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A free, open-source platform for paperless debate, built as a template for Microsoft Word. Learn more.

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Work better as a team with coauthoring and optional cloud storage for all your debate files. Coauthoring is simultaneous editing with multiple authors in a single Word document, and it’s amazing for debate. Coauthor for free, or add private storage for as cheap as $2/month. Learn more.

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Intel, scouting, and open source evidence for your debate community.


openCaselist NDT/CEDA Wiki

NFA/LD Wiki (coming soon!)

High School:

(sponsored by the National Debate Coaches Association)

NDCA HS Policy Wiki


NDCA Open Evidence Project


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If you need something more extensive to get up to speed with paperless debate and are looking for hands-on help, then I’d be happy to work with you and your team, either in-person at your institution or virtually. Contact me and we can work something out.


Verbatim, Stratus, the caselists, and everything else here is maintained by Aaron Hardy. Questions, feedback, bug reports, and feature requests are always welcome.


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