Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Biiiiirthday LittleMetalDogShooooooow (deep breath)… Happy Birthday to uuuuuuuusssss!
Yes! We made it to our first birthday with relatively little casualties.There have been a few losses (mainly One-Legged Tex from Homesteaders and a missing copy of Zombies!!! that I posted out) but after a year, we’re looking in pretty good shape. LMDS has put out 20 episodes of a podcast that is gaining listeners on a daily basis to add to the thousands who already check out each episode. We put up regular reviews of some of the finest (and occasionally not so fine – Doctor Who, I’m looking at you) games out there, along with interviewing brilliant folks from the industry. We’ve expanded from just me to a team of great people who love to play and talk about games. There’s a swishy looking site (well, it’s quite pretty) and we’re looking forward to our second year of doing more of the same for our readers and listeners.
This is just a quick post to say thank you to everyone who’s listened, read, emailed, twittered, whatever, to anything we’ve put out. Without you lot we’d just be shouting into the wind – awesomely, we actually get people shouting back. To all the people we’ve spoken to and interviewed, we couldn’t do the show without you. To all the other great sites and podcasts out there (in particular the splendid ladies and gentlemen of the UK Gaming Media Network) – cheers! To all the companies large and small who support us by flinging the odd review copy our way, my wife is incredibly grateful that we can actually pay our rent without me saying “I just need to pick up a copy of…” – our bank manager appreciates it greatly.
To celebrate the first birthday then, we’ve teamed up with the good people at Eagle and Gryphon Games to give away a few titles from their catalogue – copies of Swat, Yin Yang and Cornucopia are up for grabs (and a little package called Railways Through Time that you may have seen and possibly salivated over). Additionally, they’ve been signed by the game artist, which is pretty aces! Wherever you are in the world, you’re eligible to enter to win one of these fine games… but how do you do so?
Well, you can get up to three entries. First up, just post a comment under this very post saying one thing you enjoyed about the show or site this year. Easy! Second, if you’re on Twitter, post something game related using the hashtag #littlemetaldog – even easier! Finally, you can visit the LMDS Facebook page and leave a birthday greeting. Become a fan if you like, but you know… no pressure. Much.
Now, even though you’re allowed up to three entries, you can only win one prize – it’s nice to share, after all. I’ll be drawing the victors randomly tomorrow morning (10am BST) using my faithful online randomizing site of choice. So get entering! Oh, and the competition is open to EVERYONE, not just UK residents. We have a worldwide listenership – to exclude people would be impolite.
Thank you again for all your support. Chris, Campfire, myself and the writers appreciate it. We hope we’ll do even bigger and better things in our next year. And now: CAKE.