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December 31, 2019

New Year's 2020

12:00 am - HEX Staff

While the HEXmas excitement may be dying down, there is still plenty of celebrating to be done!

We're going to kick 2020 off with a bang, and we hope you're all ready to PARTY! New Year's Crackers will be falling via Random Event around the site that you can share with a friend for a prize.

We hope 2020 brings each and every one of you wonderful things!

December 21, 2019

Pies, Eggnog, and Cookies, oh my!

11:06 pm - HEX Staff

What's that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Santa? Looks like there are some random ingredients falling from the sky. Maybe you can use these to make some delicious eggnog or a pumpkin pie that you can share with a friend. Your sharing nature may be rewarded with a prize!

In addition, Milk and Cookies for Santa have been spotted. If your batch is a tasty one, expect to be rewarded with Galleons!

Be sure to check out the Guide to HEXmas 2019 for more information on making eggnog and pie!

Magical Archives are Hiring

9:16 am - Edmundus

So do you happen to be addicted to the Harry Potter series? Ever thought about making your favorite moments from the series come alive, or wanted people to see characters and events in new ways? Well then we've got good news for you: the Magical Archives are hiring. We're looking for clever, creative, and dedicated witches, wizards, and wix just like you. So if you're interested, step over here to see all the application details.

December 20, 2019


6:12 pm - Aurora

This December take a few quiet moments to appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, and join us in creating your very own paper snowflake in our contest Stylish Snowflakes. Our Monthly Discussion takes a slightly different tack we as move away from the holiday season and instead discuss one of our favourite topics of all time - FOOD! And don't forget our Welcome Center Chat Thread is always open to anyone who wants a break from the chaos of HEXmas.

Our monthly Newbie Raffle for new users has some wonderful wintery prizes up for grabs in addition to our usual offerings, which are just perfect for getting you in the HEXmas mood. And if you have questions as you learn your way around HEX, feel free to ask in our Q&A thread!

And finally, if you are under 13 years of age we have a special place just for you here on HEX. Come and visit the Weasley Hideout for even more contests, activities and chat threads for our younger members of the site to get stuck into!

December 19, 2019

The Atrium

4:25 am - MariaAna

The Ministry wants to enter 2020 in style! Find out how with some new activities!
We can't wait to hear what you have to think in our two newest polls, and we've got a new participation raffle and HEXperience trivia to tickle your taste buds! Run on over to the Fountain of Magical Brethren to chat up two members of site staff and ask them all your questions! Why not set up a few goals for the New Year, Harry Potter related? Join us in this month's contest: 'Happy New Me'!

In addition to our Errors and Glitches thread, be sure to check out our Known Bugs thread, the Broken Coding and Formatting thread, and our Homepage Polls: Let's Talk About That! thread!

We hope to see you around The Atrium soon!

December 17, 2019

Site Terms Updates

9:56 am - HEX Staff

The site staff of Hogwarts Extreme are always striving to ensure that HEX continues to be a fun and safe community for all users. Recently, we have revisited the site terms and made a number of changes regarding the rules, including those surrounding leaving HEX, the Bullying policy, PG-13 content, disallowed words, and forms of cheating and spamming.

For specific details regarding these changes, please see the Site Terms Updates thread in the Entrance Hall. We strongly encourage all users to read through the updated Site Terms, as they are effective immediately.

December 16, 2019

Daily Prophet :: December Edition

2:06 pm - ragna lokisdottir

It's that time of year again! It's time for a White Christmas! The time of year when we hear Jingle Bells and wait for the night when a certain Jolly Old Saint Nicholas will visit us. Preferably with presents and no coal. To celebrate this Silent Night of anticipation, go out and build yourself a Frosty the Snowman! Or maybe you just want to wish Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer good luck on the run this year when Santa Claus is Coming to Town! There is also some small wishes to Let it Snow on Christmas Day itself, even if you don't like snow. You know what? Scratch all of that and come sing Christmas carols with the Daily Prophet staff! We certainly enjoyed Rockin Around the Christmas Tree as we took a look at different carols! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and join us for our December issue! From all of us here at the Daily Prophet, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and good tidings in the New Year! See you next year!

