Difference between revisions of "Useful things to have on-hand when you are playing Trivia"

 
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In the old days, teams hauled boxes of stuff to their Trivia Central locations: reference books, comic book compilations, Action Trivia prop and costume elements. For some years, the team which successfully negotiated with Hal at Toonerville Trolley to borrow his enormous compendium of all the records ever printed almost inevitably won, because they could look up songs while the songs were on-air.  
 
In the old days, teams hauled boxes of stuff to their Trivia Central locations: reference books, comic book compilations, Action Trivia prop and costume elements. For some years, the team which successfully negotiated with Hal at Toonerville Trolley to borrow his enormous compendium of all the records ever printed almost inevitably won, because they could look up songs while the songs were on-air.  
  
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You may still find the following useful, though:
 
You may still find the following useful, though:
  
*A radio with which to listen to WCFM (if you are local), or a computer configured to handle streaming audio
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*At least one computer configured to handle streaming audio
*Props and costume bits for Action Trivias
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*Several computers on which to work on boni, answer on-airs, etc.
 
*Junk food to snack on all night
 
*Junk food to snack on all night
*A telephone
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*Caffeine, caffeine, and more caffeine!
*A CD player separate from whatever device is playing the radio broadcast
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*Internet access, obviously
*Pencils for you and your teammates
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*Some means of recording video for Action Boni
*'Net access
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*Potential props and costume bits for said Action Boni
 
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*Reference books and such can still be helpful, if you've got 'em - most of the rules in modern Trivia contests that prohibit the use of the internet do NOT prohibit looking things up in actual, physical books!
If you choose to eschew the internet, which some folks do, then by all means collect piles of reference books, and pat yourself on the back for kicking it old-school.
 

Latest revision as of 23:50, January 18, 2017

In the old days, teams hauled boxes of stuff to their Trivia Central locations: reference books, comic book compilations, Action Trivia prop and costume elements. For some years, the team which successfully negotiated with Hal at Toonerville Trolley to borrow his enormous compendium of all the records ever printed almost inevitably won, because they could look up songs while the songs were on-air.

In the age of the internet, much less stuff is necessary.

You may still find the following useful, though:

  • At least one computer configured to handle streaming audio
  • Several computers on which to work on boni, answer on-airs, etc.
  • Junk food to snack on all night
  • Caffeine, caffeine, and more caffeine!
  • Internet access, obviously
  • Some means of recording video for Action Boni
  • Potential props and costume bits for said Action Boni
  • Reference books and such can still be helpful, if you've got 'em - most of the rules in modern Trivia contests that prohibit the use of the internet do NOT prohibit looking things up in actual, physical books!