The VGG Chosen One - A Chain of Generosity
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This is a continuation and reboot of the The Video Game Geek Chain of Generosity that was started up by Kristian C.
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It had died and I wish to bring it back up.

This Chain is for Steam, Desura, Physical games and any other VGG items you can think of.

Here are the rules and they are the same as the Chosen One rules:

Overview - Here's how a VGG Chain of Generosity works:

Step 1: A game(s) is posted as an offer. Anyone who is interested simply makes a comment on the item stating that they are "in". After a few days, the person making the offer randomly selects a recipient.

Step 2: The recipient of the game will then choose a game from their collection (probably from their trade list) and post it as an item here for more people (or maybe the same people) to comment on and enter. After a few days (this can vary) they will do a drawing, and a that person will win the game.

Step 3: The new recipient repeats step 2.

Special: In the VGG Chosen One Chain, the Chosen One has first pick on any game offered, but once he does, he loses the privilege and must once again offer a game of his own.

RULES for the VGG Chosen One Chain:

1. Games are offered and won randomly per the standard VGG Chain of Generosity process except as modified in the following rules.

2. You must comment on the item before the deadline to be eligible to win, and if you win an item, you MUST post a game of your own to give away in this fashion. If you don't like that idea, don't play.

3. This is a International chain. Shipping to the recipient is written in the post as to who pays if it is a physical copy (Online keys to games require no shipping).

4. The current VGG Chosen One has the privilege of claiming any game posted in The Chosen One Chain by posting the comment "You have been CHOSEN!" to the comments section of the current offer.

5. When the Chosen one makes the above announcement, he immediately wins the current offer, lose their status as the Chosen One and the person who posted that game becomes the new Chosen One.

6. As the winner of the offer, the prior Chosen One must now put a game up as normal.

7. The originator of this chain (Tawnos76) reserves the right to appoint a new Chosen One if a game is not Chosen within 10 rounds of offers. The purpose of this rule is to keep the chain alive if the Chosen One becomes inactive or seems to be abusing or neglecting the privilege. Use of this rule is solely at the originator's discretion and is not mandatory. (and from previous chains so far never needed)

8. Listings should last between 2 and 7 days. In the unlikely event that no interest is indicated after 48 hours, please sweeten or change your offer.

Purpose:
The VGG Chosen One Chain is meant to be a premium chain, the cream of the crop. When making offers consider what the Chosen One might be interested, try to get yourself Chosen. Hopefully, even if the Chosen one passes on your offer, you'll make someone very happy and give them the chance to catch the Chosen One's eye. While there are no mandatory minimums, players are especially encouraged to make offers that truly meet the original guideline "The game you post should be one that most of the BGG community might want to have." Hopefully by offering the chance at an additional privilege, this chain will be self correcting, and not depend on a few especially generous individuals as some have.

Tips and Tricks:
1. The last item in this Geeklist is the current offer.
2. Subscribe to this chain to keep up to date on new offers. Make sure to edit your subscription so that you only see new items listed and not all of the comments.
3. When you list an item, send a geekmail to the VGG Chosen One so that he knows that he has an offer. Not everyone subscribes.
4. Also, when you list an item, post a thread in the Trades forum to help draw traffic (and thumbs).
5. Check out the VGG Chosen One's wishlist and trade wants to see if you have something they are looking for or Geekmail them.
6. Be creative, though every offer needs to include a Video Game, you can include other stuff too. You might find other ways to please the chosen one.
7. Be generous, obviously we all love to win, but the purpose of the Generosity Chains is to give. I don't expect everyone to match the value of previous offers in this chain, or give away their favorite games, but at least try to find something that you believe the Chosen one will truly want.
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I will start out this chain with an offer of multiple games in one large lot. These are all physical copies and not Steam keys or otherwise.

I will pay the shipping for these.
All games are US editions so check the requirements before bidding if you are outside the North American region coding.
All games are kept with original disc and instruction manual if it has it. I will send in a CD binder. All games have been uninstalled if they have been used and will allow anyone else to use them.

All games included in this lot are:
Civilization IV: Colonization CD and Manual never installed
Duke Nukem Forever CD and Manual never installed
Lord of the Rings: War in the North CD and Manual never installed
Etherlords II CD and Manual never installed
Praetorians CD and Manual
Command & Conquer: The First Decade CD and Manual never installed
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King CD and Manual
Age of Empires Collector's Edition CD and Manual
Universe at War: Earth Assault CD and Manual never installed
Two Worlds Epic Edition CD and Manual
Battle Mages CD and Manual on disc never installed

Since this is the first post I will hold this open a little longer then normal so that it can be found again. This will end and I will choose a random winner on October 9th.
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This is for the entire Season 1 package of the Walking Dead adventure game on STEAM (not just the first episode like the entry for this item shows).

So post in here and I'll pick a random winner for it!
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