My first giveaway was a Zoanthrope and a Lictor in response to a Razorback I won in the Super Blog Chain Giveaway. It went very well...I got a lot of new subscribers.
My second giveaway was for the Space Hulk Death Angel card game from FFG. All you needed to do to enter was show me your best painted Blood Angel. At the time, the meta was ALL DoA and Stormravens. Well, I got one entry.
My third contest, back in January, had me offering a bit of a hodgepodge. I thought that offering things from different systems and armies would draw out more people. No dice. I got one entry, and it was late. All I wanted was a picture of a great gaming table.
So this brings us to today. My latest giveaway of over 200 epic marines and a half dozen epic Land Raiders resulted in exactly zero entries. There could be three reasons for this:
- No one actually owns a completely painted Epic army.
- No one reads this blog.
- No one cares.
But I think things happen for a reason. Because while I was depressed about this last one, I happened to stumble upon an amazing site where they play regular 40k, but with 6mm miniatures. Check it out:
It has now made the rounds of all the blogs, but I first saw it on Basement Gamers. Basically, it uses individual epic figs, magnets (not rare earth magnets; they are too strong), and a metal board to play a tiny version of 40k. Ingenious. They have conversion charts, and tutorials for building various vehicles that never made it to Epic-scale. Some are "meh" while others are stunning, like this Stormraven:
|Tutorial to build this here: Click!|
This is my 200th published post. In the time this blog has been in existence, it has been visited over 50,000 times. I thank you, the occasional reader, for giving me the motivation to continue this. And since it's my 200th post, I'm going to try to do this contest thing one last time. If I get no entries, I'm done offering free stuff to the community at large; I don't think anyone can blame me.
But I'm not even going to bother posting the contest if no one is even reading this. Just post a comment saying you read this. If I get 20 unique comments, I will start the giveaway.
Thanks for reading.