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May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

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May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Amber » Fri May 03, 2019 12:30 am

For the month of May, Sakura Matsuri mods will be hosting a game of Sakura Bingo! This post covers information about how to play the game, what constitutes a 'bingo', what your rewards for those bingos will be, and forms you will need in order to claim a bingo once you have one!

HOW TO PLAY

GETTING A BINGO CARD
First and foremost, you'll need to create a Bingo Card and have it approved in that thread before participating! Once you have one, host it on your trade post somewhere and follow along with us to see if you have a bingo!

HOW CARDS WILL BE CALLED
  • Starting on May 8th, 2019, we will begin posting randomized cards in this thread every day.
  • For each post we make, you'll want to compare your bingo card with the cards posted and see if you have any matches. If you find that cards we've called are on your bingo card, you'll want to check out the possible bingo matches we are allowing in this game (posted below) to see if you have found a bingo pattern. Feel free to mark your card off if you like, as long as you save the untouched original separately!
  • Cards that you match each day may carry over to the next day unless someone has claimed bingo on the previous day. If the bingo was legitimate, players must clear their bingo cards and start fresh on the next day. The card call post following a bingo will remind players to do so.
  • The randomizer will only call cards that have not already been called unless the game has been reset due to a bingo.
  • If a card you have doubles of on your bingo card is called, you may mark off all copies at once.
BINGO!!
  • If you have a match, please use the form (posted below) to claim your bingo!
  • You have 3 days from the original post to claim your bingo. It doesn't matter if another player has called bingo for that same day already. Yours still counts too as long as you have a match and claim it within the 3 days. We will provide a countdown for you each time we call new cards to be checked so it's clear when the bingo must be claimed.
  • If you join the game late (as in, if your bingo card was made and approved after a given day) you may not call bingo on days that happened already, even if the period to call bingo is still open for that particular day!

BINGO PATTERNS
In the spoiler below, you'll find the names and examples of different types of bingo patterns we will allow players to claim for this game. If your bingo card matches one of these patterns with the cards we've called, congratulations - you've won!
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BINGO WITH 4 MATCHES
  1. 4 OUTER CORNERS
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  2. 4 INNER CORNERS
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  3. INNER DIAMOND
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BINGO WITH 5 MATCHES
  1. ANY VERTICAL
    The below is only an example of a vertical match that would work. Any vertical line formed with your cards is allowed here.
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  2. ANY HORIZONTAL
    The below is only an example of a horizontal match that would work. Any horizontal line formed with your cards is allowed here.
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  3. ANY DIAGONAL
    The below is only an example of a diagonal match that would work. Any diagonal line formed with your cards is allowed here.
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  4. AROUND THE CORNER
    The below is only an example of a corner match that would work (for the top left), but all corners are allowed to be matched (top right, bottom left, and bottom right corners are also valid).
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BINGO WITH 8 MATCHES
  1. BIG DIAMOND
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BINGO WITH 10 MATCHES
  1. X
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BINGO CLAIM FORM
Think you have a match? Please post the following form to claim your bingo before the deadline marked in the post you're claiming for:

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[b]Card Calls:[/b] this is a link to the post(s) where we called the cards you matched on your bingo card. please include and link all days that contributed to your bingo!
[b]Bingo Card:[/b] this will be a link to your approved bingo card in the Sakura Bingo sign up thread
[b]Bingo Type:[/b] the name of the pattern you've matched. please check the Bingo Pattern spoiler for the name of yours!
[b]Card Matches:[/b] this is either: a) a copy of your bingo card that is marked off for the cards you matched OR b) a text list of cards you matched

REWARDS
There are two different types of rewards that can be earned by playing Sakura Bingo.

Bingo Claim rewards can be earned by discovering a match on your bingo card and submitting the form above to claim it. Bingo claims will be rewarded as they are validated. Participation rewards, on the other hand, will be passed out at the end of the month after we tally who participated and how many wins were claimed overall. Details can be found in the spoilers below:
Bingo Claim RewardsShow
BINGO CLAIM REWARDS
Some of the bingo patterns are harder to get than others based on the number of card matches required, so here is the general rule of thumb for what you can expect for your reward when you claim a bingo:
  • 4 cards matched (inner corners, outer corners, inner diamond pattern)
    8 random cards
  • 5 cards matched (all diagonal matches, all horizonal matches, all vertical matches, all around the corner matches)
    10 random cards
  • 8 cards matched (large diamond pattern)
    16 random cards
  • 10 cards matched (x pattern)
    20 random cards
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PARTICIPATION REWARDS
In addition to individual bingo claims, we will also post rewards at the end of the month!
  • Participation Reward
    All members that participate will receive 2 choicecard coupons and 12 random cards regardless of whether they got any bingos. This will be determined by players that signed up in the Sakura Bingo Sign Up thread.
  • Bingo Pioneer Reward
    The first player to get a bingo will receive 1 random limited edition coupon and 5 random cards. This is not necessarily time based; if multiple players claimed a bingo on that same day, all players who claimed a valid bingo will receive this reward.
  • Bingo Master Reward
    The player to earn the most bingos will receive 1 random rare coupon, 2 random limited edition coupons and 10 random cards. If players are tied for this, all players in the tie will be rewarded.
  • Bingo Runner Up Reward
    The player to earn the second most bingos (after the one who won the most) will receive 1 random limited edition coupon and 10 random cards. If players are tied for this, all players in the tie will be rewarded.

