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Raffle 5: In the name of the mother...


#1

Raffle Waffle 5 :pancakes:

Everyone of us is here because our ancestors succeeded at the merciless game of Life. We owe everything we have to our mothers and fathers. To my mother, thank you for your unrelenting patience and your boundless love.

And my most sincere gratitude to all of the donors that continue to make these raffles so great :pray:


Code of honour

This is an all-inclusive raffle where everyone has a fair chance at winning a prize. Winners will be selected by a fair dice roll provided by @discobot. Cheaters and fraudsters are not allowed and will be disqualified.

Every participant in this thread is here to carry out a smooth raffle. This process involves considerable work and if you want me to keep running these, please help me uphold the code of honour.


Prizes

:gift: Name DRM Sponsor
[A] Acceleration of SUGURI 2 Steam Darwid
[B] Azkend 2: The World Beneath Steam scar1
[C] Abalone Steam elrodiel
[D] Bear With Me - Collector’s Edition Steam Darwid
[E] Black The Fall Steam elrodiel
[F] Cube Runner Steam persistnt
[G] Galak-Z Steam
[H] Kentucky Route Zero Steam
[I] Shark Attack Deathmatch 2 Steam Darwid
[J] Small World 2 Steam elrodiel
[K] Space Engineers Steam RaccoonV
[L] Sparkle Unleashed Steam scar1
[M] Spin Rush Steam persistnt
[N] The Shrouded Isle Steam
[O] The Surge Steam

Qualifier

If your account is less than one (1) week old, you must perform the following actions -

  1. Upload an avatar
  2. Write something in your About Me section
  3. Earn the Certified badge by completing the new user tutorial. Every member receives their first PM from discobot - check your inbox for details.
  4. Earn any other five (5) other badges

How to enter

  1. Share with us a brief anecdote about your mother and how she helped shape your life or philosophy

  2. Use the Entry Example as a guide, but do not copy it verbatim -

    Glhf :clap: I hope I win!
    A. :tickets::tickets::tickets:
    C. :tickets:
    D. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:
    G. :tickets::tickets:
    K. :tickets:
    M. :tickets:

  3. Add/remove tickets next to capital letters, which correspond to the lettered prizes above

  4. Do not exceed more than seven (7) tickets for any single prize

  5. Do not exceed more than fifteen (15) tickets in total

  6. The :tickets: emoji :tickets: is the only ticket that will be accepted

  7. You can potentially win any game to which you apply at least one (1) ticket

  8. You are not required to allocate all of your tickets

  9. Winning for the sake of winning is considered bad etiquette


The Fairy

A helper fairy will make her rounds in a best attempt to help groom invalid entries. If you see :fairy: replying to you, it means your entry needs to be fixed before it will be included in the drawing.


Schedule

  • The raffle begins now
  • The raffle ends on Monday, May 20 at 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • Entries are locked after the :game_die: appear. You can edit your entries up until this point
  • After the drawing, winners will receive a PM to claim their prize
  • Unclaimed prizes will re-raffled after 24 hours

Have fun

If you have any questions, just ask and someone should be happy to help you. Best of luck to all who enter :four_leaf_clover:


#2

Thank you and all the sponsors for doing this giveaway!

My mother’s always been about surrounding herself with people she can learn from, people who can intellectually challenge her, etc. Applying that has definitely felt like it’s improved my life too. Letting go of “friends” who are no longer good friends, nostalgia be damned, is liberating, and I owe that to her.

My entries:
H. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:
N. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:
…I am very predictable. 2D games with unique and beautiful dark-ish art :'D (Black The Fall also falls in that category, but I already have it.)


#3

:smiley: YEEEEEES


#5

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Anecdote: my mother also had a mother, which made me understand the valuable life lesson that even mothers need mothers


#6

Thanks for the geevewey :smiley:

My mothers done more for me than I can even imagine. I will forever be grateful for that. She sacrificed so much so I can get to where I am now.

E. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:
H. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:
M. :tickets::tickets::tickets:

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#8

Thanks for the giveaway and thanks to all the sponsors :raised_hands: and good luck to everyone!
One of the few persons in this world that I know I can always count on no matter what.
My father taught me about work philosophy and to not give up, but my mother taught me how to be as a person, you can always be a douche or just be a nice person, be kind and whatnot. Thing is when you are young you want to be “the cool guy” but yeah, as the years go by you start noticing or at least I do that people get angry over dumb stuff when they can just be nice or at least try. Basically my mom taught me not to be an asshole.
Too many good things to say about my mother but Im guessing most if not all of us feel the same way about their own mothers. I remember getting my first paycheck ever and splurging it on stuff for both my parents, dont know why but I just did, got my dad some books about war tactics and got my mother two perfumes she always wore back then and one she wanted but didnt seem to buy. The look on her face was priceless, I remember her saying to bring it back to the store and to keep the money for myself, of course I didnt.

B. :tickets::tickets::tickets:
E. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:
N. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:


#9

Mere days after almost losing her due to pulmonary embolism she still had the strength to chew me out when i got into some trouble.

E. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:
N. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:
O.:tickets::tickets::tickets:

Thanks @ohko and all the sponsors for the giveaway.


#10

Thank you for another amazing giveaway and Happy Mother’s Day to everyone! And thank you to @ohko and all contributors! Good Luck everyone!

D. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:
K. :tickets:
N. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:

Okay, I for my mother story. When I was a little girl, I used to drink those juice barrel drinks (the ones with the foil tops). She told me, “Always wash the tops of your sodas and juice boxes, you never know if the delivery person touched his privates then touched your drink.” TO THIS DAY, I always at least rinse off the tops of my drinks. I know some people probably find it crass, but I still believe it was amazing information.


