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by InvadErGII
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online - I'll Do It Again (12/13/20, Two Divisions)
Replies: 0
Views: 464

ACRO-Demia Online - I'll Do It Again (12/13/20, Two Divisions)

Did you miss out on the ACRO-Demia tournament this month? We're gonna run another mirror the afternoon of Sunday, December 13th . Note that this is the same question set as before - if you played this set already, this post is not for you (sorry). For this event, we'll also be running two divisions ...
by InvadErGII
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

Who wants some STATS (it's you - you want them) Congrats to List of Neighbours characters (2017) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Rob Carson) (Mike Cheyne, Rob Carson, Chris Ray, John Lawrence) on their impressive victory. This was a blast - if you missed out on this one, I'll ...
by InvadErGII
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

Yep! 1pm central.
by InvadErGII
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

Quick registration update - it turns out that running 8 rounds with 18 teams doesn't really work, so we're not gonna do that (sorry). As a result, the field will now be limited to 16 teams . As of right now, this means there is exactly one spot left - if you're a free agent and want to be sure to ge...
by InvadErGII
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

It's on its way now!
by InvadErGII
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

After wrangling up some more staffers, I'm comfortable upping the field of this to 18. Get your teams registered ASAP (and free agents, start teaming up)!
by InvadErGII
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

JA01 wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:43 pm Will free agents have to assemble their own team or will the TD make teams consisting of free agents?
I can make teams if necessary, but would definitely recommend that teams do this themselves if possible, as that'll probably be better for balancing purposes.
by InvadErGII
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

I'm putting in a field cap of 12 for now, but hope to go to ~16 assuming I can shore up a few more moderators. If you're free to staff this, please let me know ASAP! EDIT: As for time, I'm thinking 1pm central as the start time of the first round (if this is generally untenable for some reason I don...
by InvadErGII
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 14: Global Announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: ACRONYM 14: Global Announcement

Cheynem wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:42 pm If there is a (in-person) HSNCT, which is presumably up in the air at this point, will this be mirrored there?
I haven't discussed this with NAQT at this point, but I'd certainly like to! For now, I'll say this is probable if an in-person HSNCT occurs at all.
by InvadErGII
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 14: Global Announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 555

ACRONYM 14: Global Announcement

It's that time again! Play Quiz Bowl LLC is excited to announce ACRONYM 14 , a set that is sure to be the newest ACRONYM of all time. This is a low-difficulty pop culture set, aimed primarily at a high school audience, but with content accessible to college/open types. Distribution This year's distr...
by InvadErGII
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

The afternoon of 11/15 appears to be the popular choice, so let's plan on that. I'm excited for this one to finally come to fruition!
by InvadErGII
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 12
Views: 6531

Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

A few updates! - This is just about done. It's pretty wild! Thanks to Danny Vopava and Ben Weiner, who wrote a lot of the set. - We ended up landing on 8 packets, and with a slightly different distro: 6 "Literature" 6 "History" 4 "Fine Arts" 2 "R/M/P" 2 "Science" The "main" mirror will be held the w...
by InvadErGII
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 2770

ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

As we wrap up ACRO-Demia, I'd like to schedule an online tournament to function as its "main" mirror for the weekend of November 14th. Cost will be $12 per player. Ideally I'd like to do teams of 4 for this, but would be open to changing to doubles if it's better for logistics or whatever. What I'd ...
by InvadErGII
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Pub Quiz Bowl - A Weekly Online Game
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Pub Quiz Bowl - A Weekly Online Game

In the interest of offering a fun and COVID-safe way to practice/hang out with your teammates, PQB has begun offering Pub Quiz Bowl , a mix of quiz bowl and team trivia (with an emphasis on the former). The format makes use of 90-second, pyramidal questions, with clues being given one at at time at ...
by InvadErGII
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAM III (Video Games, Fall 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

Re: TOEJAM III (Video Games, Fall 2020)

Mike Bentley wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:43 pm Is this still going to happen this Fall?
I think it will be ready closer to January, but our intention is to have mirrors available before the next ACRONYM.
by InvadErGII
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 12
Views: 6531

Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Yes! Our intention is to run it in the fall, presumably online. Watch this space for updates.
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 5064

Re: Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)

From here : With the significant changes to the quiz bowl world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making a number of updates to our release plans. While it was initially scheduled to release this month, Schurniverse (our set focused on the projects of Michael Schur) will be delayed. The excitemen...
by InvadErGII
Thu May 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

It's Drew wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 2:09 pm how do we pay
I'll be sending out invoices this weekend or thereabouts.
by InvadErGII
Thu May 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

Ciorwrong wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 12:28 am access denied
Dang it, sorry - should be working now.
by InvadErGII
Thu May 07, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

Here you go! Of note - there are currently just five teams who have specified that they'd like to play in a high school-only division. If you're a high school team who'd like to play in such a division, please sign up soon to ensure we have enough teams! EDIT: I took a look at the free agent sheet ...
by InvadErGII
Mon May 04, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

As a reminder - registration for this league closes this Sunday. If you're interested but have not yet registered, please do so soon!
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

I'm happy to address these to the best of my ability: 1. How does audio quality of the moderator compare to Discord? To be fair, I don't have a great quantitative way to compare these two options, but over the course of 2-3 test games, I believe there was one bonus part I opted to re-read due to an ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

Excited to hear reports on how quizbowl over Zoom compares to Discord. We did some test games last week, and the consensus was that it worked well. We'll still be using the chat feature to buzz, but the rest plays out more or less the same way in-person events do (with the added bonus that unlike i...
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

https://playquizbowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/template-1.png Play Quiz Bowl is excited to announce the ACRONYM League , a one-of-a-kind online quiz bowl league. WHAT? This league will be using the ACRONYM 13 question set . If you played or moderated this set in February, you are not eligible ...
by InvadErGII
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20

Congrats to the ironically-named The Bus That Slowed Down (Mike Cheyne, Sam Ross, Carsten Gehring, Andrew Hart), who could not be stopped and defeated All Hail Krull, Sincerely Little Girl (Dan Burgess, Derek Sillerud, Susan Herder, Mike Olson) to clinch the MACRONYM title. Thanks to everyone who ca...
by InvadErGII
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20

Logistics info went out to the email addresses on the sign up sheet this morning, but in case people aren't passing that along: Please come to Olin Rice Room 150 at 8:30 for check-in. There are parking lots to its immediate west and east, which are both good options. A map of the area is available h...
by InvadErGII
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ CCCT/Valencia College - 2/29/20
Replies: 1
Views: 692

ACRONYM 13 @ CCCT/Valencia College - 2/29/20

Play Quiz Bowl LLC will be hosting a mirror of ACRONYM 13 on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Valencia College in Orlando, FL. Much like last year, this will be held immediately following the conclusion of CCCT at Valencia College. This tournament will be run on-site by Danny Vopava - any logistical ...
by InvadErGII
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT North @ Minnesota - 2/8/20
Replies: 0
Views: 641

2020 NAQT SCT North @ Minnesota - 2/8/20

Play Quiz Bowl LLC will be directing the North site of the 2020 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 8, 2020 . Location : This year's SCT North will be at the University of Minnesota . Games will be held at Folwell Hall - note that this is *not* at Blegen Hall, the longtime v...
by InvadErGII
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20

It is! I wouldn't rule out there being others in the midwest at some point (as well as at HSNCT, etc.), but this one is in Minnesota, so yeah.
by InvadErGII
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20

Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota will be hosting a mirror of ACRONYM 13 on Sunday, February 23, 2020. As with last year, the cost will be $20 per player. Macalester will have an online payment portal for this in the near future.