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Amber » Fri May 03, 2019 1:02 am

SAKURA BINGO STARTS MAY 8, 2019

We will post the first card call on May 8. Please do not post in this thread until we begin to post rounds and you have a match!

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Amber » Wed May 08, 2019 1:40 am

The time has finally come - it's bingo time!


SAKURA BINGO CARD CALL #1


TEXT LISTShow
fieldofflowers10, flowercrownssp12, rainyerrands19, intheflowers18, spring14, rainyseason03, flowercrownssp15, rainyerrands10, rainyseason20, spring02, daisyfairies03, sakuraviewing12, intheflowers11, flowercrownssp10, daisyfairies02, spring08, fieldofflowers20, sakuraviewing06, intheflowers20, flowercrowns02, fieldofflowers09, spring10, twodudesinaforest11, sakuraviewing04, spring13
Think you have a bingo? Check out the information post to grab the form to claim it! Players have until MAY 12, 2019 at 11:59PM EST to claim a bingo on this post, and players who have not signed up prior to this post may not claim a bingo on this set of cards.

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Amber » Thu May 09, 2019 12:07 am


SAKURA BINGO CARD CALL #2


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daisyfairies09, fieldofflowers06, sakuraviewing14, flowercrownssp10, wisteria16, rainyerrands10, flowercrownssp13, intheflowers16, rainyseason17, daisyfairies18, fieldofflowers02, twodudesinaforest03, spring17, fieldofflowers01, intheflowers14, rainyseason20, rainyseason09, wisteria18, sakuraviewing07, intheflowers17, sakuraviewing11, intheflowers19, flowercrowns02, spring04, spring09, sakuraviewing05, intheflowers08, spring13, wisteria11, intheflowers03
Think you have a bingo? Check out the information post to grab the form to claim it! Players have until MAY 13, 2019 at 11:59PM EST to claim a bingo on this post, and players who have not signed up prior to this post may not claim a bingo on this set of cards.

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Amber » Fri May 10, 2019 12:05 am


SAKURA BINGO CARD CALL #3



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twodudesinaforest01, wisteria17, rainyerrands09, flowercrownssp11, sakuraviewing08, wisteria05, twodudesinaforest02, wisteria20, fieldofflowers09, sakuraviewing05, sakuraviewing13, intheflowers01, intheflowers04, spring12, rainyerrands20, rainyseason20, flowercrowns19, rainyerrands19, daisyfairies16, daisyfairies07, rainyseason09, twodudesinaforest11, twodudesinaforest03, spring20, rainyseason02, intheflowers08, fieldofflowers20, rainyerrands03, fieldofflowers18, daisyfairies01, flowercrowns08, twodudesinaforest15, daisyfairies11, daisyfairies10, rainyerrands08, twodudesinaforest08, spring05, rainyseason15, intheflowers18, twodudesinaforest16
Think you have a bingo? Check out the information post to grab the form to claim it! Players have until MAY 14, 2019 at 11:59PM EST to claim a bingo on this post, and players who have not signed up prior to this post may not claim a bingo on this set of cards.

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Amber » Sat May 11, 2019 12:14 am

ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT GAME MECHANICS

Before we get to the good stuff; after receiving player feedback and questions regarding this game, I have realized that I originally didn't explain how the game would work well enough in the information post. I also didn't realize that the way I planned out game mechanics would make it quite difficult to earn a bingo with. Thank you to all players for all your feedback and questions. It's super appreciated and has been taken into account in order to bring an update to the game mechanics today. Please read the spoiler below to view all the changes to the game that have occurred in response to player feedback. The information post has also been updated to reflect this information. As always please leave a message in #matsuri-help or DM me if you have any questions about how things are intended to work!
GAME MECHANIC UPDATESShow
Game Mechanic Updates
Explanation for transparency; originally, the way I planned this game out was to have players compare their cards with only the ones called on a given day. So on today's card call for example, you could only look at cards posted today to get a bingo, and not count any cards previously called even if they matched. This means your bingo would be more difficult to earn because it only looks at one day at a time. However, I didn't provide this information in the original post so we need to clear some things up. Players have also provided feedback and suggested alternatives to this gameplay style, and they have been taken into consideration as well. The next details will explain how the game will work going forward, and how we will handle the previous 3 card calls that have taken place.

