Nerd Games Discussion Thread

That works for me! I’ll claim them now; please hold on to them until the end of the winter season (I’d rather get a bunch of them at once anyway :slight_smile: )

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Thank you for organizing all of this!


Sorry about the delay, got wrapped up in football today (I’m running work’s football pool, so a lot of the games mean something now!). But October prompts are now posted!


I’m excited about the new prompts! I just filled out my template for October, plus the first advent prompt. I was able to take a few of the not done items from last season and move them to October. I keep a running list of projects that I want/need to do (currently over 120 items on the list), and I look there first to find things for the prompts. I also track what I’ve posted. It’s even color coded! Looking at it, you’d think I was really organized :laughing: I’ve only posted 17 projects this year! So, I’m hoping to post at least that much this season.

I realized that I never set up my Summer Games tracker- I was traveling from June 30th-July 16th, and when I got back, I was wiped out from 2 VERY full weeks in Iceland (with a couple of days in Greenland). And then, I never got back on track.

I’ve decided that I am no longer going to take any papers home to grade. They just sit in a pile, making me feel guilty because I’m not working on them, and then I can’t allow myself to do something I want to do because I feel guilty. So, if I don’t bring them home (I’ll stay late at least once a week), it frees up my evenings and weekends a bit more. Hopefully, once the cold, dark days set in, I can keep it up! Craft time is going to be my motivator!


I get this too – usually with swap vs. other craft projects and with that book I have languishing in progress vs. the other book I want to be reading.


I created a new FAQ page and linked it in the Nerd Games introduction of the Fall season. It will be included in the intro to every new season so that anyone with questions can hopefully find the answers they need.

Everyone, but especially you new members that aren’t so familiar with our zany ways, if you wouldn’t mind checking it out and letting me know if you think I’m missing any information or if there’s more I should add to the FAQ, I’d really appreciate it. :blush:


This is a great idea! I think it’s super thorough without being overwhelming, although I may not be the right judge for that. I just have a few questions.

Do I understand this correctly that Zaps must be capped at 29 minutes? That is, if I run out of 30-minute slots, I can’t downgrade a regular project to a Zap and just take fewer points? I don’t know that that’s ever happened, but people do sometimes downgrade Big Times to regular projects when they run out of slots for them, so that may be worth clarifying.

I guess this is mostly me asking “have I been formatting these wrong the whole time [XYZ (Month)]?” :laughing: :grimacing: If there’s flexibility here as long as we get all the parts in, it may be worth clarifying that this is an example vs. theee way.

Here I think it may be helpful to add that you can post a photo of multiple items you’re using for more than one prompt and then refer to it in later headers instead of reposting it. For example, you can post a photo of 2 ATCs when you claim the first one and then just say something like “righthand card in previous photo” in the second header.

Finally, I just want to say thank you for the info on finishing WIPs. I did not know you could count historical activity toward the project time, so that’s really helpful.


No, you can post larger projects there. I will reword that.

I will also reword this. It’s my preferred way of people posting because it’s how I also enter it in the tracking spreadsheet, but it’s not too big of a deal as long as the month and which prompt are included.

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Ok. I think I got your points edited, as well as an issue with the prompts @roler pointed at. Please take a quick glance again and let me know if that makes more sense!


Looks great! I think this is going to be a super helpful resource.


Summer Nerd Games Raffle Shop Winners
The anniversary raffle is complete! Thanks to everyone who played along in the Summer Nerd Games and entered the drawings!

Here is the prize list, organized by username. Winners were drawn using a random number generator. Prizes that did not receive entries were not awarded and are not listed.

bluebird @bluebird
Random Fabric Scrap Pack
Junk Journal Kit

Bunny1kenobi @Bunny1kenobi
5 Mini Embroidery Hoops
Food Minis
Washi Tape Pack 2

craftADDchick @craftADDchick (please PM me your address!)
Flower Transparencies
Cartoon Fabric Scrap Pack

megwell @megwell
Mini Dictionary Books
Set of 24 Blick Alcohol Markers

QueenHobo @QueenHobo
Good Omens Pin
Set of 3 Red Heart Super Saver Oatmeal Yarn

Smeddley @Smeddley
Washi Tape Pack 1
Sci-Fi Fabric Scrap Pack

storerboughtcreation @storerboughtcreation
Futurama Sticker
Martha Stewart Napkin Embroidery Kit (leaf)
Set of 2 Maratha Stewart Napkin Embroidery Kits (flowers)
Licensed Fabric Scrap Pack

Congratulations, everyone! Prizes will be shipping within the next week or so. Anything you claimed or won this season will be shipped together.


Thank you, @LovelyMiss! :slight_smile:


Aaaah! [insert squee emoji] Thank you so much for hosting this, LM. I’m so excited for these supplies (if that wasn’t already obvious).


Thank you!!!:heart_eyes::heart::heart::heart:


Thank you so much @LovelyMiss <3


I have a question about posting the links for the community points. Does the link need to be for an original post, or is a link to a craftalong in which I posted OK? (e.g. I made something for Inktober that I’m submitting for the Nerd Games. Can I post the link to that craftalong?

It needs to be a community post under one of the categories on the homepage. The purpose of the bonus points is to share your projects within the larger community, not just the craftalongs. More people will see your projects then. And maybe you’ll even earn a featured project post from time to time!

Great question! Thanks for asking :hearts:


Thank you for clarifying!

Off to make another post :slight_smile:


I got my pins and Bingo prize today! Kudos to @LovelyMiss for coordinating all this stuff!

Hidden just in case you want the prize to be a surprise

The Sharpie is just there to prop up the pins :laughing:.

The package also had my raffle prizes and junk journal kit, which I posted in the supplies thread.


Yay! I’m so glad they’re starting to arrive! The bags are screenprinted with the same screen as the Nerd Games tshirts I made many moons ago. Seemed appropriate for our anniversary! I’ll be posting them as a project soon!


My box arrived today too! Thank you so much @LovelyMiss for doing all this for us! :slight_smile: