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Monday, August 18, 2014

New Big Dragon Gen Con Jet Lag Giveaway - Print Copies of D30 Sandbox and D30 DM Companion to Be Given Away (and Stickers too)



New Big Dragon Games+Richard LeBlanc ) in conjunction with Tenkar's Tavern Blog+Erik Tenkar ) have conspired cooperated to give away some gaming goodness in the wee hours post Gen Con.

If you haven't read me waxing poetically about the awesomeness of the D30 Sandbox Companion and it's mate, then you must not be a regular reader of this blog.

That's okay. Not only will we forgive you, we'll give you an opportunity to own a copy of the D30 Sandbox Companion or a Copy of the D30 DM Companion of your very own. We are talking dead tree. Paper and ink. Print.

Yes, one random commenter will win a copy of the D30 DM Companion and another will win a copy of the D30 Sandbox Companion. Both will also get Order of the D30 sticker sheets. Five runner ups will receive Order of the D30 sticker sheets mailed to their homes. Tag your books, your kids, your pets ;)

Just add a comment below. Tell us of your love of random charts. Do it before 9pm, Eastern Time August 19th, 2014 (Tuesday to the rest of us.)

Well, what are you waiting for?

114 comments:

  1. Love random tables, own a d30 (two of them) thanks to DCC and I discovered DCC through this blog! So send em to me!

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  2. Oh randomness ho we love thee...

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  3. I was rolling on some random table last night, in fact. Wouldn't mind some more. ;)

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  4. Anybody who has a copy of the first issue of the Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad 'zine knows of my love of random tables. It has two roll-all-the-dice tables (d3 through d30, using every funky die), and a d30 table.

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  5. random tables are where it is at

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  6. I have always enjoyed a good random table!

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  7. Random tables are a lot of fun to have on hand when improvising a session, though mostly I read them for ideas between sessions.

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  8. I like random tables like kids like cookies.

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  9. Random tables (and Pirates and Ninjas) make every adventure better better!

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  10. I own a few d30 dice. I'm in. Thanks.

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  11. Just the other day I ran into 2d6 hobgoblins and we got to talking about how much we love random tables.

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  12. Random charts. Are Awesome. To Me. This is Not Haiku.

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  13. Random tables are fun. You never know what your going to get.

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  14. I'll be happy to make a claim for some d30 goodness while waiting on some OSR Superstar goodness.

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  15. I am gradually becoming addicted to random tables...and I just picked up two d30s at Historicon last month that are just waiting to roll on a random table.

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  16. These are so cool that I bought a d30 again so I don't have to switch apps in mid game to use these.

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  17. I love random tables to pice up the city life in the adventure I'm currently running.

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  18. Yes, I love me some random tables!

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  19. Like the lady told me in the craft store, everyone likes stickers.

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  20. I really should get help for my random table addiction.

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  21. I like sandboxes. And stickers.

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  22. Love these, would love them even more in print!

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  23. Love the random, love the d30 products that deliver with a bang and to have them in print would make the sun shine this rainy day! I can wholeheartedly recomend this books to everyone without a flinch! :D

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  24. D30? Why not D40? The D40 gets no love! I like stickers.

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  25. As someone who keeps thinking he needs to sandbox more, these have been on my DriveThru wishlist for some time.

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  26. I'm a proud member of the Order of the d30 and hope to win, because I love random charts and want more d30-based ones.

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  27. Random charts is one of the best things about the OSR blogosphere. I keep a notebook of dozens of them in a binder close by in games for quick reference.

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  28. Roll a D6:

    1-Random Charts? Ugh! Like I don't have enough chaos in my life.
    2-Love reading 'em. But I wouldn't let them dictate a game.
    3-Nice for inspiration, but use with "a grain of salt".
    4-Random charts? Interesting...
    5-Yes! I need these.
    6-Awesome. This is the ONLY way to run an Old School game.

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  29. I so very badly want both of those.

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  30. WANT!! Please o please o please.
    (Sometimes, fortune favors the groveling)

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  31. Why not, maybe these would spice up my games.

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  32. I'll throw my helmet in the ring.

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  33. Have both of these in PDF and they are great. Would love a dead tree version

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  34. Bought a d30 just so I could read Richard's blog...

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  35. I just want the d30 stickers! I have both books in print & PDF. They are awesomely useful.

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  36. I'm rubbing my d30 for luck right now

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  37. Barrel Rider's Ode to Random Charts

    Oh Random Chart, how do I love thee?
    One is for thy spherical adherence,
    So bold and so fierce
    Two is for thy critical hits
    And thus all armor is pierced
    Three is for thy fumble,
    So chaotic and fell
    Many heroes are slain thusly
    By thy will the body-count swells
    Three is for thy random magic
    So mysterious and arcane
    You leave sorcerers confounded
    And those who fail saves in paint
    Four through thirty, roll on Chart A-2
    And know that you hold thy fate in thy hands
    It is the time now to die, or to do.

