All the Secret Santa gifts have been sent out! Have a wonderful holiday (whatever you celebrate here)!
This link should tell you who got what person:
Assignments have been sent out!
Make sure your steam profile is open to accept messages from anyone. You will receive a message concerning your Secret Santa #. There is a GoogleDoc that is open to view that contains your SecretSanta info.
Thanks for participating in this! I'm not very good at organizing, but we're off to a great start. Steam's Winter Sale should hit 12/20/12, which should be perfect for getting gifts for Christmas.
You will have a deadline of 12/23/12 11:59pm to send out your gift(s). Note that I cannot actually assure any gifts will be sent by any person to another person (in case someone else doesn't do it); but you have signed up here which means you have committed yourself to the full thing, and I trust that everyone will get their gifts (regardless of what they get :D)
This should give you a full 4 days to buy your gift for your first Arqade Secret Santa! Have a great Christmas everyone.
Here's the link to your assignments: https://docs.google.com/a/buffalo.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0As1tY82SPifOdHpjTHczTFJyeGVMNmhDRWZFVm5ma2c#gid=0
Note that you will receive your number through Steam, not through GoogleDocs. I will try messaging you, then sending it through chat. I have saved the results in a seperate doc to ensure consistency. You will receive your number under the user [L!F3] Retrosaur (That is my current Steam profile name)
Arqade's Secret Santa
I propose we have a white elephant secret santa gift giving time around Christmas. The idea is to give each other games on each other's wishlist.
@Retrosaur EVERYBODY GETS A COPY OF VTM:BLOODLINES!
We've got a bit of ideas floating around. I'll state rules as answers below. You can feel free to agree or disagree with them, edit them to your own liking, or discuss as you wish.
I'm hoping we can also talk about a price cap. We've got a couple people who are willing to also donate some games. Hopefully this'll go as planned and then you can enjoy Christmas with one more game in your steam library!
Sign Up Is Closed
Make sure the community can view your wishlist; you really want those games, right?
Hopefully we can get a list of people willing to buy and receive games, organize them based on wishlist, get a median price thing going on.
Sign up's ended! This'll be a fun Christmas for all of us. I'll set up assignments (random number generators) and assign each user to someone else. If you'd like to join in, but failed to meet the deadline, message me on Steam please.
Sign up has now ended. The more players/participants/Arqaders we have, the more fun we'll have. Also, join Arqade's Steam Group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arqadecommunity.
The deadline for sending out wishlist gifts will be announced soon.
- BlueRaja: (Wishlist: Terraria)
- Spartacus: (Wishlist: GMod)
Taken from BoardGameGeek's Secret Santa:
First and foremost, Secret Santa is all about the giving. Getting is fun too, but be prepared for the possibility that the person who is sending you a gift may disappoint you. Most people do a good job, but there are always going to be a handful of unfortunate situations that come up.
If you sign up for Secret Santa treat it as a responsibility and make it a priority. Those who sign-up but don't send gifts
will face the possibility of account privileges being suspended as a result.[Sorry, we can't suspend users just for being awful human beings and failing forever at a Secret Santa. --bp]
You have until DECEMBER 18th to sign up. If you have second thoughts after signing up, you also have until that deadline to delete your registration.
Keep your wishlist (NOT want list) of games updated. The expectation is that your Santa will send a new game from your wishlist. Please have at least twenty currently available games on your list, and try to have most of them fall within a reasonable price range. If you have a small, expensive, or difficult-to-fulfill wishlist then don't be surprised if you get something that isn't on your list. The more you have on your list the easier it is for your Secret Santa to find something for you.