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Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis

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  1. Obviously, games are a must! We can celebrate the end of exams by exploding some kittens. (This party pack of Exploding Kittens even provides music!)
  2. Now that the table is cleared of Mystic Madness, we have been playing Roll Player. In this game, players compete against each other to build fantasy characters of different races, such as Elf or Dragonkin. Attributes - Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma - are decided by drafting dice. The dice drafting is very similar to Sagrada, but there are more ways to manipulate the dice after placement in Roll Player. The Attribute Goals depend on the total value of the three dice in that row. Players also accumulate gold that can be used in the Market to obtain Skills, Traits, Weapons, and Armor. In the end, the player with the most Reputation Stars wins. As you might guess, I love that Roll Player is a dice game! The cards also add many interesting elements, so your overall goal may change each round. It feels like every decision is important, whether it is where to place a die on the character mat or purchasing a card from the market.
  3. I've only been to Disney. Baseball or lacrosse?
  4. After the events of the year, including Mr. Weasley getting attacked and the Occlumency lessons, was Hermione right to question Harry’s “vision” about Sirius? Why do you think his friends allowed Harry to be the one to communicate with the fire at 12 Grimmauld Place? 10 scales if posted by Sunday 14th April, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Tuesday 30th April, 23:59 HOL time.
  5. Seamus and Dean were planning a dawn-till-dusk end-of-exams celebration in the common room. Bring something to the party! It can be decorations, food, games, etc. 10 scales if posted by Sunday 14th April, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Tuesday 30th April, 23:59 HOL time.
  6. Game 15: Dione vs Old Barkarb (Finals) Even before the first fields were planted, this match was already looking to be more vale-dependent as Old Barkarb elected to take the Sun Blessing amulet and deny its power from the Spirit Whisperer. Decay became the key to Old Barkarb's game as he put a Sacrificial Altar advancement with three Decay symbols into his Workshop. Dione was greedily adding to her vale collection each turn, but she left an important one for Old Barkarb -- Haunted Hollow. The Haunted Hollow vale, coupled with the Gaia's Outcast advancement, gives the owner an additional 13 points at the end of game if that player has the most Decay in his deck. With the help of Lore Keeper, the Sacrificial Altar appeared without spoiling, allowing Old Barkarb to get 10 points on his final turn to secure the championship. Final Score: Dione 56, Old Barkarb 62
  7. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite. TWBM played an April Fool's prank.
  8. Sectumsempra + Obliviate - Avada Kedavra 4 Crucio 20 Expelliarmus 2 Lumos 9 Obliviate 5 Sectumsempra 9
  9. Game 11: Le Que vs Old Barkarb (Quarterfinals) Knowing he had to keep Growth advancements away from Le Que, Old Barkarb pounced on them and kept them in his Workshop. This forced Le Que to abandon his "unfair and unfun" side and collect Spirit/VP instead. Despite Le Que's efforts to end the game early, Old Barkarb managed to score enough points to claim the victory. Final Score: Le Que 26, Old Barkarb 42
  10. Game 9: Algeni vs Nepeto (Quarterfinals) After an exciting finish to the Sweet Sixteen round, we were eager to play the first Elite Eight match. Unfortunately, it paled in comparison to our previous game. With Algeni trying to keep her cards blank for her special ability and Nepeto gaining additional Fertile Soils, the space for advancements on each card became limited very quickly. Although Algeni was able to upgrade by her second turn, she only received two points from the box the entire game for having blank cards in her field when she appeared. Nepeto never even got to use his special ability, because he upgraded on his last turn. Nepeto did give the reigning champion's Fierce Heart a scare by obtaining the Medusa Grotto vale on his final turn. Even though it cost him 14 VP, it allowed Nepeto the double the VP values of all his advancements at the end of the game. It was not quite enough to oust last year's winner, so Algeni advances to the next round. Final Score: Algeni 39, Nepeto 34
  11. I know I took four standardized tests that were administered during school. I believe the earliest one was the CAT. There was also the Elementary School Proficiency Assessment (ESPA), Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment (GEPA), and High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA). I remember that school schedules had to be adjusted to accommodate the testing, so testing days were great as long as you weren't in 8th grade or a junior in high school. For college, I also took the SAT. We were the guinea pigs for the writing section, which most universities did not count yet. My score helped me get a partial scholarship for four (out of six) years of pharmacy school. For my pharmacist license, I had to pass the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) for New Jersey. The NAPLEX can be transferred to any state, but you must pass the MPJE (law) for each state you want to be licensed in. I've heard from many people that New Jersey law is one of the trickiest!
  12. The O.W.L.s are standardized tests that all fifth year students at Hogwarts are required to take. O.W.L. results determine if a student can continue certain subjects going forward and may even affect future job prospects. Mainly because I’m curious, what type of standardized tests have you had to take during your schooling? Did you take any career-related exams? How did you prepare for them? Did you find them easy or difficult? 10 scales if posted by Sunday 7th April, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Tuesday 30th April, 23:59 HOL time.
  13. See if you can come up with an answer to this the History of Magic O.W.L. question: How was the Statute of Secrecy breached in 1749 and what measures were introduced to prevent a recurrence? 10 scales if posted by Sunday 7th April, 23:59 HOL time. 5 scales if posted after that but before Tuesday 30th April, 23:59 HOL time.
  14. This late in the summer afternoon, it was empty, the light golden as it streamed in.
  15. Game 7: Xanos vs Hectoro "Flip management" was key in this game. Both Xanos The Cold Heart and Hectoro The Hunter cost next to nothing to activate, but ending up on the negative side when the match is over will give you -40 or -25 VP, respectively. Hectoro was extra intimidating by nabbing the Wildfire Ember amulet that can add two Guardian symbols to any card. It became a bigger threat when an early Grovetender was available, even though it didn't mesh well with his ability to automatically add seven cards to his field. Hectoro only used the Wildfire Ember/Grovetender combination once, but it was enough to scare Xanos into spending her mana on advancements with Guardian symbols that she was unable to utilize. Xanos triggered the end of the game by taking the last VP. Both leaders were on their good sides and Hectoro continues his hunt for the Mystic Madness title. Final Score: Xanos 19, Hectoro 27
  16. Five days until the end of March! Remember to post any tasks that you've completed for the March Scales Challenge.

  17. Do you think Hagrid bringing Grawp back with him was the right decision? Why or why not? 10 scales if posted by Sunday 31st March, 23:59 HOL time.
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