GWJ Secret Stan 2018: Who Was That Masked Elf?!

Part the Third has arrived. Big hit Big Hoppa!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE coffee! What a wonderful set of gifts. Thank you so much!

Just wanted to take a moment to tell each and every one of you depraved, scorpion loving reprobrates that I love the hell out of you. Thanks for being the brightest point of my season.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

Bonus gifts 3 and 4 will be delayed. The Link at the post office was out the door.

I can only imagine it looked like this:

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sometimesdee wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

Bonus gifts 3 and 4 will be delayed. The Link at the post office was out the door.

I can only imagine it looked like this:

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trichy wrote:

Just wanted to take a moment to tell each and every one of you depraved, scorpion loving reprobrates that I love the hell out of you. Thanks for being the brightest point of my season.

Thank YOU for orchestrating our joy! Love you to!

SallyNasty wrote:

Kiri! You have done so well(with a little treat from Robear, which has been stolen my my youngest already). I will upload pics later but wow so generous and thoughtful - love it:) Happy Stantening!

I am so happy you like it! Had fun picking out games you could play with the kids. Fluxx remains one of my favorite games. So many variants. Merry Christmas!

Kiri wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

Kiri! You have done so well(with a little treat from Robear, which has been stolen my my youngest already). I will upload pics later but wow so generous and thoughtful - love it:) Happy Stantening!

I am so happy you like it! Had fun picking out games you could play with the kids. Fluxx remains one of my favorite games. So many variants. Merry Christmas!

I need to upload pictures but we have been playing all day. Kids love love loving the boardgame. Also, have had to fight my youngest to keep the little add-on from Ro.

Just to show off my new avatar, courtesy of Pyxistyx!

Methinks I may have to commission an icon from Saga as well...

Many thanks to My secret Stanta who while I'm waiting for their package to arrive, donated £20 to Mermaids. Which was very nice of them (Mermaids is a charity dedicated to raising awareness of and helping Trans and gender non conforming kids get the support they need in the UK).

I worried that I had not given my Stanta enough to go on - just a vague list of things I like - but Yoreel hit it out of the park!

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I can't believe I didn't own the Hyrule Historia yet (well, aside from the digital copy... on my Wii U... everybody's favorite e-book device). Zelda was my first ever game and remains near and dear to my heart - we immediately cracked this one open to see all the cool concept art.

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I'm excited to spend more time with the crew of the Normandy in a new and relaxing way. Just debating whether to stick to the canonical color schemes or not...

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Things were a little chaotic when we brought the box in and we missed snapping a pic of it passing inspection, so here's Ellie wondering why I put a book in front of her very good lounging spot. Thanks Yoreel!

Woo-hoo!!

Thanks Farley!!

Image with mudbunny's full address redacted ~dee

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Some wonderful presents arrived from Dr. Incurable - Sammie was curious about the cabinet of curiosities:
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All that, and there's more coming? Knocked. Out. Of. The. Park!

A package from McIrish(?)* arrived this morning. Many thanks

* I could be wrong. A little French bird is casting doubt on my investigation skills! (also i double checked and the real world name doesn't match. Never employ me as a detective, is the point :P)

A big pil o' Irish...

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I feel this is karmic revenge for all the Scottish stuff I stick in my secondary packages the last couple of years!

And a very nice wooly scarf, which given the temperature outside is certainly well timed!

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Thanks again And for the donation yesterday!

It appears my gift may not arrive in time. It seems to have stalled in UK customs. Sorry Stantee, I hope you have a great day...

Dearest Stanta, I'll be away from home later today until the 26th. So if your package arrives and you don't hear from me right away, that's why!

Certis wrote:

Dearest Stanta, I'll be away from home later today until the 26th. So if your package arrives and you don't hear from me right away, that's why!

Samesies! Out of town til the 26th, but I surely anticipate whenever I may receive it.

