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message 1: by Jojobean (last edited Jul 02, 2015 02:37PM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments A Novel Role-Playing Game
Single Player

Link to rules: Rules

Link to quests: Quests

Link to my original post: Post

Spell it out rules:
Spell out one of the following words with title, author, series, main character rules.

Leveling
You obtain levels when experience is achieved.
Leveling up heals your hero fully and increases the HP available by 2 per level.
Total experience needed.
Level 1 - Starting
Level 2 - 5
Level 3 - 15
Level 4 - 30
Level 5 - 45
Level 6 - 90
Level 7 - 135
Level 8 - 225
Level 9 - 360
Level 10 - 585
Level 11 - 945


Max Health:
Level 1: Max hp 10
Level 2: Max hp 12
Level 3: Max hp 14
etc.


message 2: by Jojobean (last edited Jul 05, 2015 07:11PM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Start and Leveling up

Start
Level 1 Hero - Level 0 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 0 Exp

Quest 1:
Level 1 Hero - Level 0 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 3 Exp

Quest 2. Gather Berries~ Completed on 2/3/15
Level 2 Hero - Level 0 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 9 Exp

Quest 3: Gather Bones~ Completed on 2/8/15
Level 2 Hero - Level 0 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 14 Exp

Quest: Date Night COMPLETED ON 3/24/15
Level 3 Hero - Level 0 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 20 Exp

Sword Level: Complete: 3/17/15
Level 3 Hero - Level 1 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 20 Exp

Sword Level: Complete: 4/21/15
Level 3 Hero - Level 2 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 20 Exp

Magic Staff: Completed May 3, 2015
Level 3 Hero - Level 2 Sword, Level 1 Magic, 10 HP, 20 Exp

Quest: The Queens New Clothing~ COMPLETED ON 6/1/15
Level 3 Hero - Level 2 Sword, Level 1 Magic, 10 HP, 26 Exp

Magic Staff: Completed 6/8/15
Level 3 Hero - Level 2 Sword, Level 2 Magic, 10 HP, 26 Exp

Sword Level: Completed 7/5/15
Level 3 Hero - Level 3 Sword, Level 2 Magic, 10 HP, 26 Exp


message 3: by Jojobean (last edited Jul 05, 2015 07:09PM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Weapons
Magic Staff - Attack = Level of Staff + 2
Read 1 book that's #1 in the series to gain level 1 magic staff.
1. Lick (Stage Dive, #1) by Kylie Scott ~ by Kylie Scott, 5/3/15

Add a #1 and #2 in a series to upgrade to level 2 (total: 2 #1's and 1 #2)
1. Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan ~ by Sarah Rees Brennan, 5/11/15
1. An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir ~ by Sabaa Tahir, 6/8/15
2. Play (Stage Dive, #2) by Kylie Scott ~ by Kylie Scott, 5/18/15

Add a #1, #2, and #3 to upgrade to level 3.
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Sword - Attack = Level of Sword + 2
Read 1 book that's 100 pages+ for level 1 sword.
1. 100~ Rebel (Reboot, #2) by Amy Tintera ~ by Amy Tintera, 3/17/15

Read an additional 1 book that's 100 pages+ and one book that's 200 pages+ to upgrade to level 2.
1. 100 ~ Fairy Tales Retold by Jamie Campbell ~ by Jamie Campbell, 4/7/15
2. 100~ Fallen in Love (Fallen, #3.5) by Lauren Kate ~ by Lauren Kate, 4/21/15
3. 200~ Zombie Fairy Tales The Complete Collection by Kevin Richey ~ by Kevin Richey, 4/15/15

Level 3

1. 100~ Beyond the Burning Time by Kathryn Lasky ~ by Kathryn Lasky, 5/31/15
2. 100~ A Season of Eden by J.M. Warwick ~ by Jennifer Laurens, 7/3/15
3. 100~ The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman ~ by Jessica Warman, 7/5/15
4. 200~ Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger ~ by Kody Keplinger, 6/27/15
5. 200~ Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge ~ By Rosamund Hodge, 6/14/15
6. 300~ The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes by Stephanie Oakes, 6/29/15


message 4: by Jojobean (last edited May 08, 2017 08:40AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Quests
1. Hello, my name is...
Introduction: Post 396 +3 Exp.
Level 1 Hero - Level 0 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 3 Exp


message 5: by Jojobean (last edited Jan 27, 2015 01:15PM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Quests points

Points
Completed Quest "Introduce Yourself for a total of 3 exp points: Level 1 Hero - Level 0 Sword, Level 0 Magic, 10 HP, 3 Exp


message 6: by Jojobean (last edited Jan 27, 2015 01:32PM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Book reserve


message 7: by Jojobean (last edited Jun 01, 2015 04:33PM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Completed Quests

2. Gather Berries~ Completed on 2/3/15
Spell out one of the following words with title, author, series, main character rules
+1 Exp per letter, +2 Exp for completing a word (Max 1 word)

