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Secret Santaxtravaganza - OP UPDATED! Get to stalking!

Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Games and Technology
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'Tis the season! Santees have been given out and the smell of stocking (stalking) is in the air. If you're feeling a little lost, hopefully this new and improved OP is of some solace.


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http://santa.chargingwombat.com



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http://twitter.com/gntsanta



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snowflake.gif Forum stalk your Santee! Do not ACTUALLY stalk him! This is as far as I know illegal and I will testify against you in a court of law.

snowflake.gif Buy your Santee a present! The goal here is to make your Santee as happy as possible! Challenge yourself to find out what s/he likes and send an appropriate gift of happiness!

snowflake.gif Ship your present to your Santee! Double, triple and quadruple check the address, and make sure your package has a return address!

snowflake.gif Leave a note telling your Santee who you are so he knows who to thank!

snowflake.gif Receive a gift from your very own Santa!

snowflake.gif POST PICTURES of your gift This is not optional this year.

This is a good example of a picture post: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=12877463&postcount=1639

Here are some free image hosts: imgur, flickr, photobucket–*and if you don't know how to do this then just PM me and we'll figure something out.



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HOLY CRAP I GOT SOMEONE FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY
There should be a section in the OP called:

Q: How I ship outside US of A
A: United States Postal Service (USPS)

Really, it's the best if you're looking to not pay $60 for shipping. The proper customs forms are on the website, the post office has the proper plastic window guys to put the forms on the boxes. The package will get there and you won't have to sell your organs.
By the way, if you are sending a gift from the US to another country, if you mark on the package that it is a "gift," your receiver avoids paying taxes on stuff when it arrives. This is the case for a lot of the stuff that I have bought from Asia. Nothing is more annoying than having to pay for your gift. :(

These people speak truth! (and thanks to whomever else provided this info) Be sure and use USPS and be sure and MARK IT AS A GIFT!

CAN I SHIP SOMETHING STRAIGHT FROM AMAZON OR SOMETHING?
Yes you can, and it's a good idea to shop at the Santee's home country's Amazon site (www.amazon.ca for instance) if you want to save a bit on shipping. Be sure and provide a note upon checkout saying who you are, though!

BE SURE AND SHIP WELL IN ADVANCE
Get your act together NOW and try and ship your stuff by Dec 10th or so to make sure it arrives before the crazy Christmas rush that always happens at the latter half of December.


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A SWEET GUIDE ON HOW TO STALK!


Interesting Internet stores:
www.thinkgeek.com - general geeky stuff. Shipping can be high so be sure and shop around. Google for discount coupons.
www.play-asia.com - junk from Japan. Nearly everyone likes the little toys they have. Google for discount coupons.
www.square-enix-shop.com - for that Final Fantasy or RPG fan.
www.bigbadtoystore.com - the absolute best place to get action figures.

Got another sweet store people should know about? PM me!



Things to Note:
360 points are not cross-country compatible.
Most consoles are region restricted. The Nintendo DS is a notable exception to this, though.


Stalking / General Shopping Help:
If your Santee has a unique forum handle, be sure and Google it. You never know where else s/he might post.
Keep an eye on the systems he owns if you're thinking of buying a game.
If your Santee has a PS3, don't forget it can play Blu-Ray movies.
If your Santee has a XBox Gamer ID, it's not hard to figure out what games he has / likes.
Be creative! We have lives other than video games! Is your Santee taking up an instrument? Does he want to start painting? Does he like tabletop games? Does he seem to like cars? This is your chance to get an interesting gift they hadn't thought of, yet!
Does your Santee have a favorite game, ever? Consider something related to that! Toys, old complete copies, art books, etc. are always fun.
Do you have something in your city / state / country that your Santee doesn't have access to?
Interesting candies, foods, posters / prints, and other various knick-knacks make for good box-stuffers.
If your Santee has a unique name, you never know what you'll find out by Googling him or her! They might have a twitter account or something!

