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« on: February 23, 2016 05:26:48 PM »




Welcome to the Spring 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-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 (feel free to get creative).
--Players must craft to the best of their abilities and have a minimum of 30 minutes of crafting time per submission, unless otherwise noted.  
--A project can only be submitted for one prompt or crafting opportunity.
--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 project you submit. Research Projects have a special header, which can be found in the Research Project Lab.

Prompt:  (please include month & category)
Team:
Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, Community, 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, UFOs, Team Spirit, and Red Alerts will earn 20 points unless otherwise denoted.  Challenges, Battles, UFOs, Team Spirit, and Red Alerts are eligible for additional Bonus Points.  All projects submitted under these prompts must meet the 30 minute crafting time requirement.

Brownie Points Projects will earn 20 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.  Brownie Points Projects must meet the 30 minute crafting time requirement.  There is no limit on the number of Brownie Points projects you may submit during a season.  Be sure to claim Giver Bonus Points on any Projects (including Brownie Points) you complete!

Random Acts projects will earn 25 points, and ARE eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Random Acts projects can be anything that you don't turn in under another prompt that would be considered a random act of kindness/craftiness.  This might be things like abandoned art or public art/crafting.  You must submit photos of both the completed project AND an "action" shot of the act being conducted.  Random Acts projects must involve at least a two hour time commitment (crafting+action combined).  You may submit up to TWO Random Acts projects per season.  

Throwbacks will earn 20 points, and ARE eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Throwbacks can be anything you crafted during a previous Nerd Games season (so anything after May 15, 2013), but did not turn in for points.  Throwback projects must meet the 30 minute crafting time requirement.  You may submit up to two Throwback projects per season.  

Free-Range Crafting projects will earn 20 points, and ARE eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Free-Range Crafting projects can be anything that you don't turn in under another prompt.  Free-Range projects must meet the 30 minute crafting time requirement.  You may submit up to two Free-Range Crafting projects per season.  

Big Time projects will earn 50 points, and ARE  eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Big Time projects are anything that takes at least five hours of crafting time, and that you do not turn in under another prompt or crafting opportunity.  You may turn in up to three Big Time projects per season.

Zaps will earn 5 points, and ARE  eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Zaps are any projects that take fewer than 30 minutes to complete.  You may turn in up to five Zaps per season.

Research Projects will earn 200 points.  Research Projects are projects that take at least three weeks OR 20 hours to complete.  You must submit a proposal for a Research Project to count.  Research Projects are separate from the normal Challenge/Battle/UFO/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/UFO/Alert prompt, or as a Non-Prompt Crafting Opportunity.  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;
--Giver:  Crafting a project for charity;
--Community:  Creating a post for your project on the appropriate Craftster board and including at least three photos in your post, one of which must be a progress/process shot;
--UFO Sighting:  Completing a UFO (Un-Finished Object/Work-In-Progress);
--EPIC!:  Completing an item that takes more than 45 hours of crafting time, and posting at least one progress shot during the course of project (post progress shot in the Discussion Thread);
--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
--Project Tracker:
--Badge Creator: bunny1kenobi
--Pinterest Pinner: rockingbearranch


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

Official Nerd Battles Pinterest Board



Previous seasons:
Summer 2013
Fall 2013
Winter 2013-2014
Spring 2014
Summer 2014
Fall 2014
Winter 2014-2015
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Winter 2015-2016




---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: February 23, 2016 05:27:11 PM »

---Nerd Battles Information Center---




Nerd Games Navigation

Welcome to the Nerd Games: 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.

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

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

TBD:  Blah blah blah.

Raffle Roundup:  Learn about the Raffle and view available prizes.

Know Your Nerds:  Learn about fellow players through monthly interviews.


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 and Battle Royale prompts are posted each month.  They are usually available by noon on the first day of the month.  UFO and Team Spirit prompts are posted at the start of the season.  Alert prompts are usually posted once or twice a season at unspecific times.

When are projects due?
Battle Royale prompts are due by the end of the month in which it is issued.  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.  UFO and Team Spirit prompts may be turned in any time during the season.  Any special Alert prompts will indicate their specific due date.