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  38. What is Tenkar's recommended source for elite d30s for use with these supplements?

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  39. I own d30s and a PDF of the Sandbox book, but print is always better. Hit me!

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  40. I'm in....got some sweet "vintage" d30's to use this with!

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  41. I randomly love random charts so much it hurts in random places!

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  42. (Wow, this appears to have not posted. Well, forgive me and disregard the extra if this is duplicate post.)
    I love tables! Been gaming on both sides of the shield for 30+ years, and the only reason I don't own this yet is that the recession hit hard and I'm going for my second degree while raising two girls post-divorce and competing with youngsters for jobs I'm overqualified for or have crappy scheduling for the rest, so money is still tight, and time precious. I would love this to assist running a campaign for my girls and if time permits, start a gaming RSO with my psychology proff as faculty advisor. I have 3d30 and one more on order along with some fresh Zocchi dice (mine disappeared probably a decade before DCC was published).
    May the luckiest win, and may all your hits be crits!

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  43. What I love about random tables is the creative possibilities that can come from one moment of watching those blessed dice tumble across the table and add to a specific moment and a specific circumstance something foreseen and unique.

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  44. Randomness is the spice of life. Which spice? Only a d30 chart will tell.

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  45. I was just looking over the Random Artifact tables in the Gamma World 1st edition rule book and GW1: Legion of Gold the other day for some inspiration. My New Big Dragon d30 Companion PDFs are terrific, but a dead tree version would be that much better. :)

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  46. I bought the D30 DM Companion book awhile back. I am a sucker for DM related stuff ;)

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  47. The old release Ready Ref Sheets by Judges Guild is still the bomb. You could create an entire adventure in five minutes with that thing's random charts.

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  48. I love random charts so much that I've written a few on Abulafia

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  49. Where will you find a die big enough to randomly choose a comment?

    "personal sensibilities offended" is what I rolled on this thar random chart...

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  50. Random tables are the best GM tool ever. I regularly buld full adventure scripts out of random table results. I've got a little hombrew SF game built around random tables that determine everything from what a planets like to why there's a mysterious shuttle with a faulty engine orbitting it. I don't need more spells, more combat rules or even more monsters: I NEED more random tables.

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  51. Random tables are so useful, even if you do not use them ! Their entries can be so inspiring. Just read'em and adventure ideas, locations and events come up to your mind.

    They are perhaps the most underestimated/misunderstood rpg tools ever designed !

    I do love them and highly recommend their use to any GM (novice or experienced) to prep a game session. Whether they use the d30, D%, D20 or whatever other dice

    :-D

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  52. I've been eyeing these up for purchase... but my gaming funds are severely curtailed at the moment. It would be awesome to win one of these.

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  53. I don't even own a D30 (but I can program one), and I'm fascinated with these books. My favorite random table of all time went with the AD&D Deck of Many Things. That just blew my teeny teenage mind.

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  54. d30 Relationship Chart

    1. Family: The two characters are related by blood
    1a: If both non human: The two characters want to know more about each other cultures
    2. Debt: The character owns a debt to the second character
    3. Friendship: The characters are simply friends
    4. Desire: The character desires the person of the other character
    5. Nostalgia: The character reminds the person of another person in the past
    6. War: The two characters fought in the same war
    7. Community: The characters are from the same community
    8. Former Henchmen: The characters worked for the same adventurer
    9. Marriage: The characters work together because of a marriage, be they spouses or in-laws
    10. Love-Hate Relationship: The two characters love to hate each other
    11. Responsibility: The character feels responsible for the other in some way
    12. Kinship: The character has family but is not related by blood or marriage
    13. Organization: The two characters are from the same organization
    14. Intimate: The two characters are intimate with each in some way, expressing emotions or body
    15. Common Enemy: The two characters have a common enemy they want to take down
    16. Household: The two characters used to live, or still lives, in the the same roof
    17. Gang: The two characters used to come from the same small tight knit group
    18. Peer: The two characters are professional peers
    19. School: The two character trained under the same master
    20. Rival: The two characters are rivals to each other
    21. Prophecy: The character has a fortune, prophecy or vision of the second character
    22. Mentor: The character has a mentor and student relationship
    23. Hobbyist: The characters enjoy the same hobby
    24. Intimidated: One of the characters is intimidated by the other
    25. Soulmate: The two characters share the same soul but in different bodies
    26. Professional: The two characters meet each other working in the field
    27. Foreigners: The characters meet each other while traveling abroad
    28. Prisoners: The two characters were imprisoned
    29. Childhood: The two characters knew each other during childhood
    30. Survival: The two characters survived a great ordeal together

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  55. I just want to tell you all good luck. We're all counting on you. And on your charts.

