Some members of the VT and VCU teams and I have written 4 packets of 20 TUs each of collegiate regular-minus difficulty (I'd say definitely a little bit harder than ACF Fall but easier than EFT). I've read the set for some scrimmages of VT vs VCU and am willing to read the set again for the public. Just wanted to gauge the interest in this set. I would like to tentatively have only "washed-up" open players play (since I think there are certainly less opportunities for them, even now) and potentially run it again later for anyone else, but if we don't get enough interest for that, then I am definitely fine with having anyone play!
Distribution: (more or less modeled from Ontario Hybrid)
10 - Academic
2 - History (1 - Western, 1 - World/Other)
2- Literature (0.5 each - long fiction/drama/poetry/other)
2- Science (1 each - Physics/Chem/Bio, 1 - Other)
2 - RMPSS (0.5 each - Religion/Myth/Philosophy/Social Science)
1.5 - Fine Arts (0.5 each - Audio/Visual/Other)
0.5 - Geo/Other (0.5 each)
10 - Trash (did my best to span across the decades, but slightly skewed towards 2010s-current)
1 - Sports (sorry we didn't have much interest in sports so we have skewed the distribution here)
2.5 - Music
2 - Movies
1.5 - TV
0.5 - Other Movies/TV/Netflix
1 - Video Games
0.5 - Trash lit/theater/musicals
0.5 - Internet
0.5 - Other
4/3 (Friday) at 9 PM EST on Discord.
As a very-mediocre player that has since graduated, I would like to have some more sets/tournaments for "washed-up" open players. I understand that may be a very niche and small community, but I would like to see if that is a possibility! Again, like I said above, I can certainly read the set again if there is enough interest among other players that don't fit this category.
The "washed-up" definition of course is somewhat case-by-case but here is a solid definition for those curious:
Of course, if you are an open player that doesn't quite fit these criteria but still feel "washed-up" and want to play the set, just reach out to me!1. You must not still be actively playing quizbowl for a collegiate/high school team.
2. You must not have been the leading scorer on a team that went to either collegiate national.
3. If you played for a team that finished in the top 10 of either national, you must have had the lowest PPG of anyone on that team.
4. If you have played 2 or fewer collegiate tournaments, you are automatically eligible.
5. Finally, you cannot have ever received any votes in any collegiate player poll.
I wrote/edited some of the set while I was recovering from my wisdom teeth surgery and on some pretty strong painkillers (hence the name), so some of the questions may be "interesting" but still fun! I am most certainly not the best writer or editor, but both the VT and VCU teams enjoyed the set a lot!