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 Post subject: Grixmas 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-27 10:26 am 
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Grixmas 2019



Timeline:
    End of sign-up: (last date to PM your name for participation)
      23 Oct 19
    Verify Contact Data: (Last date to PM your contact information - because, inevitably, people will not include all 5 required items...)
      26 Oct 19
    Send Victim Names: (date by which you will receive a PM with instructions and your victim's name)
      28 Oct 19
    Package Send by: (All packages must be sent by this date)
      7 Dec 19


I am running a seasonal power exchange, where people will get a random Magic: the Gathering card from their secret Elder Dragon (I love when they give up their power so easily). If you are interested in receiving (and giving, though it is the receiving season) a card then you must PM me.

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Your registration PM must include the following (Notes 1-3 are NOT optional, use N/A as needed):
(all five are required for each participant, follow instructions or be denied participation in my Grixmas Ceremony. I highly recommend you copy/paste the below into the PM and fill in all fields.)
    Name
    Address
    Additional Contact see Note 1
    Limiting Information see Note 2
    Regional Information see Note 3

I also require a PM to be sent within 48hrs when a package is sent or received. Tracking is not required but is highly encouraged (especially since, for US residents, flat rate Priority mail comes with free tracking and $50 of free insurance). If used, the tracking information should be in the "Package sent" PM as well. For international packages, you must submit the Customs label number (usually in the format "AA########AA" where the final two letters are the two letter code for the country of origin. Many int'l customs numbers that also have a barcode will function as tracking as well (for US senders, you must use the large white Customs form (2976-A) for the customs number to function as a tracking number in participating countries. It will always track until departing the US).

* Failure to PM your contact information by the deadline will preclude inclusion in this season's event.
* Failure to Communicate and/or follow directions (e.g. PM package information when you send or receive) will prevent participation in next year's program. You have been warned.
* Failure to post receipt - When you receive your package, after sending me the confirmation PM, you should post to the thread how awesome (or aweful) your package was. Include pictures. These posts are what enable people to vote for the season ending gifts (if you would like to win, and who doesn't, then your victim will have needed a compelling post about how great you are. Show the person sending to you the same courtesy. If you can't host your pictures, we can coordinate for you to email them to me (or my slave, if any) and we will host them and send you the link to add to your receive post. Failure to include pictures won't get you a one year ban (it just makes you a bad forumite) but failure to post to the thread that you have received the package will.
- It is highly recommended that you take a picture of your package contents before sending. This allows redress should a parcel be lost in the mail (you need contents lists and photos for them to look for the package, at least for US Mail) and it also allows me to request contents pictures should the recipient be unable to post pictures upon receipt of the package.

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Please feel free to post a 'requests' post with the type of cards that you would be most excited about getting (remember, you're not going to get a Black Lotus so keep it realistic and remember these are requests, you are not guaranteed to get any of them). Because I always encourage the defacement of property, alters are always encouraged; especially "sharpy" based alters. Previously successful request schema include:

    Linking a decklist from which options may be chosen (if you reference a deck... Link it! If you need an excel sheet to autocard your deck list for posting, PM me.)
    Altered/Promo versions of Generals being played
    Alter Requests - Specific card(s) (something like "Altered Evolving Wilds" - Segrus' request)
    Alter Requests - Specific theme (something like "any card altered to a 'Pokemon theme'" - Sid's Request)
    Cards signed by the sender
    Interesting Generals (altered or not)
    Old cards that would not see printing now (abilities out of rarity or color like Sindbad, odd effects like Balduvian Shaman)
    Tribal - Cards for a specific creature type or enabling tribal strategies (e.g. Spiders - Gurgi's request)
    Tokens (normal, altered, store promo or home-made)

This is an EDH forum so EDH staples are probably the best type of card to send. Also altered or signed versions of cards help make your gift unique.

Changes to what you are wishing for should be made by updating the original request post only (since that post will be linked to your name on the next post). Also, PM me and/or post in the thread that you have updated your request information, especially if changes are made after your information is updated to Post 2 below.

