Epics

Earn badges on your player profile by completing EPICS! Epics are optional and include the Scribe, the Explorer and the Sage. Choose just one, two or all three to complete. Each Epic is made up of 8 Milestones that corresponds with each sprint. Complete all 8 Milestones to complete the Epic and earn the best badge.

There are also two Epics that span your entire Youth Coding League career: Cerebral Assassin and Do the Math. You don't have to complete all the Milestones for these two Epics in a single semester—your progress will carry over into your next semester!

Explorer - Storytelling Milestones Explorer (8 Ranks)

Earn up to eight milestones in this epic by completing each sprint.

Sprint 1 - That’s All Folks

Add a closing credits screen to your project

% of coders to earn this epic:

4%

Sprint 2 - Switch it Up

Make the backdrop switch midway through your character’s walk, and make sure they react accordingly

% of coders to earn this epic:

4%

Sprint 3 - Climate Change

Add in another weather event to your story

% of coders to earn this epic:

3%

Sprint 4 - Masterpiece

Integrate a piece of your original artwork into your story

% of coders to earn this epic:

4%

Sprint 5 - Debugging

Have a character describe a bug you fixed in your project today and how you fixed it

% of coders to earn this epic:

3%

Sprint 6 - Cybersecurity

Come up with your own math-based secret coded or encrypted password and share how to decode or unencrypt it with the user

% of coders to earn this epic:

4%

Sprint 7 - N Sync

Have each sprite make their own noise when the mouse touches them

% of coders to earn this epic:

4%

Sprint 8 - Scratch Guru

Create your own block in Scratch and use it in your project

% of coders to earn this epic:

6%

Sage - Storytelling Milestones Sage (8 Ranks)

Earn up to eight milestones in this epic by completing each sprint.

Sprint 1 - Dialogue

Complete all add-ons, successfully, for each sprint: Add a Title Screen, Costume Animation Part 1 of 2, Costume Animation Part 2 of 2, Adding Motion, Add a Third Character, Add a Second Scene to your Story

% of coders to earn this epic:

3%

Sprint 2 - Check It Out

Complete all add-ons, successfully, for each sprint: Add Sound, Walk in the Park, Change of Scene

% of coders to earn this epic:

8%

Sprint 3 - Setting

Complete all add-ons, successfully, for each sprint: Lighting Reaction, Drawing and Animating a Lightning Bolt, Sun Comes Out, Playing Thunder, Earthquake, Code a Rainbow

% of coders to earn this epic:

3%

Sprint 4 - Premise

Complete all add-ons, successfully, for each sprint: Escape, Dynamic Dialogue, Between the Scenes, Deus Ex Machina, The End

% of coders to earn this epic:

3%

Sprint 5 - Characterization

Complete all add-ons, successfully, for each sprint: Change Setting, Mystery Box (1 of 2), Mystery Box (2 of 2), Animate the Narrator (1 of 2), Animate the Narrator (2 of 2), Play a Song, Add Another Character

% of coders to earn this epic:

8%

Sprint 6 - Interactive Storytelling

Complete all add-ons, successfully, for each sprint: What’s the Password?, Find the Secret Door, Add Another Character, Add Another Scene

% of coders to earn this epic:

7%

Sprint 7 - Personal Narrative

Complete all add-ons, successfully, for each sprint: Write a Song, Add a Credits Scene, Easter Egg, Add a Second Scene, User-Controlled Decision

% of coders to earn this epic:

5%

Sprint 8 - Your Innovation Story

Complete all add-ons, successfully, for each sprint: Scene Change, Protect Your Idea, Building Volume, Add Interactivity

% of coders to earn this epic:

8%

Scribe - Storytelling Milestones Scribe (8 Ranks)

Earn up to eight milestones in this epic by completing each sprint.

Sprint 1 - The More the Merrier

Combine two of the story starters to tell a more complex story

% of coders to earn this epic:

2%

Sprint 2 - In The Beginning...

Combine two of the story starters to tell a more complex story

% of coders to earn this epic:

4%

Sprint 3 - To Infinity and Beyond

Use the words “forever” and “loop” in the dialogue between your characters

% of coders to earn this epic:

3%

Sprint 4 - Let the Beat Drop

Find music that enhances your story and add it to your project

% of coders to earn this epic:

8%

Sprint 5 - Literary Influencer

Include the main character from your favorite book in your project, and make sure to share their name and what book they’re from

% of coders to earn this epic:

6%

Sprint 6 - Multiple Choice

Create a few different scenarios based on answers the user inputs

% of coders to earn this epic:

4%

Sprint 7 - Youtube Famous

Tell your personal narrative by making your project into a music video

% of coders to earn this epic:

1%

Sprint 8 - All I Do is Win

Build into your pitch obstacles you encountered during the Youth Coding League and how you conquered them

% of coders to earn this epic:

3%

Coder vs Coder Milestones Coder vs Coder (8 Ranks)

Earn up to eight milestones in this epic by completing the requirements.

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Join a team and submit a playoff project

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

Mr/Miss Congeniality

Attend a Youth Coding League All-Star Party

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

We Are the Champions, My Friends

Work on a playoff project that becomes a school champion

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

You Da Real MVP

Work on a playoff project that achieves top 10 in Technical Merit

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

You Love Me! You Really Love Me!

Work on a playoff project that achieves top 3 in Community Favorite

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

Who runs the world? Nerds!

Work on a playoff project that achieves top 3 in Technical Merit

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

King/Queen of the Hill

Finish a sprint in the top 10% of scores; per division across all teams

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

King/Queen of the Mountain

Finish the season in the top 10% of scores; per division across all teams

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

Cerebral Assassin Milestones Cerebral Assassin (8 Ranks)

Earn up to eight milestones in this epic by completing the requirements.

100!

Earn a perfect score of 60 for any one sprint

% of coders to earn this epic:

5%

We’re Going Streaking!

3-sprint streak of 100% for any one of these three attributes: Awareness, Intellect or Experience

% of coders to earn this epic:

19%

Hot Streak

5-sprint streak of 100% for any one of these three attributes: Awareness, Intellect or Experience

% of coders to earn this epic:

5%

Novice

Earn 200 total points

% of coders to earn this epic:

41%

Apprentice

Earn 400 total points

% of coders to earn this epic:

7%

Professional

Earn 600 total points

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

Expert

Earn 800 total points

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%

Master

Earn 1,000 total points

% of coders to earn this epic:

0%