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Topic   secret santa GameTZ Secret Santa - Christmas 2018!! SANTAS ASSIGNED!

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
* 28-Nov-2018(#1)
"I've got a good feeling about this." -Han Solo




It's time for the annual (bi-annual?) GameTZ Secret Santa Christmas 2018! (Our thanks to CygnusTM for organizing these years ago. Now I run them on my own server using a modified version of his old code.)

Any subscriber without a current BTR that has earned a Bronze Star (Bronze Star) is eligible to sign up (unless you've been previously banned). If you do not meet these requirements and still wish to participate, you can contact me directly to request an exception to this rule. I rarely grant them, sorry.

For those of you doing this for the first time, just read ALL of this post carefully and then ask for help here if you are still confused.

The quick version of how to participate:

check Register on the GameTZ Secret Santa site. Use the same username that you use here to make things easier.
check Transfer your 10 week subtime bond to John.
check (Optional) Post here in the thread that you are participating!
check Update all of your Wanted lists (on the site here and on the Secret Santa site that you just registered at) before signups close and Santa assignments are made!
check After you ship your gift, go back to the Secret Santa site and mark it as "sent."
check After you receive your gift, go back to the Secret Santa site and mark it as "received" and then be sure to thank your Santa!


The details:

As always, we will be using a subtime "bond" (10 weeks for all participants) to encourage people to follow through on sending. Bonds should be sent to me (John) and I will hold them until your partner receives their gift. You can use this link to transfer Subtime to me. If you don't have enough GameTZ subtime for your bond, then you can buy subtime from the site! or make your own arrangements with another user. Bonds will ONLY be returned directly to the user that the bond is for. If arrangements are made for someone else to put up the bond for a Secret Santa user, it does not matter to me and I won't get involved -- the bond will still be returned to the participating user (or kept if they do not provide their gift) regardless of who actually paid the bond in their behalf. Participants will get their bond back in full when your partner marks their gift as received.

Signups are open now and will continue until Monday, December 10th at ~3pm Eastern. Partners will then be assigned and emailed out later that day. Gifts must be received by Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th. At that time, anyone who hasn't yet received their gift may (at my discretion depending on the situation) receive one-half of their Santa's subtime bond. If a gift still isn't received after an additional week, then the remaining half may be awarded. Plus you'll be ridiculed here for being a douche. And might get banned from future Secret Santas. Sending and receiving will be tracked through the signup site. It is very important that you update the site as soon as you send and receive so the subtime bond can be handled appropriately.

The target gift value is $10-20 US. Gifts MUST be worth a minimum of $10 US not including shipping. Every effort should be made to send a complete item. If you are sending something used, it should be complete and in at least "very good" condition. This is not a way to unload your unwanted crap.

People anywhere in the world may participate! If you are from outside the USA, you must mark the "Outside USA" checkbox when you sign up. Anyone from outside the USA must be willing to ship anywhere in the world. Users in the USA that are willing to ship anywhere in the world should mark the "Ship Anywhere" checkbox in your account settings and you may or may not be partnered with someone outside the USA.

Tips/Rules:
check You can't re-use your account from last time if you participated before -- you need to create a new one for each and every Secret Santa event.
check Look at your partner's wants and check his/her lists and posts. Put the same effort into selecting a gift for your partner that you would want someone else to put into yours.
check If your partner has inadequate "wants", don't give up! Try to figure it out. If you really get stuck, try a gift card or something like that!
check Make sure you provide adequate "wants" for your Santa. There should be at least 4-5 things on your list that fit in the target price/value range.
check When you get assigned a partner, start figuring out what you are going to get them! Immediately. Don't wait until the last minute!
check I'd prefer that people NOT talk so much about how they are going to do "great/special/extra gifts" and such if they happen to want to do that. The real intent is that people just exchange gifts that are worth around $15 or so and, hopefully, people will be happy with what they get. Don't brag that you're going to give more -- and don't get overly high expectations that someone is going to give you extra.
check In most cases, the person that you are assigned to is NOT the same person that is assigned to you. In other words, you aren't just making a 1-to-1 exchange with someone. You're buying a gift for someone that, most likely, is buying a gift for someone else entirely.
check Send your bond ONLY as a single transfer for exactly 10 weeks. Do not send multiple pieces of a bond until you reach your total. And do not use the "all" option because you don't have the full bond (i.e. you borrowed it and then had to send it 8 hours later, so you really only have 95% of the bond). You should be sending me exactly 10 weeks -- nothing else.
check After you've received your gift, post in this thread thanking your Santa for what you received -- just so they know you appreciate whatever it was! (Or, if you've figured out who your Santa is somehow, you can just thank them privately if you'd rather.) Don't leave your Santa hanging without acknowledging their gift!
check No more organized thank-you gifts to John! I greatly appreciate the gifts that have been given in the past, but I really don't want it to be a habit. I run this for fun for people. I expect nothing more. And getting such things makes me feel guilty! So, seriously, just enjoy the gift-giving and I'm all set as far as thanks go! yes

