Summertime Raffle at the League of Gamemakers!

Stephen DeBaun, (aka Professor What?!?) informs me that (paraphrasing here) calling it just a “Summertime Raffle” is weak sauce. He says we should just shout “WIN FREE GAMES!” Ok, let’s try that.

Win Games! League of Gamemakers Raffle

Seriously, how would YOU like to win free games?

If you’re like us, then you appreciate games. And you appreciate awesome crowd-funding podcasts like Funding the Dream. We at the League of Gamemakers appreciate you for reading our blog, and joining in our discussion on all game topics. We’re half a year in now, and still exploring topics as diverse as not marrying gamers to stealing game ideas and being ok with it all. But enough talk. Let’s get some more games to YOUR tabletop!

Every member of the League of Gamemakers is getting in on this one! All told, we’re offering 11 different games in 3 different bundles! Each bundle is worth over $100! One winner, your choice of prize package. (What would a game prize be without a choice? Hopefully, it’s a good kind of AP…) We have deep strategy games like Ars Victor, worker placement blending mechanics and theme in Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii. We have hot new releases like Jupiter Rescue and the recently funded Kickstarter Amberden Affair, premiering at Gen Con! Did you get your copy of Evil Intent so you can begin taking over the world?! How about a collection of 6 card games, including Got It, the latest game and math puzzler from Tom Jolly!

What does a giveaway have to do with anything?

The answer: everything. Once, at a Comic-Con a couple years ago, I had a just finished making a really immersive but under marketed “Choose-Your-Own-Horror” RPG on Facebook (I had enough Farmville, you know?) and I was looking for a way to promote it. Unfortunately, my friends and I had missed the window to have media materials vetted by the convention, so there I was with a bunch of postcards and no place to stack ’em. I joined the throngs of folks handing out flyers and promo materials. Despite being dressed ‘normal’ and lacking an energy drink to give away, I did seemingly ok. I shouted “Free Facebook game!” and “Choose Your Own Adventure on Facebook!” or the like, and gave away a ton of cards. Alas, the Comic-Con “bag o’ promo crap” is under appreciated after the con. I think I can count on two hands how many people that brought to the game.

The point is, don’t be afraid to try anything – at least once. And actually, the League is here to try out a bunch of things for you. Every convention we go to, play test method we employ, or game mechanic we explore is fodder for a post exploring what does and doesn’t work. So today, we’re going to figure out this raffle thing, and give away cool games doing it. Do us a favor – ENTER and spread the word about our blog, ok?

Thank you.

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Peter Vaughan

Game Developer at Breaking Games

Peter eats games for breakfast! Founder of First Play LA, Squirmy Beast and League of Gamemakers, and Director of Development for Breaking Games. First published designs include What the Food?! and Nightmare Cove, and development credits include Letter Tycoon, Boomtown Bandits, Sparkle*Kitty and Rise of Tribes.

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  1. Scott on July 2, 2014

    Thanks for the raffle, will be great to try out some new game! Off to enter!

    • Peter Vaughan Author on July 2, 2014

      Much appreciated Scott! I wonder if you know that you already just partially entered…

  2. Dave M on July 2, 2014

    Thanks for the raffle… now I have yet more pages to follow hehe…

  3. Byron on July 2, 2014

    Thanks for the raffle!

  4. Hank on July 2, 2014

    Thanks for hosting such a great raffle!

  5. Christian Strain on July 2, 2014

    I’m going to quit the League so I can join the raffle. 😛

    • Peter Vaughan Author on July 3, 2014

      Uh. negative. We need your cool articles! But who said you couldn’t win anyway? It’s random, and we make the rules. Just don’t pick the Evil Intent bundle, cause that would be weird shipping to yourself. (just kidding everyone, we’ll pick a non Leaguer).

  6. Matt on July 3, 2014

    Hey raffles are cool. And i do actually enjoy the content you guys put out makes you think about things more then just normal game news.

    • Peter Vaughan Author on July 3, 2014

      Thank you very much Matt! Glad to hear you are enjoying it!

  7. Eric on July 3, 2014

    Thanks for the contest! Good luck to all!

  8. Shane on July 3, 2014

    I think this raffle is awesome! I love what the food!

  9. Todd Zircher on July 4, 2014

    New to the site and a raffle is a great way to catch my interest. Thanks!

    • Peter Vaughan Author on July 5, 2014

      Thanks Todd! We’ve got a lot more content for ya – every M-W-F!

  10. Craig on July 4, 2014

    Looks like a good way to generate some buzz! I hope to be able to see some of these games in person!

    • Peter Vaughan Author on July 5, 2014

      Hey Craig! Thanks for the comment. Good luck on the win and the in person viewing. 🙂

  11. Brian Johnson on July 6, 2014

    Thanks for a great raffle!

  12. Sabina on July 6, 2014

    Found your site through the raffle and currently liking what I’m seeing.

  13. Riccardo on July 6, 2014

    Thanks for the Raffle!!! ^_^

  14. J. Riddell on July 7, 2014

    Thanks for the Raffle. I would have never found the site without it, but now I’ve bookmarked it. Looks cool. I find the Our Games section a little odd. There are no descriptions of the games or any other information just the (assuming) box cover art. When I click on them still no description and just a larger image and request for comments. There were no existing comments to suggest what to comment about or how. I guess things are still new.

    • Peter Vaughan Author on July 7, 2014

      Thanks for the comment J. Riddell! We do have a few quirks to iron out. The “our games” section was created mid-year, and we’ve been leaving it up to various creators to fill out designer/publisher details and short bios. Believe it or not, some ARE populated with links. I’ll send out a reminder to the authors. Thanks for reading, and I hope you’ll continue to comment with anything you’d like to see – welcome!

  15. Joshua on July 7, 2014

    Thanks so much for the raffle! Like J. Riddell, I only found your site because of it. But I’m so glad I did! It looks like some great content that I’m excited to explore further. Keep up the great job!

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