Scythe Metal Mechs Special Edition Charity Auction
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AUCTION CLOSED: The sum of the winning bids is a spectacular $5,325! With the various money matches provided by Stonemaier Games and Fulfillrite, as well as the 5% of Stonemaier webstore proceeds during the auction, that brings the total charitable gift to $15,400!

From 2013-2017, we raised a total of $25,534 for 42 different charities selected by some of our favorite bloggers, podcasters, and video creators. We're back this year to auction off special edition, signed copies of our brand-new metal mechs for Scythe.

Fulfillrite, a Kickstarter fulfillment service, has generously offered to match the highest winning bid among the auctions (up to $2,000) to double that charitable contribution. In addition, Stonemaier Games will match the winning bid for each of the other auctions (up to $500 each).

This year you can also participate in the charity auction without bidding. Just place a purchase on the Stonemaier Games webstore while the auction is live, and we'll add 5% of all proceeds to our total donation to these charities. For Kickstarter creators, if you sign up to use Fulfillrite during the charity auction, Fulfillrite will do one of the following (your choice): credit the creator $100 or donate $100 to their favorite charity in this auction.

Here's how it works:

This Geeklist features 10 separate auctions. Each auction is attributed to an amazing blog, podcast, or video channel and their charity of choice.

The auctions will begin on Wednesday, October 31 and will end on Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 am CDT. Payments will be submitted to us through the BGG marketplace (PayPal) after the auctions close, and the games will be shipped within a few days.

--Bidding starts at $1. Bids must increase in increments of at least $1 USD. You may not be the highest bidder on more than 1 auction. To discourage final-hour sniping, in the final hour of the auction, bids must increase in increments of at least $25.
--Each auction will have 1 winner. Thus there will be 10 winners.
--The order of the boxes (numbers 1-40) will be determined by the amount of the winning bids (tiebreaker is auction order. Thus, the person with the highest winning bid will receive boxes 1-4.
--The content creator whose auction garners the most thumbs will receive a metal mech boxed set too. So you can support your favorite media creator(s) without even bidding!
--200% of all winning bids (minus BGG processing fees) will go to the charities selected by these media creators thanks to the matching gifts.

The winning bidder of each auction will receive (in mid-November):

--4 sets of Scythe metal mechs signed by designer Jamey Stegmaier
--These special edition sets are individually number from 1-40
--1 pack of silicon base snaps (4 snaps per faction in their color)
--Free shipping anywhere in the world from St. Louis

Winning bidders will have 3 days to pay; after that we'll revert to the second-highest bidder.

Thank you for supporting these amazing charities and talented content creators!



These are the spoiler-free images of the metal mechs. For spoiler photos, please see this page.
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NERSI GAMES - Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

This auction item is in recognition of Nersi Games--an excellent YouTube channel featuring "3 Things in 3 Minutes" insights about a number of games--run by Nersi Nikakhtar, who selected Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as his charity of choice.

"As a doctor, I’ve always admired their humanitarian work. I have the privilege of never fearing for the safety of myself, my co-workers, and my patients. It amazes me that these health providers value human life and dignity above their own needs. While I can’t support them with my medical skills, I would like to show support in other ways."

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THE MEEPLE STREET - Stand Up for Kids

This auction item is in recognition of The Meeple Street--one of my favorite blogs and Instagrams--run by Mackenzie Hoffman, who selected Stand Up for Kids as her charity of choice.

"This is a charity that helps homeless youth get the best start in life possible by providing job training, housing and medical health services that they may not otherwise be able to have access to. This charity is near and dear to my heart because many of my students are currently homeless, either living in extended stay hotels, or in and out of different shelters every day. As much as I try as a teacher to provide food, coats and hygiene products to the students at school, I can't help them once they leave at the end of the day. Programs like Stand Up for Kids helps make sure that students like mine are able to have a chance at a better life, and are not going hungry or having to forgo education to improve their living situation. I desperately want a better tomorrow for my students, and Stand Up for Kids helps them get the services they need to reach for that goal."

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ART OF BOARDGAMING - Builders Without Borders

This auction item is in recognition of Art of Boardgaming--an excellent blog featuring stunning photographs and interesting lists--run by Joseph Comings, who selected Builders Without Borders as his charity of choice.

"Personally, I've been involved with them for 2 years now and each year I've been deeply impacted by how much a small group of volunteers can accomplish in such a short period. But I've been impacted in a greater way by the people that we go to serve. Their gratefulness, their contentment, and their passion for life challenges me to no end every time I start to complain about my own life.

Each year a group of contractors and laborers (all volunteers) spend 2 weeks in a country like Rwanda, Uganda or Burundi to build a school. Builders Without Borders partners with other organizations who are already doing the education but lack the infrastructure.

