Games for Geekgold May 2011 - I will light the Bonfire
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Welcome everyone to the May 2011 Edition of the Geekgold for Game Lottery. From Labor celebrations, to hot sex by a bonfire, let's get it on.

These are the Rules

Who can participate?
Everyone can take part of the system, with the following exceptions: new users cannot list items unless they are a patron.

How to bid for an item?
If you see an item on this geeklist that you're interested in owning:
1. It couldn't be more simple. Just tip that entry 1 and you are entered to win that game.
2. Check the description to see if you are allowed more than one entry on the item, and if there are bonus for multiple geekgold bid.
3. The bid is binding. Which means that once you bid the item it is assumed that you read the entry completely, understood and therefore want to take part of the drawing. The lister doesn't have an obligation to give your tip back although most won't have an issue. If for some reason an user withdraws from a lottery and should not be chosen as an winner, the lister should contact me to have his name ignored.

How to put an item on the lottery?
If you have a game that you're willing to part with for a little geekgold:
1. Post it as an item on the list.
2. Include a full description of the edition that you have and its condition. Be very clear on conditions, marks and box
3. Specify if you will be limited in shipping options. If you ship internationally, if the shipping is on you, and if so how much.
4. Specify when your item will close for entries.
5. You can post Board Games, Video Games, RPGs, and related items. You cannot make a lottery for Geekgold or something completely unrelated the main entry, although these types of item can be added as bonus or as second winners. You can put gift cards as long as it is for an store related with the domains (i.e. no gift card to a convenience or department store allowed, but one for steam, funagain, drivethru rpg, etc can be raffled).
6. Always link to the correct item on the database. So if you are auctioning the Video Game version of Puerto Rico link to Puerto Rico and not to Puerto Rico.
7. To guarantee that the item will appear on the subscription page, allow for at least 1 week between listing and drawing.
8. Miscelanous game entries, like FIMO miniatures, pimp items, etc should be added using Miscellaneous Game Accessory, Miscellaneous Miniatures Game Accessory or Miscellaneous Card Game Accessory as appropriate.
9. The item must be draw between May 1st, 2011 and May 31st, 2011

Specific rules for types of item
1. For board games, contact me before adding homemade versions of non-Print and Play games.
2. For RPGs remember that the spirit of these lotteries is one of fairness. So, make sure that if you offer a PDF version of a given book, that you have the right to resell it, put on the item that it is indeed a PDF. Personal scans, illegal digital copies and xerox of books are not permitted.
3. For video games, no pirated or bootleg version is allowed. Remember that some online versions have pretty strict rules on what you can do with your copy. So when offering a game, make sure that you indeed can transfer the full ownership of it to the user. In case a new potential user would have some restriction with the new game, like not been allowed to access official online serves, add this information to the post.
4. If you are in some way connected with the item in question, either as a publisher or as a designer, contact me before posting any such item. And send me the wording you intend for the entry.

What to do when the lottery ends?
1. When closed, draw a random name from those that have tipped your entry. If you allowed multiple entries remember to take it in consideration.
2. Contact that person and arrange shipment of the game.
3. Send them the game.
4. Edit your geeklist item on this list with a note saying that "THIS ITEM IS CLOSED!" and to put the avatar of the winner, use the code [ username=name_of_winner] (without the space) for that.
5. When an item is closed I will move it to the bottom of the list. Please don't delete them

How do I find the winner?
Starting in November 2010, you must use the Copycat Awesome Tool to find the winner for your item. Later on this header you will find a link to the tool thread where you can get all the info on how to use it (it is pretty simple). Items appear on the tool the day they are inserted on the list, but the bonus and special drawings\conditions depends on me finalizing it. It has taken usually, 7 days for me to update. I'm trying to make it more automated but time is not allowing me.

Can I tip back people who tipped me?
Yes, you can use the GeekGold any user tipped you to tip on one of his items for lottery, but with discretion. You are not allowed to enter in collusion with an user to circle tip each other to get your chances very high. Doing so will remove both from the lotteries and take the geekgold incurred during it. Simple getting a tip and tipping back is not a problem. If you realize that there is an item one user has that you really want, and he really wants one of yours. Propose a trade (users are encouraged to add, before listing, items they want to lottery off on their Trade list), and if it goes through you reimburse the geekgold of every other participant.

If you suspect that something is wrong with any item on the lottery, please contact me by GeekMail explaining which behavior you saw that got you suspicious.