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 (except Battle Royales).

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.


PROMPTS AND CRAFTING OPPORTUNITIES
What is the Battle Royale and how it is different from other prompts or projects?
The Battle Royale is a prompt that is due by the end of the month in which it is issued.  It is in the format of ____ vs. ____, and you choose a side and craft an item that represents your choice.  It is a separate, stand-alone prompt and does not have anything to do with any other prompts or projects you may submit (expect perhaps in theme).  You may submit one project for each Battle Royale issued.  At the end of each month the total number of projects for each side is tallied, the winner is announced in the thread, and the appropriate badges are posted.

What are Zaps and how are they different than other projects?
Zaps are an extra opportunity to turn in projects to the Nerd Games.  All regular Nerd Games submissions have a crafting time requirement of at least 30 minutes.  Any project that takes fewer than 30 minutes may be turned in as a Zap.  Zaps do not have prompts; it can be anything that takes fewer than 30 minutes to complete.  You may submit up to FIVE Zaps during the season.

What are Big Time projects and how are they different than other projects?
Big Time projects are an extra opportunity to turn in projects to the Nerd Games.  Big Time projects are anything that take at least FIVE HOURS to complete, that you do not turn in under another prompt or crafting opportunity.  You may turn in up to THREE Big Time projects per season.

What is Free-Range Crafting and how is it different than other projects?
Free-Range Crafting is not a prompt, but just an option to turn in extra projects for the Nerd Games.  Free-Range projects can be anything that takes at least 30 minutes to craft.  It is a great option for that project that just won't fit into a prompt, or if you finish the prompts and still want to craft other items.  You may submit TWO Free-Range Crafting projects per season.

What is a Throwback and how is it different than other projects?
Throwbacks are projects you crafted, but never turned into the Nerd Games for points.  Maybe you forgot about it, or ran out of time to post before the season ended.  This is your chance to turn it in and get some points for your efforts.  The project must have been crafted while the Nerd Games have been running (so anytime after May 15, 2013), but you don't need to have been playing during the past seasons to submit a Throwback project.  So, for example, this could be your first season playing the Nerd Games, but you could turn in a project you crafted in August of 2013 as a Throwback. Throwbacks must still meet the 30 minute crafting time requirement.  Throwbacks are also eligible for all Bonus Points.  If you gave it to charity, claim Giver points.  If you created a tutorial for the project in the past, or you create it when you post in it the current season, you can claim Engineering Bonus Points.  Same for Community.  If it was a UFO at the time, claim UFO Bonus Points.  We're on the honor system here!  You may submit TWO Throwback projects per season.

What are Team Spirit prompts and why don't I see them in this Fall/Winter/Spring round anywhere?
Team Spirit prompts are only issued during the Summer round of the Nerd Games.  They are prompts based on each Team, and have special Bonus Points associated with them (which are explained in detail when they are posted).  Look for them during the upcoming Summer Nerd Games.


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.  While it is only specifically necessary to provide the pattern/tutorial/recipe in the Nerd Games thread, you are encouraged to 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.

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 Community Bonus Points.  What do I have to do?
You may claim Community Bonus Points when you create a post for your project in the appropriate Craftster board.  In that post you must include three photographs of your project.  One of the photographs must be a progress/process shot of your project.  You must then provide a link to that thread when you submit your project to the Nerd Games.

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 EPIC! Bonus Points.  What do I have to do?
EPIC! Bonus Points are for projects that take at least 45 hours of crafting time to complete.  In order to claim EPIC! Bonus Points, you must post at least one progress photo during the course of your project.  The progress photo should be posted in the Discussion Thread.

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 LovelyMiss to make sure you are credited with the proper points.


BADGES & AWARDS
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!

Where is the ______ badge? It's not showing up in the Badge Center.
Badges are revealed the first time a project is submitted for a particular prompt or opportunity.  Badges are posted/revealed once or twice a week throughout the season, so it may take a few days once the project has been posted.  Battle Roayle badges are posted during the following month, once the winner of the Battle has been determined.

