RPS Compo: Win WAR Collector’s Edition

By John Walker on September 25th, 2008 at 5:31 pm.

All presented on our 10ft velvet presentation cushion.

Here’s a rather fabulous thing. GOA have given us three Collector’s Editions of Warhammer Online to give away, and they’re a bit special. In the enormous box you get, along with a copy of the game (and 30 days’ subscription), a 128 page graphic novel (in remarkably expensive-looking hardback), The Art Of Warhammer Online (in an even more expensive-looking and equally hardback book), a Grumlock & Gazbag tabletop miniature, and of course a mousemat.

As well as all that you get the following in-game items: The Librams of Insight (temporarily increases your rate of experience gain), 12 additional quests, and exclusive character customisation options. And it all comes in a remarkably sturdy and impressive looking box that you could use to kill a wolf. Want one? Read on.

To get your hands on one of these is remarkably simple. You just have to tell us what free gifts you’d include in the boxed special edition of Rock, Paper, Shotgun. No more than five of them. The more inspired and hilarious you are, the better chance you have of winning. Explanations for inclusion is a smart move, but keep them reasonably short. We’re old and tired.

Usual rules apply. Entries need to be in before the end of Friday 3rd October. All entries sent to this address, keeping the subject line (or they will not get judged). Include your real life name and address, just in case you should win. Three winners will be chosen based entirely on my whim, and they’ll receive a whopping great big parcel courtesy of GOA and Warhammer Online. Big thanks to Peter at Indigo Pearl for setting this up.

Edit: UK only – sorry I forgot to say. And sorry to our colonial readers – promise we’ll have more international compos soon.

Actually, this is open to all of Europe. Apologies to the rest of the world – you just weren’t pretty enough.

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  1. Fumarole says:

    Do winners receive a special place within Rock, Paper, Snotling’s hierarchy?

  2. Ben Hazell says:

    Now, how many entries do you get that don’t include the right Subject line? Cos most people don’t use ‘MailTo:’ links, and the subject line can get lost when you just copy out the address.
    Just saying ;)

  3. wahwah says:

    I was really impressed with the CE, especially it’s weight :)
    just the additional faces are not so great (dwarf=exception)

    and btw, the RPS Order guild “Rock, Paper, Sigmar” has been created on Tor Anroc
    (forums for both guilds: http://rps.justpowerdown.com/forum/ )

  4. John Walker says:

    I don’t know how many entries come in ignoring the required mailto:, cos they all get ignored! Too much email coming in at once to cope without a means of filtering.

  5. Brent says:

    Is this lovely contest available to those of us in the U.S. (please say yes)?

  6. spinks says:

    The collectors edition is superb!People keep asking me where I got the title from too. Awesome prize :)

  7. Nick says:

    I’d assume it is UK only as it’s GoA that are offering it, but I could easily be wrong.

  8. Nimic says:

    What about those of us from just across the northern pond? Norway, that is. I’m going to send in anyway!

  9. grumpy says:

    What’s the deadline?

  10. Ofoug says:

    Yeah about countries, is it UK-only or open to europeans too?

  11. Wurzel says:

    Very pretty, but would feel greedy if I entered having already got a copy of the game. Looks awesome though!

  12. John Walker says:

    It is UK only, yes, because it’s a GOA thing and not an EA Mythic thing. I’m sorry – I should have said.

  13. Nimic says:

    Disappointed!

  14. John Walker says:

    grumpy – Friday 3 October, as above. Cheers.

  15. grumpy says:

    Wait, isn’t GOA running the game for all of Europe? So it should be open to non-UK Europeans too? Or what? :(

  16. AlexW says:

    It’s really, really hard to refrain from being a gloating, sarcastic prick at the mention of Americans wanting in on non-US competitions.

  17. h4plo says:

    UK-only ftl. Show some love for those of us in the US that recognize great blogging :(

  18. Rook says:

    Oh man, I sent off an entry but forgot to include name and address. But it was a bit insulting so I definitely don’t want to send a corrected version. I’ll just pretend I don’t want the prize. (Seriously, I don’t have time for an MMO but that CE is huge, I’ve seen it in HMV and it looks awesome).

  19. Ergates says:

    Can’t you have some competitions that are based on random luck rather than creativity. Us drudges like winning stuff too….

  20. Chris Fifty-Two says:

    Double frick! Out of luck being a scandinavian once again. Are we not punished enough with our crappy weather?

    Nice contest tho and good luck to the britts who are entering.

  21. mandrill says:

    Entry sent, please excuse the minor spelling errors.

  22. danarchist says:

    Item #1:
    English to American English translation guide. I play online with a good number of Brits and Aussies and half the time I wonder wtf they are saying. Usually sounds like varying degree’s of “Dollywonker their billyspoks!” ;)

  23. Leeks! says:

    Curses!

