How do you feel about putting yourself in with a chance of winning a share of $50,000? Well, that's what is on offer for the winning team at the upcoming launch event for EA and BioWare's upcoming role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins, and we've got three places at the finals to give away to some of you. And for those of you not lucky enough to be selected, we've got a total of 10 download codes for the game's premium digital edition.
If you win, then EA will look after getting you to London for the event and will take care of you while you're here. This includes train travel from your nearest British Rail station, travel within London, and three days of hotel accommodations. All of this--and the game's rating--means that you have to be 18 or over to enter, I'm afraid. If you enter and are underage, you won't get into the event.
Because Dragon Age: Origins - Wardens' Quest is a 24-hour marathon task for teams of four, we need to make sure that you're also up to snuff when it comes to role-playing game skills. Since this is slightly hard to measure, we want you to tell us what your proudest RPG moment is, and back it up with a screenshot or similar picture if at all possible--though this isn't essential. This could be a massively multiplayer online moment--maybe beating a tough WOW hard mode or getting a legendary item--or it might be getting hold of a particularly hard item in a Final Fantasy game. It all depends on what you're proudest of achieving in any sort of RPG you can think of. A screenshot isn't absolutely necessary, but if you haven't got proof, I recommend giving us a bit more background on the moment in question so we believe you.
So, how do I enter, I hear you cry? Well, we've decided to open up all manner of ways for you to do so. You can use Twitter, by tweeting @gamespotuk, you can enter in the comments below, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can send us a carrier pigeon--though it should be noted that proof of sending will not count as proof of receipt.
If you want a full copy of the rules for the Dragon Age: Origins - Wardens' Quest event, then e-mail us at the address above, and we'll get them out to you. Normal GS UK rules, terms, and conditions apply to those entering this competition. You have until midnight London time on Wednesday, October 21, to enter.
The event kicks off at County Hall in London--which is in spitting distance of GS UK towers, as it happens--with an orientation session at 2 p.m. on October 27. The competition proper runs from 10 a.m. on October 28 for 24 hours. Team members will take turns playing a single Dragon Age: Origins character of their creation for the 24-hour period, and points will be awarded to each team based on a number of factors, including character level, the amount of exploration you've done, and how much of the game you've completed. Exactly how the scoring will work is under wraps for now, but all will be explained at the orientation event.