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WORLDSTAR (HSNCT mirror CANCELLED)

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:32 pm

Once I'm done with my fall writing commitments I'll start writing WORLDSTAR (WORLD Some conTrived AcRonym), an 8-packet open-level tossups-only tournament with the following distribution:
4 World History (1 Asia, 1 Islamic world/Near East, 1 Africa, 1 LatAm)
2 Ancient History (1 Ancient Eurasia, 1 other)
4 World Lit (1 Africa, 1 Asia, 1 LatAm, 1 Islamic World/Near East)
1 Ancient Lit
2 World Art
1 Ancient Art
2 World Music
3 Geo
2 CE
1 World Religion
1 Mythology
1 World Philosophy
Of this, 1 question per packet will be Pacific Island content
"World" is here defined as "not Europe or Anglosphere", though tossups on the ancient Anglosphere and Mediterranean world (since it makes little sense to divide, for example, the integrated Eastern Mediterranean of the Late Bronze Age, the Northern reaches of ancient Mesoamerica, or the Carthaginian empire of the 3rd century BCE) will definitely be a thing.
"Ancient" is here defined as "before the founding of the Sui Dynasty in 564" in the old world and pre-Conquest in the Americas.
I'll be co-writing this with Jason Golfinos, Alex Damisch, Elysia Warner, Morsal Sarajzada, Theo Howe, and Daoud Jackson.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:01 pm

This sounds like the most amazing tournament ever.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby Milhouse » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:43 pm

Sit Room Guy wrote:1 World Philosophy

Yes Please.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:43 pm

I'd be thrilled to go 2/10/8 on this.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby Senator_Jay » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:50 pm

Me gusta! Lookin' forward to this :)
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby CPiGuy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:13 pm

Sit Room Guy wrote:3 Geo
2 CE
1 World Religion


Playing this.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby Wynaut » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:32 am

Is the Geo limited to just "World" or can it include US/European content as well?
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:54 am

Wynaut wrote:Is the Geo limited to just "World" or can it include US/European content as well?

The Geo will be exclusively world as well.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby mozzarella » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:23 pm

Guess I need to get good and show up, because this sounds rad.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby Steeve Ho You Fat » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:34 pm

Saw the name and was hoping it was going to be a tournament about fights.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:51 pm

After protracted negotiations with Will Alston to avoid scheduling conflicts with Historature, we've confirmed that WORLDSTAR is in fact happening at HSNCT. In a further announcement, this set's difficulty is being raised to uniformly Open.
A signup sheet is below.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
EDIT: Obligatory "Not a prank" since this is, after all, April Fools' Day.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT 2018 and potentially afterward)

Postby Adelaide Glaciarium » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:56 pm

What time slot are you expecting to have this at HSNCT?
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Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT 2018 and potentially afterward)

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:57 pm

Adelaide Glaciarium wrote:What time slot are you expecting to have this at HSNCT?

It will most likely be run Saturday either before or after Joel Gluskin's side event, depending on when that's planned for.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT 2018 and potentially afterward)

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:44 pm

Once again, this tournament will be open in difficulty; I realize the OP did not reflect this until now although later posts in this thread did.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT mirror CANCELLED)

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Tue May 08, 2018 3:23 pm

As the title change in the OP would suggest, what with the majority of writers having other pressing commitments, this set will not be complete in time for HSNCT. However, we expect that it will serve very well as an event for Side Event weekends. We apologize to anyone inconvenienced by the cancellation of the mirror and encourage those who signed up to play this set at said side event weekends, or, if none are convenient, online. A discord mirror will likely happen in August or thereabouts.
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Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT mirror CANCELLED)

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Sat May 12, 2018 1:36 am

With that in mind, are you still expecting this to be 8 packets?
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Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT mirror CANCELLED)

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Sun May 13, 2018 7:05 pm

UlyssesInvictus wrote:With that in mind, are you still expecting this to be 8 packets?

Yes. The length of the tournament won't change.
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