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by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 15
Views: 5337

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Some people seem to be under the impression that this tournament is not for grad students. This isn't true! Grad students are more than welcome to play as well.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 15
Views: 5337

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

As a reminder, high school teams are not only allowed to attend this event, but encouraged to do so, as are experienced college players. This tournament is for everyone!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

For the purposes of this poll, Columbia A will most likely consist of Gerhardt Hinkle, Noah Chen (formerly of Michigan), Harrison Whitaker (formerly of NYU), and myself. We've got a ton of incoming talent and some strong returning players who will likely form strong D2 and/or B teams - I'll let our ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 15
Views: 5337

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Mid-Atlantic: Maryland? To be clear, does this mean that a Maryland mirror is not yet confirmed, or that it is confirmed but the date has not yet been? In either case, is there an idea of when details regarding it will be confirmed? I will follow up with Maryland about this and I encourage you to d...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

This happened, a lot of games were played, and fun was had. Stats can be found here!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 1780

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

This was easily some of the most fun I've had playing quizbowl in a while. There are definitely a good number of rough patches in the set, but whatever, so much delightful content.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

I'll email everyone with the server link shortly.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

This tournament ran very smoothly. Columbia Ark cleared the field. Full stat report here.

Thanks for playing everyone!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

I'm running behind due to an important phone call I had to make - my apologies. We will meet in Hamilton 301 and figure out from there what rooms to use.

Target 9:15 start
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

The field is closed at six teams. I'm fine with five-person teams if additional people want to join, though please fill out the three-person team first! I've added a schedule to the signup tab that should dictate everything that's going on tomorrow except for which rooms we're using, which I shall b...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 1780

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Is it safe to assume that this event will start in the early to mid-afternoon on Sunday, to avoid conflicts with Age of Empires?
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

I'm going to close the field for this at four teams. Would really appreciate another mod for this!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

The target difficulty of Terrapin Open is halfway between ACF Regionals and ACF Nationals... no more than a third will be above ACF Regionals difficulty (with at most one CO-only answerline per category). How can you write a Nats-minus tossup on a CO-only answerline? It's called VCUO 2015 (EDIT: to...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

If we don't get more signups, I'm inclined to cap the field at four teams and allow a five-person team or two. Please recruit your friends!

EDIT: alternatively, we can break up a team (probably Columbia) to fill the field out
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: "Summer" Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: "Summer" Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

vinteuil wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:32 am
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Open challenge to Chicago: come out and play us here!
https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic ... 72#p360587

https://societymusictheory.org/events/meeting2019/main
Unclear which is a better reason (both are good)
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

Since a field of 4 teams jives well with our nine packets, I'm increasing team size to four players to accommodate anyone who wants to field a larger squad.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

The general plan for this will be as follows: I will show up to Hamilton Hall at 8:30 and figure out what rooms are available by then. Teams should arrive no later than 8:45. By then I will have a schedule mapped out on the spreadsheet for two different team configurations: 1) 4 team triple RR 2) 6 ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: "Summer" Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: "Summer" Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Open challenge to Chicago: come out and play us here!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

Since we have enough buzzers to easily do a four team triple RR, we won't be providing buzzer discounts anymore. Instead staff will be paid $40 each. We need two!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

I'm moving this to Sunday so that I can run it and so there's no conflict with RULFO online. Looking for one mod.

EDIT: starting 10AM EST Sunday
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Alternatively, we can squat rooms at Columbia, which I'd be all in favor of. If the listed free agents, the NYU regulars, Columbia team, and at least one other open team come we would have a solid 9-round RR right there.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3937

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Bless Me, Ultima and Palestinians from Darwish strike me as fine easy parts at the CO level - the former is (or maybe was?) widely assigned in high schools and Darwish comes up all the time.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3937

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

For what it's worth, our team got 20 on the Ultima bonus. I really liked that this tournament generally made you put in some genuine work to get an easy part - though most teams were clearly up for that work, given the strength of the field, and most PPBs were over 10.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3937

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Good to see we're largely on the same page :) I'm hardly a philosophy specialist in any case and I do want to reiterate that I found the questions in this area broadly interesting to listen to and enjoyable. I take it that my teammates felt the same. Re: biographies of Tyndall, I just don't really t...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3937

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

For philosophy, I think it's way more dispersed - some people engage with philosophy through studying it as its own academic discipline, but I would wager that many more people encounter it as a lens on other disciplines which they are exploring, e.g. philosophy of science, literary theory and crit...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3937

