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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jun 08, 2016 12:45PM) (new)

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Polar BearsSnow Leopards
Markhor Dholes



Chat with your fellow Endangered Teams here!


message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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message 3: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2548 comments Hi fellow Endangered teams. Alison from Snow Leopard checking in :)


message 4: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 568 comments Buzzing by to check out who's here and what might be happening. Hi Alison!


message 5: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 1133 comments Hi ya, Alison and Pat! I can't wait to get started!!


message 6: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 282 comments Hi new friends!


message 7: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 1480 comments Hello everyone :)


message 8: by Emily (new)

Emily | 440 comments I don't know any reading trash talk.

Our team is going to read so much harder than your teams...yeah I tried


message 9: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 1133 comments Emily wrote: "I don't know any reading trash talk.

Our team is going to read so much harder than your teams...yeah I tried"


LMAO, good effort.


message 10: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 10, 2016 06:11PM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 568 comments I keep checking by here to see if we're gonna get one of those cool mini-challenges that I'm seeing over in the other all-teams threads...

Maybe we'll have to come up with one of our own.....

Nah. Let's just stretch out here and lie in the sun and think about hunting or something. Let's see....three predators and one deer. Hmmmm. Me thinks the odds might be a little stacked!


message 11: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 568 comments Seriously - maybe we could come up with a little cross-endangered mini challenge of our own.

Like - I don't know - but we should do SOMEthing!


message 12: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 282 comments I like Pat's idea. Stretching out. Doing nothing.... yet.


message 13: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Emily wrote: "I don't know any reading trash talk.

Our team is going to read so much harder than your teams...yeah I tried"


Lol! Burn...

♞ Pat wrote: "Seriously - maybe we could come up with a little cross-endangered mini challenge of our own.

Like - I don't know - but we should do SOMEthing!"


Ooooo...a mini-challenge? Yes, please. I can't help myself. I welcome any and all challenges. Even when I'm already swamped. Hello, I'm Katie, and I'm a challenge addict. Help...


message 14: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 1854 comments Kate from the Snow Leopards checking in.

Wondering why we have these threads? Is this for good nature ribbing of other teams in our classification? Is there some cooperation across classifications planned for this game? Just an additional way to meet more people as the challenges move forward? Just wondering...

I haven't really checked what other groups are doing, but certainly we can come up with some mini-game ideas while we are waiting for the official start. A few things to get us started:

Read a book with a cat, dog, goat or bear on the cover
Read a book set in one of our animals native habitats: Central/South/Southeast Asia, the Arctic Circle
Read a book with a white, red or brown cover
Read a book with mountains on the cover
Read a book with snow, ice, freezing or cold in the title

Just a reader with a few ideas...


message 15: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 568 comments That sounds pretty cool.


Maybe we could come up with some mini challenges in each of our groups. And then we could alternate here - each of us host a mini challenge for OUR All-Chat? We've got - what - 16 or 18 weeks of this WOBBLE thing? We could divide up the months and go from there - each of us take a 4 week slot and set something up here?


message 16: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4939 comments I like the idea of mini challenges


message 17: by Elena (new)

Elena (elenaselge) | 40 comments Oh, did someone say 'mini challenges'? LOVE the idea. Yes, please!


message 18: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4356 comments Hello all :)


message 19: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 11, 2016 05:46AM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 568 comments So - the first thing to do is to divvy up the calendar.

Wobble runs from June 17 to October 20, if I'm reading my calendar correctly (somebody check me on those 18 weeks).

Due to the hinky start and finish dates, there's not a 4 week block that encompases a single month, so what if we did a 3 week mini-challenge schedule with a week in between .... lagging the first start time until after WOBBLE is good and going.

Here's my thinking on the schedule : each one starts on a Sunday and runs 3 weeks, skipping a week until the next start.

June 26 - July 17
July 24 - August 14
August 28 - September 11
September 25 - October 16

Anybody got a better idea on the scheduling ?? Don't let me co-opt this thing.


message 20: by Brittney (new)

Brittney | 652 comments Emily wrote: "I don't know any reading trash talk.

Our team is going to read so much harder than your teams...yeah I tried"


Nice trash talk!! LMAO


message 21: by Brittney (last edited Jun 11, 2016 06:26AM) (new)

Brittney | 652 comments I am good with mini challenges. I will start thinking of something. I am in team Markhor by the way


message 22: by Emily (new)

Emily | 440 comments I wouldn't mind some mini-challenges in the vein of the Leprechaun daily puzzles, but as someone who'll just make the one book per week for the main challenge I can't commit to any additional/more selective reading. (but of course everyone else feel free to)


message 23: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2548 comments I would definitely be up for a mini challenge but not sure if I'd be able to come up with anything. I may go spy on some of the other groups :)

We could maybe do some recommendations too similar to waiting on wobble. I'm sure there will be some strange goals for the different challenges and it might help. Unless we're being competitive :)


message 24: by Dragana (new)

Dragana (diaryofthebookdragon) More challenges? Yes please!
Maybe make each of the mini challenges about our endangered animal, to learn more about it? Something like Kate S' example.
For example for Snow Leopard (my team) it would go like:
- Read a book set in Central or South Asia. (habitat)
- Read a book set on a mountain. (habitat)
- Read a book that has less than 6,390 reviews (number of SL that exist)
- Read a book where a character is solitary (behavior)
- Read a book where character is extremely secretive (behavior)
- Read a book where character uses camouflage (behavior)
etc...


message 25: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2548 comments Dragana wrote: "More challenges? Yes please!
Maybe make each of the mini challenges about our endangered animal, to learn more about it? Something like Kate S' example.
For example for Snow Leopard (my team) it wo..."


