Blog Roll Naming Contest – Fame and Fabulous Prizes!

You read the title folks, we got ourselves out a contest! With real prizes and everything!

But first, some explanation:

We get the occasional email from our members asking what the hell the difference is between the Original Recipe and Extra Crispy blog rolls.  Truth be told, its little more than the difference between left and right – the original meanings lost in the fog of time.  But I suspect that while that answer is all good and fine for the fast-paced corporate environment at HoP HQ, it keeps some of you up at night.  Why am I not Original recipe?  What exactly are the 13 herbs and spices?  These are the questions we worry that people ponder and we want to help.

Further, we have 200+ members as of March 7th.  The extant blog rolls are nowhere near full, but with an increasing number of active posters, the competition for real estate on the top 25 visible blogs is fierce.  We’re here to promote you guys and two blog rolls just isn’t enough.  There is a metric ton (or tonne if we’re going to be accurate) of cool shit out there and we want to make sure we’re doing our job.  So we’re adding two more rolls.

This is where the HoP army comes in:

We have no earthly idea what to name our blog rolls. 

But maybe you do. 

The Rules

We want you to send us your suggestions for the names of our (soon to be four) blog rolls.  We’re not looking for anything descriptive, but we do like themes.  We also like things that are on the brief side and things that are funny as hell.

Send an email to us at this address with your suggestions:

[email protected]

 Additional Stuff:

  • You have to be a follower on our Google Friend Connect bullshit. 
  • HoP authors are prohibited from entering.  Favoritism and all that.
  • One entry per person.
  • You gotta name all four rolls
  •  Be sure to include “blog roll naming contest entry” in the subject line.
  • Include the account name you follow us as.

We’ll leave the contest open for submissions until 11:59 PM on March 21st (US Central Time) and then Dethtron and I will confer on what we think are the best examples.  We’ll make our finalist selections and set up a poll on the 23rd.  After that, the actual winner will be determined by the results of a popular vote that we’ll run until 11:59 PM on on April 5th.

Now, on to the good part:


Unlike our previous ‘contests’, this one isn’t a bunch of bullshit.  The winning entry (as determined by the poll) will not only be internet famous for naming our blog rolls, but will also get to make a single pick from our prize pool!  Which we will then mail to you at our own expense – anywhere in the world!

Dethtron and I have dug deep into our gaming pockets to bring you all kinds of cool stuff to choose from.  Here’s the pool (all of it is new on sprue -but may be open- unless otherwise noted):

  • Menoth Castigator
  • 2x Cryx Stalker bonejacks (metal) (NIB)
  • Menoth Epic Severius
  • 1/48 scale Tamiya German Panzer kit (1% assembled)
  • Tyranid Genestealers
  •  8x oop metal Lizardmen Temple Guard (NIB)
  • Space Marine Command Squad
  • 10x 25mm dragon forge bases randomly selected from the Desert Wasteland and Urban Rubble collections.

But that’s not all!

The winner will also get to a winning slot in the April Pay It Forward drawing from Miniature Wargaming Conversions!  Crazy!  OMGWTFBBQ!  It’s a little early yet to know exactly what the full extent of the loot MWC has yet , but we’ll post updates as we get them.  As of now its got a pretty big prize pool – including some NEW Grey Knights stuff!

So send in those entries folks!

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