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« on: May 21, 2016 03:25:41 AM »




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

The Nerd Games 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 TWO teams this round:




--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:
Medal Event:
Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, Community, etc.)
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.  

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;
--WIP It:  Completing a WIP/UFO (Work-In-Progress/Unfinished Object);
--Brain Power: Completing a project that required you to learn a new skill or technique;
--Swaptastic: Completing a project for a swap, or that will be donated to the Nerd Games Raffle;
--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: storerboughtcreations
--Badge Creator: bunny1kenobi
--Pinterest Pinner: rockingbearranch


Team Captains
--Analog: Mountains and Clouds
--Digital: ActsofCraftiness


Official Nerd Battles Pinterest Board


Have feedback or ideas for the Nerd Games?
Click here for the ongoing Nerd Games suggestion collector.
Note: Submissions using the above link are anonymous unless you leave your username.


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
Spring 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: May 21, 2016 03:26:14 AM »

---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.

Medal Central:  Find out more information about Medals and Medal categories.

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

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


Pinterest Board:  Visit the official Nerdalong Pinterest board.

Ongoing Nerd Games Suggestion Collector:  Submit prompt and theme ideas, as well as general suggestions and feedback about the craftalong.  Note: Submissions using this link are anonymous unless you leave your username.

Portals to Team Headquarters





Nerd Games FAQ
See the Research Project Lab and the Raffle Roundup posts for FAQs specific to those topics.

DATES & TIMES
What is the Nerd Battles time zone?
The Nerd Battles uses central time.  For month specific prompts (like 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).  Of course, life happens sometimes, and crafting and internet time don't always fit into perfect deadlines, so if you finished a project within the last three or four days of one season, you can feel free to post the projects in the new season.  We're on the honor system!  But please do try your best to get your projects turned in during the season they were crafted.

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 announce it in the thread, or send a message to our Pinterest Pinner so that it can be added to the appropriate 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 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 WIP It 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 WIP It 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. (Note: WIP It Bonus Points were previously named UFO Bonus Points.)

I want to claim Brain Power Bonus Points. What is considered a new skill?
A new crafting skill is learning a new technique within a craft you already know how to do (learning how to knit cables if you already know how to knit, learning how to machine bind a quilt if you already know how to sew, learning encaustic if you do paper crafts/mixed media work) or learning something completely new (learning how to needle felt if youve never done that before).  Of course we are always learning when we make things, but it should be easy to see and explain how it is a separate and standalone skill.  Using a new supply does not count (unless it also involves learning a new skill).  You may only claim Brain Power Bonus Points on the first project you submit that utilizes that new skill.

I want to claim Swaptastic Bonus Points.  What is considered a swap item?
Any project that you make for an organized swap may claim the Swaptastic Bonus Points (whether the swap is on Craftster or another site).  Please share some details of the swap when you post your project so we can better understand your inspiration.  You may also claim Swaptastic Bonus Points for any items you make for the Nerd Games Raffle.  Additionally, you may claim Swaptastic Bonus if you participate in a personal swap that is facilitated through a group or website, if you share the name of the group or website, and the swap arrangement you had with your partner.

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, generally 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).

I've heard Nerd Battles, Nerd Games, and Nerdalong.  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.  "Nerdalong" is another all-encompassing moniker for the Nerd Battles/Games (which comes from Nerd+Craftalong).

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: May 21, 2016 03:26:45 AM »

---Prompt Palace---
You are welcome to craft for any, all, or none of these prompts.  They are just here to get ideas 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 WIP It Bonus Points (if the project is a work-in-progress/un-finished object), 10 Brain Power Bonus Points (if the project involves a new skill/technique), 10 Swaptastic Bonus Points (if the project is for a Swap or the Nerd Games Raffle), 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, WIP It, Brain Power, Swaptastic, and EPIC! Bonus Points.

All projects submitted for prompts must take at least 30 minutes to craft, unless otherwise noted.




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: June:  Sweet vs. Savory

CLOSED: July:  Roadside Attractions vs. Theme Parks

August:  You vs. The World




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.

