COG is released!

COG has been released! Here’s the official email blurb:

The long-awaited COG 2010 generics-only sourcebook has finally been released.

In case you haven’t heard about it, here’s a little background info. Instead of the usual stash of cases you don’t need and negative briefs that quickly become outdated, COG is the first and only NCFCA/Stoa sourcebook to consist exclusively of generic briefs. The briefs in COG can be applied to huge categories of different cases – for example, Intervention – Bad, which works against pretty much any case that tries to solve a problem in Russia. Think “evidence against almost anything.” With a broad foreign policy topic like Russia, flexibility is essential.

“COG was the single most useful sourcebook in my arsenal last year. The easy-to-use generic briefs ensured I had everything I needed, and equipped me with solid and simple evidence for every neg round. Tag-lines were simple, evidence was to the point, and credible. I will recommend COG to all my students [this year]!”

– Ben Chambers (1st place at the Springfield Qualifier in 2010)

The whole volume runs at a whopping 446 pages for a mere $25 (digitally delivered.) Printed copies are also available. We place a high value on credible evidence – a statistical source analysis shows that COG’s evidence quality is significantly above most other sourcebooks, Blue Book included. A full three quarters of the evidence comes from academic sources and studies, and you won’t find any evidence from random online news services or political candidates. Check out the sample brief to get an idea what it’s like.

You can check out COG’s website at, if you want to more information or just want to download the samples for your collection.

– Daniel Gaskell, Alex Macdonald, Samir Patel, Cameron Rentschler, Caleb Smith, and Ben Snodgrass, COG lead editors

P.S. Please forward this to anyone else you think might be interested – your publicity makes things like this happen!


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