My husband and I are going out for a trivia game at Oscar’s tonight. It’s been quite a while since we played here, mainly because my husband always seemed to rub the previous trivia host the wrong way (and vice versa)! I also didn’t care for the previous host, but on *most* occasions, I could tolerate them. Though I wasn’t a fan of excessive talking/storytelling on the mic, calling out players who “misbehaved,” or shows that started late – and ran overly long. I just don’t get why someone getting paid by the gig – and not by the hour – would want the “gig” to be longer than necessary. I’ve come to really, really appreciate trivia hosts who run tight shows.
My team managed to win a couple of finals spots by playing here under the old Sporcle format (venue tournaments). I kind of miss the venue tournaments – my team always seemed to qualify under this system (had to win a “deciding game” at the end of the season). I don’t think the “best 12 scores out of 21 games” system works well for us. But you can’t please every trivia team, can you? It will be interesting to see if Sporcle continues this into 2020 – or changes it again.
As for the “other” league we play (My Trivia Live), we’re playing two more weeks to finish the season. After that, we’ll dangle our “tentacles” into the waters and decide whether it will be a weekly thing. We’re sometimes a bit commitment phobic!
As for tonight, it might just be my husband and I, but I’ve invited another player and his “significant other” to join us, so we’ll see!
This means I’ll have a Sunday recap…it will be nice to do a recap on a day I don’t have to work. ☺