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by Angstrom
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9641

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

My primary goal in this set, especially when editing my portion, was innovation and creativity. I think for a tournament like PACE, which has to simultaneously distinguish a wide spectrum of teams, it's important to ask about well-trod topics in new ways. I also personally believe that its also imp...
by Angstrom
Fri May 31, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 39200

Re: 2013 NAC

So, to summarize: You think quizbowl should change to be more like what people who want quizbowl to be terrible want to see, in order to attract those people. Many others disagree with you. Repeat once every six months from 2005 to the end of time. Wait, what the heck? Why is everything this guy ab...
by Angstrom
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nature of Studying
Replies: 53
Views: 18150

Re: Nature of Studying

This is, essentially, an extension of "easy high school quiz bowl is too easy to challenge me. Therefore, it must be redesigned so it is a challenge for me. Nevermind the consequences of that, such as sets being dramatically harder for new high school teams, or high school teams that don't have the...
by Angstrom
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nature of Studying
Replies: 53
Views: 18150

Re: Nature of Studying

I make sweeping pronouncements about the tournaments I've played. Which are mostly IS sets, easy college sets, and HSNCT.

As I said, maybe the top of high school quiz bowl is shiny and wonderful. But that doesn't change the matter of the rest of it.
by Angstrom
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nature of Studying
Replies: 53
Views: 18150

Re: Nature of Studying

Thanks to Kevin for airing much more eloquently what I've been privately complaining about to him for about a year. You can't just say "at the best levels of quiz bowl, it gets better". I've never played PACE NSC, maybe it has these wonderful science questions. But it doesn't matter, because at the ...
by Angstrom
Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7053

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

(along with SciBowl; doesn't good quizbowl have any govt. contacts to force the Dept. of Energy to change it?) At risk of diverting the discussion, is your beef with Science Bowl about the format or the organization? I've been defending the format to my teammates for about a year now and I haven't ...
by Angstrom
Mon May 28, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 42352

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

We were confused by what seemed to be a Saturday focus on India as well. Set things: I noticed a lot of really fun physical games come up in this tournament (i.e. Risk, Dominion, Diplomacy, Agricola), as opposed to what, if I remember right, is a standard penchant for video games. That was very enjo...
by Angstrom
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 50 Million Math Question Fans Can't Be Wrong! (OR CAN THEY)
Replies: 64
Views: 9452

Re: Are 20 Questions Enough?

I've managed to gather that we're not on 24/24 vs. 20/20 anymore, but I'm not quite sure what the main points in contention are here. Could someone clarify for me? Are we arguing about whether math tossups can be written well, whether most math tossups suck, whether we should have more math tossups,...
by Angstrom
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16641

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Clicking on any of the links in the initial stat page seems to fail. Is anybody else getting this?
by Angstrom
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8589

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

As a student, especially one only two years into quiz bowl, I have nowhere near enough experience to say anything strong - but don't leave Cistercian out. You were right to put them on the cusp and the only reason I don't think they're at exactly the same level as LASA is that they lost two people.
by Angstrom
Sun May 08, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT MSNCT
Replies: 59
Views: 20136

Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

The last two games have not started yet. (And my brother has enough time to make a call home.) So I would guess that there is still a lunchbreak until 1:30, though he didn't say.
by Angstrom
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21233

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

Ah, good, then I can tell the most amusing neg of my quiz bowl career so far: Against Cistercian, the LASA B captain said "Father Gregory" for "Father William".
by Angstrom
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21233

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

Unless the results are based off anything but record, LASA B came in fourth - we beat Cistercian the second time around in the playoffs, and were tied in record before that.
by Angstrom
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18763

Re: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion

I am, of course, assuming that people write their questions based on questions from previous tournaments. (A fair assumption, I think) Correct me if I'm mistaken, but wasn't part of the point of this tournament to expand the existing noncomp math canon? I saw this tournament as inventing new answer...