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Some people over in the "Feel the Love" Thread might have seen this already, but..

I've had an idea!

This idea was to create a large exchange between fellow geeks, allowing everybody to obtain a souvenir from somewhere in the world and send on a souvenir from their home town/country to the next person in the chain. This would take place alongside the travels of "Bob the Meeple" on his FtL journey to bring joy and happiness to geeks around the world. In a way it is similar to Red Meeple's International Journey! and Blue Meeple's Fifty State Adventure! (though hopefully Bob won't get lost along the way!), but everyone gets to take away something from the experience.

How will it work?

I will be starting the chain going and will send Bob on to the next person in the chain. Along with him, I'll send a souvenir from my hometown (Durham, UK). The person who receives Bob gets to keep the souvenir I send with him, and will then send him on to the next person with a souvenir from their hometown. And so on and so forth...

Hopefully, Bob will go on a long FtL journey and help connect a great many geeks who all share the same gaming hobby!

SIGN UP HAS NOW CLOSED!

thumbsup Thank you to everyone who voted in any of the polls for this project and especially to those who have provided comments and constructive feedback. It's all be appreciated Now without further a do.... thumbsup

Introducing Bob the Meeple:



Rather than send a bog standard meeple around, I thought Bob should be something special. So here he is in all his glory, complete with white heart t-shirt. I hope you think he is ok...

The Rules of the Game...

According to the polls most people wanted a more secret journey, so they wouldn't know who they were receiving from, adding an element of surprise. Now I had suggested a Geekexchange, but also did a poll to see how Bob should move about. Most people suggested long distance jumps. Therefore, I've come up with the following rules for this crazy journey...

1 Sign Up to make sure your included To do so, please geekmail me your details (name and address). These will be held in strictest confidence and only used for this game. I will not sell them on to gaming companies around the world to plague you with useless junk mail whistle

In all seriousness though, your details will be kept secret.

2 I will establish the chain. This will be done using a spreadsheet so I can track who is sending to who and map out Bob's journey so that, to the best of my abilities, he will move fair distances. This will allow people to receive something from relatively far away.

3 Once the chain has been established I'll send out your target to you. Keep hold of these details for when you receive Bob and have to send him on, (If you forget them though, I'll have the spreadsheet to remind you... ) The person you will be receiving from is kept secret. Look forward to the surprise

4 Once you receive him, take Bob gaming, show him the sites and then post some photos in the geeklist I will set up once the game begins.

5 Try not to hold on to Bob for too long. He has many places to visit...

6 When it is time to let him go then send Bob to your target, along with a souvenir from your hometown/country. This may be anything: a postcard, keyring, anything. It doesn't have to be gaming related, nor does it have to be large or expensive. You may send anything you wish and people should not feel compelled to send games etc... That isn't the purpose of Bob's journey - it's simply to link a lot of lovely people together

Finally, make sure you package Bob and your gift fairly securely. We don't want this happening:



BOB'S JOURNEY HAS NOW BEGUN

Bob has now set off on his journey. You can follow Bob's journey in the GeekList below:

Bob the Meeple's FTL Adventure

Once again, thanks for your time thumbsup

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for sparking this crazy idea...

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What a wonderful idea!

I would vote #1, with a sign-up somewhere meaning latecomers can get involved, and also there can be an element of surprise as you could choose someone not crossed off the list and add them when Bob arrives!
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What a wonderful idea!

I would vote #1, with a sign-up somewhere meaning latecomers can get involved, and also there can be an element of surprise as you could choose someone not crossed off the list and add them when Bob arrives!


That might be a good idea. One thing that has been brought up is the question of whether Bob should travel short hops, or long distances.

Short hops would mean he gets about quite quickly, but travelling longer distances means that participants get something from someone quite a far off, which might be better

Secrecy also seems to be something that people want built into the game. I'm slowly coming up with some rules. Once it's all sorted out, I'll start the ball rolling and post a sign up, probably over in the FTL thread...
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Re: Forwarding the Love - Bob the Meeple's FtL adventure!
I hope that you post sign-up here, too... I've subscribed and it's a little easier to get lost in the shuffle there.

In any event... I'm excited

I hope I can get in on this!!
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I hope that you post sign-up here, too... I've subscribed and it's a little easier to get lost in the shuffle there.

In any event... I'm excited

I hope I can get in on this!!


Yes please post it here. This can act as a subscription thread.
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I can post on here too once the details have been finalised
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Does Bob like Vermont maple syrup? It's sugar season here!
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Grrrreat idea you had!




Count me in, sir!
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This sounds like something I would enjoy participating in. meeple
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I'd do it, too.
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Sounds like fun! Please add me as well!

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