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by Majin Buu Roi
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12663

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

A suggestion for future versions of this event: I think it would be helpful if packet authors were clearer about the contents of their packet ahead of time. Providing a distribution can be really useful when trying to figure out your tier. i.e. Jason's packet was originally listed as "musical theat...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7458

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

A rather major error (ok, maybe I'm being a tad cartoonishly over-invested in my niche interests here in calling it "major) I noticed was in the religion question on Iran (I think it was a religion question). While I was over the freaking moon to hear a clue on Ibn al-Rawandi/Book of the Emerald com...
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 35093

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

I don't mean to contradict Will, Rahul, et al here, as I would also somewhat like this spelled out explicitly, but I personally presumed the submission schedule to be saying that any packet submitted between 6/15 and 7/6 would receive a +0. Again, just speaking personally here, I don't think the pen...
by Majin Buu Roi
Thu May 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 21485

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

Guess what, I will also be looking forward to being a foot soldier of the Evil Empire :twisted: while working on a J.D. at UChica- Just kidding. Pahk da cah in Hahvahd (Lah School) Yahd. Look forward to being as involved there as allowed by studies and by the state of affairs of life ambitions being...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 38858

Re: Player Poll 2019

Eric Wolfsberg Vote for Emmett for nicest person, but don’t vote for me in this poll. I can’t scale worth :capybara: . Leaving aside the Emmett for nicest person comment, this is by far the dumbest thing I've ever heard Eric say. He's definitely very good, and definitely scales. Should definitely b...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 38858

Re: Player Poll 2019

People worth considering from this side of the pond, some of whom didn't get much exposure in virtue of not playing Nats this year: Joseph Krol -- strong on lit, fine arts, maths and basically everything else. Extremely conservative on the buzzer, but that doesn't stop him from buzzing a lot (betwe...
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)

Thank you so much to everybody who played yesterday. I hope you enjoyed yourself and felt you got your money's worth, especially given the relatively loose scheduling that developed and that only 9 packets were played. Both of those things were purely a result of my comical underestimation of how lo...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)

The team formation spreadsheet now contains a link to the discord server. Also, Derek So has graciously agreed to help out for parts of the day, as have Katherine Lei and Shubham Sengar, so we should be alright now moderator-wise. There are also two spots still open for any free agents, but otherwis...
by Majin Buu Roi
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)

Owing to the fact that a sixth team has just registered, I am closing the field except in the event that two further teams sign up at once. There are, however, a handful of free agent spots still open.
by Majin Buu Roi
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)

The above post now comes with an exciting new feature called "a functioning link to the team formation spreadsheet."
by Majin Buu Roi
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: PIANO Online Mirror Date Poll

The online mirror will, barring extreme changes of plan, will take place on Sunday, 3/10. The poll will technically remain open for one more day, simply because I did not know how close polls at first, but further votes will not affect the date unless the preference changes by an overwhelming margin...
by Majin Buu Roi
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 38592

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Barring extreme circumstances, I will be holding the discord mirror on the date most favored by a significant margin in the date poll, 3/10. Here is a link to the announcement http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22449 . Again, please attend an in-person mirror if it is remotely feasible...
by Majin Buu Roi
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)

I am please to (finally) announce an online mirror of PIANO (main announcement thread: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21685 ) to take place on discord on Sunday, 3/10/19 . The precise schedule and soft field caps are still being determined, and this post will change to reflect such...
by Majin Buu Roi
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: PIANO Online Mirror Date Poll

I'll be keeping this poll open until I post an actual announcement some time tomorrow. Unless the trends drastically change in that time, the date I plan on announcing should be fairly obvious.
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: PIANO Online Mirror Date Poll

Oh, quick clarification, in the unlikely case this confused anybody in this respect, but try fill out this poll as individuals, please. If you are on/representing a team that wants their voices heard regarding the online mirror date, please have your teammates answer this poll separately if possible...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO Online Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

PIANO Online Mirror Date Poll

The following is a date poll for the online mirror of PIANO, to be run on discord by yours truly. Each person is allowed to give 4 responses, and the options include Sundays as well as Saturdays. Please give the 4 dates you would PREFER that the online mirror fall on, if you are available to (and of...
by Majin Buu Roi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 7001

Re: SCT placement policies

I would second Conor's post, and add that NAQT is placing an enormous, entirely unnecessary burden on teams playing and ESPECIALLY on teams hosting SCT by not taking the very, very, simple step of explicitly telling at the very least their SCT hosts clearly and precisely how they want placement (and...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 38592

