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by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 59
Views: 8051

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

So far I'm not convinced Zoom is superior to Discord. It's more about how rooms are structured - Zoom tournaments use the Breakout feature, which requires the TD to manually assign each person to their rooms. Even so, if the previous game ran late, the next team might accidentally come in - I did so...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 12
Views: 2965

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

The Buzzword player results screen always shows the complete text of Buzzword questions that you have previously played. (The note about practice questions is there to indicate that after specific Buzzword events conclude, some tossups used in this project will also show up in future collections of...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3553

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

Thank you for running a smooth tournament! Even with a small hiccup, the tournament went on without delay and finished on time.

The set itself was quite fun to play as well.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

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

For such a busy schedule with so many different moving parts, this ran remarkably well! The only complaint I have is probably that people are generally really terrible at judging their own skill levels, but that might be just be the fact each room has a lot of people (like, close to 20 in most cases...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

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

Is this be going to run all on the same Discord? I'm assuming that's the case - how will you handle preventing people from seeing other rooms? Assuming this isn't operating on some honor system, you will need to create specific roles with permissions for each room and for each packet, which would b...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 25 toss ups and five visual packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: 25 toss ups and five visual packets

I can confirm that copy & paste from a powerpoint works for Discord readings, but obviously the backgrounds aren't copied so you need to announce the powermarks in text
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

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

Is this be going to run all on the same Discord? I'm assuming that's the case - how will you handle preventing people from seeing other rooms? Assuming this isn't operating on some honor system, you will need to create specific roles with permissions for each room and for each packet, which would be...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY ii - a visual movie tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 7367

Re: BUMPY ii - a visual movie tournament

We played this after the Princeton FST. Harrison Whitaker won with an extremely dominant lead. The set was like last year's, extremely challenging but very rewarding when you get it. Great set of film selection, thanks for writing, and thanks to everyone that played! Harrison Whitaker - 9/47/8 - 565...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5623

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

The Billiards Fool wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:49 pm
James Hadley and I are currently playing this as a double and we’d appreciate some teammates (especially if you know science/rmpss). Message me if you’re interested in getting whallopped alongside us!
emmett emmett lama sabachthani
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 10603

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I think this was a great set - people from our A team to D team all seem to enjoy it a lot, and I read some very creative tossups that was difficulty appropriate but still fun to hear. Off the top of my head I really liked the questions on Lisbon from Voltaire, flutes in myths, and wine from Chinese...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7789

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

Likely no practice this week, and probably not next week unless there's demand and/or people are free.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7789

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

We will have practice tomorrow (Thursday) at 8:30 in the Academic Building on College Ave campus

EDIT: room 1170
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]
Replies: 23
Views: 10335

Re: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]

This was very fun and well written, but not overly hard - it's suitable for people that are very knowledgeable in religious matters and amateurs alike. Anyone who has any interest in religion should play this set.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20996

Re: Boston Summer Open I

The main event and side events went swimmingly, and this was extremely fun and well-run even with so many side events. Thank you for organizing this Raynor!
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7789

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

Emmett is busy so I will be hosting today; we will meet in room 1170.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7789

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

We are discussing the possibility of hosting a NASAT mirror - if are interested in helping out, or playing, please post or PM us.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY ii - a visual movie tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 7367

Re: BUMPY ii - a visual movie tournament

The previous iteration was deliciously difficult, but not obscenely so, and the “themed” tossups are incredibly fun. Looking forward to this.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20996

Re: Boston Summer Open I

fwiw I don’t mind the date, but if it was moved earlier it might be better for me (but not really a big deal)

I would also not mind if it goes for 2 day event so people can do things/run more side events
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion

While there are some suspicious early clue drops (" ____ in the Bardo ", "Mandarin has four of these", " Falling Man "), the set is generally solid. Enjoyed playing it immensely, but there are some random bursts of difficulty - the bonuses on various regiments and one on chain restaurants come to mi...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 11536

Re: The end of the match

Right now, when teams shake hands at the end of quizbowl games, it is mostly a shitshow where people are throwing their hands into a massive disorganized pile-on of players. This reeks of quizbowl. It would be better if teams stayed in the order they were sitting, faced each other, stood in lines, ...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 15421

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossups on Taiwan, crossroads, hanging, racing, and (probably my favorite) “Call me Ishmael”?

The myth in this set was very fun to play, the common links especially so.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

There are eyewitness accounts that Queen Myeongseong was still alive when they set her on fire. Thus her immolation was the finishing blow, though she was stabbed first. I think the most agreed upon version of events detail how 50 Japanese assassins killed her, alongside several handmaidens; after ...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

In the Ito Hirobumi tossup, it mentions how (I'm assuming) An Jung-geun blames him for the death of (I'm assuming) Queen Min by immolation. I'm pretty sure she was stabbed then her body was burned, not death by immolation - don't mess up your various Japanese war crimes!
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Can I see the tossup on Vmax?
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Here's the "flowers" tossup. It does look like the question used "these objects" throughout the tossup, so assuming there weren't any moderator hiccups, you should have been able to choose between the two. 2. These objects are referred to in the original title of a novel in which a man visits the H...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I was half asleep so I played like shit all day, but in my mind a lot of the answerlines were strangely tricky - there is a lot of opportunities to neg, especially in art. The tossups on The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living and Saint-Remy stood out as neg bait. It was pr...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 321023

