Win the New Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit!

November 30th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

Dream Pod 9 will be shipping Heavy Gear Arena in just a few weeks. This new set of rules for their signature mech combat game allows smaller squads of mechs to battle in gladiatorial matches for fame and fortune. I’ll have a full review later today, but you can win your own copy of the starter kit right now!

First, let’s talk prizes. The contest winner will receive their own copy of the Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit, a boxed set containing a small format version of the Arena core rules, four “hired gun” minis with extra weapons, 4d6 and a measuring tape. That’s everything you need to start battling it out in a $65 boxed set.

But that’s not all. The winner will also score a pdf version of Operation: Drop Bears Dive! (a $17 value), an excellent addition to the Heavy Gear: Blitz miniature combat rules.

You don’t even need to win the contest to get something out of it. Everyone who enters the contest will get a coupon code for 10% off all Dream Pod 9 eBooks in addition to any concurrent site-wide sale on DriveThruStuff. We gamers do love our stacking bonuses.

Ok, so how do you enter and (hopefully) win? Your first step is to head over to dp9.com and download the first two issues of their Heavy Gear magazine, Gear Up. They’re totally free. Then, read them so you learn a bit about the war-torn sci-fi world that Heavy Gear calls home.

Now you just have to answer four questions. All the answers can be found in those two issues of Gear Up.

1. What Prime Knight Arcology Crest is Featured in Gear UP 1?
2. What are the two armies featured in Gambit Garage in Gear UP issue 1?
3. What is the role of the 3rd Platoon in Digger Company in Gear UP 2?
4. What is the name of the new recruit in the Willem’s Flying Badger in Issue 2 of Gear UP?

Send your answers to arenacontest@dp9.com. Don’t send them to Robot Viking. The contest will run from now until Dec. 15th, when the winner will be chosen at random from all the correct entries. The winner will be announced here on Robot Viking.

Robot Viking Heavy Gear Arena Giveaway Official Rules

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

The sweepstakes: From Tuesday, November 30, 2010 through Wednesday, December 15, 2010, Robot Viking will promote via www.robotviking.com 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.), and Canada, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Robot Viking and Dream Pod 9 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: Download issues 1 and 2 of Gear Up magazine free of charge: http://www.dp9.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=213&Itemid=211

Then answer the following questions based on those magazines:

1. What Prime Knight Arcology Crest is Featured in Gear UP 1?
2. What are the two armies featured in Gambit Garage in Gear UP issue 1?
3. What is the role of the 3rd Platoon in Digger Company in Gear UP 2?
4. What is the name of the new recruit in the Willem’s Flying Badger in Issue 2
of Gear UP?

Email the answers to arenacontest@dp9.com.

How to win: The prize  winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted by Dream Pod 9 from all qualified, correct entries on or about Thursday, December 16, 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 by email and must meet all eligibility requirements.

By entering, each contestant agrees to be bound by the rules. Robot Viking, Dream Pod 9, their 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: (One) Grand Prize winner will  receive one copy of the Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit and one pdf copy of Operation: Drop Bears Dive!

All contest entrants will receive a coupon code for a 10 percent discount of Dream Pod 9 ebooks.

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, Dream Pod 9,  their parent, affiliated, subsidiary and successor companies, and their 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.

List of Winners: For a copy of winner list, email Robot Viking at: ed@robotviking.com. In your request, state that you would like a copy of the “winners list” for the Robot Viking Heavy Gear Arena Giveaway Official Rules.

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3 Responses to “Win the New Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit!”

  1. Comment by mordicai

    I cannot be distracted! This is the last day of NaNoWriMo & I am shooting for 80,000 words this year. I’m at 78k now! Also, I’d like a good ending, so there is that to write as well.

  2. Comment by Billy Gibbs

    I wants it!
    I really love the mech designs for Heavy Gear. I want more!

  3. Comment by AL13N

    Its a beautiful box set! The Grizzly is absolutely Awesome! I hope I’m a winner :)