  24. The Archetype says:

    Since us US folk can’t enter I’ll just throw out the idea that a cloth map of the magical world pictured on the cover of Jim’s book would be excellent.

    Any of you UK folk can use that if it strikes your fancy.

  25. Phil White says:

    Jimmy Nail said John’s lying.

  26. Erlam says:

    “It’s really, really hard to refrain from being a gloating, sarcastic prick at the mention of Americans wanting in on non-US competitions.”

    Hey I’m Canadian, and we get fucked out of competitions in both. Commonwealth my ass, try sharing some of that common wealth!

  27. c0wb0ys7y13 says:

    Since the us people cant play, since RPS is a horrible yank hating group of biggets, I wana through out the idea that would have won me the box so that no one else can use it!

    1. An authentic boudoir lithograph of Gabe Newel and Robin Walker – Just like the ones found lining the halls of the RPS!

  28. Zeno says:

    UK-only?

    We’ll remember this when World War 3 rolls around…

  29. kenoxite says:

    Me wants… Me brings to memory the mighty Armada hoping that after the laughing about that embarrassing historic event they are kind enough for a spaniard to loot the game. Or get into the contest. Whatever.

    Me thinks it won’t work. But me had to try.

  30. Larington says:

    Not that I want to sound like I’m throwing my toys out the pram, but in a way its only fair, after all there are plenty of online american based competitions (gaming related) in which folks from the UK can’t participate in, so its swings and roundabouts really, as the saying goes.

  31. Diogo Ribeiro says:

    It is UK only, yes

    :evil eye:

  32. mandrill says:

    @ all the US readers whining about not being able to enter:

    Think of it as a little payback for all the really cool compos that are run by US sites which we brits can’t enter.

  33. Piispa says:

    “Not that I want to sound like I’m throwing my toys out the pram, but in a way its only fair, after all there are plenty of online american based competitions (gaming related) in which folks from the UK can’t participate in, so its swings and roundabouts really, as the saying goes.”

    Well, make it “All but those filthy American speaking ppl”-competition then! Don’t leave us fellow Europeans hanging! Damn you! Damn you, I say!

  34. Duoae says:

    @Piispa:

    But i thought the rest of the Europeans hated the British/English anyway? ;)

  35. Piispa says:

    Yeah, well.. it’s a nice box, you see. Feel the love, man!

  36. Erlam says:

    “Not that I want to sound like I’m throwing my toys out the pram, but in a way its only fair, after all there are plenty of online american based competitions (gaming related) in which folks from the UK can’t participate in, so its swings and roundabouts really, as the saying goes.”

    And Canada wept.

  37. Dan Harris says:

    Amusing how quickly this thread became all about who isn’t allowed to play. Reminds me of the time the U.S. invaded Finland because they weren’t let into the Eurovision Song Contest.

    Oh, hang on. That never happened. Damn voices.

  38. Scott says:

    The only real solution to America’s current economic crisis would be to withdraw the Declaration of Independence and resubmit to the authority of the British Crown. That way, we could transfer national liability and crisis management responsibilities back over the Atlantic.

    If that happens before the contest deadline, may those of us that are currently American citizens participate?

  39. Thiefsie says:

    DRM at its worst.

  40. KP says:

    I had a good response thought up, and then “the catch.” Damn you freedom hating tea suckers, getting my hopes up! *fist shake*

  41. Eschatos says:

    Damn you American Revolution!

  42. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    1–Rock Paper Shotgun: The Movie: The Novelization.
    2–A Fictional T-Shirt.
    3–This Gaming Life.
    4–An Abacus.
    5–A single manly tear, autographed by Kieron Gillen.

  43. SPEEDCORE says:

    I have a friend living in the UK, time to call in the favour…

  44. roryok says:

    did anyone ever win that sci-fi quote compo a while back?

  45. Osmosisch says:

    I want to take part dammit, what if I pay for the shipping?

  46. James G says:

    Jim said that apparently it had been judged but the result wasn’t announced as he didn’t think it would be worth wasting a blog post over. It also means that RPS wont get bugged by winners when whoever is mailing the prize out takes an age to get around to it.

    Is it wrong that I’m sorely tempted by this collectors edition, despite the fact I’m fairly sure I wouldn’t renew my subscription when the free month was up.

  47. Dan Harris says:

    I’ve entered. Seeing as I’ve bought the game from EA’s online store, but can’t actually download it as their fabulous ‘Download Manager’ isn’t working, I could do with a copy….

  48. ShimmerGeek says:

    Any news on this?

  49. Jim Rossignol says:

    john Walker: Will do when I get back from town

    You can hold him to that, readers.