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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Mon May 04, 2015 2:28 am

Hey, this is super late but here's a google doc with team spreadsheet stuff
here

I have it set so that comments are allowed because people love to vandalize, but as someone who doesn't really have a life I should get to those and upgrade the sheet relatively quickly. If you've expressed some interest in the thread and also haven't said you won't be at HSNCT you're probably on the free agent list

Please tell me if you want to be/not be on this list

also if you can think of a better team name than what you've given you we can be convinced to change it.

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Post by Jewish Pugilist » Mon May 11, 2015 1:47 am

Hello, I am a quizbowler from ucf who will be staffing hsnct. I would like to ask if I could play. Issue is I have no teammate currently, so if anybody needs one I'd love to join him/her.
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Post by Charbroil » Mon May 11, 2015 2:33 am

I can staff this if it doesn't conflict with the geography or science tournaments.
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Post by master9017 » Wed May 13, 2015 8:11 pm

If you are still accepting sign ups, I would love to participate.
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Post by master9017 » Wed May 13, 2015 8:14 pm

Just saying Addison Hagerman and Jose Santillan would love to play as the key blade masters.
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Post by master9017 » Thu May 14, 2015 1:05 pm

I have added comments onto the spreadsheet asking for a place on the tournament. Hopefully, this message gets through admin board since my others are strangely delayed.

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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Thu May 14, 2015 2:50 pm

You have been added to the spreadsheet but since I have no idea who you are or who you're affiliated with it'd be ideal if you PM me some sort of contact info
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu May 14, 2015 3:20 pm

Addison's signature has now been updated.
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Post by Ndg » Mon May 18, 2015 12:21 am

If this tournament is still in need of staff, I'm willing to read.
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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Mon May 18, 2015 12:23 am

Ndg wrote:If this tournament is still in need of staff, I'm willing to read.
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Post by anderson » Mon May 18, 2015 7:18 pm

Arnav Sastry and I will be playing as "Sonnets from the Rogueportuguese"
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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Thu May 21, 2015 12:44 am

Hey guys, so ACFNATIONALS is now fully written, if you're currently on the free agent list please either form a team or inform us that you are not playing ACFNATIONALS.
(Note this list currently contains Mike Hundley, Alex Liu, Alice Chou, MIKE CHEYNE?, and Peter Torres)

Ike Jose says you should also try to find a team to potentially fuse with in the case that we somehow do not find enough rooms/staffers or due to team numbers not being that great

ALSO: If you have not given me some sort of contact email and do not think I have a way to easily contact you, please send me some sort of way to do this so that you can get a logistics email at some point.
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Post by Cheynem » Thu May 21, 2015 12:05 pm

If this is Saturday night, I'm amenable to playing as a 1 PPG player if any other person/team will have me.
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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Thu May 21, 2015 12:16 pm

The current plan is to run this Saturday night, most likely at the same time as BONGOS
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Post by Ike » Fri May 22, 2015 12:50 am

Hey guys,

I'm also posting in here to let you know that this tournament will be conflicting with anything else on Saturday night, Hopefully you knew that already.

Here's how logistics will work: We will congregate outside on the lobby level of the conference room foyer at 7:45pm. We will play the audio packet in separate rooms at 8pm pronto. This will be a shootout format. It should take about 50-70 minutes and will consists of 20-25 questions. After that we will begin the tournament proper. There are ten packets. We will try to get done before midnight, but lol bedtimes.

We are in need in of at least two moderators for reading / scorekeeping. If you're not going to that science event, it would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully if we can get those, and (make sure those rooms are secured!) we won't need to consolidate teams.

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Post by fett0001 » Fri May 22, 2015 8:48 am

I'm not at HSNCT. So, I'm out.
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Post by Cheynem » Fri May 22, 2015 10:28 am

Hey Ike, I can read for this, I think.

