Once upon a time, Origin ran a contest in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Ultima
series. The developer included a "black orb of the moons" (a piece of polished obsidian) in most boxed copies of Ultima VI
, released in 1990. But in the case of ten lucky owners, they included a reproduction of an Ultima
rune (I assume ten, anyway — it's the number of runes pictured on the flier). Folks who found a rune in their box automatically won a spot as an NPC character in Ultima VII
. Click on the image above to see the full flier describing the contest.
I've read about people winning the Ultima VII contest somewhere before, so I assume Origin went through with it. Did anybody out there get a rune or otherwise become an NPC in Ultima VII? By all means, let us know!
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