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And the Winner Is…

Posted By Martin Ralya On July 27, 2010 @ 12:01 am In Gnome Gnews | 1 Comment

To celebrate opening preorders for our book, Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters (now available as a PDF, DRM-free and fully bookmarked and hyperlinked, for $16.95), we held a dice contest that ended last week.

The goal was to be the reader who came the closest to guessing the total of a roll of 1,414 dice (which I made on camera, viewable here) without going over.

The lucky/math-savant winner would take home this pair of custom-made, metal-inlaid dice, handcrafted by Dicecreator:

The winner was close. Like, insanely close. And that lucky winner was Gnome Stew reader manicrobot, with his guess of 6,874.

The actual total was 6,881 — manicrobot was off by seven. Seven! Congratulations, manicrobot!

Including the weirdo dice that don’t have numbers on them, the final result was: 6,881 + 10 blanks + “G” + a chest critical hit + yellow square + blue dot + three stars + the directions SW and E + emoticons oo :| :| <:-)> <:( + 6./x + Superman + D’oh (x2) + closed door in the dungeon + magnifying glass + elf + a Jack and Queen.

Which is one hell of a roll no matter how thin you slice it.

Thanks to everyone who entered, everyone who preordered the Eureka print + PDF bundle, and everyone who has snagged the PDF — you rock!

About  Martin Ralya

A father, husband, writer, small-press publisher, former RPG industry freelancer, and lifelong geek, Martin has been gaming since 1987 and GMing since 1989. He lives in Utah with his amazing wife Alysia and their awesome daughter Lark in a house full of books and games.




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#1 Comment By Scott Martin On July 27, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

I guessed Batman and Donut… never can predict which way they’ll come up. ;)

Congratulations Manicrobot!


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