--June: Haute Cuisine--
From scratch.  Craft a supply and use it in a project, or cook/bake an item from scratch.
A fungus among us.  Craft an item inspired by fungi or the environments in which they grow.
Lemonade.  Salvage an abandoned or unsuccessful project and re-purpose the supplies, or improve the finished product.
24 carrot gold.  Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings.  Choose a homonym and craft an item that represents it or is inspired by it.
A la carte.  Craft an item using supplies from different mediums.

--July: Road Trip Across America--
Route 66.  Craft an item inspired by the neon signs or open roads on Route 66.
Niagara Falls.  Craft an item that requires water to make, or something that is large or loud.
Mount Rushmore.  Craft an item that has or includes a face, or an item inspired by sculpture.
Grand Canyon.  Craft an item inspired by rocks and minerals, or that has a desert color-theme.
Golden Gate Bridge.  Craft an item inspired by architecture, or that includes an armature-style element.

--August: Summer Games--
Archery.  Take aim, and set your sights on an ambitious project.  Craft an item that takes delicate precision and concentration.
Football/Soccer.  Football is not an individual sport.  Craft an item using supplies you got from another person, or from a secondhand shop.
Gymnastics.  Go for the all-around, and craft an item that includes at least three different skills or techniques.
Swimming.  Endurance is the name of the game.  Craft a project that requires a repetitive task, or that has a repetitive pattern.
Table Tennis.  Make a good serve, and craft an item for someone else.



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!

Edwards Air Force Base.  On May 3, 1957, two photographers were invited by test pilot/astronaut Gordon Cooper to film base installations when they observed the departure and landing of a silent flying disk. Earn 10 Bonus Points if your item includes a round/disk shaped element.  Dont forget to claim WIP It 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.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Craft an item in the style of one of your favorite artists or other crafters.  Due by the end of the season on August 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.

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

Throwback:  Post any previously crafted project that you have not shared on Craftster in any capacity or submitted to the Nerd Games/Battles for points.  There is no time period in which the project needs to have been crafted, but it must have taken at least 30 minutes to complete.  Throwbacks are not worth any points, but you will earn one Raffle Ticket for each Throwback project posted.  Since Throwbacks do not earn points, they do not qualify for Bonus Points, or count toward the Medal Events.




All-Star Challenge Event
This Event is meant to be a challenge and reward for dedicated Nerd Games players.  If you complete this Event, you are eligible to receive a physical Nerd Games award.  In order to claim your award, you must submit the form below by the end of the day (11:59 pm central time) on Sunday, August 28, 2016.  If you do not complete the event AND submit the completed form by that time, you will not receive an award.  There will be no exceptions to these rules.

Requirements:
-Played in at least two seasons of the Nerd Battles/Games (present Summer round included)
-Completed at least one Research Project in the past year (between June 1, 2015 and August 28, 2016)
-Submitted at least three projects that included Giver, Engineering, OR Community Bonus Points across all seasons of the Nerd Battles/Games (including current season)
-Submitted at least 30 projects total across all seasons of the Nerd Battles/Games (including current season)
-Complete at least one Big Time project during the 2016 Summer Nerd Games
-Complete at least one Battle Royale project during the 2016 Summer Nerd Games
-Earn a Gold Medal in at least one Category (Yarnology, Fabricology, Paperology, Foodology, Craftology) during the 2016 Summer Nerd Games
-Provide encouraging comments to at least three different players during the 2016 Summer Nerd Games

*Note:  If you want verification of the total number of projects you have submitted across all seasons, you may PM LovelyMiss.

You may submit your form as soon as you meet the outlined requirements.


