Welcome to the Summer Nerd Games Planning Arena!I, pinkleo, shall be your host and Head Gamemaker.
I am so happy that alwaysinmyroom
has allowed me to open up a discussion thread about the upcoming Summer Nerd Games
. As many of you know, I run the popular Harry Potter Craftalong
(HPC). And I have had many Craftster Peeps contacting me, telling me they wished they had something like that for their love. Well, I decided to take the idea of the HPC and apply it to the whole Nerdyverse. Here is the plan...The Summer Nerd Games welcomes all players from the Nerdyverse to come and play! The games are to inspire, encourage, and motivate your crafting adventure.
They will run mid-May to mid-Sept. And players can join anytime during the games.Are you wondering if you are part of the Nerdyverse?
I think John Green describes quite well...“…nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. ...when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
...I think we are all part of the Nerdyverse. Rules of Engagement
--There will be a list of challenges, for you to complete. (Please see HPC for examples
--You complete a challenge with crafty item you think fulfills it; you can use your description to make it clear on how craft fits challenge prompt.
--Players must craft to the best of their abilities and have a minimum of 30 minutes of crafting time per submission.
--A project can only be submitted for one challenge (the same project cannot be entered in multiple categories) unless noted in prompt (it will be CLEARLY noted if allowed).
---A project does NOT have to be "nerdy" to fit a challenge; it only has to fulfill the prompt as you see it.
--Challenges must be started & completed during the Summer Nerd Games, unless otherwise noted.
--There will be SO MUCH to do in the Summer Nerd Games. Do not feel like you have to craft everything. Do what inspires you.
--We welcome all players from the Nerdyverse, no matter their Geekdom.
--We are never mean.
--We never exclude someone.
--We will keep it cleanish (PG13).
--We will follow all Craftster guidelines, this includes staying on-topic (serious OT goes in FOC OT boards
--Before playing, you must declare your Geekdom (Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Star Wars, zombies, etc.). If you jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it, then that is your Geekdom.
--Never hesitate in contacting Head Gamemaker pinkleo
with your questions, concerns, or ideas.For the Summer Nerd Games, you can play Solo (aka Ninja Style) or as a Team. About Teams
---Teams are where like-minded players join to work together.
---A team must declare their Geekdom. A few examples are Doctor Who, Tolkien Science, Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, Buffy, comics, zombies, musicals, Disney, medieval, Sherlock Holmes, horror, My Little Ponies, gamers, Fraggles, 80s, Hunger Games, Muppets, Monty Python, steampunks, Tim Burton, chocolate, Jane Austen, recyclers, owls, trees, cats, Stephen King, dystopia, and mystery.
--Someone must be declared Team Captain before a team can be officially formed. You may have more than one captain for your team. Team Captains are needed just as a point of contact for anyone wanting to join a team, and they should be cheerleaders for there teams as well (All teammates should be cheerleaders for their team).
--You can start building your teams now!
Team Captains need to PM pinkleo
when wanting to start their team so it can be listed in the Official Nerd Games Team Roster. Once a Team Captain(s) is listed, then the Team Captain(s) can either list in the thread or PM additions to their team.
--There is no limit to the number of people in a team.
--Once a team is formed, you cannot deny entry to anyone who wants to join.Preview of Point SystemYou can earn 10 Bonus Points for the following
--Discovery: A new technique or material.
--Engineering: New Tutorial, Pattern, or Recipe posted on Craftster Boards
--Giver: Charity Projects
--Fandom: Inspired by the Nerdyverse (must be clearly noted) with Super Bonus +5pts more for project being your declared geekdomYou may earn more than one set of bonus points for your project.Research Projects
taking 3-4weeks will earn 100 points. Research Projects must be submitted for approval so that Gamemakers can track timeline and encourage your successful completion. You will detail what your plan is and how it will take the allotted time to complete. If your Research Project is a surprise, such as swap project, you may submit your Research Plan to the Head Gamemaker.Monthly Challenges
will earn 30 points. Possible categories..Textbook (math, sciences, etc.), Multimedia (TV, Movies, Music), Culture (Fandom Based), Wordy (books, wordplay, poetry), Randomizer (like it says, random), Battle RoyaleAt the End Game, there will be Winners (but really no losers)
--Team Winners (average taken from number of players & point scored)
--Ninja Winners (for this section, I will be including all players, solo & team, for Ninja Awards)
--Special Awards (given by gamemakers)Winnings will include bragging rights, badges, and possible prizes.In Search of...
--Co-Gamemakers: Helping hand in the thread (answer questions and inspire), can head up division (i.e. Discovery, Research, Engineering, Culture, Textbook, Multimedia)
--Badgemakers: Those who are skilled in the art of pic manipulation and willing to create badges and avatars.
--Brainstormers: Help come up with challenge & game ideas. PM them to your Head Gamemaker, pinkleo. See Categories for inspiration.If interested PM pinkleoSo...what do you think? Any ideas? I would love to hear from you! I want our games to be tons of fun and super crafty!