Now, how about using your old game material (or free ones) to make a short visual novel as a gift for someone else? It doesn't even have to be a visual novel. Maybe you rather give them a short story, some fanart, a stick-figure hangman game - whatever your schedule will allow. The point is to make sure that everyone gets a gift that will bring them a smile on Christmas.
If you're interested, please let me know.
If, for any reason, you have to drop out of the game, just tell me. It doesn't matter even if it's last minute. I'll cover you and make sure your partner gets something. I don't want anyone to be empty-handed on Christmas.
If you don't have any time to play but just want to give your support, please do! Let's spread the holiday cheer.
Taking Caveat Lector's and Reikun's advice (thank you so much!), I'll be basing the rules off previous Secret Santas.
1) Submit your wishlist. (November 7 - November 30) ✓
You can send me a PM or comment here. If you like, you can mention multiple items. Do you want a poem? Do you want a piece of art, fanfic, or music? Just say it!
If you don't have anything specific in mind, you can make it vague. Maybe there's a particular character you want to see or a genre you like. Whatever it is, mention it and see what happens. Dreams can come true.
To be exact, the deadline is December 1 at 12 AM PST.Caveat Lector wrote:If the request is fandom-related, please at least provide a basic reference for the characters or source material.
2) Check in with Your Work! (December 1 - December 23/24) ✓
I will PM everyone the name of their partner and their wishlist. Please try your best to complete your present before December 25! This will spare you the stress of rushing to finish and your partner the possibility of receiving nothing. Don't let that happen to you!
3) Get Your Present! (December 23 - 25) ✓TsukiShima wrote: The present can be in any form (if your requester didn't specify them):
- Arts : Fanarts, comics, video, animations, wallpapers, etc.
- Writing : Fanfiction, short story, review, poems, etc.
- Musics : BGM, theme song, lyrics, etc.
- Programming : Short fangame, gui, etc.
- or anything else, get creative!
It's time to play Santa! You're free to post it here or PM your partner personally. December 25 is the soft deadline. December 30 is the hard deadline. if any of you haven't received anything by December 30, PM me ASAP.
❆Are you having trouble fulfilling your request? Just let me know. I will check in with your partner and ask whether they can tweak their wishlist. Don't forget to tell me what you're good at doing (i.e. writing, drawing, programming, and so on). If there's anything you're uncertain about (the requester's phrasing, perhaps), talk to me. I'll bring it up with your partner and see if we can't get the misunderstanding straightened out.
❆ Expect a PM from me once a week, starting December 6. I'll ask about your Secret Santa progress every Sunday evening. But there's no pressure! I just want to hear if everything's going well or if you're in need of any help. But if I don't receive a reply, I'll have to give you another shout-out a few days later. If I don't get an answer after the third time, I'll have no choice but to assume you dropped out.
❆ Do you want to be a back-up Secret Santa? You would have my unending gratitude. Just send me a PM.
❆ You finished your present in time but can't get into the forums by December 25. No problem! Just send it to me. I'll hand it over to your partner for you.
❆ If you want to let me know about your progress, just post here. I only ask that you don't edit one of your previous posts. Otherwise, you'll make it difficult for me to keep track of it. Then, I'll end up sending you a "How you doing?" PM on Sunday, and I'm sure you don't want that. Or do you?
❆ Do you want to drop out? Send me a PM. Like I said, I don't want anyone going empty-handed on Christmas. I or a back-up Secret Santa will take care of it!
To summarize, do your best to finish in time! If you run into any troubles, send me a PM. Most importantly, enjoy yourself. Have yourselves a Merry Christmas!
"Wishlist: anything Shinsengumi-related, art, fiction, music, full game (who knows? ), anything goes, historical or for any existing series (Hakuoki, Peacemaker, Kaze Hikaru...)"
"Okay, I've made my selection after spending sometime thinking about it: Either a short story (original or fanfic--preferable for the latter would be Higurashi) or art (again, original or fanart) based around one of the songs from this list (any song): https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/135028 ... -Challenge"
"As for a wishlist...I guess I would like any art of my original characters? You can find a few of them here (I am still updating)."
"Fanart or fanfic of the characters from my Death Room would be nice. I think you can tell Ambrosia's my favorite. Ambrosia/Dev or Ambrosia/Dominic (or even Dev/Ambrosia/Dominic) would be lovely.
I would also love fanart of my characters from my upcoming visual novel or a fanfic, guessing how the characters will act.
As for something unrelated to my projects, I would be very happy to receive a short original visual novel."
"What I want: Some fanfic or art of my current favorite ,Dia, from my WIP project Freedom from Silence"
"As for my wishlist...umm... Maybe some art of my characters from my game- http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 43&t=33018, or just some general Bleach fanart, or Christmas-inspired Bleach fanfic."
"I'd like anything related to one of my projects. You can find them using the links below, or and via cscribes.com!"
(Note: By 'links below,' she's referring to her signature, which you can find right here. Just scroll straight down to the bottom.)
"As for ideas on what I could receive in return, I'd take anything on Death Rule, either lost code or Killing System."
"What do I want... I'm not really picky, but something with a dark theme, or a mystery type thing would be really cool! Or some fanart of Ryoko and Rin, my favourite characters from my wip Jinsei no Mondai."
"I want a space otome)) too much? then a handsome alien (humanoid)"
"What I wish for: Fanart or fanfic (<3) for either Hierofanía, Hierofanía 2 (the first demo is here! ) or Rhyme or Reason."
- anything related to Theo (thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 16&t=24589 , chara refs: http://puu.sh/lEFL3/bccf107e96.jpg) or Ciikos Bridge (thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 50&t=30761 , chara refs: http://puu.sh/lEG1k/42d01f24d5.jpg)"
"As for what I would like, either just some art of this cutie: http://sta.sh/043heu4bruy
Or a short story using this character. She doesn't have a name, or a personality ect ect, just do what you want with her, but something to do with Pirates would be cool."
"As for what I want, I'd like some fanart/fanfiction/fangame/fan-anything of my OTP Hayley/Aaron (both original characters):
Here are some RP threads between the two to spark ideas: [x][x][x][x][x] (there are other threads too; you can also dig around the site, just look for anything in 2015 starring either Hayley or Aaron)
Here are their RP profiles: [Aaron][Hayley]
and some pictures of them: [Hayley][Hayley again][More Hayley][Aaron] (there's only one doodle of Aaron orz)"
"As for what I'd want...
Anything related to one of my games, Sacred Sand (http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 43&t=16370) or Mira's Magical Mishap (http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... cal+mishap), would be awesome.
Or if bxb or gxg games bother you: Do something related to Carver Hawke from Dragon Age II."
"Just something fun they enjoyed making "
"Fanart of this girl.
""Maybe something related with my old game project will be nice? (Even they're not finished and long forgotten ;; )
http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =37&t=8966
- Turnip in Love
http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =16&t=8845 - Blue Rose
Or if it's too difficult due to lack of references, something with "Angel" theme will be great c:"