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Critical Role/Talks Machina Promotion Official Rules

Critical Role/Talks Machina Promotion Official Rules

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Eligibility: The Critical Role / Talks Machina Promotion (“Promotion”) is only open to permanent legal residents in the fifty (50) states of the United States (“U.S.”), the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) (excluding Guam and all other U.S. foreign territories and possessions), and permanent legal residents of Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) who are currently physically located and residing therein. Entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry. Entrants must also have either a valid Social Security number and/or a valid U.S. Individual Tax Identification Number or a valid Social Insurance Number. Employees of Legendary Digital Networks, LLC (“Sponsor”), Nerdist Industries, LLC (“Nerdist Industries”), G&S Productions, LLC, the shows entitled “Talks Machina” and “Critical Role” (“Shows”), Wyrmwood, Inc. (“Wyrmwood Gaming”), Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc. (“Promotion Administrator”), their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of the Promotion, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, franchisees, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers, any other person or entity associated with the Promotion (collectively “Promotion Entities”) and/or members of their immediate families (a spouse, domestic partner, child, sibling, parent) and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are ineligible to enter the Promotion.

Promotion Period: For all purposes of this Promotion, the Sponsor’s computer is the official clock and all times refer to Pacific Time (“PT”). The Promotion consists of eleven (11) individual and separate sweepstakes and twenty-two (22) individual and separate skill-based contests and each of them have different start and end times (each a separate “Sweepstakes Period” or “Contest Period”) as indicated below by the different start date/time and end date/time.

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HOW TO ENTER

Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes: To enter a respective individual sweepstakes during the Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes, entrants must access the chat room during a respective Critical Role episode being broadcast during the Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes Period and participate in a live chat (“Chat”) using Geek and Sundry Twitch at twitch.tv/geekandsundry. During each respective episode, a specific keyword (“Keyword”) will be announced at approximately 9:00 pm PT (Subject to change. Actual time may vary at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Watch Show for details). After submitting a Chat comment/response with the correct Keyword, said entrant will then receive one (1) entry into the respective individual sweepstakes (“Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes Entry”). Limit one (1) Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes Entry per person per chat handle per episode of Critical Role airing during the Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes Period. Entries for each individual sweepstakes must be received by the time noted by Sponsor during the respective episode of Critical Role on each respective Thursday. Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes Entries for the last individual sweepstakes must be received by approximately 11 pm PT on May 24, 2018.

Fan Art and Gif of the Week Contests:

To enter a respective Fan Art Contest, entrants must create and submit a piece of 2D artwork via email to [email protected] between 11:00 pm PT on a Thursday and 9 am PT the following Tuesday. After submitting an email with a picture of the artwork, said entrant will then receive one (1) entry into the respective individual contest (“Fan Art Contest Entry”). Fan Art Contest Entries must be received during the entry period for that individual contest (that is, between 11:00 pm PT on a respective Thursday and 9:00 am PT the immediately following Tuesday). Fan Art Contest Entries for the last individual contest must be received by 9:00 am PT on May 29, 2018.

To enter a respective Gif of the Week Contest, entrants must create and submit a gif sized clip of the Show via email to [email protected] between 11:00 pm PT on a Thursday and 9 am PT the following Tuesday. After submitting an email with a gif, said entrant will then receive one (1) entry into the respective individual contest (“Gif of the Week Contest Entry”). Gif of the Week Contest Entries must be received during the entry period for that individual contest (that is, between 11:00 pm PT on a respective Thursday and 9:00 am PT the immediately following Tuesday). Gif of the Week Contest Entries for the last individual contest must be received by 9:00 am PT on May 29, 2018.

No entry by group or organization. The art and gif must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Artwork/gif must be the entrant’s own creation which can include using an existing movie/show image that incorporates the Shows.
  • Artwork/gif must not contain the likeness, similarity or face of any person other than the entrant and/or Show talent likenesses.
  • Artwork/gif cannot contain the first name, last name, phone number(s), address, email address of the entrant or any other person.
  • Artwork/gif must not have been previously entered in any competition or contest or won any award prior to submission in these Contests and the content must not have been previously published, performed or otherwise exhibited.
  • Artwork/gif must not contain or depict any objectionable, unlawful, defamatory, obscene, sexually-explicit, threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, discriminatory, or vulgar material and must be otherwise fit for publication/posting/uploading, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
  • Artwork/gif must not contain any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation.
  • Artwork/gif must not contain any material that: (a) would give or threaten to give rise to criminal or civil liability; (b) encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; or (c) encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities.
  • Artwork/gif must not include obscenities or other objectionable material, that defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights of any person (living or deceased), or that otherwise infringe upon any third party’s personal or proprietary rights, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
  • Artwork/gif must not disparage the goodwill or business reputation of Sponsor.

