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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31134 comments Mod
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message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31134 comments Mod
Any guesses?

**evil laugh**


message 3: by Sunshine (last edited Mar 30, 2018 07:42PM) (new)

Sunshine (sunshine22222) | 803 comments Errrrrrrrrrrrr

A link to nowhere 🤬


message 4: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 9990 comments Mod
Some kind of Hogwarts challenge?


message 5: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2550 comments That definitely looks like my Hogwarts letter. Now I know why it never arrived :(


message 6: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14466 comments Mod
Exciting!!

Time for guesses on what the team challenge may be...
;)


message 7: by Chris (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 2192 comments Magic themed contest?


message 8: by megan (new)

megan | 1369 comments Hmmmmm


message 9: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Oh! I saw this yesterday but never noticed the Hogwarts theme!


message 10: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Hogwarts?

Well, is close enough, I guess


message 11: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 4409 comments Is it time for Tower Teams again?


message 12: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 9990 comments Mod
Tri-Wizard Tournament?


message 13: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Nice one Eldarwen! I second your guess!


message 14: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Dang, you are good.

Or we are too predictable, I guess


message 15: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments SandyL wrote: "Is it time for Tower Teams again?"

Yes


message 16: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Eldarwen wrote: "Tri-Wizard Tournament?"

That too


message 17: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Alison wrote: "That definitely looks like my Hogwarts letter. Now I know why it never arrived :("

Awwwww, maybe you'll get one soon?


message 18: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Anything else?

*winks*


message 19: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 9990 comments Mod
Sonia wrote: "Dang, you are good.

Or we are too predictable, I guess"


:-)))


message 20: by Melindam (new)

Melindam | 2585 comments Oooo, intrigued..


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message 22: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 1645 comments Did someone say Hogwarts?

Might just be enough to tempt me back into a team!


message 23: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments LOL

Well... I confess that a lot of fun has been involved with rule making.

There will be a lot going on... and some unprecedented things too.

to avoid teams to get too impatient, sign-ups will be delayed

BUT

We might start posting rules and activities along the way, so we can get all questions out of the way, and maybe round some corners, in case initial vision doesn't work that well with time-zones and teams and whatnots.

I must confess that 5 years of team challenges later, I have no clue why it took us so long to came out with the Harry Potter theme. But, better late than never, and we do have a lot of experience now to make it *Really* memorable.


message 24: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments


message 25: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 9990 comments Mod
That sounds rather ominous haha. But I'm definitely intrigued :-)


message 26: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Heck if I manage that some of my favorite old time team challengers get back to participating, I'll be a happy camper.

Plus, is Harry Potter.... there's nothing more magical than that.


message 27: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (cowmingo) | 4770 comments Did I hear Harry Potter??


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message 29: by Louise (last edited Apr 02, 2018 01:36PM) (new)

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message 30: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Stacie wrote: "Did I hear Harry Potter??"

Yep. And Tri-Wizard Tournament. And House Points. And... Uhm. Better keep some things hidden


message 31: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 1645 comments Snape is innocent!!!

Was my Mantra from book one - nothing wrong with being a Slytherin!


message 32: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 4102 comments I love Harry Potter!! I was planning on reading book 1 again soon, but I wonder if I should wait ???


message 33: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments You should wait.


message 34: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 9990 comments Mod
Sally906 wrote: "Snape is innocent!!!

Was my Mantra from book one - nothing wrong with being a Slytherin!"


My words! :-)


message 35: by Melindam (new)

Melindam | 2585 comments I am a "totes" Hufflepuff girl and no mistake. :))))


message 36: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Okay, on my way to work... Awfully late sin é trains are all wonky. I'll post something more palpable about the game when I'm at a proper computer and with 5 minutes to spare


message 37: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 9990 comments Mod
Looking forward to that Sonia!

I think it's definitely about time I jump back into NBRC challenges. It's been a while.


message 38: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments It has... I have missed you. And a few more. I feel abandoned.

*pouts*

Okay... now onto more sirius stuff... I'm using my account because I'm too lazy to log on with my alter ego. Since nothing is official yet, there is no harm down.


message 39: by Sonia (last edited Apr 03, 2018 07:25AM) (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Ahem... So... is another Tower Teams Edition. Which means the usual stuff, we have page count points, BOM points, and, per one of the mods request, we will bring back buddy read participation points (from towers III).

TT was the first tower teams, and the basics are still the same... weather you read 12 or 1200 books in a year, you can join. If your goal is just to read some books with a team, that's it. You can do as much. No fuss, no complications, just tell us you're alive once in a while and tag your books on the designated shelf and that's it!


message 40: by Sonia (last edited Apr 03, 2018 03:04AM) (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Now for the fun part. It's Harry Potter themed. That means what exactly?

