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#183

I made an account, so I’ll see what ones I can get done now with an account.


#184

Alright. I’ve updated what I can today. I have to wait 24 hours before I can do anymore.


#185

War thread is dead so my good ol’ friend, crawl, will help

On the Hogwarts Express, you share a compartment with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and a sleeping man Hermione identifies as Professor Lupin. Harry tells you all about Sirius Black and that he escaped Azkaban just so he could kill Harry. Write 150 words as your face pales and you worry about what might happen in the upcoming year.

Okie! 204 in 5 minutes

The train stops and the lights go out as you feel a chill and a feeling of sadness come over you. A hooded figure enters the compartment as Professor Lupin wakes up and forces it away with a charm. He gives each of you a chocolate frog to help you feel better after the ordeal is over, but you can’t eat yours until you participate in a Fifty-Headed Hydra . If you are in Ravenclaw, you recognize the hooded figure as a Dementor and may skip this round for free.

haha that’s like impossible but I’ll try 302! I think that’s really good even though I didn’t win.

Your first class of the term is Divination, where Professor Trelawny begins class by having you read tea leaves. Roll a die, multiply your roll by 150, and write that many words as you stare at the bottom of your friend’s cup, trying to understand what it means.

OKie!

rolled 3

I got 536

Another new class you have this year is Care of Magical Teachers with Hagrid. He shows you a beautiful creature called a hippogriff, and as you get closer to it, he decides that he likes you enough to let you ride him. He lifts you up onto its back and the hippogriff takes off, flying all over the school grounds. Write to the nearest thousand as you hang on for dear life and enjoy the magnificent scenery. If you are in Hufflepuff, the hippogriff takes a liking to you and you may skip this round for free.

82 words and got to 11k

Professor Lupin proves to be the best Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher you’ve ever had. He takes you to the staff room, where a boggart in the wardrobe will turn into whatever you fear the most. Write 300 words in ten minutes as you face your fears and cast Riddikulus to turn it into something funny instead.

If you succeed: Professor Lupin is very impressed with you, and you win a bet with Ron that you wouldn’t be able to do it. He gives you a Galleon.

If you fail: Professor Lupin insists that you try again. Write for another five minutes as you perfect the spell, this time perfectly executing it on the Boggart.

Halloween arrives, and you’re able to go to Hogsmeade with Ron and Hermione. Write 3% of your current word count as you load up on tricks from Zonko’s and treats from Honeydukes.

The Halloween feast is delicious, and as you return to your dormitory, you hear the news that the Fat Lady was attacked by Sirius Black. Your Head of House escorts you to the Great Hall, where it appears that the entire school is having a sleepover. Keep in mind that you are not allowed to skip this round even if you have enough Galleons to do so.

Gryffindors: Write 350 words as you have to repeat yourself, explaining what happened.

Hufflepuffs: You get hungry in the middle of the night. Write for twenty minutes as you sneak off to the kitchen and grab some food.

Ravenclaws: No one is going to stop you from studying for your Transfiguration exam tomorrow, not even Sirius Black. Write for thirty minutes as you try to study over the noise of the students around you.

Slytherins: You decide that you want to find Sirius Black yourself. You sneak out of the Great Hall and try to find him, but Snape catches you. Write 500 words as he lectures you on your way back to bed.

At the Gryffindor vs Hufflepuff Quidditch match, you can’t see the Dementors on the field but you can feel their presence. Write for fifteen minutes as the game ends abruptly and you hurry off of the field trying to get away from the Azkaban guards.

On another trip to Hogsmeade, Harry sneaks out of the castle to join you, Ron, and Hermione. You go to get a drink at the Three Broomsticks when you overhear McGonagall, Flitwick, Hagrid, and Cornelius Fudge talking about Sirius Black’s relationship with the Potters. Write 200 words as you sit in your seat, terrified that they’ll find you eavesdropping on them. If you are in Slytherin, you are an excellent eavesdropper and may skip this round for free.

Christmas morning arrives, and you spend the day with Harry, Ron, and Hermione playing Exploding Snaps. Your present from your parents arrives, and it’s very intricately wrapped. Write for fifteen minutes as you try to get it open. Your gift depends on how much you write.

Muggleborns

Less than 200 words: 1 Galleon

200-300 words: 2 Galleons

More than 300 words: 3 Galleons

Halfbloods

Less than 250 words: 1 Galleon

250-350 words: 2 Galleons

More than 350 words: 3 Galleons

Purebloods

Less than 350 words: 1 Galleon

350-450 words: 2 Galleons

More than 450 words: 3 Galleons

Sirius Black breaks into Hogwarts again, this time attempting to attack Ron in his bed after finding a list of passwords to Gryffindor Tower. Roll a die, multiply your roll by 100, and write that many words as you spend another sleepless night in your common room.

The Quidditch final arrives: Gryffindor vs Slytherin. Roll a die; if your roll is even, you’re cheering for Gryffindor, and if your roll is odd, you’re cheering for Slytherin. Word war for twenty minutes with someone cheering for the opposite team - the winner gets to take one of the other’s Galleons!

Your Easter holidays are spent doing homework and nothing else. Write 400 words as you spend several all-nighters studying for your exams.

On the last day of exams, you and your friends decide to go visit Hagrid to give him some support before Buckbeak is executed. Participate in a Fifty-Headed Hydra as you’re forced out of Hagrid’s hut and watch the execution. If you are in Gryffindor, the idea of death doesn’t scare you and you may skip this round for free.

You and your friends spot Scabbers on your way back to the castle, and Ron is dragged under the Whomping Willow by a large black dog! Write 300 words as you, Harry, and Hermione struggle to get underneath the tree.

You follow the passage underneath the Whomping Willow and end up inside the Shrieking Shack. There, you’re met by Sirius Black and Professor Lupin. Write for ten minutes as they explain that Sirius was innocent, and that Peter Pettigrew was the one who betrayed Harry’s parents and killed all those people.

Peter Pettigrew turns out to be an animagus, and Ron’s pet rat. Write 350 words as Lupin forces Pettigrew to turn back into his human self.

On your way back to the castle, Lupin begins to transform into a werewolf! Write 400 words in fifteen minutes as you flee to the castle.

If you succeed: You make it to the castle and start to tell Cornelius Fudge and Snape what happened, but they insist that you’ve been Confounded and need to visit the hospital wing.

If you fail: You get caught up by Lupin and have to flee him as well as the Dementors who show up for Sirius. Write an additional 200 words.

You, Harry, and Hermione are the only ones conscious enough to stand up for Sirius to Dumbledore, and while he believes you, he instructs Hermione to use her Time-Turner to save Sirius. Turn back time and complete three of the previous five challenges again! (Beginning at the Fifty-Headed Hydra and ending at 400 words in fifteen minutes.) Keep in mind that you may not skip this round even if you have enough Galleons to do so.

You and your friends manage to save both Sirius and Buckbeak by using the Time-Turner. There is no celebration of your bravery this year at the end of year feast, but you still enjoy yourself nonetheless. Write for ten minutes as you say your last goodbyes to your friends- until next year!


#186

@RobotAmbassador roll 1d6


#187

:game_die: 3


#188

Wifi’s too slow to edit rn so we’re doing a new post

Professor Lupin proves to be the best Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher you’ve ever had. He takes you to the staff room, where a boggart in the wardrobe will turn into whatever you fear the most. Write 300 words in ten minutes as you face your fears and cast Riddikulus to turn it into something funny instead.

I got 335

If you succeed: Professor Lupin is very impressed with you, and you win a bet with Ron that you wouldn’t be able to do it. He gives you a Galleon.

If you fail: Professor Lupin insists that you try again. Write for another five minutes as you perfect the spell, this time perfectly executing it on the Boggart.

Wooo I get a galleon

Halloween arrives, and you’re able to go to Hogsmeade with Ron and Hermione. Write 3% of your current word count as you load up on tricks from Zonko’s and treats from Honeydukes.

11395 x 0.03= 342

okie!

---------Gonna get ready and sit outside. be back to write in a few :wave:

The Halloween feast is delicious, and as you return to your dormitory, you hear the news that the Fat Lady was attacked by Sirius Black. Your Head of House escorts you to the Great Hall, where it appears that the entire school is having a sleepover. Keep in mind that you are not allowed to skip this round even if you have enough Galleons to do so.

Gryffindors: Write 350 words as you have to repeat yourself, explaining what happened.

Hufflepuffs: You get hungry in the middle of the night. Write for twenty minutes as you sneak off to the kitchen and grab some food.

Ravenclaws: No one is going to stop you from studying for your Transfiguration exam tomorrow, not even Sirius Black. Write for thirty minutes as you try to study over the noise of the students around you.

Slytherins: You decide that you want to find Sirius Black yourself. You sneak out of the Great Hall and try to find him, but Snape catches you. Write 500 words as he lectures you on your way back to bed.

