Words and Objects

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Words and Objects

Postby rahulkeyal » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:46 am

I'm excited to announce Words and Objects, a side event written by myself and James Malouf with assistance from Will Nediger to be played at summer opens and possibly high school nationals, along with an eventual online mirror. The set will consist of ~4 (possibly more) packets of 20 Regs+ difficulty tossups following the distribution as below, with a (hopefully) fun twist: all answerlines will be an object or group of objects. With such a format, we hope to strike a balance between a fun, semi-vanity experience that will both engage newer and more experienced players, while still emphasizing academic content, exploring new material, and delving deeper into core content.

7 Literature:
  • 1 Long Fiction
  • 1 Poetry
  • 1 Drama
  • 1 Short Fiction
  • 3 Misc. / Other (criticism, history, non-fiction, more of the above including cross-genre common links)

7 Fine Arts:
  • 1 Painting
  • 1 Sculpture
  • 1 Film
  • 1 Performance (ballet, opera, etc.)
  • 3 Misc. / Other (architecture, photography, more of the above including cross-genre common links)

3 History:
  • 1 U.S / Euro
  • 1 World / Ancient
  • 1 Other (historiography, archaeology, more of the above)

1 Myth / Religion
1 Thought
1 Other

The cost will be $5 per player. Hosts interested in running the event, which will be available for use by the first weekend of May (5/5), can PM or email me if they are interested in mirroring it at their event. Despite the difficulty, I think strong high school players (and hopefully really anyone) should enjoy playing this, so please feel free to contact me about mirroring regardless the size / skill of your field.
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby Sit Room Guy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:12 pm

This sounds really cool.
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:26 pm

Looking forward to this!
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby Auroni » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:55 pm

Definitely playing this.
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby heterodyne » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:52 pm

I very much look forward to underperforming at this tournament
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