#11

My mother taught me that you can’t have it both ways - expect the best from people, if you’re not willing to give the best of yourself.

A. :tickets::tickets::tickets: :tickets::tickets:
C. :tickets: :tickets::tickets::tickets:
H. :tickets::tickets::tickets: :tickets:
O. :tickets::tickets::

Glhf :clap: Happy Mother’s Day to all celebrating.


#12

Thank you for the giveaway. When I was very young my mom made me a stuffed animal out of a pillow. The unfortunate thing is that the appearance gave me nightmares every night so she had to get rid of it. While she still swears it wasn’t scary she still got rid of it even though she worked hard creating it and even then I could tell it hurt her feelings. Thank you mom for putting my needs first just like a good mother would do.
I would like to enter for:

D. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:

N. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:

O. :tickets:

Good luck to all other entrants and happy mother’s day.


#13

My mother has helped me through some of the worst part of my life. I’ve never had anyone else whose helped me as much as her.

Thanks for you and the sponsors to make this possible, GLHF!

D. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:
K. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:
O. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:


#14

Once again EPIC giveaway

K: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:


#15

Thanks for the give-a-way again and for bringing them to chrono.gg.

My mother taught me…Hmmm… Ok, I got one. To be honest and nice to people that do jobs in your building that you are not associated with. The secretary at the front desk, custodians, security guards, etc. Just learning their names and giving a yearly christmas gift/card is the bare minimum. So whenever you run into each other, at least proper greetings can be exchanged. And may even impress them since you know their name and they forgot yours. Having these connections can especially help you when you need help with something.

Good luck to everyone and Happy Mother’s Day!

[J] :tickets:
[N] :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:
[O] :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:


#16

Thank you once again for the giveaway! :sunflower:

As my dad says, my mother wouldn’t be a mother without me so I should also get a mother’s day gift. Haha :laughing:
But seriously. My mom will help me get through anything. Even putting herself in so much debt just to buy my brother and I all our school uniforms and textbooks for the next year.
When I was little, and there wasn’t enough food for dinner the one night, she sacrificed her portion to feed us.

She didn’t shape my life. She is my life. Love you, mom :heart:

[B] :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:
[E] :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:
[N] :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:


#17

K. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:
O. :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets: :tickets:

I don’t know what kind of person I would be today without my mother. She recognized that I had a disability at a young age and has put a lot of time into helping me overcome many obstacles. I’m extremely appreciative to have a mother like mine.

Happy Mother’s Day! Good luck to everyone!


#18

My mother never tried to stop me from being curious and wanting to learn. I feel like that’s enough.

H. :tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets::tickets:


#19

@ohko and all sponsors: thank you, yet again, for brightening up this wonderful community with a fun giveaway. I’m sure I speak for everyone here when I say it’s a delight to see another one of your giveaways is up. :hibiscus:


I’m not entering, but I’d like to share two things, if you all don’t mind.

I really like a poem Edgar Allan Poe wrote for his mother. I’m not sure if everyone here is familiar with the man or his history, but very long and sad story short: he did not have an easy childhood. His mother died young, at the age of 24 four, when Poe himself was very young still and the family had already been forsaken by his father. Upon losing his mother, at a mere 2 years of age, the Allans took him under their wing – hence his middle name.

He was raised without what many of us would consider a “proper” mother and father, and in that whirlwind of emotions and abandon, a genius of questionable sanity was born. His bittersweet poem to his mother is something I always reread on mother’s day:

To My Mother
BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of “Mother,”
Therefore by that dear name I long have called you—
You who are more than mother unto me,
And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you
In setting my Virginia’s spirit free.
My mother—my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
By that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.


About the games being given away, I strongly recommend Kentucky Route Zero. I’ve said a few words about it here and there, and hopefully they will sway all those who are unsure about taking a chance at getting it for free.

To keep in the theme of mothers, however, I’ll share one tiny fact about my own mother that I thought of while playing the game. My mother’s an actress – as was Poe’s mom, for that matter – and, to those who are unfamiliar with KR0, the game has the habit of making real-life interventions to tie in with its in-game content. So a while back the creators auctioned a telephone that appears in the game and so and so on.

What does that have to do with my mom? Well, one of their little interventions is a play. The mad men actually went through the effort of making it available for purchase on print! Crazy, huh? Too bad my mom doesn’t speak English…

Anyways, to however wins KR0: if you play it, please hit me up so we can chat about the episodes. It’s always awesome to read/hear the impressions of a first-time player, and KR0 provides no shortage of wondering.


Good luck, everyone! :butterfly:


Raffle 6: Gaming Gold
#20

Well my mother was the one who pushed me to draw when she started to notice my talent… Definitely reached my current position because of her… She was also the one who pushed me to start studying Japanese for college… I really like the language and enjoy it to some extent… I hate studying in general lol… hmm may I add that she kinda is a gamer… played some games together but not that life changing, just bragging…

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#21

Just wanted to drop a thanks for everyone involved in this majestic giveaway!


#22

Wow, another nice giveaway! Thanks to sponsors and organizer!

Here’s a thing about my mom: I was really worried about her when she stopped working. She always valued her career and enjoyed her work. Another factor was that a lot of older people I know became quite insufferable and hard to deal with when they retired.
But it appears she had it all planned already. She joined study groups at the local library and several clubs. She studies foreign languages and goes to concerts with her new friends. She meets with lots of new people and spends more time going to museums then watching tv. I never knew she had it in her.
Moral of the story? I made a decision that I’ll make my best to be a part of at least some social groups when I’m older even if I won’t think it’s necessary. Just to be on a safe side and not to become insufferable.

And here’s my entry:
H. :tickets::tickets::tickets:
N. :tickets::tickets::tickets: