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    Unofficial RPS Secret Santas of the Luftwaffle

    After spending a year on hiatus, Secret Santa is back with a vengeance. If there is such a thing such as giving a gift vengefully.
    The setup is simple: you sign up, you are assigned a target and you pick a nice game for that person, while another one does the same with you. Obviously, you may want to choose a gift the recipient will genuinely enjoy. That means no Bad Rats or other joke games - unless you know they're into that kind of stuff. Also, no keys.
    The value of the gift should be about 10$// and can consist of multiple games.

    Sign up ends on the 22nd December while the time window for gifting is from 24th to 31th December.
    Please only sign up if you're serious. Nothing sucks more than being forgotten on Christmas. There were no such incidents last time so I'm positive all will go well!

    If there's any questions or ideas, feel free to ask.


    This is an unofficial community event and not endorsed by the RPS staff. By the community, for the community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthile View Post
    After spending a year on hiatus, Secret Santa is back with a vengeance. If there is such a thing such as giving a gift vengefully.
    Oh, there definitely is!


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    Mmmyesh. I think I can go for this. However, warn whoever gets me to -check- using the steam store if I already have said game ahead of time (I have a lot of games) . I take it gifting via Humble is permitted?

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    I'm in.

    Do we to provide any details or owt?
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    Oh and Fuzzy - maybe just ensure your Steam Wishlist is up-to-date? That way it's clear the game isn't in your library already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krathor View Post
    Oh and Fuzzy - maybe just ensure your Steam Wishlist is up-to-date? That way it's clear the game isn't in your library already.
    My wishlist is barely organised chaos. I shall see if I can tame it :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krathor View Post
    Oh and Fuzzy - maybe just ensure your Steam Wishlist is up-to-date? That way it's clear the game isn't in your library already.
    Keeping the WL for an event like this is sure to be good advice. There should be no worries about the games being already owned though, whenever a game is bought on Steam or a key is activated, it is automatically removed from the wishlist.

    OTOH, I imagine it would be possible for the recipient to receive the game as a gift outside of the event, or even to buy it for themselves, if their Secret Santa does the shopping in advance.

    Also, in the aftermath of Steam's discovery queue, huge wishlists aren't uncommon, so maybe asking participants to limit the scope to a certain number of top spots could be a good idea.
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    No keys means send a steam gift instead?

    I currently have games on my wishlist that I've now got via GOG and some bundle keys I've not activated yet, so I'd need to prune before joining in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alms View Post
    Keeping the WL for an event like this is sure to be good advice. There should be no worries about the games being already owned though, whenever a game is bought on Steam or a key is activated, it is automatically removed from the wishlist.
    Be warned though: it is possible that another version of a game stays in the wishlist (for example if you wishlist the complete edition of a game, but buy just the base game).
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    Quote Originally Posted by L_No View Post
    Be warned though: it is possible that another version of a game stays in the wishlist (for example if you wishlist the complete edition of a game, but buy just the base game).
    Good point, I usually find myself facing another problem, though: the devs set things up weirdly and only the base game can be wishlisted.

    One such instance is Life Is Strange, originally only Episode 1 could be added; after that became free, subsequent episodes became available on the store-front individually, and can be wishlisted that way. To this day, there is no one-click solution for the Complete Season.
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    I'll be dropping out of this due to personal reasons. Hope that Secret Santa takes off anyway!
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    No keys means send a steam gift instead?
    I'll repeat the question above.

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    Yes, I think it does.

    Unless there's another way to transfer games between Steam accounts.
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    Alright. My wishlist has been shaken down and is ready. The top 10 is what you're looking at in terms of the secret santa pool.

    Everything else is chaos and madness and seeking Mr. Eaten's name. We all know what happens to those people.

    I will be prepared. Be ready children. For I am Mr. Sacks of Fallen London, I bring presents​, and no, smartypants, I will not accept your regards this time around. HO HO HO.

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    I'm in as well.

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    My wishlist is more or less in order, but I'll be happy to receive anything from it. I've also figured out how to buy stuff without the PC client, so I'm in!

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    Do we need to know people's steam ID? Mines the same as my username here.

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    Yeah, we'll need Steam profiles from everyone who participates. Steam is down at the moment, unfortunately.
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    I'm not involved in any form, so in case this helps, please delete otherwise; guaranteed to be correct:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatFuzzyTiger View Post
    This has a very high likelihood to be our Lukasz based on details publicly shared. I couldn't reliably identify GameCat, though.
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