At the Gryffindor vs Hufflepuff Quidditch match, you can’t see the Dementors on the field but you can feel their presence. Write for fifteen minutes as the game ends abruptly and you hurry off of the field trying to get away from the Azkaban guards.

On another trip to Hogsmeade, Harry sneaks out of the castle to join you, Ron, and Hermione. You go to get a drink at the Three Broomsticks when you overhear McGonagall, Flitwick, Hagrid, and Cornelius Fudge talking about Sirius Black’s relationship with the Potters. Write 200 words as you sit in your seat, terrified that they’ll find you eavesdropping on them. If you are in Slytherin, you are an excellent eavesdropper and may skip this round for free.

Christmas morning arrives, and you spend the day with Harry, Ron, and Hermione playing Exploding Snaps. Your present from your parents arrives, and it’s very intricately wrapped. Write for fifteen minutes as you try to get it open. Your gift depends on how much you write.

Muggleborns

Less than 200 words: 1 Galleon

200-300 words: 2 Galleons

More than 300 words: 3 Galleons

Halfbloods

Less than 250 words: 1 Galleon

250-350 words: 2 Galleons

More than 350 words: 3 Galleons

Purebloods

Less than 350 words: 1 Galleon

350-450 words: 2 Galleons

More than 450 words: 3 Galleons

Sirius Black breaks into Hogwarts again, this time attempting to attack Ron in his bed after finding a list of passwords to Gryffindor Tower. Roll a die, multiply your roll by 100, and write that many words as you spend another sleepless night in your common room.

The Quidditch final arrives: Gryffindor vs Slytherin. Roll a die; if your roll is even, you’re cheering for Gryffindor, and if your roll is odd, you’re cheering for Slytherin. Word war for twenty minutes with someone cheering for the opposite team - the winner gets to take one of the other’s Galleons!

Your Easter holidays are spent doing homework and nothing else. Write 400 words as you spend several all-nighters studying for your exams.

On the last day of exams, you and your friends decide to go visit Hagrid to give him some support before Buckbeak is executed. Participate in a Fifty-Headed Hydra as you’re forced out of Hagrid’s hut and watch the execution. If you are in Gryffindor, the idea of death doesn’t scare you and you may skip this round for free.

You and your friends spot Scabbers on your way back to the castle, and Ron is dragged under the Whomping Willow by a large black dog! Write 300 words as you, Harry, and Hermione struggle to get underneath the tree.

You follow the passage underneath the Whomping Willow and end up inside the Shrieking Shack. There, you’re met by Sirius Black and Professor Lupin. Write for ten minutes as they explain that Sirius was innocent, and that Peter Pettigrew was the one who betrayed Harry’s parents and killed all those people.

Peter Pettigrew turns out to be an animagus, and Ron’s pet rat. Write 350 words as Lupin forces Pettigrew to turn back into his human self.

On your way back to the castle, Lupin begins to transform into a werewolf! Write 400 words in fifteen minutes as you flee to the castle.

If you succeed: You make it to the castle and start to tell Cornelius Fudge and Snape what happened, but they insist that you’ve been Confounded and need to visit the hospital wing.

If you fail: You get caught up by Lupin and have to flee him as well as the Dementors who show up for Sirius. Write an additional 200 words.

You, Harry, and Hermione are the only ones conscious enough to stand up for Sirius to Dumbledore, and while he believes you, he instructs Hermione to use her Time-Turner to save Sirius. Turn back time and complete three of the previous five challenges again! (Beginning at the Fifty-Headed Hydra and ending at 400 words in fifteen minutes.) Keep in mind that you may not skip this round even if you have enough Galleons to do so.

You and your friends manage to save both Sirius and Buckbeak by using the Time-Turner. There is no celebration of your bravery this year at the end of year feast, but you still enjoy yourself nonetheless. Write for ten minutes as you say your last goodbyes to your friends- until next year!


#189

Does anyone want to beta-read a fantasy novel I’ve almost finished writing? Help me edit it?


#190

I wish I could but i have so much on my plate rn that i don’t think i’ll be able to. But pm me the link anyways, I’ll check it out if I ever have days where I have free time and can’t write


#191

Feel free to send it to me as well. I’m starting a new job on Monday, (well today) so It might be a while but feel free to send it to me as well


#192

New job? Good luck!!! What are you working as?


