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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jul 04, 2016 02:24PM) (new)

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Terror Birds

Mentor: Tea


Laura ~ Captain
Cassie ~ Co-Captain
Teresa (ilovebakedgoods) ~ Co-Captain
Karen Michelle
Kelly
LaLine
Natalie
Rachel
TaraJo
Venecia

Jessica
Lisa M
Arshiya


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message 5: by Laura (last edited Oct 10, 2016 07:44PM) (new)

Laura | 3439 comments
Welcome to Team Terror Birds. Our mascot may be extinct, but we are definitely not!

Team Members - Shelves

Laura ~ Captain
Cassie ~ Co-Captain
Teresa (ilovebakedgoods) ~ Co-Captain
Karen Michelle
Kelly
LaLine
Natalie
Rachel
TaraJo
Venecia
Jessica
Lisa M
Arshiya

Spreadsheet
Planning spreadsheet
Ranking spreadsheet
Completed Books thread


Some helpful links:
End of Labors of Bookules Countdown
Start of Emerge the Victor
Wobble Recommendations - Difficult letters for Wheel-a-thon
Wobble Recommendations - Animals for Bingo
Verify word count for book tagged as children's - ARBookFind
Cover Color verification - Tin Eye


message 6: by Laura (last edited Oct 07, 2016 04:22PM) (new)

Laura | 3439 comments Emerge the Victor full rules

Here's what it boils down to:

1. We have a hero.
2. He She has a weapon.
3. We need to get that weapon as strong as we can.
4. Our hero needs experience.

So, here's what we do for the weapon: We read series books. Any book (whole numbers only, no .5s) in any series. To make our weapon stronger by 1 we read a #1 in series. Next, to make it stronger by 2 we read another #1, and a #2. To make it stronger by 3 we read another #1, another #2, and a #3. And we just keep going, as high as we can! There does not appear to be a limit to how strong the weapon can get.

To get our hero more experience, we go on quests and fight monsters. (Think of the labors, quests will be similar). We have 5 cards. They will be a random mix of monsters and quests. When we finish one we get a new one. If we get one we just can't do, we discard it. New cards are drawn for us every day at 11:00 am London time, if we have less than 5 cards.

So, weapon strength & quests involve reading books. The monster cards are fought virtually. There is some magic involving the strength of our weapon and the experience level (health) of our hero. I, for one, am happy to let Natalie (or anyone else with experience at this) tell us whether we can beat a particular monster or not. And I think that is something that will be clearer once we have seen a few monsters.



So, in addition to reading series books and books for specific tasks in the quest, any book we read can be sold for gold at the following rate:

1 - 400 pages = 1 gold
401+ pages = 2 gold

Gold can be used in the Jack & Jill store to buy:

◈ Minor Heal Potion - 2 Gold
Heals 5 health
◈ Heal Potion - 3 Gold
Heals 10 health
◈ Cure Poison - 2 Gold
Cures poison
◈ Damage Potion - 2 Gold
Increases weapon attack by 5 Attack for one round
◈ Poison Potion - 5 Gold
Damages opponent 3 damage every round until healed or opponent is knocked out

Potions can also be dropped by monsters/quests randomly when we finish a card. There also exists (not available in the store):

◈ Greater Heal Potion - Heals 15 Health
◈ Greater Damage Potion - Doubles weapon attack for one round
◈ Greater Poison Potion - Damages opponent 6 damage every round until healed or opponent is knocked out
◈ Shield Potion - Halves damage taken by the next attack

Stand by for info on the tournaments!


The tournaments are the part I'm a little fuzzy on. Luckily, there will be no tournaments for the first week! Then, for the last three weeks, we will get a new opponent each week (3 opponents total). The tournaments have multiple rounds, each lasting 16 hours. So we would have 16 hours to attack our opponent once, and then they have 16 hours to attack us. We can use as many potions as we want, but can only use the weapon once each round.

◈ Starting the second week each team will be assigned a tournament partner.
◈ Each round lasts 16 hours, then the round transfers to the partner.
◈ The team with a less experienced hero starts.
◈ During a round a hero may use an unlimited amount of potions and attack once with their weapon (unless another rule overrides it)
◈ If a hero is knocked out (0 HP) the opponent receives 30 Points.
◈ If a hero is knocked out (0 HP) they may heal their next turn using potions or by leveling.

Strategy comes into play here because we might want to keep an eye on them and strike when they fight a monster and have low health!


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message 9: by ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (last edited Jun 08, 2016 07:07AM) (new)

ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) Zomg, First!

Lol...

I have nothing witty to say this earlY.

