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Status: Active monthly contests, now allowing some +whitelist GAs, and recruiting members & officers!

Most popular October exclusive GAs: Torment: Tides of Numenera, Call of Duty®: WWII, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® GOTY, Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy, Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy, State of Decay

We hold monthly contests where the winner wins a game outright from me and becomes the Steam Group's "Player of the Week" for 1 month. Past winners chose For the King, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, and 911 Operator.


Do you want simpler group rules with flexibility on what and how often you give? Do you like having a decent chance at winning GAs and freedom to enter any GA at anytime? Do you want most of your group GAs to get 5+ entires so the CV counts?

Its in the BAG!: Balancing Act Guild


Joining the group is simple:

  1. In general, have more Sent than Won CV (regular or real) or request further review (give group names where you have a positive Value Diff, etc).

  2. Be Level 3 or higher on SG with recent activity and in good standing with SG/ST.

  3. Click "Request to join" button in our Steam group, and post a meme or something...or don't meme - You be you

  4. After joining the group, you have 2 days to create group-only no-whitelist one time 20 Point OR two 15 Point or higher GAs that are not "No Value". These giveaways must end with verified winner(s), and feel free to post your GAs here to the guild forum's new member thread.

After that, no other mandatory or monthly GAs, gift when & what you want! Initiation GA is designed to mitigate becoming a CV Negative Nancy after your first wins from the group.


Life can be a balancing act - We make things simple for our members to gift & win games as they choose so they can focus on just having fun!
Meanwhile the guild leaders have a unique way of managing the group's own balancing act - More on that later...

Group leaders have tools that regularly monitor all initiation and on-going GAs, far beyond the simple group user stats.


Rules for staying a member are relatively simple:

  1. Be excellent to each to each other and follow SG/ST rules (because guilds have merchants)

  2. Up to half of the guild GAs you create can include your whitelist, but do not add any other groups to your GAs for the guild.

  3. At the end of every month, we remove only 1 member with the worst negative Value Diff. So try to keep a decent "Value Difference" in our group: Sent minus Received CV. - This is the balancing act folks (Easily check your stat here anytime in SG.) Number of Average Entries no longer matter regarding purges.

  4. Be reasonable with your group GAs. Make sure most of your GAs are NOT: No value, 1-5 $/points, level restricted, region restricted, or <1 day GA length. Some of those are ok but those restrictions are more what public GAs are for, lol


Former members wishing to rejoin will have extra requirements in the FAQ's "Rejoining the group" section.

See full FAQ for details.

Tweaks to rules may occur in the future but are transparent, and everything is at leaders' discretion: Such things will be announced through this page, the Steam Group's announcements & private forums, and/or leaders' group GAs, etc.


Perhaps the most important question & answer: How do people increase their group Value Difference or number of entries received?

  1. Gift back more or higher value games to the group, and maybe your heart will grow 3 sizes that day.

  2. Check the group's wishlist here, and gift things near the top to get THICC entries. All you need is one verified winner for your GA to count toward group VD. # of entries only matter only if you want the CV to count on your profile (5 entries are required for that).

  3. Check your position in the group's user list sorted by VD - In this case VD positive is a good thing! To see the guild's lowest Value Diffs, go to the last page of that user list.

  4. There are multiple ways of getting notified when a purge may happen: Enable group announcement notifications using Steam Chat's Friend List settings under Notifications, enable it in the Friend Activity list by navigating to [Your Username] » Friend Activity » Friend Activity Settings within Steam, or subscribe to the group forum's Moderation Log (visible to members only).

5 months ago*

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November contest has started (details on Steam forum) and October contest win details will be shared here once the winner has been contacted & chooses a game as a prize. Also...

Rule clarification

Old rule:

  1. In 2 weeks: Create a group-only no-whitelist one time 20 Point or higher GA or two 15 Point or higher GAs that are not "No Value", post it in our General forum thread (members only), and have a verified winner for each GA. - Mitigates being a CV Negative Nancy after your 1st win.

Clarified rule:

  1. You have 2 days after joining to create group-only no-whitelist one time 20 Point OR two 15 Point or higher GAs that are not "No Value". These giveaways must end with verified winner(s), and feel free to post your GAs here to the guild forum's new member thread.
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October Contest and winner

All October GAs have been received, and the winner is insideone! They earned 161 contest points thanks 14 giveaways with an impressive average entries of 31. They selected For the King as their prize.

Runners up:
thoughtfulhippo = 100
steveywonder75 = 78
Amcestral = 68
seNs = 58

Thank you to everyone this month who created a mix of exclusive and +whitelist giveaways!
It is helping with recruiting efforts and also ensures that more giveaways get 5+ entries.

November's contest will not include +whitelist giveaways, so it will only count exclusive group giveaways. Details here for members.

4 days ago
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Hi, can i join please~

4 days ago
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Yes, two important rules to stay a member of the guild:

  • Up to half of the guild GAs you create can include your whitelist, but do not add any other groups to your GAs for the guild.

  • Be reasonable with your group GAs. Make sure most of your GAs are NOT: No value , 1-5 $/points, level restricted, region restricted, or <1 day GA length.

4 days ago
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Sure! I will creat the GA right now! thanks.

4 days ago
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Hello, I am interested in joining the group, I am always giving away games!

4 days ago
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Given your won vs sent & gift stats, I'll pass for now unless maybe you have ~$300 in games to give that are mostly >=$6 each.

4 days ago
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Okay no problem !

4 days ago
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Hi, can I join your group?

3 days ago
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What would be your 1-2 initiation giveaways?

After joining the group, you have 2 days to create group-only no-whitelist one time 20 Point OR two 15 Point or higher GAs that are not "No Value".

3 days ago
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I would star with Killing Floor 2 Digital Deluxe Edition and Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, both rated "very positive" on Steam!

3 days ago
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We would be honored for your first group giveaways to be with us :D

It looks like KF2 the base game is on a few wishlists, so hopefully more people will enter since its the Deluxe Edition you are offering.

Since you are new to creating group giveaways, keep in mind our most important rules:

  • Up to half of the guild GAs you create can include your whitelist, but do not add any other groups to your GAs for the guild.

  • Be reasonable with your group GAs. Make sure most of your GAs are NOT: No value ("**" next to game name when creating GA), 1-5 $/points, level restricted, region restricted, or <1 day GA length.

Welcome to the guild, and enjoy!

3 days ago
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Thank you! I just created the giveaways.

3 days ago
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November Contest - Top 5 so far (as of Nov 10)

seNs = 16
noneless = 10
Whitemage87 = 9
Fumetsu = 5
Captwookie = 4

Only group-exclusive giveaways count, but its anyone's game this early in the month.

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