It's time for Secret Shoggoth!
If you want to be involved, please send me a Private Message with the following info (don't just message me saying "I'm in" - I need the details!):
What is needed from you:
- Your name (real and user name)
- Your address
- Where you would be willing to send a gift to – just your own country, own continent or anywhere. There's enough people involved that if you don't want to send something abroad, or can't afford it, that’s fine.
- Whether you’re happy to receive a hand-made gift or if it would make you summon a Byakhee in rage.
- Whether you might make something hand crafted (this isn't a commitment it’s just that if it's a possibility I need to know so I don't match you with someone who doesn't want that).
- The address of any wish lists (e.g. Amazon) that you have.
I'll post in the next message a list of people taking part. Please give me three days to get the info up before messaging me again to say you're not there. I'll aim to respond to your original PM so you know I've got you on my list.
Please sign up by midnight GMT on Friday, 17th November, 2017.
I will get details to you about your Secret Shoggoth by end of Friday, 25th November – though I'll aim for sooner. Gifts should be sent by end of Friday, 9th December so shop early if you’re sending far away! If there are any problems please message me so I know you haven't lost your sanity by accidentally reading a dusty tome in the second-hand book shop.
Rules for Secret Shoggoth XII:
- Gifts must be in the range of $20-25 or £12-15 or so.
- Costs of the gift are before shipping.
- DO NOT JOIN IF YOU WANT A SPECIFIC GIFT. You might not get it.
- You must message me when you have sent your gift.
- You must message me when you have received your gift.
- Post a thank you in the forthcoming “Thank you Secret Shoggoth” thread - even if you don't love it. Let's be polite.
- You must have been a registered user of the site on or before the 31st October, 2017.
Please note that if I don't hear from you when you have sent and received you might not be allowed to take part in any future Secret Shoggoth events, especially for repeat offenders. One or two are already on the naughty list... (Sorry to nag but things run so much easier if you talk to me!)
Please note the following advice:
- Please keep it clean and legal - let's say a PG or 15 rating, so no shipping guns to Britain or lock picks to Canada; or indiscrete shoggoth pics to anyone.
- Contact me if something goes wrong. Again, the sooner I hear from someone the sooner I can fix things.
- There's little anyone can do to you if you don’t send a gift. But we're Yoggies and above that kind of thing.
- The gifts don’t have to have anything to do with Cthulhu.
- Those who live in far flung and fantastic locations may find it extra good to post a short list of electronic things they lust after. Sites like DriveThruRPG will be happy to send an e-copy of a book to Antarctica much faster than the standard albino penguin.
- [Update] Please mark your gift "YSDC Secret Shoggoth" - so your recipient knows where it's from!
Finally, it's worth a post here telling your Secret Shoggoth what you'd like and what you don't want. No guarantees but it might help!