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

merv1618 wrote:
setophaga wrote: Itamar Naveh-Benjamin -5
Jeremy Tsai -5
Evan Lynch -15
Brothers
tfw u neg
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 17705

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I predict that out of all the science subcategories, physics has the latest average buzz point and biology the earliest, but the average PPB will be pretty close.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 9455

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

Echoing the sentiment that while some answerlines lean a bit hard (Rebecca Solnit, Richard Posner, Nicolas Malebranche), a lot of answerlines are creative riffs on well-known topics (proofs of God by Aquinas, pure land, body of Osiris, jade, skeletons) or deeper cuts (modern art through fashion, Gen...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12972

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Can I see the tossup on freezing? The cryo-EM clue was a little confusing but the rest of the clues seemed to be fine. Also interested in seeing the bonus on perfect numbers, because I thought I heard the word "perfect" in the question. Also, maybe I'm remembering wrong, or just missed it because of...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 14160

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

The Sartre tossup seemed to have a difficulty cliff on "Estelle" -- I recall a six-way buzzer race on that word. 8. One of this author’s characters claims that his ancestor “cleared a whole forest” and “killed seventeen indians with his bare hands” while reciting the history of his family; that spe...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 7021

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

I'm glad you enjoyed the trash. I wrote and edited some of the high trash--but not all of it. The chess bonus I wrote in one of the Editor's packets was actually supposed to be Other Academic but I'm pleased to hear that stuff like that would be petty cool. Did anyone get to hear the tossup on Robe...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY - a visual movie tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 4879

Re: BUMPY - a visual movie tournament

We played this at Princeton. This set was difficult at times but very rewarding when you know the answer - really enjoyed some of the "themed" tossups too, clearly a lot of heart was put into this. Thank you for creating this set.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 14160

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

On the first line of the election of 1988 tossup, there was a mention of "hymietown" and Jesse Jackson, which happened during the 1984 election and lead to an unnecessary neg.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4120

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I was told that an earlier iteration apparently had a tossup on noodles? I am very curious to hear about this. This was just a really bad tossup, which rightfully no longer exists That just makes it even more intriguing Is there no early iteration of it that even exists? How bad can a tossup about ...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4120

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I was told that an earlier iteration apparently had a tossup on noodles? I am very curious to hear about this.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Gauging Interest in a Northeast ACF Fall mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Gauging Interest in a Northeast ACF Fall mirror

As there is no ACF Fall mirror in the Northeast, Rutgers has been debating whether we should host - we have asked other schools in the NY/NJ area and it seems like the biggest issue all these schools have is that there is great difficulty in getting rooms through the administration. We have had no p...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 6655

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

Teams and staffers should have gotten an email from us regarding logistics -- if you did not receive an email, and you will be attending/assisting the tournament, please tell email us.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 6655

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

Takanashi Rikka wrote:Due to some problems obtaining transportation, the Wilmington Charter team will not be able to attend Scarlet Knight Fall. I apologize for not planning far enough ahead and having to drop a team so late.
No problem, thanks for telling us - we hope to see you at our next tournament!
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 6655

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

We currently have reached 24 teams, which is our soft field cap. We will put any new teams that sign up on a waiting list. We will announce in the close future and confirm if we are able to expand the field, or if there are team drops. We would still encourage teams to sign up, as we are planning to...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 6655

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

nycaqb1999 wrote:Hi there,

On account of an unforeseen cross-country scheduling conflict, Bard A will no longer be attending Scarlet Knight Fall.
We're sorry to hear that - thank you for notifying us! We hope you will be able to attend our next tournament.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 6655

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

Takanashi Rikka wrote:Will this be run on an A set or an IS set?
We have decided to run an A set; IS-167A to be precise.
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 6655

Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers (09/23/17)

Rutgers University-New Brunswick will be hosting the Scarlet Knight Fall Invitational Tournament on 09/23/2017. It will be run on an NAQT IS-167A. Field Size: There is a soft field cap of 24 teams, which will increase as we get more staffer and buzzer commitments. In order to ensure that as many sch...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 27157

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

Eddie wrote:
Doga (Dog Yoga) wrote:Will this packet be posted at some point ?
Good idea, but let me see if anyone's down for an IRC reading first.
On the internet, no one knows if you're not wearing a hat
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Wed May 31, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 321023

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm planning on reading my annual Before & After packet sometime this week--either in the IRC or Discord, depending on what is the more done thing these days. If it would be convenient for interested participants, I'm leaning towards 10 PM Eastern on Wednesday the 31st. This is happening right? On ...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event of a Madman
Replies: 10
Views: 5226

Re: Side Event of a Madman

This is probably the best trash set of this academic year - the music questions are especially fun.

Thank you for writing/posting!
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5434

Re: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion

The music in this set is great, both the trash and non-trash variety. Kudos on the Kendrick Lamar and David Bowie tossups, even though I agree that the DII tossup on "m.a.a.d" is hard to power because "acronym" is out of power - I instantly recognized the lyrics, but wasn't sure what the question wa...
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 33092

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Hello,

Rutgers seems to be listed twice - did we accidentally register twice?
by The Story of a Head That Fell Off
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 9403

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

We definitely will attend if this is on the 29th or 6th, possibly two teams but probably only sending 1; we will be unable attend on the 15th.