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    [Official] the Source Secret Santa 2017 edition

    Okay, the interest is here, so letís get going! Welcome all to the

    Source Secret Santa 2017

    How do I enter?
    Budget range information
    Wishlist information
    The Christmas spirit
    Important dates

    Participation
    Send me a PM with the following information:
    - Name and full address + alternative contact (mail/phone number/etc)
    - Shipping region (Within USA/CA/EU or overseas)
    - Your (preferred) budget range
    - Wishlist
    - Willing to be a backup Santa?

    Budget information

    With respect to the budget, Iíve seen very wide ranges over the past years of SSS. Some people have more to spend and/or give than others, but we should all remember that this is not a contest who can give most or who can give the least but get the most. You should participate if you like the idea of the gifting, doing something nice for a fellow sourcer and hopefully getting a nice package yourself that makes you remember this event.
    Ideally, Iím going to pair people that have similar budget ranges, in order to avoid major disappointments. That said, people should always realize that even if budget ranges are the same, that doesnít mean everybody can buy the same amount or type of cards with it. In particular between the EU and US, there can be some large price differences, so what is expensive in the US may not be expensive in the EU, and vice versa. Some people may buy at local shops (to say support those) where things might be more expensive than some online stores.
    In short: appreciate the gift, not the value. Donít expect to make money from this event. I will of course try to avoid having someone who spends $100+ on his gift get a gift from someone who has a range of $20-30, but value differences between giving and sending are unavoidable.

    Wishlist information
    I will directly forward your wishlist to whomever will be giving you your present. Please make sure that your wishlist consists of at least some cards that are generally accessible by your average legacy player. Not everyone can get their hands on nice cards in Japanese foil. Also, be realistic. Donít fill up your wishlist with only $40+ cards, even when your own budget is $50-100. If you include some lower value cards, you can often get more from your actual wishlist than if itís just a bunch of expensive cards.
    If you prefer to participate in this event without a wishlist, you can state that as well. Iíll see how many people are willing to give/receive a totally random package and will inform you during pairings if it was possible to accomplish this. At the moment, this is specifically directed to Mr Miagi, but more may feel that this is more fun or may not have specific wishlists. If thereís several people with preferences for open giving/receiving, I can set up a separate section for those :).

    The Christmas spirit
    To spice up your present and give a real Christmas feel, consider also sending something in addition to cards! Things to consider:
    - A personal letter for your Ďvictimí
    - Other magic related articles (sleeves, deck boxes, playmats, etc.)
    - Candy, chocolate or other food/drink related goodies
    - Souvenirs typical for your home country

    Important dates
    11/11/17 Ė Registration deadline
    11/13/17 Ė Sending out pairings
    12/10/17 Ė Advised shipping date of package


    Latest on the 10th of December, I expect a PM from everyone with an update on their package status. Ideally, everyone will send me a confirmation that their package has been sent, but with orders arriving late, alters being delayed, etc. etc., I know that some may experience some delays. I do want a status update though by the 10th of December and hear when you expect to ship.
    When shipping, please send with track and trace and include the tracking number in the PM. It is totally worth the extra shipping cost to ensure that people get their packages and we know whatís going on.

    People that are late can be put on a reserve list to be paired later when we thereís a few on this list.

    If thereís anything missing or you have other questions, ask either here or through PM! Depending on the amount of participants and how the pairings work out, I might include myself in the pairings, but that is not what Iím aiming for. I might end up shipping some fun alters to a (un)lucky participant though ;).

    Participants list:

    International
    PirateKing
    jandax
    entity
    Dan Pyre
    Mr Miagi
    Krasman

    EU
    meffeo
    mistercakes
    Pilhas
    tsabo_tavoc
    Xod
    Ajsmirnov
    BaroqueW

    USA/Canada
    taconaut
    Whippoorwill
    EpicLevelCommoner
    compacta_d
    Lord_Mcdonalds
    ph88
    Rascalyote
    KaiSchafroth
    Moosedog
    haganbmj
    say no to scurvy
    Minniehajj
    Redkid43


    Edit - I messed up some of the dates trying to write them in the US style and not EU style. So registration deadline 11th of November, pairings 13th of November and finally shipping confirmation on the 10th of December.

    Edit 2 - I moved everyone that has shown interest but has not yet PM'ed me to the pending list. If your name is on the list for one of the regions that means I got your registration.

    Edit 3 - Because we had more people from the US than from the EU that wanted to ship overseas, I've moved some from the US from the international list to the USA/Canada list.
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    Re: [Official] the Source Secret Santa 2017 edition

    Interested, within EU
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    I'd be interested but only if there were no wish lists. Wish lists kill the magic in secret santa for me.. I like getting random gifts and seeing the creativity.. not something out of my want lists which I'll buy up anyway eventually.

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    Iím interested if this happens. In US.

    *waits for thread to turn into a shitshow about wish lists*
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    Would be in for this.
    Located in US, will ship anywhere.
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    I'm interested. We did okay last yet but it was a super late start, so it wasn't ideal. I'd be fine with just participating, but if you need any help, let me know. Thanks.
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    *waits for thread to turn into a shitshow about wish lists*
    If this happens PM me.
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    Interested, in the USA. Currently would prefer to ship in the states, but I may change stance once I look at shipping rates.
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    Iím interested. In US, will ship anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice_Box View Post
    If this happens PM me.
    Now whatís the fun in that :P
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    I still have a strong suspicion that if 'Thalia, Heretic Cathar' had been named 'Frank, Heretic Cathar', people would be a lot more skeptical of it.
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    I'm in, located in EU will ship to all the places

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    Interested in participating again. Located in the US and willing to ship wherever. I think I tossed out a budget of $50-100 last year?

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    Always interested!
    Located in the EU, willing to ship anywhere.
    Budget within 50-100 sounds good.
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    Interested!

    I am in the US (Pennsylvania) and would prefer to ship domestically, but am flexible and will ship international if we need it to make the pairings work.

    I like the spirit of Mr. Miagi's philosophy about the wish lists, but I also like that it gives you an idea of something that the person will actually play (like, for instance, Japanese foils are really cool and I would be excited to get them, but I personally would likely play them only in my EDH decks). I try to mitigate this by getting some things on their wish list and some creative things to go with them, but I'm interested to see what people think about it.

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    I'm in despite some previous disappointments; within EU but willing to ship overseas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taconaut View Post
    I like the spirit of Mr. Miagi's philosophy about the wish lists, but I also like that it gives you an idea of something that the person will actually play (like, for instance, Japanese foils are really cool and I would be excited to get them, but I personally would likely play them only in my EDH decks). I try to mitigate this by getting some things on their wish list and some creative things to go with them, but I'm interested to see what people think about it.
    Last year any wishlists were PM'd to the organizer so only the eventual Secret Santa would see them.
    Sometimes they were specific cards, sometimes it was broad like anything in Russian. But it kept them off the public thread.
    I think it worked well that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateKing View Post
    Last year any wishlists were PM'd to the organizer so only the eventual Secret Santa would see them.
    Sometimes they were specific cards, sometimes it was broad like anything in Russian. But it kept them off the public thread.
    I think it worked well that way.
    Yeah, call it my lacking creativity or just sucking at gift giving but the list was helpful. Gave me a few different things to send to my recipient that I knew they'd use/enjoy.

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    I am in.

    Canada, but will ship anywhere.

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    Great to see there's some interest and enthusiasm for this. I'll be updating this thread latest tomorrow evening (EU time) with further info on registration, deadlines and other rules/guidelines. In the meantime, keep signing up people!
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