Thank you all in advance for reading this and for playing this game. Thank you also for your fast feedback so I could update this game/respond fast enough that we can still make this game more enjoyable for everyone with most of the month leftover. This is the kind of feedback matsuri relies on to be successful and remain fun, and I am very grateful for it.

Onto the game updates!

How Game Mechanics Have Changed
  • Going forward, instead of each card call being a clean slate, we will build off of previous days until someone matches a bingo pattern listed in the information post. This means if no one got a bingo on card call #1, their cards can carry over to card call #2 so both days' matches will count.
  • Cards that have been called will be tracked so the randomizer will not call them again until the game is reset. This means if for example rainyseason01 was called in card call #1, it cannot be called again until the game is reset when a bingo is called (more details below).
  • When a bingo is called, the game will be reset. This means all cards that have been called so far (such as rainyseason01 in the prior example) will be added back into the pool. When a bingo is called, everyone must remove cards called up until that point, as this is when we will begin the game with a clean slate.
  • Multiple people can still call "bingo" on the same day. So if I called bingo on day #2 and Haylee did too, both of us earned a bingo no matter who posted first. Players can still claim their bingo up to 3 days later in the event, even if someone has claimed a bingo prior, as long as it is within deadline in the post.
Regarding Card Calls That Already Happened
Players that have participated in this game so far are aware that 3 card calls have already occurred before this post. This section will explain how those card calls will be handled moving forward.
  • Players are encouraged to go back and mark off their cards to take into account all cards that have already been called across all days (1-3 at this point), assuming they have not already been doing this.
  • Deadlines for previous card calls (1-3) will be extended another 2 days. This way players have more time to compare their bingo card with these card sets while taking these new guidelines into consideration.
  • All players that have a bingo on the card calls that have occurred already may still claim them up to this point. If you have a bingo on card calls #1, 2, or 3, you may still claim it. The reward for getting the first bingo will still be awarded to the player(s) that required the least amount of card calls to earn it. So if a player got a bingo on card call #2, they will earn the reward even if a player got one as well, but on card call #3.
What's Been Updated:
  • The randomizer has been updated to take into account cards that have been called so it may not be called again.
  • The bingo form's BB code has been updated to take into account card calls across multiple days.
  • The info post has been updated with these changes so people have an easy reference as to how the game works.
  • The deadlines on card calls #1-3 have been updated to allow an extra 2 days to claim a bingo.
  • The participation rewards have been updated to include an extra 2 random cards as a thank you for the feedback used to inform these changes.
I hope this answers any questions moving forward about how this game works, but if not, just let me know and again I'm happy to answer. Thank you again for your feedback!



SAKURA BINGO CARD CALL #4





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rainyerrands12, fieldofflowers14, flowercrownssp08, intheflowers06, rainyseason07,
twodudesinaforest18, flowercrowns16, intheflowers02, flowercrownssp02, rainyseason01,
flowercrowns13, rainyseason12, fieldofflowers05, spring06, intheflowers10
Think you have a bingo? Check out the information post to grab the form to claim it! Players have until MAY 14, 2019 at 11:59PM EST to claim a bingo on this post, and players who have not signed up prior to this post may not claim a bingo on this set of cards. Please note that only card calls #1, 2, and 3 and this post itself (4) may be used to claim a bingo on this post.

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Amber » Sun May 12, 2019 12:13 am

if no one gets a bingo on this post i'm going to cry


SAKURA BINGO CARD CALL #5





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sakuraviewing17, daisyfairies14, flowercrowns07, spring16, flowercrownssp01,
rainyerrands11, fieldofflowers16, flowercrownssp17, rainyerrands01, intheflowers13,
wisteria15, twodudesinaforest05, flowercrownssp19, flowercrowns20, spring19
Think you have a bingo? Check out the information post to grab the form to claim it! Players have until MAY 15, 2019 at 11:59PM EST to claim a bingo on this post, and players who have not signed up prior to this post may not claim a bingo on this set of cards. Please note that only card calls #1, 2, and 3, 4 and this post itself (5) may be used to claim a bingo on this post.

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Cassidy » Sun May 12, 2019 12:51 am

WHEW

Card Calls: #1, #2, #5
Bingo Card: viewtopic.php?p=75601#p75601
Bingo Type: vertical
Card Matches: marked off card + cards called: intheflowers03, flowercrownssp17, [free space], rainyseason20, flowercrownssp13

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by Jun » Sun May 12, 2019 12:58 am

Card Calls: 01, 02, 03, 05
Bingo Card: Here is original Post
Bingo Type: Vertical
Card Matches: Color coded and marked by the day I got the Cards (the '0' column)

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Re: May 2019 Activity — Sakura Bingo

Post by osaka » Sun May 12, 2019 1:15 am

Card Calls: 1 2 3 4 5
Bingo Card: viewtopic.php?p=75353#p75353
Bingo Type: 4 outer corners, any vertical, any diagonal
Card Matches: https://i.imgur.com/P9ZcUkG.png

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