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Steam - Final Winter Charity Total: $5,315.84

StericaSterica YesRegistered User, Moderator mod
edited December 2016 in Games and Technology
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ALL DONATIONS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 22ND @ 12:00PM EST

The enduring tradition continues! While we wait for St. Newell to usher in the winter sale, we pass the time helping sick kids! Here's some rules and helpful advice:

USER INCENTIVES
  • jragghen is entering any person who donates $100 or more (cumulatively, doesn't have to be all at once) in a drawing to win a game of their choice (whose price cannot exceed $100)!
  • Mudgutz is streaming a level of a very special game for every $250 donated!
  • $1,100: Quical and his wife will do a 24-hour stream of bad games! Twenty-four hours; twenty-four bad titles. Viewers can pick the games, and further donations will be taken during the stream!
Current Bean Counters: Bobkins Flymo
  1. To donate, just post proof of donating to Child's Play or a donation of items/money to your local children's hospital. The Child's Play site is useful for finding hospital wish lists! Please include an @ notification for "Bobkins Flymo". Don't forget to include quotation marks around people with more than one word in their names.
  2. Want to donate anonymously? Then just PM me!
  3. Donations made prior to December 1st, 2016 at midnight EST do not count. The point of this is to generate new donations, not to have people scrambling to find older ones.
  4. This is all being tracked in US Dollars ($), so converting foreign currencies beforehand is not required but very helpful!
  5. Charity bundles and such do count, but only for how much of the purchase goes to Child's Play.
  6. Should donations start coming in fast, I will put out a call for bean counters, in which case you can volunteer to update the donation tracker.
  7. Geth incentives will last for one month! If we break the final donation milestone, then every $500 dollars donating will add an additional month. People will be able to submit all the various tweaks for Geth during the first week of the Steam Sale, and voting will occur in the final three days. Note that a "header" is a custom graphic that will appear in the background of Geth's posts.
  8. A popular thing to do is match donations or offer money for the community doing certain things. Keep in mind our community can be ridiculously generous, and your offer may turn out to be a hefty sum of money. Consider putting a cap on the maximum you'll be willing to donate if that's a concern.
  9. Don't break the bank donating! If money is tight, then consider offering an incentive. Be realistic in both your being able to fulfill the incentive and the thread's capability to raise whatever you're offering.
  10. Normal Steam Thread rules apply! Please resist the urge to beg for games or other bad behavior. Robot Santa is making a list, and he performs over 50 megachecks a second!
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    Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    Prior to December 1st, 2014? :P

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Nobody caught that last year

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    DyasAlureDyasAlure SeattleRegistered User regular
    It is christmas again? And red forums?

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    DyasAlure wrote: »
    It is christmas again? And red forums?

    Stranger Things have happened.

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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    DyasAlure wrote: »
    It is christmas again? And red forums?

    Stranger Things have happened.

    The new holiday theme looks pretty sick.

    Like I wouldn't be against it being the actual permanent theme.

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    DyasAlureDyasAlure SeattleRegistered User regular
    Zxerol wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    DyasAlure wrote: »
    It is christmas again? And red forums?

    Stranger Things have happened.

    The new holiday theme looks pretty sick.

    Like I wouldn't be against it being the actual permanent theme.

    Only thing I have to say, for me the top right that has notifications and inbox things can't be seen. it is black on black.

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    JeixJeix Registered User regular
    At $5000 in donations you guys can rename the custom header of my signature. That should get the donations flowing. :P

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    YEEEEEEEHAW! Let's get this party started!

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    Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Wait, what happens if the donation was done before December 1st PST but during December 1st EST? I'm assuming it's fine.

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    DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    @Zavian has taken food from the mouths of needy children and gifted me Ubermosh: Black the moment I entered the thread.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Wait, what happens if the donation was done before December 1st PST but during December 1st EST? I'm assuming it's fine.

    It says Midnight EST, so I'm guessing we're fine. Really, if you made the donation after the thread went up, I don't see why it wouldn't be counted.

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    ZavianZavian universal peace sounds better than forever war Registered User regular
    Dirtyboy wrote: »
    @Zavian has taken food from the mouths of needy children and gifted me Ubermosh: Black the moment I entered the thread.

    this man is a dirty liar. I did it the moment he entered the chat.