What and when is the Award Ceremony?
At the end of each season special awards are given for different accomplishments.  That process is called the Award Ceremony.  The Award Ceremony is usually posted within 5-10 days after a season ends.

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).  Additionally, the Double Diamond Nerd Award is given for 150 projects, and the Double Platinum Nerd Award for 200.

What are medals?
Medals are extra awards that are available during the Summer round of the Nerdalong only.  All earned Medals are awarded at the end of the season during the Award Ceremony.


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.

How are monthly themes or prompts chosen?
Most themes are submitted by players to LovelyMiss via PM.  If you have any ideas, please feel free to send them along.  Themes are then assigned to each month in a season, with "harder" themes in the earlier month(s), and "easier" themes in the later month(s).  This is so there is maximum time to think and craft on prompts that might require a little more creativity to fulfill.  Themes are selected for each season based on a lot of things, including the number of times it has been suggested, the creativity of the theme, available prompt ideas to fit within the theme, and even the particular season (for instance, winter themes in winter rounds).

What are Raffles, and how do I earn tickets?
Raffles are drawings that will take place at the end of the some seasons the Nerd Battles.  You can earn Raffle tickets by completing prompts or Research Projects.  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 choice.

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.




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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016 05:29:38 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), 10 Community Bonus Points (if project is given its own thread with at least 3 photos, one of which is a progress/process shot), 10 UFO Sighting Bonus Points (if the project is a work-in-progress/un-finished object), and 100 EPIC! Bonus Points (if the project takes more than 45 hours to complete, and at least one progress photo is posted in the Discussion Thread during the course of the project).  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, Community, UFO Sighting, and EPIC! Bonus Points.

All projects submitted for prompts must take at least 30 minutes to craft.




Battle Royale Prompt
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 and are eligible for all available Bonus Point opportunities.

CLOSED: March:  Rainbows vs. Butterflies

CLOSED: April:  Book vs. Movie

May:  Justice League vs. Avengers



Challenge Prompts
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 and are eligible for all available Bonus Point opportunities.

--March: March Grin--
International Women's Day.  March 8th is International Women's Day.  Craft an item inspired by a famous woman in history, and let us know why you chose her.
Daylight savings.  It's time to spring forward and lose an hour.  Post a project that took less time than you expected to complete.
Pi Day.  March 14th is Pi Day, which can never go unnoted in a group of nerds.  Craft your best Pi inspired item.
St. Patrick's Day.  In the Catholic religion, Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.  Craft an item inspired by the Emerald Isle, or something that is meant to bring you good luck.
Spring begins.  Winter is finally a thing of the past.  Rejoice by crafting an item inspired by spring flowers or showers.

--April: The Classics--
Pride & Prejudice.  Craft an item that is romantic or inspired by stubbornness.
Frankenstein.  Craft something that is cobbled together from multiple items, or something that is "lonely" or solitary.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Craft an item inspired by an adventure you had (tell us the story!).
Don Quixote.  Craft an item for a loyal friend, or something that appears to be something it isn't.
The Iliad.  Craft something that has an item hidden within something else (in reference to the Trojan Horse), or that is inspired by a foreign country.

--May: Superhero Teams--
X-Men.  Craft an item that is inspired by the X-Men, or a social issue that is important to you.
Fantastic Four.  The Fantastic Four often forego secret identities.  Craft an item that will be displayed or seen often.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  Craft an item inspired by the League, or something that has a touch of Victorian style.
Guardians of the Galaxy.  Star Lord was born during a freak astronomical event.  Craft an item that is inspired by astronomy/astrology.
Suicide Squad.  Craft an item inspired by the Squad, or give an abandoned project or technique a second chance.



UFO Sighting Prompt

As a UFO Investigator, you are tasked with grabbing your gear anytime a UFO is spotted.  This may mean long nights, so better take along a project or two to entertain you while you wait.  Remember, your job is to take a picture of a completed UFO (aka Un-Finished Object) and report back to headquarters.  Good luck!  The truth is out there.

