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by Guile Island
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 24351

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

okay but WHERE is my science TRASH at
by Guile Island
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Historature 2018: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 3374

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossup on "ports?" I misinterpreted it the way I heard it as referring to Kingston and got really confused, and am not sure if that should be on me, the moderator, or the packet.
by Guile Island
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

Re: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT

I wasn't sure if the conceit of this tournament could work over 100 tossups, but it absolutely did and it was a blast! If you're at all interested in this sort of stuff, this event is a must-play.
by Guile Island
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 9768

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

I'd love to play a mirror of this at SSNCT/another NAQT national like last year, and would toss in a few bucks to make sure it happens.
by Guile Island
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck
Replies: 11
Views: 7479

Re: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck

Me and Benji are still looking for 2 fun teammates. We are not elite.

UPDATE: Aidan Mehigan has joined us. We would like someone who knows some science, ideally.
by Guile Island
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 23398

Re: Your Favorite Question

My favorite tossup I've ever played, thanks to Mike Bentley's A Culture of Improvement tournament. Mike's 2 tech tournaments both have so many hilarious questions much like this one. 20. This man operated Mississippi's first luxury motel, where guests could pay to have a crow named Jim Crow pick the...
by Guile Island
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Call For Staff
Replies: 0
Views: 2534

2018 PACE NSC: Call For Staff

Hello All, The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is in need of staff for its 2018 iteration of the NSC, to be held the weekend of June 2-3 in the Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA. To express interest or ask any questions about staffing, please contact us by e-mail at ([email protected]...
by Guile Island
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

Re: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT

I'll do this. HSNCT weekend is so packed anyways and I anticipate I'll be a rock on the non video game questions, so I'm happy to playtest it early.
by Guile Island
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 13889

Re: PACENSC 2018 @HSNCT

Rob and I are teaming up yet again. We would prefer to not be in the same bracket as Wang this year.
by Guile Island
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK
Replies: 10
Views: 7351

Re: SOUNDTRACK

I'm very excited to play this, even if I'll likely only get video games questions.
by Guile Island
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of HSNCT (2018) side events
Replies: 15
Views: 8226

Re: List of HSNCT (2018) side events

side event weekends forever, please
by Guile Island
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 15400

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Benji Nguyen has replaced Athena on our team.
by Guile Island
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 31630

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

It's a little thing, but as much as I tend to curse like a sailor when playing quizbowl, it's not a great look when you're playing against a bunch of people you don't know who are new to the game.
by Guile Island
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 13268

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

We had a discussion in the Discord tonight in which we analyzed tossups from a packet (E. Delaware A + Kentucky A + Cambridge A) to try to put together qualitative thoughts about their clues with the buzzpoint histograms. There were a few major conclusions at which we seemed to arrive. 1. Probably ...
by Guile Island
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 32658

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

cut down on your sucrose consumption Oh I'm sorry, (straight) men of quiz bowl, are you grossed out by men who don't cut down on their sucrose consumption? Are overweight teammates something that would cause you to not play quiz bowl? I think we can all agree showering is a universally nice thing a...
by Guile Island
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 15400

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

I'm down like a clown for some real landscapes.

Looking for a teammate for architecture if that's being run as doubles, I'm not sure.
by Guile Island
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Historature at ICT
Replies: 33
Views: 12641

Re: Historature at ICT

I'm solidly "OK" at both history and literature. Hit me up if you want a fast buzzer/glue guy.
by Guile Island
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 13006

Re: SMT Open Skype Test Mirror (2/24)

I'm playing and seeking teammates. You know me, I do generalisty things. Will probably get >0 powers and >0 negs.
by Guile Island
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 54745

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Benji Nguyen and I are seeking two rabblerousers to be our teammates. Contact either of us if you're interested, especially if you know science.
by Guile Island
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Homewood-Flossmoor Pop Culture Tourney (mirror of OH Trash)
Replies: 9
Views: 4183

Re: Homewood-Flossmoor Pop Culture Tourney (mirror of OH Tra

Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL will be mirroring the Ohio Trash 2017 questions on Saturday, January 6th. The tournament will start at 9a, and expect to end around 4p. Entry fee is $15 a player, teams of maximum of 5 players, and can register individually and be placed on a team if ...
by Guile Island
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla Tournament: YOUR best songs of the 2000s!
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Guerilla Tournament: YOUR best songs of the 2000s!

Had this idea while chatting with a few friends and decided to open it up to the quizbowl public, so here goes. Write a packet of as few or as many tossups as you would like on songs from the 2000s that you enjoy. The only constraint is that they cannot have been entries in Fred's tournament (check ...
by Guile Island
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 14231

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

This thread has been out of hand for a while. We're going to lock it for now while the staff have some more discussion on the matter.
by Guile Island
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6679

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

I made audio recordings of all my team's matches at the MSU site of this tournament. If you are for some reason interested in listening to them, let me know and I can get them uploaded. Note that they will probably be unedited, so expect lots of profanity and injokes.
by Guile Island
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CMST at Michigan (NOT HAPPENING, see thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 8556

Re: CMST and side event weekend at Michigan (17-18 March)

The existence of this site is bad for the Spring Open, which has become a cornerstone of the schedule for the collegiate circuit. I would strongly advise the editors to cancel this mirror or the hosts to renege on hosting, or we're going to end up with two extremely diluted Midwest sites.
by Guile Island
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 15400