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    Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    Wait, what happens if the donation was done before December 1st PST but during December 1st EST? I'm assuming it's fine.

    It says Midnight EST, so I'm guessing we're fine. Really, if you made the donation after the thread went up, I don't see why it wouldn't be counted.

    Righto, missed that part.

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    HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
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    CorsiniCorsini Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    The last time I read about it there was one Ubermosh. Now there are three. @Zavian gave me the finest one, where you can have a psychotic break and kill people telekinetically.
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    There wasn't too much they could do to make a continuous sword and bullet murder spree more hardcore. Thanks Zavian!

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    ShadeShade Registered User regular
    Hello, friends.

    Due to my life kinda going crazy and having to concentrate on getting it back together, I am taking a step back from the Gift War this year.

    There will be shenanigans, just not of the gifting kind! :twisted:

    Oh, and I'll still stream Subnautica in VR for @destroyah87.

    I <3 all of your internet faces!

    Frequently Answered Questions:
    Yes I mean it, no you're not exempt, send it to @Big Classy instead.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Shade wrote: »
    Hello, friends.

    Due to my life kinda going crazy and having to concentrate on getting it back together, I am taking a step back from the Gift War this year.

    There will be shenanigans, just not of the gifting kind! :twisted:

    Oh, and I'll still stream Subnautica in VR for @destroyah87.

    I <3 all of your internet faces!

    Frequently Answered Questions:
    Yes I mean it, no you're not exempt, send it to @Big Classy instead.

    I did not gift a thing this past sale. I am proper out. I am more out than you are. Ergo all gifts must be sent to shade.

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    ShadeShade Registered User regular
    Big Classy wrote: »
    Shade wrote: »
    Hello, friends.

    Due to my life kinda going crazy and having to concentrate on getting it back together, I am taking a step back from the Gift War this year.

    There will be shenanigans, just not of the gifting kind! :twisted:

    Oh, and I'll still stream Subnautica in VR for @destroyah87.

    I <3 all of your internet faces!

    Frequently Answered Questions:
    Yes I mean it, no you're not exempt, send it to @Big Classy instead.

    I did not gift a thing this past sale. I am proper out. I am more out than you are. Ergo all gifts must be sent to shade.

    Nope, for realz this time. I'll just send them back :rotate:

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    KalnaurKalnaur I See Rain . . . Centralia, WARegistered User regular
    The answer is clear: Quical.

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    ShadeShade Registered User regular
    Kalnaur wrote: »
    The answer is clear: Quical.

    Yeeeeessssssssssssss........

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    BasilBasil Registered User regular
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    Gentlechaps, I give you @Dirtyboy

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    User incentive: Any person who donates $100 or more (cumulatively, doesn't have to be all at once) will be entered in a drawing to win a game of their choice (whose price cannot exceed $100).

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    VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    Two years ago I did an incentive where a forumer who made the donation to hit a certain amount got to change my avatar that I'd had for over a decade at that point. In the end, @Jragghen got @HiT BiT to create this incredibly awesome avatar for me. So be creative with those stretch goals, you never know how it could turn out but with the class that goes around this place it can't go bad.

    That said, I was hoping to pitch in $100, but my dog just took a $500 sized chunk out of my budget. It might end up only being $20, but I'll be throwing something into the hat going around shortly.

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    @Basil let us know how Townsmen is. Just wishlisted it to keep an eye on it

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    CoffeyCoffey Terre Haute, IndianaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2016
    I logged in and saw the red forum and actually thought for a minute that I went to the wrong website. This year went by so incredibly fast, it's hard for me to believe that it's December already. Happy December!

    I played through Mad Max, Saints Row IV, Steamworld Dig & Stardew Valley this year which were all amazing games. Looking forward to Christmas and 2017.

    Hope everyone is doing well!

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    CorriganXCorriganX Jacksonville, FLRegistered User regular
    Thanks @Basil now the secret is out.



    I really do like Boston. The Band. I hate the city.

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    QuicalQuical Registered User regular
    Kalnaur wrote: »
    The answer is clear: Quical.

