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Gimmicky Tossups

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:45 pm
by Skilz
What do you guys think abut tossups that are gimmicky? Fun/Interesting twist or evil menace to the game?

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Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:07 am
by SpanishSpy
Gimmicky in what sense? Topic? Structure?

Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:06 pm
by alextabor95
I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet

Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:18 pm
by Rather Wild Indeed
alextabor95 wrote:I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet
So basically a mashup set? Or was there another twist to it?

Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:53 pm
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
alextabor95 wrote:I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune

For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc

The idea is that you write the questions with clues for one topic in one sentence, and the other topic in the next, alternating

I will try and find that packet
2013 Prison Bowl
http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/536/Mashups.docx

Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:45 pm
by tiwonge
See also: VETO, Peter's packets

Re: Gimmicky Tossups

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:09 pm
by Triton of the Minnows
I moderated a pack recently where you had to "act out" the answerlines. It was largely fine (obviously this was a for-fun tournament) except for once or twice when the action seemed to be uncomfortable or even unsafe. This was also only for half the TUs. Gimmicky is fine I suppose but it may screw with players who aren't particularly good with the "Gimmick".