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There Will Be Stock Clues

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At long last (after years of toying with the idea of writing this), I am ready to announce There Will Be Stock Clues, a culinary side dish...er, tournament that will be ready in time for the traditional post-CO August slot in 2017. This event will consist of 8-10 powermarked tossups-only packets written by me, with assistance from Max Schindler. The tentative distribution of each packet's 20 tossups is as follows:

4 Non-Trashy Savory
2 Non-Trashy Sweet
2.5 Trashy/Packaged Savory Foods
1.5 Trashy/Packaged Sweet Foods
2 World Culinary Traditions
1 Beverages
.5 Highbrow Restaurants
1 Lowbrow Restaurants
1.5 Food Shows/Celebrities
1.5 Food/Drink in Fiction/Films/TV
1 Kitchen Appliances/Gadgets
1.5 Misc.

These categories are all fairly loose. The savory category could be filled by a common-link on an ingredient clued from dishes from different cultures; a particular country, region, or city, clued from various dishes; a particular dish, based on its variations; etc. The questions in non-trashy savory and sweet will skew North American/European, but will still include fairly copious clues from other traditions. The World Culinary Traditions will be the same thing, except focusing only on non-North American/European cuisines. The other categories should be fairly self-explanatory.
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Yesssssss
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prepare for the tossup on flavortown
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Bliss
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Holy moly
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I look forward to some flavorful questions
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THAT'S A SPICY PACKET
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Sweet!
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Can I demand a mandatory Thai subdistro?
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The Ununtiable Twine wrote:Can I demand a mandatory Thai subdistro?
Neither Thai nor bow tie will be mandatory. But the former will doubtless feature. (No comment about the possible presence of the latter in some pasta question.)
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But where is the distribution for foods that are neither sweet nor savory???
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Will this tournament use spoons and wine glasses instead of a standard buzzer system?
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What's the status of this tournament (i.e. will it be complete and how many packets will there be?)

(I am simply asking to determine logistics for the summer opens; I do not mean to insinuate that it's not completed)
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Cheynem wrote:What's the status of this tournament (i.e. will it be complete and how many packets will there be?)

(I am simply asking to determine logistics for the summer opens; I do not mean to insinuate that it's not completed)
If this is an abandoned project (I hope not!), I will happily take this over and write something, omg
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This is still happening. We have started writing it. But it would be very nice to get final confirmation soon from the Virginia site as to whether they're mirroring this or not, so we know the exact timeline to completion (i.e. whether it needs to be done by the first week of August).

Projected tournament length is eight packets. There will be powers. Questions will be capped at eight lines, but some will be as short as six, depending on what the subject matter seems to require.

If we fall behind, we may adjust the sub-distributions towards things we have an easier time writing on. If that's the case, we'll announce the changes as they are made.
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The set is complete, and has been sent to the VCU site to be played tomorrow. We finished the full eight packets, and we managed to keep to the advertised distribution (interpreting it slightly generously).

I've asked the admins to create a private discussion forum. Those who played it at the VCU site are welcome to comment and also to let us know of any errors they catch that should be fixed before future mirrors.

We hope you enjoy the set.
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This tournament was a veritable stew of delightful topics, seasoned with a perfect blend of Lawrencian refinement and Schindlerian degeneracy. Neither flavor overpowered the other in the course of doing a wonderful job of asking about many different kinds of foods and the many different ways in which they can be important to society. Difficulty-wise, it was neither too tender nor too tough. My compliments to the chefs. Everyone should play this.
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A private discussion subforum for this set is now open.
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What is the pricing for this event?
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$5 per player
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God bless you sir
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Any chance for a Skype mirror of this?
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Vissi d'arte wrote:Any chance for a Skype mirror of this?
Seconded
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Neither Max and I can run a Skype mirror ourselves. But we are entirely open to such a mirror happening if staff can be found to run it.
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This set is incredible
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This was very enjoyable. I hope someday John writes a pure trash tournament.
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This was the most fun I've had playing a quizbowl tournament. Thank you so much to John and Max for putting it together. I really hope someone else writes another food tournament soon.
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The Oxford mirror was the last scheduled mirror of this tournament. A couple of people said they wanted a Skype mirror, but neither Max nor I is available to run one ourselves. If someone still wants to set one up, please e-mail me in the next couple of days to discuss. If no plans emerge for this by this Friday (10/20), I'll consider this tournament's run officially over, and I'll post the set to the archive.
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Did this ever get resolved, one way or another?
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I have no experience in running skype mirrors, but I would be very interested in playing if someone with experience were to set one up.
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I've uploaded the set.
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