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Telltale Games Forums Secret Santa 2.5 - The Summer-ing LE BIG REVEAL!

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Hello! Welcome again to the Telltale Games Secret Santa Extravaganza (Summer Sale Edition)!
Sometime within the next few weeks, Steam will host it’s annual(ish) Summer Sale, reducing the prices of very nearly every game in its catalog. During the Summer and Winter sales, us here at the Telltale Games forum like to hold a “Secret Santa” event. In this, everyone agrees to buy a gift to a random ‘target’ and to receive a gift from another who signed up to participate.

Basic rules:

Unlike previous competitions, there is no maximum on the amount spent (it is up to your discretion). You must, however, spend at least $2.50 USD. However, to counteract any potential scammers trying to get a free game, we request that anyone who signs up has a join date of April 2012 or earlier. Anyone who joined later will be capable of joining the Winter Santa event.

To Sign Up:

Post in this thread saying you’re in (preferably with your Steam wishlist, so your gifter knows what to buy for you)! Then, please PM user divisionten with the email associated with your Steam account. We're co-running this iteration of the Secret Santa event. Simple as that! The second day of the sale will be when we contact you regarding your targets. Until then, just wait!

List of Participants:
Captain Picard
corruptbiggins
Darth Marsden
der_ketzer
divisionten
flesk
Giant Tope
HelloCthulu
Jake
Jennifer
lovetodo22
Rather Dashing
RingmasterJ5
ted12
TomPravetz

Most importantly, have fun! :) This is a good bit of community interaction that I can speak from experience as having helped me become even better friends with some of those who frequent these parts.

Ribs


PS. Opinion survey: Do you think it should be made immediately known to those who get their gift who their gifter was as soon as it arrives, or should it remain anonymous until the conclusion?

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    Less than 12 hours and you get your target.

  • It's worth nothing that DLC bundles can't be added to your Wishlist, so if you have to buy something for yourself, then you're probably safe with those.

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    All emails sent. Please PM me immediately if you did not get one.

    Thanks and happy gifting!

  • And my gift was bought. Hope the person that gets it is happy with it.

  • I think I've spotted a flaw.

    Say I want to get someone something like Half-Life*. So I go to buy it as a gift, ready to send to division-ten. But it turns out that division-ten already has Half-Life. Which means I can't gift it to her.

    What do I do then?

    *It's not actually Half-Life.

  • @Darth Marsden said: I think I've spotted a flaw.

    Say I want to get someone something like Half-Life*. So I go to buy it as a gift, ready to send to division-ten. But it turns out that division-ten already has Half-Life. Which means I can't gift it to her.

    What do I do then?

    *It's not actually Half-Life.


    If that's an issue, I *believe* the trading system can be used. I think you can trade for extra copies, but not be gifted them.

  • @Rather Dashing said: If that's an issue, I *believe* the trading system can be used. I think you can trade for extra copies, but not be gifted them.

    I certainly hope so. I'd hate to think of poor little Half-Life* sitting in my inventory forever.

    *It's still not actually Half-Life.

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    @Darth Marsden said: I certainly hope so. I'd hate to think of poor little Half-Life* sitting in my inventory forever.

    *It's still not actually Half-Life.

    Buy it as a gift and store in your inventory. I can manage the next step with you tonigt. But it can be done.

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    GUYS GUYS GUYS.

    Somehow I ended up being gifted 2 copies of a game that I thought I only received once for resending. Please send me a PM here as well (since they disappear on Steam after being redeemed) to make sure that I did not screw something up.

    I think Steam actually is the problem, giving me two copies of the game (one of which was already sent to the proper recipient), but I'd like to cover my bases. So do me a favor and PM me here after every game you send so I can keep tally.

    TO EXCEL SPREADSHEETS AWAAAAAAY!

    (Also, 'gag gifts'- that is- really really crappy games that the recipient has no mind wanting like Barbie Horse Adventures- are acceptable but do NOT count towards your $2.50. Feel free to send a joke or two if you so desire. I know I might, to scare my target before hitting him/her with the goods.)

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