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Contest Winners!

Written by MythicParty - Published on April 13, 2013

Hey readers, its taken awhile to decide who wins what- there were a lot of worthy comments but after a lot of discussions & debate amongst DungeonMastering’s staff, we’ve selected the +5 comments for our initial 3 Thursday Treasurepiles as well as the ‘Easy Contests.’  Ready to see if you won?  Or if you’re a backup, aka Honorable Mention?  Here we go, working backwards from the most recent give-away to the Valentines Day themed one that started it all back in February:

Easy Contest #2 for the  4th Edition Player’s Handbook; the one for Arcane, Divine, and Martial Heroes, we thought about giving this to Fullovstars as a joke but didn’t want it burned, so we’re awarding it to Chris Waldrip for his math in figuring out the combination of classes and races- over 4,000 according to him.  But the catch is that we insist his next character be a Vampire Pixie, as ‘totally asinine‘ or not, it would be a blast to play/read about.   Honorable Mention to Kitsap Charles for his balanced post that explained 4E’s weakness was its requirements for mats & minis.  (Surely a coincidence)  But that a strength was that classes could do something every round.

Easy Contest #1 for the relatively rare 3.5 softcover, we liked the simplicity of what Mason said: “Love: That D&D was at it’s highest, most played point in its arc.  Loathe: That D&D was at it’s grossest, most bloated point in its arc”  Spot on Mason.  Hope you don’t mind a little more bloat with this book.  Honorable Mention to Sean Holland for really nailing the duality of 3.5: that the players can build almost whatever character they want, however this can easily lead to abuse from mechanic mismanagement.

For Eden Studios’ Liber Bestarius- The Book of Beasts by Matthew Colvillefrancesco because we definitely want him to be able to “scare the living hell out of his players.”  (That’ll teach them to read the monster books)  Honorable Mention to Annie Malmstrom for telling game designers to write more details about monsters because that will make them easier to incorporate.  And yes, 2 full pages for each monster entry definitely means the beasties are chock full of details.

For Mongoose Publishing’s Classic Play Book of Adventuring by Adrian Bott & Alejandro Melchor, Tony because he made us laugh with this: “All in all, it looks like it would be a good resource of stuff to do to them.”  In all seriousness, there is a valid argument to not always sharing books with your players as that can ruin the surprise.  Honorable Mention to Hermeticgamer for doing a gaming-based dissertation that also happens to be available online: http://etd.ohiolink.edu/view.cgi?acc_num=miami1146539391

For Penumbra’s Love & War, The Sourcebook of Knights & Chivalry by David Chart, Caddoko because we want to see him add Love to his game.  Honorable Mention to Shar for introducing us to the Birthright campaign setting.

+5 Winners & Honorable Mentions, please email expy@dungeonmastering.com with your shipping address for mailing out the books.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a comment & hope to see you leaving us even more feedback.

Written by MythicParty

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2 Responses to “Contest Winners!”
  1. Hermeticgamer says:

    I really liked reading all the different perspectives on these and reading what others are thinking about gaming helps keep me in the mix when I have not enough time for doing gaming and thinking about and researching it.

    Kudos for all the winners and the hosts!!!!!

  2. francesco says:

    Thank you for choosign me as one of the winner!

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