HSNCT. For more details, see this post.

EDIT: we've moved this to Saturday night instead.
by Silverman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday
Replies: 8
Views: 4172

Re: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Sunday night

If you're willing to provide your team's buzzers, or your hotel room in case the game rooms are no longer available Per the NAQT side event policy , "No [tournament game] rooms will be available after the conclusion of the tournament finals and awards." Thanks, Jonah. With this in mind, do people t...
by Silverman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday
Replies: 8
Views: 4172

SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday

SOUNDTRACK , a film audio tournament, will be showing on Saturday night at HSNCT, after rounds have concluded. Signups are here . There will be 5 packets of 20 audio tossups each, and we will be using a room promotion/relegation system, with exact details to be determined by field size. This tourna...
by Silverman
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 18472

Re: Your Favorite Question

Works of architecture located in this country include a pair of belfries known colloquially as the "Towers of the Teeth", which are connected by a structure called the Morannon. This country's agricultural center is the southern region of Nurn, and most transit across this country's borders is cond...
by Silverman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT

I'm not sure what the proper way to sign up is...I put myself on the doc but I also don't know if you want something other than "first 10 people to put their names down." Ideally, we'd have 10 people who have reasonable knowledge of the subject, but I'm not sure how to determine that. "First 10 peo...
by Silverman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT

There will be an advance screening of SOUNDTRACK , a film audio tournament, at ICT. The playtesting will be held on Friday, April 13, starting around 9:30 PM (my flight is scheduled to arrive at 8:30). We've decided to keep the field to 10 players at most so everyone can be in one room. We'll run th...
by Silverman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK
Replies: 10
Views: 6955

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Cheynem wrote:Will this be run at HSNCT (or NSC)?
Both, ideally. Production is continuing apace, so the set will definitely be ready, but neither Aakash nor I has received any information about staffing NSC yet. We're also considering playtesting it at ICT if there's enough interest and enough questions are done.
by Silverman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 8520

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

kwang wrote:I think SOUNDTRACK is the only audio tournament running at HSNCT/NSC this year
I'd just like to confirm that SOUNDTRACK will in fact be running at HSNCT/NSC this year (we won't need to postpone).
by Silverman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 29
Views: 8831

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

Comments: Putting topology on even footing with algebra and analysis strikes me as a lot of topology. (My suggestion, which you are of course free to ignore, would be to drop one topology question and either let it be assigned arbitrarily or split it between algebra and analysis). I would have thou...
by Silverman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6010

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

matt2718 wrote:Time permitting, I'd be willing to help write this.
by Silverman
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 14091

Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:2. I'm new to Discord. How can I find the correct chat?
This should help.
by Silverman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK
Replies: 10
Views: 6955

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Cheynem wrote:Are these going to be mostly music questions or stuff like "dialogue clips"? (if the latter, boooooooo)
Almost exclusively music, with a couple dialogue clips as giveaways when we thought the music alone would be too hard.
by Silverman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tariq
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Re: Tariq

Aakash Patel and I have just announced SOUNDTRACK ( http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=20359 ), an auditory tournament in the style of Imaginary Landscape, but just for soundtracks. We had been planning to run it at HSNCT and NSC this spring. I think the player pools are distinct ...
by Silverman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK
Replies: 10
Views: 6955

SOUNDTRACK

Aakash Patel and I are excited to announce SOUNDTRACK, a Set Of Unrequested, Nevertheless Desired, Tossups Requiring Auditory Composition Knowledge. This tournament will consist of at least five packets of 20 pyramidal audio tossups each, with each tossup lasting anywhere from 60 to 90 seconds and h...
by Silverman
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284181

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

In honor of the 20th anniversary, I'll read my half-packet of Harry Potter tossups in the IRC at 11 EDT tonight. These are the same ones that were played during Festivus, but hopefully there are still a few interested people who haven't heard them.
by Silverman
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 21769

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Super ACRONYM has also been mirrored at HSNCT I'm pretty sure that was just regular ACRONYM. Yes, this was regular ACRONYM. I don't think Super ACRONYM is even done being written yet. As far as which trash events to play, I'd prefer Super ACRONYM over the other two, partially since it has bonuses, ...
by Silverman
Sat May 27, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 27852

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Bartleby wrote:Hey, this was good goofy fun! Thanks to Josh and Fort Osage, as well as Emmett for wrangling us.
by Silverman
Fri May 26, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 27852

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Neggman wrote:How does this sound to everyone?
Sounds good to me. I'm good at sports and older music, so I'm in the market for a partner who knows TV/movies/modern music. PM me if you'd like to team up!
by Silverman
Fri May 19, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284181