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

I'm probably going to this site and am currently a free agent. Shoot me a message if you want to team up. EDIT: Looks like I'm teaming up with Jakob Myers and Andrew Wang for this. We tentatively have a fourth as well but I'll wait for them to confirm that they can actually go before I let the cat o...
by Guile Island
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6679

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

This is perhaps a small complaint more than anything, but can we stop using the stupid "you are a Laotian phrenologist" or whatever bonus leadin joke so much? In particular, it was used in THREE BONUSES in Editors 1, which got really grating. Wiener's First Law apparently belongs to the ages now...
by Guile Island
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7834

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Having now played [TOEJAMANDEARL], I'm going to strongly recommend we just run it as a shootout. Sold. If the field grows some more, we'll break into two shootout rooms. We're at 13 signed up, and there are probably going to be a few people who sign up on site on Saturday. It wouldn't be hard to pu...
by Guile Island
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 69721

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

How many packets will this set have this weekend?
by Guile Island
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 69721

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:How many people are actually submitting packets for this?
I'm playing this with Greg Peterson, Adam Silverman, and Auroni Gupta. We're submitting a packet.
by Guile Island
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)
Replies: 16
Views: 6344

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

I wouldn't be super upset if people wanted to play this as tossups only and get on with their lives, but I think it's rather silly to offer a Skype mirror explicitly for the purposes of playtesting and decide to not playtest bonuses, which are a whole half of the tournament. So I prefer keeping toss...
by Guile Island
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 41811

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Unless there's a big swathe of off-spreadsheet staffers, it's looking like Super ACRONYM will have a staffing problem, especially if all the free agents form teams. Is there a plan to handle this?
by Guile Island
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: A PSA on Posting Question Sets
Replies: 2
Views: 2100

A PSA on Posting Question Sets

It's the year 2017, and more people than ever like to read packets on their cell phones. Unfortunately, when you upload your tournament to the archive as a single ZIP file, it prevents lots of people from doing so. So, it's optimal for everyone, when uploading sets, to upload both the individual doc...
by Guile Island
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FTP 2: A 5 Round Tossup/Bonus Trash set
Replies: 9
Views: 4277

Re: FTP 2: A 5 Round Tossup/Bonus Trash set

I'd consider playing this on Skype if I have a free day/weekend.
by Guile Island
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 15487

Re: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017

Tejas and I are writing a packet for this.
by Guile Island
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 41811

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Young, eligible bachelor seeking teammates for Thought Monstrosity and Modern Age. Can provide non-negligible points and buffoonery.
by Guile Island
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 69721

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Andrew Wang and I are seeking teammates for a Midwest site of this.
by Guile Island
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts
Replies: 36
Views: 18715

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts

Young Fenimore Lee and I will try our best not to lose every game at this.
by Guile Island
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 16967

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

I'll pay egregious sums of money to ensure I get a chance to play this set in the fall.
:party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
by Guile Island
Sun May 28, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 314564

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I am going to write a packet on Vine. It will probably be very niche/vanity, but if people want to hear it in the IRC i'd be more than pleased to do a reading at some point.
by Guile Island
Wed May 10, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 10167

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

So, some specific details about the MSNCT edition of this: We will meet between 6:30 and 6:45, finalize team formation and scheduling, and then play the tournament. We'll use the Dennard, Matthews, and Wentzel rooms, which are apparently on the upper level. After the tournament has finished, I will...
by Guile Island
Tue May 09, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 26802

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

Eh, why not, I'll play this and not get any questions. Will have a sick hat, of course.
by Guile Island
Tue May 09, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 41811

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

women, fire and dangerous things wrote: though I can staff trash things if there's need.
Not if the Dream Team re-forms as I plan!

I'll play anything (almost). Top of my wishlist is Super ACRONYM, Thought Monstrosity, Tricon, Modern Age, and There Will Be Stock Clues in some ordering.
by Guile Island
Wed May 03, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll: WONDERFUL
Replies: 18
Views: 10515

Re: Player Poll: WONDERFUL

Adam Silverman got every single biology and chemistry tossup in the ICT playoffs. He also supplanted that with some pretty darn good generalism, managing to take a bunch of important questions from some of the game's best specialists in their categories. It's too bad you didn't get to see this in th...
by Guile Island
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30668

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

Lots of people, at least the one's I'm in contact with, have some sort of plan for Saturday night. So, doing this on Friday night after scrimmages, etc. are over would probably be best. Someone should set up a team spreadsheet!
by Guile Island
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30668

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

Seems like there's pretty good interest for this. With only 6 packets, we're a little limited in format, but it would be really easy to draw up a schedule for a 6-team round robin, and we can do either quads or teams of 5 depending on interest. In any case, I'm planning on playing this with Rob, Tej...
by Guile Island
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 22902

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

Rob and I have formed an unholy Board Staff Alliance to play this event. We will be in the top percentage of teams.
by Guile Island
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 22902

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

You know I'll be here for this. Seeking a teammate with interest in winning.

EDIT since it was unclear: Is this getting run as singles? doubles? or something else?
by Guile Island
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 6997

Re: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event

I like modern art and don't know much at all about modern lit. Play this with me!
by Guile Island
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts
Replies: 36
Views: 18715

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts

I'll be around for this. I like architecture and am OK at painting, but don't play this with me if you want to win.
by Guile Island
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open?
Replies: 15
Views: 7826

Re: The Second Summer Open?

Count me in as another vote for Side Event-Palooza: I had a lot more fun getting a taste of a bunch of different sets than having to sit through another regular old academic tournament.