UFOs can be projects that you just haven't quite finished or projects that you bought all the supplies for but never got around to actually making.  If possible, post before and after pics in the thread.  The UFO Sighting prompt may be completed at any time during the season.  The UFO prompt is worth 20 points and is eligible for all available Bonus Point opportunities.  Be sure to claim UFO Sighting Bonus Points on your UFO prompt submission!

Kenneth Arnold UFO Sighting.  On June 24, 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold witnessed a string of nine, bright, shiny UFOs while flying over Mount Rainier in Washington state.  This sighting popularized the term "flying saucer," and is considered the start of the "modern UFO era." Earn 10 Bonus Points if your item incorporates bright colors (you can decide what constitutes bright).  Dont forget to claim UFO Bonus Points when you turn in this prompt!  



RED ALERT! Prompt
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 and are eligible for all available Bonus Point opportunities.

National Craft Month.  Expand your crafting repertoire by trying a technique, supply, tutorial, or pattern that you haven't used before.  Share your experience and/or a review of the product/process when you post your project.  Due by the end of the season on May 31, 2016.



Non-Prompt Crafting Opportunities
THESE ARE NOT PROMPTS but are additional ways you may submit projects to the Nerd Games.  A project may only be turned in one time, regardless of how or when it is submitted.  If you submit a project for an above prompt you may not submit it for these opportunities, and vice versa.

Brownie Points Projects:  Items crafted for charity that are not submitted under prompts or other crafting opportunities.  Brownie Points Projects are worth 20 points, and are eligible for all available Bonus Points.  There is no limit to the number of Brownie Points Projects you may submit each season.  Projects must take at least 30 minutes of crafting time to complete.  Make sure to claim Giver Bonus Points on any projects you submit under this opportunity.

Random Acts:  Any project that you do not turn in under prompts or other crafting opportunities that might be considered a random act of kindness/craftiness.  When you submit a Random Acts project you must include a photo of the crafted item, as well as an image of the "act."  For example, if you do an abandoned art project, you must post an image of the art itself, and another of it being abandoned.  Random Acts projects require a two hour time commitment: crafting+action, combined.  In the example of abandoned art, action time could include traveling to wherever it is going to be abandoned.  Random Acts projects are worth 25 points each and are eligible to claim all available Bonus Points.  You may submit up to TWO Random Acts projects each season.  

Free-Range Crafting:  Any project that you do not turn in under prompts or other crafting opportunities.  Free-Range projects are worth 20 points each and are eligible to claim all available Bonus Points.  You may submit up to TWO Free-Range projects each season.  Free-Range projects can be anything you want, but must take at least 30 minutes to craft.

Throwback:  Any project that you completed during a previous Nerd Games season, but did not turn in for points.  Project must have taken at least 30 minutes to complete.  Throwbacks are worth 20 points each and are eligible for all available Bonus Points.  You may turn in up to TWO Throwback projects per season.

Big Time Projects:  Any project that you do not turn in under a prompt or other crafting opportunity that takes at least FIVE HOURS to complete.  Big Time projects are worth 50 points each and are eligible for all available Bonus Points.  You may turn in up to THREE Big Time projects per season.

Zaps:  Any projects that take fewer than 30 minutes to complete, and therefore cannot be turned in for any prompts or other crafting opportunities in the Nerd Games.  Zaps are worth 5 points each and are eligible for all available Bonus Points.  You may turn in up to FIVE Zaps per season.





Bonus Raffle Ticket Opportunities

THESE ARE NOT ADDITIONAL PROMPTS OR CRAFTING OPPORTUNITIES.  These are simply add on bonuses to projects you complete for above Prompts or Crafting Opportunities.  If you turn in a project for one of these bonuses and do not attribute it to an above Prompt or Crafting Opportunity, you will earn the bonus Raffle ticket, but you will not earn any points for that project.

Limerick Day.  May 12th is Limerick Day.  Include a limerick when you post a project for one of the above prompts or non-prompt crafting opportunities.  Clearly post the phrase "RHYME TIME" in the Description section of your Completed Project Header to earn your extra Raffle ticket.  If the magic pass phrase is not included, you will not earn the ticket.

