Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

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Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby adosreme » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:48 pm

This is a preliminary announcement for Community Chest, a tossup-only side event dealing with non-video games.

Format

This event will consist of Mike Cheyne-style speed-check tossups (i.e. approximately 3-4 lines in length before powermarking) about non-video games (see "distribution" below) and is intended to be played shootout style. I am aiming for a total of about 60 tossups, but this number could vary a little depending on how much I am able to write in the next 3 weeks.

Distribution

The distribution can include any or all of the following:

- Board games (examples include both traditional games such as Monopoly and "game store" games like Settlers of Catan)
- Card games (includes games that can be played with a traditional deck of cards, specialty card games like Skip-Bo, Collectible Card Games, etc.)
- Other miscellaneous games (e.g. party games, sports that aren't really physical sports like billiards)
- Games in other trash subjects (e.g. films about games, games played in tv shows, and even video games about non-video games)
- Elements of and entities relating to any of the above

Difficulty

Some questions will be difficult/mildly vanity and the tournament will inevitably skew towards games that I have played/like, but there should be enough accessible content for a non-serious gamer to have fun. All questions will have powers (and maybe superpowers edit: No superpowers).

Time

Some playable portion of this tournament, if not the whole thing, will be ready for the last weekend in August (this event is intended for play at whatever event McMaster will be hosting in lieu of Jeff Goldblum this year)

Fee

None. This side event will be made freely available for any tournaments in early fall that want it. If you want to mirror this, just drop me an email and I'll be happy to send it to you.

edit: My email is "my user name" at "the free email service from Google" dot com.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby Cheynem » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:20 pm

Paging Cresston Gackle.

In seriousness, I think Minnesota might like to play this after its trash tournament in September.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby fizzball » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:50 pm

Yes, please.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby Black-throated Antshrike » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:03 am

adosreme wrote: video games about non-video games


what is this? Also this sounds awesome
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby Masked Canadian History Bandit » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:36 am

Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:
adosreme wrote: video games about non-video games


what is this? Also this sounds awesome


Ultimate Backgammon for the 360? Axis and Allies for the PS3? Stuff like that?
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby dtaylor4 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:17 am

Pokemon TCG, any of the Yu-Gi-Oh games, some of the MTG games for PSX and XBOX.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby adosreme » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:10 pm

Monocle wrote:
Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:
adosreme wrote: video games about non-video games


what is this? Also this sounds awesome


Ultimate Backgammon for the 360? Axis and Allies for the PS3? Stuff like that?


I was actually thinking of things more like Mario Party, but this too.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby adosreme » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:40 pm

In a new development, Colin McNamara is helping with some of the question writing for this. It's probably a good way to rein in the difficulty level/cutesy answer line territory that I was starting to breach.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby jonpin » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:32 pm

I am so very saddened that I will probably not be able to play this due to almost never being at college quiz bowl tournaments. I would be delighted to help playtest this if and when you need it.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby Public safety diving » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:16 pm

I so want to play this set.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby NickConderWKU » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:39 pm

adosreme wrote:Settlers of Catan


YESSSS!!! I approve of this tournament. :party:
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby evilmonkey » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:39 am

Want! (That is, I would be delighted to play this tournament, but am too overjoyed to express myself in coherent sentences, despite the realization that this will likely be mirrored nowhere in my immediate vicinity)
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby gack1224 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:03 pm

The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote:
adosreme wrote:Agricola


YESSSS!!! I approve of this tournament. :party:


Fixed that for you.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby Charbroil » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:50 pm

As a mildly amusing tangent to this, apparently R. Hentzel's father is a Monopoly expert*.

* Yes, I did actually confirm it was his father.
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Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

Postby adosreme » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:31 pm

This set is now "finished" (meaning that it is open to last minute revision/expansion if I get the urge but can be played as it currently is). Again, anyone who wants a copy can shoot me an email and I'll be happy to provide it.
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