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I'd like to nominate. I've been following D&D Next since it was but a rumor and playtested it with my normal RPG group during the early editions of the play test materials. Since the playtest released I've been active in the asking and answering of questions on the subject and would love to be able to continue to do so when the final editions are ...


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Another good alternative would be to produce dice bags. These are pretty much exactly what they sound like... Usually a draw-string pouch for holding dice. The bags Crown Royal alcohol comes in are popular for this. Slap an imprint on the bag, or cover it in artwork... Either way, it could potentially be useful, look nice, and be (relatively) easy to arrange....


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I nominate myself. Why I think I'm a valid candidate Playtest Experience - I've been playing the D&D Next Playtest for pretty much the whole way through. I've seen the various iterations on what will become D&D 5e at each stage, partaking in the feedback surveys as well as critically following the news and discussions occurring surrounding the ...


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I think what we need to do is find a way to sell the utility of the SE format to people. Wizards forums and the like are always junk, full of trash and net-bullies and are just wearying. If we can especially expose questions that on a normal forum just go round and round but here have a concise answer... "Don't waste valuable rounds, get the answer on RPG....


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Why Should You Vote for Me? I'm a regular on the site. I check the site several times a day, and I've been around long enough to know all the ins & outs of how the site is supposed to work. I like answering questions. As of this post I have 200 answers and 8 questions. I like reading rule books. In high school I participated in a mock Congress. While I ...


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Over on Arqade, they sometimes have "release events" for new, high-profile videogames such as Mass Effect 3 and Skyrim. Most often these are contests, to motivate asking and answering questions about the game. The StackExchange Community Promotion Archive has overviews of past promotions, to get an idea of what they're like. The releases of Skyrim and Diablo ...


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Here you go!


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Get it in the hands of our users, early. If we are leading the wave of questions, and can quickly get answers to questions after release, we could see some big gains...


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I would like to throw my hat in the ring, but I don't feel comfortable marketing myself at the expense of others. Its for that reason that I prefer a more objective criteria than who can write the better election post. I play in a weekly group in person, and am currently playing in 5 online games. I feel I could contribute a lot to this site and be able ...


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I'll lead off by transcribing Bryant's excellent version of the obvious answer: Dice would be pretty cool. Something like a ? for the 1 and the logo for the 6, maybe? Here're some custom die costs; looks like it'd cost around $2.50 per die if the print run was in the thousands. Crystal Caste Chessex Game Station (way cheaper, not sure why) Q ...


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From a conversation with Brian in chat: Dice Towers Small Whiteboards GM Screens (with blank back side so they can be printed)


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Do you send things outside of the US?


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welcome and thank you and CHAOS for your help and cooperation! There have been a few discussions on meta about flyer content and design, some PAX attention and how to make this site more approachable and popular - They're all easy enough to find, most are in the front page. My personal view is that our No. 1 priority should be to attract new people. In my ...


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I nominate myself. As the owner of The Bronze Coin, a physical location for groups to meet and roleplay, I'm in a unique position to share the physical materials with several groups DMed by various people. I would make it clear to players and DMs when they start their games just exactly where the materials came from and encourage them to ask their own ...


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Users have been selected to get the books from the Nominations thread and have been emailed for their physical addresses by Grace Note/the SE team.


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The first raffle period has closed! Thanks to everyone who participated in it! In total, 98 upvoted questions from 47 users were generated in the time period, for 98 total tickets earned. An interesting observation from this, 36% of question askers (17 in total) were newly registered at some point after July 15th, which is a pretty healthy amount of new ...


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Just a note for those playing at a FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store), you probably want to clear this with the owner...


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We're about pen and paper gaming. Pens and pencils are an obvious choice. Many GMs game using wet erase battlemats so wet erase markers also fit the bill and perhaps have the advantage(?) of being useful for fewer purposes outside of the scope of the site.


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I think players in a group are typically looking at one of four possible things (not all systems and/or groups will have all of these): Their dice The GM The map Their character sheet Dice is an obvious swag item, and a GM screen has already been proposed (which I love the idea of). So additionally: Battlemats Brian Ballsun-Stanton mentioned this in chat,...


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I'm Grace Note, a Stack Exchange Community Manager. There's still some active discussion going on internally about specifics. Getting some advance copies would probably be handy but we'd need some kind of way to determine how to distribute them, and then when launch hits it would be handy to have some kind of promotional call for questions so that the ...


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Ok, I'm going to take a stab at this. We're a bigger site than Sports.SE (by a good bit), so I'm guessing beyond just a call for questions, we should probably make an effort to try to treat this more like a new product push on Arqade complete with limited prize support and if possible a community supported site redesign (GN mentioned SE not wanting to ...


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How about “Q&A” written in some fantasy style, and where in we attempt (difficult though it will be) to out-ampersand them.


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A satchel or messenger bag. When I don't need to transport my full library of books, I use a messenger bag to transport books, character sheets, my laptop, dice, and other odds and ends. The books are typically slightly larger than 8.5"x11" (those are softcover dimensions, with hardcovers being a shade larger due to the cover and binding), so the bags ...


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It was just added to SO I'd imagine that support for SE sites is right around the corner (maybe the next build?) From Geoff Dalgas We have implemented Google+ share links on Stack Overflow and will be rolling these out to the rest of the network very soon.


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Topic of the Week would be neat, and Grants would be awesome. Wizards is constantly coming up with new product for DND and new rpg's are released, at least ot my knowledge, on a fairly regular interval


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First, we must make sure all of our dnd-next answers are updated for the latest edition. We don't want any playtest stuff getting dragged in. Query for the easy checking of updates: http://data.stackexchange.com/rpg/query/186581/dd-next-playtest-queries Second, at the very least, we may want to have a hangouts-on-air mass reading of the books when they're ...


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I'm wondering if we could swoop in after the rounds are over, the judge's comments are in, the voting results are in. By that point pretty much every entry's been picked apart in a dozen different directions. We could pick some interesting problems and criticisms, and then post "how could I fix this design?" questions for them. Then head back to the ...


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As suggested by @WaxEagle, I'm moving this into an answer: We already have such a twitter account, it just seems like it's not advertised anywhere on the website.


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As a suggestion for prizes, how about gift-cert value at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow? Has the advantages of being directly related to our topic of choice, encouraging purchase of RPG material, and moving the subject of questions away from the D&D family of games, which get their fair share of questions already.


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I think we should also be encouraging people to join us in a special '5E release chat room'. That will bond people together and get questions flowing.


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