Historature - A Charity Side Event

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Historature - A Charity Side Event

Postby Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:21 am

I'm extremely pleased to announce Historature, a charity side event intended to be run at this year's high school nationals, NASAT, late regular-season tournaments, and summer side events of various sorts. One hundred percent of proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a charity whose cause is very dear to my heart. Questions will be written by Sameen Belal, Ankit Aggarwal, Eric Mukherjee, Jaimie Carlson, and myself.

As the the title suggests, this tournament's distribution is inspired by other "listory" type events, such as XENOPHON. There will be at least eight packets with 24 questions per packet, according to the following distribution:

3 Long Fiction (novels and novellas)
1 Short Fiction
2 Poetry
1 Drama
1 Drama or Misc
1 Essays and Crit
1 Lit about Historical Events / People
1 Writers in History / Bios
1 Impact of Literary Works
1 Historical Sources
1 Historiography
1 Philosophy / SS (History)
1 Archaeology
2 US History
2 Continental Euro
2 World
1 Ancient
1 British and Other

Participation will be $15 per player. The difficulty will be equivalent to WAO (and similar to XENOPHON and Listory) to provide an engaging experience for both interested college players and strong high school players who want to try their hand at some tougher content. At least two-thirds of answerlines will be accessible at the PACE/HSNCT level, meaning they could conceivably show up as tossup answers in those tournaments, in order to better accommodate the latter audience.
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Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

Postby Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:14 pm

How many people are interested in playing this potentially after ACF Nationals or ICT? I'm wondering if this might be a better idea because then some of those people could staff at HSNCT/PACE if or when they go there. It'd definitely be possible to speed up production.
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Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

Postby Cheynem » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:51 pm

If I'm at ICT, I wouldn't mind playing (I find side events post-Nats to be generally impractical, due to the length of the tournament).
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Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

Postby Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:43 am

Bump! Just wanted to confirm that this definitely should be completed by ICT.
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Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

Postby Cheynem » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:11 pm

I'd like to play this at ICT.
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Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

Postby Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:38 pm

Jaimie Carlson has joined our writing team
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