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« on: August 16, 2013 12:02:23 PM »



Where we can chat about the games & battles, show off progress pics, ask questions, grrrrrr about our crafty woes.  Wayward posts will be moved to appropriate threads when necessary.  Thanks for your help in keeping the Nerd Battles in order!

Fall Nerd Games will run September 3, 2013 through November 30, 2013
Winter Nerd Battles will run December 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014
Spring Nerd Battles will run March 1, 2014 through May 31, 2013
Summer Nerd Games will return June 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013 12:19:09 PM »

Home of Current Nerd Battles News

--New Fall Teams & Their Descriptions: so you can start thinking which you are going to join--

Team Textbook: Geekdom of Logic, Knowledge, Science, and Math

Team Multimedia: Geekdom of Movies, TV, Music, and Gamers

Team Wordy: Geekdom of Readers, Books, and Wondrous Words

Team Fandom: Geekdom of Fanfics, Cosplay, Conventions, Midnight Openings, and Beacons of the Nerdyverse

Team Randomizer: Geekdom of OOAKs, Oddballs, and Marchers to Different Drummers

--Make sure to check new (but locked) Fall Nerd Battles thread for more updates & info--
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013 01:09:30 PM »

FAQS

---Does my project have to be "nerdy"? You can craft anything !  Your submissions do not have to be "nerdy."  They can be anything you feel fits the prompt.
---Can stuff 'count for more than one craftalong? YES!  Special note to those participating the Nerd Battles/Games and the HPC:  You can submit a project in both the HPC & Nerd Battles/Games, as long as it fits a prompt.
---Can Nerd Battles/Games Staff participate in the challenges?  YES! Staff members can participate in all that the Nerd Battles/Games have to offer.
---I can't decide which Team to join? From the descriptions, you may feel like you fit in every team.  Pick the one that draws you the most....or if worse comes to worse, do a random draw.  No matter what, I know you will love your teammates and enjoy the challenges ahead.



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Here is an example of a Challenge Prompt, which was derived by jennieingram. A big thank you to jennieingram!

CHALLENGE: --In Starfleet, officer jobs are traditionally denoted by the colors the officers wear.  Uniforms are red for command, gold for engineering, and blue for science & medical.  Craft something red, gold, or blue in color.
 

To fulfill the prompt you could do many things.  You could crochet a red afghan.  You could mod podge together a gold paper crown for your friend's birthday party, that is a replica of a crown in your favorite fantasy novel.  Or you could make a blue pixilated quilt of R2D2.

Let's say you made the red afghan.  It would get you the base amount of 20 points for a project.

If you donated your afghan to Project Linus, then you would earn the Giver Bonus for a charity project and earn 10 bonus/additional points.

If you created your own pattern and then posted it on Craftster in the Crochet Boards, you would earn the Engineering Bonus and earn 10 bonus/additional points.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013 02:01:23 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013 02:07:38 PM »

Okay, unlocking Nerd Battles Discussion.

This is for Nerd Battles discussion.  Please post Summer Nerd Games questions and chatter over on the Summer Nerd Games Discussion Thread.  I will use my magical mod skills to move posts if neccessary to avoid confusion and clutter.

Alrighty, I'm ready to hear you questions, ideas, and squeeeeeeing! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013 03:19:27 PM »

Squeeeeeeee!

I really did nothing to help with the Summer Nerd Games, so if you need someone, I'm willing to help out!  Really!  Cheesy

And thank you so much for doing this!
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013 03:29:14 PM »

Hooray!  I'm so glad the nerd-along will continue, it's changed my life.  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013 04:02:06 PM »

Awesome! I can still do all of my projects in a science & math-related geekdom! Although, I did think about the "Wordy" one... but only for a millisecond Smiley

And, I am determined to get my RP from the Summer Games finished! And, I'm hoping to re-establish my original RP once I can crochet again.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013 06:04:43 PM »

YAY!  So happy that everyone is cool with my tweaks for the nerd battles. Grin  I think we will have the same feel and fun, and I am thrilled to continue on this craftalong with all you fabulous & brilliant crafty nerds! Kiss

Squeeeeeeee!
I really did nothing to help with the Summer Nerd Games, so if you need someone, I'm willing to help out!  Really!  Cheesy

And thank you so much for doing this!
Kiss thank you and you are more than welcome!  I am trying to plan out ways of delegating.  So far I think so that I don't feel like I'm neglecting peeps, I would like Team Captain(s).  Team Captain(s) would mainly be cheerleaders and welcomers for their teams.  And would be fabulous if they could field questions or direct peeps to where they could get help.

And I'm open to any and all ideas, PM them too many.  I have a PM folder just for Nerd Games/Battles.  For the Nerd Battles, I'm thinking still Monthly Battles, WIP Alerts, and Fun, Random Challenges. 

Also, I'm thinking of hosting a small swap for holidays if we have interest.  A small item and card.

Hooray!  I'm so glad the nerd-along will continue, it's changed my life.  Smiley
I never thought it would be life-changing, but it is nice to have a place where you can chat, share loves, and explore strange new crafts, to seek out new techniques and new materials, to boldly go where no crafter has gone before!  ...sorry...I never tire of that Cool

Awesome! I can still do all of my projects in a science & math-related geekdom! Although, I did think about the "Wordy" one... but only for a millisecond Smiley

And, I am determined to get my RP from the Summer Games finished! And, I'm hoping to re-establish my original RP once I can crochet again.
I thought that the categories encompassed most everyone's geekdoms and loves.  Right now I'm trying to decide which to join....I love them all!!! I'm leaning towards Wordy...maybe Randomizer (I definitely and proudly fit into the oddball category)....then again I do like to think of myself as a beacon of nerdiness.....hmmmmmmm

Good luck on your RP!!!! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013 06:26:01 PM »

Yay!! And ya, I think I'm going to have to be team multimedia, stick with the gaming. If you have no other takers I the next week or so I would volunteer to be team captain if you need me  Grin. I'm so excited and promise to be more involved this time around, but still, off to see what I can get done on my own research project!
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