If you need to ask your Santee something, then Proxy the Elf is lending you his services!
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=17269591#post17269591


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snowflake.gif Last year's thread

snowflake.gif 2008's thread
snowflake.gif 2008's gift wall

Certifiably Awesome posts from 2008's festivities:
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snowflake.gif Kate of Lokys Battles the Post Office
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2009 memories coming soon!



Hey guys remember this?
MrDelish wrote: »
MichaelLC wrote: »
Hypatia wrote: »
Just watched Nightmare Before Christmas the other night, officially getting Halloween out of my system and prepping for Christmas!

This is Halloween Halloween Hallowee--err, wait, umm...the children all are singing, instead of throwing heads? :)
Doc's Lament
Spoiler:
Spoiler:
Spoiler:

I took this and ran with it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8PO5ypN_uI

I don't think I've come back yet

If this doesn't put you in the spirit then nothing will.

Nothing.




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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    So definitely in this year.

  • Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Schide wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Schide wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    the SE++ Secret Satan just started up bee tee dubs

    also great UV is in it, now there's a greater than zero percent chance i get fucking Enslaved as a gift

    Our SS is much better.

    How do I know? Because we have nearly twice as many participants, that's how. Aw yeah.

    Working on the OP now bee tee dubs

    Why not do both!

    This is what I am doing this year. It will be great.

    hifive bro 8-)

    >.>^

    Aw yeah. In yo face, Doc! :D

    COAL FOR SCHIDE!

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  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Been waitin for this!

    EDIT: Wait, aw :(

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  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    PM sent! Totally in. :D

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Hopin' I get Rent or maximumzero

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  • DyvionDyvion Glorious Okinawa, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ME ME ME, working on PM.

    e: PM Sent, can't wait!

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  • dantreedantree Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Awesomsauce, thanks Doc for doing this again, as well as Hypatia, you guys rock.

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  • dantreedantree Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    And holy crap, that voiceover in that Video is pretty spot on.

    psn: dantree
  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Speicher, GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm in there like Vinnie got it in Snooki.

    Like a watermelon through a pinhole.

    Also, first page GET!

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Schattenjägers Gon' SchattenjägeRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Heh. I just found a post I made before LAST year's SS asking what happened to Kate of Lokys' package.

    I wonder how she got the package without ID saying her name was Kate of Lokys. Maybe she just showed she lived at the same address?

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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Shit yes signed up.

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  • MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I kind of want to do both SE++ and the G&T Secret Santa.

    Already signed up for SE, it'll be my second year. But I frequent that forum more, know more posters there, etc. On the other hand, this might get me to 'know' more people. Expand horizons. And whatnot.

    I'll think about it.

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  • vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Signed up! Thanks again for the all the effort you put into this Doc and Hypatia!

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I would do SE++'s but people there hate me and would send me a bomb or a box containing deadly hobo spiders

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Signed up.

    Oh and to my Secret Santa:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/D0VW2PYQAWHL

    This is my Amazon wish list, it is VERY important to note that I also use it as a general reminder of things I eventually want to buy for myself or others. So the most important way to know if it is something that I'd like to have as a gift is to see if it has a priority listed next to it. If the priority is high or highest then you know you are getting me something I really want, if there is no priority you might want to steer clear unless you are feeling extra generous and want to add something extra from there as well.

    Some kick ass One Piece toys would be awesome too. :winky:

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  • MightyMighty Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    i am IN on this, so hard.

    whoever gets me as a santa is in for a TREAT!

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  • iMattiMatt Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm in - love this like fat people love cake!

  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Schide wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Schide wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    the SE++ Secret Satan just started up bee tee dubs

    also great UV is in it, now there's a greater than zero percent chance i get fucking Enslaved as a gift

    Our SS is much better.

    How do I know? Because we have nearly twice as many participants, that's how. Aw yeah.

