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by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri May 24, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 10165

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (postponed to NSC)

If this is now being done at NSC, I'd like to play.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed May 22, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament
Replies: 54
Views: 14930

Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

I altered the distribution of my Barbarians/Uncivilized Peoples packet. It will now look something like the following: 6/6 "Classical" European Barbarians 5/5 Steppe Peoples 2/2 Other Europe 2/2 Other Asia 1/1 Americas 1/1 Africa 3/3 Trash Every tossup answerline will be some group of people or huma...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun May 05, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: Question Specific Discussion

I don't know if it's just me thinking this, but I think dropping Case-Schiller that early in a tossup on price indices is a bad idea; I have no idea what other people's knowledge of the subject is, though. I liked the exchange rates tossup, too, and in general thought the economics at this tournamen...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun May 05, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9579

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

This tournament was enjoyable and as well-run as you could reasonably expect from an online tournament. It was good to finally get to play against Ryan after not getting to play with him this time last year at Maryland Spring. Also, congratulations to Greg. Will packets be posted now that this mirro...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri May 03, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament
Replies: 54
Views: 14930

Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

I'm thinking about submitting a "Barbarians" packet. This will consist of 20/20 about various supposedly noncivilized peoples, their rulers, their actions, and their customs, as well as the response of "civilized" peoples to them. The target difficulty for this packet will be hard/open-level, and al...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri May 03, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 79
Views: 21452

Re: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule

Cheynem wrote:Is the summer actually crowded? There's CO and VCU Open, which I thought was tentatively going to be paired with Jerry's thing as a weekend fest.
I thought there was also a plan to run NHBB College Nationals on Sunday at VCU Open. I'd definitely like to see that happen.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu May 02, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 32
Views: 7413

Re: Postseason Poll

theMoMA wrote:Yeah, I'm not really sure that we should be considered as playing ACF Nationals at all for the purposes of averaging the finishes, considering it doesn't really reflect on the quality of our team the whole year.
I'd say the same for our team, except our situation was sort of the reverse of yours.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 28068

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

I forgot to mention this bonus, which I thought was really cool (as it asked about important stuff in military history, as opposed to just trotting facts out about battles) until the third part, which was arguably factually innacurate and incredibly unhelpful, except for the mention of "impact weapo...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 28068

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

I really enjoyed this set's questions, especially the editors' packets. The classical history was especially enjoyable. The questions were certainly challenging, but far from impossible, and I highly anticipate playing this tournament next year. My personal favorite tossup was the one about compilin...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Fabulous Fifties: Side Event
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: The Fabulous Fifties: Side Event

RyuAqua wrote:I, for one, am disappointed that this side tournament is not about the 950s.
Agreed.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9579

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

Mike, can you please send us an invoice? We aren't able to get you guys the money without paying out of pocket if we don't have an invoice.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7041

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

Current teams for this site can be found here. Please put your name down on the "Free Agents" list if you're interested in playing but don't have a team yet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... RWGc#gid=0
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 11712

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

3. Michigan: Kurtis Droge's extensive Magic: the Gathering knowledge pays off when he first-lines a tossup on The Faerie Queene because of a quote in some flavor text. Will Nediger is impressed. True story: I first-lined a tossup on Romance of the Three Kingdoms on a clue about the Dilu Horse becau...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 12555

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Here's a spreadsheet to help organize interested people into teams.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... RWGc#gid=0
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14145

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

Matt Weiner wrote:If this is paired with VCU Open at some unusual time (say, Friday during the day or evening), would that greatly affect a lot of people who can't get out of their summer employment and otherwise wanted to come?
I'd be perfectly fine with this.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14145

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

I'd definitely be willing to pitch in a few questions.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9579

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

UPDATE: Now that we've got funding, Dartmouth (sans Nick Jensen) plans on playing this tournament if there's room in the field. Also, we'd greatly prefer if you guys allowed people from multiple sites to compete, since Aaron Pellowski is currently in Germany but is interested in playing with the res...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 3344

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Since I missed MUT, I feel obliged to play this, assuming there is in fact a mirror at Virginia Tech. If anyone's interested in forming a team, please message me or indicate so in this thread.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9579

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

I'm definitely interested in playing this if I can, hopefully along with some other non-Nick Jensen members of our quizbowl team.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56444

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

Excelsior (smack) wrote:If nobody steps up to edit this tournament, I will do it* and you will have to play geology tossups on "Gondwana separating from Laurasia".
I might enjoy this, as it'd mean I could actually get science questions by the end at a hard tournament.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6584

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

Update: Dartmouth won't be able to attend this tournament.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14145

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

We don't plan on going to this anymore. Hopefully we'll be able to play next year. (Alternatively, we could try and play this over Skype, if anyone else is interested in doing that - I'd love to, for one).
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 44605

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:But is there a Taiwanese news video yet?
I can't wait to see NMA quizbowl animations!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42235

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

I also thought of Dimitri, the player from BCC that created an entirely fake tournament and got me to send him one of the HSAPQ question sets. I was completely shocked when it was announced that Dimitri had cheated because by all signs Dimitri was enthusiastic about the game, had been studying hard...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6584