    I didn't sign up for this!!!!

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    HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    If we giftbomb Quical 50 games he could very well end up having 666 games :twisted:

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    ZavianZavian universal peace sounds better than forever war Registered User regular
    Quical wrote: »
    Kalnaur wrote: »
    The answer is clear: Quical.

    I didn't sign up for this!!!!

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    AsheAshe Registered User regular
    Urge to put santa hats on everything rising.

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    chris: waffle kingchris: waffle king whiskey-fueled crank Osaka's OverbellyRegistered User regular
    Oh, it's a sale again? That means BoIR/A will be on the cheap again?

    Ho. Ho. Ho.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    Booted up some Car Mechanic Sim after picking up the DeLorean DMC-12 DLC-12.

    First, I grabbed a DMC-12 off the auction block. Looks like it's got the game's first V6. Kinda challenging to work on sometimes, what with the intake manifolds making the spark plugs and distributor clips hard to reach. It reminds me of the classic Mercedes-Benz cars from their own DLC.

    Once I finished the DMC-12, I grabbed another DeLorean.

    A different DeLorean.

    You know the one.

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    QuicalQuical Registered User regular
    So! Hello! Ignoring the impending gift bombing I have got an "incentive". Hope this is fine to add on her or do I need to pm @Bobkins Flymo ???

    IF YOU REACH $1,100 - my wife and I will do a 24 hour stream beginning on December 26th. In those 24 hours we will play TWENTY FOUR BAD GAMES.
    24 bad games. 24 hours.
    What's more: you get to pick the games!
    As part of this stream we will also set up a just giving page to encourage further donations from whoever watches.

    Sound good? Sounds good. Lemme know what you think!

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    Ed GrubermanEd Gruberman Registered User regular
    Cross-posted from the GOG thread:
    Neverwinter Nights is free on GOG right now. Get it while you can

    Looks like the full winter sale is in swing including check in XP and all that stuff. Make sure you actually click the Check In button on the Sale Progress screen to get your XP. The XP looks like it continues from the Fall sale too.

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    TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    @Bobkins Flymo, for my trans-Tasman fellows

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    I've got a donation incentive percolating, I'll get back to ya!

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    gBAZgBAZ Registered User regular
    Quical wrote: »
    So! Hello! Ignoring the impending gift bombing I have got an "incentive". Hope this is fine to add on her or do I need to pm @Bobkins Flymo ???

    IF YOU REACH $1,100 - my wife and I will do a 24 hour stream beginning on December 26th. In those 24 hours we will play TWENTY FOUR BAD GAMES.
    24 bad games. 24 hours.
    What's more: you get to pick the games!
    As part of this stream we will also set up a just giving page to encourage further donations from whoever watches.

    Sound good? Sounds good. Lemme know what you think!
    Trying to get turned away from gaming?

    Everyone, please spare Q and suggest a "Mediocre" ~Immortan Joe, game.

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    TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    gBAZ wrote: »
    Quical wrote: »
    So! Hello! Ignoring the impending gift bombing I have got an "incentive". Hope this is fine to add on her or do I need to pm Bobkins Flymo ???

    IF YOU REACH $1,100 - my wife and I will do a 24 hour stream beginning on December 26th. In those 24 hours we will play TWENTY FOUR BAD GAMES.
    24 bad games. 24 hours.
    What's more: you get to pick the games!
    As part of this stream we will also set up a just giving page to encourage further donations from whoever watches.

    Sound good? Sounds good. Lemme know what you think!
    Trying to get turned away from gaming?

    Everyone, please spare Q and suggest a "Mediocre" ~Immortan Joe, game.

    If we're going to nominate games that aren't universally bad, but just leave an unsatisfying taste in your mouth. I've got plenty of those. Skyshine's BEDLAM, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, WASTED... Urgh! For me they all took over an hour to figure that out though, so you may accidently have fun

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    KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    That time again, huh? I'll see what kind of monies I have later this month.

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    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
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    Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie They/Them Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    I thought @CorriganX was already working on an event for this year's Xmas fundraiser. I guess I was misinformed. :(

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    Chipmunks are like nature's nipple clamps, I guess?
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