R~ H2O by Virginia Bergin ~ by Virginia Bergin, 1/13/15, MC: Ruby
A~ Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3) by Robin LaFevers ~ by Robin LaFevers, 2/3/15 MC:Annith
S~ Hungry by H.A. Swain ~ by H.A. Swain, 1/18/15
P~ Hemlock (Hemlock, #1) by Kathleen Peacock ~ by Kathleen Peacock, 1/27/15

3. Gather Bones~ Completed on 2/8/15
Read a book with a title that mentions bones, has bones on the cover or is in the horror or paranormal genre. +1 Exp per bone book (Max 5)
The Hollow (The Hollow, #1) by Jessica Verday ~ by Jessica Verday, 1/4/15~ PNR
The Haunted (The Hollow, #2) by Jessica Verday ~ by Jessica Verday, 1/6/15~ Pnr
The Hidden (The Hollow, #3) by Jessica Verday ~ by Jessica Verday, 1/10/15~ Pnr
Sweetly (Fairytale Retellings, #2) by Jackson Pearce ~ by Jackson Pearce, 2/7/15
Tiger's Promise (The Tiger Saga, #0.5) by Colleen Houck ~ by Colleen Houck, 2/8/15

1. Valentines Day Feast~
Prime Cut, butcher looking for prime cuts of meat - read a book with a prime number of pages. List of Primes
(Example: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 251 pages)
+2 Experience for each Prime Cut of Meat. (Max 3 Cuts of Meat)
. The DUFF Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger ~ 277 pgs, 2/16/15
. Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger ~ 373 pgs, 2/25/15
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2. Date Night COMPLETED ON 3/24/15
Find up to 5 of the following words in books (one word per book) for 1 experience each. A max of 1 additional experience may be claimed if one of the books is a romance novel. Copy the line where the word is used to claim credit.
• LOVE~ Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge ~ by Rosamund Hodge, 2/21/15
Line p5. "I used to believe that if I just tried hard enough, I could learn to LOVE her without resentment, but finally I had accepted that it was impossible"
• HEART~ Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1) by Jonathan Maberry ~ by Jonathan Maberry, 3/7/15
Line p19, "Benny's HEART sank."
• DINNER~ Reboot (Reboot, #1) by Amy Tintera ~ by Amy Tintera, 2/27/15
Line: P51 "Ever was pale when I returned to our quarters just before DINNER"
• ROMANCE~ Rebel (Reboot, #2) by Amy Tintera ~ by Amy Tintera, 3/17/15
Line, p93 "Riley had known me as the type of girl who didn't think twice about ROMANCE."
• ROSE~ Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate ~ by Lauren Kate, 3/21/15
Fallen is a romance book
Line p12 "His lips were full and a natural rose color most girls would kill for"
Points: 6

1. The Queens New Clothing~ COMPLETED ON 6/1/15
Read 3 or 5 books from 2015 or with clothing on the cover to acquire a nice selection of fabrics to construct the Queen's new clothing. Fashion must always be done in odd numbers. (Earn 3 experience for 3 books or 6 experience for 5 books)
. Rapture (Fallen, #4) by Lauren Kate ~ by Lauren Kate, 4/27/15 (clothes)
. Zom-B Bride (Zom-B, #10) by Darren Shan ~ by Darren Shan, 5/4/15 (2015)
. Deep (Stage Dive, #4) by Kylie Scott ~ by Kylie Scott, 5/26/15 (2015)
. Passion (Fallen, #3) by Lauren Kate ~ by Lauren Kate, 4/20/15 (Clothes)
. Torment (Fallen, #2) by Lauren Kate ~ by Lauren Kate, 4/4/15 (clothes)


message 8: by Jojobean (last edited May 08, 2017 09:35AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Midas Quests

1. Run Alex Run!
Find the direction words north, south, east and west each in a book or book title (one per book). Lord Alex gladly pays you 10 Gold for helping him escape.

2. Lady Teresa in Tights
To figure out actors names you need to read 2 books written by male authors and two books where author uses only his/hers initials instead of full name. Lady Teresa will pay you 10 gold for backstage pass.

3. Lady Tea in Wonderland
Recount Lady Tea's story by reading a book with trees on the cover or one with short people (hobbits/dwarves/etc.) to set the scene. Then read a tiny book (100-150 pages) to tell about shrinking Tea. Read a big book (500+ pages) to tell about making Tea big again. Then read a book with a cup of tea on the cover or one where drinking tea is mentioned in the book to tell about the party. Lady Kelly will gladly pay you 10 gold for helping describe where Lady Tea is lost.

4. Lady Cait's Streak
Read 1 book with a piece of clothing (without the person in it) on the cover for the old man.
Read 1 book where someone is caught in a compromised situation for the young man.
Read 1 book where someone uses magic for the shady fellow.
Read 1 book where someone wins a game for Lady Cait's true streak.

Lady Cait will gladly pay you 10 gold for helping her maintain her cleanliness, clothliness and morality.

5. Something Old
Sort your to-read list by date added. Gather 5 books that are either in the first 25 listed or that were added before 2015.

