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Tagteam Challenge, The

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Partnerships. The world just doesn't work without them.

For this challenge, both characters and authors must work together in a new situation. Invite another writer to work with you and collaborate on a short-story. You may choose someone whose work you've admired for a long time, or someone you've swapped ideas with in the past, but it should be someone you've never written with before. It's up to you how you divide up the work, but each author should contribute a portion of the final written story.

Then choose two characters who may or may not be or become friends and write on them working together for the first time on a specific task, and not necessarily successfully. Like the newly-paired authors, this should be a newly-formed partnership, although the characters may or may not have been acquainted with each other in the past. You may use either two canon characters, or one canon character working with an original character. The situation could be a book incident you would like to flesh out (Melkor and Ungoliant kill the Two Trees) or a canonically plausible incident (Legolas and Gimli struggle to paddle their boat down the Anduin).

All Ages, races, and locations are welcome. Short-stories are encouraged, but any length and any genre is acceptable. Once stories are completed, they may be posted under either author's name, but the other should be credited in the story summary. This Challenge will run for six months.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

faramir_boromir - Collaboration
General Audience
Last Updated: 02 Nov 04
Faramir and Boromir work together to insure that someone is sent on the quest about Faramir's dream. Written for the Tag-Team Challenge with Powzie/Fileg.
fliewatuet - Frost and Thaw
General Audience
Last Updated: 10 Mar 05
[...] partly out of pity for the gaunt king and his men, and partly out of fear of their weapons, [the Lossoth] gave them a little food and built for them snow-huts. There Arvedui was forced to wait, hoping for help from the south; for his horses had perished. LotR: RotK, Appendix A (iii) The tale of a brief and tentative friendship. Co-written by Wolfwind and fliewatuet in response to the Tagteam Challenge.
Nerdanel - Estel
General Audience
Last Updated: 16 Oct 04
Finrod and Balan (Bëor) work together to help stop a pneumonia epidemic in the Bëorings camp, and have conversations meanwhile about the similarities and differences between the Eldar and Atani. Written co-jointly by Mari and Nerdanel for the tag-team challenge.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 17 Jun 04
Entry Date: 11 Oct 04
Entry Date: 28 Oct 04
Entry Date: 12 Oct 04
Tenshi Androgynous
Entry Date: 10 May 04
Ti'ana Luthien
Entry Date: 25 Oct 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: April 25, 2004

Closed: January 16, 2009

Challenge Topic: Team

Entries: 9

Originator: Tenshi Androgynous

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