We are planning on throwing a couple hundred more of the 10-year Anniversary Challenge Coin tomorrow at 2 PM Pacific! These will go quick and may not be restocked after they sell out, so if you missed out on the first ordering window this is your best bet to get one. Check store.giantbomb.com around 2 PM and they'll be up until they sell out!
@matatat: In the military, the way it works is that when you're out drinking and you flash your coin, everyone else shows theirs. If your coin was issued by someone of a higher rank than everyone else's, everyone buys you a drink. Coins are traditionally made and issued at the battalion level and above. That is to say, if your coin was given to you by a full colonel or a general, you're certainly better off than those issued by a battalion commander (usually a lieutenant colonel). For the record, during my nearly six years on active duty in the 00s, I never ACTUALLY saw this sort of thing happen. I'd hear stories about it from guys who served during the 80s, though.
Clearly what this means, as far as we're concerned, is that when a bunch of duders and duderettes are out at the bar during PAX, and one of those plebes from www.averagebomb.com flashes THEIR challenge coin, we flash ours and they have to buy us drinks.
Does it come with instructions on how to challenge someone, and what I should be challenging them to exactly?
Since we are an unranked organization, a simple rules should be simple. A person draws his/her coin, slapping the coin on the table in small congregation of people. Everyone at the table being challenged must immediately produce a coin for GB (or a coin for their organization) and anyone failing to do so must buy a roundof drinks for the challenger and everyone else who has their challenge coin. However, should everyone challenged be able to produce their coin, the challenger must buy a round of drinks for the group.
And, of course expect that people will have NO CLUE what you are talking about and will laugh at you for demanding a drink- even when you are at PAX or some gaming event.
Me when the challenge coins first went on sale: Cool, but I don't need it.
Last week when more went on sale: Well I get paid on Friday, if there's any left I'll grab one!
Today: Just pulled up to my apartment, but waiting in my car with the page pulled up on my phone because if I go in now I won't have time to get set up on my PC.
Is there no way to just do another pre-order? I understand a window of time, but yeah, I get the email, and by the time I check, it's gone. Like Satan! :(
I'm not saying there's not a good reason, but for people who've followed for years and want to purchase the item, it just seems silly to feel like we're playing-out the water scene at the beginning of Fury Road. (Oh, man, that's pretty good!) Anywaze! I assume there's an actual reason. But I don't have to like it! But I do like Giant Bomb. So much so, I'm gonna buy me a commemorative coin to show my admiration! *checks order page* *kicks single red sneaker in the dirt*
"Be surrre . . . to drink. . . your. . . Ovaltine?" Son of a bitch! Dude on Ebay promised me the coin was authentic!
(Okay, I'm done.)
As I said in another thread, it's especially a bummer they went on sale during normal, 9-5 work hours. Some of us don't have free access to internet at work, much less the ability to make personal purchases while on the clock. As a coin enthusiast, I was really hoping to be able to grab one of these. Here's hoping they come back again at a reasonable time of day.
This is insane. I just got a call from a coworker of mine who lives across town. Apparently she was out walking her dog and found some discarded mail on the side of the street. One of the things she found was the package my coin was sent in. Someone fucking jacked my mail!
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