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This is the scout side-challenge. Each week, starting on Monday, a mini-challenge will be posted with a little bit of story (for those who want it!) and some extra challenge goals for the week. If you want to join in, you're welcome to, but please don't feel you have to, especially if you are new to Scouting or if you already have a full set of activies and don't want to be distracted. There will usually be two goals - one involving exercise and one that's a bit more of a lifestyle thing, so you can choose your own particular torture activity. The first week will be a warm-up. After that, there will be attribute points awarded according to a super-secret algorithm encapsulated in a miraculous spreadsheet (I hope I'm not building this up too much...). There will also be inventory items (thanks for the idea Skywalker!) Intro: I don't think we're in Nerdfitness Any More... Well, this weather's been pretty strange, eh? After braving floods, the polar vortex and bushfires in the last challenge, you woke up this morning to find the entire scout encampment had been caught in a twister and deposited in a strange new world full of bright colours and little smiling people who are singing songs. Now they are singing "Ding Dong" and something about a witch being dead, whatever that means. They shake you by the hand and present you with a giant lollipop. Don't worry, though, it is a special paleo lollipop, made of bacon. But not everyone's pleased to see you. Just as the celebrations are in full swing, there is a swirl of bright red smoke and a very cross-looking green lady appears and begins berating you about something she says you've done to her sister. You go around to the side of the building and find this shocking sight: Crushed under the weight of the falling house is a pair of legs in stripy compression socks and wearing a pair of beautiful, sparkling ruby vibrams. As the witch moves towards you menacingly, her wand at the ready, there is a flash of light and another witch appears, this one dressed in a lycra technical ballgown and state-of-the-art streamlined, yurbud-equipped tiara. With a wave of her wand, the legs curl up and shrink back beneath the house. Where did the ruby vibrams go? Well, they're on your feet of course. And by some hard-to-explain good-witch magic, there is now a pair for every scout! You don't hang around to find out what's going on. The little people are singing again now "Follow the yellow brick road!" they chant, and you do. The voice of the good witch calls after you: "You'll need those ruby vibrams to carry you to the emerald city. Look for the Whizznerd. Maybe he will help you find your way back home!" Challenge Spreadsheet - > https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArOj1gu3Mp3IdGZPSV8xd3lpWmdUMTJPSnhtdGJzNHc#gid=0 Week 1 -> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/44752-side-challenge-the-whizznerd-of-oz/?p=911273 Week 2 -> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/44752-side-challenge-the-whizznerd-of-oz-week-2-posted/?p=927208 Week 3 -> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/44752-side-challenge-the-whizznerd-of-oz-week-3-posted/?p=939030 Week 4 -> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/44752-side-challenge-the-whizznerd-of-oz-week-4-posted/?p=948797 Week 5 -> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/44752-side-challenge-the-whizznerd-of-oz-week-5-posted/?p=957031 Week 6 -> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/44752-side-challenge-the-whizznerd-of-oz-week-6-posted/?p=966152