LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

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LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

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LONE STAR (Look Out, a New and Exciting Set of Texan Academic Rigor) will be ready for mirrors from the start of the entire 2020-21 season!

I, Daniel Ma, am head editing this set; besides Dr. Mukherjee and Michael Yue, all other set members, as of now, are Texans, hence the name. The set team is currently composed of Aayush Goodapaty, Akshay Shyam, Daniel Ma, Eric Mukherjee, Jisoo Yoo, Johnny Vasilyev, Josh Rubel, Ketan Pamurthy, Michael Artlip, Michael Patison, Michael Yue, Ned Tagtmeier, Nikita Nair, Robert Condron, Roman Madoerin, and Thomas Gioia.

The set will consist of thirteen 20/20 packets (20 pyramidal, powermarked tossups, 20 three-part bonuses). Each tossup will be 450-550 characters long and each full bonus totaling at most 8 lines in 10 point Times New Roman font.

This set will be High School Regular Difficulty, approximately equal in difficulty to NAQT's Invitational Series sets, and we aim for questions that will both be accessible to newer teams and still be interesting and engaging for more experienced veterans.

Distribution

There will be no computational math.

4/4 Literature
> 1.5/1.5 Long Fiction
> 1/1 Poetry (non-epic)
> 0.75/0.75 Drama
> 0.75/0.75 Other
4/4 History
> 1.25/1.25 American
> 1.25/1.25 European
> 1.5/1.5 World (roughly 1/3 each of Asian, Ancient, and other, including cross-region within history)
4/4 Science
> 1/1 Biology
> 1/1 Chemistry
> 1/1 Physics
> 0.5/0.5 Mathematics (non-computational) and Computer Science
> 0.5/0.5 Astronomy/Cosmology and Earth Science
3/3 Fine Arts
> 1/1 Painting and Sculpture
> 0.5/0.5 Other Visual (including Architecture, Photography, Film, Dance, Performance, Decorative, Design)
> 1/1 Classical Music
> 0.5/0.5 Other Auditory (including Opera, Jazz, Musicals, World Music)
2.5/2.5 RMPSS
> 0.75/0.75 Religion
> 0.75/0.75 Mythology
> 0.5/0.5 Philosophy
> 0.5/0.5 Social Science
1/1 Geography
0.75/0.75 Current Events
0.75/0.75 Pop Culture and Sports

Editorial Staff

Head Editor: Daniel Ma
Literature Editors: Thomas Gioia and Michael Yue
History Editor: Daniel Ma
Science Editor: Roman Madoerin and Dr. Eric Mukherjee
Arts Editor: Daniel Ma
RMPSS Editor: Robert Condron
Geography Editor: Daniel Ma
Current Events Editor: Michael Patison
Pop Culture/Sports Editor: Michael Patison

Fees
The mirror fee is $10 per attending team. All we ask is that hosts not alter question content in any way, nor release any information about questions to the public before it is EXPLICITLY ALLOWED ON THIS FORUM.

Please email me to request a mirror, or If you have any questions, at [email protected].
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Nikita Nair and Eric Mukherjee have joined the set team, and the original post has been updated to reflect this. Eric will be editing science.
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We have been writing at a remarkably efficient rate and have done 40% of the set in 20 days. As such, we are taking mirror requests for tournaments occurring at any point in the season.
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4/4 Science
> 1/1 Biology
> 1/1 Chemistry
> 1/1 Physics
> 0.5/0.5 Mathematics (non-computational)
> 0.5/0.5 Astronomy/Cosmology and Earth Sciences
Does this mean there won't be any questions on computer science?
(Not that I'm complaining... :razz: )
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There will be computer science as a small part of the math distribution; I forgot to mention this. Thanks for the catch!
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First mirror request received! [EDIT: First two mirror requests received! Thanks so much for all your support!]

MIRRORS
8/22: National Middle School Mirror, Online
10/10: Northeast Regional Kickoff (online regional mirror)
10/31: Vanderbilt University (online regional mirror)
11/14: UCSD (online regional mirror)
11/14: Main Site (online regional mirror, Texas/SW)
11/21: Sullivan, Missouri (online regional mirror)
12/19: Cal Cup 2 (online regional mirror)
12/19: Waukee, Iowa (online regional mirror)
1/9: North Carolina School of Science and Math and Panther Creek High School (online regional mirror)
1/16: LONE STAR Florida Mirror (online)
1/23: LONE STAR Midwest and Delaware/Maryland/Virginia Mirrors (online)
3/8-12: Belton After-School Invitational Challenge
Fulton County League
Blue Ridge High School Matches
Southwest Missouri Challenge Games
NIC-10 Conference (NW Illinois)

Redmond High School (online regional mirror, TBD)
University of Minnesota (online regional mirror, TBD)
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We're over 2/3 done and have started rapidly editing. We expect to have playtesting sessions in the near future for people not eligible to play the set (i.e. people older than HS) and perhaps a middle school online mirror in late August, specifics TBD.
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Two announcements:
1. Michael Yue is joining us as a literature editor and general advisor for the set!
2. Our first mirror (to be announced soon in more detail) will be a national online middle school mirror held on 8/22. Get excited to be playing the first tournament of the new season!
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viewtopic.php?f=46&t=24302 Forums link for our first mirror!
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Provisionally, we will be running our own regional online mirrors for the Northeast, DC Area, Illinois, Texas, California, and perhaps the eastern Midwest (Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/Indiana/Michigan etc). Dates are being determined.
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California mirror has been given to USCD
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Our Main Site mirror is on 11/14 and is announced here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24597
We are also planning to run a Florida mirror on 1/9. Details to come.
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Florida mirror announced! viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24643
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What packets are similar to LONE STAR? Just wanted to know how to study for my next upcoming tournament on 12/19.

Thanks!
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adhvaithr7 wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:20 pm What packets are similar to LONE STAR? Just wanted to know how to study for my next upcoming tournament on 12/19.
Of the sets from the 2019-2020 season that can be found on quizbowlpackets.com, LONE STAR is most similar to CALISTO, LOGIC, WAIT, and RAFT. It is also similar to NAQT's Invitational Series sets.
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Midwest/DMV mirrors for 1/23/2021 here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24726
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