Australian Chain of [Competitive] Generosity
NSW"At the landing, and here ever since" - Anzac Book, p. 35.
I've called this the Chain of [Competitive] Generosity; here is how it works:
1. I put a selection of games up for offer in a geeklist item. If you're interested, comment that you'd like to 'Take a ticket'.
2. In addition [and this is where it's different to all those other chains, so read this carefully], you must clearly indicate what games you'll offer next on the Chain of [Competitive] Generosity. If you win, you must then make those games available as the next geeklist item for offer. Thus, the comments below the current Geeklist Item may look like this:
....Amnese: The offer for this geeklist is OCS: Case Blue.
....tallboy: I'll take a ticket please. If I win, I'll offer a choice of either Tide of Iron, or A Study in Emerald, both brand new in shrink.
....Da Pyrate: I'll also take a ticket please. Arrrrr. If I win, I'll offer Flux, used, missing the box and stored in glad-wrap.
....Neil Thomson: I'll also take a ticket please. If I win, I'll offer Amun-Re, Eclipse, Puerto Rico, and Stronghold all together in the one bundle. All used, but in good condition.
For everyone watching/subscribing, to give some indication of what offer you feel is most generous, you may want to give an offer a thumb/tip as a visual indicator.
3. After a few days [and I might allow extra time for the first offer, to allow people time to take note of the new chain], I will then select the ticket/offer that I feel is most generous and/or most likely to continue the chain. This is NOT random. I make a selection based on the offers I see. The idea here is that I'll most likely select a very generous offer over a mildly generous offer. So, in the example above, I'll pick Neil Thomson as the winner and post my games to Neil. Neil must then put 'Amun-Re, Eclipse, Puerto Rico, and Stronghold all together in the one bundle' as the next geeklist item, and thus the chain continues. To avoid any confusion, please make your offer clear. If you intend to offer a selection of one game, from multiple options [as opposed to all the games in a bundle together], please make that clear.
4. I post my offer to the person I select, and that person must put up their ticket/offer as the next geeklist item.
5. To deter people from simply giving tickets for games they personally want [which may be obscure and not the popular choice], and to encourage people to think about the broader interests of the community, you're not allowed to take a ticket in the offer you just selected. For example, as I'm offering games in Geeklist Item 1, and I'll select the winning ticket/offer to be made in Item 2, I'm then not allowed to take a ticket for Item 2 once it goes up. To continue that example, Neil puts his games up for offer, but I'm NOT allowed to take a ticket. Other people put up there tickets/offers, after a few days Neil picks the best one, and thus the chain continues with hopefully another generous offer.
6. Sender ALWAYS pays postage.
7. The idea in all of this is to keep the list moving and help it stay strong, but if no tickets are taken after 24-48 hours, you should change your offer.
8. This Chain is only eligible for BGG members who have a postage location within Australia.
So, there should be no randomness here, and minimal chance of an offer staying stagnant for days/weeks without any takers. The idea is, the thumbs on the ticket/offers should indicate what the popular choice is, and we have some idea in advance of what may be next on the list.
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