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GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Santas revealed! (p. 36)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:45 pm
by Buffalo
Hello and welcome to GRcade Secret Santa 2014! Like it or loathe it, are we soon approaching the most wonderful time of the year? Yes, yes we are.
The forum event of the year, and I have to say - last year was the best yet, everybody was smeared with Christmas cheer, good tidings spaffed all over the place, everything went real smooth.
Sign up here!
Important stuff -

1) Minimum spend is £10
2) You need to indicate whether or not you are Christmas Day Safe when you give me your address - being 'safe' means that there is no potential embarassment if a forumite opens up their goodies in front of family.
3) Please indicate if you do not wish to buy for anyone in particular - perhaps you've bought for a few people in the past and want someone different, or you may just plain dislike certain people.
4) Please briefly consider whether you genuinely think you can afford / have time for buying and receiving gifts. You can sign up now, but once we reach the address swaps, I can't have people dropping out.
5) If you take part and somehow manage to strawberry float up enormously by not getting a gift to someone, then you'll be cast out like the failure you are (in English, a permaban).

The OP will be updated with entrants. Signing up is all you have to do for now, and you have 10 days to do so - the deadline is the end of Friday 14th November.

Entrants -

Buffalo
Falsey
Rog
Moggy
JChalmers
Hyperion
Lagamorph
Banjo
Madness
Fatal Exception
Pattybean
Henke
Corazon de Leon
Seven
Jay Adama
Bunni
LewisD
Qikz
Clarkman
Somebody Else's Problem
Skarjo
Ad7
Poser
NBK
Dig Dug
Dowbocop
Shadow
Rightey
Denster
Albear
kommissarboris
bear
magicmilner
Green Gecko
Joer
DML
smurphy
jamcc
Jazzem

HO HO HO

Re: GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Sign up now!

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:46 pm
by False
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Re: GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Sign up now!

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:48 pm
by Rog
In.

Christmas day safe.

No Falseys.

Re: GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Sign up now!

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:56 pm
by False
[iup=3607441]Rog[/iup] wrote:No Falseys.


Is this what my people are known as now?

Re: GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Sign up now!

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:06 pm
by Moggy
In.

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:08 pm
by JChalmers
In!

Time for the obligatory overspend, pretty sure I've spent £100 in the last two on people. :lol:

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:13 pm
by Hyperion
wIN!

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:18 pm
by Lagamorph
In again this year.

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:29 pm
by Banjo
In.

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:48 pm
by Madness
In.

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:06 pm
by Fatal Exception
In like ring sting

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:34 pm
by Corazon de Leon
This will come off as very grinchy, but reading some of the responses I'm put off from signing up because I don't have the kind of money to drop on this that other people do(I can go to about £30 at an absolute maximum), and as a result I feel that my presents will be very lacking compared to what other people are sending out. Is there any chance of something like a maximum spend limit to limit the embarrassment of the povvos? :shifty:

Re: GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Sign up now!

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:45 pm
by Pattybean
count me in

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:54 pm
by Henke
In!

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:54 pm
by Banjo
[iup=3607560]Corazon de Leon[/iup] wrote:This will come off as very grinchy, but reading some of the responses I'm put off from signing up because I don't have the kind of money to drop on this that other people do(I can go to about £30 at an absolute maximum), and as a result I feel that my presents will be very lacking compared to what other people are sending out. Is there any chance of something like a maximum spend limit to limit the embarrassment of the povvos? :shifty:


I go as cheap as possible every year. 8-)

Re: GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Sign up now!

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:56 pm
by False
[iup=3607560]Corazon de Leon[/iup] wrote:This will come off as very grinchy, but reading some of the responses I'm put off from signing up because I don't have the kind of money to drop on this that other people do(I can go to about £30 at an absolute maximum), and as a result I feel that my presents will be very lacking compared to what other people are sending out. Is there any chance of something like a maximum spend limit to limit the embarrassment of the povvos? :shifty:


We've discussed these before and the answer is always no.

Dont feel like you have to spend £100 on anyone. Some people like to go wild, and thats their perogative, but you dont have to match the gifts on monetary value.

Buy something you have put some thought into and Im sure your santee will be more than happy. Maximum spends arent necessary.

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:04 pm
by Lagamorph
Secret Santa is one of the few times Grcade can agree it's the thought that counts. In the few years I've done this I haven't seen anyone complain that their santee didn't spend enough on them.

Re: GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Sign up now!

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:05 pm
by JChalmers
Aye there's not a "you must spend this" apart from the tenner. The whole point and joy of secret santa is finding out about people who you might not really know about on the forums and then buying something for them that you think they might like.

I've probably spent about £50 on each person each year, but that's only because I kept finding little things that I thought they'd want and before I knew it I'd spent that much.

As long as it's with some thought into it then it's all fair game.

This was my present from Moggy last year as well as a £10 PSN Voucher and I use it every day.

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:11 pm
by Corazon de Leon
I get what you're all saying, I just feel bad on present opening day(I think some people call it Christmas) when people are getting all manner of things that cost bollock loads and whatnot and my Santa's getting something like a wallet that I paid slightly under £20 for(and hope to God it came out looking alright). :lol:

Anyway, provisionally in.

Re: GRcade Secret Santa 2014 - Sign up now!

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:13 pm
by Moggy
[iup=3607584]JChalmers[/iup] wrote:Aye there's not a "you must spend this" apart from the tenner. The whole point and joy of secret santa is finding out about people who you might not really know about on the forums and then buying something for them that you think they might like.

I've probably spent about £50 on each person each year, but that's only because I kept finding little things that I thought they'd want and before I knew it I'd spent that much.

As long as it's with some thought into it then it's all fair game.

This was my present from Moggy last year as well as a £10 PSN Voucher and I use it every day.

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I forgot just how much that mug made me laugh. :lol: