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GOG Loves Baldur's Gate Fans!

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder The Old Guard

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    To show their undying love for the fanatical hordes of (A)D&D lovers that roam the twisted pathways of Boards o' Magick, GOG is giving away ten (yes, 10!) virtual copies (i.e. redeem codes) of Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga with Tales of the Sword Coast expansion, DRM-free and with lots of free goodies.

    But wait, there's a catch... you'll have to show a bit of knowledge* to earn your copy, as there are only 10 codes to go around.

    What you need to do to participate - pay attention now - consists of 4 steps:

    1) If you don't already know, find out which year Sorcerer's Place was born.

    2) Find out how many downloads are currently hosted on Sorcerer's Place.

    3) Add both numbers.

    4) Click the Report Post [​IMG] icon at the bottom left of this post and write the SUM of both numbers in the report field only.

    Couldn't be simpler, huh?

    The giveaway is open to everyone registered on Boards o' Magick, but do note that in the likely case of receiving more than 10 correct entries, the lucky winners will be selected randomly from the pool of entries. We'll be accepting entries until October 30th, 2010, 11pm CET. The lucky winners will be notified via a private message the following day.

    In case there are any questions (EXCLUDING WHAT THE CORRECT ANSWER IS, OBVIOUSLY...), please post them here or PM me.

    * the numbers you'll be looking for can be found on every page of Sorcerer's Place
     
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  2. Rahkir

    Rahkir Cogito, ergo doleo

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    Good luck everyone! I already have the game(s) and soundtrack, so I'll be hoping there are some people around here who don't have one or the other. It is quite a great game. :D
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder The Old Guard

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    I'm betting there are quite a few people with worn out discs around who wouldn't mind a digital copy too. ;)
     
  4. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder The Old Guard

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    All but one responder so far are new members... If one of the goals was to get some new people to join, it sure has worked :)
     
  5. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder

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    [​IMG] I fairly recently bought the 4-in-1 pack already, via SP link on amazon.

    My Heart of Winter disc has gone missing though if an IWD version of this is done sometime in the future ;)
     
  6. Cap'n CJ

    Cap'n CJ Arrr!

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    My discs are in horrendous shape, so I entered :) Good luck everybody!
     
  7. Ragusa

    Ragusa Eternal Halfling Paladin

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    My discs are worn out as well ... a pity. Good luck, and good math skills ;)
     
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder The Old Guard

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    That didn't even occur to me to be honest... but it's a good side effect. :D
     
  9. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder The Old Guard

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    Last chance to get your votes in, we'll stop accepting entries in an hour!
     
  10. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder

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    Well, do we have some winners then?
     
  11. TheTallMan Gems: 1/31
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    Good luck all.
     
  12. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder The Old Guard

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    [​IMG] I'll put the correct entries into our Random Winners Selector™ in a moment and notify the winners by the end of the day.

    Almost all the entries were correct, there were only a couple that were off.
     
  13. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder

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    :lol: That's why I don't enter such things. I normally come up with an answer like 'banana' or something equally dim
     
  14. Montresor

    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    [​IMG] Good for you, Silvery, since the correct answer was "Coconut". Unfortunately I figured it out too late to participate.
     
  15. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder The Old Guard

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    [​IMG] SO... our randomly selected winners from the pool of correct answers are:

    • Topken
    • ecliptic
    • mattresses
    • Cap'n CJ
    • kmonster
    • DarthMuffin
    • Lou
    • Lynx Lupo
    • Arundor
    • Dragontut
    Congratulations to you lucky bunch!

    This is just so that I don't keep you in suspense for too long. :D The GOG guys are probably on vacation until November 2 (November 1 is a holiday in most of Europe), so I won't be able to send out the codes until they get back to me. Please be patient a while longer - I'll send out the codes as soon as I get them!

    (P.S. The correct answer was 3097; 1999 + 1098)
     
  16. TheTallMan Gems: 1/31
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    Congrats all. Need to channel all my mind bullet energy into winning the PCG Baldurs Gate now.
     
  17. Cap'n CJ

    Cap'n CJ Arrr!

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    Woo!
     
  18. Rotku

    Rotku I believe I can fly

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    See, I would have added 99 as the year, not 1999... Congrats though guys - nice to see at least a few recognized names in that list.
     
  19. Arundor Gems: 1/31
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    Wow, I think this is the first time I've ever won anything.

    Thanks for a fun contest!

    BTW, I hope I don't appear to be a leech who only came for the free stuff. Some might remember my name from the time when BG1 was new, and I've been a Sorcerer's Place fan since then. I just never got around to actually creating a forum account until now.
     
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  20. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder The Old Guard

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    [​IMG] Thanks to everyone for your participation - the codes have now been sent out to the winners via private messages!

    A big thank-you also goes out to Good Old Games for sponsoring our giveaway - here's hoping we can host another one sometime soon!
     
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