EDIT: Sorry, I'm now playing with Mrs. Gupta.
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Post by touchpack » Sat May 30, 2015 8:05 pm

Reminder: we are meeting near the conference rooms on the lobby level in 40 minutes
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Sun May 31, 2015 2:18 am

To steal the thundaga of the writers:

Congratulations to Dylan and Tejas for going X-1 to win, surviving an epic match against Aaron and I to avoid a four-way tie. I'm pretty sure Jason and Rama as well as Laferbrook finished X-2, and we finished X-3. Dylan and Jason scored a lot of points.
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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Sun May 31, 2015 3:23 am

Thank you so much to everyone who came to play it, and even more thanks to everyone who staffed it despite it ending up going until the late hours. Thank you so much Andrew Nadig, Joelle, Niki, Greg Weinstein, and Tyler Vaughan!
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Post by Guile Island » Sun May 31, 2015 7:33 am

This tournament was some of the most fun I've had playing quizbowl, take that as you will. I laughed! I cried! I laughed some more! Thanks to Ike, Billy, and Wang for a spectacular set. Additional shoutout to Tejas for being an awesome teammate: neither of us could've won this thing on our own, the field was quite stacked.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun May 31, 2015 8:56 am

Sorice and I, with the help of guest party member Erik Nelson, also went X-2. Thanks so much to the crew of fiends from Illinois for writing this; it was a blast!
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Post by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur » Sun May 31, 2015 9:57 am

This was excellent, thanks to Ike, Billy and Andrew for writing.
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Post by InvadErGII » Sun May 31, 2015 10:36 am

This was really great. Thanks to Ike, etc. for putting together such a fun tournament!
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Post by Auroni » Sun May 31, 2015 10:50 am

This was the most fun side tournament I've ever played and one of the funnest tournaments I've ever played period. Thanks, Billy, Ike, and Wang for writing it!
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Post by Valefor » Sun May 31, 2015 7:05 pm

I will add to the chorus of praise: I had an absolute BLAST playing this tournament! :grin: Thanks so much to Ike, Billy, and Andrew for producing an absolutely fantastic set! Also, a huge thanks to all the readers/staffers who gave up their Saturday night to help make the tournament happen.
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Post by No Rules Westbrook » Sun May 31, 2015 8:23 pm

Just like Miranda and Alonso above, this tournament was fantastic. Thanks for putting it together, guys.
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Post by Cheynem » Sun May 31, 2015 11:55 pm

Just to be clear, I didn't play the playoffs because I was very tired and Matt Jackson had arrived from the bullpen, not because I didn't like it. Despite not playing many JRPG's, I felt the clues and ideas were very good here, and I got (or was beat to by people who knew more) some stuff I knew. I actually thought it was a fun intellectual exercise to have so many common links, as if no team knew it decisively you could figure it out by using mental conclusions eventually.
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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:12 am

Stats are here
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:44 am

Black Miao wrote:Stats are here
We didn't lose to Laferbrook, we beat them.

EDIT: Or Ike lied, I guess!
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:55 am

Auks Ran Ova wrote:
Black Miao wrote:Stats are here
We didn't lose to Laferbrook, we beat them.

EDIT: Or Ike lied, I guess!
Fix this, you licentious howlers!
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Post by TylerV » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:04 am

From what I saw on the scoresheet Laferbrook's score was added incorrectly, this was corrected when I entered the stats.
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Post by Lagotto Romagnolo » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:24 am

This was fantastic. A huge shout-out to Ike, Billy, and Andrew for writing it!
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Post by MorganV » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:53 pm

Matt Laird's name is spelled wrong in stats.

Otherwise, I really enjoyed this tournament and was glad to play it and get possibly my all time favorite buzz. Similarly to mike Cheyne I declined to play playoffs because I was falling asleep at the buzzer
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Post by JKHtay » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:33 pm

Will the set be posted soon? I have a friend who would enjoy this greatly.
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JKHtay wrote:Will the set be posted soon? I have a friend who would enjoy this greatly.
We're probably going to do a reading to interested people at PACE. If you want it I can just email you the set though
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Post by JKHtay » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:19 pm

I'd greatly appreciate that!
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Post by drakethatsme » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:49 pm

Missed this tournament and I'm not going to PACE. Glad to hear that you guys had a good time, though, and hopefully I'll be able to participate in something like this next year! Is there any way I could get a hold of the set just to play with friends (who aren't going to PACE)?
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drakethatsme wrote:Missed this tournament and I'm not going to PACE. Glad to hear that you guys had a good time, though, and hopefully I'll be able to participate in something like this next year! Is there any way I could get a hold of the set just to play with friends (who aren't going to PACE)?
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Post by aescandell » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:06 pm

Speaking from the other side of the standings, these questions were really fun for us also. They were hilarious and very well written with a lot of consideration put into how to make them pyramidal. I especially appreciate the tolerance displayed for my long, rambling, overly descriptive wrong answers. (I think on that one tossup, had I been prompted, I was prepared to describe the entire plot of The Seventh Saga.)

