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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:28 am
by setophaga
setophaga wrote:
setophaga wrote:This may have long become myth and legend, but I'm about halfway through a 20/20 Wheel of Time packet on the few things I remember (and some things I don't) from the series. Let me know if anyone's interested in a reading when the packet is finished (probably in the next week). I could probably also easily convert it to 30/0 or 40/0 if that would be better suitable for IRC readings.
This is now complete. It is 20/0 with powers (and superpowers in some cases) to facilitate reading on the IRC.
PM me if you are interested in playing, and let me know what would be your preferred date. I could read it tonight if enough people are interested, but otherwise it'll probably happen early next week (Monday or Tuesday)
This happened.
Austin Brownlow posted a ridiculous statline of 13/1/6 plus a superpower to run clear with 180 points.
Finn Bender went 1/2/1 for 30 points and Conor Thompson 0/1/1.

If anyone missed out and is interested in a second reading, let me know.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:11 am
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Would be interested at some point.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:31 pm
by Mike Bentley
I have a sequel to my Pacific Northwest themed packet that should be ready next weekend. A decent amount of the content in the packet should be accessible to a general audience. Tentative plan is to read it around 10 PM eastern on Monday, April 24th.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:32 pm
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:I have a sequel to my Pacific Northwest themed packet that should be ready next weekend. A decent amount of the content in the packet should be accessible to a general audience. Tentative plan is to read it around 10 PM eastern on Monday, April 24th.
Actually this will be at 10 PM on Tuesday, April 25th.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:11 am
by SpanishSpy
I am currently in the planning stages for my third trash packet, tentatively titled Alex Wallace's Titanic Trash Packet.

I'm also bandying about the idea for a Washington DC metro area themed packet like the PNW packet discussed above.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:33 am
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:I have a sequel to my Pacific Northwest themed packet that should be ready next weekend. A decent amount of the content in the packet should be accessible to a general audience. Tentative plan is to read it around 10 PM eastern on Monday, April 24th.
Actually this will be at 10 PM on Tuesday, April 25th.
I'll be reading this tonight.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:57 pm
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:I have a sequel to my Pacific Northwest themed packet that should be ready next weekend. A decent amount of the content in the packet should be accessible to a general audience. Tentative plan is to read it around 10 PM eastern on Monday, April 24th.
Actually this will be at 10 PM on Tuesday, April 25th.
I'll be reading this tonight.
Will be starting in a few minutes in #quizbowl on slashnet.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:13 pm
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:I have a sequel to my Pacific Northwest themed packet that should be ready next weekend. A decent amount of the content in the packet should be accessible to a general audience. Tentative plan is to read it around 10 PM eastern on Monday, April 24th.
Actually this will be at 10 PM on Tuesday, April 25th.
I'll be reading this tonight.
Will be starting in a few minutes in #quizbowl on slashnet.
Mike Cheyne won. Packet is attached. Scores:

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Player            Total
Mike Cheyne       50
Matt              30
Michael Zhuang    30
Sam               20
Susan             15
Richard           15
Jeremy            15
Tejas             10
Jonathan          10
Steven Silverman  10
Chris Manners     10
Jordan            -5
Naveed            -5
Conor             -5

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:24 pm
by Amizda Calyx
I can read the unused portions of the Rutgers Nats packet (half of the finals tiebreaker packet) plus the used questions too if people are interested. I'd be doing this around 9PM Saturday.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:03 pm
by Zuz
Those of you who've been to Maryland practices probably know we sometimes write and bring tossups to read to each other, I've compiled the best of the speedchecks I wrote into a document now with difficulty ranging from Regs to Open. I can read these today @ 9PM EST in #quizsauce on SlashNET. Get ready to have some funn. :smile:

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:21 pm
by Red Panda Cub
I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:32 pm
by a named reaction
Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.
Me, in the announcement thread for OCTAVIAN wrote:I'd be really interested in getting no questions correct on this

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:56 pm
by Aaron's Rod
Tornrak wrote:
Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.
Me, in the announcement thread for OCTAVIAN wrote:I'd be really interested in getting no questions correct on this

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:01 pm
by El Salvadoreno
Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.
I always love to put my Catholic Education to good use :wink:

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:39 am
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Aaron's Rod wrote:
Tornrak wrote:
Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.
Me, in the announcement thread for OCTAVIAN wrote:I'd be really interested in getting no questions correct on this

