CaptainBreakout Posted October 4, 2020 Share Posted October 4, 2020 Welcome to the official Atari Age Secret Santa thread for 2020! YES... AA Secret Santa will survive 2020, (because it's the most awesome thing on the internet.) @chicgamer and @CaptainBreakout will attempt to run the exchange this year in Grig’s absence. We plan to abide by the rules he used in the past, with some minor changes (primarily around dates and matching). The Secret Santa gift exchange is open to all Atari Age members in good standing (explanation to follow) The Rules: 1. Post a reply within this thread of your intention to participate (we’ve started the list with those of you who expressed interest in the 2019 topic). 2. PM @CaptainBreakout or @chicgamer with the following information: Atari Age username Name and mailing address Ideas for items you might like (this can be specific, such as a particular game, or more general, like a console you collect for, or even a list of your hobbies or interests); please try to provide at least a few ideas. Send us anything you would like your Secret Santa to know about you for the purpose of gift giving. Please take the time to formulate some ideas for your Secret Santa. Secret Santas want to have fun coming up with your gift! In case your Secret Santa wants to include some treats, be sure to provide any dietary considerations or preferences. You may also offer a suggestion (e.g.. "I have a thing for hollow chocolate Santas"). Please indicate whether you are willing to ship internationally. If you participated last year, please tell us whom you were Secret Santa for. (We don’t have the full records, and this way we can make sure you don’t get matched to the same member this year.) 3. All responses need to be received by Friday, October 23. This is earlier than last year, as we want to provide more time for shipping. We will send out your Secret Santa notifications by October 25. 4. How much you spend is up to you, but please don’t feel obligated to spend more than you’re comfortable with. We want as many people who want to participate to be able to, and we know this year has been difficult financially for many. The suggested total gift value has always been around $30 USD. If you are in a position to be more generous—go ahead! But don't go broke. 5. We recommend you ship any packages sent via USPS during the first week of December. For international packages, we recommend you ship by mid-November (no later than the week prior to Thanksgiving in the US). Please provide tracking information for your packages. The thread will be regularly updated as we get more participants. We all need something to look forward to this year, and we hope that everyone has fun with Secret Santa! If you’re participating, please follow through with your commitment so that no one gets left out. To reiterate what has been said in past years… Don't be a Bah-Humbug and just enjoy giving and receiving with other Atari Age members. NO. YES! Some suggestions (from your humble Captain): Remember something important: Enjoy the process! Check out who your charge is (do a search… why not? AA’s got a great search function!) Have a little fun… you have time to look around if you start early. Or even go ahead and (eep!) give something up from your collection if it seems inescapably appropriate (you can find it again later ;). You’ll save cash up front that way too. Need gift ideas? Stuff doesn’t have to cost anything. Good at Photoshop? Great! Print something cool and personal on glossy… maybe get it framed. Can you code? Wow… do a little custom hack and blow their mind! Even a good old-fashioned mix tape of your favorite tracks from mutually appreciated game soundtracks… especially in whatever crazy media medium your ward is into (ie: I thought you might appreciate the Metroid Prime OST on 8-track). Anything goes! Have fun with this, once again. 2020 isn’t all bad… because YOU are someone’s Santa. CHEERS! Secret Santa 2020 Participants 1. CaptainBreakout 2. chicgamer 3. adamchevy 4. roberto 5. Dr Moocowz 6. Isaiah Austin 7. Soulblazer 8. ClassicGMR 9. joeatari1 10. RogerPoco 11. carlsson 12. CyranoJ 13. cvga 14. thanatos 15. HoshiChiri 16. eightbit 17. emerson 18. Zeptari1 19. machine 20. moycon 21. Torr 22. jd_1138 23. imstarryeyed 24. Curious Sofa 25. 10 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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