Gimmicky Tossups

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Gimmicky Tossups

Postby Skilz » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:45 pm

What do you guys think abut tossups that are gimmicky? Fun/Interesting twist or evil menace to the game?

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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Postby SpanishSpy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:07 am

Gimmicky in what sense? Topic? Structure?
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Postby alextabor95 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:06 pm

I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Postby Rather Wild Indeed » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:18 pm

alextabor95 wrote:I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet


So basically a mashup set? Or was there another twist to it?
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Postby Iamteehee » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:53 pm

alextabor95 wrote:I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet

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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Postby tiwonge » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:45 pm

See also: VETO, Peter's packets
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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Postby Triton of the Minnows » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:09 pm

I moderated a pack recently where you had to "act out" the answerlines. It was largely fine (obviously this was a for-fun tournament) except for once or twice when the action seemed to be uncomfortable or even unsafe. This was also only for half the TUs. Gimmicky is fine I suppose but it may screw with players who aren't particularly good with the "Gimmick".
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