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Online: date TBD Just so folks know, I'll be running this on discord at some point if demand is there for it even after people play the in-person mirrors (though do not take that statement to mean that the online mirror will necessarily be held at a date later than all of the in-person mirrors). Th...
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 9556

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:44 pm hey, can the jason who filled out the doodle poll email me for the IRC info? don't want to invite the wrong person.
Just emailed you.
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 8136

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

Also would be interested in an August date.
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Mirroring British Tournaments
Replies: 6
Views: 3614

Re: Mirroring British Tournaments

Hello! Over the past couple of months, the Canadian circuit has been trying to set our summer tournament schedule. We've been hoping to host a mirror of either this year's Oxford Open or Cambridge Open, since they have not yet been played in Canada. However, we have been completely unable to get in...
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon May 07, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 31728

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Like Aseem, I'm also super-late to this, but I definitely thought that this unnecessarily rigorous discussion could use more good old-fashioned "you should vote for my teammates" posts. So if you're still filling out your ballot, you should definitely vote for my teammates. Like, all of them, ideall...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 31424

Re: Players Choice Awards

I'm going to admit to possessing a certain amount of bias here, but I think Warwick A's 310-215 win over Cambridge A (Jason, Ewan, Ellie and Ephraim) at ACF Regionals should be in contention for Upset of the Year. One of those teams finished 5th at Nats whereas the other team didn't even finish in ...
by Majin Buu Roi
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 8463

Re: Postseason poll

I appear to be mostly writing pro-British posts at the moment, but Oxford should 1) come higher on your ballots now then they did before and 2) be noted as only missing out on the top bracket by (iirc) 20 points in their tiebreaker game. It's also worth noting that their top of second bracket finis...
by Majin Buu Roi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 17457

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

I’m headed to the University of Arizona for an MS in medical physics. I may try and see if I can revive the team there, and I’d be happy to staff whatever high school stuff exists there, time permitting. As person who was born in Arizona (but has not been there since I was six months old), I kind o...
by Majin Buu Roi
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 34822

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

Have you considered not reserving rooms on behalf of NHBB if they continue to run bad tournaments? It seems like they are reflecting badly on your club, even if you aren't associated with them. Basically, NHBB could reserve rooms anyway without us helping (and since David Madden is an alum '00 of P...
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 10411

Re: Midseason poll

PSA: Don't forget Johns Hopkins this time! And I'd say this about Johns Hopkins prior to Robert Chu joining them. Also Oxford this year is sneaky good and should probably be ranked a little higher than in the pre-season poll. Daoud Jackson has the scariest metagaming proficiency I've seen by anybod...
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open: American Editors Required
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Re: Oxford Open: American Editors Required

In my capacity as "American who played the British version of this set." I will completely back up Daoud's assessment. There are a few cases of unnecessarily confusing wordings, but I'll bet Daoud is or has already taken care of those. OOT 2018 was a tremendously fun set whose Americanization would ...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 20972

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I took scores on my 19-tossup musicals packet for some reason, which came out as follows:

John Lawrence: 110
Greg Peterson: 100
Alston Boyd: 55
Dakota (?): 45
Alex Damisch: 10
Erik Christensen: -5
Adam Sperber: -10
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 20972

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

As I've already mentioned on the discord (but in case people don't see it there) my musicals packet will almost certainly not quite be a full packet, but it will have at least 15 tossups that range in answer-line difficulty from "harder than anything that comes up in SCT/IS packets but still reasona...
by Majin Buu Roi
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 20972

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I may have a musical theater packet for this that will be harder than last year's (though not abusively so, I just want to see if I can avoid having every question get powered this time). We'll see exactly how much I get done after a family dinner tonight/tomorrow morning, but this will happen and ...
by Majin Buu Roi
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 20972

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I may have a musical theater packet for this that will be harder than last year's (though not abusively so, I just want to see if I can avoid having every question get powered this time).
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thought Monstrosity on Skype (August 26th, 2017)
Replies: 9
Views: 4203

Re: Thought Monstrosity on Skype (August 26th, 2017)

ahuff wrote:Is it to late to join a team?
Young's final call, obviously, but half of the teams have a spot open, so I doubt it.
by Majin Buu Roi
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 4665

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

Sorry for the short notice folks, but practice is off tonight owing to most of the regulars' being unable to make it. We should still have practices through next week, though.
by Majin Buu Roi
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 7905

Re: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)