Judging will be conducted by the Sponsor and Nerdist Industries (“Judges”) whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. Any and all final decisions, including eligibility, regarding any Fan Art Contest Entry or Gif of the Week Contest Entry will be made by Nerdist Industries in their sole discretion. All judging will occur by 2:00 pm PT on the respective Tuesday during each respective Contest Period as listed in the chart above. The Fan Art Contest and Gif of the Week Contest Entries submitted represent solely the views/opinions of the individual entrants and do not reflect the views/opinions of the Sponsor in any manner. The Sponsor is acting as a passive conduit for the posting of Fan Art Contest Entries and Gif of the Week Contest Entries.

Rights to Fan Art Contest and Gif of the Week Contest Submission: In consideration of each entrant’s Fan Art Contest Entry and/or Gif of the Week Contest Entry being reviewed and evaluated for the Fan Art Contest and/or Gif of the Week Contest, each entrant hereby grants to the Sponsor a non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, royalty-free, universal, worldwide, perpetual license to use, copy, edit, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such Fan Art Contest Entry and/or Gif of the Week Contest Entry, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation commercial purposes) without any further right of approval. Each entrant agrees that the Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit his/her Fan Art Contest Entry and/or Gif of the Week Contest Entry.

If entrants use a web-enabled mobile device to obtain a Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes Entry, Fan Art Contest Entry, or a Gif of the Week Contest Entry (collectively Entry/Entries”), data rates may apply (entrants should contact their service provider for data rates/plans). Entrants should use care and not drive while entering the Promotion.
Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Twitch. The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitch and Twitch is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Promotion. Sponsor has no affiliation with Twitch and has no responsibility for or control over any matters relating to Twitch or Twitch accounts.
A minor is defined as a resident of Alabama or Nebraska in the U.S. or a resident of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Nunavut or the Yukon Territory in Canada who is under nineteen (19) years of age or a resident of Mississippi in the U.S. who is under twenty-one (21) years of age (“Minor”). Proof of submitting an Entry will not be deemed by Sponsor as proof of receipt or entry into the Promotion. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, Chat handles, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Any attempted form of entry into this Promotion other than as described herein is void. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. Twitch may not be accessible from all mobile phones, handheld devices, and/or tablets. If an entrant experiences any issues entering, he/she should access Twitch from a desktop or laptop computer.

Prizes/Odds of Winning: This Promotion will award a total of thirty-three (33) prizes in connection with each individual sweepstakes and/or the contest as more fully explained below.

  1. Eleven (11) winners (one (1) per individual sweepstakes) will be awarded prizes in the Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes. Each prize will consist of Wyrmwood Gaming merchandise that may include dice trays, hero vaults, dice towers, etc. (actual items awarded at Sponsor’s sole discretion and will be announced on each respective episode of the Show). Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize is between $24 – $400.
  2. Eleven (11) winners (one (1) per individual contest) will be awarded prizes in the Fan Art Contest. Each prize will consist of Wyrmwood Gaming merchandise that may include dice trays, hero vaults, dice towers, etc. (actual items awarded at Sponsor’s sole discretion and will be announced on each respective episode of the Show). ARV of each prize is between $24 – $400.
  3. Eleven (11) winners (one (1) per individual contest) will be awarded prizes in the Gif of the Week Contest. Each prize will consist of Wyrmwood Gaming merchandise that may include dice trays, hero vaults, dice towers, etc. (actual items awarded at Sponsor’s sole discretion and will be announced on each respective episode of the Show). ARV of each prize is between $24 – $400.

Total ARV of all sweepstakes prizes: up to $4,400. Odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible Entries received throughout the applicable Sweepstakes Period for each individual sweepstakes. Total ARV of all contest prizes: up to $8,800. Total ARV of all sweepstakes and contest prizes: up to $13,200. Actual prize awarded for each individual sweepstakes and/or contest determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Limit one (1) Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes prize per person/family/household. Limit one (1) Fan Art Contest prize per person/family/household. Limit one (1) Gif of the Week Contest prize per person/family/household. Some prizes awarded may have been removed from their original packaging and displayed/shown during the Show prior to being shipped to a winner. All expenses associated with the receipt or use of a prize not specifically mentioned as being included (e.g. any requested upgrades/options) are excluded and is each winner’s sole responsibility. No cash equivalent for any prizes will be available. Prizes are not transferable. However, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute a prize or a prize component with one of equal or greater value due to prize or prize component unavailability or for any other reason. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to replace any prize or a prize component with a similar version; but, in such event, Sponsor will continue to use the value of the “old” (i.e. replaced) item for purposes of calculating the ARV. Prize(s) and prize notification(s) will only be sent to addresses in the fifty (50) states in the U.S., D.C., or Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). Any depictions of prizes in Promotion materials or otherwise, are for illustrative purposes only. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including but not limited to income taxes for U.S. winners or U.S. withholding taxes for Canadian winners, if applicable) arising from participation in the Promotion or the award of any prizes will be the sole responsibility of each winner. The Promotion Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any prize.

Random Drawing: The potential winners of each individual sweepstakes for the Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes will be randomly selected in a series of drawings to be held during each respective episode of Critical Role, by the Sponsor in Burbank, CA from among all eligible Entries received for each individual sweepstakes (each a “Drawing Date”). Non-winning eligible Entries for the Wyrmwood Gaming Sweepstakes will not be retained and entered into subsequent individual sweepstakes.

Fan Art and Gif of the Week Contest Judging: For each individual contest, beginning on or about 9:00 am PT and continuing until 2:00 pm PT on each respective Tuesday during the Contest Period (the “Judging Period”), the judging of all Entries that adhere to and are pertinent to the guidelines listed above in the “How to Enter” section and received during the respective Contest Period will be conducted by the Sponsor (“Judges”) in Burbank, California whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. All eligible Entries will be judged and scored based on the following criteria: 1) one (1) – ten (10) points for “Creativity”, 2) one (1) – ten (10) points for “Humor”, and 3) one (1) – ten (10) points for “Artistic Merit” for a total of thirty (30) possible points (collectively “Judging Criteria”). A winner will be determined by the highest score. In the event of a tie, the Entry that scored higher for “Creativity” will be declared a winner. In the event of a further tie, the Entry that scored higher for “Humor” will be declared the winner. In the event of a further tie, the Judges, in their sole and absolute discretion, shall go to another personality on the Show to choose the winner(s) based on an evaluation of which Entry is superior overall taking all Judging Criteria into consideration. Judges have the right, in their sole discretion, to select fewer than one (1) winner (per individual Contest Period) based on an insufficient number or quality of potential eligible Entries.

Notification: Each potential winner (or if from a state that deems a winner to be a Minor, his/her parent or legal/guardian) will be notified via a message sent within Twitch or an email (actual method of notification will be determined by the method of entry) by the Sponsor within approximately one (1) business day of the applicable Drawing Date or Judging Period. All potential winners will have five (5) business days to respond to the notification message. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification within the allotted timeframe mentioned above; if he/she is found to be ineligible; if he/she does not comply with these Official Rules; or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner of such prize may be selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a Canadian entrant is randomly selected as a potential individual sweepstakes prize winner, he/she must answer correctly within a specified time a mathematical skill-testing question without the benefit of any mechanical calculating devices. The test will be administered by the Sponsor at a pre-arranged mutually-convenient time, and only if the question is answered correctly in the allotted time period will the Canadian entrant become a potential daily sweepstakes prize winner. If the question is not correctly answered in the allotted time period, prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate prize winner. If an entrant changes and/or deletes his/her particular Twitch or email account after he/she enters the Promotion, it is his/her responsibility to notify the Sponsor by post mailing a notice to the Sponsor’s address (listed below) before the end of the respective Sweepstakes Period or Contest Period.

General Conditions: The Promotion is governed by these Official Rules and all federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering the Promotion, entrants agree and acknowledge to be bound by these Official Rules, as well as the decisions of the Promotion Entities which are final and binding in all respects; to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with the Official Rules; and to indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from use of any submitted Entry. Once submitted, Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sponsor or its affiliates will be subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and terms of service. Thus, except where prohibited by law and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy: (1) entry and/or a winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use such winner’s name, address (city and state/province/Canadian territory), photo, video recording, likeness, biographical information, statement, voice, and any profile picture or content from winner’s social media accounts for advertising/publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media (including posting on a website and in social media), in perpetuity, without further notice to or compensation in connection with said Promotion or the prize awarded, and (2) Sponsor has the right to modify, edit, adapt, electronically alter, use, assign, and/or dispose of such Entries however it sees fit and for any purpose without any notice or compensation to entrant or any third parties. Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sponsor or its affiliates will be subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at https://www.legendary.com/about/privacy/. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Any person attempting to defraud or tamper with the Promotion will be prosecuted and is not eligible for a prize. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the Promotion or any portion(s) thereof and to conduct the drawing(s)/judging and award the prizes from all salvageable eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsor, or award the prize(s) in a manner that is fair and equitable. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who submitted a winning Entry, the authorized account holder of the username/chat handle/email address associated with that Entry will be deemed the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to a username/chat handle/email address by an internet access provider, service provider or other online organization (e.g. business, social media platform, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning usernames/chat handles/email addresses. Said owner must comply with these Official Rules, be the person who completed the act of entering, and, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may be required to provide proof of ownership of the username/chat handle/Twitch account/email account.

Disclaimers: Promotion Entities are not responsible or liable for entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), in excess of the stated limit, or for Entries that are illegible, late, tampered with, forged, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, damaged, lost, misplaced, stolen, destroyed, dropped, inaccessible, corrupted, jumbled, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules and such Entries will be disqualified. By entering the Promotion, entrants agree and acknowledge that the Promotion Entities shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury, or death) in connection with: participation in this Promotion; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of a username/chat handle/email address; acceptance/possession, use/misuse, and/or defects of the prizes awarded herein; in the case of Canadian daily sweepstakes prize winners, disputes over answers to mathematical skill test questions; typographical errors in the Promotion promotional material; and/or any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, internet service provider; interruption or inability to access Twitch, or any website or online service (or Sponsor’s/Promotion Administrators’ inability to access content on Twitch or any website) via the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; wireless network dead zones or obstructions; any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer/mobile device and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of this Promotion or from entering or downloading materials/software in connection with the Promotion; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects or any other errors or malfunctions; even if caused by the negligence of one of the Promotion Entities. Entrants further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Promotion, to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Promotion Entities, and hereby acknowledge that said Promotion Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with a prize. Promotion Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused by or have contributed to (1) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of a prize supplier or any of its agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (2) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Sponsor, or (3) any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sponsor or its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.

GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION, ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to (i) the Promotion, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of these Official Rules or their enforcement or interpretation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the U.S. state of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement, its enforcement, arbitrability, or interpretation shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration, to be held in Los Angeles County, California, U.S. before a single arbitrator, in accordance with California Code of Civil Procedure §§ 1280 et seq. The arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of Sponsor(s) and the entrant or entrants bringing forth the controversy or claim, which to the extent permissible must be brought individually and not as part of a class/group (collectively the “Parties”) or, if the Parties cannot agree, then by striking from a list of arbitrators supplied by the American Arbitration Association or JAMS/Endispute. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator’s award is based. The Parties will share equally in payment of the arbitrator’s fees and arbitration expenses and any other costs unique to the arbitration hearing (recognizing that each side bears its own deposition, witness, expert, and attorneys’ fees and other expenses to the same extent as if the matter were being heard in court). Each entrant agrees that his/her claim will be resolved individually, exclusively by arbitration, without resort to any form of class action. Each entrant further agrees that any claim/judgment/award in such arbitration shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Promotion but in no event attorneys’ fees; and, under no circumstances, will any entrant be entitled to awards. Each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Should any term of this section be deemed by a tribunal of competent jurisdiction void, unenforceable or contrary to law, such term shall, but only to the extent necessary to bring this section within the requirements of law, be deemed to be severed from the other terms of these Official Rules, and the remainder of these Official Rules shall be given effect as if it had not included the severed term herein. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

Names of Winners/Official Rules: To receive the winners list or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Critical Role / Talks Machina Promotion “Winners List” or “Rules” (specify which), Legendary Digital Networks, P.O. Box 11149, Burbank, CA 91510. All requests must be received by July 30, 2018. The Official Rules will be available online during the Promotion. The name of the winner(s) may also be posted online.

Sponsor: Legendary Digital Networks, LLC, 2525 N. Naomi Street, Burbank, CA 91504.

Promotion Administrator: Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc., P.O. Box 7398, Burbank, CA 91510.

©2018 ESG. These Official Rules may only be copied for personal use and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever. All rights reserved.
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