Ooh I like those ideas.


message 26: by Charlie (new)

Charlie (meprincessyoupeasant) | 126 comments Dragana wrote: "More challenges? Yes please!
Maybe make each of the mini challenges about our endangered animal, to learn more about it? Something like Kate S' example.
For example for Snow Leopard (my team) it wo..."


That's great, I really like that!


message 27: by Brittney (new)

Brittney | 652 comments An idea for Team Markhor's mini challenge:

We could have them do a Spell-it-out challenge by doing each animals name and where they are found. For example:

Snow Leopard: Central and South Asia
Dholes: Asia
Markhors: Pakistan or Afghanistan
Polar Bears: Arctic Circle

OR:

Spell-it-Out challenge with the animals name and their scientific name. For Example:

Snow Leopards: Panthera uncia
Dholes: Cuon alpinus
Markhors: Capra falconeri
Polar Bears: Ursus Maritimus.

Standard Spell-it-out rules apply

What do ya'll think?


message 28: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 282 comments I like the second one. It's informative AND fun :D


message 29: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments I always like spell-it-outs for team challenges. It's doable for everybody no matter what types of books you read.


message 30: by Brittney (new)

Brittney | 652 comments Katie wrote: "I always like spell-it-outs for team challenges. It's doable for everybody no matter what types of books you read."

That is what I was thinking.


message 31: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4356 comments Nice idea Brittney!


message 32: by Ray (user2637) (new)

Ray (user2637) (hugpete) | 1323 comments ♞ Pat wrote: "three predators and one deer. Hmmmm. Me thinks the odds might be a little stacked!"

Check out our horns though! We'll put up a fight! :)


message 33: by Ray (user2637) (new)

Ray (user2637) (hugpete) | 1323 comments So for a mini-challenge, would books we use in the main Wobble be eligible for use? Or would it have to be different books? Personally, I'm going to devote all my books to Wobble while it's happening.


message 34: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 568 comments Ray (user2637) wrote: "So for a mini-challenge, would books we use in the main Wobble be eligible for use? ..."

Oh absolutely! It'd be too much work otherwise! :-)


message 35: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 2844 comments Are the mini challenges for fun or will points be accumulated and can be added to our main wobble points?


message 36: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 282 comments Michelle wrote: "Are the mini challenges for fun or will points be accumulated and can be added to our main wobble points?"

I think it would just be for fun. It's not a part of the WOBBLE event, just something we want to do to get people together and talking :)


message 37: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4356 comments Michelle wrote: "Are the mini challenges for fun or will points be accumulated and can be added to our main wobble points?"

For fun


message 38: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 4102 comments I like fun! And mini-challenges...especially when I can use books I'm already reading to count for more "points"...

Go Team Markhor! Sorry, you other endangered species are on your own!


message 39: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 1480 comments I really like the idea about getting to know our animals, but it will be harder to play than a spell-out. Like others have said before me, it's easier to do a spell-out alongside with WOBBLE and just use what we have, not looking specifically for new books


message 40: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2548 comments Spell it out sounds good but might not work if we're doing wheel athon.

Maybe we should line up the mini challenge with the wobble one so they don't clash. Spell it out during battleship, a clue type one during wheel etc.


message 41: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 282 comments I like that idea :D


message 42: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 568 comments Alison wrote: "Spell it out sounds good but might not work if we're doing wheel athon.

Maybe we should line up the mini challenge with the wobble one so they don't clash. Spell it out during battleship, a clue ..."


Sounds like a good plan.

So -- who wants the first round ? June 26 -July 27?


message 43: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments That sounds good, Alison!


message 44: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4939 comments I am not mad keen on spell it out option that would be a hell of a lot of books to do common and latin names

25 books for snow leopards for example


message 45: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2548 comments I think for spell it out we just give a choice of different words and teams can choose which and how many words they can spell. Say 5 points for a letter and a bonus 10 points for every word completed.

Do we want to stick with the 26th June start till 27th July for the first challenge? Just conscious we'll be starting in the last week of battleship (I think) so mini will run over Olympic.

It might be easier to just fall in line with Wobble timetable or maybe start a day or two after. Only problem would be we'd end up with 6 mini challenges. Although possibly towards the end it'll be a mad dash for points on Wobble and there won't be time for a mini.


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The Olympic Games have been released!!


Event 1 : Title Relay
Event 2 : Page Jumping
Event 3 : Book in to the Distance
Event 4 : Fight Club
Event 5 : Create a Chariot

General Olympic Rules

**NO books may be STARTED for Olympics until July 2nd, 11am LONDON time**


message 47: by Brittney (new)

Brittney | 652 comments This is going to be a challenge.....


message 48: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jul 02, 2016 06:58AM) (new)

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Books for Events 2, 3, 4 & 5 may not be STARTED until Event 1: Heat 1 is COMPLETED!!

Books for Event 1: Heat 2 may be STARTED with Event 1: Heat 1 but no other books for any other Events may be STARTED until after E1:H1 is COMPLETE!!!


message 49: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 4102 comments Go Dholes! Way to represent for the Endangered Species!

Thanks for the kudos for the cupcake on our chariot!


message 50: by ♞ Pat (last edited Aug 03, 2016 06:27AM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 568 comments Thanks Jenny. We're trying hard to represent the Endangered well. But the De-Ohs are sure making our job hard! They're usually under water where we can't hunt them easily! But we'll keep trying!

Your chariot - how could we NOT love it?? It was awesome!

Hope everyone is enjoying Wheel. We don't seem to have a lot of luck with it - our words are usually pretty short, so we've been feeling a need to respin in hopes of getting something we can play for a while. I think we finally lucked out with our most recent one...


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