Please add me (and Ophir and Jakob and Will) on Skype if you have not done so already. My handle's the very tacky jasoniusg.
by Majin Buu Roi
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 4665

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

CPiGuy wrote:Will these still be happening the first week of August (so, the 1st and/or the 3rd)? I'll be in the general area that week and would love to come at least once.
Yup! Be warned, with the partial exception of Rafael Krichevsky, we're extremely goofy.
by Majin Buu Roi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 4665

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

We've set up shop in Hamilton 303 tonight on account of people in 309. We may move back to 309 later tonight, and this does not affect any practice other than tonight's (I think).
by Majin Buu Roi
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to attract new members
Replies: 11
Views: 11833

Re: How to attract new members

Hi, I am now working at La Salle Academy in NYC and want to start a quiz bowl team. I am open to suggestions but want to know if there are any leagues in or near the City with regular tournaments. Thanks Johann Yay, more teams in NYC! One bit of advice following up on Michael's is that tournaments ...
by Majin Buu Roi
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 4665

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

For the sake of clarity, Columbia Quiz Bowl's website is outdated with respect to summer practice times. They do in fact take place from 6 to 9 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hamilton 309. Ben just had an important but somewhat impromptu appointment with a professor on Tuesday.
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 21245

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

I'm surprised Ionesco hasn't been mentioned yet, but I've adored everything I've ever read/seen by him. Rhinoceros in particular is one of my favorite works of fiction ever.
by Majin Buu Roi
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 168264

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Can somebody recommend to me books on Aztec and Egyptian mythology? I've got nothing for Aztec, but Gods, Heroes and Monsters by Carolina Lopez-Ruiz is fantastic for deeper cuts of Egyptian myth, and I can guarantee that it will also comically over-prepare you for any ancient near eastern myth if y...
by Majin Buu Roi
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts
Replies: 36
Views: 19577

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts

I'd like to volunteer to staff this. I'd also be open to playing if necessary to keep the number of people playing even.
by Majin Buu Roi
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 24678

Re: It's Lit

If anybody's looking for a teammate that will nail one or two absurdly specific things and then get absolutely nothing else, shoot me a message! Otherwise I'd be happy to staff this.
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Writing resources for new teams
Replies: 4
Views: 6356

Re: Writing resources for new teams

I think I remember Chris Chiego posting something in this ball park for high schoolers. Maybe that could be jury-rigged a bit. (Incidentally, I'm jealous your administration offered the possibility of getting funded at all! Princeton's entire budget has been the profits from PHSAT and whatever tourn...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement
Replies: 33
Views: 10301

Re: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement

However, when you actually look up some of these people, you find that many of them aren't the best-known folks in the field This really is the cardinal screw-up of these sorts of questions (Duckworth is actually kind of a bad example, because she's taught in psych 101 classes a lot nowadays, but t...
by Majin Buu Roi
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 15408

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

If there's demand, would people potentially be okay with allowing a five-person team or two? Don't think it's wise to have too many teams - six is ideal for a double round robin + finals setup, and minimizes the number of rooms we need (3) but wouldn't want to shut out people who want to play. As l...
by Majin Buu Roi
Thu May 25, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 326113

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Would anybody be interested in playing a packet of super-hard pre 20th-century Japanese history and/or a packet of stupidly hard Ethiopian and Somali history? I was thinking of writing them for fun and to lock some cool stuff that doesn't come up much in quiz bowl into my head and then figured I mig...
by Majin Buu Roi
Sat May 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The 70 Greatest Players of the Last Eight Years: A Ranking
Replies: 56
Views: 45993

Re: The 70 Greatest Players of the Last Eight Years: A Ranki

(sadly Princeton's program seemed somewhat unstable during his time) On the non-competitive side of things we've actually been more stable than we look. One of the sillier things constraining tournament attendance is that Pton's academic calendar is, well, wonky to say the least with the result tha...
by Majin Buu Roi
Mon May 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll: WONDERFUL
Replies: 18
Views: 10887

Re: Player Poll: WONDERFUL

So far, 34 people have received at least one vote. There are some exceedingly close votes right now, including who will make up the top five (and aside from #1, what order), who will be in the top ten, and who will be in the top 25 (#25 and #26 are currently separated by one point). So please send ...
by Majin Buu Roi
Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 16553

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

As my signature would suggest, I'll be at Cambridge doing a one-year master's, and will hopefully be able to play the UK circuit as much as possible. EDIT: because I am eligible to do so (thanks Alex and Stephen)