META - Summer 2019

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META - Summer 2019

Post by Limonana » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:19 pm

For those of you that enjoyed XENOPHON, Hari Parameswaran, Jakob Myers, and I present META (Monstrosity of Ethnographic and Theological Academia). This set is intended to be a side event of 8 tossup only packets for the summer of 2019. The difficulty is similar to XENOPHON with a few experimental tossups interspersed, but nothing absurd. The writers don't have a preferred format for playing this in terms of team composition; sites are free to run this as they wish. The cost per player is once again $10 and there will only be 15 point powers. Special thanks to Abby Cohen for providing assistance with the lit and to my mom for some ideas and reading material for the theology.

Distribution:
Literature: 8/0 (2 Long Fiction, 2 Short Fiction (including poetry, short stories, short essays), 2 Extra/Other (including anything tossup which can't be categorized by a type of work and commonlinks), and 2 Literary Criticism and Theory)

History: 8/0 (2 American, 2 European, 2 World, 2 Primary Sources and Historiography (primary sources will focus more on entities described or analyzed in works, and less on historians))

Visual Art: 4/0 (1 European, 1 World, 1 Misc, 1 Art Criticism and Theory)

Thought: 4/0 (1 Religion/Theology (emphasis on practices and strictly defined beliefs, and will not include narratives from religious texts. Hagiography is acceptable inasmuch as it describes the history of a practice, organization, belief (i.e. something more concrete)), 1 Linguistics, 1 Mythography/Theory of Mythology (will try to avoid mythical narratives as much as possible), 1 Political/Geographic Thought)

Logistics: As of 6/20, the first two packets are nearly complete and the set is scheduled to be done and playtested by the end of May (if you are interested in playtesting, feel free to get in touch with any one of us).

Update: This set is finished and edited. We will be mirroring it at HSNCT, NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl , tentatively the Illinois Side Event Weekend. There will be an online mirror on 7/13. Feel free to contact me or Hari about mirroring it elsewhere this summer!
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by The Stately Rhododendron » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:18 pm

Where's the ethnography?
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Limonana » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:24 am

We will incorporate ethnography into our questions by ensuring that we encompass different rituals, practices, and philosophies from other cultures into our questions.
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Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:59 am

EDIT: post previously said XENOPHON. classics schmassics

EDIT 2: I am extremely illiterate. mods pls delet
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Banana Stand » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:56 pm

My favorite types of short fiction are poetry and non-fiction essays! (this sounds cool, though, I like these types of tournaments)
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Pascal Plays Poker » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:41 pm

This set is now more than 50% complete. We are currently looking for players interested in play-testing and sites interested in mirroring. Nour, Jakob, and I expect the set to complete by mid-May.
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Pascal Plays Poker » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:27 pm

Due to time constraints on Nour, Jakob, and I, we have unfortunately had to cut down the distribution from 24 tossups per packet to 20 tossups per packet. The changes are reflected below:

Literature:
  • 2/0 Long Fiction
  • 2/0 Short Fiction
  • 2/0 Extra/Other
  • 1/0 Literary Criticism/Theory
History:
  • 2/0 American
  • 2/0 European
  • 2/0 World
  • 1/0 Primary Sources and Historiography
Visual Art:
  • 1/0 European
  • 1/0 World
  • 1/0 Art Criticism/Theory/Misc.
  • 1/0 Misc.
Thought:
  • 1/0 Religion/Theology
  • 1/0 Linguistics
  • 1/0 Mythography
  • 1/0 Political/Geographic Thought
The set will most definitely be finished and edited by HSNCT. We hope that this change does not discourage anyone one from playing, and we hope that those of you still playing will enjoy the set regardless!
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Pascal Plays Poker » Fri May 17, 2019 2:37 pm

META is now 100% finished! Special thanks to Justin French, Abby Cohen, and Evan Suttell for helping us get this done. Right now our only mirror is at HSNCT, so if any one else is interested in mirroring this set, feel free to contact either Nour or I.
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Re: META - Summer 2019

Post by Limonana » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:49 pm

We're planning on posting this set to the archives soon, so if you're interested in any last minute mirrors, please email us soon. Thanks to everyone who has played so far!
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