Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2021)

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Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2021)

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I'm pleased to announce Age of Empires 2, a side event that will be available in the summer of 2021 by Chicago Open. This tournament's subject material will cover the period between 500 and 1500 A.D. in keeping with the focus of its namesake computer game. It will be heavy on history due to the time period constraints, but other subjects will be represented as well. The goal is to imitate the philosophy, difficulty, and experience of the previous Age of Empires set. Fellow AoE2 enthusiast Ankit Aggarwal will be collaborating on this project with me, and all proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Fees will be $15 per player. The distribution will be as follows:

10 History and Adjacent
3 European History (split evenly West / Mediterranean / Other Europe)
1 Islamic World
1 East Asia
1 South / Southeast Asia
1 Africa
1 Rest of World
1 Archaeology and Social Science
1 Historiography

14 Non-History
2 Western Literature
2 Nonwestern Literature
2 Religion
2 Myths / Legends
1 Philosophy
1 History of Science
1 Painting
1 Sculpture and Architecture
1 Music / Any Arts
1 Miscellaneous / Other Ac / Whatever We Feel Like

Like Age of Empires, this tournament will use an approximate difficulty spread:

Easy - 30%
Medium - 30%
Challenging - 30%
Extra-canonical / Very Hard - 10%
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Re: Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2020)

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Itamar Naveh-Benjamin has joined this project as a playtester and potential contributor - we're very excited to have him on board!
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Re: Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2020)

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Very much looking forward to this! The first iteration of this was awesome :D
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Re: Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2020)

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This tournament will be postponed until the summer of 2021.
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