Oh, man...some shambling yeti of a goodjer just ding-dong-ditched me and left a surprise package of goodness on my doorstep. I tried to catch you, but you were too swift! I may console myself by posting the Nest cam footage of you running away! Unboxing to follow soon.

bighoppa wrote:

Oh, man...some shambling yeti of a goodjer just ding-dong-ditched me and left a surprise package of goodness on my doorstep. I tried to catch you, but you were too swift! I may console myself by posting the Nest cam footage of you running away! Unboxing to follow soon.

Quoted for epic post!

I've not been a good Stantee, I've been meaning to post updates to the mysterious postcard I received earlier. On or around Wednesday of last week, these postcards showed up in the mail:

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At this point I have no idea what's going on, but my Stanta made me laugh a lot!

So, it was on or about the same day that I finalized my gift and got it on the way to my Stantee, hopefully to have been delivered by now...so I decided to open the envelopes that had arrived previously:

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Ok, good game, Stanta! Much curiosity and suspense! Today, I received a package from a reputable shipper:

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I'm thinking of waiting to open it until Christmas morning. I'll post another update when I do. Until then, Stanta, your cleverness and thoughtfulness* has made my holiday season so much more special! Thank you!!

*I mean, that krampus might have to be my Christmas avatar next year. Naughty kids indeed.

Big up the man like mcirish for his appetizer of indie roguelikes an' ting I've had my eye on on Steam:

Darkest Dungeon®
For The King
EVERSPACE™

I am informed (and have no reason to doubt) that additional physical generosities are en route. Evidence of which shall be provided here at such time.

Thankyou mcirish, and a very happy Christmas to you.

SillyRabbit wrote:

I've not been a good Stantee, I've been meaning to post updates to the mysterious postcard I received earlier. On or around Wednesday of last week, these postcards showed up in the mail:

Stanta got you a NYC parking ticket? Holy crap, I'm sorry!

SillyRabbit wrote:

I'm thinking of waiting to open it until Christmas morning. I'll post another update when I do. Until then, Stanta, your cleverness and thoughtfulness* has made my holiday season so much more special! Thank you!!

It's always nice to see Gift givers putting so much time and effort into making their gifts really fun and unique! It's what makes this idea special every year!

Also, kicking myself I didn't think of that Stanazon thing myself.

*

Oh, btw, SillyRabbit I left you a xmas-updated avatar in the avatar thread a week or so ago - not sure if you went back there to see it?

Hey mcirish, Darkest Dungeon is awesome.

Maq wrote:

Hey mcirish, Darkest Dungeon is awesome.

It really is! Some of the popular mods are extra character archetypes that are also wicked cool!

pyxistyx wrote:

Oh, btw, SillyRabbit I left you a xmas-updated avatar in the avatar thread a week or so ago - not sure if you went back there to see it?

OMG! I didn't see it. And I've been coveting the others! Thank you in advance, I'm going there now!

eta: Christmasfied! Thank you, Saga!

no problem

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SOMEBODY MADE AMANDA A QR CODE SCAVANGER HUNT FOR CHRISTMAS.

that sounds really cool :O

Dear Santa Rabbit,

Thank you for the AWESOME gifts!
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Jimmy Corrigan - I've never heard of this before, but I will be reading it with great interest.
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Indulgence - as I understand it, this is a game but without the 'video' part? It seems like a weird concept. I look forward to trying it!
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Pac-Man candy!
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Unlock - Escape Adventures - can't wait to try this one, I love escape room games, and I have a bunch of family over, so this is perfect.

And now, the pièce de résistance...
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A bottle of Undertow Vigor, from Bioshock Infinite, limited edition! I love the game, and this was absolutely a fantastic gift. My wife loves the Chtulhu-esque aesthetic of it, too, so that's a bonus. My face lit up like, well, a kid at Christmas, when I saw it. Thank you so much! This was absolutely an awesome, fantastic present.

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Here it is, pride of place next to my Corvo mask from Dishonored 2, and my Mass Effect shot glasses. You're the best, Mr. Murdoch!