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by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Audio Tossup Generator
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Audio Tossup Generator

I've made a version of the script that the PAveMEnT team used to generate audio tossups publicly available in this repository . Instructions for cloning, setting up, and using the script are in the readme. Much of the credit for this is owed to Young Fenimore Lee and others who contributed their eff...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU Online Mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: JORDU Online Mirror

Thanks to everyone who played! Stats have been posted.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU Online Mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 759

JORDU Online Mirror

I would like to announce the online mirror of JORDU on Sunday, September 19 at 6:00 PM EST. It will cost $5 per player. The tournament will take place on Discord. Like the mirror at CO, this tournament will be run as doubles in a round robin format. The spreadsheet for team formation is here . Haras...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)

Sorry for the delay on payment information. It cost $5 per player. Please send it by either Venmo or Paypal, which are vcpavao and vcpavao (at) gmail (dot) com respectively.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)

I don't plan on setting up a forum for discussing this set, so if you play or read this and have any feedback feel free to DM me. I hope to use the feedback to edit this once more before the online mirror.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT 2021 DMV Mirror (7/10 - Likely UMD)
Replies: 12
Views: 3509

Re: NASAT 2021 DMV Mirror (7/10 - Likely UMD)

Posting here because I’m gauging interest in playing JORDU after NASAT. One person has expressed interest and I would need at least 7 others to run it (2v2v2v2). If interested, please DM me (I don’t believe I can make a poll in the comments).
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)

Update: JORDU will take up the third side event slot at CO.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed May 05, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

Several people have asked me about JORDU recently so here's an update. The set is almost complete, and will be ready to play at events this summer. I am looking to have the first mirror the weekend of Chicago Open (August 21-22), and intend for the first mirror to be played as doubles. Here is a spr...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed May 05, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM Online Championship: May 8, 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 4962

Re: ACRONYM Online Championship: May 8, 2021

Is any acronym team looking for a fourth player? I know music, some movies, some comedy and other pop culture stuff. I can be reached at [email protected].
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Music Packet for Festivus (12/22 at 9:30PM EST)
Replies: 0
Views: 1385

Music Packet for Festivus (12/22 at 9:30PM EST)

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately I missed Festivus this year due to unforeseen circumstances, but I plan on reading my packet tonight (12/22) at 9:30PM EST.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 31
Views: 9741

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

I have a quick survey for people currently playing PAveMEnT on whether they'd be interested in buzzpoints being publicly released. If you are playing this tournament, please respond.

https://forms.gle/qdFgqTaAUBrFr2PA6
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: MARCATo General Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: MARCATo General Thoughts

Unfortunately, I don't have the buzz data for the second mirror, and I don't know if Noah's sent it out to anyone. If someone does have it, I could put it in this format pretty quickly.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: MARCATo General Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: MARCATo General Thoughts

This is late, but I was talking with Isaac about different MARCATO buzzes as we prepare for PAveMEnT, and decided to import the csv of buzz data into Google Sheets, filtered it for just the correct answers, cleaned it up, and sorted it so that it's readable. Here's that sheet if anyone's interested....
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: PAveMEnT Playtesting
Replies: 0
Views: 2018

PAveMEnT Playtesting

Hello! The writing team for PAveMEnT is looking for 3-4 people to playtest our set. We are looking for experienced players (college-aged and older) that are familiar with the styles of music in the set distribution. This will take place the weekend of November 20-22, preferably Sunday night. Please ...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: MARCATo General Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: MARCATo General Thoughts

I really enjoyed playing this tournament. Clearly a lot of effort went into making this happen, and I thank Noah, John, and Wonyoung for all their hard work. Thanks especially for being responsive and attempting to work out a solution when I scheduled travel in the middle of the tournament.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: MARCATo - Question-Specific Discussion for Popular Music
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Question-Specific Discussion for Popular Music

I want to preface this by thanking you for your hard work at making this tournament happen. I enjoyed most of the pop music questions, and really appreciate the diverse array of artists represented in the set. My main criticism of the pop music echoes what Ryan said. Many answerlines for pop music m...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 12673

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Are we able to see how we did against our opponent the previous day before moving on to play the next day's game?
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 12673

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Rounds are spread over multiple days, one round per day.
Is there a tentative schedule for games? Or are we expected to have daily laptop access until the tournament is complete?

EDIT: I missed your post in the middle of the thread which answers my question.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Trash Questions in College Sets
Replies: 19
Views: 4077

Re: Trash Questions in College Sets

I don't have a particularly good ear to the ground in the "film world," but practically every time I listen, people are talking about the films of Jordan Peele—there are ways to ask about them that engage cinematography, themes, symbolism, etc. that I think are perfectly appropriate for a...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Fri May 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

This set will not be played until the next in-person open tournament where there is enough interest to play it, so at the earliest fall/winter of 2020. As of now, I'm not really interested in hosting an online mirror due to the amount of effort I'm putting into this and the ease of cheating on a sid...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 2634

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the Ben Webster bonus and Coltrane Tossup?
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 Terrapin Open: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 3070

Re: 2020 Terrapin Open: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the question on Blue Velvet? Personal bias aside (it's one of my favorite movies) I recall the clues being obvious very early (the In Dreams scene) and I don't believe the guy who lipsyncs it is ever established as gay.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

The 10-11 lines is with Times 12 pt font and includes bracketed pronunciations. All tossups we have written so far are shorter than both the Django tossup from Fall Open and St Louis Blues from RULFO, so there shouldn't be an issue with question length.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

