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« on: September 30, 2011, 12:07:29 pm »
Hi everyone, I've pondered much about actually having one of these locally. I've had many great experiences doing so on BGG with people I have not had the pleasure of even knowing.



So this is what I am suggesting. A locally run Secret Santa BG gift exchange with the blessings of BGC.net of course. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistle3.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':whistle3:' />



So how will this work? Below are some guidelines I've borrowed and improvised to suite our needs. Feel free to comment on how we can improve this guidelines further. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hmmhmm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[hmmhmm]' />



The Guidelines



1.  This is a Malaysian-only Secret Santa (must be in Malaysia ya), created to accommodate those who  would like to participate in multiple Secret Santa events, or those who  are unable to participate in the International Secret Santa. Everyone  with an address in Malaysia is welcome to join. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohyeah.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[ohyeah]' />



2. I will be using an online randomizer to pair the MY Secret Santa.  Please sign up by providing your name and e-mail address (one you check regularly please)  http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[rolleyes]' /> in a reply to this thread. Entries will be accepted  until Sunday, November 6th 2011.



3. Update your wishlist (NOT your want list) on BGG. If you do not have a BGG account, please e-mail a list to me. It will be posted in a similar thread on these forums. Please  have at least ten currently available games locally on your list, and make sure  at least some of them fall within a reasonable price range (we shall use Ticket to Ride as the standard, approx. RM179). If you have  only high priced, hard-to-find games on your list, don't be surprised  when you get something you didn't ask for. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bleer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[bleer]' />



4. Once entries are closed, everyone signed up will have a random name and address sent to them. Please contact me should you not receive this e-mail. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/emotion-42.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[unsure]' />



5.  Once you receive a name and e-mail address (I'm still testing to see if this works) http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hmmhmm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[hmmhmm]' />, check out your recipient's  wishlist and select a gift that  they've indicated they would like. Make sure you wrap em up.



6. Secret Santa is all about the  giving, not the getting. Do NOT join the Secret Santa unless you plan to gift a gift; this isn't a "get a free game for nothing" club. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hammer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[hammer]' />



7.  Personalising the gifts you gift makes the experience more fun for all.  Taunting is also encouraged. This can be accomplished secretly via the  Santa e-mail account which will be set up. Just log in and send  your target recipient clever poems, codes to crack, or a simple message  that unfortunately, you weren't able to secure Alien Frontiers, but  their all-coal, homemade version of Draughts is on its way. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />



8. Please join if you can, be as generous as  you can, and in general, participate in the spirit of giving that we  usually adopt for all our brothers and sisters during the holiday  season. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/emotion-5.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[;)]' />



Most importantly, have fun! http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohyeah.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[ohyeah]' />



Emil



Signed up

1. Ronnie (DWolve)

2. Jacelyn (Jacelyn)

3. Junyet (Junyetwong)

4. Heng (ayheng)

5. Darryl Tan (shadow_bind)

6. Allen Sam (blownfreaks)

7. Nurul Jannah (laydeh)

8. Afif Ter (afifter)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 10:03:15 am by derchef »

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 01:49:36 pm »
Yes let's make this happen! I've just confirmed a deal to do a Xmas Gaming Marathon; all night long till next morning (not sure yet if on Xmas Eve or other dates) so this can tie in with that event!



Note: The Xmas event not at OTK as we'll provide food (and a special limited ed BGC Xmas tee!)



BGC will also give discounts on the games bought/sent for this BGC Secret Santa programme! And a special lucky draw among the participants..



cheers to Emil for kickstarting this.



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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 02:41:05 pm »
CK if you could spam this on facebook that would be great as I have very limited access at the moment.

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 03:24:08 pm »
Count me in!

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 09:35:43 pm »
Count me in:

--> Email - jacelyn386@yahoo.com

--> Name - Jacelyn Ong

--> BGG Username - Jacelyn



This is absolutely awesome =D!!!



