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ARTSEE (Summer/Fall 2016 Arts Side Event)

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Only a few hours after its conception, I am excited to announce the Artistic Reification Tournament - Summer Edification Edition, or ARTSEE for short. If you are so inclined, you may call this the Fine Arts Reification Tournament - Summer Edification Edition and call it by the resulting acronym instead.

This tournament's target difficulty is equivalent to recent side events that I've produced (SHEIKH, Christmas Present) - roughly Nats or Nats-minus level. Like Christmas Present, this tournament will use a three-tiered quota system of answerline difficulty - Category 1 answers would be bonus middle parts (or easier) at Regionals, Category 2 answers are tougher but "canonical" answers, and Category 3 answers are challenging or extra-canonical answers that haven't come up a ton. A minimum of 50% of answerlines will be Category 1, and a maximum of 25% of answerlines will be category 3. Tossups will be between seven and nine lines long in ten-point Times New Roman, including powermarks.

As of right now, I'll say there will be at least nine powermarked packets. The distribution will be as follows, with 20 tossups per packet:

2x Painting pre-1850
2x Painting post-1850
2x Mixed / Any Painting (common links, more of the above, "pure" art history)
1x Sculpture
1x Architecture
2x Film
1x Photography + Performance + Other Visual
1x Ballet + Other Music
1x Jazz
1x Opera
1x Early Music + Theory
1x Baroque Music + History & Conductors
1x Classical era + Performers
1x Romantic Music
1x Modern Music
1x Any Music (common links and more of the above) Music History, etc.

This tournament will be written by myself, Jarret Greene, Kai Smith, and Athena Kern; I'll be serving as head editor. I'm open to taking on one additional writer who's interested in contributing sculpture and/or architecture questions.
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What is the pricing for this tournament?
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Entry fee will be $10 per player.
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I've altered the distribution outlined in the original post. The "Baroque" category is now "Baroque Era + History/Conductors" and the "Classical Era" category is now "Classical era + Performers." Everything else should be identical.

EDIT: Also, I think I can safely say this tournament's going to be a bit harder than Christmas Present or SHEIKH were, though not by much.
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I'll be sending out packets this evening. Tournament directors should collect fees and pay directly to me via Venmo (should be doable if you have checks at all) or by mailing me a check (less preferable since it's slower).

EDIT: Packets have been sent out.
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Could an administrator set up a private discussion forum for this tournament, please?
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At Michigan a five person team of Mike Cheyne, Rob Carson, Andrew Hart, Auroni Gupta, and Tamara Vardomskaya won this event.
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Here's a protip: don't use quizbowl questions as vehicles for linguistic change. The substitution of the correct pronouns with "they" in tossups is one of the most misguided things I have witnessed in recent qb memory.
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Snap Wexley wrote:Here's a protip: don't use quizbowl questions as vehicles for linguistic change. The substitution of the correct pronouns with "they" in tossups is one of the most misguided things I have witnessed in recent qb memory.
This wasn't my doing; it can be discussed to further extent in the tournament discussion forum, which should be up later.
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Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Snap Wexley wrote:Here's a protip: don't use quizbowl questions as vehicles for linguistic change. The substitution of the correct pronouns with "they" in tossups is one of the most misguided things I have witnessed in recent qb memory.
This wasn't my doing; it can be discussed to further extent in the tournament discussion forum, which should be up later.
When you declare yourself to be the "head editor" of a tournament, it is most unseemly to disavow responsibility for questions you may not have written yourself (but that you should have at least read and approved), when they are criticized.

Also, Jerry didn't even criticize you by name, so I have no idea why you're throwing a writer under the bus in advance of being specifically singled out for this!
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Jerry is correct -- you shouldn't do something like that period and definitely shouldn't do it without telling players.

I have other thoughts about this tournament once the private discussion is set up.
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Cody wrote: I have other thoughts about this tournament once the private discussion is set up.
A private discussion forum for ARTSEE has now been set up.
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