ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by naturalistic phallacy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:23 am

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Do you know when Stanford's mirror is going to be?
I believe Stanford has said that they want to discuss this with West Coast teams and figure out the best date.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:07 pm

Packet from Illinois is in, hooray!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:14 am

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Packet from Illinois is in, hooray!
I'm assuming this means that "Illinois" is really "Illinois A" and "UIUC" is really "Illinois B" based on the packets received post.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:32 am

starwarsguy6 wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Packet from Illinois is in, hooray!
I'm assuming this means that "Illinois" is really "Illinois A" and "UIUC" is really "Illinois B" based on the packets received post.
You expect me to be consistent? Daaaaaamn.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:16 am

Dartmouth A has submitted; with this first packet of deadline night I remind you that you have less than four hours left.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:01 pm

We're waiting on a Brown packet (and I've heard that Maryland will maybe be playing at VCU, and I'm betting Chris Ray has played a couple tournaments before), but I should note the complete set of submitted packets so far:

Yale A
UMN
Brandeis
Dunbar
OSU
Adam Liem et al (Georgia Tech, likely)
Michigan A
Eden Prairie
Carleton A
UIUC A
UIUC B
USC

This is a great picture. Also, I should note that science is very close to completion, and that anyone interested in playtesting is more than welcome to email me; we'll set something up in IRC.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:38 am

I have gotten no word from prospective playtesters! This is a shame. Let me let you in on a secret: some TESTAMONIALS from satisfied former playtesters!

"Never have I had so much fun as when I playtested Andy Watkins science!"
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Golran » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:59 pm

I'd be interested in playtesting, though I'm not that great a player so it might not be worth your time. I'm not going to any mirrors since nobody else at UCLA wants to drive up to Stanford. What time/date works for you? Maybe Sunday morning/early afternoon?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:04 pm

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Adam Liem et al (Georgia Tech, likely)
For the record, this is from an open team and not the real GT.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:08 pm

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:I have gotten no word from prospective playtesters! This is a shame. Let me let you in on a secret: some TESTAMONIALS from satisfied former playtesters!

"Never have I had so much fun as when I playtested Andy Watkins science!"
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Cheynem » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:10 pm

Bad Andy. Good T-Party.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:36 pm

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:You think you're amusing, but you really are not.
I'm crushed!
Cheynem wrote:Bad Andy. Good T-Party.
True!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:44 pm

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:You think you're amusing, but you really are not.
I'm crushed!
Cheynem wrote:Bad Andy. Good T-Party.
True!
Hopefully we'll have time to proofread it so we don't have any "testamonials" floating around.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Auroni » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:53 pm

I can playtest stuff.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:49 pm

I'll probably be on IRC tonight with dozens of history tossups to playtest.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by MicroEStudent » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:23 pm

What would be involved in play testing? I consider myself to be around an average physics player and could help out there.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:39 pm

Old Man of the Mountain wrote:What would be involved in play testing? I consider myself to be around an average physics player and could help out there.
I read questions in the IRC; people play them and have great fun; people comment as to what should change.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by MicroEStudent » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:04 am

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Old Man of the Mountain wrote:What would be involved in play testing? I consider myself to be around an average physics player and could help out there.
I read questions in the IRC; people play them and have great fun; people comment as to what should change.
Sounds like a blast. I will have to get set up with an IRC client and find the channel at some point after this weekend.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by at your pleasure » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:56 am

I'm up for it.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:14 pm

I should mention that this is seven days after the +50 deadline, meaning that you have to submit by tonight at 4:00am CST for your entry to be penalized no more than $120.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:01 pm

Science is finished and I've re-edited it a bit (save packets I'm still waiting on, but that's neither here nor there) and so playtesting begins tonight at 6pm Eastern. Meet me in #tpartyplaytest.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:10 pm

Libo showed, but no one else did: I'll reschedule for 9:00pm.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by MicroEStudent » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:18 pm

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Libo showed, but no one else did: I'll reschedule for 9:00pm.
I'll try to be there. 6 PM is travel time home from RIT for me.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Cheynem » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:13 pm

I'll probably be there around that time too, with history/trash, if people are interested.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:46 am

Thank you, everyone who just playtested with me for three and a half hours. We got through six packets, and I can't overemphasize how helpful it was to have input from real, live people on these questions. Tomorrow we'll probably start a little bit earlier--I'd liked to have started closer to six tonight--and we'll try to get through the rest of the set.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:16 pm

We're going to try 6:00pm again for playtesting; if people aren't there, we're going to defer until 9:00 again.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Post by millionwaves » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:21 pm

I've just set up a hidden forum for the discussion of T-Party. TO ENTER:

From your user control panel, select usergroups. Find T-Party at the bottom of the list, then click the radio button and submit as "join selected." Andy, Rob, and Bernadette will be in charge of approving people to join the T-Party discussion, so if you think they might not recognize your username, let them know who you are.
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