I'm getting quite excited for the next 6MMRPC! This year, the challenge is going to start 01/06/2015 and run until 30/11/2015. Other than the date change, there are a few new additions to the guidelines - these are shown in bold text:
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 unit/warband etc.
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, work-in-progress and completion, you earn yourself an additional Joker.
2. Gifts do not count against your Joker allowance - 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. Zomtober will be part of the 6 month challenge so, Zombie related stuff (or other horror-related stuff!) during October is encouraged. Other theme suggestions are welcomed.
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 email@example.com 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. - this is a kind addition by Dave from Spiderweb of History.
One last thing I would say is that the Challenge is really more of a guideline - as shown with the participants last year, if any of these rules don't quite work for you and you need to modify them for yourself, go right ahead! The aim of the Challenge is twofold - 1) be a bit thriftier (I know I could do with curbing my payday eBay wargames habit!) and 2) complete some projects! This year, my aim is to complete a bunch of different warbands and armies, rather than odd figures here and there (although that's pretty fun too!) - more about my plans will arrive here soon!
The Challenge has already begun to pick up steam (I'm a little late to the party with this post!) and the Facebook page for members of the challenge has started to liven up a bit - you can join the discussion there!
6MMRPC Facebook Group
Thanks for reading! Get involved!