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HAPPY BIRTHDAY RPG!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, your moderator team and I have put together a fun contest!

Rules

This contest will run from 29 April 2013 to 31 May 2013.

At the end of the month, we will give 5 total prizes to users based on a raffle. Users gain "raffle tickets" by collecting points; each point acts as a ticket into the pool.

Drawings will be held on 1 June but I'll update this post / answers with a running leaderboard each week on Monday.

Sharing badges can be earned for ANY question/answer, regardless of when that post was made or what tag it is in.

The "Nice Question" and "Nice Answer" badges MUST both: be earned during the contest period AND the associated post be created in the contest period. Badges earned for posts made prior to the contest starting are not eligible.

Other:

  • If your question is closed, it is disqualified.
  • If your answer is deleted, it is disqualified.
  • If you are found to be using sockpuppets or caught gaming the system, you will be disqualified.
  • If you are suspended during the contest period, you are disqualified.
  • We reserve the right to alter or append to these rules as circumstances arise during the event.

Prizes

Three users will receive site swag items (t-shirts, stickers, etc), and two users will receive RPG books or PDFs based on their most active tags.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It would be nice if our bloggers and social media types would share this around. \$\endgroup\$ – C. Ross Apr 28 '13 at 23:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ What timezone are we using to calculate April 29th and May 31st? UTC or something else? (In other words, has the contest started yet or do I need to wait a few more hours?) \$\endgroup\$ – Thunderforge Apr 28 '13 at 23:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Thunderforge UTC, as everything on Stack is timed that way. :) \$\endgroup\$ – Aarthi Apr 28 '13 at 23:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is the [untagged] tag supposed to be in the list? \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Apr 30 '13 at 16:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie I think that might have been an auto-deleted tag? I'll double-check this afternoon. :) \$\endgroup\$ – Aarthi Apr 30 '13 at 18:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ And by sock puppets you mean fake accounts (and not the "character sheet" of Argyle & Crew), right? Also, we need a "kids" tag. \$\endgroup\$ – Yianes the Sneak May 4 '13 at 18:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ I just wrote a query to track progress: data.stackexchange.com/role-playing%20games/query/113676/… \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton May 12 '13 at 5:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why does [dnd-4e] not qualify? \$\endgroup\$ – Soulrift May 19 '13 at 19:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Soulrift I believe the goal is to get some more system diversity. So no 4e, 3.x, or Pathfinder (which are all 5+ times more common than the next lower system). \$\endgroup\$ – AceCalhoon May 22 '13 at 17:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BrianBallsun-Stanton The query doesn't seem to get the Nice Question/Nice Answer badges from qualifying tags. Either that or I'm looking at the wrong things (it seems like there should be a lot more names in the results in any case). \$\endgroup\$ – Lunin May 23 '13 at 17:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ @lunin See above:The "Nice Question" and "Nice Answer" badges MUST both: be earned during the contest period AND the associated post be created in the contest period. Badges earned for posts made prior to the contest starting are not eligible. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton May 23 '13 at 23:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ I just now noticed that the contest was system-specific. Curse you, gm-techniques! \$\endgroup\$ – okeefe May 27 '13 at 20:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ What's the status of the drawing? \$\endgroup\$ – Erik Schmidt Jun 3 '13 at 18:38
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When sharing a question, make sure to use the share URL provided by the share link, it has an extra bit:

https://rpg.meta.stackexchange.com/q/2897/760

That second number is your userid, which means you get credit for sharing the link when someone clicks on it.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Ooo excellent point that might need to be added into the post itself! \$\endgroup\$ – Aarthi Apr 28 '13 at 22:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ I didn't see a good place for it, and answers here would make an excellent place for tips and collective wisdom. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Apr 28 '13 at 22:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Fair enough! A+++ \$\endgroup\$ – Aarthi Apr 28 '13 at 23:00
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Alright! Our anniversary contest has come to a close! It took a bit longer than the start of June to announce this, but that's because in a special twist, we decided to do a live drawing in our chat system! It was a bit of a short-notice thing, so sorry to those who could not attend. Linked earlier is a transcript of the event and how our drawing was made.

The winners of our site swag are: Extrakun, Thunderforge, and BESW!

The winners of sourcebooks or PDFs are: Erik Schmidt and Dakeyras!

Over the upcoming days, the moderators and I will be contacting the winners to arrange for shipping and prize selection.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in this contest and made it a smashing success! ♪

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    \$\begingroup\$ Sweet! Congratulations to the other winners, and thanks for the update. \$\endgroup\$ – Erik Schmidt Jun 11 '13 at 4:11
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Today my copy of Godlike arrived in the mail. Thank you very much for the the contest reward.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have an awful lot of reading to do.

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