I checked over at The Secret DM for an update on the Super Secret Happy Birthday Gary Gygax Giveaway Bundle Extravapalooza. There were only 12 entries for the contest (including mine). That seems like a low number to me for a chance to win some great prizes, including copies of the 1E AD&D books recently reprinted by WoTC.
On the plus side, I’m guessing my odds of winning are better with only 12 entries. Probably not 1 in 12, since it seems likely that I’m facing some stiff competition. I mean, while I’m not mathematician, it stands to reason that if someone else’s entry is twice as good as mine, then I have zero chance of winning. Right? It’d only be a 1 in 12 chance if all of us entrants were equally awesome.
Huge props must be given to Christopher Mennell for hosting this contest, as well as other impressively sized props for all the folks helping with the judging, extra prizes, et cetera. It makes me want to get off my metaphorical rear end and do something similar.