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A listing of all Captain's Challenges following the discontinuation of the Storybook Newsletter. For all CCs from February 2015 to September 2018, view that thread instead.


2018
1. October
2. "November"
3. December
But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
- Paul the Apostle

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Captain's Challenge: The Wheel Turns
As Issued by Navigator Hunter


On the rough seas of life, the Winds of Fortune oppose and assist in seemingly equal measures. It takes a steady hand to stay the course. The Storybook Crew has recently faced two severe storms, yet with the guidance of our beloved Captain and Quartermaster, we have emerged united and determined. It is their example that has inspired this Captain's Challenge — the first of a new, uncertain era.

For the remainder of October and some of November, your challenge is twofold:
1. Pay homage to a good leader. Let your characters express their faith in or admiration for the person/s who must guide them.
2. Show strength of resolve. Let your characters demonstrate their perseverance in the face of past, present, or pending tribulation.

Sincerity is essential for this challenge. Not only must your characters be true in their display of trust and/or tenacity, but this challenge must also be integrated inconspicuously into your post. For genuine expression, two credits will be awarded per aspect, and each may be completed twice, for a total of eight credits; for false expression, no credits will be awarded. Any number of characters (NPCs included) and storybooks may be used to complete this challenge.

Know that a pirate ship is not governed by force, but through democracy; a vessel's leadership retains their authority only as long as they serve the interests of the crew. Rest assured, dear citizens, that this vessel has two of the most capable sailors at its helm.
But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
- Paul the Apostle

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Captain's Challenge: Some May Call This Junk...
As Issued by Navigator Hunter


November has passed, and yet only the Captain's Challenge for October was available. Why was this? Did the Storybook Crew, or perhaps a specific crew member, sleep on the job? Nay, be not so quick to judge! Not only could such unjust accusations result in the plank being walked, but it is the challenge that was tardy, not its issuer. If delivery is delayed, look to the delivery service for blame, not the sender.

In any case, the Captain's Challenge for November arrived all broken and busted, so we demanded Nate's monkeys repair it. Given the nature of monkey business, we expect it back and hopefully in semi-decent condition by February. In spirit of this unfortunate occurrence, your makeshift challenge this month will be twofold:
1. Reference something received or discovered in broken condition. If it is something given or sent, it must be broken at the time of reception. If it is something that was sought or hunted, such as a treasure or item, it must be broken or defunct at the time of acquisition.
2. Reference something or someone being late. It can be a delivery, sure, but any arrival for any occasion will suffice. Be creative!

This challenge was hastily cobbled together, so each aspect will only grant one credit, and they're only good for one use per person, though the two aspects can be completed in separate posts, if necessary. To make it taste a bit less like cardboard, you can find a bonus credit in your cereal if either aspect occurs because of your character's actions, i.e. the protagonist is the direct or indirect cause of the brokenness or lateness.

Oh, and one last detail: anything of poor quality rarely lasts, so this challenge will only be available until Christmas Eve; once Christmas Day breaks, this challenge will break as well (although they won't break in the same way), after which it will be chucked away with the gift wrappings.

Can this even be called a Captain's Challenge? Perhaps "Powder Monkey's Challenge" would be more apt. Meh. Get your measly three credits while they last!
But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
- Paul the Apostle

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Captain's Challenge: Me? I Call Them Treasures
As Issued by Navigator Hunter


You might think your pirate overlords are being generous, offering the forum not only one, but two Captain's Challenges this month, but... you know what, sure, let's say we're handing out free treasure, even if it looks like rubbish.

So! Your challenge this month is to have your characters emulate your superiors and act as true "generous" pirates! If you're as crafty as we are, there are many ways in which you can do this:
1. Have your characters make at least one other character believe they're getting something "valuable" when they... totally are! This can entail inflating something's value, making a job sound more glamorous or privileged, or even offering a massive "discount".
2. Have your characters give something away that... isn't really a gift at all. This can involve gifting something they "rightfully" acquired, but can also include giving something to a character to which that character was already entitled or which already belonged to them (probably without their knowledge). Your character doesn't make a loss, and the other character feels they got something neat! A win for both sides!
3. Have your characters take credit for something they obviously did on purpose and which they definitely did do. It's essential that recognition be awarded where it's deserved, and that is obviously with your characters.

For completing any of these three aspects, you earn three credits! Of course, any competent pirate knows they should only be "generous" up to a point, so you may only claim the credits for two of the three aspects. However, any competent pirate also knows how to work with their limitations - if you display the resourcefulness needed to have your character complete both aspects within a single post, perhaps even within a single instance, you will nab yourself three "bonus" credits.

Enjoy the holiday season that lies ahead! Make sure to capitalise on those five-fingered discounts, genuine bargains, and ripe naivety, but also remember to keep an eye on your purse. After all, "generosity" is all around, even if you didn't realise it! There will be no humbugs here.
But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
- Paul the Apostle

Spring has returned! Winter is over, and BrumalHunter is no more!
  








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