It's my 2nd cakeday!!!!
Also, I reached level 5 today, for the second time :D

Anyway, there's been a lot to celebrate and whine about over the past two years. The kind of things that require GAs as per SG traditions, but I forgot to, eg. my 1st cake day, birthday, getting a dream job, leaving the dream job, etc, etc. So, I have decided to make a few GAs to make up for the all those missed events.

I have not yet decided how I will share those GAs, but I'll update here once I am ready. Probably by tomorrow.

PS: I am not really into celebrating such things or interested discussing them here. I just wanted to make some GAs for the above reason (the SG tradition), and also because I feel I had been kind of just leeching lately.

PPS: I actually did make about 10 GAs this week for this "event", but each time I forgot to make them private. So I am making this thread first this time.


Puzzle updated (Ended)

Even though I had planned on posting multiple GAs here, I have changed my mind. I am going to post just 1 GA in this thread. Even worse, at least this GA is region restricted!! However, I am sure that those who read descriptions should still be happy even after all these changes and restrictions.
Anyway, without further ado, here's a little puzzle for a bonus? GA for you all

  • The GA is SGTools protected (very simple rules).
  • The link is further hidden behind this small puzzle.
  • All answers can be found very easily on by just googling the quoted text of the puzzle.
  • The ciphered link is: https://www.sgtools.info/giveaways/#9?d23ec-fc42-11ec-a730-fa163e0a8583
  • The "#" is the "largest single digit prime number".
  • The "?" is "the first consonant in English".

Note: Sometimes it's worth solving puzzle for ended GAs too.

I really hope the puzzle was simple enough. However, if someone is having trouble, please let me know and I might drop a few hints.

PPPS: This GA is for Shadow Tactics: Aiko's Choice, the "standalone expansion"/spin-off to one of my favorite games of all times. I haven't played it yet, but got it for my self this sale, and seeing it has been given away only once, despite being 144 in the community wishlist, I just had to give it away.


Thanks to all for the wishes!


Help!!!

I discovered that people here have been leaking things that they shouldn't. Any advice what should I do?


Closing notes

I would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and making it so much fun. However, there were some naughty kids who thought their deeds would go unnoticed. Unfortunately, because of what they did, I have decided to delete all ongoing GAs. I will create them again in a new thread shortly. But those GAs will no longer be a part of this event that has gone bad.
I am really sorry to all the participants for the inconvenience that might have caused you. I'll try my best to make sure all the genuine participants from this event are able to make it to the next one.


PP..P...P.....PS

I have identified that the leak was by some multi-account user. I have not been able to identify their primary account (the one that got the invite only like through the correct medium), but at least some of their secondary accounts have been reported.
I am making Another Attempt at this. Hope all genuine SG users can particiapte.

4 months ago*

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Happy cake day! Thank you for being here! For me, you are a positive component of this community ;)

4 months ago
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Thanks, and I hope to stay that way!
btw, you kind of inspired me to stop slacking, so thank you!

4 months ago
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Nice to hear! Thank you!

4 months ago
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Happy cake day!

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4 months ago*
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Thanks.

Sorry, but it took me some time to decide what to do about this comment. However, now I feel it could potential spoils the event. Can you please delete this comment, or at least remove the information about region restrictions? Maybe you didn't what the event is, and hence didn't see any harm in that comment, but imo it can spoil the event.
(Sorry, not trying to be rude here.)

4 months ago
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Not sure if I understand how, what and why it would spoil anything but eh... sure.

4 months ago
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Sorry again. Maybe you should look at the event once again? Or maybe I am just being a paranoid!
Thanks for removing that though.

4 months ago
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Happy cakeday :)

4 months ago
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Happy cakeday!

4 months ago
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Cake bumpday!

4 months ago
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Happy cakeday!

4 months ago
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Happy Cake Day!

4 months ago
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Sure I can bump ya! Happy Cake Day! :D

4 months ago
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bump

4 months ago
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Happy cake day!

