Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by CPiGuy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 am

This is an announcement for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, a transit-focused geography side event to be held hopefully at the 2020 string of NCTs.

There will be at least five packets (hopefully more, but five is the most I can guarantee 100%) of 24 tossups each, with a distribution of:
6 Rail
6 Road
6 Air
6 Other (including mixed, water, space, and fictional transportation)

I expect the difficulty of this tournament to be varied, high, and full of whimsy (as any good side event ought to be).
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Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:19 am

CPiGuy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 am
I expect the difficulty of this tournament to be varied, high, and full of whimsy
:party:
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Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by Edward Lansdale » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:58 pm

I'll play this.
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Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:44 pm

I would be more disappointed to miss this tournament than I was not to get to fly on Delta's inaugural A220 flight.
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Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by CaseyB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:29 am

I would very much like to play this.
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Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:18 pm

Looking forward to this. What are the chances that it falls on ICT weekend?

Is there going to be a set-in-stone geographical distribution or is that just gonna be intuitively more or less balanced?
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Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by maharhar17 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:55 am

Will there be any engineering-esque tossups?
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Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by Monstruos de Bolsillo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:21 pm

This sounds incredible!
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Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Post by whatamidoinghere » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:36 am

I will hopefully be able to indulge in the fun that will come from this event.
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