Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
2011 PAX Forums SEKRIT SANTA!!! *Time for Christmas Stalking!*
Sekrit Santa is for spreading JOY AND HAPPINESS to your fellow PAX forumers in the form of a gift exchange. Everyone who signs up will be randomly assigned another participant. You are then tasked to buy that person a gift.
Why are you starting sign ups so early?!? it's not even Halloween yet!
Starting sign ups early means giving everyone their assigned santee early, which means everybody gets their gifts by christmas... because nobody is going to be late.. right guys/
Who can Sign up?
Anybody who has a forum account that was created on or before Aug 1st 2011 and has a minimum of 15 substantive posts. However, if you feel you should get special consideration outside of these rules, feel free to PM me. But the decision will be mine in the end.
How to Sign up Step 1: Post your letter to Santa IN THIS THREAD.
This letter is to let santa know what kind of things you like so they don't have to send you dog poo in a sock.
Step2: Send me a PM with the Following Information
Full Real Name:
Willing to ship International:
(Note: You still may end up matched with an International Santee, if this is an absolute no for you. Don’t sign up. Also, for the purpose of this SS, Canada will NOT count as international)
Posting or sending me a PM that you are "in" or signed up, means you are not signed up. fyi.
DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS NOVEMBER 17th!
That’s it! You’re signed up!! HOWEVER, if you fail at either of these two steps, I will not add you to the spreadsheet and I won’t go chasing people down.
The Rules!!!! Dun dun dun
If you do not send a present. Your forum account will be banned.
- There is no exception for this. If you can’t afford to send somebody a present. Don’t sign up.
Pairings will be Random. I’ll try to make sure people don’t get the same santas/santees as last year, but no promises.
Recommended Gift Value is $15-$20. Feel free to spend as much as you want, however, don’t be that jerk that sends somebody a $1 sheet of spider stickers........That's not cool
No NSFW Gifts.
Screw your family, screw your friends, screw your significant other (not the good kind of screwing), and buy your gift for your Santee FIRST, because you’re going to have to mail the fucking thing.
Get your present to your Santee BY THE 25th! I’ll allow a little leeway to Jan1st as it’s still “The Season” but anything after that and your risking not being invited back to the secret santa and/or me sending Moe after you.
If your gift is going to be arriving after Jan 1st. PM me. Your excuse better be AMAZING.
Don’t tell me your gift got lost. Pay for tracking.
When your present arrives, you MUST post on the forums letting everyone know what you got and how amazing it is and thank your Santa. Failure to comply will result in not being invited back next year.
Pictures are strongly encouraged.
If you don’t do this, you could be treated as a tardy Santa. The whole point of a secret santa is that we all get to enjoy the presents everyone receives.
If you don’t like any of these rules. I DON’T CARE. Don’t PM me to complain.
Ok, so this is totally unnecessary because none of you are going to be a deadbeat Santa. However, If you would like to volunteer to be somebody who is willing to send a gift to somebody who got shafted, please PM me. If you sign up, you are 100% allowed to change your mind later and you don’t have to participate in the Sekrit Santa to do it.
TO REITERATE: DEADBEAT SANTAS WILL BE BANNED AND MOE WILL TAKE A GREAT AMOUNT OF PLEASURE IN DOING IT. DON'T FUCKING BE THAT GUY.
"we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels