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« on: May 17, 2014 06:15:30 PM »



Welcome to the Summer Nerd Games Arena!
I, LovelyMiss, shall be your host and Head Gamemaker.

The Summer Nerd Games welcomes all players from the Nerdyverse to join! The games are to inspire, encourage, and motivate your crafting adventure.  Players can join anytime during the season.

Are you wondering if you are part of the Nerdyverse?  John Green describes it 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-cant-control-yourself love it.  ...When people call people nerds, mostly what theyre 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.


Rules of Engagement
--There is a list of prompts for you to complete.
--You complete a prompt with a crafty item you think fulfills it; you can use your description to make it clear on how the craft fits the 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/Flash Mob/Team Spirit/Battle Royale/Alert prompt.
--A project does NOT have to be "nerdy, it only has to fulfill the prompt as you see it.
--Submitted projects must be started and completed during the current season, unless otherwise noted.
--There is SO MUCH to do in the 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 (PG-PG13).  
--We will follow all Craftster guidelines, this includes staying on-topic (serious OT goes in FOC OT boards).  
--You will be asked to join a team.
--Never hesitate in contacting the Head Gamemaker with your questions, concerns, or ideas.



--How to Join the Summer Nerd Games--
It is easy to join in the Nerd Games craftalong!  Simply craft an item that fits one of the posted prompts and take photos of your finished project.  Post your project photos in the official Nerd Games thread (that's where you are now!).  Make sure to include the Completed Project Header (see How to turn in a project) with each project you post.  In the Header of your first completed project you will declare your team. (You do not need to choose a team before you post your first project.)  You officially join a team when your first project is submitted.

About Teams
There are five teams:
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, Conventions, Midnight Openings, and Beacons of the Nerdyverse;
Team Randomizer: Geekdom of OOAKs, Oddballs, and Marchers to Different Drummers.

--Teams are where like-minded players join to work together.
--There is no limit to the number of people in a team.
--Though you may feel at home on more than one team, pick the one that draws you the most.
--You may choose a new team at the beginning of each season, but you cannot change teams during a season.



---How To Turn in a Project---
Spend at least 30 minutes crafting a project that fits the requirements of a posted prompt.  Take a photo of your finished project.  Post your project photo(s), along with the Completed Project Header, in this thread.

--COMPLETED PROJECT HEADER--
Use this header for each Challenge/Battle Royale/Flash Mob/Team Spirit/Alert prompt you submit.

Prompt:  (please include month & category)
Team:
Event: (Choose ONE - Yarnology, Fabricology, Paperology, Foodology, Craftology)
Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, UFO)
Project Name:
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:

You may add more than one project to your post, but a Completed Project Header must be used for each project you submit.

For the Research Project Proposal and Submission Headers, visit the Research Project Lab.



---Point System---
Challenges, Battles, Flash Mobs, Team Spirit, and Alerts will earn 20 points unless otherwise denoted.  Challenges, Battles, Flash Mobs, Team Spirit, and Alerts are eligible for additional Bonus Points.

Brownie Points Projects will earn 10 points, and ARE eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Brownie Points Projects are items crafted for charity during the season that are NOT turned in as a prompt or Research Project.  If you submit a prompt or Research Project for charity, be sure to claim the Giver Bonus Points.

Research Projects will earn 100 points.  Research Projects are projects that take three or more weeks to complete.  You must submit a proposal for a Research Project to count.  Research Projects are separate from the normal Challenge/Battle/Flash Mob/Team Spirit/Alert prompts.  In most cases it is not permissible to "double dip" on individual Research Project elements, so anything included in a Research Project cannot also be turned in for a Nerd Games Challenge/Battle/Flash Mob/Team Spirit/Alert prompt.  Research Projects are eligible for additional Bonus Points.
Visit the Research Project Lab for more information on completing a Research Project.

You can earn 10 Bonus Points for...
--Engineering: Turning in a project that includes a new tutorial, pattern, or recipe posted on Craftster boards (link must be given);
--Giver:  Crafting a project for charity;
--UFO Sighting:  Completing a UFO (Un-Finished Object/Work-In-Progress);
--Team Spirit:  Completing the Team Spirit prompt for your own team only;
--Prompt specific:  Some prompts may include the opportunity for special bonus points.  This information will be included in the text for the prompt.
You may earn more than one set of bonus points for your project.




At the End Game, there will be Winners (but really no losers)
--Team Winners: average taken from number of players & point scored
--Special Awards: given by gamemakers
Winnings will include bragging rights, badges, and possible prizes.



