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Secret Shoggoth XI

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Helen

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, 18th November, 2016.

 

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 XI:

  • Gifts must be in the range of $20-25 or £12-15 or so. You can take a chance and get a gift now (which will help with shipping time) but you might run the risk of buying something your Shoggee already has. The decision is yours!
  • 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, 2016.

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:

  • Keep it clean and legal - let's say a PG or 15 rating. So no shipping booze to kids, guns to Britain or lock picks to Canada. Or midget-shoggoth porn to anyone.
  • Contact me if something goes wrong. Again, the sooner I hear from someone the sooner I can fix things.
  • There’s precious 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 get an e-copy of a book to Antarctica much faster than the standard messenger albino penguin.

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!

 

Cheers,

Helen

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Helen

Reserved post for Shoggoths! :8E:

PoC
PaulFricker
AdamAlexander
WinstonP
DrDarkspeed
Fin
Galbraith
Mysterioso
Slartibartfast
Fluffy
Carnage_lee
Lammomedes
gloomhound
Unlikely
Munchezuma
BenMund
Karloff
ClarenceColeman
cthulhubob
Johnny
gladius
Aklo
MikeM
Breon
yockenthwaite
carpocratiam
BrianL
Judgetrev
Marilyse
Chaunton

Talleryrand

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Helen

Reminder: you MUST send me all the info requested. You're not in till your name is on the list above and it won't appear until you send me all the info! Thanks!

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PoC

A short audio promo for Secret Shoggoth XI. :-)

 

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Munchezuma

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

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Karloff

Hiya Helen

 

Trying to send a PM but system is knocking me out. Yes, details unchanged since last year, will resend when system lets me.

 

Also for those of you going to Dragonmeet I'll be there this year. Looking forward to it!

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Helen

Got it!

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CthulhuBob

Dear Secret Shoggoth,

 

I promise I have been very evil.  Based on Helen's suggestion, I will state the two things which interest me the most.

 

Arkham Horror: The Lurker at the Threshold Expansion, or

Arkham Horror: Black Goat of the Woods Expansion.

 

Unnaturally, whatever you choose will send shivers up my tentacles.

 

Fhtagn!

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Galbraith

Dear Secret Shoggoth,

 

I enjoy any sort of gift! In my Amazon wishlist, I have some books and such, but I would also enjoy any Cthulhu or other gaming supplements and material or paraphernalia. I would like to note that I already own much of the recent Golden Goblin Press material (​Crescent City, ​Islands of Ignorance ​- thanks to my Shoggoth last year!) as well as ​Shadows Over Scotland​. However, I would enjoy and appreciate any gift, whether it be handmade or otherwise, larger or smaller, edible or inedible, squamous or rugose, digital or physical. Except Hounds of Tindalos. I don't enjoy Hounds of Tindalos.

 

Best wishes this winter,

 

Matthew

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carpocratian

Are there participants in the U.S.?

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Helen

Yes, lots!

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Aklo

Are there participants in the U.S.?

 

I'll post something more detailed (and festive) shortly, but rest assured carpocratian, there's plenty of North American Shoggoths about this time of year, and we do have a grand old time. ^^

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carpocratian

I'll post something more detailed (and festive) shortly, but rest assured carpocratian, there's plenty of North American Shoggoths about this time of year, and we do have a grand old time. ^^

 

Wonderful!  I'm going to participate (just sent the private message).

 

Thanks!

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Marilyse

Dear secret Shoggoth,

I'll enjoy anything remotely exotic, occult, curious and/or strange that can fit on a shelf.

 

Surprise me!

 

Best season wishes

 

Marilyse

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Breon

Dear Secret Shoggoth,

 

I really enjoy high strangeness -- the weirder, the better. I've recently been on a bit of ancient tome bent, reading all about occult grimoires, both fictional and real. Anything's welcome, though, be it store-bought or handmade.

I also like jazz.

 

Edit: In case you're out of ideas, here are my DriveThruRPG and Amazon.ca wishlists.

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Breon
Except Hounds of Tindalos. I don't enjoy Hounds of Tindalos.

 

I'm with Galbraith on this one: I'm more of a cat guy, personally.

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carpocratian

Dear Secret Shoggoth;

 

I will be happy with anything you send me!  I love surprises and all things Lovecraftian, strange, unusual, or unique.  If you need any ideas, I really enjoy handmade items, props, reference books, old travel guides, old photographs, or anything else I can use in a CoC game.  Really, though, I'm just excited to get anything, whatever it is!

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fluffy

Galbraith aced it, no HoT for me

Surprises, handmade, wierd, seasonal. All Good, but I am allergic to shellfish.

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Mysterioso

Dear Secret Shoggoth:

 

I have been a very good cultist this year. 

 

To spare you the horror of going up against a rival and far more powerful cult, the Postal Service, I've found some PDFs which require no posting and would be particularly squamous at this time of year when the stars are almost right:

 

To tickle the love of Hammer Horror, The Fenworthy Inheritance: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/192842/The-Fenworthy-Inheritance?term=fenworthy&test_epoch=0

 

To have something to go when Pulp Cthulhu arrives, Pulp Egypt: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/89643/Pulp-Egypt

 

Wishing you a most non-Euclidian holiday!

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DrDarkspeed

Dear Secret Shoggoth,

 

I'll happily receive any present you'd like to send, the weirder the better :-)

 

Thanks!

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carpocratian

When do we find out who we are sending a gift to?

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PoC

All relevant dates and deadlines can be found in the first post.

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Breon

When do we find out who we are sending a gift to?

  

I will get details to you about your Secret Shoggoth by end of Friday, 25th November – though I’ll aim for sooner.

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gladius

Dear SS,

Surprise me! I have a lot of CoC stuff, already, though...

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Aklo

Dear Secret Shoggoth,

 

2016 has been a strange and somewhat frightening year, as such I look forward to celebrating its immanent passing with the Yuletide season, and relish our Ghoulish exchange doubly more than I did last year. (or rather the year before) I'm a bookish type as my Amazon list will attest to: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/22NDZ634HL82Q/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2 but while that list may show my interests, rest assured I consider myself a purveyor of all things strange or squamous, and will enjoy any gift your coils can latch upon, be it media or miniature, store bought or home made, something tasty or indeed something with strange tastes.

 

May your Solstice be truly enlightening Secret Shoggoth, and may the season's spirit be with us all!

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