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Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:31 am
by QueenBex
Thats a good idea, I really enjoyed making LOZ items with fimo last year, a challenge like that would be good!

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:31 am
by Eliste
Lord Libidan wrote:So how about 'physical objects'?


I like this idea! I also have a project in mind already lol.

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:50 am
by MeiTow
I was playing Etrian Odssey IV and was squeeing over the Big Rollers and the Ghost Owls and thought "cute" enemies/bad guys would be a fun challenge.

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:11 am
by blackmageheart
Been updating my first post with the ideas and stuff that I'm working on.

Just a quick thought, while I've been reviewing the challenges and how I can improve things.

Would people still be interested in the big and mini swaps as separate things? I've been considering merging them, making it a little bit longer and moving it to a different part of the year. It might make it easier for people to make things and get them sent off in a timely fashion. It would also be a lot easier to manage on my end. I'd still be running challenges and things at the same time for those people not into swaps. How would people feel about that?

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:31 am
by Lord Libidan
I personally like the idea of separating them. Its always annoyed me when challenges stop for a few months when we do swaps. Even when I'm part of the swaps. :P

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:07 pm
by stitchingmama
I understand that one swap per year would be more manageable but the mini-swap let noobs test the waters before committing to something so large. At the same time the forum is awesome so I think everyone would eventually feel brave enough to join the "Bigger & Better MEGA-swap" (tm goes to stitchingmama).

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:38 pm
by RMDC
I think we can run them concurrently - have a single, two-tiered swap once a year. When you sign up, you specify if you're in the mini tier or the mega tier. It only adds one step to the bookkeeping; it condenses the swaps to one time period; it preserves the separate levels of engagement.

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:00 pm
by blackmageheart
RMDC wrote:I think we can run them concurrently - have a single, two-tiered swap once a year. When you sign up, you specify if you're in the mini tier or the mega tier. It only adds one step to the bookkeeping; it condenses the swaps to one time period; it preserves the separate levels of engagement.

Genius! This actually solves nearly all of my swap-based problems. Thank you!

Right, so there will still be two swaps, they'll just be happening at the same time. I like it. Meanwhile there'll still be challenges, because...
Lord Libidan wrote:Its always annoyed me when challenges stop for a few months when we do swaps. Even when I'm part of the swaps.

...this also annoys me.

The other advantage of having them run concurrently is that I can adjust the challenge calendar to fit in other things, such as stitch-a-longs and maybe revisits of old themes, etc. A little more variety! ;)

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:27 pm
by RMDC
blackmageheart wrote:stitch-a-longs and maybe revisits of old themes, etc. A little more variety! ;)


I heartily endorse both of these (and variety in general). :nod

Re: Challenge Themes and Stuff

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:28 pm
by HornyPig
im pretty new here so i'm not sure if its a valid ideia for a challenge, but;
what about crossovers?
characters from different games trying to interact somehow, like a gengar chasing the pac man or something like that.