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by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13
Replies: 33
Views: 15599

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13

Are there any plans for a New England mirror of this tournament?
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Northeast @ Harvard (11/02/13)
Replies: 28
Views: 10535

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Northeast @ Harvard (11/02/13)

Some number of Dartmouth teams will show up.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: World History Packets
Replies: 0
Views: 901

World History Packets

Earlier this month, I said that I would make several world history packets available as a side event for VCU Open. After these weren't read at either the Michigan or VCU sites, Kirk and I decided to hold on to them and add bonuses to them, something we're still in the process of doing. After some di...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18994

Re: Preseason Poll

fourplustwo wrote:The summary of the chat has been posted to the frontpage. I'm happy to listen to any feedback if you want. I hope the preview was entertaining.
Does someone have a log of the full chat up until it went off-topic after the history bowl discussion? I kind of want to see the full discussion.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18994

Re: Preseason Poll

Looking back on my ballot, I think I may have unfairly ignored B teams that didn't exist last year (or rather, didn't exist at DI ICT/ACF Nats). I wonder if, even in the overall poll results, Yale B (to take an example) might be underranked. I'd certainly say so. Our A-team's games against Yale at ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 79
Views: 21660

Re: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule

Having another MUT/MFT-like event between MFT and MUT would be great. Having only regular and higher difficulty events (apart from D2 SCT, which is extremely competitive) during winter makes it difficult to get new members of your club to tournaments that are appropriate for them. Events like MUT an...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18994

Re: Preseason Poll

Emily Krok wrote:Crud, I forgot UNC.

Anyway, here's your obligatory plug for Maryland B, which will totally be a top 25 team next year.
Watch out for as-of-now quizbowl dark horses Jordan Brownstein and Adam Hussain.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who wrote what
Replies: 32
Views: 3664

Re: Who wrote what

I have mixed feelings about this tournament. I had similar expectations to John coming into this tournament in terms of difficulty, but was not unhappy with it being shifted to a difficulty comparable to Nationals. On the one hand, I thought the history was pretty good - both tossups and bonuses. Th...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT podcasts and scoresheets
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: 2014 NAQT ICT: March 29, Chicago

2013 ICT podcasts In the seeming absence of a recording of the final, is there anyone who kept a digital scoresheet of the final or otherwise kept track as the game was running (IRC liveblog or similar)? If so, please send me a PM. Thanks! Oh, whoops, did the final not get uploaded? I have that som...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Architecture Side Event (but actually this time)
Replies: 22
Views: 10307

Re: Architecture Side Event (but actually this time)

The stats for this are definitely wrong, because I didn't play this event. I'm pretty sure that should be Will Holub-Moorman in the stats, not me.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Info for VCU Open Sunday side events
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Info for VCU Open Sunday side events

I'll be trimming my side event down to three packets in order to have this done on time - that is, if people still want to play. Kirk Jing will be helping me with the East Asian and modern history. The per packet distribution will be as follows: 4 East Asia (of which 1 Japan, 2 China, 1 Other/Mixed)...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18994

Re: Preseason Poll

In case anyone feels like voting for us (26th place in the last poll, 25th in the midseason poll), we don't lose anybody next year. Also, from what I know from speaking to Will Holub-Moorman, Harvard A's not losing any of their starters and their club picks up Raynor Kuang and Vimal Konduri next yea...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 13665

Re: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion

As mentioned by Matt, I feel like simply not having easy parts at this level may be a better idea. Not only does it help with getting through packets more quickly (in case time issues come up again), but if we're trying to distinguish between teams that know nothing about a topic and those that know...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56721

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

This is a reminder that if you want to come to the CO barbecue on Friday night (July 19th), please RSVP to me by email (msteinbaum@gmail.com). We will in face be running the side tournament of British questions thanks to Edmund Dickinson. That will be a three-round, four-team (I hope) round robin, ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 13665

Re: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion

A word about Ancient History: this was definitely the weakest category across submissions (IMO), which is why it contains a disproportionate share of questions I and the other editors wrote (hence emphasizing archaeology and economic history), as well as historiography questions I fudged over becau...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 24221

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

(also a reason for the relative dearth of ancient history). This made me sad. On the other hand, I liked the little ancient history that was there (particularly the question on the non-Spanish Philip V), as well as the tossup on Croatia and the higher amounts of "non-core" myth in this tournament. ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 13665

Re: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion

I apologize ahead of time for the Revolt of the Comuneros clunker. I had intended for it to be asked after Charles V and to mention Charles V and mention that it was a rebellion, but those were taken out, which was unfortunate since that left the bonus with absolutely no identifying clues whatsoeve...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 24221

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

RyuAqua wrote: Weiner packet: Magic the Gathering bonus
I am deeply disappointed (and ashamed) that I did not hear this bonus.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 13665

Re: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion

I'd appreciate any on/off thread comments on the tossups/bonuses I wrote that made it into this set. This is the first open-level tournament I've played in/written for, so anything you can offer would be great. For what it's worth, I second the comments on the historiography. I don't know if it was...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26369

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

This tournament was enjoyable. Thanks to Marshall for editing and directing and to everyone else for coming out to play. There are a few issues with the stats. I'm fairly sure we defeated the Davis/Haala team. We had either 155 or 165 points, I think; there's an issue with bonus points. My notes als...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26369

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

Daniel Hothem was interested in joining the Alston-Jing team, if that's acceptable.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2013: 8/3/13 at VCU
Replies: 30
Views: 10790

Re: VCU Open 2013: 8/3/13 at VCU

We will be running the TAMIL visual movies event and a guerilla tournament on Sunday. This will both be fairly short, so there is room for one more small side event if anyone has one. Marshall has also noted that we can re-run Urgent Call for Unity if there are sufficient people here who did not pl...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7189

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

I'd prefer Cave Spring, as only driving to Roanoke shaves about half an hour off my driving time. That said, I'll do whichever.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Releasing unused ACF submissions
Replies: 10
Views: 2227

Re: Suggested ACF rules revisions for 2013-2014

I don't know if this is part of ACF rules, but I'd like to see something done with unused packet submissions, even if it's just to release them, unedited (after the tournament, of course), as further practice questions, or something. It's not like the people who wrote the questions can recycle them...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

Re: Maryland Summer Practice

Do these start this week?
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83166

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

As it decided to rain and prevent me from going out for lunch, I decided to go ahead and expand on my peanut-gallery commentary. TIER 1 - I expect multiple tournament wins from these teams and top-21 HSNCT finishes, at the very least. Western Albermarle - 18.21 PPB, HSNCT. The team to beat next year...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83166

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

I and Sarah graduate, but you can't expect me not to defend Sid and Nadege's (both juniors) abilities. We also have the team of freshmen that got 2nd at MSNCT together steadily gaining experience, along with some sophomores to hold the fort. I get that this is just hypothesizing on Will's part, but...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri May 31, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83166

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

I'm bored of studying for finals, so I think I'll do a little speculation here. All rankings are in rough order, but teams within the same tier are generally comparable to each other, though some are certainly better than others. TIER 1 Western Albermarle - I think this is pretty non-controversial. ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed May 29, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7189

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

Are there any updates on the logistics of this tournament, i.e. where it will be taking place? Also, I think it would make sense to post this in the high school tournament announcements as well - ACF Fall is definitely playable by high schoolers, and there's a ton of high school talent in the DMV th...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon May 27, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7189

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

fett0001 wrote:Would people be interested in some side events? Possibly CAHOOTS, TAMIL, or both?
I'd be interested in playing Illinois' Pokemon Packets, if I don't end up playing those alongside Pokemon Master Nick Jensen at the online CAHOOTS mirror (assuming that actually happens).
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri May 24, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 10291

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: 15100

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: 1714

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: 9637

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: 15100

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: 21660

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: 9809

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: 28364

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: 28364

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: 1594

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: 9637

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: 7189

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: 11805

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: 12644

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: 14228

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: 14228

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: 9637

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: 3406

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.