GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

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Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Post by BenWeiner27 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:29 pm

Is this going to remain a doubles tournament or will it be switched to triples like the ICT tournament was?
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Post by Woody » Wed May 22, 2019 11:10 am

Given the current # of participants it seems unlikely that it'll get moved to be triples
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Post by Valefor » Wed May 22, 2019 5:36 pm

Doubles/triples will depend on how many people want to play, and how many staff I have. :)

Right now, the Saturday afternoon session is scheduled to end at 7:30, so to give people a chance to change/grab food, and account for the possibility that the HSNCT rounds run late, we're going to meet at 8:45pm in the A700 rooms area. This is the suite of meeting rooms that is straight past the place where you turn left to go to the Peachtree Center Food Court.

I'll post here if this plan changes between now and Saturday night.
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Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Post by WarthCH » Sat May 25, 2019 6:56 am

Hey! I know its day of, but are spots still open for tonight?

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Post by touchpack » Sat May 25, 2019 8:40 pm

This tournament is now in the M100 area.
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Post by sephirothrr » Sun May 26, 2019 12:59 am

This set was still incredible the second time!
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Sun May 26, 2019 1:21 am

This set was incredible the first time!
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Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Post by Valefor » Tue May 28, 2019 9:18 am

Thanks for coming out to play on Saturday night, everyone! And also, thanks for bearing with us as we sorted through a room move and some technical difficulties at the beginning of the event.

I hope you all really enjoyed the set. If you're interested in talking about it, please go ahead and apply to the discussion forum, and I'll get you approved.

I plan to read this online sometime in the next couple of weeks, for people who were not at ICT or HSNCT and want to hear it. I'll get a specific date posted soon. After, that, I'll be uploading the set to the archive. :)
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Post by Ugly » Tue May 28, 2019 10:04 am

This was tremendously fun. Thanks very much for writing this!
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Post by Valefor » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:25 pm

Hi everyone. I’ll be reading GOLBEZ in the Discord next Wednesday night, June 12, at 9pm Eastern. After that, I’ll be posting the set to the archives.
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Post by UlyssesInvictus » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:17 pm

Valefor wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Hi everyone. I’ll be reading GOLBEZ in the Discord next Wednesday night, June 12, at 9pm Eastern. After that, I’ll be posting the set to the archives.
Err--there are still side events that would potentially like this to run (i.e. NYC Open, if it does happen). Sorry for not pinging you, but I didn't realize you were going to release so soon.

Is there any chance you could hold off releasing until later in the summer, or would you definitely like to release it? (Similarly, it would be cool if the online reading could be channel-gated, but that's not really as important.)

(I should know by next week what events NYC Open will be running, so this may be moot as well. But the voting is looking promising for GOLBEZ...)
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Post by adosreme » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:05 pm

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Valefor wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Hi everyone. I’ll be reading GOLBEZ in the Discord next Wednesday night, June 12, at 9pm Eastern. After that, I’ll be posting the set to the archives.
Err--there are still side events that would potentially like this to run (i.e. NYC Open, if it does happen). Sorry for not pinging you, but I didn't realize you were going to release so soon.

Is there any chance you could hold off releasing until later in the summer, or would you definitely like to release it? (Similarly, it would be cool if the online reading could be channel-gated, but that's not really as important.)

(I should know by next week what events NYC Open will be running, so this may be moot as well. But the voting is looking promising for GOLBEZ...)
fwiw, Canada are also interested in holding a mirror of this later in the summer.
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Post by Valefor » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:37 pm

I didn’t know other people were planning mirrors, but I am happy to hold off posting the set until they happen! :) Keep me posted on plans; I’ll be happy to provide the packets.

I’ll create a private Discord server for the reading on Wednesday.
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Post by Valefor » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:01 pm

Hi everyone! The online reading is happening at 9 eastern tonight; here is the link for the Discord server: https://discord.gg/dKZDUhu

In addition, there is a check in the mail to the Bounceback Foundation for $208.50. Thanks to everyone at the ICT and HSNCT mirrors!
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Post by Valefor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 am

Thanks to everyone who came to the online shootout tonight! The scores were...

J-Stat -5
Angus 35
Aidan 340
Mik 435
Jasper 165
Kenji 80
Eric Wolfsburg 140
Max -5
Emily 10
Connor 110
Arjun -5
Eric Mukherjee 370
Chinmay 25
Drew 10

If any of you all would like to be added to the discussion forum, please request access and I'll get you added. Thanks again!
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Post by CPiGuy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 pm

Valefor wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 am
Conor 110
I... didn't play this, and don't know of any other Conors in quizbowl who spell their name the way I do, so you've either misspelt someone's name or you're mistaken about someone's Discord handle. Or there's another Conor I don't know about, which is also a possibility.
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Post by Unicolored Jay » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:42 pm

CPiGuy wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Valefor wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 am
Conor 110
I... didn't play this, and don't know of any other Conors in quizbowl who spell their name the way I do, so you've either misspelt someone's name or you're mistaken about someone's Discord handle. Or there's another Conor I don't know about, which is also a possibility.
Yeah that's a typo; it was Connor Teevens.

Thanks for hosting and writing the set, Jason! It was a lot of fun to play and to learn about video gaming history at the same time.
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Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Post by Valefor » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:02 pm

Unicolored Jay wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:42 pm
CPiGuy wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Valefor wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 am
Conor 110
I... didn't play this, and don't know of any other Conors in quizbowl who spell their name the way I do, so you've either misspelt someone's name or you're mistaken about someone's Discord handle. Or there's another Conor I don't know about, which is also a possibility.
Yeah that's a typo; it was Connor Teevens.

Thanks for hosting and writing the set, Jason! It was a lot of fun to play and to learn about video gaming history at the same time.
Whoops, I've fixed this.

Glad you enjoyed it!
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Post by csheep » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:03 pm

To repeat what everyone has mentioned, I very much enjoyed this set.
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Post by UlyssesInvictus » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:54 am

This was a really great set. I think the Final Boss questions ended up being...as advertised (lol), but I really appreciated the lip service paid to both classic and modern gaming throughout. Well, OK, there was a decent chunk of JRPG content, but we were warned :P
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Post by ganman0305 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:08 pm

I have some friends here at university who would love to hear these questions! Do you have an idea when the set will be posted at all? We would be super grateful here!
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Post by Valefor » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:07 am

ganman0305 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:08 pm
I have some friends here at university who would love to hear these questions! Do you have an idea when the set will be posted at all? We would be super grateful here!
There's a chance we may do GOLBEZ as a trivia night with the local game dev community where I live, which is why I haven't posted it yet. That said, PM me an email address that's good for you and I'll send you a Google Drive link to the packets. :)
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Post by ganman0305 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 am

Valefor wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:07 am
ganman0305 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:08 pm
I have some friends here at university who would love to hear these questions! Do you have an idea when the set will be posted at all? We would be super grateful here!
There's a chance we may do GOLBEZ as a trivia night with the local game dev community where I live, which is why I haven't posted it yet. That said, PM me an email address that's good for you and I'll send you a Google Drive link to the packets. :)
Perfect, thank you so much!
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