#193

Cameron, I would love to but I have my exams in 7 weeks so hardly have any free time to write, let alone read for someone else


#194

785 || WORKING ON JACK AND ROSE

Aiming for 200
Got 158

Aiming for 400
got 292

I’m changing it up and going for a different house now. I’m normally a Hufflepuff but I’m going to choose Ravenclaw.

Words to nearest 1000 = 437

Got exactly 437


#195

I’m a real estate agent :slight_smile:


#196

Ooooo that’s fun selling houses and stuff lol


#197

Yeah but it will take up so much of my time :slight_smile: yikes


#198

Yeah, it’ll be stressful. But I hope you enjoy it!!


#199

458 needed for @TheHermit_Crab’s post count

done

Aiming for 1000


#200

Because @Vintaginity worked so hard on these:

1: Write for three minutes.

139

2: Sprint to 200 words.

211

3: Roll a dice and multiply by 50. Write this amount of words.

2 makes 200 words as a goal.
262

4: Count your words from step 1, 2 and 3. Write this amount again.

262+211+139=612. Here we go.
641

Total count: 1262


#201

Thank you haha


#202

The Egyptian Tomb Crawl

You are an archaeologist, Dr. I. M. Klevver (did anyone else notice this name?), working on a dig site in the Valley of the Kings. Suddenly some of the local workers come running toward you.

  • Roll a die to see how many of them are in the group.
    • Odd number – write 100 words in order to hear their news.
    • Even number – write 200 words in order to hear their news.

6 makes 200 words to write.
232

They believe they have found the entrance to a new tomb never excavated before.

  • Do a 20-minute word war while you walk with them to the location of the new site.

752

Hey, who do you think you are, Indiana Jones? This is the 21st century. Nowadays, you can’t just start digging whenever you want. You have to wait until the representative from the Supreme Council of Antiquities arrives to approve the new excavation.

  • Roll one die to see how many hours it will take for him to get to your dig site. Multiply that number x 100, and write that many words while you’re waiting for official approval.

The die says four, so 400 words.
415

  • Oh, no! You’ve developed a case of ‘Mummy Tummy’… we told you not to drink the local water! Write as fast as you can for 5 minutes while you, er, make a run for the privy.

Finally able to continue this crawl again.
201

You have been approved to start excavating! How many workers do you have available to clear the tomb entrance? Check the Three Digits Thread to find out. Write that many words while they clear away the sand, rubble and debris.

Goal is 235
243

Check with the workers. Can you get to the entrance yet? Roll one die .

Die says 4

  • If the number is even, you’re good to go.
  • If the result is odd, they’re not quite done yet… Do a five-minute sprint while they finish hauling away the last baskets of rubble from the entrance.

So… I’m done, I guess.

You are now able to be lowered down with a rope to the actual door of the tomb. Suspense: whose tomb is it? You can see the original seal placed on the tomb by the priests of the Theban necropolis. Roll one die to see the result.

Die says 3.

If your roll is:

  • 1, 2, or 3: The tomb belongs to a known pharaoh whose tomb has been lost since the 1890’s! Celebrate! Write 200 words .
  • 4 or 5: The tomb belongs to someone completely unknown to Egyptology. This is one of the most historic finds of the century! Write 450 words .
  • 6: The tomb belongs to Ankh-es-en-amun, the widow of Tut-ankh-amun whose burial has never been found until now. Write 600 words while the SCA representative recovers from a dead faint.

Ahh, I got the easy way out. 200 as a goal.
270

At last, you are able to enter the tomb. How many chambers does the tomb contain?

  • Roll two dice and add the values to find out the total number of chambers, and write 100 words while you explore each chamber in the tomb to see what is there.

5 and 2 makes 7 chambers, so 700 words.
710

  • Are there wonderful tomb paintings in the burial chamber? Sprint to the nearest 1000 words while you marvel at the beautiful art that hasn’t been seen since the tomb was sealed 3500 years ago.

559

  • How many gold artifacts did you find inside the tomb? Use a Random Number Generator and generate a 3-digit number between 100 and 999. Write that many words.

The number 197
197

  • Is there a mummy still in his/her sarcophagus? Do a ten-minute sprint to find out.

379

  • If your total is < 500, the mummy and the sarcophagus are gone. Only the canopic chest with the internal organs remains there.
  • If your total is > 500, congratulations! You have found an intact royal burial — the first since Tutankhamun! Write as many words as you can while listening to this song.

Hope you enjoyed your expedition to the Valley of the Kings!

Total word count: 3958