Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement

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Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement

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Overview
This is a global announcement for college mirrors of the Southeast-Midwest Housewrite. The set is of around medium difficulty or slightly easier. 2018 PACE and 2019 ILLIAC is the benchmark at which we are aiming. The announcement for high school mirrors can be found here.

Set
The set is edited by Aidan Leahy [UGA], Govind Prabhakar [Georgetown], Arjun Nageswaran [Adlai E. Stevenson], Katherine Lei [MIT], Dylan Bowman [UIUC], Ethan Strombeck [Stanford], William Groger [Miami Valley], and Ethan Ashbrook [UMN] with featured writers from Yale, UIUC, Stanton College Prep, Lambert, and University Lab. Taylor Harvey [UF] will be acting as a general overseer and quality control. The distribution per packet is as follows:

4.00/4.00 Literature
4.00/4.00 History
4.00/4.00 Science
3.00/3.00 Fine Arts
1.00/1.00 Religious Beliefs and Traditions
1.00/1.00 Myths and Legends
0.75/0.75 Philosophy
0.75/0.75 Social Science
0.50/0.50 Current Events
0.50/0.50 Geography
0.50/0.50 Popular Culture and Other Academic

Mirrors
There are currently 6 online mirrors across the United States. We will be seeking out international mirrors in the near future. We also plan on setting up an open mega-mirror similar to last year’s SUN Online (EDIT: The plan is now to host two open mirrors on each half of the set). The announcements for the U.S. mirrors can be found here:

West
Central
Midwest
Northeast
Mid-Atlantic
Southeast

Eligibility
This tournament is exclusive to college teams; middle school and high school players may not play or moderate for this tournament. There will be no formal restrictions on strong players but a good rule of thumb would be “if you played ACF Winter, you can probably play this tournament.”
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Playtesting
The Southeast-Midwest Housewrite is seeking playtesters. We will be playtesting the first 14 packets' worth of content in January and early February. We will playtest another 6 packets in April. Keep in mind that there will be several college and open mirrors so only register if you do not plan to play those. You can contact me through email ([email protected]) or on Discord (bcarbon#6666) if you are interested in this opportunity.
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Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement

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db0wman wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:09 am Playtesting
The Southeast-Midwest Housewrite is seeking playtesters. We will be playtesting the first 14 packets' worth of content in January and early February. We will playtest another 6 packets in April. Keep in mind that there will be several college and open mirrors so only register if you do not plan to play those. You can contact me through email ([email protected]) or on Discord (bcarbon#6666) if you are interested in this opportunity.
Wait, there are 20 packets in the set?!
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ryanrosenberg wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:33 pm
db0wman wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:09 am Playtesting
The Southeast-Midwest Housewrite is seeking playtesters. We will be playtesting the first 14 packets' worth of content in January and early February. We will playtest another 6 packets in April. Keep in mind that there will be several college and open mirrors so only register if you do not plan to play those. You can contact me through email ([email protected]) or on Discord (bcarbon#6666) if you are interested in this opportunity.
Wait, there are 20 packets in the set?!
Yeah, we have (or will have, at least) 20 packets. More will be revealed in the near future.
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Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement

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Feels worth pointing out that with (at least) 20 packets, you could probably run 2 tournaments of this set in each region. While this might constrain field sizes/format options a little bit, I think most teams don’t really want to play more than 10 rounds online anyways (especially for something with low stakes), and several planned college sets (SCT, Penn Bowl, IO) have been cancelled for the spring, so I personally wouldn’t be opposed to playing 20 rounds of this set across two different weekends. Interested to hear whether the editors of this set would be open to this and what the community as a whole thinks.
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Zealots of Stockholm wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:40 pm Feels worth pointing out that with (at least) 20 packets, you could probably run 2 tournaments of this set in each region. While this might constrain field sizes/format options a little bit, I think most teams don’t really want to play more than 10 rounds online anyways (especially for something with low stakes), and several planned college sets (SCT, Penn Bowl, IO) have been cancelled for the spring, so I personally wouldn’t be opposed to playing 20 rounds of this set across two different weekends. Interested to hear whether the editors of this set would be open to this and what the community as a whole thinks.
We still have a lot of stuff to figure out but this is the general plan at the moment.
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[wrong thread]
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