META - Summer 2019

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Limonana
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META - Summer 2019

Post by Limonana » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:19 pm

For those of you that enjoyed XENOPHON, Hari Parameswaran, Jakob Myers, and I present META (Monstrosity of Ethnographic and Theological Academia). This set is intended to be a side event of 8 tossup only packets for the summer of 2019. The difficulty is similar to XENOPHON with a few experimental tossups interspersed, but nothing absurd. The writers don't have a preferred format for playing this in terms of team composition; sites are free to run this as they wish. The cost per player is once again $10 and there will only be 15 point powers. Special thanks to Abby Cohen for providing assistance with the lit and to my mom for some ideas and reading material for the theology.

Distribution:
Literature: 8/0 (2 Long Fiction, 2 Short Fiction (including poetry, short stories, short essays), 2 Extra/Other (including anything tossup which can't be categorized by a type of work and commonlinks), and 2 Literary Criticism and Theory)

History: 8/0 (2 American, 2 European, 2 World, 2 Primary Sources and Historiography (primary sources will focus more on entities described or analyzed in works, and less on historians))

Visual Art: 4/0 (1 European, 1 World, 1 Misc, 1 Art Criticism and Theory)

Thought: 4/0 (1 Religion/Theology (emphasis on practices and strictly defined beliefs, and will not include narratives from religious texts. Hagiography is acceptable inasmuch as it describes the history of a practice, organization, belief (i.e. something more concrete)), 1 Linguistics, 1 Mythography/Theory of Mythology (will try to avoid mythical narratives as much as possible), 1 Political/Geographic Thought)

Logistics: As of 6/20, the first two packets are nearly complete and the set is scheduled to be done and playtested by the end of May (if you are interested in playtesting, feel free to get in touch with any one of us).
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by The Stately Rhododendron » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:18 pm

Where's the ethnography?
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Limonana » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:24 am

We will incorporate ethnography into our questions by ensuring that we encompass different rituals, practices, and philosophies from other cultures into our questions.
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:59 am

EDIT: post previously said XENOPHON. classics schmassics

EDIT 2: I am extremely illiterate. mods pls delet
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Banana Stand » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:56 pm

My favorite types of short fiction are poetry and non-fiction essays! (this sounds cool, though, I like these types of tournaments)
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