Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

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Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

Postby Will Lestrange » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:30 am

Now that summer is gone and fall is here, it's time to get back into our #quidditch pickups! The first pickup of the season will be on Sunday, October 1 at 9 PM HOL at the usual place, #quidditch!
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Re: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

Postby Will Lestrange » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:32 am

We had our first pickup on October 1, and although we didn't have the largest crowd, we still had an exciting time!

First, at the request of Katelin, we played a round of Quodpot on the Cascade set. The bot was still set on the Quidditch World Cup teams, so it was Ireland vs Bulgaria for one last time. Then, I fell off of my broom and had to switch to a toy broom. That made the next game of the day, Creaothceann, very interesting!

The following people showed up: Blade J. Johnson, Katelin Ross, and Will Lestrange!

Let's have another pickup session next week, meeting in #quidditch at a weeknight this time...
Thursday, October 12 at 3:30 AM HOL!
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Re: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

Postby Will Lestrange » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:21 am

We had our second pickup of the season last night; it came complete with all sorts of exciting randomness!

We began by playing two games of Xany... on the Cascade set. (Because Xany recognizes first through third place and Cascade randomly chooses an answer out of many, you might not know that you typed the 'right' answer for a few seconds after typing it.) After that, we divided into Arithmancy-inspired teams for four rounds of Quodpot: two on the regular question set and two on the Cascade set. Three of the four matches were decided by a single point, with both teams winning two of the matches.


The following people showed up: Katelin Ross, Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Tarma Amelica Black, and Will Lestrange!

We'll meet again in a week and a half in #quidditch, returning to an 'old' weekend timeslot...
Saturday, October 21 at 10 PM HOL!
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Re: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

Postby Will Lestrange » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:11 am

Our third pickup last afternoon had the best turnout yet!

We began with an old favorite, strapping cauldrons to our head for Creaothceann. On the final question, I wondered "why does it always take half an hour to get between any two points in the castle?" But then it was time to form teams: we were all asked to name spells of our own choosing. Some chose incantations, some chose spell names, and some even chose potions. But the way we divided our teams was whether or not we chose words ending in A or not; the teams were "EndsInA" and "EndsInOther". Once teams were chosen, the Bludgers came out for two exciting rounds of Bludger Dodgeball! EndsInA comfortably won the first game on the regular set, but when the Cascade came out, EndsInOther took over. Props go to Shiloh Adlar for being the only person to win both games!

The following people showed up: Alexander Brighton, Kaitlyn Nightingale, Limine Snidget, Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Shiloh Adlar, Tarma Amelia Black, and Will Lestrange!

We'll meet again in a week and a half in #quidditch, taking advantage of our 'weeknight' timeslot...
Thursday, November 2 at 3:30 AM HOL! (Wednesday evening in US timeslots)
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