On our trip this last July we got the chance to see a school that had been built by a previous group 4 or 5 years ago... the school is thriving, and even has a computer lab which is astonishing in an area where hundreds of people have to walk or bike a few miles every morning to get their water."

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WHITESPIDER1066 - Sane

This auction item is in recognition of Whitespider1066--a great blog that focuses on both board games and Magic--run by Darren Christie, who selected Sane as his charity of choice.

"Sane is a very personal charity I’ve chosen. Mental health issues have had an impact on my life for 30 years or so now in one way or another. It’s the 30th anniversary of my Dad’s suicide this year. I have friends and family that battle on a daily basis with their black dogs and other mental health issues. In my job I see teenagers struggle to get the help they need with their many and varied mental health problems.
I couldn’t think of a better way to remember my Dad and pay tribute to my brave friends and family, and help those teenagers."

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GAME4LIFEBG - Danish Cancer Society

This auction item is in recognition of Game4LifeBG--a delightful YouTube channel about board games in both English and Danish--run by Helle and Line, who selected the Danish Cancer Society as their charity of choice.

"The Danish Cancer Society's main focus is research in Cancer. On the personal level (as we will explain later) they have a highly relevant cause and understand to spend the money where it counts, they spend 62% of their funding’s on research and only 3% on administration!

Two years back we lost a dear gaming/travel/friend, Nielsnej, to cancer, way too early. He was a great inspiration and the one that introduced us to German strategy games in the late 90’ties and started our gaming groups yearly travels to Berlin and later Essen Spiel. He didn’t win this last game, every time we play, we know he is with us. He is missed.

Too many people lose their life to cancer, so this charity is to support research to Break Cancer and to support the families."

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THE COGNITIVE GAMER - Boston Children’s Hospital Trust

This auction item is in recognition of The Cognitive Gamer--a superb blog that delves deep into various mechanisms and genres--run by Steve Blessing, who selected Boston Children’s Hospital Trust as his charity of choice.

"The Boston Children’s Hospital is often the last refuge for families who have children in dire need of medical attention. Families come to Boston Children’s, not only from the US but from around the world, to get the help they need to let their kid be a kid again. The money given to the fund will help families pay for this care and to fund pediatric medical research that will be shared around the world. I have known two families who have had little ones receive life saving surgeries at Boston Children’s. Without this care, Joy and Logan would not be the thriving toddlers they are today. Their success stories are just two of the multitudes of kids that Boston Children’s Hospital helps each year. Let us fund more success stories!"

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COOP CAST - Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)

This auction item is in recognition of Coop Cast--in my opinion, the best podcast about cooperative games--run by Mike and Peter, who selected the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) as their charity of choice.

"Peter and I (and the whole Coop Cast/One Stop Co-Op Shop crew) would like to select the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) for our charity. My uncle died of pancreatic cancer, and so did Peter's grandfather, so it's sadly a disease that has hit close to home for both of us."

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THE MILL - Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton (Michigan)

This auction item is in recognition of The Mill--a YouTube channel focused on Stonemaier Games speculation, strategy, fan content, and more--run by Dusty Craine, who selected Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton (Michigan) as his charity of choice.

"Our charity of choice is Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton (Michigan). This wonderful organization takes unwanted animals and finds them loving homes. Sometimes these animals come to Adopt-A-Pet mistreated, medically fragile or injured. Adopt-A-Pet has an onsite animal hospital that takes care of the animals and rehabilitates them for the ultimate goal of being adopted. They run 100% on donations and get no state or federal funding. We adopted our sweet Gracie from them. Gracie is a boxer/lab mix and she was rescued from a hoarding situation. She arrived to their facility with worms/parasites. They nursed her back to health, vaccinated her and spayed her and now she lives a spoiled life in the Craine household <3."

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NERDS ON EARTH - Fair Anita

This auction item is in recognition of Nerds on Earth--an entertaining blog about board games and other nerd stuff--run by Clave Jones, who selected Fair Anita as his charity of choice.

"I’ve been traveling with a young social entrepreneur, Joy McBrien, whose fair trade intuitive–Fair Anita–employs 8,000 women around the world. Joy was a victim of sexual violence when she was 17 years old and now at age 29, she empowers thousands of women around the world who have been victims of sexual violence.

Fair Anita is a sustainable B-Corp, meaning they have a fiduciary responsibility to their mission (victims of sexual violence) and not shareholders, even though they are a profit generating company."

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NEVER BORED GAMING - Children's Miracle Network

This auction item is in recognition of Never Bored Gaming--a fun YouTube channel and Instagram feed--run by Wesley Tomlin, who selected Children's Miracle Network as his charity of choice.

"CMN is a project that we are incredibly passionate about. Every year, we participate in events like ExtraLife to help support children who need medical care that their families cannot afford. We are looking forward to partnering you in this fantastic cause!"

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