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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-12 3:14 pm 

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moraff wrote:
A great gift and thank you out to who sent it. = ) (I seem to have misplaced the envelope, and the letter was signed Bolas...)

I was the one who got Bolas's limited power of attorney for sending you gifts; glad you liked it! Any luck figuring out to upload the pictures? I should have taken pics before I packed them up, but didn't think of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-12 6:46 pm 
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JJackson wrote:
moraff wrote:
A great gift and thank you out to who sent it. = ) (I seem to have misplaced the envelope, and the letter was signed Bolas...)

I was the one who got Bolas's limited power of attorney for sending you gifts; glad you liked it! Any luck figuring out to upload the pictures? I should have taken pics before I packed them up, but didn't think of it.


Not a problem, I got it figured out. Edited my post accordingly. = )

Here is a link back to the post:

Link to post

Link to Photo Album

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-13 10:54 am 
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moraff wrote:
Not a problem, I got it figured out. Edited my post accordingly.


Thanks.

UPDATE

16 of 18 Packages Sent (PMs and Emails sent to final two)

13 of 18 Packages received, Celerus, Zimagic and CrazyPierre please continue to watch your mailboxes.

3 Received packages still have no contents/pictures posted.

3 Donations received.

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-15 10:25 am 
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Got mine today from Willbendner! :o Will open later to reveal contents (always hectic around house for holidays) and let you know after (and post a pic later!

Holy cow. I wish I could describe these adequately...
There's an excellently typed out note:
"To whom it may concern:
"My Lord Bolas has demanded that I enclose a gift that you may find of interest. I hope these packs of cards are of adequate interest to your sensibilities. If not, you may use the enclosed coin to exchange for a gift of your preference upon any of the realms loyal to Lord Bolas.

Fideliter in nomino Bolas,
Willbender."

Enclosed is a coin that I can't adequately describe, so I won't.
There are also two stylized booster packs...one has Magic the Gathering Grixmas 2015 with a "Slave of Bolas" stylization while the other has Horobi, Grixmas' Wail with an image of Horobi with a Santa hat...

Oooh my lord. Thank you so much. I will open these at my friend's house, VERY carefully.
Wow.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-15 8:00 pm 

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To whoever sent me something from Jacksonville: The parcel is on the way, it's gone from Jacksonville to Miami to OPA Locka in 7 days. I was kinda hoping that it would get to this side of the ocean before I fly back home for the holidays but that's prettly doubtful now. But don't worry, it's moving, I'm keeping an eye out and when I get back just before New Years it should be sitting there waiting for me. Really looking forward to it!

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-15 10:52 pm 
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zimagic wrote:
To whoever sent me something from Jacksonville: The parcel is on the way, it's gone from Jacksonville to Miami to OPA Locka in 7 days. I was kinda hoping that it would get to this side of the ocean before I fly back home for the holidays but that's prettly doubtful now. But don't worry, it's moving, I'm keeping an eye out and when I get back just before New Years it should be sitting there waiting for me. Really looking forward to it!


Here's hoping Magic happens and it gets there soon. Wonder what the delay in FL was all about.

-Nic

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-17 3:36 pm 
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I finally had time to post pics of my Grixmas gift. Thanks so much Moraff. I can't wait to show them off at my LGS. Happy Holidays *<:-)

My Grixmas gift

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AgePosted: 2015-Dec-18 2:49 am 
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Donation Box contents are posted on page 1. After Grixmas i will add the rules and open the voting (prize contents may change if any makeup parcels must be created and sent).

As always participants will not be able to vote for the package they sent or received. If you loved what you received, it will be hard for it to get votes if you haven't posted your pictures.*

Also...

Don't forget to PM this address when you receive the package, either. PM history is how we track everyone's status; so if you have received and not sent a PM with the date that you got your hands on the loot, you are wrong.

2 Packages not sent

At least 1 package still in transit, 4 more in doubt due to missing PMs or images.


* As always, let me know if you need to email pictures to me for help in uploading and posting the images.