Friday the 13th.  May 13th is the only time a "Friday the 13th" occurs in 2016.  Post a project on Friday the 13th, or craft a project on Friday the 13th, and post it by the end of the month (honor system, yo).  Clearly post the phrase "DOOM DOOM DOOM" in the Description section of your Completed Project Header to earn your extra Raffle ticket.  If the magic pass phrase is not included, you will not earn the ticket.




--COMPLETED PROJECT HEADER--
Remember to use this header for each project you submit.  Research Projects have a special header, which can be found in the Research Project Lab.

Prompt:  (please include month & category)
Team:
Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, Community, UFO)
Project Name:
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016 05:30:12 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 OR 20 hours to complete.

Research Projects are worth 200 points, and are eligible for 10 Giver Bonus Points (if the project is for charity), 10 Community Bonus Points (if the project is given it's own thread that contains at least three photos, one of which is a progress/process shot), 10 Engineering Bonus Points (if the project includes a new tutorial, pattern, or recipe), 10 UFO Bonus Points (if the project is a UFO/WIP), and 100 EPIC! Bonus Points (if the project took more than 45 hours to complete, and at least one progress photo was posted in the Discussion Thread during the course of the project).  More than one set of Bonus Points may be claimed if the project meets the necessary requirements of each.




---RESEARCH PROJECT QUICK GUIDE ---
1. Select what project you would like to complete.  You may have two Research Projects going at a time.
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 project(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, patterns/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, Community, 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/20 hour 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.  Research projects need to minimally take at least 20 hours OR be in the works for at least three weeks, as well as be a personal challenge to you.

Your crafting time begins when you submit your proposal.  Research projects may take longer than 20 hours/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/20 hour time limit will not be counted as complete.  If you finish earlier than expected, craft an additional items(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/20 hours of crafting 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.  Each player may have two Research Projects proposed at a time.  If you want to propose a new Research Project, you must make sure one of your slots is free, either by completing or deleting a proposal.

Can I propose a work-in-progress as a Research Project?
Yes, as long as you have at least three weeks/20 hours 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 or 20 hours of work to be complete.

Can I have multiple Research Projects?  
You may have two Research Project going at a time.  If you decide to change or abandon a 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, up to two total.

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.  Research Projects can take longer than three weeks/20 hours to complete.  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?
Research Projects will earn 200 points.  Research Projects are also eligible to earn Engineering, Giver, Community, UFO, and EPIC! Bonus Points.  Research Projects are separate from the normal Challenge/Battle/UFO/Team Spirit/Red 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 prompt or other crafting opportunity.




---RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSALS---
***NOTE:  As of June 1, 2015, if a player has not been active since the Fall 2013 Nerd Games, their Research Project has been removed from this displayed list.  The Research Project is still technically "on file," if players would like to return to them at a future date when they re-join the Games.  This is only to help manage the length of this post, and does not mean we don't want to see those finished projects!***


---ActsofCraftiness: ABC Quilt, October 13, 2015
---ActsofCraftiness: Zodiac Sampler, December 28, 2015

---Algeera: The Never Ending Dragon, April 21, 2015

---Ankhored: Dolls House Display Shelf, September 4, 2014

---audio: Epic Fandom Tee Shirt Quilt!, January 3, 2015

---BadWolf314: Creeper Throw, October 6, 2014

---Calabaza: Paper piecing, December 5, 2015

---calliemae: Eagle Rug, August 23, 2014

---coulsenl: Picnic Basket Play Set, December 8, 2013

---craftADDchick: Fireworks Blanket, January 1, 2016
---craftADDchick: Beaded Kumihimo Bracelets, November 9, 2015

---elliot_anne: "I eat You" Book, May 22, 2013
---elliot_anne: Hexie Quilt, June 9, 2015

---Ezri_B: dude lapghan, September 3, 2014

---FreakieGeekie: Black/Red Mana Blanket, February 14, 2015

---gozer: Seven Scrappy Scarves, April 14, 2015
---gozer: Ghastlies Purse with added zipper closure, July 14, 2015