All-Star Challenge Event Form:
Send this form via PM to LovelyMiss before 11:59 pm (central time) on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Name as you want it to appear on the award: (You may choose which format you prefer:  first name, first name+last initial, or username)
Mailing Address (with name and country):

I attest to the fact that I have:
Played in at least two seasons of the Nerd Battles/Games (Y/N):
Completed at least one Research Project in the past year (Y/N):
Submitted at least three projects that included Giver, Engineering, OR Community Bonus Points across all seasons of the Nerd Battles/Games (Y/N):
Submitted at least 30 projects total across all seasons of the Nerd Battles/Games (Y/N):
Completed at least one Big Time project during the 2016 Summer Nerd Games (Y/N):
Completed at least one Battle Royale project during the 2016 Summer Nerd Games (Y/N):
Earned a Gold Medal in at least one Category (Yarnology, Fabricology, Paperology, Foodology, Craftology) during the 2016 Summer Nerd Games (Y/N):
Provided encouraging comments to at least three different players during the 2016 Summer Nerd Games (Y/N):

(Requirements will be verified.)




--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:
Medal Event:
Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, Community, etc.)
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: May 21, 2016 03:27:14 AM »

---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 for10 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 WIP It Bonus Points (if the project is a work-in-progress/un-finished object), 10 Brain Power Bonus Points (if the project involves a new skill/technique), 10 Swaptastic Bonus Points (if the project is for a Swap or the Nerd Games Raffle), 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.




---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:
Medal Event:
Bonus Points: (include which Bonus Points you think you've earned, e.g., Engineering, Giver, Community, etc.)
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, WIP It, Brain Power, Swaptastic, and EPIC! Bonus Points.  Research Projects are separate from the normal Challenge/Battle/UFO Sighting/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: Fabric Organization - Fabric Mini Bolts, August 9, 2016

---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
---Calabaza: costume, June 25, 2016

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

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

---craftADDchick: Beaded Kumihimo Bracelets, November 9, 2015
---craftADDchick: Craft Room Overhaul, July 29, 2016

---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: Four purses, June 6, 2016
---gozer: Extra Junk Room to Indoor Storage Room, July 29, 2016

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

---lilyla19: Nirvana in Fire amigurumi, June 6, 2016

---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
---Mountains and Clouds: Pierrot Lunaire Altered Playing Cards, June 5, 2016

---notjustasparrow:  Interior Orchid Dollhouse Remodel, June 6, 2016

---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: Felt Alphabet for Preschool, September 2, 2015

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

---Smeddley: Sophie's Universe Afghan, July 12, 2015
---Smeddley: Tetris Afghan, August 1, 2016

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

---storerboughtcreations: Bedtime Bear xstitch, May 10, 2016
---storerboughtcreations: Pirate blanket, July 17, 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---
---roler: TM Patch Sewing Machine Cover, June 16, 2016
---storerboughtcreations: Blanket for twin #2, July 17, 2016
---Smedley: Dr Who Scarf, July 19, 2016
---Ludi: Strange Doll "Medusa", July 24, 2016
---LovelyMiss: Junk Journal for Swap, July 27, 2016
---gozer: Patchwork Skirt, July 29, 2016
---greybird: Junk Journal for Swap, August 4, 2016
---ActsofCraftiness: Embroidery Floss Organization, August 31, 2016
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016 08:04:18 AM »

---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--
--June--

 

--July--

 

--August--


--Challenges--
--June--

       

--July--

       

--August--

      

--UFO--



--Special--
--RED ALERT --





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


--Free-Range Crafting--



--Random Acts--


--Big Time--



--Zaps--

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016 09:32:24 AM »

---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.

--August--
Know Your Nerds: puzzled-penguin
Has played for: Team Digital, Team Wordy
First Nerdalong project: A Tiny Alice


Scarab Beetle embroidery and Grabthar's Hammer hoopla:


What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Geeky, Obsessive, Quiet

Hufflepuff loom beaded bracelet:


What are your biggest Nerdoms?
So many books and tv-shows! The absolute biggest would probably be Harry Potter (I have a snitch tattoo), Disney and Terry Pratchett's Discworld. I'm also a massive mythology nerd and tend to love anything that incorporates that somewhere.

Athena Goddess of Wisdom:


What made you decide to join the Nerd Games?
The main reason is that I love how supportive and creative the group we've got here are. It's also good motivation for me to sit down and work a project through to the end - I've a habit of flitting between things and leaving projects just slightly unfinished.

Apocalypse Alice cosplay:


What do you like most about crafting?
It keeps my hands busy, I don't like to just sit around. I also like them little zing of achievement when a project comes together.

