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Loot Lottery - Win swag for being a consistent member
« : February 01, 2019, 10:01:02 AM »
We know it's incredibly frustrating for our members when a GM disappears or when players ghost a game.  Most of us have experienced it.  Real life happens.  Sometimes it can be embarrassing, emotionally draining, or even physically impossible to return to a game you wanted to commit to.

Because consistency is so rare and valuable on a Play-by-post forum, we want to both reward the players who are consistent and encourage players to be consistent, as much as they can be.  Thus, we are introducing.... the Loot Lottery!

We will run 2 tiers of "Loot Lotteries"--one monthly (~$10 prizes) and one yearly (~$25 prizes).  One winner (for now, at least) will be randomly drawn on or near the last day of the prize cycle (month/year, respectively).  An announcement will be sent out via email, and the winner will also be notified by Private Message by one of the forum administrators.

Members may earn one entry for each of the following criteria they meet;
  • Players who are above half of the average posts-per-day
    • This allows to automatically take into account slow periods, like holidays and school stuff, because the overall average usually goes down
    • Players must have a reasonable majority of their posts in a campaign thread (no spamming in the meme or OOC threads just to get your post count up)
    • There will be a 2 month waiting period before being eligible to win again
  • GMs above half of the average posts-per-day
    • Only 1 entry, regardless of how many games they are running
  • Each referral of a new Qualifying Member.
    • Referrals--as submitted in the "How did you hear about us?" section of the signup information. Make sure to give them your forum username!
    • Once a new member earns their own Loot Lottery Entry (has been active for at least 1 month in and/or running a game), they are a Qualifying Member.  We will take into account whether they have found a game or not, and we will add the entry to the referrer's entries once that person finds a game and becomes active.
Monthly Prize ideas:
$10 maximum

Yearly Prize Ideas:
$25 maximum
  • A custom miniature from Hero Forge
  • Polyhedral dice set (metal)
  • Matching customized Dice Bag & Dice Rolling Tray set
  • High quality paintbrush (for painting minis)
  • Steam Game
  • RPG book from Drive-Thru RPG
  • Commissioned artwork by Sarn Elyren
    • Soft or cel shaded portraits, with a simple background.
    • This would include foliage, semi-simple architecture, flames, ice, semi-simple designs, etc
A rough time frame for delivery of a digital prize is within 1 week, and for a physical prize, within 3-4 weeks.  This is subject to variations on selection, creation, and/or delivery of said prize.

Disclaimer: These rules are subject to change at the Irate Pirate's discretion.  We will make announcements regarding rule changes as deemed appropriate by the forum administrators.

Please don't hesitate to send any suggestions to add to the prize list to a forum administrator.  And as always, keep posting!!
« : February 08, 2019, 12:49:19 AM Otter »
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Re: Loot Lottery - Win swag for being a consistent member
« #1 : February 08, 2019, 12:50:56 AM »
Here is an example of a simple commission one could expect:

Artwork by Sarn Elyren
« : February 08, 2019, 07:15:34 PM Otter »
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