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A Regs-minus Carolina and Duke Invitational of Academia
Competition season 2021-2022
Head editor(s) Ryan Rosenberg
Difficulty 2.5 dots
First mirror October 9, 2021
Announcement link
Not to be confused with Arcadia High School in Arcadia, CA.

ARCADIA (A Regs-minus Carolina and Duke Invitational of Academia) is an annual college set written by members and alumni of the North Carolina Research triangle (i.e. Duke and UNC) in collaboration with others. It is aimed at 2.5 dots on the collegiate difficulty scale, and typically becomes available for mirrors in the early to mid-fall. The first two instances of ARCADIA were praised for pursuing innovative clue and answer ideas while staying accessible to a wide range of players.

The second instance of the tournament was jocularly labeled ARCADIIA; the third edition is also known as ARCAD3A.


Topic/Role Allocation in Distribution 2021-22 Editor(s) 2022-23 Editor(s) 2023-24 Editor(s) 2024-25 Editor(s)
Head Ryan Rosenberg Grant Peet Jim Fan Henry Goff and Grant Peet
Logistics Jacob Egol Jacob Egol Jacob Egol and trainees TBD Jacob Egol
Literature 4/4 Henry Goff (British and World/Other)
Payton Schubel (American and European)
Henry Goff (American and World/Other)
Payton Schubel (European)
Caroline Mao (British)
Caroline Mao (American and Euro)
Payton Schubel (British/Commonwealth)
Jim Fan (World)
Jim Fan (American)
Jonathan Shauf (British)
Henry Goff (European and World)
History 4/4 Grant Peet (European, World, and Non-Ancient Other)
Kevin Thomas (Ancient)
Ryan Rosenberg (American)
Ganon Evans (American)
Grant Peet (European, World, and British/Commonwealth)
Kevin Thomas (Ancient/Archaeology)
Jonathan Shauf (American)
Ganon Evans (European)
Ryan Rosenberg (World)
Grant Peet (British/Commonwealth/Ancient/Other)
Grant Peet (American)
Jonathan Shauf (European and World)
Kevin Thomas (Commonwealth, Ancient, Other)
Science 4/4 Hasna Karim (Biology)
Vincent Du (Chemistry, Physics, and Other)
Ryan Rosenberg (Other)
Hasna Karim (Biology)
Justin Zhang (Chemistry)
Jim Fan (Physics)
Vincent Du (Other)
Kevin Thomas (Biology)
Justin Zhang (Chemistry)
Vincent Du (Physics)
Evan Knox (Other)
Jacob Egol (Biology)
Michael Eng (Chemistry)
Vincent Du (Physics)
Kevin Jiang (Other)
Fine Arts 3/3 Annabelle Yang (Visual and Other)
Jacob Egol (Auditory and Other)
Ganon Evans (Visual and Visual Other)
Jacob Egol (Auditory)
Eric Gunter (Auditory Other)
Henry Goff (Visual)
Eric Gunter (Auditory)
Ivvone Zhou (Other Auditory)
Michael Bucknall (Other Visual)
Annabelle Yang (Visual and Other Visual)
Vincent Du (Auditory and Other Auditory)
Beliefs 1.5/1.5 (up to 2/2 for ARCAD3A) Annabelle Yang (Non-Abrahamic Religion and Mythology)
Hasna Karim (Islam and Subcontinent)
Kevin Thomas (Abrahamic Religion excepting Islam)
Kevin Thomas (Christianity, non-Abrahamic Religion excepting Subcontinent, and Mythology)
Hasna Karim (Islam/Subcontinent)
Jacob Egol (Judaism)
Ganon Evans (Religion)
Michael Bucknall (Mythology)
Grant Peet (Religion-adjacent)
Jim Fan (Mythology-adjacent)
Philosophy/Social Science 2.5/2.5 (down to 2/2 for ARCAD3A) Ryan Rosenberg (Social Science)
Vincent Du (Philosophy)
Kevin Jiang (Social Science minus Linguistics)
Ashish Subramanian (Linguistics)
Jonathan Shauf and Michael Bucknall (Philosophy)
Jonathan Shauf (Philosophy)
Kevin Jiang (Social Science)
Michael Bucknall (Philosophy)
Grant Peet (Social Science)
Geography/Current Events/Other 1/1 Grant Peet Ashish Subramanian Kevin Thomas (Geography)
Kevin Jiang (CE and Other)
Grant Peet

Additional writers for the 2021-22 iteration of ARCADIA included Michael Bucknall, Daniel Cronin, Jim Fan, Eric Gunter, Kevin Jiang, Caroline Mao, Erik Novak, Jonathan Shauf, Ashish Subramanian, Raymond Wang, Brandon Weiss, and Justin Zhang. Additional writers for the 2022-23 iteration for ARCADIA included Josh Abel, Diego Almaraz, Rasheeq Azad, Daniel Cronin, Michael Eng, Ian He, Ryan Rosenberg, Brandon Weiss, Annabelle Yang, and Ivvone Zhou.