Friday, August 7, 2015

A Million More Pages - Summer cAMMP BINGO

Summer cAMMP BINGO hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

I was on holiday when this challenge started but a team with members from my Rawk group lost a member so I decided to take her place. I then need to catch up with all the categories already called.

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. You will be allowed to sign up in pre-arranged teams (play with members of your new Cabin or gather a group from some fun cross-cabin bonding) or individually and those individuals will be placed together to make up teams.

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 June 26th and run through July 3rd. I will endeavor to get team threads set up as full teams come in. Teams will have until July 9th to get organized and decide on a team name and a captain. The first categories will be called on July 10th.

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 1 PM PST
Addition Speedy Category Monday's at around 10 AM PST (This is a change from last round. My schedule has changed and I want to make sure I can get the posting out.)

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. 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. As we are no longer playing this challenge for points, this rule will now be strictly enforced. Two weeks without checking in will result in your immediate removal from the challenge and your teammates will have the option to play without you or to bring in a new player.

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.

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.

Note Rule Change: A book may not be started before a category is called.

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 (Unless otherwise stated in the category description.). 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) 

Categories called:
Free Space
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Week 1 - S'mores: Cover: Brown or White (Must be at least 50%)
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson (white cover)
Week 2 - Skits: MC: Hidden/Secret Identity/Pretending to be someone you're not
The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (on page 8 of Popular Hidden Identity Books )
Week 3 - Nature: Cover: Plants/Flowers/Trees
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (He is hiding behind a tree on cover)
Week 4 - Camp Rivalry: List: Book off of any Best of 2014 or 2013 list
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (on Best Fantasy of 2013)
Week 5 - Ropes Course: Trust - I will accept BDSM novels for this category.
Evidence of Trust by Stacey Joy Netzel (Blurb: As he searches for evidence he can trust her, the monster mutilating wildlife turns his sights on Brittany, and Joel discovers he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even give his own life.)
Week 6 - Summer Fling: Genre: Romance
Country Heaven by Ava Miles
Week 7 - Ice Cream Party : Cover: Snow/Ice or List:Cold Colored Covers  
The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa
Week 8 - Homesick: Family
Born in Shame by Nora Roberts
Week 9 - Bunk Beds: Find your Bunk Mate (One teammate from your Bingo team and pick a book off their shelves. Every player must be used, no doubling up.)
Divorced, Desperate and Delicious by Christie Craig
Week 10 - Finger Paints: Cover: Tattoos
Week 11 - Archery: Genre: Historical Fiction
The Wild by Christopher Golden
Week 12 - KP Duty: MC: Chef/Bartender/Cook
Week 13 - Ghost Stories: Genre: Paranormal
Week 13.1 -  Sing-a-longs: Music/Bands
Week 13.2 - Counselors: Author: C

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