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Mini Contest: Stat a Pecan Pie, Win a Pecan Pie!

UPDATE: A winner has been chosen! Congrats to Paradox Hazard, you’ve won a Pecan Pie with the following submission:

For Deadlands: Reloaded

Professor Paddington’s Perfectly Preserved Pecan Pie! (Patent Pending).

Prof. Paddington’s pies appear and taste like any other pie save for a small smokey after taste. The secret of the preservation process that keeps the pies fresh no mater were they are transported is the Ghostrock used during the baking process.

Anyone who eats even a portion of the pie must make a Spirit roll to avoid addiction to the confection. Each time the check is failed the victim feels compelled to seek out another pie. The difficulty increases with each check by a factor of two. (-2 for the second pie, -4 for the third, etc).

The pies themselves can be found throughout the weird west in general stores and at trading posts and retail for around five dollars.

You have 24 hours to stat a Pecan Pie in the game system of your choice. The winner will get 1 Old-Fashion Pecan Pie from Priester’s Pecans:

We’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday April 6th at 5pm EST. Email your submissions to [email protected], and we’ll put the winner (along with our favorite submissions) up here on the blog first thing Wednesday morning!


Contest Results for the Stats & Art Contest: HamSTAR 2099

We had some very interesting results for this last Stats & Art contest. Let’s get right to the winners!

First Place: Owen K.C. Stephens (download the pdf)

Second Place: David Kammerzelt (download the doc)

Third Place: Arlene Medder (download the doc)

We only had one entry for art, but what an entry it is! Thanks so much, Nicole Jekich!

All of our winners for the Stats will get $25 Amazon Gift Certificates, and Ms. Jekich will get $75, since she was the only entrant! Lucky her!


Stats & Art Contest Mar. 2010: HamSTAR 2099! 3/02/2010 – 3/31/2010

UPDATE: Results can be found here

This contest runs through the 31st of March. The Facebook fanpage has done it again, Adventurers! This time they’ve invented a game system. Well, ok technically they invented two (See here for details).


If you can come up with stats for Feral Space Hamsters (or their Feral Space Chinchilla PCs) as PCs for Ironclaw, Rogue Trader, or the strangely defined laws of HamSTAR 2099 & ChinKILLA 3010, then you’ll have a chance to win a $25 US gift certificate to! We’ll pick the best three entries, and they’ll be our winners. There’s no limit to the number of entries, and you can win for more than one setting!


If you can dream up art for the fictional cover of either the HamSTAR 2099, or ChinKILLA 3010 core rulebooks, then you’ll have a chance to win a $25 US gift certificate to! We’ll pick the best three entries, and they’ll be our winners. There’s no limit to the number of entries, and you can win for more than one art piece!

Good Luck, and Good Gaming!

Email submissions to dan(at)obsidianportal(dot)com.


Contest Results for the Stats & Art Contest: The Giraffelich!

So we announced our 6 winners on our Newsletter. By the way, do you get the Obsidian Portal Monthly Newsletter? To get it, edit your Obsidian Portal Profile, check Receive e-mail updates, and click Update! Anyway, we announced the winners, now we’ll show you the winning entries!

First Place: Matthew Rinehart’s giraffelich.

Second Place: Geoff Nunn’s giraffelich.

Third Place: Owen K.C. Stephens’ giraffelich.

First Place: Justin Swadlo

Second Place: Bryan Cohen

Third Place: Nicole Jekich

Congrats to all the winners! If you won, e-mail our Content Director (dan (at) obsidianportal (dot) com) to get your $25 Amazon Gift Certificate.


Stats & Art Contest Jan. 2010: The Giraffelich! 1/29/2010 – 2/12/2010

UPDATE: Results are here!

This contest will run till the 12th of February. As some of you know, the Facebook fanpage struck RPG gold by coming up with the concept of the Giraffelich. We’re so in love with this undead even-toed ungulate mammal, that we’re running a Giraffelich Stats & Art contest!

If you can come up with stats for a Giraffelich (including appropriate background fluff, and encounter group info as appropriate) for Rifts, 4.0e, Savage Worlds, Exalted, or Pathfinder; then you’ll have a chance to win a $25 US gift certificate to! We’ll pick the best three entries, and they’ll be our winners. There’s no limit to the number of entries, and you can win for more than one setting!

If you are artistically inclined, and you can come up with some bangin’ art of the Giraffelich, then you too can win a $25 dollar gift certificate to Remember, the giraffelich is a cunning lich as well as a giraffe. Just making an undead giraffe isn’t going to cut it. Liches have rings and phylacteries and evil robes and what not. Capes. Again, we’ll pick the best three entries, and they’ll each win. There’s no limit to the number of entries, and you can win for more than one drawing!

Email submissions to dan(at)obsidianportal(dot)com.


Gamers Helping Haiti: The Givening

In the monthly newsletter we sent out yesterday we mentioned the Gamers Helping Haiti Product Bundle that’s now available for sale on DriveThruRPG. For those of you who don’t get the newsletter, here’s what we said on the subject:

“One Book Shelf (the company behind and RPGNow) and a huge number of RPG publishers, will have put to together an epic product bundle with a retail value of over $900.00. The bundle is yours for a $20 dollar donation through this link to Doctors without Borders. On top of that, One Book Shelf will match all of the donations!”

Click Here To Donate

There have been a few changes since we sent the newsletter:

  • At the time of sending the newsletter, the retail value of the bundle was roughly $900 US. Today it’s over $1400 US!
  • Because of the huge demand, One Book Shelf is unable to match everyone’s $20 dollar donation, but will continue to match $5 and $10 dollar donations.
  • The bundle will be available through January 31st, 2010! That gives you 10 full days to put together the $20 donation.
  • It very well might be the RPG deal of the decade.

Help Haiti and Win a Prize!

We at Obsidian Portal want to spread the word about this worthwhile offer. So in addition to everyone in the office buying a bundle or two, we’re running a twitter contest to help get the word out! We’re giving away a $100 US gift certificate for DriveThruRPG to one random someone re-tweets the following message on twitter:

The $20 Gamers Helping Haiti Product Bundle! See for info & you could win a $100 gift certificate from @obsidianportal!

So spread the word about the Gamers Helping Haiti Product Bundle and you could win!

Click Here to Tweet It Out

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