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I'm thrilled to announce the existence of Tossups on Eggman, Jumpman, and More, and No Dumb Enquiries about Real Life, or TOEJAMANDEARL, an all-tossup, all-video game tournament for late 2017/early 2018. This is a sequel to TOEJAM, a set I wrote at one point. This time the questions will be written by me and maybe also some other people.

DISTRIBUTION

Video Games: 20/0

COSTS OR WHATEVER

This set will employ an In Rainbows-style fee structure, in which players at all mirrors will be encouraged to pay whatever they feel the set is worth. ALL proceeds from this tournament will go towards Play Quiz Bowl's donation fund for buzzer systems for new high school teams.

To schedule a mirror (this should be ready around the time of ACF Fall), hit me up at "erikhasemail" at Google's email service.

VIDEO GAMES

Yes.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyZoe-r9qb0

I eagerly await finding out what the closest mirror of this to me is. :grin:
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I'll pay egregious sums of money to ensure I get a chance to play this set in the fall.
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I willful gladly weigh someone down at this event (see secret island)
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i can't wait to play, if you scrubs respect bullethells like they deserve
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Is the completion date still ACF Fall weekend?
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Aaron Manby (ironmaster) wrote:Is the completion date still ACF Fall weekend?
Yes! Hit me up for mirrors.

Additionally, one other announcement concerning this set: while this set will still be played for charity, the recipient is changing. All proceeds from TOEJAMANDEARL will go to a to-be-determined organization that provides help and resources for young people suffering from depression and other mental illnesses.

This is the beginning of a new initiative Play Quiz Bowl to increase awareness and provide resources for mental illness in the quiz bowl community. PQB will have further announcements about this initiative in the near future.

edit: A previous version of this post indicated that a particular group had been chosen as the recipient of the proceeds from TOEJAMANDEARL. After concerns were raised about that organization, Play Quiz Bowl is taking a step back to determine the best possible way to support this cause.
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I am looking forward to this set. I also greatly respect the cause Erik is supporting--as someone who has suffered from and continues to struggle with depression/anxiety, I think this is a very important thing to be aware of.
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Cheynem wrote:I am looking forward to this set. I also greatly respect the cause Erik is supporting--as someone who has suffered from and continues to struggle with depression/anxiety, I think this is a very important thing to be aware of.
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Update! This set is now 50% complete and is shaping up to be super fun (and, uh...very difficult). If you wish to mirror this at a WAO or ACF Fall event (or something else entirely), please let me know as soon as possible.

As mentioned before, this set is being played for charity, and the suggested donation is $10 (though players are free to pay what they wish). I'm also glad to announce that the proceeds from this tournament will be split between the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Trevor Project. As before, this is PQB's first step in an initiative to support mental health organizations and the well-being of students in and out of the quiz bowl community, and more details on this initiative are coming soon.
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How many packets?
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8 packets.

If you're in or near the Minnesota area, this will be run locally after ACF Fall at the U of M. Probably around 5pm-ish in (I assume) Blegen Hall.
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HEY GUYS - this set is fully written. It's a lot of fun. It's also very hard. As with TOEJAM, each packet has a distribution that more or less follows these parameters:

4 NES era and earlier
4 16-bit era
4 N64/PS1/PS2 and thereabouts
4 "Modern" era
4 Miscellaneous/Otherwise hard to classify

Proceeds will benefit the Bounceback Foundation, though the ultimate recipients are the same - the AFSP and Trevor Project. I hope you will consider playing/mirroring this cool tournament.
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Thanks to all the folks who came out to raise some money at the debut of this, and congrats to Rob Carson, who roared back to surpass Evan Brown in the game's final packet to win the event (I believe Rob had -5 points after round 1, surprisingly).

Rob Carson - 430
Evan Brown - 410
Mike Kioski - 195
Peter Berry - 180
Ben Livingston - 155
Tim Glaraton - 115
Amanda Jacobsen - 60
Danny Vopava - 55
Andrew Salij - 30
Mike Powers - 15
Carsten Gehring - -5
Foster Hughes - -20
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I'd be super interested in a Skype mirror of this tournament if someone wanted to organize that.
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Ditto.
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Mike Bentley wrote:I'd be super interested in a Skype mirror of this tournament if someone wanted to organize that.
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Hey everyone - for those of you still hoping to play this, would you prefer:

- An online mirror sometime soon (and if so, when)
- An in-person mirror at, say, ICT or something like that

Let me know and I'll set something up.
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I'd love to play at ICT! I don't like online tournaments because I can't read well.
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I don't go anywhere or do anything, so online is probably the best format for moi.
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If our in-person mirror falls through, I'd prefer to play online (specifically over Skype or something rather than an IRC shootout).
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I'd prefer in-person at ICT, since I'll definitely be there.
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Okay, I intend to read this on Friday night at ICT. Exact time and location TBD, but I'll be sure to put any details in this thread. Hope to see some of you there.
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I'd love to play this--hopefully this and the presumably somewhat short SOUNDTRACK playtesting mirror can be coordinated?
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Is this still being read at ICT? I would really like to play this.
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Yes! Let's meet in the upper level of the atrium at 10pm on Friday.
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Assuming I remember to put it in my backpack before I leave for the airport Friday, I will be bringing a--ahem--"collection of classic games," shall we call it, that I found while cleaning out my apartment to put up as a prize for this, which I will then attempt to win back.

Erik knows what I'm talking about.

EDIT: I will add that these games are appropriate for a prize at a side event to a knowledge-based competition.
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I'd like to play this although I might have to come in late depending on how long SOUNDTRACK goes. Can you post the eventual location (which presumably might end up being nearby anyway)?
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Cheynem wrote:I'd like to play this although I might have to come in late depending on how long SOUNDTRACK goes. Can you post the eventual location (which presumably might end up being nearby anyway)?
Yep, I can do that. I had not realized SOUNDTRACK was also happening when I picked a time, but I'm okay with waiting to start until after that's finished as long as it doesn't run super late (and that works for other prospective players).
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Valefor wrote:Assuming I remember to put it in my backpack before I leave for the airport Friday,
The prize is, in fact, in my backpack.
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Valefor wrote:
Valefor wrote:Assuming I remember to put it in my backpack before I leave for the airport Friday,
The prize is, in fact, in my backpack.
but which video game shirt are you wearing to the competition?
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Hey! This will be in Malpensa on the international (aka lower) level. Let’s start convening at 10:00-10:15 or so.
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This happened! Thanks to everyone who played. It went about how you might expect:

Jason - 935
Nick - 270
Jake - 115
Jeremy - 85
Colton - 55
Victor - 50
Austin - 10
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It appears I never posted this to the archives and never did an online mirror of any sort, so we could still do one! Is there anyone out there that would still like to play this? I'm happy to schedule something in the next week or two.
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I...might?
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