I know we have a trade/sales thread going but i've been kicking around the idea in my head of a GWJ gaming pass-it-on thread. The basic idea is that all goodjers have games, some you love, some you don't, and some you wouldn't mind passing along to friends and fellow goodjers. This isn't a trade thread per-se, but a way to pay it forward to the many fine forum folks that are in tough financial spots due to the roller-coaster economy and everyday life.
Unfortunately, freedom isn't free (it costs $1.05) so there are some basic rules i'd like to put in effect:
Rules of the pass-it-on:
1) Participating members must be in good standing with the community.
While I feel the majority of us know many of the regulars, we have a constant influx of coffee grinders and lurkers that are not as well known. We don't want the forum turning into a mad-dash to get a stockpile of free games, that's not the intention and it's the last thing I want to see happen.
2) Any member may refuse to pass-it-on at their discretion.
Again, many of us know one another from on the forums, in games and increasingly in real-life, but not everyone knows everyone else. These are real games that people acquired on their own time and with their own money, so if you constantly drink the haterade and spit it in other members faces, don't expect anything but simple civility from them.
3) The only cost is shipping.
Even generosity needs a helping hand. The only cost to the receiving party should be the cost of shipping/packaging. This cost is at the discretion of the party that is shipping out the game as shipping costs may vary. If you don't think the asking cost is fair, politely refuse and move along.
Those are the basic rules I have in mind. I have other ideas in my head, things like mandating the game be payed forward or returned to the original owner at some point, but i'm not sure if they should be law or simply suggestions. So what do you think? Is there any interest in doing this? Do you have any rule suggestions? Do our mighty overlords give us the a-ok buttpat or the threadlock of doom? I've went ahead and made a public doc you can add your forum name and games you wouldn't mind passing along. At the bottom are tabs denoting the various platforms so things don't get turned into too much of a chaotic mess. If there's a platform not listed, feel free to add it. If you'd like to pass along other types of games (board games, PNP, etc) or gaming related material, feel free to add a separate tab for it at the bottom. I'll add what I have once I have my games in front of me to overview.
Let's show the love GWJ! Buttpats and games for everybody!