Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A Contest!

While this appears to be a second post, it's not, really. This apparent post is actually a contest with a prize that you can win.

Those of you who know me in person know that I'm a fan of the Doctor Who TV series. You probably also know that I was skeptical of the newer series, as I was (and continue to be) a fan of the older material.

I finally had a chance to start watching the new Doctor Who a few months ago, and found that I actually enjoyed Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor - I was disappointed that he only managed to stick around for one season. David Tennant is growing on me. And yes, I know that he's since been replaced.

At GenCon, we purchased Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space from Cubicle 7's booth, and I devoured the book - there are a lot of good ideas and some solid advice in the book. And I'd love to play and/or run this game sometime, even if it's as a one-shot (which is very possible - I have an idea for a game).

Fast forward to last week.  Cubicle 7 reached 1000 fans on Facebook, and had one contest per day to celebrate. I entered the first few, not expecting to win anything.  Friday Night, I got two e-mails informing me that I had won the Doctor Who themed contest, and so was to receive both print and PDF copies of the core box set and the new Aliens and Creatures box.

Well, someone goofed and I got two download codes for each of the PDF prodcts.  I checked with Cubicle 7, and was told I could do what I wanted with the extra codes.

Thank you, Cubicle 7.

I have a friend who has been on the fence about ordering the RPG, and I thought that maybe a PDF copy would give him that additional push he needed.  "Actually, Eric," he told me, "I'm going to pick it up even without the PDF.  Why don't you give it to someone else?"

That is where you come in.

Do you want free PDF copies of these two (excellent) products? All you have to do is answer two questions. You don't even have to answer them correctly (but you get more entries if you do).

Entering the contest is worth one "ticket" in the drawing.  Each correct answer to the questions below is an additional "ticket."  The most entries any one person can obtain, therefore, is three.

On Friday the 12th of November, I will randomly draw a name from among all the entries, and I will forward the extra coupon codes that I received to that person. The drawing will be in the evening (Pacific time, as that is where I live). I will use to determine the winner.

If you can't download files from for some reason, these codes will do you no good.

Send your answers to  I will delete all e-mails (and addresses) after the contest, and I will not add you to a mailing list or give away or sell your e-mail address.

One entry per person, please.

To make things fair, the questions are such that 99% of you will be randomly guessing, as I (so far as I know) haven't posted the answers anywhere else.

If you have any questions about the contest, just comment on this post and I'll answer in the same way.

Question Number One
Which Doctor is or was my favorite?

Question Number Two
What did I like most about the Christopher Eccleston Dr. Who?
Since this question is quite a bit tougher than the first one, here are five options, one of which is true:
  • His snazzy leather jacket
  • Finally being able to see Daleks as something to be feared
  • The Face of Boe
  • The almost off-handed explanation of what a Police call-box is
  • The regeneration sequence at the end
Again: You have until Friday the 12th to send me your answers.

Good luck.


  1. Anonymous10:40 AM

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  2. This is a response to an anonymous comment that is going to be deleted momentarily:

    Yes, people who randomly guess right have a better shot at winning. It's a random drawing, and this adds a bit more randomness.

    I haven't discussed the TV show at length with my friends since I was in high school (more than ten years ago).

    Being my friend doesn't give you any sort of edge - they don't know the answers any more than you do.

    My wife tried the other night, and she got both questions wrong. She is, by the way, not eligible to win.

    I welcome dissent and other viewpoints in the comments of my blog, but name-calling is not welcome here, which is why I am deleting your comment.