One of your antiques has hit gold! It's way more valuable than you thought. Receive 10 gold for your hidden treasure. Unfortunately, the others are more like sandwiches...

6. The Steelers Gang
Read 2 books about thieves or where something is stolen to get into their mind. Read 1 book about a trap being set to set your plan in place. Read one book with 300-310 pages to set the timer on the trap and watch it fall into place.

Lady Karsyn is so pleased with the return of her valuables that she gives you 10 gold for your help.


message 9: by Jojobean (last edited May 08, 2017 09:29AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Simple Quests

1. A Fairy Odd Path
Read 3 books that are in-between series numbers. i.e. #6.5 or #2.1 in a series. May be part of a collection of stories but the whole collection must be over the 100 page minimum (a collection will only count towards one of the numbers). Fairies are forgetful but always thankful and after you remind them they provide you a Heal Potion and 2 experience for the rescue.
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2. The Sandwich is always Greener on the Other Side
Read a book where the author or a character has the initials PB. Read a book that starts with the letter J (indefinite article may be ignored). Then spell out the word BREAD using spell-it-out rules. Finally assemble it using a knife by reading a book from a series that starts with I. Earn 12 experience when the sandwich is complete.
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BREAD

3. Robbing Robin Hood
Provide 4 bat wings for leather and read a book with 6 or less characters in the title to provide a thin string of thread for sewing them all together. Receive 5 experience for re-hooding Mr. Robin.

4. Tavern Games
Roll 5 Dice. Then choose series numbers or words in a title. If you choose series numbers read books whose series number matches each of the die. If you choose words in a title read books that have each of the numbers of the die in the title. (+7 Exp if series number is chosen, +9 Exp is words in title is chosen.)

Dice Rolled: 1,4,1,1,6

5. Spring Cleaning
The old armor smith found a stockpile of gold in a nearby mountain and up and left! The Queen has asked you to clean out all his old junk and get the smithy ready for the next master smith to live in.

Read a book on your to-read shelf that has been there for more than a year. 1 Experience per book (Max 5 Experience)

6. Quick! Lies!
You stumble up to the gates of the nearest town desperate for a nice cozy, rat infested room at the inn. The guards stop you and ask for your reasons for visiting. Not willing to spout your real reasons, you quickly spin a tale explaining the purpose of your visit.

Read up to 5 books and construct a story using their titles as part of the tale. Post your tale in the tavern when done. (+1 experience per book, +1 additional exp if all 5 books are used)

7. Art Extravaganza
The Queen is setting up her annual Novel Kingdom Show of the Arts. She'd like you to help organize the paintings into pairings pleasing to the eye.


Your job is to help organize the paintings. Start with a book, choose an alternative cover then choose another book with a similar cover to the alternative one. You may link up to 5 books together. (+2 exp for 2 books, +1 more experience for 3 books, +2 more experience for 4 books, +3 more experience for 5 books)

Note: You may use one of the covers from the edition you've read but you don't have to. Books with only one cover are not eligible for the quest however you may use covers from another language of the book.

8. Schoolmarm
You've been sitting in remedial hero class for a week now. You knew that goofing off at your yearly exam was a bad idea but you had no idea it was this bad of an idea. The lectures are actually starting to melt your brain, you feel it oozing out your ear.

*SNAP*

The Schoolmarm's ruler comes down on your desk. She demands that you run off and find 3 chalks of exactly the right length or you'll be sitting through another whole week of this.

Read a book with a title of exactly 5 characters.
Read a book with a title of exactly 8 characters.
Read a book with a title of exactly 13 characters.
(Spaces and punctuation do not count, letters and numbers count.)

Taste the Rainbow
Queen Skye has been moping around the castle. It's gloomy outside and dark and drab and grey. She'd like a bit of color in her life. It's always good to be on the Queen's good side.


Read a book that is either primarily (75%+) the color or has an object that is commonly that color in the book's title.

+1 experience for each color, +2 additional experience for all colors.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink


message 10: by Jojobean (last edited May 08, 2017 09:55AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Healing Quests

1. The Academy - History
Receive +10 Experience and 1 Major Heal Potion after compiling all the following history: (Note: first publication date is used for when a book is published.)
• Sort your to-read by date added. Select one of the first 4 books (oldest books). If one is a series book you may substitute an earlier book in the series.
• Read a book published the year you were born.
• Read a book published the month you were born. (year does not have to match)
• Read a book published the day you were born. (year/month does not have to match)
• Read a book set around 50 years in the past.
• Read a book set around 100 years in the past.
• Read a book written 20+ years ago

2. Crazy Cat Lady
To find a cat, find a mention of a cat in a book and quote the sentence where the cat is mentioned. Cats are individual creatures and there can only be one found per book. (Find Items Potion works for this quest.) Receive +5 Experience and 1 Heal Potion for finding all 7 cats.
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3. New Gang in Town
Check the last 9 books you read before May 1st, 2015. If there have been more male authors then your target is the new female gang. If there has been more female authors then your target is the new male gang.

Read new to you authors of the appropriate gender to chip away at the rival gang. Gender should be the real life gender of the author and not their pen name (unless unable to find).