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have a packet of 20 tossups on things I enjoy. It's roughly a normal trash distribution, but with a larger component of "other" and slightly less TV/movies/music. I'll be reading it in the IRC this Thursday, May 18, at 22:30 EDT if anyone's interested. Difficulty is rather variable. This happened...
by Silverman
Thu May 18, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284181

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have a packet of 20 tossups on things I enjoy. It's roughly a normal trash distribution, but with a larger component of "other" and slightly less TV/movies/music. I'll be reading it in the IRC this Thursday, May 18, at 22:30 EDT if anyone's interested. Difficulty is rather variable. Pushing this ...
by Silverman
Tue May 16, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 7405

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Andrew Nadig, Aakash Patel, and I are looking for a fourth teammate. We're lacking in post-1990 music (especially rap) and video games, and can always use more TV/movies knowledge. PM me if you're interested and can help with those categories. Edit: Aakash can no longer attend, so Andrew and I are ...
by Silverman
Tue May 16, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284181

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have a packet of 20 tossups on things I enjoy. It's roughly a normal trash distribution, but with a larger component of "other" and slightly less TV/movies/music. I'll be reading it in the IRC this Thursday, May 18, at 22:30 EDT if anyone's interested. Difficulty is rather variable. Will there be...
by Silverman
Tue May 16, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284181

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have a packet of 20 tossups on things I enjoy. It's roughly a normal trash distribution, but with a larger component of "other" and slightly less TV/movies/music. I'll be reading it in the IRC this Thursday, May 18, at 22:30 EDT if anyone's interested. Difficulty is rather variable.
by Silverman
Mon May 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 7405

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Andrew Nadig, Aakash Patel, and I are looking for a fourth teammate. We're lacking in post-1990 music (especially rap) and video games, and can always use more TV/movies knowledge. PM me if you're interested and can help with those categories. Edit: Aakash can no longer attend, so Andrew and I are ...
by Silverman
Sun May 14, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 9687

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

CPiGuy wrote:Terence Tao, This is Stupid Stuff
10/10
by Silverman
Wed May 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 14759

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Silverman wrote:I'll be living and working in Arlington, VA, and will gladly staff things in the DC metro area, as well as play any and all trash tournaments.
Welcome to the area, dude! I'll probably be moving to Arlington in August, as well.
:party:
by Silverman
Wed May 10, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 14759

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

I'll be living and working in Arlington, VA, and will gladly staff things in the DC metro area, as well as play any and all trash tournaments.
by Silverman
Mon May 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 27852

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Neggman wrote:Anyone down for it at HSNCT? (I am)
If it doesn't conflict with ACRONYM or Math Monstrosity, I'd be interested.
by Silverman
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 17303

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

Finally, the Star Wars prequel memes bonus was absolutely wonderful. I spent the entire tournament waiting for a prequel memes question, and now I find out not only was there one in the tournament, but one in the packets played at the site I was at?!? Ironic. Can someone please post it so I can yel...
by Silverman
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Ryan's Questions (Science and Several Others)
Replies: 3
Views: 2831

Re: Ryan's Questions (Science and Several Others)

It seemed to me and several other people at the OSU site that the distance running bonus was quite hard. We managed to 20 it by pulling Centrowitz out from somewhere, but at a non-trash tournament I think each part was one too high. Something like Pre/Rupp/Salazar (or Pre/Rupp/Centrowitz if you want...
by Silverman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 7405

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Andrew Nadig, Aakash Patel, and I are looking for a fourth teammate. We're lacking in post-1990 music (especially rap) and video games, and can always use more TV/movies knowledge. PM me if you're interested and can help with those categories. Edit: Aakash can no longer attend, so Andrew and I are l...
by Silverman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 11528

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

Definitely would play this if I'm reasonably close to somewhere it gets mirrored.
by Silverman
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 9801

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

It also is a little frustrating and repetitive when most stat clues are in baseball questions when there are advanced stats in all major sports now. In basketball, we have all the 82games.com stats, Hollinger stats like PER, sportVU information but they never get referenced perhaps because James an...
by Silverman
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 19903

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

gettysburg11 wrote:I will probably write a packet for this and do my best to ensure that the Philadelphia bias is not too noticeable.
extremely same
by Silverman
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/17
Replies: 8
Views: 4390

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Auroni wrote:Combined Stats (inc final): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ned_stats/
I'd like to commend whoever came up with "The Andersons Got Bids to ICT?", as that is an absolute 80-grade team name.