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Challenge Themes and Stuff

Postby blackmageheart » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:46 am

Challenge Theme Ideas List

Statues
Robots
Chinese Zodiac
Knight in Shining Armour
Doing something ordinary
Toybox
Tragedies
Space, the final frontier
Indie games
Transformations
Board/Card games
Symbols
"Spoiler Alert"
Equipment
Through the Keyhole
Title Screens
Pop Art
Sidekicks
Greyscale with a splash of colour
Cake
Technology
Nursery Rhymes
Tarot or Playing cards
Pixelate modern games
Ye Olde School
Costumes
Video game inspired blackwork patterns
"Post a Pattern"
Literature Celebration
Book quotes
Create a scene
Gaming Shakespeare
Console- or Company-specific challenge
11x14 pixels
Non-traditional colours
Pasta
Unconventional items as pixels
Cute enemies/bad guys
Hidden Messages
Music
Forever


Feel free to expand upon any of these ideas or add more!

Past Challenges not including swaps and the charity projects
Game Codes, Cheats, Secrets (June/July 2008)
Bonuses, Powerups, Upgrades (Aug/Sep 2008)
Holidays (Nov/Dec/Jan 2008-9)
Romance (Jan/Feb 2009)
April Fools (Mar/Apr 2009)
Final Fantasy Stitch-A-Long (May-Jul 2009)
Silhouettes (Aug/Sep 2009)
Quotes (Nov/Dec/Jan 2009-10)
Bookmarks (Feb 2010)
Alphabet (Jun-Aug 2010)
Anti-valentine/unlikely partnership (Feb 2011)
Video Game Quotes (May/June 2011)
Back to School (Aug 2011)
Game Items (Nov 2011)
Mashups (Dec 2011)
"Exquisite Corpse" (Jan/Feb 2012)
Odd shaped and sized things (Mar 2012)
Food (July 2012)
One Game (Aug 2012)
Sprite Stitch Pantheon (Sep 2012)
Glow in the Dark (Oct/Nov 2012)
Sprite Stitch Birthday (Oct 2012)
Villains (Dec 2012)
Portraits (Jan/Feb 2013)
Minimalism (Mar 2013)
Sampler SAL (Apr 2013)
Black Mage Holiday (May 2013)
Colouring Book (June/July 2013)
Bling (Aug 2013)
Inanimate Objects (Sep/Oct 2013)
Palette Swap (Nov 2013)
"It's dangerous to go alone, take this" (Dec 2013)
Manuary & Februlady (Jan/Feb 2014)
Physical objects (Mar 2014)
Dragons (Apr/May 2014)
Three-colour challenge (June 2014)
Favourite Class (July 2014)
Silhouettes (Aug/Sept 2014)
Zodiac (Oct 2014)
Common Enemies (Nov/Dec 2014)
Wearables (Jan/Feb 2015)
Crossovers (Mar 2015)
Sampler SAL (Apr/May 2015)
Video Game Animals/Animal Companions (June 2015)
Your Home Is Your Castle (Jul/Aug 2015)
Video Game/Art Crossover (Sept/Oct 2015)
Lesser Fantastical Creatures (Nov/Dec 2015)
One inch or Two inch pictures (Feb/Mar 2016)
Quotes (Apr/May 2016)
Royalty (June/July 2016)
Pokémon GO! (Sept/Oct 2016)

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Upcoming Changes to Challenges

- new voting system
- achievements
- adding more events alongside the regular challenges (UFO weekends, etc)
- possible points system (currently in initial design phase)

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Implemented

- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place stars
- Stamp of Approval

If there's anything you'd like to suggest, such as an idea for an event or ways to do things, please do.
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Re: Challenge Themes - suggestions and favourites!

Postby FiberWalkWithMe » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:02 am

Maybe have a list of the challenges you guys have done already? Not sure how long you've done them, but that would prevent people (new people like me!) from suggesting something you've already done.
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Re: Challenge Themes - suggestions and favourites!

Postby blackmageheart » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:32 am

FiberWalkWithMe wrote:Maybe have a list of the challenges you guys have done already? Not sure how long you've done them, but that would prevent people (new people like me!) from suggesting something you've already done.

Good idea, will add that to the first post!
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Re: Challenge Themes - suggestions and favourites!

Postby stitchingmama » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:39 am

I have a brilliant idea. How about a challenge where you have to post a pattern? This could be a mini-challenge (I'm looking at you December, busiest month of the year). You could limit entries OR put a stipulation that you must stitch your previous pattern before posting another (otherwise myself and some others might post 20 or more patterns). Of course you would still need a theme such as...
Drum roll please...
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Video game inspired blackwork patterns

And of course this is part of my evil plan to get everyone to make amazing patterns for me to stitch :twisted:
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Re: Challenge Themes - suggestions and favourites!

Postby natepopinski » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:58 pm

I think "SPOILER ALERT" could be really fun!

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Re: Challenge Themes - suggestions and favourites!

Postby blackmageheart » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:03 am

OK have updated first post with the past challenge themes. As you can see, we've covered a range of themes but there's no reason we couldn't do some again if there was interest in it!
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Re: Challenge Themes - suggestions and favourites!

Postby Ally » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:58 am

One that you could hang on to until next year... 'Movember'! Iconic characters and such... but with a moustache...
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Re: Challenge Themes - suggestions and favourites!

Postby RMDC » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:13 pm

Ally wrote:One that you could hang on to until next year... 'Movember'! Iconic characters and such... but with a moustache...


Seconded! (Although "Manuary" might work, too... :P )
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Re: Challenge Themes - suggestions and favourites!

Postby Ally » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:50 pm

I'm loving the idea of 'Manuary' RMDC! I don't think I could wait until next November to stick moustaches on things!
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Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Postby blackmageheart » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:02 pm

I LOVE IT

Also, updated my initial post with the new ideas (thanks peeps!) and also my planned changes to the challenges. :wiz
RMDC wrote:...I've been stitching at an estimated rate of almost a full BMH per day...

Batboard wrote:Your relationship between combustible engines and the 16 Olympics has to be the best ad campaign I've seen in years. Do you accept locks of hair or Paypal...

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