Charity Time Again!

I've been slacking lately but others have not. Once again our awesome friends over at g33kWatch are hosting a charity event for Child's Play.

  Among the myriad of awesome prizes they have lined up for auctions and raffles will be something of interest to 40k gamers. Rather than having to think about flashy catch phrases and hook lines I'm going to continue my slackery and copy / paste.

***PLAGIARISM TO FOLLOW*** (My old English teacher would be so appalled!)

Lets talk charity. My brothers in arms, the G33kwatch crew put on an epic Mass Effect Marathon last year for Childsplay charity, in which they auctioned off my Normandy SR1 model. While I have plans for the SR2 for this coming year's ME marathon, the G33ks have a new 24 hour marathon in the works on June 4th, consisting of many different party games! Talking it over with Charismatic guy Joe, we decided to try something a little different for my crafty contribution to this Slumber Party:

I will be purchasing the Warhammer 40k starter set Black Reach box, and preparing it for the Slumber Party(assembling, basing, priming). Early into the marathon day we will auction this set off, to be painted up to the exact specifications of the winner, DURING the marathon. I will be painting and also jumping into a few of the games and crazy hijinks during the rest of this 24 hour period.

What will Definitely be Included:
  • The full Black Reach box contents(minus sprue, unless you really want it..) amounting to a respectable Ork and Space Marine forces. Arguably one of the most generous starter kits to date!
  • Painted to match your color choices, or an existing army.
  • Based to your desired terrain, or to match any existing forces as closely as possible.

Additional Items I am working to also Include:
  • Custom Objective counters (mix of orky and Imperial)
  • Extra set of rules and templates (for those who might want to split it up between two new players)
  • Protective foam to fit the Blackreach set.
  • 3-5 pieces of low terrain so you can play a real match right out of the box!

In addition, if the winner is new to painting and would prefer, I will document my colors and steps carefully. I can paint the base troops in a way more suited for a new painter to match when they add new models. In this case I will spend extra time on the commanders and elites, and may include some starter paints and brushes if I have them available.

Whether you are interested in this auction or not, I encourage you to tune in and watch the marathon during the 24 hour period. We will be playing plenty of fun video games, raffling off a metric ton of prizes to those who donate, doing crazy things for donations, and unlocking g33kwatch member special costumes! Sponser me in your donations to force me to do hilarious/dangerous/informative things while trying to meet my painting deadline!

Lastly, any help in spreading the word on both the auction and event would be greatly appreciated. As we approach the Slumber Party, I will be posting progress and updating this post should any of the specifics change. If you have any questions or suggestions for this Auction, please let me know!

 If your looking for a  way to get a friend or two into the game or just want to use the models for yourself this is an extremely good way to do it without having to do all the painting!

So check us out tomorrow around noon, get some laughs, do it for the children!

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