One of my primary goals at Gen Con was tracking down as many of the people I have gotten to know in some capacity over the last year or two through my blog. As a way to thank the individuals who were kind enough to agree to an interview for my site, I had special The Id DM dice bags created by Dragon Chow Dice Bags. The end result was fantastic, and I was excited to dispense the bags at the convention.
There are still a few individuals I need to reach so I can mail them a bag; not everyone was at Gen Con. But it was a pleasure to finally meet the following people in person after communicating with them online for interviews:
- Carl Bussler of Flagons & Dragons
- Lyndsay Peters of Dragon Chow Dice Bags
- Mike Shea of Sly Flourish
- Scott Rehm of The Angry DM
- Brian Patterson of d20monkey
- Tracy Barnett of Sand & Steam and School Daze
- Tracy Hurley of Sarah Darkmagic
- Jennifer Steen of Jennisodes and Project Ninja Panda Taco
- Monte Cook of Numenera
- Mike Mearls of Wizards of the Coast and D&D Next
I once again offer my gratitude for their time and willingness to respond to my questions. And if you enjoy the photo of the dice bag above, then this is your lucky day because I am going to run my first-ever contest through this site. Multiple winners will be mailed a The Id DM dice bag created by Dragon Chow Dice Bags. Read below for the details!
Long time followers of my site will know that I have commissioned a variety of artists to depict my mascot, Iddy the Lich, and Brian Patterson graciously included him in a strip at d20monkey. For those of you who are new to the site and would like to view their work, I have created a new page for the site simply titled Iddy Art. You will find every version of Iddy that exists – from Grant Gould’s original design to my most recent purchases at Gen Con.
It is my hope to continue adding to this collection. However, it would be wonderful to obtain additional depictions of Iddy the Lich without tracking down artists for commissions. My call is for artists out there to send me their best depiction of Iddy the Lich. The Id DM dice bags will be awarded as prizes to artists who send me a drawing of Iddy the Lich in whatever style they choose. There will be three prizes:
- My favorite image from the submissions received
- Favorite image voted by readers and others who visit the site
- Favorite image voted by all of those you submitted an entry with the obvious rule that the artist can not vote for his or her own submission
If the readers, artists and I happen to select the same image as our favorite, then the tiebreaker will come from the reader voting. I think this is a fair system because I get to pick a winner, the readers get to pick a winner and the participating artists get to pick a winner.
The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2012. At that point, I will work to set up a voting system on this site and offer a brief time period – likely a week – for readers to vote. I will collect the artists’ votes privately through email. All submissions must be sent electronically to my email at TheIdDM@gmail.com and use the subject line Iddy the Lich Art Entry.
I am unsure how many submissions I will receive; I might not receive any. If I have the happy problem of getting a lot of submissions, then I will attempt to expand the prize pool. Please contact me if you have questions or suggestions.