Monday, November 3, 2014

The Challenge Factory - R4: Team Challenge SS

R4: Team Challenge SS (SS= Super Series) hosted by The Challenge Factory on Goodreads.

I have just finished the R4: SSS team challenge and now I am going to take part in both the Super Series and the Super Speedy Series this time.

Round 4 Super Series
✸This is a team challenge that requires 1 book a week. The object of the game is to roll the dice and move along the board. To win a team must roll past 100. Teams will roll on Fridays.

✸Sign ups are open now through 11/10. Then teams will be formed and the game will officially start 11/14.

✸Teams will roll the die by clicking here on Fridays once their team has completed their reads. Please note you will be using two dice for each roll.

Holiday Scheduling:
Thanksgiving-Teams will roll the Friday before (11/21) two times for two spots. No roll on 11/28. Both book's deadline will be Friday (12/5) and then the game resumes it's normal schedule.
Christmas-Teams will roll on Friday (12/19) two times for two spots. No roll on 12/26. Both book's deadline will be 1/2 and then the game resumes it's normal schedule.
If you feel you won't be able to manage either holiday's rolls that's ok. Just let your team know and you can skip those rolls without penalizing the team.

**Very Important**
A team can not advance if all reviews are not in by the deadline. That being said, players need to have their reviews in on Wednesday (for the Thursday roll) and on Saturday (for the Sunday roll). Real life sometimes gets in the way of play so you do have Thursday and Sunday to get your reviews in before the team is penalized. If a player fails to have their book done two times throughout the game (excluding a prearranged absence) they will no longer be a part of the team.

How to pick a book:
Books are based on the spot you're on not the roll of the die.
If you land on single digit spot for example lets say you land on spot 5 then you have to read a book that's #5 in a series. For double digit numbers, for example you land on spot 48 you can read either a #4 or a #8 in a series.
Standalone books can be used for a 1 or a 0
✸First in a series can be used for a 1

✸I don't expect anyone to read a series out of order and for people that don't read series books that still want to play there will be an alternate option. There will be an alternate option for each spot.

✸There will be a separate thread for captains to post their place on the board after rolling and a separate thread for captains to post a link to the teams completed reviews.

✸Teams will have a chance to earn 1 Free Pass to roll. To earn your free pass your team has to complete their reads a day before the next roll. Once your team has done this you will have 1 free pass. The free pass will allow a team to roll if they are missing a review(s) before the cutoff. The free pass may not be used for the win. Once you've used it, you can't earn another one. It's a one time shot.

✸Re-reads are allowed
✸Page limit is 150
✸When using an anthology you may use any of the numbers in the book except for the .5 since this means 1/2. But you must review each story in the anthology.
✸Series # will be based on how GR has it listed.
✸Deadline cutoffs are based on US Central time zone

List of books: 

Week 1: Rolled 6 place 6 alternate: cover item: Tree(s): 
California Man by E.C. Sheedy  
Week 2: Rolled 8 place 14   #1
Family Magic by Patti Larsen (Hayle Coven #1)
Week 3: Rolled 7 place 21   #2
Sun Kissed by Skyla Madi (Guardian Angel #2) 
Week 4: Rolled 8 place 29   Alternate: Set in England
The Little Christmas Kitchen by Jenny Oliver 
Week 5: Rolled 10 place 39   Alternate: Set in England
Loveable Christmas Angel by Mimi Barbour
Week 6: Rolled 11 place 50   standalone
A Christmas Charade by Karla Hocker
Week 7: Rolled 4 place 54   Alternate: Title F 
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
Week 8: Rolled 9 place 63   Alternate: Author T
Shenanigans by T.B. Bond  
Week 9: Rolled 9 place 73   Alternate: published 2009
Bewitching You by Viola Estrella(first published 2009)
Week 10: Rolled 4 place 77   Alternate: Author L
Secrets of the Heart by Laurie LeClair 
Week 11: Rolled 12 place 89   # 8
Nerilka's Story by Anne McCaffrey
Week 12: Rolled 2 place 91  
Another group passed place 100 and won, I didn't read a book for this week.

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