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by Megachile dupla
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12464

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Can you just post it to the archive?
by Megachile dupla
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7864

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Can we get a field update please? I emailed to register my team already.
by Megachile dupla
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 70033

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

I am playing this with Rob Carson, Billy Busse and Rama Rangaraju and we also intend to submit a packet.
by Megachile dupla
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)
Replies: 16
Views: 6373

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Personally I'm in favor of this, mostly due to time constraints and the fact that as Will noted, we'd spend a lot of time on easy bonus parts.
by Megachile dupla
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 32858

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

I would prefer some weekday instead.
by Megachile dupla
Mon May 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 26897

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

I will play this.
by Megachile dupla
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 32702

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

As a staffer, I just wanted to thank Cody, Jerry and Jon again for the amazing work they did organizing the tournament despite the various snafus. And of course, thanks to Matt, Tommy, Evan, Austin, Rohith and Ike for producing a fantastic set, I was glad to see that teams of all levels enjoyed play...
by Megachile dupla
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Skype Tournament Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5123

Skype Tournament Guidelines

I’ve played a number of Skype tournaments over the past few years and staffed one, and while I’ve had very positive experiences on the whole there are a few general issues I’ve had with how the tournaments have been run. I’ve seen a few easily fixable problems arise multiple times, as well as some t...
by Megachile dupla
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 21161

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

May I suggest that all tossups end with "For 10 points, remember this guy who ..." with a question mark at the end.
by Megachile dupla
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT Mirror @ ND
Replies: 5
Views: 2306

Re: OAT Mirror @ ND

To clarify, will this mirror be open?
by Megachile dupla
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 44333

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I am also curious as to how Yale got two DI bids. I assume one is for hosting and one is for Jacob and Stephen editing SCT, I'm not clear as to why they get two for this though.
by Megachile dupla
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

I liked the set a lot and wanted to note a couple positives from it. One is that the editors did a pretty good job keeping difficulty consistent through different packets and categories. This wasn't perfect, as Jordan notes, but good given the vague "regular plus" stated difficulty. I also thought t...
by Megachile dupla
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See VIII - January 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 7041

Re: Eyes That Do Not See VIII - January 2017

Unfortunately we couldn't read this at UChicago due to WAO running late, but a group of us got together and played it later. Scores are below: Athena Kern - 305 Rob Carson - 115 Will Alston - 110 Dylan Minarik - 95 Bryan Berend - 80 Bernadette Spencer - 75 Tejas Raje - 75 Ike Jose - 75 Alex Damisch ...
by Megachile dupla
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 20822

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Everyone's waiting in the IRC.
by Megachile dupla
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 24173

Re: It's Lit

I'll play this. I'm even worse than Mike Cheyne at Lit.
by Megachile dupla
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 3031

Re: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)

This was great, thanks Jasper and Anderson for writing it and for holding this mirror.
by Megachile dupla
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 25500

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'm moving to Chicago soon, I'll be available to staff things and play open events.
by Megachile dupla
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hand Down, Neg Down: A Basketball Set
Replies: 7
Views: 3444

Re: Hand Down, Neg Down: A Basketball Set

Cheynem wrote:In the spirit of college basketball, those questions will be worth 50% less points than the other questions and be written in a whiter font.
But you'll work harder on those questions so it's fine.
by Megachile dupla
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 39101

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

Cody wrote:Was photonic crystals really only gotten in one room? I'd assumed from Billy's post that both he and I got the tossup.
Billy wrote the question, I believe.
by Megachile dupla
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 39101

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

Full conversion stats can be found here.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 16640

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

Can the set be posted?
by Megachile dupla
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 60209

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

This tournament was great, many thanks to Rob, Andrew and Carsten for writing it.
by Megachile dupla
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Writing Good History Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 17023

Re: Writing Good History Questions

Okay here's some data: 2012 ICT had a tossup on Haydn string quartets that went like so: ...The "Sun" and (*) "Erd\"ody" [air-DOH-dee] groups of these pieces were written while their composer was employed by the Esterh\'azys. For 10 points--name these chamber works by the composer of the {~Farewell...
by Megachile dupla
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Writing Good History Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 19986

Re: Writing Good History Questions

Okay here's some data: 2012 ICT had a tossup on Haydn string quartets that went like so: ...The "Sun" and (*) "Erd\"ody" [air-DOH-dee] groups of these pieces were written while their composer was employed by the Esterh\'azys. For 10 points--name these chamber works by the composer of the {~Farewell...
by Megachile dupla
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CLEAR II (and AVOGADRO'S NUMBER) @ Skype (6/18)
Replies: 18
Views: 10837

