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« on: November 23, 2014 04:51:55 PM »




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

The Nerd Battles welcome 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-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’.”


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/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 Nerd Battles--
It is easy to join in the Nerd Battles 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 Battles 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/Alert prompt you submit.

Prompt:  (please include month & category)
Team:
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, and Alerts will earn 20 points unless otherwise denoted.  Challenges, Battles, Flash Mobs, 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.  Be sure to claim Giver Bonus Points on any Projects (including Brownie Points) you complete!

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/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/Alert prompt.  Research Projects are eligible for additional Bonus Points.
Visit the Research Project Lab for more information on completing a Research Project.

Completed Bounties will earn 20 points, and ARE NOT eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Visit the Bounty Bulletin for more information on completing a Bounty.

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);
--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.



Nerd Battles Staff
--Head Gamemaker: LovelyMiss
--Gamemaker Emeritus: pinkleo
--Project Tracker: Tanath
--Battle Badge Creator: LovelyMiss
--Pinterest Pinster: Calabaza
--Special Projects: Smeddley

Team Captains
--Textbook: Smeddley
--Multimedia: roler
--Wordy: bunny1kenobi
--Fandom: FreakieGeekie
--Randomizer: Calabaza

Official Nerd Battles 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: November 23, 2014 04:53:01 PM »

---Winter Nerd Battles Information Center---




Nerd Games Navigation

Welcome to the Nerd Battles: Information on joining the craftalong, turning in projects, and points.

Prompt Palace:  View all current Nerd Battles crafting prompts.

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

Badge Center:  View and claim available badges.

Bounty Bulletin:  Learn about Bounties and see available Bounty opportunities.

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 Nerd Battles, and view players and projects that have be inducted into G3.

Raffle Roundup:  See the line up of Raffle prizes and learn how to earn Raffle tickets.

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 Nerdalong Pinterest board.



Nerd Battles FAQ

DATES & TIMES
What is the Nerd Battles time zone?
The Nerd Battles uses central time.  For month specific prompts (like Flash Mobs and Battle Royales), 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.  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, 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.  Prompts you submit do not need to be crafted during the month they are issued, just anytime during the current season.

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.  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).  Making something for someone specifically in need is definitely in the Giver spirit and eligible for bonus points, but just doing something nice for someone you know, or making something for a friend does not meet the Giver criteria (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.  Each recipe, pattern, or tutorial you provide may only be submitted for Engineering Bonus Points one time.

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 Nerd Games Pinterest Board.

What if I need to modify a post to add Bonus Points after the fact?
If you ever go back and modify an entry to add Bonus Points, please make it known in this thread by posting a link to your modified post and describing what you did, OR PM the info to Tanath and LovelyMiss to make sure you are credited with the proper points.


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 are available during the Summer round of the Nerdalong only.

What are Raffles, and how do I earn tickets?
Raffles are drawings that will take place at the end of the Winter 2014-2015 round of the Nerd Battles.  You can earn Raffle tickets by completing prompts or Research Projects.  You will earn ONE ticket for every FIVE projects you submit.  Each completed Research Project will also earn ONE ticket.  At the end of the season you will be awarded your tickets and have the chance to enter them into the prize drawings of your choosing.  

How do I earn the Golden, Diamond, and Platinum Nerd Awards?
Golden, Diamond, and Platinum Nerd Awards are awarded based on the total number of projects submitted to all rounds of the Nerd Games/Battles, starting with the inaugural round in Summer 2013.  Each of the awards is only presented to players one time, during the season when they reach the landmark number of projects (50, 75, 100, respectively).

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!



---Nerd News Updates---
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.




March 6, 2015 (Raffle update)
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014 04:57:31 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: December:  North vs. East vs. South vs. West

CLOSED: January:  Warm vs. Cold

CLOSED: February:  Fabric vs. Paper



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: December:  Craft an item inspired by your home country or cultural roots.

CLOSED: January:  Craft an item inspired by something that gives you the chills.

CLOSED: February:  Craft an item in your favorite medium using all stash supplies.



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

--December: Around the World--
New Zealand.  Channel your inner Kiwi and craft an item inspired by the farms or landscapes of New Zealand.
Japan.  That's so kawaii!  Craft an item that is soooo cute you just can't take it.
India.  Craft an item that incorporates or is inspired by beautiful sari fabrics.
Galápagos Islands.  Craft something inspired by Charles Darwin, evolution, or the Galápagos Islands.
Egypt.  Craft an item inspired by the ancient history or architecture of Egypt.

