Math Trade: Tiers of Joy RESULTS POSTED
- Carl Anderson(carl67lp)United States
I'm trying something here that many people seem to have clamored for: A math trade in "tiers." (I suspect I'm using the term a bit better than my first math trade.)
In essence, you'll only be allowed to post a certain number of games in each tier. This is a bit of a continuation of the "Diminishing Returns" math trade run previously.
For details, please see the Rules section below.
Submissions posted (including sweeteners): Tuesday, May 22, 5:00pm CDT
Summary of submissions posted (by me): Tuesday, May 22, 11:00pm CDT
Want lists due: Thursday, May 24, 10:00am CDT
Results posted: Friday, May 25, 10:00am CDT
For those keeping track, that's roughly a one-week math trade.
Method of finding trades
GenetiTrade is the only allowable method for finding trades, due to its speed, lack of input restrictions, and portability (meaning it'll actually run well on my Mac at work!).
Play at home is allowed and encouraged. However, I reserve the right to use my own results file if there is any suspicion of tampering with the submitted results file or otherwise. The "official" results will be that with the highest number of trades, or with the lowest UNIX sum. (I'll allow the tech gurus to assist on this latter point, if it becomes necessary. I don't think it will--I'm well-versed enough in these matters.)
I will determine the method of submitting want lists soon. (Please consult the discussion thread for details.)
Only games and GeekGold are allowed in this math trade. GeekGold cannot be the main item--it can only be included as a sweetener, and is exempt from the rules below.
The idea is simple: Determine the rank (at time of listing) of your game. The number of games you can list at that category is determined by the following table:
Game rank Number of trades in that range
So, you can trade any number of games ranked at 250 or higher; 10 games that are ranked 251-500; and so on.
Unranked games are considered to be in the lowest category: You may only list one of them.
Sweeteners must be ranked at least one tier lower than their parent game. Thus, no listing of Puerto Rico as a sweetener to Munchkin. If you have a problem with this, consider listing the sweetener as its own item. However, for games in the lowest tier, you may list one sweetener in the same rank.
IMPORTANT: Because expansions are unranked, they are to be considered at the rank of their base game for the intents of this math trade. Thus, if Arkham Horror is currently at #100, then Dunwich Horror is also considered at #100 for this trade. Please put the rank of the base game in your entry, for bookkeeping purposes.
EXCEPTION: If you are listing an expansion with its base game, it is considered to be a one-game "unit." Thus, please feel free to trade Killer Bunnies plus all of its expansions, for example; It will be considered to be one game and is exempt from the one-tier-lower rule.
If you violate the rule of tiers, I will remove all of your games within that tier. So, if you list 5 games in the 1001-1500 tier, they will all be removed.
* Sweeteners must be listed using either the GAMEID formatting (prefered, for example: Puerto Rico) or a link to the game's page (this will look like http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076).
* You must accurately describe your game's condition, language, edition, etc.
* You should choose a photo that best represents the game you are trading (language, edition, and the like). If there are none suitable in the database, pick the one that's closest and make a note in your item listing.
* You must submit a want list for each game you are offering. If you don't want to trade, submit a blank list.
* Traders from all countries are allowed. Specify your restrictions on shipping in your listing. I encourage, but do not require, setting your shipping policies to allow for all countries. An easy way to keep things under control is to set an upper bound on the cost you're willing to pay.
* I reserve the right to remove games from the list for whatever reason, especially those which I feel violate the premise of this math trade. If you are on the bad traders list, your games will be removed.
* Use the related forum thread for questions and discussions of this math trade (however, for questions on individual items, please leave comments on the item itself, here on the list).
* Do not submit want lists until the summary has been posted.
If you are unfamiliar with math trades, please read Lindey's Math Trade Guide at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93555
By posting an entry on this list, you agree to abide both by the general math trade guidelines and by those specific to this math trade.
Note: only errors by the moderator will invalidate the results. You are also responsible for checking the full set of want lists when they are posted as soon as possible (and definitely before the results are posted) for any cut/paste errors. This policy will not be modified or relaxed!
Questions or comments
Please direct all questions and comments to the forum thread reserved for this math trade, for the benefit of your fellow traders.
The official forum thread is at:
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