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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:28 pm
by Cheynem
I will be reading a "music" packet at 10 CST tonight.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:29 pm
by jonpin
Is there likely to be a Festivus theme-and-trash-packet frenzy again this year? I'll be writing a theme packet sometime this month if time allows and would play it either then or at some other time around then.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:35 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
jonpin wrote:Is there likely to be a Festivus theme-and-trash-packet frenzy again this year? I'll be writing a theme packet sometime this month if time allows and would play it either then or at some other time around then.
Yes. I will post about it soon!

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:54 am
by Cheynem
Will Holub-Moorman destroyed everyone, with Mik, then Kenji, following.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:01 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
On December 22nd, I am going to read Ryan Leaf on Skype to anyone who didn't get to play it at HSNCT. It's an NFL tournament. Message me your Skype name if you'd like to play.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:23 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
For no particular reason, I am writing (almost done!) with a 20/20 incredibly (I know Byzantium from an academic perspective more than a quizbowl one, so I THINK what I'm writing isn't run of the mill Byzantine History) difficult Byzantine History packet. I plan on reading it at Michigan's quizbowl practice on Thursday night, so I can read it at any point after that.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:22 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
I wrote another film packet, which is 10 tossups on silent film and 10 assorted tossups. I'll read it tonight at 10:30 Eastern.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:17 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I wrote another film packet, which is 10 tossups on silent film and 10 assorted tossups. I'll read it tonight at 10:30 Eastern.
Matt Lafer handily won the packet, with Mike Cheyne coming in second.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:27 pm
by Jem Casey
Kilroy Was Here wrote:For no particular reason, I am writing (almost done!) with a 20/20 incredibly (I know Byzantium from an academic perspective more than a quizbowl one, so I THINK what I'm writing isn't run of the mill Byzantine History) difficult Byzantine History packet. I plan on reading it at Michigan's quizbowl practice on Thursday night, so I can read it at any point after that.
Has this happened yet?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:07 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
Jem Casey wrote:
Kilroy Was Here wrote:For no particular reason, I am writing (almost done!) with a 20/20 incredibly (I know Byzantium from an academic perspective more than a quizbowl one, so I THINK what I'm writing isn't run of the mill Byzantine History) difficult Byzantine History packet. I plan on reading it at Michigan's quizbowl practice on Thursday night, so I can read it at any point after that.
Has this happened yet?
No. I plan on doing it either Monday or Thursday at 10pm eastern

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:45 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
Kilroy Was Here wrote:
Jem Casey wrote:
Kilroy Was Here wrote:For no particular reason, I am writing (almost done!) with a 20/20 incredibly (I know Byzantium from an academic perspective more than a quizbowl one, so I THINK what I'm writing isn't run of the mill Byzantine History) difficult Byzantine History packet. I plan on reading it at Michigan's quizbowl practice on Thursday night, so I can read it at any point after that.
Has this happened yet?
No. I plan on doing it either Monday or Thursday at 10pm eastern
This will be happening tonight, although it's only 15/15 because I ran out of ideas that I wanted to write about.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:14 pm
by Victor Prieto
I've written a packet about various video games I have played, all released between 1993 and 2011. I'll read it tonight at 10p EST.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:49 pm
by Your Genie Felon, Me
This post is probably redundant, but packet reading for the seinfeld trash tourney is projected within the next two weeks. Concrete date TBA.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:40 pm
by Cheynem
I'll be reading the trash packet (mostly film with a theme, and some non film questions with a theme) I wrote for our ICT both at ICT itself (the night before, if there's enough people around) and in the IRC the week after. There are at least 50 questions, none of which are good (EDIT: there are 60 tossups--1 is good).

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:46 am
by Cheynem
I'll try and read my packet...tonight?...around 9 EST unless I fall asleep.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:44 pm
by Cheynem
Matt Lafer defeated David Seal 115 to 100, with various other people scoring a lot too.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:04 pm
by Cheynem
I will have a "mystery theme" packet to play Wednesday night at 9:30 CST in #mystery.

