RMPFest (colloquially known as Brucefest) was a novelty tournament edited by Bruce Arthur. Every question at RMPFest falls under the ACF category of "Religion, Mythology, and Philosophy", commonly abbreviated as RMP. The tournament was run as a side event to Illinois Open.
The inaugural RMP Fest: Apophasis is a False God was edited by Bruce Arthur (RM) and Michael Arnold (P); other writers included William Dix, Seth Kendall, Evan Nagler, Charles Meigs, Chris Chiego, and Grace Li.
2008 RMPFest packets consisted of 20 tossups, with the following distribution:
- 13 Mythology and Religion
- 5 Philosophy
- 2 Other Thought (including political theory, social science, linguistics, etc.)
The Illinois site featured six teams playing a double round-robin. The tournament was won by a team of Seth Teitler, Mike Sorice and Andrew Ullsperger (Stats). The Maryland site was won by a team of Matt Weiner and Jonathan Magin while the Berkeley site ran one room of seven solo players, with Andrew Yaphe answering the most tossups.
The 21 tossup packets were split into the following distribution:
- 7 Mythology
- 7 Religion
- 7 Philosophy