Summer Nerd Games Staff
--Head Gamemaker:  LovleyMiss
--Gamemaker Emeritus: pinkleo
--Project Tracker:  Tanath
--Battle Badge Creator:  BadWolf314
--Pinterest Pinster:  Calabaza

Team Captains
--Textbook:  BadWolf314
--Multimedia: Inselaeffchen
--Wordy:  bunny1kenobi
--Fandom:  FreakieGeekie
--Randomizer:  Calabaza

Official Summer Nerd Games Pinterest Board



---This is the home for Completed Projects, Research Project Declarations, and "Oooos & Ahhhs."  For discussions, chatting, and progress pics, head over to the Nerd Discussion thread.  Posts will be moved to appropriate location when necessary.  Thanks for your help in keeping the Nerd Games in order!---
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014 06:16:37 PM »

---Summer Nerd Games Information Center---




Nerd Games Navigation

Welcome to the Summer Nerd Games: Information on joining the Games, turning in projects, and points.

Prompt Palace:  View all Summer Nerd Games crafting prompts.

Research Project Lab:  Learn about Research Projects, and see current proposed and completed projects.

Badge Center:  View and claim available badges.

Medal Central:  Learn about Medaling in Events during the Summer Nerd Games, and view player Medal progress.

Nerd of the Week:  View current and past Nerd of the Week projects and recipients.

G3:  Geeky Giver Gang:  Learn about crafting for charity during the Summer Nerd Games, and view players and projects that have be inducted into G3.

Nerd News Bulletin:  Links to all Nerd News Updates issued during the Summer Nerd Games.

Team Registry:  View Team rosters, and find link to the current Tracking Report.


Portals to Team Headquarters
--Team Textbook--
--Team Multimedia--
--Team Wordy--
--Team Fandom--
--Team Randomizer--

Pinterest Board:  Visit the official Summer Nerd Games Pinterest board.



Nerd Games FAQ

DATES & TIMES
What is the Nerd Battles time zone?
The Nerd Battles uses central time.  For month specific prompts, have your projects posted by 11:59 p.m. central time on the last day of the month.  The Nerd Battles close at 11:59 p.m. central time on the last day of the season.  

When do the seasons run?
Spring is March - May, Summer is June - August, Fall is September - November, and Winter is December - February.

When can I join?
You can join the Nerd Battles at any time during the season.

When are prompts posted?
New Challenge, Battle Royale, and Flash Mob prompts are posted each month.  They are usually available by noon on the first day of the month.  Team Spirit prompts are posted at the beginning of the season.  Alert prompts are usually posted once or twice a season at unspecific times.


TEAMS
How do I join a team?
You officially join a team and will be added to the roster when you post your first project.

Can I switch teams?
You can choose a new team at the start of each season (or whenever you start playing).  Changing teams during the season is not allowed.


PROJECTS
Do projects have to be nerdy?
No.  As long as you describe how your item fits the prompt, it can be anything that takes at least 30 minutes to craft for Challenges, Battles, Flash Mobs, Team Spirit, and Alerts, or three weeks or more for Research Projects.

Do the projects I turn in have to be crafted during a certain time period?
Any projects you turn in should be crafted during the current season of the Nerd Battles/Games.  One exception is for works-in-progress.  In the case of WIPs you may have completed a majority of the work prior to the season starting, but as long as you put in at least 30 minutes of crafting time during the current season to finish the project, it is acceptable to turn it in for a prompt.  Be sure to identify projects as WIPs when you post them, and don't forget to claim UFO Bonus Points for any WIPs you complete.

When are projects due?
Battle Royale and Flash Mob prompts are due by the end of their respective months.  Challenge prompts may be turned in any time during the season, regardless of the month in which they are issued.  For example, June Challenges may be turned in during August.  Team Spirit prompts may also be turned in at any time during the season.  Any special Alert prompts will indicate their specific due date.

I want to claim UFO Bonus Points.  What types of projects are considered WIPs/UFOs?
WIPs/UFOs are projects that you have already started but put aside for some reason or another.  Maybe you lost steam or got distracted, or maybe you ran out of an item you needed.  WIPs/UFOs might also be projects that you specifically bought supplies for, but never got around to making.  Simply using up a supply you've had for a while is not a WIP/UFO, unless that supply was bought specifically for that project.  If a project takes a week or more of steady effort, it might also be considered a WIP/UFO.  Please make sure your project fits one of the outlined conditions when you claim UFO Sighting Bonus Points.  If you need help determining whether or not your project is a WIP/UFO, post a description of your item/situation in the Discussion thread.

