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Palamedes
 Steam Winter Giveaway 2017 [The End!]
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Well, I'm back again, as I'm sure many of you hoped/expected/had no idea about in the first place. Let me explain for those in the last category.

Over the past three years, giveaways have been run (kudos to Coldblooded, SupahKiven, and Chirality for their leadership/assistance). These basically entail me throwing out free games at anyone interested, letting people get games they've always wanted, big new releases, or even just experiment with an interesting one they've never heard of before.
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The penny sale system from the previous giveaways remains in place, and here are the specifics, as cobbled together by Coldblooded, Chirality, and myself:

Quote:It works like this: Every single game up for grabs will be revealed right at the very beginning of the game. (Or a bit before, more likely.) Every player is then given 100 points to divide among whichever games that they like best. After everybody has distributed their points, we will then determine the winners of the four most popular games currently on the table. The more points that somebody has placed into a game, the better their odds of walking away with it.

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For example, imagine that a game has 200 points on it, with the points distributed like so:
Player A - 100 points
Player B - 50 points
Player C - 25 points
Player D - 25 points

Player A has a 50% of winning that game since they have 50% of the points sitting on it right now. Player B has a 25% chance of winning it, and Players C and D each have a 12.5% chance of winning it. If any other players decide to jump onto the game before the deadline, it drags down the odds for each of the other four players by however many points that they happen to throw in.

If Player D decides that they don't like sharing these odds with the rest of the pack, they can always pull back out and move those points elsewhere.

Once a deadline is reached the top games of the round will be raffled off. In order to promote activity, players will gain 25 points at the end of each round. Players who have bidded and didn't win their game will also receive a consolation prize of 50% of their lost points back (rounded to the nearest multiple of five)! This means that you don't have to worry as much about going big and losing it all on a popular game, since you can be right back in the fight after.

Finally, while you are free to change your points up to the deadline, please only ever do so in a new post - this makes figuring out who voted for what much easier since we don't have to go through the entire thread post by post every time we're calculating who wins what.

I'm going to look over the previous givaways and determine if any other rules would make things better, but those will be announced in thread if they occur.

Just like last year, due to this being put up at the start of the sale instead of the end for once, it means that people who are interested in contributing games from the Steam Winter Sale can do so as well!

Here's the link set up for that. If you're thinking of donating a game to the sale, please make sure to check here. Having an extra copy of a big game isn't a big deal, but having forty copies of Bad Rats wouldn't end well for anyone. Just post what you're donating (or planning on donating) openly or anonymously and we'll keep a more organized version of the list here. Make sure to only post the names of donated games in the quicktopic, send the actual code or link to us via PM or through Steam itself.

Finally, to take part in the giveaway you must have:
1) Been part of the forum before this thread was created.
2) Have signed up in the thread prior to the sale ending and giveaway beginning.
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To sign up and get your game, you're going to need is a Steam account and an interest in free games. If you don't already have an account, they're free and very easy to set up. Also, you'll have to add me on Steam if you haven't already. Here's my ID:

Palamedes
SupahKiven


This game is also being run simultaneously on the Chocolate Pi Forums as well, in case you want to keep tabs on all of your competitors or something.

Signups end the day after the Steam Winter Sale ends (January 2nd). If we get a lot of late signups/interest this deadline can be pushed back a couple of days.

P.S. A special thank you to Coldblooded, Kocel, and all of our donors for the inspiration, help, and donations that make this whole thing possible.

Livelist: 6/32
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1. chimericWilder - Set out to restore the moon D5, and finished hunting all of the witches there D8
2. TangledAlmond - Shot the past D2, lost in an invisible world D5, got electrocuted D8.
3. Vancho1 - Caught up in a string of murders D4, turned out the culprit was a dead dancer D6, and the paradox trapped him in lethal existential dread D9.
4. Coldblooded - Suffered my worst pun yet D2, adopted it into his repertoire of dad jokes D6, but was killed by demons along with the rest of the village D9
5. qwerx3 - Began preparing for a grand event D4, rose as another horrible monstrosity D9, was caught by the man D10.
6. Papers - Woke up with no memory D10
7. Supernerd - Overrun by rats D3, brutalized by two orcs D6, and failed to get out of the demon tower alive D9.
8. Granolaman - Surrounded by demons D1, escaped to the past D5, but got run over by a semi D8
9. Demonsul - Failed to reach the throne D2, adapted to it D5, didn't escape the goat D9
10. a52 - Fixed a computer D3, got lost in another dimension D4
11. Gatr - Left the shelter D2, wound up trapped on sausage island D3, ran afoul of a disgusting giant robot D7.
12. ICan'tGiveCredit - Betrayed by his faithful second in command D6, tried to stay alive long enough to take the throne but was again betrayed and then killed by own daughter D7.
13. Kaynato - Followed his father's footsteps D1, kidnapped by aliens D5 who stole his heart D5
14. Anomaly
15. Bramzter - Built up a space fleet D8, Shot down and finished off when those dastardly orcs struck again.
16. Sanzh - Went into the black D1, just became a copycat D4, and was overwhelmed by archers D8.
17. Gimeurcookie - Under siege D3, died but was brought back with the power of lucha D7 but was caught and this time turned into juice D10.
18. Kadis - Slimed D1, opened an evil collection of stories D6, lost to the world D7.
19. Whimbrel - Trapped in a frozen wasteland D4, where the angry skygods forced her into war D9 and she got eaten by a slime D10.
20. Robust Laser - Under siege D2, got away with a freebie D8
21. Druplesnubb - Lost in the woods D2, came out to conquer Japan D5, but turned into an abomination against science and nature D7.
22. Crowstone - Cursed D2, got caught in two deadly rooms (and died) D11.
23. icanhasdonut - Went to a party D2, got demoted D4, and got done in by Nazi Germany D7
24. Akumu - StArTed A New game D2, reached the island level D6, but didn't survive it D7
25. Schazer - Gave up on heroing D3, surrounded by nasty monsters D7, crushed by a benevolent god D8.
26. Sruixan - Becaume the metro organizer, screwed up and sent everyone across the galaxy, and was consumed by the void himself D11.
27. Tantusar - Woke up on an island D1, discovered they had time powers D3, but couldn't evolve fast enough to keep up with the wildlife D4.
28. speedchuck - Found a cache of future technology D1, began using it to find his crew D4, killed by a bunch of random knights D6.
29. Ixcaliber - Suffered a loss D1, stuck in a goat trap D6, shot out into the void D8,
30. Not The Author - Chosen for the sacrifice D3, trapped in the Void D7, where alien invaders finally finished the job D10.
31. seedy - Found a baby D3, got pinned for its murder D8
32. Paranoia - Flew off D1, became a racer D5, tried to stop BUT THE WILD RIDE NEVER ENDS on D6.

Co Moderator: 1
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[s]This time of year is often pretty busy and because of it I haven't always been around to update promptly. AA co mod helps with this, as do their suggestions and ideas for how to make the giveaway go down as smoothly as possible. If you're interested, just get in contact with me. It does mean you can't participate, but I can sweeten the deal by letting you choose from my own personal stash of games* if you want (since it seems like I'll never be able to get rid of them thanks to our donors' regular generosity).

*Also applies to my three previous co-mods, if they're interested. I always wanted to figure out a way to reward them for all of their help and am a little embarrassed I didn't think of this before.

1. SupahKiven

Game List:
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AI War + 4DLC & Tidalis
Anomaly Korea
ARK: Survival Evolved
Axiom Verge
Beyond Good and Evil
Brutal Legend
Castle Crashers
Cave Story+
CONSORTIUM
Contraption Maker
Cook, Serve, Delicious
Copy Kitty
Crypt of the Necrodancer (x2)
DROD RPG: Tendry's Tale
DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder
DROD: The Second Sky
Dishonored
Doom
Enter the Gungeon
Environmental Station Alpha
Escape Goat
Escape Goat 2
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Evoland
Evoland 2
Fallout
Galak-Z
Gravity Ghost
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Hearts of Iron III
Hurtworld
Home
Homeworld Remastered Collection
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyperrogue
I Am Setsuna
Infinifactory
INK
Ittle Dew
Ittle Dew 2
La Mulana
Lethal League
Life is Strange
LISA the Complete Edition
Long Live the Queen
Medal of Honor
Mini Metro
Momodora 3
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Monstro: Battle Tactics
Moon Hunters
Mortal Kombat Kollection
Natural Selection 2
Nihilumbra
Nuclear Throne
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition (x2)
Orcs Must Die! 2 (Complete)
Orcs Must Die! GOTY
Owlboy
Oxenfree
Parcel
Pony Island
POSTAL 2
Reigns
Reus
Rocket League
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic Collection
Sengoku
Shovel Knight
Sinister Stories Bundle
Skulls of the Shogun
Slime Rancher
Snakebird (x2)
Solstice
Space Engineers
Stephen's Sausage Roll
Stikbold
Stronghold Crusader HD
Sunless Sea (x2)
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
Tales from the Borderlands
Teslagrad
TIS-100
The Beginner's Guide
The Talos Principle
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition
The Witness
The Wolf Among Us
This War of Mine
Uncanny Valley
Unity of Command: Stalingrad Campaign
Vermintide
VVVVVV (x2)
Valdis Story: Abyssal City
X-COM UFO Defence
Ys Origin
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12-23-2016, 11:34 PM
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12-24-2016, 02:29 AM
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I'll see if I've got anything to throw onto the pile this year. In.
12-24-2016, 02:39 AM
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12-24-2016, 03:38 AM
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12-24-2016, 03:40 AM
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12-24-2016, 04:19 PM
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I realized I have more games (more than 0) than games I play (0). I'll see if I can contribute. In.

