Friday, April 18, 2014

15/04/14

Items In My Mailbox Today: 1 Item!

Item #1: "Maha Yodha" - Card Game from Israel.

I've been waiting a long while for this - both for these cards to arrive and to be able to write about it. But they're finally here, and now I can finally tell you all about quite the amazing opportunity that has been bestowed upon me thanks to my awesome Paper Droids editor.
A few weeks ago, my editor sent me an email. It came with a forwarded message from the people behind Double Edged Games. They will soon be beginning a Kickstarter campaign to gain funding for this brand new card game - a collectible card game based on Hindu mythology. She told me that the company was willing to send out a copy of the game in order for somebody to write a review, and that it wouldn't have to be returned, and she asked whether or not I would be interested in reviewing the game. I answered back with a resounding YES, the company was forwarded my address, and from there it was a waiting game, until now. Before I received the cards in the mail, I was forwarded a PDF of the instruction booklet for the card game, so I got to preview some of the art before the actual product arrived in the mail.

The art is gorgeous, and they advertise it as being a quick 2-player game. There's only three types of cards in the deck, so I'm hoping that will be true. I won't be able to review the game until Easter is over, since I won't have a second person to play with until then. But I'm very much looking forward to playing this game, and of course reviewing it. The entire process of not only getting my own copy of this game, but being given the opportunity to review it, has been a big honor for me, and I'm very grateful to my editor for giving me this opportunity in the first place. I hope I don't let her, or the team behind Double Edged Games, down!

Going Out In My Mailbag Today: 2 Items!

Items 1 & 2: Postcrossing Postcards to Germany & The Netherlands!

I've gotten a little behind with my Postcrossing cards, and I'm hoping to make up for it soon. I was able to get started by getting 2 cards out in the mail. What with the Giveaway starting up and a few real life emergencies emerging from the woodwork, I could only write up 2. The card to Germany is going to a sender that, like many Postcrossers, is only interested in cards from the area where I live, so I prepared a Brock University postcard for him. The second card is on its way to a lovely lady in the Netherlands who loves reading, gaming and walking. When I wrote my card I asked her about what sort of gaming she prefers - video, board, card - and I also told her about how I review board & card games in my spare time. I hope she'll respond to my question in her thank you message when she receives the card. I also got to try out some of my new stamps from Michaels, which was a lot of fun :) I have some things I plan to send out which will make great use of my new supplies from Michaels. I can hardly wait!

That's all for now. I'll keep you all posted!

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