Re: CLEAR II (and AVOGADRO'S NUMBER) @ Skype (6/18)

This was fun, thanks to Rutgers for writing and Sam, Joelle and David for reading.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CLEAR II (and AVOGADRO'S NUMBER) @ Skype (6/18)
Replies: 18
Views: 10837

Re: CLEAR II (and AVOGADRO'S NUMBER) @ Skype (6/18)

Looking for another teammate for this, let me know if you're interested.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 9067

Re: Eternal Sonata (video game music)

As of now, I believe it will be played at the Michigan site of side event weekend.
by Megachile dupla
Mon May 30, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 22635

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

This tournament was very fun, many thanks to Erik for writing it.
by Megachile dupla
Sun May 22, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10326

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

I won't be in until pretty late Friday night so I'd prefer to have it Saturday, is there any way to have the tournaments not conflict?
by Megachile dupla
Mon May 16, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 37550

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

Then please explain to me why ACF Fall doesn't have a ban on experienced players, either? Again, if you think this tournament is too easy for you then you should not play it. This is a guideline that has worked before and which I suspect will work again. We insist that this tournament will not be "...
by Megachile dupla
Mon May 16, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 37550

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

In some sites, wouldn't Jerry playing solo (or Ike, or Rob, or even Tejas) be one of the best teams? I don't understand the idea of letting retired players play the set at all, unless it's a mirror specifically for them. How flattering. I don't think having mixed fields is a good idea at this level...
by Megachile dupla
Mon May 02, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 44045

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

We're currently deciding whether or not to expand the field to 21 teams or keep it at 17. A big factor in making this decision either way is knowing if there's enough interest from teams and prospective staff to make this viable. If you're on the fence about attending and would go if space existed,...
by Megachile dupla
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 35706

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

I'll play this I guess.
by Megachile dupla
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How to deal with a failed HS QB career?
Replies: 11
Views: 5570

Re: How to deal with a failed HS QB career?

I would definitely check it out, but I don't know where I'm even going to college yet, but that's another topic entirely. The other thing is that, although I'm good at HS level quizbowl, whenever I look at college packets they are so hard that I'm lucky to get it by the giveaway, so I'm not sure ho...
by Megachile dupla
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Errata
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Errata

One that comes to mind is the Hippodrome question, where an early buzz of Constantinople was not prompted. There may have been others, I know some readers mentioned there were very few alternate answers throughout.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 17233

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

EDIT: I'm going to change my mind and expand the field size to 12 teams on account of a massive recent surge in interest (this also means I'll need one more staffer). This means the format will be as follows: 1) 5-round round robin for initial brackets of six 2) Single-round crossover game 3) Tiebr...
by Megachile dupla
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 17233

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

I'll play as part of an open team, please pm me if interested.
by Megachile dupla
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 19006

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

I was inspired by Jason's idea to write a packet on games that annoyed me. It will hopefully be 15-20 questions.
by Megachile dupla
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 11104

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

I'd be interested in playing as part of an open team, please PM me if you want to team up.
by Megachile dupla
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?
Replies: 20
Views: 8490

Re: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?

I'd play this, and wouldn't mind keeping it Britishized.
by Megachile dupla
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)
Replies: 30
Views: 12170

Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Thanks to Will for running this and Will H and Jacob for writing it, this was fun.
by Megachile dupla
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7854

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

I'd really like to play this but won't be free Thursday, is there any other day when this can happen?
by Megachile dupla
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 4038

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

I enjoyed this tournament a lot, thanks to Will and Jordan for writing it.

In response to Jordan's question, I didn't really find any of the answerlines too unusual or difficult to figure out. Actually, I thought you did a good job finding fresh clues for well-known answers.
by Megachile dupla
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)
Replies: 67
Views: 28503

Re: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)

We have a spot available on our team, please PM me if you're interested.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)
Replies: 67
Views: 28503

Re: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)

Can we get confirmation on the order of events and team size for Sunday?
by Megachile dupla
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: some numbers about Chicago Open
Replies: 9
Views: 4077

Re: some numbers about Chicago Open

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Caracas was only converted in three rooms?!? Were there a lot of negs?
The giveaway wasn't that easy, only mentioned that it was where Bolivar grew up and nothing about Venezuela.
by Megachile dupla
Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)
Replies: 67
Views: 28503

Re: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)

I'm looking for 2 more people for a team, please PM me if you're interested.

Edit: Stephen Eltinge has joined our team, still looking for one more.