THE JIMBOB HALLOWEEN SWAP
Please note! The following “news article” is fiction. However, the swap is a real game for our Halloween event. Learn more about Hallowiggles here!
San Diego, CA — The body of IGGPPC Staffer Kara, aka “Nurse Buffalo” was found crushed under the weight of her beloved grand piano, which appeared to have been pushed out of her second story apartment’s window as she stood beneath it.
Ooey, gooey slime trails were found along the piano’s edges, leading investigators to suspect this to be the work of notorious serial killer, JimBob McIggle. The frenzied murderer mollusk, who is linked to at least thirteen recent deaths, has been nicknamed “The Snailmail Assassin” by the general iggle public. Rumors are circulating that JimBob is avenging the deaths of his snail brethren who have been trodden underfoot by careless pedestrians.
IGGPPC Club Director Joanna, a close friend and neighbor of the deceased, tearfully described at a press conference something the murder victim had recently confided to her. “We had a few days of rain last week, which as everyone knows is when snails come out to party. Kara told me she’d accidentally cronched a bunch of slime bois gooping along the sidewalk. She never intentionally killed snails!! She made one extra crunchy mistake and now she’s dead!”
Director Jo had no further comments as she immediately began sobbing and wailing, “Watch your step on the way to check your mail, lest you be next!!!” and had to be taken away and soothed with several pots of tea and a binge watch of Warrior Nun on Netflix.
Unfortunately JimBob is still on the loose. Warrants are out for his arrest in all fifty states and thirty seven countries around the world. Snail mail lovers are advised to be cautious around mailboxes, where JimBob is known to lurk. Please notify the authorities firstname.lastname@example.org if you suspect foul play.
DATES TO KNOW
- Sign Up By • Thursday, September 30
- Matches Sent • Friday, October 1
- Mail By • Sunday, October 24
WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON?
Didja enjoy that story? The scene is now set! Welcome to THE JIMBOB HALLOWEEN SWAP, a special game taking place throughout the month leading up to IGGPPC’s Halloween Party on October 29-30th!
HOW THE HECK IS THIS A SWAP?
Swap participants are iggles who want to become a JimBob “murder victim”. They will be “killed” by receiving a letter which informs them they have died. Letters will be sent by fellow swap participants. Basically, this is a round robin style swap – everyone will be assigned to send one letter and receive one letter. So kind of like Geeky Santa, you won’t know who your sender is, and your recipient is a completely different person.
WHAT’S THIS ABOUT “MURDERS”?
By asking everyone to mail their letters any time before October 24th, we are creating JimBob’s random global “murder spree”. The idea is that throughout October, we’ll hear via social media or Discord about JimBob’s latest victims. And participants get the exciting suspense of not knowing what day they’ll “die”!! Everybody gets a delicious surprise, even those not in the swap.
WHAT GOES IN A JIMBOB SWAP LETTER?
- Print out this picture of JimBob and give him a Halloween costume. Let your creativity flow! Think of this as his disguise he uses to get away with murder. (You may draw him if you don’t have a printer.)
- Next, write a note to your murder victim. It can be as simple as “You’re on the JimBob List and now you’re dead!”
- Please include a cause of death. These are intended to be lighthearted and silly, for example: “slipped on a suspiciously placed banana peel”.
- You may remain anonymous if you wish, but please make it clear that your letter is part of this swap.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’M “MURDERED”?
When you get your JimBob Letter, snap a picture of the decorated JimBob you received in a funny location. (Think Flat Stanley vibes, ex: peeking out of your mailbox, in a car window, hanging out in the middle of a “crime scene”.)
- If you post the image to Instagram or Twitter, tag @iggleswaps so it can be reposted for everyone.
- You may also post your image to the IGGPPC Discord #jimbobs-halloween-swap channel.
- Or, email your picture to email@example.com and Kara will post it for you.
Bonus points but NOT REQUIRED: in addition to the JimBob picture, snap and share a photo of yourself “dead” (again, this is lighthearted and silly, ex: face down on the floor with a banana on your head).
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THE HALLOWEEN PARTY?
Kara will gather all the photographic evidence and victim locations and publish a blogpost during Hallowiggles!!
WHAT KIND OF SILLY BANANA CAME UP WITH THIS MESS?
The idea was born during the IGGPPCamp 2021 Legend vs Legend Death Match Instagram livestream featuring Kara and Mercedes (Camp Bartender Fireball). Mercedes mentioned a Rooster Teeth cartoon about a snail slowly sliming along to murder people. (Very Adventure Time Lich King vibes, no?) The idea snowballed and Kara created a swap out of it. Thank you Director Joanna for the logic of why JimBob is motivated to slash ‘n’ hack!
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS/CONCERNS.
Contact Staffer Kara, who is very alive and playing piano happily, at firstname.lastname@example.org or @iggleswaps on Twitter.
You must agree to abide by our community Terms and Conditions in order to participate in this swap. You must be at least 17 years of age to participate.
Make sure to check out our community safety guidelines and FAQ.
CAN’T FINISH YOUR SWAP?
Life happens and sometimes you have to drop a swap. That’s okay, but please be courteous to everyone else playing the game and notify Staffer Kara as soon as possible. Participants who fail to complete a swap without giving prompt notice may not be allowed to participate in future swaps, at IGGPPC staff discretion.
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