15 July 2014

Wave 4 Lottery Contest from MiniatureMarket.com and TheMetalBikini.com!


So dig this, y'all- Miniature Market has really outdone themselves this time!

Awhile back, MM started emailing me about a Wave 4 contest and did I have any ideas. I thought it might be fun to do some kind of custom Pilot Card contest (using Oopinou's or similar card creators out there, or heck, your own 1337 photoshop skillz). I kicked the idea around in my head for a couple of weeks and finally came up with something that I think could be fun for you guys. I ran it by MM and they dug it like dirt, then turned around and upped the ante on me big time! So without further adieu...

The Metal Bikini's Custom Pilot Lottery Contest Brought To You By MiniatureMarket.com! 

That title's almost as long as Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, huh?

Anyhizzle, it's a whole lotta words, but here's the scoop, troop- I want you for Bikini Squadron!

Step 1. Use your favorite method of creating a custom pilot card to represent you (yeah- you!) in X-Wing Miniatures! You can use your real name, nick name, internet handle, alias, graffiti tag, whatever. Extra props for including a pic of yourself into the card and by all means, come up with a cool special rule for yourself. You deserve it. Read on for the possible repercussions of Step 1.

Step 2. Email me the image file of your card along with your real name and physical address (this is the address MM will send your prizes to if you win, so be sure to send me a legit and complete address). Please, please, please, mention in the body of your email the pilot name you choose for your card if it's something different than whatever you have as your email address and if you don't want your real name to eventually be shown on the site, don't put it on your card!

If you don't remember my email address, it's in the link there by the number 2 business or at the top of the page on the right. Do this by 11:59 pm (Central U.S. Daylight time) on Monday, 21 July 2014.

Step 3. Chill, 'till the next episode. Or next week, if you prefer. I'll announce the winners on Wednesday, 23 July 2014.

Wait- winners?

Aw, yeah! As usual, the uber-generous folks over at MM are giving away the prizes in this shindig. Prizes for four of y'all, to be exact. What's super awesome though is you're not just going to win one Wave 4 ship if you win, no no. You win all four Wave 4 ships! Yeah! That's no typo- you get a Z-95 Headhunter, an E-Wing, a TIE Defender, and a TIE Phantom! All four of 'em, yo!

Ain't that something?

So how do you win? All you have to do is make your card and enter as described above. Once I get all of the entries, I'll count how many there are total and then randomly pick four winners out of my virtual hat, so to speak. If you're really curious, I'm going to use this site to pick the numbers of the winners, the number being essentially the order in which I receive your emails.

As y'all remember from the Painting Contest and the Scenario Writing Contest, this is more or less a ploy for me to get some cool content from you guys for the site. This contest is no different. By entering and joining up with Bikini Squadron, I'll put all of y'all's cards in a GDrive folder and link to it off the site so you and your pals can fight over who gets to be Orange 1, Orange 2, Orange 34C, and Orange 69 in Bikini Squadron. Why? I don't know, really. It just seems cool to me to host a directory of pilot cards of my bar patrons I guess.

My only request is please don't enter multiple times from different email addresses and stuff. I anticipate getting a LOT of entries for this contest, and it's probably not feasible for me to go through and somehow police you guys from entering from multiple email addresses and entering your, your mom's, your girlfriend's, and your grandma's physical addresses. Just be cool, ok? That's all I ask. Enter once and be a gentleman/ lady/ what have you about it, aiight?

As always, this contest is open to everybody so long as you can receive mail from the U.S. and like legally win prizes and whatnot, so all of y'all from overseas feel free to enter!

Any questions or clarifications, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I think I've pretty well got this covered, but you know how that goes sometimes.

And once again, a huge thanks to the awesomely generous MiniatureMarket.com Show 'em some love if you've got the opportunity and maybe we'll get to keep on doing fun stuff like this!

Good luck and may the force be with y'all!