Ok, so it’s December 2nd today and I really wanted to post the contents of my November Loot Crate in the month of November, but I was also extremely excited to write about my first time being a DM. I don’t really feel that guilty though since this is going to be the post that knocks Jon off the homepage which means that once again I’m in charge. I am going to instigate a rule that if someone manages to dominate the homepage the other members of the site need to buy me a pony. Or a kitty. Or at least a beer.

Alright, this was a tough second month to be a Looter. Being a horror fan and having the October theme be FEAR was probably setting the bar a little high for a first month. I’m not saying this month is bad by any means, just not as much of it speaks to me on a personal level. However, if you remember my previous entry about Loot Crate you’ll know that I have every intention of giving away a lot of this stuff at Keithmas, so everybody wins! This month’s theme was BATTLE. As always I attempt to quantify the happiness I felt for each item as I discovered it using a maximum of 5 little hearts. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got:Loot2

Mega Bloks Grenade Thing

Presumably there’s a little Master Chief inside of that grenade. This makes me sound like an asshole, but having never played any significant amount of Halo this is 100% going to be a gift for someone else. This is why it is not opened. Before you judge me too harshly though, you should know that the person who gets it is a pretty big Halo fan. So, it’s not about me giving away something I don’t want, it’s about making someone else happy.
Happiness: ♥ ♥

Assassin’s Creed Coin

Here’s another weird one. It shames me to admit that I’ve never been a big Ass Creed guy. I remember putting a few memorable hours into the online Beta of what I think was Brotherhood? I had a good time. I’ve just never really got around to digging into the series. Once again though, I know a big fan. So this will be a great gift. An added bonus is even though it makes no sense I feel like I could give this coin to someone and say “valar morghulis” and it would mean something.
Happiness: ♥ ♥

Ryu Bandana

At this point you see that bandana still in its package and you’re like “this guy doesn’t like Street Fighter, man fuck this guy.” Listen, I like Street Fighter plenty, and if Keithmas wasn’t right around the corner I would have popped that bag open and punched and kicked my car until it explodes for extra points in between fights. However, I am pretty sure I am going to bundle this bandana with something else and give it away. Generosity kids, look it up.
Happiness: ♥ ♥ ♥

Loot1 Pirates vs Ninjas T-Shirt

Once again, the t-shirt is one of the coolest items in the crate. There’s also a special feeling that you have knowing that your shirt is at least a little unique. Or at least, you can’t buy it in stores. There’s probably a million Looters. You see, it’s a pirate and a ninja intertwined, who knows where one ends and one begins? It’s little like pirate/ninja slash fiction, but in a shirt! Also, as you can probably see from the close-up, the images are made up of words related to pirates and ninjas. So that’s pretty cool.
Happiness: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Loot3MegaMan Helmet

Apparently, you could get one of four possible helmets. I was a little bummed that I didn’t get the classic Blue Bomber helmet. However, in terms of geek cred, having a little mock up of the Bubble Lead helmet ranks pretty high. I love MegaMan guys, so fuck you, I’m keeping this bad ass little thing to decorate my desk.
Happiness: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Lichdom and Street Fighter Promo Codes

The Steam code for a free copy of Street Fighter is pretty sweet if I didn’t already own the Ultimate Edition on PS3, so that’s definitely a gift for someone. I have also never even heard of Lichdom Battlemage so there’s that.
Happiness: ♥

The Box Itself
In that little zine they always include the back has a few little MegaMan dudes and Ryu dudes. The box transforms into a Capcom diorama. It’s pretty cute and I got this great photo but I’m a grown man. Pew pew pew!
Happiness: ♥

So yeah, this was a pretty decent haul. Even if I’m going to be giving most of this stuff away I would consider it a pretty good value. I think that giving away Loot Crate stuff every few months might become a pretty regular thing. So yeah, if you’re friends with me, lucky you I guess.

I really wanted to fit that helmet on Jason Voorhees again, but the hole was too small. I tried to fit it on a bunch of my other figures to no avail. Then? Silent Bob to the rescue:20141201_182408

Keith does all sorts of things here on 9to5.cc, he works with the other founders on 9to5 (illustrated), co-hosts our two podcasts: The 9to5 Entertainment System and Go Plug Yourself and blogs here as The Perspicacious Geek

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