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Write It Do It B/C

Postby bernard » August 31st, 2017, 12:20 pm

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby CVMSAvalacheStudent » September 8th, 2017, 9:53 pm

Write It Do It shall be very interesting this year.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby ChocolateLove » December 14th, 2017, 5:57 pm

CVMSAvalacheStudent wrote:Write It Do It shall be very interesting this year.

What makes you say that? The rules haven't changed that much. There are a few more bold terms added in now, but nothing crazy, like pictures being allowed or anything.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Froggie » December 14th, 2017, 6:00 pm

ChocolateLove wrote:
CVMSAvalacheStudent wrote:Write It Do It shall be very interesting this year.

What makes you say that? The rules haven't changed that much. There are a few more bold terms added in now, but nothing crazy, like pictures being allowed or anything.

Makes me wonder what would change.
That artistic person on each team would do it for sure...
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby ChocolateLove » December 14th, 2017, 6:02 pm

Froggie wrote:
ChocolateLove wrote:
CVMSAvalacheStudent wrote:Write It Do It shall be very interesting this year.

What makes you say that? The rules haven't changed that much. There are a few more bold terms added in now, but nothing crazy, like pictures being allowed or anything.

Makes me wonder what would change.
That artistic person on each team would do it for sure...

True, but then it would basically become a glorified version of PITI, Picture This, and I don't know about you, but I def don't think that we need another Picture This roaming about
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby pandascienceolympiad » February 4th, 2018, 2:29 pm

What year(s) did they allow pictures? that would really make so many things easier. Did they ever allow pics?

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Postby Polarrr » February 4th, 2018, 3:45 pm

pandascienceolympiad wrote:What year(s) did they allow pictures? that would really make so many things easier. Did they ever allow pics?


I don't think they ever allowed pictures to my knowledge. That kind of ruins the point of describing what the person should be building, rather than just drawing it. xD

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby russianolive » February 11th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Hey guys. For those of you who have done this before, do the event coordinators ever give the "doer" more supplies than the actual structure shown to the "writer" contains?

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Adi1008 » February 11th, 2018, 8:50 pm

russianolive wrote:Hey guys. For those of you who have done this before, do the event coordinators ever give the "doer" more supplies than the actual structure shown to the "writer" contains?

It depends on the people running the event. I've seen both cases (no extras, extra materials given) numerous times.

Sometimes, the ES penalizes putting on a material incorrectly. It's impossible for the writer or doer to know if such a penalty exists, but the writer can write something along the lines of "End" or "Done" so that the doer at least knows if certain materials are extras or not. This way, the doer doesn't throw on a bunch of extra materials in case they think they could earn any points
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Raleway » February 11th, 2018, 8:51 pm

russianolive wrote:Hey guys. For those of you who have done this before, do the event coordinators ever give the "doer" more supplies than the actual structure shown to the "writer" contains?


The real challenge is when you don't have enough materials as a doer and you spend the next 10 minutes trying to realize which part the writer is talking about :( Sad reax only
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Polarrr » February 13th, 2018, 7:54 pm

russianolive wrote:Hey guys. For those of you who have done this before, do the event coordinators ever give the "doer" more supplies than the actual structure shown to the "writer" contains?


As people have said, yes this does happen. I would suggest describing the part in as much detail as possible. Some people choose to make a parts list to show which materials are going to be used, but this does take a lot of time.

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Skink » March 17th, 2018, 6:48 am

I'm looking for a specific building toy; maybe someone out there knows what it is? It was used at my State tournament some years ago, so I'm predicting that it may get 'recycled' soon. They were colored blocks with a large stud on one side and holes in (all of?) the other faces, used to construct structures branching in three dimensions. I found something that looks like them on a foreign vendor but can't find them on Amazon or eBay.

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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Unome » March 17th, 2018, 8:37 am

Skink wrote:I'm looking for a specific building toy; maybe someone out there knows what it is? It was used at my State tournament some years ago, so I'm predicting that it may get 'recycled' soon. They were colored blocks with a large stud on one side and holes in (all of?) the other faces, used to construct structures branching in three dimensions. I found something that looks like them on a foreign vendor but can't find them on Amazon or eBay.

If I'm thinking of the same thing, I think there's a picture of it in the Image Gallery. Not sure what the name is though.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Royalreter » March 17th, 2018, 9:20 am

Skink wrote:I'm looking for a specific building toy; maybe someone out there knows what it is? It was used at my State tournament some years ago, so I'm predicting that it may get 'recycled' soon. They were colored blocks with a large stud on one side and holes in (all of?) the other faces, used to construct structures branching in three dimensions. I found something that looks like them on a foreign vendor but can't find them on Amazon or eBay.


I believe you're talking about snap cubes? There are obviously variants of these but this seems to be the simplest model.
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Re: Write It Do It B/C

Postby Skink » March 17th, 2018, 11:11 am

Yes, that's exactly it! Thank you. Eleven bucks with Prime shipping isn't bad at all...might get a few sets.


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