Reduce the rival gang by 3 to gain 4 experience.
Reduce the rival gang by 2 more to gain 4 additional experience.
Eliminate the rival gang by reducing 3 more to gain 4 additional experience and 1 Heal Potion.

4. The Academy - Geography
Novel Kingdom is having some problems with geographical dissenters. The rogue group is calling themselves Novelarian Flat Page Society. They believe that all of Novel Kingdom exists on a single sheet of paper in a single book in the Great Reader's library. The head of the geography department is beside himself. Help him map out the world and prove that Novel Kingdom actually rests on the cover of a book laying on the Great Reader's coffee table.

Receive +12 Experience and 1 Major Heal Potion after helping the geography department.

• Read a book set in country where you live or come from.
• Read a book set in a foreign country.
• Read a book set in imaginary country.
• Read a book set on the continent you live on.
• Read a book set on another continent except North America and Europe
• Read a book with mountains on the cover
• Read a book with river/sea on the cover
• Read a book with valley on the cover
• Read a book with forest on the cover

5. Tournament of Alka

The Queen is sending a contingent of riders to the The Alka Tournament of Sinj. You bravely step forward when the Queen asks for volunteers and proclaim in a loud voice that you are the best horse rider and alka stabber in all of Novel Kingdom. The Queen quickly agrees with you and sends you off to represent the Kingdom.


To compete in the tournament you need to have a horse. If you do not have one you may read a book with a horse on the cover to borrow one.

You also need a 3m long spear (read a book that's 300-399 pages or a book that has something spear-like on the cover) and alka (read a book where the author's initials (all listed) can be found in ALKA)

To spear alka roll a dice and read a book that is that number in a series.

For competing in the tournament receive 5 Experience and 1 Heal Potion.

6. Essentially Oils
Merlin, a local alchemist/wizard/general-jack-of-all-trades has asked you to find him some essential oils. He finds that they cure an amazing number of random ailments and he can take credit for their amazingness all by himself.


Find 6 essential oils.

Find 2 by spelling their name via Spell-it-Out
. BASIL
.CYPRUS

Find 2 by finding the word in the text of a book
. Cinnamon
. Rose

Find 2 by finding them on the cover of one or more books (Example: Rosemary = 1 book with rose on cover, 1 book with lady named Mary on cover, or Tea Tree = 1 book with tea on the cover and 1 with tree on cover)
. Angelica
.Bay

For providing Merlin with 6 essential oils receive 2 Greater Heal Potions plus 1 experience per book used.

7. Threat of Fire: High
Throw one terrible book on the fire to appease the book gods. You hate to do it but messing with book gods is an even worse fate. (A terrible book should have less than 2 stars on GoodReads. It must be rated at least once by someone other than you.)

Then water everything down to make it grow by reading a book with a body of water on the cover or one set at sea.

Finally, make Smokey calm down by giving him a bucket of berries by reading a book with a mainly blue and purple cover.

For saving Novel Kingdom receive 1 Heal potion and 3 experience.

More Berries
Berry pies just don't taste very good after the first year. The innkeeper has asked you to help pick some more berries for her famous triple berry pie. You gladly agree in hopes of reaping some berry good rewards.

Spell out one of the following words with title, author, series, main character rules. YUM, BLUE, RASP, STRAW. +1 Exp per letter, +2 Exp for completing a word (Max 1 word)

Also receive a 10 Hp instant heal upon completing the quest since berry pie has a restorative effect.

STRAW


message 11: by Jojobean (last edited May 08, 2017 10:01AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Potion Quest

1. Mesomegomediment

Read 2 books with a word in the title with the same prefix and 2 books with a word in the title with the same suffix. (Chart) Receive 1 Time Walking Potion and 4 experience for giving the man his answer.

Example:
The Angel Experiment - Merriment in the Museum (-ment)
C is for Corpse - Carpe Corpus (corp-)

2. They Vant to Suck your Blood

To squash the mosquitoes:
• Read a book with irritating/annoying character or book that was annoying to you
• Read a book where someone bites
• Read a book with blood on cover or in title or series
• Read a book you were itching to read

Squashing the mosquitoes will bring on a sense of self satisfaction, inner peace and net you 5 experience and a Minor Poison Potion.

3. Relay Race
The complete route is as follows:

Stop #1 - Paperville - 120 Furlongs
Stop #2 - Novelette - 80 Furlongs
Stop #3 - Kindletopia - 200 Furlongs
Stop #4 - Nookestern - 100 Furlongs
Stop #5 - Booksylvania - 250 Furlongs
Stop #6 - Omnibuskee - 60 Furlongs
Stop #7 - Scrollern - 150 Furlongs
Stop #8 - Blogia - 175 Furlongs
Stop #9 - Novel Kingdom - 40 Furlongs


Every letter in a books title, authors first name and/or authors last name may count as a Furlong. You may choose to include any or all of the segments. In the case of books with 2 or more authors any one of the authors may be chosen to be used. Books with subtitles include the subtitle in the count. Punctuation and spaces do not count towards a letter count. The exact Furlong count must be reached at each stop to complete that leg of the journey. (http://www.wordcounter.net/ is a useful tool for counting letters, use the characters (no spaces) after deleting any punctuation)

Example: 120 Furlongs
Me Before You Jojo Moyes = 11 + 4 + 5 = 20
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling = 31 + 2 + 7 = 40
Slide: ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy Duarte = 54 + 6 = 60
20 + 40 + 60 = 120

Stops must be completed in order.
Complete the first 3 stops to earn 10 Experience and 1 Heal Potion.
Complete the next 3 stops to earn 13 Experience and 1 Find Items Potion.
Complete the last 3 stops to earn 15 Experience an 1 Damage Potion.