WARNING
Some people suck. Despite our best efforts, people might still get stiffed. If you don't intend to follow through on your commitment here, please do not sign up.

Please keep discussions in this thread about the SS only, so things get don't out of hand like in the past. Off-topic posts may be removed!


This graphic will track who has signed up and bonded so far:


Let's do this thing!! yes

- John...

Bostonitalian88
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
12-Dec-2018(#201)
Got my SS gift today - a new copy of mutant football league on the PS4! I literally just put this on my wanted list within the last few days, man did my SS act fast haha . Thanks SS, really appreciate it, you did awesome ! If you wanna pend a trade shoot me an offer, no pressure though ! :)
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
12-Dec-2018(#202)
Bostonitalian88 wrote:
> Got my SS gift today - a new copy of mutant football league on the PS4! I literally
> just put this on my wanted list within the last few days, man did my SS act fast
> haha . Thanks SS, really appreciate it, you did awesome ! If you wanna pend a trade
> shoot me an offer, no pressure though ! :)
Very nice, that game looked really fun, loved the old ones on the Genesis.

Bostonitalian88
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
12-Dec-2018(#203)
The old ones were some of my favorite Genesis games too
willyum
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (17) Secret Santa
12-Dec-2018(#204)
I received some subtime as well; though not necessary, it was much appreciated! smile

HybridCRoW
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#205)
Crapty! I totally forgot about getting MLF for PS4. I was at Momocon where the company that revamped it for new consoles was showing it off... I was freaking hooked!! I was told to have expected the physical copies around summer this year, but maybe I misheard.

Also, I got 2 weeks of subtime, so thanks whoever for that!
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#206)
Thank you mystery Santa for the 1 week of subtime and the wonderful gifs!

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#207)
I just woke up to find package from my santa, I got Injustice 2! Thanks a ton santa, I was a huge fan of the first game and can't wait to play this one!

Dashey
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#208)
Just sent out my end!

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#209)
Ordered the first half of my persons present. Sad I wasn't able to have it shipped to me first so I could gift wrap it, but had I done that it almost definitely wouldn't have made it in time!

Other half will be shipped out in the next couple days!
KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
* 13-Dec-2018(#210)
To whoever is my Secret Santa, thanks a ton. After a hard day at work I can home to wanted posters of the straw hat crew from One Piece, a Piccolo POP figure, all the Librarian movies and Final fantasy the Spirits within blu-ray.

http://imgur.com/0W617tK

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#211)
I got my gift today...

image


This thing is really cool, all 24 pieces look like actual bottle caps! I honestly didn't even know Fallout themed checkers was a thing, so I was extremely surprised when I opened it up. Whoever you are, thank you so much! Super thoughtful and creative smile
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#212)
Frank wrote:
> I got my gift today...
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/5IfxABB.jpg 449 599{imgt}
>
>
> This thing is really cool, all 24 pieces look like actual bottle caps! I honestly
> didn't even know Fallout themed checkers was a thing, so I was extremely surprised
> when I opened it up. Whoever you are, thank you so much! Super thoughtful and creative
> smile
>

Nice! I might have to look for one of those somewhere. Would look great just on the coffee table.

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#213)
@sinnie

I would leave it on our coffee table, but I'm afraid one of our cats would try to play with the pieces. laughing out loud

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#214)
Frank wrote:
> @sinnie
>
> I would leave it on our coffee table, but I'm afraid one of our cats would try to
> play with the pieces. laughing out loud
>
>

haha my cats are all too old to play with pieces. But the puppy might eat them... so valid point!

Headshot
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#215)
Anyone here from Richmond Hill NY?
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#216)
Just got a package from my SS. A giant bag of beef jerky and a book: Robert the Doll (which is a doll that is supposedly cursed and what they based Chucky off of.)
Thank you Secret Santa!

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
13-Dec-2018(#217)
sinnie wrote:
> Just got a package from my SS. A giant bag of beef jerky and a book: Robert the Doll
> (which is a doll that is supposedly cursed and what they based Chucky off of.)
> Thank you Secret Santa!
>
>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJDg2g1COyc

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#218)
sinnie wrote:
> Just got a package from my SS. A giant bag of beef jerky and a book: Robert the Doll
> (which is a doll that is supposedly cursed and what they based Chucky off of.)
> Thank you Secret Santa!
>
>

Never heard of Robert before. That seems like an awesome book!
MikeyWhoa
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
13-Dec-2018(#219)
JD wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> Just got a package from my SS. A giant bag of beef jerky and a book: Robert the
> Doll
>> (which is a doll that is supposedly cursed and what they based Chucky off of.)
>> Thank you Secret Santa!
>>
>>
>
>
>


They're remaking Child's Play. My wife's high school friend is married to the producer (He also produced the new It).

My old My Buddy doll used to scare the hell out of me. The new teaser references it. Instead of Good Guy they call them Buddi now.

https://youtu.be/LEm1-TJwnv8
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#220)
MikeyWhoa wrote:
> JD wrote:
>> sinnie wrote:
> |>> Just got a package from my SS. A giant bag of beef jerky and a book: Robert the
>> Doll
> |>> (which is a doll that is supposedly cursed and what they based Chucky off of.)
> |>> Thank you Secret Santa!
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> They're remaking Child's Play. My wife's high school friend is married to the producer
> (He also produced the new It).
>
> My old My Buddy doll used to scare the hell out of me. The new teaser references
> it. Instead of Good Guy they call them Buddi now.
>

That's pretty sweet. I guess it's about time for a Chucky remake.

I had found out about Robert the Doll during one of my insomnia episodes, while reading weird articles online. He can be visited in the Florida Keys. Supposedly if you DON'T ask his permission to take a photo, it always turns out blurry and bad crap can happen to you. Tempting to try and test it, but I don't know... we might go visit this summer. I have been wanting to go somewhere beachy for a while. So if we do, visiting him will be on the list.

loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#221)
Got all my stuff for my Santa. Will be shipping out shortly!

bluemetal04
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
* 13-Dec-2018(#222)
> I had found out about Robert the Doll during one of my insomnia episodes while reading
> weird articles online. He can be visited in the Florida Keys. Supposedly if you DON'T
> ask his permission to take a photo, it always turns out blurry and bad crap can happen
> to you. Tempting to try and test it, but I don't know... we might go visit this summer.
> I have been wanting to go somewhere beachy for a while. So if we do, visiting him
> will be on the list.
>
>

Weird stuff can happen when it comes to dolls. My mom had one that moved its head on its own and will stare at you. It ended up in the fireplace for obvious reasons.

SirConnery
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#223)
I came home today to this:

image


I totally wasn't expecting more, thanks Secret Santa!!!
whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
13-Dec-2018(#224)
Headshot wrote:
> Anyone here from Richmond Hill NY?

I know who it is, but I won't give it away. However, if you really want to know: https://gametz.com/?A=Users&bycountry=479&bystate=...

HybridCRoW
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#225)
Oh wow, that's awesome @Prime!!!

I think I got part of a gift. Got a small tin of Legend of Zelda Arrow Mints.

The tin is SHINY!!
HybridCRoW
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#226)
KamenRiderNecrom wrote:
> To whoever is my Secret Santa, thanks a ton. After a hard day at work I can home
> to wanted posters of the straw hat crew from One Piece, a Piccolo POP figure, all
> the Librarian movies and Final fantasy the Spirits within blu-ray.
>
>
>

You're welcome!! I tried to give variety, but those One Piece posters I really had to get because it's a favorite anime of mine for sure! I need to get back on it. I'm still way behind from what I remember on Crunchyroll.
MikeyWhoa
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 14-Dec-2018(#227)
HybridCRoW wrote:
> Oh wow, that's awesome @Prime!!!
>
> I think I got part of a gift. Got a small tin of Legend of Zelda Arrow Mints.
>
> The tin is SHINY!!

