GWJ Donation Drive 2011 Prize Pool

Did you think we'd run a donation drive without fabulous prizes? We deeply appreciate the support from the community and our favorite way of saying thanks is by enhancing your gaming lives with some cool swag. We're tweaking our process just a little bit this year. The prize draw will be during International Goodjer Day on October 15th. To be entered into the draw, you just need to donate $10 or more to the site or attend an Internation Goodjer Day event. Easy! For details on how to donate hit this post. If you're attending an Internatonal Goodjer Day event, let the organizer know and we'll have them send us a final attendee list.

So what kind of prizes we talking here? How about a new console? A handheld perhaps? How about a custom, one-of-a-kind golden forum icon?

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We also have a very cool set of signed Bioshock: Infinite propaganda posters donated from our good friends at Irrational Games!

Read on for full prize details!

How to Win :

As always we offer multiple entries for those of you who donate a little more.

The scale for this year is the same as previous years.

Donations/Entries into the drawing (U.S. funds)
$10 - $24 = 1 entry
$25 - $49 = 2 entries
$50 - $74 = 3 entries
$75 and up = 4 entries

Only one prize per person! Winners will be drawn on International Goodjer Day on October 15th. If you're attending a gathering on the 15th, make sure you RSVP in the respective forum thread! We'll post more detail about where events are taking place soon.

The Prizes:

If you're not from North America, you can still win the grand prize provided you have a local Amazon.com site we can order from!

Staff of GWJ and their families are not eligible to win (staff of GWJ being defined as anyone who has ever had posting privileges to the front page).

All prizes are new and in original packaging.

Grand Prize

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Runner-Up Prize

Your choice of a Nintendo 3DS, Sony PSP Vita Pre-Order or a 32GB iPod Touch

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Additional Prizes

Signed Bioshock: Infinite Propaganda Posters
Signed by the team at Irrational Games!

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All posters signed by Nate Wells, Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson. Jorge Lacera and Michael Swiderek also signed their respective works as the artists. We have two of the Songbird posters and one each of the other two.

Custom Forum Golden Icon

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That's right! For the first time ever, you can win a custom, one of a kind golden forum icon to appear underneath your forum name. The lovely and talented Elysia will make one just for you. Whatever you want! It just needs to fit our usual size/shape guidelines.

The GWJ Staff Steam Shopping Spree

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Choose this prize and the GWJ staff will combine forces and buy you a grab bag of awesome games from Steam based on what would be a great fit into your existing Steam library. We'll record the process on the Conference Call too!

Magic The Gathering 2012 Intro Packs & Boosters

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Want to see what all the fuss is about? Wizards of The Coast have graciously donated Magic 2012 Intro Packs and Boosters! We have 3 bundles of 5 Intro Packs and 5 Boosters each up for grabs. There's a reason Magic is still popular after such a long time. Julian Murdoch owns $178,000 in online Magic cards. True fact. True.

Thanks for all the support and good luck!

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OK, gotta say, you've upped the ante on this year's stuff. The "GWJ Staff Steam Shopping Spree" sounds like it's gonna be hilarious and awesome.

Even that golden question mark looks tempting.

Edit: But I would really want two weiner bombs.

I got to donate this year!! Yay!

Good luck to everyone, though. Once again I am torn between pining over the Bioshock posters or pining over a PS3.

The shopping spree has some hilarious and horrible potential.

Eris better have my back again. I need a Steam Spree!

If Secret of the Magic Crystals isn't a part of the staff shopping spree, I think I might cry a little.

Ooooh. I want the Steam Shopping Spree, but since I already have Secret of the Magic Crystals I don't really know what else I could ever want.

If I won big, I'd be tempted to trade one of those pricey consoles for a poster.
The Irrational prizes are always amazing!

garion333 wrote:

Ooooh. I want the Steam Shopping Spree, but since I already have Secret of the Magic Crystals I don't really know what else I could ever want.

Petz Horsez 2?

Phishposer wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Ooooh. I want the Steam Shopping Spree, but since I already have Secret of the Magic Crystals I don't really know what else I could ever want.

Petz Horsez 2?

That's real? Want.

A couple of items of note. Traditionally in the past we have allowed the "Grand Prize Winner" to pick any prize from the prize pool. The Second place winner gets next pick and so on down the line.

Also, any forum icon will have to clear Standards & Practices (read: be SFW and not be inflammatory)

Inflammatory icons can easily be remedied by a good ointment icon.

I'd pay just to have the Staff Steam shopping spree! Can I purchase this service?

Elysium wrote:

A couple of items of note. Traditionally in the past we have allowed the "Grand Prize Winner" to pick any prize from the prize pool. The Second place winner gets next pick and so on down the line.

Also, any forum icon will have to clear Standards & Practices (read: be SFW and not be inflammatory)

So wait, that excludes a golden wang?

Elysium wrote:

Also, any forum icon will have to clear Standards & Practices (read: be SFW and not be inflammatory)

IHAVEABIGPEEPEEICON

Quintin_Stone wrote:

So wait, that excludes a golden wang?

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You mean like this, only gilded?

misplacedbravado wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

So wait, that excludes a golden wang?

You mean like this, only gilded?

Uh... suuuure.

misplacedbravado wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

So wait, that excludes a golden wang?

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You mean like this, only gilded?

Gyahhhh!!!! Flashbacks of the worst sort involving a Standard 255 form and competing edits from eight people, each with different colored pens!

I classify that as NSFW!

momgamer wrote:

Gyahhhh!!!! Flashbacks of the worst sort involving a Standard 255 form and competing edits from eight people, each with different colored pens!

I classify that as NSFW!

Sorry about that. But now that I know why such things are inappropriate for this site, I won't make the same mistake again.

Oh! I would so love a Golden Gavel!

Those posters are super awesome.

I love the customized icon and Steam sale!

Also, any forum icon will have to clear Standards & Practices (read: be SFW and not be inflammatory)

So no oogaba?

My family has been saying I spend too much time at home.... Maybe I can borrow my car, parents oddly have full control over it even after giving it to me, and get to a local GWJ Gathering...

I mean I'd love to finally get a PS3 and play Uncharted or bring my PC's graphics card a bit up to date with DirectX 11 capabilities, even those posters and shopping spree sounds amazing.

Guess it's time to see where the closest GWJ gathering is.

I will sooooo get a golden taco bomb.

KrazyTacoFO wrote:

I will sooooo get a golden taco bomb.

Or maybe "[CERTIS IS AWESOME]" in gold lettering.

I haz employment this year, so I'll actually be able to donate! Yay!

ccesarano wrote:

I haz employment this year, so I'll actually be able to donate! Yay!

It was funny just how quickly this was one of my thoughts when I finally got hired too.

Ranger Rick wrote:

OK, gotta say, you've upped the ante on this year's stuff. The "GWJ Staff Steam Shopping Spree" sounds like it's gonna be hilarious and awesome.

Especially if the staff get to rag on all the previous questionable game purchases of the winner.

I would happily contionue donating every year, without this prize pool, but lucky me if I win one of those....

Oh man, I'm pining for that custom icon HARD.

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