Spiderweb of History has taken the lead on burnishing the rules and started the collective dash of lemmings towards the mountains of lead.
6MMRPC was a GREAT boon to my productivity last year (and this for that matter). It was quite fun to see fellow painters projects (or randomness) proceed and wonderful to have folks commenting with encouragement and suggestions.
While it may seem difficult, it's a very chill group and very few people managed to fulfill all the requirements (weekly postings were pretty hard). Even if it *reduces* your rate of miniature gain, you are ahead. It would be lovely to have more company, so any readers are welcome.
Actual rules (copied/pasted from David's post) posted after the break....
Alright everybody, it's time for the 2nd Annual 6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge
or 6MMRPC. We've changed up the time frame - it's going to run from
June 1, 2015 thru November 30, 2015. This avoids Christmas. There have
also been a few rules changes, and some exciting additions IN BOLD.
1. No purchasing of new miniatures, EXCEPT if you use a joker. You get
three jokers to use on a figure purchase. Could be a blister pack, an
ebay bundle, or a single figure...you can't splurge. The only exception
to this rule is if you need bitz or A FIGURE (Singular) to complete a
1.1 - There is an opportunity to "earn" additional jokers. If you
complete an entire project (whole unit/army/warband etc.) with pictures
of starting, WIP, and completion, you earn yourself a Joker.
2. Gifts do not count against you. Holidays, birthdays etc. Also, if
you're given gift cards by your hobby illiterate family or friends, you
can without penalty use them on anything you want miniatures wise.
3. Paints, terrain (or materials), and other hobby supplies do not apply to the no purchasing rule.
4. At least one hobby related blog post and/or Instagram update a week.
If you instagram, be sure to hashtag your pic with #6MMRPC
5. Zombtober will be part of the 6 month challenge so, Zombie related
stuff during October is ENCOURAGED. Other theme suggestions are
6. Anyone that wants to submit a before and after picture of a
miniature that they are proud of completing during the course of the
challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org will be entered into the running for a
gift certificate to a online wargaming store of their choice. Judging
will be by an un-biased person. Amount on the gift certificate will be
dictated by winners nationality but should work out to about $30 U.S. I
(Spiderweb of History) will not be eligible to win.
So spread the word folks, and lets make this an even better challenge than the last!
For those looking for additional info about this madness, please check out -
6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge Master List
The 6MMRPC Facebook Group
We look forward to seeing you there!