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ODaM: Miniature Summer Secret Santa - SIGNUPS CLOSED, SANTAS ASSIGNED!

EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited September 2007 in Critical Failures
The ODaM Miniature Summer Secret Santa!

>Miniature?
By miniature I do not refer to the size of the event, which I hope will be fairly large. I am, instead, referring to the theme of the gifts being given. Warhammer, Warmachine, Hordes, Confrontation, hell, even Heroclix. I'm talking the miniatures that many of us know and love.

>Awesome! What are the rules?
Glad you asked!

Names will be taken until May 1st, at which point no further names will be accepted. In the week following May 1st, names will be picked at random and assigned to individuals, one name per entrant. The name you receive will be the person you will be gifting - and the point of this event is that you are a secret santa, so it makes no sense to go blab about it to everyone. Based on miniatures preferences that your recipient will post when they register to be a part of the event, you will then buy/convert/paint/whatever you deem suitable for a gift.

You will have all of May and June and a fair bit of July to collect or work on whatever is being sent. The deadline for your recipient to get his gift is going to be August 1st - that leaves you with nearly three months to put together whatever it is and get it sent out, which I think is more than fair.

>What would constitute a suitable gift?
This is where we unfortunately get subjective. I'd like to think we all have the good common sense to pick good gifts in this regard. For guidelines, I'd suggest something like $15 (or 20'ish with shipping) as a minimum. The minimum price on the gift is there to mostly prevent someone from sending like a single arm from a miniature. I do encourage you all to go above and beyond the $15 mark if you care to, and it'd be awesome to see that sort of thing on the whole. You will basically be held to the honor system to ensure that the person who you are gifting does not feel cheated.

My recommendation is to gift based on what you're capable of. Even if you aren't that good with models, you can definitely still participate - nobody's ever said no to a boxed set, and it's a nice and simple gift. If you're good at converting? Well, I can't think of a better gift somebody could receive than a converted mini - unless you are good at painting, in which case painted gifts would be really superior.

Single miniatures like characters are more than welcome and might actually be preferred in some senses, so long as they meet the $15 minimum requirement.

Examples of what might constitute a good gift:
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Examples of what might constitute a bad gift:
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>I live in ______. Can I participate?
Yes! Ideally, we would get a few people from all over - the U.S., the U.K., perhaps other parts of Europe to participate. To make sending the gifts easier, I will probably be organizing people into categories based on location while drawing the names to try and keep international mailing to a minimum to make sure that everybody can participate.

>How do I sign up?
Signups are presently CLOSED. Try again when we do a Winter one! Previous info spoilered so I have it for any future reference:
Entries are not considered official until I receive a PM from you containing the following:
  1. Your name
  2. Your address - PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE COUNTRY SO I DON'T HAVE TO GUESS
  3. What games you collect/play/would like a gift from
If you do not send this PM, you will not be entered in the event

I require this information to make sure that you won't all have to pay an arm and a leg in shipping to make sure these minis arrive safely and intact. Still, some of you may have to make the sacrifice and drop a couple extra dollars on international shipping. I will try to avoid this, but it may become necessary if I can't organize people close enough to each other.

After you've sent the PM, I'd recommend you post the miniatures you collect or are interested in in this thread, as well. Too specific makes the gifting process a bit silly. List the games you wouldn't mind receiving minis from, as well as what you might already collect, so your gifter might have some starting point.

One last final point: While lurkers are welcome to participate, I reserve the right to use discretion in ruling people out of entry. If you have absolutely zero posts and you register on the boards to try and take part in this, I probably won't let you participate. Miniatures tend to be surprisingly expensive, and I really do not want somebody to try and take advantage of this whole event to just get free shit.

And, well, if you try to rob the system, you do so at the cost of providing me your address.
:winky:

The Big List of Santas:
- Typhoid Manny
- Rankenphile
- Wulf
- Shogun
- JamSessionEin
- Shorty
- Manifest
- Malkor
- ben0207
- Gabriel_Pitt
- WHY
- Quetzi
- MonteCristo345
- defrag - withdrawn
- Inquisitor
- Gigglio
- ElderCat
- TheKovakistani
- Marathon
- AcidSerra
- zenpotato
- Sharp101
- timspork's ghost
- J
- Lezta
- Clawshrimpy
- Uriel
- drhazard
- Anaximander
- MegaMan001
- GrimmyTOA
- TheLightBearer
- Technicality
- see317

Just one last little note, now that the contest is underway: I would love it if people took photographs of their spoils and maeked poast with said photographs. It'd be really cool to see what's being given.

Ein on
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  • Typhoid MannyTyphoid Manny Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Consider yourself PM'd.

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  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Oh baby, I'm so in like Flynn

    Wulf on
    Everyone needs a little Chaos!
  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I am finding it hilarious that almost everyone that has PM'ed me so far is in New Jersey somehow.

    Edit: Thank you for the sticky.

    Ein on
  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Hey, Jersey has to bring the love too, right? ;)

    Wulf on
    Everyone needs a little Chaos!
  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    In like Flynn. I used to live in New Jersey. Does that count?

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  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    We should all just get together and WAAAAGH!

    Still, I'm happy that people are interested in this idea.

    Ein on
  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Totally, I'll bring the butter!