Additional rules and guidelines
1. Don't update more than once a day;
2. Editing for the sake of trying to attract people is bad behavior. Doing it everyday (countdown to draw) is even worst. When an entry is updated I go check it to see if I have to change anything on the tool entry for it, and when there are half the items with updates, that can be a bit difficult;
3.Posting on the Game Forums or on the General Gaming forums and GeekMailing users about the offers your put on the lotteries is considered spam and should not be done. We have a very high profile subscription thread on the GeekBay forums, which should take care of adding visibility. Rare will be the user that wants to take part but doesn't know already about it.
4. You cannot reserve a spot on the geeklist by adding a TBA announced post while waiting to post latter, just to have an earlier place.

Special notes
Special Note #1: If you are giving an item, there is no guarantee for number of entrants. You must be prepared to give away your game even if you only receive a single geekgold entry. Do not enter a game unless you are prepared for that outcome!!

Special Note #2: If for any reason you are forced to withdraw a game you offered, you must refund all geekgold tipped to your entry.

Special Note #3: This is more a personal request, please try to avoid over complicated bonus schemes and shipping thresholds. Although I understand and find it funny when an user goes with 10 different levels of free shipping with some countries here and there, I have to update this info manually on the tool for it to show on the update, and that delays the subscription update (a simple listing takes 10 sec, a more complicated can take up to 2 minutes)

IMPORTANT LINKS
Games for Geekgold Subscription thread
Games for Geekgold Banter and discussion thread
Games for Geekgold Lottery Tool Discussion Thread
Tell us what to give away: A Games for Geekgold survey