I want to claim Giver Bonus Points.  What is considered a "charity?"
Giver Bonus Points may be claimed for projects that are made for organized charities, nonprofits, or groups that assist others in need (items made for fundraisers are acceptable).  It's not about just doing something nice for someone you know, or making something for a friend (though those are great reasons to craft, too!).  Please let us know the organization/cause your projects are made for when you post and claim Giver Bonus Points.

I want to claim Engineering Bonus Points.  What do I have to do?
Engineering Bonus Points can be claimed for a project when you provide a new related recipe, pattern, or tutorial on Craftster.  In most cases you should create a post for your project containing photos and your recipe/pattern/tutorial on the appropriate Craftster Board (and provide a link to that post when you submit your project in this thread).  This will allow more members of the community, outside of the Craftalong, to benefit from your work.

If I craft multiples of the same item, can each one be turned in under a separate prompt?
It's up to you how you turn in projects.  Some players post each item under a different prompt, or some players turn like items in as a set under the same prompt.  Both are acceptable, as long at it meets the crafting time requirements.  (To post them as separate prompts, each iteration will need to take at least 30 minutes of crafting time.)

Can a project "count" for more than one Craftalong?
Yes, definitely, as long as it fits the respective prompts or rules for each Craftalong!  For example, a project may be turned in for a Challenge prompt in the Nerd Battles, and the same project may also be turned in for a Class in the HPC.

Is there a minimum number of projects I need to post?  Do I have to keep up in the thread and comment on every project posted?
No. Though some players like to comment on all of the projects, or turn in many projects, it's all just for fun.  Pop in when you can, comment when you're inspired, post projects when you want to, and don't worry when life gets in the way!  There is no need to ever feel guilty about your level of participation in the Nerd Games.

I finished a project, but it's for a swap, so I just want to post a link to the photo(s).  How do I create a link to a photo?
Upload the photo as normal, and choose the "Copy and paste this into your Craftster post" link.  In that link change [ img ] to [ url ] and [ / img ] to [ / url ] (without the spaces).  Once your secret project is received, you may want to edit your post so the images appear.  When you do, be sure to send the link of your edited post to our Pinterest Princess, Calabaza, so your projects can be pinned to our official Summer Nerd Games Pinterest Board.


OTHER
Do I have to sign-up to play?
No.  The only thing you have to do is start posting projects!  See the "How to join the Nerd Battles" section in the post above for more information.

What are medals?
Medals are extra awards that will be handed out during the end of the season.  If you complete three or more projects in one of the medal Event categories, you will earn a medal.  See Medal Central for more information.

How do I get the badge images to show up in my Craftster profile?
Just upload the badge image under My Picture Hosting.  Once it's uploaded, you will have two options, "Copy and paste this into your Craftster post," or "To show a small linked thumbnail instead, copy and paste this."  Copy the thumbnail link and paste it under the "Brief Bio" section on your profile.  That's it!

I've heard Nerd Battles and Nerd Games.  Are they different?
In short, no.  Technically the Nerd Games happen during the Summer, and Nerd Battles in Fall, Winter, and Spring, but they all fall under the Nerd Games umbrella and are used interchangeably.

What if I have a problem or questions?
If you have an issue or question feel free to contact the Head Gamemaker, LovelyMiss.  If you have a general question about the Nerd Games, you might want to head over the the Discussion Board.  We have wonderfully friendly and helpful players who would love to share their wisdom!
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014 06:28:07 PM »

---Prompt Palace---
You are welcome to craft for any, all, or none of these prompts.  Remember, they are just here to help get your crafty juices flowing!

All prompts listed in this post are eligible to receive 10 Giver Bonus Points (if the project is for charity), 10 Engineering Bonus points (if the project includes a new tutorial, pattern, or recipe), and 10 UFO Sighting Bonus Points (if the project is a work-in-progress/un-finished object).  More than one set of Bonus Points may be claimed if the project meets the necessary requirements of each.  Certain prompts may also have their own unique Bonus Point opportunities, which are in addition to Giver, Engineering, and UFO Sighting Bonus Points.

Battle Royale
Choose a side and craft a project to represent your choice.  Must be completed within the month of issue.  Players may only submit one project per month/Battle.  Battle Royale prompts are worth 20 points each.

CLOSED:  June Battle:  Rock vs. Paper vs. Scissors vs. Lizard vs. Spock
~*Lizard Wins!  Lizard - 5, Rock - 3, Paper - 3, Scissors - 4, Spock - 3*~

July Battle:   Cats vs. Dogs  



Flash Mob
A flash mob is when many people suddenly come together to participate in the same act, usually something fun or unusual, and then disperse.  Our flash mobs involve synchronized crafting, so gather your stash, set your glue gun to "awesome," and prepare for the countdown...

