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#14200
June 1st 2006 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Is anyone else getting geeked up that June 1st 2006 is coming up quickly?

I'm telling myself I'm winning the hat draw on the Mystery Set. Okay, so I may be foolish, but I'll be happy if I get that lucky!


For those that don't know what I am referring to, please see: well, I had wanted to link to the newsletter from 05/15/2006, but I don't see it linked on the DF web site, so here is a quote:

"NOTE: Pre-orders for the "Cavernous Lake Set" are now OPEN! See more information below. IMPORTANT NOTE: We have added an extra incentive for collectors to pre-order by May 31st (11:59pm Central) to thank our hardcore fans for digging deep and supporting us during this time when we are trying to make this 10th Anniversary summer something special to remember.


If you pre-order NOW (by the end of the month), for each "Cavernous Lake Set" you pre-order your name will be written on a slip of paper, and then it will be thrown in a hat. (So, if you pre-order 3 sets, you get 3 slips of paper in the hat.) On Thursday, June 1st one random slip of paper will be drawn from the hat, and the person whose name is on that slip of paper will be sent something "special" OVERNIGHT to arrive on Friday, June 2nd -- just in time for a weekend gaming session! (International customers will get it in 3-5 days).


And what is that something "special"? It will be one complete set of the Mystery Set to be released at Gen Con Indy! That's right...you will get one of the three proof sets in existence -- complete with its hand-carved styrofoam box. This means that you will receive your set TWO MONTHS before anyone else! The only hard part is that you have to swear on the "gamer's code" not to let the secret out until August 10th. Feel free to taunt away on the DF Forum, but you can't reveal any info about the set. If you do...you will have bad gamer karma forever and you will never make a critical saving throw again!


And yes, International customers are eligible, but please understand that it will take 3-5 days to arrive.

"


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And yes, for any who did not know this and are now going to buy, I probably made my chances of winning (slim as they were) even worse. :P


Happy buying to all.
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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#14201
June 1st 2006 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
So what do you think your chances are? i.e. How many sets will be pre-ordere by the end of the month?
A few hundred? Lets assume 300 so if you order 3 sets you have a 1 in 100 chance of winning?

Not too bad I guess. By no means a certainty but much much better odds than buying a lottery ticket.
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#14202
June 1st 2006 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
I am looking foward to the drawing. I am not getting my hopes up, given the odds, but it sure would be a nice prize to win.
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#14203
June 1st 2006 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Agreed, Waza. For some reason I got in the same mode I was in my last year of college. I entered every exam knowing that I was going to get an A. If I had thought any less I would have gotten less. Because I told myself I would do well, I did. While I have no control over the drawing, unless I can bend the laws of probability (let's not go there), it was still a nice thought, for a moment, to tell myself that I'd win (hoping that if I believed it, it would come true). ;) Okay, so time to get my head out of the fantasy world for a moment... And no, believing I'd win the lottery hasn't helped a bit! LOL
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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#14204
June 1st 2006 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
I'm guessing that the odds are closer to one in 50 if you buy three sets. I don't really know, though. Hard to even estimate.
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#14205
June 1st 2006 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Whats so hard about winning the lottery, i've hit 5 out of 6 on the Tri-state Lotto twice ;)

I only ordered two can't afford any more... so my "lotto" tickets are in.
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