--January: Baby, It's Cold Outside--
Brrr.  Craft something cold, or useful for the cold.
Freezing point.  Craft something involving or inspired by the number zero or 32.
C.O.L.D.  Craft something that begins with one of the letters in cold.  10 BONUS POINTS if your item uses all four letters (e.g., Cute Old Lace Doily).
You're as cold as ice.  Craft an item inspired by a character known for having a cold personality.
Frozen tundra.  Craft something inspired by a cold place, or using a material, technique, or design from a cold place.

--February: Stashtacular--
Edward Scissorhands.  Craft an item that requires copious cutting.
Stamp the yard.  Craft an item inspired by or utilizing any type of stamp.
Basket case.  Craft an item inspired by baskets or other woven goods.
Dye me a river.  Craft an item that incorporates dyes or inks.
Paint the town.  Craft an item that involves paint, or that is inspired by a town or city.
NOTE: For every February prompt you complete using solely stash supplies you will earn ONE extra Raffle ticket!  Prompts include the February Challenges, Flash Mob, and Battle Royale.  You must clearly mark your entry STASH ONLY in the project description in order to earn your extra ticket.



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.

Holiday Spirit.  Submit an item you crafted for the holiday season, either as a gift or decoration.  Due by the end of the Battles on February 28, 2015.

New Year's Resolution.  Craft an item using a technique or supply you have wanted to try, but haven't yet to this point.  Due by the end of the Battles on February 28, 2015.

National Hobby Month.  Did you know January is National Hobby Month?  Craft an item inspired by one of your favorite hobbies.  (Is crafting one of them? Cheesy)  Due by the end of the Battles on February 28, 2015.

Love is in the Air.  Craft a Valentine's Day inspired item, or an item inspired by something you love.  Due by the end of the Battles on February 28, 2015
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014 04:58:01 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 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:
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 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/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/Alert prompt.




---RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSALS---
---2leftfeet: Cthulhu Felted Pillow, September 5, 2013
---Abbeeroad: Teesha Moore Patch Sewing Machine Cover, May 14, 2013
---alwaysinmyroom: Crochet Shrug/Sweater, May 24, 2013
---Ankhored: Dolls House Display Shelf, September 4, 2014
---BadWolf314: Creeper Throw, October 6, 2014
---Calabaza: purse and pattern, January 9, 2015
---calliemae: Eagle Rug, August 23, 2014
---coulsenl: Picnic Basket Play Set, December 8, 2013
---craftADDchick: Grandmother's Cutting Garden Quilt, November 9, 2014
---docnessie: Renaissance Festival Clothing, September 5, 2013
---elliot_anne: "I Love You" Book, May 22, 2013
---Ezri_B: dude lapghan, September 3, 2014
---FiberAlchemist: Do you know the way?, July 30, 2013
---FreakieGeekie: Black/Red Mana Blanket, February 14, 2015
---Ffrogg526: 9 Patch Musical Quilt, July 13, 2013
---gozer: 5 scrappy scarves, January 28, 2015
---Inselaeffchen: Stitch-cation, July 2, 2014
---jennieingram: 3 Baby Quilts, June 5, 2013
---Krafty_Karasu: Maryilyn Manson cross stitch, June 8, 2014
---lozzieozzie: De-‘man’ning our new home; part one of many, September 10, 2013
---Ludi: Leaf and flower motif, January 15, 2015
---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
---pishaw13: Knitted "Forest" Blanket, August 3, 2014
---roler: KanJani8 Concert Bag, August 19, 2014
---Ruby Copperhead: Crochet summer dress, May 15, 2013
---samash90: Altered Book, March 20, 2014
---Smeddley: B is for Belly, D is for Dance book (and doll?), October 5, 2014
---smileyyogini: Teesha Moore Patch Tote/Purse, June 20, 2013
---stefaniegk: Rainbow Brite and Twink Costumes, September 3, 2013
---StickerChic87: Dress Recreation, June 2, 2013
---storerboughtcreations: Grocery food play set, February 6, 2015
---Tanath: Build a Time Machine, March 8, 2014
---vincentvanbuck: Stockings for Friends, December 24, 2014
---Wyked: Exterminate Skirt, May 20, 2013


---COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS---
---artsycandice: Christmas Bag, December 10, 2014
---gozer: Quilt for Dad, December 29, 2014
---Ludi: Masquerade, January 15, 2015
---rockingbearranch: Bookshelves, February 26, 2015
---LovelyMiss: Days for Girls shields, February 27, 2015
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014 04:59:18 PM »

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

--Battle Royales--
--December--
 

--January--
 

--February--
 



--Challenges--
--December: Around the World--
       

--January: Baby, It's Cold Outside--
       

--February: Stashtacular--
       



--Flash Mobs--
--December--


--January--


--February--




--Special--
--Alert--
     


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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014 04:59:42 PM »

---Team Registry---
*Last updated on January 29, 2015*

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

Players:
craftADDchick
Smeddley


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

Players:
hesperornis
Inselaeffchen
jillybeans
mistress_batty
oddacity
roler
storerboughtcreations
vincentvanbuck


Team Wordy: Geekdom of Readers, Books, and Wondrous Words
Team Captain bunny1kenobi

Players:
bunny1kenobi
calliemae
elliot_anne
gozer
Ludi
rockingbearranch



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

Players:
FreakieGeekie
Mountains and Clouds
Tanath



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

Players:
Amaranth_in_oz
artsycandice
Calabaza
crazyda79
kwality570
LovelyMiss



Current Project Tracker Report
by Master Project Tracker, Tanath
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014 05:04:37 PM »

---Bounty Bulletin---


Bounties are not separate craft prompts, but just a way to spread some nerd love around the boards, and get more involved in the Craftster community.

In order to complete a Bounty, you must PM the Head Gamemaker, LovelyMiss, with a completed Bounty Claim Form.  (You may include multiple claims in a PM, but please use a Bounty Claim Form for each one.)   Each bounty you complete is worth 20 points.  Bounties are not eligible for any bonus points.  Each Bounty may only be claimed one time per player.  You may complete a Bounty at anytime during the season.

--Bounty Claim Form--
Use this form for each Bounty Claim you submit.

Bounty:
Team:
Link(s) to post(s) that fulfill the Bounty:


--Available Bounties--
Chatterbox: Comment on five different projects/posts unrelated to the Nerd Battles.  

How pinteresting: Follow the official Nerdalong and Craftster accounts on pinterest. (Just add a link to your pinterest page when you submit the bounty claim.)

Swaptastic: Join an organized Craftster swap sometime during the Winter season. (Just link to the main swap thread when you submit your claim form.)



---CLAIMED BOUNTIES---

Team Textbook:

craftADDchick - How pinteresting, Chatterbox, Swaptastic

Smeddley - How pinteresting, Swaptastic

Total points: 100



Team Multimedia:

Inselaeffchen - How pinteresting, Swaptastic

oddacity - How pinteresting

storerboughtcreations - How pinteresting

roler - How pinteresting, Chatterbox, Swaptastic


Total points: 140



Team Wordy:

bunny1kenobi - How pinteresting, Chatterbox, Swaptastic

gozer - How pinteresting, Chatterbox, Swaptastic

Ludi - How pinteresting, Chatterbox, Swaptastic

rockingbearranch - Chatterbox, How pinteresting, Swaptastic


Total points: 240



Team Fandom:




Team Randomizer:

artsycandice - How pinteresting, Swaptastic

Calabaza - How pinteresting, Chatterbox, Swaptastic

crazyda79 - How pinteresting, Chatterbox, Swaptastic

LovelyMiss - How pinteresting, Chatterbox, Swaptastic

Total points: 220
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014 05:07:19 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 few weeks during the season.

Current Nerd of the Week:
(In alphabetical order)

kwality570 for her ravishing Ripple Stitch Crochet Blanket.



Ludi for her magnificent Masquerade.



rockingbearranch for her marvelous My favorite hobby and yours book stack.



Smeddley for her consummate Crafted Organized List Digest.




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.

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Previous Nerd of the Week Recipients:

December 18, 2014
artsycandice for her perfect Puppets.
jillybeans for her terrific The Cat in the Hat Shoes.
oddacity for her splendid Sunset Grey Gardens.
storerboughtcreations for her fantastic Blue footed boobie ornament.

January 8, 2015
craftADDchick for her outstanding Owl Man.
gozer for her grand Quilt for Dad.
Tanath for her striking Stars.



Nerd Shout-outs
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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: November 23, 2014 05:08:50 PM »

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

Congratulations, members, you have earned the G3 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.  