4. Scrounger Hunt
Scrounger List
• Turmeric
• Cinnamon
• Rosemary
• Ginger
• Basil
• St. John's Wort
• Garlic
• Steel
• Copper
• Silver
• Gold
• Cotton
• Silk
• Fabric
• Dye
• Candle
• Wax
• Ink
• Paper
• Bowl


Each scrounger list item may only be found once. Items are found in the text or title. of a book. Only one item may be found per book. The word may be plural. Each potion is listed with the number of scrounger items needed to win it. You may trade in items for potions at any time.

• Minor Heal Potion - 1 Item
• Heal Potion - 2 Items
• Major Heal Potion - 3 Items
• Minor Poison Potion - 2 Items
• Enhanced Weapon Potion - 3 Items
• Damage Potion - 4 Items
• Find Items Potion - 2 Items
• Time Walking Potion - 3 Items
• Duplication Potion - 4 Items
• Weakening Potion - 2 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Transmogrification Potion - 1 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Pet Plus Potion - 4 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)

5. The second-somewhat-monthlyish Scrounger Hunt
It's the second-somewhat-monthlyish Scrounger Hunt in Novel Kingdom! Queen Skye has been pleased with the response of the first hunt and has decided to offer rewards for the other items she has received requests for. She is offering reward potions to those who bring back items on her scrounger list of things that people need.

Scrounger List
• Fleece
• Fur
• Needles
• Thread
• Linen
• Perfume
• Pearl
• Oil
• Wine
• Wool
• Spices
• Fish
• Calamine
• Treacle
• Spectacles
• Wainscot
• Incense
• Ironwork
• Clocks
• Pewter


Each scrounger list item may only be found once in the text of a book. The word may be plural. Each potion is listed with the number of scrounger items needed to win it. You may trade in items for potions at any time.

• Minor Heal Potion - 1 Item
• Heal Potion - 2 Items
• Major Heal Potion - 3 Items
• Minor Poison Potion - 2 Items
• Enhanced Weapon Potion - 3 Items
• Damage Potion - 4 Items
• Find Items Potion - 2 Items
• Time Walking Potion - 3 Items
• Duplication Potion - 4 Items
• Weakening Potion - 2 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Transmogrification Potion - 1 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Pet Plus Potion - 4 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)

6. Scrounging is as Scrounging does
Queen Skye is preparing for the annual Boo fest. It's the tradition in the town to read scary books, sitting in scary places, dressed in scary things, generally being scared. She'd like to accumulate some scary things to decorate the town with for the enjoyment (and terror) of all her citizens. She is offering reward potions to those who bring back items on her scrounger list of decorations.

Scrounger List
• Apples
• Broom
• Bats
• Black cat
• Candles
• Cauldron
• Cobwebs
• Coffin
• Corpse
• Demon
• Eyeballs
• Frogs
• Ghost
• Grim Reaper
• Jack O Lantern
• Monster
• Nightmare
• Poltergeist
• Skeleton
• Undead
• Vampire


Each scrounger list item may only be found once in the text of a book. The word may be plural. Each potion is listed with the number of scrounger items needed to win it. You may trade in items for potions at any time.

• Minor Heal Potion - 1 Item
• Heal Potion - 2 Items
• Major Heal Potion - 3 Items
• Minor Poison Potion - 2 Items
• Enhanced Weapon Potion - 3 Items
• Damage Potion - 4 Items
• Find Items Potion - 2 Items
• Time Walking Potion - 3 Items
• Duplication Potion - 4 Items
• Weakening Potion - 2 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Transmogrification Potion - 1 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Pet Plus Potion - 4 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)


message 12: by Jojobean (last edited May 08, 2017 08:35AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Horse Quests

2. Two Empty Halves of Coconuts
Find all the items to receive your very first horse.
1) Gold to Buy Horse - Read a book with a mainly gold cover or one set in an era where gold is used as the main currency.
2) Riding Clothes - Read 3 books under 200 pages.
3) Horseshoes - Read a book with horses as a main part of the story or one set on a farm.
4) Horse Armor - Read a book over 600 pages.
5) Saddle - Read a book that has 2 d's in the title.
6) Sugar for Treats - Read a book that's sweet (chic lit, romance, cozy mystery, etc.)
7) Apples for Treats - Read a book with a mainly red cover or one featuring a teacher.
8) Carrots for Treats - Read a book where someone dangles a reward to get someone else to do something.
9) Hay for Feeding - Read a book with the title starting with the letter H.
10) Bribe for the Stable Master to allow you to pick your horse - Read a book where someone takes or gives a bribe or where the main character is a thief.

You may choose 1 of two horses. You may also name him as he is now your horse.
Horse 1 is a American Quarter Horse built for speed. He will speed up your common monster respawn time by 1 day (6 days instead of 7).
Horse 2 is a Baroque Horse built for attack. He will give you 1 extra attack to both your weapons


message 13: by Jojobean (last edited May 08, 2017 09:16AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Weapons Quest

Pipsqueak
Who ever heard of a talking mouse? Maybe in a Disney movie... well definitely in a Disney movie. Or maybe a book... or a genetic experiment gone completely wrong or maybe someone made one of those animal to human speech converters and attached it to the little furry throat of one of these things.... ok fine, it's possible.

Your new little friend has requested some tasty morsels for eating and is willing to trade something amazing that he found in your attic.

You do wonder why you have to pay for your own item but what he's asking seems reasonable enough.

Provide a tiny feast for your friend by doing the following two tasks. Must be fresh books. (Read after 9/1/16)
- Read 10 tiny books (under 100 pages, this overrides the general 100 page minumum).
- Read 5 in-between books (books in-between the main series numbers, example: #2.5, minimum 100 pages)

Receive 5 experience and 1 Magik Shard - Increases base spell damage by 1 on any spell.


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Jojobean | 447 comments House Quests

1. Sticks and Stones may Build a House
Steps to build house:
1) Clear Spot - Read a book set in the plains. (Any plains.)
2) Make Foundation - Read a book about someone getting an education to build their foundation.
3) Gather Wood - Read a book mainly set out in the woods.
4) Gather Nails - Read a book with something pointy on the cover (knife, nail, stiletto, etc.)
5) Create Frame - Read a book where someone is framed for a crime.
6) Create Walls - Read a book where someone is closed off from the world either mentally or physically.
7) Add a Door - Read a book where someone moves houses.
8) Add Windows - Read a book with Glass, Window, Clear or See in the title.
9) Paint - Read a book where the cover is mainly (<70%) one color.
10) Garden - Read a book with flowers on the front.

You get 2 experience for 4 steps completed, another 2 when 7 steps are completed and another 3 when all 10 are completed. Houses give you an excellent place to store things.

2. Kitchen
Home is where the heart is and the kitchen is where the stomach is. You feel like you've gone months without a good solid meal in your tummy. Chocolate eggs just aren't cutting it anymore for you. A sensible solution seems to be to install a kitchen in your house. You're not quite sure how to actually cook anything but some of the people over in the Queens kitchen seem a little dim so it can't be too hard.

Note: This quest requires a house to complete.

To construct your kitchen complete the following tasks:
• Build the oven - Read a book that takes place in a hot climate.
• Build a fire place - Read a book with a red cover or one about firefighters.
• Hang a pot - Read a book about a witch or a chef.
• Build a sink - Read a book with a body of water on the cover or one that takes place mainly near or on the water.
• Buy bowls - Read a book with the word bowl (exactly) in a quote from the book text.
• Buy spoons - Read a book with a reflective object on the cover.
• Buy knives - Read a book where someone gets stabbed.
• Add meat hooks - Read a book where someone dies.
• Build a pantry - Read a book with someone who likes to shop a lot.
• Build a spice rack - Read something spicy (romance)! or something with peppers on the cover.

Clinomaniac
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Every morning, you wake up at the crack of dawn. You squint, blink your eyes several times, then yawn, close your eyes again, grumble, thrash around, pull your sheets up, push them down, itch, grumble, then finely pry yourself out of bed to face the day. Your pallet just isn't cutting it anymore. You have a severe case of clinomania and need a better bed to give in to your deeper issues. Luckily, the town woodworker is willing and able to help you on your quest.... for a price.

Requires House.
Gather 4 large logs for the bed legs. Each log may be found in a book with a tree on the cover.
Gather 4 rails for the sides. Each rail may be found in a book over 500 pages.
Gather fabric for the mattress by reading a trilogy.
Gather feathers to stuff the mattress by reading a book with a chicken or duck in the story.

Receive 10 Experience and a Bed for gathering all the materials. Bed will heal you 1 HP every Sunday.

3.The Lantern to Light Your Way Home
Your house looks very dark at night. Very dark indeed. The shadows linger on the steps and under the windows. A sinking feeling forms in the bottom of your stomach as you realize that your home is a prime target for thieves and other ninjas of the night.

Light would fix the shadows, you think.

Create a lamppost for your front yard. You may complete this even without a house, but it will be a lonely lamppost.

- Read 5 500+ page books to build the post.
- Read 1 book with a light on the cover to light the lamppost.

Reward - 10 experience, 1 Mercenary Coupon.


