Starting in June people who pick up the box copy of Dungeon Runners at a store will get an in-game Bling Gnome.
The Bling Gnome is a pet of sort that runs around in the game as you play picking up all of the gold dropped from the baddies you kill while playing the free-to-play massive game. The gnome can also be told to pick up dropped items that aren't rare and eat them. He then poops out gold as a reward... seriously.
I love this idea, it saves all of the hassle of having to go back to town and sell off the crap you horde while out in the wilds adventuring.
Hit up the jump for the full explainer as well as some more pics of the gnome in action.
Dungeon Runners Bling Gnome: Excreting gold for fun and profit
Exactly what is the Bling Gnome you might ask? Similar to its cousin, the Garden Gnome, the Bling Gnome is a tricked-up helper gnome with a bit of attitude that will follow your character around and pick up all the gold dropped on the ground (that was intended for you to pick up) auto-magically. This way you don't have to go running around and pick it up all the gold yourself, the little gangster will do it for you.
The Bling Gnome also has the ability to pick up dropped items, at the Rare level of availability and below (anything that's not purple- or rainbow-coloured), and eat them, converting them into gold. Another time saver! Instead of filling up your inventory with a clutter of items you just want to sell when you get back to Townston, the Bling Gnome will convert them into gold right then and there. That's not all... though honestly, what would Dungeon Runners be without some scatological humour somewhere? Every once in awhile during this "swords-into-goldshares" conversion process, the Bling Gnome can produce amazing items from its rear end in rather spectacular fashion. In other words, it can poop out an ultra-powerful item (along with the gold). The more items you pick up at once, the higher the chance it can happen. How handy is that?
Players won't have to look under a blarney stone to get their own Bling Gnome. By the end of June, players can go to just about any game retailer in North America and purchase a Dungeon Runners game pack that includes the soon-to-be-legendary Bling Gnome as well as six months of premium membership level game time for the price of four.
For more information on Dungeon Runners and the Bling Gnome, go to www.Dungeonrunners.com.