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So, I picked a winner for my Lie for a Wii contest, and it turns out that ManWithNoName lives in Brazil. It turns out that there's a tax on gaming in Brazil, and in order for me to honour my $100 contest prize, I'd have to spend about $500 to send a Wii to him.
And I'm sorry, but no matter how hot he told me he'd look, $500 is a smidge overbudget. However, he is awesome, and agreed to a compromise of $250 in canadian funds in exchange for not calling me a dirty, dirty welcher. I breathed a sigh of relief for the fact I didn't have to sell an organ to honour my contest, so all is well there.
Of course, I did mean for my Gears of War 3: Epic Edition contest to be my biggest expenditure. A "reasonable" person might call the contest off. I'm adding an additional Epic Edition for the second place entrant, because fuck you, reason!
So, onto the mechanics of the contest:
Now, for this one, I've decided we'll do something a little bit different. Like always, I'm going to come up with a random, painful, or otherwise aggravating task for you, the contestant, to participate in! Or, in this case, five tasks! To win Gears 3 Epic Edition and action figures!
But what's that?
I already pre-ordered Gears of War 3, this contest sucks!
In that case, you're in luck! Should you possess an inferior, regular edition of Gears 3 or a slightly cooler, but not prohibitively awesome edition of Gears 3, I will pay you the cash value of the copy you ordered (if you don't have anyone to give it to because you're nice), because yes, I am that awesome!
Yes, even if you've pre-ordered Gears of War 3, you're going to make out like a damned champion!
For the prize, I'm going to begin by pre-ordering the contest winner a copy of the $150, holycrapexpensive! edition of Gears 3. If the contest winner has already ordered a copy, I will reimburse them for the full cost of it, plus shipping to me, the moment their inferior, not awesome copy is in my hands.
I'm not done. I mentioned action figures, right?
Beyond this already-awesome offer, I will be ordering the winner of the contest any five Gears of War action figures available on sale between $10 and $20.
This is a total prize worth, potentially, $200 to $250 before I buy the contest winner's copy of Gears of War 3 from them. And I'm buying the second-place person an Epic Edition as well!
Now, I'm not sure exactly what "tasks" I'm going to have each person partake in beyond the first, but I do know two things:
1) Each "task" is going to have the following point values:
-First Place: 8 Points
-Second Place: 6 Points
-Third Place: 5 Points
-Fourth Place or worse: 3 Point
If you don't participate in a task, you get nothing, so participation, however elementary, could mean the difference between winning and losing!
2) There will be a total of four tasks. The theoretical "best" for this competition is 26 points, but I honestly expect the winner to be ranging in the 10-20 range.
All you've got to do for the next task is register an account at Kongregate and then post your high score for Wonderputt! It's a tight race for three, but a high placing for any of eight other entrants thus far could shake things up.