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:33 pm
by Amizda Calyx
Amizda Calyx wrote:I can read the unused portions of the Rutgers Nats packet (half of the finals tiebreaker packet) plus the used questions too if people are interested. I'd be doing this around 9PM Saturday.
Whoops, I was a dufus and forgot that the next Saturday after my post was actually the very next day; I meant Saturday the 6th. But it turns out I won't be available for that time either, so...the reading time is TBD.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:06 am
by Silverman
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.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:31 am
by a named reaction
Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.
Was this finished? Is anyone else interested in playing this?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:47 am
by Ciorwrong
Silverman wrote: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 sports? If so, I'm definitely interested. If not, still sounds fun.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:49 am
by CPiGuy
Progcon wrote:
Silverman wrote: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 sports? If so, I'm definitely interested. If not, still sounds fun.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:44 pm
by Silverman
CPiGuy wrote:
Progcon wrote:
Silverman wrote: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 sports? If so, I'm definitely interested. If not, still sounds fun.
Of course! I sure wasn't going to short-change the sports questions in favor of other categories.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:44 pm
by Silverman
Silverman wrote: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 back to 23:30 EDT in hopes that MASSOLIT will be over by then.

EDIT: Happening now, even though MASSOLIT isn't over. I'll do another reading if there's sufficient interest.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:29 am
by Silverman
Silverman wrote:
Silverman wrote: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. Naveed won. Scores below, packet attached (now with an excellent backronym thanks to Aakash).

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Player                Total
Naveed Chowdhury        100
Aakash Patel             40
Stephen Eltinge          25
Dylan Minarik            20
Sam Rombro               10
Jeremy Tsai              10
Kenji Shimizu             5
Ryan Bilger               5
Harris Bunker            -5
Victor Prieto            -5

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:32 pm
by CPiGuy
I have written a packet to which the answers are all positive real integers. It will contain some number of questions which is more than 15. I will read it tomorrow (Saturday, May 20) in the IRC at 9PM Eastern.

Edit: Just to be clear, this is not a math packet. Very few of the clues are math.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:54 pm
by jonah
CPiGuy wrote:real integers
When is your Gaussian integers packet being played?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:28 am
by Charm Bison
jonah wrote:When is your Gaussian integers packet being played?
I guess you watched that 3Blue1Brown video too

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:56 pm
by jonah
sambrochin wrote:
jonah wrote:When is your Gaussian integers packet being played?
I guess you watched that 3Blue1Brown video too
I have no idea what that is.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:59 pm
by Charm Bison
Yesterday, this math-based Youtube channel released a video that pretty heavily used Gaussian integers, so that was in the front of my mind. Great channel, everyone should check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaL_Cb42WyY

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:42 pm
by CPiGuy
CPiGuy wrote:I have written a packet to which the answers are all positive real integers. It will contain some number of questions which is more than 15. I will read it tomorrow (Saturday, May 20) in the IRC at 9PM Eastern.

Edit: Just to be clear, this is not a math packet. Very few of the clues are math.
So, I will be reading this as planned in 15-20 minutes on the IRC. There are now 20 questions.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 10:32 pm
by CPiGuy
CPiGuy wrote:
CPiGuy wrote:I have written a packet to which the answers are all positive real integers. It will contain some number of questions which is more than 15. I will read it tomorrow (Saturday, May 20) in the IRC at 9PM Eastern.

Edit: Just to be clear, this is not a math packet. Very few of the clues are math.
So, I will be reading this as planned in 15-20 minutes on the IRC. There are now 20 questions.
This happened. Scores:

Jon Pinyan 60 2/3/0
Sameer Apte 25 1/1/0
Aakash Patel 15 0/2/1
Kenji Shimizu 15 1/0/0
Mike Cheyne 15 1/0/0
Chris Manners 10 1/0/1
Naveed Chowdhury 10 1/0/1
Sam Rombro 10 0/1/0
Ricky Rivera 10 0/1/0
Eric from Berkeley 10 0/1/0
Steven Silverman -5 0/0/1