Hello to all the terror birds!


message 10: by Natalie (new)

Natalie | 974 comments Hi Teresa! And the rest of the team!


message 11: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 946 comments Hi everybody!


message 12: by Venecia (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Hi everyone.
I must say our mascot looks like it has been rode hard and put away wet :-)


message 13: by Kelly B (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 784 comments Hello!!!!

It's so funny, when I was scrolling through the team names yesterday, I thought Terror Birds was the coolest sounding name;-)!


message 14: by Karen Michele (last edited Jun 08, 2016 07:22AM) (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 946 comments I told my husband about our team and that the terror bird looked terrifying and he said that was fitting for me;) That was amidst lots of eye rolling on his part because, of course, he just doesn't get all my enthusiasm for these challenges!


message 15: by Kelly B (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 784 comments I'll be sending friend requests to everyone shortly....hope that's okay? Just ignore it if not, LOL!


message 16: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 946 comments Kelly wrote: "I'll be sending friend requests to everyone shortly....hope that's okay? Just ignore it if not, LOL!"

That's fine with me!


message 17: by Venecia (last edited Jun 08, 2016 07:33AM) (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Kelly wrote: "I'll be sending friend requests to everyone shortly....hope that's okay? Just ignore it if not, LOL!"

As long as you are over 18, you are welcome to.


message 18: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (zmobie) | 78 comments Yaay, hi everyone! I'm excited for this! My first challenge in this group!


message 19: by Kelly B (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 784 comments Venecia wrote: "Kelly wrote: "I'll be sending friend requests to everyone shortly....hope that's okay? Just ignore it if not, LOL!"

As long as you are over 18, you are welcome to."


Oh, I'm well over the age of 18;-).


message 20: by Venecia (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Kelly wrote: "Venecia wrote: "Kelly wrote: "I'll be sending friend requests to everyone shortly....hope that's okay? Just ignore it if not, LOL!"

As long as you are over 18, you are welcome to."

Oh, I'm well o..."


I noticed. :-) I love historical fiction as well. I haven't read a lot of it but even in my bodice ripper reading I prefer historical.


message 21: by Kelly B (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 784 comments Karen Michele wrote: "I told my husband about our team and that the terror bird looked terrifying and he said that was fitting for me;) That was amidst lots of eye rolling on his part because, of course, he just doesn't..."

My husband doesn't get the appeal of reading challenges either. Actually, he doesn't like reading at all. He's dyslexic, which makes it difficult for him. Out of our 3 kids, two love to read and one thinks it's just okay.


message 22: by Laura (new)

Laura | 3439 comments Hi everybody! I think the Terror Bird looks like a cross between an ostrich and a velociraptor.

The only under 18 person on our team is Rachel, my daughter. Don't worry, Venecia, I already told her not to look at your books. :)


message 23: by Venecia (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Amanda wrote: "Yaay, hi everyone! I'm excited for this! My first challenge in this group!"

Hi, is this Life at Hogwarts's Amanda?


message 24: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Laura wrote: "Hi everybody! I think the Terror Bird looks like a cross between an ostrich and a velociraptor.

The only under 18 person on our team is Rachel, my daughter. Don't worry, Venecia, I already told he..."


And Teresa's? :P


message 25: by Venecia (last edited Jun 08, 2016 07:58AM) (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Laura wrote: "Hi everybody! I think the Terror Bird looks like a cross between an ostrich and a velociraptor.

The only under 18 person on our team is Rachel, my daughter. Don't worry, Venecia, I already told he..."


:-) How old is she Laura? And what is her name?


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (zmobie) | 78 comments LoL, Laura, I said the same thing to my husband. He didn't agree. Totally looks like a raptor/ostrich.


message 27: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (zmobie) | 78 comments Venecia wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Yaay, hi everyone! I'm excited for this! My first challenge in this group!"

Hi, is this Life at Hogwarts's Amanda?"


It sure is! I know, I changed my picture. I might change it back because I keep confusing myself! But my little Boston, Mickey. <3


message 28: by Kelly B (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 784 comments Laura wrote: "Hi everybody! I think the Terror Bird looks like a cross between an ostrich and a velociraptor.

The only under 18 person on our team is Rachel, my daughter. Don't worry, Venecia, I already told he..."


How fun that your daughter is on your team!!

I try to get my daughters interested in joining Goodreads (they're 14 and love to read), but so far no luck.


message 29: by Venecia (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Amanda wrote: "Venecia wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Yaay, hi everyone! I'm excited for this! My first challenge in this group!"

Hi, is this Life at Hogwarts's Amanda?"

It sure is! I know, I changed my picture. I migh..."


Yay! I like changing my pic. I had a couple of Venetian Carnival ones for the Carnival theme.


message 30: by Venecia (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Amanda wrote: "LoL, Laura, I said the same thing to my husband. He didn't agree. Totally looks like a raptor/ostrich."