DS9 Garak Funko-Pop:


Is there a new technique, medium, or crafting skill you would like to learn?
I'd love to learn knitting or crochet. I've given knitting a shot a few times but can't seem to get the knack - someday! I'm also really impressed by needle-felting and I'd like to give that a try.

Sailor Cosmos Tote and Sailor Moon bracelet:


What are some of your favorite projects that you have submitted to the Nerd Games?
I really liked my Very Hungry Caterpillar Quiet Game and I was really proud of my Scarab Beetle Hoopla.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar quiet game:


What is one nerdy thing about you that our crafty crew may not know?
I spend my days dressed up as a Georgian kitchen maid, working in a reproduction kitchen museum. I'm also the shortest person I know - 4"10.  Sad

Blackcurrant Jam and Wookiee Cookies:


Thank you, puzzled-penguin!  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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--July--
Know Your Nerds: Mountains and Clouds
Has played for: Team Analog, Team Randomizer, Team Fandom
First Nerdalong project: Hawai'ian Mu'u mu'u for Dolls


Green Man Painted Shoes:
 

What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
strange, self-evident, untroubled?

Green Shamrock-inspired Psankey eggs:


What are your biggest Nerdoms?
First off, I am a big music nerd, if that counts. Im currently taking unpaid leave from teaching to get my masters degree in *oboe performance* (Its okay- you can laugh at that), and to take a break from adulting for a while.
  
Aside from that, I love Miyazaki films, especially Howls Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Ponyo.

Reeds for oboe and English horn:


What made you decide to join the Nerd Games?
I mostly started looking at the threads because things seemed so complicated and I was intrigued, but then I realized how many cool and inspirational people and projects were in the same place (and that it wasnt too complicated) so I decided to give it a try. I still definitely feel like a newbie here.

Also I like to think that I am more likely to finish something when I feel more accountable for it (and the deadlines for submissions help get things done too).

Little Clay Owls:


What do you like most about crafting?
I think Im generally a little bit more into arting than crafting, so I was actually drawn into Craftster by the ATC swaps. I love ATCs because I can sometimes take them with me when Im running around to gigs, etc., and they dont take up much space, which is nice for making them as well as collecting ones Ive received in trades and swaps.
I am also fidgety and cant sit still, so I love when I find a project I can work on when were watching a movie, etc.

Scrappy Happy Bag:


Is there a new technique, medium, or crafting skill you would like to learn?
I get sidetracked really easily with wanting to try new things; then not having time to try them all ends up resulting in not doing much of anything new Ive always wanted to get better at sewing, but I know I dont enjoy it enough (at least at this point) to want to actually put in the practice time. Maybe Ill get serious about it one day.

I definitely want to spend more time with ceramics and  possibly tile and/or glass work. Ive seen some really neat pieces by mosaic artists on here, and I think its a medium which can be used in a very functional way, so theres another plus!

Moon and Printed LandscapeATCs:


What are some of your favorite projects that you have submitted to the Nerd Games?
Im still working on finding my stride in the nerd games; I draw a lot and am always working on things, but I have a hard time truly finishing pieces; so, I sometimes worry that my Nerd Games submissions dont reflect me in an honest way, but I think Im getting closer to that!

I do like my recently-submitted green man shoes, my scrappy bag (summer 2015), and some ATCs. Im hoping to really like my current research project (altered deck of playing cards)!

Spring Flags:
 

What is one nerdy thing about you that our crafty crew may not know?
I definitely believe a lot of our local superstitions, and often catch myself checking the to make sure I dont transport pork over the Pali, I am afraid of night marchers, and I dont ever craft anything with rocks or sand from here  (I suppose thats nerdy?..)

Customized Blythe Doll-STA:


Thank you, Mountains and Clouds!  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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--June--
Know Your Nerds: ActsofCraftiness
Has played for: Team Digital, Team Textbook
First Nerdalong project: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Hoopla


Oregon Trail and Button Hoopla:
 

What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Crafty, Creative, Fun

Ollieblocks:


What are your biggest Nerdoms?
Im not really a Superfan of anything, but I am into most nerdy TV shows, movies, and books. Fairy tales are definitely a love of mine. I also love reading comic books and playing video games.

