4G Mock Math Trade (No Ship, Just for Practice)
- Stephen Eckman(steckman)United States
Welcome to the 4G Mock Math Trade!
This is a MOCK Math Trade. The results of this trade will not be valid. Nobody is actually trading anything so you shouldn't ship to anybody and you shouldn't expect anything to be shipped to you!
So why a Mock Math Trade? I wanted to give everyone in 4G a chance to learn about math trades without any risk.
Entering a fake item in this Math Trade counts as your entry in the Great Geek Game Giveaway (4G) for September.
If you don't know what 4G is, come visit: The Great Geek Game Giveaway (4G) - Thread III
Special Mock Math Trade Considerations
Yes, this is a Mock Math Trade. But please treat it like a real math trade. List items that you own and preferably are actually willing to trade. When you submit wants, please do so as if you were actually going to trade the items. One person listing War of the Ring Collector's Edition and submitting a want for Fluxx will have a cascading effect that hurts the experience for everyone.
To make everything a little easier, please limit yourself to listing 10 items or less. Listing more than 1 does not increase your chances of winning 4G.
- Submissions close: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT
- Wants due: Sunday, September 27, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT
- Results posted: As soon as I can after close
Math trade links and other useful info
Use of the On-Line Want List Generator (OLWLG) is required for this event (please feel free to tip JeffyJeff some GG for his support).
OLWLG Help: http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/OLWLG
Rahdo running through math trades: Math Trades
Software Used: TradeMaximizer 1.4 with duplicate protection. SEED=8675309, ITERATIONS=25, METRIC=USERS-TRADING
For the Discussion GeekList we will just use the main thread: The Great Geek Game Giveaway (4G) - Thread III
Since this is a MOCK trade, I'm not including a request list.
MATH TRADE RULES
No Ship: Normally everyone is responsible for shipping their own item. But in this trade, nobody is trading anything! This is a MOCK math trade! Consequently, this is a worldwide trade.
Allowed Items: Board and card games, BGG-related items, RPG items, video games, DVDs/BluRays, books, gift certificates, and GeekGold
Gift Card and GeekGold arbitrage is not allowed. Arbitrage is defined as trading a Gift Card for a Gift Card or GeekGold for GeekGold. Gift Card for GeekGold trades are allowed, and vice versa.
Entries: I reserve the right to remove any entries at my discretion.
Results: Normally only mistakes made by the moderator would invalidate the results, except this is a MOCK trade and results aren't valid anyway. But please pay special attention to Step 4.
Listing: To list an item, add an item to this list. Each listing must contain at minimum the edition (i.e., publisher and version, if more than one), language and condition of all items. "Edition pictured" is NOT an acceptable description, as it is unclear in the OLWLG. You are encouraged to use the BGG Marketplace condition scale and to detail any blemishes for anything worse than "like new". If it is a PnP game, please include details about materials used. For any item that is not new in shrink, you must inventory it, and you will be responsible for any missing pieces not clearly identified in the item description.
Sweeteners: To add sweeteners to an item, use the Insert Geek Link dropdown. Do NOT add links to any items unless you're including them as a sweetener.
Editing: You may not edit an item in any way that would be construed as a downgrade (worse condition, removing a sweetener, etc.). Should you need to downgrade a listing, re-list the item, then change the old listing to an Outside the Scope entry that references the new item number.
Outside the Scope: If you'd like to add anything that does not have an XGG entry or otherwise use an alternate name, use a board game entry and select Outside the Scope of BGG (id=23953). In the description for your item, include a title, formatted like this: +altname+Pick 2 of 5 Games!-altname-
You MUST use this if your main item is a portion of an item with its own listing; for example, if you've got just the Scout part of Carcassonne: King & Scout, list it under Outside the Scope of BGG.
Edit: The cap is now 10 items!
Deadline-Offers: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT
Deadline-Wants: Sunday, September 27, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT
- [+] Dice rolls