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Jojobean | 447 comments Cooking Quests

1. Spice Exchange - Repeatable Quest
Salt is a wonderful mineral that can be used to enhance the culinary aspects of many dishes. There's a particularly grimy old spice trading man who's definitely worth his salt. Though you should take it with a grain of salt, his salt is especially fine and salty. He likes to taunt you that you're not a good enough chef for his salt and he really rubs salt in that wound. Prove to him that you're not below the salt and become the great chef you know you can be! Only to do that... you need some salt.

Read 4 books each with at least one of the following qualifications: (Find Items Potion works for this quest.)
• 50% or more white cover
• Title begins with S, A, L or T
• The word salt (exactly) appears in the book text
1.
2.
3.
4.

Picking Herbs - Repeatable Quest
Herbs are another important aspect to cooking culinary cuisines. Herb Macklefinger is the local Herbsman. He traipses through the woods and selects the herbiest of the herbage to tempt herbivores to commit herbivory. He is willing to trade some of his herbs if the price is right.

Read 4 books each with at least one of the following qualifications: (Find Items Potion works for this quest.)
• 50% or more green cover
• Title begins with H, E, R, B (Indefinite article may be ignored)
• The word herb (exactly) appears in the book text
1.
2.
3.
4.


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Jojobean | 447 comments Shield Quests

1. One Shield to Rule Them All
The blacksmith needs some steel wool (a grey covered book) to polish the shield and smooth oil (a smooth book) to make it shine.

Then you must find the 5 Gems of Power and insert them into your shield.
White, Purple, Blue, Red, Green

Reward: One Shield - Negates one attack point from physical enemy attacks.

2. The Power of Purple
The purple gem represents royalty. When activated it restores your hero to former health.

Gather all the parts of history so time can be rewound.
Read one book from each of the following time periods: (At least half the book should take place in the time period.)
• Future (10+ years)
• Present (within 3 years each direction)
• Recent Past (4-10 years ago)
• Past (70s-90s)
• Early Years (1700s to 1960s)
• Distant Past (1000s to 1600s)
• Ancient Past (0 - 1000s)
• BC (Any time in BC)

Activates the purple gem in the shield - allows you to restore your hp to the hp you had before a fight once a month.

The Gems must be activated to achieve their full power.


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Jojobean | 447 comments Puppy Quest

1. The First Puppy of Novel Kingdom
Search far and wide for the perfect name!
- read a author with same first name as you
- read a book that starts with your first initial
- read a book that starts with your last initial
- read a book whose authors last initial is same as your first initial
- read a book whose authors first initial is same as your last initial
- read a book where the author uses two names (not initial. example: Susan Elizabeth Phillips)
- read a book where the author uses initials instead of names (example: J.K Rowling)
- read a book where the author or main character has a name in top 10 on a list
- read a book where the main character has unusual name (list as example but it doesn't have to be on it.)

Reward: One Puppy. Your puppy is very poorly behaved but can be trained with lots of help by fellow Novelarians.


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Jojobean | 447 comments Spell Quests

1. Start your veggie garden.
• Read 1 book with a princess to get a Snap pea seed.
• Read 1 book with a rabbit or horse in it to get a carrot seed. (Can be a mention but must be the alive animal, not rabbit stew, or a plush horse.)
• Read 1 book set at sea or with water on the cover to water your garden.

Note: Your garden can be grown year round.

Your garden will sprout one week after watering.
Reward: 1 Carrot, 1 Snap Pea and 3 Experience.


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Jojobean | 447 comments Zombie Quests

1. In the beginning zombies ate brains and more brains
Learn combat skills by reading combat books.
- Read 1 book where someone is a soldier or in the military.
- Read 1 book where someone kills someone else.

Reward: 1 basic shotgun, 3 experience.

2. The White Rabbit
Must have acquired Alice in Zombieland book. (Do not have to read it).
Learn Spirit Form
- Read a book with someone who is a ghost or spirit
- Read a book where someone has magic
- Read a book with a white cover
- Read a book where someone is brought back to life

Reward: Spirit Form, 10 experience


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Jojobean | 447 comments More Potion Quests
6. Deck the Halls with Scrounged Items
Queen Skye is frantic! Her staff have lost all the decorations and the annual Christmas Holiday Bash is just around the corner. Help her gather new decorations for the castle!

Scrounger List
• Candle
• Tree
• Mistletoe
• Lights
• Candy
• Cane
• Peppermint
• Holly
• Festive
• Joy
• Sparkle
• Star
• Ornaments
• Tinsel
• Santa
• Chimney
• Present
• Naughty
• Nice
• List
• Yuletide


Each scrounger list item may only be found once in the text of a book. The word may be plural. Each potion is listed with the number of scrounger items needed to win it. You may trade in items for potions at any time.

• Minor Heal Potion - 1 Item
• Heal Potion - 2 Items
• Major Heal Potion - 3 Items
• Minor Poison Potion - 2 Items
• Enhanced Weapon Potion - 3 Items
• Damage Potion - 4 Items
• Find Items Potion - 2 Items
• Time Walking Potion - 3 Items
• Duplication Potion - 4 Items
• Weakening Potion - 2 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Transmogrification Potion - 1 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Pet Plus Potion - 4 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)

7. The Addict in Me
You feel your fingers start to twitch and your eyes go wide and bloodshot. You haven't had a fix in weeks! Oh, it's nothing a 12 step program would solve, nothing that would get you thrown in jail or shunned from most societies... but you just can't help yourself. You just need a fix of a very specific things.

