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Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:23 pm
by SoLegit12
What does the general quiz bowl community think of superpowers in a slightly-above regular difficulty high school tournament?
We are considering using them for our independent tournament.

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:57 pm
by Scott
I would enjoy them, as would our 3 teams we plan on bringing.
Make them 20 points and very early though.

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:02 pm
by Coach K
When's this tournament, Nick?

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:08 pm
by Scott
He told me it would likely be in September.
Also, Grayson is planning on hosting a spring tournament next year.

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:28 pm
by Coach K
Ok cool. I know we're planning on hosting our fall tournament again in September. Probably the 2nd weekend of the month like this year.

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:31 pm
by ryandillon
Or powers 20 superpowers 25 :)

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:35 pm
by Scott
That would be nice. :smile:
I hate it that so many tournaments are moving away from powers.

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:53 pm
by ryandillon
grayson77 wrote:That would be nice. :smile:
I hate it that so many tournaments are moving away from powers.
I agree. But if it's just 15 points I don't concern myself playing for power. You win on the bonus conversion anyways. 20 point powers rock though.

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:10 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
SoLegit12 wrote:What does the general quiz bowl community think of superpowers in a slightly-above regular difficulty high school tournament?
We are considering using them for our independent tournament.
Listen, using superpowers, be they given by nuclear waste or otherwise, are completely not appropriate at high school tournament. I remember playing against a guy who could freeze time when I was a sophomore, and I had a sneaking suspicion he kept looking at the questions.
In college, though, I guess they're okay.

Re: Superpowers?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:08 pm
by Joe Romersa
Isaacbh wrote:
SoLegit12 wrote:What does the general quiz bowl community think of superpowers in a slightly-above regular difficulty high school tournament?
We are considering using them for our independent tournament.
Listen, using superpowers, be they given by nuclear waste or otherwise, are completely not appropriate at high school tournament. I remember playing against a guy who could freeze time when I was a sophomore, and I had a sneaking suspicion he kept looking at the questions.
In college, though, I guess they're okay.
what happened to not using your powers for selfish purposes?