ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

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InvadErGII
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ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Post by InvadErGII » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:54 pm

Play Quiz Bowl is very excited to announce ACRO-Demia an all-tossup set that will be available for mirrors in Summer 2020. While ACRO-Demia is an all pop culture set, all of its answer lines are things from the academic quiz bowl canon.

Distribution

Answer lines in ACRO-Demia are sorted according the academic categories in which they typically appear. Each packet will contain the following:

6/0 "Literature"
6/0 "History"
5/0 "Fine Arts"
2/0 "Religion/Mythology/Philosophy"
1/0 "Science"

Sub-distributions of the above are TBD, but there should be a mix similar to what you'd expect from, you know, real quiz bowl. We'll also be aiming to ensure that there's a reasonable balance of where the clues themselves come from (movies, music, video games, Simpsons references, etc.). Watch this space for updates/details on exactly how all of this will work.

Difficulty

Probably pretty hard.

Are you sure this isn't just an academic set?

Yes, I am extremely sure.

When can I play this definitely not academic tournament?

We'll have it ready for 2020's "Side Event Weekend," whenever that ends up being. If you'd like to schedule a mirror, you PM or email Erik Nelson (that's me).
Erik Nelson
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Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Post by Cheynem » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:21 pm

I never thought I'd say this, but I want more science.
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Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Post by AKKOLADE » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm

How many packets are you expecting to have?
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Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Post by InvadErGII » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm

AKKOLADE wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
How many packets are you expecting to have?
Should be at least 10 (like SNICK had), but if we can make more we certainly will.
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Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Post by Habitat_Against_Humanity » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:54 pm

InvadErGII wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm
AKKOLADE wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
How many packets are you expecting to have?
Should be at least 10 (like SNICK had), but if we can make more we certainly will.
Off topic, but was SNICK ever posted?
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Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Post by InvadErGII » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:11 am

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:54 pm
InvadErGII wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm
AKKOLADE wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
How many packets are you expecting to have?
Should be at least 10 (like SNICK had), but if we can make more we certainly will.
Off topic, but was SNICK ever posted?
Not yet - there might be one more mirror this summer. Once that happens/doesn't happen, I'll make sure it gets posted.
Erik Nelson
Minnesota
NAQT, President of Play Quiz Bowl, Director of the Bounceback Foundation

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