The second post of this thread will have all information summarized and linked by participant, once participants are confirmed. (see Grixmas 2018 Summary for an example)

Note 1 wrote:

Participation requires that you supply an email address. The point is that I need some way other than Forum PM to contact you should plans drastically change with minimal notice. This is not shared at large, only I (and my Slave, if any) will have access, and only for emergency contact.


Note 2 wrote:

If you will be away from the registration address provided for greater than 48 hours between 1 Dec 2019 and 15 Jan 2020, please provide that information.
Reasons may include (but are not limited to) Vacation, Holiday Travel, Business Travel, Moving, and being too lazy to check your mail regularly (this, unfortunately, has happened). Otherwise, please put N/A in the registration if there is no planned "away time." Should that change, notify me as soon as possible so arrangements can be made regarding delivery.


Note 3 wrote:

If your participation is limited by region, include what region (Country(ies), Continent(s), Region(s)) to which you are willing to send. If you have no problems victimizing anyone, put N/A or Global. If I cannot pair somebody with a regional limitation, I will PM them back and we can discuss options.
Regions are generally: CONUS, North America, Europe or some combination of those.



Golden Rule: I can work with you on most circumstances, but the unforgivable offenses are failure to communicate and failure to follow instructions.

I am accepting donations early for the program (rather than waiting until Murphy strikes). Your options, should you choose to donate, are:

- Mail a single card, personally altered and signed (good or bad, but not professionally altered unless you are the professional). The card should be from an EDH Pre-con -or- less than $1 (or local currency)
-- For those who wish to donate but shipping is prohibitive, I will send a SASE (or equivilent, if possible) for you to send the donation. PM for details.
- For those that prefer monetary donations, PM for my Paypal or other options. This will mostly go towards SASE coverage for card donations and shipping of prizes.

PM for address information before sending a donation.

Cards received will first be used to cover any packages that are lost to the mail. The goal is to have a bank of cards before any packages are lost, so there is no waiting time for donations to replace lost packages. All the remaining donations will be used for the season closing vote on most seasonal/appropriate gift.


PM if you have any questions, or ask in the thread.

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You didn't really expect me to wear white, did you?

Grixmas 2012 | Grixmas 2013 | Grixmas 2014 | Grixmas 2015 | Grixmas 2016 | Grixmas 2017 | Grixmas 2018 | Grixmas 2019


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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas is Coming
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-27 10:26 am 
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Number of Participants: 12

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Senders and receivers should watch their respective summaries, so they can see when a package is

coming toward them (receiver) and when it arrived (sender). Senders can also reference summaries

for gift ideas (demands).

Package Sent: <Date> (This is the date the package sent to Example was shipped)
Tracking Number: <Date> (Tracking for the package sent to Example)
Package Received: <Date> (This is the date Example reported the package as received)

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Wishes:
- Older Legendary creatures that are 2+ colors (like Asmira, Holy Avenger)
- Planewalkers that can be Commanders (like Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath).
- I am a big fan of Grixis flavored alters
- My favorite colors are W/U/B.
- If you want to help me flesh out a Giant tribal deck helmed by Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas that would be good too!

References:
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Kalemne Current decklist/cardpool


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You didn't really expect me to wear white, did you?

Grixmas 2012 | Grixmas 2013 | Grixmas 2014 | Grixmas 2015 | Grixmas 2016 | Grixmas 2017 | Grixmas 2018 | Grixmas 2019


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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas is Coming
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-27 10:27 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas is Coming
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-27 12:00 pm 
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Pretty excited about this every year. Sign me up!

I am looking for Older Legendary creatures that are 2+ colors (like Asmira, Holy Avenger) or Planewalkers that can be Commanders (like Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath). I am a big fan of Grixmas flavored alters, and my favorite colors are W/U/B. If you want to help me flesh out a Giant tribal deck helmed by Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas that would be good too!

Link to Giant Tribal deck: http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=19270

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The usual answer is "the social contract", but I guess that is not what you are looking for. Try house rules.