Flash Mobs are quick and easy challenges that must be completed within the month they are issued.  Each Flash Mob prompt may only be submitted one time.  Flash Mob prompts are worth 20 points each.

CLOSED:  June Mob:  In honor of Father's Day, craft an item inspired by your favorite real or fictional male hero.

July Mob:   July 2 is World UFO Day!  Make it crafty by finishing up an Un-Finished Object.  Be sure to claim UFO Bonus Points when you turn in your project!



Challenges
You may complete challenges at any time during the season (for example, June prompts may be submitted in July or August), but you may only submit each prompt one time.  Challenge prompts are worth 20 points each.

--June--
Take a hike.  Craft an item inspired by nature, or something that incorporates an item from nature.

Where's Waldo?  Search your supplies to find an item you forgot you had, or an underutilized item, and incorporate it into a project.  

The best things in life.  Make a piece of found art, or craft an item using a recycled or otherwise free material.

Button up.  Craft an item using buttons, or an item inspired by buttons.

Onomatopoeia.  An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or resembles the source of the sound it describes, like meow, haha, knock, and zoom.  Craft an item inspired by an onomatopoeia.
 

--July--
Wee bit.  Craft a miniature version of something, or an item that would generally be considered small.

Users manual.  Learn to use a new (to you) crafty technique or supply, and create a project that shows off your fresh skills.

Photogenic.  Craft an item that incorporates a photograph or printed image.

Geography.  Craft an item inspired by a favorite area or location.  Be sure to tell us the location and its relevance when you post your project.

Midnight opening.  Craft an item inspired by one of your favorite movies.




Team Spirit
We've got spirit, yes we do, we've got spirit, how 'bout you?!

Team Spirit prompts may be completed any time during the season (June-August), but players may only submit each Team Spirit prompt one time.  All players are eligible to complete all Team Spirit prompts, regardless of team.  Team Spirit prompts are worth 20 points each.  If players complete the Team Spirit prompt for their own team they will receive 10 extra Bonus Points for that project.

Team Textbook:  Knowledge is power.  Choose a math or science related topic and craft an item inspired by your choice.  Share your knowledge by providing us with a fun fact about your topic when your turn in your project.  10 extra Bonus Points for players from Team Textbook.

Team Multimedia:  Entertainment center.  Craft an item inspired by your favorite form of media (TV, movies, music, video games, etc).  Tell us what you love most about that type of entertainment when you turn in your project.  10 extra Bonus Points for players from Team Multimedia.

Team Wordy:  Quotes.  Craft an item inspired by one of your favorite quotes.  Provide the quote and attributed author, and tell us why that particular quote speaks to you when you turn in your project.  10 extra Bonus Points for players from Team Wordy.

Team Fandom:  FAN-tastic.  Craft a fan-tastic item that shows off one or more of your favorite fandoms.  Share at least two reasons you love your chosen fandom(s) when you post your project.  10 extra Bonus Points for players from Team Fandom.

Team Randomizer:  Time machine.  Craft an item inspired by the past or the future.  Explain why you chose that time period, and how your project fits your choice, when you turn in your project.  10 extra Bonus Points for players from Team Randomizer.



RED ALERT!
From time to time a special alert prompt may be issued and must be completed in the time frame indicated.  Each alert prompt may only be submitted one time.  Alert prompts are worth 20 points each.

Check back later!  No alert prompts are currently available.  Alert prompt(s) will be issued later in the Games.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014 06:28:55 PM »

---Research Project Lab---
Research Projects are self-directed projects, similar to independent study.  They are more time-consuming than normal prompts, and are meant to be a personal challenge to the player.  Research Projects must take a minimum of three weeks to complete.

Research Projects are worth 100 points, and are eligible for 10 Giver Bonus Points (if the project is for charity), and 10 Engineering Bonus Points (if the project includes a new tutorial, pattern, or recipe).  More than one set of Bonus Points may be claimed if the project meets the necessary requirements of each.  Research Projects are NOT eligible to claim UFO Sighting Bonus Points.


---RESEARCH PROJECT QUICK GUIDE ---
1. Select what project you would like to complete.  You may only do one Research Project at a time so select carefully.
2. Propose what you plan on doing for your Research Project.  Using the Research Project Proposal Header below, post your proposal in this thread, or PM it to the Head Gamemaker, LovelyMiss.
3. Begin your project.  Feel free to add progress pics in the Discussion thread as you work on your item(s).
4. Once your project is complete, use the Research Project Submission Header below, and post a picture of your project in this thread.
---GOOD LUCK!---


---RESEARCH PROJECT FAQ---
How do I do a Research Project?
Research Projects must be proposed before you begin so Gamemakers can keep track of your progress and offer encouragement along the way.   Use the Research Project Proposal Header, available below, to propose your project in this thread.  If your project is a surprise, such as a swap item, you may PM your proposal to the Head Gamemaker, LovelyMiss.  Include relevant information in your proposal, such as materials, plan of action, and a timeline of how your project will fulfill the three week crafting requirement.  You may post progress photos in the Discussion thread, but it is not a requirement.