Quilted Advent Calendar:


What made you decide to join the Nerd Games?
The Games looked like a lot of fun, and I liked that the group was active and very supportive. I was hoping that trying to match my projects up with the prompts would help me be more creative and try new things.

Ship in a Bottle Embroidery:


What do you like most about crafting?
I definitely need to craft as a creative outlet, and I just love the process of creating. I enjoy trying new things and expanding what I can do. No two projects are ever exactly the same.

One of many hats for babies in the NICU and Baby Gift Set:
 

Is there a new technique, medium, or crafting skill you would like to learn?
There are so many! I would love to learn how to make hand-carved stamps. Ive had the materials and tools to try it for at least a year, but I still havent used them!  I would also like to learn how to do more than straight line quilting.

Custom Starbucks Cups:


What are some of your favorite projects that you have submitted to the Nerd Games?
Pretty much any of my hooplas, but especially my Ship in a Bottle, Oregon Trail, and my button hooplas. I also loved making my quilted Advent calendar, floating ornaments, and Olliblocks because I got to learn a new crafting technique with each of them.

Floating Ornaments and 2015 Ort Ornament:
 

What is one nerdy thing about you that our crafty crew may not know?
Im not sure if this is considered nerdy, but when I was in college, I played a lot of poker. I played in large home games, at casinos, and online (when it was still legal). My husband and I made enough money to buy the furniture for our first apartment together.  Smiley

Avengers Needle Minders:


Thank you, ActsofCraftiness!  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
Spring 2016
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016 09:34:43 AM »

---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)

ActsofCraftiness for her Needle minders.




Chr1stChan for her Backyard Soldier.




greybird for her Junk Journal for Swap.




Inselaeffchen for her Wedding Favours for BIL.




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

Calabaza for her Killer Rabbit pillow.




Mountains and Clouds for her Hippo Mug.




roler for her Rodent Spa.




rockingbearranch for her Enlightenment Hoopla.




Smeddley for her Skull shawlette.




roler and storerboughtcreations for their collaborative project, Snowmen Ornaments.




scaramouche for her Anna's costume






Previous Nerd of the Month Recipients:


June
Calabaza for her old to new pillow.
gozer for her Eternal Tote.
Mountains and Clouds for her Batch of APCs for a swap.
notjustasparrow for her various dollhouse miniatures.
roler for her TM Patch Sewing Machine Cover.
scaramouche for her Fortune telling cards.
storerboughtcreations for her baby blanket.


July
bunny1kenobi for her Minecraft vs. Mario.
LovelyMiss for her Junk Journal.
Ludi for her Strange Doll "Medusa."
pishaw13 for her Floral Peterpan dress.
rockingbearranch for her Gnome Travel ATC.
Smeddley for her Doctor Who Scarf.
StitchRiot for her Lexa and Clarke dolls.


Nerd Shout-Outs
gozer for her Patchwork Skirt.




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: May 22, 2016 09:36:02 AM »

---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--
scaramouche for her vanilla lip scrub, and soaps.




--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: May 22, 2016 09:38:49 AM »

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

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


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



Events
Yarnology:  Any projects that utilize yarn.

Fabricology:  Any projects that utilize fabric.

Paperology:  Any projects that utilize paper.

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

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



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


Medal Report
The numbers on the chart represent the total number of project each player has submitted for the indicated Event category.  A new chart will be released at the end of each month.
*Last updated August 21, 2016 (night)*




Achieved Gold Medals
bunny1kenobi - Paperology, Craftology
Calabaza - Fabricology, Foodology
Chr1stChan - Foodology
craftADDchick - Fabricology
gozer - Fabricology
greybird - Paperology
Mountains and Clouds - Paperology, Foodology, Craftology
rockingbearranch - Fabricology, Paperology, Foodology, Craftology
Smeddley - Yarnology, Fabricology

Achieved Silver Medals
craftADDchick - Paperology, Foodology
gozer - Paperology
notjustasparrow - Paperology
rockingbearranch - Yarnology