I was so excited seeing CK's post on Facebook but I didn't know there was more information here!



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Such a great idea Derchef =D!!



One suggestion of a guideline:- Maybe we can put a minimum amount like in BGG it's $50 right? So I think RM150 would be a good minimum so that there isn't too much imbalance (e.g. One person gives one or two Battle packs and the person receiving this battle pack actually bought a boardgame for someone else, etc)



Otherwise, the guideline is perfect =D!



I'll let you know if I think of anything else and I will be sending you my email and BGG username =D!
« Last Edit: September 30, 2011, 09:37:34 pm by Jacelyn »

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 09:40:32 pm »
me too!





email: junyetwong@hotmail.com



BGG username: junyetwong



name: wong jun yet







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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 10:34:10 am »
sure, count me in. i'll pm you my email address and list later




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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011, 03:32:50 pm »
[quote name='DWolve' timestamp='1317367448' post='19832']

Count me in!

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Need your name and e-mail please. Thanks!

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 07:20:24 pm »
[quote name='derchef' timestamp='1317454370' post='19841']

[quote name='DWolve' timestamp='1317367448' post='19832']

Count me in!

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Need your name and e-mail please. Thanks!

[/quote]



Name: you know it. Otherwise use Daniel Wolve

Email: dwolve@yahoo.com

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 09:23:02 am »
May I know when and where this is going to be? Just in case it doesnt clash with my church activities. Thanks!

[quote name='derchef' timestamp='1317355649' post='19826']

Hi everyone, I've pondered much about actually having one of these locally. I've had many great experiences doing so on BGG with people I have not had the pleasure of even knowing.



So this is what I am suggesting. A locally run Secret Santa BG gift exchange with the blessings of BGC.net of course. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistle3.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':whistle3:' />



So how will this work? Below are some guidelines I've borrowed and improvised to suite our needs. Feel free to comment on how we can improve this guidelines further. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hmmhmm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[hmmhmm]' />



The Guidelines



1.  This is a Malaysian-only Secret Santa (must be in Malaysia ya), created to accommodate those who  would like to participate in multiple Secret Santa events, or those who  are unable to participate in the International Secret Santa. Everyone  with an address in Malaysia is welcome to join. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohyeah.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[ohyeah]' />



2. I will be using an online randomizer to pair the MY Secret Santa.  Please sign up by providing your name and e-mail address (one you check regularly please)  http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[rolleyes]' /> in a reply to this thread. Entries will be accepted  until Sunday, November 6th 2011.



3. Update your wishlist (NOT your want list) on BGG. If you do not have a BGG account, please e-mail a list to me. It will be posted in a similar thread on these forums. Please  have at least ten currently available games locally on your list, and make sure  at least some of them fall within a reasonable price range (we shall use Ticket to Ride as the standard, approx. RM179). If you have  only high priced, hard-to-find games on your list, don't be surprised  when you get something you didn't ask for. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bleer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[bleer]' />



4. Once entries are closed, everyone signed up will have a random name and address sent to them. Please contact me should you not receive this e-mail. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/emotion-42.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[unsure]' />



5.  Once you receive a name and e-mail address (I'm still testing to see if this works) http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hmmhmm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[hmmhmm]' />, check out your recipient's  wishlist and select a gift that  they've indicated they would like. Make sure you wrap em up.



6. Secret Santa is all about the  giving, not the getting. Do NOT join the Secret Santa unless you plan to gift a gift; this isn't a "get a free game for nothing" club. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hammer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[hammer]' />



7.  Personalising the gifts you gift makes the experience more fun for all.  Taunting is also encouraged. This can be accomplished secretly via the  Santa e-mail account which will be set up. Just log in and send  your target recipient clever poems, codes to crack, or a simple message  that unfortunately, you weren't able to secure Alien Frontiers, but  their all-coal, homemade version of Draughts is on its way. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />



8. Please join if you can, be as generous as  you can, and in general, participate in the spirit of giving that we  usually adopt for all our brothers and sisters during the holiday  season. http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/emotion-5.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[;)]' />



Most importantly, have fun! http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohyeah.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[ohyeah]' />



Emil

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011, 07:37:24 pm »
[quote name='kingJames' timestamp='1317518582' post='19852']

May I know when and where this is going to be? Just in case it doesnt clash with my church activities. Thanks!