It's one thing to have a goofy fun idea for a tournament and try to write it. It's another thing to put in the time and effort to make that goofy tournament a great experience for all involved. Great thanks to all the writers.
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Post by Ike » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:29 am

Hello everybody,

Thanks for playing this tournament and giving it unanimous praise. I had a blast writing this tournament sporadically over the last two years with Billy Busse, Andrew Wang and occasional guest writer Austin Listerud contributing.

I had many reasons for writing this tournament, the least of which was giving myself the opportunity to try to play through every single JRPG. Unsurprisingly, I failed and did not play every single one, but I did hit a pretty wide swath of the more well known ones. In writing this tournament, I wanted to put a smile on everyone's face by asking about some game that was dear to their childhood or otherwise special. This tournament was probably your only opportunity to convert a wide swath of great memories into quizbowl points!

After this tournament is mirrored at the NSC - if it is, I will post the set and the audio tossups. I will also post an answer key along with the name of every song used in the audio tossups since you'll probably never figure out what song was used for the tossup unless you know them ahead of time.

Also, I will make a recommendation of all the great games I played in the last two years (and the shitty, shitty ones Wangster and I also put ourselves through) once the set is clear - hopefully you are motivated to go out and discover the magic that I discovered in them. Even for me, I know that I have many, many, more games on my master list to play - I'll be lucky if I can beat 20-30 of them in the upcoming year.

Best,

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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:26 am

Ike wrote:This tournament was probably your only opportunity to convert a wide swath of great memories into quizbowl points!
This is probably not true! Given the amount of money I spent on study materials for this tournament this year alone, I have way more than enough ammunition to write my own tournament (and am currently attempting to recruit a couple of others to help). I wanted to get an idea of what a prospective field could and could not handle so I didn't make the tournament outrageously difficult or too easy. If you're curious, CULEX is 3% done. I probably won't make an official tournament announcement any time soon but I enjoy writing questions on these sorts of things, so yeah.
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Post by No Rules Westbrook » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:55 pm

Jake, I fully intend to write a fan sequel to this tournament (maybe I'll call it Crimson Echoes).

For now, I think I'd like to take a try at just writing it myself - after spending a lot of time to play through the games I don't know very well. Perhaps we'll combine forces at some point, or perhaps we'll just both make tournaments that can be played at the same time and place (i.e. when there's that crucial critical mass of jrpg fanboys).

Those speculative plans aside, I cannot offer enough superlatives for this tournament. It was one of the best executed events I've ever played.
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Post by Guile Island » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:35 pm

I may be willing to make some contributions to one of these tournaments. As several of you learned this weekend, I haven't played that many games, but I know the ones I've played very, very well.
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:08 pm

Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy of Arts wrote:I may be willing to make some contributions to one of these tournaments. As several of you learned this weekend, I haven't played that many games, but I know the ones I've played very, very well.
Oh trust me, I know how this is. It's super hard to remember all the details of all the games you have played if you have played a hundred or so of them. Easy clues from games I played two years ago used as lead-ins were much harder for me to manufacture buzzes on than hard clue from game I am an absolute fanboy of.

EDIT: Is post (Thracia) 776!
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Post by WildKard » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:41 pm

Wanted to throw in my appreciation for the tournament as someone on a lower team. Unfortunately at that point of the day, I was exhausted, and asked to retire before playoffs. I had fun meeting everyone and playing the well written questions!

The audio packet was also awesome. A formal trash music Imaginary Landscape could be a lot of fun!
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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:43 am

Hey guys, the packets are being waiting approval for the trash part of archive but here's the audio link
Actually I think i stuck a zip with the packets too

The key has a list of the songs used in the tossups

I did not write very much for this set, but if you want to yell at me for any answers, here's questions I was responsible for (note that since a lot of the tossups were common links)
Round 3
Causing a chandelier to fall
Round 4
"Tossup 0"
Round 5
Vampire Castle
shipwreck (mostly me)
Round 7
Lucifer
Dark Worlds (mostly me)
Round 8
Fat Chocobo
Completing the Pokedex
Round 9
Lance of Longinus
Super Training
Round 10
freezing time
rangers (mostly me)
Pokestar Studios
Velvet Room

I apologize if you got screwed in the later rounds when my stuff started coming up. I also apologize for not finding enough clues to write a tossup on the reptite ending to Chrono Trigger

If you have any issues with facts or wording or stupid giveaways, or thought that stupid tossup on Japan was dumb, blame Ike Jose
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Post by Captain Sinico » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:15 pm

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