Australian Chain of [Competitive] Generosity
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Inspired by all those other chains and the generosity shown by others there, and in another effort to reduce my game collection, I thought I'd start yet another variant on the traditional chain.

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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1. Board Game: Number Ten [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
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Not the listed game, instead, you get to select up to TEN STARS [] worth of games from the following:

Wellington [GMT Games, punched and played, good condition]

Inkognito [Rio Grande edition, in very good condition]
The Caucasus Campaign [GMT Games,punched and played once, in very good condition]

BANG! and Bang! Dodge City [both in original boxes and very good condition, also includes A Fistful of Cards expansion]
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [in very good condition]
Friday [(Friedeman Friese)in very good condition]
Barons [Cambridge Games, in very good condition]
Glory III [GMT Games, brand new, in shrink]
Rommel in the Desert [Columbia Games, 1st edition, and the box is worn, but includes a custom modern map I made (form a very professional-looking design by someone else)]
Wings of War: Famous Aces [includes an unopened 'Top Fighters' expansion, all in very good condition].

Victory: The Blocks of War [Columbia Games, good condition]
1862 and 1863 [both punched, and quite worn]
Senator [good condition]
Cold War: CIA vs KGB [first edition, in very good condition]
Totensonntag [in very good condition]

Diamant [a home-made version from years ago, includes everything you need to play]
Napoleon's Last Battles [folio version]

The Picrocholine Wars [folio game, brand new]
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2. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:196] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
Philip O'Brien
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Melbourne
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The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus
Dixit (original pictured edition)
Hansa
Struggle of Empires
World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game
Nanuk
Dwarf King
Little Devils
Elevenses
Alien Hotshots
Mini-Russlbande

Doing this from my mobile while on leave, so don't have time to make it look pretty.

Items taken were Inkognito, CCT and the home brew Diamant.
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3. Board Game: Ninjato [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:637]
Stephen Roberts
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Thanks all.

Choose up to

Ninjato
Ninjato
Ninjato

Oh and I took the Adventurers.

(Won't drag this on Drawing Wed 1pm WST)
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4. Board Game: Five Star Final [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Chain closed per comments below.

Not the game listed. Choose up to

- Agricola: Farmers of the Moor (New in Shrink)
- Power Struggle (Great)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Deck-Building Game (Great)
- Game of Thrones 4D Puzzle of Westeros (New in Shrink)
- UNO Rummy-Up (Good - Bulky)
- Mining Maniac (New in Shrink)
- Pictureka! (Good)
- Unikato (Good)
- The Da Vinci Code Board Game: The Quest for the Truth (Good)
- Back to the Future: The Card Game (Good)
- Scene It? Sequel Pack: Movie Edition (New in Shrink)
- Race Around The World (Great)

Winner selected about 24 hours after an offer reaches at least 10 thumbs.
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