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RAFT II Announcement (2020-21)

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:20 pm
by A_Failure
This is an announcement for the second iteration of RAFT (Regular Academic Fall Tournament), which will be available for mirrors starting November 1, 2020 through the end of the 2020-2021 season. As the name implies, this will be a regular difficulty set. The set is currently 81% written and we anticipate having plenty of time to edit and playtest before our first mirrors.

The distribution will be identical to last year’s RAFT set, which was as follows:
4/4 History (1/1 each of American, European, World, and Other)
4/4 Science (1/1 each of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math + Other Science)
4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 European, 0.85/0.85 British, 0.7/0.7 World, 0.45/0.45 Classical)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 each of Painting/Sculpture, Classical Music, and Other)
3/3 Religion, Mythology, Philosophy, and Social Science (1/1 each of Religion and Mythology, 0.5/0.5 each of Philosophy and Social Science)
1/1 Geography and Current Events (0.5/0.5 each)
1/1 Popular Culture

I, Dean Ah Now, will be head editing this set with Daniel Yang. Questions will be written by members of the first RAFT set, along with a host of new writers from various high schools. Our subject editors will be:

Derek Chu: History/Visual Fine Arts
Maxwell Ye: Science
Karsten Rynearson: Literature
Shardul Rao: Auditory Fine Arts/Other Fine Arts
Daniel Yang: Religion/Mythology
Dean Ah Now: Philosophy/Social Science
Abhinav Karthikeyan: Geography/Current Events/Popular Culture

The mirror fee will be $10 per team. Hosts will receive 14 packets, each with 21 tossups (20 for a standard game plus a tiebreaker) and 20 bonuses. If you are interested in using our set, please contact me at [email protected].

Re: RAFT II Announcement (2020-21)

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:24 pm
by A_Failure
This post is reserved for a list of mirrors.

UIUC (IL/IN): October 3
Online Middle School Mirror (National): November 7
VCU (VA): October 31
Wakeland (TX): November 28
Arcadia (CA): November 28
NBAL League (OH): starting January 4
DMV Area Mirror: tentatively in January
Choate (CT): late January/February

Re: RAFT II Announcement (2020-21)

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:27 pm
by A_Failure
Just a quick update: we've announced our first few mirror sites, and the set production has gone along earlier than expected, so it will be ready by October 1, 2020. If you need a set to use for a tournament in the next few weeks (or throughout the rest of the school year) feel free to reach out to me about mirroring RAFT!