With perfect mana, reasonable removal, disruption, and card advantage, we're back to pitchforks and torches. And it's about to get worse for those who do not enjoy the game as Richard Garfield intended, playing as few win conditions as possible and prompting concession after all hopes (and spells) are lost. - Shaheen Soorani


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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas is Coming
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-27 1:48 pm 
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The hype is real. Count me in.

Let's see... deman...er... requests...

I've been running a zombie token deck, led by Varina... no points for originality, to be sure, but it's a ton of fun. I didn't get to buy the C2019 decks, and I could really use Bone Miser - it's pretty much tailor-made for Varina.

What else?... I could use an extra Illusionist's Bracers for my new Grafwidow deck.

Beyond that, be creative.

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas is Coming
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-27 11:32 pm 
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I am in.



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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-28 12:57 am 

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This year, as every year, I am in.

(Will update this post with request information once I have determined what I'd like).

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Daretti, Scrap Savant (Red Artefacts).
Rubinia Soulsinger (Bant Polymorphs).
Kess, Dissident Mage (Grixis Treasure).
Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper (Jund Apostles).
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil (Naya Midrange).
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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-28 3:22 am 
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I’m in

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas is Coming
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-29 3:45 pm 
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Inkeyes22 wrote:
I am a big fan of Grixis flavored alters


I assume you mean the Grixmas flavor? The one where I sharpie everything into a Grixmas tree?

In other words, I have little reason not to be in. I'll start painting.

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas is Coming
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-29 10:50 pm 
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Shabbaman wrote:
Inkeyes22 wrote:
I am a big fan of Grixis flavored alters


I assume you mean the Grixmas flavor? The one where I sharpie everything into a Grixmas tree?


Opps, yeah... Grixis flavored alters would be very different. Lots of zombies I would assume?

I mean Grixis is probably my 4rd favorite 3c group. Esper, Jeskai, and Mardu are my top 3 in case anybody cares. Pretty much Green is my least favorite color of Magic.

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Shabbaman wrote:
The usual answer is "the social contract", but I guess that is not what you are looking for. Try house rules.


With perfect mana, reasonable removal, disruption, and card advantage, we're back to pitchforks and torches. And it's about to get worse for those who do not enjoy the game as Richard Garfield intended, playing as few win conditions as possible and prompting concession after all hopes (and spells) are lost. - Shaheen Soorani


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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-29 10:55 pm 
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Is it too late?
The message from the EDH forums got thrown into junk, even though I have it whitelisted. >_<
Will supply contact info if approved. I don't want to miss this!

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Radha, Heir to Keld - All white-bordered!
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent - cEDH discard/attrition.
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A Denying Wind.
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Nissa, Vastwoord Seer - Ramp ramp ramp into Ugin+Painter's Servant.
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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2019
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CrazyPierre wrote:
Is it too late?
The message from the EDH forums got thrown into junk, even though I have it whitelisted. >_<
Will supply contact info if approved. I don't want to miss this!


Quoted for the reading-impaired:

St. Nic Bolas wrote:
Grixmas 2019

Timeline:
    End of sign-up: (last date to PM your name for participation)
      23 Oct 19
    Verify Contact Data: (Last date to PM your contact information - because, inevitably, people will not include all 5 required items...)
      26 Oct 19
    Send Victim Names: (date by which you will receive a PM with instructions and your victim's name)
      28 Oct 19
    Package Send by: (All packages must be sent by this date)
      7 Dec 19



Only three actual registrations so far. Everybody, please remember your first post in this thread is where I will link your demands summary (assuming you eventually register).

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Grixmas 2012 | Grixmas 2013 | Grixmas 2014 | Grixmas 2015 | Grixmas 2016 | Grixmas 2017 | Grixmas 2018 | Grixmas 2019


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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Oct-08 7:55 pm 
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Five participants registered

Two weeks remain.

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2019
AgePosted: 2019-Oct-09 7:56 pm 
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I'm in. :)

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I'm in too


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