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:22 am
by Red Panda Cub
Tornrak wrote:
Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.
Was this finished? Is anyone else interested in playing this?
Sorry, it got put on the backburner due to finals. I'll write it for early summer.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:32 am
by Majin Buu Roi
Would anybody be interested in playing a packet of super-hard pre 20th-century Japanese history and/or a packet of stupidly hard Ethiopian and Somali history? I was thinking of writing them for fun and to lock some cool stuff that doesn't come up much in quiz bowl into my head and then figured I might as well see anybody might want to play them.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 4:39 pm
by A Dim-Witted Saboteur
jasongg17 wrote:Would anybody be interested in playing a packet of super-hard pre 20th-century Japanese history and/or a packet of stupidly hard Ethiopian and Somali history? I was thinking of writing them for fun and to lock some cool stuff that doesn't come up much in quiz bowl into my head and then figured I might as well see anybody might want to play them.
I'd play both of these.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:13 am
by anderson
A while ago, I wrote ~17 silly bonuses for my Festivus music packet that didn't get played (the content is pretty similar to the tossups, which you can find in the Festivus packet list; it's mostly recent indie music), so if people are interested I could read them sometime. I'll tentatively schedule this for 6 PM PST this upcoming Monday in the quizbowl Discord, but let me know if you're interested and would prefer some other time, since I imagine there isn't a very large audience.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 11:34 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
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.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:48 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
I'm planning on reading my annual Before & After packet sometime this week--either in the IRC or Discord, depending on what is the more done thing these days. If it would be convenient for interested participants, I'm leaning towards 10 PM Eastern on Wednesday the 31st.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:41 pm
by anderson
anderson wrote:A while ago, I wrote ~17 silly bonuses for my Festivus music packet that didn't get played (the content is pretty similar to the tossups, which you can find in the Festivus packet list; it's mostly recent indie music), so if people are interested I could read them sometime. I'll tentatively schedule this for 6 PM PST this upcoming Monday in the quizbowl Discord, but let me know if you're interested and would prefer some other time, since I imagine there isn't a very large audience.
This happened, and a group of people scored an impressive 400 (I think) out of 570 possible points. The packet is attached.

Also, right afterwards I read some video game tossups and bonuses that I wrote last year for a HS trash tournament, so those are attached as well.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:50 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sit Room Guy wrote:
jasongg17 wrote:Would anybody be interested in playing a packet of super-hard pre 20th-century Japanese history and/or a packet of stupidly hard Ethiopian and Somali history? I was thinking of writing them for fun and to lock some cool stuff that doesn't come up much in quiz bowl into my head and then figured I might as well see anybody might want to play them.
I'd play both of these.
same

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:48 pm
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I'm planning on reading my annual Before & After packet sometime this week--either in the IRC or Discord, depending on what is the more done thing these days. If it would be convenient for interested participants, I'm leaning towards 10 PM Eastern on Wednesday the 31st.
This is happening right? On the IRC?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:32 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
geremy wrote:
ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I'm planning on reading my annual Before & After packet sometime this week--either in the IRC or Discord, depending on what is the more done thing these days. If it would be convenient for interested participants, I'm leaning towards 10 PM Eastern on Wednesday the 31st.
This is happening right? On the IRC?
Yes and yes.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:24 pm
by Cheynem
In John's packet, Andrew Wang won by 5 points over Jordan Brownstein, a win secured when Jordan buzzed in and attempted to withdraw but was negged.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:43 pm
by Eddie
I will be reading João this Sunday evening at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern. Let me know if you're interested.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:52 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Eddie wrote:I will be reading João this Sunday evening at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern. Let me know if you're interested.
Yeah sure

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:29 am
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Eddie wrote:I will be reading João this Sunday evening at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern. Let me know if you're interested.
is there any way we could do a time that doesn't conflict with the NBA finals?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:57 am
by Eddie
Doga (Dog Yoga) wrote:
Eddie wrote:I will be reading João this Sunday evening at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern. Let me know if you're interested.
is there any way we could do a time that doesn't conflict with the NBA finals?
This is already on fairly short notice, so I don't want to change up the time again unless a lot of people want to, sorry. It shouldn't take more than twenty (20) or so minutes so hopefufy you can still join us.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:58 pm
by Eddie
Eddie wrote:I will be reading João this Sunday evening at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern. Let me know if you're interested.
A reminder that this is happening in about an hour on the Discord server.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:17 pm
by Silverman
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.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:24 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Silverman wrote: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.
yup

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:06 pm
by Sygyt/Kargyraa
I would be interested in getting no questions correct on Jason's Japanese history and Joey's church history.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:59 pm
by Cheynem
I'll read the goofy film packet I wrote for Michigan's practice tomorrow night at 8 EST. I will also have some "film music" (actually film score/music/composer questions, not music in film this time) tossups as well.

Edit: Details

Goofy film packet is 25 shortish tossups, mostly genre/stupid things that I find amusing
Film music packet is 25 tossups about film scores, pieces of music, and composers. The hardest questions will probably be a few on film composers.

I'll read the goofy film packet first for the handful of folks who already heard it and want to hear the second one (Saul?).