Essential Question: What is the game you are thinking of writing up for your classroom?
My game would be made to just overlay my courses. It would not be directly related and rather I would just intertwine my storyline with the content. My storyline would be directly related to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which conveniently was recently made into a movie. I already talked about this a little in week 8 so I will try to add some more details I have thought about since then.
I think the next part would be making up the teams. I would make the teams represent loops. The teams would just be in one class to test this out and then hopefully each class I teach could be a loop in the future and they could work with other classes and challenge them. In Miss Peregrine's some of the main loops include; Miss Peregrine, Miss Wren, and Miss Avocet. I would give students these as ideas and then let them choose their own loop leader and name the loop after that. This would set up perfectly for characters. Each student could be randomly given a peculiarity. I would give different powers for each peculiarity; able see hollowgasts, lighter than air, talk with bees, invisibility, make fire, resurrect the dead, make fire, prophetic dreams, bee talker, extra mouth in back of head, and incredible strength.
Each chapter would be a quest to beat a hollowgast as a team and progressively the hollowgasts would require more xp to beat. Students would gain xp based on a list of tasks they can complete. If they do not beat the hollowgast by the date assigned they would lose their peculiarity until they are caught up. The peculiarity will give them special powers. I'm thinking powers would include things such as leaving the classroom for 2 minutes (invisibility), one assignment is worth double xp (incredible strength), Clue for sidequest (prophetic dreams), etc.
For sidequests I would have students try to defeat wights. These are more powerful than the hollowgast. If they don't beat the wight then they will lose their power for the next quest. These would be individual quests and not groupwork. If they beat the wight they will earn bonus xp to help them battle the hollowgast.
That is all I have so far. I'm still thinking about the assignments and how much they would be worth.