CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

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CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

Post by CaptainSwing » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:47 am

A medley of side events available for mirrors in May-September of 2013. If you or your institution submit a packet, you are welcome to do what you wish with the material listed below without any mirror fees. All others will be subject to fees of some kind.

This is an open event, and the format of play is entirely up to hosts.

Carleton's May 18th site will also involve a mirror of TAMIL - TAMIL is not a part of the official CAHOOTS material, so if you contribute to CAHOOTS you do not also get access to TAMIL. Contact Connor if you wish to play TAMIL in any way.

Current CAHOOTS projects (theme, length, team):

Confirmed:
TAMIL; tournament; Connor Teevens
Germanic myth; packet; Rutgers
Balkan lit; packet; Rutgers
Contemporary Video Games; packet; Freddy Stein and Max Henkel
Never Say Never: Anything Goes (trash); short tournament; Eliza Grames and Melanie Keating
Gehring Lit Quizzes
Pokemon; packets; Illinois
MUTE; packet; John Lawrence
Extinct Beasts; packet; Bruce Arthur
Video Games; packet; Jake Sundberg
Modern Philosophy (Incomplete); Kothari

SITES:
Carleton, 5/18
Mike Cheyne's online mirror?
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Post by Cheynem » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:20 am

Do you need to write a packet in order to play? (most guerrilla tournaments you do, but I wasn't sure about this one)
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Post by CaptainSwing » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:17 pm

No. Contributing to the tournament gives you the right to mirror it if you wish, but you certainly do not need to write anything to play.

That said, some sort of TV packet would be a welcome addition Mike.
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Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:06 pm

I'd be interested in writing an astronomy theme packet.

EDIT: ehhh, I actually probably can't--especially since SPACE is happening
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Post by adosreme » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:15 pm

edit: Deleted...not sure if I can commit to this quite yet.
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Post by The Toad to Wigan Pier » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:49 pm

Is this still happening?
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Post by CaptainSwing » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:48 pm

It is. I will be checking with contributors in the coming days.
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Post by Cheynem » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:44 pm

Any updates to this? A five packet tournament seems slightly unpalatable.
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Post by CaptainSwing » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:26 pm

We will also be mirroring TAMIL at our site Mike. I've heard from a few people from elsewhere about packet submissions which I am still coordinating.
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Post by CaptainSwing » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:02 am

Carleton will run our site for this on May 18th. :party:

I will start corralling the contributors so that everyone has a better idea of what this set will actually contain.
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Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:12 am

I have no intention of playing this, but I would like to submit a packet. Where can I send it to?
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Post by Cheynem » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:14 am

Is it a Mike Fink packet?
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Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:30 am

I don't think my contributions to Mike Fink quizbowl fanfiction need anything else added to them. Instead, my packet will be called "Extinct Beasts".

The distribution is as follows:

"The Big 3"
4/4 Dinosaurs
4/4 Ice Age
4/4 Modern Extinctions

Other Subjects
2/2 Other Post-Permian Beasts
2/2 Paleozoic Beasts
2/2 Modern Endangered Species
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Post by Cheynem » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:43 am

Come on guys: video games, Asian lit, myth, dinosaurs? Is this the Rob Carson invitational?
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Post by CaptainSwing » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:13 pm

Bruce, you can email it to me at max.c.henkel@gmail.com

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Post by Chimango Caracara » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:20 pm

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:I don't think my contributions to Mike Fink quizbowl fanfiction need anything else added to them. Instead, my packet will be called "Extinct Beasts".

The distribution is as follows:

"The Big 3"
4/4 Dinosaurs
4/4 Ice Age
4/4 Modern Extinctions

Other Subjects
2/2 Other Post-Permian Beasts
2/2 Paleozoic Beasts
2/2 Modern Endangered Species
2/2 Trash (real life extinct animals in trash, or fake animals from cancelled TV shows)
Never have I been more excited
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Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:20 pm

I have written a tossup-only packet of mash-up puns, if that would be any of interest. It's at 20 tossups now, but I'm sure that I will come up with more ideas before the first mirror.
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Post by Sima Guang Hater » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:30 pm

Seems like the kind of set that needs a skype mirror.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:32 pm

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I have written a tossup-only packet of mash-up puns, if that would be any of interest. It's at 20 tossups now, but I'm sure that I will come up with more ideas before the first mirror.
Oh my god this tournament keeps getting better.
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Post by Red Panda Cub » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:43 pm

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I have written a tossup-only packet of mash-up puns, if that would be any of interest. It's at 20 tossups now, but I'm sure that I will come up with more ideas before the first mirror.
Various people at Oxford have been producing questions like this that have only been played at our practices. We would happily contribute a polished version of those as a packet.
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Post by touchpack » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:11 pm

Illinois will be submitting two Pokemon packets to this (one by Ike Jose, one by me, Andrew Wang, and Austin Listerud)
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:34 pm

touchpack wrote:Illinois will be submitting two Pokemon packets to this (one by Ike Jose, one by me, Andrew Wang, and Austin Listerud)
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:38 pm

This sounds fun, I might submit a video game packet that follows the ACF distribution, since writing video game questions is fun for me.
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Post by Cheynem » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:58 pm

How will staff for this tournament work? Obviously if the author is present, he or she can read their packet. If I'm there, I will read the packets I'm not interested in I guess (which is most of them).
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Post by CaptainSwing » Wed May 01, 2013 2:05 am

That's pretty much how it will work, Mike. Some of this will also depend on how many people show up. Which might be a lot, considering this might be the only competitive multi-packet pun trivia event, you know, ever.
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Post by Cheynem » Wed May 01, 2013 2:16 am

I'm going to start a different thread about online mirrors.

Also, Max, I'm going to send the 1950's set to you for this at some point. Not sure now if I can make it to the actual site.
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Post by gyre and gimble » Wed May 01, 2013 5:03 pm

I posted this in the other thread, but for any mirrors after June 10 I'll try to contribute a fantasy lit packet, with answer lines like Cirdan the Shipwright or Jon Connington. (Obviously I won't be using these, but you get the idea.) Otherwise I'll save it for next year's version of this thing, which I hope happens forever.
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Post by theMoMA » Wed May 01, 2013 6:07 pm

Just so you guys know, I have a conflict on the 18th and won't be able to make it. Have fun playing the packets.
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Post by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » Wed May 01, 2013 6:30 pm

I have a kind of humor/vanity trash packet I could submit should there be need for it.
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Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Wed May 01, 2013 6:40 pm

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I have written a tossup-only packet of mash-up puns, if that would be any of interest. It's at 20 tossups now, but I'm sure that I will come up with more ideas before the first mirror.
The packet is written. It is titled MUTE (Mash-Up Tossup Extravaganza). It consists of 32 tossups. I sent it to the Yale team, who will be playtesting it tonight in practice. If edits are needed, I will make them. If not, I can send them to you whenever is convenient.
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Post by Dominator » Fri May 03, 2013 10:45 am

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I have written a tossup-only packet of mash-up puns, if that would be any of interest.
Attached is some study material. These were read at the mirrors of IMSANITY 3.
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Post by grapesmoker » Fri May 03, 2013 11:13 am

Dominator wrote: Attached is some study material. These were read at the mirrors of IMSANITY 3.
Inspired.
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Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Fri May 03, 2013 7:37 pm

I'm thinking about submitting a "Barbarians" packet. This will consist of 20/20 about various supposedly noncivilized peoples, their rulers, their actions, and their customs, as well as the response of "civilized" peoples to them. The target difficulty for this packet will be hard/open-level, and all tossups will be powermarked. I can't guarantee there will be "easy" answerlines in the set, but bonus parts will be easy-medium-hard, in keeping with what that means at hard difficulty level.

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Post by The Kirk Store Called » Fri May 03, 2013 7:43 pm

I could submit a Pokemon packet. I wrote it last term for our club, so it's already finished if people are interested.
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Post by Muriel Axon » Fri May 03, 2013 8:09 pm

Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
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Post by grapesmoker » Fri May 03, 2013 8:25 pm

Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
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Post by CaptainSwing » Fri May 03, 2013 10:17 pm

I second that YES.

Also, some people have been asking, so: there are no deadlines for submitting to this, I'll take and submissions as they come in. It would be ideal if potential submissions could come in by May 15th or so in order for me to get them ready for the site on the 18th. That said, feel free to contribute after that date as well for the purposes of the online mirror or any other possible mirrors.
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Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Sat May 04, 2013 9:34 am

Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
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Post by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man » Sat May 04, 2013 10:53 am

Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Sun May 05, 2013 3:51 pm

Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Post by Auroni » Sun May 05, 2013 3:56 pm

PISTOL SHOOTING FOR LADIES wrote:
Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Sun May 05, 2013 3:59 pm

YE(∞S)

Sidenote: Are teams signing up for the site of this event? I think it's kinda cool that a bunch of theme packets/mini-side events will have a home on the archives after this regardless.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun May 05, 2013 6:25 pm

MCTC will be there, some Minnesota people will be there, etc.
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Post by The Kirk Store Called » Wed May 08, 2013 1:59 pm

Making quick edits to Pokemon packet. Difficulty level will be Indigo Plateau.

May possibly write a Japan packet (history, literature, fine arts, current events, popular media, RMP, geography).
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Post by OctagonJoe » Fri May 10, 2013 1:53 am

My movie tournament won't be finished in time, but I can read my three Lit Quizzes if enough people are interested and haven't heard them already.
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Post by Muriel Axon » Mon May 13, 2013 12:27 am

Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
As a heads-up, this will be disproportionately philosophy since 1900. Also, it may not be entirely done by the first mirror, but I can send what I have to that mirror and complete it for later mirrors.
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Post by grapesmoker » Mon May 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Muriel Axon wrote:
Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
As a heads-up, this will be disproportionately philosophy since 1900. Also, it may not be entirely done by the first mirror, but I can send what I have to that mirror and complete it for later mirrors.
This sounds like the funnest thing since Questions Concerning Technology.
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Post by CaptainSwing » Mon May 13, 2013 2:20 pm

If you are planning on submitting towards the mirror upcoming this Saturday, please send me your questions (max.c.henkel@gmail.com) within the next few days so I can have a chance to edit.
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Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Thu May 16, 2013 4:47 am

I still have like 10 questions to write for my video game packet, I'll get it to you as soon as I'm done.

I eventually decided on the following distribution about halfway through writing the packet:
10/10 role-playing games
10/10 Nintendo/other

Tossup answerlines vary - there are many where the answer is just a specific video game, however I took some time to write on a few stages, events, and characters as well. The distribution skews towards things I have played because it's easier to clue those games, of course. This packet is definitely easier than those in VAIN but harder than the other video packets in the Wastebin, *in my opinion. If you play tons of RPGs and games on Nintendo consoles [and handhelds!] then you'll probably like this even though you may still find parts of it challenging.

*: This opinion was formulated late at night. This packet is not so bad as long as you have experience with pre-2005 games. I'm old, leave me alone.
Last edited by The Ununtiable Twine on Thu May 16, 2013 12:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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