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Greetings, folks. Inspired by The Community Giveaway, first started by IAmSinistar, then carried on by moonshineshadow, I have decided to open up my own, but with non-GOG keys.
This giveaway was made possible by the amazing sharonbn. He opened up a giveaway here with some 90+ games to giveaway, but the poor guy got swarmed with scammers. He then entrusted me with these keys, I threw in a couple of my own, and thus is how it started. Since then, a whole slew of lovely community members have shown up to throw in theirs as well, and the list has more than doubled in size and continues to grow.
*****RULES*****
READ THESE BEFORE ASKING FOR ANYTHING!

1. Keys are given AT MY DISCRETION. If you want to be the judge on where your keys go, either open up your own giveaway or go to the Non-GOG Gifting Thread.

2. Reputable members ONLY are accepted. By "reputable", I do not mean having a high rep, but having an active presence in the community. Who I deem reputable is AT MY DISCRETION.
As a general guideline, you must have a non-recent registration and have been actively participating in the community for at least a month or so. I WILL BE THE JUDGE on whether you are reputable enough or not.

3. You will be banned from this giveaway if:
- you are rude
- you are on the Known Scammers list or have otherwise been shown to be an alt account/impersonator/troll
- you lack meaningful community participation (which usually means that most of your participation is taking from giveaway threads)
- you knowingly give empty/false/unusable codes
All blacklistings are, again, AT MY DISCRETION. If you don't like it, too bad. Find somewhere else to get games.

4. No code-dropping of any sort. Please. I know you mean well, but I'd rather you donate to this giveaway.

5. If you wish to make a donation, give me a PM containing the keys. You will receive full credit for your donation and your name will be added to the list of donors. You may, however, request to be anonymous, and I will honor this request.

6. Nominating other members is allowed, and encouraged. The nomination will only be accepted if the nominee falls within the terms of this giveaway, however.

7. As a general rule of thumb, the limit per month is 2-3 games. I may be lenient depending on the special conditions listed in rule 14, and if there are a lot of games, I may remove the limit altogether.

8. Keys are first-come, first-served.

9. NO FEEDING THE TROLLS! In the event that a scammer or troll DOES arrive (and I have no doubt that they will upon seeing the very title of this thing), DO NOT PROVOKE THEM! I know who they are. You know who they are. Leave them be. I will NOT allow this thread to be derailed into a discussion about scammers.
If you want to help, flag their comment as spam and keep on moving.
If you're concerned that they're a scammer and I'm not noticing it, notify me via PM rather than clogging up this thread, please.

10. Ask in the thread. No requesting via PM unless you've already requested in the thread and I somehow missed it (which is unlikely since I'm on this forum a lot and this is one of the threads I lurk on frequently).

11. All keys from non-GOG sources are accepted. If you wish to donate a GOG key, you can PM it to me and it will be added on the GOG edition of this giveaway.

12. Sometimes, packs will be added. This means that the key will contain multiple games which cannot be separated, so if you ask for it, know that you're getting everything on it. I will count packs as one game.

13. In post #4 in the "retired keys" link are a list of keys which are being "retired". This means that these keys are freebies that have been daggered for an unusually long time or are otherwise hard to get rid of (I'll try to use good judgement on this - for example, I probably wouldn't retire Her Story if it's been on the list for 8 months without going anywhere, but I'd consider retiring a Digital Homicide game that hasn't gone anywhere for 3). They have been moved to this link to save space in the main list. In the interest of ensuring that these games go to a good home, I'll be finding other venues to give them away on and using them to try to bring people to GOG. Please be aware that retired keys can disappear at any time without warning. If you are a donor, please be aware that you might not receive thanks for a retired key since I can't guarantee I'll be able to convince the recipient to join the forum or even GOG in general, though I will inform them where it comes from. If you are making a donation and you do not wish for something in it to be retired, please let me know and I will respect this request.
As this is a new feature that I'm trying to do my best with (especially after losing contact with most of the donors), I'm definitely open to suggestions and feedback from the community.

14. Things that will cause me to be lenient with the limit are:
- Asking for DLC
- Asking for a game that has recieved lots of negative reviews
- Winning one of my games/competitions
- Asking for a game that was recently given away for free
- Asking for a Desura or itch.io game
- Asking for a game in retirement
To make it clearer, games which don't count toward the limit will be marked with a dagger (†).

IMPORTANT WARNINGS:
I will NEVER ask for keys to be resent. Do NOT give them if I appear to be requesting this.

GOG has changed the chat privacy settings to default to "friends only". If you wish to be contacted by anyone here in the thread, make donations, receive nominations, etc., please remember to change your privacy settings accordingly even and especially if it was set to "anyone" before. Go to "orders & settings" and then "privacy" to accomplish this. You can read more information here.
Post edited June 28, 2018 by JudasIscariot
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babark: Could I have Nongünz, please?
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zeogold: Granted.
I got it, thank you, and thanks to swr2048 for donating it!
Where are y'all hiding, anyway? There's all those games, just....sitting there.
They get so lonely...
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zeogold: Where are y'all hiding, anyway? There's all those games, just....sitting there.
They get so lonely...
Waiting for part 2;) It's coming in February right?
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zeogold: Where are y'all hiding, anyway? There's all those games, just....sitting there.
They get so lonely...
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greeklover: Waiting for part 2;) It's coming in February right?
Yes, I just have to get the ones currently with us to stop crying. I keep reading them bedtime stories, but it's not working.
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zeogold: .
I've been busting my head to come up with a way to do nominations here, maybe based on gog wishlists, but most games are not on gog, we would probably need access to Steam wishlists
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zeogold: Where are y'all hiding, anyway? There's all those games, just....sitting there.
They get so lonely...
Well, I can't access Steam from the library so.....

I check both lists nearly every day.
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zeogold: .
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greeklover: I've been busting my head to come up with a way to do nominations here, maybe based on gog wishlists, but most games are not on gog, we would probably need access to Steam wishlists
I've actually got my eye on a game in the list, but I'm gonna wait so more before asking for it. :) First, because I have too many unplayed games as it is; second, I don't consider myself yet a reputable member. I have only been interacting with people more here on gog for the past couple of months or so. So, we wait. :)
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zeogold: Where are y'all hiding, anyway? There's all those games, just....sitting there.
They get so lonely...
Me? Oh! I'm going to say that the NightSky (which is present in your list) is totally great. It's the Nifflas' game, so... Hope it would help this poor little game find its home.

(To make things clear: I already have it.)
More one line recommendations would be good. Did we not have those before?
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greeklover: Waiting for part 2;) It's coming in February right?
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zeogold: Yes, I just have to get the ones currently with us to stop crying. I keep reading them bedtime stories, but it's not working.
I've only asked for one game from this GA in Feb, but I received two, so I'm interpreting that as being capped for the month and can't help you slim the rolls for another week. ;)

That said, i could compile a list of games I do recommend. Esp. in the HOG category, there are a number of pretty decent/good games on there either for fans of the genre or someone who just wants to dabble.
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greeklover: Waiting for part 2;) It's coming in February right?
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zeogold: Yes, I just have to get the ones currently with us to stop crying. I keep reading them bedtime stories, but it's not working.
Maybe change the stories you are reading to them? Try something more game-y stories (no, I don't know what that could be but I am not the puzzlemaster so ...) ;)

And hey, I recently gave one game a pretty good home (we have some unicorns out in the garden and the Melissa K. game is really enjoying those) - so don't complain.
Post edited February 24, 2018 by MarkoH01
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Fairfox: did they evah make teh vac-bon gamie? official lee? liek when it happens or happened an' showed uhh i think teh text profile-wise? mebbe it was red? somethang bold or at least colored ( ie non-gray or wh ite ) to stand out, y'kno? buuut then somethang 'boot gamies specific lee. liek incorporated? mebbe its internal buuut i thought it was logged buuut mebbe not in teh actual game list...

so i dont mean gamie i guesses. client (within client ) ooor mini-program ooor whtevs...
Why did I google "vac-bon gamie"? I don't even understand the Fairfox language. I must be drunk. Absolute lee:)
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zeogold: Where are y'all hiding, anyway? There's all those games, just....sitting there.
They get so lonely...
I could imagine giving Ananias Roguelike or Hiiro a new home, if that helps, but I've already asked for a game this month.
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zeogold: Where are y'all hiding, anyway? There's all those games, just....sitting there.
They get so lonely...
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Leroux: I could imagine giving Ananias Roguelike or Hiiro a new home, if that helps, but I've already asked for a game this month.
This GA is 2 per month, plus unlimited crosses.

Edit: Though I guess what rule #7 actually says is:

"7. As a general rule of thumb, the limit per month is 2-3 games. I may be lenient depending on the special conditions listed in rule 13, and if there are a lot of games, I may remove the limit altogether. "

So 2-3, maybe. But definitely don't stop at 1!
Post edited February 25, 2018 by bler144