Psst, hey! You! Do you dream of writing with the Daily Prophet? While we are always interested in Guest Writers, we've also got a wonderful oppurtunity for you! That's right! The Daily Prophet is now accepting applications to join our team! Be aware though, the deadline to apply is December 29th, 2019 at 11:59PM HEX time!

Did you miss an edition or want to re-read your favorite articles? Visit our Official Archives for all of the Daily Prophet's former issues.

If you have any concerns regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact Janelle, Mark, or Thene. You may also get in touch with Cody, Mark or Steph from Publications Management.

December 15, 2019

Caretaker Concoctions - December

1:57 pm - AiyanaShandley

Your friend is staying in the Hospital Wing during the holidays and they're about to miss all the fun. You don't want to let that happen and you decide to visit them with gifts, photos and anything needed to give them a pleasant Christmas. So help your friend in A Friend in Need!


Bewitched Snowballs - Gift Charm - Wreath of Christmas Roses

Be sure to watch the Student Hangout's Watch Thread and our Student Corkboard for regular updates on the happenings inside the walls of Hogwarts.

December 14, 2019

Slug Club Social

6:34 pm - Pain

"A toast, to Hogwarts' brightest and best!" - Horace Slughorn toasting the Slug Club

You are cordially invited to attend a Christmas party hosted by Professor Horace Eugene Flaccus Slughorn and the Slytherin Staff. The party will begin at 12:00AM on December 14th, 2019 and will be held within the HEXmas forum. We would love to see you there!

Staring at the invitation in your hand, you couldn't help but wonder what sorts of things are waiting for you. Will there be dancing? What about food? Oh Merlin, are you going to be expected to bring presents?! Worry not, all that we want is for you to attend and enjoy yourself. After all, the Slug Club Social is a time to relax and mingle with your fellow party goers. If you so happen to win one of the gorgeous prizes available? Even better!

HEXmas Spirit

12:51 am - HEX Staff

People just seem so jolly now, maybe they'd be willing share some of that happiness with the rest of us. That's right, Christmas Spirit is open once again for you to submit what helps put YOU in a jolly holiday mood! Approved submissions will show up in the HEXmas forum for everyone to see.

Have you been lucky with your poinsettias so far? We sure hope so, because the Holiday Prize Booth is now fully stocked with seasonal gifts galore and ready for you to spend those tickets!

For those who like to shop proactively, Thank You Cards are now on sale in the Hogsmeade Post Office, so don't wait until the last minute! Do you want to share some positivity with another user? Candy Cane Grams, as well as some other festive goodies, are also now stocked at Fred's Holiday Store!

And finally, this year's Advent Calendar has started! Be sure to check out the Guide to HEXmas 2019 for more information.

December 13, 2019

New Issue of The Quibbler!

2:16 pm - Zoe

You spin me right round, baby, right round... LIKE A FERRIS WHEEL! Wait... what do you mean that's not how the song goes? Pfft. As if you know anything about Muggle music. I feel like that's an argument a discussion for another day, however. Today, my dear Quibbleronianites, we are here for a much more joyous reason... Ferris wheels! Yaaaas!

I don't care if you're afraid of heights; grab your comfort blanket and then quickly cycle through the pages of the December issue of The Quibbler. It's sure to be one heck of a ride.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about The Quibbler, please either visit The Newsstand or send an owl to Zoe.

December 12, 2019

Fan Fiction Forum

9:23 am - desi

"Now, why don't you put that admirable cloak back on and get off to bed."
One of the three Deathly Hallows, the Invisibility Cloak, is among the most amazing objects in the Magical world. Passed down from Ignotus Peverell, the cloak grants its user complete invisibility. Xenophilius Lovegood told Harry that it "endures eternally, giving constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what spells are cast at it." Harry and his friends used the cloak in several instances from mischief to life-saving situations. Come over to December's Theme Prompt and write about a character using the Invisibility Cloak.