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

As of right now Dartmouth plans on sending one team to this tournament. We will have one buzzer system.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: British Student Quiz Championships 2013 (May 18th, London)
Replies: 19
Views: 4780

Re: British Student Quiz Championships 2013 (May 18th, London)

On a semi-related note, was the British History from ACF Fall ever assembled into a side event?
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament [New Kent, VA] 3/16/2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4877

Re: VCU Spring Tournament [New Kent, VA] 3/16/2013

This is the first time I got to see a lot of the best teams in the DMV square off against each other and I was blown away. Maggie Walker, Blair, and TJ are frightening, WJ has gotten really good (kudos, especially to Sameen), and New Kent and RM are as impressive as ever. Noah and teammates from GDS...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 9704

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

If it wasn't clear before, I agree with this wholeheartedly. I've tried to promote this agenda in my writing, not always successfully, and I would recommend others to bear it in mind when they write SS, even if execution isn't perfect it's better than the same old things trotted out again and again...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 9704

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

Regarding the question of mythology, I'm in favor of decreasing its distribution for some of the reasons already mentioned. Much of quizbowl mythology is simply knowledge of the actions of fictional characters, only distinguished from literature by the fact that they are associated with the religiou...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 9704

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

I'm certainly more in favor of the distribution conforming more to what people actually study in academia. For this reason, I feel math/computer science and especially social science are underrepresented in the distribution. Economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology and various forms of geograp...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 9969

Re: Tournament Discussion

The general consensus among our team was that this tournament was somewhat easier than what we imagine "regular difficulty" to be. I feel the bonuses were the major shortcoming of the tournament, with a lot of fairly easy 30s and instant-20s for players with a moderate amount of experience, particul...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT at Harvard (3/9/13)
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: WIT at Harvard (3/9/13)

As mentioned, the teams were balanced and the games were well-fought and enjoyable, as was this tournament. Thanks to Harvard for hosting.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26073

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (Summer 2013)

I plan on submitting a packet along with Kirk Jing from Dartmouth. Hopefully I'll also be playing this tournament with him.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82244

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Well, at least you guys haven't had your quizbowl programs collapse entirely. BCC's academic team has regressed once again to being utterly consumed by It's Academic and Quizmaster Challenge.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9756

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

Can someone post the the Malacca tossup? I was a bit confused when it started referring to "this city" after mentioning Zheng He. I'd always thought that Malacca either referred to the Sultanate or the Straits (in which Zheng He fought a battle or two against the pirates based there) and not a city...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9756

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

On the whole I though the history at this tournament was fairly good and well-written. I did have a few problems though, several of which have already been brought up: There were a couple of questions in this set that I thought invited negs. The question on Lysander practically begged for a Xenophon...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 12253

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion

I felt like this set overestimated the knowledge that the field had. History in particular seemed to go into "Are you an expert in this time period/field of history? No? Too bad." way too often in the bonuses. I disagree, and think that this tournament accomplished its difficulty-related objectives...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2013 planning
Replies: 37
Views: 5098

Re: CO History 2013 planning

I'd be delighted to play such a tournament.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 18780

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)

We don't plan on bringing a C-team anymore, if that helps. We're not sure if we can field a B-Team at this event, either.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8423

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

Dartmouth's interested, though hopefully there's a mirror that's a bit closer by.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6584

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

Dartmouth is interested in attending.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: All very good at all or every specialist at each different
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: All very good at all or every specialist at each different

Having a lot of people who know a lot of things works fairly well at the high-school level, where the canon is smaller and people take a wider range of classes. That was basically my experience playing high school quizbowl - our team never went to a lot of tournaments (unfortunately) but since our p...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT on 12/15/12
Replies: 24
Views: 6889

Re: TJIAT on 12/15/12

Well, I certainly had a blast reading at this tournament. The questions had a lot of issues with the lead-ins in my opinion, but I guess this wasn't supposed to be the hardest question set ever.

Also, WJ has gotten a million percent better since I last saw them play. Kudos to them.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT on 12/15/12
Replies: 24
Views: 6889

Re: TJIAT on 12/15/12

If you guys need additional moderators, I'd like to volunteer; I should be available that day.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29
Replies: 14
Views: 4950

Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Sad that we missed the finals on tiebreakers but I couldn't have hoped for any better for my first college tournament. Hope everyone else had fun as well, and I look forward to seeing people again at Yale this Saturday!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri May 18, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 24456

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

OK I'll be on this scab team. Playing alone sounds horrible.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu May 17, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 24456

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

I just received word that Paul and Isaac won't be able to make it on Saturday. In which case...still up for hire!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue May 15, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 24456

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

It will be a learning experience, Will. And, yes, you can and will beat teams there this day, including perhaps us who will be missing our second best (and only legitimate "science") player. Going head-to-head with Alexa (and her cohort) does sound like a good challenge... Due to unforeseen circums...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue May 15, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 24456

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

Once again, I do not have a team. And I refuse to play alone against teams of this caliber. If anyone who doesn't think they have a chance at winning wants a mercenary (a no-cost mercenary!), feel free to ask. But I don't want to stop anyone from taking home a trophy.