• TRP Year 1 Mega Contest

    The Reserve Pool recently turned one year old, but we realized that we haven't yet celebrated properly. We're rectifying that today by announcing the TRP Year 1 Mega-Contest. We've got a lot to talk about with this contest, but let's start with what the prizes are. The past year has seen 5 Dice Masters set releases. You know them: Avengers vs. X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Yu-Gi-Oh, Battle for Faerun, and Justice League. So we figured it would make sense to have 5 winners, one for each release. What can those 5 people win? Well, we've got various cool promo cards and such we could pull out from our prize box, but for this contest we're not reaching into the prize box, we're reaching into the prize chest.

    Prizes


    (We're keeping the cupcake! :)

    Yep, we're giving away a full gravity feed from each set, and two from the again out-of-print Avengers vs. X-Men set (the pair is one prize). The first place winner gets first choice of which prize they want, second place gets next choice, and so on. Interested? We know you are, so let's talk about how the heck you can win these!

    How to Enter

    Your feedback and encouragement is a large part of what has driven us this past year to make the best blog and podcast that we can. Thank you for that. And now that we've expanded to be a full community site, it's no longer just our voices that people come to this site for, it is your voice too. And we love it when you use that voice, so to enter the contest, simply use that voice.

    Every non-trivial post you make gives you a chance to win, every blog post gives you several chances. As does creating wiki articles. And you can get more chances by voting in polls on the site, adding events to our calendar, uploading pictures to the gallery, and you get lots of bonus chances if we highlight one of your blog articles or forum posts on the front page! Just visiting the site regularly gives you chances.

    There are also plenty of other ways to earn chances, all involving some sort of action you do on the site, but you'll have to discover them. While we're keeping them secret as part of the fun, you can feel free to share your discoveries with others.

    To know how many chances you currently have just look below your profile picture for a current tally. (You do have a profile picture, right? hint, hint...) For many of the ways that you can earn points, this tally will automatically be updated within a few minutes. However, for others we have to do batch adjustments, so don't be surprised if wake up some morning with more points than you had the night before.

    How are the winners selected?

    The first place prize will go to whoever earned the most prize chances. Second through fifth place will be by random drawing, with each prize chance you've earned representing another time your name is thrown in the virtual hat from which we will draw the winners.

    How much time do I have?

    This contest was a year in the making, but once it starts tomorrow morning (after we've turned on the point tracking system), you only have 3 months to earn as many chances as you can. (And don't spam us with silly posts to earn more chances--that won't be rewarded.)

    Good luck!

    ...but wait, there's more.

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    The prize chest for this contest has lots more stuff left in it. We're not gonna stop at giving away just those gravity feeds. No siree! We've got lots more to in store for this contest, but you're going to have to wait to find out about that. Don't worry; all of your chances earned now will be fully applied to the later announced prizes too!
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Woot free stuff! Wait, whaddya mean I can't win... This isn't what I signed up for! I'm going on strike until my paycheck comes..... Oh wait...

      Seriously though, I know I'm the new guy, but this is one heck of a contest!
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      To quote my father as we walked around a music festival grabbing free sampler CDs , stickers, and whatever else people were handing out... "the only thing better than free stuff, is more free stuff."
    1. Vapedaveb's Avatar
      Vapedaveb -
      This is sweet!!! Are the chances showing up tomorrow? or should I see them now?
    1. Ken's Avatar
      Ken -
      You will see them starting tomorrow.
    1. Necromanticer's Avatar
      Necromanticer -
      Will the chances count things you've already done, or do they only count things done starting after the today?
    1. Ken's Avatar
      Ken -
      For the most part, they will start from tomorrow. Some things actually go back to the beginning of the site. As hinted at above, you get chances for having filled out your avatar with a picture. We're not going to make people re-upload their avatar to claim those chances. Anybody who has done it will have them.

      There are a few other things that will count going back to the start of the new site--one of them is a biggie and affects you in a positive way, Necromanticer!
    1. Necromanticer's Avatar
      Necromanticer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
      For the most part, they will start from tomorrow. Some things actually go back to the beginning of the site. As hinted at above, you get chances for having filled out your avatar with a picture. We're not going to make people re-upload their avatar to claim those chances. Anybody who has done it will have them.

      There are a few other things that will count going back to the start of the new site--one of them is a biggie and affects you in a positive way, Necromanticer!
      That's good to hear! I look forward to seeing if this brings in a lot of new blood, but even so, you guys have done a wonderful job of building this community as a whole.
    1. ThA_FuBu's Avatar
      ThA_FuBu -
      Just wanted to take a moment and commend everyone involved with this site. I'm limited when I can play but am a regular visitor to the site and read all articles posted. Love all the in-depth looks we get at specific characters, deck builds and the individual attention given to ALL DM sets, not just Marvel and DC. To be honest, I probably would have never picked up D&D and YuGiOh DM sets had it not been for the exposure you guys have given them. Keep it up and I look forward to the bright future with TRP.
    1. PurdueBrad's Avatar
      PurdueBrad -
      Really unique contest idea and I think it'll definitely help drive some discussion on the forum. I know that I recently went from lurker to poster so I hope it brings out a lot of others as well.
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      This is crazy. Who does this kinda thing? Seriously? 6 gravity feeds. For participation and contribution. Unreal. I can say that because as the newest member of the TRP team, I didn't have a part in putting this thing together. This is seriously incredible. Well done, gentlemen... Well done.
    1. DigitalFirefly's Avatar
      DigitalFirefly -
      This is really cool. That AVX feed is calling my name.
    1. Scorpion0x17's Avatar
      Scorpion0x17 -
      Wow.

      I guess tomorrow would be a good time to start on the blog I've been considering starting then!
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      Wow this an awesomesauce contest. Thanks for this one. I look forward to seeing how it goes!
    1. KingMatticus's Avatar
      KingMatticus -
      SWWWEEEETTTT! Since I just popped into the DM scene right before D&D I haven't had a chance at any AvX dice, would love to win those Gravity Feeds!

      Thanks guys for the awesome things you do!
    1. jigsawhc's Avatar
      jigsawhc -
      Very cool. Congrats on 1 year!
    1. Bigred92's Avatar
      Bigred92 -
      Wow. You guys go all out for this stuff, awesome sauce. Also if first really wanted the cupcake, could they get it in lieu of a gravity feed?
    1. Green Knight's Avatar
      Green Knight -
      That is amazing. Great contest ideas guys! I love how you've gotten everyone fired up to contribute to the content and are growing the community. Let the blogs flow.
    1. SJ_Mitchell's Avatar
      SJ_Mitchell -
      Excellent! Congratulations on one year! This has always been one of my favorite sites to visit since it's inception. Here's to another great year and many more!
    1. Chapa71's Avatar
      Chapa71 -
      TRP Team Congrats!!! This is a great community to be apart of!
    1. Strikeforce007's Avatar
      Strikeforce007 -
      I am looking forward to this and congrats on making it to a year old! Here's to many more to come!