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-18 3:10 am 

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So the parcel is still in transit. First chance I'll get to post that it has arrived will be Wednesday 30/12. Looking forward to it. Happy Holidays everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-20 1:26 am 
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Updated my OP. So much stuff for my Horobi deck, dear lord. The Grixmas alters were, of course, superb! :D

Commend update now that I have five minutes to myself.
The Horobi package had everything I could hope for. Dauthi Embrace is impossible to find around here, I had totally forgotten about cards like Erzatz Gnomes and Serrated Biskelion (who was a house in limited in the day) and the Oasis is an awesome, awesome touch.

The package of alters and so on was fantastic. A friend of mine wanted the camel so I had to donate it to him, because awesome. The Cuombajj Witches are already in my Horobi deck. Just a great overall package, merci!

:mrgreen:

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Nissa, Vastwoord Seer - Ramp ramp ramp into Ugin+Painter's Servant.
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AgePosted: 2015-Dec-21 12:06 pm 
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With everyone's parcels mostly received, I've decided to blow some dust off an old Tome I have laying around... though the thing with Rune Ink is it will sometimes change, so if you've heard this one before, you may want to listen carefully to be sure...

....

Twas the week before Grixmas, when all through the plane
The U.S. presidential debates were driving us insane.
The streets were all empty, the looters gone home,
Taking away televisions, game systems and the newest cell phone.

Players of Commander were barricaded in their homes,
Nestled with families, their decks beholden like tomes.
Toiled over endlessly, adding pet cards and foils to behold,
So they could then do battle, with Nicol Bolas, the Overlord.

When out in the distance, they heard the alarm,
The Eldrazi were coming , with a new Ulamog.
It wasn’t comets, volcanoes or the oceans overflowed,
Instead this disaster, was the Zendikar Horde!

The beasts came forward in herds of mindless drones,
But we expected the sounds of shamblers on the old cobble stones.
We stealed our resolve, the fight hoping to avoid,
But then we realized they attacked with devoid.

They slithered and flew, and through our minds they did pry
The tauntings of Kozi, Emeria, and Ula made our sanity cry
We readied our decks, and took our meager three turns,
And then prepared for our hardest fight as the world burns.

We fought for several ages, as they came out in force,
And then realized we were weak, and needed reinforced.
We gained two more in number, my wife and I
And then looked on in horror as more filled the night sky.

The horde continued on to lash, stab and claw,
And then our hearts sank, at the next thing we saw.
We heard the trumpets of the halloed angels as they joined the fray
Alongside the Ob-Nixilis the Demon, on this dark dreary day.

The very winds themselves shifted in their favor,
And as the last of our defenses fell, the enemy did savor
And after making sure the whole town was in flames,
The horde turned to the West, and continued their games.

They then left us alone, to die in the fires and the ash,
I knew what I must do, and I had to do it fast.
I grabbed pen and paper, and wrote out in haste,
A warning, as a missive, and sent it to that place.

Hoping that supplies would reach them in one piece.
So the death blow could be delivered, to those retched beasts.
I sent the package out, and told the delivery person post haste,
For the package they carried, could save the human race.

Then the Overlord Bolas, arose with his wings spread across,
Content in his feeling, that it was in fact our loss.
He then flew behind his horde ,towards their next target to arrive
Merry Grixmas Human race, or at least to what has survived.

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-21 2:27 pm 
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moraff wrote:
With everyone's parcels mostly received, I've decided to blow some dust off an old Tome I have laying around... though the thing with Rune Ink is it will sometimes change, so if you've heard this one before, you may want to listen carefully to be sure...


It would appear that the Horde rides again.

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-21 2:51 pm 
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Treamayne wrote:
moraff wrote:
With everyone's parcels mostly received, I've decided to blow some dust off an old Tome I have laying around... though the thing with Rune Ink is it will sometimes change, so if you've heard this one before, you may want to listen carefully to be sure...


It would appear that the Horde rides again.


Sadly this year, no horde with the poem. Really sad that I couldn't make it happen this year. Just felt wrong to not have the poem up.

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 Post subject: Re: Grixmas 2015 - Season's Beatings
AgePosted: 2015-Dec-24 2:38 pm 
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Merry Grixmas Everyone.

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AgePosted: 2015-Dec-24 2:43 pm 
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St. Nic Bolas wrote:
Merry Grixmas Everyone.

Hail Hydra!


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