We'll have Harry Potter buddy read threads that will be open from challenge start to finish date. These buddy reads will be granted more points and include all 7 books from the series, The Cursed Child, and the movie script from Fantastic Beasts.


message 41: by Sonia (last edited Apr 03, 2018 02:04AM) (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments House Points.
Teams will be Hogwarts characters that can be assigned to a House. It can be a student (past and present), a teacher, a ghost, anything. We'll have a field on the sign-up thread for you to put your house to help with sorting. (And a link for the pottermore quizz)


Each member of a house will earn positive and negative points. Then we'll average the points to see which house will win House Cup.

Example:

Hufflepuff (2 teams)
Cedric - 1000 points
Newt - 1200 points

Hufflepuff house points = (1000+1200)/2 = 1100

Ravenclaw (3 teams)
Luna - 1500 points
Grey Lady - 900 points
Cho - 450 points

Ravenclaw house points = (1500+900+450)/ 3 = 950

Hufflepuff wins.


message 42: by Sonia (last edited Apr 03, 2018 02:17AM) (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Muggle Technology Issues.

If you remember, back in the 90s, there was no technology at Hogwarts. The magic was too strong to let anything work. Now, and thanks to the amazing work Setup Wizzard Team things are different. However, our IT magic wiz will be awfully busy during that time on a side project. What does that mean for us?

We will have the usual spreadsheets. But, if the script that loads the books automatically starts acting up, we're going to disable it and enter books manually.


message 43: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Classes and Spells
We're going to attend classes. That means maybe you'll have to transform cups into mouses, transplant baby mandragoras or brew potions, among other things.

Spells. From the simple Nox and Lumos, to the legendary Wingardium Leviosa, and the more complex Expetrum Pattronum. Since spelling plays such an important part “It's leviOsa, not levioSA!" this will be a spell-it-out challenge. Perfect for using those quiet member books, and ensure that even slower readers can win points for the team.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These will be open for the entire challenge and can be done in no particular order. It will grant extra points for completion BUT it will also give negative points for lack of.

Example: Spelling LUMOS. Each letter is worth 5 points. Completion gives 10 points. Incomplete word, -1 point per missing letter.

Example 1: Incomplete Word:
L - Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer
U
M - Magic bites, Ilona Andrews
O
S - Stardust, Neil Gaiman

3 letters spelled: 3X5 = 15 points
2 letters missing: 2X (-1) = -2 points
Spell Total: 13 Points

Example 2: Complete Word:
L - Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer
U - Unwind, Neal Shusterman
M - Magic bites, Ilona Andrews
O - Oliver, Lauren - Delirium
S - Stardust, Neil Gaiman
5 letters spelled: 5X5 = 25 points
Completion bonus = 10 points
Spell Total: 35 Points


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 5073 comments I LOVE the Tower Teams. Bring it on!


message 45: by Melindam (new)

Melindam | 2585 comments Is it the udual May 4th start?


message 46: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Quidditch Tournament
Yes, we are playing Quidditch. And no, is not Muggle Quidditch although I have spent a shameful amount of time watching it.

Anyway, this will be...something unheard of at NBRC. Why? Because is more than a team play. IS A HOUSE PLAY.

What does this mean? It means that teams within same house need to work together to select 7 players for the game. (3 chasers, 1 keeper, 2 beaters and 1 seeker). Each position will have specific rules and tasks to emulate a quidditch game. Is a speed challenge and it needs some planning and talking, and is quite dynamic.

Since we have 4 houses, there will be played 3 matches, that will last for a max of 2 weeks, or till the snitch is caught - whatever happens first.

We will post the game settings, and rules and whatnot per type of player soon. We want it to be fun, and maybe a bit hard, but doable. SO, the initial concept may not work at all, or might have to be tweaked so it works better. So feedback will be much appreciated, so no question is a dumb question. One of the mods never read or watched Harry Potter, so, what comes naturally to one, needs more explaining to other.


message 47: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Melindam wrote: "Is it the udual May 4th start?"

May 12 and goes till July 31st - Harry Potter's birthday.


message 48: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments Tri-Wizard Tournament
3 daunting quest to be done in order.
Based on the real Tri-Wizard (both book and movie). For each quest each team can chose which champion path to choose. (Is still under construction, so, no promises of the end result).


message 49: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10390 comments AND THAT'S IT FOR TODAY.

No more secrets will be spilled till the weekend *evil laugh*


message 50: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 9990 comments Mod
Sonia wrote: "It has... I have missed you. And a few more. I feel abandoned.

*pouts*"


I'm sorry :-(


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