I agree. According to Goggle they are apex predators, so totally what I would think the offspring of an ostrich and a raptor would be :-)


message 31: by Laura (new)

Laura | 3439 comments And Teresa's, for sure.

She's 15.


message 32: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (zmobie) | 78 comments Venecia wrote: "Yay! I like changing my pic. I had a couple of Venetian Carnival ones for the Carnival theme.."

I hadn't changed my picture in forever, so now every time I scroll past my posts, I don't realize it's mine at first! I think I need to at least change back to one of me and my husband...maybe not the same one, but I need a orange/blue pic or I'm never going to remember it's me. :P


message 33: by Venecia (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Amanda wrote: "Venecia wrote: "Yay! I like changing my pic. I had a couple of Venetian Carnival ones for the Carnival theme.."

I hadn't changed my picture in forever, so now every time I scroll past my posts, I ..."


Your doggie looks like a sweetheart :-)


message 34: by Tara Bieck (new)

Tara Bieck | 1259 comments Oh Lawd....this team is gonna be trouble! LOL!

Terror Birds...this is my perfect team!! Growing up, my grandma always called me Holy Terror (aka Holy Tara!)...and my last name sounds like 'beak' so i got called Bird Beak a lot!

Looking forward to it, ladies! Now, I feel like I need to change my profile pic too....it's time!


message 35: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Hello team,

I guess I should say couple of words as I'm going to supervise your road to extinction victory.

Stay calm. There is no need to panic. End is near and we are well prepared...

(I wanted to say that ever since I picked extincts :P)


message 36: by Venecia (new)

Venecia | 995 comments Tara Jo wrote: "Oh Lawd....this team is gonna be trouble! LOL!

Terror Birds...this is my perfect team!! Growing up, my grandma always called me Holy Terror (aka Holy Tara!)...and my last name sounds like 'beak' ..."


Hi TJ :-)


message 37: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (zmobie) | 78 comments Venecia wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Venecia wrote: "Yay! I like changing my pic. I had a couple of Venetian Carnival ones for the Carnival theme.."

I hadn't changed my picture in forever, so now every time I scroll pa..."


He is the sweetest little thing, but he's a total momma's boy. Follows me everywhere. And won't let me sleep in unless he's also sleeping in. :P Woke me up this morning because he was awake, and nooo, mom can't still be sleeping!

Tara Jo wrote: "Oh Lawd....this team is gonna be trouble! LOL!

Terror Birds...this is my perfect team!! Growing up, my grandma always called me Holy Terror (aka Holy Tara!)...and my last name sounds like 'beak' ..."


LoL! Tara Jo! Sounds perfect, then!


message 38: by Venecia (new)

Venecia | 995 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Hello team,

I guess I should say couple of words as I'm going to supervise your road to extinction victory.

Stay calm. There is no need to panic. End is near and we are well prepared...

(I wan..."


Hi T-bird :-D


message 39: by Tara Bieck (new)

Tara Bieck | 1259 comments Yay, Tea! Looking forward to you leading us out of extinction!!!

Hey Venecia!

In case it's needed, my shelf:
NBRC-Wobble-Baby


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) Laura wrote: "And Teresa's, for sure.

She's 15."


Lol, I was going to add myself but Tea beat me. Some of mine will be okay but I am in a certain mood right now so better safe than not.


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) Oh yeah, we need to post our shelves. I have to find mine and I will link it.


message 42: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (zmobie) | 78 comments My shelf!

Wobble


message 43: by LaLine (new)

LaLine | 411 comments Checking in and then off to a meeting. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. This is going to be fun!


message 44: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Wilderman | 64 comments I'm not sure wether to be excited or scared of having my Mom as my team captain. Right now, I am leaning towards scared. I am off to make her pancakes for breakfast to stay on her good side. I love you mommy!


message 45: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (zmobie) | 78 comments Hi LaLine and Rachel!

Haha, Rachel. That's too funny.


message 46: by Natalie (new)

Natalie | 974 comments Here's my shelf!

nbrc-wobble


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) Rachel wrote: "I'm not sure wether to be excited or scared of having my Mom as my team captain. Right now, I am leaning towards scared. I am off to make her pancakes for breakfast to stay on her good side. I love..."

Lol! This is going to be so cute to watch.


message 48: by Tara Bieck (new)

Tara Bieck | 1259 comments Hahaha Rachel! That's pretty funny! Can we place our orders, too? Blueberry pancakes please?!


message 49: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 946 comments Here's my shelf:

wobble-16


message 50: by Laura (new)

Laura | 3439 comments Blueberries? Yuck! But she could go pick some blackberries!


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