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Auction Tools Update

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I'm very thrilled that my auction tools tool for auctions has been such a well-received success. I went and made a few little tweaks and improvements as noted here.



First, I reworked the page to update on the same page, so you can easily redo your choices without going back and forth between pages.

A new checkbox is added to allow you to suppress images in the final results (if you prefer not to see them).

There are three new tags you can put in the GEEKLIST HEADER to add to the post the date the auction ends as well as the shipping from and to locations. These are freeform text and take everything to the end of the line they are on (one per line as follows):

%SHIPSFROM% Zipcode 90210
%SHIPSTO% USA ONLY
%AUCTIONEND% October 28, 2019 at 11:00pm ET.


These new header options are in addition to the previous ones already there for each geeklist item. Those are the ability to suppress an item (if it's sold or part of a bundle) and the ability to give an item a different display name (again for bundles or "miscellaneous" items).

This results in the following display that can be used in Announcement Posts or in the MetaList for GeekList AUCTIONS.

Quote:

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The Warp Less Travelled

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Growing up as a teenager in the 80s, during the heyday of D&D, it was hard not be attracted to the RPG genre. However, I knew early on that fantasy theme with all it’s magic “baggage” was not where my interest lay. Fortunately for me, Mark Miller had created the Traveller series and I of course had a copy of the black book (and later the box set of paperbacks). While I never actually got to play the game, I spent hours reading the rules, rolling up characters and hoping for an opportunity to someday be a Traveller among the stars.

(I also loved that it was spelled with two “L”s as “traveler” just looks weird and seems to violate the rules of English!!!)

Flash forward nearly 40 years and Traveller is making a resurgence of sorts (though it never really went away) with not one but two recently released tabletop games.

The first is Traveller Customizable Card Game: Two Player Starter Set from Horizon Games (III). This comes in a base game two-player starter set as well as expansion packs of ship decks and themed cards. But fortunately, the game comes with three solo scenarios in the box and two more already available for download. In this unboxing video I reveal the contents without preconception of what the cards mean.



The second game to come out (after a successful Kickstarter and troubled fulfillment) is Traveller Ascension: Imperial Warrant by Daring Play. This tabletop strategy game comes ready for two players (and has expansions to increase player count to four or six). While not readily soloable, the hope is that solo rules will be developed either officially or by the community in the very near future (of our timeline, not the in-game one).



Have already played a round of the CCG and a playthrough video is forthcoming. The plan is to do something similar for Imperial Warrant.

Be sure to subscribe on YouTube to make sure you don’t miss out on these and other gaming videos.

Blog Link: http://onesuponagame.com/2019/03/14/the-warp-less-travelled/
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Wishing You All True Love!

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Image I created from my own photos in 2013.

Happy Valentines Day!
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The ‘Verse Just Got a Whole Lot Smaller

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Decided to make a smaller board so that Firefly: The Game wouldn't be quite such a table hog.



Full Details on the Blog
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Best Game Photo of the Year: Polls close in SIX HOURS!

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If I'm doing my math right, it will be midnight in France at 6:00pm EST, which means in a little over six hours from now the polls will close in the The 2018 Picture of the Year contest contest.

The winner is pretty much set, but 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place are locked in a very tight race with a slim two points separating the pack...



My entry using the critters from Everdell is right in the thick of it. Again, vote for mine if you like it, but of course vote for all the photos that you like. But please like mine and vote for it.

TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCK..

Thanks!!!
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2018 Boardgame Photo of Year Contest

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The The 2018 Picture of the Year contest is now underway. Amid many wonderful images, I've entered my "prizewinning" (August 2018) shot of "Everdell Road" into the contest.



It features the animeeples from one of 2018's best games Everdell by designer James A. Wilson and publisher Starling Games (II).

Voting in the contest is easy. Just visit the geeklist by January 31 and thumb all the images you like best. You can get directly to my entry HERE as well.

Thanks for your consideration!
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Organization Procrastination

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Delaying the inevitable, I created custom storage for Fields of Fire by GMT Games



Full details: http://onesuponagame.com/2019/01/14/organization-procrastina...

Now there is nothing standing in my way from learning the rules. Right?
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World...

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... and there's also a movie by that name.
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Previously on 24... The Dice Tower Was Top of the Heap

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As expected for the last several months, weeks, days, and hours, guild #24 (The Dice Tower) has fallen from the top spot on BGG and been replaced by that "Isle of Misfit Toys" known as the 1 Player guild



The 1PG is proof that solo gaming isn't the realm of (just) the anti-social, basement dwellers we've been painted out to be. But (mostly) mentally stable, friendly, folks who have to manage their time and responsibilities, yet still find time to enjoy the board gaming hobby as much (if not now more) than the more social-dependent gamers.

There is room for gamers of all types, even if you dislike their choices.

Be tolerant. You cannot agree with everyone.
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Solo Guild Supremacy and the 2018 Peoples Choice Top 100 Solo Games (well, 200)

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The voting and revealing is complete and the top 100 have been revealed along with the second 100 (101-200) as well. Open to all to vote, this is an annual initiative of BGG's soon to be LARGEST guild: 1 Player guild. That's right, as of right now the 1PG is 18 members away from surpassing the lofty heights of the Dice Tower Guild.



Just two years ago they were at barely 6000 members (If I Had a Pound for Every 1PG Member, I'd have Three Tons! (or £6019)) and four months ago around 9700. Since August 2018, the Dice Tower increased 120 members and 1PG over 700.

The full Geeklist of top 100 (200) solo games is here: 2018 People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games (100-1) And Bonus (101-200)

 


Index of Items

51st State: Master Set - (2018 Entry)
The 7th Continent - (2018 Entry)
Aeon's End - (2018 Entry)
After The Virus - (2018 Entry)
Agricola - (2018 Entry)
Ambush! - (2018 Entry)
Anachrony - (2018 Entry)
Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game - (2018 Entry)
Arkham Horror - (2018 Entry)
Arkham Horror: The Card Game - (2018 Entry)
At the Gates of Loyang - (2018 Entry)
Aventuria: Adventure Card Game - (2018 Entry)
Baseball Highlights: 2045 - (2018 Entry)
Bios: Genesis - (2018 Entry)
Black Orchestra - (2018 Entry)
The Bloody Inn - (2018 Entry)
Bowling Solitaire - (2018 Entry)
Burgle Bros. - (2018 Entry)
Castellion - (2018 Entry)
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game - (2018 Entry)
Caverna: Cave vs Cave - (2018 Entry)
Caverna: The Cave Farmers - (2018 Entry)
The City of Kings - (2018 Entry)
Clank! In! Space! - (2018 Entry)
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure - (2018 Entry)
Clans of Caledonia - (2018 Entry)
Coffee Roaster - (2018 Entry)
The Colonists - (2018 Entry)
Comanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche Empire - (2018 Entry)
Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Operation Barbarossa 1941 (second edition) - (2018 Entry)
Core Worlds - (2018 Entry)
Cottage Garden - (2018 Entry)
Cuba Libre - (2018 Entry)
Darkest Night (Second edition) - (2018 Entry)
Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition) - (2018 Entry)
D-Day at Omaha Beach - (2018 Entry)
D-Day Dice - (2018 Entry)
Deep Space D-6 - (2018 Entry)
Defenders of the Realm - (2018 Entry)
Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) - (2018 Entry)
Dinosaur Island - (2018 Entry)
Dragonfire - (2018 Entry)
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game - (2018 Entry)
Dungeon Alliance - (2018 Entry)
Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom - (2018 Entry)
Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game - (2018 Entry)
Elder Sign - (2018 Entry)
Eldritch Horror - (2018 Entry)
Enemy Action: Ardennes - (2018 Entry)
Expedition: Northwest Passage - (2018 Entry)
Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar - (2018 Entry)
A Feast for Odin - (2018 Entry)
Field Commander: Napoleon - (2018 Entry)
Fields of Arle - (2018 Entry)
Fields of Fire - (2018 Entry)
Finished! - (2018 Entry)
Firefly: The Game - (2018 Entry)
Fireteam Zero - (2018 Entry)
First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet - (2018 Entry)
Five Tribes - (2018 Entry)
Flamme Rouge - (2018 Entry)
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - (2018 Entry)
Folklore: The Affliction - (2018 Entry)
Forbidden Desert - (2018 Entry)
Forbidden Island - (2018 Entry)
Forge War - (2018 Entry)
Founders of Gloomhaven - (2018 Entry)
Four Against Darkness - (2018 Entry)
Freedom: The Underground Railroad - (2018 Entry)
Friday - (2018 Entry)
FUSE - (2018 Entry)
Gaia Project - (2018 Entry)
Galaxy Defenders - (2018 Entry)
The Gallerist - (2018 Entry)
The Game on Fire (compilation) - (2018 Entry)
That's Pretty Clever - (2018 Entry)
Gears of War: The Board Game - (2018 Entry)
Ghost Stories - (2018 Entry)
Glass Road - (2018 Entry)
Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game - (2018 Entry)
Gloomhaven - (2018 Entry)
Great Western Trail - (2018 Entry)
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle - (2018 Entry)
Helionox: The Last Sunset - (2018 Entry)
Herbaceous - (2018 Entry)
Hero Realms - (2018 Entry)
HEXplore It: The Valley of the Dead King - (2018 Entry)
Hoplomachus: Origins - (2018 Entry)
Hoplomachus: The Lost Cities - (2018 Entry)
Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations - (2018 Entry)
Hostage Negotiator - (2018 Entry)
Imperial Settlers - (2018 Entry)
K2 - (2018 Entry)
Kingdom Death: Monster - (2018 Entry)
La Granja - (2018 Entry)
La Granja: No Siesta - (2018 Entry)
Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? - (2018 Entry)
Le Havre - (2018 Entry)
Leaving Earth - (2018 Entry)
Legacy of Dragonholt - (2018 Entry)
Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game - (2018 Entry)
Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game - (2018 Entry)
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - (2018 Entry)
Legends of Andor - (2018 Entry)
Lewis & Clark - (2018 Entry)
Limes - (2018 Entry)
Lisboa - (2018 Entry)
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game - (2018 Entry)
The Lost Expedition - (2018 Entry)
Mage Knight Board Game - (2018 Entry)
The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire - (2018 Entry)
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition - (2018 Entry)
Maquis - (2018 Entry)
March of the Ants - (2018 Entry)
Massive Darkness - (2018 Entry)
Maximum Apocalypse - (2018 Entry)
Mechs vs. Minions - (2018 Entry)
Merchants & Marauders - (2018 Entry)
Mice and Mystics - (2018 Entry)
Mint Works - (2018 Entry)
Mistfall - (2018 Entry)
Myth - (2018 Entry)
Nations - (2018 Entry)
Nations: The Dice Game - (2018 Entry)
Nautilion - (2018 Entry)
Navajo Wars - (2018 Entry)
Nemo's War (second edition) - (2018 Entry)
The Networks - (2018 Entry)
New Bedford - (2018 Entry)
Nusfjord - (2018 Entry)
Obsession - (2018 Entry)
Oh My Goods! - (2018 Entry)
One Deck Dungeon - (2018 Entry)
Onirim (second edition) - (2018 Entry)
Orléans - (2018 Entry)
Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East 1914-1918 - (2018 Entry)
Palm Island - (2018 Entry)
Pandemic - (2018 Entry)
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 - (2018 Entry)
Pandemic: Iberia - (2018 Entry)
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu - (2018 Entry)
Pandemic: Rising Tide - (2018 Entry)
Pandemic: The Cure - (2018 Entry)
Patchwork - (2018 Entry)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set - (2018 Entry)
Pavlov's House - (2018 Entry)
Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift - (2018 Entry)
Pocket Landship: Free Trial Version - (2018 Entry)
Race for the Galaxy - (2018 Entry)
Raiders of the North Sea - (2018 Entry)
Rallyman - (2018 Entry)
Renegade - (2018 Entry)
Roads & Boats - (2018 Entry)
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island - (2018 Entry)
Roll for the Galaxy - (2018 Entry)
Roll Player - (2018 Entry)
Runebound (Third Edition) - (2018 Entry)
Russian Railroads - (2018 Entry)
Sagrada - (2018 Entry)
Samurai Spirit - (2018 Entry)
Santa Maria - (2018 Entry)
Scythe - (2018 Entry)
Sentinels of the Multiverse - (2018 Entry)
Shadowrift - (2018 Entry)
Shadowrun: Crossfire - (2018 Entry)
Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients - (2018 Entry)
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures - (2018 Entry)
Skies Above the Reich - (2018 Entry)
Snowdonia - (2018 Entry)
Space Cadets: Away Missions - (2018 Entry)
Space Empires: 4X - (2018 Entry)
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game - (2018 Entry)
Spirit Island - (2018 Entry)
Sprawlopolis - (2018 Entry)
Star Realms - (2018 Entry)
Star Trek: Frontiers - (2018 Entry)
Star Wars: Imperial Assault - (2018 Entry)
Street Masters - (2018 Entry)
Suburbia - (2018 Entry)
Sword & Sorcery - (2018 Entry)
Sylvion - (2018 Entry)
Terraforming Mars - (2018 Entry)
This War of Mine: The Board Game - (2018 Entry)
Thunderbolt Apache Leader - (2018 Entry)
Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin - (2018 Entry)
Tiny Epic Defenders - (2018 Entry)
Tiny Epic Galaxies - (2018 Entry)
Tiny Epic Zombies - (2018 Entry)
Too Many Bones - (2018 Entry)
Tramways - (2018 Entry)
Unbroken - (2018 Entry)
Urbion - (2018 Entry)
V-Commandos - (2018 Entry)
Viticulture Essential Edition - (2018 Entry)
Walnut Grove - (2018 Entry)
Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game - (2018 Entry)
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game - (2018 Entry)
Xia: Legends of a Drift System - (2018 Entry)
Zombicide: Black Plague - (2018 Entry)
Zulus on the Ramparts! - (2018 Entry)

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