    Working on the OP now bee tee dubs

    Why not do both!

    This is what I am doing this year. It will be great.

    hifive bro 8-)

    >.>^

    Aw yeah. In yo face, Doc! :D

    COAL FOR SCHIDE!

    Now I'm signed up for both

    TOTAL BROS SCHIDE

  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I would do SE++'s but people there hate me and would send me a bomb or a box containing deadly hobo spiders

    but if you sign up there you get double the

    double the chances to

    ugh

    to get me as your Santee

    BLARGH

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I knew that you actually loved Ninja Theory

    Definitive proof

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    FUCK

    YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I keep reading the title of this thread as Secret Sextravaganza.

    Also, dumb question but would my username fall under "T" or "D"; because some list dealies don't consider "the" in a title as the first word.

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  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh daaaaaamn, gotta get me a santa hat for my awesome Lexxy avatar.

    Tomorrow though, sleep now.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    If I get Schide as a Santee I will retsupurae all of his vids

    COUNT ON IT BUB

  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    If I get Schide as a Santee I will retsupurae all of his vids

    COUNT ON IT BUB

    By that time I should at least have more of them.

    It has not been easy getting people together for another set.

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  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Holy shit, I hadn't seen those awesome SS gifts in the OP.

    I am so excited, I can't wait to stalk my Santee [strike]through their bedroom window[/strike] on the forums.

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Awwww yeah signed up, already have my Santee's first gift ordered, gonna send it before everything else.

    Oh but wait, how do I know they will like it?

    Because it's awesome.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Awwww yeah signed up, already have my Santee's first gift ordered, gonna send it before everything else.

    Oh but wait, how do I know they will like it?

    Because it's awesome.

    I must say, I've always looked at your sig and thought it was an Earth butt, because of the shadow making it look like a cleft. I know it's from Deus Ex.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I am in this year. Thank you, fat government paycheques.

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  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I keep seeing this, and ignoring it. NO LONGER!

    I don't really care what I get. I'm just excited for the stalking and hopefully finding something cool for someone.

    So hopefully I get somebody easy. We'll see though.

    Whooo. I'm excited. This could be fun.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Application is in. This will be year 3 for me and is now officially one of my favourite things about Christmas.

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  • dantreedantree Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Application is in. This will be year 3 for me and is now officially one of my favourite things about Christmas.

    Likewise, my wife and family don't understand why I love it so much, but its because you folks are the only people I get to buy and look forward to "geeky" gifts for during the holidays.

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  • UEAKCrashUEAKCrash heh Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Application is in. This will be year 3 for me and is now officially one of my favourite things about Christmas.

    All of this.

    Signed up so fucking hard. I want my Santee now.

  • DunxcoDunxco Should get a suit Never skips breakfastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Fuck yes I am in for this year. Missed last year due to funding so I'm all over this one.

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I say again. Santa will be hugely appreciative if you are able to use that 'General comments / instructions for your Santa' section of the application to give them the email of a spouse/partner/sibling/cool parent/room mate who can answer the burning 'That's so awesome, but what if he already has it?' dilemma that so often comes up.

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  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I say again. Santa will be hugely appreciative if you are able to use that 'General comments / instructions for your Santa' section of the application to give them the email of a spouse/partner/sibling/cool parent/room mate who can answer the burning 'That's so awesome, but what if he already has it?' dilemma that so often comes up.

    Hey that's a good idea. Can I add that to my application after I've sent it?

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  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Signed up for another round of gift giving.

    Please send me your shitty video games, Santa. I obviously have to prove I deserve my real gifts.

  • THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Sid the SquidRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    SIGNING UP NOW

    AND BY NOW I MEAN LATERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Alright no PS3 this year, I'm unemployed now. I can send you a picture of a PS3 and a can of beans though. Definitely.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I just realised that as I sign up for this year, I am currently wearing my gift from last year. It's a sign or something.

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