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About the Rares Festival... *Please Read*

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by imported_Lariat, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. I just learned that DVI is putting out all the gold for the prizes from the maze/hunt at the opening of the Festival. I got a rough estimate of the costs from him and have arranged a 50/50 raffle to help offset his out of pocket expenses.

    There will be 54 tickets. Rather than codes, to add a bit of variety I'll be using the 52 different cards in a standard deck of playing cards, and two jokers. Here's the twist: pull a joker and you win an instant 5 million gold.

    Here's the breakdown:

    54 tickets = 54m

    2 5m prizes leaves 44m.

    22m to the drawing winner

    22m to cover the opening day contest

    The above breakdown is counting on all of the tickets selling. I know 22m isn't a lot to many of us, but it's the principle. DVI has put a lot of work into this festival and the truth is, it wouldn't have happened without him. Let's show him our thanks! [​IMG]
  2. The 50/50 raffle is now set up, on the second floor.
  3. Nine Dark Moons

    Nine Dark Moons Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Dec 7, 2006
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    <font color="#483D8B">awesome idea! DVI certainly has put a lot of work and organization into this and i think this is a great way to thank him [​IMG]
    *runs off to purchase some 50/50 books*</font>
    <font color="#DC143C">HOLY COW i just bought a couple of books and one was a joker - go figure LOL [​IMG] </font>
  4. Aye, congrats! One down one to go.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks both DVI &amp; Lariat with a "card" for each of ya.

    Six of Spades
    Six of Clubs

    Provided a six is drawn, I'm in with a chance! [​IMG]


  6. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor
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    Nov 21, 2006
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    Personally, I have yet to find the original raffle ticket vendors.
  7. If you're referring to the ones DVI set up, he liked my system of raffle so much he's having me convert his to my format. 3 of them are up now and the other 2 will be back up soon.
  8. Tomas_Bryce

    Tomas_Bryce Rares Collector Extraordinaire | Rares Fest Host
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    Aug 14, 2006
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    Joker twist is evil. I ended up buying more than I wanted to trying to get a joker. Pfft *demands gold back*
  9. DevilsOwn

    DevilsOwn Stratics Legend
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    Oct 27, 2003
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    <font color="purple"> hey!! leave some for me! </font>
  10. heavy d

    heavy d Guest

    So what card would be the winner? an ace?
    is the raffle going by the suit of the card also?
  11. <blockquote><hr>

    So what card would be the winner? an ace?
    is the raffle going by the suit of the card also?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Inside each book is a card. At the end I'll grab my trusty Bicycles and give 'em a good shuffle. I'll turn over the top card and that will be the winner. It could be the Ace of Spades, Three of Hearts, Queen of Diamonds, Eight of Clubs, or any of the 52 cards in a standard deck.
  12. And the winner is...