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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Is Nigh - Time For A Rundown!

Happy Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Eve!
 
Allow me the opportunity to give you the run down of tomorrow's festivities.
 
1. BLOGFEST
 
First off is the Swords & Wizardry Blogfest.  If you have not sent me your entry, and intend to participate the deadline is 8:30 EST tonight.  Even if you have mentioned your intention to me, you will not be listed on the blog tomorrow if you do not register by tonight.  The only exceptions are those whom I have already expressly spoken with regarding this. You can register following the guidelines listed:
ON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE

 
I look forward to all of the material and stories that we should be getting from this! It is my intention to have the Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day 2015 Index posted around 12:00 PM EST on Friday, April 17th.
 
Likewise, if you or your company is running a sale for S&W related product, you have the same deadline and email.
 
2. GIVEAWAYS
 
At present Gamers & Grognards is aware of no less than 5 Giveaways happening tomorrow!
 
1st - +Tony T will be giving away ONE Hardback Copy of Swords & Wizardry Core.  I will be doing this drawing myself live on the DSR livecast (details below.)  You can enter to win this prize at:
 
 
2nd +James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games is giving away FIVE copies of his White Box Omnibus.  One hardcover, one softcover and three PDFs.  James will be doing the drawing for these LIVE on the DSR livecast (details below.)  Details to enter can be found at:
 
 
3rd - James has made me aware of a very special giveaway.  He will be giving away a new Swords & Wizardry related MYSTERY PRODUCT live on the DSR Livecast.  ONLY LIVE VIEWERS will be able to win this one!
 
4th -  +Tim Huntley has partnered with James to DUPLICATE THE WHITE BOX OMNIBUS GIVEAWAY on Happy Jacks RPG Podcast!  Yes, that means a total of 10 Copies of the Omnibus will be given away Friday night! Yes, that means that James has gone completely mad! Contact Tim for details on this giveaway.  See below for details on the Happy Jacks livecast.
 
5th -  None other than the founder of the original Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day, +Erik Tenkar will doing his own giveaway!  Erik will be giving away a Tenkar's Tavern Tankard on Friday!  You can go to the Tavern for details:
 
 
3. LIVE BROADCASTS
 
There will be TWO Live Broadcasts for Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day! 
 
DRINK SPIN RUN - DSR will be running the first of the Livecasts.  +Adam Muszkiewicz and +Donn Stroud will be hosting the event with special guests +Matt Finch (creator of S&W)  +James Spahn (Barrel Rider Games) and yours truly.  Check out the info and link to watch live at 9:00PM EST/6:00PM PST on April 17th:
 
 
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast - Happy Jacks' +Tim Huntley will be hosting a Livecast following the DSR Livecast.  As noted above, there will be a second chance to win all of the White Box Omnibus prizes on this Livecast!  So, when you've finished listening to DSR, tune in to Happy Jacks for more Live S&W goodness!  This broadcast will go live at 11:00PM EST/8:00 PM PST on April 17th:
 
 
4. SALES
 
I have already been made aware of three sales happening on S&W Appreciation Day.  If you or your company intend to have a sale and want a link up, please see #1 and follow the same criteria as Blogfest participants.
 
5. THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE
 
While it's tiring, I've been having a pretty good time running the even, thus far.  It is my intention, at this time, to make Gamers & Grognards the home of Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day every year for the foreseeable future.  I will revisit the topic sometime following the Day itself.