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20 Week Breeding Challenge (The Race Begins!)

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Welcome! To the 20-Week Breeding Challenge!

 

What is the challenge?

This challenge is patterned after the Unofficial Dragon Cave Discord Challenge of 2018. Those of us who survived that challenge have decided we would like to try again, with a few changes to make it better.

Starting Wednesday, May 1, 2019 we will be going 20 weeks trying to produce the longest lineage possible in that time frame (with a cohesive pattern).  The challenge will end on September 25, 2019.

Why 20 weeks?

We determined that the earlier one year challenge was too long to keep people interested.

It allows the challenge to end before any of the Holiday breeding seasons.

It's a nice round number!

Why should you participate in the challenge? 

Good Question!

First of all because it is FUN!

Also – PRIZES! Every member who joins this project, will be offering a prize (sort of like a poker pot) at the end of this project. Prizes will be split between first, second, and third place (possibly more if we get tons of people). First place will get first pick , second gets second, and third picks third. If there are still prizes left the cycle repeats The number of prizes for each winner will depend on how many participants finish the challenge. There may also be consolation prizes for all who finish the challenge.

 

Rules (Yes, of course we need rules!):

  • All lineages must be some form of stair or spiral format.

  • One of the base starting dragons MUST have a "Stolen on" date of May 1st, 2019 or later. The other may be a previously existing CB dragon. The last dragon in your line must have a “Laid on” date of September 25, 2019 or earlier in order to be counted.

  • You must create a public group for all dragons produced/used in the project.

  • All dragons in the final lineage must be on your scroll and in your group at the end of the Challenge.

  • Inbreeding will be allowed.

  • At the end of the challenge each player will be asked to contribute one prize. It can be an offspring of your challenge lineage, or anything else you choose.

 

Forms:

 

To Join:

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional):
Forum Name:
Today's Date:

Starter Dragon (link and name if named)

Challenge Group Link (required):

Goal (Plan for your lineage):

 

Reporting your lineage growth:

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The Lineage gets longer!

Proof (link to egg's lineage):

What Gen are you on now?:

Today's Date:

Forum Name:

Scroll Link (optional):

Challenge Group Link (required):

 

Prize offering (At the end of the challenge):
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I would like to offer a prize!

Lineage Link to Egg:

OR

Description of What You'll Breed/Have Bred:

 

 

 

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Members/Standings:

List format will be as follows ~ <forum tag> | Scroll link (if given) | Starter dragon | Group Link | Current generation | Ranking

 

@Aqub | Scroll | D1NT | Group | 4G | 13th

@chandelotic | Scroll | Sunset Stays | Group | 7G | 4th

@Coheart | Scroll | starter | Group | 6G | 6th

@Fuzzbucket | Scroll | Teeny Weeny Tiny | Group | 4G | 15th

@Haki | Scroll | starter | Group | 8G | 1st

@Justie | Scroll | Qi Xeno Tira | Group | 4G | 14th

@Kigyptnee | Scroll | tbd | Group | 5G | 9th

@kirby | Scroll | (DEADd) | Group | 4G | 12th

@Kurokosworth | Scroll | tbd | Group | 3G | 16th

@Mochi | --- | Marquis Emeric Calvet | Group | 8G | 3rd

@purplehaze | ScrollEdwarad i | Group | 8G | 2nd

@Ruby Eyes | --- | starter | Group | 6G | 8th

@scalesofgrey | ScrollEchoes in the Future | Group | 5G | 10th

@Shibunari | Scroll | tbd | Group | 5G | 11th

@Tigerkralle | --- | starter | Group | 6G | 7th

@Verandi | Scroll | starter | Group | 7G | 5th

 

 

It will be important to document your breeding immediately because I will determine rankings (in case of multiple people on the same generation) by the order in which the dragon was posted to this thread!

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Reserved (just in case!)

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional): Scroll
Forum Name: purplehaze
Today's Date: 4/14/2019

Starter Dragon (link and name if named) : To be determined

Challenge Group Link (required): Group -  my Z'ombie hatchling is a place-holder for the group for now

Goal (Plan for your lineage): Single breed spiral - breed not determined, yet.