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Thanks for this commentary, since it reminded me of a few other things I wanted to note! In the prelims, 7 out of 10 tossups and 1 out of 10 bonuses were on analytic philosophers/topics (assuming one counts McDowell as analytic). In the playoffs, including the finals and the play-in packet, 2 out o...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3937

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

This set's difficulty was mostly fine. By and large I thought it "got things right" outside of having a bit much bonus variation in the too-hard tail direction and social science / philosophy being a bit more daunting than the other areas - your mileage may vary, but I don't think our team powered a...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 15
Views: 5337

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

We are still seeking additional mirrors in several regions! I've added a couple more to the OP.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 15
Views: 5337

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

A raft of mirror sites have been updated and added to the original post. All hosts of this tournament are encouraged to announce as soon as they are comfortable doing so.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 18340

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

This was easily the most fun I've ever had playing CO. The competition was extremely strong at the top and featured a lot of new faces, which I personally really enjoyed, and the joy the writers had putting together the tournament clearly shone through. The tournament was also a welcome step back fr...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/17)

It turns out orientation is starting Monday, but I'll be at a NASAT mirror anyways so still looking for someone to run things for me!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

Andrew's point about valuation is well taken, though I did assume half the questions were unusable. What is valuable though is the time people put into writing, which is probably even higher.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Based on some discussions I've had with folks, I don't think I've been entirely clear. I think compensating quizbowl writers adequately is important, and if we need to raise entry fees then so be it. But I think the fact that adequately paying people for work on questions is at the root of this reve...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I think there are a lot of people who are juniors and seniors in college for whom ACF Fall is still a very appropriate tournament to play. Given that "ACF Fall is basically a high quality, HS nats-minus or regular-plus tournament" (I agree), does this mean that these people have a "high school" lev...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I think there are a solid number of people who are juniors and seniors in college who are not super skilled and for whom ACF Fall is still a very appropriate tournament to play. I think quizbowl tournaments should put the players first, rather than collectively imposing hundreds of writing-hours on ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

This has been split from the 2019 ACF Fall announcement thread . --Moderators I don't understand why a team with this many competent editors and writers needs to require submissions, especially from a lot of lower skill teams and players for whom ACF Fall is one of the few accessible tournaments pe...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Congratulations to Charles Hang, Rohan Rai, Tamara Vardomskaya, and Jay Misuk for winning in a thrilling final, 120-90
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Meet in 2343

EDIT: 2415 for player meeting
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

In lieu of an email, I'm going to post here to say we have rooms and buzzers secured. I will post a schedule in the sign-up sheet either tonight or tomorrow morning. Format will be two RR brackets of six followed by three crossover playoff games.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

I've added free agents to teams - the field is closed at 12 teams.

EDIT: Please add your emails to the signup sheet so I can send out logistics info. Thanks!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 6065

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

For Age of Empires, four games were played before the field was condensed into a shootout. You can find stats for the first four games here . For the next two shootout games, we have the following: Alex: 1/9/3 Rudra: 0/3/2 James: 0/1/3 Victor: 0/1/3 Dallas: 5/10/2 Ophir: 0/3/2 Taylor: 2/6/3 Emmett: ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Alex and I are planning for a 45 minute lunch break to keep things moving quickly. There should be nearby food options if you don't want to order.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

In the interest of keeping things moving smoothly this weekend, please fill out this lunch order form if you're attending the tournament and want to have tacos. The goal is to keep lunch as short as reasonable so we can move on to Scattergories quickly and make sure people aren't missing flights. Pl...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 7176

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

A discussion forum for the set is up - I'll make the discussion thread today and then start letting people in.

EDIT: it's up, feel free to enter
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

After speaking with Alex Damisch, we've decided to shoot for a hard 9:30 AM start time. However, I'd like to request that teams show up by 9 to help assist with setup, pay before the event, and make sure all the ducks are in a row. I don't estimate that the event will take any more than three hours ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

Re: MUSES Announcement

Are there any plans to mirror this online? Would love to play at some point - thanks!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 6065

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

OxO was very well run, many thanks are due to Raynor for taking initiative with this whole thing.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 7176

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

All tournament sites for this weekend should now have access to the packets. If you don't, please message me! Thanks.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

One more thing - given the planned festivities for the night after CO, I've been thinking of starting this event later than normal CO Sunday fare. Would people be amenable to starting at 10 AM sharp? I don't expect it to last more than 3 hours, since there are reasonable length caps and no bonuses. ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Kindly requesting that people go ahead and form teams, otherwise I'll be assigning all free agents to teams next Thursday.