Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: Harry Potter Bingo - Finished

Harry Potter Bingo hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

This was fun. I didn't read a book for every category but that was not needed. We didn't win either but we still did well. I earned 17 points for Ravenclaw.
My group in the Speedy group Raven-Us was read 2 books a week.

Welcome to Million More Pages Harry Potter Bingo!!!
Duration: March 5, 2015 - May 31, 2015


This challenge will run until one team calls BINGO! It should take roughly three months. This is a team challenge and does require full participation every week.

Those of you who are also members of the MM Romance Group will recognize a lot of this challenge as I'm borrowing in the best homage tradition of all. So thank you to those wonderful creators in the MM Romance Group for their help in streamlining the set up of this challenge.

12pts for Completion
.25pts for every book read
5pts bonus for winning team's house

12pts for Completion
.25pts for every book read
5pts bonus for winning team's house
+2 points for playing
+3 points if you're playing both Regular & Speedy 

Basic Rules

There will be two rounds of Bingo playing simultaneously.

Regular - Requiring 1 book read per week


Speedy - Requiring 2 books read per week

***Note if you sign up for both you are committing to 3 books a week. Books can not be duplicated between Regular and Speedy. If I do not have enough people wanting to play Speedy I will consider making this an individual challenge or make smaller teams.

Teams will consist of 4 people all from the same house. You will be allowed to sign up in pre-arranged teams (this could take some plotting within your own house) or individually and those individuals will be placed with others from their house for this challenge.

If you are signing up as a team please list everyone on the team together in one post rather than signing up separately.

This challenge will run until Bingo is called in both rounds. This usually takes around 3 months, generally a little longer for Regular than Speedy.

Sign ups will open on February 16th and run through February 28th. I will post teams on March 1st. Teams will then have a couple of days to get organized and decide on a team name and a captain. Those decisions must be in by March 5th. The first categories will be called on March 6th.

What's going to count as a BINGO?
Any two lines of 5 made horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Each team's bingo board will be posted in their individual threads. Each board will be a different layout of the same categories.

When will categories be called?
Friday's at around 12/1 PM PST
Addition Speedy Category Monday's at around 6 PM PST

I'm staggering the announcements to help benefit our players around the world without killing me and my time zones here PST.

You Must Check In
In order to prevent confusion everyone must check in with their teams after each called category. So, for SS players, you must check-in twice a week and R once a week. If you fail to do so you will be removed from your team.

If you know in advance you are going to be away for a period of time that would require you to miss a check in you must post a statement in your teams thread letting them know you will be gone and for how long. It will then be your responsibility to play catch up once you're back.

A failure to check in for two weeks in a row will constitute removal from the challenge. There are no points given to someone who does not complete the challenge. If you have a good reason for missing and want to continue participating in the challenge, you may feel free to send me a PM so we can discuss your further participation.

How does the Free Space work?
You can read any book for this space once the challenge has started and report it to your team as your free space book. This book is IN ADDITION to the regularly called categories.

Do I have to read a book for every category?
Yes. A team can not be given their bingo chip for a called category until every teammate has read a book for that allotted category. This does not mean you have to have your book read before the next category is called. The game will continue, with new categories called each week, whether every team is caught up or not. There are no penalties for not finishing in a given week, but only complete categories will count towards possible bingos.

***Note: Once a team has called BINGO only those books which have been completed at that point can be counted for the addition .25pts for books read.

Re-reads and the like
Re-reads will be allowed, but not within the challenge. All books read by a single person must be different.

Teammates may read the same book if they choose.

Choosing and Posting
Once a category is posted, choose your book, you may use any shelf/description/Listopia List to justify how a book fits. Post your choice here along with which category it’s fulfilling and an explanation of how it fits.

Week 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - 310pgs/GR
How Fits: Cover - Flying or List: Magic (whatever it is that ties it to the category called)

List of books:

  1.  FREE: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  2. Week 1: Ollivanders: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  3. Week 1.5: Dumbledore's Army: Battle Earth by Nick S. Thomas 
  4. Week 2: Ravenclaw: A New Witch in Town (Maybe Two) by Dani Corlee
  5. Week 2.5: Hogsmead: The Sewing Bee by the Sea by De-ann Black
  6. Week 3: Expelliarmus: The Liquidator by John Gardner 
  7. Week 3.5: Diagon Alle: 
  8. Week 4: Triwizard Tournament: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  9. Week 4.5: Azkaban: Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  10. Week 5: Order of the Phoenix: Tastes Like Chicken by Johnny B. Truant
  11. Week 5.5: Hogwart: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  12. Week 6: Gringotts Wizarding Bank:
  13. Week 6.5: Quiddich: The Man in the Crowd by M. Sydnor Jr.
  14.  Week 7: Hufflepuff: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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