Revival of Quidditch Pickups

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Will Lestrange
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Re: Revival of Quidditch Pickups

Postby Will Lestrange » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:35 am

Despite the different time, date, and time zone, we had an identical list of people show up this time as last time (and don't worry, I finally brought my proper broom to the occasion ;)).

Prof. Arielle Lemoyne
Prof. Cody Lewis
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Will Lestrange

This time, we started with a round of "monarch" (which is like Creaothceann except everyone can answer every question) and finished with two rounds of "CAB" (random one on ones); in the first round, the "heads of house" utterly demolished us "tails" and the second round... was a lot more interesting.

Our next pickup will be in a week and a half, trying a somewhat earlier Saturday time slot. We will be meeting in #quidditch on...
Saturday, March 25 at 8 PM HOL!

(NOTE: This is JUST before the clocks shift forward in Europe; as such, the American timeslots for the next match are 4 PM Eastern, 3 PM Central, 2 PM Mountain, and 1 PM Pacific.)
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Re: Revival of Quidditch Pickups

Postby Will Lestrange » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:09 pm

Upon reflection, 8 PM HOL may not have been the best time for a weekend pickup match. While 3 houses were represented, we had a fairly low turnout. The following people showed up:

Prof. Arielle Lemoyne
Maxim Trevelyan
Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Will Lestrange

and for the first time in a long time, the practice Quaffle came out to play! The pickup ended up being a 1v1 match where I got in some practice as a referee, and in the end, a wide mouthed tree frog caught the Golden Snitch!

Our next pickup will be in a week and a half, in a "Tuesday evening" time slot. We will be meeting in #quidditch on...
Wednesday, April 5 at 3:30 AM HOL!

(NOTE: This is AFTER the clocks shift to summer time in Europe; as such, the pickup will be at the following times in American time zones: 10:30 PM Eastern/9:30 PM Central/8:30 PM Mountain/7:30 PM Pacific. In other words, this will be at the exact same time as the last Tuesday pickup in American time zones, even if the HOL time displays as something slightly different.)
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Re: Revival of Quidditch Pickups

Postby Will Lestrange » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:32 am

It was a very interesting night for Quidditch this evening; we saw some new blood, which is always great - and 3 houses were represented! The following people showed up:

Blade J. Johnson
Kendra Goyle
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Will Lestrange

The theme for this time was "catching fire": we began with some of the braver players playing Aingingein. Canon Aingingein involves racing through a sequence of flaming barrels without catching fire; our version involves answering a series of 20 questions (selected to have shorter answers) as quickly as possible. A record may or may not have been broken, but we'll never know for sure ;).

Then we split up into teams for Quodpot (this is the game where people are randomly eliminated if they answer the "wrong" questions correctly)... but with the Aingingein question set. The teams were "students vs professors", with each team winning two games - and everyone getting some questions correct!

Our next pickup will be in a week and a half, in our old Saturday time slot. We will be meeting in #quidditch on...
Saturday, April 15 at 10 PM HOL!
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Re: Revival of Quidditch Pickups

Postby Will Lestrange » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:57 am

Last afternoon was a "choose your own adventure" type of day for Quidditch, with a wide variety of questions asked and games played! The following people showed up:

Aurelia West
Katelin Ross
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Will Lestrange

We began by playing a few rounds of "xany": this is a game where the first three people to answer a question get points. Everyone there had the opportunity to choose a round, and we even finished with a round of "Cascade", where you need to guess which of multiple correct answers are the one the bot is looking for!

Then we split up into teams - students vs professors - for two separate games: first, the "CAB" game (one-on-ones where, for each new question, the bot chooses a random representative from each team) and then Quodpot, where I exploded on the third question! The students edged out the professors on CAB, but the professors rode a round of wild explosions to a rout on the Quodpot side.

Our next pickup will be in a week and a half, in our "Tuesday evening" time slot. We will be meeting in #quidditch on...
Wednesday, April 25 at 3:30 AM HOL!
(NOTE: This is on Tuesday, April 24 in US time zones.)
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Re: Revival of Quidditch Pickups

Postby Will Lestrange » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:13 am

Last evening was a chilly, dark, rainy night (fraught with chilly mist) with Dementors circling the pitch. Despite that, we still had representatives from three of the four houses come out to play:

Prof. Arielle Lemoyne
Kendra Givens
Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
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We began with a round of "horse", in which knowledge matters more than speed: everyone has the full 30 seconds to answer every question and the goal is to get as many questions as you can before missing five and spelling "HORSE".

Then we divided into our usual teams for a few rounds of Quodpot: two with the normal question set and one with the crazy Cascade set!

Normally we'd have our next pickup a week from Saturday, but I will be spending that afternoon flying on a plane - so let's try the following time to meet in #quidditch:

Let's have another pickup session next week, meeting in #quidditch at a slightly different time:
Sunday, May 7 at 9 PM HOL!
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