You can register a team and/or sign up as a staffer here.
by InvadErGII
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAM III (Video Games, Fall 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

TOEJAM III (Video Games, Fall 2020)

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be producing TOEJAM III , the third iteration of my occasional retro-focused video game tournament series. The set will have about 8 packets of tossups with the following distribution: 4/0 8-Bit Era and Oldera 4/0 16-Bit Era 4/0 32- and 64-Bit Era 4/0 "Modern" Era (...
by InvadErGII
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 5064

Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)

Play Quiz Bowl is excited to announce Schurniverse , a set dedicated to the various projects of TV producer extraordinaire Michael Schur. The set will be written by Danny Vopava (with a few contributions from myself), and will have 6 packets of 20 tossups with the following distribution: 5/0 The Off...
by InvadErGII
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3592

Re: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019

This is just a few days away! Please register soon if you haven't. A few other details - this will indeed be at Blegen Hall (the usual place) on UMN's west bank. The opening meeting will be in auditorium 10 on the lowest level. Please be there by 8:45 so we can do the meeting and get started by 9. E...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3592

Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019

There will be a mirror of Super ACRONYM 2 at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, September 7th. Exact details are forthcoming, but games are expected to be at Blegen Hall (the usual place), with a likely start at around 9am. Registration is $20 per player. You can sign up a full team or as a fr...
by InvadErGII
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 21173

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Prelim stats for Super ACRONYM are here . I still need to get all the playoff scoresheets into SQBS, but will have those up ASAP. Also, by my count there were 11 players (nearly a fourth of the field!) who didn't pay for this. If that includes you, please do so ASAP - my Venmo is Erik-Nelson-32. If ...
by InvadErGII
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 21173

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

The Super ACRONYM 2 schedule is available here . Same meeting place/time as yesterday (as noted in the OP of this thread). If you are signed up to staff and would be up for running stats, please let me know - we have more than enough readers, so in the interest of keeping this running smoothly I'd l...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 6459

Re: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement

This set is fully edited and ready for mirrors starting this weekend! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like to have this mirrored in your area. There are a couple of other quick announcements regarding this set: - Travis Vitello also joined up as a writer for this set. - The distribution ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 6628

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

mjoy wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:08 am
InvadErGII wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:44 pm There will also definitely be a Minnesota mirror in August or September
Is this still the case?
Oh yeah, there'll definitely be something.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 12
Views: 6531

Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

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.
by InvadErGII
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 12
Views: 6531

Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

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.
by InvadErGII
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 12
Views: 6531

ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

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 t...
by InvadErGII
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13: Global Announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 6792

ACRONYM 13: Global Announcement

Play Quiz Bowl LLC is pleased to announce the inevitable existence of ACRONYM 13 , a new iteration of our flagship question set, which will be ready for mirrors in February 2020 . This is a low-difficulty pop culture set, aimed primarily at a high school audience, but with content accessible to coll...
by InvadErGII
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 25
Views: 12698

Re: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)

This was very good and you should play it :party:
by InvadErGII
Sat May 18, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Illinois - Weekend of 7/20
Replies: 1
Views: 3525

Super ACRONYM 2 @ Illinois - Weekend of 7/20

Now that all the polling seems to be done - the premiere of Super ACRONYM 2 will be at the University of Illinois the weekend of July 20th (exact date and time TBD, depending on what else is being run). Our hope is for this to have the largest, strongest field possible, so if you are unsure of where...
by InvadErGII
Fri May 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19
Replies: 5
Views: 6775

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19

Registration for this event closes this Sunday! If you want to play but haven't signed up, now is the time.
by InvadErGII
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19
Replies: 5
Views: 6775

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19

Since a couple of folks have asked for something like this recently, a free agent signup sheet is available here. If you don't have a team, sign up here and get in touch with other free agents to get a team together.
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19
Replies: 5
Views: 6775

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19

Hey all! This is coming up fast, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so! It won't be long before HSNCT staff assignments are sorted out, so if you want to play in this, please sign up here right away. We also still need a whole bunch of staffers - if you've already played this set and would l...
by InvadErGII
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 14
Views: 9137

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

If it helps at all with picking out the best time for this - I can commit to having Super ACRONYM ready for the weekend of July 20th, but not any earlier.
by InvadErGII
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 6628

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

Cheynem wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:17 am According to the latest thread, they're leaning towards doing Side Event Weekend in August now.
Ahh. That'd certainly work for me, too.
by InvadErGII
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 6628

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

Looks like Age of Empires has also been announced, though I'm not sure how confirmed it is. Barring any big changes, let's plan on doing this at UIUC. I let them know that my preferred weekend for this would be July 20th, assuming other events are also ready to be played by then - I can't travel eit...