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are you ready for it?

in accordance with many centuries of wizarding universiade tradition, we'll end these games with a good old-fashioned series of duels!

 

rules and points

  • structure
    • all universities will participate in three duels simultaneously using designated threads in their common rooms (one for each opposing university).
    • members will cast spells by leaving a gifts on the site and linking to them in that university's thread.
    • universities do not have to spread their focus evenly across their three opponents, and will have no idea how opposing universities are focusing their attacks.
    • the winner of each of the duels will be determined by which university successfully stunned the most people with stupefy.
  • spells (i.e., gifts)
    • members can either cast an offensive spell (stupefy) or defensive spells (expelliarmus and protego) depending on the kind of gift they leave.
      • stupefy: stuns an opponent; requires gifts like:
        • picspams
        • reviews (500+ characters, largely about the fic)
        • blog posts (350+ words)
        • poems
        • drabbles
        • banners
      • expelliarmus: three negate one stunning spell; requires gifts like:
        • profile posts
        • recommendations (in rec subforum)
        • writer's journal questions
      • protego: one negates 10 stunning spells; requires gifts like:
        • challenge entries (1000+ words)
        • gift fics (1000+ words)
        • podfics (either individually or as a group collab)
    • gifts are not limited to the above examples; if you have another type of gift you'd like to leave, please notify your arbiters of chaos, and we will assign the gift to the spell requiring the most similar effort and add it to the list above.
    • gifts can be given to a specific member, but they can also be for the broader community - e.g., posting an entry in our book review blog or recommending a fic on AO3 by a non-member is still a gift for our broader community. ^_^
  • points
    • winning a duel will earn your university 100 points.

 

your duels will end july 20 at 4am GMT.

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just.a.willow.tree

For gifts given to specific people -- does the member need to be of the specific house that we're targeting? (If that makes sense? :P)

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abhorsen.
Just now, just.a.willow.tree said:

For gifts given to specific people -- does the member need to be of the specific house that we're targeting? (If that makes sense? :P)

definitely makes sense! :hug:  nope - they can be for anyone, for maximum chaos! :elmofire:

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maraudertimes

would each chapter in a podfic count as a separate protego?

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abhorsen.
7 minutes ago, maraudertimes said:

would each chapter in a podfic count as a separate protego?

yep! if you record four podfics, that'd be four protegos. ^_^

edit: although keep in mind that you do need permission to podfic someone's stories other than your own! ❤️ 💛 💙 💚 :stitch-2:

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VaguelyCreativeName

is there a minimum character count for reviews? and could they serve other purposes as well, e.g. review swaps? ^_^ 

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abhorsen.
2 minutes ago, VaguelyCreativeName said:

is there a minimum character count for reviews? and could they serve other purposes as well, e.g. review swaps? ^_^ 

yep - 500 characters that are mostly about the fic ^_^ tysm for the catch, will edit that in! and, swaps are totally fine. ❤️

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nott theodore

Are there any minimum length requirements for any of the gifts?

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potionspartner

How do we gift a blog? Does it have to be a response on someone else's blog?

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Aphoride

are recommendations solely fic recommendations, or can we do book and tv recommendations as well? ^_^ 

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abhorsen.
37 minutes ago, nott theodore said:

Are there any minimum length requirements for any of the gifts?

yep! requirements below:

  • reviews: 500+ characters long
  • challenge entries: 1000+ words long
  • blog posts: 350+ words

 

23 minutes ago, potionspartner said:

How do we gift a blog? Does it have to be a response on someone else's blog?

one thing you could do is leave a book review in the site book review blog (hint hint would love that y'all 😂). you could also do something like write a blog entry about a story you like or making a resource for others members to use in their fics.

 

8 minutes ago, Aphoride said:

are recommendations solely fic recommendations, or can we do book and tv recommendations as well? ^_^ 

book and tv recommendations are also fine! ^_^

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abhorsen.

ALSO VERY IMPORTANT!

your friendly neighborhood branwen wrote down her numbers re: points the event was supposed to be worth wrong. winning a duel nets you 100 points, not 50.

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just.a.willow.tree

Where would banners fall? ^_^

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Aphoride

how long should drabbles be? (i.e. can they be up to 200 words? or is it just up to 100?) ^_^ 

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sinnersandsapphics
1 minute ago, just.a.willow.tree said:

Where would banners fall? ^_^

Banners count as a stupefy ;)

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abhorsen.
1 minute ago, Aphoride said:

how long should drabbles be? (i.e. can they be up to 200 words? or is it just up to 100?) ^_^ 

drabbles should be 100-200 words. ^_^

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magemadi

If we're making a picspam/banner/graphic situation for a specific person, do we just post them the appropriate duelling thread in our CR's and then disseminate them to their intended recipients later? Or should we send them to the recipient directly as well?

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abhorsen.
2 minutes ago, magemadi said:

If we're making a picspam/banner/graphic situation for a specific person, do we just post them the appropriate duelling thread in our CR's and then disseminate them to their intended recipients later? Or should we send them to the recipient directly as well?

you should post them in the appropriate dueling thread in your cr; it's up to you whether you send them out during the event or after (though there's not really much tactical advantage in doing it after, since they'll have no idea where you're using your spell 😛)

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Raspberry_cordelia

What will happen in the case of a tie?

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Pixileanin

Hey, so are Writers Journals restricted to the WJ thread, or can we count posts in the Novel Nest area as WJ contributions?

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sinnersandsapphics
2 hours ago, Raspberry_cordelia said:

What will happen in the case of a tie?

In the case of a tie, the duel winner will be determined by which house cast stupefy the most times

50 minutes ago, Pixileanin said:

Hey, so are Writers Journals restricted to the WJ thread, or can we count posts in the Novel Nest area as WJ contributions?

Novel Nest questions will also count as an expelliarmus ^_^

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RonsGirlFriday

What if you were to write a fic as a gift for someone, say over 1000 words. Would that count for something, and if so, which spell?

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Renacerá
12 hours ago, abhorsen. said:

definitely makes sense! :hug:  nope - they can be for anyone, for maximum chaos! :elmofire:

Does this mean we can also “gift” to members of our own house and still use those as spells against an opponent university?

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abhorsen.
1 minute ago, Renacerá said:

Does this mean we can also “gift” to members of our own house and still use those as spells against an opponent university?

yep! :D

  

56 minutes ago, RonsGirlFriday said:

What if you were to write a fic as a gift for someone, say over 1000 words. Would that count for something, and if so, which spell?

that's totally fine! that would count as a protego. ^_^

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Aphoride

i know some people really like getting review responses - can we gift these, and, if so, should they follow the same length rules as reviews or slightly shorter? ^_^ 

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