For those who I guess want to play it on their trips to ACF Nationals, I will give it to them, but I think the packet is more enjoyable in a large group and would probably suggest you should play it in the IRC if possible.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:32 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
I'm 100% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT first, but if people are interested in acquiring it afterwards, that's fine too.

The distribution for this packet will be as follows:
20 tossups + maybe a couple of additional questions, although I may save a few of those for CULEX.
20 or 21 bonuses

Each set of tossups/bonuses follows a distribution that doesn't deviate too much from the following (except for any common links, which may spread across time periods):
3 NES/GB
5 SNES/Genesis
4 PS1/Saturn
4 PS2/GCN
4 PS3/Wii/360/PS4/Wii U

This is shaping up to be a very challenging packet.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:44 am
by Auks Ran Ova
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:I'm about 35% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT first, but if people are interested in acquiring it afterwards, that's fine too.
I'm as excited to play this packet as I am to write a CULEX-inspired JRPG tossup for Tricon 6.0.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:50 am
by Valefor
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:I'm about 35% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT first, but if people are interested in acquiring it afterwards, that's fine too.
me : this packet :: Raine : ruins

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:04 pm
by Guile Island
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:I'm about 35% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT first, but if people are interested in acquiring it afterwards, that's fine too.
sign me up, dawg

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:20 pm
by theMoMA
Inspired by a wonderful old ICT question, I'm about halfway through a car packet of 15-20 questions on "art's vexing questions." I will read it tomorrow night in the IRC for those who are interested in such things and aren't driving to Nationals. Email me tomorrow if you want it for your trip.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:43 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
Auks Ran Ova wrote:
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:I'm about 35% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT first, but if people are interested in acquiring it afterwards, that's fine too.
I'm as excited to play this packet as I am to write a CULEX-inspired JRPG tossup for Tricon 6.0.
this packet just got that much harder

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:19 pm
by theMoMA
theMoMA wrote:Inspired by a wonderful old ICT question, I'm about halfway through a car packet of 15-20 questions on "art's vexing questions." I will read it tomorrow night in the IRC for those who are interested in such things and aren't driving to Nationals. Email me tomorrow if you want it for your trip.
I'll read my packet sometime after 10:30pm central tonight in #vexingquestions.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:32 pm
by theMoMA
Starting in 5 minutes. #vexingquestions

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:11 am
by theMoMA
The packet was played and an individual prevailed with 45 points. Stephen Liu finished second with 40; Tejas, Ryan B., and Kenji tied with 20; and Richard and Chris M. had 10.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:20 am
by OctagonJoe
theMoMA wrote:The packet was played and an individual prevailed with 45 points. Stephen Liu finished second with 40; Tejas, Ryan B., and Kenji tied with 20; and Richard and Chris M. had 10.
Who *IS* this mysterious "individual"? What *WAS* he doing winning this packet? These are just two of this thread's most vexing questions.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:28 pm
by Cheynem
In case you didn't see the other thread, CAR RIDE will be read in the IRC at 9 PM CST. Cheaters will be prosecuted. The winner will receive the DVD of "Iron Jawed Angels," although you'd have to pick it up in Minnesota.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:50 pm
by Auroni
I have a packets' worth of unusual tossups across various categories I've written throughout this year. Some of them are very stupid. I'll read it in #quizbowl at 11 EST tonight to whoever's there.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:27 pm
by Valefor
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:I'm 100% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT first, but if people are interested in acquiring it afterwards, that's fine too.

The distribution for this packet will be as follows:
20 tossups + maybe a couple of additional questions, although I may save a few of those for CULEX.
20 or 21 bonuses

Each set of tossups/bonuses follows a distribution that doesn't deviate too much from the following (except for any common links, which may spread across time periods):
3 NES/GB
5 SNES/Genesis
4 PS1/Saturn
4 PS2/GCN
4 PS3/Wii/360/PS4/Wii U