---Inselaeffchen: Stitch-cation, July 2, 2014

---LovelyMiss: Craft room, September 4, 2015

---Ludi: The Bird Room, September 1, 2015

---mama24boyz: Zelda (maybe Mario too) Teesha Moore bag, June 2, 2013

---Mountains and Clouds: Dollhouse Re-vamp- top floor, December 22, 2015

---pishaw13: African Flower Afghan, August 16, 2015
---pishaw13: 2016 Quilt, December 31, 2015

---puzzled-penguin: Harry Potter Pillow Sampler, July 11, 2015
---puzzled-penguin: Bear and Raspberry Cross-stitch, March 6, 2016

---Quantumphysica: Morgoth/Melkor cosplay armor, September 1, 2015

---rockingbearranch: Craft room redux, August 28, 2015

---roler: TM Patch Sewing Machine Cover, March 9, 2015
---roler: Felt Alphabet for Preschool, September 2, 2015

---samash90: Altered Book, March 20, 2014

---Smeddley: Odd-n-Ends knitted rug, April 19, 2015
---Smeddley: Sophie's Universe Afghan, July 12, 2015

---smileyyogini: Teesha Moore Patch Tote/Purse, June 20, 2013

---storerboughtcreations: Pooh and Tigger xstitch, February 6, 2016
---storerboughtcreations: Bedtime Bear xstitch, May 10, 2016

---Tanath: Build a Time Machine, March 8, 2014

---trinalocakary: Craft Witch Alter, March 11, 2015

---vincentvanbuck: Stockings for Friends, December 24, 2014



---COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS---
---storerboughtcreations: Ollie xstitch, March 27, 2016
---bunny1kenobi: Quilt as you go wedding quilt, May 29, 2016
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016 05:31:40 PM »

---Badge Center---
You may claim your badges when you submit completed projects for the corresponding prompts.
Special thanks to our Badge Maker, bunny1kenobi!


--Battle Royales--
--March--
 

--April--
 

--May--
 



--Challenges--
--March--
       

--April--
       

--May--
       



--UFO--



--Special--
--RED ALERT: National Craft Month--



--Non-Prompt Crafting--
--Brownie Points--



--Free-Range Crafting--



--Throwback--



--Big Time--



--Zaps--
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016 05:32:09 PM »

---Know Your Nerds---
Ever want to know a little bit more about some of your fellow Nerds?  Each month one Nerd Games player will be invited to answer a few questions about themselves and their Nerd Games experience.


--May--
Know Your Nerds: storerboughtcreations
Has played for: Team Multimedia
First Nerdalong project: Scrabble Bookmark


Funshine xstitch:


What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Crafty, quirky, creative

Small mermaid and Sparkly doll:
 

What are your biggest Nerdoms?
Probably tv. I love shows such as Supernatural, Doctor Who, Grey's Anatomy... I also love old 80s cartoons from my childhood. I'm obsessed with Care Bears, Scooby Doo, and Jem to name a few. I also like video games. Any of the Katamari games I can play for hours.

Video Game ornaments:


What made you decide to join the Nerd Games?
Roler kept encouraging me to do so, so I finally jumped in on the fun!

Crocheted Cherry Blossom Beaded Necklace:


What do you like most about crafting?
There are several things I like about it. I love that it's an outlet for creativity. It's also a great way to focus on something for hours and lose myself in something I enjoy. Crafting helps my anxiety, plus it's fun to do with others.

Blue footed boobie ornament:


Is there a new technique, medium, or crafting skill you would like to learn?
Oh so many! I'd love to learn how to machine sew better. I'd love to learn how to paint, needle felt, and make clothing.

Harry Potterphant:


What are some of your favorite projects that you have submitted to the Nerd Games?
I love the cross stitch I made of my cat, Ollie. I love the sparkly doll, the Funshine Bear cross stitch, the small mermaid, the blue footed boobie ornament, and the Harry Potterphant, too.

