Secret Santa 2013
Santa! Thank you for the package that arrived today! I am sorry that I haven't been very good at communicating with you this year--I have been wallowing in sorrow and self-pity since Real Salt Lake lost in the MLS Cup Final.
Your generous gift has lifted my spirits! Thank you for three items. I'm looking forward to trying Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
with my daughter. And the Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 2 – India & Switzerland
and Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Bomber Expansion Pack
will go great with my existing collection. Thank you and Merry Christmas!December 17 - Update for Santa Grogs
Wow! I got my package today and found two games inside--one an unwrapped copy of Amateurs to Arms!
, and another wrapped game. Can't wait to find out what it is! Thank you, Santa Grogs! I am blown away by your generosity. Hope you are repaid in kind. Thanks again!December 10
Thanks for the message, Santa Grogs! I am glad you are feeling better, and I look forward to seeing what you selected. Thanks for being part of Secret Santa this year--I hope you get what you want!Merry Christmas, Secret Santa! (and Wargame Secret Santa!)
Thank you for participating in this year's exchanges! I am excited to see what you come up with. My wishlist is pretty up to date, and I would be happy with anything from it. Some of the 'thinking about it's I'm not sure about, but if you think I'd like one of those, please feel free to get it. I have no problem with gently used games, or even preorders of games (I realize that several of my wants are out of print or not yet printed). I'm participating in the exchanges this year for the fun of it, so getting games out them is a nice bonus. I hope you enjoy your SS experience! Thanks again.
A little about myself: I am a video game designer, working for the Walt Disney Company. I love my job, and I love that we play games at work every day. I grew up with the standard party games, and loved playing the Games Workshop big box games. Unfortunately, I only kept my copy of Space Hulk, so I foresee spending a lot of money to reclaim games that I only want for nostalgic reasons. Oh well...it's only money...and shelf space...and my wife's wrath...2012
Okay, so I was able to get a lot of my collection played, after a frantic end-of-the-year push. My game groups got tired of my 'Quantity over Quality' mantra, so I've decided to slow the pace of new games now. I think 2012 will be 'The Year of the Trade' as I try to whittle my collection down to something more manageable. Feel free to offer a trade for any of my games--who knows? I might get sick of Indonesia (but I probably won't).2011
First of all--thanks again to a great Secret Santa 2010! I am really loving Labyrinth so far, and look forward to another play soon.
2010 (and 2009, and 2008) was the year of buying games. I declare that this year will be the year of playing games! (And also buying games!) Right now I have only played about 55% of my collection. I hope to have that somewhere near 80% by the end of the year. Good luck to me!