AHHHHHH you can't stand it anymore!


Give into your urges and get a fix of a particular author or series. Read 5 books by the same author or in the same series to start feeling normal again and promise yourself that you'll get the help you clearly need.

Receive 1 potion token and 3 experience for fulfilling your urges.

8. Ring in the New Scrounged Items[
After an exhausting Christmas Bash, Queen Skye just wants to rest. However, her advisors keep making all these resolutions for the kingdom. Help them get off to a good start.

Scrounger List
• New
• Resolution
• Year
• Time
• Passing
• Weight
• Happiness
• Job
• Clean
• Parade
• Read
• Challenge
• Goals
• Beginning
• End
• Start
• Health
•Travel
•Volunteer
•Extravaganza
•Noisemaker


Each scrounger list item may only be found once in the text of a book. The word may be plural. Each potion is listed with the number of scrounger items needed to win it. You may trade in items for potions at any time.

• Minor Heal Potion - 1 Item
• Heal Potion - 2 Items
• Major Heal Potion - 3 Items
• Minor Poison Potion - 2 Items
• Enhanced Weapon Potion - 3 Items
• Damage Potion - 4 Items
• Find Items Potion - 2 Items
• Time Walking Potion - 3 Items
• Duplication Potion - 4 Items
• Weakening Potion - 2 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Transmogrification Potion - 1 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Pet Plus Potion - 4 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)

9. The Future Present is Now
Queen Skye has asked you to review future copies of books. You assure her that you'll try your very best to review the closest to future books that you can acquire.

Read 3 books that are advanced copies or first published after 4/1/16.
1.
2.
3.

Receive 5 experience and 1 potion token for your almost future reviews.

10. Spring Forth from Randomness
Help out poor Fred by finding meaning in the randomness.
Generate a random book. Record that book, it will be your reference for the rest of the quest. (You may generate up to two random books to choose between but have to use one of them to complete all the tasks.)
• Read a book with the same first or last name as the author of the random book.
• Read a book with the same top genre as the random book. (If no genre, guess the main genre and read from there.)
• Read a book that has the same star rating as the random book. (e.g. 3.45 rating would require a book between 3-4 stars).
• Read a book that has the same word in the title as one of the words in the random books title. (It is acceptable to translate titles to other languages if your random book is not in your native language.)
• Read a book that is the same number in the series as the random book. (If not in a series, then read a non series book.)

For helping out Fred receive a bundle of potions containing a Major Heal Potion, a Transmogrification Potion and a Shield Potion.

11. May all your Scrounges be Scroungiferous

Scrounger List
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Soap
• Bandage
• Cloth
• Cleaning
• Supplies
• Shirt
• Pants
• Dress
• Socks
• Shoes
• Hairbrush
• Glass
• Plate
• Spoon
• Fork
• Knife
• Drywall


Each scrounger list item may only be found once in the text of a book. The word may be plural. Each potion is listed with the number of scrounger items needed to win it. You may trade in items for potions at any time.

• Minor Heal Potion - 1 Item
• Heal Potion - 2 Items
• Major Heal Potion - 3 Items
• Minor Poison Potion - 2 Items
• Enhanced Weapon Potion - 3 Items
• Damage Potion - 4 Items
• Find Items Potion - 2 Items
• Time Walking Potion - 3 Items
• Duplication Potion - 4 Items
• Weakening Potion - 2 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Transmogrification Potion - 1 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Pet Plus Potion - 4 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)

12. Barbie's Ken
Barbie challenges you to best her in the following ways:
1) Read a scientific book.
2) Read a non-fiction book.
3) Read a book with a book on the cover.
4) Read a book where a main character is in college.
5) Read a book set at least 50 years in the future.

Complete 3/5 to beat Barbie at her own game. Receive 5 Experience for beating Barbie.
If you can complete all 5 you are named Ken Champion. Receive 5 more experience and 1 Potion

13. Cheaters Sometimes Prosper
Each book must be a "cheat" when fitting it into the requirements.

Task 1: Read 1 book in each of the page categories.
- 100-300 pages
- 301 - 400 pages
- 400 - 500 pages
How to cheat: Use the page numbers from an edition you didn't read. The edition you did read must not be in the page category. For this challenge it is acceptable to read a book under 100 pages if the "cheat" version is in the acceptable category.

Task 2: Read a book with the following items on the cover.
- Cat
- House
- Man
How to cheat: Use the cover from an edition you didn't read. The edition you did read must not have that item on the cover.

Task 3: Read a book that proudly displays its award. (i..e award "sticker" on the cover)
How to cheat: Use a different edition that has the award sticker when the one you read did not.

Reward: 12 Experience, 3 Potion Tokens, 3 Major Heal Potions.


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