Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holmes for the Holidays IV

 
The Maze of Peril (image recycled from last year)


Welcome to the fourth annual 'Holmes for the Holidays' where I send a present to a randomly selected reader. This year I am again giving away a brand new copy of Holmes' 1986 D&D novel The Maze of Peril.

Same system as before: if you are interested, add a comment in reply to this post within the next two days. The two days are the time limit before moderation starts on posts on the blog. After two days, I'll stop accepting entries and treat the list of comments as a table and roll randomly for the winner, using dice from a Holmes Basic set.

I'll cover postage (media mail) for any U.S. address. I can ship to other countries but I ask that you cover the difference (any amount over $4) in shipping by PayPal; so if you are overseas please only participate if you have a PayPal account and willing to chip in the extra. I'll estimate the exact shipping and refund the difference if I overcharge at all.

This is intended for folks who don't have a copy of the novel, so please don't post if you already have a copy. Last year we had about 45 entrants.

Update 

We have 40 comments, so I rolled a Holmes "d10" (a white d20 numbered 0-9 twice), with a d4 as a control dice. With this the d10 determines the "ones", and the d4 determines the "tens" (i.e., a 1 on the d4 = 1-10, a 2 on the d4 = 11-20, etc). My trusty dice elf took a few practices rolls and then I called for a winning roll:



The winner is comment #6...Kean Stuart! I have contacted him for his mailing address.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks for the many kind comments about my blog.
In the next few weeks I hope to finish the Holmes Manuscript analysis, and eventually put the whole thing together into one document.

Happy Holidays & New Year!

40 comments:

  1. Putting my name in the hat! Thanks for several interesting articles, and your dissection of the manuscript vs printed product!

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  2. Awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. I'd love a chance at this. Thank you.

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  4. I hope I win! Enjoy the blog and have never had the chance to examine 'Maze of Peril.'

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  5. You are a gentleman and a scholar. Put my name in the hat, please.

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  6. Awesome, put my name in said hat please. : )

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  7. Thank you for this contest. I have been wanting a copy for years. Thank you also for all the great insight into a great game throughout the year.

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  8. Please DO NOT put my name in the hat, as I have a copy. I'm just chiming in with, Merry Christmas, and I wish all participants the best of luck! You will LOVE this little book.

    Thank you, Zenopus, for showing me where to get my copy!

    Can't wait to find out who wins this!

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  9. That's very generous of you! I'm in.

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  10. Awesome sauce! Would love to have a copy of this, Merry Christmas to all.

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  11. This punk is feeling lucky. Thanks for offering, and thanks for the gnarly blog.

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  12. Well count me in. I don't have a copy, but I have enjoyed the short stories in the Dragon. Thanks for having such an awesome site!

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  13. In. Thius book is way harder to track down that you'd think.

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    1. BTW if you search for this on Amazon.us, it is supposedly going for hundreds of dollars. But Abebooks has it under 10. Bookjackers in action!
      http://www.zubalbooks.com/article-bookjacking.jsp
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  14. Thank you for the incredible amount of amazing research and commentary on my favorite and first edition I ever played.

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  15. Wow, didnt know there were mint condition versions about

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  16. I was ever so disappointed when I didn't win last year.

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  17. I'd love to have a copy. Count me in!

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  18. This looks very cool. Thanks for doing this.

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  19. Oh, yes, please. And thank you!

    I look daily for another installment of the manuscript review. Almost sad that you're nearly done. It's been great reading.

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  20. Wow! This is awesome. Thank you so much and count me in!

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  21. Love the blog! Would love to read the book! Thanks for the offer!

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