Yesterday the competition, in which two of our readers could win a signed copy of the novel Mindjammer by Sarah Newton each, ended. The questions you had to ask to be eligible for the competition were the following:
- Question 1: In Mindjammer, what organisation do Thaddeus Clay and his team work for?
- Question 2: In the FATE RPG system, what kind of dice do you normally roll, and how many of them?
- Question 3: In transhumanism, what’s the event called where technology becomes so advanced that it’s impossible to see what happens afterwards? (Hint: it’s also the name for the heart of a black hole!)
The correct answers were:
- SCI Force (but we also accepted “Security and Cultural Integrity Instrumentality”)
- Four Fudge dice (but we also accepted d6-6 since that’s used in Starblazer Adventures)
I put all the names of the people who sent in the correct answers into the proverbial hat and determined the winners using my trust random number generators (aka dice).
The lucky winners are: Mark Perotti and Jacob Schmidt. Congratulations! I already sent your names and postal addresses to Sarah, she’ll send your signed paperback copies to you.
Thanks for everyone who participated in the competition!
Like last year Stargazer’s World is participating in Stuffer Shack’s RPG Site of the Year contest and we are honored to be among all the great sites that have been nominated.
The nominated sites have been put into one of five groups for voting and today (and only today) you may pick your personal favorite from the group we’re in. So if you enjoyed our site for the last three years it would be great if you could give us your vote and please share this news with your friends over your favorite social network.
After the General Voting the judging panel will evaluate the semi-finalists and determine the overall winner.
The team of Stargazer’s World wishes all participating sites the best of luck. May the best one win!
P.S.: Due to the difference in timezones it may be that the voting site is not up when this post goes live. So if you want to vote and the above link doesn’t work yet, please check back later.
On February 13th I asked you to post your favorite gamer food recipes. Today I checked all the contest entries and picked the recipe I liked best. And the winner is Parker Emerson’s recipe for Baked French Toast with Laiel’s dark chocolate cake recipe and Crose87420’s spaghetti sauce as close seconds. Here’s Parker’s recipe:
I like to make baked french toast. Recipe first, explanation why second. (With regards to recipe, I’m going to assume some base level cooking or reasonable-strength Google-fu.)
(1) Make a brown sugar glaze. I use 1 cup brown sugar and a stick of butter over medium heat, until consistency is mixed throughout.
(2) Pour glaze in 9 x 13 glass casserole dish. Add walnuts if you’re crazy.
(3) Fill with baguette bread, sliced about 1 1/2″ thick (4 cm for our non-US friends). Put bread in white side up.
(4) Pour traditional french bread batter over top. I use about 5 eggs, 1/2 cup cream, dash of vanilla, dash of cinnamon, but you can find other recipes via Google.
(5) Cover in aluminum foil.
(6) Let sit overnight.
(7) Bake for twenty minutes at 350 or until golden brown.
I’m a GM, so making food the day of isn’t always practical, since I’m often running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting prepped. This French toast does all the work the night before, the day after, I can just throw it in the oven while I hunt down minis or NPC write-ups. GENIUS!
This recipe is perfect for those all day gatherings, as breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have friends bring mimosas and fruit and coffee, and BOOM! Awesome breakfast.
FYI: Let sit IN FRIDGE overnight.
I have to definitely give this one a try! I also thank everyone who has participated in the contest and wish you all good luck next time!
Earlier today I purchased a copy of the Game Music Bundle including one extra copy for a friend. This extra copy I will give away for free! So what do you have to do to get that free copy? Send me the recipe of your favorite gamer food!
Almost everyone has a special dish he or she loves to prepare for his gamer buddies. It can be an original snack, a full meal, or whatever you think appropriate. Surprise me!
You get extra points for recipes that are cheap, easy to prepare and that can feed a group of four hungry roleplayers easily. You can post your recipes in the comment section of this post until Sunday, February 19th. On Monday, February 20th, I will pick my favorite recipe and provide the lucky winner with the link to his or her Game Music Bundle.
Don’t forget to enter a valid email address when you post your contest entry, so that I am able to get in touch with you next week!
Good luck, everyone!
Today I am going to give away a free PDF copy of RealityBlurs’ awesome Savage Worlds setting “Iron Dynasty: Way of the Ronin”. If you want to learn more about this great game, check out my review.
So, what do you need to do to get this fine game? At first you need a DriveThruRPG account. This shouldn’t be a big deal. But in addition to that you have to answer a simple question:
“What did Sean Preston, founder of Reality Blurs, have for breakfast this morning?”
The first person who posts the correct answer into the comments below, will get a free PDF copy of Iron Dynasty. And while you’re at it, why don’t you follow the official Reality Blurs Twitter feed? Good luck!
UPDATE: The question has been answered and the copy has been given away! Congratulations to Glenn aka DustDevil75.
As in the months before we can provide you with a coupon code that let’s you purchase a couple of great RPG products at DriveThruRPG with a 20% discount. The coupon is good until August 15 and can be used for the following products:
The coupon code for the month is CoolJulySave2011.
In addition to that, I have one copy of the Smallville RPG to give away for free! So, what do you need to get a coupon code that allows you to download this fine game for free? First you need a DriveThruRPG account and secondly you need to reply to this post and tell me what your favorite post at Stargazer’s World is. I’ll pick the winner tomorrow at noon GMT+2.
Usually when people are starting to talk about their characters and what epic adventures they took part in, people start to look for a quick escape route.
Not so the judges at DriveThruRPG’s “Tell Us About Your Character” Contest! They want you to send them your favorite character (game mechanics and a brief biography). And if they like what they read, they’ll even give you prizes!
The three judges are Fred Hicks, Eddy Webb and John Wick. They’ll read all the entries and pick the winner and two runner-ups.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a ViewSonic gTablet and an illustration of their character done by Postmortem Studios’ Bradley McDevitt. The first runner up will get an $100 DriveThruRPG Gift Certificate, the second runner up will get a $50 Gift Certificate and each of the other finalists will get a $25 Gift Certificate.
On top of this each character will be features in the “Bring It to the Table” feature of DriveThruRPG’s weekly newsletter!
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to DriveThruRPG, check out the full rules for the contest and submit your character! Good luck!