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SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:55 am
by Silverman
Aakash Patel and I are excited to announce SOUNDTRACK, a Set Of Unrequested, Nevertheless Desired, Tossups Requiring Auditory Composition Knowledge. This tournament will consist of at least five packets of 20 pyramidal audio tossups each, with each tossup lasting anywhere from 60 to 90 seconds and having anywhere from 5 to 6 clues (in the style of Imaginary Landscape).

DISTRIBUTION
6 movies 2000-present
6 movies 1980-1999
4 movies pre-1980
2 television
2 video games

The questions will be spread across genres and composers (and the TV and video game questions across time periods as well), but there will be no hard genre distribution. The sole exception is the French New Wave, which has explicitly been barred from inclusion with extreme prejudice.

Each question will begin with a cue: either "name the work" or "name the series." We have done our best to keep clues in "name the work" tossups to clues unique to the work in question; however, this does not preclude tossups on a particular entry in a series. TV show questions will be considered "works" if all the clues come from a single season and "series" otherwise, to ensure that a cue of "name the work" does not mean the answer is not a TV show.

The vast majority of clues are of original works composed for the specific answerline, but we reserve the right to use non-original works that are heavily associated with a particular film.

There is no set difficulty to which this tournament is aspiring, but we expect most tossups to be gettable. Translating the Imaginary Landscape .5 easy/.375 medium/.125 hard scale to soundtracks would be roughly accurate.

LOGISTICS
This tournament is currently about 30% written, with about 80% of answerlines selected. We tentatively plan to mirror it at HSNCT and NSC 2018. We are also open to other mirrors after those sites, such as at next year's summer opens. Please PM me or Aakash to express interest.

We will be writing at least five packets, and possibly a sixth. This tournament will cost $10 per player.

The format is yet to be decided, but will probably consist of a room ladder, with exact promotion/relegation determined by field size.

Edit 2/14: the tournament is now over 2/3 done.

Edit 4/12: the tournament is done.

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:04 am
by Cheynem
Are these going to be mostly music questions or stuff like "dialogue clips"? (if the latter, boooooooo)

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:14 am
by ErikC
This sounds amazing, audio tournaments are always fun. There will definitely be a Canadian mirror of this.
Silverman wrote:The sole exception is the French New Wave, which has explicitly been barred from inclusion with extreme prejudice.
Only flaw I find with this.

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:17 am
by Silverman
Cheynem wrote:Are these going to be mostly music questions or stuff like "dialogue clips"? (if the latter, boooooooo)
Almost exclusively music, with a couple dialogue clips as giveaways when we thought the music alone would be too hard.

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:30 pm
by Cheynem
Will this be run at HSNCT (or NSC)?

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:12 am
by Silverman
Cheynem wrote:Will this be run at HSNCT (or NSC)?
Both, ideally. Production is continuing apace, so the set will definitely be ready, but neither Aakash nor I has received any information about staffing NSC yet. We're also considering playtesting it at ICT if there's enough interest and enough questions are done.

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:28 pm
by Guile Island
I'm very excited to play this, even if I'll likely only get video games questions.

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:15 am
by Silverman
SOUNDTRACK is now 100% written! It'll undergo post-production at ICT to be ready for the HSNCT/NSC mirrors.

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:08 am
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Will there be a signup posted?

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:58 am
by avp
Thiccasso's Guernthicca wrote:Will there be a signup posted?
There's a signup link at the HSCNT thread.
Here's a direct link.

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:06 pm
by avp
SOUNDTRACK has been posted to the archive.

The set is now clear, feel free to discuss it here and/or elsewhere.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the various mirrors of this tournament. If you had half as much fun playing it as we did writing it, then we had twice as much fun writing it as you did playing it.