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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:51 pm

Unless we're still at Chommps.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Demonic Leftovers » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:08 am

I'm writing a 20/20 packet on two mystery trash themes. I will award the winner two prizes worth between $20-30 (in total). I will read it when I finish it, which will probably be a long time from now.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Galadedrid Damodred » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:14 am

I read my very difficult history packet (see viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16557#p299602) after ICT, and these were the results:

Jeff H 80
Jordan B 40
Dan P 25
Isaac K 20
Eric M 10
Jason 10
Matt J 10
Naveed 10

Thanks to Ophir for keeping score and to everyone for listening. If you missed out and you want to hear this packet, please let me know via PM. I'll probably read it on the IRC sometime in April.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:56 am

in honor of nhbb completion i am writing a trash music packet (with a theme) that will be read tonight around 9 CST.

Auroni and Eric Douglass tied to win the first reading of this; a second reading was basically a duel between Will Nediger and Morgan Venkus, with the former wining in a close contest.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:57 pm

I've written a characteristically silly packet of literature questions, which I'll read tonight at 10:00 Eastern.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Muriel Axon » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:06 pm

Would there be any interest in a wacky philosophy packet, along the lines of what I wrote for CAHOOTS earlier but 1) wackier and 2) not all 20th century? I'm just asking ahead since those questions took an anomalously long time to write.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:37 pm

I am writing a packet for the MN contingent to read on the way to Nats. I can read it in the IRC at some point, probs Thursday night.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:20 pm

Shan Kothari won my packet, despite arriving halfway through, and John Lawrence came in a close second. The "Upload attachment" thing seems not to be working, so I guess those of you who weren't there won't get to enjoy my questions.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:51 am

My packet will be read Wednesday night at 9 CST. The winner of it, if you are at Nats, will receive the coveted "Dufus Award."
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:00 pm

Don't forget Dufus Award is on the line at 9 CST in an unamusing themed packet.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:38 pm

I'm going to read my car packet in the IRC tomorrow (thursday) night, time TBA. If the winner is at Nats, I'll give them a wheat penny.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:52 pm

Mik Larsen was Top Dufus, winning with 65, edging Matt Lafer (45) and Eric Douglass (35).
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:49 pm

Auks Ran Ova wrote:I'm going to read my car packet in the IRC tomorrow (thursday) night, time TBA. If the winner is at Nats, I'll give them a wheat penny.
I'll read the first 25+ tossups of this at 9:30 central in #besselheimplate.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:33 pm

Auks Ran Ova wrote:
Auks Ran Ova wrote:I'm going to read my car packet in the IRC tomorrow (thursday) night, time TBA. If the winner is at Nats, I'll give them a wheat penny.
I'll read the first 25+ tossups of this at 9:30 central in #besselheimplate.
Will Nediger wins the wheat penny with 41 points.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:54 pm

I'll have a packet for Friday night; it will be a themed history packet. Winner will receive a copy of Gordon Wood's The American Revolution.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:27 pm

Could that be after 9:30 eastern, please? (so as to avoid conflict with the SSNCT check-in desk)
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:35 pm

Almost certainly, it will probably be at something like 9:00 CST.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by OctagonJoe » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:19 pm

If there are enough interested people who haven't played it and I remember that I said I would read it, I will use the channel #mikecheyneisafiend at roughly 9 Central (not quite 4 hours from now) to read the packet I wrote (and already read to a number of people) last week for the drive to ACF Nationals. There is a bit of a theme.

What quizbowlers have thought about this packet so far:
  • Trevor Davis has not heard this packet, but if he had, he would already have forgotten it.

    Evan Adams said, "I think that will be a cult classic packet."

    Chicago B did not seem to approve of the theme.

    MIT B was not especially interested in listening to the packet because they had more pressing things to do, like look at their phones.

    Matt Bollinger did not like it one bit, especially when I negged him for being wrong.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:01 pm

I thought a lot of the questions were crap.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by OctagonJoe » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:50 pm

some dufus wrote:If there are enough interested people who haven't played it and I remember that I said I would read it, I will use the channel #mikecheyneisafiend at roughly 9 Central (not quite 4 hours from now) to read the packet I wrote (and already read to a number of people) last week for the drive to ACF Nationals. There is a bit of a theme.
This will start in about 15 minutes.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:43 pm

My packet (the FIEND Packet as I'm calling it) will be read tonight at 9 CST in #fiend.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:37 pm

Tejas edged Jordan to win the packet. If I see him at CO, I'll give him the book.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by The Herb » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:10 pm

Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:58 pm

The Herb wrote:Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
HYAH! HYAH! HYAAAAAH!

