Is there any interest in maintaining the tradition from no longer extant forums. Four books (usually linked by some tenuous theme) to be played over the course of a calendar month, points awarded based on various factors, highest scorer (other than whoever set the challenge) sets the next challenge.
On the off-chance that anyone here isn't familiar with the rules, here are the basics:
You get points for your attributes - the weaker your character, the higher you score. Take the average of all the dice you roll to generate your character (plus the crew if you're playing Seas of Blood, or the car if it's Freeway Fighter) and score as follows:
You get an additional point for every enemy you kill or overcome in combat (though there are edge cases that get argued about). Endlessly respawning opponents as in a couple of parts of Creature of Havoc only count once.
A bonus challenge is usually set for each book. Completing that is worth 5 points (unless the bonus specifies otherwise).
Winning a book is worth 10 points.
That covers the essentials. If anyone can remember anything significant I've missed, feel free to post a reminder.
ETA: On the old forum, each challenge had a separate thread. We might as well stick with that approach, unless there are any good reasons for not doing so.
Each challenge should involve 3-5 books, but 4 is the norm. Puffin books 1-59, Steve Jackson's Sorcery! and the six new titles published by Wizard are all eligible. Clash of the Princes, The Adventures of Goldhawk, mini-adventures from Warlock magazine and unofficial adventures written by fans are not permissible. Though I'd be open to including the minis from Fighting Fantazine if other participants agree.
No book should feature in two consecutive challenges.
Looks like Schlendrian gets to set the November challenge. As far as I'm aware, whatever flaw made it necessary for me to start every Challenge thread on MC's forum (or people to start them in the wrong place and me move them) doesn't apply here.