Side Event of a Madman

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Side Event of a Madman

Postby ErikC » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:49 pm

From the editing team of [REDACTED], I am pleased to announce a 5-pack(et) trash side event, called Side Event of a Madman, that will include content on culture both high and low. Each pack(et) will have two rounds: a normal half with 10 easy to medium tossups and bonuses. However, the second half will only be tossups worth 15 points with powers for 20 and super powers for 25.

The distribution for tossups that I decided arbitrarily:
7 Music: 1 album tossup, 1 tossup on a musical artist from music and lyrics about them, 1 on a specific lyrical theme, 1 on "world music", 1 on niche genres, 1 on a musical character 1 regular.
5 Film: 1 common link tossup, 1 tossup on a specific scene or event, and 3 regular. At least two of these will be on world cinema.
3 TV: 1 western animation (with a focus on shows that were on YTV), 1 anime, 1 boring regular TV that other events devote 4/4 to
2 Internet: 1 tossup focused on "vintage" internet culture from at least 5 years ago, 1 on current internet culture
1 Miscellaneous trash tossup written as if it were an academic RMP question (for example, referring to Jaden Smith as a thinker, and his tweets as "texts")
1 tossup on video games that aren't mobile or horror games
1 other for things that don't fit in
0 tossups on sports
0 tossups on actors or actress who only have done TV
0 tossups on the illustrious film career of Donald Trump

The pack(et)s will be available in the archive shortly after their first play during the weekend of Ottawa Hybrid (March 18-19). The level of Canadian content is only modest. There will potentially be a 6th pack from guest writer Aaron Dos Remedios.
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby sambrochin » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:02 pm

I assume you mean Razzie winner Donald Trump.
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby El Salvadoreno » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:32 pm

So this mean there will be a TU on the "emmy-worthy" TV career of Donald Trump, right?
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby Aaron Manby (ironmaster) » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:13 pm

I'll post stats after figuring out how to deal with the 25/20/15/10/-5 scoring scheme
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby ErikC » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:35 pm

I have submitted the 5 packets to the archives so they will be available shortly for free mirrors. Special thanks to Aaron Dos Remedios for his contribution of a pack, which will be available shortly.

For those in Canada who missed the Ottawa site, we will be holding a mirror after EMT at the Waterloo site (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19747) if interest is large enough.
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby ErikC » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:53 am

These packets haven't made it on the archives yet, if anyone wants the packets to play email me at echriste@uwaterloo.ca
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby gregweinstein » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:01 pm

can these be done at one of the upcoming nationals tournaments in the next two months?

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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby ErikC » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:54 pm

gregweinstein wrote:can these be done at one of the upcoming nationals tournaments in the next two months?



Absolutely.
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby ErikC » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:05 pm

The packets are now available on the archive.
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby geremy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:29 pm

This is probably the best trash set of this academic year - the music questions are especially fun.

Thank you for writing/posting!
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Re: Side Event of a Madman

Postby ErikC » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:34 pm

A sixth pack of this tournament, written for the Toronto mirror of ICT, will be available on the archives shortly.
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