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Adopt-a-Soldier Holiday Contest

Our Adopt-a-Soldier sponsorship program has delivered Kobold Quarterly gift subscriptions to service members stationed all over the world and far from friends and family. We’ve gotten a lot of mail from them, telling us what a difference your support and generosity makes.

We’d like to really crank this program up with your help. So this month, we’re going to run an Adopt-a-Soldier sweepstakes contest with two winners: one service member and one sponsor.

From now through December 31st, each of the following actions equals one “ticket” for a chance to win…

  • Purchase an Adopt-a-Soldier sponsorship at KQadoptasoldier.com
  • If you’re in the military, sign up to receive a subscription from a sponsor at KQadoptasoldier.com
  • Get someone to purchase a sponsorship, or get a soldier to sign up to receive an Adopt-a-Soldier gift subscription (they have to tell us that you referred them, so we can credit it to you)
  • Write a blog post promoting the contest, including a link to this post
  • Twitter about the contest, including a link to this post

Eligible services in the US include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard; this is not limited to the US military, and members of recognized foreign armed services are also eligible. To enter, leave a comment on this post letting us know what you did. Include links to your blog post and twitter tweet.


10 runners-up receive

  • A “Small But Fierce” logo pack with a postcard and sticker

Grand Prize Package (retail value: $160)—The logo pack, plus:

  • 3 dice sets by Q-Workshop: Pathfinder Rise of the Runelords dice, a set of Runic or Elven dice (winner’s choice), AND a set of Call of Cthulhu dice
  • A signed copy of Soldiers of Fortune: War and Military Adventure in a Fantasy World, due out in March 2010
  • The Kobold’s Guide to Game Design Volumes I and II
  • Patronage in an Open Design project of your choice (or an upgrade to an existing patronage)
  • A profile and a hearty “thank you” in the next issue of Kobold Quarterly

Also, whichever of you gets the most soldiers and/or sponsors to sign up in December gets an awesome SECRET PRIZE. Winners will be announced the first week in January.

Let’s go!

10 Replies to "Adopt-a-Soldier Holiday Contest"


December 7, 2009 at 6:04am

Awesome contest – you Kobolds rock!

Richard Fryer

December 7, 2009 at 8:58am

Sounds like a great idea, hope it leads to a lot of new sign ups



December 7, 2009 at 1:44pm

Retweeted it on my twitter feed: http://twitter.com/cynicaloctopus


December 9, 2009 at 3:28pm

Blogged about this contest today on my site – http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=824


December 16, 2009 at 6:11pm

Great idea! I’ve posted it at UK Roleplayers, the biggest UK RPG forum: http://ukroleplayers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6966

Pôl Jackson

December 18, 2009 at 12:34pm

Very cool! Wish I could do more than just blog about it. I linked to it here: http://poljack.tumblr.com/
(Having trouble posting from Chrome. Sorry if duplicates show up.)


December 29, 2009 at 12:44pm

I posted about this service back in October, but I’ve posted an update about this contest (long link)