[trans: yes i would love this so much]
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:17 pm

I hastily put together a theme packet for the South Carolina Academic Team's end of year party. I'll read it in the chatroom at 9:00 EDT on Friday. Edit: The winner will receive a 6 pack of delicious, nutritious Blenheim Ginger Ale next time I see them.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Kilroy Was Here » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:17 pm

The Herb wrote:Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
Yes yes oh god yes
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:46 am

Random Packet Announcements thread protip: there will always be interest.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Cheynem » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:49 am

Unless it's science.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Fri May 01, 2015 10:15 pm

Congratulations to Mike Cheyne, who dominated the South Carolina end of year party packet, thereby earning a 6 pack of Blenheim Ginger Ale at our next meeting. The final scores are below, and the packet is attached. Thanks for playing, everyone!

Mike: 165
Eric M.: 35
Naveed: 25
Victor: 15
Auroni: 15
Will: 10
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Sat May 02, 2015 1:11 am

Kilroy Was Here wrote:
The Herb wrote:Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
Yes yes oh god yes
Yes please.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Lo, a momentary rabbit-stage » Sat May 02, 2015 2:26 am

I'll be reading a packet of Myth, Philo, and Social Science questions on IRC at 7:00 PST tomorrow, Saturday May 2nd. Difficulty will be slightly lower than ACF regs with some variation, and there's a pretty heavy skew towards modern phil. Slightly less greco-roman than standard.

Distro is 8/8 myth 7/7 phil 5/5 ss.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Sat May 02, 2015 8:40 am

I am looking for somebody (or a group of people) to write three high-quality music tossups. This is for a theme packet that will be first played at a private party in late May...but will subsequently be made available to the IRC (and will probably be playtested there too). I need these within two weeks. I have specific answerlines in mind but otherwise you are flexible to write them as you wish.

EDIT: this is classical music, not popular music
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Fri May 22, 2015 9:36 am

As is my tradition, I wrote a packet of Before & After questions for UChicago's end-of-the-year party. It consists of 24 tossups. I will be reading it in the IRC tonight for all who are interested, at 10 PM Eastern time.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Fri May 22, 2015 5:07 pm

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:As is my tradition, I wrote a packet of Before & After questions for UChicago's end-of-the-year party. It consists of 24 tossups. I will be reading it in the IRC tonight for all who are interested, at 10 PM Eastern time.
:party:

This is probably the best birthday present i will get this year.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Fri May 22, 2015 10:46 pm

My Before & After packet was played by people. Here are the scores:

Will Nediger: 60
Matt Jackson: 30
Tejas: 30
Alston: 20
Chris Manners: 25
Auroni: 15
Jordan: 10
Eric Mukherjee: 10
Susan: 10
Sam: 10
Adam: 10
Mike Cheyne: 0
Dan Passner: -5
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:54 pm

The Herb wrote:Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
Out of boredom waiting for this happen, I wrote my own 20/20 packet on Legend of Zelda. I'll read it at NSC informally (slap-bowl, probably) if anyone is interested, though I can also read it on IRC if people prefer that.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:24 am

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
The Herb wrote:Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
Out of boredom waiting for this happen, I wrote my own 20/20 packet on Legend of Zelda. I'll read it at NSC informally (slap-bowl, probably) if anyone is interested, though I can also read it on IRC if people prefer that.
I never got to read this at NSC, so I'll read it this Wednesday evening at 7 pm in #quizbowlzelda on slashnet. It's apparently pretty difficult, but hopefully that doesn't deter anyone.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:05 pm

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
UlyssesInvictus wrote:
The Herb wrote:Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
Out of boredom waiting for this happen, I wrote my own 20/20 packet on Legend of Zelda. I'll read it at NSC informally (slap-bowl, probably) if anyone is interested, though I can also read it on IRC if people prefer that.
I never got to read this at NSC, so I'll read it this Wednesday evening at 7 pm in #quizbowlzelda on slashnet. It's apparently pretty difficult, but hopefully that doesn't deter anyone.
This happened, and every single question was powered, including the "tiebreakers."

vissidarte (sorry, forgot to get your name) won with 95 against (also forgot to get the other names >.<)

ununtiable: 5
touchpack: 70
samus149: 15
tejas: 15
ramapriya: 55
ike: 5

It doesn't seem like upload attachment is working, but I'll try and get it on the trash archives.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Valefor » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:01 am

Thanks for writing this, Raynor. It was a lot of fun to play. :)

Adding in a couple names that I think I know, vissidaerte was me, ununtiable was Jake Sundberg, samus was Sean, and touchpack was Billy (?).

