What's old is new again
Crazy Eight Challenge
This year I’ll be undertaking a rebooted version of the “Crazy Eight” challenge, adapted from a similar challenge by Melikupo. The goal of this challenge is to narrow my backlog down to a not-overwhelming selection of games to choose from at any given time, while also incentivizing efficient progress through those games. The version I tried last year wasn’t entirely successful, so I’ve made a few modifications this year.
To begin, eight games are selected at random by the Fortune Cookie of BL; all unplayed/unbeaten games are eligible for selection. Any selection may be exchanged without penalty for the earliest unbeaten game in that series.
Beating half (i.e., four) of the games in the first set unlocks the next set (and so on), which may now be revealed (and/or started) immediately. For every game beaten after the fourth in the current set, one “re-roll” is earned for use at any point during the next set. A re-roll can be used to have the Fortune Cookie select a new game in place of one already selected. (If the Cookie chooses the same game or another game in the same series, that game may be re-rolled again without penalty.)
Games in a repeated series from the previous set may be re-rolled without penalty. Re-rolls may not be “saved” (carried over) from one set to the next. Re-rolls for the current set cannot be earned once that set has been started. The first set begins with four re-rolls available for that set.
If you'd like to participate in your own Crazy Eight challenge, feel free to copy these rules (modify them however you'd like!) and let me know so we can follow each other's progress!
Crazy Eight 2018, Round One -- 1/1/18-???
Final Fantasy II
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Medal of Honor: Airborne
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Spy Chameleon: RGB Agent
Resident Evil: Director’s Cut
Cities in Motion 2
Re-rolls available this round: 3
Re-rolls earned for next round: 1
I've beaten four games from Round One, so Round Two is unlocked!
Crazy Eight 2018, Round Two -- Not Yet Started
May's Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville
Mega Man II
Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones
Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace