When I first joined Arqade, I think one of the first thing's I tried to setup was a intra-site Secret Santa.

We did not have many participants, but there were enough to actually have a rather fun Secret Santa. Hopefully, at least, I believe all parties involved had a pretty fun time.

That said, I'm thinking about doing the same thing on Steam again this year.

I'd just like to gauge the community's interest and see what the consensus is on this. Would more people be willing to sign up? (last year we had 10-ish participants).

Please let me know in the comments or in answer if you can participate. Nothing's concrete yet, but I do plan on making one (if I have enough support) for this year!

EDIT1: Looks like we have a stronger "pre-order" list this time around. As such, I'll be using this question to have people post their opinions on rules, limitations on game (please, no copies of The Ship), etc. Please post any comments, concerns, or questions in either comments or as an answer, thanks!

  • Do you mean exchanging Steam gifts?
    – Yuuki
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 23:35
  • Yup! Basically, making a Not So Secret Secret Santa on Steam
    – childe
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 23:36
  • Wouldn't this be more of a white elephant exchange? Either way, I'm down.
    – Gigazelle
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 23:42
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    Not necessarily, at least from what I could tell, most of the users in last year's Secret Santa traded out good stuff they already had or bought something during the winter sale and gifted it out.
    – childe
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 23:44
  • Sounds like fun.
    – Brant
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 14:01
  • I would like to participate. Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 14:03
  • retrosaur, I see that you haven't even installed (much less played) my gift to you yet, I don't see dangerous high school girls in trouble on your game list ;) I can forgive you on that part, but not installing Shogun 2 either is a travesty.
    – l I
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 14:29
  • @spartacus What is this DHSGIT you speak of? Surely it can't be....oh no....OH WAIT
    – childe
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 15:43
  • meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/7634/…
    – childe
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 15:44
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    Why not just delete this now?
    – user9983
    Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 4:32

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I think we should do this again this year.

This was a nice way to celebrate Christmas time with the community last year, small as the participation was :) It's also not an especially complicated thing to set up and Steam makes it so easy. Let's do it!

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    Yep, I'd be down for it
    – Robotnik Mod
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 6:45
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    If you're down for it, I'm up for it.
    – fredley
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 9:32
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    The only annoying thing was as a European waiting for an American to come online :p
    – Lyrion
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 10:58
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    I'm interested as well
    – MBraedley
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 15:36
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    Seems like we've got quite a bit of support here, as such, I've proceeded to make a new page exclusively for the SEcret Santa itself.
    – childe
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 15:44
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    Sounds great, I love this sort of thing.
    – GnomeSlice
    Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 17:24

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