[/quote]



Hi James,



This is the post from BGC's Facebook page



Quote

[size="2"]Boardgamecafe.net[/size][size="2"] We've  confirm plans for a Xmas Gaming Marathon (will hope to announce details  soon) that'll tie-in well with the BGC Secret Santa programme (local  for Msian gamers) that's being discussed now! Stay tune for a Merry  Boardgame Christmas![/size]




I would think that it should be on Christmas Eve since people should be busy on Christmas but the announcement says to stay tune =)

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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 08:47:20 pm »
Thanks, Jacelyn!  

[quote name='Jacelyn' timestamp='1317555444' post='19858']

[quote name='kingJames' timestamp='1317518582' post='19852']

May I know when and where this is going to be? Just in case it doesnt clash with my church activities. Thanks!

[/quote]



Hi James,



This is the post from BGC's Facebook page



Quote

[size="2"]Boardgamecafe.net[/size][size="2"] We've  confirm plans for a Xmas Gaming Marathon (will hope to announce details  soon) that'll tie-in well with the BGC Secret Santa programme (local  for Msian gamers) that's being discussed now! Stay tune for a Merry  Boardgame Christmas![/size]




I would think that it should be on Christmas Eve since people should be busy on Christmas but the announcement says to stay tune =)

[/quote]

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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 09:42:43 am »
This sounds interesting. I'm in!



Email: shadow_bind@yahoo.com

Name: Darryl Tan

BGG Username: shadow_bind



Er, I'm generally not free to go anywhere during the Christmas season (away with the family for celebrations in Malacca). I'll just send the games to the target recipient via post, if that's OK http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 09:43:32 am by shadow_bind »

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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 01:58:11 pm »
[quote name='kingJames' timestamp='1317646040' post='19891']

Thanks, Jacelyn!  

[quote name='Jacelyn' timestamp='1317555444' post='19858']

[quote name='kingJames' timestamp='1317518582' post='19852']

May I know when and where this is going to be? Just in case it doesnt clash with my church activities. Thanks!

[/quote]



Hi James,



This is the post from BGC's Facebook page



Quote

[size="2"]Boardgamecafe.net[/size][size="2"] We've  confirm plans for a Xmas Gaming Marathon (will hope to announce details  soon) that'll tie-in well with the BGC Secret Santa programme (local  for Msian gamers) that's being discussed now! Stay tune for a Merry  Boardgame Christmas![/size]




I would think that it should be on Christmas Eve since people should be busy on Christmas but the announcement says to stay tune =)

[/quote]

[/quote]



Haha! You're most welcome =D!

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 09:39:01 am »
Random spam* Now we can play Survive with up to 6 players!!! http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohyeah.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='[ohyeah]' />

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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 11:33:16 am »
derchef, what's next action on this? http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' />



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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2011, 12:11:01 pm »
This is on and we are taking in participants. right now just 5. Chime on in if you have any recommendations.



Well the closing date is 6th November. Once we get to that date i will generate the pairs and each participant should receive their target for the exchange. If number of participants is even we are good. If odd I will join in to even things up. The randomizer works as such that a master list will be prepared and saved so i know what the pairings are. However we shall only look at that should someone not deliver during the exchange.

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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2011, 09:34:55 pm »
Hey guys =D!!



To those who are interested in joining BGG's Secret Santa too, it's out =D!!



Registration is at http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/709786/2011-secret-santa-registration-is-now-open-be-par =)!



Funny cuz Halloween isn't even over yet =P!