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I too will enter for wave 5. Mostly to complete my collection in places.


Has wave 5 opened?


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Walt Flanagan wrote:
Has wave 5 opened?

Sorry about that - it was meant to.

My wife had a girls' night at our place when I was supposed to have logged on here and I ended up on 'entertain the kids' duties. Give me a sec..


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Wave Five Opening

I'll now take any expressions of interest for wave five. You can find the twenty lots here there will be two winners of lots five, six and seven as I have two copies of those.

As before, please Private Message me up to three lots that you'd be interested in. The preferred way is to just list Wave Five - Lots x, y, z in the message title (there's no need for an actual message).

I expect this will be a heavily subscribed wave, so it's likely there'll be more than one entry for each lot. If that's the case, I'll randomly select a winner for each lot - I'm not taking into account previous waves, nor if you are getting something this time around - winning one lot doesn't affect your chances of winning a second or third.


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I'll keep wave five open until Friday 17th August and then advise successful winners privately (and ask for addresses then). Note that I ask for addresses each time, even if you've won previously - the Paizo private messages are a bit of a pain to dig back through multiple pages of past messages.

There is one change to shipping - in previous waves I've been using express shipping with tracking. I was hoping to get each wave done and dusted before starting the next. For this final wave, I'm likely to use a cheaper but slower option and (depending on destination) it will probably not come with tracking - definitely not to the United States (which is where the vast bulk of the packages have gone so far).

As such, transit time is likely to be measured in weeks, rather than days. Winners of this wave should probably mentally picture "The end of the year" as the likely arrival time - the longest estimate I've seen with some dummy orders I placed with the Post Office people was 90 days and that's probably business days. :/

Please let me know if you have any queries.


Will we have the option to enter for unspecified, variable lots like we did in Wave 4?


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No, I'm thinking not this time. For two reasons:

The first is that I was motivated by a fear that some map packs would have nobody expressing interest - consequently, I'd end up with some left over and lots of people missing out.

The second was my guess that some people in wave four might have found it useful to just "try a map" without really caring which one. I figure it's much more likely people will be looking to target gaps in their collection and "try a rulebook" is going to lead to so many qualifications and exceptions it'll be more trouble than it's worth to try and parse all of those.

I'm afraid you'll just need to choose which three are the ones you most need/want.


PM sent, and thank you, again, for your generosity. :)


PM Sent. Thank you, very much.


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Wave Three books have been delivered to Canada!
Thanks again, Steve. This is amazing of you.


Wave four packaged received.

A small adventure with the package being misdelivered to an honest neighbor who took the effort to bring it to my home. Between that and the wonderful generosity of this whole endeavor my cynical nature is being tested.


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Java Man wrote:

Wave four packaged received.

A small adventure with the package being misdelivered to an honest neighbor who took the effort to bring it to my home. Between that and the wonderful generosity of this whole endeavor my cynical nature is being tested.

Glad it turned up!


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Only a few days to go. Make sure you get your messages in to me by Friday. Good luck to everyone who has expressed interest.

Scarab Sages

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Received the map packs safe and sound! I wondered why the package was so large, but they came in those lovely tiny binders! You're the best Steve!


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I was really pleased when I discovered those binders. It makes it really easy to flick through and find the map pack you need. (The solution isn't finished - my ultimate goal was to 'theme' each binder of five map packs and then to have a reference sheet made out of the five back covers. I hadn't really worked it out yet though and the theming I did achieve was "loose" at best...)

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Nice!


Good luck with the final wave everyone!

Dark Archive

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Wave four has arrived! Thank you Steve, I will be using the map packs soon as well!


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I have spun the excel wheel for the final time and sent private messages to everyone who was successful.

Those who were lucky enough to win this heavily contested wave - please let me know where you’d like your book sent.

Commiserations to those who didn’t win - I had a little over fifty people express interest so it was a less than fifty percent chance of winning this time around.


Steve Geddes, thank you for holding this lotto. Examples of this kind of generosity are few and far.


Congratulations to all the winners of any of the waves! Steve, you are amazing, and are likely the most generous person I've had the fortune to interact with.

Thank you from all of us.