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1. RPG: Star Wars (WotC Original Edition) added by beardo1976 on 2011-04-23 12:36:39
2. Board Game: The Great Fire of London 1666 added by beatrix on 2011-04-23 12:41:50
3. RPG: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st Edition) added by beardo1976 on 2011-04-23 12:45:18
4. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates added by HilkMAN on 2011-04-23 12:48:55
5. Board Game: Mage Knight Dungeons added by Stormtower on 2011-04-23 13:13:48
6. Board Game: Mage Knight added by Stormtower on 2011-04-23 13:13:51
7. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang added by baub64 on 2011-04-23 13:23:02
8. RPG: Basic Dungeons & Dragons added by Stelio on 2011-04-23 13:34:24
9. Board Game: Zooloretto: Polar Bear added by PowerTrader on 2011-04-23 13:52:57
10. Board Game: Inca Empire added by troybowers on 2011-04-23 14:14:10
11. Board Game: Shadow Hunters added by gavr0che on 2011-04-23 14:18:22
12. Video Game Genre: RPG added by Fate1316 on 2011-04-23 14:42:29
13. Board Game: Car Wars Fifth Edition Starter Set, Division 5 - Set 3 added by thoia on 2011-04-23 14:56:33
14. Board Game: Igel Ärgern added by Kytty on 2011-04-23 15:33:16
15. Board Game: Villa Paletti added by Kytty on 2011-04-23 15:42:25
16. Board Game: Mall World added by SamNzed on 2011-04-23 16:16:11
17. Board Game: Descent: The Sea of Blood added by oldmanriver on 2011-04-23 16:47:11
18. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory added by darthhugo on 2011-04-23 17:19:03
19. Board Game: Can't Stop added by tawnos76 on 2011-04-23 18:13:15
20. Board Game: Jasper and Zot added by sunshiny on 2011-04-23 19:51:58
21. RPG Item: Home Made / Homebrew Rules + Adventures added by Almafeta on 2011-04-23 20:12:55
22. Board Game: Yut Nori added by sweetgotham on 2011-04-23 20:16:09
23. Board Game: You're Bluffing! added by bugsnnuts on 2011-04-23 20:24:24
24. Board Game: Lost Cities added by russ_c on 2011-04-23 22:16:49
25. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG added by russ_c on 2011-04-23 22:20:58
26. Board Game: Richelieu added by wreathofbarbs on 2011-04-23 22:35:00
27. Board Game: Shipping added by Jenkachu on 2011-04-23 22:49:17
28. Board Game: Tribes of Pangea added by HakFoo on 2011-04-23 22:52:35
29. Video Game Compilation: The Humble Indie Bundle added by SpicyRamen on 2011-04-23 23:23:12
30. Board Game: Catan: Seafarers – 5-6 Player Extension added by blakstar on 2011-04-24 00:44:46
31. Board Game: Cellar des Triplettes 醉佳拍檔 added by beatrix on 2011-04-24 01:06:38
32. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game added by blakstar on 2011-04-24 01:28:17
33. Board Game: Nature of the Beast: City vs. Suburb added by Fairycake on 2011-04-24 03:14:55
34. Board Game: Loopin' Louie added by ZiggyZambo on 2011-04-24 03:20:45
35. Board Game: Carcassonne: The Count of Carcassonne added by ZiggyZambo on 2011-04-24 03:29:17
36. Family: Game: Agricola added by beatrix on 2011-04-24 03:33:52
37. Board Game: Finca: El Razul added by ZiggyZambo on 2011-04-24 03:35:19
38. Family: Game: Heroscape added by ZiggyZambo on 2011-04-24 03:58:46
39. Board Game: The Settlers of Catan: The Great River added by blakstar on 2011-04-24 04:07:14
40. Board Game: .hack//ENEMY added by PowerTrader on 2011-04-24 08:00:13
41. Board Game: Fluxx added by PowerTrader on 2011-04-24 08:05:28
42. Video Game: Assassin's Creed II added by jobin13 on 2011-04-24 09:09:23
43. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game added by danwalk on 2011-04-24 10:48:03
44. Video Game: Civilization IV added by Fryzzzle on 2011-04-24 12:09:17
45. RPG Item: PHBR10: The Complete Book of Humanoids added by Lord McDuff on 2011-04-24 15:14:29
46. Board Game: Hacker added by Lord McDuff on 2011-04-24 15:38:13
47. Board Game: Dreamblade added by tgmcduff on 2011-04-24 16:56:20
48. Board Game: Up Front added by petegs on 2011-04-24 20:17:30
49. Board Game: Pocket Battles: Celts vs. Romans added by petegs on 2011-04-24 20:26:30
50. Board Game: The Resistance added by T Worthington on 2011-04-24 22:20:26
51. Board Game: Haggis added by T Worthington on 2011-04-24 22:22:02
52. Board Game: Nexus Ops added by Howitzer_120mm on 2011-04-25 00:48:29
53. Board Game: Battle of Honey Springs added by ImaginaryRoot on 2011-04-25 07:27:38
54. Board Game: Twilight Struggle added by JordanZS on 2011-04-25 09:24:37
55. Board Game: The Game of Things added by peacmyer on 2011-04-25 10:20:00
56. Board Game: Mission: Red Planet added by peacmyer on 2011-04-25 10:21:19
58. Video Game: Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck added by wreathofbarbs on 2011-04-25 11:47:45
59. Board Game: Sluff Off! added by alkis21 on 2011-04-25 12:16:16
60. Video Game: Fallout 3 added by eekamouse on 2011-04-25 12:43:39
61. Board Game: Wizard's Quest added by MungSu on 2011-04-25 19:18:49
62. Board Game: Indian Ocean Adventure: The Japanese Raids on Ceylon added by MungSu on 2011-04-25 19:21:44
63. Board Game: Image added by tawnos76 on 2011-04-25 22:43:32
64. Video Game: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising added by tawnos76 on 2011-04-25 22:47:02
