CabinCon 2017 Math Trade
This is a no-ship math trade for the attendees of CabinCon 2017.Recommend
If you've never done a math trade before, here's a good wiki article about them:
The short version:
1. Put an item on this geeklist for each game (or collection of games, or other offer).
2. After the submission window closes, submit a "want list" for each of your games. That is, a list of other games for which you're willing to trade that game. You can also submit a blank wantlist if there isn't anything you'd want to trade it for.
3. A computer algorithm will crunch some numbers, and produce a list of trades, such that people only trade for things they wanted (or, failing that, not at all) and to maximize the number of trades.
4. Exchange the games at CabinCon!
Now: Participants begin listing offers
April 3, 10am EDT: Offers closed
April 10, 5pm EDT: Wantlists due!
April 10, evening: Unofficial results posted
April 12, morning: Assuming no problems, results made official
April 25: CabinCon begins!
1. Anything of value can be offered, within reason. An offer can consist of games, expansions, game accessories, video games, Steam keys, geekgold, cash, other items that aren't gaming related, services, or any combination thereof. BGG site rules and of course the law still applies, however.
2. Don't list worthless junk. Notice the "of value" part of rule #1. As amusing as it would be to trade a dirty green sock for a used napkin, I don't want to wade through pages and pages of garbage.
3. Please list the condition, edition, and any other details of a game in its listing. Taking an inventory of a game you plan to list is highly encouraged.
4. Use the altname tags where applicable. If +altname+ Sonic Screwdriver -altname- appears in your listing, it will appear as "Sonic Screwdriver" (instead of whatever game title) on the OLWLG that everyone will be using.
5. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, DELETE A GEEKLIST ITEM! Doing so will mess up the numbering scheme. If game #11 is deleted, every game #12 and higher will then spontaneously change numbers. This is a huge pain in the ass for everyone, especially me! So don't do it, or you will be mocked mercilessly!
6. If you wish to withdraw an offer, edit the item to reflect that fact, then submit a blank wantlist for it. DO NOT delete the item! (See above.)
7. You may add sweeteners to an offer by editing the item. Don't subtract from an offer, however. Instead, withdraw the offer (See rule #6) and relist it.
8. All wantlists will be made public after the trade is concluded. If something doesn't trade in the math trade proper, you can look at who wanted your offer and maybe arrange a side trade.
9. JeffyJeff's OLWLG will be used for this trade. All traders will be required to use it. If you don't know what this is, click this link for details.
10. If you have questions about an item, post a comment on it. It'll ping the subscription of whoever listed it (unless they're a fool and turned it off), and they'll hopefully come by and provide an answer.
11. If you have questions about the math trade, make general comments on the geeklist, or ask in the CabinCon thread. There will not be a discussion thread; those two venues should be sufficient.
12. TradeMaximizer 1.4 will be used. If you don't know what this means, don't worry. I'll happily explain it to you in a level of detail appropriate for a graduate-level computer science class if you really want me to.
13. Linear weights will be used. In short, this means the computer will try to get you the first item listed rather than the second item, or the third if neither of those, etc. See the OLWLG wiki article for details on how to set priorities. In practice, this doesn't make too much difference, as the computer's prime directive is to maximize the number of trades.
Deadline-Offers: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
Deadline-Wants: Monday, April 10th, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
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