--Members--
craftADDchick for her Crocheted Beret.
LovelyMiss for her Days for Girls drawstrings.



--REMEMBER--
--If you submit a prompt or Research Project for charity, you are eligible to claim 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 and claim Giver Bonus Points for it, too!


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: November 23, 2014 05:09:08 PM »

---Raffle Roundup---
"Raffle" prize drawings will be held at the end of the Winter season.  Earn tickets by submitting projects to the craftalong.
"Tickets" will be given out at the end of the season, and there will be a three day window where players can choose which Raffle drawings to enter.

--Raffle Stats--
For all Raffle drawings combined, 14 players entered a total of 93 tickets!  There were 19 players eligible for the Free Raffle drawing.


--RAFFLE WINNERS LIST--

A Trio of Felties donated by roler
WINNER:  gozer

Button Necklace donated by bunny1kenobi
WINNER:  crazyda79

Doctor Who TARDIS Scarf donated by gozer
WINNER:  Inselaeffchen

Radiation Symbol Macaroon Coin Purse donated by Calabaza
WINNER:  bunny1kenobi

Sparkling Button Necklace donated by bunny1kenobi
WINNER:  roler

Teesha Moore/Patchwork Super Kit donated by LovelyMiss
WINNER:  artsycandice

Vintage Style Necklace donated by bunny1kenobi
WINNER:  storerboughtcreations


--FREE RAFFLE WINNERS--

$10 Amazon Gift Card donated by LovelyMiss
WINNER:  FreakieGeekie

$10 Amazon Gift Card donated by LovelyMiss
WINNER:  Ludi



Instructions to claim your prize: Contact the member who donated your prize via PM by Sunday, March 15, 2015.  If you do not contact the player who donated your prize by that date, your prize may be forfeited.  

Those who donated prizes: You will arrange shipping (and customization of the prize where applicable) when the winner contacts you.  If you do not hear from the listed winner of the prize(s) you donated by Sunday, March 15, 2015, please PM LovelyMiss.  You may decide if you would like another winner to be drawn, or if you would like to keep or make other arrangements for the item.

**NOTE:  Please notify LovelyMiss when you send and receive prizes.**



The Raffle entry period is March 2nd - March 5th, 2015.

--Ticket Table--
This is the final count of Raffle tickets awarded to each player.  If a player did not earn any Raffle tickets, their name will not appear on the list. Players earned ONE Raffle ticket for every FIVE projects submitted.  Players also earned ONE Raffle ticket for each Research Project they completed.  Additionally, players earned ONE Raffle ticket for each February prompt (Challenges, Battle Roayle, Flash Mob) they submitted with the note of STASH ONLY.  There was some confusion about the RED ALERT issued in February (Love is in the Air), so an additional ticket was also awarded to each player who completed that prompt, whether or not it was labeled with STASH ONLY.



***IF YOU THINK THERE IS AN ERROR IN YOUR FINAL TICKET COUNT, PLEASE PM LovelyMiss IMMEDIATELY!***



--Spend Your Tickets--
--Using the form below, PM your Raffle entries to LovelyMiss by 11:59 pm central time on March 5, 2015.

--You may enter up to FIVE Raffle tickets into each prize drawing.  If you enter more than FIVE tickets into the same drawing, any entries above five will be disregarded, and you will not have the chance to enter them into other drawings.

--Raffle drawings will take place on March 6, 2015, and winners will be announced the same day.

--Prizes will be sent directly from the player that donated them.  WINNERS must contact the person that donated their prize in order to provide shipping and other necessary information.  If you do not claim your prize by contacting the person who donated it by March 15, 2015 your prize may be forfeited.



RAFFLE ENTRY FORM
Indicate the number of tickets you wish to enter into each Raffle drawing.

A Trio of Felties (Number of Entries = _____ )
Button Necklace (Number of Entries = _____ )
Doctor Who TARDIS Scarf (Number of Entries = _____ )
Radiation Symbol Macaroon Coin Purse (Number of Entries = _____ )
Sparkling Button Necklace (Number of Entries = _____ )
Teesha Moore/Patchwork Super Kit (Number of Entries = _____ )
Vintage Style Necklace (Number of Entries = _____ )



--Raffle Prizes--

A Trio of Felties
Donated by roler

Description:  Cute up your space with a set of three custom made felt animals magnets!  Choose any combination of owls and cats.  Since this prize will be tailor made to your color and design requests (and will be sent internationally), shipping/delivery time will be delayed.  The photos are examples of possible designs.





