Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Santa Clause has arrived!!!

It's almost that time of year again and this year I joined what I think is a great little Secret Santa for Wargamers.  Chris Stoesen of Wargamer's Odds and Ends
posted the below write up on a little Christmas program he and Ian from The Blog with No Name are running.  It sounds fun and if it sounds fun to you, pop on over to Chris' blog and let him know you are interested.  The rules are posted below and as far as I know the cut off date is still September 15th.  So join in the fun and make a fellow gamer feel special on Christmas day.

Ian from The Blog with No Name has called out for volunteers to help with the Santa Clause part of his Christmas program. I was a first time participant last year and had a GREAT time. Before I knew what I was doing, I volunteered to help out.

How Does it work?

Rule number 1:
To enter you need to either have a blog or be a regular follower of this blog (or Ian's) already. This is to give confidence to all involved that everyone will follow through to the end. If you have a blog and don't follow this one it's OK to join in.
Rule number 2:
The idea is that each person involved buys a figure or figures to the value of less than £5 and paints them up to fit in with what the target blogger wargames or collects. Best would be some kind of command for the bigger scales but maybe a unit or two of such as 6mm or a building or... you get the idea.
Rule number 3:
Please try to send out your items so that they will arrive by December 20th in plenty of time for the big day. I will send out who you have on September 16th.
Rule number 4:
Please post on your blog about your participation. The more we can get on board, the more fun for all of us.
Rule number 5:
This is not intended to be a cheap alternative to Ian's Secret SantaTM. Instead it is a great opportunity to send and receive something that will be special BECAUSE it's a one off from a fellow blogger. Not that you have to limit yourself to something useful, feel free to paint up something that will just sit aside the painting desk or study etc and just give pleasure.
So that's the idea, it is another great way to connect with your blogging friends and get something really exciting at Christmas. I hope that this year will be as great a success as last year. Ian's wife did a fantastic job with it and from what I can see, everyone had a great time. If you are interested, please leave a comment here with your blog address. We need to be able to look and see what you are interested in. Then shoot me an e-mail to chrisstoesen at I need to know where you are located as well so I will need a mailing address to send to your Santa Clause recipient. I will cut off the registrations on September 15th.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting. it should be great fun. It was last year.