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message 6: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited May 11, 2018 08:02AM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Quidditch Tournament

It's going to be by HOUSE. Which means that all the teams that belong to a house have to work together and discuss which 7 members will be forming the House Quidditch Team.

Each house will play in three different matches, and we will have two games occurring at the same time - for example Gryffindor vs Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw vs Slytherin.

The match will last for a max of 2 weeks, or till the snitch is caught - whatever happens first.

We'll be posting rules and how to's during the next few days, so we can work out kinks and round some corners. Experience says that some things that work perfectly on paper, won't work that well after all, so, we'll see

Player Roles

We're going to have 7 players: 3 Chasers, 2 Beaters, 1 Keeper and 1 Seeker. The 4 types have pretty distinct functions. We'll start with those, one day at a time.

Seeker
The function of the Seeker is to catch the Golden Snitch. Which is kind of important, since that not only means the end of the match, it also gives the team 150 points.

So, how does it work?
We're going to hide the Golden Snitch within a book reading thread on the group. It can be a buddy read, a series read or a BOM read. Then we're going to create a puzzle (or slider, riddle, etc) that allows for the Seeker to know where to start looking.

The seeker has to find where the snitch is hidden and then read the book in question.

Points

- Solving the Riddle: 30 points | 20 points (*)
- Finding the Exact Post where the snitch is hidden: 30 points | 20 points (*)
- Reading the book : 90 points

(*)Screen Shot and link to the thread need to be sent to the Quidditch Referee (TBA), in order for the points to be given to the respective Seekers.

Book can only be started AFTER the Quidditch Referee announces that the snitch has been found. First Seeker to finish the book (and claim as finished both in specific thread and shelf) wins the 90 points for catching the snitch and match is considered as finished (no more scoring allowed).

CHASER

- The Chasers throw the Quaffle to each other and try and get it through one of the hoops to score a goal. Ten points every time the Quaffle goes through one of the hoops.

How it Works on NBRC's Quidditch
1) Spell QUAFFLE (*)
Using the spell-it-out rules, the 3 chasers need to spell QUAFFLE. Only after that they can try to score goals.

2) Score a goal.
Scoring can be done by chains of 1 player, 2 players or 3 players. Each Score is worth 10 points and each player participating (in the chain) is required to read one book.
* 1 player - read a 650+ page book

* 2 players
- Books have to be 300+ pages
- Books read need to have same title (It can be same book or different book). Example:
Crash & Burn (Tessa Leoni, #3) by Lisa Gardner and Crash & Burn (Cut & Run, #9) by Abigail Roux

* 3 players: The 3 books read have to meet one of the following requirements:
- Consecutive series numbers (can be part of different series). Example Magic Burns, Iron Kissed and Marked in Flesh
- Titles start with consecutive letters. Example: Midnight Blue-Light Special, Night Broken, Orphan Number Eight
- Titles have common word between them. Example:
Blood Bound, Ties to the Blood Moon, Shopaholic Ties the Knot

KEEPER

- The Keeper have to fly around the team hoops and stop the other team from scoring

How it Works on NBRC's Quidditch
To defend a score, the Keeper needs to read one of the books from the other team's QUAFFLE, defending the goal.

Consequences:
The book read from the QUAFFLE is considered void, and the letter needs to be spelled again, otherwise the chasers can't try to score.
In order to the score to count, the books can only be started when the QUAFFLE is whole - Chasers Cannot reuse previous books.
If the Keeper "reads" the QUAFFLE, chain is broken.
Book in quaffle needs to be read again and another chain is started - Cannot reuse previous books.

BEATER

ATTACK
-->
Read book read by one of the chasers.
Chaser has to stay out one score

DEFEND -->
Read same book opposite beater is reading. Chaser is safe and can proceed with the score.


message 7: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited May 27, 2018 06:35PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Current List of Buddy Reads
Current list of buddy reads; spreadsheet will be updated as fast as RL allows mods to update.

Spells
It has rules, points, examples (positive & negative points) and which words to spell we will have.

Classes

Post 240
Post 241
Post 242
Post 243
Post 244
Post 245
Post 246
Post 247
Post 248

Scoreboard


message 8: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited May 15, 2018 05:50PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Team Shelves

Carmen (Captain)
Plethora (Co-Captain)
Judith
Nanci Drum
Shelby
Franziska
Kelly Reynolds
maria helena
Jane
keli

Post your completed books here Books Read Moaning Myrtle

Unofficial Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...


message 9: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited May 11, 2018 06:45PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments 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.

