Vault F-4 Secret Santa!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cheese4Everyone, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Cheese4Everyone

    Cheese4Everyone Ambassador to our Sentient Dairy-Based Overlords

    In true VF4 tradition, today officially starts the Vaultmas season! As such, here we go with our Secret Santa game time!!!

    The basic concept of the Secret Santa game is simple. All of the participants’ names are placed into a hat, box, etc. and mixed up. Each person then chooses one name from the box, but doesn't tell anyone which name was picked. He/she is now responsible for buying a gift for the person selected.

    When the Secret Santa wraps his/her gift, he/she should label it with the recipient's name but doesn't indicate whom the present is from. (Remember, most of the fun is in the secrecy.)


    How it is going to work Vault-style

    Everyone who is interested is going to post that they want to participate. The spending limit for your gift will be $20;however, if you want to spend more, do so at your own discretion. The point of the limit is to keep this fun (the event is not meant to be a burden). I will keep the list of all the people that are participating.

    The gifts will be mostly Steam Games/Gifts to keep it simple. If you do not have a problem with receiving an actual physical gift, you can PM me your address and I will give that to your Secret Santa.

    People have until December 12th to sign up for this great event! On December 14th, you will all be assigned your Secret Santa! It is now time to get those gifts! You can try and find out what to get your person (and risk exposure!) or just improvise and get them what you think they will like.

    Everyone will have until December 21st to buy the gift you are going to give. On December 22nd, at 8:00PM Eastern the gifts will be given! Everyone will need to be on Mumble or Steam for the giving! Make sure that you have your Steam Account associated with your forum account.

    [Admin Note: As a result of people not buying gifts and to prevent anyone from being left out of the holiday cheer, you MUST send cheese some sort of proof prior to the giving that shows you've purchased your gift. This can be a screenshot/forward of the "Thank you for your purchase" email from Steam, OR you can use the "send to an email address" and send the gift to cheese's email cheese4everyone[DOT]tf2[AT]gmail[DOT]com. (He won't redeem it, but that way it can either be forwarded to the intended recipient should you not be around, and/or you can re-send it to the real recipient at the time of giving.) Newly purchased gifts can't be sent via steam item trading for 30 days, hence the email method of doing so.


    Furthermore, if you fail to buy a gift for your recipient, we will either withhold your santa's gift until such time as you do, and/or may ask your santa to instead pass it to the person you should have purchased a gift for.

    TL;DR: If you don't give (and show us you intend to give), you don't get.

    Thanks for your understanding. - The VF4 staff]



    To participate please respond to this post with the following:

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let Cheese4Everyone know BEFORE December 21st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"



    A Couple of Points:
    1.Big Thank-You to Lava Red for Drafting this Message!!!

    2. people should have steam wish-lists that are publicly viewable to aid the Santa in gift selection. This way you have something to consider/fall back on or use if you don't know the person at all, or so you can watch the Steam sales for something they might like.

    3. Operators have a discussed the repercussions for people that fail to buy gifts and failure to do so will result in being publicly shamed. To be honest, for some people this may be the only gift they get this holiday, so keeping with the spirit of Christmas, let's make sure they get a gift.
     
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  2. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    Dang, December already? yowza! Time to get out the holiday logo!

    Stay tuned - as we may have some administrative changes for the giving of gifts in line with rule [HASHTAG]#3[/HASHTAG]. ;)

    Now, to dispense with formality and bring in the tradition:

     
  3. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    Statboy is in; Merry something or other (as a Buddhist I'm not really sure what to put here, we only really celebrate Vesak here in America, and I personally don't even do that. I guess The Elephant Fesitval is the closest holiday as that takes place on the 3rd saturday in November).
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Hexalan

    Hexalan Achievement Hunter

    Happy Crimbo!
     
  5. LavaRed

    LavaRed Community Manager VF4-S (Server Operator) Staff Member

    Woohoo! Thank you Cheese, in advance, for heading my favorite event of the year! :)

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let Cheese4Everyone know BEFORE December 21st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  6. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    First post updated with some logistical changes handling how we're doing the gift giving this year. Sadly, it's a change of necessity as in the past people have failed to get their person a gift. You know who you are, and you're a dick.
     
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  7. English

    English Global Mod

    Ohhh sure... Why not :)

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let Cheese4Everyone know BEFORE December 21st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  8. Cheese4Everyone

    Cheese4Everyone Ambassador to our Sentient Dairy-Based Overlords

    :D

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let Cheese4Everyone know BEFORE December 21st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  9. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    Hey now, no using this as an excuse to just buy gifts for yourself :p
     
  10. Hexalan

    Hexalan Achievement Hunter

    Woah, that's odd, it seems like everybody just drew Cheese's name.
     
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  11. Ach Hans Run!

    Ach Hans Run! Achievement Hunter

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let Cheese4Everyone know BEFORE December 21st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"

    Seems fun. I'm in.
     
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  12. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin VF4-S (Server Operator) Minecraft Operator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let Cheese4Everyone know BEFORE December 21st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  13. SoL DarkLord

    SoL DarkLord SOL DARK LORD OF THE SEVEN HELLS Tabletop GM

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let Cheese4Everyone know BEFORE December 21st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"

    Why not, last year, I got vintage the pony game, that may be passed on this year... psst... sorry to whoever vintage gets now that I am giving him this idea.
     
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  14. NameIsName

    NameIsName Achievement Hunter

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let Cheese4Everyone know BEFORE December 21st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"

    Yay christmas! The picture below says it all!

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Cheese4Everyone

    Cheese4Everyone Ambassador to our Sentient Dairy-Based Overlords

    This thread is not officially closed and Santa's have been assigned. You'll each be getting a PM from me shortly. Merry Vaultmas everyone :D
     
  16. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    Did anyone else get cheese? (just checkin'....) :D :shifty :cautious :shifty :cautious
     
  17. Cheese4Everyone

    Cheese4Everyone Ambassador to our Sentient Dairy-Based Overlords

    You know full well who the d10 of gift giving assigned you you silly penguin! Don't go spreading malicious rumors :D
     
  18. moo_d

    moo_d Well-Known Member

    Goddamnit why do I always miss these things! Next year... next year...
     
  19. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    You should check the forums more often ;)
     
  20. Amanmegaman

    Amanmegaman Well-Known Member

    Cheese is it too late for me to join the Secret Santa
     
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