65. Board Game: Monopoly: 1935 Commemorative Edition added by mcookman65 on 2011-04-26 00:41:59
66. Board Game: Munchkin Santa's Revenge added by herebebooks on 2011-04-26 13:53:17
67. RPG Item: Shadow over Nentir Vale (Fortune Cards) added by tgmcduff on 2011-04-26 14:12:12
68. Board Game: Junkyard Races Character Cards added by tgmcduff on 2011-04-26 15:11:32
69. Board Game: Thunderstone: Death Sentinel Promo added by tgmcduff on 2011-04-26 15:15:05
70. Board Game: Alexander the Great added by MungSu on 2011-04-26 18:00:21
71. Board Game: Nexus Ops added by MungSu on 2011-04-26 18:10:52
72. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica added by ImaginaryRoot on 2011-04-26 20:46:35
73. Board Game: Power Grid: BGG Promo Card Set added by fatum on 2011-04-27 08:12:50
74. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering added by trenttsd on 2011-04-27 09:05:02
75. Board Game: Snapshot added by sos1 on 2011-04-27 09:37:05
76. Board Game: World of Warcraft Trading Card Game added by MungSu on 2011-04-27 19:00:54
77. Board Game: Dominion added by testudinoidea on 2011-04-27 19:45:18
78. Board Game: Outpost Gemini added by kswingruber on 2011-04-28 21:21:54
79. Board Game: Zooloretto: Christmas Tree added by yeep on 2011-04-29 01:17:32
80. Board Game: Treasure Chest added by yeep on 2011-04-29 01:19:22
81. Board Game: A la carte: Die Beilage added by yeep on 2011-04-29 01:23:41
82. Board Game: Finca: El Razul added by yeep on 2011-04-29 01:24:49
83. Board Game: Thunderstone: Promo Pack added by Brichs on 2011-04-29 03:40:59
84. Board Game: The Castle of the Devil added by ousgg on 2011-04-30 10:10:33
85. Board Game: War of the Ring added by Xelforp on 2011-04-30 15:35:06
86. Board Game: Hell Before Night: The Battle of Shiloh added by SimGuy on 2011-05-01 01:33:35
87. Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii added by aronbc on 2011-05-01 14:56:37
88. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe added by aronbc on 2011-05-01 14:59:22
89. Board Game: Small World added by aronbc on 2011-05-01 15:04:24
90. Board Game: Through the Desert added by aronbc on 2011-05-01 15:07:12
91. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG added by aronbc on 2011-05-01 15:12:02
92. Video Game: Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party added by aronbc on 2011-05-01 15:47:05
93. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG added by intrepideddie on 2011-05-01 17:32:43
94. Board Game: No Thanks! added by bugsnnuts on 2011-05-01 23:48:25
95. RPG Item: The Ivory Triangle added by Jenkachu on 2011-05-02 01:01:05
96. Board Game: Wasabi! added by SamNzed on 2011-05-02 05:10:58
97. Board Game: Livingstone added by Jenkachu on 2011-05-02 11:26:18
98. Board Game: Lunch Money added by blakstar on 2011-05-02 11:30:36
99. Board Game: Space Empires: 4X added by pilotbob on 2011-05-02 13:58:55
100. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons added by pilotbob on 2011-05-02 14:19:49
101. Board Game: Carcassonne: Expansion 4 – The Tower added by blakstar on 2011-05-02 20:32:58
102. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory added by PowerTrader on 2011-05-03 15:00:26
103. RPG Item: The World of Necroscope [Boxed Set] added by intrepideddie on 2011-05-03 17:00:18
104. Video Game: Age of Empires III added by mudmonkey on 2011-05-04 10:11:39
105. Board Game: Carcassonne: King & Scout added by cedric18 on 2011-05-04 12:43:25
106. Board Game: One Up added by eddie_drood on 2011-05-04 18:58:37
107. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory added by thoia on 2011-05-04 19:09:03
108. Board Game: Devil Bunny Needs a Ham added by blakstar on 2011-05-05 12:12:33
109. Board Game: Memoir '44 added by testudinoidea on 2011-05-05 20:48:45
110. Board Game: Ingenious added by aronbc on 2011-05-05 21:01:46
111. Video Game: Dragon Age II added by jobin13 on 2011-05-05 21:55:44
112. Board Game: HeroClix added by christopherfritel on 2011-05-06 17:17:17
113. Board Game: Xēko Mission: Madagascar added by christopherfritel on 2011-05-07 22:17:18
114. Periodical: The VIP of Gaming added by GROGnads on 2011-05-07 23:26:20
115. Board Game: 18EZ added by Joshuaaaaaa on 2011-05-09 00:34:38
116. RPG: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Edition) added by Sammual on 2011-05-09 12:51:27
117. Board Game: Mamma added by christopherfritel on 2011-05-09 13:28:54
118. Board Game: Montgolfiere added by christopherfritel on 2011-05-09 13:49:03
119. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory added by aoc_ on 2011-05-09 18:28:39
120. Board Game: Airlines Europe added by rootbierz on 2011-05-10 05:24:42
121. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Manneken Pis added by DjaliRioT on 2011-05-11 07:22:23
122. Board Game: Smart Ass added by jumpingsquare on 2011-05-11 11:38:44
123. Board Game: Sucking Vacuum added by senorcoo on 2011-05-11 15:16:43
124. Board Game: Pecking Order added by senorcoo on 2011-05-11 15:17:20
125. Board Game: Small World: Necromancer Island added by brewdinar on 2011-05-12 16:50:48
126. Board Game: Star Wars: Jedi Knights CCG added by Kytty on 2011-05-14 04:07:14
127. Board Game: Twixt added by Kytty on 2011-05-14 04:30:10