|(The picture probably detracts from the surprise as well.)|
I haven't had a read through of the rules yet. I'll do an in depth review once I have a chance to read them and bang them around a little bit. Really I just wanted to talk about Architects of War (link here and also on the sidebar). Normally I'm not a fan of only having one distributor, but Architects of War were fast and easy. I put my order in last Friday. On Saturday I got a confirmation email and it was delivered to me yesterday (Monday). This is great service guys.
The book came in a box, wrapped in paper and padded with more paper. The book was then sealed in a zip lock bag. So, no chance of water damage and the box would have had to have been destroyed to get to the book.
Now, I bought the book as part of a bundle with a set of Saga dice. I'm not at all happy about the prices on these dice, but that is not Architect's of War's fault. Their deal gets the dice for a little bit cheaper, so I went for it. This is my only complaint. There was no where on the order form for me to specify which dice set I wanted. This isn't a huge deal because I received an email from them asking me which set they should ship. A real email from a real person. It was nice to interact with someone that way. I expect to see my dice soon; I'll let you know what I think of them then.
Prompt service, lightning fast even, and careful shipping. All you can ask for. I don't know why I always buy stuff on Fridays, it usually delays things. (I actually do know, it's pay day, duh.) The service on this order was just phenomenal. This was my first experience with this company but I'm looking forward to doing business with them again in the future.