Once your Research Project is complete, you will turn it in using the Research Project Submission Header, available below.  Give details and provide at least one photo of your completed Research Project in your post.  Research Projects should be submitted in this thread.

How long do Research Projects have to take?
Speed and difficulty are very subjective and unique to each individual.  There is no set number of hours that you must put into a Research Project, but it needs to be in the works for at least three weeks, and be a personal challenge to you.

Your crafting time begins when you submit your proposal.  Three weeks from that date is the earliest you would be able to turn in your Research Project.  Research Projects can take longer than three weeks.  Any unfinished Research Projects at the end of the season will carry over to the next round of the Nerd Battles/Games.  

What if I finish early?
Research Projects that do not take the allotted three week time limit will not be counted as complete.  If you finish earlier than expected, craft an additional item(s) that corresponds to your Research Project.  Add a note when you turn in your project that you finished early, and include details about your additional crafting.

How do I choose a Research Project?
A Research Project can be anything that will be a personal challenge to you and that takes at least three weeks of crafting time.  Choose carefully, as you may only have one Research Project going at a time.  If you decide to change or abandon your Research Project, notify the Head Gamemaker, LovelyMiss, and your proposal will be deleted from the records.  Once a Research Project is completed or deleted, you may propose another.

Can I propose a work-in-progress as a Research Project?
Yes, as long as you have at least three weeks of crafting time left to go on the project before it is finished.  You should include WIP status and timeline information when you fill out the Research Project Proposal Header to demonstrate that your project requires at least three more weeks of work to be complete.

Can I have multiple Research Projects?  
You may only have one Research Project going at a time.  If you decide to change or abandon your Research Project, notify the Head Gamemaker, LovelyMiss, and your proposal will be deleted from the records.  Once a Research Project is completed or deleted, you may propose another.

When can I propose a Research Project?  When are Research Projects due?
You may propose a Research Project at any time during the season. Your crafting time begins when you submit your proposal.  Three weeks from that date is the earliest you would be able to turn in your Research Project.  Research Projects can take longer than three weeks.  As soon as you finish a Research Project, you may submit another Research Project Proposal.  Any unfinished Research Projects at the end of the season will carry over to the next round of the Nerd Battles/Games.
 
How many points are Research Projects worth?
Reseach Projects will earn 100 points.  Research Projects are also eligible to earn Engineering and Giver Bonus Points.  Research Projects are NOT eligible for UFO Bonus Points.  Research Projects are separate from the normal Challenge/Battle/Flash Mob/Team Spirit/Alert prompts.  In most cases it is not permissible to "double dip" on individual Research Project elements, so anything included in a Research Project cannot also be turned in for a Nerd Games Challenge/Battle/Flash Mob/Team Spirit/Alert prompt.



--RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL HEADER--
Use this header when proposing a Research Project.

Research Project Name:
Team:
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)


--RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMISSION HEADER--
Use this header when turning in a completed Research Project.

Research Project Name:
Team:
Event:
Bonus Points: (include which Bonus Points you think you've earned - Giver, Engineering, or N/A)
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:



---RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSALS---
---2leftfeet: Cthulhu Felted Pillow, Sept. 5, 2013
---Abbeeroad: Teesha Moore Patch Sewing Machine Cover, May 14, 2013
---alwaysinmyroom: Crochet Shrug/Sweater, May 24, 2013
---artsycandice: Research Project, July 9, 2014
---BadWolf314: Portal Companion Cube Bean Bag Chair, March 2, 2014
---bunny1kenobi: Research Project, July 3, 2014
---Calabaza: Shirred dress with more than a tube, June 6, 2014
---calliemae: Gotham City Car Mat, June 28, 2014
---coulsenl: Picnic Basket Play Set, December 8, 2013
---craftADDchick: Kitchen Nightmare Overhaul, June 28, 2014
---docnessie: Renaissance Festival Clothing, Sept. 5, 2013
---elliot_anne: "I Love You" Book, May 22, 2013
---Ezri_B: Audrey II, June 20, 2013
---FiberAlchemist: Do you know the way?, July 30, 2013
---FreakieGeekie: Dunmer Assassin Custom, January 5, 2014
---Ffrogg526: 9 Patch Musical Quilt, July 13, 2013
---gozer: Enchanted Sky, April 22, 2014
---Inselaeffchen: Stitch-cation, July 2, 2014
---jennieingram: 3 Baby Quilts, June 5, 2013
---Krafty_Karasu: Maryilyn Manson cross stitch, June 8, 2014
---LovelyMiss: New craft room, June 2, 2014
---lozzieozzie: De-manning our new home; part one of many, Sept. 10, 2013
---Ludi: Whimsical Shrine, July 19, 2014
---mama24boyz: Zelda (maybe Mario too) Teesha Moore bag, June 2, 2013
---misskohaku: Nerdy Lolita, August 13, 2013
---ohiodiygirl: Clint Eastwood comic art print, June 29, 2013
---pinkleo: Capturing Hearts Comfort Ghan, August 18, 2013
---Ruby Copperhead: Crochet summer dress, May 15, 2013
---samash90: Altered Book, March 20, 2014
---Smeddley: Shimmy for the Cure Bellydance Outfit, June 1, 2014
---smileyyogini: Teesha Moore Patch Tote/Purse, June 20, 2013
---stefaniegk: Rainbow Brite and Twink Costumes, Sept. 3, 2013
---StickerChic87: Dress Recreation, June 2, 2013
---Tanath: Build a Time Machine, March 8, 2014
---vincentvanbuck: "I Love Lucy" Teesha Moore wall hanging, Sept. 3, 2013
---Wyked: Exterminate Skirt, May 20,2013


---COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS---
---pishaw13: Bobble Stitch Jumper, June 13, 2014
---crazyda79:  Pete the Cat doll and accessories, June 24, 2014
---artsycandice: Fairy Tree Stump, June 26, 2014
---calliemae: Very pink afghan, June 28, 2014
---bunny1kenobi: Teesha Moore patch sewing machine cover, July 3, 2014
---Ludi: Undersea Critter, July 17, 2014
---pishaw13: Kitchen Nightmare Solution, July 20, 2014
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014 06:31:21 PM »

---Badge Center---
You may claim your badges when you submit completed projects for the corresponding prompts.

--Battle Royales--
--June--
       



--Challenges--
--June--
       

--July--
      



--Flash Mobs--
--June--


--July--




--Team Spirit--
--Team Textbook--


--Team Multimedia--


--Team Wordy--


--Team Fandom--


--Team Randomizer--




--Special--
--Alert--



--Unlocked Achievements--
Achievement badges may be earned at any point throughout the season.  So, for example, if you complete the Battle Royale and Flash Mob in June, but don't get the June Challenges done until August, you may still claim the June Crafty Completionist badge when all of the relevant prompts are finished.

--June Crafty Completionist--
Complete all available prompts for the month of June (Battle Royale, Flash Mob, and five Challenges).


--Jazz Hands--
Complete all Team Spirit prompts.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014 06:34:48 PM »

*Please note, this is list is only updated about once a week.  If you see any projects missing, don't fret!  It's likely the list just hasn't been updated yet.  Additionally, our fantastic Project Tracker, Tanath, keeps a very detailed master list of every project submitted for the Nerd Games, which is used to determine final scores and any end of season awards.  This is just an informal list for players have a general idea of Nerd Games progress.*


Team Textbook: Geekdom of Logic, Knowledge, Science, and Math
Team Captain BadWolf314
--BadWolf314:  June Hike, Button, Flash Mob, TSpirit, Battle Paper, Waldo, Best, Onomatopoeia  July Wee bit
--craftADDchick:  June Battle Scissors, WSpirit, RSpirit, TSpirit  July Wee bit, Flash Mob+UFO10, Geography, Midnight, FSpirit+UFO10
--Smeddley:  June Button, MSpirit, FSpirit, Battle Lizard+E10, Flash Mob, Hike, RSpirit, Best, Onomatopoeia  July Battle Dogs


