Sold/Ended: Thinking of Running a Game...

Discussion in 'Pin Games' started by timeerkat, Sep 24, 2018.

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How many lots and what prize mixture?

  1. One big WDI and the rest medium and small lots (a few may be slightly less value than entry $) - $30

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  2. Medium lots including WDI/DSF (most/all equal or greater value than entry $) - $25

    20 vote(s)
    80.0%
  3. Medium/small lots with more pins per lot (all equal or greater value than entry $) - $20

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. 20 lots

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. 25 lots

    9 vote(s)
    36.0%
  6. 30 lots

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    I'm thinking of throwing another batch of pins up into a game since my trade game has been slow lately, but not sure what all I should offer as a mix of prizes.

    I set the poll to allow two responses; please choose one of the top three choices (prize lot mixture) and one of the bottom three choices (number of game slots).

    Note that the choices are strictly for the main game prize pool and do not include options such as grand prizes or consolation prizes. These are pretty much a given, as I like to include them in all my games.
     
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  2. maiarebecca

    maiarebecca Active Member

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    I’ll take two spots. Lol!
     
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  3. Disneychildwithin

    Disneychildwithin Well-Known Member

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    Oooh can't wait whatever the outcome!
     
  4. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    Thank you for your input, everyone!

    So far the voting is leaning very heavily towards medium lots with DSF/WDI. I'll leave the polls up for another day or so, but now I have a guideline when I go to pull pins for the game.

    Voting is tied between 25 and 30 lots, so it might just depend on how many pins I have when I start pulling them out.
     
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  5. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

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    Judging from the numbers, it looks like most folks had as hard a time of deciding between 20, 25, and 30 as I did. For me, it is very much "It depends". If you have enough pins that you can make 30 great sets, go for it! That just means more lots to buy up and more chances of getting good stuff. But if the "quality" is going to fade a bit at the end and they are more likely to all be double-plus-good with a lower number, make it 20. And even if you do have enough to make it to 30, keeping it to 20 just means you are half way to another pin game for us all to look forward to! Of course, more lots means more $ for you, which is certainly an important factor as well.
     
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  6. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

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    Saw this after my other post, but YES, base it on what you've got.
     
  7. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    I wanted to give people the option of input in case someone had strong feelings either way. Like, they would want to join a 20-slot game over a 30-slot game since their chance of getting a specific pin lot would be better, or they really like 30 slots games since the prize pool is more varied.
     
  8. slbrabham

    slbrabham Well-Known Member

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    I like games with lots of different characters on the pins. When deciding to play a game, I ask myself would I want at least half the pins or lots. If it is something that I'd like in at least half the lots, then I play. That's my personal guide on whether to play or not.

    Your last game had great variety even at the end.
     
  9. Disneychildwithin

    Disneychildwithin Well-Known Member

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    I like games where the most people can come out feeling like they won. The one big pin games are nice in that you feel like you have a chance at owning a grail, but it's a huge risk and it's only 1 happy camper.
     
  10. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    I might do a small 10-slot game after this one with one big pin and the rest smaller prizes, depending on what I have left after this game.
     
  11. summerskin

    summerskin I control the weather

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    I would definitely be in for a slot or two.
     
  12. Killerslayer

    Killerslayer Just here for pins

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    I'll be in as well
     
  13. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    I think I've landed on 25 slots. I went through my trade books and came up with 27 lots that I think are pretty good, plus a grand prize and five consolation prizes.

    Game will go up in a few days, when I have time to take photos and organize everything.
     

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