AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

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AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Shashmaqam » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:27 pm

At the request of my teammate, I would like to announce Anthropomorphic Animals Randomly Demonstrating Victory over Arthur Read Knowledge, a tournament that makes no reference to terrible Arthur memes.

AARDVARK is a 3-packet mini tournament of 20/20, which was originally written to decide which of my high school teammates knew the most about everyone's favourite aardvark. That said, it's pretty hard with some ridiculous answerlines. A rough (like really) distribution of the tossups is as follows:

6 Characters and animals
3 Locations
4 Items, objects, and entities
2 Action
2 Events
1 Episode
1 Group
1 Other

AARDVARK was completed between Spring 2015 and Fall 2016, and played on Boxing Day 2016 by my old Norcross teammates (and Packet 1 by David of Rutgers at HSNCT 2017), and was received pretty well. Clues are predominantly from the first 10 seasons of the show, with only 1 tossup requiring knowledge of only post-Season 10 episodes. If this set sounds like something you'd love to play on the Skype, or at your summer side event, let me know! I'd be interested in hosting AARDVARK sometime in mid-July to early August.

EDIT: I'm thinking of potentially hosting this the weekend of July 14. Please sign up here, and tell me which day and a general time you'd like to play.
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby mozzarella » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:06 pm

Yes please
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Benin Rebirth Party » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:42 am

I'm a huge fan but also bad at qb, would love an irc or skype readthrough.

Glad its season 10 and before. Ladonna gets on my nerves.

There's a podcast about a year old called Elwood City Limits that is hosted by two Canadians in their mid 20s and I would recommened it for sure. They point out a lot of things only older people would get (which is why this show is such a gem)
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby idek » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:06 am

I loved this show, and now there's this? I better learn how to use IRC. I finally have an excuse to binge watch this show!!!
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Theodore » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:14 am

I would like to play this on Skype.

However, disappointed that there's no memes.
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Shashmaqam » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:13 am

I'm thinking of potentially hosting this the weekend of July 14. Please sign up here, and tell me which day and a general time you'd like to play.

idek wrote:I better learn how to use IRC


I have no clue either, which is why this will probably be on Skype.

Aaron Manby (ironmaster) wrote:There's a podcast about a year old called Elwood City Limits that is hosted by two Canadians in their mid 20s and I would recommened it for sure. They point out a lot of things only older people would get (which is why this show is such a gem)


I'll definitely check this out!
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby 1.82 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:44 pm

Shashmaqam wrote:
idek wrote:I better learn how to use IRC


I have no clue either, which is why this will probably be on Skype.


Follow this link, choose a nickname, and hit "Go". You now know how to use IRC.
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby mozzarella » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:04 pm

This would be a blast for a Bastille Day game ayyy
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Shashmaqam » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:46 pm

Oh yes, AARDVARK will be played at Toronto's HSNCT mirror this Sunday.

I will most likely host the Skype session on the afternoon/early evening of Saturday, July 15th. Let me know if there's any issues with this
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Charbroil » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:30 pm

Shashmaqam wrote:Oh yes, AARDVARK will be played at Toronto's HSNCT mirror this Sunday.

I will most likely host the Skype session on the afternoon/early evening of Saturday, July 15th. Let me know if there's any issues with this


That 100% doesn't work for me and (more importantly), it looks like there's a major tournament that day: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20139

Obviously, that's not inherently a reason not to host it that day if there's little overlap in fields, but unless you already know who's attending and when they can make it, it might be helpful to do a date poll.

Edit: I missed the sign-up spreadsheet above, sorry! I can do Sunday afternoon (the 16th) if that might be possible.
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Benin Rebirth Party » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:19 pm

This was really fun. I'll pm you some minor comments. My favourite moment was when Ted asked me a content question before the tournament, I said idk, and of course it shows up and neither of us or others in the room know the answer.

What's the online format going to be? We did tossups only, so if bonuses are gonna be done as speedchecks or as a group consultation, I'll drop by.

Thanks for the set and I look forward to the next one. :wink:
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Shashmaqam » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:39 pm

Glad to hear this went well in Toronto, I'll gladly take any feedback you or anyone else has. I don't know when the next one will be thought

For this weekend, please respond with your two preferred times. The format will probably be individual tossups, with bonuses heard after each tossup and answered by everyone. That is unless people would want to play in random teams? If Canadian players want to hear the bonuses, I'd love to have you guys as well.

Charles, if the most popular time is Saturday, and you can't make it, I'd be willing to hold another session later in the month
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Charbroil » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:59 pm

My preferred time (I don't really have two) is any time after 3 PM on Sunday.
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Shashmaqam » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:21 pm

This will be played Sunday, July 16 at 6pm (EST) over Skype
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Shashmaqam » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:32 pm

Unfortunately, I don't believe I will be able to host tonight. If possible, I'd like to reschedule for next weekend. Let me know if this is an issue
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Aaron's Rod » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:52 pm

Shashmaqam wrote:Unfortunately, I don't believe I will be able to host tonight. If possible, I'd like to reschedule for next weekend. Let me know if this is an issue

Uh...Chicago Open?

EDIT: I would much prefer to postpone for an hour or something until you're available and just do it tonight, because it's harder to schedule on weekdays.
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Shashmaqam » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:57 pm

Sorry, I haven't kept up with the summer calendar. Let me see if I can make 6:30 work instead.

EDIT: So 6:30 will work. My Skype username is hmorales295
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Shashmaqam » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Thanks to everyone who came and heard parts of AARDVARK tonight. If you couldn't play tonight, or want to do a separate night for just bonuses, please reach out to me. If not I will post the set by next weekend.

Scores:
Kate 25
Drew 70
Jakob -10
David 350
Alex 30
Charles 115
Halle 0
Eric -5
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:53 pm

Shashmaqam wrote:Thanks to everyone who came and heard parts of AARDVARK tonight. If you couldn't play tonight, or want to do a separate night for just bonuses, please reach out to me. If not I will post the set by next weekend.

Scores:
Kate 25
Drew 70
Jakob -10
David 350
Alex 30
Charles 115
Halle 0
Eric -5

I only played like the first five tossups due to me being on a bus with bad wifi that kept cutting out and interrupting the game. I'd be interested in playing this if there is another site.
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby eldermaas » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:04 pm

Any plans to post the AARDVARK set?
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Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Postby Benin Rebirth Party » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:22 am

I am working on Arthur tossups as I watch episodes here and there (err... way too often, probably). I will announce when a well balanced set comes out of it. Collabs welcome.
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