Nerd Games Discussion Thread

Thanks, @Smeddley! And thank you @Bunny1kenobi for suggesting doing something for charity.

To be clear, this isn’t a specific prompt. This is just a bonus to get you five extra raffle tickets for the Spring Raffle!

You can donate anything to any charity you’d like. In the spirit of giving, it doesn’t even have to be crafted. If you do craft something to donate, make sure to emphasize it’s for the raffle bonus along with your normal prompt info. If you aren’t crafting for the prompt (like maybe you’re donating food to the food bank), submit a photo of your random act of kindness with a note that it’s for your bonus raffle tickets, and I’ll make sure you get your bonus tickets!

You can complete this bonus opportunity any time between now and the last day of March.

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I fully expect to wake up tomorrow to no power (and no heat, as a result), so I have printed out my list of Nerd Games prompts and assigned projects to see what I can still make without power. I have 10 projects listed that I can make! Of course, I won’t be able to get them all finished tomorrow, but at least I’ll have something to do :slight_smile:

I do, of course, have dozens of projects I could make without using any electricity, but those don’t fit the prompts :laughing:

ETA: So, apparently, I never actually hit the “Reply” button on this post. And, obviously now, I didn’t lose power. But, the icing wasn’t nearly as bad as I was worried it would be. Since I gathered up some supplies for my “power outage” crafting, that’ll be my focus today.

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I’m glad to hear things weren’t as bad as expected for you! We lost power around 8 pm last night and the roads are awful so now I am rescheduling (again) my sinus surgery! Luckily we have a generator and a kerosene heater, so we have some power and the house is warmed up in the living area! I was able to take some pretty icy bird pictures and order another set of prints (yep, I’m obsessed!) as well as order more fabric for my mountain quilt. The Etsy shop I was ordering from finally had white and black in stock. They were low on one shade of green, but that is okay, I’m sure I’ll be able to get that at another time, but I wanted to have the white and black when I ordered for sure. Have fun with your “power outage” crafting today! I may paint some backgrounds for more bird cards with the set I just purchased from prints from my old camera.

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That stinks that you lost power, but at least you were prepared! I don’t have a generator, yet, but I really should invest in one (I do have a Coleman stove & fuel). I just know that it’ll be more expensive than the cost of the generator because I’m sure that any electrician worth their salt will recommend an upgrade to my electrical “system.”

In the 2008 ice storm, I ended up gettiing a new oil burner (insurance paid for most of it)- I had no power for days, and stayed with family, and we drained the water from the pipes before I left. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), the ancient, asbestos-covered, inefficient oil burner had a broken “low water” sensor, so when the power came back on, the oil burner fired up (empty of water), and cracked. When I returned home and turned the water back on, the boiler turned on, and the basement flooded up with hot, steamy water. So, I stayed with friends until the new boiler was installed (after some asbestos removal). It was quite an ordeal!

So, yes… I probably should pony up the $$ for a generator… especially because I live in an area that tends to get whacked whenever there is bad weather!

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I wanted to let you all know I am still participating and have all my projects done for Feb, but they are swap items so I am waiting to post them. Sending 3 out today, but one is overseas. I am excited about more prompts! These Games mean so much to me. They keep me motivated and on track even when I don’t have swaps. Thank you all so much for this. I know I have been less active lately, but life got a bit hectic and I will be back.

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TRACKING UPDATE!


Ack! Baby Monkey was four weeks old here, and this was his first photo shared one year ago as the new mascot. He only weighed 1.3 pounds then. He’s now over 13 pounds! Our little mascot is all grown up :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

So far this season, we have 12 active players! A total of 98 projects have been posted, including 12 big time projects, and 3 research projects!

Here is where each team stands currently:

Team Players Projects Points Average
Running with Scissors 2 25 1420 710
Knotty by Nature 3 21 620 206
Paletteable Art 2 13 450 225
Bits and Bobs 5 25 1040 208

Battle Royale Results:

January # Results
Blizzard 9 WINNER!
Sleet 1
February # Results
Reduce 6 WINNER!
Reuse 1
March # Results
TBD
TBD

You can find your individual tracking sheet and the team roster here

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! Craft on, Nerds! :nerd_face:

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I promise I have projects in the pipeline, Bits and Bobbers! They’re just waiting for swaps and/or I want to see the March prompts before I submit them.

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I keep forgetting that I changed teams this round from Bits and Bobs to Running With Scissors and each time I submit a prompt I have to remind myself!

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March prompts are a go!

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I love the March Prompts!

And, even though I had a vacation in there, I totally fell on my face with projects (sorry Team Bits and Bobs!). I did get my afghan finished, so there’s that, but I had so many other things planned. I started 2, but still have to finish them… Now that we’re back to hybrid, it’s a smidgen easier and because I have to front-load my planning, I have a little breathing room at the end of the week before I have to plan for the next week!

After going on a very strange and possibly stressful journey, @storerboughtcreation, look what arrived!

Thanks! I love it!

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I’m so glad it finally made it!

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Yikes, how come it’s already mid-March??

This year is already doing my head in.

Question for.all of you (but Cosplayers in particular: My twins want Sonic Screwdrivers. The ones they want are 10th (and possibly 11th) Doctor… The problem is that they are going quite expensive on eBay, and only the 13th Doctor’s sonic screwdriver is readily available.

I’m not sure if that’s actually possible to craft (obviously they want the noise and the light!).

Any suggestions much appreciated! :wink::hugs:

FYI - In case anyone missed it, the next round of swap ideas are up!

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TRACKING UPDATE!

This season we had a total of 12 active players! A total of 190 projects were posted, including 17 big time projects and 5 research projects!

Here is where each team stands currently:

Team Players Projects Points Average
Running with Scissors 2 57 2000 1000
Knotty by Nature 3 58 2170 723
Paletteable Art 2 36 1030 515
Bits and Bobs 5 39 1450 290

Congratulations team Running with Scissors on your win!

Battle Royale Results:

January # Results
Blizzard 9 WINNER!
Sleet 1
February # Results
Reduce 6 WINNER!
Reuse 1
March # Results
Leprechaun 4 WINNER!
Pot of Gold 1

You can find your individual tracking sheet and the team roster here

The fun continues over in the Spring Nerd Games. Craft on, Nerds! :nerd_face:

ETA:
I almost forgot! A special shout out to @Lynx2Lancer, and @roler for CRAFTING ALL THE THINGS!

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Raffle

Hi everyone! I have a few raffle items posted already in the Spring Games. Clicking the blue “raffle” at the beginning of this post will bring you directly to the raffle prize section of the spring season games.

If you have previously committed to offering a prize, or would like to do so now, please be sure to either PM me with a prize photo and details. Remember, your prize offering doesn’t have to be a finished item. You can also offer up notions, patterns, or really anything you feel your fellow crafty nerds would enjoy!

Please have raffle donations submitted by June 15th. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you read the raffle rules and feel I’ve missed anything or left any information out, please let me know so I can fix any issues.

Thank you all for such a wonderful season. I look forward to seeing what you share in the Spring Games! :nerd_face::hearts:

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Congrats to the winners :smiley: first three months were months with little crafting for me, next month will be better for me and my crafting, will so join the next round

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We look forward to you joining us!

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Sorry I’ve been in a crafting slump for the last term! Hoping to remedy this this time round.

@storerboughtcreation and @roler - hope to be back for our crafty zoom as well!

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Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day of April. You have about 5.5 hours to get in your battle if you’re trying to craft as much as possible for more raffle tickets. Monkey says to put on your zoomie face and get crafting! :joy:

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