 

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Oh, I like it!

 

I will give it a try! :)

 

A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional): Scroll
Forum Name: Shibunari
Today's Date: 4/14/2019

Starter Dragon: okmaX (to be named!)

Challenge Group Link (required): Group -  place-holder for the group.

Goal (Plan for your lineage):  BSA spiral > Aeon, Red, Pink, Purple, Magi etc....

05/06/2019 Egg!

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional): aqub
Forum Name: Aqub
Today's Date: 4/14/19

Starter Dragon (link and name if named)D1NT

Challenge Group Link (required): Group

Goal (Plan for your lineage): Stairstep (Male CBs)

 

Quick question: I know the lineage shape has to be consistent, but do the lineage breeds have to be consistent, or if you get a "fail" can you continue with that? And, can the CBs be different breeds?

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starter dragon added

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Sounds like a lot of fun! I'll give it a go :D 

 

A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional): https://dragcave.net/user/chandelotic
Forum Name: chandelotic
Today's Date: 04/14/2019

Starter Dragon (link and name if named) https://dragcave.net/lineage/CEzWv | Name: TBD

Challenge Group Link (required): https://dragcave.net/group/89119

Goal (Plan for your lineage): Stair: Aqualis + Sunsong Amphiptere

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updated information (group link, starter dragon)

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10 minutes ago, Aqub said:

 

Quick question: I know the lineage shape has to be consistent, but do the lineage breeds have to be consistent, or if you get a "fail" can you continue with that? And, can the CBs be different breeds?

 

I hope it is ok, that is exactly what I was planning!

one consistent spiral BSA, but it can "fail", at least I hope so! XD

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional): https://dragcave.net/user/Coheart
Forum Name: Coheart
Today's Date: 4/14/19

Starter Dragon (link and name if named) : TBD

Challenge Group Link (required): PLACEHOLDER

Goal (Plan for your lineage): Single Step Spiral, Breed TBD

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1 hour ago, Aqub said:

Quick question: I know the lineage shape has to be consistent, but do the lineage breeds have to be consistent, or if you get a "fail" can you continue with that? And, can the CBs be different breeds?

Absolutely you can use your fails. As long as the lineage shape stays consistent. And the CBs can be different breeds. My lineage from the previous challenge consisted of blue dragons -- any blue dragon. :) https://dragcave.net/lineage/o6tEi

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional):
Forum Name: Mochi
Today's Date: 14 April 2019

Starter Dragon (link and name if named) : Marquis Emeric Calvet

Challenge Group Link (required): Water Noods

Goal (Plan for your lineage): Stair - Breed Thalassa/Water x Aqualis

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional): A Dandi little scroll
Forum Name: Verandi
Today's Date: April 14, 2019

Starter Dragon (link and name if named) : TBD

Challenge Group Link (required): May rename at a later date

Goal (Plan for your lineage) : Double step spiral, Antarean x Pillow, magi is a place holder for now. 

 

This is my first group project! 

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Breeds have been determined

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Welcome to everyone who has joined so far! I am pleased with the response and hope you will all have fun with this.

@chandelotic - It appears that you didn't mark your group as public, because the link doesn't work for me.

@Verandi - Welcome to your first group project! I love the sound of your lineage, but if I am understanding your intent correctly, it may be a little complicated for the purpose of this challenge. This is sort of a race to get as long a lineage as possible in the time available. Wrong breeds are quite common in breeding and each one could lose you a whole week of breeding time. If you are okay with that I would love to see how it goes for you.

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1 minute ago, purplehaze said:

Welcome to everyone who has joined so far! I am pleased with the response and hope you will all have fun with this.

@chandelotic - It appears that you didn't mark your group as public, because the link doesn't work for me.

@Verandi - Welcome to your first group project! I love the sound of your lineage, but if I am understanding your intent correctly, it may be a little complicated for the purpose of this challenge. This is sort of a race to get as long a lineage as possible in the time available. Wrong breeds are quite common in breeding and each one could lose you a whole week of breeding time. If you are okay with that I would love to see how it goes for you.

