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by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

The general plan for this will be as follows: I will show up to Hamilton Hall at 8:30 and figure out what rooms are available by then. Teams should arrive no later than 8:45. By then I will have a schedule mapped out on the spreadsheet for two different team configurations: 1) 4 team triple RR 2) 6 ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9010

Re: "Summer" Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Open challenge to Chicago: come out and play us here!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

Since we have enough buzzers to easily do a four team triple RR, we won't be providing buzzer discounts anymore. Instead staff will be paid $40 each. We need two!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

I'm moving this to Sunday so that I can run it and so there's no conflict with RULFO online. Looking for one mod.

EDIT: starting 10AM EST Sunday
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Alternatively, we can squat rooms at Columbia, which I'd be all in favor of. If the listed free agents, the NYU regulars, Columbia team, and at least one other open team come we would have a solid 9-round RR right there.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15602

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Bless Me, Ultima and Palestinians from Darwish strike me as fine easy parts at the CO level - the former is (or maybe was?) widely assigned in high schools and Darwish comes up all the time.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15602

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

For what it's worth, our team got 20 on the Ultima bonus. I really liked that this tournament generally made you put in some genuine work to get an easy part - though most teams were clearly up for that work, given the strength of the field, and most PPBs were over 10.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15602

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Good to see we're largely on the same page :) I'm hardly a philosophy specialist in any case and I do want to reiterate that I found the questions in this area broadly interesting to listen to and enjoyable. I take it that my teammates felt the same. Re: biographies of Tyndall, I just don't really t...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15602

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

For philosophy, I think it's way more dispersed - some people engage with philosophy through studying it as its own academic discipline, but I would wager that many more people encounter it as a lens on other disciplines which they are exploring, e.g. philosophy of science, literary theory and crit...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15602

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Thanks for this commentary, since it reminded me of a few other things I wanted to note! In the prelims, 7 out of 10 tossups and 1 out of 10 bonuses were on analytic philosophers/topics (assuming one counts McDowell as analytic). In the playoffs, including the finals and the play-in packet, 2 out o...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15602

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

This set's difficulty was mostly fine. By and large I thought it "got things right" outside of having a bit much bonus variation in the too-hard tail direction and social science / philosophy being a bit more daunting than the other areas - your mileage may vary, but I don't think our team powered a...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15954

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

We are still seeking additional mirrors in several regions! I've added a couple more to the OP.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15954

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

A raft of mirror sites have been updated and added to the original post. All hosts of this tournament are encouraged to announce as soon as they are comfortable doing so.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 33295

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

This was easily the most fun I've ever had playing CO. The competition was extremely strong at the top and featured a lot of new faces, which I personally really enjoyed, and the joy the writers had putting together the tournament clearly shone through. The tournament was also a welcome step back fr...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/17)

It turns out orientation is starting Monday, but I'll be at a NASAT mirror anyways so still looking for someone to run things for me!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7225

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

Andrew's point about valuation is well taken, though I did assume half the questions were unusable. What is valuable though is the time people put into writing, which is probably even higher.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7225

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Based on some discussions I've had with folks, I don't think I've been entirely clear. I think compensating quizbowl writers adequately is important, and if we need to raise entry fees then so be it. But I think the fact that adequately paying people for work on questions is at the root of this reve...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7225

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I think there are a lot of people who are juniors and seniors in college for whom ACF Fall is still a very appropriate tournament to play. Given that "ACF Fall is basically a high quality, HS nats-minus or regular-plus tournament" (I agree), does this mean that these people have a "high school" lev...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7225

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I think there are a solid number of people who are juniors and seniors in college who are not super skilled and for whom ACF Fall is still a very appropriate tournament to play. I think quizbowl tournaments should put the players first, rather than collectively imposing hundreds of writing-hours on ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7225

ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

This has been split from the 2019 ACF Fall announcement thread . --Moderators I don't understand why a team with this many competent editors and writers needs to require submissions, especially from a lot of lower skill teams and players for whom ACF Fall is one of the few accessible tournaments pe...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Congratulations to Charles Hang, Rohan Rai, Tamara Vardomskaya, and Jay Misuk for winning in a thrilling final, 120-90
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Meet in 2343

EDIT: 2415 for player meeting
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

In lieu of an email, I'm going to post here to say we have rooms and buzzers secured. I will post a schedule in the sign-up sheet either tonight or tomorrow morning. Format will be two RR brackets of six followed by three crossover playoff games.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

I've added free agents to teams - the field is closed at 12 teams.