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12-26-2016, 12:47 AM
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Got two games to donate so toss me in.

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12-26-2016, 07:25 AM
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12-30-2016, 03:57 PM
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oh dang nearly forgot to sign up for this
12-30-2016, 04:14 PM
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hi it's me timu and i'm here to play!

thanks for giveaway <3

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Hi I'll sign up for this
01-01-2017, 01:47 AM
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hey sure why not
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01-02-2017, 05:18 AM
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Palamedes
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Today's the last day of the sale, you know what that means!

One day remains before signups close and the giveaway is prepared!
01-02-2017, 06:48 PM
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Palamedes
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And as January 3rd draws to a close, the signups for the giveaway are now closed. Stay tuned for the game list and any other announcements over the next day or so.
01-04-2017, 07:59 AM
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Palamedes
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Just running into a few delays, but worry not - we should be ready to go and give away some games soon. Because of this I'll allow last minute people interested in free games to jump in right up until we start.

Meanwhile, please give a round of applause for SupahKiven, who has graciously volunteered to co-mod again!

Additionally, I'm going to bring back the doubling rule that was in place last giveaway, given the fact that everyone should be able to receive at least three games (given our once again ridiculously generous game donors). This means that basically everything will be doubled - the number of points you start with (200 instead of 100), the number you gain every round (50 instead of 25), and the number of games we hand out every round (8 instead of 4). This will hopefully make sure things run quickly and smoothly.
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Thanks for the extension. I'm interested but thought I had missed the deadline for sure.

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Ah, hell, why not. Sign me up.
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01-05-2017, 10:42 PM
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Palamedes
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It begins!

Games list:
Spoiler :
AI War + 4DLC & Tidalis
Anomaly Korea
ARK: Survival Evolved
Axiom Verge
Beyond Good and Evil
Brutal Legend
Castle Crashers
Cave Story+
CONSORTIUM
Contraption Maker
Cook, Serve, Delicious
Cope Kitty
Crypt of the Necrodancer (x2)
DROD RPG: Tendry's Tale
DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder
DROD: The Second Sky
Dishnored
Doom
Enter the Gungeon
Environmental Station Alpha
Escape Goat
Escape Goat 2
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Evoland
Evoland 2
Fallout
Galak-Z
Gravity Ghost
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Hearts of Iron III
Hurtworld
Home
Homeworld Remastered Collection
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyperrogue
I Am Setsuna
Infinifactory
INK
Ittle Dew
Ittle Dew 2
La Mulana
Lethal League
Life is Strange
Lisa the Complete Edition
Long Live the Queen
Medal of Honor
Mini Metro
Momodora 3
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Monstro: Battle Tactics
Moon Hunters
Mortal Kombat Kollection
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Natural Selection 2
Nihilumbra
Nuclear Throne
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition
Orcs Must Die! 2 (Complete)
Orcs Must Die! GOTY
Owlboy
Oxenfree
Parcel
Pid
Pony Island
POSTAL 2
Reigns
Reus
Rocket League
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic Collection
Sengoku
Shovel Knight
Sinister Stories Bundle
Skulls of the Shogun
Slime Rancher
Snakebird
Solstice
Space Engineers
Stephen's Sausage Roll
Stikbold
Stronghold Crusader HD
Sunless Sea (x2)
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
Tales from the Borderlands
Teslagrad
TIS-100
The Beginner's Guide
The Talos Principle
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition
The WitnessThe Wolf Among Us
This War of Mine
Tomb Raider (I, II, III)
Uncanny Valley
Unity of Command: Stalingrad Campaign
Vermintide
VVVVVV (x2)
Valdis Story: Abyssal City
X-COM UFO Defence
Ys Origin

With 105 total donated games and 31 players, each player is eligible to win three games. Twelve games will remain in the end. These games will be awarded to people via the magic of pseudo-RNG.

Everybody will begin the game with 200 points. At the end of each round, if you do not win your bid, you will gain 50% of your points back. If your bids were not on the most popular games, you will not lose points. Every player will gain 50 points at the end of each round.

In order to keep things moving, we will go through with the bids on the eight most popular games, unlike the four of last year. That means we should be in the final bonus endgame stage after 12 rounds.

Rules may change in later rounds to keep things interesting.

The first round will end in about 48 hours.

Good luck!
01-09-2017, 05:51 PM
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