Oops, sorry about that! It should be fixed now.

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2 hours ago, purplehaze said:

Welcome to everyone who has joined so far! I am pleased with the response and hope you will all have fun with this.

@chandelotic - It appears that you didn't mark your group as public, because the link doesn't work for me.

@Verandi - Welcome to your first group project! I love the sound of your lineage, but if I am understanding your intent correctly, it may be a little complicated for the purpose of this challenge. This is sort of a race to get as long a lineage as possible in the time available. Wrong breeds are quite common in breeding and each one could lose you a whole week of breeding time. If you are okay with that I would love to see how it goes for you.

 

Ok, in that case I will just choose one to keep it going, or just let it go as it randomly would if that's ok? Or should I just have it centered around the main one and use caveborn versions of the others? But then that may take a while too. It's probably best to do with what you are given the first time. 

 

I have yet to actually breed my dragons yet. I have just been collecting so far so I have not seen how breeding works. 

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional):
Forum Name: Tigerkralle
Today's Date:
15th April 2019 (in Germany ;) )

Starter Dragon (link and name if named) So Crimson Flare Pygmies it is

Challenge Group Link (required): Link to the group Beware of the chicken! She is guarding the place at the moment.

Goal (Plan for your lineage): Single breed and two or three step spiral.

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link (optional): charlottekay62
Forum Name: Justie
Today's Date: 15th April 2019 (in Australia as well)

Starter Dragon (link and name if named) : Not decided

Challenge Group Link (required): Link Group

Goal (Plan for your lineage): Spiral Lineage

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A New Challenger Enters!

Scroll Link :https://dragcave.net/user/flurp
Forum Name: Fuzzbucket
Today's Date: April 15 2019 (I can't hack the different date formatting._

Starter Dragon (link and name if named) : https://dragcave.net/view/HNLK  - Teeny Weeny Tiny

Challenge Group Link (required): https://dragcave.net/group/89215

Goal (Plan for your lineage): Pygmy spiral

 

If we know what we will offer, do we post the prizes now ?

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BY the way - I assume we can use existing dergs on the way up ?

 

And if I can't find a pygmy on May 1, can I switch to drakes ??? ;)

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3 minutes ago, Fuzzbucket said:

BY the way - I assume we can use existing dergs on the way up ?

16 hours ago, purplehaze said:

One of the base starting dragons MUST have a "Stolen on" date of May 1st, 2019 or later. The other may be a previously existing dragon.

;)

Only one of the starter pair needs to be the new one, so that everyone starts at the same day. Everything else is down to your own scroll and lineage management skills.

At least that's how it was in the UDCDC :D

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1 hour ago, Fuzzbucket said:

 

If we know what we will offer, do we post the prizes now ?

I guess you could. I can use my reserved post to list them. But I think I'd rather you wait until we are nearing the end..

 

1 hour ago, Fuzzbucket said:

BY the way - I assume we can use existing dergs on the way up ?

 

And if I can't find a pygmy on May 1, can I switch to drakes ??? ;)

Yes, as Ruby says only one of your starter pair needs to be from May 1 or later. Any or all of the dragons you use later in the lineage can be on your scroll now.

I doubt you will have any trouble finding a pygmy that day, but you can switch at that point if you wish. Or you can start a day or two later. There will likely be time for you to catch up during the rest of the challenge period because breeding fails happen.

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9 hours ago, Verandi said:

Ok, in that case I will just choose one to keep it going, or just let it go as it randomly would if that's ok?

Yes, I think it is a good idea to just use whichever breed you get at each step. The lineage won't be as orderly, but it will progress faster. ;) Since you are new to breeding you may not know that breeding can fail sometimes, too. You would do well to collect some Purple dragons, if you don't already have them. Their BSA of "fertility" can boost the chance of successful breeding and make it less likely that the pair will refuse to breed with each other.

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If you fail to catch your desired starter dragon yourself, don't forget to check trades and AP. Just make sure to check laid dates.

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