Dark Archive

Many thanks again for hosting this giveaway, Steve.


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Just got my fist notification that something went screwy. :(

Someone received just the packaging - it looks like the package came open during transit (or was opened, I guess). Kind of a disappointing end but I guess statistically it's not entirely out-of-left-field.


Sorry to hear about a package being damaged (hope the books inside were okay) but now that the giveaway is mostly complete I'll add my thanks. This was an awesome giveaway, Steve. You're the best.


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Wave five package already received. Many thanks.

Scarab Sages

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I received my wave fire package already! Much quicker then anticipated.
The outside of the package was tearing, probably due to the weight of the book. It was nearly falling out when I got it.


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It sounds like you were lucky - I think I got a dodgy batch of envelopes for wave five, unfortunately. They should be able to hold way more than one book. Having had no serious dramas in waves one to four, three wave five winners so far have received an open envelope with nothing inside. :(


My wave five package arrived with no issues. thank you for your kindness Steve

Scarab Sages

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My Wave 5 package arrived Steve (Netherlands here)

My package was definitely coming apart, I ripped it open in excitement and most of the packaging stuff feel out everywhere, but book arrived unharmed!

Many appreciations once again!

Silver Crusade

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Wave 5 arrived in Poland! All the way from 'Straya! No spiders or snakes in the package! Success!

Well, the book got slightly roughed up on the edges, but it's perfectly fine. Thanks, Steve!


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No worries. I’m glad some wave five packages stayed closed. Would have been a depressing end to the whole thing if they’d ALL got lost in transit.

I had something specific in mind with “distribute them around the world”.


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Congrats to the Wave five recipients!

And thank you again Steve, for your generosity.

Everyone enjoy your new goodies!


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Wave 5 package just received. Thank you, Steve.


Has anyone received a Wave 5 package yet in the U.S.?


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Some have. I accidentally sent some by air, so the arrival times are going to be spread out, I expect (most went sea mail).


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I received mine by Air. Pittsburgh, PA present and accounted for.


Ok, thanks for the explanation and confirmations!


You're welcome. :)


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Okay, I have now sent out all-but-one of the packages.

There were a few wave five winners who didn't get back to me (I'm sure the website downtime didn't help) however, most of them had won in previous waves so I could dig back to find their addresses).

All previous waves should have arrived, but the wave five books may not get there until Christmas according to the worst case scenario of the Post Office people.

If your wave five parcel arrives open and with no book, please do let me know via pm. I probably can't do anything about it, but I definitely can't if you don't tell me. :)

I mentioned it earlier, but to reiterate, I don't have any problem with people doing whatever they like with the books they received. If you end up reading a book and not liking it, please don't feel any ethical pressure if you are considering selling it. It's entirely yours to do with what you wish - the only exception being the Paizo Player Guides to the various APs. They were free products from Paizo and should only be given away, not sold.


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I am now declaring this officially closed (feel free to PM me if anything comes up later).

Would a moderator mind locking this thread for me (and if other posters wouldn't mind flagging this post as "breaks other guidelines" to draw it to their attention, I'd appreciate it). Last time I continued to get PMs for a couple of years from people who didn't realise it was over.

For all those who sent me their addresses, I'm talking with Paizo's IT team about purging my Private Messages so your details won't be held in my account at all, in case that's a concern. Hopefully there's a way to automate that, but if not I'll make a point to delete ten a day or something until they're all gone, though that might take several months.


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Just had an update from someone who lost a wave five package in the post.

They chased it up with their local Post Office and the book was found! So if you are one of the unlucky few, it's probably worth the effort to try and 'reverse track' it, if you can.

(I did send out a few 'consolation books' to those unlucky ones and they're still on the way. Nonetheless, I thought I'd pass it on).


Well I might try that...but I think I tossed the packaging away Steve...


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Yeah, I meant if any of the others currently in transit arrive open (the slower ones won't get there until Christmas, I believe).

I think some of them are definitely lost forever, sadly. Nonetheless, it provides an avenue for investigation (just in case it dropped out at the final stop, I guess).

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Hi Steve!

I'm locking your thread at your request.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out.

-Virginia

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