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[Idea] Pokémon Trainer - Secret Santa

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    Diehl As consistent as a Honda engine Staff Member Section Mod Pokémon Trainer

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    Hello trainers!

    The Christmas is coming... In three months. But today I randomly remembered of a traditional Christmas "game", popular in many countries around the world, the Secret Santa.

    From Wikipedia.
    So I was thinking... We could do it here, at Pokémon Trainer!
    We have a small but *fabulous* group of members, and I think we could have some fun doing this. ^-^

    But, Diehl, how could we send gifts if we live so far away one from the others?
    We would give "digital" gifts to our Secret Santa! ^-^

    In a old brazilian forum that I used to be member, people made a Secret Santa game where the gifts were form assets, like avatars or signature banners. And the cool thing starts now, cause you'd have to analyze the profile/posts of your Secret Santa to figure out what kind of avatar/signature banner would like.

    But, Diehl, I'm a terrible artist, my Secret Santa would hate my gift! ='(
    Well, I'm bad artist too, but is the intent that worths, isn't it?


    Another idea that I had was... Steam.
    Everyone here as a Steam account, I guess... So, we could establish a maximum price, and give steam keys to our Secret Santas, again having to figure out what game our Secret Santa would like.


    So what do you think? Would you like to take part on this?
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    I really like your idea!
    I joined a Secret Santa in 2014 (about Nuzlockes XD) and it was really fun so I decided to join again this year but I never thought about doing one here XDD
    but how it will work? Someone will send you a note with what he/she want and you will collect all the notes and after that send notes to who joined with what he/she has to do?
    For example, in the Nazlocke group if you join you have to wrote a wish-list (Artists are paired with artists, and writers are paired with writers) and the admin collect the notest and send you the one you have to make the gift... you complete the work before a deadline you submit it.

    So you will pair artist with artists and so on? If yes I think I will join with the avatars + blend (signature banners) or a drawing :yesyes:
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    I think the only thing the person who wants to take part in this Secret Santa would have to do is come to this thread (or the new thread we make) and say "I wanna join".

    I'll try to find a tool to make a automatic sorting to us, because on of the fun parts of the Secret Santa, is not knowing who is the Secret Santa of the other persons.

    About the gifts, well, when we have a good number of people interested in take part of this, we can make a poll to decide what kind of gifts we are going to use. If we choose digital arts, I think you're free to make whatever you want... A avatar, or a drawing (it means the person who have you his/her Secret Santa'll be lucky, or at least luckier than the my one, as I can't draw anything xD).

    In the forums I told before, they made something really "strict", the person who receives the gift should say what he/she want to receive (for example, I want a Virizion signature banner) and all the Secret Santa had to do is make something based on the request. Of course it has a good point, you won't receive a signature banner of a Pokémon/Character that you hate, but personally, I think it takes away one of the funny parts of the game, that is try to figure out what your Secret Santa would like to receive.
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    I think that's the first thing to decide :yeahyeah: or ask those who are interested what they prefer so we can make 2-3 groups (artist and artists, writers and writers, steam keys with steam keys)...
    But let's hear from others that will join :yesyes:

    That's the usual thing they do (I think) to make the gift fair :yeahyeah:
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    Sounds like fun I've never done Secret Santa before...
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    Yeah... We can do this here if you all want, as I can say "Surprise me" to my Secret Santa if I want, I guess. asd
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    Well, let's wait and see what the others wants to Do (for now me, you and @Shinso Vampire Nagato )
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    Yeah, we still have two long months (even a bit more) to discuss about it. :hi:
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    I'd love to participate in this! Sounds fun!!
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    I can make signatures or avatars or write a heartfelt poem? (is my special talent)
    I would be stoked to join this btw guys!
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    Yes, you can! :yeahyeah:

    Well, at least I guess that, unless we have a big change, we are going to choose "fan works" (avatars, signatures, fanfics... or poems, why not?) as the gifts we'll be giving to out Secret Santas.
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    So for now the ones that joined are:
    - Diehl
    - May
    - Shinso Vampire Nagato (?)
    - unownzone
    - Hilda White

    @Diehl : do you want that we create a notice with a link to this thread?
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    If you think that it could be useful, let's do it! asd
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    UP!

    Well, I haven't any new ideas about our secret santa (are you still interested on taking part on it?), but... I found a tool to make our sorting.
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    Oh that's good news!! XD

    If we already have the tool, why don't we just sort our partners early?
    Are we waiting for more participants?
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    That's a good question...

    @Hilda White (Yeah, I didn't gave up of your participation here bro), @May, @Shinso Vampire Nagato, what do you think? Should we sort this right now, or should we wait a little more?
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    I'm sorry I don't know if I can participate...Unfortunately I am broke...Not a bit of cash left...And I don't know if there's anything else I could offer since I don't have Photoshop anymore and I'm not too comfortable with Sony Vegas yet to make an AMV for anyone (I'm still willing to try though)....
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    Well, I think the point of all this getting done online is to make it possible to do the secret santa without spending any money. So don't worry if you're broke! I'm sure we all would appreciate any kind of creative work as a gift. I think some examples I read were poems and stories, so I think anything could work :yesyes:
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    Diehl As consistent as a Honda engine Staff Member Section Mod Pokémon Trainer

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    Too bad. =(
    Hope the things turn better to you. But...

    @unownzone is right. As him and me told above, is the intention that worth, isn't it? I'll be happy with any gift I receive, because, even it isn't the greatest thing I ever see, the fact that someone made it for me is cool enough to make me happy. :yesyes:
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