CastleCon 2014 (Oshawa, ON, CAN): Math Trade
CastleCon IV will be running a Math Trade in advance of the convention this fall!Recommend
All CastleCon attendees are welcome to participate in this trade. Since all trading will occur at the convention, anyone not registered for CastleCon may not participate.
Please read through this entire post before participating in this Math Trade!
......... Link to Math Trade Discussion
......... Link to Math Trade Request List
Key dates (all times are EASTERN TIME):
Submissions Open: Tuesday September 30, 2014
Submissions Close: Sunday October 12 after 9:00 pm
Want Lists Due: Wednesday October 15 at 11:00 pm
Results will be posted ASAP afterwards.
Posting an Item
Boardgames, boardgame related items, Video Games, RPG items, Gift Certificates, GeekGold and non-gaming items are all permitted. There is no limit to the number of entries each person can have. Gift certificate and GeekGold arbitrage is NOT permitted.
Non-game entries must be added as "Outside the Scope of BGG", "Miscellaneous Game Merchandise" or "Miscellaneous Game Accessory".
Alternate names must be used if you are including an expansion or sweetener to ensure your item shows up properly in the OLWLG and Results List. To do this, include the following text in your description: "+altname+ Whatever You Want Your Item to be Called. Like: Pandemic + On the Brink -altname-".
Condition of the item must be described as accurately as possible. Game descriptions should include the condition of the box, the language and edition of the game, and if any components are missing and/or damaged. If it is not otherwise specified, the item must be complete, in like-new condition and be the most recent English edition.
Sweeteners must be listed using the "Insert Geek Link" dropdown or by manually inserting the GAMEID using BGG formatting to have them show up in the OLWLG properly.
The OLWLG is updated manually, so please allow 24 hours for submitted items to be visible on the OLWLG.
During the Math Trade
Edits must be clearly identified by striking out the replaced text or explaining the change with an "Edit:" note at the bottom of the post. Edits that may result in someone's interest in your item changing in are not permitted.
Do NOT delete any entries or sweeteners after they have been listed. If you've traded an item away or decided to keep it, you must submit a blank want list for that entry.
You are required to periodically check your entries for comments and respond to them appropriately. The OLWLG will let you know if any of your items have unanswered comments.
Use of the OLWLG (On-Line Want List Generator) is required for this trade. If you have never used the OLWLG tool before, please read the wiki page. Please consider tipping JeffyJeff some GG for his ongoing support.
Working on your want list early is advised. You can always make changes and resubmit anytime before the want list submission deadline.
Creating a reasonable want list is definitely the hardest part of this process and might take a few trades to practice. You are more likely to make successful trades if you can properly value your games, and ensure the games you are putting on your want list are not a higher value than what you are offering. Generally, the lower the value you would accept in trade, the more likely you will make successful trades. Spielboy.com, which uses pricing information from sales on BGG, is a great utility for gauging the value of a particular game.
Creating want lists is not the same as submitting them. A GeekMail message will be sent when your want list is received. If you don't get one, your want lists haven't been submitted properly.
The results usually take about 10 minutes to run. A link to the results list will be posted in the discussion thread as soon as it is available on the OLWLG.
Please bring all successfully traded items to the convention hall on Sunday October 19, 2014 at 12:00 noon. The on-site trade will take less than 30 minutes, so you can be back to gaminig by 12:30 pm!
......... MATH TRADES for Dummies Thread
......... Math Trade Video Tutorials
Questions, Comments, Concerns
Anyone who disregards these rules, or behaves disrespectfully, will have their comments deleted and/or will have a blank want list submitted on their behalf.
Please post in the discussion thread if you have any questions or comments. If you have any concerns about a particular item or situation, please send me a Geekmail message on BGG.
Have fun and good luck!
Deadline-Offers: Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:00 pm EDT
Deadline-Wants: Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:00 pm EDT
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