Mini-Games Challenge! Welcome one and all to the mini-games challenge! This idea came to me as I (and I hope many others) will be practicing “social distancing” during the current pandemic. Variety is important to keeping sane during times of isolation, so this came out of a desire to have more choice in writing challenges. Think of this as Mario Party mini-games or a carnival of writing challenges; along the same lines as a “Writer’s Block Breaker” thread, but less prompt-like inspiration, more challenge-like. How this will work: Anyone can post a challenge!*(see rule 1) Please see below for the types of challenges preferred. I will keep an index of challenges below, but each individual challenge post should also include an index of submissions. Please quote the challenge you are signing up for (if applicable) or submitting a fic for. What types of challenges can I post? Keep it small and relatively basic, but this really is the chance for those niche challenges that would otherwise might not see a ton of participants to be posted (though you can also make it broad). Or to allow people who might not want the full responsibility of hosting a challenge to get their feet wet in creating a challenge. If you are from the pre-move times, you might remember all the character and ‘ship threads we had, all hosting a challenge – this is your time to bring back your Ben Skywalker/Jysella Horn specific challenge. Force people to write poetry! Make it specific to a character, relationship, media, etc. But also remember, these are ‘mini-games’ so keep it basic and fun. If posting a “pick a number” challenge, please limit it to 5 entries. But please try not to make it too boring (IE simple prompts). Think more complex than the drabble challenge, but not quite as in-depth as the dare challenge. Typical song or quote challenges are the area we are aiming for. Rules 1. Everyone gets one ‘freebee’ challenge – meaning they do not need my approval to post. After this, you must PM me (Briannakin) for my approval on future challenges - this is mostly to prevent over-spamming of challenges that might be too simple or confusing – but we do want lots of variety in this thread. 2. Explain your challenge. It can be your personal inspiration for the challenge or an explanation of the music genre/long-lost ship/etc that is the basis of the challenge. It doesn’t have to be long, just let people know what they are getting into. 3. Do be offended if someone passes by your challenge – some things just don’t spark other’s muses 4. Sign up for as many challenges as you wish 5. You may combine challenges if that is what strikes your muse’s fancy, just make sure you quote all applicable challenges. 6. I wont keep this thread open for new challenges indefinitely, but story submissions can still be made. Have fun!