Team Multimedia: Geekdom of Movies, TV, Music, and Gamers
Team Captain Inselaeffchen
--Ezri_B:  June Life, WSpirit, Flash Mob+G10, Waldo, Hike, Onomatopoeia, TSpirit, 10BP+G10, Battle Spock, MSpirit, RSpirit
--Inselaeffchen:  June Flash Mob, FSpirit, Battle Paper, Hike  July Battle Cats, Wee bit, Photogenic
--mama24boyz:  June MSpirit, Button, Waldo, Onomatopoeia, Flash Mob, FSpirit
--roler:  June Battle Lizard, Waldo, Hike, Best, Flash Mob, Button, Onomatopoeia  July MSpirit, Manual, TSpirit, Battle  Cats, FSpirit, Flash Mob+UFO10, RSpirit
--sammylouise40:  June Battle Lizard, Flash Mob, Button+G10, Waldo+UFO10, FSpirit, Hike, Best, Onomatopoeia, MSpirit  July  Wee bit, Photogenic, Midnight, Flash Mob+UFO10, WSpirit, Battle Dogs, RSpirit, Manual, Geography
--vincentvanbuck:  June Onomatopoeia, WSpirit, Battle Paper, Flash Mob, Waldo, Hike, Best, Button  July Wee bit, Manual+E10, Geography, Photogenic, TSpirit, RSpirit, Mspirit


Team Wordy: Geekdom of Readers, Books, and Wondrous Words
Team Captain bunny1kenobi
--bunny1kenobi:  June Button, Waldo, Flash Mob, Hike, Best, Onomatopoeia, MSpirit+UFO10, TSpirit, 10BP+E10+G10, Battle Rock  July Research Project, Wee Bit
--calliemae:  June Onomatopoeia , MSpirit, Battle Scissors, Hike, Waldo, FSpirit, TSpirit, Button, Flash Mob, RSpirit, WSpirit, Best, Research ProjectJuly Flash Mob+UFO10, Battle Cats
--gozer:  June Flash Mob, Hike, Waldo, Best, Button, Onomatopoeia, Battle Scissors  July Battle Cats, Flash Mob+UFO10, TSpirit, RSpirit
--Ludi:  June Hike, Waldo, Battle Lizard, Onomatopoeia, Button, Best, TSpirit, RSpirit, Flash Mob  July WSpirit, Geography+E10, Flash Mob+UFO10, Wee bit, FSpirit, Research Project, Battle Cats
--Ratfinkz:  June Best
--samash90:  June Button+UFO10


Team Fandom: Geekdom of Fanfics, Conventions, Midnight Openings, and Beacons of the Nerdyverse
Team Captain FreakieGeekie
--FreakieGeekie:  June FSpirit, Onomatopoeia  July Battle Dogs, Waldo
--pishaw13:  June Flash Mob, Life, Waldo, Hike, Research Project, Battle Spock, MSpirit, Onomatopoeia, Button  July Flash Mob+UFO10, Manual, Battle Dogs+UFO10, RSpirit, Geography, Midnight, Wee bit, Photogenic, Research Project


Team Randomizer: Geekdom of OOAKs, Oddballs, and Marchers to Different Drummers
Team Captain Calabaza
--artsycandice:  June WSpirit+UFO10, Hike, Battle Rock, Best, Waldo, Research Project, Flash Mob, TSpirit, Onomatopoeia, RSpirit, Button  July Battle Dogs, Midnight, Wee bit
--Calabaza:  June Hike, Button, RSpirit, Flash Mob, Battle Scissors, FSpirit, TSpirit, Best+G10  July 10BP+G10, Geography+G10, Midnight+G10, MSpirit+G10, WSpirit+G10, Flash Mob+UFO10, Photogenic+E10
--crazyda79:  June Flash Mob, Hike, Battle Rock, Research Project, Best, Waldo, Button, Onomatopoeia  July RSpirit, Wee bit, TSpirit, Battle Dogs, Photogenic, Midnight, Geography, WSpirit
--Cryssoleil:  June Flash Mob, Battle Lizard, MSpirit, FSpirit, Waldo, Hike, Onomatopoeia, Best
--LovelyMiss:  June Flash Mob, Battle Spock



Current Project Tracker Report
by Master Project Tracker, Tanath
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014 06:40:13 PM »

--Medal Central--
Medals are awards that can be earned by crafting items within certain categories, or "Events."  Medals are not additional prompts, but just an opportunity for more Nerd Games involvement.

Medal Guide
--You have the opportunity to medal in up to five different Events.
--Each project you complete may be submitted under one Event only.
--For your project to qualify for an Event, fill out the Event section of the Completed Project Header when you turn in your project.
--If you complete three or more projects in a single Event, you will medal in that category.
--All medals will be given out during the end of season Award Ceremony.


If you complete:
THREE projects in the same Event you will earn a Bronze Medal.
FOUR projects in the same Event you will earn a Silver Medal.
FIVE projects in the same Event you will earn a Gold Medal.



Events
Yarnology:  Any projects that utilize yarn.

Fabricology:  Any projects that utilize fabric.

Paperology:  Any projects that utilize paper.

Foodology:  Any projects that are edible or otherwise food-inspired.