Edit: Whoops, my mistake. I have no idea why I misremembered that. Sorry.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by samus149 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:07 am

Vissi d'arte wrote:samus was Colin
samus was I.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Auroni » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:53 am

I've been intermittently working on a poetry packet (≥ ACF Nationals difficulty) and will read it Monday evening at 6 PM PST with however many questions I end up with by then (I'm at 22 now, so probably around 30). There's no theme or gimmick or anything, just straight up standard poetry questions.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Auroni » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:22 pm

Auroni wrote:I've been intermittently working on a poetry packet (≥ ACF Nationals difficulty) and will read it Monday evening at 6 PM PST with however many questions I end up with by then (I'm at 22 now, so probably around 30). There's no theme or gimmick or anything, just straight up standard poetry questions.
This will be at 6 PM PST tonight on IRC in #poetry.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Auroni » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:53 pm

This was played. Here are the scores.

stephen - 4/0/4 = 40
jordan - 1/2/1 = 30
kenji - 0/2/1 = 15
tommy - 14/1/1 = 215
kevin - 3/1/1 = 50
will - 2/0/0 = 30
jason - 1/1/1 = 20
derek - 0/0/1 = -5

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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Nabonidus » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:02 pm

I should really learn not to answer questions about specific poems with the surnames of people who never-to-my-knowledge wrote poetry.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Eddie » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:45 pm

I'm posting on behalf of local SoCal cool guy Vincent Doehr, who will be reading a visual architecture packet in the style of Eyes That Do Not See, only all architecture. The packet strongly skews towards modern architecture. There's thirty-five (35) questions and we'll read it on Google Hangouts at 7:15 PM PDT (10:15 PM EDT) so we can enjoy its group screenshare feature. I'll be back tomorrow with a link.

EDIT: This is delayed to 7:15 PM PDT (10:15 PM EDT). Apologies for the inconvenience.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Eddie » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:30 pm

Spheal With It wrote:I'm posting on behalf of local SoCal cool guy Vincent Doehr, who will be reading a visual architecture packet in the style of Eyes That Do Not See, only all architecture. There's thirty-five (35) questions and we'll read it on Google Hangouts at 7:15 PM PDT (10:15 PM EDT) so we can enjoy its group screenshare feature. I'll be back tomorrow with a link.

EDIT: This is delayed to 7:15 PM PDT (10:15 PM EDT). Apologies for the inconvenience.
This is happening in forty-five (45) minutes. I'll post a link a few minutes before we begin.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Eddie » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:16 pm

Spheal With It wrote:
Spheal With It wrote:I'm posting on behalf of local SoCal cool guy Vincent Doehr, who will be reading a visual architecture packet in the style of Eyes That Do Not See, only all architecture. There's thirty-five (35) questions and we'll read it on Google Hangouts at 7:15 PM PDT (10:15 PM EDT) so we can enjoy its group screenshare feature. I'll be back tomorrow with a link.

EDIT: This is delayed to 7:15 PM PDT (10:15 PM EDT). Apologies for the inconvenience.
This is happening in forty-five (45) minutes. I'll post a link a few minutes before we begin.
Here's the Google Hangout link to join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g7yz ... a?hl=en-GB. We may be starting a few minutes later than anticipated, so there's plenty of time for latecomers.

EDIT 2: As it turns out, Google Hangouts limits calls to ten (10) people - if there's enough interest after the room fills up, we will be having an encore run tomorrow night - sorry !!
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Eddie » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:22 pm

Spheal With It wrote:
Spheal With It wrote:
Spheal With It wrote:I'm posting on behalf of local SoCal cool guy Vincent Doehr, who will be reading a visual architecture packet in the style of Eyes That Do Not See, only all architecture. There's thirty-five (35) questions and we'll read it on Google Hangouts at 7:15 PM PDT (10:15 PM EDT) so we can enjoy its group screenshare feature. I'll be back tomorrow with a link.

EDIT: This is delayed to 7:15 PM PDT (10:15 PM EDT). Apologies for the inconvenience.
This is happening in forty-five (45) minutes. I'll post a link a few minutes before we begin.
Here's the Google Hangout link to join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g7yz ... a?hl=en-GB. We may be starting a few minutes later than anticipated, so there's plenty of time for latecomers.

EDIT 2: As it turns out, Google Hangouts limits calls to ten (10) people - if there's enough interest after the room fills up, we will be having an encore run tomorrow night - sorry !!
This was played. Here are the scores:

Evan Adams: 220
Chris Manners: 25
Richard Yu: 25
Doug Graebner: 15
Oliver Ren: 15
Thomas Freedman: 5
Tejas Raje: 0
Kevin Li: -5

As Doug was unfortunate enough to discover several questions in, this packet strongly skews towards modern architecture. I apologize for neglecting to mention this in the original announcement - it has now been edited in. Thanks to everyone for coming.

We will be reading this packet again tomorrow at the same time (7:15 PM PDT, 10:15 PM EDT), for anyone that missed tonight's reading.

Sorry to anyone that was interested tonight, but unfortunately it looks like we will not be doing the reading tonight.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by OctagonJoe » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:44 am

I wrote a packet with a secret. I read it tonight on the IRC and Rob won, as is his wont. I'll read it again Sunday night if enough new people are interested in hearing it.
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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Post by Captain Sinico » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:33 am

I'd love to play whatever this wacky thing is tonight, after I finish my C.O. History questions. Please let us know when!
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