Didn't know if I was going to out myself, but I should I guess.

You did get part. I tried to get the gifts to arrive together, but failed. Genuinely surprised the Zelda shield arrived first. The rest should be there anytime. Merry Christmas brother!
KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#228)
HybridCRoW wrote:
> KamenRiderNecrom wrote:
>> To whoever is my Secret Santa, thanks a ton. After a hard day at work I can home
>> to wanted posters of the straw hat crew from One Piece, a Piccolo POP figure,
> all
>> the Librarian movies and Final fantasy the Spirits within blu-ray.
>>
>>
>>
>
> You're welcome!! I tried to give variety, but those One Piece posters I really had
> to get because it's a favorite anime of mine for sure! I need to get back on it.
> I'm still way behind from what I remember on Crunchyroll.

I've been watching it thru the uncut dvdss. Currently a few episodes away from the best moment in anime: luffy declaring war on the world.

loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#229)
My SS gift will go out today. Super excited for he/she to receive!

SirConnery
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#230)
I'm going to GameStop for one last item and sending tomorrow. yes
Headshot
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#231)
Sending mine out Monday.

My person has more expensive taste...had to go shopping.
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#232)
Came home to part two!

image

There was also an Amazon note stating this a a 3 parter. Thank you so much Santa, this tin may become the new home to some of my loose collectibles I've been needing a box/case for! smile
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#233)
I just love the Fallout stuff with ladies on them. Much nicer than Vault Boy, even though he's cool too.

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#234)
sinnie wrote:
> I just love the Fallout stuff with ladies on them. Much nicer than Vault Boy, even
> though he's cool too.
>
>

I'm surprised there isn't more vault girl merch, considering that's an actual in-game thing.
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#235)
Frank wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> I just love the Fallout stuff with ladies on them. Much nicer than Vault Boy,
> even
>> though he's cool too.
>>
>>
>
> I'm surprised there isn't more vault girl merch, considering that's an actual in-game
> thing.
>

It's because most of the players are male. But I know guys would buy lady stuff too. It's just pretty.

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#236)
sinnie wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> sinnie wrote:
> |>> I just love the Fallout stuff with ladies on them. Much nicer than Vault Boy,
>> even
> |>> though he's cool too.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I'm surprised there isn't more vault girl merch, considering that's an actual
> in-game
>> thing.
>>
>
> It's because most of the players are male. But I know guys would buy lady stuff too.
> It's just pretty.
>
>

My girlfriend loves Bethesda games.
DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 5 Reviews
14-Dec-2018(#237)
MikeyWhoa wrote:
> They're remaking Child's Play. My wife's high school friend is married to the producer
> (He also produced the new It).
>
> My old My Buddy doll used to scare the hell out of me. The new teaser references
> it. Instead of Good Guy they call them Buddi now.
>

Whoa neat. The straight to video Child's Play movies have been amazing, like way better than 99% of horror movies that hit theaters, so hopefully this one rocks too.

Jeffro
GameTZ Subscriber Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 5 Reviews Secret Santa
14-Dec-2018(#238)
Just sent!, Two items one says it will be delivered soon the other says December 24, so hopefully it makes it in time, it's the smaller/add-on item anyways.
HybridCRoW
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews Secret Santa
15-Dec-2018(#239)
I picked up a Vault Girl Nuka Cola poster from Wal-Mart last week when I was shopping. I really like the pin-up design.

Also, just received another part of my gift, the "How to Draw Fantasy and RPG Maps: Step by Step Cartography for Gamers and Fans!"

I been wanting this for some time now!!

Thanks @MikeyWhoa!!!
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
15-Dec-2018(#240)
I got the last part of my gift in the mail today, Yakuza 0! So all together I got Injustice 2 and Yakuza PS4, and vudu codes for Get Out and A Quiet Place. Thanks a ton santa! My holidays are gonna be a ton of fun thanks to you!

Headshot
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
15-Dec-2018(#241)
Received my gift.

Monster Hunter World for xb1 and a nice letter from Santa himself.

The letter had some great details about my year...nice digging.

Unfortunately, I have the game, but in the letter he said I could trade it.

Topic   secret santa GameTZ Secret Santa - Christmas 2018!! SANTAS ASSIGNED!