Are you more of a reader than a writer? Then head on over to Reader's Digest, where the audience gets to shine! Don't forget to participate in the following activities to earn tickets towards the Monthly Raffle:

Character Journals l Continue the Story | FanFic Con | Guess the Character | Picture Prompt | Writing Circle

And, of course, don't forget that participation in Author's Notes could win you an item exclusive to the Fan Fiction department!

December 11, 2019

The Grounds - December Update

11:47 am - Enyra

You are sitting peacefully in the library, paging through books and scribbling down notes for your Herbology homework, as all of a sudden, a large shadow appears outside of the window, blocking out the sun. Irritated, you raise your head and see... tentacles?! Yep, tentacles! The giant squid, resident of the Great Lake, has decided to invade Hogwarts. You ask why? Well, that's up to you! Let us know in The Giant Squid Invasion, our new, collaborative RP contest.

Remember that not only participating in the above RP contest, but also in other activities of the Grounds and user-created RPs can earn you tickets toward the brand-new, Grounds-wide incentive item - Hagrid's Keys!

Activity Overview | Grounds-wide Incentive

December 10, 2019

Shopping Forums December Update

7:55 am - Nicole Phelps

The holidays have arrived in the Shopping Forums! We have plenty of activities with dazzling prizes to keep you busy during winter storms, so grab that mug of hot chocolate and peruse all the fun in store. Be sure you have the Quarterly Raffle thread on watch as well, as new ways to earn tickets becomes available on the 15th of each month.

So, what are you waiting for? House Points, galleons, and items galore are just within your reach!

Magical Creature Mayhem | Commuter Checklist
LU Activity | A Weather Delay | Fates Aligned

December 8, 2019


12:00 am - HEX Staff

Cyber Monday has come and gone, strange singing can be heard from Diagon Alley, and there's snow falling everywhere. That means HEXmas is finally here, and and we're going to get this party started with a bang!

Santa may have had a head start with the Santa Daily Money, but if your pockets are feeling a little light from a recent spending spree, you're in luck, because Hagrid has opened up his hut for all your poinsettia growing needs! Head on over to Hagrid's Hut to find out how you can grow poinsettias for the holiday. If you're not sure where to start, you can check out the guide and FAQ!

The Christmas Lottery is up and running again, you'll earn tickets by being active around the site. Are you in more of a gift-giving spirit? We've got you covered! You can now get your very own tree and send gifts to other users.

Join us in the HEXmas Forum for chat and fun, just be sure to keep an eye on the Watch Thread for exciting news as well as the Guide Thread to help navigate this wonderful holiday!

December 7, 2019

Publications Management - December Update

4:30 pm - LinSpinner

The Newsstand presents one final set of activities for the year, and we plan to go out with a bang... of cuteness and deliciousness, that is.

After you've eaten your way through November's issue of The Daily Prophet, make your way over to our food-themed discussion. Come talk about everything from your favorite foods and what you like to cook to what kind of food you might be.

Now that you've fed your body, we've also got an opportunity for you to feed your heart - with cats and kittens! The Quibbler's November issue was all about these adorable balls of fluff, and we couldn't resist continuing the theme. How would you spend the day if you were a cat? What does 'Meow!' really mean? Share your feline insights in this discussion about cats. And with the holiday season upon us, it seems some of our cats are a little too curious about our festive decorations. Can you find out where they hid the baubles while they were Sneaking Around the HEXmas Tree?

Finally, taking part in any of the cute and delicious activities this month will earn you tickets to The Newsstand Quarterly Raffle, where you have a chance to win one of our delightfully enticing prizes!

December 6, 2019


6:24 pm - Kasey

We're traveling to the great outdoors this month in the RPC! Start off with an exploration to the Amazon Rainforest looking for some magical ingredients in our Roleplay of the Month. But, be careful. You might find yourself facing some Potioneer Predicaments.

Then come spend some time Under the Night Sky in our December Freestyle prompt. Take a camping trip with some friends and just enjoy the wonder of the great outdoors.

