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Challenge 2018 Winter Word Race: TEAM EDITION - First Mini-game up!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Briannakin , Jan 24, 2018.

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  1. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Oooh, this sounds like a great way to flex the writing muscles next month - my muse has been so all or nothing as of late, and this sounds like a perfect opportunity to give her a kick in the butt. [face_thinking][face_dancing] Please count me in! :D
     
  2. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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  3. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    No blisses for ages, then three blisses come along at once.
     
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  4. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Being a "performer", I'd gladly take one of those folks on my team, too. :)
     
  5. Findswoman

    Findswoman The Tol Fanfic Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Moderator

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    All right, if that really and truly is going to be the case, then I'm in. :) The encouragement and accountability will do me good. But I'm holding each and every person here to what you two just said! :D ;)

    Apropos teams: yes, it does make sense to strategically seed known "performers" onto opposing teams, and for my own part I am fine with being teamed with anyone.

    @Sith-I-5: my understanding is, yes, you can work on things you've already started during the word race, but the words you have written on those things already don't count for the word race—only the words you add to them during the month of February.
     
  6. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Ditto and ditto. I'm in. :)
     
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  7. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    All right, I’m in, too. I will warn any prospective team mates that my output is in the hundreds of words, not thousands.
     
  8. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    Genius factor is ramping up there. [face_party] [:D] [face_love]
     
  9. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    If that is your application to join #Team Necroscope, you're in!
     
  10. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  11. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Team Blasé Tree Goats!

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  12. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Findswoman is correct. Unlike NaNoWriMo, which states you have to work on something new, you can work on something (or multiple somethings, again unlike NaNo), but only new words added count. So if you have a 5000 word fic in the works and get to 5025, only 25 words count.

    My personal list I have going is now up to 11 participants, however, I have decided to only stick with 2 teams (unless we get like a whole lot more), because bigger teams I think will be funner and it is easy to omit/enter in myself to make sure the teams have an equal amount of people.
     
  13. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    OK, so Necroscope vs. Blasé Tree Goats. :D
     
  14. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] The team names -- so unique [face_mischief] =D=
     
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  15. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I just got a brilliant plan in the shower (where all brilliant plans come from). I know I hate it when people change the rules, but we are sill in sign ups and it isn't really changing, it's more like an optional addition. However, it involves me not being on a team no matter what the numbers are, so, I need someone else willing to potentially not be on a team if numbers aren't even (but you'll still be participating! Just as a co-game master).

    Basically, how it will work is every week(ish) I will put out an optional mini-challenge. Most will something objective like "here's 200 random words and whoever can put the most into a short story and post by the end of the week wins", but there might be a subjective one where I (and my potential co-game master) will judge and pick the winner. The winner/winning team, will get MY word count (AND the word count of my potential co-game master) for that week added to their scores.

    I'm known to be very veritable in terms of word counts (sometimes it's a 100 for a week, other times it's like 3000) so you can judge if the mini-game is worth participating in.

    Let me know if you are interested. This might be a good way for someone worried about DRL getting in the way to still participate.
     
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  16. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, dear. I'm not a fan of either one, actually. Can't we have three teams?
     
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  17. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Agreed. Strange names.
     
  18. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    No way, I-5 and I came up with the best names EVARRR!

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  19. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm the game-master (not to mention the awesome alliteration academic). Teams (once they are formed) will decide on names, or else I will give them to them (because I'm apparently now a kindergarten teacher).
     
  20. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No argument there! :)
     
  21. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Is that a long-winded way of saying Triple A-rated?

    You could deputise @AzureAngel2 for the Kindergarten Cop team naming thing.
     
  22. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Chosen One star 6

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    Sorry folks, but what is this about? I am confused.

    So if somebody can write me a PM what this is about, I would be very happy. I am not myself at the moment and will openly explain in the cantina why that is.
     
  23. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    LAST DAY TO SIGN UP PEOPLE! WE currently have 11 participants with Mav willing to co-game-host with me if needed to make teams even so I can still have my fun with mini games, BUT COME ON! One more participant and I get to torture Mav too!
     
  24. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Chosen One star 6

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    It would be fun for me to participate, but for the second half of February I will not be able to be online. (I will explain that another time.) And so it would not be fair of me to join.
     
  25. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Sooo...#Team Necroscope then?

    Welcome along for as long as you are able.
     
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