EDIT: Please add your emails to the signup sheet so I can send out logistics info. Thanks!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10582

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

For Age of Empires, four games were played before the field was condensed into a shootout. You can find stats for the first four games here . For the next two shootout games, we have the following: Alex: 1/9/3 Rudra: 0/3/2 James: 0/1/3 Victor: 0/1/3 Dallas: 5/10/2 Ophir: 0/3/2 Taylor: 2/6/3 Emmett: ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Alex and I are planning for a 45 minute lunch break to keep things moving quickly. There should be nearby food options if you don't want to order.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

In the interest of keeping things moving smoothly this weekend, please fill out this lunch order form if you're attending the tournament and want to have tacos. The goal is to keep lunch as short as reasonable so we can move on to Scattergories quickly and make sure people aren't missing flights. Pl...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 8018

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

A discussion forum for the set is up - I'll make the discussion thread today and then start letting people in.

EDIT: it's up, feel free to enter
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

After speaking with Alex Damisch, we've decided to shoot for a hard 9:30 AM start time. However, I'd like to request that teams show up by 9 to help assist with setup, pay before the event, and make sure all the ducks are in a row. I don't estimate that the event will take any more than three hours ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7411

Re: MUSES Announcement

Are there any plans to mirror this online? Would love to play at some point - thanks!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10582

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

OxO was very well run, many thanks are due to Raynor for taking initiative with this whole thing.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 8018

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

All tournament sites for this weekend should now have access to the packets. If you don't, please message me! Thanks.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

One more thing - given the planned festivities for the night after CO, I've been thinking of starting this event later than normal CO Sunday fare. Would people be amenable to starting at 10 AM sharp? I don't expect it to last more than 3 hours, since there are reasonable length caps and no bonuses. ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5429

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Kindly requesting that people go ahead and form teams, otherwise I'll be assigning all free agents to teams next Thursday.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 17395

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

I'm similarly not sure where I was misinformed, based on what information is publicly available, but if that's the case I suppose that's knowledge to be left to other people ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 17395

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Others will send emails to people you work on projects with to gather dirt on you That email had absolutely nothing to do with you at all. You should have asked anybody involved with it in any way before making a wrong accusation in public. Huh, I was not aware that I hadn't talked to people involv...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 17395

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Necro-ing this thread to suggest that "treating people better" does not not necessarily mean avoiding conflict with them or addressing your issues. In fact, confronting people and figuring things out - while costly - may well do both you and the community a lot more good. People in quizbowl talk a l...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 18183

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I'm far from a climate activist, but I'll second Harris and Alex D's suggestions regarding plastic water bottles (seriously, just use the fountain or a resuable, we're not travelling in Africa) and especially paper packets. The challenge for the latter, of course, is finding a good way to ensure que...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event
Replies: 9
Views: 5697

Re: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event

Thanks again for putting this together, Matt! Went about as smoothly as reasonable and was a good get together
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 33295

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Hmu if you have a spot for Canadian pleasantry and a love for historical geography that might approach that of Will Alston's!
Stop underselling yourself 🙄
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event
Replies: 9
Views: 5697

Re: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event

I'm still looking for a teammate - would prefer lit and science players :)
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

Age of Empires Online (8/18)

This is a preliminary announcement for an online mirror of Age of Empires to take place on August 18th. More details about the tournament can be found at this link . A signup sheet can be found here, on the "Online" tab I should note that I will not be available to run this tournament due to orienta...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8516

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

I think Jacob Reed's post makes sense. It does indeed seem better to not vest people with additional "stakes" in the community if they seem to be willing and able to contribute without such. It is never a wise idea to identify and select people for additional roles and responsibilities primarily on ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8516

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

I hope these people get recognized and rewarded then, as opposed to having the PACE president mount a campaign against their nomination
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8516

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

I'm suggesting that, as of right now, young writers ought to avoid PACE if they want to find an organization or project that encourages them to contribute, cultivates their talent, and offers them recognition for their efforts and opportunities to contribute more.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8516

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

If the "members" of an organization are too lazy to show up to meetings and vote on new members, but people who do large amounts of work to make your most important event of the year happen are apparently are not qualified to gain such positions, then I really do not know what to say about your orga...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8516

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

This goes beyond me - other people who sought to contribute to the set this year via the mentorship program were ignored or brushed aside. I am to understand that there were a number of logistical challenges that contributed to this, as well as to this year's membership decisions, but any organizati...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8516

PSA: Don't Write For PACE

I'm writing this post to encourage young, up and coming writers to avoid working for PACE. First, PACE does not offer effective writing mentorship and its attempts to organize such this year were not successful. Without going into details, I would suggest instead working on smaller projects with org...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 8018

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

The final set is now going to be nine packets, due to some unforseen time constraints / conflicts / moving early. Hopefully this is still enough for all sites that will play.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 8018

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

The set is now about 60% done - I can confidently say it will be ready in time for opens on July 27th.