This is shaping up to be a very challenging packet.
With Jake's blessing, I hereby also tentatively announce INSANITY PRELUDE(/POSTLUDE), a tossup-only packet of ca. 20 hard RPG tossups to be played before (or after) LIMITLESS INDALECIO.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:31 pm
by Cheynem
When will people write a non-J RPG packet?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:58 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tonight at 10:00 EST I'll copy Auroni and read a bunch of questions I wrote to study over the last year.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:29 pm
by theMoMA
Here is my "Art's Vexing Questions" packet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6tRw2 ... sp=sharing

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:22 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
Tonight at 11:00 Eastern, I'll read a visual arts packet with a devilishly difficult to decipher theme.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:18 pm
by Cheynem
Is it on Satan?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:13 pm
by 1992 in spaceflight
Cheynem wrote:Is it on Satan?
Before Sean beats me to making this joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cku497rURF8

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:03 am
by Valefor
Cheynem wrote:When will people write a non-J RPG packet?
Probably about 25% of my packet will be on non-J RPGs.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 9:52 pm
by hftf
Auroni wrote:I have a packets' worth of unusual tossups across various categories I've written throughout this year. Some of them are very stupid. I'll read it in #quizbowl at 11 EST tonight to whoever's there.
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:Tonight at 10:00 EST I'll copy Auroni and read a bunch of questions I wrote to study over the last year.
I’ll follow the lead of Auroni/Will and read a few dozen of my bad questions this Tuesday at 9:13 p.m. EST. (If you want to play but can’t make it, PM me.) I wrote most of them for practice over the last few weeks. There are approximately 30 music questions, plus handfuls of jazz, ling, CS, astro, and a couple math or history. Unless there are objections, I’ll just read them in the arbitrary order they were written. Whoever wins will receive a prize (next time I see them).

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 12:04 am
by Eddie
hftf wrote:
Auroni wrote:I have a packets' worth of unusual tossups across various categories I've written throughout this year. Some of them are very stupid. I'll read it in #quizbowl at 11 EST tonight to whoever's there.
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:Tonight at 10:00 EST I'll copy Auroni and read a bunch of questions I wrote to study over the last year.
I’ll follow the lead of Auroni/Will and read a few dozen of my bad questions this Tuesday at 9:13 p.m. EST. (If you want to play but can’t make it, PM me.) I wrote most of them for practice over the last few weeks. There are approximately 30 music questions, plus handfuls of jazz, ling, CS, astro, and a couple math or history. Unless there are objections, I’ll just read them in the arbitrary order they were written. Whoever wins will receive a prize (next time I see them).
I'll be there.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 12:21 am
by hftf
hftf wrote:I’ll follow the lead of Auroni/Will and read a few dozen of my bad questions this Tuesday at 9:13 p.m. EST. (If you want to play but can’t make it, PM me.) I wrote most of them for practice over the last few weeks. There are approximately 30 music questions, plus handfuls of jazz, ling, CS, astro, and a couple math or history. Unless there are objections, I’ll just read them in the arbitrary order they were written. Whoever wins will receive a prize (next time I see them).
Here is the packet. It was really close, but Eddie managed to pull ahead of Will in the last 10 tossups. He will win a prize based on his favorite question (#13).

Thanks to everyone who came. Final scores (corrected): Eddie 115, Will 100, John 85, Julian 30, Victor 15, Auroni 10, Chris –5, Doug –5. Breakdown by category:

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# Player  Category  10s –5s
  
1 Eddie   Music      10   3
          Ling        2   0
          Jazz        1   0
          TOTAL      13   3
  
2 Will    Music       6   2
          Ling        3   2
          History     1   0
          CS          1   0
          Astro       1   0
          TOTAL      12   4
  
3 John    Music       8   2
          Ling        0   1
          Jazz        2   0
          TOTAL      10   3
  
4 Auroni  Music       4   5
          Ling        0   1
          TOTAL       4   6
  
5 Julian  Music       1   0
          CS          2   0
          TOTAL       3   0
  
6 Victor  Music       1   1
          Astro       1   0
          TOTAL       2   1
  
7 Chris   Astro       0   1
          TOTAL       0   1
  
7 Doug    Ling        0   1
          TOTAL       0   1
Correct answers to my questions occurred earlier than I predicted (here’s the complete data, spoiler warning):

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 earlier than my optimistic estimate    ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇
 exactly at my optimistic estimate      ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇
 between the two estimates              ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇
 exactly at my pessimistic estimate     ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇
 later than my pessimistic estimate     ▇▇▇▇
Some highlights from the packet (spoiler warning):
  • John “Heisenberg” Lawrence getting the first question on Mendelssohn’s Octet after mentioning he was giving a talk on Mendelssohn’s chamber pieces
  • Eddie going afk on his favorite question because he had to Facebook message Auroni, who was already in the room and got the question instead
  • Auroni guessing Finzi one question before the actual question on Finzi
  • Will going 3/2 on ling, but getting the music question that had a ling leadin and trying to ling fraud the title of Symphonies of Wind Instruments
  • Jokes about piano rolls being sushi and “Batter my Heart” being tempura, the haas-been composer Pavel Haas, answering true and k to those questions

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 11:27 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Vissi d'arte wrote:
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:I'm 100% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSNCT first, but if people are interested in acquiring it afterwards, that's fine too.

The distribution for this packet will be as follows:
20 tossups + maybe a couple of additional questions, although I may save a few of those for CULEX.
20 or 21 bonuses

Each set of tossups/bonuses follows a distribution that doesn't deviate too much from the following (except for any common links, which may spread across time periods):
3 NES/GB
5 SNES/Genesis
4 PS1/Saturn
4 PS2/GCN
4 PS3/Wii/360/PS4/Wii U

This is shaping up to be a very challenging packet.
With Jake's blessing, I hereby also tentatively announce INSANITY PRELUDE(/POSTLUDE), a tossup-only packet of ca. 20 hard RPG tossups to be played before (or after) LIMITLESS INDALECIO.
With that being said, we actually do need a field, a time, and some rooms to make this work.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:23 pm
by Mike Bentley
I have a Pacific Northwest themed packet I wrote (and edited to be a bit more palatable for a nationwide audience) and an amusing primary-themed half-packet UW team member Jefferson van Wagenen wrote. May read it Thursday night around maybe 10 PM EDT.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:51 pm
by Amizda Calyx
I'll be reading our unused* Nats 2016 packet sometime soon, maybe tonight after Mike's PNW/Jefferson's primary packets are read if there's enough time. These questions are not great, especially the ones we wrote after we knew we weren't going to Nats, some of which were actually just random old Jeremy questions he donated.

*Except for the bio tossup, which was put in an extras packet

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:24 am
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:I have a Pacific Northwest themed packet I wrote (and edited to be a bit more palatable for a nationwide audience) and an amusing primary-themed half-packet UW team member Jefferson van Wagenen wrote. May read it Thursday night around maybe 10 PM EDT.
Ended up being busy last night. Will read this on the weekend at some point.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:03 pm
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:I have a Pacific Northwest themed packet I wrote (and edited to be a bit more palatable for a nationwide audience) and an amusing primary-themed half-packet UW team member Jefferson van Wagenen wrote. May read it Thursday night around maybe 10 PM EDT.
Ended up being busy last night. Will read this on the weekend at some point.
I'll read this around 10:30 eastern tonight.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:36 pm
by That DCC guy
So will u post a link or something? Because i wanna play to. Also when u say primary themed so u mean like the presidential primaries?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:18 am
by Your Genie Felon, Me
I should probably read a packet of Seinfeld trash tossups sometime. I will probably read it Monday night at 9 PM CDT unless something comes up.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:24 pm
by Your Genie Felon, Me
I'm definitely reading tomorrow, it's looking to be closer to 9:30 PM (CDT).

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:37 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sometime this week, probably Thursday or Friday night, I will read this year's iteration of my annual Before & After packet.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:17 pm
by sambrochin
For those who haven't noticed, I have posted the First Annual Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet Patent Pending on quizbowlpackets.com. It is easily found under trash. It's been described as "The best packet of all time" and "The worst packet of all time". Sequels and spinoffs exist. Go check it out!