Win a D&D Player’s Handbook Boxed Set!

Would you like to get your hands on both the Fourth Edition Player’s Handbook and Player’s Handbook 2 in one swanky boxed set? I’ve got a stack of them to give away, plus a copy of The Plane Above. Entry is easy and free.

This contest is perfect for introducing new players to D&D. Do you have a co-worker, spouse, friend, sibling or random stranger who you’ve been bugging to join your weekly D&D group? Now you can present them with this handsome collector’s set of the first two Player’s Handbooks, and there’s no way they can say no (unless it’s the random stranger — you should probably leave that guy alone). Heck, you can keep the sweet collector’s set yourself and give your old PHBs to the noob. I won’t tell. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about trying out 4th Edition D&D and haven’t had the wherewithal to go out and get yourself the books. Now you have no more excuses.

But wait, this is a great contest for veteran 4Eers too. You know you’re tired of passing the PHB2 around the table so your cousin can check the keywords on his druid powers, or trying to read through the pizza sauce stains on the feat list. Have you been holding off on buying the PHB3 because you didn’t have the first two yet? Well, now you’re just stalling. There’s always that Plane Above book, too.

So, what do you have to do to enter the contest? Not much. I’d like to get some new readers for Robot Viking along with some new people playing D&D with their shiny new PHBs, so you’ll have to post to Twitter about the contest. Specifically:

Using your own Twitter account, post a message with the following text: “Win a free 4E Player’s Handbook Collection from @therobotviking. #robotviking #dnd” during the contest dates. Entrants may post no more than one entry per day.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, they’re free and easy to sign up for. The contest runs until 11 p.m. eastern time on Friday, May 14. Winner will be contacted via their Twitter account, so make sure and check.

Entering the contest means you’ve read and agree to the contest rules, terms and conditions:

Robot Viking 4th Edition Player’s Handbook Collection Giveaway Official Rules

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply. One entrant per household.

The sweepstakes: From Friday, May 7, 2010 through Friday, May 14, 2010, Robot Viking will promote via and the @therobotviking Twitter account the opportunity to submit entries to win a prize as detailed below.

Eligibility: Contest is open to open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (U.S.), age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Robot Viking and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

How to enter: Using your own Twitter account, post a message with the following exact text within the quotation marks: “Win a free 4E Player’s Handbook Collection from @therobotviking. #robotviking #dnd” during the contest dates. Entrants may post no more than one entry per day.

How to win: The prize  winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted from all qualified entries on or about Monday, May 17, 2010. In the event that the original Grand Prize winner does not meet Official Rules or eligibility requirements, or he/she or parent or legal guardian forfeits the Prize, Robot Viking will award prize to first alternate. Process will continue until all prizes are awarded.

Decision of the judge is final. Prize winners will be notified via their Twitter account and must meet all eligibility requirements.

By entering, each contestant agrees to be bound by the rules. Robot Viking, its promotional agents and sweepstakes co-sponsors are not responsible for illegible, lost, delayed or misdirected mail, errors in faxes or shipments, busy phone signals, or incomplete entries.

Prize: (Four) Grand Prize winners will each receive one copy of the Fourth Edition Player’s Handbook Collection, which contains PHB and PHB2 in a sturdy box. Approximate total value of each prize is $39.95. One winner will receive a copy of The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea (approximate value: $29.95).

Odds of entry will depend on the number of entrants, but are estimated at 1:100.

Prizes are non-transferable. There may be no cash or other substitutions of prizes by winner. However, Robot Viking reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent or legal guardian of winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to entire prize.

Entry into the contest constitutes agreement with the following: Entrant releases, indemnifyies and holds harmless Robot Viking, its parent, affiliated, subsidiary and successor companies, and its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, advertising agencies and promotional sponsors (collectively the “Release”) from and against any and all harm, expense, liability or injury that may be sustained relating to or arising from participation in the sweepstakes or acceptance or use of the prize.

This contest is not sponsored by, conducted by or judged by Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast or Twitter.

List of Winners: For a copy of winner list, email Robot Viking at: In your request, state that you would like a copy of the “winners list” for the Robot Viking 4th Edition Player’s Handbook Collection Giveaway Official Rules.

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