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Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:44 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
Now that the spring open is semi-announced, I'd like to announce my follow-up to Scattergories, which I'd love to have played as a spring open side event. A bunch of the set is written, and it should be done by early 2018.

The distribution will be pretty much the same as the first Scattergories, except that there's only 1 guaranteed drama question and 1 guaranteed auditory arts question per round. Like the first Scattergories, it'll cost $10 to play. It will be a bit easier than the first edition, with a higher quotient of whimsical common links and a lower quotient of impossible answerlines.

Full distro:

3 fiction
3 poetry
1 drama
1 non-fiction
2 my choice lit
3 painting/sculpture
2 film
2 other visual arts
1 auditory arts
1 my choice arts
1 philosophy
1 social science
1 religion/mythology
2 my choice

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:36 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
hype

I'll try not to get drunk and neg everything this time

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:42 pm
by Cheynem
You were drunk last time? I guess that explains some things.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:57 pm
by CPiGuy
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:It will be a bit easier than the first edition, with a higher quotient of whimsical common links and a lower quotient of impossible answerlines.
oh man I can't wait to play this and maybe even get more than three questions!

will there be at least 1 ling per round?

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:10 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
There'll be less than 1 ling per round, but as before, the social science will be heavily skewed towards ling and psych.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:16 pm
by Panayot Hitov
oh goodie

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:09 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:It will be a bit easier than the first edition, with a higher quotient of whimsical common links and a lower quotient of impossible answerlines.
Quick update now that the set's mostly written - the above statement is still kinda true, but I doubt the set as a whole will turn out any easier than the first edition, which was really dang hard. That said, it's certainly more whimsical than the first edition, and I think it should be great fun.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:12 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
Could a moderator set up a private discussion forum for this set?

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:02 pm
by Cheynem
This was a highly enjoyable set. I thought it was more whimsical and...somewhat easier, I guess than the first (also highly enjoyable) set? I have no idea of comparing.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:51 pm
by tempohouse1729
Hi - just out of interest, is there any plan to do an online mirror on the Discord or something similar?

Just curious as I absolutely loved reading through the packets for the first Scattergories and would be interested in having a stab (and probably failing) at this year's version.

(As a Brit, I don't think I'd have any chance of playing a mirror otherwise...)

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:19 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
I hadn't thought about it, but yeah, if there's interest I might as well run an online mirror. If anyone else is interested, let me know, along with any preferences about date/time.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:08 pm
by csheep
I would love an online mirror as this didn't end up mirrored at the CMST site I played at. Random weekends are typically fine, or even a weekday night. I have no strong preference on time; maybe not this weekend.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:37 pm
by CPiGuy
csheep wrote:I would love an online mirror as this didn't end up mirrored at the CMST site I played at. Random weekends are typically fine, or even a weekday night. I have no strong preference on time; maybe not this weekend.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:11 pm
by Mike Bentley
This tournament was a lot of fun. I have particularly liked the literature in these sets. It plays a lot more to my tastes than standard quizbowl literature (which is not to say that standard quizbowl lit should necessarily move in this direction, but it's nice to have a tournament every once in a while that has a distribution like this).

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:44 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
The last physical mirror of this has happened. I've only heard from a handful of people who are interested in an online mirror, but I'd run one if enough people express interest. Please let me know soon if you'd be interested - otherwise I'll just go ahead and post the set.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:29 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
I've now heard from a few more people, so we should have enough interest for at least a small mirror. Signup spreadsheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing.

My plan is to run this on Skype starting on Saturday, April 7, starting at 11:00 AM Eastern to accommodate various time zones. It should run pretty quickly. If there's anyone for whom that time doesn't work, let me know.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:28 pm
by csheep
I can hopefully contribute something to the lit distribution, and not much else. If this sounds like something you want on your team hit me up.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:50 pm
by CPiGuy
Would it be possible to run this on Discord instead? It's a substantially better experience.

Also, are team sizes going to be smaller than 4?

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:51 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
There are currently only eight people signed up, and I don't think doubles teams will be too fun for a set of this difficulty, so what I'll do is just run this as a (free-of-charge) shootout. I've never used Discord before but I'm signing up now and it seems easy to use, so I'll run it there instead. Same time (Saturday, April 7 at 11:00 AM Eastern) - I'll post a Discord link in this thread on Saturday morning.

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:04 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
Discord link for today: https://discord.gg/Vx27G8

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:16 am
by ValenciaQBowl
Will, since you're doing this as a singles shootout, is it okay if I play just for an hour or hour and a half?

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:20 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
Feel free!

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:22 am
by ValenciaQBowl
Could never get sound to work. Bummer. Hope everyone enjoyed!

Re: Scattergories 2

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:26 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
Scores for the online shootout:

Joe Crowther: 70 (wasn't there for the whole thing)
Conor Thompson: 140
Nick Collins: 265
Jason Thompson: 325
Itamar Naveh-Benjamin: 650
Brendan McKendy: 210 (wasn't there for the whole thing)
Michael Zhuang: 330

Now that the set's clear, I'll be posting it to the archives, and people are free to discuss it if they'd like.