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by ObsidianFoot
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla History Event (PIANO side event)
Replies: 19
Views: 7103

Re: Guerilla History Event (late August)

I will tentatively express interest, as I, too, am dismayed at the relative lack of history tournaments these days. My actual participation in this, however, is dependent on time. Will, do you have some idea of when you would start this and how long it would run? Also, are you planning for singles o...
by ObsidianFoot
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 26665

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Ditto to that, unless a last-minute mirror occurs at the Maryland site of TTIAC, which seems unlikely.
by ObsidianFoot
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime at Maryland (March 4, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3821

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime at Maryland (March 4, 2017)

As I discussed with you previously, I am available to help staff this tournament.
by ObsidianFoot
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 17819

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

Just to be clear, at what time will tomorrow's rounds occur?
by ObsidianFoot
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 51819

Re: community question clinic

I am not entirely sure why I am posting some of my submissions for ACF Fall 2013, as I am unlikely to write any submissions in the foreseeable future, with the exception of, say, a CO History that requires them, and even more unlikely to write submissions for, or play, another ACF Fall. Perhaps it i...
by ObsidianFoot
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 17819

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

Like many other people, I would like to know when this is being held. Assuming that I am available, though, I am offering myself as a free agent.
by ObsidianFoot
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 51819

Re: community question clinic

I wanted to make a minor comment on Alex Wallace's Nationalist China bonus above. "Nationalist" China usually refers only to the KMT government that was founded in Guangzhou, launched the Northern Expedition, and ruled the ROC from then on. Even Sun Yat-sen is not considered part of this government ...
by ObsidianFoot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 24411

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I will begin attending The George Washington University Law School in a few weeks. I do not plan to play anything, with the possible exception of opens, but I will be happy to staff any tournaments in the Washington, DC area that need the help.
by ObsidianFoot
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 34353

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

My apologies for the last-minute notice, but I would be happy to volunteer my services as a staffer, if they are desired.
by ObsidianFoot
Thu May 29, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)
Replies: 35
Views: 14641

Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

I would like to play.
by ObsidianFoot
Wed May 28, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice
Replies: 36
Views: 7170

Re: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice

I realize that I am joining this conversation at a fairly late stage; I have been dashing around China for the past three weeks, and have only sporadically glanced at the forums. However, after reflecting upon my own experiences playing the inaugural version of this tournament, I have now come to th...
by ObsidianFoot
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Writer Feedback Program
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

ACF Writer Feedback Program

Does anyone know if this still exists? I was reading through the transcript of the roundtable discussion on question writing, and thought of this.
by ObsidianFoot
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northwestern U
Replies: 60
Views: 22991

Re: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northweste

Was a final decision actually made regarding eligibility rules for this tournament? My apologies if I missed a clear decision among all the suggestions made earlier. If not, however, I strongly agree with what Stephen has said about why this event should not be treated as a make-up for last year's. ...
by ObsidianFoot
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 22544

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

I am offering myself as a free agent for this tournament. I know some history, and less mythology and geography, and I will try not to disappoint my teammates.
by ObsidianFoot
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 24233

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

-I got confused with the pronoun "This period" for "the occupation of East Timor" even if it is probably the most accurate. I'm not sure if "this conflict" would have been better. I was keeping score, not playing, but, for what it's worth, I was listening to this question when Aaron Rosenberg did w...
by ObsidianFoot
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14232

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

After discussing this with Marshall, I do think that holding this event sometime in the summer is a good idea.
by ObsidianFoot
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10259

Re: Tournament Discussion

Didn't Murat Reis also notably sack Ireland and a lot of other Mediterranean islands? Given that, it seems extremely risky to buzz on him getting some slaves somewhere (especially when the guy mentioned wasn't actually him!). Oops. I guess this is what I get for not actually looking at a question w...
by ObsidianFoot
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10259

Re: Tournament Discussion

So, I wanted to ask about two particular tossups: I was somewhat annoyed by the Malta tossup, on which I buzzed with "Iceland" after hearing the leadin about Barbary corsairs abducting people from this nation as slaves. I was thinking about the Tyrkjaranid, in which Murat Reis enslaved about 400 Ice...