Craftology:  Woodworking, jewelry, clay, or any projects that do not fit into the other Events.



The Events do not need to be the main focus of the project, but just utilized in some way.  For example, an obvious choice for Yarnology might be a crochet project, but it might also be a project where yarn was used as doll hair, or as part of a bracelet.  Of course, many projects could fit into multiple Event categories, but you can only choose one Event for each project.


Medal Progress Report
The numbers on the chart represent the total number of project each player has submitted for the indicated Event category.

Last updated:  July 17, 2014



Achieved Gold Medals
Team Textbook
BadWolf314 - Fabricology

Team Multimedia
Ezri_B - Foodology, Craftology
mama24boyz - Yarnology
roler - Fabricology
sammylouise40 - Craftology, Paperology
vincentvanbuck - Paperology, Foodology

Team Wordy
bunny1kenobi - Craftology
calliemae - Fabricology
gozer - Fabricology
Ludi - Fabricology

Team Fandom
pishaw13 - Craftology

Team Randomizer
artsycandice - Fabricology, Paperology
Calabaza - Fabricology
crazyda79 - Fabricology, Craftology


*Please note, this is list is only updated about once a week.  If you see any projects missing, don't fret!  It's likely the list just hasn't been updated yet.  Additionally, our fantastic Project Tracker, Tanath, keeps a very detailed master list of every project submitted for the Nerd Games, which is used to determine final scores and any end of season awards.  This is just an informal list for players have a general idea of Nerd Games progress.*
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014 06:42:15 PM »

---Nerd of the Week---
As a way to recognize our fellow nerds who demonstrate exceptional crafty prowess through their posted projects, the Gamemakers will award a special badge to selected players every other week during the season.

Current Nerd of the Week:
(In alphabetical order)

Calabaza for her host of handsome vests.



gozer for her prodigious Jungle Reclamation.




Congratulations!  You have earned the Nerd of the Week badge.



To claim your badge, right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it.  Ideas on how to show-off your badges: use it as an avatar, put it in your profile under Brief Bio, or create a pinterest board for all your badges.  



Nerd Shout-Outs
These are players who have already earned the Nerd of the Week badge, but who have posted exceptional projects in the past two weeks that were nominated for Nerd of the Week recognition.

pishaw13 for her truly inspirational Kitchen Nightmare Solution.






Previous Nerd of the Week Recipients:

June 27, 2014
artsycandice for her fabulous Fairy Tree Stump.
craftADDchick for her stupendous Early Summer Canning.
crazyda79 for her perfect Pete the Cat Doll.
Cryssoleil for her glorious Guardian Dragon.
FreakieGeekie for her phenomenal Little Pyramid Head.
pishaw13 for her breathtaking Bauble Stitch Jumper.


July 6, 2014
[size=10t]bunny1kenobi for her terrific Teesha Moore patch sewing machine cover.[/size]
Ludi for her marvelous Portrait of a Young Man.
Smeddley for her uplifting 100 Paper Crane, Public Art.


July 21, 2014


August 3, 2014


August 17, 2014


August 31, 2014



Nerd Shout-outs




If there is a project or player you would like to nominate for Nerd of the Week, please PM the Head Gamemaker, LovelyMiss.  
Players are not eligible to nominate themselves or their own projects, but if there are projects you're particularly proud of, let it be known in your submission posts!
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014 06:43:38 PM »

---G3: Geeky Giver Gang---
The Summer Nerd Games encourages crafting for causes that speak to you!  
Anyone who crafts a project for charity during the Summer Nerd Games will be inducted into the Geeky Giver Gang.



To claim your badge, right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it.  Ideas on how to show-off your badges: use it as an avatar, put it in your profile under Brief Bio, or create a pinterest board for all your badges.  

--Members--
Ezri_B for her "Dude Food," and banana muffins in a jar.
sammylouise40 for her Operation Write Home card.
bunny1kenobi for her Easy Peasy chicken enchiladas.



--REMEMBER--
--If you submit a prompt or Research Project for charity, you are eligible to claim the Giver Bonus Points!
--If you craft a project for charity that is NOT for a prompt or Research Project, submit it as a Brownie Points Project!


Looking for places that can use your crafty skills for good?
--pinkleo put together an awesome list on the HPC S.P.E.W. thread of charities that can use your crafty donations!
--Check out Craftster's Crafting for Good and Not Evil category!
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2014 06:44:39 PM »

---Update Bulletin Board---
Updates are issued periodically to announce new features, or provide players with information about the Nerd Battles/Games.  All updates issued during the current season can be found below.





Nerd News Update, June 2, 2014
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