RULES

For each letter read books with titles, series names, authors (first or last names) that begin with letters that correspond to the word you choose. You also can use main or secondary characters (first or last names, and also nicknames). You may ignore the indefinite and definite articles (a, an, the, etc.)

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.

POINTS & SPELLS

Spells
2 Points per letter
5 Points per completed word
-1 Point per missing letter
(view spoiler)

Obscure Spells
5 Points per letter
10 Points per completed word
-2 Point per missing letter
(view spoiler)

Unforgivable Curses
10 Points per letter
20 Points per completed word
-5 Points per missing letter
(view spoiler)

(*)Words to be spelled under spoiler tags

PROCLAMATION: Spells

For the letters X, Y and V, you can also use translators names and or audion narrator names, providing the edition you are reading allows for it.

Meaning, you'll have to read the translated version to use translator's name or listening to the audio version to use the narrator's name.


message 10: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited May 15, 2018 09:01PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Posting Format

Book (link to actual book edition, please)
Read date
# of pages for your version. If you read the audiobook, you will use the page count for the default version on GRs. This is the first version that comes up when you look up the book.

BOM / BRs
Please post a link to your first discussion post so I can add it to the sheet.

Spells
Titles, series names, authors (first or last names), main or secondary characters (first or last names, and also nicknames). You may ignore the indefinite and definite articles (a, an, the, etc.)

For the letters X, Y and V, you can also use translators names and or audion narrator names, providing the edition you are reading allows for it.

Meaning, you'll have to read the translated version to use translator's name or listening to the audio version to use the narrator's name.

Classes
Please list how it fits / class you read it for.


message 11: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Woohoo! Yay is this true we're unlocked! Hi everybody. So excited to get start. I know I know a few of you, but can't wait to get to meet everyone.

(if I need to delete this post for more captain space let me know)


message 12: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (louloo) | 140 comments Hi All! Excited to be involved. 😊


message 13: by Judy (new)

Judy | 2151 comments Hi everyone! I can't wait to start! 😊


message 14: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (louloo) | 140 comments I’m brand new to Tower Teams so my need some pointers.


message 15: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Hi new and old friends :)


message 16: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 1764 comments Hi everyone!


message 17: by Jane (new)

Jane | 693 comments Hi everyone. I'm looking forward to get started.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Hi everybody!!! Welcome to the Towers challenge. Its going to be so much fun as always. Hehe.

Ok I need to get things set up on top so if you all can be a couple of sweet dolls and post your tower shelves here, I would greatly appreciate it. I'll be busy adding some info. So I'll be around :)


message 20: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (louloo) | 140 comments My shelf. All books finished so can’t wait to start!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 21: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments We will get a planning spreadsheet going as well to track things like the spells.


message 22: by Plethora (last edited May 10, 2018 08:38PM) (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Kelly wrote: "My shelf. All books finished so can’t wait to start!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list..."


Let me make sure you are in the right thread. I don't see Kelly on the team links from the mods. Only a Keli, which doesn't match your profile.< NM....long week at work..


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Kelly (louloo) | 140 comments I’m Kelly Reynolds. Definitely right thread.


message 24: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Kelly wrote: "I’m Kelly Reynolds. Definitely right thread."

Sorry, I caught that. I just glazed right over your name the first time. I have been swamped and by end of week my brain has been a little slow on the uptake.


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Kelly (louloo) | 140 comments Plethora wrote: "Kelly wrote: "I’m Kelly Reynolds. Definitely right thread."

Sorry, I caught that. I just glazed right over your name the first time. I have been swamped and by end of week my brain has been a litt..."


No worries. That will be me later after a broken nights sleep and busy day at work. Hurrah for fridays.


message 28: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Here's my shelf. :)

NBRC Tower Teams VI


message 29: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Oh wow! I didn't realize we could start reading so soon. I'm so far behind the start time it'll be middle of my day off when we can start. So excited!

Going to have to hold off on starting any of my reads for other challenges right now. Might have to read a couple of the shorts I've got pending to kill the time. Otherwise I might finish anything I start. It's only 4hrs-ish away. That's enough to finish something for me.


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Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Oooooh 20min! So excited to get started. I've got a number of shorter books I have to read this week for other challenges, so since I've given myself today as a me day and a me reading day I'm going to see if I can knock a couple of them out tonight. All over the 100pages but some are pretty close.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Shelby wrote: "Oooooh 20min! So excited to get started. I've got a number of shorter books I have to read this week for other challenges, so since I've given myself today as a me day and a me reading day I'm goin..."

LOL enjoy your me day Shelby :)


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Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Carmen - How do you want us reporting completed books? Just knocked out my first so want to make sure I'm giving completed to you in the way that works best for you.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I added a link to Post 8 so you can add your completed books so this way it's easier for Plethora and I to find.

Ok so do we want to start by doing a Spell? Until we get started in other challenges.


message 34: by Shelby (last edited May 11, 2018 06:03PM) (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Moving to Completion Post thread.

Completion Post

Title: Happily Never After
Date Read: 5/11 (started after countdown clock, but I'm PST so well behind the Lisbon start time.)
Rating: ★★★★½
Spell Letters: H/J/F/C/I
Title: H
Author: J/F - Jeaniene Frost
MC: C - Chance / I - Isa

Happily Never After (Night Huntress, #1.5) by Jeaniene Frost


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Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ wrote: "I added a link to Post 8 so you can add your completed books so this way it's easier for Plethora and I to find.

Ok so do we want to start by doing a Spell? Until we get started in other challenges."


I think we should! I like piecing together Spells too so if you want me to track them I don't mind. :)


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I'm trying to add them to a spreadsheet that Plethora started so this way we can all claim letters or when we get the challenge really going anything else but for now I'm going to pick one and so we can start. I'm thinking maybe one that we know that may be a bit of a challenge and then an easier one. What does everyone think?

Hmm, we're still missing a few members. I need to let the mods know.


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Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Is it possible for all of us to have access to the spreadsheet? Or did you guys want to keep it contained? I certainly don't mind helping save steps by adding my own books to it.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Shelby wrote: "Is it possible for all of us to have access to the spreadsheet? Or did you guys want to keep it contained? I certainly don't mind helping save steps by adding my own books to it."

Oh we will share it with all of you lovies. No worries. Its just still in the prep time. LOL I can't believe how quickly this started and RL sure didn't give me a minute to do anything too. hehe


message 39: by Shelby (last edited May 11, 2018 06:32PM) (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Can I do anything to help? Seriously I'm just sitting home with nothing to do right now and I've certainly done my fair share of spreadsheet work/captain work. Somehow NBRC hasn't ever accepted my offer to captain/co-captain (hehehe - somehow, not really sure how I've managed to escape so far), but I know I've worked with you in other groups. I don't mind being an unofficial helpful aide behind the scenes. ;)


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Shelby wrote: "Can I do anything to help? Seriously I'm just sitting home with nothing to do right now and I've certainly done my fair share of spreadsheet work/captain work. Somehow NBRC hasn't ever accepted my ..."

Awesome, we would love the help :)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...


message 41: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments I think we should start with the Unforgivable Curses first since they're worth the most points.


message 42: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ wrote: "Shelby wrote: "Can I do anything to help? Seriously I'm just sitting home with nothing to do right now and I've certainly done my fair share of spreadsheet work/captain work. Somehow NBRC hasn't ev..."

I just sent a request for edit access. :)


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Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Shelby -

I authorized you. I only had it closed to begin with until it was ready. The official spreadsheet for us comes tomorrow. So it will be easier to wait probably and copy over the spells base. That is a lot of words/letters otherwise.

So we can probably hold off on spending a ton of time setting up until later this weekend.

I'm a west coaster as well. :)


message 44: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Love being on the west coast. We've got the early reading advantage this time. :) Though I'd much rather be up on your end of the coast than mine. I think someone said once that you were in OR. I miss the Pacific NW.


message 45: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Shelby wrote: "Love being on the west coast. We've got the early reading advantage this time. :) Though I'd much rather be up on your end of the coast than mine. I think someone said once that you were in OR. I m..."

Yes, in OR. You left for the "dark side" of the west coast I see from the area you grew up.


message 46: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments Pretty much yeah. Born in OR, grew up in the mountains of WA. And yet stuck living in LA, CA. (Can I get anymore two letter abbreviations in that :-p) But it's pretty much the only way to try to have a career in the film industry.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments My nephew just moved to Seattle, WA so he's join the west coast. That means I won't be seeing him much. :(


message 48: by Judy (new)

Judy | 2151 comments Hey guyyyyys 😊 so excited I can finally start reading for this challenge that I don't even know where to start - I was in such a frenzy to finish all my other current reads by the start time so I basically forgot to decide what I'll start with 😂


message 49: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1202 comments But that's the fun of it. Anything is fair game. ;)


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Hi Judy! Just read whatever works for you since the spreadsheet won't be up until later.


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