    Wulf on
    Everyone needs a little Chaos!
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships) Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I can send Christmas war from Japan (although it looks exactly like all other war...) Annoyingly, I can send stuff -from- Japan for not too much, but getting stuff from the states to here quickly is less convenient. Unless you're in the U.K, which has quite reasonable international shipping weights, especially for really light stuff.

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    In like something that is in.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships) Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm in like Chankonabe at the sumo stable breakfast table.

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  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I hope Typhoid Manny gets me. He can just make me a greenstuff version of his beard.

    Shorty on
  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Shorty wrote: »
    I hope Typhoid Manny gets me. He can just make me a greenstuff version of his beard.

    The dude is totally Leonidas in disguise. I refuse to accept any other explaination.

    mike.jpg

    Ein on
  • Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I want to play Warmachine and Hordes, so this seems like a totally awesome idea! I'm too poor to afford much, but I fucking love these threads. I'll steal from babies and old ladies if I have to. I'm so in.

    This is going to be the thread that gets me started collecting minis. Such an awesome idea.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm totally down for this.

    Inquisitor on
  • WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    what about beanie babies?

    Wren on
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  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Miniatures only. If you want to do beanie babies or something, go to the Arts and Crafts one in SE++

    Ein on
  • The Count Of Midget FistoThe Count Of Midget Fisto Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    And another NJ person to the List

    The Count Of Midget Fisto on
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  • Anime OwnsAnime Owns Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    wooo doin' dis

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited April 2007
    I'll have to think about this. But I'll probably do it.

    I just have to figure out where I'm at in terms of cash dollars and such.

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  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Hmm. Thinking about it.

    I would have to buy, convert and paint something for someone though... that sounds like fun.

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    this is an idea of epic proportions

    Kovak on
  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I love how one of Ash's abominations is used as an example of a bad gift.

    Marathon on
  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    i just love the foothead ork

    he is my favorite

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Marathon wrote: »
    I love how one of Ash's abominations is used as an example of a bad gift.

    I prefer Ein's masterpiece.

    I refer to it as "Punkinhead".

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Marathon wrote: »
    I love how one of Ash's abominations is used as an example of a bad gift.

    I prefer Ein's masterpiece.

    I refer to it as "Punkinhead".

    Foothead Orc is quality crafstmanship.

    Marathon on
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships) Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    You mean k-waughhhh-lity.

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  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Shorty wrote: »
    I hope Typhoid Manny gets me. He can just make me a greenstuff version of his beard.

    The dude is totally Leonidas in disguise. I refuse to accept any other explaination.

    mike.jpg

    In all seriousness that is probably the best beard I've ever seen.

    I like the look on his face. Like "I can't believe you would DARE to photograph the majesty that is my facial hair but I SHALL ALLOW IT."

    Shorty on
  • AcidSerraAcidSerra Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm in like Chernobyl... take that as you will.

    This should be interesting, now just to go out and find some rulebooks so I'll know what the hell I'm doing...

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  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Shorty wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    I hope Typhoid Manny gets me. He can just make me a greenstuff version of his beard.

    The dude is totally Leonidas in disguise. I refuse to accept any other explaination.

    mike.jpg

    In all seriousness that is probably the best beard I've ever seen.

    I like the look on his face. Like "I can't believe you would DARE to photograph the majesty that is my facial hair but I SHALL ALLOW IT."

    Yeah, man. We arranged a game through the boards once I found out he was nearby and when I got there I was like 'Oh ye gods, there's no way I can win!'

    Ein on
  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Yeah, that's pretty demoralizing.

    Shorty on
  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    It makes you take a moral check every other turn or flee 12' from the building

    Wulf on
    Everyone needs a little Chaos!
  • Typhoid MannyTyphoid Manny Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Guys, don't ever tell a girl that you'll shave off your majestic beard if she asks you too. Eventually, after months of asking when you're gonna shave, she'll clipper half your face at four in the morning while you're sound asleep

    Learn from my mistakes.

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    from each according to his ability, to each according to his need
    hitting hot metal with hammers
  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2007
    Wow, I would totally DO this if it was anything but Miniatures.

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  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Wow, I would totally DO this if it was anything but Miniatures.

    Then I believe you are in the wrong place!

    Ein on
  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Wow, I would totally DO this if it was anything but Miniatures.

    Then I believe you are in the wrong place!

    Hey, Of Dice and Men.

    RPGs. PnP stuff. All good. Fully encapsulated games? Sure.

    I'll bet one of you would be a little pissed if I sent you a copy of the Grenadier DC Heroes miniatures. :-)

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  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Squashua wrote: »
    Wow, I would totally DO this if it was anything but Miniatures.

    Then I believe you are in the wrong place!

    Hey, Of Dice and Men.

    RPGs. PnP stuff. All good. Fully encapsulated games? Sure.

    I'll be one of you would be a little pissed if I sent you a copy of the Grenadier DC Heroes miniatures. :-)

    I meant the thread, not the forum. :P

    But yes, I do understand. Perhaps that can be an option for the Christmas S.S.

    Ein on
  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm starting to imagine this is pretty much the finalized roster.

    We got like 18 people in the first 24 hours, and none since.

    Ein on
  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Ok, I'm in.

    Sharp101 on
  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    :^:

    Ein on
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