Of course, after a night of camping, you might find the campsite a bit of a mess. So, check out our contest in The Lounge to try and straighten up the Campout Confusion.

As always, all eligible entries to these contests will earn you tickets to our December Participation Raffle. Make sure you come and see what camp-erific prizes we have in store for you!

December 5, 2019

HINT Forums :: December

2:24 pm - Jessica

HINTer Wonderland House Point Contest

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Winter is in full swing in the HINT forums, and our team has a special challenge for you to commemorate the season. In this combined graphics and writing contest, your creativity and skills are put to the test. Think you can dream up an awesome winter decoration and the origin story that inspired it? Great! But not so fast - the HINT team has put together a list of words that are not allowed along with a list of must-have words in your story. You've got a chance to win some awesome prizes including a snowflake charm to match the winner's house, as well as a ton of house points, so hop on your sled and come join us in our HINTer Wonderland!

House Points House Snowflake CharmSnow in a JarMuggle Christmas Lights

December 4, 2019

Social Media December Update

11:23 pm - little fox

The holiday season is here in the #SocialMediaForum! We've got prizes, house points, and galleons ready for you to win!

HEXmas is here and the Social Media staffers are in need of your assistance! Sled on over to 12 Days of HEXmas to see if you can sort out their gift list!

If you see Mama Philly fluttering about, congratulate them on being our latest Muse of the Month! We want to hear your thoughts on muggle technology in the Wizarding World? Discuss this and more in our December Monthly Musings!

December brings a new batch of monthly trivia questions! Scroll on over to I Bet The Muggles Won't Know About This! to test you knowledge on the Wizarding World!

Do you want a chance to win the fabulous Social Media exclusive item, House Points, or galleons? Visit our monthly raffle Platform Ponderings for all of the important details!

A new Social Butterfly is fluttering around HEX! Interested in earning this title and a snazzy new avatar? Check out the details here!

#SocialMediaofHEX #BeSocial

December 3, 2019

Arts & Graphics December Update

12:04 pm - Julieexann

If you look around you, you might notice that you're standing in a sea of pale pink petals. What might those be? Why, cherry blossoms, of course! That's right. This month, Arts & Graphics has been uprooted and taken to none other than Japan. If you're a fan of Japanese fans, then you should probably check out our Graphics Challenge. If poetry is more your style, you should hop on over to the Writing Challenge! Our Weekly Prompts are sure to get your creative juices flowing throughout this month as well, so be sure to look out for those.

Additionally, for those who aren't in the mood for art or writing, this month's discussion is all about Japanese culture, so this is your chance to learn more about the wonderful country and the people that live in it, or even share your knowledge with the rest of us!

Remember to check out our Blotting the Parchment Incentive Program for a chance to earn ink spots to win our exclusive Enchanted Paintbrush!

1st Place: Rosmerta's Robe Charm OR Lucky Cat Charm + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Graphics Challenge || Writing Challenge || Weekly Prompts || AotM || Discussion

December 2, 2019


12:04 am - HEX Staff

Cyber Monday is finally here! Naut Fur You, Borgin and Burkes and Fred's Holiday Store have all been stocked. The best part? No lines! So many dazzling goodies waiting to go home with you - you've only got three days, so hurry on in!

And if, after all that shopping, you find yourself a little short on coins, Santa Daily Money is back where you have the chance to collect higher amounts than at any other time of the year!

December 1, 2019

Magical Archives

2:44 pm - TheHarpy

It's beginning to look a lot like... Magical Archives? Hmm... it doesn't fit the rhythm, but we guarantee this month you'll be walking in a contest wonderland with the snow stopping activities these forums put out. Come reminisce by the fire and weave tales of your favorite childhood stories in Wintertales. Or if you prefer a Christmas party, you won't want to miss the guests at A Very Slughorn Party.

But there's plenty more to see and do. Check out the Table of Contents to see everything the Archives forums have to offer. Participation in those might just bring you closer to winning the Book of Records.

Watch Thread || Table of Contents

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