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First Anniversary Contest: Win a Set of Battlegraph Dry Erase Tiles

To celebrate Gnome Stew’s one-year anniversary (of the marriage between delicious dead gnome flesh and game mastering, of course!), we’re giving away a set of Battlegraph Dry Erase Tiles [1] courtesy of Longtooth Studios [2].


Battlegraphs are the first commercially available successor to Tact-Tiles, which were one of the best gaming products ever made.

And they look like an excellent successor. They’re modular — they lock together like jigsaw puzzle pieces — and reusable: draw on them with dry-erase markers, then clean them and use them over and over.

You can read about the basics of Battlegraphs [3] for info on size and format, check out photos [4] and demo videos [5] of the tiles in action, and read the Stew’s own exclusive interview with Brian Davison of Longtooth Studios [6] for Q&A and other details.

Also, the Stew’s own DNAphil [7] will be reviewing them here early next week.

The Prize

Thanks to Longtooth Studios [2], up for grabs is one set of Battlegraph Dry Erase Tiles [1], shipped anywhere in the world.

I’ve had a chance to see the tiles in person, and they’re spiffy. A set of four runs $24.99, and will let you make a nice 22″ x 22″ square, an 11″ x 44″ rectangle, an L-shape, and other configurations.

The Contest

To enter the contest, all you need to do is comment on this article — that’s it.

If you’re not already a Gnome Stew member, you’ll need to register [8] for a free account. It only takes a minute.

The contest will run from now until 9:00 pm Mountain time on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

One entry per person, and as always Gnome Stew authors aren’t eligible. You can comment as many times as you like, but only your first comment will count for the contest.


We’ll choose the winner at random, and post the outcome in a new article sometime next week.

The winner will also be notified by email, and we’ll correspond with you to arrange mailing for your prize — so make sure the email address associated with your Gnome Stew account is valid.

That’s all there is to it! Thanks again to Brian over at Longtooth — and good luck!

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#1 Comment By merb101 On May 15, 2009 @ 1:55 pm

Ooooo, sign me up 🙂 Those tiles look rather cool.


#2 Comment By kevinrichey On May 15, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

Congrats! I’ve been reading since day 1. Definitely the best GM content around.

oh yeah…

Me! mememememe! Pick me! 😉

#3 Comment By zerfinity On May 16, 2009 @ 7:10 am

I am the only geek here….? Post 303 and no one has made this lame joke yet.

>sighs at his own lame-osity<

One year is nice but according my oracle (the 3.5 table generated maximum random age and my dice) I predict that the gnome has 143 more years until reaching its maximum age. A little on the young side for a gnome but I’m sure you can cope with your mortality given the time.

#4 Comment By Caulay On May 16, 2009 @ 10:46 am

Congratulations on your first year! I look forward to reading many, many more.

#5 Comment By Evilturnip On May 16, 2009 @ 11:01 am

Yay Yay Yay Gnomes.
I also would like to win some tiles.
So glad to see something like this back in print/circulation!

#6 Comment By Daenu On May 16, 2009 @ 11:45 am

Wow, 306 entries so far O.O Happy, happy birthday, Gnomes! Wishing you the best!

#7 Comment By slickam On May 16, 2009 @ 4:29 pm


#8 Comment By Crimson Newb On May 16, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

Happy anniversary. I didn’t realize the site was so new.

#9 Comment By BobSlaughter On May 16, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

Howdy. Commenting on this article.

#10 Comment By HeroForge On May 16, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

These things are covered in want. I missed my chance to preorder a set. Gimmeh!

#11 Comment By Rust On May 17, 2009 @ 1:32 am


#12 Comment By Offler On May 17, 2009 @ 4:37 am

I only recently found Gnome Stew thanks to a link from WIl Wheaton, but the articles are useful and worth following via RSS. I’d love a set of these – I’m in Oz, and currently broke so I can’t afford to ship any here!

#13 Comment By darrell On May 17, 2009 @ 8:54 am

In for a penny…

Thanks Gnomes.

#14 Comment By Dreadfeather On May 17, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

Excellent website, good info. Happy First Anniversary! [Contest Entered]

#15 Comment By dahli.llama On May 17, 2009 @ 3:29 pm


#16 Comment By itliaf On May 17, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

The daily updates to this site are a great way to start my mornings. Keep it up.

#17 Comment By barasawa On May 17, 2009 @ 11:19 pm

Interesting boards, and the price is almost cheap enough for me to afford. Don’t like the water damage risk, but hey, almost everything except dice get water damage. (Or worse, pepsi & mt dew damage.)

Never heard of Aftermath cleaner. The specs for finding a suitable alternative would be nice. (Especially since it’s water sensitive.)

Wonder if I can safely seal the grooves with something.

#18 Comment By Nerve Gas On May 18, 2009 @ 8:53 am

Long time reader, short time member here. About a year or so ago I started playing in a group where the DM had a set of the old Tact-Tiles. I loved the way you can just pull the ones of the end, slide them all down, and then add them to the top. That way the DM can always have the current action closest to him. Also, after the game was over, you could just dissasemble them and store them easily on a shelf. Sure beats rolling up a poster size BattleMat. Anyway, keep up the good work, I enjoy reading the site and have learned a ton even though I have been playing for a long time.

#19 Comment By decadence On May 18, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

Happy Anniversary!

#20 Comment By Kobold Gnome-Slayer On May 18, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

Happy Anniversary.

#21 Comment By jetzm On May 18, 2009 @ 2:55 pm


#22 Comment By pseudodragon On May 19, 2009 @ 8:27 am

Wow! 1 year already. Amazing. I can’t wait to see what the second year will bring. Thanks for another great contest (and prize!). I will give the Battlegraph Tiles a great home if I am selected. Congratulations on a fantastic beginning for Gnome Stew and an even brighter future.

#23 Comment By David Reese On May 19, 2009 @ 8:53 am

Happy Birthday! I have been edified by the first year of gnomestew, and I hope that it is just the first of many productive years!

Roll happy.


#24 Comment By Alphabet On May 19, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

Congratulations! I’ve been reading Gnome Stew since the beginning and I have learned much in the past year. Keep up the good work!

Also, the Battlegraph tiles look awesome.

#25 Comment By Tumorseal On May 19, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

Woo! I love the site!

#26 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 19, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

9:00 Mountain, and we’re done! Our thanks to everyone who entered — and good luck!

I’ll be firing up [9] later tonight, and in a slight departure from what I said up top, I won’t be keeping you in suspense: the winner will be announced tomorrow in a separate article. 🙂