Achieved Bronze Medals
Calabaza - Craftology
Chr1stChan - Paperology
craftADDchick - Craftology
notjustasparrow - Craftology
pishaw13 - Fabricology
Smeddley - Paperology, Craftology




Achieved Gold Medals
ActsofCraftiness - Yarnology, Fabricology, Foodology, Craftology
LovelyMiss - Yarnology, Fabricology, Paperology, Foodology, Craftology
roler - Fabricology, Foodology, Craftology
storerboughtcreations - Yarnology

Achieved Silver Medals
Inselaeffchen - Craftology
scaramouche - Craftology

Achieved Bronze Medals
puzzled-penguin - Foodology


*Please note, this is list is only updated once a month.  If you see any projects missing, don't fret!  It's likely the list just hasn't been updated yet.  Additionally, our fantastic Project Tracker keeps a very detailed master list of every project submitted for the Nerd Games, which is used to determine final scores and any end of season awards.  This is just an informal list for players have a general idea of Nerd Games progress.*
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016 09:39:26 AM »

---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.

--RAFFLE WINNERS LIST--

Balloon Animal Stuffie donated by rockingbearranch
WINNER:  Mountains and Clouds

Bees! donated by roler
WINNER:  rockingbearranch

Big Bang Theory Notebook Cover donated by LovelyMiss
WINNER:  rockingbearranch

Butterfly Hoop donated by Smeddley
WINNER:  LovelyMiss

Cotton Candy Infinity Scarf donated by bunny1kenobi
WINNER:  puzzled-penguin

Crafty Magnet Set donated by LovelyMiss
WINNER:  craftADDchick

Feathers donated by rockingbearranch
WINNER:  Smeddley

Grey Ear Warmer donated by storerboughtcreations
WINNER:  ActsofCraftiness

Happy Wall Art donated by bunny1kenobi
WINNER:  Smeddley

Kumihimo Necklace donated by craftADDchick
WINNER:  Calabaza

Licensed Scrap Pack donated by LovelyMiss
WINNER:  roler

Random Supply Box donated by LovelyMiss
WINNER:  storerboughtcreations

Tin Assortment donated by rockingbearranch
WINNER:  greybird


--SPECIAL PRIZE--
Mickey Tote donated by storerboughtcreations
WINNER:  bunny1kenobi

 


Instructions to claim your prize: Contact the member who donated your prize via PM by Thursday, September 15, 2016.  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 Thursday, September 15, 2016, 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.





The Raffle entry period has ended.

--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. For the Summer season, 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, ONE Raffle ticket for each Throwback Bonus Opportunity project, and ONE Raffle ticket for each Gold Medal earned.



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



--Spend Your Tickets--
--By September 1, 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 4, 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 5, 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.

Balloon Animal Stuffie  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Bees!  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Big Bang Theory Notebook Cover  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Butterfly Hoop  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Cotton Candy Infinity Scarf  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Crafty Magnet Set  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Feather Assortment  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Grey Ear Warmer  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Happy Wall Art  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Kumihimo Necklace  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Licensed Scrap Pack  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Random Supply Box  (Number of Entries = _____ )
Tin Assortment  (Number of Entries = _____ )



--Raffle Prizes--

Balloon Animal Stuffie
Donated by rockingbearranch

Description:  An adorable little friend who will never deflate.




Bees!
Donated by roler

Description:  A cute pair of felt bees that can be turned into anything you'd like...magnets, brooches, ornaments, etc.




Big Bang Theory Notebook Cover
Donated by LovelyMiss

Description: Keep all your plans for world domination inside your own The Big Bang Theory themed notebook/journal.  Composition book included.




Butterfly Hoop
Donated by Smeddley

Description:  This beautiful embroidery will make a wonderful addition to your decor or hoopla collection.




Cotton Candy Infinity Scarf
Donated by bunny1kenobi

Description:  Get ready for Fall with this adorable infinity scarf in a sweet colorway.




Crafty Magnet Set
Donated by LovelyMiss

Description:  A set of six magnets with a crafty theme.  Magnets may vary slightly from image.




Feather Assortment
Donated by rockingbearranch

Description:  An assortment of feathers from happy, healthy chickens for all your crafting needs.  Photo is provided as an example only; actual feathers may vary.




Grey Ear Warmer
Donated by storerboughtcreations

Description:  This ear warmer should fit a head sized 21-23" circumference. It has a cute polka dot button in the back to attach the two ends together. The flower is attached to a bar pin, so you can take it off completely, move it around, or accessorize something else with it.




Happy Wall Art
Donated by bunny1kenobi

Description:  This 5x7 inch wall art will uplift any space.




Kumihimo Necklace
Donated by craftADDchick

Description:  Make a statement with this beautiful braided necklace, measuring between 15-18" long.




Licensed Scrap Pack
Donated by LovelyMiss

Description:  This pack contains 17 different licensed fabrics.  The sizes vary, but most are large "scraps," measuring over 12" square.




Random Supply Box
Donated by LovelyMiss

Description: You will receive an assortment of random craft supplies that fill a Small Flat Rate Box.  Items include two Sharpie Paint pens, a roll of Smash washi tape, a Fimo alphabet mold, 3D canvas stickers, fabric flowers, a set of travel/postcard themed clear stamps, and a set of kawaii sticky notes.




Tin Assortment
Donated by rockingbearranch

Description:  An assortment of empty tins that hold endless crafty potential.  Photo is provided as an example; actual tins will vary.




Special Prize
If you have donated a prize to the Raffle, you will automatically be entered into the drawing for this special item.

Mickey Tote
Donated by storerboughtcreations

Description:  A crocheted bag inspired by the most famous toon ever.  The tote is roughly 11" x 5.5" on the bottom, and 10" deep from bottom to top edge, not including the straps.







--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 Tuesday, August 30, 2016.



--Earn Tickets--
*NOTE: Tickets you earned during the Spring round will carry over to this 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.
--Each Gold Medal will earn ONE ticket (up to five total, one for each event category).
--Each Throwback project submitted will earn ONE ticket.  You may submit three Throwback projects during the season.  See the Prompt Palace post for more information.
--TICKET SPECIAL:  Check back for ticket specials.  See the Prompt Palace post for more information.




--RAFFLE FAQ--
What are Raffles, and how do I earn tickets?
Raffles are drawings that take place at the end of the some seasons the Nerd Battles.  You can earn Raffle tickets by completing prompts or Research Projects, or by completing special Raffle Ticket Bonus Opportunities.  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.

When are Raffles held?
Raffles are held during the Summer and Winter rounds of the Nerd Games.  You earn tickets year round.  Tickets earned in Spring and Fall carry over to the next round (Spring ---> Summer; Fall ---> Winter).

How do I donate a prize?
Just send a PM to LovelyMiss by the date noted at the top of this post.  In the PM please include a description of your prize, and a link to a photo of your prize.  (You can not embed/include photographs in PMs, which is why a link to the photo is requested instead.)  Prizes should have a minimum value of about $7-10 USD.  Prizes may include crafted items, craft supplies, or any other items that are crafty in nature.  The person who donates a prize is responsible for sending it to the winner and all associated shipping costs (which may included international postage).

How are prizes claimed?
Once the Raffle is complete, a list of winners will be posted.  The list includes the username of the person who donated the prize.  The winner must contact the person who donated their prize by the 15th of the month with their name and mailing address.  If the winner does not make contact within that time period, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to someone else.

What are Raffle Ticket Bonus Opportunities?
Each season, special opportunities to earn extra Raffle tickets are available.  There is one ongoing Bonus Opportunity called Throwback projects.

What is a Throwback project?
Throwbacks are projects you crafted, but never turned into the Nerd Games for points, or posted anywhere else on Craftster.  There is no time period when the projects need to have been crafted, but they must have taken at least 30 minute to complete.  You may submit THREE Throwback projects per season.  Each Throwback project will earn ONE Raffle ticket.  Throwbacks do not qualify for points or Bonus Points, and do not count toward Medal Events.
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