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!

Comments

Concave wrote:
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 believe that the roast of previous game choices is pretty much the prize.

A good lineup of prizes as usual!

Looking awesome as always, guys

and I could always go for a golden keyboard... Or a robot hand

I donated but I don't really care about getting a forum icon. Do I still need to email you the extra info or does just donating put you into the drawing?

Awesome prizes and including some clever ones!
With the custom icon, do you get to change it any time you donate again?
Or is this one fixed for ever and ever?

Gimpy_Butzke wrote:

I donated but I don't really care about getting a forum icon. Do I still need to email you the extra info or does just donating put you into the drawing?

We still need your forum name for the draw.

Email and donation away! I use paypal exactly once a year and its to donate to GWJ.

I see the radeon up there. Could that prize also count as an equivalent nvidia card? Just curious.

That looks awesome.

Also, the Steam Shopping Spree must include Secrets of the Magic Crystals.

Someone is going to end up with diaper dash. I just know it.

I see the radeon up there. Could that prize also count as an equivalent nvidia card? Just curious.

Yep, suits me fine.

What are you guys going to do for prizes if Ken Levine doesn't make a game one year?

Seriously, though, awesome. I hope whoever wins this year enjoys it.

jollyeskimo wrote:

That looks awesome.

Also, the Steam Shopping Spree must include Secrets of the Magic Crystals.

WOOT!! My Little Pony for the gaming crowd.

Great ideas, guys. The custom icon was a stroke of genius.

So much awesome!

wordsmythe wrote:

Those posters are super awesome.

Yes - I would frame that and put that up for display.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

What are you guys going to do for prizes if Ken Levine doesn't make a game one year? ;)

Will there really be a reason to go on living, much less running a website?

The prices are really nice, but I think you should have a Track IR in the runner up category but maybe that's too niche

The custom forum icon would be my first choice actually.

I would want this baby:

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Grubber788 wrote:

The custom forum icon would be my first choice actually.

I would want this baby:

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Really? I'm quite shocked by your choice.

Some golden dragon-car action?

I think I'd want a small, golden version of this:
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Will next year's grand prize be a chance to choose a custom icon for someone else?

misplacedbravado wrote:

Will next year's grand prize be a chance to choose a custom icon for someone else?

Lol, that is worth the price of admission(or price of admonishment as it were)!

Hope I win the steam sale.

garion333 wrote:
Grubber788 wrote:

The custom forum icon would be my first choice actually.

I would want this baby:

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Really? I'm quite shocked by your choice.

I'd go for this one:

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FYI -- I'm a little behind on tagging people. I'll be working on that this weekend and will provide an update on Sunday.

I think a set of gold D&D dice would look pretty pimp.

Sparhawk wrote:

I'd go for this one:

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I posted before that I don't care about getting icons for donating, but this is just awesome. You have just made me want a custom forum icon Sparhawk.