My love of challenges is widely known… and with my overly creative mind, it only makes sense that, eventually, I would turn to writing my own challenges. It took a while for me to get up the nerve to actually write a fully original challenge. Being that those are not easy to write and test, many of the challenges I have written are ultimately inspired by another challenge. I try very hard to make sure to credit the original challenge writers (if I can find them) when I do a challenge – and have even gone so far as to get the writer’s permission to adapt their challenge for my use.
The first original challenge I actually wrote was my Apartment Switch Challenge, which, ultimately, was inspired by the Drifter Challenge, which is one of my favorite challenges of all time. That challenge took me months to write, and a couple years to fully test. It’s also the ONLY challenge I’ve written or edited that I have, ultimately, done a full test run on with both difficulties played. I’m working on testing the others, but I didn’t feel the need to make sure they were possible as much as the Switch.
After the switch, there have been others, and there are some that are in the works as I write this (as well as some others that are mere errant thoughts or ideas floating around my head). Therefore, this section will continue to grow. I will make every effort to describe the challenges on this page through the page excerpts to make it easier for you to pick out which, if any, you want to play yourself. I also split my challenges up between what I think are the two main types of challenges: build challenges and gameplay challenges. This should make it easier to figure out what the challenge will entail.
One final note: if you like one of my challenges, and find that you want to change or adapt the rules for yourself or others to play, I am 100% okay with that. All I ask is that you credit me in your write-up and maybe put a link to the original challenge instead of saying the whole thing was written by you. Beyond that, enjoy these challenges! If you have any questions or comments about any of them, feel free to post them!