BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

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BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

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I am very pleased to make an announcement for the third installment of BUMPY, BUMPY iii . The set will consist of 100 "Name the movie" questions, each of which have 10 image clues. There are powers marked with a blue border and no penalty on the giveaway which has a green border.
The movies spread across all genres but 95% of them would be classified as trash. There's a 15/85 split between pre-1990 and post 1990.

Mirrors will be available starting the first weekend of August 2020. Email me here or at [email protected] for more info or to set up a mirror.
BUMPY i and ii is currently free to play and found in the Trash Quizbowl Packet Archive.
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i love bumpy and i hope this is hard
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BUMPY iii will be ready for mirrors as of OCT1st, please DM for more info.
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This was sick. Clues were excellent and very good looking. Everyone should play this.
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Gene Harrogate wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:04 pm This was sick. Clues were excellent and very good looking. Everyone should play this.
I had a lot of fun playing it. I recommend any movie-watcher to play it.

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I staffed a mirror of this today and wanted to add a strong endorsement. This was an excellent tournament. The answerlines were chosen well -- a few surprises and always interesting. The clues were well ordered to reward deeper engagement. I noticed players getting questions for different, interesting reasons -- one because he had read a review of the film that analyzed a scene shown in an early clue, another who knew only the premise of a film but figured out the answer by the giveaway because of the expressive clues. There are a few stylistic novelties that were a lot of fun.

One aspect worth highlighting is the stunning visual quality of this tournament. One experienced player in my room commented that "the tournament itself is a work of art", which I think is accurate -- the screencaps were visually pleasing, insightfully chosen, high-resolution, and so on. Staffing was particularly enjoyable because of this.

In my opinion this is the best iteration of BUMPY yet, and I would encourage others to play it -- based on today's reception I think it will be widely enjoyed.
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Held a private reading of the set, with the following stats:

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Juliet M:     15/38/ 0 (605)
Dylan M:       8/ 4/17 + 0/1/0 on tiebreaker (85)
Jason T:       6/ 3/ 5 (85)
Bernadette S:  4/ 1/ 3 (55)
Tejas R:       3/ 1/ 0 (55)
Rob C:         0/ 6/ 1 (55)
Chris M:       2/ 3/ 2 (50)
Matt B:        1/ 4/ 7 (20) - only played 3 rounds
Auroni G:      1/ 0/ 2 (5)
Very quality set - several of us felt like Julien should have charged us more money, because these are good questions and a lot of work clearly went into them. As is, it's a steal; get it while you can!
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Will this set be posted online at same point?
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MLafer wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:36 am Will this set be posted online at same point?
Wait, please don't post it yet! Mike Cheyne and I were going to organize an informal online mirror.
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I'd still like to play, yeah. The holidays and finishing my own set really took out a lot of my time in December.
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I would also be interested in playing an informal mirror before the packets are posted! Please let me know if there is one set up.
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I would also be interested in an informal mirror if that's still being organized
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I would be interested in playing this!
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Played this with film enthusiasts who are not necessarily quizbowlers, and it went very well.

Highly recommended for all the film lovers in your life.
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Add me to the list of folks who are very interested in playing this (and paying for it!) if another mirror is added.
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I'd also be very interested in playing that aforementioned informal mirror, if it's still on the table!

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I'm finally trying to organize the online mirror that I mentioned a while back. If you're interested in playing, please fill out this poll.
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If you're interested in playing BUMPY but haven't filled out the form, please do so by tomorrow (02/19). On Saturday, I'll announce the date.
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The votes are in. The most popular time is the afternoon of Sunday, March 7th. I understand this to mean that we’re going to start between 11 AM –12 PM Pacific time / 2–3 PM Eastern time. I’ll announce the exact start time closer to the date. Apparently, prior iterations of this ran about 4 hours.

I’m tentatively setting the fee per player at $7. Sign up here. It’s first come first served, and we may need to waitlist people. How many players we can accommodate will depend on how many moderators we can get. I’m limiting each room to 8 players max.

If you’re interested in staffing this, please let me know. (I’m playing this, rather than staffing; also, I have no idea how to do just about anything on Discord.) You will be paid.
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The spreadsheet is view-only.
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Cheynem wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:28 pm The spreadsheet is view-only.
Fixed.
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The field is full. Please feel free to join the waitlist.

The format will be one seeding round, in which we are broken into four rooms of six. This will sort us into three rooms of eight. The rest of the tournament will use a standard ladder format in those three rooms—after each round, the bottom two in the top room go down, top two in the middle room go up, bottom two in the middle room go down, and top two in the bottom room go up.

Those of you who have played ladder tournaments instituted by me will be unsurprised to learn that final standings in the tournament will be players’ cumulative score across the non-seeding rounds, with variable scoring in the rooms. None of this nonsense where only the top room counts, or the last two rounds in the top room count as finals. Your final score for the tournament is: (Your score in the top room x 10) + (Your score in the middle room x 3) + (Your score in the bottom room).

Thus far, Olivia Murton is our only staffer. We need two more for the whole tournament, and one more for just the seeding round. Please contact me to let me know if you’re interested. (I'm presuming you know how to show images in a Discord match.) There’s a total of $48 to be distributed among the staffers, so the payment rate is better per hour than most tournaments, and you don’t even need to read questions aloud!
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If you are in the field for this tournament, you should have just received an e-mail from me containing a link to the Discord server. The e-mail also discusses payment. I'm asking everyone to pay by 12 PM CT on Saturday, as confirmation of registration. If you don't pay by then, I'll replace you with someone on the waiting list. (Once you've paid, I'll highlight your name in green on the spreadsheet.)

The tournament begins at 2:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM CT / 12:30 PM MT / 11:30 AM PT, this Sunday, March 7th. Please arrive at least 10–15 minutes in advance of the start time, so we can begin the seeding round promptly.

Speaking of the seeding round, we have enough staff (three) to cover the bulk of the tournament. But for our ideal format, it would be great to have one more reader just for the first round. (So we can start with four rooms of six.) If you're available to do this (it should take ~45 minutes), please contact me.
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Thanks to everyone who played or staffed! This was a lot of fun to read. Congratulations to Lawrence Simon, who went 14/7/1 over 4 rounds in the top room to win with 2750 points. The results from the post-seeding rounds are available here.
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