Update: I have adjusted the original post and marked major changes in underline, most notably more bop content.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

kingofcroutons wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:06 pm Are there any plans for a potential PACE mirror?
There are no definitive mirrors yet, but the set will most likely be ready by PACE NSC.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6986

JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)

Will Bordowitz and I are in the process of writing JORDU (Jazz is Often Rare and Disappointingly Unappreciated), a side event that will be ready by the summer of 2021 . This set's difficulty will be open -level. The intent behind this set is to expose interested players to jazz history and compositi...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 MWT Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 60
Views: 3664

Re: 2020 MWT Specific Questions and Errata

How did the Massachusetts geography tossup go at the Playtest? The clues within power are very difficult, but then right outside power (where it mentions Fall River and New Bedford) is really easy.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 14510

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

Is the main site prepared to host all the teams that were planning on going to Columbia, in addition to everyone going to Maryland? I hope you're not going to cap the number of teams and have a bunch of interested players not able to play, after revoking this mirror.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 MWT Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 60
Views: 3664

Re: 2020 MWT Specific Questions and Errata

I think the Dadaist bonus is too easy and most teams will 30 it
I think the first clue for Notre Dame is too easy
I'll have more opinions once we get packet access
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '19-'20
Replies: 13
Views: 3272

Re: New England Discussion '19-'20

Thanks for starting this discussion, Douglas. I also think the New England circuit is more competitive this year. There are several teams with clear potential to finish near the top at HSNCT and PACE NSC. I’m not sure if teams just plan on attending HSNCT like last year (Lexington was the only New E...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Unanswered Question - Specific Questions/Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Specific Questions/Errata

The tossup on Max Roach could use the phrase "in homage to a similarly-named album" in the clue about Max Roach + 4 . If you, as I did, know about the existence of Sonny Rollins + 4 but not the Roach album, you get negged for having knowledge, which is not ideal. This is an especially pla...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Unanswered Question - Auditory Arts General Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Auditory Arts General Discussion

This set was very well done. It's very promising to see a team of newer writers be able to execute such a challenging, yet entertaining open-level set. While some open-level events can dissuade one with its difficulty, this event definitely made me want to look up the clues and answer lines I did no...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 10533

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

Can you provide a little more info on the criteria for "20th century fine arts"? For example, could a composer like Mahler be included in the set? If so, would the questions be based on clues from his work after 1900, or could they span his entire career?
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 15586

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Anyone traveling from the Boston area, I plan on driving to NYC that Friday night. Feel free to DM me if you would like to carpool or share a hotel, it would be great if we could lower everyone’s costs.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 37
Views: 12487

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

High School Quiz Show has announced that October 20, 2019 will be Super Sunday this year. This will undoubtedly affect the participation of Massachusetts teams even if it's tangentially related to quiz bowl.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed May 22, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 10013

Re: MUSES Announcement

username1 wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:02 pm Would definitely be interested in an online mirror of this.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 15763

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Looking to join a team, I'm sort of a generalist but definitely strongest in History, FA, and Social Science
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 35214

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

The "Ewig" clue for Gustav Mahler seems to be a bit of a stock clue, I must say (I saw it in either NASAT 2013 or 2014 and possibly one other set). Did not compete at PACE, just my two cents.
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Thu May 28, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 68330

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

Do you expect there to be a mirror in the Northeast?
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Wed May 27, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Practices?
Replies: 7
Views: 4026

Re: Boston Summer Practices?

I'd be interested
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 8980

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

I agree with Jon in that it's not really worth doing anything about, but Victor's claims aren't entirely baseless - at the Bee, I experienced something similar with these buzzersystems.com buzzers . Basically, when one player continually presses the button before the buzzers are clear, the system r...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 8980

buzzer system lockout discussion

(discussion split from this thread --mgmt.) This could have already been addressed (I haven't looked at every single post on this thread), and I'm not exactly sure this is the appropriate place to post this complaint, but I will post it anyway... I am glad teams volunteer buzzer systems to national...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MA Quizbowl Championship -- Harvard Regional (3/8/14)
Replies: 12
Views: 9739

Re: MA Quizbowl Championship -- Harvard Regional (3/8/14)

There is obviously no hurry, but I am just wondering why the stats from the West Regional are out, but those of East Regional haven't yet been tallied. Have they even been mailed yet?
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 33895

Re: New England 2014-2015

AMSA has incredible potential next year, but I would like to note that both A-B and Lexington have beaten AMSA more than once in history bowl and/or quiz bowl and AMSA lost to Sharon at the state championship. Both Lexington and A-B did not perform to their potential at nationals this year. It is tr...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 33895

Re: New England 2014-2015

Oops, I'm messing up on all my years. Arjun is a Junior so they lose David. (facepalm)
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 33895

Re: New England 2014-2015

I'll post my full in-depth analysis on the 14th (was planning to do this but Mike beat me too it). But in my opinion Darien and AMSA are 1a and 1b (Darien beat AMSA twice by slim margins this year; however, AMSA got some new players who have improved the team a ton). Lexington is a step below them ...
by Asterias Wrathbunny
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 33895

Re: New England 2014-2015

Lexington loses Arjun, their top history player, David, another geography/history player, and Reggie, their main lit player. They keep Colin, Duncan, and Devin - all three performed well at HSNCT. I expect that the team continues to perform well at tournaments. AMSA has a new player, Aniruddh, who w...