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Ranger Robots: The Mini Challenge Thread

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Remember when anime was about huge robots? When Transformers were an awesome TV cartoon and not Michael Bay's mix of CGI and explosions? When everyone from Silverhawks to Power Rangers and Saber Rider could call up some huge robotic backup and then combine the damn things into an even bigger robot? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you better buckle up cause I got news for you.

 

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Our mini for this challenge will draw inspiration from all things large and robotic *insert sick guitar riff* especially the kind that's piloted by an awesome person inside (that's you) from the classic mechas to the latest trend of robotic armored body suits. We'll be using the classic feat system for this and instead of revealing the challenge every week, I'll lay it all out from the start so you can plan accordingly, especially if you're looking to incorporate this in your challenge. Also, since a lot of us are turning the 2 week break between challenges into a 6 week challenge, I'll be including an optional bonus for these first two weeks. Ready? GO!

 

Optional Week 0-A quest: Constructing the thing

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Before we pilot a robot, we need to have a robot and in order to have a robot, we need to make a robot but before we make a robot, we gotta plan carefully. Hope that makes sense, because it's an allegory about your challenge goals. Take some time to sit back, review your challenge goals and check whether they are S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-related).

 

Optional Week 0-B quest: Strength in unity

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What's better than a big robot? Well, multiple of them combining to form an even bigger one, of course! Your mission for the second week of the break is to find the threads of 5 Rangers you've never followed before and  do just that.

 

Week 1 quest: Full speed ahead!

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It's the first week of the challenge and we are all HYPED! Use the excitement to push a little more and be off to a strong start. Maybe go for a new PR, do an extra workout or try to ace your goals for the week with a 100% success rate. Whatever it is, go do it and come back to share your success.

 

Week 2 quest: Fine tuning

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Maybe putting your plan to action during the first week has exposed some weakness in the design. Maybe you were too ambitious and aimed too high or put too much on your plate (the RangerBrain effect). Maybe life's thrown you a curveball and things have changed. Or maybe you're doing a 6 week challenge using the Zero Week breaks and by now you're starting to lose momentum. Whatever the case, look into your challenge and do any tweaks you might need. Remember, adaptation is a Ranger thing!

 

Week 3 quest: More than meets the eye

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Two common misconceptions about robots. One, they are big, bulky and hard to move around. Two, they use ranged weapons and only go into melee as a last resort. Your mission for the week is to challenge either. You could add some mobility work or a foam/lacrosse rolling session. Perhaps try out some yoga or just basic stretching. Gymnastics, parkour and ninja flips are always a yes. Alternatively, grab a weapon and get physical. Whether it's a staff, nunchucks, a sword or your own body as a weapon, get some work done in that area.

 

Week 4 quest: The killing blow

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You've made it this far, it's only fitting now that you finish strong. You might feel this challenge was a failure or maybe you'd like to retry it next round, but you might as well drop the excuses and finish it first. The goal is not to pull off a flawless one (though kudos to you if you did) but to finish the challenge. Even a mediocre or failed one includes a degree of success and work put in and even if that's not the case, lessons were learned. As you head towards the finish line, your mission is to do a quick recap of your progress so far and let us know your plans on finishing as best as you can.

 

Ready? Suit up and let's do this thing!

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Being that I'm heavily inspired by mech suits right now, this is PERFECT!

 

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10 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

What's better than a big robot? Well, multiple of them combining to form an even bigger one, of course! Your mission for the second week of the break is to find the threads of 5 Rangers you've never followed before and  do just that.

 

Love this goal. Unity FTW!!

 

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I'm in!  I'm not really much into the robotic scene but having a 6 week challenge rings true and I love the quests you've come up with. 

 

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This is a most excellent mini challenge.  I really love the structure of the challenges and how they encourage camaraderie and completion.  Well played, DR.  I've gotten sidetracked mid-challenge my last several attempts and you are tempting me to give another try.

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On 6/28/2017 at 5:23 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Optional Week 0-B quest: Strength in unity

 

Done and done!  Since I've never followed any Rangers in the past, it was easy for me to follow 5 Rangers I've never followed.  We can call that Newbie Gainz.

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On 2017-7-4 at 0:55 PM, Cheetah said:

 

Done and done!  Since I've never followed any Rangers in the past, it was easy for me to follow 5 Rangers I've never followed.  We can call that Newbie Gainz.

 

Oh how I miss newbie gains! 

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Hi Everyone

Jumping on this one a little late but i'm gonna use this as my first ever challenge!

So thank you DR for the amazing first theme! And good luck with the challenge Sir!

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On 6/28/2017 at 4:23 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Optional Week 0-A quest: Constructing the thing

Before we pilot a robot, we need to have a robot and in order to have a robot, we need to make a robot but before we make a robot, we gotta plan carefully. Hope that makes sense, because it's an allegory about your challenge goals. Take some time to sit back, review your challenge goals and check whether they are S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-related).

 

Optional Week 0-B quest: Strength in unity

What's better than a big robot? Well, multiple of them combining to form an even bigger one, of course! Your mission for the second week of the break is to find the threads of 5 Rangers you've never followed before and  do just that.

 

I've tweaked my goals for Quest 0-A.  I've been pretty lax lately about setting SMART goals so they needed a little work.  

And now I'm off to find 5 new Ranger friends. :) 

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Veritech Fighter Skull 4 checking in.  I see a lot of fancy flying from you jokers.  The training wheels come off Sunday.  You can be sure the Zentraedi are ready to foul up your perfectly laid plans. 

 

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Get ready to fly and stay in formation with your wingman.  You've got plenty of backup here.

 

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Select your target, set your sights, and fire when locked.

 

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When in doubt, take evasive action.  You'll do just fine out there.

 

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Progress Report:

Week 0A:  Goals set and they are SMART!

 

Week 0B:  Following Yasha, Odinson, Cheetah, cn3wton, Broba Fett (and a bunch of others I've followed before!)

 

 

Battle Plan Briefing:

Week 1:  Start strong.  I have a weekly goals to meet, which I have been doing for many challenges now.  Starting strong is how I ROLL OUT!

 

Week 2:  Fine tuning.  My plan usually gets thrown off due to the kids schedule.  They'll be out of town in Week 2, but my plan will need adjusting for Week 3 when I am out of town.   

 

Week 3:  Flexibility.  I test for Green belt in Karate at the end of Week 3.  I'll be focusing on my details which really come down to balance and flexibility for me.  I'll cram in extra stretching and physical therapy exercises (for my back/spine) and Karate practice during the week. 

 

Week 4:  Finish strong.  Is there any doubt I will?

 

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Being that I'm heavily inspired by mech suits right now, this is PERFECT!

 

 

 

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Love this goal. Unity FTW!!

 

 

 

Wolf

 

 

 

 

Anthem? Heck yeah, our p&p rpg round is home cooking a campaign build on the trailer for exactly that game with WildTalents for a rulesystem... SO EXCITED (also might buy the PC game when it's out, but not playing much, so... maybe)

 

 

 

Clan wolf reporting for duty

 

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Best mecha next to BattleTech, but I couldn't find a good Clan Jade Falcon gif of a Mechwarrior.

 

 

 

 

Gahhhh Clanners!! Away with you! (No, in all seriousness, love the Battletech world, always been a merc myself, but I hope you won't hold that against me...)

 

 

 

To be honest, MechWarrior and the upcoming BattleTech videogame were the inspiration for this theme

 

 

 

 

Let's do this!!

 

 

 

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Have you played it yet? Hubby bought into the beta and I got to play a few rounds, was really liking how they handled the terrain and such...

 

 

It's not the same as running around in my old MW:O Jenner and ripping legs off and backs open, but it'll do. Haven't toucht MW:O in far too long, my old unit mates keep telling me the changes are good... maybe I give it a try again.

 

 

Postscript I am in. Late, but I'll have a think and come back here.

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"Travel lightly, for what you bring with you becomes part of your landscape." -Anne Bishop

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Katrin the Morag said:

Gahhhh Clanners!! Away with you! (No, in all seriousness, love the Battletech world, always been a merc myself, but I hope you won't hold that against me...)

Star Captain Volund Pryde takes offense to your freeborn dribble.

 

I was seriously registered through FASA and even went to a tourney in Seattle.  I came in 2nd Place behind a Merc who acquired some Clan tech during the tourney through salvage.

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Gonna try to take part in this one, I feel like a need a bit of a boot in the ol' arse so maybe this'll help.

 

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(Ok, so I was going to find an 'Autobots, roll out!' one, but then I found this instead. I can't say I remember that episode, but oh man, I wish I did)

 

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