Ollie xstitch:


What is one nerdy thing about you that our crafty crew may not know?
I was an Air Force brat growing up. I've lived in Okinawa, Louisiana, Alaska, South Dakota, and Washington. I picked up knitting in Alaska, I picked up cross stitching in South Dakota, and I picked up crocheting in Washington. Maybe I need to move somewhere new to pick up a new craft?!

Grocery Food Play Set:
 


Thank you, storerboughtcreations!  We are all so glad you're a part of the Nerd Games!



Look for another Know Your Nerds interview next month!

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--April--
Know Your Nerds: rockingbearranch
Has played for: Team Fandom, Team Wordy
First Nerdalong project: Madonna Matchbox


Goldfish on a Treadmill Movable ATC:


What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Inquisitive, studious, imaginative

Harry Potter Wand:


What are your biggest Nerdoms?
Some of my nerdy interests include The Big Bang Theory, Wes Anderson, Hello Kitty, mid century modern, the arts, lego, and books! Resource books especially. I have over a dozen encylopedia sets. I am a huge Harry Potter crafting fan. I love doing HP swaps because of the wide depth of that world but I'm not obsessed over the books or movies. My first video game was the first Atari and I still think it might be the best game system ever.

Pick a Theme ATCs & Moon Goddess 3-D ATC:



What made you decide to join the Nerd Games?
I wanted motivational help to finish some of my long term projects. Using the research project prompt I have been able to make great progress!

Inchie Houses:



What do you like most about crafting?
I like seeing what comes out of my efforts. I rarely use patterns and when I reproduce something it is never the same.

Twinchie Squares Embroidery:


Is there a new technique, medium, or crafting skill you would like to learn?
I'm working on felting and using a drop spindle. I think I will try felting with an armature soon. I get fiber from my angora bunny, Chrissy. I've just completed my third batch of drop spindle yarn. I did a double ply for the first time.

Pin-o-flex pinhole camera:


What are some of your favorite projects that you have submitted to the Nerd Games?
Goldfish on a treadmill ATC, the inchies houses,  any of my hooplas. I post quite a few functional projects but I'm most excited about the decorative projects.

Craft Of Lebowski, the Dude:


What is one nerdy thing about you that our crafty crew may not know?
I read all of the Dungeons and Dragons books that came out up to 1995. I haven't read them since, for no particular reason. I tend to cycle through interests.

My favorite hobby and yours:


Thank you, rockingbearranch!  We are all so glad you're a part of the Nerd Games!



Look for another Know Your Nerds interview next month!

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--March--
Know Your Nerds: roler
Has played for: Team Multimedia
First Nerdalong project: Tiny Tantrum


Cat Magnets:


What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
nerdy, chatty, friendly

Jack Skellington Mug Rug:


What are your biggest Nerdoms?
j-pop fandom, board games, video games, Dungeons and Dragons, Doctor Who, LotR, logic puzzles... pretty much all of my interests are kind of nerdy!

Subaru happi for KanJani8 concert:


What made you decide to join the Nerd Games?
I found craftster when I did a google search for a place to swap handmade felt magnets.  I was exploring the rest of the site when I found the Nerd craftalong, and it looked really fun so I jumped right in!  It was my introduction to craftster, and still the part of the site I feel the most at home in.  I love this community! Smiley

Star Wars TM Patches:


What do you like most about crafting?
I get really focused when I'm working on a project, so it's a good way to get my mind off of things that are worrying me and relax when I'm stressed.  I also love the feeling of accomplishment I get from creating something; even though I give away the vast majority of the things I make, I like going back and looking at photos of them.

Froggie Christmas Stocking:


Is there a new technique, medium, or crafting skill you would like to learn?
Yes! So many! Far too many!  I guess the two things I most want to learn how to make well are clothing in general, and quilts.  Oh, and I really want to get better at embroidery.  But if I had all the time in the world I'd also want to try felting, jewelry making, and clay sculpting (small accessories or magnets).

Modest Mouse hoop:


What are some of your favorite projects that you have submitted to the Nerd Games?
Jack Skellington mug rug
Moulin Rouge collage
Modest Mouse hoop
Froggie stocking
and a bunch of my cat magnets and Star Wars TM patches Smiley

Moulin Rouge Collage:


What is one nerdy thing about you that our crafty crew may not know?
I think most of you know about my super nerdy job - translating Japanese entertainment media into English - but maybe not that I was the co-chair of my college's Renaissance Faire committee.  I was also in a couple of the absolute nerdiest clubs in high school: Knowledge Bowl and Academic Decathlon.

Tower of the Sun Costume:


Thank you, roler!  We are all so glad you're a part of the Nerd Games!



Look for another Know Your Nerds interview next month!


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Previous Know Your Nerds interviews:
Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Winter 2015-2016
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016 05:33:53 PM »

---Nerd of the Month---
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 month during the season.

Current Nerd of the Month:
(In alphabetical order)

Mountains and Clouds for her Customized Blythe Dolls.

 


rockingbearranch for her Yellow and Orange Yarn.




Congratulations!  You have earned the Nerd of the Month 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

bunny1kenobi for her Quilt as you go wedding quilt.




LittleLaura for her Harley Quinn Cosplay.





Previous Nerd of the Month Recipients:

March
Krafty_Karasu for her Ziggy Stardust...in memory of David Bowie.
LittleLaura for her Star Wars Bomber Jacket.
puzzled-penguin for her DS9 Garak Funko-Pop.
rockingbearranch for her Abandoned Rocks.
roler for her Katsuyuki's Birthday Cake.
storerboughtcreations for her Ollie xstitch.


April
bunny1kenobi for her Empowering wall art.
craftADDchick for her Shibori Dyeing.
LovelyMiss for her Necklaces.
pishaw13 for her Music inspired hoops.



Nerd Shout-Outs
puzzled-penguin for her Scarab Beetle embroidery.





If there is a project or player you would like to nominate for Nerd of the Month, 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 #7 on: February 23, 2016 05:34:52 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--
ActsofCraftiness for her Purple & Pink Baby Hat, Dark Purple & Pink Baby Hat, Teal & White Baby Hat, Green & White Baby Hat, Dark Pink & White Baby Hat, Dark Purple & White Baby Hat and Light Blue & Green Baby Hat, Teal & Green Baby Hat and Plum & Gray Baby Hat, Red & Gray Baby Hat and Purple & White Baby Hat.




--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 #8 on: February 23, 2016 05:35:09 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016 05:38:08 PM »

---Raffle Roundup---
"Raffle" prize drawings will be held at the end of the Summer and Winter seasons.  You may earn tickets year round by submitting projects to the craftalong.  
Tickets earned in Spring and Fall will carry over to the next round (Spring ---> Summer; Fall ---> Winter).  
"Tickets" will be given out at the end of the Summer and Winter seasons, and there will be a three day window where players can choose which Raffle drawings to enter.

--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 Monday, August 29, 2016.



--Earn Tickets--
*NOTE: Tickets you earn during this season will carry over to the Summer Raffle.*
--Each active player this season will automatically earn ONE Raffle ticket.
--For every FIVE projects you submit, you will earn ONE Raffle ticket.
--Completed Research Projects will earn TWO tickets each.  
--Any project that claims Giver Bonus Points will earn ONE ticket.
--TICKET SPECIAL:  Check back for bonus opportunities.  See the Prompt Palace post for more information.





--Raffle Prizes--

Title
Donated by

Description:  






**More prizes will be added periodically throughout the season.**





The Raffle entry period is September 2nd - September 5th, 2016.

--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 participating, ONE Raffle ticket for every five projects submitted, TWO Raffle tickets for each Research Project completed, ONE Raffle ticket for each Giver Bonus claimed, and ONE Raffle ticket for a Thanksgiving Bonus Opportunity project.

**Check back at the end of the season for the final Raffle count.**

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



--Spend Your Tickets--
--By September 2, 2016 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 September 5, 2016.
--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 September 6, 2016, 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 September 15, 2016 your prize may be forfeited.




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

Prize  (Number of Entries = _____ )


**An updated form will be posted at the end of the season.**
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