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Talk about lit singles

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:29 am
by theMoMA
For the most part, I was really happy with how the set turned out and how the tournament ran. My heart was warmed to hear positive responses from such a disgustingly talented field.

Major thanks to the question writers, especially Dave Letzler, who wrote nearly a quarter of the set. Special thanks to Ted Gioia and Dennis Jang for pitching in near the end when it was most needed. Thanks also to Chris Borglum, Chris Ray, Eric Kwartler, and Quentin Roper for your excellent questions. Thanks to Rob for staying up and helping me finish, and to Trygve and Rob for reading.

I'd like to hear any feedback you have, but I'm especially curious to hear thoughts on difficulty and distribution.

Thanks again to everyone who wrote, staffed, and played.

Andrew

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:05 pm
by DumbJaques
Did anyone convert Lu Xun

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:07 pm
by Matt Weiner
This was a fantastic tournament.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:15 pm
by magin
This was an incredibly well-written tournament, and a blast to play. Andrew and the other people who helped write the questions did an outstanding job.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:41 pm
by vcuEvan
DumbJaques wrote:Did anyone convert Lu Xun
There was a Lu Xun TU in the CO lit singles so anyone who played/wrote/edited that may have.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:48 pm
by grapesmoker
Not much to say except that I really enjoyed this set every bit as much as I enjoyed the previous lit singles. Excellent job to everyone involved, and congrats to Jon for his stellar performance.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:37 pm
by Captain Sinico
Awesome.

MaS

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:00 pm
by wd4gdz
Is this set going to be made available to the public?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:19 pm
by yoda4554
Lu Xun was far, far from the hardest thing in the set. I'm curious to know if the harder-end stuff--e.g., Anne Finch, The Mandrake, Richard Eberhardt, Leucippe+ Clitophon--was converted, though stats seemed to suggest that most games had relatively few dead tossups.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:38 pm
by grapesmoker
yoda4554 wrote:Lu Xun was far, far from the hardest thing in the set. I'm curious to know if the harder-end stuff--e.g., Anne Finch, The Mandrake, Richard Eberhardt, Leucippe+ Clitophon--was converted, though stats seemed to suggest that most games had relatively few dead tossups.
Anne Finch went dead in my room; I've never heard of her. I don't remember if Eberhardt was gotten or not, but think it was. Mandrake was definitely answered.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:51 pm
by Captain Sinico
Yeah, my recollection is that, among my own games, I think all those things except Leucippe and Clitophon were converted. Weiner may have even powered The Mandrake and definitely won a buzzer race among himself, Jerry and me for it. I mean, the field at this thing was pretty good.

MaS

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:05 pm
by grapesmoker
ImmaculateDeception wrote:Yeah, my recollection is that, among my own games, I think all those things except Leucippe and Clitophon were converted. Weiner may have even powered The Mandrake and definitely won a buzzer race among himself, Jerry and me for it. I mean, the field at this thing was pretty good.

MaS
I think the round when that came up was the second round between my team and Seth's team, but yeah, people playing here knew stuff.

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:55 am
by theMoMA
Eberhart went dead in my room, much to my disappointment, but Jonathan got Silent Snow, Secret Snow, and Rom pulled The Mystery of Marie Roget. Seth got Mandragola relatively early as well. I was quite happy with how the sixes were converted, especially since many of them were pet topics of mine.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:29 am
by theMoMA
The set is available there...sorry if I promised you I'd email it and forgot. I've had quite a few requests for such things lately.

Thanks again to all the writers, staffers, and competitors for making this an enjoyable tournament.

Andrew