August 2018 VideoGameGeek Review Contest
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Welcome to the geeklist for the August 2018 VideoGameGeek Review Contest!

This contest is open to all registered users on VGG who post a video game review during the contest month.
This month's optional theme is LEADERSHIP. Earn bonus geekgold this month by writing a review for a game that has something to do with being a leader / boss / dictator / god / commander.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

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1 Write a review for any video game and submit it to the appropriate game's database page on VGG during the contest month. Add a link to your review as a new item on this geeklist before the last day of the month. Add a separate geeklist item for each entry.
2 Earn geekgold! If your review is around 500 words or more (and, ideally, contains images) you will receive a 2 door prize simply for entering it in the contest. You will receive a 1 door prize if your review is very short.
3 Earn more geekgold! There is an optional theme each month. Any reviews meeting this theme will be awarded an extra 3 entry bonus. Simply state in your entry whether or not you meet the optional theme.
Tips to this geeklist are appreciated!


How to Win:
1 A voting poll will be opened for one week after the geeklist is closed for new entries. The winner will be determined by the results of the poll.
2 Any and all registered users are allowed to vote in the poll, including users who submit a review for the contest. Feel free to invite other B/RP/VGGers to vote in the contest poll, but...
3 Do not create accounts to vote multiple times and do not solicit votes for a specific review!


Winners Receive:
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Microbadge: I have placed 2nd in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!) 2nd Place: 40bag
Microbadge: I have placed 3rd in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!) 3rd Place: 20bag
Microbadge: I have placed 4th in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!) 4th Place: 10bag

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The Fine Print: (last updated August 2017)
- There is no minimum word count requirement. The geekgold door prize is awarded to all entries that are near to or exceed 500 words.
- Users may enter any number of reviews they wish each month. Users entering multiple reviews may receive multiple awards in the same month.
- Soliciting participation for the contest as a whole is acceptable and encouraged. Soliciting votes for a specific review is prohibited, and may result in disqualification.
- Any user may vote in the poll regardless of whether or not they submitted a review. Each user may only vote once. Creating additional accounts for the purpose of voting is prohibited.
- Winning an award one month does not prohibit a user from participating in subsequent months.
- Award placement is determined by a weighted majority vote. Votes for 1st place earn 4 points, 2nd place 3 points, 3rd place 2 points, and 4th place 1 point. Placement is determined by points following the vote.
- Ties in award placement will be broken by the number of votes for 1st place, followed by number of votes for 2nd place, then 3rd place, and lastly 4th place. If the tied reviews received exactly the same number of votes in all categories, then the tied reviews will remain tied and earn the same award placement. The subsequent award places will be skipped. (E.g. if 2 reviews tie for 2nd, there will be no 3rd place award.)
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Please vote on EXACTLY 4 reviews!
Give your favourite 4 points, second favourite 3 points, third gets 2 points, and last gets 1 point. That's 4 votes, each a different column.


Poll: Video Game Review Contest – August 2018
After reading the reviews submitted this month, award points to the ones you like. Please base your vote on the quality of the review (whatever that means to you) and not on whether you like the reviewed game, are friends with the author, or any other bias.
Please vote on EXACTLY 4 reviews!
Give your favourite 4 points, second favourite 3 points, third gets 2 points, and last gets 1 point. That's 4 votes, each a different column.
Thanks!
Vote for the best reviews of the month from August 2018
  1st (4 points) 2nd (3 points) 3rd (2 points) 4th (1 point) Vote Count
Ōkami – Ōkami Review: Such Divine White Light! Such Beauty And Grace! 36.4% (4) 9.1% (1) 9.1% (1) 45.5% (5) Top Answer 11
Pokémon Quest – Pokémon come to the Switch in this lightweight time-killer 12.5% (1) 37.5% (3) Top Answer 25.0% (2) 25.0% (2) 8
Go-Tcha Wristband – Automates repetitive tasks (e.g., plays the game for you) 11.1% (1) 22.2% (2) 33.3% (3) Top Answer 33.3% (3) Top Answer 9
Rescue Team 1 - Fixing a dictators island 22.2% (2) 0.0% (0) 22.2% (2) 55.6% (5) Top Answer 9
Gary Grigsby's Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich - Bombing the Reich - Wargaming done right 66.7% (6) Top Answer 22.2% (2) 11.1% (1) 0.0% (0) 9
Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind - Winds of Change 10.0% (1) 30.0% (3) 20.0% (2) 40.0% (4) Top Answer 10
Total Voters 15
This poll is now closed.   15 answers
Poll created by Sjeng
Closes: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:00 am

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2. Video Game: Gary Grigsby's Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich [Average Rating:8.60 Overall Rank:4217] [Average Rating:8.60 Unranked]
Video Game: Gary Grigsby's Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich
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Leadership is a very intangible thing. Having exercised it for decades in the military and in combat, it often feels fuzzy in a number of military themed games. It feels less fuzzy with Bombing the Reich as the only Smith KIA was lost in the WW II bombing campaign. Leadership here is exercised in terms of managing crew morale, targeting, layering on escorts, deciding when and how to accept risk and choosing your game plan, while maintaining enough flexibility to modify it to produce better results. Leadership also requires having the stomach to accept losses - and here I get the fact every B-17 lost means up to 10 men killed per crew, or 1 per fighter or recon plane.

On a personal note, we are late posting this game due to having to exercise family leadership with the sudden and unexpected passing of my brother. This period here is when the family always come together for a fair in PA for the past century plus - and he won't be there. The minutia of dealing with death is challenging enough but exercising positive leadership for the entire family is far more interesting.

Formerly Twelve O'Clock High Bombing the Reich - Wargaming done right
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3. Video Game: Ōkami [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:139]
Video Game: Ōkami
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Ōkami Review: Such Divine White Light! Such Beauty And Grace!
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4. Video Game: Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind [Average Rating:8.54 Overall Rank:2516] [Average Rating:8.54 Unranked]
Video Game: Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind
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At long last, I'm back to my series of reviews of Paradox's empire management games:
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5. Video Game: Pokémon Quest [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
Video Game: Pokémon Quest
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Pokémon come to the Switch in this lightweight time-killer
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Video Game Hardware: Go-tcha Wristband
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7. Video Game: Rescue Team 1 [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Video Game: Rescue Team 1
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You have to lead a team of workers to help out on a island that is (probably) run by a dictator to help out the occupants.

Fixing a dictators island
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