4 months ago
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Bumf for solved

4 months ago
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Bumpty Dumpty

4 months ago
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View attached image.
4 months ago
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Nice gif. I love that anime.

4 months ago
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bump

4 months ago
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Bumpy!

Happy cake day!

4 months ago
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Bump. I did not know Blades of the Shogun had a sequel. Great game. My time says 23hr but its more like 15 of actual playtime. I have not played it for awhile. Nor have I finished it. I need to get back to that one. Then win Aiko's Choice and play it as well. :)

Edit. Hmm Aiko's Choice is 60% off on steam and 72% off on Fanatical. ....... and of course I see I have a coupon for Fanatical that expired yesterday lol.

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Yeah, it came out about a half a year ago.
Story wise it's is set somewhere during the events of the first, which you might recognize if you see the characters present in Aiko's Choice (not sure how far you have reached in the first one).

You should need to complete that game. I can't fathom how were you able to leave it in the middle.
I am not sure if Fanatical coupons are transferable, but I earned a few today. Let me know if I can help.

All the best!

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its a 10% off thing for a prior purchase, They are tied to the email. It would be less then a buck. So I'm not concerned about it. I'm going to see if there is anything else I want from the flash sales tonight when I'm home. Then likely buy Aiko's Choice tonight. Its on sale for another 18 hours so I've got time.

I don't remember where I was but ....... looks at achievements ...... march 2019. Its been longer then I thought since I played it.

Have a 💙 for letting me know the next game exists... and is on sale. :)

4 months ago
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Yeah I thought so. I haven't used Fanatical a lot so just wasn't sure. However, I am sure I'll be using Fanatical in future too. They are quite good. They obviously can't beat the steam regional pricing in my case, but their bundles are good for GAs.

Oh, I don't remember the mission or the achievement that is tied to the twist I am talking about. It happens almost at 75% through, iirc.
Thanks for the 💙!

4 months ago
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Bump for this creative way of celebrating your cakeday.

4 months ago
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Thanks! I thought of a lot of ways, but settled on this for reasons. Hope you liked it.

4 months ago
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Good fun following the rabbit to the actual GA's - thank you, happy cakeday, and have a bump ;)

4 months ago
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I had originally came up with something too elaborate, something like a treasure hunt. But then I realized most people would not like it, so kept simplifying it, to ultimately do to this. I am glad you enjoyed it.
And thanks!

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This was great - it was challenging enough that I did not get it immediately, but it stopped short of being frustrating. I think you nailed it :)

Ofc it's a matter of opinion and some people will think this is too simple while others will think it's too complicated, but for what it's worth, I really enjoyed it :)

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That's good to know.

me people will think this is too simple while others will think it's too complicated

Yeah, I guess it's impossible to make everyone happy.

Not sure if you joined anything, but all the best!

4 months ago
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Thank you! I joined like half of the GA's, I already owned the other ones. Really kind of you to share these many! :)

4 months ago
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Oh, that's great. I wasn't sure of some of the games. Seemed like most people wouldn't be interested in them.
And np :) It had been a long time since I did any meaningful GAs.

4 months ago
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Happy belated cakeday :)

4 months ago
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Happy belated cakeday!
I wish you continued success in your life :)

4 months ago
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Bump for the fun and creative storytelling GA's or is it a train? I don't know but happy cake day! and thank you for the GA :D

4 months ago
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Honestly, I don't know either. I was just winging it since I couldn't decide how I wanted to do it without making it extra complicated.
Thanks, and good luck!

4 months ago
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Happy Cakeday ;)

4 months ago
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I have updated the puzzle, once again, since it had been pointed out by others that the last four digits in SG links are always the same.
Thanks to Prosac & Thexder for letting me know.

4 months ago
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Happy cakeday aklgupta! :)

4 months ago
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Happy level 5 and cake day!

4 months ago
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Closed 4 months ago by aklgupta.