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  56. Physical product! That's great to see. Good luck with it!

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  57. Those are good books. I have the pdfs, but feel hardcopies are vastly superior.

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  58. I had a witty comment, but it was eaten by a grue.

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  59. You can count me in, this is an awesome giveaway!

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  60. Used random tables from JG quite a bit

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  61. Random tables supplant my tired brain.

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  62. I use random charts in non OSR games... I want to add random tables to everything!
    Hmmm...random aspects for locations in FATE?

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  63. I already have both as pdf--would love to have a print copy.

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  64. I've loved random charts since playing MERP (my first RPG). Now I spread the love with my wife and kids in DCC (which means I have a D30 now).

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  65. wow...this is going to be a tough one. I love books on dead tree. I love random tables and have been using them more and more. I have several children who are learning the Way of the Old School from me. I'd love to share these with them, too.

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  66. My d30 is waiting! It pines away, hoping to one day generate something cool and unexpected during one of my games. Of course, I could just be projecting my own thoughts upon it. Maybe it just wants to be a cat toy instead.

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  67. I love random tables, and I have a d30 already! So... I would like to win!

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  68. Random tables are beautiful things. Especially when they let me give my d30 a workout.

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  69. Random tables are awesome stuff!!

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  70. Both products are excellent and I use them quite a bit in my games.

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  71. Would love to have both since randomness is the spice of life and it flexes the imagination.

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  72. Randomness in tables is wonderful, except in leg height.... if those are too random, then my drink spills which is never a good thing

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  73. I find random especially helpful when I'm looking for a change from standard planning patterns.

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  74. I own both of these in PDF. They are fantastic resources.

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  75. This is just a hint to get me to buy them, isn't it?

    I do love tables. Dungeon Alphabet was what got me reading all of those OSR blogs, after all.

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  76. I have the PDFs, but would love to have them in print.

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  77. I need the sandbox one in print!

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  78. A simple random chart or two is nice, but it's when a chart requires multiple rolls across several sub-charts to combine into a more spontaneous output that the fun and insanity begins. Having browsed the D30 Sandbox Companion really highlighted the potential of stacking charts.

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  79. Well thanks to this post it looks like I'll have to pick these up.

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  80. Cool contest! I have pdfs of the d30 supplements, but I would sure love me some hard copies. Love your stuff!

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  81. They would look so good on my shelf!

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  82. My wife met me by rolling on a random chart.

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  83. Wow! Real print books! Count me in for a shot!

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  84. And that random commenter was me?

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  85. Bought both PDFs - love them. Used them (plus wizardawn) to run the kids through a test run of D&D 5e

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  86. Wow. A random give a way for randomness. I love to see more d30 tables.

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  87. randomness rules, and randomness competitions using randomness rules, rules even more

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  88. My purchase of the year 2014 was a Purple D30. It's amazing that it took me this long to own one. Now it's a regular part of play for my D&D group. A reason to roll it more often would certainly be appreciated. No worries if you want to send the book to someone closer though. New Zealand is a world away from most places.

    I have loved random charts since seeing my first wandering monster table. My favourite would have to be the NPC personality traits in AD&D 1st edition though. Highly amusing. Although 1st edition Warhammer had some real funky ones too. Anyway, Roll 30!

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  89. Random charts are awesome for game prep and to spark ideas

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  90. I Love Random charts and my d30! I still have one of the d30 dice that came out many many many years ago. I am glad its making a come back!!

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  91. Random charts are great for so many reasons just one being because they fill in the gaps with weirdness when the DMs tapped out.

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  92. d30 sticker would look hella handsome on my Macbook. If I won the sandbox companion... I guess I'd just type on an open book instead of my laptop?

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  93. Hope this doesn't double post. Something seems to have gone wrong. Love me some random charts and I love that you do these giveaways. THanks for doing this as always!

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  94. Yes I would like to win very much please

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  95. Awesome! I have'em in PDF but real books are often more useful.

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  96. Random charts, loved for the ... randomness of it all?

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  97. Dude, I made a book where you randomize churches to various gods. That's some random love. And not the kind that gives you diseases.

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  98. Hmm, it appears my post was gobbled by the internets-demon.

    Love the tables, NBD. Just a great product, and takes a lot of strain off of new DMs and sputtering ones as well.

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  99. I was a Holmes Blue Book with geomorphs/Arduin Grimoire guy back in the day. The random charts in Arduin were crack-brained poetry, capable of turning any character or event into a spectacle. Sometimes a goofy, embarrassing spectacle, but a spectacle.

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  100. closed to further entries - holy shit but this was a nice turnout ;)

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  101. I just wish you'd hit 120 entries. Then you could have used a d4 and a d30.

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