WINNER: gozer



Button Necklace
Donated by bunny1kenobi

Description:  Show off your unique style with this beautiful necklace featuring an assortment of vintage style buttons.



WINNER: crazyda79



Doctor Who TARDIS Scarf
Donated by gozer

Description:  Stay warm and fashionable during all of your adventures through space and time with this fantastic scrappy scarf!





WINNER: Inselaeffchen



Radiation Symbol Macaroon Coin Purse
Donated by Calabaza

Description:  You could use your rad, 1.5" accessory to tuck a map sketched on a scrap of paper showing how to get back to the fallout shelter after scavenging, but, hopefully, you'll carry such things as mints, coins and pony elastics in it instead.



WINNER: bunny1kenobi



Sparkling Button Necklace
Donated by bunny1kenobi

Description:  This pretty necklace sparkles with a variety of vintage and bejeweled buttons.



WINNER: roler



Teesha Moore/Patchwork Super Kit
Donated by LovelyMiss

Description: More than 50 unique fabrics in a wide variety of sizes (not all photographed), plus floss and embellishments for all of your Teesha Moore or other scrappy projects!  The kit also comes with one completed TM patch featuring a cute little owl.





WINNER: artsycandice



Vintage Style Necklace
Donated by bunny1kenobi

Description:  A beautiful vintage style medallion necklace, featuring the image of a sweet little blue bird, and delightful asymmetrically beaded chain.





WINNER: storerboughtcreations



--Free Raffle Prize--

Two $10 Amazon Gift Cards
Donated by LovelyMiss

Description:  Every player who earns at least one Raffle ticket will be entered into the drawing for one of two $10 Amazon gift cards.  They will be delivered electronically via email.  You do not need to spend Raffle tickets to be entered into this drawing; entry is automatic if you earned at least one Raffle ticket during the Winter 2014-2015 season.




WINNER: FreakieGeekie
WINNER: Ludi






--Earn Tickets--
--For every FIVE projects you submit, you will earn ONE Raffle ticket.  There will be 25 prompts during the Winter round, so you may earn up to five tickets total.
--Completed Research Projects will also earn ONE ticket each.  
--There may also be opportunities to earn bonus Raffle tickets at different points during the Winter Battles.  
--Ticket Special: For every February prompt you complete using solely stash supplies you will earn ONE extra Raffle ticket!  Prompts include the February Challenges, Flash Mob, and Battle Royale.  You must clearly mark your entry STASH ONLY in the project description in order to earn your extra ticket.




--Spend Your Tickets--
--By March 2, 2015 a list of players and the number of Raffle ticket entries they have earned will be posted.
--Using the form below, PM your Raffle entries to LovelyMiss by 11:59 pm central time on March 5, 2015.
--You may enter up to FIVE Raffle tickets into each prize drawing.  If you enter more than FIVE tickets into the same drawing, any entries above five will be disregarded, and you will not have the chance to enter them into other drawings.
--Raffle drawings will take place on March 6, 2015, and winners will be announced the same day.
--Prizes will be sent directly from the player that donated them.  WINNERS must contact the person that donated their prize in order to provide shipping and other necessary information.  If you do not claim your prize by contacting the person who donated it by March 15, 2015 your prize will be forfeited.




RAFFLE ENTRY FORM
Indicate the number of tickets you wish to enter into each Raffle drawing.

A Trio of Felties (Number of Entries = _____ )
Button Necklace (Number of Entries = _____ )
Doctor Who TARDIS Scarf (Number of Entries = _____ )
Radiation Symbol Macaroon Coin Purse (Number of Entries = _____ )
Sparkling Button Necklace (Number of Entries = _____ )
Teesha Moore/Patchwork Super Kit (Number of Entries = _____ )
Vintage Style Necklace (Number of Entries = _____ )



--Donate a Prize--
Anyone is free to donate a prize for the end of season Raffle.
--Prize items should have a minimum value of about $7-10.
--Prize items may need to be shipped internationally, so take that into consideration when choosing or crafting your prize items.
--Prizes may be crafted items, supplies, or other craft related goods.
--Submit a photo (link) and description of your prize donation to LovelyMiss via PM by the end of the day on February 21, 2015.
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